You may not have seen Russ Roberts when browsing our Top Artists pages, and that would be because he’s not primarily a musician, but in fact an economist.
While you might be wondering why we’re posting something about economics on a music blog, it’s actually simple, Russ Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and economics professor at George Mason University has started use rap music to help explain economic theory to those of us who aren’t economists. Continue reading Explaining Economic Theory with Rap Music »
Researchers at Purdue University have developed a new type of implantable pressure sensor, which is powered by acoustic vibrations such as those that come from music,and particularly rap music, due to it’s heavy driving bass beats.
In hopes of treating people affected by aneurisms, incontinence due to paralysis, researchers at the Purdue University have developed a new medical sensor in the form of a vibrating cantilever which is activated by frequencies in the range of 200-500 hertz. Frequencies in this range cause the cantilever to vibrate, creating energy which is then stored in a capacitor for later use.
“The music reaches the correct frequency only at certain times, for example, when there is a strong bass component,” Babak Ziaie, a Purdue University professor of electrical & computer bioengineering and biomedical engineering, explains “The acoustic energy from the music can pass through body tissue, causing the cantilever to vibrate.” Continue reading Rap Music Powers New Medical Devices »
Rihanna announced that she and Coldplay, who recently collaborated on “Princess of China” from ColdPlay’s new Mylo Xyloto album, would be playing together on stage during this years annual Grammy Awards. This year marks the e 54th annual Grammy Awards, scheduled for Februrary 12th, and will mark the first time Rihanna and Coldplay perform together live.
“My friends @ColdPlay and I will be sharing the stage for a performance at this years Annual Grammy Awards!”, tweeted Rihanna, who received four nominations this year. Continue reading Rihanna & Coldplay Rock “Princess of China” Live at the Grammys »
Looks like The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (also known as Coachella or the Coachella Festival) is going big this year. If the usual multi-day event wasn’t enough for fans, Coachella 2012 will span two weekends (13-15) and (20-22) with a myriad of musicians (120+) scheduled to play at the event. Coachella Festival passes go on sale this Friday, January 13th at 10am PST and cost $285 each.
The Coachella festival, originally started in 1999, is traditionally held during the third or fourth weekend at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Claifornia. Since Indio is located in the California Desert, concertgoers will get hit with temperatures rising above 100°F during the day, which then drop dramatically once the sun sets. Continue reading Coachella Music Festival Lineup Announced »
Not one to sit still, Sean Combs who is better known as Diddy (P-Diddy / Puff Daddy), sat down in a interview with AdWeek to discuss Branding, Liquor, Mousetraps and his future plans.
As a businessman, Diddy has made his millions off music, TV, film, clothing and fragrances. So what’s this multi-talented, jack of all trades have in store next?
In Diddy’s latest Ciroe vodka ad, he’s set the theme to a classic Sinatra tune,”Luck Be a Lady”. Combs explains how the idea came about.
“The spot that put Ciroc on the map was the first partnership we did with the Sinatra estate four years ago. I did a huge out-of-the-box buy on CNN, and I knew there would be a lot of traffic because Obama was running for president. And sales went through the roof. It was one of the most impactful ad campaigns in the spirit’s history. Also, for years, people have called me the black Sinatra. So that’s where the whole collaboration came from.”
Continue reading Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, Discusses Branding, Liquor, Mousetraps & Future Plans »
On Friday December 2nd, Billboards held their 7th annual Billboard Women in Music event at Capitale in New York. Stars Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj were both honored in the event with Taylor Swift awarded “Woman of the Year” and Nicki Minaj awarded “Rising Star”.
“I would go through every single page and every single chart and just daydream about what it would be like to see my name in there someday,” Taylor Swift said during her speech as Woman of the Year. “And today I walked in to flashing camera bulbs and all these important people in music, and I thought, ‘I guess that’s what it looks like.’” Continue reading Taylor Swift & Nicki Minaj Honored at Billboard Women in Music Event »
Speaking to the Mixtape Daily, the up-and-coming MC said that Kanye West is their ‘Captain Planet’ as he possesses all the individual qualities that are the specialties of his protégés.
You all know Captain Planet and his band of merry tree huggers out to save the planet from pollution. Prynce described himself as heart, Big Sean as water, Teyana Taylor as Wind, Pusha T as fire, and saved the best character for their leader and mentor Kanye, who he thinks is a combination of special talents.
Does this means that Mr. Hudson is Earth? Captain Planet had five elements, last time we checked. Continue reading Kanye West Labeled Captain Planet by CyHi Da Prynce »