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Lady Gaga Agrees: “Born This Way” for 99 Cents (or less) at Amazon

lady gaga poker face Lady Gaga Agrees: Born This Way for 99 Cents (or less) at Amazon Ever since the full release of Lady Gaga’s latest Born This Way album, there have been tons of talks regarding its pricing policy and promo campaigns, which were a combination of multi-level marketing plans and included linkups with everyone from Zynga to Best Buy.

Amazon.com decided to sell the album for just 99 cents per copy on her May 23 release date as part of the promotion of its Cloud Drive Service. The introductory price overloaded their website and to facilitate the customers, they decided to extend the offer for another day. If you check Amazon’s site today you can pickup “Born This Way” for as low as $0.69). How exactly can music such as this cost so little? page go Lady Gaga Agrees: Born This Way for 99 Cents (or less) at Amazon Continue reading Lady Gaga Agrees: “Born This Way” for 99 Cents (or less) at Amazon »

Rihanna comes to the Defense of Man Down’s Gory Visuals

Rihanna Stars Tattoo Rihanna comes to the Defense of Man Down’s Gory VisualsThe Rihanna-related events of the week included the release of her new ‘Man Down’ video, which was quickly followed by the disapproval of its violent content by several entertainment watchdog groups such as the Parents TV Council and Industry Ears. And now the expected rebuttal from the Barbadian has arrived, with the singer taking to her twitter account to defend her latest video from critics.

In a detailed tweet, Rihanna wrote, “I’m a 23 year old rock star with NO KIDS! What’s up with everybody wantin’ me to be a parent? I’m just a girl, I can only be your/our voice!. Cuz we all know how difficult/embarrassing it is to communicate touchy subject matters to anyone especially our parents! And this is why! … Cuz we turn the other cheek! U can’t hide your kids from society, or they’ll never learn how to adapt! This is the REAL WORLD! … The music industry isn’t exactly Parents R Us! We have the freedom to make art, LET US! It’s your job to make sure they don’t turn out like US.”
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Rihanna Stirs Up Controversy with ‘Man Down’ Music Video

rihanna brick background Rihanna Stirs Up Controversy with ‘Man Down’ Music VideoAnother Rihanna music video and another episode of controversy!

Rihanna’s recently-released ‘Man Down’ music video, in which she is depicted as a rape victim who finds her rapist and murders him in front of everyone, is the subject of some major criticism from the Parents Television Council (PTC).

The video has been condemned by the PTC, which claims that the violence-filled clip shows RiRi in an “implied rape scene with a man whom she later guns down in an act of premeditated murder.”

The PTC along with a few other entertainment industry watchdogs released a statement after the controversial video’s release, condemning the gory contents of the clip and claiming that the video encourages young females to opt for violent methods to get justice. page go Rihanna Stirs Up Controversy with ‘Man Down’ Music Video Continue reading Rihanna Stirs Up Controversy with ‘Man Down’ Music Video »

Death Cab for Cutie Release Music Video for ‘Home Is a Fire’

home is a fire Death Cab for Cutie Release Music Video for Home Is a Fire The music video for Death Cab for Cutie’s ‘You Are a tourist’ had a very temporary feel to it. Shot as a live performance clip and released instantly for the fans as the official video, the clip didn’t turn out to be as memorable as the band wanted it to be. Hence, when they decided to make a video for their next song ‘Home Is a Fire,’ they were looking for something that would stick in viewers’ minds and that is exactly why they hired Shepard Fairey to assist them with their new clip.

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Wiz Khalifa Explains Lack of ‘Rolling Papers’ Collaboration Tracks

Wiz Khalifa Wiz Khalifa Explains Lack of Rolling Papers Collaboration TracksThere is no doubting the fact that frequently ‘high’ Wiz Khalifa is quickly climbing the ‘high’ echelons of rap-stardom.  The lanky MC’s debut album ‘Rolling Papers’ was released last week and it immediately shot to number 2 on the Billboard 200 chart, thanks to the 197,000 copies sold in its debut week.

Such a great response is even more meaningful for Wiz Khalifa, because more than half of Rolling Papers songs have been composed and directed by I.D. Labs, the production group with whom he has long been associated with. However, the main ‘Black and Yellow’ tune was developed by Stargate group.

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‘California King Bed’ Features a Different Flavor of Rihanna

Rihanna Stars Tattoo ‘California King Bed’ Features a Different Flavor of RihannaCalifornia King Bed’s  btn addto ‘California King Bed’ Features a Different Flavor of Rihanna btn buy ‘California King Bed’ Features a Different Flavor of Rihanna music video featured a soft side of Rihanna’s personality. A post-love affair look was perfectly packed in the visuals by the director Anthony Mandler.

Rihanna and Mandler are quite familiar with each other, having previously collaborated for the videos of ‘Russian Roulette’ and ‘Only Girl (In the World).’ Hence, their track record suggests that a working musical chemistry certainly exists between the two. During a recent interview with MTV News, Mandler talked about how he and RiRi discovered a brand new side of the singer’s ever-evolving personality in their latest joint venture.

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Musicians Discovered on YouTube

YouTube has made a lot of people famous who may never have had the opportunity to become discovered. While not everybody gets a chance of stardom, a few have and they have done it up big. Who are the top musicians who have been discovered through this medium?

1. Arnel Pineda – Once a Filipino singer and songwriter, now lead singer for the rock band Journey. Videos of Pineda performing cover songs for Journey, Survivor, Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, Air Supply, The Eagles and Kenny Loggins began appearing on YouTube in 2007. From the videos, that same year, Pineda was asked to audition for Journey. By the end of the year 2007, Pineda was named the lead singer of the band.

2. Justin Bieber – Bieber may be one of the biggest rising stars right now and he’s only 16. This Canadian pop and R&B singer was discovered on YouTube by Scooter Braun, who later became his manager. Bieber was flown into Atlanta, Georgia where he had the opportunity to consult with musician Usher. Bieber soon signed with Usher creating the Raymond-Braun Music Group and then later with L.A. Reid and Island Def Jam. Bieber is known for his breakthrough single “One Time”, which was released in the summer of 2009 and charted on the top thirty in ten countries. HE followed this single up with his “My World.” His studio release “My World 2.0″ will be released March 23, 2010.

Bieber started performing at the age of 12 where he won second in a local singing competition. He also taught himself how to play the piano, drums, guitar and trumpet. It was in 2007 that his mother began posting videos on YouTube so that his family and friends, who could not attend his performances, could see him sing. Once discovered, Bieber became a hot commodity. He has appeared on The Today Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Good Morning America and Chelsea Lately to name a few. He also had the opportunity to perform for U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House Christmas In Washington music special that benefited the National Children’s Medical Center. Beiber has toured with Taylor Swift on her two-stop return to the United Kingdom Fearless Tour. Bieber was named the hottest star of 2009 by J-14, newcomer of the year by MuchMusic, and listed by Celebuzz as one of the Top 10 YouTube stars of the 2000s decade

3. Esmee Denters – This Dutch singer-songwriter attracted the attention of Justin Timberlake in 2008, who later went on to sign her to his label Tennman Records. In 2009 she released her debut studio album “Outta Here”. The album reached number five in the Netherlands. Her debut single, also the title song of the album was released in the Netherlands in 2009. So far it has reached the top 10 in several European countries. The album was released in the UK on January 11, 2010 and features the previous 2008 charity duet with Timberlake, “Follow My Lead” as an additional bonus song.

4. Terra Naomi – This rock and pop artist became famous with her song “Say It’s Possible” through YouTube. Naomi is from New York State but currently lives is Los Angles. She writes, performs and plays guitar and piano. Naomi won the first YouTube “Best Music Video” award in 2006. She signed a publishing deal with Universal Publishing and a record deal with Island Records in 2007.

5. Lisa Lavie – Another Canadian born singer and songwriter who used the Internet to promote her music has had her vocals appear on soundtracks of major motion pictures. Lavie released her debut album in 2008 “Everything or Nothing”. Her album reached #20 on iTunes pop chart. Her featured video was a finalist among all videos in the 2007 YouTube Awards.

6. Mia Rose – Rose, is an English/Portuguese singer songwriter. Rose posted daily videos singing cover songs on YouTube starting 2006. She set a record within a month for the number of subscribers. In 2009 she wrote and recorded “Let Go” selling it on iTunes in Portugal where it became the best selling download and number 2 in Portuguese charts. Rose has been featured in Rolling Stone, The Sun, The Age and BBC Radio 5 Live.

Getting a chance to be heard, as a musician, is always a difficult task. Getting discovered is even more challenging unless you are somebody who knows somebody. Thanks to new social networks, musicians that normally wouldn’t get their chance, finally are.

Jeff Bachmeier is owner of 977music.com, an online music and online radio station network providing live streaming Internet Radio channels with music from the 50’s thru Today. Users can also choose to create their own customized on demand playlist through their own social media profile. For more information please visit http://www.977music.com.

 
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    Jeff Bachmeier is owner of 977music.com, an online music and online radio station network providing live streaming Internet Radio channels with music from the 50’s thru Today. Users can also choose to create their own customized on demand playlist through their own social media profile.

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