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Avril Lavigne Excited That Rihanna Sampled “I’m With You”

lavigne Avril Lavigne Excited That Rihanna Sampled “I’m With You”One of the most thrilling moments artists experience involves the reuse of their songs by other artists. For them, this is an indication that they did such a good job with their rendition that other artists have been inspired by it. Simply put, this tells that they have created a song with impact.

This appears to hold true for Avril Lavigne. During an interview, Avril said that she was excited to listen to her song “I’m With You” being sampled in Rihanna’s song “Cheers (Drink to That)” from her latest album “Loud”. She added that it is one of her favorite songs; that she always love to include in her performance. She was impressed with Rihanna’s performance saying that she’s a great singer. page go Avril Lavigne Excited That Rihanna Sampled “I’m With You” Continue reading Avril Lavigne Excited That Rihanna Sampled “I’m With You” »

Alanis Morissette and Souleye Welcome First Child on Christmas Day

alanis Alanis Morissette and Souleye Welcome First Child on Christmas Day Another Christmas baby! Aside from Sir Elton John and David Furnish, who welcomed their first child, Alanis Morissette received a joyful Christmas gift as well – her baby boy.

Alanis and husband Mario “Souleye” Treadway welcomed their first child, named Ever Imre, who was born on December 25. ‘Ever’ came from Alanis’ twin brother who has the same name, while ‘Imre’ is a common Hungarian name. Ever Imre, according to the singer’s representative was delivered to the world on Christmas Day and “all are healthy and happy”. page go Alanis Morissette and Souleye Welcome First Child on Christmas Day  Continue reading Alanis Morissette and Souleye Welcome First Child on Christmas Day »

15 Great Artists You Should Hear, Part 2 (Artists 9-5)

This is the second article in a three-part series “15 Great Artists You Should Hear”. You can read Part 1 here.

Here is the second part to a list of great artist you need to hear! We all know how vast the musical spectrum can be; there is a lot of good, a lot of bad, but definitely a lot you should hear.

gainsbourg 15 Great Artists You Should Hear, Part 2 (Artists 9 5)9. Serge Gainsbourg: France’s version of Sinatra is the iconic emblem of European cool. Serge was like Bob Dylan, Sid Vicious, Neil Diamond, and of course Sinatra, all rolled into one. Starting his career in the 60’s, Serge did everything, folk, pop, ballad, rock and roll, phsycadelic. His albums have been sampled time and time again. The best album to pick up is the revered “Melody Nelson” – this crowning achievement has been marked as essential by such current artists as Beck. page go 15 Great Artists You Should Hear, Part 2 (Artists 9 5) Continue reading 15 Great Artists You Should Hear, Part 2 (Artists 9-5) »

Neverland Ranch: Musical School?

neverland Neverland Ranch: Musical School?Michael Jackson’s “Neverland Ranch” has been notorious for many things. It was the home of one of this century’s most eccentric pop stars. Now that home may become an equal opportunity school for music.

Due to a couple of criminal investigations, Michael Jackson had not lived at Neverland for more than a couple of years at the time of his death. He had all but retreated from the public eye due to the constant barrage of paparazzi and invasion of his privacy. In the end, Jackson’s worst enemy was himself, when he lost his famed ranch due to debt. page go Neverland Ranch: Musical School? Continue reading Neverland Ranch: Musical School? »

Too Hot For Country? Julianne Hough’s New video gets banned by CMT

julianne hough Too Hot For Country? Julianne Hough’s New video gets banned by CMTThe former Dancing with the Stars pro dancer’s second album has a tentative release date of 2011. The video for the first single “Is That So Wrong” is already creating a big buzz in the music and pop world.

The video has been banned by CMT for being too steamy. Too sensual. It starts out simple enough; Julianne is walking around in appropriate daisy dukes, cowboy boots. But soon enough, her article of clothing gets a littler looser, she starts dancing a little dirtier, and soon enough she does the splits in a bra and skirt.

For someone like Julianne, given her dancing background, she obviously does not see anything wrong with the video. During a performance, Hough reportedly said “This next song—funny story, I shot a music video for it, and Country Music Television kind of banned it.”

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Catch me If You Can—The RIAA on MP3 Downloaders

riaa Catch me If You Can—The RIAA on MP3 DownloadersListening to music is a hobby for most people. Unlike before when you could only get music from record stores—which, unfortunately, many people would not afford— these days, it is quite easy and convenient to just download your favorites to enjoy at your leisure without the hassle of going out and buying the album. From a consumer perspective this is cool, right? But from the music industry perspective, this creates a never ending dilemma as sales continue to decline.

However, there is a legal alternative to getting free music by logging on to the Internet and finding websites that let you download your favorite hits. That alternative is streaming Internet radio. The Internet is always on and always available (well, almost always)….you will rarely find a person who does not use it, which makes Internet radio incredibly convenient. Since music files are all copyrighted materials, Internet radio providers often display ads to pay royalties to the recording companies, which in turn grant permission to play their copyrighted works. But, you say, I want the files on my computer…so what are the consequences of illegally downloading music?

Lawsuits Overview

Who hasn’t heard about the lawsuits filed by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)? These case charges were filed against thousands of Internet users from all walks of life. Its goal is not only to preserve the integrity of the copyright materials but, most importantly, to augment declining music industry sales. After realizing that sales continue to drop and that the efforts made did not create significant impact Internet users whom they sued one by one, the RIAA has tweaked their complaints a bit.

A New Route

While these lawsuits are still on-going, it is geared towards a new direction. Instead of going after each Internet user that has downloaded a music file, a letter of complaint will be sent to your Internet Service Provider (ISP). This made it more sensible and efficient for the RIAA. First, your ability to download music files is dependent on your Internet connection, hence once you are dropped by your ISP, you will no longer be able to download files. Second, collaborating with handful of ISPs is much easier than going to court to sue individuals. This initiative has allowed the RIAA to differentiate regular users from the list of illegal downloaders.

The Supreme Verdict

The RIAA has gone so far as to take their case to the Supreme Court, but because of the fact that the RIAA initiatives to stop music piracy and copyright infringement did not seem to work at all, the Supreme Court was compelled not to review the case. This decision has triggered another action from the RIAA. Instead of going after small-time downloaders, they will only go after those users who are uploading more than a thousand files. This means that even if you download copyright materials, you are safe from charges as long as you will not upload these files for someone else’s benefits…at least for the time being.

Illegal music downloading is no doubt hurting the music industry—many Internet users are attracted to the widespread availability of free music downloads online. The consequences, while currently being applied mainly to those that make music available for download, can be devastating. The RIAA has switched tactics before though, so we recommend sticking to streaming Internet radio in case they start targeting individuals again—it’s free, convenient and legal.

Themed Musical Jewelry

diamond Themed Musical JewelryMusic has had a huge impact on jewelry design, with musical artists influencing the styles that become popular overnight. Hip hop music, for instance, made bling jewelry studded with diamonds a must-have accessory for any up-and-coming rap artist. However, not every musician can afford to load down on gold chains and diamond jewelry, and there are still other ways to express their musical talent choosing themed musical jewelry. page go Themed Musical Jewelry Continue reading Themed Musical Jewelry »

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