Is it possible for artists to be more appreciative of their fans support than the fans are for their beloveds’ talents? In Lady Gaga’s case, this is true and this is evident from the fact that the Mother Monster never let’s go of an opportunity to show her gratitude towards her fans, with the love and support of whom, she was able to successfully complete her journey from a struggling New York artist to the international phenomenon she is at the moment.
One such opportunity to express her connection with the fans came during the shooting of “Lady Gaga: Inside the Outside,”-the MTV-made documentary, which sheds light on the real person behind the Lady Gaga’s glossy fashion-rich exterior. Continue reading Lady Gaga: Little Monsters Changed My Life for Good »
There is no doubting the fact that Taylor Swift’s songwriting abilities have improved and evolved significantly since her arrival on the American music scene. Even though the subjects of her songs remain pretty much the same from love and heartbreak, her way of expressing her emotions through the songs has changed. Gone are the days when she used to base her writings on puppy-love, as she has matured and so have her lyrics too.
During her early days, she was paying tributes to country music icons like Tim McGraw, while her lyrical content consisted many such feelings that she hadn’t experienced at that age. But after reaching the pinnacle of her career and with the help of her much-publicized personal life, Swift used her real life experiences in her music and it enabled her to elevate her songwriting to the next level.
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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? Continue reading Lady Gaga Agrees: “Born This Way” for 99 Cents (or less) at Amazon »
The 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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Another 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. Continue reading Rihanna Stirs Up Controversy with ‘Man Down’ Music Video »
More than twelve months after the filming, 30 Seconds to Mars has finally unveiled the music video for the song ‘This is War.’ The video was released earlier today (April 6) after the band became tired of answering constant questions regarding the suspicious delay of the video, which contains heavy doses of message as well as special effects.
The video opens up with a famous H.G. Wells quote, “If we don’t end war, war will end us.” The anti-war theme is set in the very beginning and therefore the end, in which all kinds of heavy war weapons (computer generated) are destroyed, seems very fitting to the whole concept. However, while the band makes sure that their anti-war and pro-peace message is heard by all and sundry, it remains confusing that why the group chose to wear US Army costumes in the video, as the American army is considered anything but anti-war in global circles.
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‘California King Bed’s 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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