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 »
DJ Scoob Doo was given the responsibility to produce the music video for Nicki Minaj’s blistering music video “Did It On ‘Em” and he went for guerrilla style theme, in which the raptress’s behind the stage activities taken from her time on Lil Wayne’s I Am Still Music Tour are highlighted.
MTV recently arranged a quick phone interview with Scoob Doo- a man who has worked with some of the biggest names of rap music on the mixtape and DVD level both. His most recent work with Minaj delves into the female MC’s life on musical tours. In a short bit of time, the director gave quite a detailed insight on how the whole project came into being. Continue reading “Did It On ‘Em” Will Reveal a Brand New Side of Nicki Minaj »
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 »
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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Dr. Dre’s friendship with The Game may have some competition as now there is a new ‘Dre’ in town, with whom the Los Angeles-born MC is getting buddies with. Well actually it’s the production duo of Cool and Dre, who we’re talking about. The Miami-based producers are the creative force behind ‘Red Nation’-the first single of Game’s forthcoming studio collection The R.E.D. Album.
Speaking with MTV from his hometown city of Los Angeles where he was busy shooting the Red Nation video, Game lavished immense praise on his longtime collaborators. He said that from his very initial days in the rap business to his current project, Cool and Dre have always been supportive and have provided him with great material for him throughout his rap career. Game considers the two as his brothers in the music industry and they have always responded by repaying the respect that the Game has for them. ‘Red Nation,’ ‘Big Dreams’ and the Ne-Yo featuring ‘Camera Phone’ are all shining examples of the trio’s understanding and hitmaking combination.
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