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GUEST BLOG: Tidal: So What Now?

Within a plethora of methods that we have to get music out, in a rather grandiose unveiling, Jay-Z announced Tidal. This is a streaming service that allows the consumer to stream lossless files and high-quality video for a $20 dollar fee. It’s also billed as the music service controlled by the musicians themselves, totting co-ownership from the likes of Alicia Keys, Arcade Fire, Beyonce, and Calvin Harris just to name a few. As I was viewing the press conference where many “A list” artists signed the declaration to the service,…

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TIDAL: The Music Industry’s Biggest Lie Alternative Indie Metal News Pop Pop Punk Rock 

TIDAL: The Music Industry’s Biggest Lie

Major modern artists all the way from Alicia Keys to Jay Z have come together to release one of the first ever artist owned music platforms… or, so they say. “Jimi Hendrix once said, that music doesn’t lie,” Alicia Keys spoke at the podium for TIDAL’s launch video, and she’s right. Music doesn’t lie, but these musicians who have come together to be a face for the type of companies they state they are against? That is a lie, perhaps one of the biggest lies we have ever seen in the…

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Taylor Swift, Alicia Keys May Join “Finding Neverland” Concept Album News Pop 

Taylor Swift, Alicia Keys May Join “Finding Neverland” Concept Album

Remember that movie from way back in 2004 called Finding Neverland? It starred Johnny Depp (before he went full-on hat crazy), and followed the life of J.M. Barrie, the man who wrote Peter Pan. Finding Neverland has recently been adapted to Broadway with Taylor Swift, Alicia Keys, and Jennifer Hudson all likely contributors to a concept album that is slated for release shortly before the show’s 2015 debut. What do you think? Does it sound like an interesting collaboration, or just a little bit…odd? Purchase a CD of Swift’s most…

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Anachronistic Film Soundtracks Features Indie Lists Metal News Pop Pop Punk Rock 

Anachronistic Film Soundtracks

In the article “Bad Movies With Great Soundtracks,” I mentioned something called anachronism, specifically in regards to Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette. By definition in the World English Dictionary, “anachronism” is the representation of an event, person, or thing in a historical context in which it could not have occurred or existed. While it is a term that is most often used when people incorrectly reference something from a specific time period (i.e. wrongly stating an artist’s time period in which they worked), it has also been used to label a…

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Fall Out Boy to Play NBA All-Star Weekend News 

Fall Out Boy to Play NBA All-Star Weekend

  Reunited rockers Fall Out Boy will play in Houston next weekend for the NBA’s All Star Weekend “Entertainment Series presented by Sean John at Macy’s.”  The concert will take place on Saturday February 16th, on the eve of the big game.  The show will be Fall Out Boy’s first televised performance since ending their hiatus.  Other performers for the show include Alicia Keys and Ellie Golding.

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