Microsoft has now launched Xbox Music, inherently a revival of the former Zune project that famously failed against the formidable iPod and iTunes. The new Xbox Music will provide free, unlimited access to about 18 million songs to those in the United States. With features that compete with Spotify, Pandora, Google Music, and iTunes, this new amenity will be available on multiple operating systems such as Android, iOS Windows 8 and, of course, the Xbox 360.
The CMJ Music Marathon is now taking over New York City for five straight days, with a whopping 1,300 performances across more than 80 venues. A few shows will be broadcast live by Seattle radio station KEXP from Wednesday through Friday, from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm.
Also, like other consistently successful, big music festivals, Ultra Music Festival will now expand to two weekends. The expansion starts next year for the 15th annual event in Miami, as announced through YouTube. Elsewhere, Austin City Limits will expand in 2013, following in the footsteps of festivals like Coachella. However, Ultra's two weekends will feature different lineups, unlike Coachella.
Another lash out at plagiarism: Leona Lewis, former "X Factor" contestant and "Bleeding Love" singer, is claiming that Rihanna's hit single "We Found Love" was originally intended for and recorded by Lewis. Yet, when Calvin Harris (who wrote and produced the track) went on tour with Rihanna, she released it instead. According to Lewis, "It was the same version and production, but mine's better."
The Rolling Stones have officially announced their 50th anniversary tour after considerable speculation. Their first tour since "A Bigger Bang" in 2005, fans have finally been put out of their misery and now look forward to November concerts in London and December shows in Newark.
Going plus one? Thanks to AEG's new system that enables adjacent seats ticketing, the process just got easier. AXS Invite will allow the buyer to block out adjacent seats, then invite friends to buy their own tickets for the reserved seats within 48 hours. Unsold seats go back on sale as soon as the invite expires.
lifer Tuesday, October 16, 2012
How is Lewis/Rihanna plagiarism?
eGaTz Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Just stealing people's stuff is lame though who knows if it technically fits the "Plagiarism" test.
Me Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Sounds like she should be mad at Calvin Harris, not Rhianna. Definitely not plagiarism, though.
Bandit Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Egad, I thought the Rolling Stones were old when I bought tickets to see them in 1981.
same year, same thing with the Who.
There should be a law preventing old geezers from getting onstage and playing "rock and roll"
It would be nice to hear a young band play rock and roll again but none will as long as grandpa and grandma won't let go of their youth
GG Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Yes, because the Stones' tour actually stipulates that all music must stop for the months surrounding the show, so nobody else is allowed to play rock n roll.
Bandit Wednesday, October 17, 2012
I appreciate the sarcasm, but what I would appreciate more is a list of bands whose members are under the age of 21 who play rock and roll.
Not "rock", punk or pop, but a rock and roll band.
OLd farts like the stones and the who (just to name a couple) have made rock and roll the background muzak for pathetic old folks homes
lifer Thursday, October 18, 2012
Use to be that the contender took the crown instead of whining that the reigning king will not give it away.
Written while listening to Sticky Fingers on vinyl