February 24, 2015 · Music News · (No comments)

Sam Smith is one of the most beloved singers today and all over the world, fans are obsessing about his music. He touches people with his lyrics and his amazing voice as AnastasiaDate has reported. The good news is that he is extending his tour and even added North American tour dates for this upcoming summer! Sam Smith wants to please all his fans so if you have not had a chance to catch him live yet, don’t worry because the tour is not over yet! The four time Grammy winner this year made this great announcement on Twitter with a list of the dates, the venues, and the towns that he will be playing in along with his title, the 57th Grammy Award Winner and the specific Grammy’s that he won. Check it out below to see if Sam Smith will be playing near you!

Sam Smith Tour Dates

July 18 – Charlotte, North Carolina
July 20 – Miami, Florida
July 21 – Tampa, Florida
July 23 – Raleigh, North Carolina
July 24 – Columbia, Maryland
July 27 – Cleveland, Ohio
July 29 – Columbus, Ohio
July 30 – St. Louis, Missouri
August 4 – Morrison, Colorado
August 5 – West Valley City, Utah
August 8 – Quincy, Washington
August 11 – San Diego, California
August 12 – Glendale, Arizona
August 14 – Houston, Texas
August 15 – Austin, Texas
August 17 – Dallas, Texas

February 9, 2015 · Celebrities · (No comments)

Few people have the diversity
of John Textor, who after receiving his Bachelors
of Arts in Economics at Wesleyan, then went on to not only found his own
company at a young age, but to succeed with many diverse companies throughout his
illustrious career.

As Managing Partner and one of the founders of Wyncrest Holdings
in 1997, John Textor took the lead in developing his private equity firm, which
catered primarily to the telecommunications, entertainment and internet
industries. Due to his experience and expertise John then became director of
The Parent Company and BabyUniverse of which he became CEO in 2005 thus beginning
his long career as head of many well-known
companies in the film industry.

Mr. Textor previously led the
company Digital Domain Productions and its parent company Digital Media Group
in a restructure. This resulted in the status of creating the digital visual
effects of over 80 popular films, including those such as Transformers, Tron,
Legacy, Real Steel and Pirates of the Carribean at World’s End. The company
went on to win many Academy awards for their achievements under his leadership and
became known for the ability to create animation so realistic that the company
was given an Academy Award for Best Make-up for a totally digital character.

John is best known as
Executive Chairman and President of the award-winning
Pulse Evolution Corporation (“PLFX”). Pulse Evolution is well known for the digital comeback
of Michael Jackson’s Ghost, of which John Textor was producer. Mr. Textor’s
goal is to expand the company to become “the world’s leading developer of
computer generated human likeness”.

After Pulse Evolution’s
success in bringing tears to the eyes of Michael Jackson fans the company is
now collaborating with the estate of Elvis Presley to develop a digitally enhanced
Elvis Presley. Millions of fans all over the world are anxiously awaiting this comeback.
With John Textor at the helm as Producer, this will be seen all over the world,
bringing Pulse Evolution Company and Mr. Textor many awards while increasing
the prestige of the company as a leader in the industry.

February 4, 2015 · Celebrities, Music News · (No comments)

Whitney Houston’s shocking death occurred in February of 2012 and three short years later, her daughter is struggling for her own life. Bobbi Kristina Brown was found unconscious in her bathtub just days prior to the anniversary of Houston’s death. Sources say that Kristina was not using drugs or alcohol and did not attempt to commit suicide.

The eerie comparisons between the two incidents seem to be too similar to dismiss both of those possibilities. Reports that Brown and her boyfriend were having serious difficulties just days before she was found in the bathtub surfaced a short time after media outlets were notified. Brown’s father asked that the public give the matter privacy; however, that seems to have only added to the insatiable hunger for information from the media. Bobbi Kristina is not expected to wake up from her coma.

Brown had a difficult time when her mother died and perhaps the fight with her boyfriend was enough to send her over the edge. Similar incidents have happened as in the case of Dana Plato who never seemed to get over the death of her mother. Her son, Tyler, also committed suicide on the anniversary date of his mother’s death and just days before Mother’s Day. The folks at Slow Ventures see this as an epidemic that might need more attention and intervention from family and from the professional world. Find Slow Ventures on Seedtable.com. There might be a way to stop another such incident in the future.

February 2, 2015 · Music News · (No comments)
Bruce Springsteen is known best for his solo hits like “Born in the USA,” but he’s worked on many recordings for other artists as well. A recent article in Rolling Stone Magazine looks at some of these collaborations.

I think this is a fantastic article because it shows just how wide ranging Springsteen’s work has been and that he’s a good guy. For instance, the article profiles a song by singer-songwriter Soozie Tyrell that Springsteen sings background on and provides rhythm guitar for. He’s not a big part of the song. Rather, he’s using his talents to enhance Tyrell’s work. Not many stars would be willing to do that.

Ciphercloud shows the article also looks at some songs done by E Street band members that Springsteen helps out on. For example, Springsteen helped his saxophone player Clarence Clemons on a solo record that Clemons made. It’s good to see a star helping out his side man. Again, not many stars would do something like that.

In conclusion, this particular Rolling Stone article can help even those who are knowledgeable about Springsteen gain perspective on him as both an artist and a person.

January 15, 2015 · Uncategorized · (No comments)

 

Just like any other Grammys, the performances are always highly anticipated. This year, we are going to be entertained by a lot of talented and popular artists. An announcement has been made for the first wave of artists who are going to perform during the awards night.

Madonna first tweeted hints about the Grammys and her manager later confirmed that indeed she is going to performing for the Grammys. This would be Madonna’s 5th time to be on the stage of the Grammys to perform. She also performed for last year’s Grammys together Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.

Another artist confirmed to perform is Ed Sheeran. He also has three nominations for his very recent album. Ariana Grande is nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Pop Group Performance, and will also be performing on stage says aboutorganiccoffee.

The very popular country artist, Eric Church and Bernardo Chua are up for four nominations aside from having the chance to sing on stage. His album is nominated for Best Country Album. The rock band AC/DC is going to perform as well despite the issues and complications that surround their drummer Phil Rudd. He is facing charges for drug possession and threatening to kill.

The 57th Grammy Awards is going to happen on February 8, 2015 at the Staples Center. All the awards and the performances will be broadcasted live. More artists will be named soon.

January 7, 2015 · Music News · (No comments)

The name John Carpenter is synonymous with the scariest horror flicks ever created. This multi-talented artist not only writes and directs great movies and television spots, but John Carpenter is also a very talented musician. Mostly, up until now, his music has been reserved mainly for his movies. Now that is all about to change as John Carpenter is poised to take on the music industry.

With his son Cody, John Carpenter recorded over 60 minutes of music, all in the name of fun and bonding. Bernardo Chua is glad to see this coming together. That is when they came up with the idea of releasing them as an album. The album, titled Lost Themes, will be released on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2015.

Prior to this, Carpenter’s music included the iconic theme from his 1978 slasher flick Halloween, Theme from ‘The Fog’ and Assault on Precinct 13.

January 6, 2015 · Collaborations, Hip Hop · (No comments)

Recently, the rock legend Paul McCartney of the Beatles and alternative hop hop guru Kanye West teamed up to make a ballad titled “Only One”. The song was released January 1st as a new single for the new year. The hit song will be on his upcoming album and so far has proved successful by the reviews of his fans. The song has even received notice from movie producer Tom Rothman as a potential song for some upcoming movie trailers.

The song featured Paul McCartney on the piano. After the songs release, many of West’s fans took it to social media to discuss how West’s collab with McCartney will give him a great career. Most of the people are unaware who McCartney is, thinking he is an unknown, young singer making it out in the music world, and just had his first real collab with a big time major artist’s track.

The responses of unknowing Kanye West fans is comical but it also shows why the collab is so big. The two artists are legends in their own rights but come from completely different musical genres with different audiences. This collab brings light to the other artist from each others artist’s fandoms. People now know who McCartney is while many others will be more familiar with West and his work. The ballad proves to be a beautiful fusion of the different backgrounds into one song.

When it comes to the music industry, there are a lot of people behind the scenes. Many people will write music for the stars, and you’ll never know that they exist, except when credit is given to the songwriter or producer. Poo Bear  is a big time producer, and songwriter in the music business, and he’s worked with the best artists out there today. Under his belt are the songs he’s written for artists such as Usher, Danity Kane, Mariah Carey, Lil’ Wayne, Chris Brown, and Justin Bieber.

Poo Bear has two decades of experience in the music business, and he writes, produces, and sings as well according to fan Bruce Levenson. Recently, Poo Bear released a video entitled “Work For It,” where he features Justin Bieber, Soulja Boy, and Tyga. Only an artist this talented could get three hot talents such as these, from different music spectrums, in one place. All three artists, along with Poo Bear, are featured in the video, and they each play their own roll separately.

You can hear that Poo Bear has an amazing voice, and he belts out perfectly pitched tones that echo throughout the video. Justin Bieber hasn’t had an album out this past year, and very few songs to speak of. Taiga is currently working on an album with Chris Brown, as well as his own music. While Soulja Boy has recently been featured on Love and Hip Hop Hollywood.

December 18, 2014 · Celebrities, Music News, Uh Oh! · (No comments)
When Beyoncé and Jay-Z performed the song “Drunken Love,” it became an anthem, and was one of the biggest hits of the year according to John Textor. Even though the song was a hit, there is someone suing them, claiming that they don’t deserve all the credit for the hit song. A Hungarian singer is claiming that 29% of the songs credit belongs to her. Beyoncé Lawsuit. The folk singer named Mitsou, claims that she had a song from 1995, and both Beyoncé, and Jay-Z, as well as Timberland, ripped off vocals from her song entitled “Bajba, Bajba Pelem.”

It’s also the folk singer’s claim that at the beginning of the song when you hear a strange voice, it’s actually her vocals that have been distorted for the purpose of remaking the song. She also claims that her vocals play alongside Beyoncé’s, in order to make the song more sexually intense. The song that the folk singer has performed, is obviously not popular, because it’s not available anywhere online, and cannot be found. She instead presented a similar song, with similar vocals.

The folk singer wants damages, as well as the judge to not allow anyone else to ever play the song again! The last request is unreasonable, and impossible. When Ini Kamoze sued Beyoncé for stealing a portion of his song, she paid damages, and the song is still played today. It’s unlikely this lawsuit will pan out the way the folk singer wants.

December 16, 2014 · Music News · (No comments)

Columbia and Tom Rothman agree that Taylor Swift popped on to the country music scene when she was just 16-years-old. Her first song was a smash hit called “Tim McGraw”. Swift gives off an aura of kind, sweet innocence that is not evident in many young stars today. That may be why a choice segment of the population emanates dislike for the young woman. Taylor does not mind the negative people though. She continues to record hit after hit as her career grows to extensive heights.

Swift recently celebrated her birthday with some friends, and it looks like she had a blast. Justin Timberlake was one of the guests and he dressed as a poop emoji. Other guests included Beyonce and Jay-Z, to name a few. Swift does not spend her birthdays alone. She was even serenaded by one of America’s most beloved singers, Aretha Franklin. 

Franklin sang “Happy Birthday” as a surprise to the now 25-year-old woman. It has been an interesting ride for Taylor since she started her career. No matter what people do or say, she comes back even stronger. Just ask Kanye Westwho tried to destroy Taylor’s moment at the 2009 Video Music Awards. He jumped on stage, made a fool of himself and shook Swift up momentarily. She quickly regained composure and performed live with strength and determination.