Three years ago the Chainsmokers, a DJ and production duo, came onto the EDM-pop music scene. Their music is described as a blend of pop, hip-hop, indie and dance. In 2018, their latest single, “Sick Boy” bore a much darker tone than usual. It may be different from their usual music, but their fans are loving it.
The Chainsmokers is made up of two DJs, Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart. Alex Pall studied at NYU, and Andrew Taggart studied at Syracuse University. When they started to work together in 2012, they began by covering bands. Eventually, they started to mix their own music, and partnered up with singers and other musicians. The Chainsmokers’ first breakthrough song, “#Selfie” topped charts all over the world. One song from their 2015 EP “Don’t Let Me Down” won a Grammy for Best Dance Recording. Pall and Taggart are happy with the new change in their tone, so are their fans.
Their new music is darker because it reflects what they, and their fans, are experiencing in day to day life. Taggart explains that their experiences play a lot into the music they make. He feels frustrated by watching their band become a caricature of what they really are. He observes young people every day stress over their popularity on Instagram and other social media sites. The kinds of stressors to be liked, followed and popular is reflected in their new music.
Pall believes in pushing the envelope in the music industry. He claims the band has always held high standards for themselves in making new and exciting changes in their music. Pall appreciates their new direction; they’re motivated by their craft, making the shows dynamic, creating great sound and making solid connections with their collaborations. They want to compose new music because that’s part of the magic, it’s constantly evolving to explore new ideas, concepts and styles. The Chainsmokers want their audience to relate and resonate with their music. So far the fans have been in agreement. Pushing the envelope and changing it up can be risky, but the rewards are well worth it.
Taylor Swift has announced that her latest album will not be made available on Apple Music. The announcement comes just weeks after the new streaming service was announced by Apple. Swift has argued that streaming services do not value the musician or their talents, and has argued, in the past, for better treatment of recording artists.
Swift’s refusal to be included in the streaming product’s launch is directly related to Apple’s decision to withhold compensation. According to reports, Apple has refused to offer artist compensation in the first three months of the products release. The company will be offering Apple Music free to all iPhone owners for a three-month trial period. Apple argues that because they will not be making money from the streaming service during the trial period, compensation to artists is unnecessary.
Fans at FreedomPop know that last year Swift rallied against Spotify, another streaming service. Royalty disputes led Swift to have her music removed from the service. No Taylor Swift albums or songs are available on the app. Swift has also pulled her most recent album from all streaming service providers.
Swift is not the only artist who has found the lack of compensation objectionable. Several other artists have commented on Apple Music’s launching strategy, arguing that the company can more than afford to compensate artists for their work, even before paid customers are signed up.
How are you feeling today? I’m feeling good after hearing Lauryn Hill’s cover of the famous Nina Simone song. Lauryn, along with a few other artists, has lent her voice to “What Happened, Miss Simone?” which is going to be a documentary about the late singer. It is set to release next month on Netflix.
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, Lauryn was only going to contribute two songs toward the project, but she ended up doing six. It should come as no surprise, though, since Lauryn’s voice has been a great powerhouse all these years. To say that she has a great voice is an understatement, and she breathes life again into this hit song. Click here
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Lauryn is just one of many artists to cover this classic. Others include Michael Buble and Muse. Though Simone passed away in 2003, her song “Feeling Good” continues to stand the test of time.
“Rolling Stone Magazine” has a video clip from a 1984 Van Halen performance at the Monsters of Rock Festival in Nuremberg, Germany. Although this was not known at the time, it would be the last performance of the classic Van Halen lineup that included singer David Lee Roth and bass player Michael Anthony.
The production quality of this particular video clip is not that great says Ricardo Tosto
. It looks as if the video was filmed by a fan in the audience. The sound quality is not good, but you can tell that the song being performed is the hit “Jump”. There are also a few segments in the video where enthusiastic German fans are interviewed.
The video focuses pretty much on David Lee Roth. He is wearing a skintight red outfit that leaves his chest bare. He’s pretty buff, and does some acrobatics on stage including a somersault. Roth’s voice also sounds good. In recent performances with Van Halen, he sounds terrible. It’s almost like some random drunk in a bar is attempting to sing along to a Van Halen song. So, this old clip from 1984 shows how much he’s changed.
Roth, of course, left the band in the 1980’s and did not return until 2007. If he had stayed with Van Halen during the intervening years, it would probably be less jarring to see him perform today.
Wanna feel as good as a pop sensation or movie-star? Tired of feeling cruddy on a daily basis? Well then it looks like it’s time for a change, and Beyonce is speaking out to the masses about nutrition. That’s right, the diva has gone Crazy In Love over her new plant-based diet.
If you haven’t heard about vegan diets or are a newbie to the trend for better health, Beyonce has launched her very own delivery service called 22 Days Nutrition. This convenience brings health to your doorstep and also helps eradicate the risk for artery disease, a common killer in the states.
Aside from that, a vegan diet will help prevent exploitation of animals and supports our animal kingdom one chicken and cow at a time if you ask Flavio Maluf. If that’s not enough, other health benefits are sure to sway your mind. Increased energy, younger-looking skin, and a diet rich in nutrients is another reason to switch to vegan. Meat and dairy production take up a lot more resources from crops and water to feed these animals on top of transportation involved for processing them. Meat production contributes greatly to deforestation and is harming our fragile world every day.
Though we’re not 100% sure if Beyonce’s delivery service is genuine care or simply a gimmick, do you part and get nose deep in some research. If you’re not willing to make a full switch to a vegan diet, you can still may cutbacks on meat consumption.
Pentatonix May Break Pop Music’s Ceiling
“Pitch Perfect 2” hit theaters this weekend, featuring Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson as they played as members of the Bellas, an underdog a cappella group. At one point in the movie the team faces off against Pentatonix, a real-life a cappella group.
Scott Hoying, a member of Pentatonix, felt that the movie was an over exaggeration of what real-life bands are like but at the same time noted that there were some things that were very similar, including how competitions are held at the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella, or ICCA.
Even with the movie, Pentatonix has enjoyed success in their recent years. Fans at The Aspire New Brunswick (theaspiregroupinc) know that, originally from Arlington, Texas, the group came together and started by making YouTube covers of famous top 40 songs, making their own videos in the process. They even started their own channel on YouTube. The band gained even more attention when their album entitled “That’s Christmas to Me” made it to Number Two on the US Billboard 200 last year.
With all of this in mind, Pentatonix now realizes they have a new challenge now that they’ll be making their own original music, but will be studying with Kelly Clarkson this summer when she launches her tour. For them this shouldn’t be very problematic, considering they’ve already gone platinum simply by making their own remixes and additions to songs that are already popular.
Some stars fall from the throne and never quite get back to the top. They spend all their time struggling for more hits. It become almost sad to see some of your favorite artists release one track after another in hopes to get their fans back. It doesn’t look like Justin Bieber is going to have this problem on his next album.
Bieber doesn’t plan to flop. He isn’t coming back into the spotlight to go left of what is hot and popular right now. Crystal Hunt suggested that instead he is calling out all the heavy hitters and working with the people that have been making the hits.
Fans were aware that Kanye West was working on the project. What most fans didn’t know if that there were no many other hands involved in this album. Bieber may be with Kanye for beats, but Chris Brown is also in the studio. Bieber has also been getting advice from Lady Gaga. Ariana Grande is rumored to be working on music with Bieber.
There is a reason that he can pull out all the stops: he has the money. That is the main reason that he can do this. He can call the hit makers because he can afford them.
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are two of the most popular celebrities on the face of the planet. The power couple has been together for several years now, and they continue to make headlines worldwide. However, the headlines that they make are usually not so great.
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have decided to sue YouTube. That’s right, Kimye is angry at the video streaming site for the apparent leak of Kanye’s wedding proposal. The supposed video leak took place in 2013. Apparently, someone uploaded a video on YouTube of Kanye proposing to Kim, and this has drove the celebrity couple mad. It seems that Kanye West and Kim Kardashian wanted to save their special moment for the television show “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.” Instead, the world found out about the marriage before it aired on E!’s hit show.
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian will not let this go, and a couple is going to take YouTube’s co-founder to court. However, many people, including myself and friend Adam Sender, feel that Kimye should not sue the video site. YouTube is a place where average people can upload videos for free. Kanye West and Kim Kardashian may ruin the organization’s future. Many fans are wondering how much money Kanye West and Kim Kardashian truly need. For more information on this story, visit Yahoo!