Archive | March, 2014

READ THIS: 9 Proven Ways Music Makes Our Lives Better

28 Mar

I constantly say that music is the universal language and that it can dictate a range of emotions. Now comes this awesome article from Business Insider by Eric Barker titled “9 Proven Ways Music Makes Our Lives Better.”

You can read the article HERE but if you don’t think you have the time (clearly you do if you’re reading this), here’s a summary.

1.Music Can Help You Relax
2.Angry Music Improves Your Performance
3.Music Reduces Pain
4.Music Can Give You A Better Workout
5.Music Can Help You Find Love
6.Music Can Save A Life
7.Music Can Improve Your Work — Sometimes
8.Use Music To Make You Smarter
9.Music Can Make You A Better Person

Most importantly: Music makes us feel good, and in the end, that’s worth a lot.

NEWS: via @NYTimes: Tweets About Music to Get a Billboard Chart

27 Mar

Yes, you read that headline correct, music tweets are about to get their own Billboard chart.

You can read the entire New York Times article HERE but essentially Billboard and Twitter are joining forces to gather real time content of all the music chatter.

“On Thursday, the two companies will announce a deal to create the Billboard Twitter Real-Time Charts: continuously updated lists of the music that are being talked about and shared on Twitter in the United States. The charts, to be published on Billboard.com and through the publication’s Twitter feed, are expected to be introduced in May.”

“For Twitter the partnership is also a chance to prove its value to the music business after the failed experiment of the #Music app. Bob Moczydlowsky, the company’s head of music, called the Billboard partnership “part of an ongoing effort to make Twitter the universal signal of real-time music measurement.””

New Music: Ray LaMontagne – “Airwaves”

20 Mar

Ray LaMontagne has dropped a second track off his upcoming album, Supernova. This one titled “Airwaves” is much more calming and relaxing from “Supernova,” the first single that dropped last month.

Live & Direct: Brett Dennen at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas

19 Mar

Brett Dennen joined by Foy Vance for a cover of Paul Simon’s “Me and Julio Down By The School Yard.”

New Video: Chromeo – “Jealous (I Ain’t With It)”

18 Mar

New video from Chromeo for “Jealous (I Ain’t With It)” off the forthcoming album, White Women, out May 12.

News: Hip-Hop Pioneers Plan a Museum for the Bronx via @NYTimes

17 Mar

Open a hip-hop museum inside the Kingsbridge Armory with Afrika Bambaataa, as the museum’s chairman? Check out THIS read from the New York Times.

Now Playing: Seinabo Sey – “Younger”

16 Mar

Happy Sunday. Here’s a tune I think you’ll want to start listening to and hitting play over and over. “Younger” by Seinabo Sey. I randomly stumbled upon this one and now can’t stop listening to this Scandinavian soul singer.

Now Playing: Janelle Monáe – “What Is Love”

4 Mar

Get Tuesday started with a new tune from Ms. Janelle Monáe, “What Is Love” from the upcoming movie, Rio 2.  Read more HERE via Consequence of Sound.