“Music” is a song by American singer-songwriter Madonna, from her eighth studio album of the same name (2000). It was released as the lead single from the album on August 21, 2000, by Maverick Records. The song was also included on the compilation albums GHV2 (2001) and Celebration (2009). Written and produced by Madonna and Mirwais Ahmadzaï, the nexus of “Music” is about people having fun at a party, and Madonna claims that music makes the people come together. Musically, “Music” is a pop and electropop song. “Music” provides a cross-section of Madonna’s artistic range, as she sings in several genres, some natural and some electronically manipulated that refuse confinement.
“Music” received positive reviews from international critics, who praised the production, catchiness and club-friendly nature of the song, also comparing it with other Madonna’s older songs. “Music” peaked number one in 22 other countries, incluiding Australia, Canada, Italia, New Zealand, Norway and the United…
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Music, Science, and the Brain are more closely related than you think. Daniel J. Levitin, James McGill Professor of Psychology and Music at McGill University, shows you why this is.
In this groundbreaking union of art and science, rocker-turned-neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin (The World in Six Songs) explores the connection between music, its performance, its composition, how we listen to it, why we enjoy it, and the human brain. Drawing on the latest research and on musical examples ranging from Mozart to Duke Ellington to Van Halen, Levitin reveals:
How composers produce some of the most pleasurable effects of listening to music by exploiting the way our brains make sense of the world
Why we are so emotionally attached to the music we listened to as teenagers, whether it was Fleetwood Mac, U2, or Dr. Dre
That practice, rather than talent, is the driving force behind musical expertise
How those insidious little jingles (called earworms) get stuck in our head
Taking on prominent thinkers who argue that music is nothing more than an evolutionary accident, Levitin poses that music is fundamental to our species, perhaps even more so than language. A Los Angeles Times Book Award finalist, This Is Your Brain on Music will attract readers of Oliver Sacks, as it is an unprecedented, eye-opening investigation into an obsession at the heart of human nature.
Official.fm, a provider of tools for artists and record labels, announces the launch of its new platform at the Rethink Music Conference in Boston. Official.fm is dedicated to solving some of the biggest pain points in the management and promotion of music online, and the service is free of charge.
Based on the valuable feedback weve been getting from artists & labels, our team has spent the last ten months working incredibly hard to build a powerful, yet easy-to-use, platform for music professionals, says Official.fm CEO Jeremie Abhissira. We think it is a big step forward, and we have taken the bold decision of making it free.
The company recently completed a private beta of the new platform, with an exclusive community including Warp Records, Adult Swim imprint Williams Street Records, Ghostly International, Red Bull Records, Fearless Records, RedEye Distribution and many others.
The new platform was utilized to release mixtapes from Rostrum Records celebrated rappers Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller; plus the creation of promotional pages for platinum-selling rock artist AWOLNATION (Red Bull Records), and E-funk duo Soul Clap (Wolf + Lamb).
Most rappers utilize random file sharing services to release mix tapes. This generates massive amounts of traffic for those sites, which then make good money off of advertising around our content, and most importantly keep all of the valuable download data and analytics to themselves says Eric Henry, Director of Digital & Online at Rostrum Records. We felt it was time to move forward and take control of our content. Official.fm offers us an amazing platform to connect with our artists’ communities and build their brands even further through custom designed players and pages, links to their sites, and integration into their social networks. Our artists, Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller, were both personally thrilled with the way Official.fm launched their new mixtapes, handling the unbelievable amount of traffic with ease.
The following speaks directly to the needs of artists and labels:
Centralize Manage multiple artists with a single login. All releases/projects are accessible on a single dashboard.
Collaborate By enabling multiple users to access a single artist’s workspace, easily share the workload with bandmates, marketing team, publicist and more. No more sharing passwords and switching accounts.
Unlimited No limits on plays or downloads. No barriers between music and success.
Customize Control how music is presented. Each track or album uploaded comes with a slick public or private promotional page and embeddable HTML5 players, with the ability to add commerce links.
Publish Simply drag & drop multiple tracks to upload music to an Official.fm account. Then sync YouTube and Soundcloud channels and push the music in one go. No more spending hours uploading the same songs to multiple services.
Share Once ready to share, do so on any website or device. Fans are one click away from listening to and spreading the music.
Stats Utilize advanced statistics to know where, who, how and when. Collect e-mail addresses for each download and export them to a mailing list.
And, yes, its all free.
Take the Tour: http://vimeo.com/user8603343/newofficialfm
And if you are looking for something a bit funnier, try this: http://youtu.be/dhc16puu14E
Official.fm Promo Pages & Media Embeds:
Official.fm public page: http://new.official.fm/playlists/K0B5
Official.fm public page: http://new.official.fm/tracks/vCjY
Official.fm provides tools for artists & labels to help them easily promote and manage their music online. Launched in August 2010, Official.fm is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland and has offices in New York City, San Francisco, and Paris. The company is funded by private investors.
I was inspired to write this article because I recently read a page by an internet marketing guru of mine Ryan Kett, he talked about the website Utube and explained that originally it wasn’t anything related to videos until the popular broadcasting site YouTube was established.
Since YouTube was founded, UTube began to get millions of unexplained visitor every month and a rise in profits from the advertising they had displayed for affiliates of theirs. They decided to replace their existing product which was industrial machine piping and upload videos of funny and interesting topics, just like the official YouTube.
I was so surprised that luck could create millionaires like this on the worldwide web, I decided to research other misspellings of YouTube and wasn’t surprised to find that other domains had been snapped up such as YoTube and YuTube. None of these other urls have made as much effort to provide their own entertainment as UTube did, instead they have created strategic advertising layouts.
My page aimed to review addresses such as YouTbe.com or YuoTube.com to give people a headstart when trying to avoid spam and it has received a warm reception with many people giving the thumbs up on the Facebook ‘Like’ button. I believe people shouldn’t have their recreational time online distrubed by marketing schemes and I have done extensive research of sites such as YuTube and more where I discovered that they were using deceptive tactics like impersonating the YouTube colours and logo to make people take ‘Prize draws’.