Increase the income of the digital music industry thanks to the “streaming”

According to the annual report released in London by the International Federation of the Record Industry (IFPI), digital music sales in 2013 grew by 4.3% in the world driven by the rise of “streaming”.

The growing interest of consumers by subscription and “streaming” consumption without the need for download-services contributed to the increase in income in most of the major musical markets during 2013.

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According to the IFPI, the digital market represented 39% of total record revenue, compared with 34% last year from 2012. Revenues from services “streaming” and subscription rose 51.3% globally, surpassing for the first time the threshold of one billion dollars (718 million euros), said the report. [...]

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Miriam Cruz returns to triumph in the Sovereign

The moved topic “That crazy” was selected as the merengue of the year and its interpreter, Miriam Cruz, was again awarded as the best band of the tropical rhythm, while Raulin Rodriguez was placed as bachatero highlight in delivering Sovereign prize the best show of Dominican Republic.

The key to success “is to see her career not in the first place, but in the past, so appreciate it”, said the singer Miriam Cruz to receive their statuettes on Tuesday night. “That crazy”, the renowned merengue Ramón Orlando, won on “Zero Hour” by Rosario Brothers, and “I feel good”, Eddy Herrera.

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Cruz, of 45 years old, in 2011 saw the resurgence of her career after more than a decade away from the stage. He had achieved popularity in the ’80s as the lead singer of Las Chicas del Can and 90s created the defunct band Miriam Cruz and Girls. In 2013 received the Sovereign to better Orchestra merengue, beating such notable figures of the genre as Juan Luis Guerra. [...]

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Rolling Stones cancels the concert of tomorrow in Australia by L’Wren Scott

The rock band Rolling Stones has canceled a concert planned to offer morning in Perth, in Western Australia, after the death of the girlfriend of Mick Jagger, L’Wren Scott, organizers announced today.

A statement from Frontier Touring informs consumers purchasing tickets must be retained until new information is posted on the Facebook and Twitter accounts of the company.

L'Wren Scott & Mick Jagger

Several Australian newspapers report, according to unofficial sources, the band has left the hotel in Perth and Jagger is way to New York, where he found the body of his former girlfriend the past 13 years. [...]

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Lady Gaga likes her dancers the vomit during concerts

The singer is betting on this strange staged to entertain their fans. During her successful career, Gaga has exposed the entire eccentricities scene. It has gone through outlandish costumes and bold choreography speeches to fans during the show.

This Friday, the singer is talking about the American press, after one of her dancers on her vomit several times a green liquid. The woman on the singer vomiting is caused, as she continues to sing.

Lady Gaga

The incident occurred during a show in front of 2000 fans at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, recognized event that brings together figures of film, interactive media and music. Her presentation was developed for the Doritos # BoldStage. [...]

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The Rolling Stones confirmed two performances in Europe this summer

The Rolling Stones returns to Europe this summer for the first time in seven years, with two performances in Holland and Belgium, according to the British band announced on their website.

The veteran rock group will be headlining at the Pinkpop Festival in the Netherlands and in the TV Classic Festival in Belgium, where they will perform on 7 and 28 June, respectively, within the so-called “14 ON FIRE TOUR”.

Mick Jagger

The Stones moved to two weeks announce further performances in Europe, once the Doctor Music promoter denied a few days ago that already had an appointment confirmed by the Spanish public in June at the Vicente Calderon in Madrid. [...]

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Justin Bieber plays the “tête à claques” face investigators

The singer Justin Bieber was heard for a case of alleged beating of a bodyguard. During his interrogation, the Canadian of 19-year-old showed his arrogance.

Rude, dismissive, arrogant, insolent, impertinent, insulting, disrespectful … What term is most appropriate to describe the attitude of Justin Bieber during his testimony? Indeed, all are valid without exception. The young singer took top investigators who heard case for a beating by his bodyguard to a photographer.

Justin Bieber

TMZ has indeed provided video recordings of his interrogation and his behavior does not reflect the importance of the situation. On these images, we see a Justin Bieber terse but confident. “Do you remember my question earlier?”, asked for example an investigator. “No, I must say that I was not really listening”, simply replied the young man. “Your question makes no sense”, he even goes so far revoke later. [...]

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George Michael comes back with a new album after ten years

At 50 years old, British singer George Michael releases his first album in a decade, “Symphonica”, a “labor of love” recorded live during his last tour, he had to be discontinued in 2011 for severe pneumonia.

The ex member of “Wham!” will launch on the 17th their sixth album a solo career that began in 1982, which has left the recording studio to present a paper from the stage, with a complex process of recording two years.

George Michael

This CD consists of 17 songs that cover an entire musical career with more than 115 million records sold, this time performed with a symphony orchestra, along with other known issues versioned as “Roxanne” from “The Police”. [...]

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Stromae dreams to sing in duet with Adele

In an interview with AFP, Stromae told that dream to do a duet with singer Adele.

After France, Stomae wants to conquer Europe. His album Racine Carrée, which has sold over 1.6 million copies in France, will be released in the UK in the autumn. In the meantime, there will be on stage at various English festivals. “Glastonbury has been confirmed, it’s cool”, he told AFP. This is one of the most prestigious events in the world, held from June 25 to 29 in the south-west of England.

Stromae

“I would defend the Francophonie. I think we need not be ashamed of our culture or our language and if, throughout Europe, we are able to dance to the music that we do not understand, I think the English are able to do the same”, he says. [...]

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Sketch-a-Song Kids, draws musical tracks with this game

Create all kinds of songs and melodies can be child’s play. And it is not a cliché. More like an application that allows you to play with the music very easily via a few simple strokes. All focused on the world of children, although still a tool that anyone can use thanks to its simplicity and the fun of their results. A musical play based on the drawing and with many possibilities.

Simply start the application and select one of the three main buttons. The first option, New Song, allows the user to build a new track from scratch. Meanwhile My Songs collects all the songs already created and saved for re-listening and retouch if the user wants. Finally, if you are uninspired, it is best to access the Grooves section, where to find all kinds of styles of songs as a basis to modify and customize without meeting with an empty score.

Sketch-a-Song Kids

The key feature of Sketch-a-Song posed Kids is building a system as simple, without starting from the scores themselves. Therefore, it is not necessary to have musical knowledge to create all kinds of compositions. Simply draw lines representing notes on line drawings. Strokes that can lengthen and shorten at will, positioning them in high areas of the drawing to get sharp, or lower area to create bass. But the possibilities are endless. [...]

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Mike Oldfield returns to the studio to Meat Loaf

A public entertainment, plus an outlet for yourself should be the main purpose of Mike Oldfield Bahamas when he composed “Man on the rocks”, his return to the studio after six years as a kind of “basic rock” incardinated between Tom Petty, Rolling Stones, Toto and Meat Loaf.

“The logical thing would have been to make another album style ‘Tubular Bells’, the fourth and, to try to place their best, but I’m not well and the new album is totally alive,” said his record this British, reaffirmed musical tribute portion after the opening of the Olympic Games in London 2012.

Mike Oldfield

The twenty-fifth studio album of his career is indeed a contrast to the ambitious, avant-garde and unconventional “Tubular Bells” (1973) with which jumped to the Olympus of international musicians, but also with its immediate predecessor, his attempt to closer to classical music, “Music of the spheres” (2008) approximation. [...]

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