Entries tagged with: Britney Spears

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by Bill Pearis

Giorgio

After getting a nice profile boost on Daft Punk's smash 2013 album, electronic dance music pioneer Giorgio Moroder is fully back in action and will release a new album via Sony Music next year. The record is packed with guests, including Britney Spears, Sia, Charli XCX, Kylie Minogue, Mikky Ekko, Foxes, Matthew Koma, and more to be announced. Moroder says:

Dance music doesn't care where you live. It doesn't care who your friends are. It doesn't care how much money you make. It doesn't care if your 74 or if you are 24 because... 74 is the new 24!
Strangely enough, "74 is the new 24" is also the title of the first single from the record, the video for which just premiered via The Creator's Project. Directed by Jai Lewis, it makes cool use of CGI rotoscope animation. As for the song itself, not unlike "Moroder's Theme" which was released as an Adult Swim single this summer, it is reminiscent of his Midnight Express soundtrack with a little Daft Punk disco thrown in as well.

Watch the video at The Creator's Project.

Bey & Tay
Bey & Tay

Beyonce was seen just kind of chillin with Jay-Z at Monday night's Nets game at Barclays Center (where Taylor Swift is not playing) (that was a heads up for Stereogum). Maybe she was thinking about how she is the highest paid woman in music this year according to a new Forbes list which also includes Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, and Taylor Swift, who just made headlines for pulling all her music off Spotify (to make more money?), and who Kendrick Lamar covered, sort of:

Continue reading "Beyonce can do what she wants at a Nets game, made more money than Taylor Swift who pulled her music from Spotify"

Simpsons action figures
Simpsons action figures
Simpsons action figures
Simpsons action figures
Simpsons action figures

The ongoing Simpsons "Greatest Guest Stars" action figure line is adding Aerosmith, Tom Jones, Weird Al Yankovic, Elvis Costello, and astronaut Buzz Aldrin to the growing collection. This "fourth wave" of characters will be available in October, and can now join Hugh Hefner, James Brown, Yao Ming, Tom Hanks, Kid Rock, The Who, Britney Spears, Mark Hamill, Lucy Lawless, Tony Hawk, Penn and Teller, Bret Hart, Stephen King, Leonard Nimoy and R.E.M. in your display case.

by Andrew Sacher

Ryan Hemsworth
Ryan Hemsworth

Cloud rap-turning-pop producer Ryan Hemsworth just announced that he'll be touring North America this year with Cyril Hahn, who is signed to the unstoppable PMR Records (Disclosure, Jessie Ware [who he's remixed], Dornik, etc). That tour hits NYC on October 5 at Dark Disco @ 88 Palace. Tickets for that show are not on sale yet, but you can check Ticketfly for updates.

Hemsworth also recently dropped two new tracks. One is a remix of A$AP Rocky's "Thuggin' Noise," which he mashes up with Britney Spears' "Everytime," and the other is a new track with singer LIZ, "Day N' Nite," which sounds pretty consistent with his love of both glitch and pop like Britney Spears and The Backstreet Boys.

You can stream both of those tracks, along with Cyril Hahn's recent "Perfect Form" single featuring Shy Girls, and the list of all tour dates, below...

Continue reading "Ryan Hemsworth touring with PMR-signed Cyril Hahn (dates & new song streams)"

Pandora
Pandora

This letter, signed by a ton of artists and pictured above, is set to appear in an ad in Billboard:

We are big fans of Pandora. That's why we helped give the company a discount on rates for the past decade.

Pandora is now enjoying phenomenal success as a Wall Street company. Skyrocketing growth in revenues and users. We celebrate that. At the same time, the music community is just now beginning to gain its footing in the new digital world.

Pandora's principal asset is the music.

Why is the company asking Congress once again to step in and gut the royalties that thousands of musicians rely upon? That's not fair, and that's not how partners work together.
Congress has many pressing issues to consider, but this is not one of them. Let's work this out as partners and continue to bring fans the great musical experience they rightly expect.

Pink Floyd, Down, Primus, Dead Kennedys (with our without Jello?), Nas, Alabama, Sheryl Crow and many more big major label names signed this (or someone signed it on their behalf). Check out the full list below, and head to fairpayforartists.com for more information on their point of view..

The issue is that Pandora is supporting the Internet Radio Fairness Act which they say will "help end the long-standing discrimination against internet radio". Artists are mad because that possibly means less money for them, but Pandora and other Internet radio providers argue they can't stay in business the way things are now.

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Rebecca Black

Industry analyst Bob Lefsetz reports today on the signing of Internet sensation Rebecca Black to Universal Records...

Universal Republic, to be exact. Home of Chumbawamba as well as the distributor of Big Machine, home of Taylor Swift.

Actually, this is a joint venture between Republic and Big Machine. In other words, Scott Borchetta is going to Taylorize Rebecca.

First move?

Rebecca's gonna move into Scott Swift's house. Environment is everything. Scott's been there and done that, he knows how to get Rebecca on the right path.

Then there's the credibility tour. Taking a page out of Taylor's book, Rebecca's going to go on a radio station jaunt, just her and her guitar, proving to PDs that she can actually sing and play.

Meanwhile, the best songwriters known to man are concocting cuts that will truly catapult Rebecca into the stratosphere.

Dr. Luke has been saving a track for the right artist. Ke$ha has already recorded backgrounds, she was the lead singer, but the track was too good for her marginal talent, Rebecca's now got the slot. And rumor has it Weezy is going to rap in the break...

...Unlike Justin Bieber, Rebecca's voice is not going to drop, there are no issues of puberty. However she will not be getting breast implants immediately, they're going to wait to see if she fills out before any plastic surgery is done. Britney Spears is Rebecca's mentor. Having made a full emotional recovery, Britney wants to insure that Rebecca doesn't make the same mistakes she did...

In related news, Britney Spears is back and scheduled to play Nassau Coliseum and the Izod Center in August (that's actually true), and Rebecca Black is the new owner of funny website Funny or Die (or so they claim). Happy Friday!

Continue reading "Rebecca Black signs to Universal, buys Funny or Die..."

photos by Tim Griffin

Heaven and Hell

"Gee whiz, man. Ozzy sold more solo albums than Sabbath? Wow, I guess that automatically means Ozzy's solo music is better, hunh?

That's YOUR math. Not mine.

By comparison, I guess Eminem and Britney Spears make better music than both of them, hunh?

Idiot." [Blabbermouth commenter 7/24/2009 10:15:53 AM]

Last night (8/25), Heaven & Hell (previously known as "Black Sabbath, The Dio Years") shared a building with Britney Spears. That building was Madison Square Garden, and for Britney it was the 2nd of 3 sold-out nights in a row in the arena. For this incarnation of Black Sabbath, it was their only night in the not-quite sold out theater. See above. More pictures below...

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Dio

Vivian Girls @ Whitney in July (more by Anna Scialli)
Vivian Girls

NIN @ Webster Hall the other day (more by Bao Nguyen)
NIN

tonight in NYC
* DANCE
* Amanda Blank @ Urban Outfitters
* Nine Inch Nails, The Horrors @ Terminal 5
* Heaven & Hell, Coheed & Cambria @ Theater at MSG
* Highline Piano Series: Phil Vassar @ Highline Ballroom
* My Teenage Stride, Surfer Blood, I'm Turning Into @ Silent Barn
* Vivian Girls, The Beets, Real Estate, Best Fwends @ Death By Audio
* Andy Friedman & The Golden Winners, Welcome Wagon, The Honeycutters @ The Bell House

Ronnie James Dio and Black Sabbath play the Theater at MSG as Heaven & Hell. Their first album in 17 years came out in April. Coheed & Cambria open.

Britney Spears is ALSO playing MSG tonight. amazing.

Queen Latifah's show tonight at the Nokia Theatre has been canceled.

Nine Inch Nails plays Terminal 5 with The Horrors tonight. They return to the venue tomorrow with Mew in the opening slot.

Vivian Girls kick off their N.A. tour with The Beets tonight at Death By Audio with Real Estate and Best Fwends. On the horizon, the Vivian Girls have a tenative Halloween show lined up for NYC.

You can also see Real Estate this Thursday at Insound's 10 Year anniversary party at the Brooklyn Bowl with Cymbals Eat Guitars, These Are Powers and The Drums.

The show tonight is your last chance to see Best Fwends on their current NYC run. They played with Das Racist at the Studio at Webster Hall, and at "Above the Auto Parts Store" on Saturday. A video from the latter show and a clip of the guys from 2007 are below.

Andy Friedman & The Golden Winners, Sufjan Stevens-produced band Welcome Wagon and The Honeycutters play The Bell House tonight. Welcome Wagon and Andy Friedman teamed up previously at a gig last December (at which Sufjan appeared) and one in January (where he did not).

Highline Piano Series contiunes with a performance by Phil Vassar.

What else?

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Britney Spears

FORBES: Then what are the challenges for the next five to 10 years?

AEG's Randy Phillips: In 2009 and 2010, our biggest challenge is the economy. I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop. I put two tours on this year--Britney Spears and Taylor Swift--and they both blew out. However, at some point this massive unemployment is going to bite us. I think it's going to happen around June or July, when we start to put tickets on sale for the summer. We're trying to determine what level of staffing and overhead we need for a decreased business model. That's the biggest short-term challenge.

FORBES: What about long term?

Randy Phillips: My biggest concern honestly past the economy is where the headliners of tomorrow are going to come from. That's scary. The record industry has so many of its own problems in terms of sales of music and how to make money on it, so they're not really breaking acts at the rate we're used to. At some point, supply and demand is going to catch up to us. The sweet spot in touring going forward is going to be the 5,000- to 7,000-seat theaters. I think the consumer would rather spend more money on something that means something to them in a more intimate setting.

The interview, done by Forbes in light of the Ticketmaster/Live Nation deal, goes on to discuss Radiohead, U2, festivals, ticket prices, Coldplay, The Jonas Brothers, and Katy Perry.

Sebastien Grainger @ Mercury Lounge, CMJ (more by Gabi Porter)
Sebastien Grainger

today in NYC
* DANCE
* Dr. Dog @ Webster Hall
* Peasant @ Public Asembly
* Silver Apples @ The Kitchen
* Diego Garcia @ the Living Room
* Nellie McKay @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Rosie Thomas @ the Living Room
* Q-Tip & The Cool Kids @ Highline Ballroom
* El Guincho & Lemonade @ (le) poisson rouge
* Stellastarr*, The Picture, & Princeton @ Pianos
* Sebastien Grainger & The Mountains @ Union Hall
* Felice Brothers, Bruce Hornsby, Dar Williams & James Hunter @ the Concert Hall

Alex Gomez RIP. If you don't know himn, you might remember him from Southpaw and other Brooklyn bars where he worked.

Diego Garcia of Elefant has a Tuesdays-in-December residency at the Living Room starting tonight. Stellastarr* kick off their five-night run at Pianos.

Upcoming shows at the Apollo Theater include Chrisette Michele on December 5th and Tony Bennett on the 16th.

Rosie Thomas also plays a holidy show at The Bell House tomorrow.

The Blip Festival is at The Bell House this weekend.

Cursive are playing some shows in January.

King Khan & BBQ play the WIRED store Wednesay.

Happy Birthday Britney Spears! Her new album is out today, and she's going on tour in 2009. NYC-area shows are at Nassau Coliseum on March 11th, and Prudential Center on the 13th. Both shows are with Pussycat Dolls.

Britney shares a birthday with Treach of Naughty By Nature.

The band Ringo Deathstarr performed at Cake Shop in September. Check out two videos from that show below...

What else?

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Goth Ditto
Beth Ditto

Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton has vowed to stop reporting on artists signed to SonyBMG after the record label issued a lawsuit against the gossip website.

Writing on his website, Hilton, whose real name is Mario Lavandeira, said that artists such as Justin Timberlake, Adele and The Gossip were now considered "dead to us".

"These are some of our favourite musicians," he said.

"It really, truly pains us not to talk about them. But, it is something we have to do!" [Gigwise]

Gossip tour dates HERE.

16 yr old Jamie Lynn Spears isn't the only one

Lily Allen & Ed Simons

Popstar, tabloid favourite, chat show host. Lily Allen will soon be able to add mother to that list after the singer confirmed she is pregnant with her first child.

A spokesman for the 22-year-old said the pregnancy was at a "very, very early stage" and confirmed the father is Allen's boyfriend Ed Simons, one half of the Chemical Brothers.

Allen, whose single Smile went to number one last summer, has spoken on numerous occasions about her desire to start a family and leave music behind, in some accounts by the age of 25. She recently told the Sunday Times: "I'd like to live in the country and have a walled garden, and chickens and pigs."

As well as confirming the pregnancy, however, Allen's spokesman said that her second album, the follow-up to 2006's Alright, Still, would be released next year as originally planned.
Simons, 37, and Allen have been together since September of this year and are said to be "thrilled" by the news.[Guardian]

Guardian

01 LCD Soundsystem: Sound of Silver
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15 Les Savy Fav: Let's Stay Friends
16 The Good, the Bad & the Queen: self-titled
17 Britney Spears: Blackout
18 Bruce Springsteen: Magic
19 Josh Ritter: The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter
20 El-P: I'll Sleep When You're Dead
El-P played Studio B last night, and other stuff. Watch El-P diss Spank Rock. Read the whole Guardian list.

I have to finish what I started, and I guess that would be compiling the world's biggest collection of people dressed as Amy Winehouse for Halloween. I was already up to 92 pictures. By the end of this post you'll have seen another 166. Some are great, and more than a few paired Amy with her boyfriend Blake Fielder-Civil. This photo falls into both of those categories....

Amy Winehouse

Even more looked less like Amy, and then there were many Amys that decided to hang out with Pete Doherty instead of Blake - a pairing that makes a lot of sense from the English musician drug addict tabloid point of view. This picture falls into both of those categories....

Pete Doggerty & Amy Doghouse
Amy Winehouse

In related news,

After Amy Wino's hideous performance at the MTV Europe Awards last night, she was booed when she accepted an award for Artists' Choice. Pete Doherty immediately came to her defense.

He was asked what advice he would give Wino, "I wouldn't give her any. She's fine. It's all bollocks. People should leave her alone. I went for a drink with her earlier today and she's totally fine. Perfectly healthy and happy.
"People are saying she's out of control, but she's not. She's a sensible girl and she knows what she's doing. She ain't doing nothing wrong." [dlisted]
Then there was Amy with Lily Allen...

Amy Winehouse

and even Amy with M.I.A....

Amy Winehouse

Now we'll get to more Amy's in a second, but first: To answer my own question, "no", Amy is no longer playing the MTVu Woody Awards or Saturday Night Live due to visa issues. Oh well - not a big loss considering how scary her last live appearance was. That video, and a zillion more Amy impersonators, below.....

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Radiohead

Beastie Boys, Madonna, Leonard Cohen, The Dave Clark Five, John Mellencamp, Donna Summer, Afrika Bambaataa, The Ventures and Chic are the 2008 Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame nominees. It seems hip hop is well represented, but there's no Radiohead, and there's no metal.

Radiohead has a song in Tom Cruise's 2001 movie Vanilla Sky and now the guy trying to extort money from Tom Cruise has been found dead. Supposedly from suicide.

Perhaps Jenna Bush's new book Ana's Story will reveal if it was her or her sister that was at that Radiohead show last year. People are wondering.

Mark Ronson's new album Version contains a Radiohead cover, and one of Britney Spears who luckily lost custody of her children, except maybe it isn't lucky because she lost that custody to Kevin Federline.

According to Wikipedia, Kid A's "production style" is "similar to Phil Spector's wall of sound technique", and now Phil Spector is free on murder charges due to a mistrial.

Radiohead & The Pipettes are both from the UK, and are both loved by Pitchfork. Thom Yorke scored a stunning victory against The Pipettes in 2006 when he walked away with the prize for "best vinyl artwork". To make matters worse, now the Pipettes have had to postpone their tour.

Speaking of female artists from the UK, Radiohead coverer KT Tunstall doesn't think Thom Yorke should abandon his career or shut up, but Noel Gallagher of Oasis thinks he should. Oasis has been posting new videos on YouTube to promote their new DVD called "Lord Don't Slow Me Down" - out November 6th on Universal. KT Tunstall's new album Drastic Fantastic is out now on Virgin - some people like it, and some people don't, but it is a known fact that almost everyone likes Radiohead.

Radiohead's new album In Rainbows will be released in just nine days. How much did you pay for your copy?

Britney Spears at the VMAsBritney Spears at the VMAs

MTV.com is now streaming the VMAs in their entirety, so if you missed them like me, now you can see Britney Spears' awkward return to lip syncing followed by Sarah Silverman making fun of her, a Kanye West performance, Foo Fighters, Mark Ronson, Miss Teen USA South Carolina (was that a diss on vegans?), etc...