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The Effect of Social Media on Music
Aug13

The Effect of Social Media on Music

We are living in the age of social media these days, and there’s no real doubt about that. Sites like Facebook and Twitter are affecting just about every aspect of our lives. And music is no exception to this rule. Diverse parts of the music industry including bands, promoters, and so on, are all focused on using social media to get music to the people. Here are a few examples for how this happens.   Social Media and Bands Bands...

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Apple And Columbia Records Release Full AC/DC Catalog On iTunes
Nov19

Apple And Columbia Records Release Full AC/DC Catalog On iTunes

Apple announced today the first worldwide release of AC/DC’s complete catalog in digital format on the iTunes Store. The Cupertino-based tech firm worked with music label Columbia Records to bring out titles from AC/DC’s 16 studio albums, 4 live albums and 3 compilation albums. All the digitally mastered tracks for iTunes give fans the option to download entire albums or purchase a favorite title. “Fans can also choose from two...

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Songs Of Hope VIII Will Feature Special Performances, Exclusive Music Auction
Oct15

Songs Of Hope VIII Will Feature Special Performances, Exclusive Music Auction

Clive Davis, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Jimmy Jam, Trevor Rabin (composer and vocalist of Grammy Award-winning group Yes) and music and entertainment industry giants committed to fighting cancer, HIV/AIDS, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases will take part in Songs of Hope VIII, a special event and silent auction that supports lifesaving research at City of Hope. Held at Rolling Stone’s exclusive House of...

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WITNESS Celebrates 20 Years Of Using Video For Human Rights At ‘Focus For Change Benefit’
Oct15

WITNESS Celebrates 20 Years Of Using Video For Human Rights At ‘Focus For Change Benefit’

Human rights organization WITNESS celebrated 20 years of collaborative activism with musicians, celebrities and human rights supporters at its 8th Annual Focus for Change Benefit held at the Roseland Ballroom. Hosted by award winning actor and long-time supporter of LGBT rights Alan Cumming , the evening kicked off with a journey – taking guests back in time 20 years to look at how WITNESS and its partners have used video in human...

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Getty Images Music, SoundCloud Partnership Revolutionizes Audio Marketplace
Oct11

Getty Images Music, SoundCloud Partnership Revolutionizes Audio Marketplace

Getty Images, Inc., one of the world’s leading creators and distributors of still imagery, video and multimedia products, and SoundCloud, the world’s leading social sound platform, have announced a collaboration that unites the originality of audio content in SoundCloud’s community of more than 20 million registered users with Getty Images’ global distribution channels and expertise in licensing digital media....

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Lady Gaga Passes 30 Million Followers Threshold on Twitter
Oct05

Lady Gaga Passes 30 Million Followers Threshold on Twitter

American singer Lady Gaga became on Thursday the first person in the world to pass the 30 million followers threshold on microblogging platform Twitter. Thursday night, American singer had 30,033,613 followers, her Twitter account registering approximately 30,000 new fans every day, according to the website starcount.com, which monitors celebrities’ activity on social networks. “Paving the way for other celebrities on social networks,...

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