Tag Archives: Music

  • Rappers Beware: Mac Phipps’ Rap Lyrics Were Used to Convict Him (Watch)

    Mar 25, 15 by Brainuser1 1 Comment

    *I’m telling you, if you’re about that life, you might want to look at the case of rapper Mac Phillips, who was convicted of the 2001 murder of a concertgoer and is serving 30 years in prison as a result. Not that the prosecutor had any evidence of a forensic nature against him. No past […]

  • Film, Broadway and Our Culture

    Mar 4, 15 by Daniel T Leave a comment

    *Oscar season just came to a close and the big winner “Birdman” is a piece that combines both Broadway and film. It won the Oscar for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay. And although “Glory” was the only Oscar win for “Selma,” this year’s Academy Awards proved to be more racially diverse than […]

  • Headphones Ad: ‘Butt Clapping’ Makes Good Music … Watch/Listen

    Feb 26, 15 by Brainuser1 2 Comments

    *You’ve got to admit, when a company says they want to introduce music made by the booty—for the booty, you get a visual that immediately tells you that’s probably too much information. But that’s what the team at AIAIAI headphones is selling  in their latest project where sensors are attached to the booty of a woman as […]

  • How Wearable Tech Will Transform Live Music

    Feb 16, 15 by Daniel T 2 Comments

    *Wearable technology like smart glasses, watches and fitness bands reached a $3 billion dollar market in 2014 alone, according to consulting company Deloitte. Wearables are gaining speed and popularity across a variety of industries, including manufacturing, hospitality and music. This tech goes beyond any of its predecessors by allowing more than listening to music and […]

  • A Musician’s Life: Mobile Tools to Keep Your Life in Order While You’re on Tour

    Jan 24, 15 by Daniel T Leave a comment

    *Following your dream of being a musician is fulfilling and rewarding, but there is no denying the difficulties you face while working on the road. One challenge musicians face is taking care of their homes and personal affairs while they are away on tour for weeks or months at a time. Luckily, there are some […]

  • 10 Very Expensive Songs

    Jan 21, 15 by Daniel T Leave a comment

    *Josh Sanborn, writing for Time magazine and citing data from branding firm Heartbeats International, estimated that total music licensing revenues for 2011 were $2.5 billion. Using copyrighted material for marketing campaigns or any other purpose beyond listening enjoyment can be a costly endeavor in more ways than one. These 10 songs were expensive in their […]