Rdio New Release Tuesday – July 10, 2012

It’s new release day on Rdio, Tuesdays is the day for new singles and albums to make their debut in North America (Monday in most of Europe).  Rdio adds multiple new singles and albums, ensuring their library – and your’s – is continuously growing and evolving.  This week sees a new (greatly named) single from country great Tim McGraw and another from his former duet partner Nelly   & new albums from some indie faves like, Royal Wood. The Crookes, and Dirty Projectors plus a remastered album of the late Etta James’ works.  Keep watching the New Release listing throughout the day as it evolves as more people listen and popular choices rise.

Here is a selection of this weeks new releases:


Tim McGraw – Truck Yeah
Nelly – High On Life
Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan

Twin Shadow – Confess
Zac Brown Band – Uncaged
Etta James – Remastered
The Crookes – Hold Fast
Brendan James – Hope In Transition
Dusted – Total Dust
Royal Wood – We Were Born To Glory
Karl Wolf – Finally Free

 

Rdio, (pronounced ar-dee-o) is a new way to play, share and discover music, from the creators of Skype. Rdio allows users to build a digital music collection that’s available wherever you are on the web and sync to your mobile device to listen to your playlists and collections offline. Find new music through friends, bands, or people with similar taste and play any of over 15 million songs as much as you want.

Check out Rdio for yourself sign-up for a 7 Day Free Trial.

 

Summer Playland Festival is underway!

It was a great turn out for day one of Summer Playland Festival with Dragonette, Carly Rae Jespsen, Dirty Radio, Kaylee Johnston, Neverest and Marianas Trench taking the two stages – PNE Amphitheatre and Park Stage.
Between the sets the Playland rides are open and SPF ticket holders are taking advantage of park access,included with SPF, to hop on their fave ride.

The action continues all weekend, with more great bands on Saturday and Sunday.

Still to come are :

Saturday:
Park Stage
12:00 – The Proper Villian
1:45 – Jackie Valentine
3:15 – Eric Solomon
5:30 – Kristina Maria

PNE Amphitheatre
1:00 – Danny Fernandes
4:00 – Gym Class Heroes
7:00 – One Republic

Sunday:
Park Stage
12:00 – Kaylee Johnston
1:45 – Jesse Giddings
3:15 – Victoria Duffield
5:30 – The New Cities

PNE Amphitheatre
1:00 – Hot Chelle Rae
4:00 – Joe Jonas
7:00 – Cobra Starship

Don’t Miss Out!!

Some tickets are still available.

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Rdio New Release Tuesday – July 3, 2012

It’s new release day on Rdio, Tuesdays is the day for new singles and albums to make their debut in North America (Monday in most of Europe).  Rdio adds multiple new singles and albums, ensuring their library – and your’s – is continuously growing and evolving.  This week sees a number of singles from some big names like, Celine Dion, George Michael, will.i.am and Muse plus summer albums from Chris Brown and Flo Rida, a 30th reunion album from prog-rockers Asia and just because everyone needs 13 versions of the same song an album of remixes of Chasing The Sun by The Wanted. Keep watching the New Release listing throughout the day as it evolves as more people listen and popular choices rise.

Here is a selection of this weeks new releases:

 Muse – Survival, Official Song of London 2012 Olympic Games (single)
Chris Brown – Fortune
Flo Rida – Wild Ones
Jeremy Fisher – Mint Juleps
Asia – XXX
Brooke Bartlett – On My Own
Will.i.am – This Is Love (single)
Celine Dion – Parler à mon père (single)
The Wanted – Chasing The Sun (the remixes)
George Michael – White Light (single)

Rdio, (pronounced ar-dee-o) is a new way to play, share and discover music, from the creators of Skype. Rdio allows users to build a digital music collection that’s available wherever you are on the web and sync to your mobile device to listen to your playlists and collections offline. Find new music through friends, bands, or people with similar taste and play any of over 15 million songs as much as you want.

Check out Rdio for yourself sign-up for a 7 Day Free Trial.

Rdio New Release Tuesday – June 26, 2012

Tuesday is new release day as Rdio adds new singles and albums to the line-up, ensuring their library – and your’s – is continuously growing and evolving.  Keep watching the New Release listing throughout the day as it evolves as more people listen and popular choices rise.  Another eclectic week as we see newly released albums from Linkin Park, The Offspring & Maroon 5 (appropriately titled “Overexposed”?). The new look Everclear debuts its sound and dance fans see efforts from Deadmau5 and Netsky.  A couple of collaborations debut under the singles heading, one from indie darling St Vincent with the legendary David Byrne and another from Owl City & everyone’s darling of the moment Carly Rae Jepsen, while not as catchy as “Fireflies” or “Call Me Maybe” it’s still sure to be a hit.

Here is a selection of this weeks new releases:


Maroon 5 – Overexposed
Linkin Park – Living Things

The Offspring – Days Go By
Diiv – Oshin
Netsky – 2
R. Kelly – Write Me Back
Everclear – Invisible Stars
deadmau5 – The Veldt (ep)
St. Vincent & David Byrne – Who (single)
Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen – Good Time (single)

 

Rdio, (pronounced ar-dee-o) is a new way to play, share and discover music, from the creators of Skype. Rdio allows users to build a digital music collection that’s available wherever you are on the web and sync to your mobile device to listen to your playlists and collections offline. Find new music through friends, bands, or people with similar taste and play any of over 15 million songs as much as you want.

Check out Rdio for yourself sign-up for a 7 Day Free Trial.

2012 Billboard Music Awards – Winners

The music industries brightest stars gathered in Las Vegas Sunday night for the 2012 Billboard Music Awards. Presented by Billboard Magazine, the ceremony, hosted by Modern Family’s Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell, was held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Performances from some of today’s hottest acts like; LMFAO, KatyPerry, Justin Bieber, The Wanted, Carly Rae Jepsen and Usher keep the show hip and up to date. There was also musical tributes to recently departed Whitney Houston, Donna Summer and MCA – Adam Yauch from Beastie Boys.
Unlike other awards shows that present awards based on most votes recieved, the Billboard Music Awards are presented to the Billboard Magazine chart toppers, based on airplay, sales and downloads.

Awards were presented to the following categories top artists:

Top Artist – Adele
Top New Artist – Wiz Khalifa
Hot 100 Song – “Party Rock Anthem” – LMFAO ft. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock
Billboard 200 Album – 21 – Adele
Hot 100 Artist – Adele
Top Billboard 200 Artist – Adele
Top Male Artist – Lil Wayne
Top Female Artist – Adele
Top Radio Songs Artist – Adele
Top Radio Song – “Give Me Everything” – Pitbull ft. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer
Top Streaming Artist – Rihanna
Top Streaming Song – “Rolling in the Deep” – Adele
Top Digital Songs Artist – Adele
Top Digital Song – “Party Rock Anthem” – LMFAO ft. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock
Top Digital Media Artist – Adele
Top Social Artist – Justin Bieber
Top Duo/Group – LMFAO
Top Touring Artist – U2
Top Pop Artist – Adele
Top Pop Song – “Party Rock Anthem” – LMFAO ft. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock
Top Pop Album – 21 – Adele
Top R&B Artist – Chris Brown
Top R&B Song – “Motivation” – Kelly Rowland ft. Lil Wayne
Top R&B Album – 4 – Beyoncé
Top Rock Artist – Coldplay
Top Rock Album – Mylo Xyloto – Coldplay
Top Country Artist – Lady Antebellum
Top Country Album – My Kinda Party – Jason Aldean
Top Rap Artist – Lil Wayne
Top Rap Song – “Party Rock Anthem” – LMFAO ft. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock
Top Rap Album – Tha Carter IV – Lil Wayne
Top Latin Artist – Shakira
Top Latin Album – Formula, Vol. 1 – Romeo Santos
Top Latin Song – “Danza Kuduro” – Don Omar & Lucenzo
Top Dance Artist – Lady GaGa
Top Dance Song – “Party Rock Anthem” – LMFAO ft. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock
Top Dance Album – Born This Way – Lady Gaga
Top Alternative Artist – Coldplay
Top Christian Artist – Casting Crowns
Top Christian Album – Come To The Well – Casting Crowns
Special Awards 2012:
Music Icon – Stevie Wonder
Billboard Millennium Award – Whitney Houston
Billboard Spotlight Award – Katy Perry
Billboard Woman of the Year Award – Taylor Swift

 

 

Summer Playland Festival 2012 – not just for teens!

Although it’s being billed as a Teen Festival, Summer Playland Festival 2012 has a great line-up that will appeal to all ages.
For three days, July 6-8 2012, Playland welcomes 7 acts per day over two stages around the park. Carly Rae-Jepsen, Cobra Starship, Danny Fernandes, Dragonette, Gym Class Heroes, Hot Chelle Rae, One Republic, Marianas Trench and Joe Jonas are just a few of the artists performing at SPF2012. You’ll need a higher spf to stay out in the sun from midday until evening but the great music, Playland rides, attractions and ‘those little donuts’ will make the day fly by!

Tickets start at $59+fees / day including access to Playland rides and attractions

NXNE Announces 2012 Line-up

YDS packed for free shows at NXNE 2011

To stay at the forefront of Canada’s music scene, Toronto’s North by Northeast Music & Film Festival & Conference(NXNE) keeps growing each year. 2012’s recently announced line-up includes 650 bands, 40 films and 50 interactive panels from June 11-17. NXNE will be taking over venues throughout the city for its 18th year, with the largest venue being Yonge-Dundas Square (YDS) in the heart of Toronto, home of free public concerts throughout the week-long event. Flaming Lips, Bad Religion, Raekwon & Ghostface Killah and Matthew Good will headline YDS along with dozens of other acts. The Square is always a highlight of the week, packing in 10,000+ on some nights. With many clubs and venues open special extended hours during the festival, the City barely sleeps as festival-goers race across the city to see the latest buzzed about new act or some amazing veteran acts play small venues like they were starting out again.

The Pack A.D. play the intimate Horseshoe Tavern

The first wave of artists, speakers and films were announced recently with more to come as the festival approaches. Passes and wristbands are on sale now, visit NXNE.com for more information and to watch for more announcements.