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Converse presents: Warrior – Kimbra ft. Mark Foster & A-Trak

Converse’s push for music excellence over the years has paid off. If you haven’t heard this song already, then you should definitely do it asap. ‘Warrior’ is a hip shake-your-shoulders-up-and-down track that will steal away your Monday blues and inject you with a delightful smile on your face. Featuring Kimbra (yes, that chick who collaborated with Gotye on “Somebody”), Mark Foster of Foster the People (don’t you just love his weird dance moves) and A-Trak.

Enjoy!

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20/06/2012 Posted by | Music News | , , , , , | Leave a comment

David Lowery’s response to Emily White

Although the article’s tone veers towards condescension given that the opinion was addressed to a 21-year-old, it does hit on the source of what drives piracy today.

“Rather than using our morality and principles to guide us through technological change, there are those asking us to change our morality and principles to fit the technological change–if a machine can do something, it ought to be done.”

Read the article here before everyone else does.

20/06/2012 Posted by | Music News | Leave a comment

The domino hits South Jersey.

The unstoppable domino wave of lost physical sales has hit South Jersey’s Sony CD manufacturing plant. Goodbye to 300 workers and more than 50 years of music history.

Source: Sony will close South Jersey CD plant

13/01/2011 Posted by | Music News | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Support Movember – Donate to the MoGill Boys!

CTV News gave some love to the McGill MBA Movember LipDub earlier this evening, read the news and watch the lipdub video on their site now!

(CTV Montreal) McGill students raise awareness with LipDub video: http://montreal.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20101130/MTL_lipdub_101129/20101130/?hub=MontrealHome

It’s not too late to donate, you can still help us raise funds and awareness by donating to the MoGill Team page here: https://www.movember.com/ca/donate/your-details/team_id/102496

01/12/2010 Posted by | Music News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

McGill Desautels MBA LipDub (MOvember)

Watch the Desautels McGill MBA LipDub now:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkcJB9JS1Qw

We chose to do our MBA in McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management because we wanted to change the world in our own little way. We wanted to show the world how giving a little love every single day of your life can be the start of something big. And this video was born.

Like the song goes, “You’ve got to give a little love” – we hope to inspire you to do the same by giving love in any little way you can. Let’s start with Movember. Help our MoGill Team, headed by MBA Candidate Neil Perk, by donating any amount you can, so we can raise awareness for the invaluable research for prostate cancer. We chose to film our lipdub video in the month of November, with our moustaches growing in full strength. Try and spot how many of us have our moustache on!

Donate to our MoGill team now!
https://www.movember.com/ca/donate/your-details/team_id/102496

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The LipDub project was dreamed up on 30 September 2010 by MBA student Jun Yeo, and together with fellow student Charlie Bern, she formed the LipDub X-Team committee consisting of Anurag Thakur, Artem Luhovy, Carmen Marron Lopez, Daniel Kramer-Stein, Hernan Ciechanowiecki, Juan Cuello, Judy Cai, Kent Turner, Maria Ponomareva, Molly Holmes, Pat Tenneriello, Raman Sodhi, Saurabh Malhotra and Wissam Shaar. In less than 2 months, the X-Team planned, choreographed and mobilized over 80 participants, which included MBA First-Year students, MBA Second-Year students, MBA exchange students, MBA Alumni, and Desautels Professor Omar Toulan, Professor Tamer Boyaci, Professor Sujata Madan, and Professor Jui Ramaprasad.

The video moves through the MBA floor (Level 3) of McGill’s Bronfman Building on 1001 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, Quebec, to the beat of Tom Jone’s infectious single “Give A Little Love”.
For more information on how Desautels McGill MBA students give back to society, visit:
http://www.desautelsmbasa.com/payitforward

The Desautels McGill MBA LipDub video is organized and directed by Jun Yeo, a First-Year MBA student, and is filmed and edited by Charlie Bern, a Second-Year MBA student.

Jun Yeo on LinkedIn:
http://ca.linkedin.com/in/junyeo
Charlie Bern on LinkedIn:
http://ca.linkedin.com/in/charlesbern

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From left: Jun Yeo, Charlie Bern

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27/11/2010 Posted by | Music News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Desautels McGill MBA LipDub

Watch the official Desautels McGill MBA LipDub!

Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkcJB9JS1Qw

A nice shout-out to Tom Jones, always a crowd-pleaser. Winking smile

Enjoy and spread the love!

27/11/2010 Posted by | Music News | | 1 Comment

Google India Launches Bollywood Music Streaming Service

India has officially launched its Google Music Search (India) Labs (http://google.co.in/music) with song quality and search functions similar to the Google Search Music Service available in the U.S. This service provides direct streaming of a complete catalogue of songs straight from Indian label SaReGaMa, Indian-based online network In.Com, and Saavn.com, the largest digital distributor of Bollywood content on the globe. This move allows for absolute legal streaming of full tracks on the site, and is a step forward in reducing the mess of copyright infringement issues. Songs are allowed to be streamed on the site for an unlimited number of times by any user.

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The search is easy, and functions allow for restriction of search by year, artist, album, and song title. And the best part? Google Music Search (India) Labs is open to the whole world without restrictions by nation.

This is awesome.

23/10/2010 Posted by | Music News | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Starhub Music Store – A Giant Leap Forward for Singapore Music-Lovers

The title of The First DRM-Free Music Store in Singapore now officially belongs to the newly-launched Starhub Music Store. A full-page ad in the Straits Times today (10Jul2010, Saturday) launches the music store officially, a sure way to bring traffic to the first unique offering in Singapore. The store offers music from 20 record labels in 13 different languages including Thai, Hindi, Tamil, Tagalog, Japanese and Korean.

The Starhub Music Store is serviced by Ithos Digital, and this partnership is the newest to hit our shores, following limited DRM-Free offerings from the remaining telecommunications companies in Singapore, M1 and Singtel. Unlike M1’s music store, where only some tracks are DRM-Free, and Singtel’s AMPed music service, where subscribers are only allowed 15 DRM-Free tracks a month, the Starhub Music Store catalogue is entirely DRM-Free, allowing downloaders to transfer music from one device to another over the air (via Bluetooth). This is a dream come true for music-lovers in Singapore, and a giant leap forward for the digital music industry.

Other available music download services in Singapore include Nokia’s Comes With Music service, and Sony Ericsson’s PlayNow Plus service. Downloads for both these services are limited to the respective manufacturers’ handsets.

10/07/2010 Posted by | Music News | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Music Store coming to Google Android phones?

It was announced at the Google I/O developer conference of Google’s recent acquisition of streaming service company Simplify Media, hinting at Google’s obvious interest in tapping into the ludicrous digital music market.

For those not in the know, Simplify Media had earlier removed its iPhone app from the iPhone App space, with the cryptic message that it was moving in a difference direction. Now we know where it has headed.

“After developing the technology behind Simplify Media for over 4 years, it is time for us to take it in a new direction.” – Simplify Media‘s official statement on their website, 12 March, 2010

Simplify Media’s platform scans all drm-free music in a user’s library and allows cloud streaming from its servers to all android devices.  It remains to be seen, however, whether its platform allows offline access.

24/05/2010 Posted by | Music News | , , , | 1 Comment

Verve Music Group Takes Digital Sound Quality to the Next Level

World’s Leading Jazz Label Makes Recordings Available in Remarkable 96/24 Sound Via HDtracks

Verve Music Group, the world’s leading jazz label and a division of Universal Music Group, today announced a new agreement with HDtracks whereby it will provide consumers with access to many of the world’s chart-topping and seminal jazz recordings in better-than-ever pristine 96/24 quality sound.

“With HDtracks, Verve continues to bring consumers more choice in how they enjoy music online,” stated Nate Herr, Senior Vice President & General Manager of Verve Music Group. “Along with the digital revolution, sound quality online has suffered. And for jazz fans in particular, this has been an issue. At least until now. Through HDtracks, jazz lovers will now be able to download DVD quality sound, as well as get full artist biographies, album descriptions and reviews, all of which creates an even richer musical experience.”

Transfer of Verve 96K masters were done using a combination of the best new and vintage equipment available. The carefully chosen original analog masters were played back on vintage Studer 820 tape machines. These machines provide the most stable transport for handling these priceless analog tapes. The analog masters were converted to the digital domain using classic DCS 972 and Lavry analog to digital converters and recorded directly onto a SoundBlade Workstation with minimal processing in order to allow the music to be formatted for digital distribution. The shortest signal path and highest quality cabling were used to prevent any signal loss and additional noise from being introduced into the transfer. The entire digital process was driven with the Antelope Audio Atomic Clock, the industry leader in digital clocking technology. It enables the entire digital process to reference the same highly regulated clock master, preventing any loss in the digital signal due to jitter and clock degradation.

[Press Release]

22/04/2010 Posted by | Music News | , , , , , | 2 Comments