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Se retira el compositor Hans Zimmer

Hans Zimmer (Picture by Richard Yaussi)
Hans Zimmer (Picture by Richard Yaussi)

El compositor alemán de bandas sonoras cinematográficas, Hans Zimmer, conocido por componer la música de películas como El Rey León, Batman Begins, Man of Steel, Batman vs Superman, Interstellar, Inception, entre otras, anunció hoy que se retira.

En entrevista con BBC UK, Zimmer anunció que solamente se retirará de componer para películas de súper héroes.

“Hice Batman Inicia (Batman Begins) hace 12 años, así que aunque la trilogía del Caballero Oscuro solo sean tres películas para ti, para mi fueron 11 años de mi vida. ”  dijo el compositor a BBC UK.

Zimmer, también explica que al culminar la trilogía de Batman, trabajó para las películas del Hombre de Acero y Batman vs Superman.   Para Batman vs Superman se le hizo muy difícil.

Este era muy difícil para mí hacerlo, para tratar de encontrar un nuevo lenguaje”, dijo.

Escucharemos de nuevo la música de Zimmer en la película Inferno que estrena el 28 de octubre de 2016.  Inferno, es la secuela de Angeles & Demonios ambas basadas en las novelas de Dan Brown.

También volveremos a escuchar sus composiciones en el filme Dunkirk cual es el próximo filme dirigido y escrito por Christopher Nolan.  Esta película narrara los eventos de la evacuación Dunkirk ocurrida en la Segunda Guerra Mundial.

 

Nicki Minaj will have her own mobile game

Nicki Minaj (Picture from Nicki Minaj's Official Facebook)
Nicki Minaj (Picture from Nicki Minaj’s Official Facebook)

Developer and publisher of free-to-play games for smartphone and tablet devices Glu Mobile Inc, today announced the company will partner with hip-hop superstar Nicki Minaj on the development of a new mobile game.

“I am thrilled to welcome the undisputed queen of hip-hop, Nicki Minaj, to Glu’s growing list of celebrity partners,” said Niccolo de Masi, Glu Chairman and CEO. “Nicki brings to Glu her audience of over 100 million social followers and a new music category. We look forward to combining Nicki’s distinctive style and massive global appeal with Glu’s celebrity social gaming expertise.”

Glu will provide additional details on the game’s development and Nicki Minaj’s involvement at a later date.

According to the press release, Glu expects to launch the game worldwide in the summer of 2016.

 

 

Pandora to Acquire Next Big Sound

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Internet radio service Pandora Radio announced today that it has agreed to acquire Next Big Sound, a provider of online music analytic, for an undisclosed sum.

According to a Press Release by Pandora, this acquisition will provide Pandora with a powerful analytic tool used by tens of thousands of music makers, labels and marketers looking for data and insights about artists and their fans.

“The combination of Pandora’s listening data and Next Big Sound’s analytical capabilities will create a vital source of data,” said Brian McAndrews, CEO at Pandora. “Next Big Sound shares our passion for music and respect for those who make it. I’m incredibly excited to unleash the combined potential of our two companies and have the Next Big Sound team join us.”

“We are thrilled to be joining Pandora,” said Alex White, CEO at Next Big Sound. “In them, we’ve found a great partner who, like us, believes data has the power to transform the music industry.”

Next Big Sound will expand the suite of data-driven products Pandora offers music makers, the core of which is Pandora’s Artist Marketing Platform (AMP) that offers both Artist Insights as well as Artist Audio Messaging. Next Big Sound’s capabilities will complement these offerings, which are designed to help music makers grow their careers. Next Big Sound’s offering will also be enhanced through the addition of Pandora’s data on music preferences, patterns and trends. Pandora’s data reflects insights from nearly 80 million monthly active users who have provided more than 50 billion thumbs on tracks played.

According to Pandora, the acquisition will also benefit brands that advertise with Pandora by delivering access to insights that can help them identify artists to partner with and measure the reach and impact they achieve through those partnerships.

The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions.

Launched in 2009, Next Big Sound is the provider of online music analytics and insights tracking hundreds of thousands of artists around the world. Next Big Sound gathers social, sales and streaming data into one central platform. Sources range from Facebook and Twitter, to Wikipedia, artist websites, Spotify, YouTube, and iTunes. To put this information into context, event data such as concerts, release dates, television appearances and press mentions are incorporated, as well as the demographic data that helps artists become better acquainted with their fan base. Next Big Sound is based in NYC.

Iggy Azalea to perform at the 2014 American Music Awards

Iggy Azalea
Iggy Azalea

 

ABC and Dick Clark productions announced today that 2014’s AMA’s most-nominated artist, Iggy Azalea, will perform at the American Music Awards, the world’s biggest fan-voted award show.

After years of honing her signature style on hip-hop’s underground circuit, Iggy Azalea burst onto the charts with her first single “Fancy” featuring Charli XCX. “Fancy” reached to #1, breaking airplay and Spotify records along the way. After 7 weeks at #1, Iggy Azalea made history on the Billboard Hot 100 as “Fancy,” broke the record for the longest-leading No. 1 by a female rapper and as the first artist since The Beatles to rank at Nos. 1 and 2 simultaneously with their first two Hot 100 hits.

The 2014 American Music Award nominations were announced earlier this month, revealing that Azalea is up for six awards – the most of any artist – including Artist of the Year, New Artist of the Year presented by Kohl’s, Single of the Year (“Fancy”), Favorite Female Artist Pop/Rock, Favorite Artist Rap/Hip-Hop, and Favorite Album Rap/Hip-Hop (“The New Classic”).

At the American Music Awards, artists will be honored in the genres of Pop/Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Alternative Rock, Adult Contemporary, Latin, Contemporary Inspirational, Electronic Dance Music, as well as categories for Top Soundtrack, New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s, Artist of the Year and Single of the Year. American Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected in Billboard Magazine and on Billboard.com, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, streaming and social activity. These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Entertainment and Next Big Sound.

The American Music Awards is voted on by the fans. Winners will be determined through online and Twitter voting. Voting begins on October 13 for all categories except New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s. Fans can vote once per day at the Coca-Cola AMA voting site, AMAvote.com, as well as once per day via Twitter by including the nominee’s name, category name and #AMAs within a tweet.

Preceding the ABC broadcast for the 6th consecutive year will be the “Coca-Cola Red Carpet LIVE! @ The 2014 AMAs” pre-show. Live coverage will stream online for fans worldwide starting at 5:00 p.m., ET / 2:00 p.m., PT on November 23 at Yahoo Live. The live stream can also be watched at TheAMAs.com and ABC.com.

The 2014 American Music Awards® is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan are Executive Producers. Larry Klein, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are Producers. The ceremony will broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET/PT) on ABC.

Mexican president denies ever meeting with Justin Bieber

Picture of Justin Bieber by Daniel Ogren Photography. danielogren.com)
Picture of Justin Bieber by Daniel Ogren Photography. danielogren.com)

Mexican Presidency official twitter account denied Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber allegations that he had a meeting with Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto.

According to El Universal MX quoting @PresidenciaMX, the official account of the Mexican presidency denies that Bieber ever met the president or his family.

“La @PresidenciaMX desmiente reunión del Titular del Ejecutivo @EPN con el cantante @justinbieber.” (The @PresidenciaMX denies meeting of executive @EPN with singer @justinbieber)

Here’s what Justin Bieber tweeted according to El Universal MX:

“Just met some amazing mexican beliebers and the presidente of mexico and his familia. Now it’s showtime. 60,000 tonight. Night 1. te amo.”

What will Justin Bieber say now? The last thing he tweeted was:

“great night. see u all again tomorrow”

Justin Timberlake writes an open letter to the fans

Justin Timberlake (Picture by Georges Biard)
Justin Timberlake (Picture by Georges Biard)

 

In january 2013, American actor, businessman and pop singer-songwriter singer Justin Timberlake had written an open letter to it’s fans on his official website to announce it’s plans for the year.    8 months later, Timberlake, wrote the second part of the letter on his website.

below, it’s the letter as it appears on his official website:

 

AN OPEN LETTER 2 OF 2
(TO YOU THE FANS)

The last time I wrote you an open letter, it was in January and I promised that it would be a “Big 2013.” Since then, from The Grammys to the release of the first part of The 20/20 Experience to the crowd’s response at the VMAs, it’s been a wild ride. I hope you’ve enjoyed it as much as I have.

This letter is to tell you that we’re not done…Not even close.

On Sept 30th, the second half of The 20/20 Experience, “The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2”, comes out. Since all these songs were written together over a year ago, it’s been so hard to wait this long to release them. I can’t wait for all of you to hear The 20/20 Experience in full.

So..below is a short clip of the recording of the experience so you can get a feel of what those 20 days were like. It was like no other time I’ve ever had in the studio.

Catch your breath, TN Kids. We’ve still got the 3rd and 4th quarter to go.

This is too much fun.

To watch the video go to his website: http://justintimberlake.com/

Paris Hilton regresa a la música

 

Paris Hilton (Picture by Joella Marano)
Paris Hilton (Picture by Joella Marano)

La empresaria, modelo, y actriz estadounidense, Paris Hilton,reveló esta semana que se encuentra grabando su segunda producción discográfica.

De acuerdo a 411 Showbiz,  Hilton espera lanzar el disco durante el verano a través del Sello Discográfico Cashmoney Records.

“Este es bien diferente a mi último disco.”  Hilton le dijo al periodista Roger Friedman durante una fiesta en el hotel Hotel du Cap in Cap d’Antibes en Francia. “Va a ser bien música house”

House es un estilo de música electrónica bailable estadounidense.    Su disco anterior,  “Paris” (2006), fue una mezcla de pop, rock, reggae, y hip hop.

El disco será producido por el productor discográfico de música House: Afrojack.