Watch the 'Gravity'-Related Short Film That Could Make Oscar History
November 22, 2013
The film 'Aningaaq,' which serves as a companion piece to 'Gravity,' has appeared online courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter.
The seven-minute short complements a scene in the feature that is only partially heard and not seen: it shows who is on the other end of a transmission when Sandra Bullock's astronaut character makes contact with an earthly voice that does not speak English. Watch it at The Hollywood Reporter link above.
THE 'A-SIDE' - TRACK 2
TUNEGO PLATFORM TO HELP MUSICIANS
Hypebot reports that TuneGo has launched a new career development platform for musicians.
The platform is now taking a hybrid approach of addressing the needs of music artists. Musicians can use the platform to reach music industry contacts in the music industry.
John Kohl, CEO and co-founder of the company, stated that artists can seek bigger opportunities using the platform, and change the way the world discovers music. TuneGo currently provides a questionnaire to seek the requirements of musicians, and then provides services based on their interests. The service has been offered to artists free of cost. Read More
THE 'A-SIDE' - TRACK 3
PANDORA GROWS UP
Entertain us, indeed. The Web radio service is standing tall in the mosh pit of Internet radio, giving fans and investors alike reason to rave. Read more
THE 'A-SIDE' - THE BONUS TRACKS
* Maximum Exposure 2013: The Top 10 Platforms That Move Music Now
* Santana Cuts Loose in New Song 'La Flaca'
* Billy Joel Books Madison Square Garden Show for January
* The Future of Music Is Standardized Metadata
* Katy Perry Announces First 'PRISMATIC' World Tour Dates
* Top 10 American Music Awards Moments: Past AMAs' Video Highlights
* The Beatles, Elvis Presley Chart Latest Albums
* Pop Shop Podcast: 'Catching Fire' Soundtrack, The Next Inescapable Singles, Outkast & More
* MTV Launches New Artist Concert Series With Britney Spears
* Lady Gaga Dives Into Character on 'SNL'
* U2 Perform at the US Festival in 1983
* SXSW Announces More Bands
* 5 Shocking Revelations About U2's 'Spider-Man' Musical
* Flashback: Sinead O'Connor Booed Offstage at Bob Dylan Celebration
* The Business Startup Guide For Indie Bands and Musicians
* 5 Famously Terrible Movies That Were Almost Great
* The 10 Most Secretly Ridiculous Moments in Classic Movies
* Vanatoo's mighty mini speakers deliver a knockout punch
* Best Black Friday deals 2013
* 5 laptop/tablet hybrids that actually work
* CNET's guide to getting the right laptop
* Apple will now pay you for a water-damaged iPhone or iPad
* Google Play Music makes its debut in Apple's App Store
* Windows 1.0: The flop that created an empire
* How Leap Motion tracks what it can't see
* Remembering legendary Enigma code breaker Mavis Batey
Short News Items ...
COEN BROTHERS DO IT AGAIN, ANOTHER GREAT FILM:
Read the 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Review: Dark Coen Brothers Comedy Puts the Hoot in Hootenanny...Read it at TheWrap
A day after word leaked about a new Bruce Springsteen single, the song itself has surfaced. "High Hopes," which covers the Nineties band the Havalinas, features Springsteen's fill-in guitarist, Tom Morello, who gives the song a funky Rage Against the Machine vibe. Read More
Stevie Nicks will release what's being billed as an "intimate" documentary, titled 'In Your Dreams,' on December 3rd. The film will chronicle the making of the Fleetwood Mac singer's 2011 solo album, 'In Your Dreams' – a period she has called "the greatest year of my life."
Axl Rose's ex-wife is cleaning house. Erin Everly, who was married to the Guns N' Roses frontman for a few months more than 20 years ago, is auctioning off mementos of their brief union, including candid photos of Rose (some of which are from his childhood), letters that Rose wrote to her, handwritten song lyrics, clothing he wore in music videos and even their marriage certificate.
"LIKE A ROLLING STONE" VIDEO:
Nearly 50 years after Bob Dylan released "Like a Rolling Stone" - named by Rolling Stone as the greatest song of all time - there's finally a video for it. Created by a digital agency, it's interactive, allowing viewers to flip through virtual "television channels." See it here. Read More
BYRNE CONCERT FOR PHILIPPINES:
Former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne will raise money for victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines with a benefit concert featuring the cast of 'Here Lies Love,' the concept album and stage musical he wrote with Fatboy Slim. The concert will take place on November 25th at Terminal 5 in New York, with proceeds going to Doctors Without Borders
Without much ado, Apple Corps. released a new – their first since 1996′s "Real Love" – video by THE BEATLES. It's a special montage for the Fabs' version of Buddy Holly's "Words Of Love" which comes from the recent "On Air – Live At The BBC Volume 2″ set. A funny, yet marvelous, thing! Watch it here
THAT WAS FAST:
Just a couple of weeks after announcing her marriage, Kelly Clarkson has announced she is pregnant.
RUSSIAN PROMOTER FINED FOR GAGA CONCERT:
A Russian court has fined the promoter of a Lady Gaga concert last December for "propaganda of alcohol consumption and homosexuality" according to The Hollywood Reporter.
THE EAGLES HUGE ACROSS THE POND:
Due to unrelenting fan demand, the Eagles have added a concert on 20th June at London's O2 to the History of the Eagles tour of the United Kingdom and Ireland in 2014.
GOOGLE MUSIC NOW ON IOS:
TechCrunch reports that the Google Music service is finally live and active on the iOS. The new Google Music app will compete with Apples iTunes Radio, Pandora, Spotify and Rdio. The new service provides two options -- a standard service and an all access option. Both allow users to store music in the cloud, rather than having to store it locally. Read More
PLAYSTATION 4 SELLS ONE MILLION IN ONE DAY:
AllThingsD reports that Sony has sold more than 1 million units of its flagship gaming console, the PlayStation 4, within 24 hours of its release. The company projects to sell more than three million units of the console by the end of the year. Read More
SPIDERMAN CLOSING ON BROADWAY:
The much-maligned Broadway musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" is itself going dark in January. The show will stay around long enough for a last holiday-season ticket run before shuttering after a two-and-a-half-year run, the paper reported Monday.
RIHANNA, 10 MILLION AND COUNTING:
Billboard reports that Rihanna has sold over 10 million albums in United States according to Nielsen SoundScan. This week, she sold another 5,000 copies of albums, bringing the total to 10,001,000. Her recent album "Unapologetic," which debuted in 2012, has now managed to sell over 1.113 million copies.
BON JOVI VIRAL VIDEO CAUSES "LIVIN' ON A PRAYER" TO CHART AGAIN:
The classic 1987 rock anthem returns as it experiences a surge in streaming thanks to user-generated video clips. Bon Jovi's 1987 Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 "Livin' On a Prayer" returns to the ranking at No. 25 thanks to renewed viral interest. The iconic rock track debuts on Streaming Songs at No. 5 after garnering 5.1 million streams in the U.S. last week (up 390%), according to Nielsen BDS. Bon Jovi's 'Livin' On a Prayer' Re-Enters Hot 100 Due to Viral Revival
ELVIS STILL RAKING IN BIG BUX:
Elvis Presley may have left the building 36 years ago, but the King of Rock and Roll is still a very hot property. Authentic Brands Group announced Tuesday that it has purchased the intellectual property associated with the rock-and-roll icon from Core Media Group. Authentic Brands, which already controls the Marilyn Monroe and Juicy Couture brands, will own and manage global rights to a vast library of thousands of Elvis photos, album covers, movie posters, archive video footage and events like "Elvis Week." In 2005, an 85% stake in Elvis Presley Enterprises was sold to media company CKX for $114 million. Private equity firm Apollo Global Management later purchased CKX and changed the firm's name to Core Media.
CHRIS BROWN STILL HAS ISSUES:
A rehab center where Chris Brown voluntarily enrolled for treatment says the singer was discharged after throwing a rock through his mother's car window. The letter from the facility was included in a probation report that was given to a Los Angeles judge and prosecutors Wednesday. Superior Court Judge James Brandlin considered the report when he ordered Brown to spend three months in a residential treatment facility.
MORE RARE BEATLE PIX:
The Beatles archive may be truly bottomless. These "fab finds" of never-before-seen photos from the group's heyday document the group's first arrival in the U.S., the filming of 'Help!' in the Bahamas and much more. Read More
TOP MUSIC MONEY MAKERS:
Madonna is the highest-paid musician in the world for 2013, according to a new ranking in Forbes, besting runner-up Lady Gaga by $45 million. Madonna has made an estimated $125 million over the past year, the majority of which came at the end of her MDNA tour, which grossed $305 million. Her revenue streams also included concert merchandise, her Material Girl clothing line and her Truth or Dare fragrance. Madonna Leads List of Top-Earning Musicians
Quotes of the week
"Just explaining to people out there that are listening that maybe have some perceptions or have heard some brash comments that I've made like doing like Disney or Steve Jobs comparisons, I have the right to do that and I have the right to say that. It's fun for me, because to set your goals that high. You know? Steve Jobs was never the best computer programmer but he had an understanding and a feeling."
-- The ever megalomaniac Kanye West, talking with Bret Easton Ellis. Read the story at TheWrap (I'm pretty sure history will NOT regard you like either Walt Disney or Steve Jobs, Kanye)
The B-Side - 'Blips'
THE ONION (www.theonion.com) STORY OF THE WEEK:
Report: Kanye West, Bill Gates, Tom Hanks All Currently Reading, Enjoying This Article ... Mila Kunis, Too
WASHINGTON—According to a report released Monday by the Pew Research Center, at this very moment, the article you are currently reading is simultaneously being viewed and enjoyed by none other than musician Kanye West, business magnate Bill Gates, acclaimed actor Tom Hanks, and even the lovely Mila Kunis.
Report: Kanye West, Bill Gates, Tom Hanks All Currently Reading, Enjoying This Article
The Music Industry Past, Present & Future, And The Internet I answer questions on EconTalk
I did an interview about the industry and the Internet at EconTalk with host Russ Roberts. Russ is also a professor of economics at George Mason University, blogs at Cafe Hayek, and has written three novels that teach economics. He's also the co-creator of the Keynes-Hayek rap video. (And if your understanding of the economic meltdown that occurred needs to be enlightened, this video will do it)
In the interview we talk about the evolution of the music industry, the impact of the digital revolution, and I give my reasons for believing in the virtues and potential of the Internet in enhancing the music industry. I point out, as I have many times here in the newsletter, that the internet allows numerous artists to make money from their music and it can enhance revenues from live performances by expanding an artist's base. We also discuss the challenges facing record companies and I suggest that the full potential of the Internet as a distribution channel has yet to be fully exploited. There's a lot of ground covered, but based on the comments already posted of those who have tuned in, they've enjoyed it.
Read more about it by clicking here.
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