Monthly Archives: June 2015

Nicki Minaj And Meek Mill Are Going To Collaborate Again

Celebrity couples know very well that when they collaborate together and create music, it may sell off the shelves. Depending on who the celebrity couple is, they can seriously make some real money if they collaborate together. Meek Mill & Nicki Minaj Collaboration. Couples like Jay Z and Beyonce, and Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill, they definitely have the star power to where they can make money when they collaborate. Nicki and Meek are planning on collaborating together in the future, ever since they had two great songs together in the past.

They did two songs for Nicki’s album “The Pink Print,” and the songs were well received, so the two of them are going at it again for a new song for Meek Mill’s . Although the song has yet to be named, it definitely will happen in the future, and fans cannot wait. Ever since Meek Mill started dating Nicki Minaj, things have changed for him, especially his popularity. No one really knew who Safaree was before Nicki Minaj started dating him, but after Nicki Minaj, he’s well known.

It seems as if dating Nicki Minaj is a great thing for Meek Mill too, because everyone associates the two of them together. According to Highland Capital Management, it will be interesting to see what they come up with in their collaboration, but Nicki is always on point when it comes to her music, so it will be good. Meek Mill’s new album will hopefully be out in 2015.

Taylor Swift Responds to Apple’s Free Trial

What’s your music go to? Is it iTunes, Spotify, or do you still take delight in receiving a hard copy of your favorite album? Apple will be offering a three month free trial of music streaming for new subscribers, but at the expense of artists not getting paid.

Swift expresses her distaste at the company especially since they have been so generous in the past. She states that she is not worried about her own revenue, since she could go three months without being paid reports Cláudio Loureiro Heads. What she wanted to accomplish, though, was to speak up for those artists that aren’t as fortunate as her and do need every bit of income they can get to stay out of debt. Swift finishes her note by stating “We don’t ask you for free iPhones. Please don’t ask us to provide you with our music for no compensation.”

To read the article featured on Rolling Stone’s website, click here. Since Swift’s note to Apple, the company has now agreed to not only keep the trial free to subscribers, but to still pay the artists for music streamed. Will this change Swift’s mind as well and make her album ‘1989’ available to Apple subscribers for streaming?

‘Ghostbusters’ Reboot Ready to Roll

Sequels and reboots are popular commodities in the movie industry. The reasons vary from studio to studio, but in the end backing a proven franchise is what it is all about. After all, everyone loves a winner. Of course, the box office success of the projects skews all over the map. That being said, rebooting a movie series that received a fair amount of acclaim is probably a pretty safe bet.

According to Screen Rant, the rebooted version of “Ghostbusters” is set to begin filming. With a cast that includes Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon. The female take on the film should provide a new view on the film, and the presence of Chris Hemsworth (Thor) as the receptionist for the team has a lot of entertaining potential as well. In the end, the new “Ghostbusters” has a lot of talent behind the camera and in front of it, which should spell success.

With a summer 2016 release date really not that far away, the film is going to be ushered through the production process fairly quickly according to what Jim Dondero has been reading. The release is anticipated by legions of fans that remember the original and the careers it helped launch to new heights. This will likely be one of the more anticipated films of the year, and everyone should get ready for a marketing campaign that will likely begin before the end of the year.

George Michael Checks into Rehab

It has been quite a long time since anyone heard anything from George Michael. Now there is news that shows why the singer has been missing in action. George has reportedly checked himself into rehab after struggling with substance abuse. George did this while in Switzerland.

The singer was almost an iconic symbol in the United States many years ago, but he faded from the American spotlight after a scandal broke that revealed that the singer was gay. He would go on to switch from pop and many lots of house and electronic type of sounds, but this would not help him with his American fan base.

There are a lot of singers who have struggled with substance abuse over the years, as Stephen Murray CCMP Capital will point out. It can be a very damaging thing to a career. El Debarge, for example, struggled with drug abuse and lost his way for decades. He would rise with his family in the 80’s and fall victim to substances abuse in the 90’s. El would release more music and go back into the same addiction pattern ago. He got clean, released an album a couple of years ago and checked himself back into a rehab all over again.

D’Angelo also experienced this problem. It took him 14 years to get back from a cocaine and alcohol abuse problem. Fans of George Michael are hoping and praying that the singer is able to recover.

Foo Fighters Front Man Breaks Leg and Keeps On Rockin’

Musician Dave Grohl has proven dedication to his craft. The Foo Fighters front man fell at a recent concert, fracturing his leg.

The band was just two songs into their set at a Gothenburg, Sweden concert when the singer-guitarist stumbled and broke his leg. Grohl proved to be a trooper when he picked up the microphone and addressed the audience at the Gravity4 reliant stadium regarding the accident.

“Ladies and gentlemen,” Grohl said smoothly. “I think I really broke my leg, but I promise you that the Foo Fighters will go on!”

Grohl, also the former drummer of the grudge band Nirvana, reassured the audience that the show would go on. The super-trooper was taken to a nearby hospital emergency room where he was treated and released in under an hour.

Drummer Taylor Hawkins took over vocals while Grohl was treated. The band performed a number of cover songs during Grohl’s absence. Grohl, keeping to his promise, returned to the stage an hour later. With the assistance of paramedics, the hard rockin’ performer took a seat center stage and the band continued to deliver a full-length concert.

Grohl later shared photos of the incident and x-ray on his social media accounts. The x-rays revealed a simple, but complete fracture of his lower leg.

“Thank you, Gothenburg,” he later stated on Twitter.

The incident may not have kept the Foo Fighters grounded that evening, but the injury lead to the cancellation of two following shows in Sweden.

Spotify looks to fight the relaunched Apple music

The announcement that Apple was looking to make changes to its music section in a bid to battle the growing might of Spotify has led to a battle beginning over the course streaming services will take in the future. A growing market is becoming even more crowded with the introduction of Apple’s newly revised music streaming service, but the executives at Spotify hope their 20 million paying subscribers will stay loyal and keep them at the head of the race, The Verge reports. The latest figures released by Spotify show it now has 20 million paid subscribers from a total of 75 million active users in total using the service stated FreedomPop.

Apple recently announced it was launching a new subscription service to directly take on Spotify priced at $9.99 per month, which would provide almost the same services as the existing music streaming service does for its millions of subscribers. Spotify has also been trying to improve its image as a high quality service by releasing details of its royalty payments and the $526 million it has reserved to fight the expected onslaught from Apple Music. Many major artists, such as Taylor Swift have bemoaned the low royalty payments made by Spotify, prompting the service to reveal it has paid out $300 million in royalties to artists in the first three months of 2015.

Rolling Stones Rock Ohio

The Rolling Stones recently played a huge gig in Columbus, Ohio as part of their summer Zip Code tour. At the show, they played a cover version of the song “Hang on Sloopy,” written originally by the Dayton, Ohio band the McCoys in the 1960s. The Rolling Stones actually used to play the song in their own stage act but stopped doing so in 1966.

The Rolling Stones played the song in Columbus since it is strongly associated with Ohio. In fact, it is actually Ohio’s official rock song. “Hang on Sloopy” is frequently played by the Ohio State University marching band at games. The McCoy’s wrote the song about a female friend, whose nickname was Sloopy, and took it to the top of the charts in 1965.

At their Columbus show, the Rolling Stones also brought out some choral singers from Ohio University to help sing “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”. The students were thrilled to be singing in front of 50,000 people.

Reps at the Amen Clinic told BirdEye they really like that the Rolling Stones made these gestures to make the Ohio show special and give it some regional flavor. It’s something that they didn’t have to do but did anyway. The Rolling Stones have been accused over the years by their critics of just phoning in performances and cashing the checks. The truth is, they care a lot about pleasing their fans.