How many of you still own some vinyl? (Record albums, for those of you who don’t remember, are how people listened to music before cassette tapes or CDs came along)
And of the albums you own, which one do you feel is the rarest? The most expensive for you to have to replace, if you were able to hunt a copy down somewhere?
The Quarrymen – The Band that started The Beatles
Continue reading TOP TEN RECORD ALBUMS WORTH THE MOST MONEY
Because nothing says “awesome” like a hip-hop song from 1992 getting remixed into something much more carnival-y.
We can listen to this all day.
Continue reading VIDEO FUN: MARIO GOT BACK
We know you love mashups as much as we do.
Here’s one that takes Eminiem’s THE REAL SLIM SHADY and mashes it up against Smash Mouth’s ALL STAR to create ALL STAR SHADY.
Continue reading VIDEO FUN: EMINEM VS SMASH MOUTH “ALL STAR SHADY”
Listening to a band is awesome.
Listening to a band not play music and prattle on about how they were “inspired” to come up with a certain song? It may work for Jimmy Buffett – but we’re here to listen to the music, not to you talk.
I’m with the Band: Confessions of a Groupie Continue reading WHEN THE GUY IN THE BAND NEEDS TO STFU
This is what happens when you’re bored, have access to a Go-Pro camera, and can put together a dance routine that you film over and over and over, every day for three months straight. Continue reading VIDEO FUN: WHY IT TAKES THREE MONTHS TO MAKE A DANCE MUSIC VIDEO
You’ve heard about “pee shyness”, the inability for some people to pee in public. This tends to hit men more than women, but it is a real issue nonetheless.
And because Web Watch is all about educating you on new terms and phrases – the medical term for this is “paruresis“.
Set of 2 Singing Toilet Paper Christmas Songs Roll Device
Continue reading DO YOU HAVE A POOPING PLAYLIST? FOR SOME PEOPLE, IT’S A REQUIREMENT
It’s not a surprise these days – the music industry is doing everything they can to get as much money as they can from consumers and give as little as possible to the artists and songwriters.
We don’t really blame the record companies for this — business is business, after all, and there has to be some give-and-take in order to turn a profit these days.
All You Need to Know About the Music Business
Continue reading WHAT’S THE ONE SIMPLE THING THE MUSIC INDUSTRY CAN DO TO MAKE MORE MONEY?
It’s argueably the biggest movie song since Celine Dion’s MY HEART WILL GO ON (theme from Titanic). While Pharrell’s HAPPY may dominate the pop chart as of this writing, the Oscar-winning song LET IT GO from Disney’s FROZEN has captured the hearts of movie goers and song lovers everywhere.
Continue reading VIDEO FUN: LET IT GO (FROM DISNEY’S FROZEN)
WHAT DO JUSTIN BIEBER AND JASON MRAZ HAVE IN COMMON?
It can be a difficult question to answer, as there are so many different options that could match an appropriate answer.
Is it their hair? Their singing style? Their sense of swagger?
Or could it be something a bit more…. sexy?
Justin Bieber Duck Tape
Continue reading WHAT DO JUSTIN BIEBER AND JASON MRAZ HAVE IN COMMON?
You can’t stop yourself from singing. You may not be very good at it, but you typically know all the words to your favorite songs.
There’s a reason why, after all these years, you’re still able to recite the Preamble to the Constitution, thanks to Saturday Morning TV. Take some words, put them to music, and voila! Instant memory!
Reading Lyrics: More Than 1,000 of the Century’s Finest Lyrics
a Celebration of Our Greatest Songwriters, a Rediscovery of Forgotten Masters,
and an Appreciation of an extraordinary, popular art form
Continue reading THE 20 MOST COMMON WORDS IN SONG LYRICS
It almost doesn’t pay to be a musician these days.
We’ll take that back and rephrase: it LITERALLY doesn’t pay to be a musician these days. And yes, we are using the word “literally” correctly in that sentence..
With more and more businesses deciding to hop onto the STREAMING MUSIC bandwagon, one would think that the greater exposure would result in greater earnings for the musicians and songwriters who are getting their music spread far and wide.
Music Publishing: The Roadmap to Royalties
Continue reading ANOTHER SIGN THAT STREAMING MUSIC ROYALTY PAYMENTS STINK
It’s been said that there will reach a point in time where every single piece of recorded music has been written. There are only so many combinations of notes on a musical scale that can be made.
So that’s where the ability to make variations on a theme come into play. Combining two different songs to make a completely new one. Sampling music in order to add your own voice, style to something that already exists.
Start Your Music Business:
How to Earn Royalties, Own Your Music,
Sample Music, Protect Your Name & Structure Your Music Business
Continue reading WHO ARE THE MOST SAMPLED RECORDING ARTISTS OF ALL TIME?
Spotify is just over five years old, and has over 20 million songs in its library.
That’s how Spotify can provide you a constant stream of music that’s geared to your listening tastes.
Spotify for Dummies
Continue reading 20% OF SPOTIFY WILL NEVER BE HEARD
Everyone knows the song RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER.
But have you taken a really good listen to what the song’s actually about? It’s very telling — not about Rudolph, but a better description of what the OTHER reindeer are actually like.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Stuffed
Continue reading THE REAL REASON WHY SANTA’S REINDEER STINK