How the Kids Get Their Music Today

According to a vendor site like http://directtelevisionpackages.com there are over 80 streaming music TV channels and that’s just one way the kids, these days, are getting their music fix. Remember a time when you actually had to go to a record store? Remember when you literally ran home from school because you had to turn on MTV just in time to catch a premier music video?

Things sure are different these days and it’s not all bad. Listed below are a few ways the newer generations are getting their music:

1. iTunes and iPods and iPhones (Oh My!) are the primary means. Convenience is the name of the game when it comes to getting music. What’s convenient? Storing an entire digital library on a single mobile device which can be accessed on a whim.

2. Satellite radio is also pretty big these days. Much like the TV channels we mentioned earlier, sat radio offers lots of channels for specific genres. The real draw here, though, as opposed to regular old radio is no ad interruptions and no radio edits.

3. TV. Depending on who you get your cable service from, there are lots of streaming music channels that you can just leave going in the background while you do your homework or make a snack.

Who Won Blues Artist Of The Year For 2012

The best blues albums, bands and individual musicians are honored each year at ceremonies held in Memphis by the Blues Foundation. The Artist of the Year Awards are divided into five separate categories. The best new artist of the year is honored as are the best contemporary blues male and female artists as well as the best male and female traditional blues artists.

In 2012, the Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year was Susan Tedeschi. She is an excellent guitarist (more…)

Highest Selling Artists Of This Year

Highest Selling Artists Of This Year

Fall Out Boy
Fall Out Boy has consistently dominated the Billboard Rock Charts this year. They are a new wave group from Illinois. The nucleus of the group consists of Patrick Stump, Andy Hurley, Joe Trohman and Pete Wentz. The band’s main songwriter, composer and arranger is Patrick Stump. Stump also sings lead vocals and plays guitar for Fall Out Boy. Additionally, in 2001 Fall Out Boy was a little known band from Illinois who were making splashes in the (more…)

The Best New Country Recording Artists Of 2012

Country music is not like any other genre of music. With the widespread changes that have occurred over the last few years, a number of talented young individuals have made their mark as rising stars. The following two gentlemen are considered to be some of the best new country recording artists of 2012.

Chris Young

The winner of Nashville Star, Chris Young has been impressing country music fans since 2006. While he has enjoyed a (more…)

Who Are The Nominees For The Source Awards 2012

With the large number and variety of music awards that are handed out each year, keeping track of all of them can be something of a challenge. Artists and performers that have been singled out to receive a music award may be well worth exploring as their contribution to the industry must be noteworthy in order to receive such consideration. Discovering more about the nominees, past winners and performers that may be considered for future awards can offer (more…)

The Nominees For The Pop Hall Of Fame

The Nominees For The Pop Hall Of Fame

The American Pop Music Hall of Fame just announced a list of nominees for its first round to be inducted into the new ceremony of pop all stars. This award is a new and highly selective category that includes a list of inductees, such as Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Elvis Presley, Chubby Checker, The Carpenters, Bobby Darin, Neil Diamond and Simon and Garfunkel. This ceremony will take place in Pennsylvania and is slated to become an extremely (more…)

Is Nicki Minaj Going To Tour In 2013?

Female rapper, Nicki Minaj is not expected to continue her 2012 tour through out 2013. Minaj is currently touring within the UK and visiting other places such as Australia and France. Minaj’s next concert will be on October 5th at the Allphones Arena in Australia.

Instead of her Pink Friday tour, Nicki Minaj will be set as a judge on the hit singing competition, American Idol. She will be along side Randy Jackson, Diva Mariah Carey and country star, Keith Legend. With her new plans for American Idol, she will not seem (more…)

Why Is Cee Lo Creating A Christmas Album?

Cee Lo Green has announced plans to release a Christmas album on October 30th of this year. The album, which will be soulful in tone, will have a host of different songs for the listener to choose from. It surely will be a great record to throw on while opening presents on December 25th.
Cee Lo joins a host of other artists who have done Christmas albums, including Mariah Carey and fellow The Voice co-star Christina Aguilera. He is dipping into that all important market to spread (more…)

The Latest Trends In The Punk Music Genre

Punk music, and the spirit of Punk, has been alive in our music scene since the 1970s. Starting with bands like The Clash, The Romones and The Sex Pistols, the punk scene was brought across the ocean from England all the way to the United States. As time has passed, many feel punk has died, but it has actually evolved. While many bands play in the traditional style of punk nowadays, many bands have taken the punk ideology and transformed it into its own sub genre.
Many punk bands exist today still that have been (more…)