Caro Emerald “A Night Like This”.

She’s from the Netherlands and won best Dutch song in 2010 with this smokey, sulty song which just has the ability to put you in a good mood. Her debut album spent 30 weeks at the top of the Dutch album charts beating the record set by Michael Jackson’s Thriller.

The song is released on the Grandmono Label and you can download it right now. So what you waiting for ?

 A Night Like This - Deleted Scenes from the Cutting Room Floor

1994 UK number one singles

1994 was a fantastic year for pop music. The singles chart was vibrant, it was diverse with
a couple of reggae hits, a novelty football song, Mariah Carey with a brilliant cover song,
and then there was Whigfield. Dance music was already tearing up the charts with a new form
of music, rave music, going mainstream. In the days before Cowell’s domination, there was a
genuine race for the coveted Christmas number one spot. This year it belonged to East 17.
Take That were brilliant and Wet Wet Wet hogged the number one spot forever ! Enjoy a
nostalgic look back at 1994 and don’t forget to bookmark


Color Theory “Living A Boy’s Adventure Tale”.

I have to say that as a fan of A-ha I was apprehensive about someone attempting to cover
one of their clasic tracks but Color Theory aka Brian Hazard has done a brilliant job so much
so I had to stop listening to it in the car because I would play it so loud it would distract
me when driving.

I suggest a smart a&r person who wants to improve their hit ratio for the year should pick this up.


My Major Company: the future of record labels ?

Crowdfunding is huge and probably the latest trend in the music business.  We have had Slicethepie and Sellaband but My Major Company seem to up the bar.
Describing themselves as a proper fully staffed record companies, they have had one act raise £100,000 in a week and another, Some Velvet Morning have raised a third of this in a week.
Seems to bridge the gap between DIY record labels and a traditional label. You can join the site as an investor but not as an artist which sets it apart from Sellaband for example, where you can join as an artist. I think it is interesting and it does give members of the public a more robust platform making their investment less of a risk. Only time will tell if it will catch on.

Watch their manifesto below:

Katy Perry _Teenage Dream”

Ok first of let me admit I have practically avoided Katy Perry’s music due to her constant media attention for anything but the music. Her constant teasing plus her engagement to Russell Brand !!! was too much for me. But after putting all these shenanigans aside I can say she is the top female artist at the moment, forget about Lady Gaga it’s all about Katy now.


“Must Be The Music” The future of music TV ?

 It’s been dubbed as the perfect alternative to Simon Cowell’s X-Factor, it has already yielded at least 3 chart hits for its contestants and we haven’t even reached the final  yet.  The winner of the show will receive a £100,000 cash fund rather than a record contract with an emphasis on giving the acts control over their careers, and every song performed on the show is available to download from iTunes and Sky Songs 100% of the net profits of the songs and merchandise going to the musicians. Make no mistake this show is the most important music TV show at the moment as it will herald a shift in how TV talent shows will evolve. I think it is brilliant and with a few tweaks here and there could totally eclipse Cowell’s pantomime shows. Watch, rate and comment.


Song of the Day Chase Coy “Lullaby”.

I joined Jango to test their capacity to promote indie bands and artists but from a user’s point of view I found it fascinating in the sense that you create a radio station based on artists you like and you can hear all kinds of good stuff. One of the tracks that grabbed me was "Lullaby" by Chase Coy. It is truly beautiful acoustic music and that’s saying a lot coming from me. Have a listen to it and let us know what you think.

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