Tuesday, May 27, 2014

New Music on Freegal

Brand New Music on Freegal

New Music is made available on the Freegal Site just about every day. May 27th is an average day for new releases on the site. Here are some examples of what is new just on Tuesday.

The Ready Set
The Bad and The Better LP

The very up and coming Jordan Mark Witzigreuter is a twenty-four year old Alternative pop singer from Fort Wayne, Indiana. He is the voice behind The Ready Set, and the only band member. This talented young man was in various groups as a young teen then started concentrating on a solo effort at the age of 16. He was signed with Razor & Tie Records this past March and he already has a brand new album that is being released on May 27th entitled The Bad and The Better.  He is also on a worldwide tour.
Allmusic.com describes his LP  by writing : “features bouncy beats and hooks aplenty on every tune”

Trash Talk
No Peace LP

This LP from the punk band Trash Talk has been long awaited. This is their fifth studio album and the first under a new label. The band has toured around the world including Japan and Europe, and they were chosen by Spin Magazine as one of the “Top 5 Metal Bands you Should Know”.

Tumblr Girls (single)

Fresh new rap talent and rising star G-Eazy just graduated from Loyola University with a Bachelor of Science in Music Industry Studies just a couple of years ago. According to MTV.com, he wrote, recorded and produced his own first full length album “Must Be Nice” in 2012 which made #3 on the itunes Hip Hop chart. He was not associated with a label at the time. He has since then signed with a record company and his second LP “These Things Happen” is due out on Freegal and worldwide late this June. In the mean time, his new single “Tumblr Girls” has a May 27th release date.

One Direction
You & I  (single)

The official release date of  “You and I” by the British pop sensation One Direction is also 5/27.  The ballad features little more than acoustic guitar and the voices of the band members. It certainly shows their vocal abilities. According to Billboard.com, this band is the first in history to debut at number one in the United States with their first three albums.

Just a few of the other 5/27 releases available on Freegal and at retailers throughout the U.S. include:

Cher Lloyd- Sorry I’m Late LP
Cherub- Year of The Caprese LP
Arch Enemy-You Will Know My Name (Single)
Vacationer-The Wild Life (Single)
Adam Lambert- The Very Best of Adam Lambert LP
Archive- Axiom LP
Noel Torres- Me Interesas (Single)
DJ Cassidy feat. Robin Thicke –Calling All Hearts (Single, Remix)

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Time Magazine's Most Influential People

It was just announced that Beyonce has landed at the top of
Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People In the World” for 2014. The superstar even trumped Pope Francis on the list. She is being honored for her talent and for being a positive role model for women who want to be in charge of their careers. ABCNews.com quotes Beyonce as saying that girls “need to run the world” and “I’m not bossy, I am the boss.” She is on the cover of the May issue of Time.

You can listen to Beyonce’s music on Freegal.

All of the remaining singers on Time Magazine’s 2014 list are available on Freegal as well. The other artists are:

Pharrell Williams
Carrie Underwood
Miley Cyrus

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Anniversaries In Music

Anniversaries in Music

2014 marks the 30th anniversary of the classic 1980’s movie Footloose starring Kevin Bacon. Talk show host Jimmy Fallon just celebrated the occasion by banning dancing on this show.  The ban ended when Kevin reenacted his famous moves on Fallon’s stage. You can watch that television appearance on RollingStone.com if you missed it, and you can listen to the song “Footloose” by Kenny Loggins on the Freegal Music Site.

Other anniversaries this year include:

The California based group The Offspring has been together 30 years as of this year. The band has sold over 40 million albums worldwide and are widely considered to be one of the best selling Punk Rock groups of all time.

 Also 30 years ago, Bruce Springsteen released his famed LP Born in The U.S.A. to much commercial and critical success. This one album sold over 30 million copies was the highest selling release of 1985. It was also the first compact disc manufactured in the United States for commercial release.

It has been 20 years since Pink Floyd released their last album Division Bell. The main concept of the LP was the use of communication to solve problems in life. The name of the album is after the division bell that is rung in the British Parliament that signals when a vote is to take place.  Will they release any new music? There are plenty of rumors on the Internet indicating they will, but we will have to wait and see.

All of the Music captioned above is available on the Freegal Music Site

Monday, March 10, 2014

Academy of Country Music Awards

The next big award show this year is the
 Academy of Country Music Awards,
 which will be held on Sunday, April 6th. According to musicgenre.com, Country Music is the most popular genre in the United States.  Forbes.com writes that Country and Hip Hop will be the new "Pop" in 2014.

Within this increasingly favored type of music, superstar Miranda Lambert is being nominated for "Entertainer of the Year" at the CMA’s for the third time. Lambert is up for seven nominations in total (tied with Tim McGraw as having the most nominations) also including "Female Vocalist of The Year." Listen to her music, including her top single "Mama’s Broken Heart", and her new single "Automatic" on the Freegal site.

Just some of the additional awards that artists you can find on Freegal are being nominated for include:

Male Vocalist of the Year: Jason Aldean

Vocal Duo of the Year:  Love & Theft,  Thompson Square

Video of the Year: Carrie Underwood: Two Black Cadillac’s

Female Vocalist of the Year:  Carrie Underwood

Single Record of the Year: Miranda Lambert, Mama’s Broken Heart



Friday, February 21, 2014

Pharrell Williams New Release

Pharrell Williams New Release

The #1 song on iTunes and the #1 digital song in the country is “Happy” by Pharrell Williams. 

 This Grammy Award winning artist is releasing a new album entitled G I R L on March 3rd. Listen to the top single now, and the album on the day of release. Just login to the Freegal Music Site with your library card. 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

New Music

New Music on Freegal

New music is added to the Freegal site all the time. Here is just a small sampling of
what’s new.

Betty Who
Heartbreak Dream (Single)

Betty Who is an Australian born singer who was classically trained.  She moved to the United States in 2007 and attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Betty Who (Jessica Anne Newman) just signed with RCA records in 2013 and Time Magazine has already hand-picked her as one of their 14 choices of “Artists to Watch in 2014.”
Just added this week

DJ Cassidy feat. Robin Thicke
Calling All Hearts (Single)

 DJ Cassidy has opened for superstars such as Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake. This single is just the introduction to his forthcoming album which is due out this May. Chart topper Robin Thicke lends his vocals to this single, along with the talented Jessie J.
Just added this week

Kat Dahlia
Crazy (Single)

The first single from Kat Dahlia’s debut album (the LP is set for release this summer) is sure to attract attention.  The 23 year old Cuban-American writes her own music and is already getting rave reviews. The New York Times writes “. ..self-empowerment sung in a pulpy, brooding voice…Kat Dahlia displays grit”
Just Added This Week

The Fray
Helios LP

The Fray are known worldwide for hits such as “How to Save a Life” and "Over My Head". The first single off of this new album “Love Don’t Die” has been a chart topping success. USA Today calls Helios “more muscular and buoyant” while Rolling Stone states “they're still pumping”
Coming next week

Romeo Santos
Formula Vol. 2 LP

This artist, who released his first album in 2011, has already had number one hits on the charts under Hot Latin Songs and Tropical Songs. This follow up LP promises
to be even more intriguing with collaborations that include Carlos Santana, Marc Anthony, Drake, and Nicki Minaj.
 Coming next week

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is not all just chocolate and flowers. It is also music. A meaningful tune can be more romantic than any gift. Listen to some top love songs from Freegal and celebrate the day.

Roy Orbison
Oh, Pretty Woman

Sam Cooke
You Send Me

Elvis Presley
Can’t Help Falling in Love

Kenny Chesney
Me And You

Joe Cocker
You Are So Beautiful

Savage Garden
Truly, Madly, Deeply

Justin Timberlake
 My Love

Dan Fogelberg

The Temptations
My Girl

Mary Wells
My Guy

Celine Dion
The Power of Love

Billy Joel
Just The Way You Are

Diana Ross
Endless Love