It’s a crowded music scene, and for folks with talent and a dream, it can be exceptionally hard to be discovered.
TuneGO, a service that allows for independent artists to reach and connect with fans and industry, in now looking to recreate the service on mobile devices with the launch of its Android application.
The app promises music industry access and the ability so share music and video in unlimited fashion. It also allows users to explore and discover trending music, and to discover and interact with folks on all sides of the music industry.
TuneGO chief John Kohl alks about giving artists an advantage. “TuneGO delivers tools to artists to help them advance their careers,” he says. “The path to success in the music industry is a long and winding road, but our platform offers an edge to artists to help them get discovered – both by fans as well as by the music industry as a whole.”
Draggin’ My Tail by Eric Clapton & Friends is available for cheap on Google Play.
$2.99 to be exact.
For that price, the prize is 31 tracks for almost 96 minutes. Purchased singly, they’d come up to just under $31.
1. DRAGGIN MY TAIL
2. SNAKE DRIVE
3. TALKING ABOUT YOU (WITH THE YARDBIRDS)
4. WEST COAST IDEA
5. POUNDS AND STOMPS (WITH THE YARDBIRDS)
6. HONEY IN YOUR HIPS (WITH THE YARDBIRDS)
8. GOT LOVE IF YOU WANT IT (LIVE)(WITH THE YEARDBIRDS)
9. THE FIRST TIME I MET THE BLUES (LIVE) (WITH THE YARDBIRDS)
10. TAKE IT EASY BABY (LIVE) (WITH THE YARDBIRDS)
11. PRETTY GIRL (LIVE) (WITH THE YARDBIRDS)
12. FIVE LONG YEARS (LIVE) (WITH THE YARDBIRDS)
13. OUT ON THE WATER COAST (LIVE) (WITH THE YARDBIRDS)
14. HERE ‘TIS (LIVE)(WITH THE YARDBIRDS)
15. YOU CAN’T JUDGE A BOOK BY LOOKING AT THE COVER (LIVE) (WITH THE YARDBIRDS)
16. I’M YOUR WITCH DOCTOR (WITH JOHN MAYALL’S BLUESBREAKERS)
17. FOR YOUR LOVE (WITH THE YARDBIRDS)
18. BOOM BOOM (WITH THE YARDBIRDS)
19. GOOD MORNING LITTLE SCHOOLGIRL (WITH THE YARDBIRDS)
20. MILES ROAD (WITH JIMMY PAGE)
21. I AIN’T GO YOU (WITH THE YARDBIRDS)
22. A CERTAIN GIRL (WITH THE YARDBIRDS)
23. TRIBUTE TO ELMORE (WITH JIMMY PAGE)
24. TRAIN KEPT A ROLLING (WITH THE YARDBIRDS)
25. I WISH YOU WOULD (WITH THE YARDBIRDS)
26. GOT TO HURRY (WITH THE YARDBIRDS)
27. FREIGHT LOADER
28. LET IT ROCK (LIVE) (WITH THE YARDBIRDS)
29. SHE’S SO RESPECTABLE (WITH THE YARDBIRDS)
30. LOUISE (LIVE) (WITH THE YARDBIRDS)
31. SMOKESTACK LIGHTNING (LIVE) (WITH THE YARDBIRDS)
Take a musical journey with Callie through Tokyo’s Akihabara district — and groove to the beats to achieve a high score in this original music/rhythm game.
The rules are simple: Time your actions to the rhythm and the Beat Marker as you change icons while jamming to the electro-infused soundtrack before they fill up the grid. Cycle through icons by tapping on your screen (or by pressing the up key or left clicking, depending on your device) as the Beat Marker passes over them on the grid to create matches of three or more. To earn a “Good” or “Perfect” score multiplier bonus, sync your actions to the beat by changing icons **right as the Beat Maker passes over a grid line!**
The Canadian crooner’s 2013 album To Be Loved (his eighth) is available for free on Google Play in mp3 form. The album contains some collaborations and several covers.
Here is the track listing:
1. “You Make Me Feel So Young”
2. “It’s a Beautiful Day”
3. “To Love Somebody”
4. “Who’s Lovin’ You”
5. “Somethin’ Stupid”
6. “Come Dance with Me”
7. “Close Your Eyes”
8. “After All”
9. “Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?”
10. “To Be Loved”
11. “You’ve Got a Friend in Me”
12. “Nevertheless (I’m in Love with You)”
13. “I Got It Easy”
14. “Young at Heart”
Individually, the tracks would cost more than $18. No word as to how long this offer will last, so get it now!
It’s a glitzy affair, bordering on the psychedelic even while invoking memories of Jeff bridges computer cautionary tales from years past. It’s all neon and then some, with a hefty dose of splash on a dark canvas, with smooth animations and expressive secondary visuals. Altogether, it’s a delight to the senses.
If the goal is to catch one’s attention very quickly, the game does so admirably. This is helped in no small part by the amped up music, which works well with the game.
On the gameplay front, it packs in several different modes; we took on the “Massive Dance” first, but the basic concept is fairly simple across the board: avoid obstacles, and go far. In this mode, view is of an abbreviated top-down variety, and the intro tutorial is about as hands-on as they come. Gradually but surely, one understands how to navigate the controls. Our playing piece is akin to big rolling wheel, and the main concept is to guide it along a three-landed path. By default, it travels down the middle, and tapping on either side makes it dart to that side for a short time; holding the tap keeps it traveling on that side till the hold is released.
When one completes a current level, the next is unlocked, and on and on.
Now, the beginning obstacles are like structures jutting out of the sides. So, say, there is an obstacle on the left, one darts to the right, and the reverse is true for obstacles on the other side. It’s fairly easy in the beginning, and one even learns how to hold to automatically dodge same side sequence.
The trick is to adjust to the speed of the game. Boy, does it quicken. It starts off sedately enough, and then it combines random placements with a quick pace to create a very challenging game.
The different modes allow one to try different styles of play, flying and through mazes and the like, and helping stave off monotony. each version is accompanied by music and uniquely fun scenery.
The game is an enjoyable romp, and easy to get involved in.
Jukely, a concert subscription service, is now available to Android users.
Jukely members enjoy a vast selection of upcoming concerts to which they can claim a spot through the website, iOS and now, Android app. Live across 15 cities in the United States as well as in London and Toronto, new shows are released at 11am in membersâ€™ respective time zones and can be claimed before 5pm on the day of the show. The basic membership tier provides individual access to shows happening in a three day window with options to upgrade membership to bring a friend and claim spots even further in advance.
With the native app, users can:
Browse – Browse a list of upcoming shows
Explore – Learn about the shows and listen to full tracks
Claim – Get a spot on the Jukely Guest List and go
Jukely founder and chief Bora Celik mentions the importance of bringing an Android app to market. â€œWeâ€™ve always been aware of the large chunk of Jukely users using Android devices and weâ€™re excited to finally give them a new tool for using Jukelyâ€ he says. â€œWe really wanted to optimize and streamline the user experience on their mobile device, and introduce the Jukely experience to a whole new group of potential power users.â€
Here’s an interesting bit of news that underscores the importance of remote tools.
Two artists, Lizzo and Sad13, were able to co-author a new song — without meeting in person — using Google Docs as a collaboration tool. The song, which is available on Google Play Music, is called Basement Queens, and is a fusion of hip hop and indie rock.
Some of the most popular songs ever recorded were the result of collaborations. Recently we asked ourselves: Could technology help bring together two musicians who might not otherwise meet? And if so: What would they create? With this in mind, we challenged two unique artistsâ€”burgeoning hip hop queen Lizzo and indie frontwoman Sad13 (Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz)â€”to write a song together in Google Docs.
Sad13 and Lizzo first connected in Hangoutsâ€”in Massachusetts and Minnesota, respectivelyâ€”to hash things out. Within seconds they were inside a docâ€”riffing in real-time on ideas, then lyrics, then overall structure. And in just a couple of weeks they had a track they were really excited about.
The pair of women then flew to Brooklyn to meet for the first time IRL, and to record their new single, “Basement Queens”â€”a celebration of creating their own sound, on their own terms. And that’s how music was #madewithGoogleDocs.
* Fixed an issue with Android Wear
* Fixed an issue when downloading radio stations
* Added ability to sync local (non-cloud) music to Android Wear
* Added ability to choose which downloaded content gets synced to Android Wear
Spotify Music is bringing it’s pace-keeping feature to its Android app.
The feature uses music in based on the users history. After starting the app, all one needs to do is select a genre, and start moving; the app automatically gauges the users pace and plays music accordingly.