Thursday, November 17, 2011

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

don't own a cellphone or ipad (not sure what one looks like), but this is news for those who do (plus, anything hendrix is worth reporting!)

The Complete Digital Jimi Hendrix Experience Now on the iPhone and iPad

The Free Jimi Hendrix App Brings a New Level of Interaction to Music Fans through a Digitally Immersive Artist Experience

NEW YORK and DENVER, Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Music Entertainment and Experience Hendrix LLC today announced its Jimi Hendrix – The Complete Experience App for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch is now available on the App Store. The app, developed by Universal Mind, comes just in time to commemorate the iconic artist's birthday on November 27th.

With Jimi Hendrix – The Complete Experience, music lovers are able to explore interactive chapters of Jimi's legacy through immersive text, images and video. Listeners can flip through the full collection of Hendrix's albums, read about documentaries, live performances and other films about Hendrix with the option to download these assets directly from iTunes. For those who want to take the experience into the living room, users can stream video to their big screen using AirPlay and their Apple TV or even stream music to their AirPlay-enabled speakers.

Users are also able to learn about some of the most significant venues Hendrix played during his career; the app notifies users when they are near areas of importance to the Hendrix legacy, such as Electric Lady Studios or the Experience Music Project Museum. Using an interactive map, the user can dive into details about the iconic spots and get directions to the location for an even deeper, more dynamic discovery experience.

Janie Hendrix, President and CEO of Experience Hendrix LLC noted, "We continue to celebrate Jimi Hendrix, his music, life and legacy. This app is nothing short of a revolutionary development in 'Jimi Land.'"

"Jimi Hendrix – The Complete Experience is a powerful new way for fans to immerse themselves in the world of Jimi Hendrix and discover great music and other special premium content," said Michael Paull, Executive Vice President of Global Digital Business for Sony Music Entertainment. "We are pleased to be working with Universal Mind to develop mobile interactive solutions that offer consumers new opportunities for experiencing our artists."

"Consumers already use their iPad, iPhone and iPod touch to access music and apps everywhere they go, so we built an experience that brings the two together," said Brett Cortese, President & CEO of Universal Mind. "The result is an immersive musical experience, and interaction with an artist, that is unique and fresh."

The Jimi Hendrix – The Complete Experience App is available for free from the App Store on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch or at


Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a current roster that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. It is home to premier record labels representing music from every genre, including American Recordings, Arista Nashville, Battery Records, Beach Street Records, BNA Records, Columbia Nashville, Columbia Records, Day 1, Epic Records, Essential Records, Flicker Records, LaFace Records, Legacy Recordings, MASTERWORKS, Polo Grounds, RCA Records, RCA Nashville, RCA Red Seal, RCA Victor, Reunion Records, Roc Nation, Sony Classical, Sony Music Latin, Star Time International, Verity Gospel Music Group, and Volcano Entertainment. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.


Founded by James 'Al' Hendrix, Jimi's father, in 1995, Experience Hendrix, has been managed since its inception by family members personally chosen by Al during his tenure as Chairman. It is the official family company charged with managing the music, name, image and likeness of Jimi Hendrix. As a part of its daily operations, under President and CEO Janie Hendrix, Experience Hendrix and Authentic Hendrix oversee Jimi's timeless legacy on a worldwide basis.


Universal Mind is a digital solutions agency that brings together the technical expertise of a systems integrator and the design capabilities of an interactive agency to deliver enterprise-class, interactive software applications for the web, desktop, kiosks and mobile and embedded devices. Universal Mind works with clients to create best-in-class solutions that provide an exceptional user experience while overcoming complex technical challenges across a wide variety of devices. The Universal Mind team has developed applications for many of the world's leading enterprises that help them strengthen their relationships with customers, reduce their operating costs and open new revenue streams. Founded in 2003, Universal Mind is a privately held company based in Denver, CO. For more information, please visit

SOURCE Legacy Recordings


being a vinyl nut, i don't download music or even listen to it via computer, in my world, that's what stereos are for. however, it is a digital world that we live in and this is big news:

T-Mobile and Google Celebrate the Launch of Google Music

Zac Efron, Ashlee Simpson and Nick Cannon Joined Multiple Music Acts, Including Maroon 5, Busta Rhymes, Dirty South and a Surprise Performance from Drake, for a First Look at Google's Cloud Music Service Showcased on T-Mobile's 4G Devices

BELLEVUE, Wash., Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Last night in the heart of Hollywood, T-Mobile USA, Inc. together with Google™ celebrated the unveiling of Google Music™ with an exclusive celebrity and VIP event that brought the inspiration and world of music to life for a crowd of exuberant music fans. Held at the yet-to-be-opened Mr. Brainwash Studio, the special event featured live musical performances by popular acts, including Maroon 5 with special guest Travie McCoy, Busta Rhymes, Dirty South and a surprise performance by Drake, who is celebrating his newly released sophomore studio album Take Care.

The event featured a world of interactive engagements for music fanatics to showcase their love of music, including a real-world T-Mobile and Google Music store, giant Android™ and live graffiti installations, all under the backdrop of a raw, real-life concrete warehouse street art gallery with performances by some of the biggest names in music.

More than 1,000 music revelers and special guests turned out for the invite-only, star-studded event, including Paris Hilton, Audrina Patridge, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Liam Hemsworth, Serena Williams and Kevin Connolly. R3HAB got the party started as guests arrived at the magenta carpet. Upon entering the Mr. Brainwash Studio, a brand new street art gallery set to open to the public in December 2011, guests marveled at the live art installations from graffiti artists inside while outside overhead revealed a T-Mobile and Google Music billboard overlooking the building designed by Mr. Brainwash himself.

Inside the party, Jamie Chung stopped by the "Ask Des" interactive demo device station where resident T-Mobile product expert, Desmond Smith, provided hands–on experience on how to utilize Google Music on their T-Mobile Android™-powered 4G devices.

Music lovers Emmanuelle Chriqui and Jerry Ferrara crowded around the T-Mobile Discover Bar to meet the Google "Super Fan" who showed them how to use Google Music to discover new music and artist recommendations. Nick Cannon enjoyed using the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 10.1 to create an Instant Mix of songs that compliment each other perfectly.

At the T-Mobile Music Store, Shenae Grimes was spotted checking out the latest hot single, while Topher Grace hammed it up at the interactive photo booth using the HTC Amaze™ 4G to take pictures with friends.

Fans at home were able to follow the celebration through real-time social media engagement through updates via the hashtag #GoogleMusicLA on Twitter® and Google+, as well as T-Mobile's Facebook page. Celebrity guests also shared their experience with fans by sending tweets, photos and videos from their T-Mobile 4G devices.

Google Music is a service where you can upload up to 20,000 of your songs from your music collections for free, purchase songs from your favorite artists, and stream all your music from your Android devices and the web. Google Music also includes new social features like Social Recommendations, that let you share songs you've purchased on Google+ with your friends, allowing them to listen to the song in full for free. Google Music also brings new discovery features and ways to find new music, through a variety of editorial features and personalized recommendations.

Google Music is available for download to the latest T-Mobile Android-powered 4G devices, including the new Samsung Galaxy S™ II, HTC Amaze 4G and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. The new devices deliver a great experience for watching video, surfing the Web and creating and sharing content on the go and, now, music, with Google Music.

To celebrate the launch of Google Music, T-Mobile is offering millions of T-Mobile customers using Android 2.2. or above smartphones and tablets free Google Music content from featured artists including Drake, Maroon 5, Shakira and others.

Google, Google Music and Android are trademarks of Google, Inc.

T-Mobile's HSPA+ 4G network not available everywhere. See coverage details at

About T-Mobile USA:

Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile USA, Inc. is the U.S. wireless operation of Deutsche Telekom AG (OTCQX: DTEGY). By the end of the third quarter of 2011, approximately 129 million mobile customers were served by the mobile communication segments of the Deutsche Telekom group — 33.7 million by T-Mobile USA — all via a common technology platform based on GSM and UMTS and additionally HSPA+ 21/HSPA+ 42. T-Mobile USA's wireless products and services help empower people to connect to those who matter most. Multiple independent research studies continue to rank T-Mobile USA among the highest in numerous regions throughout the U.S. in wireless customer care and call quality.

For more information, please visit T-Mobile is a federally registered trademark of Deutsche Telekom AG. For further information on Deutsche Telekom, please visit

SOURCE T-Mobile USA, Inc.


guess the music isn't as great as people said it was.....

LOU REED And METALLICA's 'Lulu' Drops Off U.S. Top 200 Album Chart

METALLICA's collaborative album with Lou Reed, titled "Lulu", sold a little over 3,000 copies copies in the United States in its second week of release, bringing the CD's cumulative sales to 16,000. The effort has already dropped off The Billboard 200 chart after debuting at position No. 36 with first-week sales of 13,000.

METALLICA's last studio effort, 2008's "Death Magnetic", sold 490,000 copies in just a three-day sales window after it came out on a Friday, with sales tracked through the following Sunday.

Read more at our friends at Blabbermouth


album cover of the day:

NOTHNEGAL: 'Decadence' Artwork, Track Listing Revealed 

Maldives-based death/black metallers NOTHNEGAL will release their full-length debut, "Decadence", on January 20, 2012 (January 24 in the U.S.) via Season Of Mist. The CD was mixed by Greg Reely (FEAR FACTORY, MACHINE HEAD, DEVIN TOWNSEND) and Ahti Kortelainen (SENTENCED, SONATA ARCTICA).

Read more and get the tracklist at Blabbermouth


and in music history for november 17th:

In 1958, the Kingston Trio led the US hit parade with a century-old folk song called "Tom Dooley." Although this popular group would place nine more songs in the US Top 40, this would be their only number one.

In 1962, the Four Seasons' "Big Girls Don't Cry" reached the top spot on the Billboard singles chart, just as their first hit, "Sherry" did earlier in the year. Songwriter Bob Crewe later said that he was inspired to write the song after he heard actor John Payne use the phase "big girls don't cry" in a 1956 movie called Slightly Scarlet. In the UK, the song reached #13.

In 1963, the Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger and Keith Richards presented singer Gene Pitney with one of their first songwriting efforts, "My Only Girl." Retitled "That Girl Belongs To Yesterday," it became a modest hit for Pitney on both sides of the Atlantic, the first Jagger-Richards composition to make the US charts, and their first UK hit.

Also in 1963, in Guildford, England, Surrey Grammar School headmaster John Weightman banned the popular Beatle "moptop" haircuts, explaining that "this ridiculous style brings out the worst in boys physically. It makes them look like morons."

On this day in 1967, "To Sir With Love" by Lulu was the #1 song.

In 1968, the Jimi Hendrix Experience went to #1 on the US album chart with 'Electric Ladyland.' The double album included “Crosstown Traffic,” “Voodoo Chile” and “All Along the Watchtower” and featured guest appearances by Dave Mason, Steve Winwood and Al Kooper.

In 1970, Elton John, backed by Dee Murray and Nigel Olsson, performed at A&R Recording Studios in New York City for a live radio broadcast on WABC-FM (now WPLJ) which was later released as his "11-17-70" album.

In 1971, Bob Dylan released the album "Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II."

Also in 1971, Rod Stewart and The Faces released 'A Nod Is As Good As A Wink To A Blind Horse,' their third LP together. The album contains the band's biggest US hit, "Stay with Me," which reaches #17, while the LP went into the US Top Ten.

In 1973, 13-year-old Tony DeFranco led Canada's The DeFranco Family to the top of the Cashbox Best Sellers list with "Heartbeat - It's A Lovebeat". The song would reach #3 on the Billboard Hot 100, but did not chart in the UK. yes. the brits got it right, could never stand this single, and yes, music was that bad in '73 (top ten any.....)

In 1974, ABBA began their first tour of Europe. It was also their first tour outside of Sweden.

In 1979, the Guinness Book of World Records confirmed that ABBA was the biggest-selling recording group in history.

In 1979, bassist (The Whistler) John Glascock of Jethro Tull died of a congenital heart defect at the age of 28.

John Lennon's album "Double Fantasy" was released in 1980.

In 1992, two former members of Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers, Jimmy Merchant and Herman Santiago, were awarded $4 million in back royalties for the group's 1956 hit "Why Do Fools Fall In Love?"

Metallica released the album 'ReLoad' in 1997.

Garth Brooks released 'Garth Brooks: Double Live' in 1998.

In 1998, Mariah Carey released the compilation album 'Number 1's. The album contained Carey's thirteen number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100, as well as four new songs.

Also in 1998, Jewel released 'Spirit.'

In 1999, Grady Owen, guitarist with Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps, died. Together they scored the 1956 US #7 and UK #16 single “Be Bop A Lula.”

In 2000, American rapper Joseph Calleja (known as Joe C.) died of chronic intestinal disorder. Calleja had coeliac disease, an autoimmune disorder that can cause stunted growth. As a result, he reached a height of 3 feet, 9 inches by adulthood. He was a member of Kid Rock’s group.

In 2003, Don Gibson died of natural causes at the age of 75. Along with his Country music success, he also placed four songs on the US Pop charts, including the #7 single "Oh Lonesome Me" in 1958 and "Sea Of Heartbreak", #21 in 1961.

Also in 2003, soul singer ("Sweet Soul Music," "Funky Street") Arthur Conley died of intestinal cancer at the age of 57.

In 2007, the Eagles' 'Long Road Out Of Eden' topped the Billboard Hot 200. Nearly six years in production, the album is the band's first studio release since 1979's 'The Long Run' and would make the Top Ten in 26 countries around the world.

birthdays today include (among others): Gordon Lightfoot (73), Bob Gaudio (Four Seasons) (69), Martin Barre (Jethro Tull) (68), Ben Wilson (Blues Traveler) (44), Robert “Stewkey” Antoni (Nazz) (64), Rod Clements (Lindisfarne) (64) and Jim Babjak (Smithereens) (54)