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Tidal vs Spotify, who is going to win the battle of our hearts?

Tidal vs Spotify, who is going to win the battle of our hearts?

Spotify was the tsunami in terms of online legal music distribution. Now it seems we have a earthquake called TIDAL. Jay-Z project about a better music service, sustainable and fair for the artists and the users. Who is going to win the battle? Spotify the ultimate (r)evolution in terms of legality and online music experience Spotify was launched in 2008. 7 years later the Swedish company has more than 60million registered users, 15 million are paid users. The music giant…

Elina Garanča finally back to La Scala in Milano. Carmen!

Elina Garanča finally back to La Scala in Milano. Carmen!

Elina Garanča’s reprise will take place at Teatro alla Scala in Milano. Considered as one of the most demanding Opera audience, performing at La Scala is like walking on fire. Elina Garanča will then fight fire with the fire of Carmen, her signature role. Starring opposite José Cura as Don José with Massimo Zanetti leading from the podium. Carmen, a passionate story, only one truth: to be free no matter what and above everything Carmen is considered by experts as…

Lana Del Rey Ultraviolence, a sad Marilyn…

Lana Del Rey Ultraviolence, a sad Marilyn…

We all remember the youtube big hit “Video Games” by Lana Del Rey in 2011. It was the moment in which the world discovered American singer Lana Del Rey. Music critics had some concerns saying she was a “Justin Bieber for adults”. Well, they were wrong. Born to Die, heavenly perfect With the launch of her first album “Born to die”, well, we realized those music critics were just… Jealous. The album was the perfect match between an amazing recording…

Kurt Cobain, 20 years already. Photo exhibition in Paris.

Kurt Cobain, 20 years already. Photo exhibition in Paris.

27 years old is a tricky age for Rock stars. And Kurt Cobain proved it once more by joining the selective club of rock stars who died at the age of 27. Like Jim Morrisson, Jimmy Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Brian Jones or recently Amy Winehouse, Kurt Cobain died at the top of his glory. Probably that is why he became a sort of symbol and rock legend. It’s been 20 years now and in order to remember his disappearance, there…

Elīna Garanča returns 2014-2015

Elīna Garanča returns 2014-2015

One of the best news of the month is that Elīna Garanča will be back on stage by the end of the year. By giving priority to he family and the birth of her second child, we have been missing her a lot from the opera scenes around the world. So now it is official, she will be back just before Christmas. And that is good news! The Knight of the Rose by Richard Strauss, what a comeback! The amazing…

Cully Jazz Festival – the biggest small festivals of all

Cully Jazz Festival – the biggest small festivals of all

In a little more than a month, Leman lake in Switzerland will vibrate in a different way thanks to the new edition of Cully Jazz Festival. This year the program is again as special as “connoisseur“. Little flashback It was in 1983 that Daniel Thentz and Émmanuel Gétaz had the idea to create this festival. And this dynamic duo had everything to succeed. Daniel Thentz, who passed away in 2011, was a guy from Cully with a huge passion and…

Elīna Garanča first biography: “Wirklich Wichtig Sind Die Schuhe”

Elīna Garanča first biography: “Wirklich Wichtig Sind Die Schuhe”

Elīna Garanča is official in “baby break” for the second time. We are all happy for her. In order to let us with something while she is away from the spotlights, last month she released a Best of album with her most iconic interpretations and this month she is releasing her first auto-biography called “Wirklich Wichtig Sind Die Schuhe”. In German, it means “Really important are the shoes”. Elīna Garanča, a star made in Latvia Latvia is an amazing country. This…

Deaf Preachers, Rock & Energy at the maximum.

Deaf Preachers, Rock & Energy at the maximum.

This month, discover Deaf Preachers. An amazing Rock band, between garage-rock and punk-rock. They have been playing since 2006 and the only word is: ENERGY. They are launching a new EP this month, more than one year after the first album. For this and more below, they are our Music band of the month. End of 2006, the group was founded under the name The Bagro’s. Since then, they have been constantly playing and pushing the limits of energy on…

Musopen, let the music free. Next project: Chopin.

Musopen, let the music free. Next project: Chopin.

Music is one of the most precious heritage human kind has. It should be shared to everybody and many times people complain about the price of music. Musopen has a mission to set free the music by proposing free recordings of the major masterpieces in classical music. Musopen, set the music free Musopen is a non-profit association with the mission to improve access and exposure to music by creating free resources and educational materials. Based in California, they provide free…

Sissel Kyrkjebø, the voice of heaven… purely magical.

Sissel Kyrkjebø, the voice of heaven… purely magical.

If you love beautiful voices, you need to know this amazing artist, Sissel Kyrkjebø. Her voice is like hearing the sound of an angel. She is a great artist and at luxury activist, she is in our speakers every day. She is our music artist of the month. Sissel from Norway… Sissel Kyrkjebø was born in June 24th 1969 in Bergen, a city in the west coast of Norway. She is mostly known as Sissel. She is also considered as one…

MTV Video Music Awards – biggest show ever.

MTV Video Music Awards – biggest show ever.

Last night was the MTV Video Music Awards. Year by year they make it bigger, stronger and with more stars. And every year, the goal is to sign the biggest performance of all. So each artist prepares himself like the half-time Super-Bowl. This year, 3 artists competed for the best live performance. Yes, nothing to do with the awards, just to show up and to make the buzz. So the nominees are Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry. Probably…

Hélène Grimaud, Brahms Concertos – new album

Hélène Grimaud, Brahms Concertos – new album

Hélène Grimaud is probably one of the most gifted pianist of her generation. And this fall, she is presenting a new album called BRAHMS CONCERTOS. Pure Romance. It is the perfect pretext to review the profile of this amazing pianist. Héléne Grimaud is french, she was born in Aix-en-Provence. She discovered the piano at age of 7 and since then it was a big love story between her and the beautiful instrument. After traveling quite a lot, she established herself…

Herbert von Karajan 1970’s by Deutsche Grammophon. Masterpiece?

Herbert von Karajan 1970’s by Deutsche Grammophon. Masterpiece?

True genius or just megalomaniac ? The story of Herbert von Karajan is a very sulfurous one. Considered as the image of the romantic Orchestra conductor, he was one of the most proliferous conductor of all. Deutsche Grammophon released this month a collection of 82 CD’s recapitulating the 1970’s of Karajan.  Titanic work! On this amazing collection of 82 Cd’s you can find the best concerts of Karajan in one decade. From Christmas concerts, to operas and concertos, all the…

will.i.am, supra-active and genius.

will.i.am, supra-active and genius.

Some people are busy, others are workoholics and a few transform in gold everything they touch. This article is dedicated to the multiple-facetted artist will.i.am. He is DJ, singer, producer,creation director, actor and composer.. frankly he never sleeps. His early years Of his real name William James Adams Jr. , he was born on March 15th 1975 in Los Angeles, city of stars.What is amazing with talented people is that from a young age, you could imagine that he would…

Ango, hypnotic pop in which less is more.

Ango, hypnotic pop in which less is more.

If you have enough of music mainstream and you want to listen to real deep talent, you need to discover Ango, a true talented vocalist and musician. His real name is Andrew Gordon Macpherson and he is Canadian from Montreal. How to define his music? Andrew Macpherson likes minimalism. Less is more. His music is a clever blend between a clean Pop, with Light-House and Transe undertones. Could we say electro-Pop. Not so sure as Ango has a sound of its…

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