Sunday, November 20, 2011
The music industry is now reporting that Major Labels are planning to discontinue music CDs as early as sometime next year. I still remember the first CD single I ever released to radio, and back then I never thought that format would go away. But just like 8-tracks, vinyl records and cassette tapes they one day get replaced by the next technology.
For more info on Music CD's going away read the full article at Daily Finance Music Lovers Prepare to Say Goodbye to the CD
Are you "All In" for your relationship?
Ask yourself "Are you all in for your relationship or are you just taking what you have for granted?". Take it from someone who has "been there" and "done that", you really should take the time every day to show appreciation to your wife, husband or significant other. Life is just way too short and you'll never know just how amazing your relationship could be if you tried just a little bit harder. Be there for him or her, listen to them, love them for all that they are (faults and all, you know you have'em too :)). The more time and effort you spend working on your relationship the happier you will be in all areas of your life..I promise you!
I happened to catch Lifehouse's song "All In" on the radio this week and it just hit home in my heart and soul once again..check it out this great pop tune with a message we can all learn from:
Please feel free to leave your comments below..I'll moderate 3-4x a day and get them posted. Have a great day and stop back in a few for our next update!
~Vincent James @ LoveSongs.com
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Yes I know all of us in the Northeast US got a winter snowstorm BEFORE Halloween but that's no excuse to start playing the Christmas Music early. Used to be our local station B101 in Philadelphia would start playing it right after Halloween but I guess enough people finally complained that they stopped. Now they are running a poll on their website www.B101Radio.com where we get to tell them when we think Christmas music should start on the radio. My vote goes for no earlier than Thanksgiving...that way I can actually enjoy the holiday music DURING the season and not be totally sick of it two weeks before Christmas.
And now I see Justin Beiber already has a holiday song "Mistletoe" on the Top 40 Billboard chart and its only the beginning of November. Just goes to show you that some radio stations are already playing holiday music and that's scarier than a snowstorm before Halloween :)
X Factor renewed for 2nd Season in 2012
It was just announced today that X Factor was renewed for a second season to begin airing in the fall of 2012 (see full article here X Factor 2nd season. I have to say I was a big fan of watching Simon Cowell for much of his run on American Idol Run but I have yet to turn on X Factor for a single episode (and there have been 10). I'm not sure why I've lost interest but I'm curious to know if you guys have been watching the X Factor. Post some comments here and I'll review/publish as they come in (have to keep out the spammers :)).
Thanks all and have a great nite!
~Vincent James @ LoveSongs.com
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
The 2nd Annual International Love Songs Day is coming up on Friday September 30th and to help celebrate we're giving away a custom love song to one lucky winner. For your chance to win all you have to do is tell us in 100 words or less why you want your love or family member to have their very own song. To enter please visit Love Song Contest no later then September 30th at 8 AM EST.
Simon Cowell is back on US TV with X-Factor this week
The man who helped make American Idol a huge success starting 10 years ago is back on American TV with his new show X Factor starting this Wednesday. Joining Simon will be Idol fun girl Paula Abdul, music exec LA Reid, and former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger. I'm sure millions will tune in this week to see what its all about and hopefully Simon and his new cast of TV-mates will not disappoint. I definitely have to wonder though if we're all getting a little (lot) of Reality TV Show burnout especially in the singing competition category. Oh well only time and TV Ratings will tell for sure :)
Love Songs of the Decades
Launching next month is a new feature at LoveSongs.com called Love Songs of the Decades where we'll feature some of the most popular songs of each decade from the 1920's to today making up almost 100 years of Love Songs. This will take us pretty much from the first ever radio broadcasts to the present. You'll also have an opportunity to tell us what your favorite songs are from the decade your most nostalgic about.
That's all for today folks check back later this week for another ppppost!
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Hard to believe that in less then one weeks time we've seen/felt an actual 5+ Earthquake on the East Coast (5.8 on the Richter scale to be exact) and now we have Hurricane Irene bearing down on the City of Brotherly love among other east coast cities. I don't know if this is a sign of something but if it is I'm hoping its a good sign. If nothing else its gotten me to finally wake up and do another blog post for the first time in almost 6 months....I promise I won't wait for another earthquake/hurricane for the next one :)
In the music world, Myspace announced two months ago that Justin Timberlake had taken a ownership stake in Myspace and had plans to help re-make Myspace into a music destination online ( see Timberlake & Myspace). More recently though it looks like Facebook is planning to jumpstart their own music inititives in ways that will let music fans share music and see what their friends are listening to (see Facebook bringing on the Music.) I don't know how this will all play out but you can bet it will be pretty hard for Myspace to make much of a dent with anything that Facebook gets involved in. As a musician myself I will be watching closely to see what happens.
That's all for this 6 month late blog but take heart we will post again in just a few days. Next week we are launching a Custom Song contest to help celebrate International Love Songs Day on September 30th. Please stop back this Monday to check out the contest and if you're on the East coast of the US please stay dry and safe this weekend!
Saturday, March 12, 2011
We are nearing the middle of March pretty quickly and its so hard to believe Spring is knocking on our door. At the same time I'm very saddened by the events unfolding in Japan this week. The amount of force that Mother Nature can unleash on the planet is pretty unbelievable. Be thankful for what you have, for your family, your health, everything, because you never know when it can all be taken away in a second. Please send out your prayers and other assistance if you can to those really needing it this week in Japan.
American Idol is Back - Pia James has got my attention :))
American Idol is back and I'm happily enjoying the fresh new format with Steven Tyler and J Lo on the panel. Sure I miss Simon's spot on criticism with his sarcastic style, but having two bonafide recording artists with one being a legend on the panel makes up for it. Looking at the Top 12 left after this week I'm gonna put my vote in for Pia Toscano and James Durbin to both make the finals. While are some very talented voices left after that I just don't see any of them competing with Pia or James in the end. As always it will be interesting to see how the show progresses and see which singers grow the most during the process (and which fall by the wayside). Overall a much better caliber group of singers then we usually see in the Top 12.
LoveSongs BLOGGG is Back
Yes I know its been like 5 months since my last blog posting which is a bit ridiculous. Was just so many things going on in life either with music or away from music I couldn't keep up. I'm hoping to be back to a 2x/week blog and will start posting my favorite new songs on the radio (or internet or anywhere). I'm always on the look for the next pop masterpiece and I'll let you know the best I find every week. Have a great rest of the weekend and again please send your prayers out to all the people affected by the quake and tsunami in Japan.
~Vincent James @ LoveSongs.com