Shazam Video Transcript
Shazam for iPhone- First Look July 14, 2008 Dek: This clever musical iPhone app knows a song's artist, title, and album after listening to a snippet of a recorded song. Have you ever been so obsessed with finding out a song that you've tried humming snippets to your friends to see if they know what it is? And then they just wind up looking at you funny, like this? ### Shazam for iPhone changes all that with a brilliant, portable way to name that tune and obsess over it, in peace. I'm JD from CNET Download.com. Let's take a look. ### Shazam is a neat music discovery application that actually listens to a song and scours a database to find it for you. You open Shazam and click to tag a song. Then, hold it close to the source of the song?your computer, a radio, whatever?and make sure of two things. First, that the music is loud enough?if you can clearly hear it, Shazam can too. Second, that the iPhone's microphone?those holes on either side of the USB jack--is unobstructed by your fingers and held close to the source. ### Shazam will listen to the song for about 30 seconds and return the artist, song, and album information just like that. From there you can preview the song and maybe buy it in iTunes, watch a YouTube video if it's available, share the tag with a friend, or even add a photo tag to help remind you where you first heard the song play. One note?there's no use crooning your unknown song into the iPhone. Shazam will only recognize recordings, not horrible human warbling. ### Download Shazam for free from the iPhone App Store, or from CNET Download.com, where you can also read the editors review and add your own ratings. I'm JD and you've been looking at the Shazam iPhone app.
When songs from compilation albums get organized into separate albums on your iPod, it makes listening to complete albums difficult. We'll show you how to keep all your songs organized in the right albums and with the right artists.
Now you can sing along while you listen to your favorite artist on your iPhone, Brian Tong shows us how to add song lyrics.
It may be hip-hop, C-Mon & Kypski are, more than anything, all about adventure, freedom and fantasy. A recent journey to Morocco is a good example. After two years of intensive touring (from Amsterdam to Istanbul, South by Southwest to Eurosonic), the guys of C-Mon & Kypski (Simon Akkermans, Thomas Elbers, Daniel Rose en Jori Collignon) decided to give their fantasy a helping hand. With unshaven beards they left with a camper van full of ideas and recording equipment to Morocco. Over a period of four weeks they created what is now their third and latest album 'Where the wild things are'. The album title, 'Where the wild things are', which is refers to the famous children book from 1963, written by Maurice Sendak. The most concrete product of their journey is the new single' Bumpy Road', which recieved it's name from the circumstances of the recordings. It is by far the happiest C-Mon & Kypski song till now, and irresistibly invites it's listener to explore the wide world yourself. No wonder the music of C&K does not have any musical borders. At first the group made it easy for themselves to be put under the genre of hiphop/turntablism, but not any more. C-Mon: "it really is a C-Mon & Kypski album, but some influences have decreased, some added. Especially rock plays a big part whereas we didn't use guitars before. Most important, we don't cut and paste anymore, we used less samples for this album and played a lot more instruments ourselves. We've grown in creating a sound." And so C-Mon & Kypski unite a whole lot of genres into their own sound, from afrobeat to electro, a psychedelic dreamtrack that is coverted to a pumping rocksong. Where do you find klezmer and tango seamless united into one song? Of course, C-Mon & Kypski.Until now C-Mon & Kypski did every dirty job on the album themselves, but on their new album they thankfully make use of the services of rappers Sadat X (Brand Nubian, USA) Pete Philly and Kain (The Last Poets, USA) saxophone player Benjamin Herman (New Cool Collective) The Amsterdam Klezmer Band and the rockers of Voicst also collaborated on the album.
This video is my first music video. I chose this song because the subject matter was easy for me to interpret. I wrote the song while recording our unreleased album for BMG Records. Things were not going well; we had made the mistake of agreeing to have the same manager as the record producer who had liked our demo and had got us the record deal. The manager was so concerned about looking after his major client that he didn't look after ours.
If you're even remotely interested in the Beatles, today's episode of The 404 is a must listen. CNET Audiophiliac Steve Guttenberg helps us out today for all things Beatles. To set it all up, Steve gives the three of us a lesson in how the band essentially shaped a decade of music and culture and how they became innovators in the way that bands record music. For example, did you know that it only took the band 4 hours to record and mix the song "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band?" Later on in the show, Steve tells us about how the Beatles used a vacuum tube-based machine to record their earlier albums and later switched to solid-state, with adverse affects to the low-end sounds. Lots more Beatles trivia on the show!
Music video with live footage of Chi-King and 12 O'Clock live in downtown Orlando. Snippet of a song called "Get It How You Live" on the upcoming album by Cra-Z 88z, the newest group from the Wu-Tang family tree, also featuring 12 O'Clock from Sunz of Man and Brooklyn Zu.
Stylistically, The Somnambulants are even more driven by cinematic influence, as evidenced in their lyrical imagery and spacious production. Joseph White built the first Somnambulants songs from music soundtrack pieces composed during his tenure as a film student. In fact, their name was taken from the somnambulist character Cesare - in the 1920 German film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. Its fitting, therefore, that the title track from their previous album, Evacuation, appeared in the soundtrack for the Oscar-nominated film Half Nelson (Lakeshore Records).
Stateless are one of Leeds' most exciting bands, currently on course to explode all over the music world. The band fuses a conventional band set-up of vocals (Chris James), bass (Justin Percival) and drums (David Levin) with the electronic mesh of turntables (Kidkanevil) and live programming (Rod). Stateless recently finished recording their self-titled debut album with producer Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian), who passed on some tracks to the mighty DJ Shadow. Immediately a fan, Shadow enlisted Chris to co write and sing on two songs on his new album The Outsider. Check out Stateless on http://music.download.com/stateless
Taking her time after the demise of The Cranberries (who sold 40 million records worldwide), Dolores O'Riordan retreated to real life with her husband. She had three children and wrote over 30 songs. She never rushed. And when she was ready, she whittled those 30 songs down to the terrific 12 tracks that make up "Are You Listening". A logical successor to The Cranberries, but a knowingly more mature effort, "Are You Listening" takes the listener on a journey of the heart. From the rage of "Black Widow," to the sweet romance of "Apple of my Eye" to the joy of first single "Ordinary Day," O'Riordan always was - and remains - one of the few vocalists that can capture emotion in a song.
While her voice frequently draws comparison to Amy Lee of Evanescence, Lee's own citation of Plumb as a primary vocal influence is further evidence that Plumb is an artist who innovates rather than imitates. With a catalog of her songs already covered by Platinum-selling artists, featured in popular television programs and nearly a dozen major motion pictures, Plumb has put the finishing touches on her fourth album, "Chaotic Resolve" (Curb Records). The result is a refreshing blend of haunting melodies, edgy lyrics, piercing imagery, sublime textures and serious pop hooks. Plumb's "Chaotic Resolve" marks the re-emergence of an unmistakably important voice in pop music.