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Music streaming services without paying a dime (part 4)

  1. YouTube Music

Are you not planning to pay for YouTube Music? Or do you not intend to use YouTube Premium coming with YouTube Music? If so, you will still be able to load up the web’s app, iOS, and Android. The free tier runs with Google smart speakers as well, though you can only get moods and mixes, not particular albums or songs.

In the leading apps, the users will get the usual option of popular and algorithm-generated playlists, which YouTube Music serves up for the user: All-Time Laid-Back Hits, Acoustic Pop, Top 100 Music Videos, Good Vibe Rap, Dance Hotlist, a choice of newly released music, and more.

You can skip around inside these playlists, picking out the queue’s other songs, and jumping forward and backward. You will hear some occasional ads, just like on regular YouTube, yet they are quite infrequent. Also, you can skip some of them.

Looking for specific songs and artists works fine, too—when you desire to enjoy a particular track at a certain time, you can. It is possible to queue up full albums as well as playing them in order. Plus, you can make custom playlists with your choices of songs, though again, some occasional ads will interrupt your listening.

It applies to the web client as well as mobile apps. Yet, when the apps for iOS and Android entail, you cannot sync the songs for offline playback. Either, you cannot listen in the background; thus, once you close the app, then the music will stop.

YouTube Music brings a strong free offering, providing you with more music and flexibility compared to what you might expect from one streaming service, which you do not pay for—yet then, it builds on top of YouTube, which allows you to listen to countless music for free.

 

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Music streaming services without paying a dime (part 3)

  1. Deezer

It may not be as famous as the other choices here, yet it does provide one completely free tier that allows you to access the web’s streaming service, the one on desktop clients, iOS, and Android.

As you begin the apps, you can get many recommended playlists, inclusive of your favorite artist mixes, recommended new releases, etc. On the web and desktop, you can look for particular albums and tracks, make your own playlists, as well as playing them all on-demand.

As you expect, you will get ads – yet, they are quite few and far between. Also, clicking through as a lot of track skips as you love is possible. 

Deezer gets more restrictive on mobile: Listening to your playlists is not possible. Instead, only the mixes based on them. Plus, you are limited to only six skips per 60 minutes and every usual restriction – say, no syncing playlists on the phone for offline listening as well as no access to the audio fidelity’s highest level.

It is possible to shuffle through particular playlists suggested by Deezer. Yet, for enjoying your own music, this one is less helpful (even though you can keep on adding to playlists that you have already created). Unless you do most of your listening on the computer, Deezer’s free version fails to provide you with much to work with.

As a whole, the app (inclusive of one premium choice, which is 10 USD per month, or 15 USD monthly for the Elite version) should be worth a look. You see, it comes with an interface, one catalog, and many features to its rival Apple Music and Spotify. That said, as addressed, the free tier displays some gaps when you switch to mobile. You also need one paid Deezer subscription for the service used on devices.

 

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Music streaming services without paying a dime (part 2)

  1. Amazon Music

You can use it for free on iOS, Android, Echo smart speakers, and the web, even if you do not pay for Prime. You can only access two million songs, instead of 50 million or so on the paid Unlimited that will run you as a Prime member 8 USD a month or 10 USD a month when you do not get Prime.

There are not just fewer songs on your free Amazon Music. It is quite restrictive regarding what you indeed can do with it. For example, picking a song from one album is not possible. If you do, then you will launch one radio mix that is based on the song (even though it will not contain the song that you initially chose).

Though you can skip tracks, you are limited by the number of times. Seeing what is coming up is not possible, and also there are ad breaks for interrupting the music as well. Also, they seem to be far more regular compared to those on a service like Spotify. In terms of creating custom playlists, it is off the table with Amazon Music’s free tier.

With them in mind, it is not for people who want to choose individual songs—yet if you need a mood or a mix, it is okay. At least it is simple to run and jump into. Plus, the choice of playlists and stations is decent.

Fire up your mobile apps, and then you will find the similar restrictions are in place. Listening is recommended instead of being on-demand. There are many ads; you can skip plenty of times, and yes, there is no offline syncing.

At just about every turn, you will come across the adverts, and Amazon will be quite aggressive in getting you to upgrade.

 

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Types of music to boost your productivity (part 3)

  1. The music from 50 to 80 beats each minute

Some studies suggest that it is not the music type that is important in aiding you in staying focused and productive, but that music’s tempo. Studies have pointed out that music from 50 to 80 beats minutely can improve and stimulate your creativity and learning.

According to Dr. Emma Gray, a therapist on cognitive behaviors and working with Spotify to research the perks of certain music types. She found out that by listening to the music set in the beat range from 50 to 80, your brain will be put into an alpha state.

When you are awake, you are typically in a mind’s state known as beta. It is a heightened alertness state where your brain-wave activity is from 14 to 30 HZ. When your brain slows to around 7-14 HZ, you are in an alpha state of mind that is more relaxed. It allows you to be more open, receptive, and less critical. Such a state of mind is what people associate with activities that involve your imagination, intuition, and memory, including your “eureka moments.”

Have you listened to music types that you are familiar with? Then you may find yourself deep in thought. You will not truly hear the music. It is an alpha state music induces. You are tuning out when being tuned in.

Finding songs you find to be familiar with works best. Set at about 50 – 80 beats per minute. One of the songs in such a range is Bruno Mars’ “The Lazy Song”.

  1. Enjoy your favorite music

When dealing with projects which you are not excited about entails, it can help to listen to the music you enjoy. According to studies, putting on your favorite music type can enhance your mood and productivity.

Types of music to boost your productivity (part 2)

  1. Cinematic Music

Intense film scores can make you feel like you’re doing things that are significant or inspiring. It sounds so even if you chip away at your to-do-list list. The theatrical, epic audio recording track within the background might turn even the foremost mundane tasks into something like you’re changing the planet, thus intensifying your concentration and productivity.

Cinematic music scores are empowering, lifting your spirits and brightening your mood. So, if you’re feeling tired and drained, strive being attentive to some epic-style music of this type to get an additional boost of motivation.

Some beautiful movie scores:

“Inception”

“The Social Network”

“Lawrence of Arabia”

“Cloud Atlas”

  1. Computer Game Music

It might appear strange; however, being attentive to music composed for video games is an excellent tool to assist you to focus. Each computer game’s element is meant to create a better game playing experience for all of your senses. Also, the music has been composed specially to assist you to pay attention to your task. You will not be distracted by a cacophony of sounds at the same time.

This music typically has no lyrics or human voices and is reasonably fast for keeping you moving forward. Several of those video games involve tackling puzzles and managing extraordinary things; therefore, you’re subjecting yourself to nerve-wracking simulated challenges. Video games have come with plenty of resources in determining the proper balance to the music they use.

Video game music will keep you engaged as you navigate, evaluate, and fight your approach through these make-believe worlds. These musical compositions could also be simply the motivation to propel you onward and keep you zooming through your tasks and to-do list each day.

Here are some glorious computer game music picks:

Battlefield One

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

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Types of music to boost your productivity (part 1)

Music is not only a means for your entertainment but also promotes creativity and helps you become more productive. Enjoying music can be therapeutic, as well. It is suitable for relieving stress feelings for your better concentration.

In case you are struggling with your productivity and wish to know what to listen to, read on. The following types of music will give you a significant productivity boost. Let’s see!

1. Great Classical Music

According to researchers, listening to this music can help you perform jobs more efficiently. It enhances your brain activity and works as a catalyst for bettering health and well-being. As per studies, savoring the music enhances your capability of manipulating shapes and solving spatial puzzles.

The words’ absence in the music is possibly one factor since songs that include lyrics may be a distraction once you are struggling to focus. Also, this music is famous for being relaxing, calming, and helping decrease stress. It helps students perform better on the exams. A couple of selections – for example, “Für Elise” by Beethoven, seem to help you study longer, aside from retaining more information.

2. The Nature Music

Enjoying nature’s sounds, such as waves crashing, helps enhance your cognitive function as well as concentration. They work best when being soothing sounds like flowing water. Meanwhile, jarring noises – for instance, bird calls, may be distracting.

According to researchers, natural sounds do a fantastic job of boosting your moods and focus. Reportedly, employees become far more productive and felt much more positive when hearing nature sounds played in the background during their office time.

It is probably because nature sounds are useful for masking more distracting noises like people typing, talking, and the like. According to researchers, workers not only performed better in their jobs but also improved their cognitive abilities.

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Sadness in Lana Del Rey music (Part 2)

The two-track music video – The Greatest and F * ck It, I Love You – hid worries about climate change. She sang: “Los Angeles is burning and getting hotter … Life on Mars is not just a song” (LA is in flames ‚it’s getting hot. ‘Life on Mars’ ain’t just a song). Lana mentioned David Bowie’s Life on Mars, in which the late songwriter wondered if life existed on Mars.

‘Fuck It I Love You’ and ‘The Greatest’ – Lana Del Rey

Singer intertwined in the work of feminine love messages. F*ck It, I Love You depicts a passionate night of a girl with her lover in California (USA). She pleaded with her lover, “Dream about me. Make me fall in love. Turn on the radio and dance. Damn it, I love you” (Dream a little dream of me. Make me into something sweet. Turn the radio on, dancing to a pop song. F * ck it, I love you). The song reminds Lana Del Rey of her early dream career in Summertime Sadness: “Tonight, I wear a red dress. Dance in the night under the dim moonlight” (I got my red dress on tonight. Dancing in the dark in the pale moonlight).

The topic is wide open but Lana Del Rey retains the unique music and style. The 14 songs in the album all exploit nostalgic trap-pop and trip-hop music, consistent with the female singer’s beautiful voice. She refreshed Doing Time, the song debuted in the 1990s with the performance of the band Sublime, once covered by guitarist Bradley Nowell and rapper Snoop Dogg. The remix on Lana Del Rey’s album highlights trip-hop, lessening the hip-hop and bohemian reggae in the original song.

With Norman F * king Rockwell, Lana Del Rey was praised by music critic Jenn Pelly as “excellent contemporary musician”. But the 34-year-old vocalist insists she is not in the music business for any awards or titles. “I’m just living out of passion, doing things that make me happy every day. Many people say my music is unlike anyone, that’s right. I don’t sing to be like everyone else,” Lana Del Rey said.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Taylor Swift made the most money in the world last year

The singer earned over $ 185 million before tax in 12 months, surpassing Kylie Jenner, Kanye West, etc.

On July 10, Forbes magazine announced the list of the 100 most famous celebrities making money last year (from June 2018 to the present). Taylor Swift, 29, tops with an estimated revenue of more than $ 185 million. According to statistics, her Reputation tour attracted nearly 2.9 million viewers, earning over 266 million dollars in 2018. The singer also signed a contract with Universal Music Records last year. In April, she released the song ME! – the first product with the company. The song ranked second on the Billboard 100 chart and broke the record for the 100 million fastest views on Youtube in 79 hours. Taylor’s net worth is currently estimated at about 360 million USD.

Following Taylor in the list are Kylie Jenner ($ 170 million), Kanye West ($ 150 million), Lionel Messi ($ 127 million), Ed Sheeran ($ 110 million), Cristiano Ronaldo ($ 109 million). ) etc. The list welcomes 17 new names compared to last year such as BTS, singer Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes, DJ Marshmello, rapper Travis Scott, DJ Khaled, actor Chris Evans, Paul Rudd etc. Celine Dion ranked the bottom of the list with sales of 37.5 million.

The list includes 38 people in the music field, 34 athletes, 12 celebrities on the Internet, 11 actors, two writers, two comedians and a magician. The number of men is 84, overwhelmingly female. Total revenue of 100 stars is 6.3 billion USD, before taxes.

The list of 100 stars that earn the most money is calculated from the first 6/2018 to the end of June this year. Forbes experts estimate revenue from Nielsen data, Pollstar trade publication, IMDB film database and interviews with industry experts.

Taylor Swift came out with new MV

Taylor Swift’s “Lover” music video was released on August 23, telling the story of a couple living in a snow globe.

The lover begins with a young girl receiving a Christmas present as a snow globe. Taylor and Christian act as lovers, living inside the sphere. Two people experience happy and quarreling moments, break down and make up. In the end, Taylor and Christian stepped out of the sphere and became the new family of girls.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shawn Mendes – new Pop Prince of the world (part 1)

As Justin Bieber’s music career gradually cooled down, world music fans found a new generation ‘Pop Prince’.

Shawn Mendes has a lot in common with Justin Bieber. Starting from rustic covers, becoming a network phenomenon and then successively succeeding in professional music. Everything Shawn Mendes has today is not thanks to luck, but also the challenging process and efforts of the birth singer in 1998.

6 seconds phenomenon

Shawn Mendes was born in Toronto (Canada) in a family without an artistic tradition. While other stars often choose to participate in clubs, music competitions … to begin with, Shawn Mendes has chosen the same path as his “idol”, Justin Bieber. If Justin Bieber emerged from YouTube, Shawn used social networking Vine to share guitar and singing videos.

Shawn Mendes used to be “Vine star” with fever covers.

In 2013, Shawn began to be noticed in the world of music fans with millions of hits. Especially, all of his videos are only 6 seconds long. His first cover was Justin Bieber’s “As Long As You Love Me” and quickly got fevered with over 10,000 likes after just one night. Later, Shawn continued to impress With Of Monsters and Men’s “Little Talk”, Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse”, John Legend’s “All of Me”, Ed Sheeran’s “Give Me Love”, etc.

“Youtube phenomenon”, “6-second guy” or “Justin Bieber 6 seconds” (because the same is Canadian compatriot) is a series of fine words for teenage boy at the age of 17 years old. When Shawn became famous in the online community and music lovers, Shawn was also noticed by artist manager Andrew Gertler. After that, the signing of the Island Records label marked the path of the Toronto boy’s professional music activity.

New generation Pop Prince

In 2014, Shawn Mendes released her debut single, Life of the Party. The song debuted at # 25 in the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making him the youngest star (16 years old) to hold this record. This achievement led Shawn to surpass Justin Bieber, who held the position at 17 with Under the Mistletoe on the Billboard 200 in 2011.