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Flipagram Strikes Music Deals

Flipagram, an app that you probably have never heard until right now which has amassed over 33 million users — has struck a deal with major labels, independents, and publishers, giving it access to their considerable music libraries.

The fast-growing social app lets users create short photo or video stories set to music — users created over 14 million stories in the first quarter of 2015.

Flipagram has a rapidly expanding collection of celebrity users, including One Direction, Madonna, Maroon 5, Garth Brooks, and Britney Spears.

The app has grown in part because of the ability to export stories to Instagram and Facebook — those fancy video clips the #teens post on Instagram likely come from Flipagram — but the new music deals won’t help the company in that aspect much like buying high end bass guitars won’t make you a great musician in an instant.

The music from the new licensing deals is limited to the app; if you try to share the story to Instagram or Facebook, the music will be pulled out.

Apply Music Comes

Forget the Apple Watch. The real test of Apple’s ecosystem comes Tuesday, when the company finally launches its Apple Music streaming service.

For the world’s most valuable company, the offering is unlikely to move the earnings needle, especially with the first three months being offered as a free trial to anyone who signs up. It’s a great offer much like the ones they have at http://www.guitarcenter.com/Acoustic-Guitars-Guitar.gc

But the consumer reception will say a lot about whether iPhone users still consider themselves to be part of a broader Apple experience, as opposed to just users of a well-designed smartphone.

Twelve years after the launch of the iTunes Music Store, Apple (ticker: AAPL) finds itself in an unusual position.

The company is arguably a music underdog that can no longer bend the industry to its will.

That’s evident in Apple’s conciliatory response last week after singer Taylor Swift criticized the company for not paying song royalties during the three-month free trial.

SVS Has a New Subwoofer

SVS, a worldwide leader in high performance home audio products, proudly announces the PC-2000 subwoofer, a modernization of the original SVS cylinder design featuring driver and amplifier technology from the vaunted 2000 Series subwoofers, and fresh, décor-friendly styling.

With a footprint measuring just 16.5″ in diameter, the PC-2000 delivers unmatched bass performance per square-inch of floor space.

Standing 34″ tall, the PC-2000 is a striking monolith of power that uses vertical height to achieve a generous enclosure volume, despite the small footprint.

Interchangeable black ash or piano gloss top caps give the subwoofer design flexibility to match a range of décors. It is also the first SVS subwoofer to come standard with the SoundPath Isolation System.

The elastomer feet decouple and isolate the PC-2000 from the floor, resulting in tighter and cleaner sounding bass, less room rattle, and fewer complaints from neighbors and roommates.

Music Offerings From Globe

Globe Telecom, Inc. (GLO) has partnered with six international telecommunication firms to undertake a $250 million undersea cable system that will directly connect Southeast Asia and the United States (SEA-US) to provide Limited availability music.

GLO earmarked around $80 million for the said cable system, which is expected to be completed in the last quarter of 2016. The project aims to meet growing bandwidth needs and increase options for companies to connect to the US.

On the local fixed income market last Friday, prices of government securities marginally fell on concern that accelerating inflation will erode returns and discourage investments in the country. Yields across the curve climbed by 0.06 basis points led by the belly of the curve, which rose by 1 basis point.

Fitz and the Tantrums Play Single at The Letterman

Here’s some news that will surely make you want to buy tambourine at guitar center today.

Fitz and the Tantrums showcased their captivating combination of vocals, instrumentation and style last night on the Late Show With David Letterman, where they peformed their single “Out of My League.

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The rockers from L.A., led by Michael Fitzpatrick, were all energy as co-vocalist Noelle Scaggs oooh-ed, bopped and played the tambourine in a blue pencil skirt and bright orange jacket while Fitzpatrick sang clad in black.

Blazing vocals, snappy drumwork and catchy lyrics underscored the lively performance from the sextet, who last month released their second album, More Than Just a Dream. Fitz and the Tantrums are currently on tour with Bruno Mars

Fifty Shades Music To Go Out Soon

“Fifty Shades of Grey” fans will soon have music to get kinky by. Or, rather, some lovely classical music to play while paging through their “Mommy Porn.”

EMI Classics has announced it will release Fifty Shades of Grey – The Classical Album, a 15-track album featuring classical music personally selected by author E. L. James and referenced in the best-selling Fifty Shades trilogy.

EMI says the music “aims to provide the perfect accompaniment to the Fifty Shades reading experience, setting a mysterious and alluring atmosphere with just the slightest hint of danger…”

Says James in the announcement: “I am thrilled that the classical pieces that inspired me while I wrote the Fifty Shades Trilogy are being brought together in one collection for all lovers of the books to enjoy.”

The album will be available in the U.S. and Canada digitally on Aug. 21 and in CD format on Sept. 18h. The album will be released internationally in both formats on Sept. 17. So get your MF headphones ready.

The track listing:
1. Lakmé (Act I): Flower Duet (Mady Mesplé, Danielle Millet)
2. Bach: Adagio from Concerto #3 BWV 974 (Alexandre Tharaud)
3. Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasilerias #5 – Cantilena (Barbara Hendricks)
4 . Verdi: La Traviata Prelude (Riccardo Muti / Philharmonia Orchestra)
5. Pachelbel: Canon in D (Sir Neville Marriner/ Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields)
6. Tallis: Spem in Alium (The Tallis Scholars)
7. Chopin: Prelude #4 in E minor, Largo (Samson François)
8. Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto #2 – Adagio Sostenuto (Cecile Ousset, Sir Simon Rattle / CBSO)
9. Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis (Sir Adrian Boult / LPO)
10. Canteloube: Chants d’auvergne, Bailero (Arleen Auger)
11. Chopin: Nocturne #1 in B-flat minor (Samson François)
12. Faure: Requiem – In Paradisum (Choir of King’s College, Cambridge / Stephen Cleobury)
13. Bach: Goldberg Variation – Aria (Maria Tipo)
14. Debussy: La Fille Aux Cheveux de Lin (Moura Lympany)
15. Bach: Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring (Alexis Weissenberg)

Drake Adjusting Slow but Good to Fame

Drake, in his recent song, Marvins Room says that he’s “having a hard time adjusting to fame” and that may mean more than just a simple lyric.

For someone to get established as a hip-hop star such as Drake takes more than just dressing up in hip hop clothing and knowing the jargon of the lifestyle. It takes focus and real dedication to the craft.

But if Drake manages to just play it cool and think more about his music, rather than his new found celebrity status, then we’re sure he can survive the music industry pressure cooker.