Month: October 2017

Sam Smith to Release ‘On the Record’ Documentary on Apple Music

Sam Smith Oscar Preformance

Four-time Grammy winner Sam Smith will release his sophomore album “The Thrill of It All” on Nov. 3, and on the same day Apple Music will release the latest in its ongoing documentary series based on new albums, “On the Record.” (Watch the trailer below.) In it, Smith reflects on the success of his debut album, “In The Lonely Hour,” and how it’s impacted his life, his work and not least the new album. The film also includes performances and interviews with Smith collaborators Timbaland, Poo Bear and cowriter Jimmy Napes.

Also on Nov. 3, Apple Music and Smith will host a special event for fans in London, where he will the new album at a yet-to-be-disclosed location; Apple Music will also livestream the show.

The concert sounds similar in concept to the tiny shows Smith played last month in New York, Los Angeles, London and Berlin — his goal being to return to the clubs he first played in those cities (New York’s Mercury Lounge reportedly received around 80,000 bids in the lottery on the singer’s website). The format was stripped down R&B, with no percussion other than those finger snaps and occasional tambourine shakes from one of three backup singers. Accompaniment sometimes consisted of solo bass or piano, with things kicking into a higher gear when those instruments were joined by rhythm guitar and cello.

Source from http://variety.com/2017/music/news/sam-smith-to-release-on-the-record-documentary-on-apple-music-1202598322/

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Fast way to move music from Spotify to Apple Music

If you have some favorite Spotify songs, and want to transfer them to Apple Music, how to deal with this?

For the songs of Spotify are also DRM limited, like Apple Music. If users want to move music files from Spotify to Apple Music successfully, they need to decrypt DRM from Spotify and convert to the audio format like MP3 or AAC for Apple Music.

Here is a good news, Spotify Audio Converter is the tool to help you to solve the problem well, which can remove DRM from your Spotify songs and playlists with excellent output quality and fast conversion speed.

Follow the next guide, you will know how to convert and transfer your Spotify playlists to Apple Music as soon as possible.

Step 1, Go to download and install Spotify Audio Converter Platinum and run it.

If you are a Mac user, please download the iTunes Converter for Mac version.

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Step 2. Drag and drop the playlist from Spotify to Spotify Audio Converter.

Open Spotify application, check playlist you would like to convert, and then drag them to add window.

Add Spotify songs to Spotify Audio Converter Platinum

Step 3. Choose Output Format and Adjust Settings

Directly click setting button on the program interface to open the Preferences window.

In the output settings, you could change the output folder as you prefer.

Output settings

Step 4. Start Spotify to Apple Music Conversion

After the above steps, now click “CONVERT” button to start conversion.

When the conversion is finished, just find the converted files and transfer them to your iTunes playlist, and then you can enjoy them without limitations any more.

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Major Lazer documentary ‘Give Me Future’ coming exclusively to Apple Music next month

As it continues to expand original content efforts, Apple Music has secured the rights to an upcoming documentary about electronic music trio Major Lazer. The film depicts the process of organizing the first Cuban-American concert in Havana and is entitled Give Me Future.

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The film starts shortly after President Obama announced that the “United States of America is changing its relationship with the people of Cuba. And begin a new chapter among the nations of the Americas.”

After President Obama made that announcement, Major Lazer’s Diplo, Jillionaire, and Walshy Fire set out to organize the first Cuban-American concert in Havana. The the three are followed as they setup the concert, meeting with local Cuban artists and planning the intricacies.

In conjunction with the documentary, Major Lazer also announced a new album called “Major Lazer Presents: Give Me Future – Music From and Inspired by the Film.” The album features unreleased Diplo work, including songs recorded with Cuban artists during the making of this documentary.

Give Me Future debuted at the Sunset Film Festival earlier this year and will be available on Apple Music on November 17th. Will you be watching? Let us know down in the comments!

Here’s the trailer and description of the documentary:

In March 2016, following the restoration of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States, electronic dance music trio Major Lazer made history, becoming one of the first major American acts to play in the communist state. Unsure how their descent on Havana would be received and hoping to reach a few tens of thousands, the epic concert unexpectedly drew in close to half a million fans.

Much more than a garden variety music film, “Give Me Future” begins as a behind-the-scenes look at the historic concert and evolves into a masterful exploration of Cuba’s inspirational youth movement and its ingenious DIY information culture.

Capturing exhilarating performance footage and authentic stories highlighting the country’s cultural growth and desire for inclusion in the global community, director Austin Peters conjures a transcendent, rhythm-laced depiction of the powerful catalysts driving a country on the brink of change.

Source from : 9To5mac

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