Author: Olivia

How to cut your MP3 files on Mac

There may be some cases you need only some one clips of the MP3 file, or the MP3 file is too big, or you want to split or cut the MP3 to several segments, the Free Audio Splitter is very helpful and useful.

With Macsome Audio Splitter, cutting MP3 into small audio pieces is just a few mouse clicks away. The following will show you how to do with the problem easily and quickly.

Step1. Download Free Macsome Audio Splitter, install and run it.

Step2. Select audio files for cutting.

Press Add button to add Audio files which need cutting to the file list of Macsome Audio Splitter.

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Step3. Press Split to start cutting.

Select one added the music files, and then click the button Split. And a settings window will pop up immediately when your press Split button.

1. Here you need to choose a way to split audio files by time or by parts.

2. Choose a destination folder to save your splited the audio files’ segments, or save the segments to the default documents – AudioSplitter.

Options to split audios

When finish all the settings, press OK button on the settings window, and Macsome Audio Splitter starts cutting MP3 files in a second.

Step4. Find output splited MP3 files and edit their ID tags as you wish.

Start the splitting

When it is finished, select a MP3 segment on the file list, right click your mouse and from the context menu choose Show in Finder to retrieve the splited MP3 segment.

Source from:

http://macsome.com/audio-splitter-mac/cut-mp3.html

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More “Carpool Karaoke” will be on Apple Music soon

“Late Late Show” viewers can get even more “Carpool Karaoke” soon on Apple Music.

Host James Corden is launching an extended version of the segment, which consists of 16 half-hour episodes that will run exclusively on the streaming service, reports Variety.

Don’t expect it to look exactly like the take on the “Late Late Show,” though: This time, Corden won’t be hosting the whole series. Instead, each episode will have a different celebrity “host” in the driver’s seat with more time for interviews. These interviews will pair up stars like John Legend and Alicia Keys, and Seth MacFarlane with Ariana Grande.

Co-executive producer Ben Winston said, “What James does is so special and singular, it was silly, as we figured out how to make a full series, to try and replicate that.”

The idea was borne from the demand of non-musical celebrities who wanted to participate.

“We wouldn’t do Will Smith on [‘Late Late Show’],” Winston said. “So many people have been getting in touch with us, big movie stars, and we’re like, ‘that’s not really for us,’ but here with Apple Music it’s perfect.”

There is no release date yet for the show, which will be Apple Music’s first original series.

Source from: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/extended-version-of-james-cordens-carpool-karaoke-to-hit-apple-music/

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Top 10 songs on iTunes Store of 2016

2016 is over,now this is 2017, happy new year.

Every new start, we like to summarize the last year, here I would show you the Top 5 songs of iTunes 2016. Maybe your favorite song is in it.

One Dance (feat Wizkid & Kyla)

Drake

One Dance by Drake

“One Dance” is a song by Canadian Toronto-based hip hop recording artist Drake from his fourth studio album, Views (2016). It features guest vocals from Nigerian Afrobeat artist Wizkid and British singer Kyla. The artists co-wrote the dancehall and afrobeat song with its co-producers Nineteen85, DJ Maphorisa, and Noah “40” Shebib, with production assistance from Wizkid. Crazy Cousinz and Kyla also received songwriting credits for the sampling of their 2008 UK funky song “Do You Mind?”.

CAN’T STOP THE FEELING

Justin Timberlake

CAN'T STOP THE FEELING

“Can’t Stop the Feeling!” is a song recorded by American singer and songwriter Justin Timberlake for the soundtrack to the film Trolls, for which he serves as the executive music producer. It was written and produced by Timberlake, Max Martin and Shellback. Musically, it is an uptempo disco-pop, soul-pop number with funk influences. The song was released as a single on May 6, 2016, and serviced to contemporary hit radio on May 10, 2016.

Timberlake gave his first televised performance of “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” during the interval act of the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 grand final. Directed by Mark Romanek, its music video was released on May 16, 2016, and follows Timberlake on a tour to everyday places as he dances through what a typical day might be—it was followed by a number of fan-made videos.

Work (feat. Drake)

Rihanna

Work By Rihanna

“Work” is a song recorded by Barbadian singer Rihanna for her eighth studio album, Anti (2016), featuring Canadian rapper Drake, the song was released as the lead single from Anti on January 27, 2016 through Westbury Road and Roc Nation.

The song was written by PartyNextDoor, Drake, Rihanna, Monte Moir, Rupert “Sevn” Thomas, Allen Ritter and Matthew Samuels, and was produced by Boi-1da, Sevn Thomas, Ritter, Kuk Harrell and Noah “40” Shebib. The dancehall, reggae-pop and R&B song, contains an interpolation of “If You Were Here Tonight” (1985) performed by Alexander O’Neal. Lyrically, the song incorporates themes of working for money, as well as discussing fragile relationships. The song uses West Indian Patois and Creole.

My house

Flo Rida

My house By Flo Rida

“My House” is a song by American recording artist Flo Rida from his 2015 EP of the same name. The song was released as the album’s third official single on October 13, 2015 in the United States. The song contains samples from “Impeach the President” by The Honey Drippers.

“My House” was chosen as the theme song for WWE’s WrestleMania 32 with Hello Friday, also by Flo Rida. The song was also used in ESPN montages for Opening Day 2016 on April 3, 2016 as the first games of the MLB season were being played.

7 years

Lukas Graham

7 Years by Lukas Graham

“7 Years” is a song by Danish soul-pop band Lukas Graham from their second studio album, Lukas Graham. The song was released as a digital download on 18 September 2015 by Copenhagen Records.[citation needed] The lyric video was uploaded to YouTube on 17 November 2015, and the music video was uploaded on 15 December 2015.

It topped the charts in Denmark, Sweden, Austria, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, the UK, and Canada, while reaching the top ten in other European countries, as well as the United States. The song was written by Lukas Forchammer, Stefan Forrest, Morten Ristorp, and Morten “Pilo” Pilegaard. The song was produced by Stefan Forrest and Morten Ristorp under their stage name Future Animals, and Pilegaard. The song was mixed by Delbert Bowers and Morten Pilegaard.

Closer (feat. Halsey)

The Chainsmokers

Closer by The Chainsmokers

“Closer” is a song by American DJ duo The Chainsmokers, featuring American singer Halsey. Andrew Taggart (one half of The Chainsmokers) also provides his vocals in the song. It was released on July 29, 2016, by Disruptor Records and Columbia Records.

The song was written by Andrew Taggart, Ashley Frangipane, Shaun Frank, Frederic Kennett, Isaac Slade and Joe King, while the production was handled by The Chainsmokers. Musically it is an EDM and dance-pop song with a “retro” style synthesizer in the chorus.

Love Yourself

Justin Bieber

Love yourself

“Love Yourself” is a song recorded by Canadian singer Justin Bieber for his fourth studio album Purpose (2015). The song was released first as a promotional single on November 9, 2015, and later was released as the album’s third single. It was written by Ed Sheeran, Benny Blanco and Bieber, and produced by Blanco.

An acoustic pop song, “Love Yourself” features an electric guitar and a brief flurry of trumpets as its main instrumentation. During the song, Bieber uses a husky tone in the lower registers. Lyrically, the song is a kiss-off to a narcissistic ex-lover who did the protagonist wrong.

Don’t Let Me Down (feat. Daya)

The Chainsmokers

Don't Let Me Down

“Don’t Let Me Down” is a song by American production duo The Chainsmokers. The song features the vocals of American singer Daya, and was released on February 5, 2016, by Disruptor Records and Columbia Records. The song was written by Andrew Taggart, Emily Warren and Scott Harris. Musically, it is a dance-pop song with trap influences.

Stressed Out

Twenty one pilots

Stressed Out

“Stressed Out” is a song written and recorded by American musical duo Twenty One Pilots, for their fourth studio album, Blurryface (2015). Written by Tyler Joseph and produced by Mike Elizondo, the lyrics discuss the harsh end of adolescence and the transition to adulthood.

The song was released as a promotional single on April 28, 2015 on the Google Play Store and Amazon, and was issued to top 40 radio stations as the albums third official single on November 10.

Panda

Desiigner

Panda Song

“Panda” is the debut single by American rapper Desiigner. The song premiered on December 15, 2015, and was released for digital download on the iTunes Store as a single, before being re-released on February 22, 2016.

The song was written by Desiigner and his producer Menace. “Panda” was heavily sampled by Desiigner’s fellow GOOD Music label-mate and founder Kanye West, for “Pt. 2”, a song on West’s seventh studio album The Life of Pablo, and inspired a number of remixes. The single topped the US Billboard Hot 100 at the end of April 2016. A music video was released on May 10, 2016.[4] It was nominated for best hip hop video at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards.

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What are the Apple’s Best of 2016 year

Serving as an accompaniment to its Best of 2016 charts, Apple on Tuesday posted to YouTube a video chronicling last year’s most memorable movies, TV shows, apps, music, Beats 1 interviews and more.

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Set to a catchy upbeat tune, the minute-long spot runs through a sampling of clips and animations borrowed from apps, TV shows, movies, e-books and other digital content that made it to Apple’s Best of 2016 list.

Loosely organized by content type, Apple’s video jumps from movies “La La Land” and “Moonlight” to apps like Severed, Prisma and SketchBook Motion. TV shows highlighted in today’s ad include NBC’s “This is Us,” Cartoon Network’s “Steven Universe” and breakout FX series “Atlanta.”

As can be expected, music was a major focus for Apple in 2016. Top picks from Apple Music and iTunes include David Bowie’s “Blackstar,” Maren Morris’ “My Church” and Shawn Mendes’ “Treat You Better.” In addition to music video clips from full length albums, EPs and singles, Apple threw in a pair of Beats 1 interviews with Lady Gaga and Pharrell Williams. “Heavyweight” stands as the video rundown’s lone podcast.

A selection of e-books is also incorporated as a nod to the iBooks Store.

Interspersed between the clips a tagline reads, “We celebrate what mattered the most and was the most fun. Our picks. Our passions. Best of 2016.”

Each media snippet is annotated with its title and creator, whether it be a musician, developer or author, as well as a small icon denoting from which digital store it originated. For example, apps get the App Store logo, while movies feature a film strip for iTunes Movies.

Source from http://appleinsider.com/articles/17/01/03/apples-best-of-2016-year-in-review-video-showcases-top-apps-movies-music-and-more

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What does Apple Music really aim to?

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The New York Times recently published an interview with Apple Music executives Jimmy Iovine and Larry Jackson. During the interview, the executives discussed where Apple Music’s position is in the current music landscape. “We have no interest in being a label,” says Apple Music executive Jimmy Iovine. “But we do have interest in making our platform the one that’s best to communicate with the audiences.”

Apple Music is known to the public for streaming tunes. But the whole platform is much bigger than that. By explaining to artists that Apple Music is also about marketing an artist, the service has been able to score exclusives on albums that eventually went on to top the charts. The part of the streaming service that the public doesn’t notice is the part that sponsored Drake’s 60-city tour this past summer, along with his promotional movie  “Please Forgive Me.” The latter remains an exclusive for Apple.

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While it is easy for the media to focus on how quickly Apple Music has added subscribers, the most impressive thing Apple has done is to cultivate a relationship with musicians who have capitalized on Apple’s marketing prowess and technological strengths. Whether Apple planned this in advance, or stumbled onto this template, is not so important. By pointing to the success Apple Music has had with albums from Travis Scott, Future and DJ Khaled (all three debuted as number one on Billboard as exclusives to Apple Music), Apple can tell up and coming artists that this could happen to them if they give Apple Music an exclusive and allow them to promote their work.

“We have real understanding of what these artists are trying to accomplish both aesthetically and commercially. We’re really getting there in merging these cultures — tech and the arts. And we’re trying to prove that we are the best place for an artist to fulfill their vision.”-Jimmy Iovine, executive, Apple Music
If Apple does eventually overtake rival streamer Spotify, offering exclusives and getting in tight with the talent is how it will have to be done. Spotify already has 95 million users with 55 million using its ad-based free tier. While Apple does offer a one-time three-month free trial, it does not have a free level of service. Apple Music has 17 million subscribers at last count, and may never catch up unless it can continue to provide users with early access to music that Spotify can’t play. For that to happen, Apple Music will have to continue focusing on its relationships with musicians and not pay attention to head count for another 24 months. At that point, it should take a breath to see how this strategy is working in relation to Spotify.

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Top 5 big and popular Streaming Music Services

Music is so important to us. When you are happy, you like some happy music. When you are sad, you will also need some music.

Where to listen to the music, the streaming Music services will be a good choice.

Here collect the top 5 big and popular streaming music services, and you will find one you like.

Spotify

spotify

Spotify is slowly but surely becoming the most popular subscription-based music streaming service worldwide that offers users unlimited access and streaming limits to an extremely wide variety of audio tracks, artists, genres, albums and playlists. With a free account, you can play any artist, album or playlist on shuffle for free.

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All you need to do is sign up and start using it from the web, desktop application or mobile apps. You can use Spotify freely for however long you want, but if you want to listen to specific tracks any time or build more complex playlists for yourself, you’ll need to upgrade to a premium account.

Google Play Music

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Google Play Music offers more music than you’d ever imagine in any genre that you want and by practically any artist or band that has ever existed. There are also tons of pre-built playlists that are suggested to you based on the date and time, taking into account activities you might be doing or holidays that are coming up. You can even upload and sync up to 50,000 tracks from your own music collection.

The one major downside is that Google Play Music is loaded with ads. As long as you stick with the free version, be prepared to sit through lots of long commercials between songs.

Pandora

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Pandora is “free personalized radio that only plays music you’ll love,” and at the moment it’s only available for listeners in the U.S., Australia and New Zealand. The Pandora “Music Genome Project” involved analyzing over 450 qualities of individual songs to produce an advanced algorithm that seeks to help users discover the music that fits their styles and tastes as accurately as possible.

You can create up to 100 unique stations and tweak them as you listen. There’s also an upgrade you can make, called Pandora One, which takes away the ads, offers higher listening quality, adds desktop applications, provides different custom skin choices and minimizes interruptions while you’re enjoying music.

Apple Music

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Apple Music is a full-fledged subscription streaming music service that compares favorably with other top cloud music services such as Spotify, Pandora Radio, etc. It has excellent mobile support and also has good music discovery options.

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Rather than relying solely on algorithms to suggest new music, the service also extensively uses expert-curated playlists to serve up suggestions.

Amazon Music Unlimited

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Amazon Music Unlimited is a premium music subscription service featuring tens of millions of songs and thousands of expert-programmed playlists and stations. With Amazon Music Unlimited, you can listen to any song, anytime, anywhere, on all your devices – smartphone, tablet, PC/Mac, Fire TV, and Alexa-enabled devices like Amazon Echo.

Tens of millions of songs with new releases from today’s most popular artists. Listen ad-free with unlimited skips. Download for offline listening.

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