If you’re a fan of pounding the pavements, or the treadmill, on a regular basis then no doubt you’ve already discovered just how useful music can be in terms of maintaining focus and motivation and stopping you from getting bored. However, you’ve probably also found that not all headphones are suited to runners looking for a durable, sweat resistant design that won’t fall out of your ears whilst you’re running and isn’t going to have to be replaced every month or so. Whilst not all headphones are suited to heavy sports use, some have been specifically designed for it – check out these best earphones for runners: Read more…
Technology has enabled many advances in the home entertainment market and one of these areas is that of the multiroom music system. When we think about something like this naturally we think there are going to be many complicated problems and vast expensive pieces of equipment to buy, but how true is this and what questions need to be asked for you to get what you want. Read more…
Calling all Zumba enthusiasts, are you looking for the best music to Zumba to? If so, you have come to the right place! Zumba has gained significant popularity in recent years and there is little wonder why. Zumba uses a combination of fun Latin beats and International Pop music to get fitness seekers up and moving. Listed below the Zumba team from Go Mammoth have put together a collection of the Top 10 Songs for Zumba Classes.
The Top 10 Songs for Zumba Classes
1. David Guetta – Turn Me on Ft. Nicki Minaj: This Pop inspired track invites Zumba dancers to get up and move to the music. It’s up beat tempo and quick pace music is sure to inspire jumps and turns all class long.
2. Havana Brown – We Run the Night – Twist, turn, jump and burn.. very few songs inspire movement quite like We Run the Night. This song helps momentarily transform Zumba dancers into powerful Zumba warriors ready to kick out the calories.
3. Chris Brown – Turn Up the Music: Modern and fast paced, Turn Up the Music is the perfect song for Zumba fitness. Not only does it have feet taping and bodies bending, it instils strong feelings of pride for a workout well done!
4. Rain Over Me – Pitbull: Few songs gets people up and moving quite like Rain Over Me. Each beat brings light to new moves and higher jumps, keeping students motivated to push themselves harder.
5. Dance, Dance, Dance – Zumba Fitness: There is little surprise why Dance, Dance, Dance continues to be a favourite at Zumba groups worldwide. Dance, Dance, Dance, is a feel good, up beat masterpiece designed to help get class goers in the groove of the beat.
6. Gangnam Style – Psy: There is no denying the catchy moves of Gangnam Style. In fact, very few people can resist the urge to move and shake along with this newly popular hit.
7. Shawty Got Moves – Step Up: Shawty Got Moves bring the street to class, inviting dancers to get raw with their moves. This urban inspired hit is sure to have fitness seekers moving, popping, and locking in ways they never imagined.
8. El Amor, El Amor – Zumba Fitness: A Zumba beat with a Latin vibe, get dancers swinging and moving to this beat with heat. El Amor will bring sexy back!
9. Sexy and I Know It – LMFAO: Zumba fitness classes are fun, exciting, and full of great music! Sexy and I Know It keeps things interesting, bodies move in happy motion. LMFAO`s hit number takes the `work`out of workout and delivers pure fun.
10. Party Nation – Zumba Fitness: Another Zumba classic. Party Nation turns every Zumba fitness class into a party in motion. Get fit with beats that are thrilling, big moves, wild twists, kicks, twirls.. party on!
Zumba fitness is about good times, great company, and getting fit to the beat of some of the best Latin and pop inspired songs around. What are you waiting for?
MTV was, in the 1980s, groundbreaking as the first major music video TV channel. The channel became so important that, for most top music artists, producing a music video was to become nearly as important as the music itself.
Today, there are many different ways of seeing music videos. These include watching the many digital TV channels, buying DVDs, watching videos on websites, and using a catch up TV service like YouView, which makes live TV less important. The ability to record music videos on recordable TV is another easy way that music fans can choose to watch music videos. Because some TV stations also have their own type of web-based player, which shows recent programmes, videos can also be watched this way.
It is really the rise of the Internet that has diminished the power of MTV. Virtually any artist who makes music can make a music video at little cost, and upload it for free on the Internet. The amount of hits that popular artists can get for their videos, when posted on the net, is staggering (thats right, 800 million views!). Big music companies can not only post their videos for free now, but can even include advertising in their own video. The music video has, effectively, become an advertising tool for music companies and artists, and that is MTV’s legacy. If a music video is hugely popular, then the effect on music sales are only likely to be beneficial.
Though MTV is still important, it’s influence has become somewhat diluted because of all the competition from major media companies. Whether MTV will be able to become more innovative and regain some of its influence of 20-30 years ago is open to question. Aspects of MTV remain treasured, and its annual awards are among the most prestigious to win in the music industry.
MTV has been responsible for some of music’s most famous moments, most notably when screening the Michael Jackson video for his album ‘Thriller’ in 1983. It made other artists take note and realise that they would have to raise their game and supply fans and the media with much more than just music.
The music video itself remains a potent way of promoting an artist, and that isn’t going to change. There is a greater desire among music fans to also see artists live however, and the future of the music video may involve increasingly more live, ‘real’ footage. It will be interesting to see if music video TV itself adapts enough to survive.
Music festivals have become enormously popular in the last decade and when you think about spending a few days listening to great music in the sunshine with all your mates whilst drinking lots of lovely cider it’s not hard to see why. However, the line between being a punter and being the organiser is not one than many will cross, as it can be a rather daunting experience. Whilst you might not be able to rival the likes of Reading and Leeds when you start out organising your own music festival, putting something like this together is actually much more simple than you might imagine. Here are a few tips: Read more…
Amy from Animazoo motion capture systems shares her 5 favourite animated music videos…
If you’ve ever spent a couple of hours watching music channels on TV then you will know that music videos these days often run the risk of falling into something of a rut – sweeping moving camera work with an attractive singer making eyes at the lens, strobe filled club scenes, or a band playing in some or other location (the roof of a tall building, a giant stage, in front of a sunset etc etc) have all been done and then done again. Clever acts whose careers achieve longevity – or who want to stand out from the crowd – tend to use animation in their videos at some point, whether it’s to defy the laws of gravity or inject a great big dose of fantasy entertainment. Here are 5 examples of the most loved animated music videos:
The White Stripes – Fell In Love With A Girl
If you get your big break starting as a cruise ship singer, you are considered to have had humble beginnings and to have worked your way up. If, however, you have a hit record and end up singing on a cruise ship later in life, you are considered to be a ‘has been’. The cruise ship singing profession can be many things to different people. For the guests however, it is purely entertainment. If you’re lucky, it is good entertainment. Read more…
A guide to transporting musical instruments from myParcelDelivery.com – a parcel delivery service provider in the UK – see their guidance on transporting musical instruments if you’re planning on couriering your instrument.
A musical instrument is a valuable possession. Not only can musical instruments be expensive to replace if lost or damaged, but they can also attract great sentimental value. Often, a musical instrument may be the chief source of an owner’s income. For all of these reasons, taking good care of musical instruments is of the utmost importance and particularly when they are being transported.
Whether preparing for a house move or travelling overseas, if you intend to transport a musical instrument over any distance it’s wise to take appropriate measures to ensure that it arrives at its destination in one piece and sounding as good as ever. This guide to transporting musical instruments gives advice on the best ways to protect your musical instrument in transit. Read more…
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In recent years Spain has become one of the most festival-filled countries in Europe, thanks to some pretty savvy booking by festival organisers in the country and the beautiful (and very reliable) Spanish summers. Whereas there was a time where only those with a trust fund could afford to take trips abroad to festivals, now the tickets, flights and accommodation are all bundled up into budget friendly packages that make everything much more affordable. There are so many festivals in Spain right now that it can be difficult to know which ones to choose; if you really want to have a summer to remember next year then why not hire a car in Spain and plan a road trip around all of them, taking in some of the rest of Spain in between events. You could even finish up your trip with a stop off in Ibiza if you really want to go for it! Read more…