The Youtube Music Awards – An Idea Whose Time Has Come

The most popular and visible, not the most deserving. Even some of the smallest categories have 50 to a hundred, which means you have the same problem and the same result. Perhaps the ultimate sham is the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. Under what criteria does an act get nominated, then elected? Longevity you can measure, but influence? It all seems pretty vague and cloaked in secrecy. Personally I dont believe there should be a music hall of fame, but if you were really going to do it right, design it like Major League Baseball where its based on some tangible numbers. That used to be sales, but now the only really numbers that count are YouTube video views. Want a yardstick as to how this works? It used to be that a million views was considered substantial, but now that just barely gets you in the game. Hit 10 million?

Google Music app for iOS to drop in October, says report

It is not often where an intense game such as TLoU gives the player a chance to take a breath and “enjoy the view.” It’s a scene which is so unexpected, yet placed perfectly after the “Winter” chapter (easily the most intense part of the story). Right from the beginning, NaughtyDog knew they wanted Gustavo Santaolalla to compose the soundtrack for their next epic: “We are honored to have Gustavos music and talents in our game. The texture of Gustavos musical score serves the games narrative and the music is rife with poignant, descriptive and intimate sounds. His work is unlike anything heard in a video game before. Its a beautiful, haunting, sonic landscape that makes the games themes more emotionally resonant and emphasizes thoughtfully how Joel, Ellie, and all the characters in the game perceive the world around them. Its a masterful musical score.” The hopeful yet haunting track, “Vanishing Grace” only emphasizes the vision NaughtyDog had for their game; The Last of Us would not be complete without this stunning soundtrack. Mass Effect I’m Proud of You – Sam Hulick This ballad composed by Bioware’s Sam Hulick reigns as the most memorable for me. Everyone who knows me knows that the Mass Effect series is my absolute favorite. If you ask me what my favorite video game is, I’m going to say the Mass Effect series because to me the trilogy counts as one story. While playing through Mass Effect 3, I was already an emotional mess because I knew it would be the last time I played a Mass Effect game for the first time. To put it mildly – I was pretty much on the verge of tears the entire game.

Music is the Recipe for Emotion

Google Music app for iOS to drop in October, says report A native iOS app for Google’s streaming-music service is being tested inside the company and will be released once bugs are worked out, reports Engadget. October 3, 2013 9:47 AM PDT (Credit: Google) Google Music, the search company’s streaming-music service, will be coming to iOS as a native application soon, according to a new report. Google is currently working on its Music app and plans to get it to Apple’s App Store sometime this month, Engadget reported on Thursday, citing people who are familiar with the search giant’s plans. Google Music for iOS is being tested internally right now, according to the report, and still has few bugs to be worked out before its ready for public release. Related stories Google Music adds seven new countries to its roster Google Music is one of what is becoming a growing number of streaming-music services in the industry. Google Music is already available on Android devices and on the desktop, through the Google Music Web app. There are also some unofficial iOS apps that work with the platform. However, Google has yet to bring its native app to iOS, citing its need for Flash use in order to enforce digital rights management (DRM) on its songs. CNET has contacted Google for comment. We will update this story when we have more information. Topics: