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R.E.M. breaks up

R.E.M., one of the great American rock bands of the last 30 years, announced it is breaking up.

A statement on the band’s Web site reads: “To our Fans and Friends: As R.E.M., and as lifelong friends and co-conspirators, we have decided to call it a day as a band. We walk away with a great sense of gratitude, of finality, and of astonishment at all we have accomplished. To anyone who ever felt touched by our music, our deepest thanks for listening.”


Anne Hathaway’s Paparazzi Rap

Check out the demure Anne Hathaway smoking the paparazzi in her hilarious Lil’ Wayne style rap song when she recently was a guest on Conan.


YouTube Relaunches Music Page

YouTubers are now privy to a cadre of features, including: 1). Recommended videos and artists based on your viewing history (instead of top videos in the genre), 2). Local concert listings paired with artist vids (listings were previously offered, but now feature video previews) 3). YouTube’s new music chart, theYouTube Top 100, and, perhaps most intriguing, another level of curation in the form of tastemaker partnerships. YouTube has linked up with Spin, Vice, XLR8R and some of its top music vloggers (Anthony Fantano of The Needle Drop for one) to create playlists and offer up picks.

To celebrate the new page, YouTube is featuring an electric guitar in its logo — a tribute to the “Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Guide to Rock,” the first curated playlist on the page. (The Chili Peppers dropped their first video from their latest album I’m With You Wednesday.) Other artists will soon unleash their own guides, including “David Guetta’s Guide to Electronica” on Friday, “Lady Gaga’s Guide to Pop” on Saturday and “Eminem & Royce Da 5’9”’s Guide to Hiphop” on Monday.

Via Mashable


Swizz Beatz – Lotus Creative Director

After Reebok, Lotus has also announced a creative partnership with Swizz Beatz, naming him Vice President of Creative Design and Global Marketing. Lotus explains the rationale behind the decision with 3 simple statements

1. Like Group Lotus , he means business: He’s a risk taker with considerable credentials including music producer, rapper, designer AND painter.
2. Like our cars, he’s multi award winning: This year he shared a Grammy Award with Jay-Z.
3. Like Group Lotus he keeps good company: This man regularly works with the likes of Bono, Kanye West, Beyoncé and Alicia Keys.


8 Hours in Brooklyn

A chain of beautiful sequences filmed in the city of Brooklyn, in slow-motion with the Phantom Camera Flex by director Jonathan Bregel. Produced by Next Level Pictures, on the soundtrack of the group Skream

 


The Google + Song

The Google+ movie is years away. In the meantime, this song answers all your questions about what the heck it actually is.


Happy birthday MTV – 30 years

MTV launched on August 1st, 1981 at 12:01 a.m. The first images broadcast were the launch of the Apollo 11, followed by a video for the Buggles song “Video Killed The Radio Star.”

The original Logo


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