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Despite lagging ratings for American Idol this whole season, Mariah Carey is bouncing back into the music scene. Over the past few week she has been hinting to her fans of a new song in the works, and it sounds Beautiful…literally.
Mariah has co-produced & co-wrote with R&B “Adorn” singer, Miguel, to come up with “#Beautiful“, which will be the first single from Mariah’s forthcoming album.
The breezy guitar-driven number with Mariah’s signature voice is most likely going to make this track a summer hit.
This Wednesday during American Idol the “#Beautiful” video is set to premiere. It was directed by Joseph Kahn.
Mariah will also be kicking of the “Good Morning America Concert Series” on May 24th on ABC in New York City in Central Park.
The full track of “#Beautiful” can be heard here.
It’s widely understood that dance remixes of pop songs are a promotional gimmick. Remixes were intended to be pushed to nightclubs that would in turn create more promotion for the main mix. In the past (before iTunes), we saw these remixes finally see the light in the form of a remix CD. We saw this with many late 90’s releases; “Christina Aguilera: The remixes”, “Mariah Carey Remix CD” etc, etc. In many cases, the remixes were placed as bonus tracks on the album with no radio edit. There was no need for remix radio edit’s, it’s not like FM radio was going to play them and in many cases certain remixes we’re never printed on CD and simply disappeared but times have changed.
The rise of internet radio has brought in new music label talent into the music scene and in turn more choice for the consumer. If someone feels like listening to a certain song, he or she can simply go to Youtube, Pandora, Spotify or specialty radio stations such as— Fusion Radio and Chronix Radio. The music consumer is king again, and they don’t like to be told what to like. There is no going back, the days where music labels and FM radio dictate what people like to hear are over. The journey here was very painful however.
In 1999, when music service Napster triggered a music free-for-all it sent the music industry into a downhill spiral. This triggered the dark days of music, many labels started to downsize and cutback on releases left and right. Many medium to small labels suffered and this caused at least one small label head; Tom Silverman, founder of Tommy boy records to go on a Sound Exchange rampage against Internet Radio that made music labels look very bad. Despite this, many labels did not even support Sound Exchange and continued to trek forward. They are the real voiceless victims caught in between the royalty debacle.
The survivability of the music labels is very important though. Sure, the internet has opened many doors for independent artists, but at the end of the day. Music labels are the glue that holds good songwriters, producers, promoters and artists together. Many artists don’t realize how bad their productions suffer after leaving their label to go the no label route.
So now that digital music sales are rebounding and retailers such as iTunes, Amazon and Beatport have really taken off, why aren’t many top 40 remixes getting posted for sale? We constantly get emails from our listener’s asking us where they can buy a certain remix. Music labels have nothing to lose by doing this, overhead costs of posting a song on iTunes is very low. Generally when a song is not available for sale or released, the public finds a way to obtain it anyway. Wouldn’t it be a lot easier and beneficial for everyone to make all remixes available via digital music stores?
Amanda Wilson is gracing the Fusion dance charts at #5 being featured on the Dim Chris hit, “You Found Me“.
Miss Wilson is part of the UK house music group, Freemasons. She was discovered by her counterparts, producers Russell Small, and James Wiltshire aka Phats & Small, while singing karaoke.
She has a four octave vocal range being mainly compared to Mariah Carey in this regard and has gained praise and support for her work, producing hit tracks like, “Keep This Fire Burning,” “Love On My Mind,” and “Seek Bromance.” She has worked with Nick Bridges aka Bodyrox and Thomas Gold to produce such tracks and has gotten props from David Guetta and Roger Sanchez for her talents!
Check out the music video below of Dim Chris and Amanda Wilson and let us know here at Fusion what you think of Amanda!
HO-HO-HO! Since the holiday season is approaching faster then most of us can get our shopping done I thought it would be fun to make a list of the top 2011 pop songs that best represent the approaching holiday season!
I had to do alot of cutting but here are my top three holiday songs and videos of 2011 that can put you into that Winter Wonderland we all love!
Number three: Is One Republic with Christmas Without You. It’s the Live version at the Christmas Tree Lighting for the 2011 season. Check out the President and his family watching in the audience!
Of course you know I could not make a list without Mariah Carey gracing us with her diva like presence for the Holiday Season! Here is her latest Christmas release with none other then the amazing John Legend! The song is called When Chirstmas Comes complete with Charlie Brown and his friends, Enjoy!
And Number One is of course Mother Monster herself Lady Gaga! Gaga is having quite a year with her World tour going strong, her Christmas album being none other then a hit and what would Macy’s be without Gaga taking over? So this song is actually a two-for one hit! Here is Lady Gaga herself singing White Christmas & Orange Colored Sky from her holiday album!
Happy Holidays to all of you Fusion Heads out there! May your holiday season be safe and merry and bright!
(Dave Tripper/India Times) Beyonce, Mariah Carey, and other artists have learned a lesson—know your audience. More particularly, know who your booking agent is booking for an audience.
Both are donating their $1 million-ish performance fees for shows that they did for Libyian dictator Moammar Gadhafi and members of his family. Nelly Furtado has done the same while R&B crooner Usher is considering doing the same.