Sony’s Streaming Music Service Goes Live in the U.S.

first_imgSony joins a number of music streaming services today with its launch of “Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity.” The service has been available in parts of Europe since last year, and arrives in the U.S., Australia, and New Zealand today.Membership will start at $3.99 a month, with a $9.99 per month subscription that will give you on-demand access to the Music Unlimited catalog and with the ability to suggest music you might like based on the songs you already own or listen to. The service boasts more than 6 million songs, giving Sony Music Entertainment and its partners in the endeavor – Universal Music Group, EMI Music and Warner Music Group Corp – the ability to sell directly to customers.The streaming service is currently only compatible on Sony-specific devices like the PS3, Blu-ray players, Sony Bravia TVs, and VAIO laptops. There are plans, says Sony, to offer it on mobile devices later this year.Streaming Subscription Service (But Not for iOS)These features of the new service all point to the current landscape of the music business – the increasing popularity of subscription services (such as MOG, Rhaposdy, and Rdio), for example, and the continuing struggles of the record industry to adapt to (declining) digital music sales. But the launch of Music Unlimited also comes on the heels of Apple’s announcement this week of its new subscription service, and the news that Apple would start to charge a 30% commission for purchases made within an iOS app. The news comes as Apple tries to gain more control over content bought and sold via apps on its platform, something that made Sony’s proposed Reader app run afoul of the new rules and fail to be accepted into the store.There were rumors earlier this week that Sony was planning on removing its music from iTunes in response to Apple, although Sony Network Entertainment COO Brandon insists that’s not the case. Nonetheless, it’s also noteworthy that Sony’s new service isn’t available on mobile devices – interesting since streaming-on-the-go is part of the benefits of streaming your music. 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… audrey watters 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnoutcenter_img Tags:#music#NYT#web Related Posts 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex…last_img read more

10 months agoArsenal in contact with Man Utd midfielder Andreas Pereira

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal in contact with Man Utd midfielder Andreas Pereiraby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal are in contact with Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira.UOL reports Pereira is considering an offer to join Arsenal.The young midfielder is a target for Unai Emery and could move in the January window. Pereira is off contract in June.The Gunners’ transfer supremo Sven Mislintat sees Pereira as an ideal addition.The fee is likely to be an initial £10m but may rise to double that with performance-related add-ons. last_img read more

a month agoWolves captain Conor Coady: We’ll fight back

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Wolves captain Conor Coady: We’ll fight backby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves captain Conor Coady has faith the club can re-discover their form.Saturday’s 5-2 home loss to Chelsea means the Molineux outfit have one point from five Premier League games.He said: “I have great belief in the club and the team and we will come through it, but we don’t want to find ourselves in situations like this. “We’ve got to look at the way we’re doing things as much as possible because it’s not good enough. There are standards we have set so we’ve got to make sure that we rectify it.”The good thing is we’re in all competitions and the games are coming thick and fast. We’re giving teams too much space and we’re going behind in games too often. We go behind and we’re chasing it so it’s important that we do that better.” last_img read more

Katy Perry To Be Honored At UNICEF Snowflake Ball

first_imgOn November 29th, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF will host its annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball.The event will commemorate UNICEF’s 70th anniversary and honor UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Katy Perry and Philanthropist Moll Anderson for their extraordinary commitment to put children first.Global superstar Katy Perry will receive the Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award for her work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in support of the world’s most vulnerable children. She has served in this role since 2013, with a special focus on engaging young people in UNICEF’s work, traveling to some of the poorest and most remote regions in Madagascar and Vietnam to bring awareness to UNICEF’s child protection, education and health programs. In December 2015, at the time of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, she recorded a unique weather report to call for action on climate change and bring attention to the devastating effects of the phenomenon on children. In October 2013, she joined in UNICEF’s celebration of the International Day of the Girl Child, lending her hit song “Roar” to the soundtrack of a new PSA to inspire girls and help them become tomorrow’s champions. Through her continued work with UNICEF, Perry is a tireless champion for children, working to improve the lives of children and adolescents around the world.Award-winning television personality, author, and philanthropist Moll Anderson will receive the Spirit of Compassion Award for her enduring commitment to make the world a better place for children. She served as Gala Co-Chair for the UNICEF Snowflake Ball between 2013 and 2015. In 2015, she travelled to Jamaica to bring awareness to UNICEF’s programs and witnessed UNICEF’s work focused on child protection and youth empowerment. Together with her husband, she runs the Charlie and Moll Anderson Family Foundation, focusing on basic needs including shelter, hunger, education and the protection of women and children.Presented by Mariner Investment Group, LLC and Baccarat, the UNICEF Snowflake Ball will be held at Cipriani Wall Street and will feature décor designed by HGTV star and UNICEF Ambassador Vern Yip, a custom menu prepared by chef and UNICEF Ambassador Marcus Samuelsson and a live auction benefiting UNICEF’s programs worldwide.Gillian Miniter and Desiree Gruber will co-chair the event, Jaime Jiménez will serve as Project Chair and Daria Daniel and Sterling McDavid will be the NextGen Chairs.Find out more here.last_img read more

Morocco: 13-year-old Girl Raped, Tortured and Murdered

first_imgCasablanca- According to Moroccan daily newspaper Assabah, the body of a 13-year-old girl, who was raped, tortured then murdered, was recently found in a farm in Moulay Yacoub, located in the region of Fès-Boulemane, Morocco.A girl aged 13 years old was found dead in a farm located in the small city of Moulay Yacoub. According to daily Assabah, the farm, located in a village called Oulad Mimoun, belongs to a Moroccan politician. According to the same source, the young girl had been violently raped and tortured before she was dropped dead in the said farm. Local Police also found physical signs of severe torture on her body. Inspections of the corpse showed that the murderer had used a knife to torture his victim. Around forty people, mainly residents of Oulad Mimoun village, were interrogated during police investigations, which led to the arrest of a 30-year-old man suspected of committing the crime. According to Assabah, the suspect, who works as a butcher in the village, admitted having committed the crime. The suspect told the Police that he had kidnapped the young girl on a public road while she was trying to take a bus to school. The suspect also admitted having raped the girl in an orange field not far from the location where her body was found. The suspect allegedly made use of one of his butchering knives to torture the 13-year-old girl while raping her, before dropping her dead.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Chiellini Icardi is the second best striker Ive ever faced

first_imgJuventus captain Giorgio Chiellini has faced off against numerous amounts of world-class strikers across his playing career and rates Mauro Icardi as one of the bestThe Inter Milan star is one of the most highly-regarded forwards in European football right now and has been frequently linked with a move to Real Madrid.In total, Icardi has scored 119 goals in 200 appearances for Inter and has found the net against Juventus eight times since arriving at Italy in 2011.And Chiellini has nothing but respect for Icardi, who he rates as the most deadliest striker in the penalty area behind team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo.“In my opinion, Icardi is the second best striker in the penalty box who I’ve ever marked,” Chiellini told DAZN, via Football-Italia.“He chips away at you mentally, in the sense that you have to be concentrated all the time. I’ve only encountered one who is worse for that, but he’s playing with me this year!”The Italian defender then gave his take on the downside of Juventus’ campaign this season.Serie A, Gian Piero GasperiniGasperini reveals why he rejected Inter Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Atalanta manager, Gian Piero Gasperini, has revealed why he rejected Internazionale Milan’s job proposal over the summer transfer window.Massimiliano Allegri’s side finished top of Group H in the Champions League on Wednesday night, despite losing 2-1 to BSC Young Boys in their final game, and already lead the Serie A by eight points from nearest challengers Napoli.But Chiellini highlighted October’s 1-1 home draw with Genoa and their 2-1 defeat to Manchester United last month as low points in their season.“There are some, like that draw we had with Genoa. Those were definitely two points dropped, and with all due respect for Genoa we can’t afford to drop points to them at home,” said Chiellini.“We’ve also been at 1-0 close to the end too many times. It’s almost always been fine because of our attitude, but against Manchester United we paid for it with interest.“I’d say 1-0 is a perfect result up until about 60 minutes, then you need to get the second and manage things better.“Not conceding gives you confidence for the next games, but having a little cushion means you expend less physical and mental energy.”last_img read more

Reports Of A Suspected Overdose Victim At The Kenai Airport

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Fire Department and Kenai Police Department are responding to the Kenai Airport for the report of an individual found unconscious in the bathroom of the upstairs bar.Update:Sergeant Alex Prins with the Kenai Police Department said that the police are investigating a suspected drug overdose.Updated information:According to reports- the initial call to police was for the report of a deceased individual found- upon arrival Kenai Police determined the individual had a pulse and began life saving measures.The individual has been transported to Central Peninsula Hospital and receiving medical attention.Original Story:Limited details are known at this time. According to on-scene sources the individual was found in the bathroom of the Upper Deck Bar.Responders and emergency personal are currently on scene investigating the incident. Details regarding the individual are not known at this time. Updates will be posted as they are made available.last_img read more

Sue Hendee Receives WOWs 2019 School Staff Recognition Award

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is an announcement from We’re One Wilmington:Congratulations to Sue Hendee, Shawsheen School Physical Education Teacher, for being selected as the 2019 WOW School Staff Recognition Award recipient. Winners are selected annually from nominations submitted by school staff and WOW members. Winners demonstrate a commitment to community service by going above and beyond the expectations of their job to incorporate the concept of community service into their classrooms or the Wilmington school system.Sue organizes the Wilmington Kids Pan Mass Challenge, which is a huge undertaking. This year alone roughly $20,000 was raised to fight cancer. This is in addition to riding the adult Pan Mass Challenge herself – a rigorous 2-day bike-a-thon.Sue is also well-known as the WHS Varsity Girls soccer coach. In addition to her coaching role, she spearheads a collaborative fundraising effort with Stoneham High School (boys and girls soccer teams from both schools participate), which raises money for Breast Cancer Research.These are just two of many examples of why Sue is so deserving of this award.Thank you to Sue for the countless hours of time spent – above and beyond what would ever be expected – to spread the spirit of community service throughout our school system!Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington High School Wins Eastern Mass. Girls Soccer Coaches Association’s Program Of Excellence AwardIn “Sports”SCHOOL COMMITTEE NEWS: District Honors WHS Girls Soccer Coach Sue HendeeIn “Education”Wilmington High’s Diana Hill & Mary Lou McDonough Receive WOW’s School Staff Recognition AwardIn “Education”last_img read more

RGVs Lakshmis NTR release postponed again Is CBFCTDP responsible for this delay

first_imgLakshmi’s NTRTwitterDirector Ram Gopal Varma (RGV) has once again postponed the release of Lakshmi’s NTR. Fingers are apparently being pointed at Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) for this delay.Lakshmi’s NTR, which is a biopic on NT Rama Rao, is one of the most-anticipated Telugu movies of 2019. Its controversial promos and the failure of NTR: Kathanayakudu and Mahanayakudu have raised a lot of curiosity and expected this movie. But Ram Gopal Varma has been testing the patience of the viewers by deferring its release for various reasons.Ram Gopal Varma recently confirmed that Lakshmi’s NTR would hit the screens on March 22 and none can stop its release. Even producer Rakesh Reddy also assured to fight against all odds for its release. But now, the director has silently announced its delay on his Twitter handle without revealing the reason for it. He tweeted, “‏Get Ready to know all the truths on March 29 th #LakshmisNTR.”Many in the film industry are busy speculating the reason for Ram Gopal Varma postponing the release of Lakshmi’s NTR. They feel that the complaint filed by the TDP activist or the delay in the censorship must be responsible for the film not hitting the screens on the announced date.It is known that a TDP worker named Devibabu Choudhary had filed case with the Election Commission, seeking to stop the release of Lakshmi’s NTR. In his complaint, he had claimed that the movie shows AP CM Chandrababu Naidu in a bad light, which will not only tarnish his image but also affect the voters, as it hits the screens weeks before the polling. It is said that the court might have issued an order to halt.On the other hand, Ram Gopal Varma alleged on Sunday that the CBFC was delaying the censorship of Lakshmi’s NTR for obvious reasons. He tweeted on March 17, “By refusing to watch #LakshmisNTR by assuming what might be in the film, It is clear that CBFC is over reaching its authority in trying to favour someone.”Ram Gopal Varma announced to hold a press meet on Monday. The director tweeted, “Me and my advocate Mr. Ponnavolu Sudhakar Reddy are going to address a press meet tmrw 18th mrng 10 AM at Prasad lab to reveal about CBFC ILLEGALLY TRYING TO STOP #LakshmisNTR ..We will be telling the details about how it will be dragged to court.”Minutes later, Ram Gopal Varma surprised everyone by changing his stand on the CBFC. He tweeted, “There has been an unfortunate misunderstanding between our office and the CBFC which has now been cleared ..The CBFC is now doing the necessary action as per the laid down procedure ..Hence our press meet against the CBFC is cancelled ..Jai NTR #LakshmiNTR”Get Ready to know all the truths on March 29 th #LakshmisNTR pic.twitter.com/GRGTC9K3jR— Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) March 19, 2019last_img read more