Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital in Nashville, TN has provided a music therapy program for their young patients there since 2005 when Tom Founce started it as a tribute to his musically gifted son Julian, who was a patient there and had passed away that year. The program specifically encourages the children them to express themselves through songwriting and after collecting these songs over several years, music therapist Jenny Plume had the idea to not only record them, but take it one step further.
Everybody Has a Storycame together through the resources of Music City and once Nashville’s stars got wind of the project, they were quick to jump on board. Artists like Faith Hill, Amy Grant, Kix Brooks,Johnny Reid,Vince Gilland more took to the studio to bring this music to life with. This project not only fulfills the dreams of these children, but helps raise money and awareness of their everyday struggles and triumphs.
Learn more about the project in the video below and be inspired by Everybody Has a Story by listening to it on the Music Unlimited service.
Hey globetrotters! Travelling this summer? Studying abroad? The music doesn’t have to stop if you’re going to one of the 19 countries where the Music Unlimited service is available! If you already have a Music Unlimited subscription, just log-in to your account and you will be able to see your library, playlists, new releases, channels and browse for your home country.
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It’s rare that an artist’s new material becomes a “no brainer,” for most listeners, but in spite of Daft Punk’s notorious elusiveness, they’ve been one of the biggest conversations in the music industry since they ever-so-simply updated their website with their iconic helmet. Fans didn’t think twice about checking out the infectious single, “Get Lucky,” which has run rampant on the airwaves. They originally started working on this album side-by-side with the critically acclaimed TRON Soundtrack, but after being unhappy with the result, they quickly switched gears to include live studio musicians, a seismic shift from their synth-heavy past. However, this sound is undeniably Daft Punk and an evolution that best matches the movement that has occurred leading up to this album and will sure to send shockwaves for a while to come.
If You Like: Justice, Empire of the Sun, Gorillaz Recommended Track: “Lose Yourself to Dance”
Jared Leto and co. hardly took a minute to sit down after the release of This is War and a Guinness Book of World Record-breaking tour (309 shows over two years.) While rumors had swirled that there may not be another album following the highly conceptual 2009 release, the band quickly got their post-road bearings and jumped back into the studio, creating yet another group of thematic songs, this time following the four main ideas in the title of the album. After massive success over three previous albums, the band has earned their big entrances, which included a first-ever debut of a commercial single debut aboard the International Space Station SpaceX CRS-2. The band embarks on an overseas tour next month, later hitting Australia and Japan as well as one stop in San Diego in September, likely accompanied by other US dates TBA (fingers crossed.)
If You Like: My Chemical Romance, Paramore, Panic! At the Disco Recommended Track: “City of Angels”
Sweets, thieves and vampire schemes envelop this week’s New Releases Recap. Get your exclusive rundown of new releases launching today on the Video Unlimited service!
Get ready for a twisted take on the classic tale of Hansel and Gretel as Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton star in this action-packed film that proves: revenge is sweeter than candy. Make sure to watch the unstoppable bounty hunters meet their match in an enemy so evil, it’ll take all their training, weapons and courage to survive.
Sookie Stackhouse is back for Season 5 of True Blood as her supernatural cohorts plan a disturbing new political power play. The growing war between the Vampire Authority and ‘vampire fundamentalists’ has come to a head, as the feud’s outcome could decide the fate of human existence. See if Alcide takes his rightful place as packmaster, as all episodes of Season 5 are now available to purchase!
What would you do if someone stole your identity? Well, Sandy Patterson (Jason Bateman), a lowly accounts rep halfway across the U.S., answers that question in this comedic flick as he hunts down the con artist, Diana (Melissa McCarthy), before his financial world implodes. Make sure to watch this smart, funny and surprisingly touching comedic classic, Identity Thief, now available to own on the Video Unlimited service.
Escape from Planet Earth highlights national hero Scorch Supernova’s astonishing feats of daring rescues in this animated classic. See Scorch wriggle his way out of the fiendish traps set by the evil Shanker (William Shatner) when the interplanetary stakes rise to new heights for Scorch to save his brother, his planet and his beloved wife Kira. If you’re in the mood for an action-packed animation extravaganza, make sure to purchase your own copy of Escape from Planet Earth, available now on the Video Unlimited service.
We’ve incorporated a new technology that will greatly enhance your viewing experience by providing you a more adaptive, faster stream whenever you rent a movie from the PlayStation Store on PlayStation 3. But, before we roll out with our entire catalog, we want to test the technology out and get your opinion. For a limited time, we’re discounting some HD and SD movie titles. Check them out and let us know what you think.
Here’s how to cash in on the deal and help us out along the way:
Log on to the PlayStation Store on your PS3.
Scroll down to the Movies section where you will immediately find our beta test in the first section.
Rent one of the five movies for only $1.99 in HD or 99¢ in SD.
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He doesn’t care about the law, he doesn’t care about proof, he only cares about being the top movie purchased on the Video Unlimited service. Tom Cruise, or should we say Jack Reacher, accomplished the tall task of taking the top spot from Mama, the horrific film with a tandem of creepy kids protected by an unknown entity fondly called Mama. Rounding out the top three isSuperman Unbound, the perfect choice to get all you super fans ready for next month’s highly anticipated release, Man of Steel.
Check out the complete list below and be sure to tell us what you plan to watch this weekend in the comment section:
We make it easy and convenient for you to discover extended previews, free content and bonus material from your favorite films and TV shows. Read below to see what content is available for you to watch and to buy now from Sony Entertainment Network.
Not sure what to watch this weekend? Deciding between the action-packed danger flick or the dramatic romantic comedy? To help aid in that ever important decision, Sony Entertainment Network customers now have access to the first 10-Minutes of an extensive list of iconic movie titles. Watch the extended previews of these hit films compiled in this collection to see what peaks your interest and what films to purchase.
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It’s hard to choose just one winner, but we took our best shot of breaking down the finalists and our predictions in 10 Top categories. Do you agree? We’ll all know for sure come Sunday. Listen to the highlighted artists and more on the Music Unlimited service.
1) Top Artist:
Justin Bieber Maroon 5 One Direction Rihanna Taylor Swift Reason:These guys put out two albums in a single year. By breaking convention, they made sure that there were few moments between those albums where you weren’t surrounded by One Direction.
2)Top Hot 100 Song:
Fun. “Some Nights” Gotye feat. Kimbra “Somebody That I Used To Know” Carly Rae Jepsen “Call Me Maybe” Carly Rae Jepsen “One More Night” Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa “Payphone” Reason: It’s great to see a band break out as the dark horse of the year, but they also managed two smash singles. That’s something to celebrate.
There’s a whole array of new titles available this week on the PlayStation Store.
New for the PlayStation 3 is the anticipated first-person shooter Metro: Last Light. Players will take on the role of Artyom, who is burdened by guilt but driven by hope, and holds the key to everyone’s survival. Set beneath a decimated post-apocalyptic Moscow, in the tunnels of the Metro, civil war rages for control of a doomsday device that threatens to erase humanity forever.
Check out one of the latest release to the PlayStation Network this week, DUST 514. This massively-multiplayer online shooter takes place in the expansive universe of EVE Online, where your next victory could prove the final devastating blow to a galactic empire of thousands of online gamers.
Over the past few weeks, there seem to be several albums celebrating their 25th anniversary, some with special deluxe editions like two released on Tuesday: Public Enemy’s 25th Anniversary Collection & R.E.M.’s Green, featuring an additional 26 live tracks from a 1989 show in North Carolina. Later on next month, Sublimewill release the 3 Ring Circus – Live at the Palladium album marking the 25 years since the band formed.
All of these are huge milestones, especially if the groups have stuck together, creating other iconic albums along the way. For this week’s #ThrowbackThursday, we round up some of 1988’s biggest albums & cult classics.