Archive for Music

Highlights:NewReleases520

  • Dutch house star Afrojack finally drops his debut album, Forget The World, which features guests like Snoop Dogg, Sting and Wiz Khalifa.
  • The Tonight Show house band The Roots deliver their latest concept album, And Then You Shoot Your Cousin.
  • American Idol Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips‘ second album, Behind The Light, includes the hit, “Raging Fire.”
  • Green Day‘s Demolicious features a bounty of demo recordings from the making of the band’s ¡UNO! ¡DOS! ¡TRÉ! album trilogy, plus the previously unreleased track, “State of Shock.”

Check out what’s new on the Music Unlimited service this week! Browse new albums below.

New Albums Available This Week [5/20/14]:

AfrojackForget The World
The RootsAnd Then You Shoot Your Cousin
Phillip PhillipsBehind The Light
Green DayDemolicious
Various ArtistsThe Fault In Our Stars: Music From The Motion Picture
Conor OberstUpside Down Mountain
Cradle of FilthTotal Fucking Darkness
The Flaming Lips7 Skies H3
The DoorsWeird Scenes Inside The Goldmine
OasisDefinitely Maybe (Re-Issue)
Roy OrbisonMystery Girl
R. KellyThe Essential R. Kelly
LCD Soundsystem the long goodbye (lcd soundsystem live at madison square garden)
The Brian Jonestown MassacreRevelation
American FootballAmerican Football (Deluxe)
BluGood To Be Home

New Singles Available This Week [5/20/14]:

Jason MrazLove Someone
Kimbra90′s Music
Lupe FiascoMission
Meek MillI Don’t Know
Deadmau5Avaritia
50 CentBig Rich Town
Robin ThickeGet Her Back

Coming Up Next Week [5/27/14]:

Adam LambertPlaylist: The Very Best Of Adam Lambert
Mayday ParadeMonsters In the Closet
The Ready SetThe Bad & The Better
Trash Talk No Peace
Neil YoungA Letter Home
Roll The TanksBroke Til Midnight
Mariah CareyMe. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse
Nat King Cole – The Extraordinary
CrowderNeon Steeple
KissKISS 40
Austin MahoneThe Secret
Moe.No Guts, No Glory
NewsboysRestart
PhishThe Line
Powerman 5000Builders Of The Future
SoundtrackMaleficent
SoundtrackAladdin Original Broadway Cast Recording
Shaliek Blood, Sweat, Tears
Hundred WatersThe Moon Rang Like a Bell
Sam SmithIn The Lonely Hour
Cher LloydSorry I’m Late

View Comments

World Cup fever has his Music Unlimited with the release of One Love, One Rhythm – The 2014 FIFA World Cup Official Album. The new compilation features songs written and selected for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, including contributions from artists such as Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez, Santana, Wyclef Jean, Avicii, Aloe Blacc, Sergio Mendes, Shakira and so many others.

Listen now on Music Unlimited.

One-Love-One-Rhythm-The-2014-FIFA-World-Cup-Official-Album-1200x1200[2]

View Comments

playlist_hiphopHouston Hip-Hop

Houston’s hip-hop scene was a tight, insular world led by the platinum success of The Geto Boys in the late ‘80s and soundtracked by DJ Screw’s medicated beats throughout the ‘90s. Local stars were mythologized and the breakout artists: Paul Wall, Chamillionaire, Bun B and many more helped changed the sound of hip-hop.

(more…)

View Comments

Demi_BlogDemi Lovato has reached a lot of milestones in her career. From her breakout role in Disney’s Camp Rock to debuting as a pop star and judging The X Factor, she’s accomplished a lot in 21 years. This week, she’s finding even more cause for celebration as her album Demi, hits its one year anniversary – or rather, #Demiversary. She recently premiered a lyric video for “Really Don’t Care (ft. Cher Lloyd)” featuring her fans (the “Lovatics”) and announced a Facebook Q&A on Friday.

We’re joining in on the fun with her hand-picked #Demiversary playlist, which features her hit, “Neon Lights,’ the new single and other favorite tracks. Listen to it now on Music Unlimited.

Demi Lovato #Demiversary Playlist

  1. Demi Lovato  – “Really Don’t Care”
  2. The Civil Wars  – “Poison & Wine”
  3. Aretha Franklin  – “I Say a Little Prayer For You”
  4. Sam Cooke  – “A Change is Gonna Come”
  5. Ben E. King  – “Stand By Me”
  6. The Fugees –  “Killing Me Softly“
  7. Brandy –  “Have You Ever”
  8. Usher –  “Nice & Slow”
  9. Notorious B.I.G. – “Juicy”
  10. Whitney Houston –  “I Have Nothing”
  11. Destiny’s Child  – “Say My Name”
  12. Kelly Clarkson  – “Since U Been Gone”
  13. Maxwell  – “Pretty Wings”
  14. Nirvana  – “Smells Like Teenage Spirit”
  15. Taylor Swift –  “I Almost Do”
  16. Miranda Lambert  – “The House

View Comments

NewRelease513Check out what’s new on the Music Unlimited service this week! Read the highlights and browse new albums below.

Highlights:

  • Michael Jackson’s XSCAPE is here! Producers combed through four decades of the King of Pop’s archives, breathing new life into these previously unreleased songs.
  • The Official 2014 FIFA World Cup Album, featuring tracks from Ricky Martin, Shakira, Santana & more.
  • The 9th album from country superstars Rascal Flatts, who kick off a summer long North American tour tonight in Los Angeles.
  • New singles from Morrissey, Austin Mahone & Tiësto as well as newcomers G-Eazy and The Bots.

New Albums Available This Week [5/13/14]:

Michael JacksonXSCAPE
Rascal FlattsRewind  
Various Artists – One Love, One RhythmThe Official 2014 FIFA World Cup Album
ChromeoWhite Women
Tori AmosUnrepentant Geraldines
Dolly PartonBlue Smoke
DownDown IV Part II
Little DragonNabuma Rubberband
Jake BuggMessed Up Kids EP
The Civil WarsLive At Eddie’s Attic
CrobotCrobot
MirahChanging Light
Blondie Blondie 4(0)
Kishi Bashi Lighght
The Pains of Being Pure at HeartDays of Abandon
Mimicking BirdsEons
Iamsu!Sincerely Yours
Joseph ArthurLou
Bane Don’t Wait Up
SwansTo Be Kind 
TobaccoUltima II Massage

New Singles Available This Week [5/13/14]:

Morrissey“World Peace Is None Of Your Business”
Austin Mahone “All I Ever Need”
Tiësto – “Let’s Go (ft. Icona Pop)”
G-Eazy“Let’s Get Lost (ft. Devon)”
The Bots“No One Knows”

Coming Up Next Week [5/20/14]:

The RootsAnd Then You Shoot Your Cousin
Phillip Phillips Behind The Light
AfrojackForget The World
Green DayDemolicious
Various ArtistsThe Fault In Our Stars: Music From The Motion Picture
Conor OberstUpside Down Mountain
Cradle of FilthTotal Fucking Darkness
The DoorsWeird Scenes Inside The Goldmine
OasisDefinitely Maybe (Re-Issue)
Roy OrbisonMystery Girl
Billy JoelA Matter of Trust – The Bridge to Russia: The Music (Live)
R. KellyThe Essential R. Kelly
R.E.M.Unplugged 1991/2001: The Complete Sessions
Joe SatrianiThe Complete Studio Albums Collection
LCD Soundsystemthe long goodbye (lcd soundsystem live at madison square garden)
The Brian Jonestown Massacre Revelation
American FootballAmerican Football
BluGood To Be Home

View Comments

MJ-Xscape-DELUXE-Digital-Packshot

The wait is over! Michael Jackson’s XSCAPE is finally available on Music Unlimited. The album features previously unheard work from the King of Pop’s vaults, contemporized by producers Rodney Jerkins, Jerome “J-roc” Harmon, Stargate, John McClain and the album’s executive producer, Timbaland.

Along with the unveiling of the first single, “Love Never Felt So Good,” which was written by Jackson and Paul Anka, five more songs from XSCAPE premiered on Sony’s Music Unlimited streaming service last week.

Now fans can hear the whole thing available here.

Five years after his death, Jackson remains one of the most influential artists of all-time. In an effort to keep his musical legacy alive, Epic Chairman Antonio “LA” Reid went through his archives and recovered eight(1) songs the pop icon recorded but never released from 1983 to 1999. His aim with the album was to make the material sound contemporary while preserving the raw genius of Jackson, the singer and songwriter.

“Michael Jackson was the perfect artist, who spoke to all of us” says Reid. “He tapped us on the shoulder and said, ‘Would you just do me one small favor and remind people I’m the greatest?’ And we all said, yes.”

– Music Unlimited is available on a wide array of devices including PlayStation®4, PlayStation®3, PlayStation®Vita, Android™ smartphones and tablets, iPhone®, PCs, and many more. Available in 19 countries across the world and offering over 25 million tracks(1), Music Unlimited is the music subscription service for people who want to be able to enjoy their music whenever they want, wherever they are, without paying for individual songs or albums. New users can try a 30-day free trial membership by visiting: www.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com/music-unlimited.

(1)  Number of tracks available from catalog varies by country and may be less.

View Comments

Michael Jackson’s XSCAPE is coming to Music Unlimited on May 13. Last week, subscribers got early access to five exclusive tracks from the album, which features contemporized versions of previously unheard work from the King of Pop’s vaults.

In this video, the heavyweight hit-makers behind the album – producers Antonio “L.A.” Reid, Timbaland, Rodney Jerkins, J-Roc and Stargate – talk about how they worked together to keep Jackson’s musical legacy alive.

“Something spoke to me in the last year that said, ‘You should do something really special with Michael,’” says Reid. “That special project ended up being XSCAPE.” 

View Comments

Only on Music Unlimited

Jackson Epic Do You Know Children

Michael Jackson’s XSCAPE is coming to Music Unlimited on May 13. In anticipation of its arrival, Epic Records is giving our subscribers early access to five exclusive tracks from the album, which features contemporized versions of previously unheard work from the King of Pop’s vaults. We’ll stream a new song each day this week and reveal artwork for it right here on the Sony Entertainment Network blog.

Today’s track is “Do You Know Where Your Children Are.

About the Song: Written and produced by Michael Jackson, “Do You Know Where Your Children Are” was first recorded during the Bad sessions and further developed during the early Dangerous sessions. The title derives from a popular public service announcement that ran on American television from the 1960s through the 1980s, often just before the nightly news. In a note discovered by Jackson’s estate, the singer writes about the inspiration behind the song: “(It) is about kids being raised in a broken family where the father comes home drunk and the mother is out prostituting and the kids run away from home and they become victims of rape, prostitution and the hunter becomes the hunted. So they are out on the street. Do you know where your children are? It’s twelve o’clock. They are somewhere out on the street. Just imagine how scared they are. It’s about the runaway problem we have in America.” This updated take accentuates the song’s driving riff with radiant synths and a soaring guitar solo.

5/5 Monday – “Chicago” 

5/6 Tuesday – “Loving You

5/7 Wednesday – “A Place With No Name

5/8 Thursday – “Slave To the Rhythm

5/9 Friday – “Do You Know Where Your Children Are

View Comments

Only on Music Unlimited

Jackson Epic Slave to the Rhythm

Michael Jackson’s XSCAPE is coming to Music Unlimited on May 13. In anticipation of its arrival, Epic Records is giving our subscribers early access to five exclusive tracks from the album, which features contemporized versions of previously unheard work from the King of Pop’s vaults. We’ll stream a new song each day this week and reveal artwork for it right here on the Sony Entertainment Network blog. 

Today’s track is “Slave to the Rhythm.”

About the Song: Originally recorded with L.A. Reid and Babyface during the Dangerous sessions in 1991, “Slave to the Rhythm” is a taut robo-pop rhythm track in which Jackson narrates a story about a woman trapped in stifling circumstances. At home and work, the protagonist is compelled to dance to the needs of controlling me, while her own desires are ignored. In a moment of respite, she escapes and can “dance to the beat of her own.” Jackson tells her story using a passionate vocal and his syncopated style of beat-boxing.

Come back for more XSCAPE exclusives all week.

5/5 Monday – “Chicago” 

5/6 Tuesday – “Loving You

5/7 Wednesday – “A Place With No Name

5/8 Thursday – “Slave To the Rhythm” 

5/9 Friday – “Do You Know Where Your Children Are”

View Comments

KONGOSThis week, we’ve been all about Michael Jackson and our exclusive tracks. After a string of solo success, Jackson signed with Epic Records in the late 70’s and released all of his music through the label, including Off the Wall, Thriller and Bad. Current Epic President L.A. Reid is responsible for unearthing and finishing the songs for XSCAPE from Jackson’s archives.

While Jackson is a major part of the history of Epic Records, we’re also excited to talk about the future of the label, including the recently-signed Kongos. The band skyrocketed to success with its No. 1 alternative radio hit, “Come With Me Now,”  (the fastest rise to No. 1 ever.) The group has performed on late night TV and just today was named a VH1 You Oughta Know artist. Kongos have already embarked on an extensive summer tour that includes several festival stops, then heads into fall sharing a bill with Kings of Leon.

The Kongos brothers (yes, they’re actually related) are from Arizona by way of South Africa, where they have been hugely successful for years, thanks in large part to the legacy of their father, John Kongos. They include his hit in their artist playlist, which includes artists from around the globe, jokingly titled “You’ll Feel Worldly ‘n Sh*t.” Check it out now on Music Unlimited.

Artist Playlist – Kongos

  1. Bob Marley – Sun Is Shining
  2. Amadou & Mariam – Djama
  3. Bob Dylan – When The Deal Goes Down
  4. Dion & The Belmonts – The Wanderer
  5. Bach – (St. Matthews Passion) Aus Liebe will mein Heiland sterben
  6. Gnarls Barkley – St. Elswhere
  7. The Everly Brothers – Sleepless Nights
  8. John Kongos – He’s Gonna Step On You Again
  9. Mariza – O Gente Da Minha Terra
  10. Outkast – Return of the “G”
  11. Paul Simon – Under African Skies
  12. Tears For Fears – Head Over Heels
  13. Jimmy Guiffre – Brief Hesitation
  14. JJ Cale – Crazy Mama

View Comments

1 6 7 8 9 10 76