The big-screen adaptation of the stage musical Les Misérables is a hit with both audiences and critics, winning big at the Academy Awards and making moviegoers cry along with the spectacle on display. Now Sony Entertainment Network is bringing it all to you.
Watch Les Misérables on the Video Unlimited service and see what everyone is talking about. With an Oscar-winning appearance from Anne Hathaway as well as strong performances from Hugh Jackman and the rest of the ensemble cast you don’t want to miss the French Revolution as told through the lens of these very personal and intimate stories.
You’ll also find the movie’s soundtrack, featuring vocal performances from Hathaway, Jackman, Sacha Baron Cohen and the rest of the cast, on the Music Unlimited service. It’s the perfect way to revisit the music that stirred the emotions of audiences worldwide.
Whether you need something to listen to around the house or watch while you’re out with your favorite Sony mobile device, Sony Entertainment Network always brings you the best of the entertainment world. Enjoy!
Last week, we had the chance to host Joey Bada$$ during the Music Unlimited Presents showcase at SXSW in Austin, TX. Fans packed into Sony City on the rooftop of Hangar Lounge, celebrating the Brooklyn-based Hip-hop prodigy. This was the start to The Beast Coastal Tour, featuring his collective Pro Era, which kicks-off officially tonight in Portland, OR and winds around North America through April. Read more about Joey Bada$$ in our Sony City Spotlight.
We talked to Joey about the tour, Pro Era and staying in school while launching his career. Check out the video along with The Beast Coastal tour dates below.
Amp up your jams! By selecting the new high quality streaming option in your Music Unlimited settings, you will be able to enjoy playback on the entire catalog in crystal clear 320 kbps AAC high fidelity audio on the web or through apps on PlayStation 3, Android smartphones and tablets, and Sony Android Walkman.
Here’s how to do it:
From the Music Unlimited interface go to [Settings]
Select [Sound Settings]
Select [High Quality Streaming]
Android smartphones, tablets & Sony Android Walkman:
From the Music Unlimited interface, go to [Settings]
Select [High Quality Streaming]
Turn the feature off to conserve your data usage
*Please note that High Quality Streaming is not available for Offline Mode
From the Music Unlimited site select your username on the top right of the screen and select [Settings]
Select High Quality Streaming [ON]
Turn it on and crank it up! Check out what New Releases you can try in HQ (might we suggest Justin Timberlake?) or listen to your old favorite albums in a new way. Enjoy!
Passion Pit released their dynamic 2nd album, Gossamer last year. Propelled by singles like “Take a Walk” and “Carried Away” it led the band to hit big milestones, including headlining New York City’s Madison Square Garden and more. The critical acclaim matched that of their debut album, Manners, which introduced us to the band three years ago.
Photo Credit: Joyce Kim
Today, we are proud to bring you an exclusive Behind the Scenes look at the making of their video for “Cry Like a Ghost.” The video was directed by the award-winning duo Daniels (Manchester Orchestra “Simple Math”) and features a mind-bending journey through a young woman’s reflections on past relationships. Watch as the directors step you through the process, how they are tied to Passion Pit and the Music Unlimited service’s role in making this video a reality.
Next week the band will be releasing the official video and we will have the story you didn’t see in a special prequel on the Sony Entertainment Network YouTube page. In the meantime, check out the video from the shoot, then go back and crank up other music from Passion Pit on the Music Unlimited service.
Just as we were winding down from SXSW and getting ready for Coachella Valley Arts and Music Festival, rumors have begun swirling about another one of the biggest musical gatherings: Lollapalooza. A short list of rumored headlining artists has leaked, many of which aren’t too surprising, but still a solid line-up if it turns out to be true.
For today’s Video Round-Up, we’ve gathered these rumors and collected some great live videos from the bands we’ll hopefully be seeing in Chicago this August. Watch the videos and listen to the songs on the Music Unlimited service.
Mumford & Sons – “Little Lion Man” (Live in Denver)
The Killers – “Human” (Live on Letterman)
Vampire Weekend – “White Sky” (Live on QTV)
The National – “Slow Show” (Live in Brooklyn)
Phoenix – “1901” (Live in Paris)
The Postal Service – Full Performance (Live on KEXP)
You would have had to have been asleep the last few months to miss the many ways that Justin Timberlake has been hyping up the release of his first album in nearly seven years. From a GRAMMY® performance to hosting & performing on Saturday Night Live to a not-so-secret show at last week’s SXSW, Timberlake has the spotlight permanently set on him. It might be easy to take someone so rare (singer, dancer, actor & entrepreneur), but he has earned the respect of fans and industry alike. He has managed to stay non-controversial while being at the forefront of the conversation. Even after all this time, his musical direction hasn’t changed much, drawing influence from R&B and soul while taking what he’s learned the last few years and refining it. If for whatever reason you didn’t see it before, your vision (and his) should be clear now.
If You Like: Usher, Chris Brown, Macklemore Recommended Track: “That Girl”
After releasing an EP under the same name last year, Walk off the Earth is ready to show the world exactly what they’ve got. The YouTube sensations that brought you the Gotye-on-one-guitar and Taylor Swift covers have been producing their own original content for years and are now able to use their overnight fame to get more of it out to their fans. Known for their live performance prowess, the pure joy of their stage show echoes through each track. After years of independently making the wheels turn, this bigger platform will hopefully highlight the skills of this band’s talented members and establish an identity all their own.
If You Like:Grouplove, Of Monsters and Men, Walk the Moon Recommended Track: “Summer Vibe”
The third season of The Walking Dead continues its compelling storyline with Rick and The Governor inching closer and closer to a confrontation that will surely have a huge impact on the lives of both their groups.
If you need a great way to keep up to date on every zombie death, every close call and every Michonne stoic stare, the Video Unlimited service has it all. Each new episode is available the day after it airs along with behind-the-scenes footage and bonus features ready for viewing when you’re ready for watching.
Now there’s even more Walking Dead to enjoy on Sony Entertainment Network. The show’s first official soundtrack is now available on the Music Unlimited service, meaning you can listen to the UNKLE Remix of the show’s instantly recognizable theme song as well as tracks by Of Monsters and Men, Voxhaul Broadcast and more.
And now you can get involved in the hunt for walkers yourself by playing The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct. This first-person shooter lets you play as Daryl Dixon as you navigate the zombie-apocalypse alongside Merle, with both characters voiced by the actors who have brought them to life on TV.
The game’s story takes place before that of the TV series as the brothers walk toward Atlanta, avoiding the undead where they can and taking them out when they need to.
Find all this and more on Sony Entertainment Network, your home for all things Walking Dead, whether to watch, listen to or play.
Folk/soul singer Lianne La Havas and alternative country sensation Brandi Carlile both make multiple appearances on late night TV this week. Meanwhile our latest On the Rise artist Atlas Genius are packed and ready to make the trip to Burbank, CA to visit Leno on Thursday. Before they hit the stage, hear the Australian duo’s favorite tracks on their Artist Picks Channel now on the Music Unlimited service.
Check out who else will be coming to your TV screen this week below and listen to their music on the Music Unlimited service.
This week, thousands of artists from all around the world have landed in Texas for SXSW, the annual conference and music festival that engulfs all of downtown Austin (and then some). Left and right you’ll find musicians from big cities and small towns, but what about those that call Austin home? Check out our Top 10 list of artists from the capital city and their essential albums.
This week, Sony Entertainment Network will be travelling to Austin, TX for the music portion of SXSW 2013, a multi-day and multi-venue festival that takes over Downtown Austin with thousands of bands around every corner. We will be part of Sony City, located in the Six Lounge & Hangar Lounge at 4th St. and Colorado. Check out what’s going on the entire week here.
Tonight, we are hosting a Music Unlimited Presents night, featuring some of the hottest up-and-coming Hip-hop acts at the festival. Each day leading up to the show we’ve gotten to know those artists, and today we feature Joey Bada$$.
Joey Bada$$ is a member of the hip-hop collective Pro Era, an increasingly popular method for up-and-coming artists to band together with like-minded musicians. Thanks to the support of his collective, Joey Bada$$ is set to break out with his debut studio album sometime this year. At just 18, he’s been writing since the age of 11, releasing mixtapes in 2012 and appearing as a guest on songs from Mac Miller, A$AP Rocky and more.