This month, we launched something new to the Music Unlimited web client: Featured Playlists. This is your one-stop for curated playlists from your favorite artists, music influencers and the Music Unlimited staff.
One of the first is the Pitchfork Music Festival Paris playlist, with tracks hand-picked by the influential music site to highlight the artists playing their festival in France in November. Headliners include The Knife, Disclosure, Hot Chip, Deerhunter and more, all of which are featured in the 27 track playlist.
Over the next few weeks, we will be highlighting a few of the artists further as we continue to offer the chance to win a trip for two to the festival, including flights, hotel and tickets to attend. Interested? Enter now: munlimited.pitchfork.com [US & CA only; ex-Quebec]
Finally, we will also have other playlists from Pitchfork rolling out throughout the month, so keep an eye out for those! Enjoy!
Check out what’s new on the Music Unlimited service this week! Read the highlights and browse new albums & singles below.
- The 6th studio album from the beloved rock group, Avenged Sevenfold produced by Mike Elizondo, recently proclaimed as “the masterpiece of the band.”
- The third album from Three 6 Mafia member Juicy J, featuring the hit, “Bandz a Make Her Dance,” and released on Wiz Khalifa’s Taylor Gang Records.
- Big Sean’s sophomore album on G.O.O.D. music, with appearances from Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Miguel, Nas and more.
- A deluxe version of Ellie Goulding’s hit album, featuring additional new tracks including “Burn” and a song penned by Nate Reuss of Fun. called “Goodness Gracious.”
Now You See Me, now you don’t. The mesmerizing, cerebral thriller starring Social Network star, Jesse Eisenberg, releases this Friday on the Video Unlimited service. See what other TV Shows debuted, what films released and what weekly deals begin this week on the PlayStation Store!
The latest Tyler Perry produced film, Peeples, stars Craig Robinson and Kerry Washington as a couple who crashes the preppy Peeples annual reunion in the Hamptons. Craig Robinson’s character Wade is a fish-out-of-water among this seemingly perfect East Coast clan, but he’s not about to let himself flounder. Instead, in a wild weekend of fun, dysfunction and hilarious surprises, Wade discovers there’s room for all kinds of Peeples in this family, no matter their differences.
This month, we launched something new to the Music Unlimited web client: Featured Playlists. This is your one-stop for curated playlists from your favorite artists, music influencers (like Pitchfork) and the Music Unlimited staff.
One such playlist comes from Ville Valo, lead singer of Finnish rock band HIM. He brings us HIM Artist Picks, which features a wide variety of rock and metal tracks from Volbeat, Within Temptation, The Rasmus, Children of Bodom and more. These are alongside songs from the band’s catalog, including two tracks from their newest album Tears on Tape, which came out in April.
With eight studio albums under their belt, HIM became the first Finnish band to have a gold-selling album in the United States with their 5th album, Dark Light. Even more impressive, their song “Join Me in Death,” is the best-selling song from any Finnish band to date. Their more melodic approach to rock puts them in the same genre style as AFI, Rise Against and more.
Check out the playlist and others in the new section of Music Unlimited web client now!
What happened at last night’s MTV Video Music Awards? What didn’t happen? There were dancing bears, twerking, boy-band reunions and much, much more.
First off, the winners. No one person or group completely dominated the awards, but Justin Timberlake did take home three of the spaceman trophies – two for “Mirrors” and one for “Suit & Tie” – while Macklemore & Ryan Lewis took home two awards for “Can’t Hold Us” and one for “Same Love.”
Other winners included Bruno Mars (Best Male Video), Taylor Swift (Best Female Video), One Direction (Best Song of the Summer), Thirty Seconds to Mars (Best Rock Video) and many others.
But the VMAs are about more than just the winners. The performances were, as you might have heard, not to be believed.
The show opened with Lady Gaga going through multiple outfits within the space of her recent single “Applause.”
We’re giving all you music lovers out there another chance to win access to over millions of streaming songs, exclusive playlists, and most importantly all the hottest new releases. All that and more can be yours by entering to win one free year of Premium subscription access to the Music Unlimited service.
Every day from now until Sunday, September 1st Sony Entertainment Network will be offering you a chance to win a one-year Premium subscription of Music Unlimited valued at $59.99!
Here’s how to enter:
- Make sure you’re following @SonyEntNet on Twitter
- We’ll ask a different trivia question about a new record released in 2013 at 6:00 a.m. PDT every day. To enter for your chance to win, you’ll need to respond to @SonyEntNet with your answer along with the hashtag #MU4ayear between 6:00 a.m. PDT to 11:59 p.m. PDT.
Each day we’ll select one random winner from the correct entries and contact that person via Twitter Direct Message.
See below for the full rules and don’t miss this great limited time offer. Good Luck!
Regrettably, some people who downloaded the digital pre-order of Grand Theft Auto V through the PlayStation Store in Europe were able to access certain GTA V assets. These assets were posted online. We have since removed the digital pre-order file from the PlayStation Store in Europe. We sincerely apologize to Rockstar and GTA fans across the world who were exposed to the spoiler content. GTA V is one of the most highly anticipated games of the year with a very passionate following, and we’re looking forward to a historic launch on September 17.
New for the PlayStation 3 this week on the PlayStation Store is Saints Row IV! In the fourth title of the popular Saints Row series, the Earth has been invaded and it’s up to you to free the world from Overlord Zinyak and his alien empire. Play with homies new and old by your side, and an arsenal of superpowers and strange weapons.
Check out these other new titles out this week for the PlayStation 3: The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist, and Air Conflicts: Pacific Carriers.
Also, new this week for both PlayStation 3 and PS Vita is the world’s first-ever two-button fighting game DiveKick. Enjoy this comedic parody of classic fighting games with tons of humorous references and great inside jokes that the true fighting game fan won’t want to miss.
It’s also the first title in the PS Vita Summer Select going on now! Each week for the next four weeks a new selected title will be releasing and as part of the promotion PS Plus members will get to enjoy each one at a 20% discount. Plus, to make it even better, each title will be a cross-buy for PS Vita and PS3!
A few other great new title out this week are Ms. Germinator for PlayStation 3 and PS Vita, and The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season for the PS Vita.
There’s also another array of pre-orders for you to check out this week: Grand Theft Auto V, Battlefield 4, Battlefield 4 Premium, and Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse.
We’re also celebrating games made in Canada with the Fan Expo Sale going on now! Don’t miss out on great games like Guacamelee!, Critter Crunch, Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon and tons more for up to 50% off, up to 75% for PS Plus members.
You can find the full list of games and deals in this week’s update here.
With director Edgar Wright’s latest film, The World’s End, hitting theaters today, our thoughts naturally turned to Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, the first two movies of The Cornetto Trilogy starring Wright’s frequent collaborators Simon Pegg and Nick Frost.
The World’s End promises to deliver iconic cult classic moments such as Shaun of the Dead’s infamous LP flinging, zombie-beheading scene as well as Hot Fuzz’s brain-freeze, brain-wave moment. Make sure to head to a theater near you to watch this Wright classic this weekend and check back later this year for its digital release.
This weekend we’re revisiting the records that became part of an ever-more-desperate yet somehow still completely calm fight against the encroaching zombie apocalypse.
Blue Monday: It’s not clear which of Blue Monday’s records they were referring, Rewritten or What’s Done Is Done, but either way this one got THROWN.
Prince: This was a mixed bag, with classic albums Purple Rain and Sign ‘O’ The Times getting SAVED from being used as zombie killers while the Batman soundtrack was quickly THROWN, though not particularly well.
Dire Straits: It’s not stated which album it was but we hope it wasn’t the classic Brothers in Arms album that got THROWN.
Stone Roses: We would never throw The Complete Stone Roses, but in the movie this was THROWN.
Sade: Diamond to Life mostly got THROWN because it belonged to Shaun’s ex-girlfriend but either way it still got flung at a zombie and broken into bits.
Tagged: Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead, The World’s End
It’s about that time, students. Over the next few weeks, many of you will be dusting off your calculators and getting back to class. After a summer of sleep and limited responsibility, it may take some time to get your brain motivated for another year of learning. Fortunately for you, the Music Unlimited service is here to help.
Now available in the premium channels section is the new Back to School Channel, featuring songs hand-picked to inspire you with all the things that await you this school year. We took the theme pretty literally, with songs like “Be True to Your School,” (The Beach Boys) “ABC,” (Jackson 5) and “School Spirit,” (Kanye West). However, we also remind you that “We Are Going to Be Friends,” (The White Stripes) no matter if you’re “Fifteen” (Taylor Swift) or “Going Away to College” (Blink-182). If you’re “Popular” (Nada Surf) or not, “You Can’t Judge a Book,” (Rick Springfield) if you’re just “Trying to Be Cool” (Phoenix). Just stay out of trouble so you don’t end up in the “Principal’s Office” (Young MC) and certainly “Don’t Be a Dropout” (James Brown).
So hunker down on that homework you “Bookworm,” (Margot and the Nuclear So & So’s) and get listening to the channel. Have a great school year!