Day & Night are giving away five pairs of tickets to Kanye West Live at the Marquee in Cork on July 8th. The answer to the question below is in today’s edition of Day & Night (1st May) so get your nose in the magazine!
What is the main film review this week?
To enter, find the answer in the magazine then turn to page 17 for details on how to enter by text.
While royalty negotiations continue to breakdown between Youtube and European music publishers, one Irish-based music video company is aiming to take advantage of the situation. MUZU has struck licensing deals with many independent and major labels as well as unsigned acts to stream music videos, live concerts, video blogs and archive TV footage from programs like The Tube with the aim of sharing the advertising revenue with bands, labels and video owners. Best of all, it’s all 100% legal, and free to watch. So how can a little company like MUZU compete with an online video behemoth like Youtube? “We believe we can co-exist and succeed alongside YouTube which is heavily reliant on poor quality ‘home made’ video and has no definitive focus – a jack of all trades, but a master of none,” says MUZU’s Graeme Slattery pointing out MUZU’s 100% music focus. (more…)
Infectious viral contest
As part of the Infectious Festival and Exhibition at the Science Gallery in Dublin, this collaborative contest was launched with the aim of encouraging users to create a viral idea with the aim of getting one million views by July 17th. http://tinyurl.com/infectcontest
Thwarting piracy the right way
When a Twitter user asked for an illegal download link to Miramax’s Adventureland, the studio responded by asking her politely not to do it, offering her 2 tickets to the movie as goodwill. http://tinyurl.com/twitpiracy
1. Bat for Lashes covers Kings of Leon
What’s with everyone covering these Nashville sons lately? Natasha Khan joins Lykke Li, Lemar, Tina Cousins and more in the list of artists who have recently covered the band. Listen to them all. Kings of Leon are Everywhere
3. Super Extra Bonus Party second album taster
‘Radar’ is the free download single from the Choice Music Prize-winning band’s second album Night Horses and features Canadian MC Cadence Weapon. http://tinyurl.com/freesebp
4. Passion Pit’s Manners
With new tracks ‘The Reeling’ and ‘Little Secrets’, this buzz band prove their worth and simultaneously, their love of kids choirs. http://tinyurl.com/pitjams
1. RTE Player
RTE’s version of the BBC iPlayer debuted last week and offers an impressive limited catchup service of most RTE-aired programs and an intuitive interface. http://www.rte.ie/player/
2. Look at This Fucking Hipster
A hipster can be defined as “one who is exceptionally interested in the latest trends and tastes” and here’s pictures of some really annoying ones. http://lookatthisfuckinghipster.tumblr.com/
3.This is What I Do
Darragh Doyle’s Irish blog is possibly the best in the country at the moment. Explore the Me section in the sidebar to find out why. http://darraghdoyle.blogspot.com
After our Kings of Leon covers post on Monday, this video has come to our attention. Everyone knows* that the band employ a bunch of musicians behind a screen off-stage to play the songs live because they are such incompetent musicians but when the band appeared on Jools Holland, he demanded they play themselves resulting in this abomination…
What’s going on? It seems everyone is trying to get a slice of the Nashville boys popularity by covering their songs lately. Here we chart the best and very worst of them:
1. Tina Cousins – Sex on Fire (9/10)
This is the most polarising version by far. It’s either genius or pap. We can’t decide so it gets a solid 9. Ooh listen to that drama. Favourite moment: 0:48 – when the BEAT kicks in. Kings of Leon do Europop.
2. Lemar – Sex on Fire (Rating: 3/10)
Lemar’s been covering the song on his tour. A sexified if rather pointless version. Favourite moment: 0:40 – The Jesus pose combined with the chorus to disguise the fact he can’t reach the notes.