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Recommendations: Spotify
I'll be honest, Spotify isn't my first choice to put on my list of recommendations. However, Spotify offers free accounts that allows you to stream unlimited music legally! Not the best software in terms of functionality, but the service is free to use, and Spotify pays the artists their royalties.

I'll be honest, Spotify wasn't my first choice to put on my list of recommendations. However, Spotify offers free accounts that allows you to stream unlimited music legally! Not the best software in terms of functionality, but the service is free to use, and Spotify pays the artists their royalties. The desktop software is fully functional; there is a web feature available, however, I recommend downloading the desktop app instead, because it's more stable. Mobile software has limited access; you can only play music in random mode (in other words there are no on-demand features). Limited radio skips per day. Limited playlists. Spotify does have an online community forum, but it appears to be more for reporting bugs than sharing music. The service itself allows you to follow Facebook friends, etc, but, that's about it. Spotify is not robust. It's an application that just exist, and don't expect too many software improvements in the future; unless of course they get more paid subscribers; but, I don't see that happening much either.

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  • Michael Kiwanuka’s Sublime Folk Soul - July 18, 2016
    When Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings unveiled 100 Days, 100 Nights in 2007, the album’s success, critically and commercially, ignited an explosion in retro... The post Michael Kiwanuka’s Sublime Folk Soul appeared first on Napster Music News.
  • The Best New Releases: July 15 - July 15, 2016
    PJ, Rare Much like contemporaries such as Kehlani and Jhene Aiko, Paris Jones writes about her life in realistic and plainspoken terms. As she... The post The Best New Releases: July 15 appeared first on Napster Music News.
  • We Are Napster - July 14, 2016
    UPDATED: Rhapsody is now Napster. We’re the same great service you love – all of your playlists, favorites, albums and artists have not changed.... The post We Are Napster appeared first on Napster Music News.
  • The Best New Releases: July 8 - July 9, 2016
    Switchfoot, Where the Light Shines Through On their first full-length for Vanguard, San Diego’s Switchfoot dive deeper into the sun-kissed melodies and dreamy beach... The post The Best New Releases: July 8 appeared first on Napster Music News.
  • Dengue Dengue Dengue Invite You Into Their Alternative Universe - June 27, 2016
    Behind the Technicolor masks worn by Peruvian tropical bass duo Dengue Dengue Dengue are Felipe Salmon and Rafael Periera. The tropical sonic warriors bridge... The post Dengue Dengue Dengue Invite You Into Their Alternative Universe appeared first on Napster Music News.
Recommendations: Crackle
Crackle has got to be (in my opinion), one of the best totally free movie streaming services out here! They have really really good "Original Content," and good movies. They improved video quality tremendously. The only thing I should tell you guys is that, so many people use Crackle that sometimes it gets really choppy. The only thing that really helps is a Roku Box 4, or a Amazon Fire Box, that has a Quad Core processor, and lots of memory to reduce the annoyance of buffering. Check it out on your video device, or go to Crackle online, by clicking on the graphic above. It's totally FREE!

Crackle has got to be (in my opinion), one of the best totally free movie streaming services out here! They have really really good "Original Content," and good movies. They improved video quality tremendously. The only thing I should tell you guys is that, so many people use Crackle that sometimes it gets really choppy. The only thing that really helps is a Roku Box 4, or a Amazon Fire Box, that has a Quad Core processor, and lots of memory to reduce the annoyance of buffering; and or you may have to direct connect to your network. Check it out on your video device, or go to Crackle online, by clicking on the graphic above. It's totally FREE! It's legal! and the ads pays the actors!

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  1. Hear The Shins Cover The Beatles For Netflix’s Beat Bugs - July 28, 2016
    Beat Bugs, Netflix’s Beatles-themed animated kid’s show, is premiering next week. We’ve already seen a teaser trailer, and today, the full trailer has arrived, along with a clip of the Shins covering Rubber Soul’s “The Word” while animated critters cavort around a colorful cartoon world. The show will also feature Beatles covers from Eddie Vedder, […]
  2. Questlove Rips Into Bill O’Reilly For Defending Slavery - July 27, 2016
    Bill O’Reilly is probably the proto-troll. He says some crazy shit on the regular, so it’s easy to brush it off as an “old man yells at cloud” situation. But some things you can’t just let roll off your shoulders, like when you’re black and folks want to belittle just how vile slavery was. O’Reilly […]
  3. Slow Mass – “Dark Dark Energy” - July 27, 2016
    Chicago’s Slow Mass are set to release their monstrous new six-song EP Treasure Pains this September. Today, they shared “Dark Dark Energy,” the EP’s first single, and it absolutely rips. I perked up immediately upon the entry of eerie single-picked notes and was hooked by the time the full band entered. It’s a post-hardcore track […]
  4. Fickle Friends – “Cry Baby” - July 27, 2016
    UK quintet Fickle Friends make excellent indie pop with grooves galore and inventive synth work. While they ready their debut, they’ve dropped “Cry Baby,” a nice ’80s-inflected one-off to hold us over. It’s a bouncy, infectious jam with super groovy bass, playful synth stutters, and slapping drums. Frontwoman Natti Shiner’s tender, pure vocals cut through […]
  5. Billie Marten – “Lionhearted” - July 27, 2016
    We’ve been gobsmacked by everything Billie Marten has released so far, and “Lionhearted” lives up to her standard of excellence. The teenage British folk singer just shared the track on BBC Radio 1, where she also announced that her debut album Writing Of Blues And Yellows will be out this fall. The album title is […]
Recommendations: OVG

OVguide is another company offering FREE movies on Roku. A lot of the movies are not as good as what Crackle has, However, I think you'll definitely be able to find some movies you'd like to watch. Currently, they have movies like, "Elite Squad: the Enemy Within (2010)," "Hoodium (1997)," and "Sins Expiation (2012) (with Danny Glover)." The nice thing about Ovguide, is that a lot of their movies appear to be curated. Now, normally I don't like curated content, only because websites that are curated tend to be a bit chaotic, in terms of navigating their site. However, when it comes to their Roku setup, it's integrated quite nicely. A couple of those curated film comes from Hulu.

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Recommendations: Popcorn
Popcorn Flix usually isn't my go to site, but they do have a good mixture of both low budget and classic block buster hits. It pretty much works in the same way that Tubi TV, and Crackle does. You'll find movies such as "The  Decent (2005)," "Brotherhood Of Justice (1986)" and "The Toxic Avenger (1984)." All FREE to watch, and their service is also available on Roku.

Popcorn Flix usually isn't my go to website, however, they do have an even mixture of both low budget and classic blockbuster hits. It pretty much works in the same way that Tubi TV, and Crackle does. You'll find movies such as "The Decent (2005)," "Brotherhood Of Justice (1986)" and "The Toxic Avenger (1984)." Actors ranging from Cuba Gooding Jr., Kevin Hart, and Sylvester Stallone. All absolutely FREE to watch! The more people that watch movies using services like Popcorn Flix, the better movie selections will get. Their free service is also available on Roku.

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Recommendations: Tubi TV
It has been awhile since I've used Tubi TV. This is another great totally FREE movie stream. You can watch on your Roku/Chrome or on your computer. I'll be honest, you'll have to search a tiny bit more closely with Tubi TV when it comes to finding movies you want. They tend to have a lot of modern day, low, low low, budget horror films. The kinds of films that a first time movie producer would make (fresh out of school). The flip side of it is, they also have a lot of good movies such as "Tin Tin (2011)," "Setup (2011)," and old TV show classics like "Alf (1986)," and classic movies such as "Duel At Diablo (1966)."

It has been awhile since I've used Tubi TV. This is another great totally FREE movie stream. You can watch on your Roku/Chrome or on your computer. I'll be honest, you'll have to search a tiny bit more closely with Tubi TV when it comes to finding movies you want. They tend to have a lot of modern day, low, low low, budget horror films. The kinds of films that a first time movie producer would make (fresh out of school). The flip side of it is, they also have a lot of good movies such as "Tin Tin (2011)," "Setup (2011)," and old TV show classics like "Alf (1986)," and classic movies such as "Duel At Diablo (1966)." My only gripe with Tubi TV, is that it's easier to search for movies on their website, and unfortunately, I haven't found a way to save movies on my online account, to then retrieve using Roku. But, it makes no sense to complain about something that is offered Free and legal right? -VintageNewscast.com

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  • Two Months Until the iPhone 3.5mm Headphone Jack Disappears… - July 28, 2016
    Will you survive the iPhone headphone jack-ocalypse? Just weeks away from the official presentation, and according to reports from trusted social media leakers, Apple is planning on doing away with the 3.5 mm headphone jack that’s been standard on pretty much any mobile device.  The iPhone 7, sans 3.5mm jack, is expected to be unveiled in […] The post Two Months Until the iPhone 3.5mm Headphone Jack Disappears… appeared first on Digital Music News.
  • Musicians, Celebrities Having an ‘Oh Sh*t, Donald Trump Might Actually Win This Election’ Moment - July 27, 2016
    It’s called the ‘Fight Song,’ and it’s dedicated to electing Hillary Clinton keeping Donald Trump out of the White House. Desperation is said to be stinky cologne, but what does it sound like?  Enter the just-released the ‘Fight Song,’ which features a deep cast of celebrities and musicians all enthusiastically backing Hillary’s bid for president.  Driven by actress […] The post Musicians, Celebrities Having an ‘Oh Sh*t, Donald Trump Might Actually Win This Election’ Moment appeared first on Digital Music News.
  • SoundCloud Reportedly for Sale for $1 Billion… - July 27, 2016
    SoundCloud for Sale? Bloomberg.com is reporting that privately-owned SoundCloud’s founders and investors are seriously considering a sale.  That includes investment firm Doughty Hanson & Co., just one of several stakeholders considering an offer that would value the Berlin-based company at $1 billion. Sources close to the company are now telling Bloomberg that the owners have been […] The post SoundCloud Reportedly for Sale for $1 Billion… appeared first on Digital Music News.
  • Thom Yorke Is the Human Embodiment of Satan and All Evil… - July 27, 2016
    Of all the people… why Thom Yorke? Somehow, Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke has become the human embodiment of Satan and all of his vices, according to a declaration by Christian fundamentalist group Generation for God.  The strange tweet from the group, which also declares activities like homosexuality, marijuana smoking, and atheism as sins, pegs Yorke as […] The post Thom Yorke Is the Human Embodiment of Satan and All Evil… appeared first on Digital Music News.
  • Jack White’s Third Man Records Plans to Send Vinyl Into Space - July 27, 2016
    We’ve heard about shuttle tours to send people into space.  But seemingly one-upping any ideas of future space exploration out there, Jack White, the lead singer and guitarist of the popular group The White Stripes as well as the founder of Third Man Records, has now confirmed his rumored plans to send and play a […] The post Jack White’s Third Man Records Plans to Send Vinyl Into Space appeared first on Digital Music News.
  • Breaking: Blue Öyster Cult Producer Sandy Pearlman Dies - July 26, 2016
    Classic rock producer, manager, and intellectual Sandy Pearlman has passed away. Sandy Pearlman, who produced nearly every Blue Oyster Cult album, passed away on Tuesday at age 72.  Beyond his production chops and hitmaking skills, Pearlman was also a razor-sharp industry watcher and commentator, speaking regularly at industry events and holding multiple professorships. Pearlman’s biggest […] The post Breaking: Blue Öyster Cult Producer Sandy Pearlman Dies appeared first on Digital Music News.
  • Father John Misty Offered $250,000 for a Chipotle Ad, TURNS IT DOWN - July 26, 2016
    How much do you value your credibility? We’ve written a lot about ‘selling out,’ and how the lines have completely changed since the 60s.  But there’s definitely still a line, especially for artists on the indie side. “I don’t want your fucking burrito money.” Enter Father John Misty, who was recently offered $250,000 to do a […] The post Father John Misty Offered $250,000 for a Chipotle Ad, TURNS IT DOWN appeared first on Digital Music News.
  • Warner Music Group and Vevo Close to Reaching Content Deal - July 26, 2016
    It looks like the ice is breaking between top online music video hosting service Vevo and Warner Music Group.  Right behind several top video hosts Google, Yahoo, Facebook, and YouTube, Vevo — owned by Universal Music Group, Sony, Google, and others and well-known for hosting premium music videos from top artists like Taylor Swift and […] The post Warner Music Group and Vevo Close to Reaching Content Deal appeared first on Digital Music News.
  • Sirius XM Added Half-a-Million Subscribers In Just 3 Months - July 26, 2016
    Despite having missed their second quarterly forecast earnings, Sirius XM Satellite Radio is rapidly adding subscribers.  The company just released their second quarterly statement showing more than half a million new subscriptions added. The second quarterly report shows a 10% increase in revenue, totaling to about $1.24 billion, with Sirius XM shares (SIRI) having increased close […] The post Sirius XM Added Half-a-Million Subscribers In Just 3 Months appeared first on Digital Music News.
  • Grooveshark: Cockroach of the Music Industry? - July 26, 2016
    Introducing GrooveMP3, the latest in a long string of Grooveshark clones. Grooveshark was taken offline more than one year ago, and the domain name seized by Universal Music Group (it now leads to a ticketing site, ScoreBig).  But that didn’t stop an endless spawn of endless clones, all catching traffic from wandering, zombie-like users searching for free, […] The post Grooveshark: Cockroach of the Music Industry? appeared first on Digital Music News.
  • NPR Selects Triton Digital for Online Audio Delivery - July 26, 2016
    Aiming to expand their digital offering, well-known and respected media organization NPR announced a partnership with powerhouse tech provider Triton Digital.  The move builds on the solid relationship both companies share, as NPR currently uses Triton Digital’s Webcast Metrics. The partnership comes after NPR announced last September a shift away from Limelight Networks to Triton Digital, […] The post NPR Selects Triton Digital for Online Audio Delivery appeared first on Digital Music News.
  • Guy Who Paid $100,000 to Look Like Justin Bieber Suffered a Sad, Depressing Death - July 26, 2016
    After getting gawked at by millions, Tobias Strebel essentially took his own life. Tobias Strebel, who first gained notoriety after spending $100,000 to look exactly like Justin Bieber, essentially killed himself in a hotel room with a massive drug overdose.  According to details released by the Los Angeles County Coroner this week, Strebel took a […] The post Guy Who Paid $100,000 to Look Like Justin Bieber Suffered a Sad, Depressing Death appeared first on Digital Music News.
Recommendations: Google
GooglePlay is another service that's not at the top of my "best list," but it is another name that has been around for a long time. Although aesthetically speaking I don't care for GooglePlay's Android streaming app; the one thing where the app excels in, is that it allows you to listen to both your MP3 music, and your rental music! Most mobile apps don't do that, and I assume it's because of that good o'l licensing. Again, functionality wise, I think Rhapsody is 100 times better; but I would never tell someone never to try something. Go ahead and check them out.

GooglePlay is another service that's not at the top of my "best list," but it is another name that has been around for a long time. Although aesthetically speaking I don't care for GooglePlay's Android streaming app (or web app for that matter); the one thing where its android app excels in, is that it allows you to listen to both your MP3 music, and your rental music! Most mobile apps don't do that, and I assume it's because of that good o'l licensing. However, then again, most mobile streaming services are meant to be used as stand alone, such as Rhapsody (Google was an MP3 player long before it got into the streaming business). Again, functionality wise, I think Rhapsody is 100 times better; but I would never discourage anyone from ever trying a service; because it may be more suitable for your needs. GooglePlay also offers FREE radio! You do not need a subscription service to use it; all you need is a Google account to start. So far, I think I like their music better than Pandora. Go ahead and check them out.

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Recommendations: Rhap.
My preferred source of music streaming. One of the many reasons I recommend Rhapsody, is because they posses over 36+ million songs in their library, tons of features, and mobile, web, and desktop applications are all consistent with each other. Very easy to discover even more classic music with Rhapsody.

My preferred source of music streaming. One of the many reasons I recommend Rhapsody, is because they posses over 36+ million songs in their library, tons of features like, unlimited songs in playlists, unlimited radio skips, control variety of music in your radio stations, works with Shazam, ability to compare musical tastes with other users by percentage to help discover more music you like. They offer "Cloud Sync," an application that scans all your local music, and match them with the music in their database. Albums found will be placed in your Rhapsody library, and iTunes playlists will be created as well. Music quality up to 320kbps AAC, CD sound. Control radio stream quality separately, for those bad signal days while listening to the radio. Tools to easily share on social media. Finally, mobile app, web app, and desktop applications are all consistent with each other. Very easy to discover even more classic music with Rhapsody.

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  • Documentary: Fats Waller - July 28, 2016
    Jazz's folk humor on recordings began with Louis Armstrong and other blues singers in the mid-1920s but was raised to a new level of urbane sophistication by Fats Waller in the 1930s. Here's a documentary on the pianist and composer......             
  • Toshiko Akiyoshi: United Notions - July 27, 2016
    Cultural globalization once was a guiding principal for the United States. With the proliferation of Communism in the 1950s, America moved quickly to make friends with as many countries around the world as it could. The United Nations was a...            Related Stories Harry Arnold: Guest Book, 1960  
  • Woody Shaw: The Tour, Vol. 1 - July 26, 2016
    Let's stick with 1976. Yesterday I posted about Dolo Coker's California Hard, a superb album recorded by the pianist for Xanadu in December of that year. Today, let's dig a newly released album by a working band formed by drummer...             
Recommendations: Netflix
I recommend Netflix because they have 65+ million movie stream subscribers; and ships over 3,400+ discs are processed per hour, for the over 5.3 million DVD/Blu-Ray subscribers. Netflix has close to 100,000 movie titles and TV shows of just about every genre you can think of; titles that are not easily found anywhere else.

I recommend Netflix because they have 65+ million movie stream subscribers; and ships over 3,400+ discs are processed per hour, for the over 5.3 million DVD/Blu-Ray subscribers. Netflix has close to 100,000 movie titles and TV shows of just about every genre you can think of; titles that are not easily found anywhere else. Memberships as low as $5 a month for discs, discs are delivered within 3 days. Streaming membership as low as $8 per month.

Recommendation: HULU
I recommend Hulu because they have thousands of movie titles for streaming. In my opinion, it is the best service for current and popular TV shows, such as "Empire," with the handsome Terrence Howard. However, I think Netflix has a larger selection of better movies.

I recommend Hulu because they have thousands of movie titles for streaming. In my opinion though, it is the best service for current and popular TV shows, such as "Empire," with the handsome Terrence Howard. However, I think Netflix has a larger selection of better movies. The the bulk of their movies are the same kind of movies you'd find in the $5 cage in the "close out" section of your favorite DVD store. That's not to say you can't find good movies every once in a while, but the reality is they are better known for their TV shows, and some documentaries. They have some good "Original Content" too. Because licensing is expensive, they usually don't have all seasons for a particular show. If you need to see earlier seasons of a show, you're going to wind up signing up for Netflix.

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Recommendations: Amazon
Although I don't use AmazonPrime, I do think not only it is a good service, it is one of the most trusted & long standing names in the web business. Unfortunately, Amazon doesn't have as much music as Rhapsody, or even Spotify. However, if you are already a member of Amazon's Prime, You automatically have access to their music streaming as part of their bundled Prime package. If it comes free, why not try it? You should know that licenses fluctuate consistently. In other words, an album may be available this year, but not the next with Amazon. I know that's one of the major complaints with the movies, not sure if that's the same with the music feature.

Recently tried AmazonPrime video package, and let me tell you the video and sound is phenomenal! They don't have as many movies as Netflix, however, many of them are quality movies. It's not only a good service, it is one of the most trusted & long standing names in the web business. Unfortunately, Amazon doesn't have as much music as Rhapsody, or even Spotify. However, if you are already an Amazon Prime full member, you automatically have access to their music streaming as part of their bundled Prime package. If it comes free, why not try it? You should know that licenses fluctuate consistently. In other words, an album/film may be available this year, but not the next with Amazon. This may annoying for some, but at least in terms of movies, it helps to bring in fresh content to watch.

Recommendations: iTunes
I don't really use my desktop iTunes as much as I used to since I started streaming. But, I do use it to manage and transfer my MP3 to my Android. At the same time, many of you have read my pet-peeves concerning Apple music; and on of the latest pet-peeves I've discovered is that it looks like they're not offering any sample plays on their media widgets (obviously to promote their music streaming (unnecessarily extreme)). However, iTunes is still so very popular that it wouldn't make sense for me not to add Apple music to my legal streaming list. At the end of the day, iTunes really doesn't have anything that sets itself apart from any other streaming service out here, other than it's brand name. However, I will say that their iTunes radio delivers an excellent selection of music. iTunes is still offering 3 months free (I think). Just in case, iTunes is now available for Android. I don't remember if you can play MP3s though; I had no interest in getting the trial. But for all you Apple fans, go right ahead!

I don't really use my desktop iTunes as much as I used to since I started streaming. But, I do use it to manage and transfer my Purchased CD/MP3 to my Android. At the same time, many of you have read my pet-peeves concerning Apple's music; and one of the latest pet-peeves I've discovered is that it looks like they're not offering any sample plays on their media widgets (obviously to promote their music streaming (unnecessarily extreme)) (my previous issue appears to have been fixed, at least when it comes to sharing from the iTunes store). However, Apple's music is still so very popular (despite it's maddening quest to control music) that it wouldn't make sense for me not to add "Apple Music" to my legal streaming list. At the end of the day, Apple Music really doesn't have anything that sets itself apart from any other streaming service out here, other than it's brand name. However, I will say that their radio delivers an excellent selection of music (subscription only). Please don't mistaken Apple's radio playlists, for their curated bulls*** radio. You don't need Apple to gain access to those, you can easily find those around the net if you look hard enough (which are also legal by the way, and artists get credit for each IP address connected). Apple Music is still offering 3 months free (I think). Just in case, Apple Music is now available for Android. I don't remember if you can play MP3s though; I had no interest in getting the trial. But for all you Apple fans, go right ahead!

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Duke Hair products has been around for years. I remember using it as a child. Duke really became popular when guys start putting waves in their hair. Once you’ve seen a guy with a Doo Rag on his head, chances are, he was using a Duke product. I loved their fragrances. The only thing about this product was that, if your hair was too long, you could not use the wax like cream.

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