When is the new Britney Spears single being free?

She’s keyed up for her new album to drop in March and in the interim Britney Spears has a hot new single on the way.

And in spite of the report from New York’s Z100 that “Hold It Against Me” was scheduled to release on January 7th, the “Baby One More Time” singer’s manager Adam Leber says nothing is in stone yet.

Leber tweeted, "Lot of misinformation out there regarding the release of Brits 1st single. Don’t believe everything you read. Unless of course it’s an official declaration coming in January. STAY TUNED….."

"That said, the single is absolutely coming in January. PS – happy new years people. Sorry guys, but never pay attention to unofficial announcements. Just trying to clarify. Please don’t ‘hold it against me.’ "

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Members Of Mayday (Westbam) released at the end of April 2010 the new single Make My Day as an Anthem to the latest Mayday Techno Festival 2010 in Dortmund Germany. Its a long time tradition of the formation to record a hymn to the cult techno event.

1. Make My Day (Short Mix) 3:28

2. Make My Day (Original Instrumental Mix) 6:07

3. Make My Day (Marten Hörger Remix) 6:13

4. Make My Day (Original Vocal Mix) 6:07

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Jars of Clay & Sixpence None The Richer Christmas Tour

Grammy and Dove awardwinning band JARS OF CLAY are excited to announce LOVE CAME DOWN: A CHRISTMAS PAGEANT. Jars of Clay will be joined by the recently reunited SIXPENCE NONE THE RICHER, along with Sara Groves and Leeland, as they embark on a 13city tour filled with holiday songs and stories in celebration of the Christmas season.

Last year, Jars of Clay gave their fans a Christmas gift. CHRISTMAS SONGS was the first holiday release from the band in their 12year career. The band brought new light to memorable Christmas songs such as "O Little Town of Bethlehem" and "In the Bleak Midwinter," and broke new ground with their own original holiday songs such as "Winter Skin" and "Evergreen." When they decided to go out on tour this season, they asked their friends Leigh Nash and Matt Slocum of Sixpence None The Richer to come along.

Grammynominated band Sixpence None The Richer was in a similar position as Jars of Clay. Their loyal fans had been asking for a Christmas record for years, and they thought there was no better way to celebrate their reunion then with a special album for their fans. THE DAWN OF GRACE will be released on October 14 and is made up of 10 tracks: eight traditional Christmas songs, including "Angels We Have Heard On High" and "Silent Night," featuring guest vocalist Dan Haseltine of Jars of Clay, and two original Sixpence holiday tunes called "The Last Christmas" and "Christmas for Two."

Both bands are also in the process of recording new material to be released in 2009. Jars of Clay have been in and out of the studio with producer Ron Aniello (Lifehouse, Guster, Barenaked Ladies) to put the final touches on their upcoming album, due out in early 2009. They have already released the CLOSER EP on all major digital service providers in anticipation of the upcoming fulllength; the fivesong EP contains two brand new tracks ("Closer" and "Safe To Land"), as well as new versions of fan favorites including "Flood" and "Love Song For A Savior." They are currently in the midst of the "Music Builds" tour, which benefit local affiliates of Habitat For Humanity.

Sixpence None The Richer will hit the studio after the holidays to begin working on their first fulllength original record in over four years to be released in the summer of 2009.

Catch LOVE CAME DOWN: A CHRISTMAS PAGEANT on the following dates:

Dec 4 Montgomery, AL @ Montgomery Performing Arts Center

Dec 5 Longwood, FL @ Northland Church

Dec 6 Pompano Beach, FL @ Pompano Beach Amphitheatre

Dec 7 Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Echerd Hall

Dec 13 Grand Rapids, MI @ Sunshine Church

Dec 14 Merrillville, IN @ Star Plaza Theatre

Dec 17 Glenside, PA @Keswick Theatre

Dec 18 Plymouth, MA @ Memorial Hall

Dec 19 Lewiston, ME @ Androscoggin Bank Coliseum

Dec 20 Long Island City, NY @ Evangel Church

Dec 21 Harrisburg, PA @ Whitaker Center for the Science and Arts

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Maroon 5 in red state

Maroon 5 are coming to the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in support of their new album, close to a decade after they first shot to renown.

Frontman Adam Levine initially captured the world’s attention with the band’s debut record Songs About Jane which featured hits Sunday Morning, She Will Be Loved and Harder to Breathe.

Since then, Maroon 5 have released It Won’t Be Soon Before Long and won numerous Grammy, MTV Video Music and Billboard music awards.

Their third studio album is called Hands All Over and sees the band join forces with Nashville chart-toppers Lady Antebellum and producer Robert John “Mutt” Lange.

Grammy award-winning artist Sara Bareilles will join the band on tour, bringing with her impressive vocals, charming piano and guitar accompaniments and heartfelt lyrics.

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Music – Life

Music is all which can be everywhere around us. Music is not only the piece of melody or the sound which comes from an instrument it is something which is sensed by soul. It can be from everything like the cry of toddler, running waves. Everything will seem much richer, much more luminous, and much more important, but music is the only thing which makes you cry when you want to cry, makes you dance when you are in joy makes you feel happy all the time.

Nowadays music is even treated as a good therapy for health to make a man relaxed.

Research has shown that music has a deep effect on your body and psyche. In fact, there’s a growing field of health care known as Music Therapy, which uses music to heal. Those who practice music therapy are finding a benefit in using music to help cancer patients, children with ADD, and others, and even hospitals are beginning to use music and music therapy to help with pain management, to help ward off depression, to promote movement, to calm patients, to ease muscle tension, and for many other benefits that music and music therapy can bring. This is not surprising, as music have effect on the body and mind in many powerful ways.

Music and noise are alike in many ways, but also diverse in some important ways. While noise is disturbing annoying and often a nuisance, music is soothing, peaceful, exciting, and has positive effects towards human emotions. Human feelings toward music or noise can be a comatose state of the mind or it may be a learned reaction and acuity. For example if we play music for a person who has never heard music in his life, he may die for it because it that much soothing and pleasant.Music has no end.

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Our Music Creates Happy Feelings

Music conveys musical traditions and cultures together – ancient and modern – black and white. The conventional rhythms and stories of DidgeriSTU’s Yadaki (didgeridoo) weave during pumping electronic beats, vocals, exotic woodwinds and world drumming – a unique fusion of organic world sounds and electronic music like no other.

Australian band Oka has been jointly and their music has growth as quickly as their grass roots following.

They started out with their first appearance album ‘Elements’, a soulfully rhythmic ode to freezing beats and luscious melodies overlaying the Yidaki (didgeridoo) at its heart. Then they pursue it up with ‘One Talk’, a more eclectic album traditionally and gradually. Now they’re on the road on the back of their funkiest LP, ‘Music creates Me Happy’.

While its release Music create Me Happy has turn into the customer choice.

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Barlowgirl’s Home for Christmas coming September 23rd

Fervent Records’ talented trio BarlowGirl is ready to spend this Christmas season with you, and many more to come, with their first holiday project, Home For Christmas. The CD is slated to release September 23rd, 2008.

Produced by long-time friend Otto Price (GRITS, dcTalk) and arranged by Price and BarlowGirl, Home For Christmas is a timeless recording of songs ideal for ushering in the holiday season. The eleven tracks, finely showcasing BarlowGirl’s well-known seamless harmonies, offer full orchestral arrangements of Christmas favorites along with an original recording, "Hallelujah (Light Has Come)."

Before they even formed BarlowGirl, the rock trio – Rebecca, Alyssa and Lauren Barlow – have dreamt of making an album of their favorite Christmas songs since their youth. Blessed with joyous family holiday memories from singing carols to baking cookies for neighbors, BarlowGirl knows firsthand Christmas is a special time of year to bring joy to others, to reach out and help provide for those in need. With each of the tracks found on Home For Christmas, there is no doubt they uniquely capture what the holiday season is all about, making this a classic compilation to enjoy for years to come.

Home For Christmas song listing:

1. It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

2. Carol Of The Bells/Sing We Now Of Christmas

3. I’ll Be Home For Christmas"

4. Hallelujah (Light Has Come)

5. O Little Town Of Bethlehem

6. What Child Is This?

7. Panis Angelicus

8. Angelic Proclamation (O Come All Ye Faithful/Angels We Have Heard On High/Hark! The Herald Angels Sing)

9. Go, Tell It On The Mountain

10. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

11. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

In addition to their upcoming holiday release, BarlowGirl announced in July they are headlining their Million Voices Tour this fall, a unique 16+ market nationwide tour that will be sure to encourage concert-goers to speak hope, truth and love to others. Also continuing their partnership with Mercy Ministries – a program that provides young women hope and healing who are seeking freedom from life-controlling issues such as addictions, depression, eating disorders, and abuse – BarlowGirl will share with their audiences about the organization and encourage them to get involved. With the help of their fans, BarlowGirl has set a goal to raise $1,000,000 to build a new home for Mercy Ministries, whose waiting list is in the hundreds.

The Million Voices Tour starts September 10th and will run through mid-November. Joining the sisters on the tour is Jimmy Needham along with Brooke Barrettsmith. Tour dates are listed below and for the most updated tour information, please visit www.barlowgirl.com or www.myspace.com/barlowgirl. For more information about Mercy Ministries, visit www.mercyministries.org.

Point of Grace re-signs with Word records

Grammy-nominated and Dove Award-winning group, Point of Grace, re-signs with Word Records after 15 years with the label.

“We are excited to continue our longstanding partnership with Point Of Grace,” says Word Entertainment COO Rod Riley. “They have an outstanding ministry and an incredible work ethic; we are thrilled to be a part of this next chapter in their career.”

Pictured (front row) are Denise Jones, Leigh Cappillino and Shelley Breen; (back row) Mike Blanton (BHCC), Cheri Kaufmann (BHCC), Word Entertainment CEO Jim Van Hook, Word Entertainment COO Rod Riley, Word Entertainment Sr. VP of A&R and Publishing Susan Riley, Word Records A&R Director Conor Farley.

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Newsboys release Live CD/DVD “Houston We Are Go” Sept. 30

International pop/rock phenomenon newsboys captures the best of its explosive sell-out “GO” tour on the new CD/DVD project newsboys live: Houston We Are Go, releasing Sept. 30 on Inpop Records.

Filmed and recorded in Houston during the third leg of the “GO” tour this past spring, newsboys live: Houston We Are Go takes the band’s wildly successful tour and commits it to tape. “We felt on every level, this was our strongest tour to date, and we wanted to capture it,” says band member Jeff Frankenstein (keyboards).

The band credits the fans with making the tour exceptional. “The newsboys fan base is so diverse, from 3 to 93, different ethnic, economic, denominational and religious backgrounds. We have been fortunate to have the opportunity to grow up with our audience. From the times we played high school auditoriums in the ’80s to arenas in 2008. Every night they turned out in droves and we had a great time,” he says.

Inpop President Dale Bray agrees, “The newsboys ‘GO’ tour was a true music spectacular, featuring production values never seen before in Christian music. The song list was a complete history of the band’s depth of number 1 songs along with the energy and showmanship we have grown to expect from this world class band. Capturing this performance in both audio and visual formats was a must.”

The 95-city groundbreaking “GO” tour ran from Spring 2007-Spring 2008 and boasted sold out shows on all three legs. With an average audience of 3000, setting a record in Houston, TX where 8800 attended, the tour grossed seven million dollars, giving evidence that newsboys continues to innovate its live show and offer fans an entertainment experience that changes lives. This live CD/DVD showcases hits from both the current release GO (“I Am Free,” “Wherever We Go,” “Something Beautiful”), as well as classic newsboys tunes including “Shine,” “Breakfast,” “He Reigns” and “It Is You,” all from gold-selling albums.

The newsboys live: Houston We Are Go track listing includes:

1. Shine

2. Wherever We Go

3. The Mission

4. Something Beautiful

5. Blessed Be Your Name

6. Stay Strong

7. Amazing Love

8. Entertaining Angels

9. He Reigns

10. Breakfast

11. Your Love Is Better Than Life

12. Drum Solo

13. I Am Free

14. Peter’s Testimony

Read our interview with the Newsboys here.

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Stellar Kart releasing new album “Expect The Impossible” Feb. 26

Award-winning youth group rock band Stellar Kart inspires listeners to strive for greatness, taking comfort in God’s enduring faithfulness, on its third studio album, Expect The Impossible, releasing Feb. 26, 2008.

Produced by Ian Eskelin (Krystal Meyers, All Star United), who additionally co-wrote alongside lead singer Adam Agee on eight of the album’’s 11 tracks, Expect The Impossible is more sonically diverse than the band’’s previous projects, intended to connect with a wider audience.

“Sonically, we wanted to shoot for a broader sound,” says Eskelin. “Stellar Kart has never been afraid to challenge the current trend, so we decided to incorporate some new elements. This album will please the band’’s die-hard punk fans while offering something to straight-up pop and rock lovers as well. The goal is to meet listeners where they are, driving an emotional connection to the music.”

Among the project’s recurring themes is that of striving to achieve one’s best self in Christ. For instance, “Shine Like The Stars” calls believers to emanate God’s light in all circumstances, while “I Give Up” reflects the need for complete submission to Him. Also prevalent is the message of God’’s faithfulness to those who love Him. “Sunshine” likens God to sunshine on a rainy day, and “Pray” urges listeners to “hold on to the promise that help is on the way.”

“We talk with kids after concerts and are always hearing from youth leaders about the issues facing teens today,” says frontman Agee. “We wanted to write songs that would address such topics and encourage kids to expect God to work in their daily lives.”

The record’s debut single, “Jesus Loves You” will be going for adds at both Christian Adult Contemporary and Christian Hit Radio Jan. 4, 2008. Additionally, Stellar Kart will kick off its annual “Punk the Halls” tour in late November, playing 25 dates in 27 days, while continuing as a headlining artist at Acquire the Fire events nationwide. For additional information, visit www.stellarkart.com or www.myspace.com/stellarkart.

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Personal Music Players Damage Hearing Over Time

Study found dramatic increase in hearing loss among teen girls who used them

Personal music players may pose a major risk to hearing if they’re played too loudly or for too long, researchers report.

The 24-year study included 8,710 girls from poorer families, average age 16, whose hearing was tested when they entered a residential facility in the northeastern region of the United States. Between 1985 and 2008, high-frequency hearing loss — a common result of excessive noise exposure — among the girls nearly doubled, from 10.1 percent to 19.2 percent.

Between 2001 and 2008, personal music player use among the girls rose fourfold, from 18.3 percent to 76.4 percent. During that same period, high-frequency hearing loss increased from 12.4 percent to 19.2 percent, and the proportion of girls with tinnitus (ringing, buzzing or hissing in the ears) nearly tripled, from 4.6 percent to 12.5 percent, the investigators found.

Girls who listened to personal music devices were 80 percent more likely to have impaired hearing than those who didn’t use the devices, the study authors reported. Of the teens with tinnitus, 99.7 percent used the devices.

Other factors in the girls’ lives — such as poverty, poor air quality, substance abuse and risk-taking behavior — could add to the effects of noise exposure from personal music players, she said.

The findings, released online Aug. 31 in advance of publication in an upcoming print issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health, indicate the need to improve efforts to educate young people about safe use of personal music players, Berg suggested.

"You have to target them at a much younger age, when they are liable to be more receptive," she said.

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Lady Gaga Wants To Be A Design Teacher

Anyone who’s ever sat through a college class knows it’s hard enough to pay attention without the added distraction of a professor who’s dressed like amazing from one of Tim Burton’s acid flashbacks.

In spite of, Lady Gaga has applied for a teaching job at New York University, and I say it’s about time. If more of my professors had lectured while hanging from the upper limit in full leather bondage gear, maybe I would’ve actually learned something in school.

Yesterday, a friend of Gaga’s exposed that the freaky singer is actively seeking a position at NYU’s Parsons School for Design. “She wants to use her fashion sense and avant garde art obsession to launch an academic career,” the friend told a UK newspaper.

“Nothing has been finalized yet, but she’d like to teach in the fashion design program. She thinks teaching would make people see she is much more than just a flamboyant pop star.”

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Double You released together with DJ Hommer a new version of his UK successful single Everything I Do 2010. The new mashup version uses samples from Faithless’ hit Insomnia. There’s also additional vocal recorded for the track.

Bob Sinclar will release on 18 June a new single called I Wanna. Its a co-operation with Sahara and featuring Shaggy. Sahara is a new club project including DJ Costi Ionita from Romania and singer Andrea from Bulgaria, who was chosen for best female singer in Bulgaria in 2009. Remixes are made by M.Calfan, Ludovic Ros…s, Xavier Maldini & Sylvain Armand.

Thomas Anders’ new song Make You was remixed by Rublev & Baccardi.

Run DMC released a new club remix of Its Like That 2010 which pumps up the clubs now !

Thomas Kokula released a new version of Red 5′ s single Da Beat Goes 2010.

Future Breeze released a single with new remixes and additional vocals to their 90s hit Why Dont You Dance With Me.

The 90s hit of Suzanne Vega – Tom’s Dinner was remixed by Bingo Players and chased the club charts now.

The italian DJs band Master Blaster recorded a new single called Until The End.

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Newsboys to release Christmas Album!

With the continuous momentum of Newsboys’ current CD release Born Again, a No. 1 radio hit and an extensive touring schedule, they continue their whirlwind year with the announcement of their first-ever Christmas project. Christmas! A Newsboys Holiday will release October 12th, courtesy of Inpop Records.

The new CD was produced by Dustin Burnett, Michael Tait, and Juan Otero of The Write Bros, half of the production team of Born Again. Comprised of six holiday classics, Christmas! A Newsboys Holiday includes "Winter Wonderland," "Jingle Bell Rock," "All I Want for Christmas is You," "O Holy Night," "The Christmas Song," and "Mary Did You Know."

To help promote Christmas! A Newsboys Holiday, Newsboys will join Newsong the weekend after Thanksgiving to kick off the "Very Merry Christmas Tour 2010." This 20+city nationwide tour kicks off in North Carolina and will finish up in Georgia on December 20th. Check out the tour dates listed below to see if can help ring in the Christmas season with Newsboys at a city near you.

There is no question the momentum keeps continuing to escalate for Newsboys and their July 13th release of Born Again. The current single and No. 1 hit "Born Again" continues to stay high up on the charts, having a total of 7.1 million impressions to date. Following the largest street week of their careers by selling an astounding 45,311 units and hitting #4 on Billboard’s overall chart, Born Again continues to keep its place on the Billboard Top 200 chart and is No. 3 on the Christian Soundscan chart, scanning more than 72,000 units in the first month of release.

Newsong’s Very Merry Christmas Tour 2010*:

11/27 Whiteville, NC

11/28 Charleston, NC

11/30 High Point, NC

12/2 Norfolk, VA

12/3 Schofield, WI

12/4 St. Cloud, MN

12/5 Brookings, SD

12/7 Portage, MI

12/8 Valparaiso, IN

12/9 Marion, IL

12/10 Marion, IL

12/11 Franklin, NC

12/12 Destin, FL

12/15 Saint Peters, MO

12/16 Athens, AL

12/17 Pascagoula, MS

12/18 Albany, GA

*Dates subject to change

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Dr. Dre Snapped Filming ‘Kush’ Music Video With spy Dogg

Just days after "Kush" was escaped, Dr. Dre was pictured on the downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday, November 17 to shoot its music video. Snoop Dogg who lends his vocal on the track was seen on the set as well. Both of them looked causal with Dre in his white long-sleeved T-shirt and denims, and Snoop in his basketball T-shirt, jacket and a yellow "Sakana-kun" hat. The other featured guest, Akon, was nowhere to be seen although.

Although eager to promote the song, Dre actually was anxious with nowadays’ music leaks. "It’s a little bit unlucky with the technology today. (Kush) got leaked and it was a version of it that I really wasn’t happy about, (but) we’re going to go ahead and push it and put it out because everybody appears to like it. I just thought the content, it’s about weed smoking, and I don’t want people to think that that’s what my album is about. This is actually the only song with that type of content," he said.

Two other songs which have already been holded by music fans are Jay-Z-assisted track "Under Pressure" and Eminem-featured song "I Need a Doctor". Still, Dre needs "about two or three more songs" to get to "the finish line" of his much-delayed album "Detox".

"I’m seriously excited about it. It’s feeling good now. One of the reasons it was taking so long is because I felt like I was doing it more out of obligation as opposed to really feeling it. As of last year, I’ve been really feeling where it’s going and it feels good and I think I’m ready."

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New Avalon record Reborn “Not your Mom’s Avalon&quot

While Avalon is certainly proud of their past (21 chart-topping singles, 6 Dove Awards, 3 Grammy nominations and an American Music Award), it sure would be easy for the quartet to rest on their laurels and continue to offer their known slick brand of vocal pop. But they are now Reborn, their aptly titled brand new project, slated for release on September 15th (E1 Music).

It is important to note that the similarity between any previous Avalon albums and Reborn ends now, thanks to this cutting edge and unequivocally original record. "Reborn is a fitting title because it signifies the birth of something new and exciting, which is certainly true of the current season of Avalon," explains Janna Long, the group’s founding member. Comprising the rest of the quartet is Greg Long (Janna’s husband and group member since ’03), Jeremi Richardson, as well as its newest member, Amy Richardson, making her Avalon debut on Reborn, and who also happens to be Jeremi’s wife.

"I’ve literally listened to Avalon for as long as I can remember, so I can tell you both as a member and a fan that people’s jaws are going to hit the ground when they hear Reborn," asserts Jeremi, who joined the group in 2007. "Everyone I’ve played it for so far says they’d never expect it, but at the same time, they can totally tell it’s Avalon, which to us is the ultimate compliment."

One of the most instantly apparent changes comes in the credits, which for the very first time in the group’s illustrious history unites the group with producer Ian Eskelin (All Star United, Krystal Meyers, Stellar Kart, Francesca Battistelli). It’s a curious choice indeed considering his respected rankings in the modern rock spectrum, but one that helps cement Avalon’s latest endeavor as arguably their most ambitious to date.

"This has been one of the most unique and fun recording projects I have ever been involved in," Ian Eskelin exclaims. "These guys are fearless and their vocals are killer. They are some of the hardest working, ready for anything, talented musicians I have worked with."

A tour is slated for the Fall to promote the new project. This is sure to be an exciting time on the road for Avalon as the group is more than ready to share their new songs with fans across the country.

For the creation of Reborn, Avalon partnered with the label E1 Music. Along with the new venture came a completely open creative canvas where the group was encouraged to stretch itself further than ever before. Previously known as Koch Records, E1 Music has hosted the diverse likes of The Beatles’ Ringo Starr, Ashley Cleveland, Twila Paris, and Bishop E. Long.

"They took all the reigns off and basically said, ‘you’ve been doing this for awhile, so just do what you do,’" recalls Greg of the E1 experience. "No one was ever looking over our shoulders talking to us about core demographics, which gave us the chance to just focus on the artistic side. We love our history and are grateful for everything God’s given us, but that type of freedom also allowed us the opportunity to experiment and have a lot of fun in the process."

Reborn offers aggressive melodies tied with atypical harmonies and guitar-driven moments. The new sound is sure to give dedicated Avalon fans a new twist on the group’s well-known formula, while expanding its appeal to a wider audience than ever before.

"Over the last three years, we released a hymns record, a covers record and a retrospective record, plus had some members change," Janna reflects. "Between that and the fact that life was just happening right alongside it all, there’s a pivotal change and evolution. Sure, the vocal standpoint is consistent with the Avalon sound, but the rest is much more varied. This is definitely not your Mom’s Avalon record!"

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Hawk Nelson’s Live Life Loud CD cover revealed!

"Live Life Loud is really about encouraging our fans to do just that. To live your life loud, to embrace all that life brings your way and experience every moment of it to the fullest extent. This is the message we want our fans to come away with after they hear the album." — Hawk Nelson bassist Daniel Biro.

Recorded in Nashville, TN, Hawk Nelson enlisted producer Steve Wilson to craft what was to become a 12-song set that sweeps from the manic to the mellow and all points in between. Live Life Loud was recorded in two separate sessions, due to a hectic touring schedule, and marks the first time the band wrote songs together by just jamming as a band. The album also features collaborations with Chris Stevens, Matthew Gerrard, TobyMac, Trevor McNevan and Bart Millard. This fourth studio album release from the band hits fans’ hands on September 22nd. The first two singles "Live Life Loud" and "Meaning of Life" are currently available on iTunes.

Also make sure you pick up your pair of TOMS Shoes to help the band get their goal for their Haiti shoe drop. For every pair of shoes purchased via Hawk Nelson’s website equals a pair of shoes that TOMS donates to a child in Haiti towards the band’s ongoing involvement with the Hands & Feet Orphanage. Check out the YouTube video.

1. Live Life Loud

2. Never Enough

3. Eggshells

4. Meaning Of Life

5. Alive

6. Ode To Lord Stanley

7. Long Ago

8. The Job

9. Shaken

10. Lest We Forget

11. Tis So Sweet

12. The Final Toast

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Rihanna to carry out with Sugarland at Academy of Country Music Awards

Rihanna is leaving a little bit country. The pop siren will join country pair Sugarland for a special performance at the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.

Ryan Seacrest reports that RiRi and Sugarland frontwoman Jennifer Nettles will duo on a country-tinged version of “California King Bed,” a ballad from the Barbados singer’s newest album Loud.

Fellow songbirds Beyoncé and Keri Hilson have both before performed with Sugarland at the American Music Awards and “VH1 Divas greeting the Troops.”

The ACM Awards will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on April 3 at 8 p.m. on CBS.

Other performers comprise Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, Martina McBride, Reba, Carrie Underwood, and more.

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Methodical uses of music weapon

One of the most surprising aspects of musical culture in the post-Cold War United States is the methodical use of music as a weapon of war. First impending to mainstream attention in 1989, when US troops blare loud music in an effort to induce Panamanian president Manuel Norriega’s surrender, the use of “acoustic bombardment” has turn into standard practice on the battlefields of Iraq, and purposely musical bombardment has joined sensory deficiency and sexual humiliation as among the non-lethal means by which prisoner from Abu Grab to Guantanamo may be coerced to yield their secrets without violate US law.

The dreadfully thought that music could be an instrument of torture confronts us with a novel—and disturbing—viewpoint on contemporary musicality in the United States. What is it that we in the United States might recognize about ourselves by contemplating this viewpoint? What does our government’s use of music in the “war on terror” tell us about us?

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Enrique Iglesias will release on 6 July 2010 his new album called Euphoria. It features new songs with Akon, usher, Pitbull and Nicole Scherzinger. He also released the single I Like It.

1 Cuando Me Enamoro 3:22

3 Ayer 3:34

4 Dile Que 3:41

5 I Like It 3:52

6 One Day At A Time 4:05

7 Heartbeat 4:16

8 Dirty Dancer 3:35

9 Tu Y Yo 4:01

10 No Me Digas Que No

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Carried Away Christmas song “Snow Falls&quot

(NASHVILLE, TENN.) — Carried Away has recorded a new song, "Snow Falls," for the Christmas season, which is available now as a free download at the all-new Carried Away Insiders (C.A.I.) fansite (www.insiders.carriedaway.ca). The song will also be available at iTunes on December 3rd, and is currently receiving airplay on both mainstream and Christian radio stations throughout North America.

To coincide with the release of "Snow Falls," Carried Away has released an interactive music video which can be found exclusively at the Carried Away Insiders fansite (www.insiders.carriedaway.ca). There is no cost to become a Carried Away Insider, and the interactive website hosts exclusive song downloads, journals, contests and more – all free!

"Christmas is ‘the most wonderful time of the year,’ but for a lot of people, it can also be sad, lonely and one of the most challenging times," explains Carried Away’s Colleen Walker. "We wrote this song to let people know that even though they may not be feeling the ‘Christmas Spirit’ that God is there for them. That’s really our Christmas message: although life isn’t perfect and is sometimes downright hard, God sent Jesus to redeem all situations."

"Snow has been often compared to God’s Spirit because it covers all with pure white," adds group member Christine Prankard. "We wanted this song to remind people that no matter what’s going on in their life, God’s love and mercy can cover all. Jesus is here for them when they’re figuring out their credit card debt, arguing with their families over the ‘right way’ to do Christmas or fighting loneliness."

"Ultimately, we wanted to put a smile on people’s faces this year," says the trio’s Pam Walker. "Regardless of the the crazyness of the season, we hope that people will take a break and have fun with the interactive music video and the fansite. It might just bring a little bit of happiness to their Christmas season."

The Canadian trio has been busy this fall promoting theirs sophomore album, I Want You, which released in August. Sisters Colleen and Pam Walker and their cousin Christine Prankard have been on a North American tour this fall with JUMP5, one of Christian music’s most successful pop acts. The girls have had little down time, adding additional headlining dates to a non-stop promotional schedule that has included numerous radio stops at Christian radio stations around the country, Radio Disney and the nationally syndicated program, The Coconut Hut Radio Show. Additionally, they’ve made national television appearances onLive From Studio B, JCTV, Teen Girl TV, The Jim Bakker Show, The Dino Show, 100 Huntley Street, deeperLiving, 7 Minutes, Bridges, Top 3, ReachOUT TV, Control Track, as well as regional programs such as Positively Arkansas (Little Rock’s CBS affiliate), Live at 9

(Memphis’ CBS affiliate), Good Morning Arkansas (Little Rock’s ABC affiliate) and The Morning Show (Tupelo’s NBC affiliate).

In addition to their heavy tour and promotion schedule, the girls have graced the covers of In the Times Magazine (September) and the current issue of Focus on the Family’s BRIO Magazine (December), as well as a three-page September feature in Beautiful One Magazine. Christian music fans have encountered online promotions at HearItFirst.com, Shoutlife.com and NewReleaseTuesday.com, the latter of which hosted an exclusive podcast, and coverage by such nationally recognized publications as Power Source, Teen Trend, Living with Teenagers and Journal of Student Ministries.

For more information on Carried Away, please visit the official website at www.carriedaway.ca.

Read our interview with Carried Away here. 

Read our review of I Want You here.

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Billy Ray ‘sad’ about images of Miley smoking salvia

Miley Cyrus’ father Billy Ray Cyrus has expressed his displeasure with her for being seen smoking a legal high.

The ‘Achy Breaky Heart’ hitmaker – who is currently divorcing wife Tish – took to twitter following the video of 18-year-old Miley smoking salvia from a bong.

He wrote: "Sorry guys. I had no idea. Just saw this stuff for the first time myself. I’m so sad. There is so much further than my control right now."

Anthony Adams – a former California State Assemblyman who previously tried to ban the drug in his state – believes salvia, which is legal in a number of U.S. states, can make people do "crazy" things and has annoying her for being irresponsible to her legions of young fans.

He said: "You do very crazy things. Miley is a star and young kids are going to imitate her behavior."

In the video taken of Miley smoking the drug, she is seen confusing a party guest for ‘Last Song’ co-star and ex-boyfriend Liam Hemsworth as well as sniggering uncontrollably.

She said: "OK, I’m about to lose it now. I’m having a little bit of a trip right now.

"Oh my God! He looks so much like him! He looks so much like Liam. Is that me tripping? He doesn’t look like Liam at all? Dude, that looks just like Liam!"

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Lady Gaga Publicize Release Dates For Born This Way, First Single

The clock struck midnight and fetched good news for Lady Gaga fans.

As promised, the pop superstar tweeted a big statement with regard to her forthcoming album, Born This Way. While others were tasting champagne to trumpet in the New Year, the Gaga faithful were pending news from their beloved. And at midnight, the singer tweeted that her third album will be free in stores on May 23 and the first single from it will be released on February 13.

"THE SONG 2 13 11 THE RECORD 5 23 11," is all she wrote.

Along with the statement, Gaga tweeted a new black-and-white photo in which she is nude from the waist down, with her hair blowing about, and sporting a jacket with the album’s title emblazoned in what look like dazed jewels.

Before she made the statement official, she teased her Twitter followers with lyrics from Born This Way, writing, "I’m beautiful in my way, ’cause God makes no mistakes/ I’m on the right track baby, I was born this way/ Don’t hide yourself in regret, just love yourself and you’re set/ I’m on the right track, baby, I was born this way."

This could be one more stellar year for Gaga. Her last album, The Fame Monster, was the best-selling album of 2010 worldwide, selling nearly 6 million copies. She also has had seven successive singles that have been top 10 hits, with two of them hitting no. 1.

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Leeland to release “Opposite Way” Feb. 26th

Four-time Dove Award-nominated progressive rock band, Leeland, has announced the February 26, 2008 release of its second studio album, Opposite Way (Essential Records). Opposite Way was produced by Matt Bronleewe (Michael W. Smith, Natalie Imbruglia), mixed by Ben Grosse (Ben Folds, Red Hot Chili Peppers) and was recorded in Nashville, Tennessee at Smoak Stack Studios and Pentavarit Studios. “I’ve never seen a band with as much raw energy and God-given talent as Leeland,” shares Opposite Wayproducer, Matt Bronleewe. “Leeland is the kind of band you dream about working with: the guys are innocently passionate about their message, and intensely persuasive in their delivery. In every sense, their new album Opposite Way is the direction music needs to be going in.”

The eleven-track album comprises the following tracks: “Opposite Way,” “Count Me In,” “Let It Out Now,” “Enter This Temple,” “Wake Up,” “Beginning and the End,” “Brighter Days,” “Falling for You,” “Don’t Go Away,” “Thief in the Night” and “May Our Praise.”

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