Sinead O’connor Pens Open Letter To Miley Cyrus: ‘don’t Let The Music Business Make A Prostitute Of You’

Bucharest’s biggest-ever classical music festival

The festival which began in 1958 is named after Romanian composer, violinist and conductor George Enescu, who lived in Romania but moved to Paris when the communists came to power. Vadim Ghirda | AP Photo This Sept. 24, 2013 photo shows the main concert hall at the Romanian Athenaeum in Bucharest, Romania, before a concert of the George Enescu classical music festival. The festival which began in 1958 is named after Romanian composer, violinist and conductor George Enescu, who lived in Romania and moved to Paris when the communists came to power. Vadim Ghirda, File | AP Photo FILE – This April 10, 2013 file photo shows a boy on a bicycle next to the memorial for those killed in the 1989 anti communist uprising in the Revolution Square in Bucharest, Romania. Octav Ganea | AP Photo FILE – This Oct. 26, 2011, file photo shows a general view shows the Romanian National opera hall, one of the venues of the George Enescu Classical music festival. The 2013 edition of the classical music George Enescu International Festival that takes place in the Romanian capital between Sept. 1 and Sept 28, 2013, enjoyed unprecedented levels of audience with 80 percent of the tickets sold out in the first few days they went on sale . Vadim Ghirda | AP Photo This Sept. 24, 2013 photo shows a recently unveiled statue of Romanian composer, violinist and conductor George Enescu, who lived in Romania, moving to Paris when the communists came to power, in Bucharest, Romania, during the classical music festival named after him. The 2013 edition of the classical music George Enescu International Festival took place in the Romanian capital between Sept. 1 and Sept 28. Vadim Ghirda | AP Photo This Sept. 24, 2013 photo shows a rehearsal session at the main concert hall at the Romanian Athenaeum in Bucharest, Romania, before a concert of the George Enescu classical music festival.

The YouTube Music Awards – An Idea Whose Time Has Come

Your body is for you and your boyfriend. It isnt for every spunk-spewing dirtbag on the net, or every greedy record company executive to buy his mistresses diamonds with. As for the shedding of the Hannah Montana image.. whoever is telling you getting naked is the way to do that does absolutely NOT respect your talent, or you as a young lady. Your records are good enough for you not to need any shedding of Hannah Montana. Shes waaaaaaay gone by now.. Not because you got naked but because you make great records. Whether we like it or not, us females in the industry are role models and as such we have to be extremely careful what messages we send to other women. The message you keep sending is that its somehow cool to be prostituted.. its so not cool Miley.. its dangerous. Women are to be valued for so much more than their sexuality. we arent merely objects of desire. I would be encouraging you to send healthier messages to your peers..

Now I bet you just read that and thought, Oh no, not another awards show, and I wouldnt blame you a bit for feeling that way. I can sympathize, but hear me out. Television music award shows as we know them today are shams, with the judging based on loose criteria that seems to shift with the latest social media popularity trends. Lets take a look at what we currently have. MTV Video Music Awards? The channel doesnt even play music videos anymore, so how are they qualified to award anything? The Peoples Choice Awards? The final vote may be the peoples choice, but how about the nominations? Isnt it interesting that you can name the nominees before theyre even nominated? Then we have the Grammys. Having been a voting member (Im not any longer), I can tell you that some of the more popular categories have literally hundreds and hundreds of nominees. When youre voting your eyes start to glaze over just reading them all, let alone trying to listen to even a smattering. As a result, who do you think you end up selecting? The most popular and visible, not the most deserving. Even some of the smallest categories have 50 to a hundred, which means you have the same problem and the same result.

Rdio adds free music stations to its iOS, Android apps

You can also create your own stations based on artist, song, album, or genre. In return, Stations plays random selections based on the station you picked, and lets you listen to an unlimited stream of music. Related stories As Apple lets radio roll, Pandora listener growth tones down Sound familiar? Stations seems to be Rdio’s effort to tap into the online streaming action of iTunes Radio, Pandora, and Spotify. The free service won’t bother you with ads between the songs, according to the Associated Press . However, Rdio is counting on its non-paying users to pony up for a $10-per-month subscription, which includes added features like the ability to pick exact songs and albums they want to hear. Stations is powered by music intelligence company The Echo Nest, which described the feature in a blog posted Thursday. As you listen to stations and songs, the service tries to deciper your tastes to better detemine which music to serve you in the future. The Echo Nest said it’s also working with Rdio to make sure all of the radio stations are DMCA-compliant . Such a move would help avoid any legal skirmishes with the music industry. Stations is available as a feature in the US, Canada, and Australia.