Posts tagged "Owl City"

Owl City Premieres “Beautiful Times” Video, Readies ‘Ultraviolet’ EP For Release Tomorrow

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Good, Beautiful Times
When last the world at large from Owl City, he and Carly Rae Jepsen were having quite a “Good Time” in the upper reaches of the singles chart two summers ago. The one-man synth-pop act (known in real life as Adam Young) is back tomorrow (June 27) with a new EP titled Ultraviolet. Not to be confused with, you know, Lana Del Rey‘s current chart-topping album Ultraviolence — or maybe there is some hope that you’ll confuse the two? Oh, marketing…

At any rate, ahead of the Friday release, Owl City has premiered the video for the EP’s Lindsey Stirling collaboration “Beautiful Times.” Rolling Stone has the exclusive on the visual, so peek at a short clip of it above and then go watch the full thing here. More »

Lil Kim Named Her Daughter Royal Reign: Morning Mix

:: Lil Kim gave birth to a bouncing baby girl yesterday (June 9) and called her Royal Reign. Sure, why not? The newborn weighed 6 pounds, five ounces and measured 19.5 inches. Congratulations! [D Listed]

:: Fans might want to send Paul McCartney a get well soon card. The legendary rocker was forced to reschedule the start of his US tour due to a nagging virus that lead to his recent hospitalization in Tokyo, Japan. [Spin]

:: Carly Rae Jepsen and Owl City’s hit song “Good Time” is not a rip off. The duo were being sued by Allyson Burnett for copyright infringement but she dropped the suit. Adam Young (his real name) will now get over $500,000 in disputed ASCAP royalties. [TMZ]

:: Just when you thought Mimi couldn’t get any more fabulous, the unstoppable diva announced that she is releasing an exotic beverage called Butterfly. Apparently, it’s “a melodic beverage inspired by the magic of Mariah Carey.” I need a case of this in my fridge! [Rap-Up]

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Lorde Produced Her Birth Certificate To Prove She’s Not Old: Morning Mix

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:: Old face is real! So real, in fact, that long-time sufferer Lorde needed to produce her birth certificate to prove that she is indeed 17. Never fear, she came through and confirmed that she is New Zealand’s most talented teen. [Spin]

:: Beyonce has reached the point in her career where universities are offering courses about her. Well, one is. Students at Rutgers University can now take “Politicizing Beyonce To Explore American Race, Gender And Sexual Politics”. When will your fave? [NME]

:: Grammy winning rapper Macklemore has opened up about conquering drug addiction. In an interview, the 30-year-old admits to battling addiction to alcohol, marijuana and oxycontin in the past. [MTV]

:: Carly Rae Jepsen and Owl City need to pay songwriter Ally Burnett $800,000. A judge has ruled that their 2011 hit “Good Time” rips off her track “Ah, It’s A Love Song”. Not having so much fun now. [TMZ]

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The iTunes Store Turns 10: Some Weird Musical Revelations From Its History

Hey! It’s the 10th birthday of the iTunes Store, and Apple has very helpfully put up a sort of timeline going back through the store’s 10-year history, with all kinds of nifty trivia about what songs have performed well (The Black Eyed Peas!) and what artists got an early start on iTunes (a lot of them!), and it’s a nice opportunity to reflect upon huge-selling songs and albums past, especially from a few years ago when things were, well, a little bit darker. (We’re talking Hoobastank‘s “The Reason” being the third-best-selling song of 2004-level darkness.) More »

Owl City & Yuna Perform “Shine Your Way” On ‘Jay Leno’: Watch

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Shine Your Way Like A Diamond
Y’know that killer Owl City and Yuna tune “Shine Your Way” that we had the privilege of premiering a few weeks ago? It’s making big moves already: From a Top 10 rendition on American Idol to a big performance last night on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, which saw the collaborators taking the stage for a sweetly inspirational take on the track. More »

Owl City And Yuna’s “Shine Your Way” From ‘The Croods’: Idolator Premiere

These Two Shine Bright On Their Soundtrack Song
Owl City and Yuna are feeling particularly bright and sunny on “Shine Your Way,” their soundtrack offering for The Croods, which somehow manages to sound more upbeat than OC’s hit Carly Rae Jepson collaboraton “Good Time.” Adam Young produced the song with film composer Alan Silvestri and songwriter Glen Ballard (Michael Jackson, Alanis Morissette, No Doubt).

Synthy strings open “Shine Your Way” before a dance beat kicks in and Young and Yuna sing, “Open road but it’s sitll dark, build a fire from a spark, shine, shine your way.” All the right elements, both natural and musical, are present for this one to become a radio staple this spring — and for Malaysian songstress Yuna to finally break out in a big way. More »

One Direction Steal The Show At The NRJ Awards

One Direction ran France for the evening, as the group won one of the biggest awards last night (January 26th) at the 2013 NRJ Music Awards. The ceremony, held at the Palais De Festivals in Cannes, had a bevy of talent to choose from for their Best International Group or Duo of the Year award: Among the nominees were Maroon 5, Carly Rae Jepsen, Coldplay, Owl City and — of course! — 1D. More »

Carly Rae Jepsen & Owl City Sued For Alleged Copyright Infringement On “Good Time”

Carly Rae Jepsen and Owl City are being sued for allegedly copying the hook in their hit song “Good Time,” according to Billboard. Alabama-based singer-songwriter Allyson Nichole Burnett claims the two acts copied a prominent vocal pattern from her 2010 song “Ah, It’s A Love Song” — basically, the “whoa-oh-oh” hook.

Burnett’s legal team says the “unique vocal motif” is repeated in the song and “has a catchy pop vibe that both draws people in and sticks in people’s heads.” If brain-burrowing sequences of ohs are copyright-protected all of a sudden, then no pop artist is safe and CHAOS WILL REIGN. At least, that’s our take. Hear the relevant sections of both songs below, and see if you think Burnett has a case. More »

Owl City’s “When Can I See You Again”: Hear The Dance-Pop Track

Owl City is still riding out the high of his smash collaboration with Carly Rae Jepsen, “Good Time,” but he’s giving fans a taste of a new song he wrote following the release of The Midsummer Station, titled “When Can I See You Again.” (No question mark at the end of that? What does it mean, Adam?)

The uptempo dance-pop song, taken from the soundtrack for the upcoming Disney film Wreck-It Ralph, features vocalist Adam Young‘s light vocals over a bed of pounding drums and twinkly synths. “As a huge fan of Disney animation films growing up, it was a real honor to write ‘When Can I See You Again’ for Wreck-It Ralph,” he told AOL Music. “I felt like it was really challenging to try to live up to the Disney legacy. I had a blast.” Hear “When Can I See You Again” after the jump. More »

Taylor Swift, One Direction & Will.i.am Reach For The Stars: The Hype Index

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Welcome back to the Hype Index, our Soundbytes segment that condenses the week in pop into one very opinionated list. This week our favorite artists were pelted with boos (ahem, Madonna) and unfounded rumors (ahem, Adele). We also got wind of some exciting releases on the way from One Direction and Missy Elliott, but neither were exciting enough to earn our top spot. Watch the video to find out who did, and read on to see exactly how these artists made the Hype Index. More »