Music Business

Top Music Industry April Fools Pranks

6a014e87574ac9970d01b8d0f97ac9970c-800wiEarly this morning, Rdio revealed the streaming service struck a strategic partnership with iconic Cats of the Internet after a top-secret meeting prior to the GRAMMYs. In celebration, purr to the "Meow Mix" station, and welcome Rdio-Meowz on



Lalakazoo | A Tribute To The Kazoo

Berklee President Roger Brown, currently traveling in India, filmed an announcement that was released to the Berklee community this morning. To illustrate the instrument's impact, he enlisted a number of world-renowned musicians to share their feelings on the kazoo, including Sean Jones, Terri Lyne Carrington, Livingston Taylor, and Christopher Guest. 

 Ultimate Rick-Roll 

Today, the fun folks at SoundHound, the gateway to all-things music search, discovery and play, are giving their 250+ million users a special treat in celebration of April Fool’s Day: anyone who clicks on the SoundHound homepage card for the “Top SoundHounded Artist on the Charts” this week will automatically be redirected to an auto preview play of Rick Astley’s Never Gonna Give You Up. Users can then get in on the fun and check out more of Rick’s music and his awesomely good/bad video…if they choose.

Topsify Drone Troll 

Today Topsify launched a new playlist delivery service powered by drones. Kieron Donoghue from Topsify described where the vision came from. “We wanted to be the first playlisting service to harness the power of drone technology to bring some fun into the world. Yes we live in a streaming age but what could be more exciting that being having a physical copy of your chosen playlist delivered from the sky!?”



iHeart Radio Launches iHarp Radio 

Whether you like it or not, you’ve probably heard T Swift’s ‘Blank Space’ enough times to know just about every note by heart. You can now take fandom a step further with #iHarpRadio and hear the likes of Taylor Swift and compatriots like Ariana Grande and Ed Sheeran on, yes, the harp. The site is complete with cascading cat .gifs and an embedded feed of #iHarpRadio tweets – you can check out both the site and station here




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