Stories about Music from May, 2010
This year's Eurovision Song Contest drew to a close on a Saturday in a televised final which attracted around 125 million viewers worldwide. But while some media reported lagging interest in the 54-year-old competition and concerns about spiraling costs, countries such as Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia continue to take it very seriously indeed.
The anthem published by the youth branch of the Socialist Party of Macedonia on YouTube was talk of the town on social networks and beyond as part of ridiculous advertising songs trend.
KenyaChristian blog has an exclusive interview with Nigerian soul artist Nneka Egbuna.
Unzipped: Gay Armenia offers its opinion on last night's semi-final in this year's Eurovision Song Festival, and especially the entries from Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. The blog, which has become a mainstay for covering the competition in the Caucasus region, also regularly tweets on it at @unzippedblog.
Although last night's second semi-final for this year's Eurovision Song Contest has been and gone, Twitter was alive with commentary and updates throughout. The annual international competition, noted more for its kitsch entries than for its music, is viewed by well over 100 million people worldwide. Its presence online is nowhere near as large, but is increasingly becoming an important consideration.
Complimenting the already relatively impressive of social media by Safura Alizadeh, Azerbaijan's entry into this year's Eurovision Song Contest, jazz singer Ulviyya Rahimova will be live-tweeting updates as part of the national delegation. Also blogging at the girl in jazz, she can be followed on Twitter at @UlviyyaRahimova.
Ianyan comments on this week's Eurovision Song Contest to be held in Oslo, Norway. Noting the often cheesy nature of the international music competition, the blog takes a look at the two female acts from Armenia and Azerbaijan, currently among the main entrants considered to have a chance to win.
Unzipped: Gay Armenia compares the entries from Armenia and Azerbaijan in this year's Eurovision Song Contest. The blog says that both female singers are beautiful, but their performances need some work before the semi-finals next week.
As this year's Eurovision Song Contest approaches, one way to keep up with the entries from the three countries making up the South Caucasus will be via Twitter. Armenia's entry, Eva Rivas, is at @EvaRivas2010 and currently has 110 followers, Azerbaijan's Safura Alizadeh is at @SafuraMusic with 338 followers at...
The Manchester Evening News blog comments on the buzz around Safura Alizadeh, Azerbaijan's entry into this year's Eurovision Song Contest and currently the favorite to win the international music competition. The blog features a short interview with the 17-year-old singer.
No stranger to controversy when it comes to Eurovision in light of the still unresolved conflict over the disputed territory of Nagorno Karabakh, popbitch wonders if Armenia and Azerbaijan can settle their differences in the international music competition. Meanwhile, writing on HayFanat, Armanski says that the professionalism behind Azerbaijan's entry...
Bilguun links to the music videos and blog of Jonon, a new Mongolian band to watch out for.
Blogger Wibisono Sastrodiwiryo believes that in the near future, accessible broadband connection will revolutionize the Indonesian music industry to a point where major labels can't stick to their old anti-piracy tunes [id].
Adamu from Mutantfrog travelogue comments on the localized marketing of American pop-singers EastWest Boys.
Some 60,000 fans attended AC/DC's concert in Sofia, Bulgaria, on May 14, and Ipolitan (BUL) has posted 23 videos from the event.
“Saying that the songs are catchy is one thing, but saying that they influence your red finger decisions are another”: Underground Trini Artiste blogs about “voting songs”.
Jamaican bloggers comment on the recent shootings of two dancehall artistes.
Supriyo Chaudhuri at Sunday Posts commemorates the 150th Birth Anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore by remembering how the literary works and music of the Nobel laureate influenced him and many Bengalis.
MEP Caribbean Publishers reviews the recently-concluded 2010 Tobago Jazz Festival.
As is the norm with any major tournament especially the World Cup, the 2010 World Cup has its song out approximately a month to the event. The song features world renowned Latino female singer Shakira along with South Africa’s own Freshly Ground. The song has raised interesting views from bloggers.
Jazzman Mariah Bissongo was awarded with the Golden Saxophone at the 18th Jazz festival of Ouagadougou (fr). Wedson and Naki Zerbo finished second and third, in that order.