Feature https://blog.stingray.com/feature en Stingray Music Mobile App Launches in the US https://blog.stingray.com/stingray-music-mobile-app-launches-us <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Stingray Music Mobile App Launches in the US</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/32" lang="" about="/user/32" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Nedjma</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 12/11/2018</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h3><strong><span><span><span>Stingray is ending 2018 on a high note with the launch of the free <a href="https://music.stingray.com/en/CA" target="_blank">Stingray Music</a> mobile app to all music fans in the US. It’s a momentous step for our expansion into the direct-to-consumer app market.</span></span></span></strong></h3> <p> </p> <p><span><span><span>Available for iOS and Android, Stingray Music brings together 1000s of channels is all genres, each curated by a music expert. Forget guessing games, at the tap of a button you are guaranteed continuous music channels lovingly put together for all the moments that matter to you, whether it’s a family dinner, a roof-raising house party, or a vigorous workout. In addition to the fan-favorite feature the unlimited skip, Stingray Music provides listeners with personalized recommendations and access to an optimized search engine.  </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>“Over the past year, we have been single-mindedly focused on developing an app that will enable us to enter the American market with what we believe is the easiest way to consume music,” said<strong> <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/pierrejeanlavigne/" target="_blank">Pierre-Jean Lavigne</a>, Senior Product Manager, Stingray Music</strong>. “Where other services may have become bloated with upsell schemes, superfluous features, and obscure artists most have never heard of, we have chosen to focus on the essentials: easy access to the music you really want to listen to.”</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Stingray is no stranger to music services with more than a decade of B2B experience in 156 countries including the US where we count AT&amp;T, Comcast, and Cox amongst long-standing clients. Stingray Music was first introduced in Canada as pay audio channels on television before making its mark as a mobile app with a 4.8 rating in the App Store.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>“Stingray Music is changing what consumers have come to expect from music apps by focusing on what we do best: providing simple, curated, lean back listening experiences," said <strong><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/fredranger/" target="_blank">Fred Ranger</a>, Vice-President, Product Marketing</strong>. “Making Stingray Music available to everyone in the US is a major milestone for our company. We have set ambitious expectations for ourselves, but with a decade of music expertise behind our belt, we are poised and ready to become a major player in the competitive music app market.”</span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row"> <div class="col"> <p>                                  <a href="https://apple.co/2Eq7N6Z" target="_blank"><img alt="Download on the app store" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="293ba162-0824-4be0-816e-4e89bb0d9742" height="58" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Download_on_the_App_Store_Badge.png" width="195" /></a></p> </div> <div class="col"> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.stingray.galaxie.android&amp;?utm_source=stingray-blog-website_referral_launch-US-article&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank"><img alt="Get it on Google Play" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="ee67f208-9175-44cd-80ed-db6da3eae8bb" height="56" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Get_it_on_Google_play.png" width="191" /></a></p> </div> </div> </div></div> <div class="field field--name-field-section field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/feature" hreflang="en">Feature</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-12/stingray%20music_0.jpg" width="600" height="293" alt="Stingray Music Mobile App Launches in the US" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-show-in-listen field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Listen</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Tue, 11 Dec 2018 16:40:17 +0000 Nedjma 637 at https://blog.stingray.com Centenary of Leonard Bernstein | Tribute https://blog.stingray.com/centenary-leonard-bernstein-tribute <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Centenary of Leonard Bernstein | Tribute</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/57" lang="" about="/user/57" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Hitske</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 08/24/2018</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span>Saturday, August 25 marks the centenary of Leonard Bernstein, the famous American conductor, composer and pianist. The legendary musician was one of the most multi-faceted figures of 20th-century classical music. Not only did he compose beautiful classical music that had a significant impact on the film and music industries, but he was also a charismatic conductor, making him one of the most successful musicians in American history.</span></span></p> <p><span><span>Bernstein, born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, was interested in the piano at a very young age. As a child, he took piano lessons and later, during his time at Harvard University, began to write and conduct musical scores. This period was a crucial one with regard to his future career. At Harvard University, he met American composer Aaron Copland whose music he enjoyed playing very much. He also met conductor Dimitri Mitropolous whose charisma and power had a major influence on Bernstein’s decision to go to the Curtis Institute of Music and never give up conducting.</span></span></p> <p><span><span>After he left Curtis, Bernstein did a lot of guest conducting, summer schools, and made his first overseas appearances as a conductor. It is during this period that he emerged as a composer. One of the early highlights of his career is his work with the Young People’s Concerts. This preexisting series of classical music concerts for a family audience was brought to a new level by Bernstein in 1958 with the New York Philharmonic. He conducted a total of 53 performances, and he inspired generations of musicians and music-lovers all over the world. Every performance had its own topic and Bernstein, who already worked as a lecturer at that time, made the series a pleasure to watch. </span></span></p> <p><span><span>The second highlight worth noting is the operetta Candide that premiered in 1956. The story is based on Voltaire’s novella of the same name. The first run of performances on Broadway was not an enormous success, but this piece is now one of the signature works of Bernstein and librettist Lillian Hellman. The overture to Candide, the instrumental opening, soon earned a place in the orchestral repertoire. One of the reasons for its timelessness is the performances of this overture that Bernstein himself did with the New York Philharmonic. </span></span></p> <p><span><span>During the same period, Bernstein was already working on the music of one of the most famous films and musicals of all time <em>West Side Story</em>. The story, set in New York City’s Upper West Side neighborhood in New York City was written by Arthur Laurents and inspired by Shakespeare’s<em> Romeo and Juliet</em>. The musical explores the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds. Tony, a former member of the Jets, falls in love with Maria, the sister of Riff, the Shark’s leader. The dark theme, sophisticated music, extended dance scenes, and focus on social issues marked a turning point in American musical theatre. This is why the original broadcast production of 1957 was nominated for six Tony Awards.</span></span></p> <p><span><span>In 1961, Robert Wise directed the film production of <em>West Side Story </em>starring Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris, and Russ Tamblyn. The film was nominated for eleven Academy Awards and is still be regarded as one of the best movies of all time. The score to<em> West Side Story</em> contains major hits such as “Maria”, “Somewhere, America”, “Tonight”, “I Feel Pretty”, and “One Hand, One Heart”. That same year, Bernstein prepared an orchestral suite of highlights from the musical titled <em>Symphonic Dances from West Side Story</em>. This orchestral suite also has a big place in the orchestral repertoire and is very popular all over the world.</span></span></p> <p><span><span>Bernstein died in his apartment a few years after announcing his retirement in 1990. He left us an enormous repertoire, and many recordings; not CDs, but also films on that are available on DVD or for broadcast. Stingray curated a selection of Bernstein’s works to celebrate the great American composer and conductor. Recordings are always available on the classical Stingray Music channels. For the special broadcasts and regular schedule of concerts by Bernstein, please consult <a href="https://classica.stingray.com/en/?utm_source=referral&amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog">stingrayclassica.com</a> or <a href="https://brava.stingray.com/en/?utm_source=referral&amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog">stingraybrava.com</a>.</span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span><span>For the special broadcasts and the regular schedule of concerts by Bernstein please take a look at <a href="https://classica.stingray.com/en/?utm_source=referral&amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog">stingrayclassica.com</a> or <a href="https://brava.stingray.com/en/AT/?utm_source=referral&amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog">stingraybrava.com</a></span></span>.</p> <p><strong><span><span><a href="https://classica.stingray.com/en/PL/featured/bernstein-month?utm_source=referral&amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog">Click here</a> to consult the special  Bernstein programs on Stingray Classica.</span></span></strong></p> <p><strong><span><span><a href="https://brava.stingray.com/en/NL/featured/bernstein-weekends?utm_source=referral&amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog">Click here</a> to consult the special Bernstein programs on Stingray Brava.</span></span></strong></p> <p><span><span>You can also watch programs featuring Leonard Bernstein on our On Demand services via Amazon or Comcast.</span></span></p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/classical" hreflang="en">Classical</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tribute" hreflang="en">Tribute</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-stingray-brands field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/45" hreflang="en">Stingray Brava</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/97" hreflang="en">Stingray Classica</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/44" hreflang="en">Stingray Music</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-section field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/feature" hreflang="en">Feature</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/73" hreflang="en">Africa</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/74" hreflang="en">Asia</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/75" hreflang="en">Asia-Pacific</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/76" hreflang="en">Europe</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/78" hreflang="en">LATAM</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/77" hreflang="en">North America</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/86" hreflang="en">Worldwide</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-display-in-language field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/82" hreflang="en">English</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-08/Schumann_Sy2_Bernstein_001.jpg" width="3301" height="2194" alt="Leonard Bernstein, 100 years" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-show-in-listen field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Listen</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Fri, 24 Aug 2018 14:48:23 +0000 Hitske 545 at https://blog.stingray.com Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul | Tribute https://blog.stingray.com/aretha-franklin-queen-soul-tribute <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul | Tribute</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/58" lang="" about="/user/58" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Wouter</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 08/16/2018</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Let’s head back to the sixties. It’s a sunny Sunday morning in Detroit, Michigan, near the Canadian border. To be precise, we are at New Bethel Baptist Church on Linwood Street. It’s a warm day, and, as always, the church of Clarence LaVaughn Franklin is crowded with smiling faces in the mood for swingin’ hips accompanied by familiar Christian gospel, dancing, singing, and hand-flapping to get some “fresh” air. Of course, everyone is wearing their Sunday best.</p> <p> </p> <p>After the explosion during the gospel hymn “Amazing Grace<i>”,</i> a young<i> </i>Aretha Franklin<i> </i>tries something different, something new, hallelujah! Freshly signed by Columbia records, she performs her first single “Won’t Be Long” in her father’s church, and everybody loves it.</p> <p> </p> <p>Writing the title of this fantastic song is bittersweet; Aretha Franklin, one of the most memorable singers in history, has sadly passed away. It’s almost ironic to be speaking about the same church where, in December 1963, Aretha gave a stunning tribute to her idol Dinah Washington (whose funeral was conducted by Father Franklin), and realize this might be the same place where family and friends will say goodbye to their beloved Aretha, our Aretha Franklin, our Queen of Soul.</p> <p> </p> <p>Unfortunately, Franklin was no stranger to health problems, she dealt with serious weight issues, alcoholism, and cancer, but she always stayed on the bright side of life. Her secret? Aretha was music, her focus was intense, Aretha was soul.</p> <p> </p> <p>I can’t remember a musician who was as pure and honest in music as Aretha was. Although I never got the chance to see her live, I consider myself a fan. Reggae had Bob Marley, pop had Michael Jackson, and soul had this beautiful woman. The fact that Aretha hated flying made it difficult for her to perform in Europe, but those who had the chance to see her during her European tours in 1968 and 1977 Europe tours consider themselves blessed.</p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="f7da6db8-02ca-4a00-befb-066f4d9206be" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/aretha2.jpg" /></p> <p> </p> <p>Hopefully, all North Americans have been to one of her concerts because our charming queen absolutely loved performing. Franklin was never too proud, she never backed down, at least as long the challenge didn’t include a flight. She was the first gospel singer with a major record hit, “Spirit in the Dark”<i> </i>(1970), received the American Presidential Medal of Freedom (2005), sang at Barack Obama’s inauguration (2009 – don’t forget her hat), gave an amazing tribute to 46 year younger Adele (2014), performed multiple times at the Super Bowl, and, above all, she won over millions and millions of hearts and minds.</p> <p> </p> <p>Maybe in 50 years, our children’s children will ask how Aretha earned the title Queen of Soul. Our answer should be unanimous and clear: Aretha didn’t earn this honor, it was always hers. With her stunning voice, she was the personification of soul, the founding mother of soul. We <i>say a little prayer for you</i>, Aretha.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/jazz" hreflang="en">Jazz</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/soul" hreflang="en">Soul</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tribute" hreflang="en">Tribute</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-stingray-brands field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/97" hreflang="en">Stingray Classica</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/46" hreflang="en">Stingray DJAZZ</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/47" hreflang="en">Stingray iConcerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/44" hreflang="en">Stingray Music</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/127" hreflang="en">Stingray Retro</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-section field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/feature" hreflang="en">Feature</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/86" hreflang="en">Worldwide</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-display-in-language field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/82" hreflang="en">English</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-08/aretha1.jpg" width="1000" height="1000" alt="Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-show-in-listen field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Listen</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Thu, 16 Aug 2018 17:29:13 +0000 Wouter 539 at https://blog.stingray.com Barbada de Barbades | Pride Essentials | Entrevue https://blog.stingray.com/barbada-de-barbades-pride-essentials-entrevue <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Barbada de Barbades | Pride Essentials | Entrevue</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/65" lang="" about="/user/65" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Noémi</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 07/19/2018</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Nous avons eu l'honneur d'interviewer l'IN-CRO-YA-BLE chanteuse, DJ et artiste Barbada de Barbades et de parler de sa musique, de sa vie et de son évolution au fil des ans. <br /> Cette entrevue fait partie de notre couverture exclusive PRIDE pour le mois de la fierté. </p> <h3><span><span><span>Qui est Barbada? Qui est Sébastien? </span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span>Sébastien est un gars sympathique, enjoué, positif et engagé dans un million de projets différents (dont certains incluent Barbada, évidemment). C’est aussi un gars qui aime s’informer, s’instruire et discuter d’enjeux de société (politiques, environnementaux, sociaux, etc.). Ce n’est donc pas surprenant que Barbada ait aussi ces traits de personnalité et ces intérêts, mais en y ajoutant une (grosse) touche de follie.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Barbada est une Drag Queen dynamique, drôle et surprenante. Elle excelle dans les styles disco, pop et dance, en passant par l’humour et les grands classiques des années 90. Son animation est hilarante et toujours bien adaptée au public présent, que ce soit dans les bars, les mariages et les grands festivals extérieurs.</span></span></span></p> <p><img alt="Capture.PNG" height="743" src="/sites/blog/files/2018-07-pride/Capture.PNG" width="535" /></p> <h3><span><span><span>Comment est née Barbada de Barbades? </span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span>Barbada est « née » le 5 février 2005, à l’issue du « Star Search », un concours de Drag Queen organisé au Cabaret Mado. Dès lors, sa carrière commence à se développer. Le même été, elle offre une performance lors de la fête Arc-en-Ciel de Québec. À l’automne, elle participe à une nouvelle édition du « Star Search ». Cette fois-ci, elle se rend jusqu’en finale, et remporte le concours en décembre. Elle se produit dans de plus en plus d’endroits à Montréal, bien que son fief demeure le Cabaret Mado.</span></span></span></p> <h3><span><span><span>Merci de collaborer avec Stingray Musique et de créer ta propre chaîne! Parle-nous de tes goûts musicaux et de ce qui t’inspire le plus. </span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span>En fait, mes intérêts musicaux varient grandement en fonction du moment de la journée ou de l’activité que je fais. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>D’une part, j’adore la musique de film. Je l’aborde souvent avec mes élèves et je fais de nombreuses activités musicales sur la musique au cinéma et l’importance de celle-ci. J’admire la musique des compositeurs plus connus comme John Williams, Hans Zimmer, Ennio Morricone, etc. Ces temps-ci, j’ai un sérieux faible pour les musiques de films de superhéros (DC Comics, Marvel, etc.).</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>D’autre part, quand j’ai besoin d’énergie ou que je me prépare pour des spectacles, ma playlist se compose principalement de musique dance, pop, et des classiques (ou parfois des remix) des années 90.</span></span></span></p> <h3><span><span><span>Tu travailles dans une école primaire comme enseignant de musique et syndicaliste. Comment tes élèves et leurs parents ont réagi en te voyant dans le documentaire <i>Ils de jour/Elles de nuit</i> diffusé sur Artv en 2017? Est-ce qu'on est plus ouvert d'esprit qu'on le pense?</span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span>Je m’attendais à avoir plusieurs réactions diverses suite au documentaire (certaines positives, d’autres négatives). À ma grande surprise, j’en ai reçues moins que prévu dans mon milieu de travail. Plusieurs collègues enseignantes m’ont dit qu’elles ont regardé le documentaire, et quelques élèves aussi (une dizaine, tout au plus). La directrice m’a aussi témoigné de son ouverture et de son support inconditionnel, dans l’éventualité de réactions négatives de la part de parents ou d’élèves. Réactions qui ne sont jamais venues puisque tous les ‘feedbacks' que j’ai reçus furent positifs. Je suis particulièrement heureux de constater l’évolution des mentalités et l’ouverture d’esprit de la population québécoise. Certes, il y a encore du chemin à faire dans bien des milieux, mais les situations que j’ai vécues suite à ce documentaire m’ont énormément encouragée.</span></span></span></p> <p><img alt="33.PNG" height="653" src="/sites/blog/files/2018-07-pride/33.PNG" width="1063" /></p> <h3><span><span><span>Es-tu surpris de là où tu es rendu dans le monde de la Drag?</span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span>Chaque nouvelle opportunité que m’amène ce passionnant métier me surprend. Je suis tellement étonnée de voir la diversité des contrats et des occasions qui se sont présentées à moi au cours de 13 dernières années. JAMAIS je n’aurais imaginé un jour être DJ pour des évènements du Cirque du Soleil. JAMAIS je n’aurais imaginé animer des spectacles extérieurs d’envergure, des mariages et des spectacles dans les bars de Montréal et de Québec. JAMAIS je n’aurais imaginé voyager à Toronto, Halifax, Minneapolis et plusieurs autres endroits pour faire des spectacles et divertir les gens. C’est FOU!!! #mercilavie</span></span></span></p> <h3><span><span><span>Comment ton Drag a-t-il évolué au fil des ans? As-tu l’impression que <i>RuPaul’s Drag Race</i> a eu un impact sur le milieu du Drag à Montréal? Crois-tu que l’âme de Guilda soit encore très présente? </span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span>Le transformisme, comme plusieurs autres formes d’art, a plusieurs sources s’inspiration et plusieurs tangentes différentes. Un peu à l’image d’un arbre : il y a un tronc commun qu’on pourrait appeler « Le Transformisme », il y a des grosses branches, comme la Drag, la personnification, le « Trash », le « look-a-like »; et il y a une foule de petites branches pour chaque style. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Honnêtement, je suis d’avis qu’il y a autant de styles de Drag qu’il y a de Drags, et que chaque Drag, même si elles se ressemblent parfois, sont uniques, parce qu’elles trouvent leur inspiration à divers endroits.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Personnellement, je n’ai jamais suivi RuPaul’s Drag Race, par manque de temps. Mais je constate l’impact majeur de l’émission sur l’univers des Drags, tant au niveau du public qui vient voir nos spectacles qu’au niveau des Drags elles-mêmes. Par contre, une chose me déçoit profondément sur l’émission : il n’y a jamais eu de participantes ‘Bio Queen’ (des filles qui font de la Drag). Je crois que ça ajouterait à la diversité de l’émission.</span></span></span></p> <p><img alt="8.PNG" height="788" src="/sites/blog/files/2018-07-pride/8.PNG" width="557" /></p> <h3><span><span><span>Y a-t-il quelque chose qui t’intéresse en particulier en musique ces jours-ci?</span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span>Évidemment, j’aime beaucoup les nouveaux artistes émergeants. J’aime la nouveauté et la fraicheur qu’ils/elles amènent à la scène musicale. J’aime aussi les artistes qui, peu importe leur âge, sont capables de se réinventer, capables d’amener des concepts différents et de démontrer, à travers leur art, qu’ils ont un réel talent, pas uniquement une équipe de producteurs et de créateurs qui font quasiment tout le travail à leur place. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>J’ai récemment découvert la chanteuse française Jain, et j’adore sa musique, son univers et sa créativité. Elle me rappelle un peu Stromae, un chanteur que j’affectionne particulièrement et que j’ai même déjà interprété en spectacle.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Malheureusement, de nos jours, je déplore le recours quasi systématique à l’informatisation de la musique. On transforme et parfois même on produit électroniquement les voix des chanteurs/euses, les sons des instruments et toute la musique en général. Même si je comprends le contexte, je pense que tout le monde devrait, de temps à autre, retourner écouter un ensemble vocal, une harmonie ou un orchestre pour se rappeler à quel point la musique ‘brute’, naturelle et non-transformée est magnifique.</span></span></span></p> <h3><span><span><span>Qui a été ton influence musicale la plus importante?</span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span>Mon Walkman jaune!!! HAHAHA Même si je n’ai plus mon Walkman depuis de nombreuses années, je me souviens PAR CŒUR des chansons que j’ai écoutées et ré-écoutées en boucle sur mon fameux walkman. Je me souviens encore de la cassette ‘DANCE MIX 95’ que j’ai écoutée ad nauseum. Encore aujourd’hui, je hurle ‘C’EST MA TOUNE’ lorsque j’entends les chansons qui jouaient dans mon Walkman. J’ai payerais cher pour retourner à cette époque où on appréciait encore plus les chansons, car c’était c’était tout un travail d’avancer et de reculer sans cesse la cassette pour trouver LA chanson qu’on voulait entendre. HAHAHA</span></span></span></p> <h3><span><span><span>Décris-nous ta journée parfaite.</span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span>Ma journée parfaite inclut trois choses fort simples : du soleil, une plage et mon équipement de plongée. Je suis réellement comme un poisson dans l’eau. J’ADORE faire de la plongée, principalement dans les endroits du monde où l’eau est d’un magnifique bleu clair et regorge de poissons colorés. C’est une sensation à la fois enivrante et reposante de pouvoir être sous l’eau, parmi toute cette faune. Sous l’eau, tout semble au ralenti. C’est fascinant!</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Je rêve un jour de pouvoir faire de la plongée et de croiser de gros mammifères, comme des baleines. Ce doit être hallucinant comme expérience.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Du même coup, chaque expérience sous l’eau me rappelle l’importance de la faune aquatique, de sa diversité et surtout, l’importance de la respecter et de la protéger. </span></span></span></p> <h3><span><span><span>Tes trois Drag Queens préférées. </span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span>C’est tellement difficile à dire. J’aime une foule de styles de Drags, et quand je voyage, je rencontre souvent des Drags remarquables, alors c’est difficile d’en choisir que trois. Une chose est sûre, c’est que j’adore les Drags qui me font rire. Celles qui ont une animation hilarante, mais sans tomber dans la vulgarité facile. Celles qui performent des numéros créatifs, différents, drôles et surprenants.</span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><b>Tombez sous le charme de la surprenante et hilarante Barbada sur <em>Stingray Musique</em>!</b></p> <p><a href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/app/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_N1174&amp;language=en&amp;play_channel=VIB_N1174&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=pride-essentials">Pride Essentials by Barbada de Barbades</a></p> <p><b>Site web officiel: <a href="http://barbada.ca/" target="_blank">Barbada.ca</a></b></p> <p><strong>Restez à l'affût des dernières nouvelles musicales. Suivez-nous sur </strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/stingray.music/"><strong>Facebook</strong></a><strong>, </strong><a href="https://www.instagram.com/stingray_music/?hl=en"><strong>Instagram</strong></a><strong> et </strong><a href="https://twitter.com/stingraymusique"><strong>Twitter</strong></a><strong>. </strong></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/pride" hreflang="en">Pride</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/interview" hreflang="en">Interview</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-stingray-brands field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/99" hreflang="en">Stingray Ambiance</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/45" hreflang="en">Stingray Brava</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/97" hreflang="en">Stingray Classica</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/51" hreflang="en">Stingray Concerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/46" hreflang="en">Stingray DJAZZ</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/98" hreflang="en">Stingray Festival 4K</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/47" hreflang="en">Stingray iConcerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/50" hreflang="en">Stingray Juicebox</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/48" hreflang="en">Stingray Karaoke</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/49" hreflang="en">Stingray Loud</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/44" hreflang="en">Stingray Music</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/127" hreflang="en">Stingray Retro</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/52" hreflang="en">Stingray Vibe</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-section field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/feature" hreflang="en">Feature</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/86" hreflang="en">Worldwide</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-display-in-language field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/82" hreflang="en">English</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/83" hreflang="en">French</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-07/stingray-blog-barbada-de-barbades.png" width="1200" height="628" alt="stingray-blog-barbada-de-barbades" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-listen-now-links field--type-link field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Listen now - links</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/app/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_N1174&amp;language=en&amp;play_channel=VIB_N1174&amp;utm_content=pride-essentials&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website">Pride Essentials by Barbada de Barbades</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-show-in-listen field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Listen</div> <div class="field__item">On</div> </div> Thu, 19 Jul 2018 13:22:58 +0000 Noémi 513 at https://blog.stingray.com Contemporary Jazz Vocalists | Fresh Vibe https://blog.stingray.com/fresh-vibe-contemporary-jazz-vocalists <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Contemporary Jazz Vocalists | Fresh Vibe </span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/teresa" lang="" about="/teresa" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Teresa</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 06/27/2018</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h3>Singin' it, Scattin' it, and Swingin' it, in their own way </h3> <p>Since the beginning of the jazz genre, vocalists have played their part in developing the repertoire. Whether In collaboration with jazz instrumentalists or singing a cappella, jazz vocalists have pushed the genre to new boundaries, surprising us with their phrasing, melodic or harmonic interpretations, and delighting and entertaining us with their unique vocal scat solos. There is no one-size-fits-all here. While you may have heard these songs before, you are certain to enjoy discovering a different vocal take on your favorites. You're also likely to hear a few songs and voices you've never heard before. The Contemporary Vocal Jazz Channel on Stingray Music celebrates jazz vocalists from around the world, who are active in today's jazz scene.   </p> <h3>Vocalists include: </h3> <h3>Bobby McFerrin </h3> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-06-fresh-vibes/stingray-blog-bobby-mcferrin.png" width="400" height="400" alt="stingray-blog-bobby-mcferrin.png" /></p> <p> "Don't Worry Be Happy" may be the song that he is most well known for, but Bobby McFerrin has given the world of vocal jazz a distinguished legacy of vocal music. Whether singing solo, in a duet or jazz ensemble, or with his Voicestra vocal ensemble, McFerrin is a delight to listen to and watch perform. He surprises us with every vocal expression that he creates and moves us with every beat that he taps or claps out. A true master of vocal music, he continues to tour, generously offering us pure, authentic, playful, improvised musical performances. </p> <h3>Sheila Jordan </h3> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-06-fresh-vibes/stingray-blog-sheila-jordan.jpg" width="400" height="400" alt="stingray-blog-sheila-jordan.jpg" /></p> <p>Sheila Jordan started singing in the 40s and is still going strong today. Influenced by instrumentalists, Jordan fell under the musical bebop spell of Charlie Parker, absorbing everything he could teach her. Known by musicians as a singer with good ears, Jordan phrases lyrics, bends and scoops notes, sings rhythms as a musician, all with the vocal dexterity of a master.  </p> <p lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Jordan has played with the who's who of jazz history: Charlie Parker, Charles Mingus, Steve Kuhn, Steve Swallow, Cameron Brown and many more. With more than 20 albums to her name, she's also sat in on multiple recordings for other jazz legends like George Russell and Carla Bley.  </p> <p>Sheila Jordan, who turns 90 in November, continues to perform and to share her knowledge by teaching and inspiring jazz singers around the world, with the playfulness and exuberance of a child. </p> <h3>Kurt Elling </h3> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-06-fresh-vibes/stingray-blog-kurt-elling.png" width="400" height="400" alt="stingray-blog-kurt-elling.png" /></p> <p>He scats, he swings, he sings: Kurt Elling does, year after year, performing more than 200 gigs a year to audiences around the world. His beautiful, resonant voice has adorned 13 albums, earned him 12 Grammy nominations, with one Grammy win for Best Jazz Vocal Album "Dedicated To You: Kurt Elling Sing The Music of Coltrane and Hartman".  Whether he's singing a standard, pop or folk song, he owns and commands the song, playing it his way and making it new again. Offering his suave caring voice, rhythmic sensitivity and dynamics, the debonair Elling finds a way to personally express the song's meaning, with such an apparent ease.  Kurt Elling is the quintessential jazz singer.  </p> <h3>Cecile McLorin Salvant </h3> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-06-fresh-vibes/stingray-blog-Cecile-McLorin-Salvant%C2%A0.jpg" width="400" height="400" alt="stingray-blog-Cecile-McLorin-Salvant .jpg" /></p> <p>First prize winner of the 2010 Thelonius Monk International Jazz Competition, Cecile McLorin Salvant lept into the jazz scene without hesitation, releasing 3 albums within 5 years. "Woman Child", was nominated for Best Vocal Jazz Album at the 2014 Grammy Awards, while her 3rd and 4th albums, "For One To Love" and "Dreams and Daggers" both won the Grammy Award for Best Vocal Jazz Album, in 2016 and 2018 respectively. That's two Grammy Awards before the age of 30, and very much merited. With her astute attention to the lyric, careful choice of phrasing and melodic embellishment, she plays the songs in true storyteller fashion, captivating and entertaining us with every note and word she sings. </p> <h3>Jacob Collier </h3> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-06-fresh-vibes/stingray-blog-jacob-collier.png" width="400" height="400" alt="stingray-blog-jacob-collier.png" /></p> <p>The 23-year-old British singer Jacob Collier arrived on the jazz scene in true 21st-century style:  via YouTube videos that went viral. Collier's sense of harmony and rhythm are out of this world. His debut album, entitled, "In My Room", was made completely by Collier: he recorded it, he arranged it, he performed all of the vocals and instrumentation, in his room. His arrangements of "Flintstones" and "You And I" from the album won him two Grammys: Best Arrangement: Instruments and Vocals ("Flintstones") and Best Arrangement: Instruments or A Cappella ("You And I").  His musical talent is not restricted to his room, he performs live, alone on stage with his multiple instruments and vocal looping machines that he controls jumping from one to another to keep the song going, all while maintaining harmonic and rhythmic perfection. Nothing short of amazing to listen to and behold. His future is bright. </p> <p lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"> </p> <p lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>These are only 5 of many wonderful vocalists with songs included in the Contemporary Jazz Vocal Jazz Channel. Tune in to the channel to discover the breadth of today's vocal jazz scene. </strong></p> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. Follow us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/stingray.music/">Facebook</a>, <a href="https://www.instagram.com/stingray_music/?hl=en">Instagram</a>, and <a href="https://twitter.com/stingraymusic">Twitter</a>. </strong></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/jazz" hreflang="en">Jazz</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-stingray-brands field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/99" hreflang="en">Stingray Ambiance</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/45" hreflang="en">Stingray Brava</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/97" hreflang="en">Stingray Classica</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/51" hreflang="en">Stingray Concerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/46" hreflang="en">Stingray DJAZZ</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/98" hreflang="en">Stingray Festival 4K</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/47" hreflang="en">Stingray iConcerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/48" hreflang="en">Stingray Karaoke</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/49" hreflang="en">Stingray Loud</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/44" hreflang="en">Stingray Music</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/127" hreflang="en">Stingray Retro</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/52" hreflang="en">Stingray Vibe</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-section field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/feature" hreflang="en">Feature</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/86" hreflang="en">Worldwide</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-display-in-language field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/82" hreflang="en">English</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/83" hreflang="en">French</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-06/stingray-blog-fresh-vibes-jazz-vocalists.png" width="1200" height="628" alt="stingray-blog-jazz-vocalists" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-listen-now-links field--type-link field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Listen now - links</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/app/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_N0320&amp;language=en&amp;play_channel=VIB_N0320&amp;utm_content=contemporary-vocal-jazz-vibe&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website">Contemporary Vocal Jazz</a></div> </div> </div> Wed, 27 Jun 2018 19:04:24 +0000 Teresa 452 at https://blog.stingray.com DJ Raphaella Brown | Pride Essentials| Interview https://blog.stingray.com/pride-essentials-qa-dj-raphaella-brown <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">DJ Raphaella Brown | Pride Essentials| Interview </span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/65" lang="" about="/user/65" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Noémi</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 06/22/2018</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h3><strong>We had the honor to interview DJ extraordinaire Raphaella Brown and talk about her music, her career, and her evolution throughout the years. </strong></h3> <p>This interview is part of our exclusive PRIDE coverage for Pride Month. ?</p> <p> </p> <h3><span><span><span><span>Who is Raphaella Brown? </span></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span>An ambitious DJ from Amsterdam (since 2000) with lots of passion for her work.</span></span></span></span></p> <h3><span><span><span><span>How has your music evolved over the years? How do you keep your sound intact? </span></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span>I am always looking and listening to the audience, of course, I have my own style, but I started with vinyl back in the days from (Disco) Classics to Hip Hop to House and of course the needed Chart Music (remixes). And now it’s a mix of those styles, also depending on where I spin. Hotel-parties are of course completely different from a Sexy Club Night. </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>To keep my sound intact, I make sure I release several mixes of different styles, like my 90% RNB mixes and ‘Just A Funky Beat’ - house mixes or even my Disco, and Hotel Lounge mixes. Every weekend I keep up with the developments in the music industry and make sure I have the nicest songs and best qualities or remixes of them. </span></span></span></span></p> <h3><span><span><span><span>Thanks again for collaborating with us! What does your Stingray music channel aim to say? What do you want your listeners to feel? </span></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span>I mostly want the listeners to enjoy the recognizable songs! Maybe a little feeling of nostalgia and fun. Music always brings back memories, and hopefully good ones </span></span></span></span>? </p> <h3><span><span><span><span>What PRIDE memory from your life stands out to you stronger than any other?</span></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span>Mostly playing music in Amsterdam before thousands of passengers en listeners. Always a pleasure to see everyone enjoy and be completely themselves, loving each other and being free to do so. This includes the wonderful and breathtaking outfits. How can you not love pride? Every pride is a gift to humanity. Live &amp; Let Live…..Love &amp; Let Love.</span></span></span></span></p> <p class="tinytext"><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-06/stingray-blog-raphaella-brown-1.jpg" width="2560" height="1600" alt="stingray-blog-raphaella-brown-1.jpg" />© Raphaella Brown. All rights reserved.</p> <h3><span><span><span><span>In your opinion, what role does a DJ/Artist have in society?</span></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span>Like Madonna once said: ‘Music Makes The People Come Together’. Forget everything else, live in the moment, respect each other and enjoy the good vibes that I am sending out and enjoy it. That is my role as a DJ.</span></span></span></span></p> <h3><span><span><span><span>Is there any particular song or musical passage that never fails to move you emotionally?</span></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span>Excuse me for naming more than one, since it depends on my mood:</span></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span><span>Misty - Donny Hathaway </span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span>Little Ghetto Boy - Donnie and/or Lalah Hathaway</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span>Randy Crawford &amp; Joe Sample - Rio de Janeiro Blue </span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span>Prince &amp; Rosie Gaines - Nothing Compares 2 U</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span>Bush - Letting The Cables Sleep (the N O W remix)</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span>Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran</span></span></span></span></li> </ul><h3><span><span><span><span>What have you done in your career that you’re most proud of? </span></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span>All of it, every single weekend, making people happy and the trust that I get from those who contract me. But if I have to choose: my (or any actually) club nights in Club Nyx (called BxBy GxT BxCK) are really awesome and of course… Milkshake Festival (thanks to Janey </span></span></span></span>?  !)</p> <h3><span><span><span><span>What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?</span></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span>Everything happens for a reason, embrace it and move on.</span></span></span></span></p> <h3><span><span><span><span>Describe your perfect day.</span></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span>To have my outfit(s) ready, my make-up, hair and music spot on, (re-) organizing my studio/music, to then give an awesome party at the local club and after that maybe even a relaxed after at my place with nice friends. And to top it off… watch a cool Netflix series in bed before I fall asleep.</span></span></span></span></p> <h3><span><span><span><span>Name three artists you’d like to be compared to.</span></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span>It is hard to answer that question since I do not share the feeling to be compared to anyone. I would love people to get to know me as Raphaella Brown. But I do love Maya Jane Coles’ soulful house music and how she spins. Same goes for the twin-duo Nervo and their energetic sets. And last but not least… I really really love what Dimitri From Paris does with his funky grooviness. </span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Tune in on Stingray Music and dance all night to Raphaella Brown's channel!</strong></p> <p><a class="button" href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/app/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_NNL0059&amp;language=en&amp;play_channel=VIB_NNL0059&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=pride-2018">Pride Essentials: '90s-Today by Raphaella Brown</a></p> <p><strong>Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/djmissbrown?lang=en">@DJMissBrown</a>  Instagram: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/djraphaellabrown/">@djraphaellabrown </a>   Facebook: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/DjRaphaellaBrown/">/DjRaphaellaBrown</a></strong></p> <p><strong class="tinytext">Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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All rights reserved.</div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-06/stingray-blog-raphaella-brown.png" width="1200" height="628" alt="stingray-blog-raphaella" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-listen-now-links field--type-link field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Listen now - links</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/app/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_NNL0059&amp;language=en&amp;play_channel=VIB_NNL0059&amp;utm_content=pride-2018&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website">Pride Essentials: &#039;90s-Today by Raphaella Brown</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/app/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_N1167&amp;language=en&amp;play_channel=VIB_N1167&amp;utm_content=pride-2018&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website">Pride Party</a></div> </div> </div> Fri, 22 Jun 2018 20:53:37 +0000 Noémi 485 at https://blog.stingray.com Sandy Duperval | Pride Essentials | Interview https://blog.stingray.com/pride-essentials-qa-sandy-duperval <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Sandy Duperval | Pride Essentials | Interview</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/65" lang="" about="/user/65" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Noémi</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 06/22/2018</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h3><strong>We had the honor to interview singer, DJ, producer, and artist Sandy Duperval and talk about her music, her life, and her evolution throughout the years. </strong></h3> <p>This interview is part of our exclusive PRIDE coverage for Pride Month. ?</p> <h3><strong>Who is Sandy Duperval?</strong></h3> <p>I love that question. Sandy Duperval is a passionate DJ, vocalist, and record producer, trying to change the world, one beat, one melody, one song, and one dance at a time.</p> <h3>How has your music evolved over the years?</h3> <p>It's been quite a journey with an unexpected turn of events. I started as a Gospel singer struggling with being Queer and thinking I didn't fit anywhere. When I decided to pursue a career in music, people would tell me not to because they thought musicians only played in the subway. With my grandmother's and mother's support, I pushed through. Going to music school connected me to DJing but never in my crazy mind did I dream that it would lead to becoming a professional DJ who simultaneously sings while spinning records. As they say, everything happens for a reason, so I roll with the punches and trust my purpose. </p> <h3>How do you keep your sound relevant after all these years?</h3> <p>I travel and listen to as many different DJs and radio shows as I can. I've always been a firm believer in mixing different genres and eras together. The past influences the present and in the future, the present comes the past. I believe it's important to be as cultured and open-minded as possible to remain creative, interesting, and relevant. </p> <h3>Thanks again for collaborating with us! What does your Stingray Music channel aim to say? What do you want your listeners to feel?</h3> <p>Thank you for the opportunity. I selected artists that have some of the best music out there but unfortunately, are not necessarily getting the platform and exposure they deserve. Showcasing the quality of music that is being produced by self-identified LGBTQ+ is crucial to me. A lot of the material I selected is music inspired by personal experiences involving homophobia and bullying. Growing up and struggling with my own sexuality, music was my escape but I longed to find artists that I felt I could identify with, back then there really wasn't. Coming out seemed like an impossible journey, every artist who would attempt to do so would see their career fall apart. I hope this list inspires and helps fight some of the prejudice.</p> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-06/071A7485-3.JPG" width="4323" height="2882" alt="071A7485-3.JPG" /></p> <h3>What PRIDE memory from your life stands out to you stronger than any other?</h3> <p><span><span><span>Being one of the ambassadors of the first Pride Canada in Montreal, last year. I grew up in a very </span></span></span><span><span><span>religious and homophobic environment and it took me over 15 years to come to terms with my </span></span></span><span><span><span>sexuality, self-love and self-worth. Knowing that I was finally in a position to help others and </span></span></span><span><span><span>represent a community I am so proud to be a part of, made this one of my biggest </span></span></span><span><span><span>accomplishments and by far my fondest pride memory.</span></span></span></p> <h3><span><span><span>What have you done in your career that you’re most proud of? </span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span>In one word, EMANCIPATION. Everything I’ve experienced I’ve finally put in my music. Freeing </span></span></span><span><span><span>my mind, my heart and my soul have enabled me to travel the world and constantly reach a new </span></span></span><span><span><span>audience. I’ve been DJing for some of the biggest LGBTQ+ events across Canada and abroad. I’ve </span></span></span><span><span><span>also opened up for acts such as Bob Sinclar, Lil Jon, Travis Scott, Ultra Nate, Brandy, Mya and </span></span></span><span><span><span>been on tour with Natalie Larose. I am proud of my ability to live freely and let my love for music </span></span></span><span><span><span>and art guide my journey.</span></span></span></p> <div class="video-embed-field-responsive-video"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ST7lqF4TvOk?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> <h3> </h3> <h3><span><span><span>You’re a DJ, vocalist, producer, singer, and you were a finalist on Star Académie in 2004 … Is </span></span></span><span><span><span>there anything you don’t do?! What are your goals for the next ten years?</span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span>Lol! There is so much I haven’t done yet, that I am working on at the moment. I’m finishing my </span></span></span><span><span><span>culinary management degree to pursue my career as a Chef in parallel to my music. My </span></span></span><span><span><span>grandmother was a Chef and she loved music but couldn’t sing to save her life lol. I want my life </span></span></span><span><span><span>to honor hers because she enabled me to become the artist that I am. Everything I do in my </span></span></span><span><span><span>career and in my life is done to keep her legacy alive.</span></span></span></p> <h3><span><span><span>What’s your favorite picture of yourself? Can you walk us through/describe that captured </span></span></span><span><span><span>moment?</span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span>Another good one! I did a candid photo shoot with Kadeem Ellis, a Toronto Based photographer, </span></span></span><span><span><span>about 2 years ago. There is one particular shot in front of a pink wall, where I was looking away </span></span></span><span><span><span>smiling. I remember that moment because, it felt like after almost dying in 2009, losing my </span></span></span><span><span><span>mother in 2012 and my grandmother in 2014, I was finally at a peaceful, hopeful and joyful place </span></span></span><span><span><span>in my life. I had finally realized how much power there was in letting go of the pain, holding on </span></span></span><span><span><span>to the great memories of unconditional love and knowing that everything has a reason to be, </span></span></span><span><span><span>including me. I am here, I am queer, I am free, I serve a purpose and I am ready.</span></span></span></p> <h3><span><span><span>Name three artists you’d like to be compared to.</span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span>I’m working on it but I would love to be compared to Calvin Harris as a producer, to Imaani as a </span></span></span><span><span><span>vocalist and Roger Sanchez as a DJ.</span></span></span></p> <h3><span><span><span>What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?</span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span>Learn, learn, learn because there is growth in every experience, good or bad. It’s like a video </span></span></span><span><span><span>game, every stage has tools that help you complete the next stage of your life.</span></span></span></p> <h3><span><span><span>RuPaul said it best: if you can’t love yourself how in the hell you gonna love somebody else? </span></span></span><span><span><span>What does this quote mean to you? And how have you managed to keep your head up all these </span></span></span><span><span><span>years?</span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span>So true! In French, my grandmother would always say: “La charité, comme toute chose bien </span></span></span><span><span><span>ordonnée, commence par soi-même.” Which means: Charity, like anything well organized, starts </span></span></span><span><span><span>within. For example, if it’s crucial to wear your own oxygen mask before helping anyone else in </span></span></span><span><span><span>case of emergency on a plane, why should it be different in life? You have to go out there and </span></span></span><span><span><span>get as many tools as you can to enable yourself first before being able to help anyone else. Besides, </span></span></span><span><span><span>If you don’t love yourself, how do you know what others should love about you? Self-love can’t </span></span></span><span><span><span>be given to you and once you love yourself, it can’t be taken away.</span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong><span><span><span>Make sure to crank up the volume to Sandy Duperval's eclectic channel on Stingray Music!</span></span></span></strong></p> <p><a class="button" href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/play/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_N1177&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=pride-2018">Pride Essentials by Sandy Duperval </a></p> <p><strong>Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/sandyduperval?lang=en">@SandyDuperval</a>    Instagram: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/sandyduperval/?hl=en">@sandyduperval</a>     Facebook: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/sandydupervalofficial/">/sandydupervalofficial</a></strong></p> <p><strong class="tinytext">Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. Follow us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/stingray.music/">Facebook</a>, <a href="https://www.instagram.com/stingray_music/?hl=en">Instagram</a>, and <a href="https://twitter.com/stingraymusic">Twitter</a>. </strong></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/pride" hreflang="en">Pride</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/interview" hreflang="en">Interview</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-stingray-brands field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/99" hreflang="en">Stingray Ambiance</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/45" hreflang="en">Stingray Brava</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/97" hreflang="en">Stingray Classica</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/51" hreflang="en">Stingray Concerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/46" hreflang="en">Stingray DJAZZ</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/98" hreflang="en">Stingray Festival 4K</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/47" hreflang="en">Stingray iConcerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/48" hreflang="en">Stingray Karaoke</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/49" hreflang="en">Stingray Loud</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/44" hreflang="en">Stingray Music</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/127" hreflang="en">Stingray Retro</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/52" hreflang="en">Stingray Vibe</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-section field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/feature" hreflang="en">Feature</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/86" hreflang="en">Worldwide</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-display-in-language field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/82" hreflang="en">English</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/83" hreflang="en">French</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-credit-image field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">© 2018 Patricia Brochu and Sandy Duperval. All rights reserved.</div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-06/stingray-blog-sandy-duperval.png" width="1200" height="628" alt="stingray-blog-sandy-duperval" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-listen-now-links field--type-link field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Listen now - links</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/app/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_N1177&amp;language=en&amp;play_channel=VIB_N1177&amp;utm_content=pride-2018&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website">Pride Essentials by Sandy Duperval</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/app/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_N1167&amp;language=en&amp;play_channel=VIB_N1167&amp;utm_content=pride-2018&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website">Pride Party</a></div> </div> </div> Fri, 22 Jun 2018 09:58:34 +0000 Noémi 486 at https://blog.stingray.com The Gift of Dad Rock | Father’s Day https://blog.stingray.com/fathers-day-gift-dad-rock <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">The Gift of Dad Rock | Father’s Day </span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/90" lang="" about="/user/90" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Kurt</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 06/11/2018</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h3><strong><span><span>Dad-bod, dad jeans, dad rock. </span></span></strong></h3> <p><span><span>These are most definitely not flattering terms. They signify the opposite of cool. Or even worse, the idea of an unhip man past his prime trying embarrassingly hard to be cool. </span></span></p> <p><span><span>Appreciation for being a good father is certainly welcome on Father’s Day. But even if he’s become the silent type – because you as his kid always came first - perhaps what he’d really like is a little attention in return. Lend him an ear, give him a fist-bump and the ultimate compliment: “Dad, you’re so cool.” Then ask him about his glory days.</span></span></p> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-06-Qello-Dad/stingray-blog-qello-concert.jpg" width="1353" height="800" alt="stingray-blog-qello-concert.jpg" /></p> <p><span><span>Give in to “dad rock” and indulge him. Whatever you do together on Father’s Day, do it to the soundtrack of his rebel youth. Hang out together and let him tell you his cool stories, no matter how many times you’ve heard them before.</span></span></p> <p><span><span>Whether or not you’ve heard his favorite tunes coming from his man-cave, here’s a primer on how to please him.</span></span></p> <p><span><span> </span></span></p> <h3><span><span><b>THE DIFFERENT GENERATIONS AND STYLES OF DAD ROCK</b></span></span></h3> <p><span><span>At first, “dad rock” was defined as the music of the baby boomers who came of age in the sixties and seventies that represents the canon of what is called “classic rock”. It includes the legendary Beatles and Stones of course, but in a boomer’s memory, it’s a complex sonic ecosystem. </span></span></p> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-06-Qello-Dad/stingray-blog-duo.jpg" width="1067" height="800" alt="stingray-blog-duo.jpg" /></p> <p><span><span>Here’s a challenge: if you really want to please your boomer dad – or grandad - ask him to explain to you the many bands that Neil Young and Eric Clapton played in before they became iconic solo artists. Then prepare to sit back and get schooled.</span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span>Then why not watch one of these documentaries together?</span></span></strong></p> <p class="ox-496e1acb03-"><strong><span><span><span><span><span><a href="https://qello.com/concert/Eric-Clapton-Crossroads-Guitar-Festival-3708">Eric Clapton: Crossroads Guitar Festival</a></span></span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p class="ox-496e1acb03-"><strong><span><span><span><span><span><a href="https://qello.com/concert/Rockshow-5410">Paul McCartney and Wings Rockshow </a></span></span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p class="ox-496e1acb03-"><strong><span><span><span><span><span><a href="https://qello.com/concert/From-The-Vault-Hampton-Coliseum-Live-In-1981-6720">The Rolling Stones: From The Vault Hampton Coliseum Live In 1981</a></span></span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p class="ox-496e1acb03-"><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-06-Qello-Dad/stingray-blog-qello-dad.jpg" width="1067" height="800" alt="stingray-blog-qello-dad.jpg" /></p> <h3 class="ox-496e1acb03-"><span><span><b>Bad-ass Dad</b></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><b>(<i>or</i> Vinyl Dad <i>or</i> High-Fi Dad)</b></span></span></p> <p><span><span>If you’ve overheard your hard rock Seventies-era dad with his friends sharing youthful war stories that strike you as hypocritical - because they involve the very same kind of partying he warned you against – put on some Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin or Rush and interrogate him about what he got up to when he had a lot of hair. </span></span></p> <p><span><span>You may also want to watch one of these together to get him started: </span></span></p> <p class="ox-496e1acb03-"><strong><span><span><span><span><span><a href="https://qello.com/concert/Live-at-Pompeii-7395">David Gilmour - Live at Pompeii</a></span></span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p class="ox-496e1acb03-"><strong><span><span><span><span><span><a href="https://qello.com/concert/A-Show-of-Hands-4527">Rush – A Show of Hands</a></span></span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p class="ox-496e1acb03-"><strong><span><span><span><span><span><a href="https://qello.com/concert/Rock-Las-Vegas-7245">Kiss - Rock Las Vegas</a></span></span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-06-Qello-Dad/stingray-blog-kiss.jpg" width="1422" height="800" alt="stingray-blog-kiss.jpg" /></p> <p><span><span>If your rebel dad was more of a Seventies-Eighties punk rocker, make him happy by asking him about the origins of early British punk and alternative music. Cook him  his favorite breakfast and try this question: “Hey dad, can you tell me about the days when Bono and Sting were cool?”</span></span></p> <p><span><span>If you haven’t seen U2 with the old man yet, and you’re willing to show your love by shelling out some cash, there’s still time to catch them on their ongoing Innocence + Experience tour. Or if you’re on a tight budget, watch this together:</span></span></p> <p class="ox-496e1acb03-"><strong><span><span><span><span><span><a href="https://qello.com/concert/Certifiable-4739">The Police – Certifiable</a></span></span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p class="ox-496e1acb03-"><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-06-Qello-Dad/stingray-blog-sting.jpg" width="1353" height="800" alt="stingray-blog-sting.jpg" /></p> <p><span><span>And now that you’re a well-balanced adult yourself, perhaps it’s time to crack a beer for the dad and come clean: telling him what you really got up to in your own youth will make your relationship stronger.</span></span></p> <h3><span><span><b>Gen-X Dad</b></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><b>(CD-era Dad <i>or</i> Cassette Dad)</b></span></span></p> <p><span><span>If pa came of age in the 80s or 90s, his first car was likely equipped with a stereo and speakers he installed himself. Believe it or not, it was an exciting time of rapidly evolving technology. At some point, his music collection suffered from format fatigue. As cassette tapes gave way to the awesome, hi-tech CD format, he was confronted with the epic decision of which albums were essential enough to repurchase as CDs. </span></span></p> <p><span><span>(Meanwhile, on foot, skateboard, bicycle or bus to his minimum-wage job, dad had to choose whether to bring his Sony Walkman or Discman).</span></span></p> <p><span><span>For Father’s Day festivities, you can’t go wrong with a classic rock playlist, as this is the era when FM radio still played the boomer classics mixed with the latest hits. The Police and U2 became mainstream superstars, along with artists like Tom Petty and Bon Jovi, and entered the classic rock canon that you hear today. </span></span></p> <p><span><span>If you want to make your dad feel really cool and mom’s not around, ask him about his car, his stereo and the girls he dated before they met. If that’s “too much information”, grab a pen or pencil, dig up a cassette from his dad cave, and ask him to demonstrate how to manually rewind it. </span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span>Or put on this classic rock playlist and hang out.</span></span></strong></p> <p><strong><a class="decoration-underline" href="https://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N0294/ultimate-70s-classic-rock-collection?utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=stingray-qello-dad">Ultimate '70s Classic Rock Collection</a></strong></p> <p> </p> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-06-Qello-Dad/stingray-blog-tom-petty.jpg" width="1352" height="800" alt="stingray-blog-tom-petty.jpg" /></p> <p><strong><span><span>Challenge: find a photo of your Gen-X dad, and check out his hair to determine which of these to watch together. </span></span></strong></p> <p class="ox-496e1acb03-"><strong><span><span><span><span><span><a href="https://qello.com/concert/Runnin-Down-a-Dream-3494">Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Running Down a Dream</a></span></span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p class="ox-496e1acb03-"><strong><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span><a href="https://qello.com/concert/Radio-BBC-5253">Bon Jovi - Radio BBC</a></span></span></span></span></span></strong></p> <h3><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-06-Qello-Dad/stingray-blog-bon-jovi.jpg" width="1351" height="800" alt="stingray-blog-bon-jovi.jpg" /></h3> <h3><span><span><b>Trad-Dad</b></span></span></h3> <p><span><span>When the kids grow up and leave the house and a father can at last mellow out and enjoy his free time, a man often seeks to expand his musical taste. He may develop an interest in classical composers, taking his lovely lady to live opera, or digging into origins of the rock he grew up on blues, jazz, bluegrass, and country. </span></span></p> <p><span><span>Or perhaps your dad has always been a super-traditional father with a pick-up truck.</span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span>Either way, you’re in luck. Why worry about what’s hip? Let dad be </span></span></strong><span><span><strong>dad</strong></span></span><strong><span><span>. On Father’s Day, watch some of his favorite live performance and enjoy being uncool and old-school together. </span></span></strong></p> <p><a href="https://qello.com/gift/?feature=Stingray&amp;subid=FathersDay2018&amp;postback=Blog&amp;utm_source=Stingray&amp;utm_medium=FathersDay2018&amp;utm_term=FathersDay2018&amp;utm_campaign=Blog"><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-06-Qello-Dad/Qello-fathers-day-blog-banner.jpg" width="1200" height="325" alt="Qello-fathers-day-blog-banner.jpg" /></a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/fathers-day" hreflang="en">Father&#039;s day</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/classic-rock" hreflang="en">Classic Rock</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/stingray-qello" hreflang="en">Stingray Qello</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/rock" hreflang="en">Rock</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-stingray-brands field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/99" hreflang="en">Stingray Ambiance</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/45" hreflang="en">Stingray Brava</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/97" hreflang="en">Stingray Classica</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/51" hreflang="en">Stingray Concerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/46" hreflang="en">Stingray DJAZZ</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/98" hreflang="en">Stingray Festival 4K</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/47" hreflang="en">Stingray iConcerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/48" hreflang="en">Stingray Karaoke</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/49" hreflang="en">Stingray Loud</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/44" hreflang="en">Stingray Music</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/127" hreflang="en">Stingray Retro</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/52" hreflang="en">Stingray Vibe</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-section field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/feature" hreflang="en">Feature</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/86" hreflang="en">Worldwide</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-display-in-language field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/82" hreflang="en">English</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/83" hreflang="en">French</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-06/stingray-blog-fathers-day-qello-meta-blog.png" width="1200" height="628" alt="stingray-blog-paul-mccartney" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-listen-now-links field--type-link field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Listen now - links</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/app/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_N1170&amp;language=en&amp;play_channel=VIB_N1170&amp;utm_content=stingray-qello-dad&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website">Father’s Day Favorites by Stingray Qello</a></div> </div> </div> Mon, 11 Jun 2018 12:55:30 +0000 Kurt 448 at https://blog.stingray.com Karaoke Etiquette 101 | 7 Foolproof Tips https://blog.stingray.com/karaoke-etiquette-101-7-foolproof-tips <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Karaoke Etiquette 101 | 7 Foolproof Tips</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/teresa" lang="" about="/teresa" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Teresa</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 05/18/2018</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>There is nothing like singing karaoke to get the adrenaline pumping! Things can easily get out of hand. Follow these tips to ensure that everyone has a good karaoke time.</p> <p>It’s all about R-E-S-P-E-C-T!</p> <ul><li> <p>Remember that karaoke is for fun. <strong>It’s not a competition</strong>. You are not a superstar singing in front of a stadium full of adoring fans. There’s no reason to get upset if you don’t sing well, or if someone sings “your” song or you’re not called to sing as quickly as you would like.</p> </li> </ul><p>Eagerness is cool, but <strong>don’t jump in on someone else’s song</strong>, unless they invite you to sing with them.</p> <ul><li> <p><strong>Share the mic</strong>. Sure, if no one else is singing, you might request to sing more than one song, but don’t hog the microphone.</p> </li> <li> <p><strong>Politeness will get you everywhere</strong>. Be nice to the Karaoke Jockey! They’re the ones running the show. Let them do their thing and list the songs and singers in the order they think best. They’re pros, they know what they’re doing. Be nice to the other singers: if you support them, they’ll support you. Applaud enthusiastically and loudly. <strong>Do not boo. Ever</strong>.</p> </li> <li> <p><strong>Equipment is not cheap. Don’t abuse it</strong>. Don’t swing the mic around your head or anywhere else. Don’t be gross: someone will be singing into the mic right after you. Pay attention to where the monitors and speakers are located. Don’t treat them as furniture. The China Store rule may apply, if you break it you may need to pay for it.</p> </li> <li> <p><strong>Choose your songs wisely</strong> and think about the audience you’re singing to. Songs that go over 10 minutes may not be the best choice. Songs with long musical breaks can be a bit awkward unless you’re a good dancer. Songs that are more adult-oriented may not be the best choice at an event where there are children.</p> </li> <li> <p><strong>Take it all in stride</strong>. No matter what happens, how well you or others sing, remember it’s about enjoying each other’s company and having fun.</p> </li> </ul><p> </p> <p><strong>You're now ready to get the karaoke party started with a selection of 14,000 songs!</strong></p> <p><strong>Visit the <a href="https://karaoke.stingray.com">karaoke store</a> or download the all-new <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/sing-with-stingray-karaoke/id334259050?mt=8">Stingray Karaoke mobile app</a> for iOS.</strong></p> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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You might not think a “How to” guide to singing karaoke is necessary, especially if you’re not much of a karaoke fan.  But even those who don’t actively seek karaoke can often get roped into it! </span></span></span></h3> <h3><span><span><span>You’ll be better off making the experience as painless (read: embarrassing train wreck-free) as possible. Here are some basic tips you might not have thought of to make your karaoke experience much more enjoyable for both you…and your audience.</span></span></span></h3> <h3><strong><span><span><span>1. Song Choice</span></span></span></strong></h3> <p><span><span><span>Choose a song that you know and that is easily in your voice range.  Singing a song that you know really well will make it easier for you to give your best performance on stage.  You can practice songs online at home or by singing along with the original recording.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>If you’re singing at a karaoke bar or party, singing an up-tempo song rather than a ballad will keep the crowd in a party mood (singing a ballad can clear a room.)  “You Really Got Me” by The Kinks is a good song in a mid-range that almost everyone can sing easily.  </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Choose a song that’s under 3 or 4 minutes – unless you’re a pro and really know the song well. Singing for more than 3 or 4 minutes on stage will seem like a really, really long time.  Although it might seem like a good song choice, “Hey Jude” by the Beatles, is over 7 minutes long. It would be best to sing it online rather than on stage! </span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <h3><strong><span><span><span>2. Bust a move! </span></span></span></strong></h3> <p><span><span><span>No matter how well you move, entertaining the audience with your dance moves is part of the fun, particularly during musical breaks (if you’re not comfortable dancing by yourself on stage, you might want to make sure that the song you choose does not have long musical breaks).</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Barry Manilow’s “Copacabana (At The Copa)” is a great song choice, but be prepared to dance around the stage for almost 2 minutes in the middle of the song.  Don’t be discouraged from singing songs with musical breaks, just be prepared to do something during them. </span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <h3><span><span><span>3. Look out at the crowd and smile</span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span>Not only will you have more fun if you know the lyrics really well and don’t have to rely on the screen, the audience will enjoy your performance much more if you’re moving around the stage and at least sometimes looking out into the crowd and smiling.  Any audience participation will increase the amount of applause you receive at the end of your performance. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>It’s a win-win situation, the audience will enjoy your song more and so will you! Singing karaoke is all about having fun.</span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <h3><span><span><span>4. Go with friends and perform a duet</span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span>If it’s your first time and you don’t know a song really well, or you feel too nervous, you don’t have to sing karaoke alone.  Find a friend and sing together, or get a group of people and go on stage to shout it out!  A good song choice for multiple voices, that’s danceable and a lot of fun to sing and to perform is Kool &amp; The Gang’s “Celebration”</span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <h3><span><span><span>5. Share the mic</span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span>After you’ve sung your song and basked in the applause, hand the mic back to the KJ and let someone else have their moment on stage.  While you’re not on stage, sit back and enjoy other karaoke performances and encourage others by listening to their performances and applauding. When it’s your turn you’ll get back what you give.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>However and wherever you sing karaoke, remember to have fun. You’re only as good (or bad) as your last performance and unless you’re recording songs and publishing them online, chances are that you’ll be the only one to remember your performance.</span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <h3><span><span><span>Ready to throw a karaoke party or want to practice solo? The Stingray Karaoke mobile app has you covered! </span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span><span><span>The full song catalog consists of more than 13,000* licensed karaoke songs in many genres, eras, and languages. Songs in the style of today’s artists like: Shawn Mendes, One Direction, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Adele, and more. Songs in the style of yesterday’s legends: Elvis, The Beatles, Bon Jovi, Queen, ABBA and more. Genres include pop, rock, R&amp;B/hip-hop, Disney, country, Latin, and more.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <h3><br /><strong><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span><span><span>Download Stingray Karaoke today:</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></strong></h3> <p><strong><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span><span><span><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sing-with-stingray-karaoke/id334259050?mt=8">iOS</a></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p><strong><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span><span><span><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.stingray.karaoke&amp;hl=en">Android</a></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span><span><span>*Number of songs varies by territory.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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