Music Suggestions to Partner with Your Order from Florist Hong Kong on Your Date Night

Are you currently preparing for the perfect date? You might have been so thorough with the restaurant, the foods you’re going to eat, ordered a bouquet of roses from a renowned florist Hong Kong and some romantic speeches ready. You’re almost there. There’s just one small thing that you need to take into account which may make or break your date and it will be the music that will play in the background.

The songs that will play can set the tone, ambiance and mood so make sure not to take this for granted. Luckily, there is music that is perfect for your date night. Make sure to add them to your playlist and see the magic happen.

Latch

Who would have not known about this song? It is extremely popular that is performed by Disclosure featuring Sam Smith.

This song is comparable to an energy drink but is dressed up in musical disguise. It has this vibe that makes it impossible not to listen to and even set your mood.

Style

You simply cannot have a perfect playlist without adding Taylor Swift’s “Style” on the mix. Listen to it with your date and try not shimming around. Just picture how amazing your date is going to be.

Get Lucky

It might be an old song to some but Get Lucky performed by Daft Punk featuring Nile Rodgers and Pharrell still has the magic in it.

No Going Back

Performed by Yuno, this song is perfect if you and your date is somehow trying to get over someone else but still, would want to have a great time. We all know that breakup sucks but one wonderful feeling is when you are done and all set to move on.

Love Me Right

This is a single from Amber Mark, which is perfect if your love language is more of actions than words. As what the song’s message says, it isn’t enough to just tell someone that you love them. You need to show it in emotional and physical ways.

Make Me Feel

Janelle Monáe sang the song and can make you and your date feel a bunch of things. Let’s face it that love could be boiled down to free sexual energy as what Janelle try to say on her song.

Potential Unethical Issues about Spotify’s Discover Draw Congress’ Attention

Although Spotify offers perfect streaming services for music consumers, it’s a risky platform for artists seeking financial success in the music industry. Spotify charges fees to artists who want their songs streamed frequently, which denotes the AI running the most popular selections also takes into account the monetary conditions and not necessarily the most popular songs requested or selected by music consumers. As a result, Spotify’s business practices as a music streaming business has drawn the attention of some Congressional members.

No less than the Chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Judiciary Committee, Rep. Jerry Nadler has sent a letter to Spotify, asking the media service provider to give enlightenment to its “Discover” as it seemingly reduces genuine interest and attention in exchange for monetary considerations.

Obviously, its an unfair practice similar to the method used by radio stations that gained lucrative sponsorship deals from record companies by frequently playing and promoting the records of their artists over the airwaves. Called the “payola” system, it was a discreet agreement that became a large-scale scandal, which brought down the careers of many disc jockeys.

Since it became the subject of hearings, the music industry took action to stop the practice. After all, exposure is critical if an artist wants to make it big in the industry, even today where radio stations have been replaced by streaming service providers like Spotify.

Is Spotify’s Latest Feature a Modified Version of the “Payola” System

Spotify’s Discovery program was initially launched late 2020, giving the chance for labels and artists to revamp their soundtrack’s rankings in the platform’s algorithms. However, a small portion of the fees collected are paid as royalties to artists as monetization of the increasing attention from users of .Spotify’s Discovery playlists.

In Spotify’s defense, this feature simply gives a prospect for artists on whether they want to make money with their music or have a large audience to hear their songs. Nadler and his colleague however, asked a sensible question, on how far does the Discovery mode spurs artists would go to pay money in order to gain an edge against competitors.

The letter was addressed and sent this week to Spotify founder, Daniel Ek who was given has given him until June 16 to answer Nadler and his committee’s questions. Particularly about how the success of the program will be measured, and the royalty rates that apply, What alternatives are available to artist in the event that the royalties they receive are less than the amount the pay as fee.

However, since Spotify is a Swedish company, Rep. Nadler’s missive could be ignored but may also be taken as a warning that members of the U.S. Congress are still actively analyzing how the Internet affects every industry.

Beyonce Tops List of Female Artists Who Dominated the 63rd Grammy Awards

Female music artists dominated the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards, as many of the major awards went to popular and rising female music icons, led by Beyonce. The former lead singer of the famous R&B group Destiny’s Child has now broken the record for having the most number of Grammy wins. After winning the Best R&B Performance for “Black Parade” Beyonce achieved her 28th Grammy award, besting Allison Krauss’ record for most Grammy wins.

Singer-songwriter Jhené Aiko was tasked to announce the winners during the premiere ceremony, while the main music event was emceed by Trevor Noah. Numerous artists led by Taylor Swift, Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion, Doja Cat, Dua Lipa and Harry Styles, provided the music performances for their Grammy-recognized creations.

The following female artists received their respective award/s during the red carpet premiere night:

  • Taylor Swift once again won her third Album of the Year for Folklore, making her the first female artist to do so for the third time and the third artist to achieve the feat for Album of the Year award.
  • The Song of the Year award went to H.E.R for writing the song “I Can’t Breathe”;
  • Megan Thee Stallion’s Savage won both Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance, making her the first woman rapper to receive an award this century;
  • Billie Eilish along with her brother Finneas Baird O’Connell won Best Song Written for Visual Media as well as Record of the Year for “No Time to Die.”
  • Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande won Best Pop duo/Group Performance with “Rain on Me”;
  • Dua Lipa won Best Pop Vocal Album with her second studio album Future Nostalgia;
  • Fiona Apple won Best Rock Performance with “Shameika” and Best Alternative Music Album with Fetch the Bolt Cutters;
  • The Highwomen won the Best Country Song with “Crowded Table”;
  • Brittany Howard’s Stay High earned her the Best Rock Song award
  • Sara Jarosz’ World on the Ground garnered the Best Americana Album
  • Mirana Lambert won Best Country Album award with Wildcard.

Partial List of Male Artists Who Won Major Grammy Awards

While the list of other Grammy winners is quite long, male artists who won major awards include:

  • John Legend for Best R&B Album with Bigger Love;
  • Harry Styles and his Watermelon Sugar got noticed as the Best Pop Solo Performance
  • Nas for Best Rap Album with King’s Disease;
  • Kaytranada for Best Dance/Electronic Album with Bubba and Best Dance Recording with “10%” ft. Kali Uchis;
  • Body Count for Best Metal Performance with “Bum-Rush”;
  • James Taylor for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album with American Standard and;
  • The Strokes took the Best Rock Album award with The New Abnormal.

Beyoncé’s BeyGOOD Foundation to Donate $500,000 to Families Facing Housing Crises

Singer, record producer, and actress Beyoncé, announced last Wednesday that she will be donating $500,000 to be distributed to families facing housing crises. Through her BeyGOOD Foundation, this American artist has been providing lots of big help during the pandemic, in partnership with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

Previously, Beyonce’s help also came in the form of grants given to small black-owned businesses and in supplying people with necessities such as food, water, COVID testing, and mental health support throughout the country,

As it is, millions of families are still affected by the pandemic, encountering different problems aside from getting sick. Millions have lost their jobs as the country’s overall economic condition has been going downhill. Families do not have the means to solve rental evictions and mortgage foreclosure problems, as the $300 unemployment insurance check ended last December 26. The BeyGOOD Foundation will be giving $5,000 grants to 100 individuals experiencing evictions and foreclosures during the holidays.

About the Application Process

Individuals who are interested in applying for the grant are required to submit the needed documents to the NAACP, a civil rights organization in the country that ensures the rights of African Americans. The organization has been around since 1909 in response to the injustices and violence encountered by many Black people, and has over 2,200 branches and units in the country.

The online application for the grant will be available on January 27 next year and the financial help will be given later subsequently that month. Additionally, there will also be a second round in February, which Beyoncé and her foundation will fund for qualified families who didn’t get the grant this coming January.