CircleMe integrates with Spotify

On CircleMe there are now over 90,000 pages on music legends, rock bands, genres and singers. Any music interest that you can think of (from Lady Gaga to Giuseppe Verdi, from Adele to Pink Floyd, from Freddie Mercury to Dubstep or Hip-Hop) has probably a page on our platform.

From today, for the vast majority of these pages dedicated to Music, we have integrated also the fantastic Spotify service. Here below you can see how the Spotify integration looks like. A vertical card containing a playlist (provided by Spotify API’s) related to the specific music topic.

Spotify card for CircleMe

As you visit any interest page dedicated to Music, you might encounter any of these cards. In that case, to hear some music about that singer, band or genre of music, just click on the PLAY button and enjoy the stream (of course you have to signup to Spotify to use the service, but who wouldn’t want this awesome service, right?!).

Remember also that you can always use also our iTunes(TM) player and click on the button to go purchase the tracks directly on the iTunes Store(TM).

iTunes link from CircleMe

Try and check out this new service on the following interest pages if you like:

Lorde: http://circleme.com/items/lorde–2

Jay-Z: http://circleme.com/items/jay-z–5

Taylor Swift: http://circleme.com/items/taylor-swift–2

 

Time to enjoy some tunes!

#bewhatyoulike

 

British musicians on the rise

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British musicians such as Adele and Calvin Harris have helped the country’s music revenues go past the £188m in royalties from overseas.

PRS for Music collects royalties from overseas on behalf of UK songwriters, composers, and music publishers and the body says the big hits from the two top performing British artists have helped push revenues.

In 2011 alone, UK songwriters and composers earned £187.7m. That was a 10% from 2010. The income earned overseas has also doubled over the last ten years.

Revenues are said to have increased within the last ten years primarily because of how popular British music is and because of improved licensing.

Harris and Adele are popular amongst American singers who have also asked them to write their songs.

Those include Rihanna and Nicki Minaj. Amongst the biggest consumers of British music are Brazil and China.

British artists also show interest in the country by performing in Brazil since it was awarded the 2014 FIFA World Cup of Football and the 2016 Olympic Games.

Royalties received from online sales by UK songwriters, composers and music publishers have increased within the last few years and should double by the year 2022.

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Adele makes cameo in new movie

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She conquered the music world and now she is about to take on the film world as Adele makes a cameo in the new film The Secret Service.

Adele, who won the Academy Award earlier this year for Best Original song for Skyfall from the James Bond film of the same name, will star alongside British actors Colin Firth and Michael Caine and the American Samuel L Jackson, in the spy-flick.

The movie will be directed by Matthew Vaughan who also directed Kick Ass.

Twenty-five year old Adele will reportedly play a villain in the film which is also expected to feature British icons David Beckham and Sir Elton John. She previously made her acting debut in the television series Ugly Betty back in 2009.

The singer/songwriter has been busy in the last year, having a baby and working on her new album.

Adele, who became a mom in October, has been back in studio working on her latest album since April with producers James Ford and Kid Harpoon.

The album will be a follow up to her last hit record 21. She has also won a Grammy and a Brit Award for Skyfall.

The album, which is reported to be ready to hit the shelves mid-2014, is said to be edgy .

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Why Melissa McCarthy is on fire

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Good things keep happening for actress Melissa McCarthy. The Mike and Molly star is reportedly in talks to star as female spy Susan Cooper”. This news comes only a few weeks after her latest starring role alongside Sandra Bullock in the buddy-cop hit film The Heat.

The Heat opened strongly the final weekend in June with $40 million and has made almost $170 million at the box office so far. Paul Feig, who also directed McCarthy in The Heat and Bridesmaids, would be sitting in the director’s chair for Susan Cooper” as well.

McCarthy has been on a roll in her last three films. The Illinois-born actress, who has won an Emmy for her TV work, had a number one in Identity Thief earlier this year. The film made $135 million at the box office.

She was nominated for an Academy Award for Bridesmaids. McCarthy, who was paid US$10 million for The Heat, is pretty saucy off-screen too.

In an interview with the New York Times the actress responded to the New York Observer‘s film critic Rex Reed who called her “tractor-sized” and a “female hippo” in his review of Identity Thief saying that she felt bad for “someone swimming in so much hate.” McCarthy, 42, has been married since 2005 to Ben Falcone and has no children.

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Adele’s Life would make great movie

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Adele is one of the biggest stars in the world. She recently became a mom and this year won her first Academy Award for the song Skyfall from the James Bond movie of the same name.Now director Tony Palmer says her real life would make excellent material for a movie.

Palmer, who directed the film about Liberace and other musicians, would love to be able to do the same about the British super star.

Palmer told Perez Hilton that he missed his chance with the singer whose debut album 19 made her a worldwide name, after he interviewed her and found her fascinating.

Adele has been top of the charts and had enormous international success since her debut. The singer-songwriter, who lives in London, won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance following her debut.

Songs such as “Someone Like You”, “Hometown Glory”, and “Chasing Pavements” have also put her on the map.Adele Adkins, 25, has said she would like to have three sons. She gave birth to her first son in October 2012.The singer owns a house in the Notting Hill community of Londu, on.

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