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Highest Paid Musicians for 2012

We never thought we see Take That cracking the top 5. Well done lads

Cyber Gazing

Dr. Dre, known for hits like “Nuthin’ But a G Thang,” “I Need a Doctor,” “Still D.R.E.” and “California Love,” tops Forbes‘ new list of The World’s 25 Highest-Paid Musicians — largely due to the success of his Beatsbydre headphones line which he sold for a reported $100 million.
#2 Roger Waters
#3 Elton John
#4 U2
#5 Take That
#6 Jon Bon Jovi
#7 Britney Spears
#8 Paul McCartney
#9 Taylor Swift
#10 Justin Bieber
Dr.-Dre-

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MySpace Vs Spotify- Can MySpace make a successful comeback?

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The big news this week is the announcement of MySpace throwing their hat into the music streaming ring. The ‘original’ social networking site is being re-branded and re-vamped as a music streaming site looking to compete with the current king of the music streaming world: Spotify. MySpace is trying to raise $50 million to finance next year’s relaunch in an attempt to attract investors with a new design interface and backing from global superstar Justin Timberlake. Timberlake, who partially funded the $35 million purchase of mySpace from Newscorp, has stated that he is ‘excited to revitalise MySpace by using its social media platform to bring artists and fans together in one community’. The new MySpace hopes to become a central hub for music fans allowing them to listen to music, watch videos and share cool stuff.  The company intends to spend $10 million on advertisement alone and plans to launch a mobile phone app allowing users to subscribe to their music streaming services. MySpace has alreadly claimed to have an advantage over its major rival Spotify in terms of the number of tracks in its music catalogue.MySpace claims to have 42 million songs on offer compared to Spotify’s 15 million songs. However Spotify has built up a userbase of 23 million users around the world.

In short, the battlelines have been drawn for supremacy of the music streaming world. Will mySpace be able to make one of the greatest comebacks and dethrone Spotify as the no.1 music streaming service? Only time will tell! However it is going to be a wild and exciting time for music lovers all over the world.  Let battle commence!

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Songmaker’s Official Top 10 chart-15th October to 22nd October

On this week’s Songmaker chart, it is  Emma Carey who has remained at the top of the chart for the second week running with her rendition of On My Own from the classic musical Les Miserables. The rest of the chart remains relatively unchanged from last week apart from a new entry at number 9 for Emma Pearson Music with a cover of Katherine Jenkins’s Time To Say Goodbye

Below is the rest of our official Songmaker top 10 chart:

  1. Emma Carey-On My Own (From Lis Miserables)
  2. B-Angel (Sarah Mclachlan cover)
  3. Paul J-Lovely Day (Bill Withers cover)
  4. B-Underneath (Adam Lambert)
  5. Mike Greenhalgh-Your Song (Elton John cover)
  6. Reanna Marshall-Wherever You Go (Charlene Soraia cover)
  7. Up Down Go Machine-Curse of the S.S.S
  8. Just Cathryn-Live To Tell (Madonna cover)
  9. Emma Pearson Music- Time To Say Goodbye (Katherine Jenkins cover)
  10. The Feathered Chicks-Notorious

Head over to our Songmaker official chart website to listen to all the songs featured on our chart: http://www.theofficialchart.co.uk/

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Songmaker’s Official Top 10 chart-1st October-8th October

Well done  to Paul J who retains the number one position on our official Songmaker chart with his rendition of Bill Withers’s classic Lovely Day. There was also a new entry in our top 10 chart by Emma Carey who debuted at number 3 with her rendition of On My Own from the legendary musical: Les Miserables. Well done Emma, keep it up and you could be shooting to the top of our official chart in the near future.

Below is the rest of our official Songmaker top 10 chart:

  1. Paul J-Lovely Day (Bill Withers cover)
  2. B-Angel (Sarah Mclachlan cover)
  3. Emma Carey-On My Own (From Lis Miserables)
  4. B-Underneath (Adam Lambert)
  5. Reanna Marshall-Wherever You Go (Charlene Soraia cover)
  6. Mike Greenhalgh-Your Song (Elton John cover)
  7. Up Down Go Machine-Curse of the S.S.S
  8. Just Cathryn-Live To Tell (Madonna cover)
  9. The Feathered Chicks-Notorious
  10. Jordan Needham-Make You Feel My Love (Adele cover)

Head over to our Songmaker official chart website to listen to all the songs featured on our chart: http://www.theofficialchart.co.uk/

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Rihanna-Diamonds (In The Sky)

Check out Rihanna’s new single Diamonds (In The Sky). The song is instantly catchy with it’s killer hook: “Shine bright like a diamond”. We at Songmaker love it and we think it’s going to be another massive hit for Ri-Ri.

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Official UK Top 10 singles.

After a close three-way battle between Ne-Yo, The Script and Pink for this week’s number 1 spot, it was Ne-yo who reigned supreme with his track: Let Me Love You (Until you learn to love yourself). We at Songmaker love the tune and reckon its well worthy of the number 1 spot this week.  Below is the rest of the top 10 singles of the week:

1. Let Me Love You (Until you learn to love yourself)-Ne-Yo

2. Hall Of Fame- The Script

3. Blow Me (One Last Kiss)- Pink

4. Wings- Little Mix

5. Bom Bom- Sam & The Womp

6. Good Time-Owl City/ Carly Rae Jepsen

7.Harder Than You Think- Public Enemy

8. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together- Taylor Swift

9. How We Do (Party)- Rita Ora

10. Some Nights- Fun

 

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Hello world!

It’s been another long week working hard getting the new chart site together. Frantic testing and deliberation. We want to maneuver the site into having great social media capabilities in the long term so we can help grow the site and help as many people as possible with exposure to their talents. It’s looking good we think and hopefully when we launch in under 10 days everyone that uses it to share, promote their experience and music will agree. Here at The Official Chart we urge good communication, productive feedback and politeness. That doesn’t mean you can’t be truthful but be gracious! that makes for a happier planet 🙂

The perfect way to share your experience we hope you will agree.

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