This Week in Music- C.M. Pop Culture Show 2.18.17
Apple Music Looks to Give Viewers A Sneak Peek Into How Apps Are Developed in New Original Series
If you have ever wondered how apps are created, Apple Music is going to give you a sneak peak with their newest series, “Planet of the App.” The show is an unscripted contest format show that will exclusively feature app developers. App developers will have 60 seconds to get Planet of the Apps’ group of advisers — Jessica Alba, will.i.am, Gwyneth Paltrow and Gary Vaynerchuk — excited about their project and if chosen will work directly with their advisers. The advisers will help contestants prepare to pitch in front of a group of venture capitalists from Bay Area firm Lightspeed Venture Partners. The show will air exclusively on Apple Music.
Notorious B.I.G. Documentary in the Works
If you are fan of hip hop history, then this story is definitely for you. It was announced this week that an authorized documentary about iconic rapper Notorious B.I.G. is in development. The documentary is tentatively titled “Notorious B.I.G.: One More Chance” and will focus on the impact of his work around the world. Notorious B.I.G. — born Christopher George Latore Wallace — died in 1997 at the age of 23 in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles. He only recorded two albums.
Biggie’s life story has been the subject of many documentaries and projects over the years including Notorious B.I.G. Bigger Than Life (2007), Nortorious (2009) and an upcoming scripted TBS series announced based on the lyrics of a few of Biggie’s songs.
Carlos Santana Says Beyoncé Is “Not A Singer” Which Is Why She Lost ‘Album Of The Year’ At the 2017 Grammys
The 2017 Grammy Awards aired on Sunday Feb 12 and one of the biggest talking points of the show was Adele’s upset over Beyonce for ‘Album Of The Year.’ Many artist shared their opinion on whom they believed should have won. Some felt Beyonce was cheated out of the award while others felt that Adele was the rightful winner. The most surprising person who felt that Beyonce should have won ‘Album Of The Year’ was Adele herself. A few days after the ceremony musician Carlos Santana upset a lot of people stating that Beyonce didn’t win because she is “Not a Singer”.
“I think Adele won because she can sing,” Santana said in an interview according to the New Zealand Herald.“She doesn’t bring all the dancers and props, she can just stand there and she just stood there and sang the song and that’s it, and this is why she wins.”
Musicians including Wale & Eminem Help Detroit Sneaker Resale Company StockX Meet $6M Fundraising Goal
StockX is described as “The Stock Market of Things.” The commerce website is “the world’s first sneaker stock market – a live ‘bid/ask’ marketplace. Buyers place bids, sellers place asks and when a bid and ask meet, the transaction happens automatically.” The company was cofounded by Dan Gilbert (Owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers) and Josh Luber. Musicians and actors alike have invested in StockX including Eminem, Mark Wahlberg, Wale and Scott Braun.