It’s Official: Spotify Is Getting The Led Out

first_imgSpotify, a premiere internet music streaming service, has just finalized a deal with rock and roll giants, Led Zeppelin, allowing the website to provide paying members with digital, on demand access to the full Zeppelin catalog.The legendary @LedZeppelin is here! Stream the albums as they’re released this week, #OnlyOnSpotify #StreamZeppelin— Spotify (@Spotify) December 11, 2013Led Zeppelin has been incredibly reluctant to share the rights to their music. In one particularly amusing example, comedian/guitarist Jack Black actually begged the members of Zeppelin to use “Immigrant Song” in the movie School of Rock. The following clip was included with the School of Rock DVD as bonus footage:Furthermore, Zeppelin’s music is not accessible on Google Play nor Apple Radio, and will not be featured on the upcoming YouTube subscription service, nor Beats Music, both of which will debut in 2014.Spotify CEO Daniel Ek said he “can’t wait to get the Led out.” The website will be releasing two albums per day this week, starting with Led Zeppelin and Led Zeppelin II.Additionally, Spotify announced that they will be releasing free content for mobile users, and expanding their business to 20 new international markets.As far as music streaming goes, this is a big get for Spotify. Zeppelin has been notoriously conservative with their music, so having the band’s full catalog gives Spotify a huge edge over the competition. Plus, you can never really get enough Zeppelin in your diet.-David Melamed (@DMelamz)last_img read more

The Story Behind This Hospital Employee Who Was Named DarthVader at Birth

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreDarthvader Williamson may sound like a made-up name – but it’s actually the name on this guy’s birth certificate.Darthvader’s father, who was given the final vote on what to name his son, went with the Star Wars pseudonym as an homage to the movie trilogy antagonist. Darthvader, who is a surgery technician at Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett in Memphis, Tennessee, has received hundreds of requests for photos and autographs from visitors and patients who have discovered his unusual name.WATCH: Star Wars Composer Surprises Young Musicians on His Lawn He says he doesn’t mind, although, ironically, he claims not to be that big of a Star Wars fan.But the birth name is reportedly quite helpful in making his younger patients smile.(WATCH the cute video below)Use The Force: Click To Share With Your FriendsAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

West Indies U-19s bounce back

first_img Share Tweet 24 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img NewsSports West Indies U-19s bounce back by: – February 17, 2014 Share Tagenarine Chanderpaul in action against Zimbabwe.DUBAI, UAE (ICC) — The West Indies resurrected their campaign at the ICC Under-19 World Cup with a crushing 167-run win over Zimbabwe in a Group C fixture at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.After misfiring with the bat in its 94-run loss to South Africa in the tournament opener, West Indies came up with a much improved show after opting to bat on Sunday. Leading the way was Tagenarine Chanderpaul, son of Shivnarine Chanderpaul, who made an unbeaten 84 in the team’s total of 275 for 6 in 50 overs.The new ball pair of Jerome Jones and Ray Jordan carried forward the good work to rip through Zimbabwe’s top order in no time. At 21 for 4 inside the first ten overs, Zimbabwe needed a miracle of sorts to just reduce the margin of defeat. But that wasn’t to be as Preston McSween returned figures of 3 for 34 as Zimbabwe folded up for 108 in 39.4 overs.What was heartening for West Indies was the resolve shown by the batsmen after being bowled for out a paltry 104 against South Africa on Friday. Each of the top six got off to starts but the platform of the innings was built on two important partnerships. Tagenarine and Shimron Hetmyer put on 69 for the opening wicket, but the foundation was strengthened during the third-wicket association of 74 between Tagenarine and Jonathan Drakes.Drakes perished for a 54-ball 50, but cameos from Nicolas Pooran and Brandon King helped West Indies smash 68 off the last six overs and finish with a competitive total.With the heart of the Zimbabwe’s batting order back in the hut inside the Power Play overs, Kieran Geyle, the No. 8 batsman, did his credentials no harm by scoring an unbeaten 63-ball 45. With just two other batsmen crossing double figures, Geyle could merely delay the inevitable as Jordan hammered the final nail in the coffin with the wicket of Herbert Chikomba.The defeat could have an adverse effect on Zimbabwe’s net-run-rate ahead of a must-win clash against South Africa on Tuesday.Caribbean News Nowlast_img read more

Soldotna Offers Virtual Storefront Improvement Program Grants

first_imgShe added that there are 15 $1,000 grants available, and that it’s easy to apply: “It’s a very easy application process. You can go onto, also, you can check out our e-news blast or just give me a call and I’ll direct you to where you need to go, and you can apply for 75% of eligible costs to improve your website. This includes web design services, purchase of domain names, security certificates, maintenance agreements, and just improving the functionality of an existing website.” Guidelines and applications are now available for the Virtual Storefront Program. Shannon Davis, Executive Director of the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce, says that this is an extension of the city’s longstanding program rewarding businesses for improving their brick-and-mortar storefronts: “The City of Soldotna has done such a fantastic job of really trying to dig down and figure out ways to help their businesses during this time. They have done the Storefront Improvement Project for years now, where they give grants to businesses who are wanting to improve the way the outside of their business looks. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, they have been nimble, as so many of our businesses have, and they’re now accepting applications for a Virtual Storefront Improvement Program.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The City of Soldotna seeks to partner with local business owners to share the cost of establishing or improving an existing business website, as well as any integrated social media and marketing programs, to increase their online presence. The Virtual Storefront Improvement Program seeks to expand the marketplace for local goods and services by assisting businesses develop or expand their online presence.  The City will contribute 75% of eligible costs up to a maximum of $1,000.last_img read more

‘What a player Arsenal have got!’ – Fans can’t wait for new season after display

first_imgGranit Xhaka and his Switzerland team-mates are through to the knockout stage of the European Championship for the first time.The team was brilliantly organised against France and the midfielder was fantastic as his side kept host nation at bay in the 0-0 draw.And now Gooners can’t wait for the new Premier League season to begin so they can see the £30m signing in action wearing the red of Arsenal.Some midfield steel is what many fans at the Emirates have craved and here, talkSPORT looks at some reaction from fans on Twitter to his display. 1 Arsenal fans can’t wait to see Granit Xhaka (above, right) in action next season after his performance against France last_img read more