If you have a Smart TV, you already know you can log into Facebook and Twitter, watch YouTube videos, and stream movies on your TV screen. But did you know that you can also access your entire music collection on it too?

It’s totally true. Our MyMusicCloud app makes your music library available on all Samsung Smart TVs (the most popular brand), so you can play your favorite songs, make party playlists, or check out the latest releases from your favorite singers right from the comfort of your couch.

So how does it work? Once you have a free MyMusicCloud account, it’s simple to tap into it from your Smart TV. On Samsung TVs, just go to the Smart Hub and follow these steps:

1. Click the Smart Hub button on your remote control. If you don’t see the MyMusicCloud app on the front page of your Smart Hub, go to “Samsung Apps.” Press the down button to highlight the text box for searching, then use the voice controller to say the app name, or type it in with either a blue-tooth keyboard or your remote control.

2. Once you see the MyMusicCloud TV app, click it. You’ll see a TV activation URL (format: www.mymusiccloud.com/XXXXX). The activation code is embedded in the URL; it’s the letters and digits after the ” / ” in the URL.

3. Type this URL into a browser on your computer, cellphone or tablet. If you choose a mobile phone, it sends you to the App Store or Google Play to download the MyMusicCloud app. Download it. (Note that this URL is only valid for 1 hour, so if you get up to make snacks, text or answer a phone call and an hour passes, you’ll need to close the app on your TV and reopen it to get a new URL.)

4. Sign in to your existing MyMusicCloud account with your usual login and password, or create a new account by clicking “Sign In” on that same screen where you entered the URL. (For first-timers, learn how to import your music by reading this step-by-step post.)

 5. Check out your TV screen: It should now show that your account’s active and your music will be right there, ready to browse and play. (If it doesn’t work, post a message in our comment section and we’ll try to help.)

Not sure what a Smart TV is exactly? It’s really any TV that has internet access built in so you can watch video on demand, use social networks and search the web. But only those branded “Smart TVs” have dashboards that can download apps from stores like Google Play (otherwise you’ll need a second device like Chromecast or a gaming console to reach your favorite apps). Check your TV manual for more details.

For Samsung Smart TV owners, here’s a quick video on how to use your Samsung Smart Hub …

 

Spring may still feel like a cruel joke to many frozen Northeasterners (it’s coming, we promise!), but shorts and sandal weather has definitely arrived around the rest of the U.S. How do we know? There were plenty of pictures of the bikini’ed dance army that invaded Miami, Fla. last weekend for the annual Ultra Music Festival 2014 party.

Top EDM acts like Armin van Burren, Krewella, Skrillex (and his side-project Jack U), Rapper Waka Flocka Flame and Dutch superstar Hardwell lit up Bayfront Park with LED lights and mind-scrambling beats. Other highlights were New York duo The Chainsmokers, whose LOL single “#Selfie” is burning up the charts; Tiesto and Icona Pop, who performed their single “Let’s Go”; rapper M.I.A.; and deadmau5, who replaced a sick Avicii at the last-second and teasingly mixed the percussive beats of Martin Garrix’s “Animals” with the schoolyard ditty “Old MacDonald Had A Farm.”

You say strobelights and giant mouse-heads aren’t your thing? Not to worry. There are plenty of other music festivals – from the Southern-kissed jazz of Branford Marsalis and Robert Cray at this weekend’s Savannah Music Festival to the heartland rock of Jason Aldean and the Florida Georgia Line at California’s Stagecoach Country Music Fest.

This weekend, the alternative sounds of Coachella, starring Outkast, Muse, Beck, Arcade Fire, Lorde, and many more, kicks off in Indio, Calif. The 2-weekend blowout will also be streamed live on YouTube and AXS TV.Bottom of Form

So pack up those coolers and daisy headbands and head to your nearest outdoor rave. Here are your Spring 2014 U.S. Music Festivals through Memorial Day weekend…

April

Savannah Music Festival 2014 Savannah, GA March 20- April 5: Branford Marsalis, Robert Cray, Fatoumata Diawara, Omara “Bombino” Moctar, Tim O’Brien & Darrell Scott, and Red Baraat.  Link: http://www.savannahmusicfestival.org/#

Snowball 2014 Denver, CO April 4-6 Pretty Lights, Knife Party, Busta Rhymes, Mimosa, Earl Sweatshirt. Link: http://snowballmusicfestival.com/lineup

The Moody Blues Cruise 2014 Miami, FL April 2-7 The Moody Blues with Roger Daltrey, The Orchestra with ELO, Starship, Little River Band. Link: http://moodiescruise.com/

Earthday Birthday 2014 Orlando, FL April 12 Alter Bridge, Pepper, Everclear, Cypress Hill.Link: http://www.wjrr.com/pages/edbd_21.html

Tortuga (Country) Music Festival 2014 Fort Lauderdale, FL April 12-13 Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Sheryl Crow, Billy Currington, Eric Church, Train, 38 Special. Link: http://www.tortugamusicfestival.com/

Country Thunder Arizona 2014 Florence, AZ April 10-13 Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Cassadee Pope, The Band Perry, Thompson Square.Link:http://arizona.countrythunder.com/

New England Metal Festival 2014 Worcester, MA April 17-19 All That Remains, Behemoth, Iced Earth.Link:http://metalandhardcorefestival.com/

Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly 2014 Las Vegas, NV April 17-20 Imelda May, The Trashmen, Los Straightjackets The Chop Tops, The Aquasonics.Link: http://www.vivalasvegas.net/

Coachella 2014 Indio, CA April 11-13 and April 18-20 Outkast, Muse, Beck, Arcade Fire, Zedd, Ellie Goulding, Chromeo, Haim, Lorde, Pharrell, Queens of the Stone Age, Sleigh Bells, Foster the People, Disclosure, Lana Del Rey, Pet Shop Boys, Nas, Chance the Rapper. Link: http://www.coachella.com/

Stagecoach Indio, CA April 25-27 Eric Church, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Jennifer Nettles, Easton Corbin, Florida Georgia Line, Hunter Hayes. Link:http://www.stagecoachfestival.com/

Sweetwater 420 Fest 2014 Atlanta, Georgia April 18-20 Conspirator, Eoto, Galactic, Sublime with Rome, Steel Pulse.Link: http://sweetwater420fest.com/

Euphoria 2014 Austin, TX April 25-26 Zeds Dead, Beats Antique, Gareth Emery, Lotus, The Crystal Method, Bonobo. Link: http://euphoriafest.com/

M3 Rock Festival 2014 Columbia, MD April 25-26 Kix & Extreme with Lita Ford and Winger, Night Ranger, Sebastian Bach, Queensryche, L.A. Guns.Link:http://m3rock.webs.com/ 

May

New Orleans Jazz Festival 2014 New Orleans, LA April 25- May 4 Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen, Christina Aguilera, Phish, Foster the People, Trey Songz, Robert Plant, Alabama Shakes, Aaron Neville, Charlie Wilson. Link: http://www.nojazzfest.com/

Austin Psych Fest 2014 Austin, TX May 2-4 The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Loop, The Dandy Warhols, Panda Bear, The Zombies. Link: http://www.austinpsychfest.com/

Shaky Knees Music Festival 2014 Atlanta, GA May 9-11 Alabama Shakes, The National Modest Mouse, The Whigs, Tokyo Police Club, The Replacements, Violent Femmes, Spoon. Link: http://shakykneesfestival.com/

Rock On The Range 2014 Columbus, OH May 16-18 Guns ‘N Roses, Kid Rock, Avenged Sevenfold, Staind, Slayer, Wolfmother. Link:http://rockontherange.com/.

Joshua Tree 2014 Joshua Tree, CA May 15-18 Nahko & Medicine for the People, Kraak & Smaak, Future Rock, The Revivalists.Link:http://www.joshuatreemusicfestival.com/

Skate & Surf Festival 2014 Freehold, NJ May 17-18 Midtown, Saosin Featuring Anthony Green, Newfound Glory, Alkaline Trio, Circa Survive, Brick, Mortar. Link: http://www.skateandsurffest.com/

Summer Camp 2014 Chillicothe, IL May 23-25 Bassnectar, Beats Antique, moe., Umphrey McGee, Zac Brown Band, Primus, Lotus, Mimosa, Eoto.Link: http://summercampfestival.com/

Mysteryland USA 2014 Bethel, NY May 23-25 Steve Aoki, Kaskade, Nicky Romero, The Chainsmokers, Big Gigantic, Moby, Nervo. Link: http://www.mysteryland.us/en/

Electric Daisy Carnival NYC 2014 East Rutherford, NJ May 24-25 Afrojack, Calvin Harris, Bassnectar, Hardwell, Krewella, Steve Angello, Tiesto. Link: http://electricdaisycarnival.com/NewYork/

Boston Calling 2014 Boston, MA May 23-25 Jack Johnson, Death Cab for Cutie, The Head and the Heart, Modest Mouse. Link:http://bostoncalling.com/

Sasquatch! Memorial Day 2014 George, WA May 23-25 (2nd Weekend Cancelled) Outkast, The National, Queens of the Stone Age, M.I.A., Foster the People, Haim, Kid Cudi, Tyler, The Creator, De La Soul.Link: http://www.sasquatchfestival.com/

Rocklahoma 2014 Pryor, OK May 23-25 Deftones, Motörhead, Kid Rock, Five Finger Death Punch, Staind, Seether, Twisted Sister, Black Label Society. Link: http://www.rocklahoma.com/

Movement Detroit Electronic Music Festival  Detroit, MI May 24-26  Baauer, RiFF RaFF, Just Blaze, Jamie xx, Ryan Hemsworth, Action Bronson, Carl Cox, Simian Mobile Disco, Damian Lazarus, Justin Martin. Link: http://www.movement.us/home

 

 

Last week, we put the call out to music fans to send us your funny misheard song lyrics, and you didn’t let us down. In honor of April Fool’s Day this Tuesday, we’ve printed the funniest ones below. Here goes …

Steven64 posted: “What’s that old Prince song from the 1970s? I always thought he was saying I wanna turn you on, turn you out, all night long, make you shout, Led Zeppelin! Yeah. Never could understand why he did that. Just thought he was a big Robert Plant fan. Turns out that’s not the words.”

 

MyMusicCloud says: Right on, Steven64. The Prince song you were trying to remember is called: “I Wanna Be Your Lover.” And the actual lyrics are: “I wanna turn you on, turn you out, all night long, make you shout, Oh, lover! Yeah.”

 

ashleycat posted:  “My little brother was obsessed with Mac ‘n Cheese and when Def Leppard sang that song ‘Photograph,’ he was like, ‘Bowl of Kraft, I don’t want your bowl of Kraft!!!’ Then he asked me, ‘Why do they hate Mac ‘n Cheese so much??’ LOLZ.”

 

MyMusicCloud says: Good one, ashleycat! Wonder what Def Leppard would say to that?

 

Rocco posted:  “I thought that Cee Lo Green was singing: ‘And though Hussein’s in my church, I still wish him the best…’ in his F-You song.”

 

MyMusicCloud says: Interesting. Do you hear Hussein in a lot of song lyrics? JK. In case you’re curious, the real lyrics to that verse are: ‘And though there’s pain in my chest, I still wish

you the best…’

 

Denise Kievit posted:  “Not sure if this is politically correct but, here goes, ‘Cruise’ by Florida Georgia Line. The line is, “When I first saw her had a bikini top on her.” What I heard was…”When I first saw her, had a king size b—r.” I asked my husband and he had to look it up to make sure I wasn’t correct.”

 

MyMusicCloud says: Whoa, Denise! We had to “dash out” the PG-13 word you heard for younger readers but, between you and us, that’s hilarious!

 

Joe Dungan posted quite a few Elton John lyrics, inspired by our video of actors Katherine Heigl and James Marsden singing “Bennie & the Jets” wrong. (Watch it here.) Here are a couple of them:

“In the spirit of your ‘Bennie & the Jets” citation, I’d like to offer up a few other Elton John songs. My mishearings are first, followed by the real lyrics in parentheses:

“Love Lies Bleeding”
Like all the burning poo-poo fire
That went out last June
(Like all the burning hoops of fire
That you and I passed through)

Elton John is so odd and open to misinterpretation, that in this instance, the mishearing is more normal than the actual lyric:
“Philadelphia Freedom”
Give me a peace of mind my daddy never had
(Gave me a piece of mama daddy never had)

MyMusicCloud says: Wow, thanks for the music anthology, Joe!

Randy Sellers posted:  “Heard this one recently. Travolta and OL John, not sure of the title myself, but think it’s “You’re the one that I want.” Misheard is, I’ve got shoes, they’re made of plywood.”

 

MyMusicCloud says: Fantastic, Randy! Wonder how John walks in those plywood shoes. You’re right, the song is called, “You’re the One That I Want,” famous from the 1978 Grease Movie Soundtrack.  The real lyrics are: I’ve got chills, They’re multiplying, And I’m losing controoool.”

 

Thanks to everyone who contributed your misheard song lyrics! Read the original post, “Send Us Your Funniest Misheard Song Lyrics for 2014 here.” And never mess up the lyrics to a song again by clicking our “Lyrics” button in the MyMusicCloud app, where you can store and play your music anytime anywhere, regardless of brand.

 

In honor of Randy Sellers, enjoy the classic Grease movie video below.

 

 

Did you know that in Pearl Jam’s grunge song, “Daughter,” Eddie Vedder’s really singing, Don’t call me daughter, Not fit to, and not, Don’t call me daughter, Geppetto ? Or that AC/DC’s song really goes, Dirty Deeds, Done Dirt Cheap? And not Dirty Jeans, Dungarees!?

If you’ve ever goofed up the words to songs like those, we at MyMusicCloud salute you. April Fool’s Day is just over a week away, and to celebrate, we’re asking readers like you to submit another round of Funny Misheard Lyrics. 

In our last roundup, listener Lisa heard Rihanna sing, ’Cause I may be fat, but I’m perfectly good at it… when in fact, the words to “S&M” are:  ‘Cause I may be bad, but I’m perfectly good at it…

Amanda was sure that Fun. was singing, Some nights I stay up cussin’ in my bathtub, when they were really singing, Some nights I stay up cashing in my bad luck in “Some Nights.”

And Stephanie swore that: “For ‘Benny & The Jets,’ I always thought it was (and continue to sing), ‘She’s got electric boobs! Down to her shoes, you know I heard and I’m about to say-eee-oh-oh.’ ” (Sorry, Stephanie, but the words to Elton John’s song are actually: She’s got electric boots, a mohair suit, you know I read it in a magaaazine.)

With MyMusicCloud, you never have to sing the wrong song lyrics again. Just hit the Lyrics button on our music storage and play site and it instantly shows you the correct words. Unless, like Katherine Heigl and James Marsden in the romantic comedy, 27 Dresses, you actually enjoy singing the wrong lyrics loudly and off-key. In that case, rock on! And post your silly made-up lyrics below. We’ll publish the funniest ones next week.

Watch Katherine and James sing “Benny & the Jets” badly here ….

 

 

Think you know Irish step-dancing? Well, if you feel like dancing an Irish jig this St. Patrick’s Day, turns out you’ll need some baggy pants, fly kicks, and a whole lot of C-Walking (or Crip-Walking) lessons.
Our latest Viral Video Alert shows what happens when you flip the music on a traditional, hip-hop dance video with something completely unexpected. Below, YouTube comedienne Rikki Rozelle swapped out the Outlawz’ original thumping “Real Talk” rap behind these C-Walk dancers for the sweet whistles and harmonies of the vintage Irish folk song “Mountain Dew.” Then she and her boyfriend edited the dancers’ magical snake-heel and toe moves to match the foine new Celtic beat.
(Not familiar with C-Walking? It evolved from Crip-Walking, a ‘70s dance craze created by California’s notorious Crip gangmembers, but has recently been adopted by European and Asian teenagers.)
Hip-hop, Celtic, dance, pop, whatever music you like, store it all and listen anywhere, anytime on any device with MyMusicCloud. Big props to Nottingham, England dancers GoSu, Kynamite, Scrawer, Murkee, and Rye for their original 2006 street moves. Behold the new, “Celtic Walk” …

Before you slide on your shamrock sunglasses and gulp down that green food and drink this St. Patrick’s Day, remember to make a MyMusicCloud playlist of songs by your favorite Irish singers: Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey, and Bruce Springsteen. What? You didn’t know they’re Irish?

It’s true.  They’re just 3 of 5 famous singers we’ve uncovered who are secretly Irish. Read about their Emerald Isle roots (and watch their performances) below …

Mariah Carey: “My mother’s white — she’s so Irish, she loves Ireland. She’s like, ‘Yay, Ireland!’ Waving the flag and singing ‘When Irish Eyes Are Smiling.’ And that’s great. I appreciate and respect it,” Mariah told the British newspaper The Guardian in 2009. Yes, Mariah’s mother, opera singer Patricia Carey (born Hickey), is indeed Irish American.  (Mimi’s father, Alfred Roy, is African American and Venezuelan.)

Watch Mariah Sing the Holiday Favorite, “O, Come All Ye Faithful,” with Her Mom Here:

Christina Aguilera: “The Voice” coach has long played up her Latin roots, but Christina was primarily raised by her Irish-American mum, Shelly Kearns. After her parents’ stormy split, Christina lived with Shelly and grandmother Delcie Dunfee, who hails from Ireland’s County Clare. “Irish customs have always been a big part of our lives,” Shelly told British newspaper “The Mirror” in 2001. “We’d put candles in the windows, especially at Christmas, as a symbol of welcome to Mary and Joseph (a totally Irish custom). And we’d decorate the house for St. Patrick’s Day with shamrocks and leprechauns.” 

Watch Christina Dedicate the Song “Oh, Mother” to Her Mom

Kurt Cobain: The Nirvana singer wasn’t just a grunger, he was also a Greenie. Cobain hailed from Northern Ireland, where his family was originally named “Cobane.”  Kurt’s ancestors Samuel and Letitia Cobane reportedly left their Irish farm five generations ago to start anew as shoemakers in the state of Washington. Kurt’s Irish cousin, Fionnola O’Reilly, discovered this and their family ties while researching her family’s heritage over six years, according to Irish Central.

Watch Nirvana Perform “Come As You Are”

Macklemore:  You might know the Grammy-winning rapper from his hits, “Thrift Shop” and “Same Love,” but in “Irish Celebration,” Macklemore gives props to his Gaelic homeland.  “Heart, blue collared workers and family, My heritage, proud to be a Haggerty,” he raps. That’s because the Seattle musician’s real name is Ben Haggerty. “The song is about celebrating life. It celebrates my ancestry and culture,” he tells Rap Ireland.

Watch “Irish Celebration”

http://www.rapireland.com/ri-exclusive-macklemore-interview-with-rap-ireland/

Bruce Springsteen: Can’t detect an Irish lilt in the Boss’s New Jersey growl? While touring Ireland in 2013, he spotted a fan’s sign that read: “Bruce O’Hagan.” “O’Hagan, that’s right,” Springsteen told her and the crowd. “I come from the O’Hagans. We’re related somehow.” In fact, he’s descended from Martha O’ Hagan, who married Bruce’s grandfather. Later, he accepted a giant, red Irish passport from another Irish fan.

Watch The Boss Get His Irish Passport Here:

So celebrate Ireland this St. Patrick’s Day with songs from your favorite pop artists on MyMusicCloud, the only cloud-based music storage service that lets you mix and listen to your music anywhere, on any portable device – computers, smartphones, tablets, and smart TVs.

Once you’ve chosen MyMusicCloud to store your music, it’s easy to gather your albums from all your various storage spaces (iTunes, Dropbox, Amazon) and finally unite them in one simple-to-reach place.   

Here’s how to start your journey down the musical rabbit hole. Log into MyMusicCloud on your computer and click the “Import” button (a blue circle containing an arrow pointing up) in the top right corner of the MyMusicCloud screen.  A pop-up window should appear and, like Neo in “The Matrix,” you’ll be given 2 choices:

Manually Upload:  Browse to specific music file folders on your hard drive, Dropbox, or Google Drive. Then choose the folder and the exact songs you want to upload. (Tip: If you’re importing a CD, you’ll have to rip the songs to your music library first.)

Automatically Upload: Click the “Get it here” link to download our Sync Agent software, which finds and uploads your music for you. You’ll be sent to the download page, where you’ll save the Sync Agent file and then “run” it. Once it installs, you’ll have to log in again, and choose where you want it to import your music from: iTunes, Windows Media Player, your music folders or elsewhere on your computer or device.

If you’re importing a big music collection, we recommend using the desktop Sync Agent or Mac Sync Agent. Transferring from Google Drive or Dropbox? Simply go back to the MyMusicCloud dashboard and look for the ACCOUNT tab (top right). Go to IMPORT SETTINGS and click “Connect Google Drive or Dropbox.”

 

Keep in mind that MyMusicCloud supports the following audio codecs and formats: aac, mp3, ra, wav, wma, m4a, ogg, 3g2, 3gp, 3gpp and 3gpp2, flac. All files are converted to mp3 the first time they’re played, which might result in a short delay (up to a few seconds).

Once you’ve uploaded your music, fasten your seat belt, ’cause Kansas is going bye-bye. Explore the Artist of the Day, read their bios and see their previous albums, or click on your “Recommended” Albums and Artists in the right hand matrix of your MyMusicCloud pages.

And say goodbye to the tyranny of petty operating systems (iOS, Android, Windows). Finally, you can enjoy your music on all of your devices with our mobile and Smart TV apps, regardless of brand.

 

 

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 25 other followers