MyMusicCloud has officially become eMusic

Many of our users know by now, but MyMusicCloud has officially become eMusic as of 09/25/17.

eMusic provides all the features MMC users have used and love, such as access to any of your previously stored music and playlists, unlimited cloud storage & playback on multiple devices. It also includes much more – access to over 26 million tracks at up to 55% off iTunes pricing, access to free music every day, all year and access to premium sales and promotions.

MyMusicCloud Welcomes eMusic to the Family

eMusic-LogoUpdate: Many of our users know by now, but MyMusicCloud has officially become eMusic as of 09/25/17. 

eMusic provides all the features MMC users have used and love, such as access to any of your previously stored music and playlists, unlimited cloud storage & playback on multiple devices. It also includes much more – access to over 26 million tracks at up to 55% off iTunes pricing, access to free music every day, all year and access to premium sales and promotions.
MyMusicCloud is expanding its song catalog and services as part of a new deal that was announced this week. Triplay, the parent company of our free store-and-play service, has acquired eMusic, the music retail and download site.

It’s an exciting marriage of wireless technology and music discovery.

“We are thrilled to join forces to offer all our users the wide variety of music they love in a comprehensive, next-generation platform, complete with the features they want and need,” said Tamir Koch, founder and CEO of TriPlay.

The MyMusicCloud apps already empower music lovers to tote and listen to their collections on nearly any smart device (smart phones, computers, tablets, and Samsung smart TVs) regardless of brand (Apple, Android, Windows etc.)

Soon, we’ll offer our millions of active, eclectic and music-savvy users songs from eMusic’s retail store too. Together, that equals a combined catalog of more than 25 million songs from every genre. In return, eMusic users will also have access to their music collections, both online and offline, on any device, anywhere in the world.

To find out when these changes take effect, keep checking back here for further announcements.

“In the coming months, our users will begin to see significant enhancements as we introduce the complete music service they want, accessible anywhere, anytime and on any device,” Koch said.

To try our portable music service for free, download the MyMusicCloud app here.

Karaoke Songs Anyone Can Sing

You say you weren’t blessed with the songbird voice of Carrie Underwood, or the dreamy vocals of Ne-Yo? Maybe you sound more like Miss Piggy or Sam the Eagle when you sing? Don’t panic. There are plenty of songs you can perform on karaoke night without embarrassing yourself (or your kids). If that nerdy actor Ed Helms and The Muppets can karaoke-sing (some of) these songs and look cool, so can you. Presenting the top Karaoke Songs Anyone Can Sing:

“All I Wanna Do (Is Have Some Fun)” (Sheryl Crow) – A sure crowd-pleaser, this mellow hit is mostly spoken words and folks will generally help you out with the catchy chorus.

“Everybody” (The Backstreet Boys) – Backstreet’s back! This campy song is perfect for a group of guys who can ham it up. Plus it invites hilarious audience participation with nonsensical questions like, “Am I original?”

“Shake It Off” (Taylor Swift) – This is another fun, easy one, but if you’re really worried about how you sound, just shake your hips a lot while singing the chorus. It’s a surefire distraction.

“Sweet Caroline” (Neil Diamond) – No one knows why, but people love Neil Diamond. And if you’re in a bar and there’s a Boston Red Sox or college frat kid within 50 feet, they’ll join in.

“Tubthumping” (Chumbawamba) – A no-brainer. Pretty much just a soccer chant with the same verse (“I get knocked down, but I get up again!”) shouted over and over again.

“Love Shack” (B-52s) – The B-52s make great audience-participation songs like this because of their spoken lyrics (Example: “Tin Roof, Rusted!”) mid-song. Same goes for “Rock Lobster.”

“Crushin’ It” (Brad Paisley) – This down-home ode to beer is just silly enough to be amusing and uncomplicated enough for even the biggest barfly to stumble through. You’ll crush it.

“Mamma Mia” (ABBA) – One of the Swedish sensation’s less complex songs, “Mamma Mia” requires almost no vocal melody or talent and, thanks to the movie and musical, most spectators know the words by heart.

“Crocodile Rock” (Elton John) – Any song where you can sing an exaggerated falsetto is great for the tone deaf and the “Naaa-na-na-na-na-na” chorus here is so silly, no one can accuse you of screwing it up.

“Blame It (on the Alcohol)” (Jamie Foxx featuring T. Pain) – In a bar? You can’t lose with this chart-topper, which becomes more entertaining the more slurred the words are.

“Party Rock” (LMFAO) – Pretty sure the statute of limitations for uncoolness has run out on this one, and besides, who doesn’t want to say, “Every day I’m shufflin'”?

Now, that you have a few songs in your noggin, next, practice at home. How? YouTube, silly. Or if you have a Samsung Smart TV, you can use the free MyMusicCloud app to access your entire music library from your TV and follow the words to songs on-screen with the “Lyrics” feature.

To find MyMusicCloud on your Samsung Smart TV, click the Smart Hub button on your TV’s 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. If you haven’t already activated your account through our app, simply follow the directions in our “How to Activate” post.

This Year’s Best Baseball Walk Up Songs

Above: Anthony Rizzo (Chicago Cubs) gives the crowd an infusion of Taylor Swift‘s “Bad Blood” each time he gets up to bat.

You know baseball’s silly season has officially begun when the Kansas City Royals are dropping Fetty Wap lyrics into interviews, and Cubby Jonathan Herrera is sporting a helmet with floating hands atop it.

Yes, it’s playoff time. So how are you getting pumped up for your team’s run for the division title? Lots of fans have adopted current players’ walk-up songs to get hyped. Among the summer’s most popular hits are rapper Fetty Wap’s “Trap Queen,” which Lorenzo Cain, Dexter Fowler and Yasmani Grandal request when they leave the dugout. But what about newcomers Andy Mineo, Major Lazer, and Big Sean and Drake? Then there are all-time faves by Led Zeppelin, The Outfield and Marc Anthony. (Even Chicago’s oldie-goldie, “Go, Cubs, Go,” is among the most downloaded songs this week.)

Here are our 15 picks for your baseball tailgate or MLB playoff party playlists. Take them to the backyard, stadium, or sports bar with the free MyMusicCloud music phone app. (It works on iPhones, Android, and Windows phones, tablets, Samsung smart watches and  nearly any device.)

“Blessings” by Big Sean featuring Drake (Players: Houston Astro Marwin Gonzalez)

“You Can’t Stop Me” by Andy Mineo (Pirates’ Andrew McCutchen)

“Trap Queen” by Fetty Wap (Royals’ Lorenzo Cain, Dexter Fowler and Yasmani Grandal)

“Lean On” by Major Lazer and DJ Snake ft. MO (Chicago Cubs’ Jake Arrietta)

“Kashmir” by Led Zeppelin (Dodgers’ Chase Utley, Adam Liberatore, Astros’ Scott Kazmir)

“Your Love” by The Outfield (White Sox Gordon Beckham, Braves’ Jesus Flores)

“People Back Home” by Florida Georgia Line (Bluejays’ Justin Smoak)

“Bad Blood” by Taylor Swift (Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo, Andrew McCutchen)

“Bailando” by Enrique Iglesias feat. Sean Paul, Descemer Bueno and Gente de Zona

“Vivir Mi Vida” by Marc Anthony (Diamondbacks Ender Inciarte, Mets’ Juan Uribe)

“Como Yo Le Doy” by Pitbull ft. Don Miguelo (Rangers’ Elvis Andrus)

“I Don’t Get Tired” by Kevin Gates (Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig,  Royals’ Jarrod Dyson)

“Empire State of Mind” by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys. (Mets’ Yoenis Cespedes)

“The Game of Thrones Theme Song” by composer Ramin Djawadi (Mets’ Noah Syndergaard, Blue Jays’ R.A. Dickey)

“Know Yourself” by Drake (Blue Jays’ Dalton Pompey)

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Great UEFA Champions League Soccer Pump Up Songs

NFL fans aren’t the only ones singing along with their teams in the stands these days. The UEFA Champions League is in full swing and, with soccer stars like Cristiano Ronaldo and Robert Lewandowski (10 goals in 3 games?!) on the pitch, European sports-lovers are as pumped up as any American football tailgater.

Getting ready to watch a match? Here are some of the top teams’ anthems that get “footy” fans shouting “Gooooooooaal” (with help from the UEFA site.)

“Blue Moon” by The Marcels

How did a song recorded in 1961 become the song of Manchester City? Legend has it some late-leaving fans started singing it as a melancholy stadium farewell and the tune just stuck.

“Hala Madrid” by Jose de Aguilar

Real Madrid fans were beside themselves when Ronaldo score his 500th goal on Sept. 30th, giving the team’s official anthem even more power and significance than before.

 “Seven Nation Army” by The White Stripes

The trademark guitar riff of this White Stripes hit has been adopted by the Bayern Munich and plays after every goal scored by the team at the Football Arena München.

“Go West” by the Pet Shop Boys

Although originally recorded as an anthem for alternative lifestylers, “Go West” has been embraced by fans of France’s Paris Saint-Germain (“Allez, Paris Saint-Germain!”) and Arsenal, whose supporters began singing “1-0 to the Arsenal!” to the melody.

“You’ll Never Walk Alone” by Gerry and the Pacemakers

This Liverpool group were eclipsed by fellow pop stars The Beatles yet made a hit out of this Rogers & Hammerstein chestnut in 1963. Today, it’s the rallying song of Liverpool, Borussia Dortmund and Celtic football clubs.

 The “Champions League Anthem” by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Countless normally stoic athletes, from Andrea Pirlo to Lionel Messi, have teared up at the playing of the regal UEFA Champions League official anthem, recorded by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and sung by the Academy of St Martin In The Fields Chorus.

Make your own team playlist and take it to the game with free music app MyMusicCloud. Here’s how.

A Brand New MyMusicCloud App Just In Time For iPhone 6s

Photo Courtesy Best Buy

How cool is the new iPhone 6S? The entire screen blinks white when you take a selfie in low light like a makeshift flash, and now people, traffic, and even Frisbees move in your photos — Harry Potter-style.

If you’ve just bought your first iPhone, or are upgrading to the iPhone 6S, you’ll also want to know about the free music app that syncs your songs across all your tablets, laptops, and smartwatches too – even if they’re Windows, Android or some other operating system.

The MyMusicCloud app does that, and now it’s been upgraded (V 2.0) with more functions to help you sync and play your music, like:

– Personalized Artist and Album Recommendations next to the albums you already like.MMC_Song_Play_iOS_Screenshot_Rihanna_Sept15

– Updated Download to Device feature so you can listen offline without wifi.

– Sleek new “mini player” controls so you can play, pause or shuffle your music from any screen.

– High-resolution artist Images and album art.

– More accessible and prominent Lyrics (so you can see what Future is really rapping about).

– Redesigned song and album views.

– Easier-to-use account and preference controls.

– Bug fixes all around.

MyMusicCloud is free to download and automatically imports your music from iTunes, Dropbox, Google Drive or your hard drive. Listen to any 250 songs you own for free anytime, or upgrade to Unlimited access so you can play all your music on all your devices, regardless of operating system. (Well, most of your devices. Toasters not included.)

Download it now at iTunes.

*iPhone 6S photo courtesy Best Buy

Music and Gear to Pump Up and Train Like an NFL Player

Now, that NFL’s bone-crunching, tire-flipping season is back, there’s no better time to get pumped up and start training like your favorite pro footballer. So here’s some of the key workout equipment, exercises, and music to get you ripped for game time.

Heart monitor apps: Most NFL players and coaches use heart monitors to ensure they’re reaching their optimum cardio rates, but phone apps like the Instant Heart Rate app by Azumio and Runtastic Heart Rate Pro work just as well. A good target to shoot for is 50 to 85 percent of your maximum heart rate, according to the American Heart Association. (Your maximum heart rate is approximately 220 minus your age.)

Resistance bands: Strengthen your throwing arm like the pro QBs do with three simple resistance exercises using these multicolored bands, advises The bands help develop the specific shoulder muscles that rotate the arm back, over and inward while throwing a ball.

Kettle bells: These cast-iron balls don’t look intimidating until you start doing the reps that NFL UP! Suggests. Pretty soon you’ll be crying for Momma Lynch – Marshawn’s mom.

Tires: Texans’ sack king J.J. Watt swears he stays in beast mode by flipping 1,000-pound tires and even proved it on this season’s TV series “Hard Knocks.” You don’t have to go that big. Start with a 200-300-pound tractor wheel — you know, something small, suggests.

Beats headphones:  Cam Newton, Tom Brady, and Richard Sherman may be fined $10,000 every time they wear their Beats headphones instead of the NFL-sanctioned  Bose brand, but you won’t. So go ahead and sport those shiny ear cans.

Wireless music app: Make pump-up playlists, listen without wifi or a cellphone signal, and access all your music on the field with free music app MyMusicCloud.

But, wait-a-sec, you’re going to need some songs to get your adrenaline pumping. interviewed the team DJs for the Atlanta Falcons and Seattle Seahawks to see what their players listen to at real NFL practices. Here are some samples …

Seahawks Football Playlist

“Let’s Groove” by Earth, Wind & Fire

“Bugatti” by Ace Hood featuring Future, Rick Ross

“Hot Boy” by Bobby Shmurda

“Energy” by Drake

“Who’s that Lady” by The Isley Brothers

“I” by Kendrick Lamar

“No Flex Zone” by Rae Sremmurd

“All Day” by Kanye West featuring Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom & Paul McCartney

“Marshawn Lynch” by Mistah F.A.B.

“TTU (Too Turnt Up)” by Flosstradamaus featuring Waka Flocka Flame

Atlanta Falcon Football Playlist

“Workin” by Waka Flocka Flame

“Work” by A$AP Ferg

“WDYW” by Carnage featuring A$AP Ferg, Lil Uzi Vert, & Rich the Kid

“We in Da City” by Young Dro

“Watch Out” by 2 Chainz

“Real Sisters ” by Future

“Mind Right – Remix” by TK N Cash featuring B.o.B.

“March Madness” by Future

“Where Ya At” by Future featuring Drake

“Blasé” by Ty Dolla $ign featuring Future & Rae Sremmurd