Amazon Cloud Player expands on Supported Devices and Features

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(Best Syndication News) - New features were added to the Amazon Cloud Player software app. Amazon also has reached many licensing agreements with music companies for their Cloud Player. Amazon will soon be adding Roku and Sonus to the supported devices offering their service.

Amazon announced today that they have reached licensing agreements with Sony Music Entertainment, EMI Music, Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, and over 150 independent distributors, aggregators, and music publishers for their Cloud Player service.

A new feature in the Amazon Cloud Player includes a history of MP3 purchases made with Amazon. Any Amazon MP3 purchases will automatically be saved to the Cloud Player at no extra cost to the customer.

Glee TV Show cast achieves New Record with 200 entries on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart

Glee Cast Breaks Own Record With 200 Entries on Billboard Hot 100. (PRNewsFoto/Columbia Records)

(Best Syndication News) - The Glee TV show cast have broken their own record as the only music act to place 200 entries on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

The Glee cast first entered the Hot 100 list in 2009 with the Journey song “Don’t Stop Believin’.” The Glee performance of the song made its debut at #4. The 200 record entries record was helped by their performance of Gotye’s “Sombody That I Used To Know,” which sold 170,000 songs in only two weeks.

In 2010, the Glee cast beat the Beatles’ record of 71 entries on the Hot 100. Then in 2011, the Glee cast ousted Elvis Presley’s record of 108 entries in the list. Glee cast also surpassed James Brown’s record of 91 songs, Ray Charles’ record of 74 songs, and Aretha Franklin’s record of 73 songs.

Glee TV Show to release New Music Album on May 15

Glee: The Music, The Graduation Album Cover - (PRNewsFoto/Columbia Records)

(Best Syndication News) - Glee fans will be rejoicing when a new album will be released on May 15 featuring songs that were performed throughout season 3. The new album is called, “Glee: The Music, The Graduation Album.”

Songs on the album include the Glee cast performances of Queen’s “We Are the Champions,” Lady Gaga’s “Edge of Glory,” and Jason Mraz’s “I Won’t Give Up.” There will be eight new songs recorded by the Glee cast for the season 3 finale that will be on the album. This includes Bruce Springsteen’s “Glory Days,” Beyonce’s “I Was Here,” and Madonna’s “I’ll Remember.” Altogether the album will have 13 songs.

The season 3 finale of Glee is scheduled for May 22nd, at 9 pm ET/PT on FOX. This is a special time following after Americal Idol.

Tupac Hologram performs with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg at Coachella

(Best Syndication News) - The talk of the day was all about the hologram performance of the deceased rap legend, Tupac Shakur, at the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The performance incorporated real life performers, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg. Surprisingly, the hologram looked very convincing on stage.

Tupac Shakur has been deceased since 1996. There have been many conspiracy theories that suggest that he is still alive and not murdered. The hologram will definitely be feeding the theorists story.

The reviews were mixed with the performance of the Tupac hologram. The technology to create the realistic hologram amazed many, but at the same time, it was a bit unsettling that it was a performance of a man that is deceased.

Davy Jones from the Monkees dead at 66


(Best Syndication News) - The singer from the Monkees group, Davvy Jones, passed away this Wednesday after suffering a heart attack in Florida. He was 66 years old.

The Monkees was formed in 1966 with four members – Davvy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, and Peter Tork. The Monkees continued to be a hit into the 1970’s. Some of the songs that the Monkees made into hit recordings were “Daydream Believer,” “Last Train to Clarksville,” and “I’m a Believer.”

The Monkees was a fictional band that got their start on a TV show, "The Monkees," that aired between September 1966 to March 1968. The theme song is still popular with the baby boomer generation. The TV show was a hit and the Monkees toured as a real band. Davy Jones reunited with the Monkees to tour twice, once in 1986-89 and again in 1996-97.

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