Justin Timberlake leaving the MySpace launch party held at the El Ray Theatre in Hollywood , CA.
Five months after launching the new Myspace to the public, Justin Timberlake and friends are making their social service for creatives, artists, and their fans available on the iPhone, perhaps where it was meant to be all along.
In 2011, Specific Media co-founders Chris and Tim Vanderhook and their music-mogul pal Justin Timberlake acquired what was left of the forgotten social network for $35 million. Since then, a Los Angeles team has set about rebuilding Myspace into a destination people actually want to visit — not for traditional social networking per se, but for streaming music and connecting to everything associated with the music business. In January, an early version of the new Myspace was released to the public.
Wednesday, Myspace arrives on iPhone and mobile Web, and also sheds its beta label. The mobile application mirrors the overhauled Web site in both style and function (save for one iPhone-only surprise). For the unfamiliar, that means you’ll find a delightful design that centers around an image-heavy stream of stories related to the people and content you’re connected to on the service.
You also get a free streaming radio service with access to 53 million tracks. Just as on the Web, Myspace’s radio feature is ever-present, meaning you can start listening to songs and stations wherever you are in the application by swiping up to reveal the music menu. In addition, play buttons sit atop artist profiles and offer people personalized radio stations tuned to the tastes of that particular artist.
“When you play an artist radio station, you’re not just listening to their music, but you’re listening to what they’re interested in and the music that inspires them,” Ali Tahmasbi, Myspace’s VP of product marketing, told CNET. “We think it really helps establish a stronger connection between artists and their fans.”
The iPhone application’s claim to originality is a funky GIF creator that assists people in automatically stitching together frames from video capture or stills to build animated images. The feature isn’t wholly original though, as it’s definitely reminiscent of Twitter’s Vine for creating sharable looping six-second videos.
Still, on the whole, Myspace and its companion iPhone application look like a fresh new space. There a few distinct features that could inspire people, particularly those with a creative bent, to take a second look. Tahmasbi declined to share how many users had signed up for the new Myspace to date but said he’s happy with the company’s progress thus far.
With the mobile release, new Myspace is now just Myspace. The network for creatives has supplanted the former place for friends at the Myspace.com domain and all classic profiles have been transitioned over to the new platform.
Justin Timberlake has revealed that his 20/20 Experience World Tour will come to the UK in spring 2014.
The UK dates will follow shows in Canada and North America.
The Suit and Tie singer’s first solo tour for six years starts on 31 October in Montreal, Canada.
Timberlake, 32, told fans the news while taking part in a Twitter question and answer session during Capital FM’s Summertime Ball this weekend.
Live Nation are yet to announce the dates and venues of the UK leg of the singer’s tour.
The North American part of the tour finishes in February in Omaha, Nebraska.
Timberlake’s announcement comes just a month after he unveiled plans to release a follow up album to his number one selling album, 20/20 Experience, in September.
His first record in seven years was his first number one album in the US since 2006, after The 20/20 Experience sold 968,000 copies in its first week.
The 20/20 tour will follow a Legends of Summer stadium tour in America with rapper Jay-Z.
The pair are set to headline this year’s Wireless festival in London next month.
Timberlake was also recently announced as part of the iTunes festival line-up.
The former N-Sync star is also starring in a film alongside Ben Affleck, which will be released later this year.
Runner Runner is expected in cinemas in September.
Robin Thicke has admitted that Justin Timberlake helped pave the way for his own song to become a hit.
The singer – whose sound has been heavily compared to Timberlake’s latest album The 20/20 Experience – conceded that the imitation actually worked in his favor.
“He actually helped me a lot because his sound went more R&B and soulful and that’s what I’ve been doing my whole career, so it really opened up a door,” Thicke told US radio station Hot 97.
“Him and I grew up with the same influences – Michael Jackson, Prince, Marvin Gaye,” he added. “We were both white kids who grew up in the hip-hop generation, so I think it’s natural we’re going to have some similarities.”
Thicke is currently enjoying global success with his new single ‘Blurred Lines’, which has topped the UK singles chart and peaked at number six in the US so far.
The star recently denied criticism that his latest music video is “sexist”, telling Digital Spy that it was planned as a “funny” visual.
Thicke’s new album Blurred Lines will be released in the UK on July 8 and a day later in the US.
Justin Timberlake is known to be a trendsetter with impeccable taste, but his latest decision has many wondering what the “Suit & Tie” singer was thinking.
The “Tunnel Vision” single art Timberlake shows the silhouette of a naked woman that has the singer’s face transposed on it. It’s a bit jarring, and more than a bit odd — take a look below.
“Tunnel Vision” is the third single off Timerlake’s comeback album “The 20/20 Experience,” following “Suit & Tie” and “Mirrors.” Set for release on July 15, the track will make its impact just as Timberlake and Jay-Z (who appeared on “Suit & Tie”) embark on their Legends of Summer Tour.
What do you think of the artwork? Is it sexy, or just plain curious?
Drake’s new album tracklisting has reportedly leaked online and seems to confirm a team-up with Justin Timberlake will appear on the rapper’s new record.
The ‘Take Care’ star is preparing to release his latest record ‘ Nothing Was The Same’ later this year, and fresh reports suggest he has teamed up with the likes of Jay-Z, Frank Ocean and ‘Suit & Tie’ singer Justin on the album.
Drake’s father Dennis Graham seemingly posted up a track listing on his Instagram profile over the weekend, which claimed the record will be out on 27th August, before quickly removing the image.
The tracklisting claimed Justin will feature on an album track called ‘All Kinds’, while ‘Pyramids’ singer Frank Ocean appears on the song ‘Back To Me’.
Justin Timberlake and Jessie J are among the headline acts for this year’s iTunes Festival in London, it has been revealed.
More than 60 acts will be performing throughout September at London’s Roundhouse for the free series of events.
Also on the bill, as the first batch of names was released, are Queens of the Stone Age, Primal Scream, Thirty Seconds To Mars and Jake Bugg.
Jessie J – who is also a coach on BBC1′s The Voice – axed a tour earlier this year because she did not want to play the sell-out shows before the release of her album, which had been delayed.
But the singer, who famously shaved her head to raise money for Comic Relief, hinted that fans can look
She said: ‘I’ll be back with new music, a new look and a party you’re all invited to.’
And Primal Scream’s Bobbie Gillespie added of their highly-anticipated performance: ‘We’re gonna levitate the Roundhouse, turn it into a flying saucer and blast off.’
Also on the bill are Phoenix and Jack Johnson, with others to be announced over the coming weeks.
Jack Johnson added: ‘I’ve seen a lot of great shows over the years thanks to the iTunes Festival, so it will be fun to be on the other side of the broadcast this year.
‘I hope you can tune in and watch our set. Aloha!’
Apple executive Eddy Cue said: ‘This year’s iTunes Festival is the best ever with an incredible line-up of global superstars and stellar emerging artists.
‘We’re honoured so many renowned artists are part of this year’s lineup.’
Fans can apply for tickets at Itunes.com/festival and the performances are also being streamed online.
gave the site a new look
hope you like it, I’ll be changing the gallery look soon too, it’s summer so time to lighten up the mood dont ya think?
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