One of the best things about curating a show is seeing the range of art that comes from the group. Every time I received a piece of artwork to unwrap and photograph it felt a bit like Christmas! These 3 previews are just a bit of the surprises in store at the show this Friday. Come on out!
Meet the newest addition to The Crunkyard 🐉 FREAKENSPEAK DRAGON #circuitbent Speak & Math (at The Crunkyard)
We’re excited to announce some big news on how you enjoy music using SoundTracking! Many of you told us that you love being able to discover and share new music on SoundTracking, but wished for more ways to listen to an entire song beyond the clip. Well, we’ve been working on a simple and fluid way that lets you enjoy the best-matching music videos and full-length versions of songs you find on SoundTracking!
Today, we’re happy to share with you our new Smart Play feature which is now available in the latest version of SoundTracking:
- A new Smart Play button on the top right corner of every music moment which instantly matches the best music video and full-song audio track available
- Watch music videos and play full-length tracks using one of your favorite music services such as YouTube, Spotify, and Rdio*, in addition to iTunes.
- Browse and share directly from your music library when creating a music moment
*All SoundTracking app users will be able to view YouTube music videos inside their app. To use Spotify and Rdio options, install the music service app for iOS or Android to your mobile device.
The SoundTracking Team
One of the biggest nights in music, The 55th Grammy Awards happens this Sunday! As you saw in our SoundTracking Year In Review data, Fun., Gotye, The Black Keys, and more were shared throughout the year by our community. So we decided to have a look at the nominees and determine who would win… If The SoundTracking Community Chose The Grammys!
Album of the Year
» The Black Keys - El Camino
» Fun. - Some Nights
» Mumford & Sons - Babel
» Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
» Jack White - Blunderbuss
Community Winner: Fun.- Some Nights
Not only was Fun.’s smash hit “We Are Young” the #4 most shared song on SoundTracking, regionally it was #3 in New York, and #8 in Los Angeles. The follow-up single, “Some Nights,” also made it to the SoundTracking charts, clocking in at #18. It’s possible they’re gonna have a busy night on Sunday…
Runner Up: The Black Keys- El Camino
Rooting for the underdog, The Black Keys were the #7 artist shared on SoundTracking in Los Angeles. And hey, isn’t that where the Grammys happen?
Record of the Year
» The Black Keys - “Lonely Boy”
» Kelly Clarkson - “Stronger”
» Fun. feat. Janelle Monae - “We Are Young”
» Gotye feat. Kimbra - “Somebody That I Used to Know”
» Frank Ocean - “Thinkin Bout You”
» Taylor Swift - “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”
Community Winner: Gotye feat. Kimbra- “Somebody That I Used to Know”
You used to know somebody that hadn’t heard this song. Not anymore! Gotye and Kimbra’s infectious break-up hit was the #3 song shared on SoundTracking and reached #1 in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York!
Runner Up: Fun. feat. Janelle Monae- “We Are Young”
Didn’t we say they’d have a busy night? If Grammy voters are ‘Gotye’d out’, “We Are Young” is poised to win.
Best New Artist
» The Alabama Shakes
» Hunter Hayes
» The Lumineers
» Frank Ocean
Community Winner: Fun.
Sensing a pattern? Fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff better set his DVR to record ‘Girls’ on Sunday, cuz he ain’t getting home in time to snuggle up and watch with girlfriend Lena Dunham.
Runner Up: The Lumineers
Their single “Ho Hey” was #6 in Los Angeles, #8 in San Francisco and made us actually consider using something other than Google with this awesome Bing ad!
Song of the Year
» Ed Sheeran - “The A Team”
» Miguel - “Adorn”
» Carly Rae Jepsen - “Call Me Maybe”
» Kelly Clarkson - “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”
» Fun. - “We Are Young”
Community Winner: Carly Rae Jepsen- “Call Me Maybe”
Oh-so-catchy! Carly Rae’s pop-genius “Call Me Maybe” was the #5 most shared song on all of SoundTracking in 2012. It also made our Top 5 in New York (#2) and San Francisco (#3). How about we just call her “winner”?
Runner Up: Fun.- “We Are Young”
Because… why not?
Do you agree? Share your 2013 Grammy predictions on SoundTracking!