Viral this, viral that - is there a clear recipe for success when it comes to writing new music? Understanding the relationship between the makings of a song and its success on the charts is what the science of making a hit track is all about.
Certain features such as length, tempo, loudness and danceability are just some of the things UK based researchers at the University of Bristol have incorporated into what they call “the hit equation.” In all they found 23 key features that distinguish a song (see graphic.)
Hey Tunezy fans!
It’s almost officially the first day of Summer and we all know what that means… right? Rooftops, patios, Summer festivals, outdoor concerts … and hopefully a Tunezy Fan Experience!
We’re loving all the creativity from our fans and we’ve been getting some super creative wishes, so we’ve rounded up the Top 5 Funniest Fan Wishes. Read on to see if you make the list…
Tunezy Does Coachella.
It was our first time out at Palm Desert for the Coachella Music Festival, soaking up the sun and enjoying the incredible and perpetual line up of music. While passes had long been sold out, we were so lucky to get our hands on some VIPs so we could saunter in and celebrity spot.
The west coast is such an incredible place - from the hot spring/summer days to the cool desert evenings, not only did you have a wide array of fashion stomp the grounds, but a drastically different music experience as the sun set. Hint hint: Tunezy has a few West Coast Experiences coming right up in May as well with some of our new artists.
Here are a few of our grand highlights:
What does it really take to get noticed by industry experts and recording stars like Bif Naked and Jully Black? Well, a fiery personality, catchy melodies and a guitar doesn’t hurt. Meet Ivy James. She’s only 16-years old, but Ivy already possesses a songwriting talent and a musical maturity well beyond her years.
With lyrics like “I didn’t need my second chance so I threw it away” from ‘Your Escape (Nate’s Song)’ and “it’s so pointless wishing on burnt out stars” from ‘Thunder’, it’s pretty clear - Ivy’s foray into the music world is not temporary. Armed with just her guitar, Ivy recorded and released her self-titled debut EP in June 2012 filled with six self-written heart-twisting acoustic melodies. In October 2012, Ivy won Best Young Songwriter at the Toronto Independent Music awards and ironic enough - wasn’t even able attend the awards show because she was under 19.
Naughty by Nature in New York. Sounds like a sweet Sunday to us! Tunezy was proud to present a VIP dinner along with some merch packages and experiences tied to the NBN performance at Gramercy Theatre.
Fans were treated to a steak dinner along with their platinum and dinner packages on Tunezy, where the guys brought along wicked OPP cupcakes, in celebration of 20 years of Hip Hop Hooray.
Vinny, Kay Gee, and Treach were fantastic hosts, welcoming their biggest fans from New York area to enjoy a great meal, go backstage, and hang out at an intimate afterparty following a packed show for over 500 rap fanatics.
Want access to more events coming up? Be sure to check out the main page of our marketplace on Tunezy.com.
Grab your boots and a glass of red. The urban cowgirl has arrived. Meet Jacelyn Holmes - singer, songwriter, guitarist and energizer bunny. With her bewitching eyes and seductive smile, it’s easy to see why this lovely lady started off her career as an actress. Lucky for us, she soon switched gears to the musical side of things and well, just listen to this.
Unlike an ordinary country crooner, Jacelyn blends her smooth, cooing vocals with a bit of jazz, pop and rock to create a new fusion of genres and alternative country sound that is distinctly hers and hers alone. Jacelyn was made for this, and if her natural passion doesn’t win you over, then her bubbly, beaming personality sure will.
We have a new face in town - welcome to Chi, our new Director of Business Development. His experiences span from big companies to start ups, and will be bringing on board some wicked new talent to the Tunezy platform.
Read after the jump for a little more on Chi’s background:
What do you get when you mix a comedic superstar, fresh mango salad rolls and the Tunezy Marketplace together? Add in enthusiastic Vancouverites, a Japanese YouTuber and it’s a Tunezy experience like none other.
Last week, Vancouver welcomed the musical genius known as Gunnarolla to town. With upbeat witty songs about sushi, fonts and anything random - Gunnarolla has earned an insanely loyal following, prompting Tumblr fan pages and nearly 11 million views on YouTube.
With Tunezy, Gunnarolla offered an exclusive Vancouverolla package for a private dinner with himself and other fans at local Thai hotspot, Pink Elephant. It’s no surprise this experience sold out like Vancouver Japadogs (trust us, that’s fast), thus prompting Gunarolla to also plan a meetup prior to dinner to greet all the other fans who didn’t act fast enough to grab a ticket.
We ate, we laughed, we taped video segments with @Ciela and we admired Gunnarolla’s black vest.
Drumroll please, we give you the Top 5 Memories from Vancouverolla:
We can add another Simone to the world of powerhouse musicians. Like Nina before her, Andria Simone commands the stage with her authoritative vocals, sensual-cathartic croons and emotive presence. Armed with her throaty raspy voice and adventurous spirit, this soul-pop singer/songwriter is undeniably en route to being in the of mix of reigning female songstresses like Adele, Alicia Keys and Amy Winehouse and hey - she already has the readymade initial “A”.
Andria’s debut EP “Nothing Comes Easy” was released this past October, full of catchy melodies, upbeat explicit female anthems and soulful ballads already garnering goosebumps and buzz within the music industry.
Hailing from Toronto, Andria has seen and experienced much of the world over her 24 years, but that’s not to say it’s been an easy journey. After watching just a snippet from her music video for the single ‘Shame’, you’d never believe Andria barely passed high school vocal class, or that she had to work to gain the confidence to pursue her natural craft. We chat with this rising superstar about her musical journey, her debut EP and grab some words of advice.
Some people have it, some people don’t. After watching Rushil’s debut single and music video, “Here and There,” nobody would deny this 18-year old has raw charisma, true passion and songwriting flair.
It’s hard to believe this is Rushil’s debut music video. The artistic grit and intensity poured into this breathtaking video, combined with the deep emotion in his voice make Rushil more than just a man with his guitar.
If Rushil’s remarkable rich, ragged voice doesn’t seduce you — then his creative courage will.
Influenced by different upbringings in India, England, and Cyprus, Rushil has been studying law at the acclaimed University of Oxford. However, he is also embarking on a musical journey to create a new future for himself, by choosing music over legal contracts. To say this is a change would be understatement, as Rushil hopes to completely transform his possibilities and redefine himself.
Meet the man behind the music.