- Thursday, 28 November 2013
A new music service has been launched that could spell the end of the iTunes – because it makes almost 200 years’ worth of tracks available instantly for FREE.
Telecoms giant Nokia have revealed MixRadio, a new method of streaming music that makes a whopping 26 million songs – the equivalent of around 72,500 days of non-stop sound – available at the touch of a button.
It would take around 150,000 CDs to store the 1.1 petabytes of data from all the free songs available on the service, believed to be larger than Apple’s iTunes store which charges around 59p per track.
- Friday, 18 October 2013
A talented music fanatic has taken his love of guitars to a whole new level - creating his own collection from knick-knacks he finds around his house.
Tom Bingham, 65, spends up to three months creating his masterpieces using bits of scrap he finds around his house and items bought from car boot sales.
He has so far created 30 unique and incredible designs centring on his love for Star Wars, vinyl and games.
And, incredibly, each is fully functioning.
Speaking to Mature Times Tom said: “It’s something I have done for about 10 years now.
- Tuesday, 01 October 2013
featuring Camilla Kerslake and Blake
‘You Raise Me Up’
Single released October 13th 2013
The Sing to Beat Breast Cancer Choir featuring Camilla Kerslake and vocal trio Blake release the new single ‘You Raise Me Up’. The single is being released on October 13th in aid of Breast Cancer Campaign during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
- Tuesday, 04 June 2013
Hundreds of older people from across the country come together to release a charity single
Older people are giving modern pop stars a run for their money and tackling loneliness in the process by releasing their own charity single today.
The Anchor Community Band’s single “See Yourself” challenges perceptions of old age. More than 350 older people from across the country have been involved in writing and recording it, the oldest band member being 96 years young.
- Thursday, 23 May 2013
Stephen Williams, MP for Bristol West, was on hand at Clifton Cathedral for Friday’s launch of The Clifton International Festival of Music.
Over the course of the week of 22nd to the 30th of June 2013, the festival will play host to some of the world’s most renowned classical acts.
- Monday, 20 May 2013
Rock and roll expert David Roberts tells Mature Times why he became inspired to visit 700 music locations around the world - and write a book about his experiences.
It all started to make sense in the summer of 2006. I’d spent years editing popular music books, always hankering to write one of my own about music’s special places.
The incident that confirmed that I might just have a readership for a guidebook to such things happened as I emerged from St. Johns Wood tube station one sunny June lunchtime.
I was heading for Abbey Road - camera in one hand, notebook in the other. I wanted to capture the essence of the North London recording studio and the world’s most famous zebra crossing made iconic by The Beatles.
- Thursday, 14 March 2013
David Bowie, one of the most famous and succesful popstars of all time, has now released his 24th album named The Next Day.
Now at the age of 66, he has not performed live for six years and last released an album in 2003 - Reality.
He is predicted to reach No.1 in Sunday's charts which makes The Next Day the best selling album of the year.
- Monday, 28 January 2013
A record shop owner who collects bad album covers has unveiled his list of the worst ten ever - with the top spot taken by LIONEL BLAIR.
Dedicated Robin Ash, 52, has spent 30 years amassing a huge collection of LPs which have dodgy sleeve art.
Robin has amassed over 3,000 albums which have tasteless covers featuring singers in terrible clothes and hair, politically incorrect themes and dated images.
Robin has now published his top ten of the worst album covers of all time - featuring acts such as The Limeliters, Charles Camilleri and The King Singers.
But the dubious honour of worst album sleeve of all time has gone to singer and dancer Lionel Blair for his "Aerobic Dance" album from 1983.
- Wednesday, 31 October 2012
Steve Rotheram MP for Liverpool Walton recently announced plans for a Hillsborough Charity single.
Produced by world renowned producer Guy Chambers.
'He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother' will feature artists including; Mick Jones (The Clash), Peter Hooton (The Farm), Pete Wylie, The Justice Tonight band, Richard Hawley, Chris Sharrock (Oasis), Ren Harvieu, Dave McCabe (The Zutons), Paul Heaton (Beautiful South), Hollie Cook, Jon McClure (Reverend & The Makers), John Power (Cast) and Gerry Marsden.
Released on 17th December 2012, the single is aiming to top the Christmas charts.
- Age Cymru's Spread The Warmth Concert announced!
- 2012 Swansea Festival of Music 4 – 20 October 2012
- Military Wives Choirs Break World Record As They Launch New Album And The Military Wives Choirs Foundation
- Record breaking sing-a-long in Liverpool to mark 50th anniversary of "Love Me Do"
- Vinyl Goldmine
- Abbey debut for stunning street soprano
- Jazz Scene
- Free training for music teachers/facilitators of older learners
- Alistair The Optimist - released on March 5th