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ImageTo showcase its recently released new mobile music streaming app, Nokia Music, Nokia will join with Social Media Week to host an exclusive concert by Grammy-nominated artist Janelle Monáe. On Tuesday, September 25, Janelle Monáe will take the stage at Club Nokia L.A. Live for an intimate concert experience as part of SMWLA. 

Partnering with Social Media Week, which coincides with a week of socially powered activities, tickets to the show will be promoted via Promojam through social channels where interested attendees will be encouraged to contribute to a virtual playlist of their favorite songs from the Nokia Music app in order to secure their seat. Then prior to Janelle Monae’s performance, a Nokia DJ Musicologist will spin tunes from the crowd-sourced song selections, all in keeping with Social Media Week’s theme of Empowering Change through Collaboration.

The evening will encourage attendees to design their own music experience, much in the same way that Nokia Music gives users the power to discover and enjoy music based on their own personal preferences. The free mobile music streaming service is exclusive to Nokia Lumia handsets. Features include millions of songs and 150 exclusive playlists, ranging from underground Detroit house tracks to New York Philharmonic favorites and celebrity-curation from the likes of Lana Del Rey, Lady Gaga and Rihanna.


Completely advertisement-free, and requiring no registration or subscription, Nokia Music lets consumers immerse themselves in the dulcet tones of their favorite artists without being disrupted and for maximum convenience, Nokia Music playlists can also be enjoyed offline so consumers can listen to their favorite playlists anytime, anywhere.


This concert will take place Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012 at Club Nokia. Consumers can register to secure one of 2,000 tickets available for the show, along with VIP experiences that include pit passes and a chance to attend sound check and meet Janelle Monáe, by visiting Follow the conversation at #NokiaMusic. Consumers who already own a Nokia Lumia 900 or Nokia Lumia 710 can download the Nokia Music app for free from Marketplace.



The hottest new sensation in pop music has just arrived to iTunes: Adrian Vera. Described as “soulful” and “electrifying”, it will certainly become your most played album in your library! WE LOVE IT!!!

Go download it now:



About Adrian Vera

Adrian Vera’s music is as electrifying as it is soulful. A pop sensation and dazzling live performer, he soon will bewitch your ears and heart, if he hasn’t already. A talented songwriter, singer, guitarist and producer, Adrian Vera has performed in countless cities from New York to Los Angeles. Whether performing in English or Spanish, the U.S. or South America, Adrian Vera sings and plays with a passion that ignites your strongest emotions. Adrian has worked with some of the best in the business, including acclaimed producer Caram Costanzo (Guns N Roses, Usher, Elton John).

Adrian is a skilled vocalist and guitarist, with a true passion for music that developed at a young age. His key musical influences can be described as a blend of Stevie Wonder Coldplay, Oasis, Justin Timberlake, Snow Patrol, John Mayer and Kanye West, with additional inspirations drawn from his Argentinean and Colombian roots. Adrian’s sexy and soothing voice captivates many, including a strong contingent of female fans. His music is hypnotizing and his stage presence magnetic. His songs are extremely relatable and creative in both lyrics and melody. Adrian’s unique voice and songwriting style continue to engage fans and audiences in North and South America alike. Adrian has perfected a pop rock blend that will leave listeners always wanting more.

Digital Music Services: Who's Winning?

With the advent of Spotify, other streaming services like Pandora, Rdio, Last.FM, and Rhapsody have had to change their game. The consensus among the other guys was that Spotify wasn’t really much of a threat.

But now? The biggest battle is Spotify v Pandora Evidently, it looks like Rdio, Last.FM, and Rhapsody aren’t in that battle anymore… have they become less popular?

Some fans argue Pandora is the best deal for its algorithmic music recommendations, arguably cheaper pricing options that eliminate ads, and free mobile access. But, what’s keeping Spotify afloat is its Facebook name-dropping and ability to select whatever track whenever you want. But Spotify drops ads like bombs, ruining that perfectly romantic evening 😛 How to get rid of those ads: pay Spotify $10 a month. That might seem pricey to those already in love with Pandora.

So the question is, do you care more for the specific track (Spotify) or genre (Pandora)?

Pandora has about 80 million registered users, but only about 50 million of them are “active” according to their standards

Spotify is growing, web rumors predict it’s around 13-16 million users. But only 3 million are paid subscribers

We’re all waiting to see if Spotify’s numbers will grow astronomically. Meanwhile, Pandora claims it isn’t too scared of Spotify.

And all the other guys who put up a fight, good job and good luck. iTunes is still reaping the profits and leading the way, but those Pandora/Spotify numbers represent a crowd not necessarily devoted to iTunes, and that crowd’s numbers are growing.

In the end, no one is saying you have to use one particular service. We’d love to know, however, are you a loyal follower of one, or is your computer constantly juggling between them all?

(pssst, remember Napster? the free, illegal version?)

-Jason E. Ballmann, Sr. Agent


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