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The following is a list of all entries from the Music category.

How YouTube can (re)make an artist

The last weeks, there was a huge amount of posts on blogs all over the world about a wedding video, where the happy couple and the whole bridal party danced towards the audience to the beats of Chris Brown’s Forever. It turns out now that the couple forgot that, when posting such a thing on YouTube, they should have made sure they payed royalties. However, instead of taking down the video or suing the couple (who are probably still on their honeymoon, enjoying their global popularity), Brown’s record company opted on adding a link to buy the song on the YouTube page. It seems it was the best option, since it has put the song back into the charts, with a #4 on the iTunes singles chart and #3 on Amazon’s best selling MP3 list as a result.

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Sweet, sweet music – part two

So, what about day two of the Suikerrock festival? The weather gods were very pleased this weekend, and gave us another rain-free concert day on Saturday with (overall) great music. THis time I brought my camera, and since I didn’t have a good view of the stage due to all the tall people before me (or am I too small?), I took some pictures of the screens, which turned out not too bad.

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Sweet, sweet music – part one

I went back to my home town Tienen Friday and Saturday, for Suikerrock (‘Sugar rock festival’), named that way because sugar is Tienen’s most important product (and the factory has always been one of the main sponsors of the rock festival). The 2009 edition was once again a big success, with 45.000 people on Saturday. Continue reading this entry »


Coldplay meets Amélie Poulain

I love the videoclip of Coldplay’s ‘Life in Technicolor II‘! And it seems that the puppets not only had a lot of fun rocking in the clip, they are also sending us postcards from all over the world, following the footsteps of Amélie Poulain‘s garden gnome! However, there is no picture from Werchter. Did they think Belgium wasn’t cool enough to be on a postcard? Didn’t they have time to visit Leuven? Were the cows in the Werchter’s meadows lousy models? It’s an enigma, for sure!