Contestant Overcomes Serious 'Voice' Snafu By DMO Affiliate Monday during "The Voice"'s first night of live performances, contestant Kristen Merlin learned an important lesson when her microphone failed. With about 22 seconds left in her performance of Sugarlands Stay, Merlins audio dropped out. But just like the old saying, the show must go on, and so did Merlin. Eventually a stagehand brought her a new microphone and she was able to finish the last line of the song for all to hear, but Merlins poise impressed host Carson Daly and all four of the coaches, who ...Read More »
J.Lo's Lip Syncing Fires up Fans By DMO Affiliate Thursday on American Idol, Jennifer Lopez debuted her new single I Luh Ya Papi live onstage for the first time but first, she engaged in a little stoop banter with former Idol competitors Pia Toscano, Allison Iraheta, and Jessica Sanchez. After a brief a cappella jam, J-Lo stepped up to the microphone and... well, lets just say she probably didnt need it. Many people on Twitter noticed the irony of Lopez lip-syncing on whats supposed to be a singing show in fact, even Bizarre Foods host Andrew ...Read More »
J.Lo's Lip Syncing Fires up Fans By DMO Affiliate Thursday on American Idol, Jennifer Lopez debuted her new single I Luh Ya Papi live onstage for the first time but first, she engaged in a little stoop banter with former Idol competitors Pia Toscano, Allison Iraheta, and Jessica Sanchez. After a brief a cappella jam, J-Lo stepped up to the microphone and... well, lets just say she probably didnt need it. Many people on Twitter noticed the irony of Lopez lip-syncing on whats supposed to be a singing show in fact, even Bizarre Foods host Andrew ...Read More »
Akon Explains Making Hits With Auto-Tune By DMO Affiliate Multi-platinum recording artist Akon talks to WSJ's Lee Hawkins about the influence of Auto-Tune on music and his philosophy on how it should really be used in music production. Photo: Getty ...Read More »
For the King of All Media, a Birthday Bash Gets a Royal Production By Sebastian Thaler When you're the King of All Media, your birthday party is a royal event. So when Howard Stern chose to celebrate his 60th Birthday Bash at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom-part of the Manhattan Center, located at 311 West 34th Street-on the night of January 31, an array of topnotch production staff went into action to ensure that everything ran smoothly. The crowd inside the Hammerstein Ballroom-and those listening to the live broadcast on SiriusXM Satellite Radio-were delighted with Howard, his cast of regulars, and a galaxy of guests ranging from Rob Zombie to George Takei, Jimmy Kimmel, The Black Keys, Joan Rivers, Jon Bon Jovi, Adam Levine and dozens more. Behind the scenes, the quality of the production was just as brilliant. Topping it all off, the production staff had only two days to pull it off. ...Read More »
12 Years A Slave Director Steve McQueen & Screenwriter John Ridley Have Been In A Serious Feud Full Of Shade! By DMO Affiliate Director Steve McQueen & screenwriter John Ridley have been apparently experiencing an epic feud since the start of awards season over the film's screenplay credits, which completely boiled over during last night's Oscars telecast! As John took the stage to accept his award for Best Adapted Screenplay, he failed to mention Steve in his slew of thank yous' because he reportedly turned down the director's request to be added to the writing credits! When McQueen later took the microphone at the end of the evening for his Best Picture win, he made no mention of the writer. ...Read More »
12 Years A Slave Director Steve McQueen & Screenwriter John Ridley Have Been In A Serious Feud Full Of Shade! By DMO Affiliate Director Steve McQueen & screenwriter John Ridley have been apparently experiencing an epic feud since the start of awards season over the film's screenplay credits, which completely boiled over during last night's Oscars telecast! As John took the stage to accept his award for Best Adapted Screenplay, he failed to mention Steve in his slew of thank yous' because he reportedly turned down the director's request to be added to the writing credits! When McQueen later took the microphone at the end of the evening for his Best Picture win, he made no mention of the writer. ...Read More »
Taking their star power to politics By DMO Affiliate Clay Aiken is just the most recent celebrity hoping to trade in his microphone for a congressional pin. Here are five other stars who made their mark in politics. ...Read More »
Enjoying the Movie Music? You Might Have NYC's Grandest Ballroom to Thank By Sebastian Thaler As movie audiences settle in to enjoy Ben Stiller's new movie The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, it's a sure bet that the film's score will add to the drama on screen. What most audiences might not appreciate is the dramatic history of the space where that score was recorded: Manhattan Center's Grand Ballroom. Along with the Hammerstein Ballroom, the Grand Ballroom is part of the Manhattan Center, and it is Manhattan Center Productions that operates New York City's most advanced independent recording studios and television production facilities. ...Read More »
Angel Haze Rocks The Philipp Plein Show By DMO Affiliate Once upon a time in the West, cowboys swaggered around in heavy biker jackets with mink trim and combat boots – at least, that was the vision Philipp Plein presented at his theatrical Milan show, complete with a wooden saloon backdrop, a mechanical rodeo bull, live horses and a simulated shootout. By the time rapper Angel Haze appeared in the sandpit, microphone in hand, it was clear this was no ordinary O.K. Corral. “Ive been to shows in America, and theyre never production-wise anything like this,” Haze commented after her performance, adding she intended to spend Monday in Rome exploring ancient ruins. ...Read More »
Julia Roberts Gets Racy With Us on the Red Carpet By DMO Affiliate Being face to face with the one and only Julia Roberts at last night's premiere of August: Osage County was pretty thrilling. You immediately know you're in the presence of Hollywood royalty. But that certainly doesn't mean Julia won't crack a few jokes. We were caught off guard by her sassy comment about our microphone, and it made us love her even more. ...Read More »
Miley Cyrus Gives Red Hot Performance At Jingle Ball! By DMO Affiliate Miley Cyrus may have made Mrs. Claus jealous when she got up close and personal with Santa at KIIS-FM's Jingle Ball in LA on Friday. The singer donned a shiny red crop top with white cuffs for her theatrical performance, and she showcased her signature stage antics, twerking and sticking out her tongue while singing into a candy-cane microphone. ...Read More »
HondaLink - Aha By DMO Affiliate AhaApp provides access to an extensive and diverse selection of audio content across multiple genres and demographics, plus featured new stations, Internet radio, podcasts, audiobooks, news, Twitter and Facebook updates and nearby location listings for restaurants, coffee houses, hotels, weather, parks, and gas stations. Users can tap to personalize stations or add favorites via smartphone or directly through the Display Audio interface. ...Read More »
Politician + rockstar = never gets old By DMO Affiliate What do you get when you cross a governor, the Piano Man and an open microphone? Its the best thing weve seen all day. ...Read More »
Video: Researchers Create 'Inaudible Sound Jumping' Malware By Clip Syndicate Computer science researchers prove computers are able to transmit malware via inaudible audio signals. ...Read More »
Paul Walker's Private Vigil: Vin Diesel Addresses Fans, Family Members Pay Respects At Crash Site By DMO Affiliate Those who loved and knew Paul Walker paid tribute to the late actor on Monday, Dec. 2. After attending a private memorial service in Santa Clarita, Calif., the movie star's Fast and the Furious costar Vin Diesel made an impromptu speech in Valencia using a sheriff's car's microphone. Calling Walker his "brother," the 46-year-old action star thanked attendees for their support in light of the actor's Nov. 30 passing. ...Read More »
Justin Bieber Tweets Apology To Argentina By DMO Affiliate Known for his controversial antics lately, Justin Bieber has done it again and managed to anger the country of Argentina. In a recent concert in Buenos Aires, the Biebs apparently swept the country's flag off the stage, first with his foot and finally with the microphone stand. Argentine fans were outraged and they took to Twitter, puting Justin on blast! Following the backlash, Bieber took to twitter for some damage control. In a series of tweets, Justin apologized by saying, "heard about what is going on with me down in Argentina and I'm shocked. I love Argentina and have had some of the best shows of my tour there, so once again to the people of Argentina, I'm sorry if that was taken the wrong way and I'm sorry for my mistake. I hope you can accept this." Glad to see that Justin is taking responsibility for his actions. ...Read More »
Snooki Gets Dissed On The Radio By DMO Affiliate It was a rough week for Nicole Polizzi. The pint sized Jersey Shore starlet was just eliminated from Dancing With The Stars, and then she was publicly insulted. Snooki called in to a Denver radio station to talk about her elimination from the Dancing competition. After the interview, host Steffan Tubbs made a comment that was not meant to be broadcasted. The DJ thought that his microphone was off and he made a cruel comment about Snooki's appearance. After the incident, Snooki took to her Twitter account to address the matter. ...Read More »
Doorbot Overview Video By DMO Affiliate Now that your door is significantly smarter, Doorbot will help you keep it even more secure. Doorbot has a camera and microphone and will alert you whenever someone is at your front door. Video chat with anyone who is there from your smartphone, and then choose to let them in if you please. Never miss a delivery again, even if you're on vacation. ...Read More »
Juan Rivera Loses His Temper By DMO Affiliate Does Juan Rivera have a bad temper? Jenni Rivera's brother recently lost his cool with a TV reporter. Juan was celebrating his daughter's quinceanera when he was asked questions about his family. He was not happy about these questions and went on to rant about the situation. An angry Juan was saying how the reporters say they are not going to ask personal questions and then they dig for gossip. Still angered by the questions, Juan grabbed the microphone from the reporter and continued talking. After the altercation, Chiquis and Rosie Rivera apologized to the reporter about the incident. ...Read More »
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