Friday Music News

Hotels to Partner with Major Artists 

Anyone who travels frequently knows that with major hotel chains, the more you travel, the more rewards and points you can rack in. This year, Marriott and Hilton hotels have implemented a reward system for the avid music lover and concert going. These major hotel brands have collectively secured music talent such as Ellie Goulding, Nick Jonas, and Paramore for guests staying at their hotels. On the artists side, both hotels are offering their performing talent discounted rates at their hotels around the world.  

"Not many companies can match our scale," says Karin Timpone, Marriott's global marketing officer. "Our physical presence is huge around the world, but also our digital presence is huge.

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"Apple Music is a Mess." 

"Apple Music is shaping up to be Apple's worst received product launch since Apple Maps in 2012." - Business Insider 

Business Insider received a full review of Apple Music last week. With a buggy interface, multiple glitches the moment you try to explore other music, BI closed their review stating Apple Music needs to take it's place in the line for dismissal of products going out the door this year. 

"It also reinforces the idea that Apple may excel as a hardware company, but doesn't do very well when it comes to software and services. " says Business Insider editor Matt Rosoff. 

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Lollapalooza Kicks off Today in the Windy City 

Lollapalooza, Chicago's world renowned music festival kicks off today. Almost 30,000 people are expected to attend with big acts headlining like Paul McCartney, Sam Smith, Alesso, and Metallica.  New this year are wristbands hooked up to the festival goers payment method for a cash and card free system.  

"Somebody who came to see (Paul) McCartney might see a new band they've never heard of before," said Lollapalooza marketing manager Brooke Leal. "At the same time, some of our younger fans might come and see an art like Paul McCartney or Metallica and fall in love."