Sunday, February 26, 2017

Full List of Oscar 2017 Winners

These are the winners of the 89th annual Academy Awards. 
Best Picture: “Moonlight”
Actor: Casey Affleck, “Manchester by the Sea”
Actress: Emma Stone, “La La Land”
Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali, “Moonlight”
Supporting Actress: Viola Davis, “Fences”
Animated Feature: “Zootopia”
Cinematography: “La La Land”
Costume Design: “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”
Direction: Damien Chazelle, “La La Land”
Documentary Feature: “O.J.: Made in America”
Documentary Short: “The White Helmets”
Film Editing: “Hacksaw Ridge”
Foreign Language Film: “The Salesman”
Makeup and Hairstyling: “Suicide Squad”
Score: “La La Land”
Song: “City of Stars” from “La La Land”
Music by Justin Hurwitz; Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Production Design: “La La Land”
Animated Short: “Piper”
Live Action Short: “Sing”
Sound Editing: “Arrival”
Sound Mixing: “Hacksaw Ridge”
Visual Effects: “The Jungle Book”
Adapted Screenplay: “Moonlight”
Original Screenplay: “Manchester by the Sea”
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Thursday, February 23, 2017

How to convert iTunes M4P to MP3 without iTunes

You know that even you can convert your iTunes music files to MP3 format with iTunes, would you like to try to convert audio tracks to MP3 without iTunes.
Just one third tool makes the conversion simple and fast. 
Macsome iTunes Music Converter is the third tool to help you deal with the whole iTunes playlist including the protected downloaded ones from Apple Music and purchased Audiobooks from iBook or Macsome iTunes Converter can convert them.
Now follow the next guide to feel the easy and fast conversion process.
Step 1, free download the trial version of Macsome iTunes Converter, install it by following the explanations.
Step 2, Run the iTunes Converter, and click "+" or the middle of interface to load the audio files you want to convert.
Step 3. Click setting icon to set the output format, output folder. If necessary, you can also reset the related audio parameters.
There are 3 more output audio formats for you to choose except MP3, you can also convert iTunes music to AAC, FLAC and WAV as you like.
Step 4. Click Convert button to start converting M4P to MP3.
When the conversion is completed, all the M4P files are converted to the MP3 format without DRM any longer, and now you can enjoy the converted MP3 files anywhere as you wish.  
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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Howto get rid of DRM on paid Kindle Audiobook

We know that Kindle Audiobook are purchased from, and people can use to download audiobooks to your iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, Kindle or other listening device and listen to Audible audiobooks by best-selling authors anytime.
After you paid the Audiobook, you can listen to the Audiobook after you authorize the device, for the DRM limits you.
Would you like to get rid of the DRM from the paid Audiobook?
Here Macsome Audio Book Converter can help you, Windows users click here (
All the steps to get rid of the DRM are quite simple, and no additional app to install.
First, free download the software according to your computer system, and install it on your computer.
Then run the Audiobook Converter, and it will shows all playable audiobooks from the iTunes Books library automatically.
Please make sure that you have authorized the purchased Audiobooks to the device or the computer so as to play them normally.
And now click Profile button and select the required profile in Output File Format drop-down list.
You can also click the Macsome AudioBook Converter menu and select Preferences to customize the Output Settings by clicking Choose... to set the destination.
Finally, click the Convert button to start the conversion. Meanwhile the paid Audiobook’s DRM is removed as well.
After the conversion is done, you can play the purchased Kindle Audiobook on any MP3 or other audio player as you like without DRM any more.
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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Grammy Winners 2017

The complete list of winners of the Grammys 2017
Record of the Year
“Hello” — Adele
Album of the Year
“25” — Adele (read our review)
Song of the Year
“Hello” — Adele Adkins & Greg Kurstin, songwriters (Adele)
New Artist
Chance the Rapper (read our review of “Coloring Book”)
Pop Solo Performance
“Hello” — Adele
Pop Duo/Group Performance:
“Stressed Out” — Twenty One Pilots
Traditional Pop Vocal Album
“Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin” — Willie Nelson
Pop Vocal Album
“25” — Adele
Dance Recording
Don’t Let Me Down” — The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya
Dance/Electronic Album
“Skin” — Flume
Contemporary Instrumental Album
“Culcha Vulcha” — Snarky Puppy
Rock Performance
Blackstar” — David Bowie
Metal Performance
“Dystopia” — Megadeth
Rock Song
“Blackstar” — David Bowie, songwriter (David Bowie)
Rock Album
“Tell Me I’m Pretty” — Cage the Elephant
Alternative Music Album
Blackstar” — David Bowie
R&B Performance
“Cranes in the Sky” — Solange
Traditional R&B Performance
“Angel” — Lalah Hathaway
R&B Song
“Lake By the Ocean” — Hod David & Musze, songwriters (Maxwell) (read our interview)
Urban Contemporary Album
Lemonade” — Beyoncé
R&B Album
“Lalah Hathaway Live” — Lalah Hathaway
Rap Performance
“No Problem” — Chance the Rapper Featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz
Rap/Sung Performance
“Hotline Bling” — Drake
Rap Song
“Hotline Bling” — Aubrey Graham & Paul Jefferies, songwriters (Drake)
Rap Album
Coloring Book” — Chance the Rapper
Country Solo Performance
“My Church” — Maren Morris
Country Duo/Group Performance
“Jolene” — Pentatonix featuring Dolly Parton
Country Song
“Humble and Kind” — Lori McKenna, songwriter (Tim McGraw)
Country Album
“A Sailor’s Guide to Earth” — Sturgill Simpson (read our interview)
New Age Album
“White Sun II” — White Sun
Improvised Jazz Solo
“I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” — John Scofield, soloist
Jazz Vocal Album
Take Me to the Alley” — Gregory Porter
Jazz Instrumental Album
“Country for Old Men” — John Scofield
Large Jazz Ensemble Album
Presidential Suite: Eight Variations on Freedom” — Ted Nash Big Band
Latin Jazz Album
Tribute to Irakere: Live in Marciac” — Chucho Valdés
Gospel Performance/Song
“God Provides” — Tamela Mann; Kirk Franklin, songwriter
Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song
“Thy Will” — Hillary Scott & the Scott Family; Bernie Herms, Hillary Scott & Emily Weisband, songwriters
Gospel Album
“Losing My Religion” — Kirk Franklin (read our interview)
Contemporary Christian Music Album
“Love Remains” — Hillary Scott & the Scott Family
Roots Gospel Album
“Hymns” — Joey + Rory
Latin Pop Album
“Un Besito Mas” — Jesse & Joy
Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album
“iLevitable” — iLe
Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)
“Un Azteca En El Azteca, Vol. 1 (En Vivo)” — Vicente Fernández
Tropical Latin Album
“Donde Están?” — Jose Lugo & Guasábara Combo
American Roots Performance
“House of Mercy” — Sarah Jarosz
American Roots Song
“Kid Sister” — Vince Gill, songwriter (The Time Jumpers)
Americana Album
This Is Where I Live” — William Bell
Bluegrass Album
“Coming Home” — O’Connor Band With Mark O’Connor
Traditional Blues Album
“Porcupine Meat” — Bobby Rush
Contemporary Blues Album
“The Last Days of Oakland” — Fantastic Negrito
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Thursday, February 9, 2017

One of the best Solution to play Apple Music on iPod Nano / Shuffle

It is it, you can't play Apple Music on iPod Nano or iPod Shuffle, for Apple Music is a streaming music service, even you have subscribed Apple Music. 
Here we talk about one method to convert Apple Music to iPod Nano or Shuffle audio format, and then you can transfer or sync them to iPod through iTunes.
First you need to free download Apple Music Converter (Mac Version and Windows Version) on your computer.
Second, Double click to install the Apple Music Converter, and run it. Here we take the Mac version for example.
Third, click the Add button, and then choose the downloaded Apple Music files to the filelist to convert.
And select the file you want to convert, click OK, and then all files you selected will be listed on the main window.
Moreover, click Setting button to set the output format and output path before the conversion as your need.
Finally, click the Convert button to start converting.
After the conversion, you can find the converted files through show in the Finder, and then use iTunes to sync the converted music files to your iPod Nano or Shuffle as you like.

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Friday, February 3, 2017

Steve Savoca Leaves Spotify for Apple Music

Steve Savoca, Spotify’s former vice president of Content, is now part of the Apple Music team. He joined Apple in January and is serving the in same role for Apple Music.
Steve Savoca leaves Spotify for Apple Music
It’s goodbye Spotify and hello Apple Music for Steve Savoca
Mr. Savoca is in charge of label relations for Apple Music, according to Business Insider. He’s focusing on independent labels with a slant towards labels outside the United States.
Apple and Spotify are competing for streaming music market, and Spotify is currently in the lead with about double the number of subscribers with 40 million. Spotify has several years lead, but Apple has the advantage of including Apple Music support with all of its devices instead of requiring users download a third-party app.
Bundling Apple Music support isn’t, however, enough to set it apart from Spotify so the company is looking to do more. Apple’s strategy is to make Apple Music the go-to place for music and video—essentially the 2017 version of the early MTV years.
Apple Music executive Jimmy Iovine said earlier this year, “What we’re trying to create is an entire cultural, pop cultural experience, and that happens to include audio and video.”
It looks like Apple is shooting for a more diverse music collection, too. Offering the same music library as Spotify won’t make Apple Music stand out, hence the hunt for more unique content.
Mr. Savoca seems to be well suited for the task considering his history in the record industry. Prior to his stint at Spotify Mr. Savoca worked for Domino Recording, Zomba Label Group, and Sire Records. He also worked for Brite Nation, which is a consulting firm that works with independent record labels.
For Spotify, this all means it’s more important than ever to watch Apple and to step up its own game.
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