Leyona is a Japanese singer and songwriter from Mihara city in Hiroshima Prefecture. She presently belongs to Cutting Edge. Orange Beat Goes The Town to Town One Blood Kaze o Atsumete. Travellin'man Free wave/Joy to the World Hikarinouta. 500 mile/Love Try to Fly New world Thank You Rainy Blue with Latyr Sy One Blood Niji Sun Road Leyona's Greatest Groovin' Nu World SPICE! Clappin' Rollin' and Tumblin' Off The Lip Patchwork iTunes Store Special Interview Rising Sun Rock Festival in EZO Sony Music Artist Profile Official website Speedstar Records Profile OnGen Music Lounge Profile
MusicBrainz is a project that aims to create an open data music database, similar to the freedb project. MusicBrainz was founded in response to the restrictions placed on the Compact Disc Database, a database for software applications to look up audio CD information on the Internet. MusicBrainz has expanded its goals to reach beyond a compact disc metadata storehouse to become a structured open online database for music. MusicBrainz captures information about artists, their recorded works, the relationships between them. Recorded works entries capture at a minimum the album title, track titles, the length of each track; these entries are maintained by volunteer editors. Recorded works can store information about the release date and country, the CD ID, cover art, acoustic fingerprint, free-form annotation text and other metadata; as of 21 September 2018, MusicBrainz contained information about 1.4 million artists, 2 million releases, 19 million recordings. End-users can use software that communicates with MusicBrainz to add metadata tags to their digital media files, such as FLAC, MP3, Ogg Vorbis or AAC.
MusicBrainz allows contributors to upload cover art images of releases to the database. Internet Archive provides the bandwidth and legal protection for hosting the images, while MusicBrainz stores metadata and provides public access through the web and via an API for third parties to use; as with other contributions, the MusicBrainz community is in charge of maintaining and reviewing the data. Cover art is provided for items on sale at Amazon.com and some other online resources, but CAA is now preferred because it gives the community more control and flexibility for managing the images. Besides collecting metadata about music, MusicBrainz allows looking up recordings by their acoustic fingerprint. A separate application, such as MusicBrainz Picard, must be used for this. In 2000, MusicBrainz started using Relatable's patented TRM for acoustic fingerprint matching; this feature allowed the database to grow quickly. However, by 2005 TRM was showing scalability issues as the number of tracks in the database had reached into the millions.
This issue was resolved in May 2006 when MusicBrainz partnered with MusicIP, replacing TRM with MusicDNS. TRMs were phased out and replaced by MusicDNS in November 2008. In October 2009 MusicIP was acquired by AmpliFIND; some time after the acquisition, the MusicDNS service began having intermittent problems. Since the future of the free identification service was uncertain, a replacement for it was sought; the Chromaprint acoustic fingerprinting algorithm, the basis for AcoustID identification service, was started in February 2010 by a long-time MusicBrainz contributor Lukáš Lalinský. While AcoustID and Chromaprint are not MusicBrainz projects, they are tied with each other and both are open source. Chromaprint works by analyzing the first two minutes of a track, detecting the strength in each of 12 pitch classes, storing these 8 times per second. Additional post-processing is applied to compress this fingerprint while retaining patterns; the AcoustID search server searches from the database of fingerprints by similarity and returns the AcoustID identifier along with MusicBrainz recording identifiers if known.
Since 2003, MusicBrainz's core data are in the public domain, additional content, including moderation data, is placed under the Creative Commons CC-BY-NC-SA-2.0 license. The relational database management system is PostgreSQL; the server software is covered by the GNU General Public License. The MusicBrainz client software library, libmusicbrainz, is licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License, which allows use of the code by proprietary software products. In December 2004, the MusicBrainz project was turned over to the MetaBrainz Foundation, a non-profit group, by its creator Robert Kaye. On 20 January 2006, the first commercial venture to use MusicBrainz data was the Barcelona, Spain-based Linkara in their Linkara Música service. On 28 June 2007, BBC announced that it has licensed MusicBrainz's live data feed to augment their music Web pages; the BBC online music editors will join the MusicBrainz community to contribute their knowledge to the database. On 28 July 2008, the beta of the new BBC Music site was launched, which publishes a page for each MusicBrainz artist.
Amarok – KDE audio player Banshee – multi-platform audio player Beets – automatic CLI music tagger/organiser for Unix-like systems Clementine – multi-platform audio player CDex – Microsoft Windows CD ripper Demlo – a dynamic and extensible music manager using a CLI iEatBrainz – Mac OS X deprecated foo_musicbrainz component for foobar2000 – Music Library/Audio Player Jaikoz – Java mass tag editor Max – Mac OS X CD ripper and audio transcoder Mp3tag – Windows metadata editor and music organizer MusicBrainz Picard – cross-platform album-oriented tag editor MusicBrainz Tagger – deprecated Microsoft Windows tag editor puddletag – a tag editor for PyQt under the GPLv3 Rhythmbox music player – an audio player for Unix-like systems Sound Juicer – GNOME CD ripper Zortam Mp3 Media Studio – Windows music organizer and ID3 Tag Editor. Freedb clients can access MusicBrainz data through the freedb protocol by using the MusicBrainz to FreeDB gateway service, mb2freedb. List of online music databases Making Metadata: The Case of Mus
Rip Slyme is a Japanese hip hop group. It is composed of four MCs, their sound derives its influences from old school hip hop and other hip hop such as The Pharcyde, De La Soul, Public Enemy, Jurassic 5, the Beastie Boys, DJ Premier and Leaders of the New School. To date they have released six indie singles with 17 major singles, they have released two indie albums, ten major albums, one live album, one indies collection and three best-of albums. Ryo-Z: Ryouji Narita, born July 15, 1974 Ilmari: Keisuke Ogihara, b. June 17, 1975 Pes: Masatsugu Chiba, b. December 27, 1976 Su: Kazuto Otsuki, b. November 20, 1973 DJ Fumiya: Fumiya Takeuchi, b. March 14, 1979 The group was formed in 1994 by Ryo-Z and Ilmari, who were joined by Pes; the Rip in Rip Slyme stands for their initials. Slyme was a popular children's toy at that time, their name is a pun on the phrase "lips' rhyme". Winning an amateur rapping contest "Young MCs In Town", they started their musical career with their first album Lips Rhyme in 1995.
They added DJ Fumiya and Su. In 1998 they released their second album, "Talkin' Cheap" and took part in Dragon Ash's Total Communication event. Becoming more successful, they signed to Warner Music Group in 2000. By they had released several indie singles including their EP "Underline No. 5" and "Mata Au Hi Made" which had received the help of Fantastic Plastic Machine. "Mata Au Hi Made" was released on Warner Music Group's Indies label. Their first major single was "Stepper's Delight" released 22 March 2001; the title was a play on The Sugarhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight". In general, Fumiya composes most of the music, while Ryo-Z, Ilmari, Su write their own lyrics. However, before Fumiya became a member, Pes composed most of the songs; each member has tried their hand at composing music for Rip Slyme, Pes plays guitar on some tracks. Pes was in a rock band before being introduced to hip hop music by Ilmari and Ryo-Z. In 2002, they received MTV Video Music Awards Japan for "Best Newcomer" and "Best Hip-hop Group".
The same year they released a big-budget album "Tokyo Classic", which became Japan's first million-selling hip-hop album, with a sound compared to James Brown's soul and funk. Two singles from the album, "Funkastic" and "Rakuen Baby" collected MTV awards in 2003. "Super Shooter", featured as a B-side to their single "Galaxy", is the theme song for the anime Gantz. From late 2005 through 2006, DJ Fumiya was on extended break. For performances, a friend of the band, DJ Soma, was a stand-in. Fumiya's break led to several interesting side collaborations from other members. Fumiya returned to activity for concerts in late summer 2006, for the Rip Slyme release, Epoch. On 7 July 2007, Rip Slyme performed their single "Nettaiya" at Live Earth in Japan; that year, they would go on to release their fifteenth major single, "Speed King", their seventh Warner album, shortly after. In summer 2008, they released "Taiyou to Bikini"; that year, three digital singles would debut, all of which would be on the February 2009 single "Stairs".
Rip Slyme released their eighth album, Journey, on June 10, 2009. Rip Slyme has provided voiceover work as well as the ending theme for an episode of the Japanese dub of SpongeBob SquarePants; the episode aired on May 6, 2009. In 2010, Rip Slyme was one of the artists launched on Warner Music's new sublabel, unBORDE. Ilmari formed a short lived group with Kj and BOTS of Dragon Ash, Shigeo of Skebo King called Steady & Co.. The group released their debut album Chambers in 2001. Ilmari and Ryo-Z along with Wise, Verbal of M-Flo, Nigo the founder of A Bathing Ape formed a super group known as Teriyaki Boyz; the Teriyaki Boyz released two albums: Chicken and Serious Japanese. In 2012 Ilmari formed a Hip-Hop/Rock band named The Beatmoss with Kosen and Sohnosuke; the group released two albums: The Beatmoss Vol. 1 and The Beatmoss Vol. 2. Pes released his first solo album, Suteki na Koto in 2012. Talkin' Cheap Five Tokyo Classic Time to Go Masterpiece Epoch Funfair Journey Star Golden Time 10 2002 MTV Video Music Awards Japan - Best Hip Hop Artist MTV Video Music Awards Japan - Best New Artist MTV Video Music Awards Japan - Best Live Performance2003 MTV Video Music Awards Japan - Video of the Year - Rakuen Baby MTV Video Music Awards Japan - Best Group Video - Rakuen Baby MTV Video Music Awards Japan - Best Hip Hop Video - Funktastic MTV Video Music Awards Japan - Album of the Year - Tokyo Classic2004 MTV Video Music Awards Japan - Best Group Video - Joint MTV Video Music Awards Japan - Best Hip Hop Video - Joint MTV Video Music Awards Japan - Best buzzASIA Japan - Joint2006 MTV Video Music Awards Japan - Best Collaboration Video - Hotei x Rip Slyme - Battle Funkastic 2007 MTV Video Music Awards Japan - Best Collaboration Video - Quruli feat.
Rip Slyme - Juice2008 MTV Video Music Awards Japan - Best Hip Hop Video - I. N. G MTV Video Music Awards Japan - Best Group Video - I. N. G2009 MTV Video Music Awards Japan - Best Pop Video - Taiyou to Bikini Teriyaki Boyz Dragon Ash Steady & Co. M-Flo Rhymester Fantastic Plastic Machine East End X Yuri Speed Da Pump Kaela Kimura Official site Warner's Rip Slyme Page Rip Locks! Radio Show Metropolis.japantoday.com
Epic Records is an American record label owned by Sony Music Entertainment, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, Inc. the North American division of Japanese conglomerate Sony. The label was founded predominantly as a jazz and classical music label in 1953, but expanded its scope to include a more diverse range of genres, including pop, R&B, hip hop. Epic Records has released music by artists including Glenn Miller, Tammy Wynette, George Michael, The Yardbirds, Shakin Stevens, Cheap Trick, Meat Loaf, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Ted Nugent, Sly & the Family Stone, The Hollies, Celine Dion, ABBA, Culture Club, Dave Clark Five, Gloria Estefan, Pearl Jam, Rage Against the Machine, Michael Jackson. Along with Arista, Columbia and RCA Records, Epic is one of Sony Music Entertainment's four flagship record labels. Artists who have signed to Epic Records include French Montana, Fiona Apple, Sara Bareilles, Jennifer Lopez, Keyshia Cole, Hardwell, Fifth Harmony, Jennifer Hudson, Zara Larsson, Mariah Carey, Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, Busta Rhymes, Rick Ross, 21 Savage, Travis Scott, DJ Khaled, Meghan Trainor, Camila Cabello, Swizz Beatz and Louis Tomlinson.
Epic Records was launched in 1953 by the Columbia Records unit of CBS for the purpose of marketing jazz and classical music that did not fit the theme of its more mainstream Columbia Records label. Initial classical music releases were from Philips Records which distributed Columbia product in Europe. Pop talent on co-owned Okeh Records were transferred to Epic which made Okeh a rhythm and blues label. Epic's bright-yellow and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases; this has included such notables as the Berlin Philharmonic, Charles Rosen, the Juilliard String Quartet, Antal Doráti conducting the Hague Philharmonic and George Szell conducting the Cleveland Orchestra. By 1960, Epic became better known for its signing of newer, fledgling acts. By the end of the 1960s, Epic earned its first gold records and had evolved into a formidable hit-making force in rock and roll, R&B and country music. Among its many acts, it included Roy Hamilton, Bobby Vinton, The Dave Clark Five, The Hollies, Tammy Wynette, The Yardbirds, July, Helen Shapiro and Jeff Beck.
Several of the British artists on the Epic roster during the 1960s were the result of CBS's Epic/Okeh units' international distribution deal with EMI. Epic was involved in a notable "trade" of artists. Graham Nash was signed to Epic because of his membership in The Hollies; when the newly formed Crosby, Stills & Nash wanted to sign with Atlantic Records, Ahmet Ertegün worked out a deal with Clive Davis whereby Richie Furay's new band Poco would sign with Epic. Epic's commercial success continued to grow in the 1970s with releases from ABBA in the UK, Cheap Trick, The Clash, Charlie Daniels, Heart, The Isley Brothers, The Jacksons, George Jones, Meat Loaf, Johnny Nash, Ted Nugent, REO Speedwagon, Minnie Riperton, Charlie Rich, Sly & the Family Stone, Steve Vai, Edgar Winter. Contributing to the label's success was its distribution of Philadelphia International Records, which produced additional hit records by acts such as The Three Degrees and McFadden and Whitehead. During the 1960s, Epic oversaw the smaller subsidiary CBS labels including Okeh Records and Date Records.
In 1968, Epic recordings began being distributed in the UK by CBS after the distribution deal with EMI expired that year. Sony Corporation bought CBS Records in 1987, the company was renamed Sony Music in 1991, it began splitting European operations into two separate labels and Columbia, in 1992, in 1997, Sony Music Australia and New Zealand followed suit. In 2004, Sony merged with music distributor BMG, bringing Arista Records, Columbia Records, Epic Records, J Records, Jive Records, RCA Records, Zomba Group of Companies to one parent company known as Sony BMG Music Entertainment. In 2008, Sony bought out BMG for $1.2 billion, bringing all affiliated labels together as Sony Music Entertainment International, SMEI. The merger was approved by the European Union in 2009. Epic's 1980s and 1990s mainstream success were fueled by its signing and releasing of albums by notable acts such as Michael Jackson, Culture Club, the Miami Sound Machine and Gloria Estefan and George Michael, Adam Ant, Living Colour, Dead or Alive, Cyndi Lauper, Ozzy Osbourne, Pearl Jam, Luther Vandross, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Rage Against the Machine, Céline Dion, Oasis among others.
One of the label's greatest financial payoffs came via the release of Thriller, the 1982 album by Michael Jackson, which went on to achieve 51–65 million in worldwide sales, becoming the biggest selling album in history. Epic Soundtrax was founded in 1992, it was central to Epic's 1990s success, with 11 releases cumulatively selling more than 40 million records over a three-year period. Notable releases included soundtrack albums for Honeymoon in Vegas, Sleepless in Seattle, Forrest Gump and Judgement Night. In July 2011, L. A. Reid became the CEO of Epic Records, signing artists such as TLC, Toni Braxton, Cher Lloyd, Avril Lavigne, Future, Yo Gotti, Meghan Trainor, DJ Khaled and Travis Scott. Epic signed the winners of The X Factor during the seasons that Reid appeared on the show. In 2013, Sylvia Rhone, former president of Universal Motown, launched the imprint Vested In Culture through Epic Records. A year she was named president of the label. In November 2014, Mosley Music Group created