MP3 is the most popular and latest audio format in use today. MP3 is the acronym for MPEG Layer 3, a compressed audio format that has a compression ratio of about 12:1. It has a very high sound quality. An audio file with a size of 1200kb can be stored in a space of about 100kb with an mp3 format. The audio file size of mp3 is very small when compared to audio files of other format and this makes it very portable.

MP3 quickly declared itself as the most performing audio format on the internet in just less than 10 months from its launch. No wonder the audio quality is excellent, the download is high speed, and the variety of products available in mp3 format is amazing.

MP3 audio files are also available in CDs. Most of the albums released anywhere in the world is available in mp3 audio format. The mp3 formats are available on the internet on some websites which are dedicated for MP3 downloads. The MP3 CDs can be purchased at any audio store meant for the purpose.

Some of the websites also allow for free mp3 downloads. You will have to become a member of such sites for a fee to gain access to a large number of mp3 songs. Some of the sites charge for each song downloaded. Most of these websites allow for free downloads to test the quality of the audio.

Some websites will allow for free downloads of their mp3 format if you are using the mp3 players from some selected manufacturers and you can be able to download directly to the mp3 player using the software available on the website. Continue reading

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Does Harry Styles Have Asthma?

The One Direction youngest band member Harry Styles is caught on camera using an inhaler at their gig at the Mohegan Sun Arena. Many fans that have watched the video saw him on top of the stage taking the inhaler handed by one of the stage crew and then a bottle of water from another. Now the big question is, “Does Harry Styles have asthma?”

A person performing at a major gig who needed to go low on the front corner of the stage to ask for medical supplies from a concert crew seems to be in trouble. Why the rush to take his meds when he could have jumped off the stage and took them on a lower profile? Or he could have chosen one of the rear corners of the stage to ask for the inhaler and the bottle of water. But he did none of these things. Where does that leave you?

There’s no write-up over the internet or anywhere else about Harry Styles having asthma. That could only mean that what he could have is benign. Asthma is a major concern of patients because its symptoms are shortness of breath, coughing, and lethargy. If Harry Styles had suffered from a major breakdown during that concert event, he wouldn’t have finished the gig at all.

Harry Styles maybe asthmatic and that fact could disappoint a lot of his fans. Many think that asthmatic people can’t perform to the fullest of their physical abilities because the illness could always strike anytime. But Harry Styles seems to be doing fine – until after that stage incident at the arena. Well, maybe he’s still doing fine. After all, he did not suffer from a major breakdown that night. Maybe he just has to take a puff because he’s not feeling all that well but is still able to manage. He could also be doing some preventive measures so a real asthma breakdown won’t happen that night and ruin the concert for his fans.

Thing is, maybe Harry Styles is always taking a puff of inhaler minutes before he goes out on stage. That night though, he forgot to do so. So he has to take it from the stage. It is possible that a concert environment gives him a breakdown. Often times, asthmatic people have their disease stimulated by the things around them. Harry Style’s asthma could be something that’s environment-related. Or it could as a sort of allergy. Either way, it’s something that quite manageable. Harry Styles didn’t end up in the hospital that night. Fans need not worry about that incident.

Garth Brooks: Making of a Legend

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Heroes, they are our role-models, from a humble fire fighter to your everyday rock star. Heroes are weighed by what they have done for society, usually something accomplished overnight that rises them to that level of being called a hero; if for only a day.

Yet there are others who struggle with all their might to accomplish their goals, searching, pressing on toward that destination that will place them where there dreams take them. These are not mere heroes, these are Legends. One such legend is a man who most of the civilized world knows.

Between 1989-96 he sold more than sixty million albums. Crossing over hits from Country Music to the Pop field. He has continued to produce top quality music, and through 1998 he has accomplished things that people only dream about. This man, of course; is Garth Brooks, yet he didn’t become this legend overnight. What he is today was forged from years of struggling to make it, with raw determination. This is the story of a Legend in the making…. Continue reading

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The wonderful thing about SoundCloud Plays is that it allows musicians and other content creators to get their music and tracks plays that they would not otherwise have the ability to acquire. These plays are generated by the SoundCloud plays company’s service and help to boost the number of plays that artists receive for their online music tracks. Many musicians, artists, and bands have trouble finding their first following. This can be helped by getting up to 60,000 plays for their tracks as advertised on the SoundCloud Plays website. Do not be afraid to try out this service out and see what you think. It is a great way to generate views for the work you and your band produce. Do not be fooled into following gimmicks; get views for your songs now! Continue reading

Lyle Lovett: Concrete Cowboy

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With a style blending country western, blues, classic American folk and rock influences, the only thing more distinctive than Lyle Lovett’s hair is his musical style.

Sporting a coif second in size only to TV’s Marge Simpson, Lovett has become one of the most recognizable and distinguished artists in modern music. Incorporating aspects from all elements of the rootsy American musical culture, though his music always draws heavily on Texas-based sounds. Whether playing folk, blues or pop, the dust of the prairie sticks to Lovett’s work, giving it a distinctly western sound.

Lovett Received a “Best Contemporary Folk Album” Grammy nomination for his double album Step Inside This House, a collection covers songs that proved to be highly influential on the songwriter. Not surprisingly, most songs originate from Texan songwriters, from Guy Clark to Walter Hyatt. Continue reading