Learn How The Music Was Crucial to Storytelling in Pixar’s COCO #PixarCOCOEvent ⋆ My Sparkling Life

We were also able to watch some clips that were recorded when the musicians were recording music, sounds, and instruments in Mexico for COCO. Some of these musicians are very famous in Mexico and others local musicians. Some of the artists didn’t even read music, but instead felt and understood sound…they wanted them to play to get a sense of realism in the music.
The movements that you see in the movie by the musicians were recorded to help animators create the actions used by the real-life musicians. Again they wanted to be as precise as possible when it came to the way these instruments were played.
You can see some of this in the video below!

5 Must Have Travel Accessories For The Music Lover ⋆ My Sparkling Life

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Oh, there’s no place like home for the holidays…Okay, so reality is, most of us will be traveling during the holidays, and music is one thing that can pass the time and make it a little more bearable to be sitting in the airport or car for extended periods of time. So what’s on my must-have travel accessories for the music lover? Let me share a few of my families must-have accessories…
Take your music on a day trip without running out of battery. With 8 hours of music time and 12 days of standby time, Move has got you covered…but if you do happen to run out of battery, it also comes with a cord to continue listening to your travel tunes. My favorite feature…you can control music and calls directly from the headphones! The headband is ultra-light & comfortable which is what you want for a long day of traveling. Plus you can choose from three modern colors to suit your style or mood: Cayenne (Red), Cobalt (Blue), and Coal (Black).
My teens choice, the Jabra Sport Pulse gets rid of the surrounding noise with the new COMPLY™ foam ear tips. You will get superior sound quality, passive noise cancellation and enhanced bass. Jabra Sport Pulse will make sure that your favorite playlist sounds better than ever and will maximize your music motivation.
The plus for them, since these are sport headphones (both into multiple sports) The built-in heart rate monitoring technology measures your heart rate via your inner ear. Jabra Sport Pulse delivers clinical-grade accuracy and ensures that you are always training at the right intensity level to improve your performance.
Travelpro’s Crew 11 stylish collection is designed for today’s frequent traveler who puts a premium on design excellence, quality & durability. The Crew 11 21″ Expandable Spinner is the perfect bag that fits into most overhead compartments. It embodies all of our patented features, such as the self-aligning wheels, PowerScope handle with contour grip for a comfortable roll. But all of that is only part of why we choose this suitcase. The main reason is it contains an external USB Port to provide power on the go! So you can charge your headphones, phone or anything else via a powerbank!
Okay, I may be old school…but the iPod shuffle has been the best when it comes to workouts and even travel when I don’t want to expend my phone’s battery. Just clip it to you and go…but don’t forget to unclip it when going through security!
Okay, I know what some of you are going to say…we argue about this a lot in our house. But for me, I much prefer Spotify over Pandora. I love making my playlists. I have one for air travel, one for car travel & one for meditation after both..lol. We pay around $15 a month for 4 of us to use premium which also lets you download songs or your playlist to use offline.
Do you have different must-have travel accessories for a music lover? I’d love to hear all about them!

Pink Partners With Disney’s Alice Through The Looking Glass

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Check out the new poster and a brand new look at Disney’s ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS featuring Pink’s cover of the iconic song “White Rabbit.” Pink will write and record an original song for the film and you can get a behind-the-scenes look at Pink’s cover of “White Rabbit” in the featurette below.
In Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass, Alice returns to the whimsical world of Underland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter.
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Pink Featurette
Walt Disney Studios is partnering with three-time GRAMMY®-winning singer/songwriter Pink on the studio’s upcoming release Alice Through the Looking Glass. Pink will write and record an original song which will appear in the film and on the motion picture soundtrack from Walt Disney Records featuring four-time Academy Award® nominee Danny Elfman’s score. She has also recorded a cover version of the iconic song “White Rabbit” for the film’s marketing campaign.

Madonnas New Album REBEL HEART Is Stealing Hearts #RebelHeart #O2O ⋆ My Sparkling Life

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Madonna, the name is just as iconic as the music she creates. Never predictable, Madonna has collaborated on her 13th studio album Rebel Heart with a who’s who of music trailblazers, Diplo, Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, and Avicii. She brings fans powerful beats and melodies that stand the test of time – discovering something new with each listen.
Madonna’s 13th studio album Rebel Heart was released March 10th on Interscope Records.
“Rebel Heart explores two very distinct sides of my personality, the rebellious renegade side of me and the romantic side of me” commented Madonna recently in Billboard.
Producers include Madonna, Diplo, Kanye West, Billboard, Avicii, DJ Dahi and Blood Diamonds, Ryan Tedder, Toby Gad, and Ariel Rechtshald. 06 “Bitch I’m Madonna” (Feat. Nicki Minaj) 09 “Iconic” (Feat. Chance The Rapper & Mike Tyson) 16 “Veni Vidi Vici” (Feat. Nas) Madonna has an amazing voice talent that I’ve followed since I was a kid in the 80’s and in this album you listen to fresh sounds with a mix of pop and rap. There is no doubt that she is still the queen of pop. I can’t say that I love every song in the album, but that goes for just about any album I have..you always have your faves and others you could do without..My favorite songs on the album are: “Ghosttown”, “Rebel Heart”, and “Devil Pray”…I like a few others too, but those are top three picks.. Want to catch her in concert this year? Check out MADONNA’S REBEL HEART WORLD TOUR 2015 NORTH AMERICA / PUERTO RICO: Aug. 29 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena On Sale Mar. 9 Sept. 2 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena On Sale Mar. 16 Sept. 5 San Juan, PR Coliseo de Puerto Rico On Sale Mar. 21 Sept. 9 Montreal, QC Bell Centre On Sale Mar. 14 Sept. 12 Washington, DC Verizon Center On Sale Mar. 16 Sept. 16 New York, NY Madison Square Garden On Sale Mar. 9 Sept. 19 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center On Sale Mar. 9 Sept. 24 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center On Sale Mar. 16 Sept. 26 Boston, MA TD Garden On Sale Mar. 16 Sept. 28 Chicago, IL United Center On Sale Mar. 9 Oct. 1 Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena On Sale Mar. 23 Oct. 3 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall On Sale Mar. 16 Oct. 5 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre On Sale Mar. 9 Oct. 8 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center On Sale Mar. 16 Oct. 11 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place On Sale Mar. 9 Oct. 14 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena On Sale Mar. 9 Oct. 17 Portland, OR MODA Center On Sale Mar. 23 Oct. 19 San Jose, CA SAP Center at San Jose On Sale Mar. 9 Oct. 22 Glendale, AZ Gila River Arena On Sale Mar. 23 Oct. 24 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena On Sale Mar. 16 Oct. 27 Los Angeles, CA Forum On Sale Mar. 16 Follow Madonna on Instagram | Twitter | YouTube Check out the official site: www.madonna.com

Sol Republic Punk Wireless Speaker

My boys love their music and if they can carry it with them they are thrilled. The Sol Republic PUNK Wireless Speaker lets them carry their music where ever they go, but that’s not all…
PUNK is super social and pairs easily with any Bluetooth-enabled audio device. Connect it to your home or car stereo via the 3.5mm jack and it becomes your Bluetooth hub, enabling you to control any stereo wirelessly from up to 60 feet away. PUNK is also water, shock and dust resistant, so it’s tough enough to survive in your bag, rugged enough for a mountain bike trek, and loud enough to be heard over crashing waves. And with eight hours of battery life (50% more than the other speakers its size), you will need to recharge before PUNK will.
It comes in 7 fun colors to fit anyones personality. What color would you choose?
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