To celebrate the release of Les Misérables, ANDPOP and Universal are giving away a wicked package to one lucky winner.
The winner will receive:
It’s easy to enter! All you have to do is like our Facebook page fill out the contest form below before Jan. 4 at midnight. Don’t forget to read more about the film and watch the trailer after the jump.
*The contest is open to everyone in Canada, excluding Quebec.*
Sorry! We already picked our winners on Jan. 4 2013!
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Want to fly to Las Vegas with a friend to see Rihanna live in concert? ANDPOP and Universal Music Canada will fly one lucky fan and a friend to the city that never sleeps to see her show on April 12.
Here’s what the prize includes
- Two roundtrip flights to Las Vegas
- Two nights hotel accommodation (the winner and guest will share a room)
- Two tickets to see Rihanna live
It’s easy! All you have to do is “Like” our Facebook page and fill out the form below. Before you know it, you could be flying to Las Vegas to sing “Diamonds” with RiRi.
To celebrate the release of No Doubt’s new album Push and Shove, ANDPOP is teaming up with Universal to give away two prize packs to lucky winners. The prize includes a deluxe edition of Push and Shove and an exclusive No Doubt Totebag.
Here what you have to do:
It’s easy! Just make sure to like our Facebook page and share our “No Doubt contest” post.
Also, make sure to check out No Doubt’s new single “Push and Shove” from their sixth studio album!
Some of our fave celebs headed to the LMFAO-hosted official Universal Music Canada After Party last night where they could shuffle with the guys who created the “Party Rock Anthem.”
Add Ubisoft’s best-selling videogame Just Dance and you pretty much have everything you need IN LIFE. There’s nothing we love more than a little schexy dancing and friendly competition courtesy of Just Dance.
In attendance was Hedley, Marianas Trench, Keshia Chante, Kardinal Offishall and many more. Far East Movement was also there to perform a live DJ set at Toronto’s Maison Mercer.
LMFAO (above) were definitely badass hosts and if you want to know more about their post-party-rock adventures or Just Dance you can follow the Twitter hashtags #afterpartyrock and #JustDanceTO.
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“American Idiot,” the hit Broadway play based on the Grammy-winning Green Day album of the same name, is in talks to sell its screen rights to Universal. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film will be produced by Tom Hanks through his Playtone label, and Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, who wrote “Milk”, is in talks to write the screenplay.
Green Day, best known in the mid-90s as a California punk band, matured and took a political turn with their 2004 album ‘American Idiot’. An anti-Bush rock opera, the album inspired the Broadway show about the record’s main character, Jesus of Surburbia.
The band’s frontman, Billie Joe Armstrong, wrote the book for the broadway show, which won two Tonys for production and was nominated for Best Musical. Currently, he is starringi n the show for the second time, as it closes out on its run.
Sounds exciting! From the success of both the album and the Broadway musical, it will be interesting to see how the film turns out or if Armstrong reprises his role.
But a princess is exactly what Stewart will play in her next film. According to Perez Hilton, producer Palak Patel confirmed via Twitter that Stewart will play the iconic Snow White in the film ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’. The film by Universal is a dark and gritty adaptation of the classic fairy tale Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, revolving around a huntsman who is ordered to kill Snow White but instead chooses to let her go and save her.
Charlize Theron and Viggo Mortensen are also rumoured to star in the film, Theron as the Evil Queen and Mortensen as the Huntsman, although both stars haven’t been officially confirmed.
I’m interested in how this film will turn out. I’m all for dark remakes of childhood fairytales, but this totally departs from the original plot to the point of it being totally unrecognizable. Unless seven midgets follow Kristen Stewart around throughout the entire film, how is this film even related to the original?
Stewart as Snow White is definitely an interesting choice, too. Snow White is usually portrayed as this regal, innocent, gentle woman – and Kristen Stewart is none of these things. She will either pull off some amazing acting or put her own dark and dreary take on the character. My guess is on the latter.
But my real beef with this news isn’t about Stewart, it’s the fact that I’m tired of remakes. Red Riding Hood, Alice in Wonderland, Beastly… when will this fairytale remake madness stop? I mean, I like the fact that they put dark spins on these tails, that part is interesting. But can’t Hollywood come up with some original story lines?
Try writing words on pieces of paper and picking out of a hat. For example, let’s say you pick “shoe” and “money” out of a hat, then you could make a movie about a magical shoe that leads you to a life of wealth and fortune. But, every time you put on that shoe, Ke$ha releases a new single. Then a story of decisions and consequences would occur, starring Jesse Eisenberg as a pondering young teen. See, it’s not that hard. Be original, Hollywood.
In a shocking move yesterday, Universal Music, the world’s largest record company, said it would cut wholesale prices by up to $3 per CD, due to a 31% drop in sales over the last 3 years (industry wide).
Current wholesale prices per CD start at $12.02USD, with the average retail price being $18.98USD. Under the new pricing scheme, Universal hopes that retailers will also cut their prices by $3, bringing the average CD to about $10USD.
“Our new pricing model will enable U.S. retailers to offer music at a much more appealing price point in comparison to other entertainment products,” Jim Urie said. “We are confident this pricing approach will drive music fans back into retail stores.”
It is unknown at this time if these new prices will affect worldwide distribution channels or just in the United States. You can expect to see these lower prices beginning October 1st.