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The 7 Best Home Theatre Systems of 2020

Whilst it is a lot of fun to go out to the theater, it can be even more of an enjoyable experience to have your own home theatre, allowing you to save money and have the optimal movie experience whenever you want. Due to the rise in popularity of having your home theater systems, there are a number of options available that may make it difficult to decide on which is the best. Whilst it is, of course, important to have a good TV when it comes to creating your own home theater system; what makes the experience more realistic is the sound. Considering this, use the following list or some of the multiple websites available to help you learn which home theater system is right for you.

 

Bose Soundbar 700 with Bass Module 700 and Surround Wireless Speakers

This home theater system is perfect if you want high-quality surround sound and the perfect level of volume, ensuring that you never have to strain to hear what characters are saying.

 

KLH Kendall 5.1 Speaker System

This huge, professional speaker system not only provides a high quality of sound but also will not leave you completely out of pocket. It is perfect for clear, cinematic level surround sound.

 

Yamaha YHT-4950U

Although not wireless, this system is easy to set up and use whilst also not forcing you to spend a lot of money, pricing at $430. The speakers provide a crisp sound with a subwoofer to add depth to intense scenes.

 

Logitech Z506

Whilst this home theater system does come with some setbacks, such as slight unclear dialogue at times, the huge benefit of it is the price. Costing just $100, this system is one of the best when you want to keep the budget low as it has a high quality of base thanks to the subwoofer, whilst also being easy to set up.

 

VIZIO SB46514-F6

This theater system has a very high quality of sound, coming with two surround speakers and a subwoofer as well as a reasonable price tag. It can also be connected via both Bluetooth and HDMI making the connectivity to your TV easy. This system might be slightly more difficult to set up, but with a price of $851, this is something that can be worked around.

 

Klipsch 7.2.2 Reference Premiere Home Theatre System with Marantz SR7013 9.2-Channel AV Receiver

Despite its rather long-winded name, this home theater system is ideal for those who are willing to invest a lot of money into getting the best they can afford. The sound from these speakers delivers from all directions and thanks to the subwoofer, makes movies you watch seem like they are happening right inside your room.

 

Klipsch HDT-600

This home theatre system is again perfect if you want high-quality speakers at a reasonable price. Costing $400, it again provides good sound quality, especially when it comes to dialogue, as even a whispered word is easy to hear if properly set up.

6 Tips for Improving your Songwriting

When we were young, many of us dreamt of being musicians. Seeing talented men, women, boys and girls up on stage with their names in flashing lights. It was something that for many of us would merely become a daydream. With society telling us it’s impossible, it’s easy for many people to give up on their dream of being a musician. But it’s important to remember that every artist had to start somewhere. For most successful musicians it takes years of hard work for them to get their ‘big break’. In reality, the only thing stopping you from reaching your dreams is yourself. So, if you’re wanting to reignite your passion for music, or even if it never left, here are 6 tips for you to improve your songwriting.

Be Confident

The main thing most budding musicians lack is confidence. You need to have faith in your abilities if you want to succeed. If you’re passionate about music and you’re willing to put in the work then there’s nothing stopping you from reaching your goals. Be confident in what you write and don’t be afraid to put your work out there. You can do this.

Go Outside

Inspiration can strike in the strangest of places. If you find yourself struggling to find the next word, get up from your desk or wherever you like to write and take a step outside. A nice walk will help to clear your mind and may even spark some new ideas. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, why not turn your walk into a hike. There are tonnes of great hikes in the US that will inspire your writing for years to come. Reconnecting with nature will help you feel more in tune with your emotions and therefore, your writing.

Invest in a Thesaurus

While it may seem like a trivial idea, you are above all else an artist, and your words are therefore your materials. With that in mind, it may be worth refreshing your knowledge and deepening your understanding of the English language. If you feel your lyrics are too plain or predictable, then why not crack out the old thesaurus and see if you can find a new word to better express what it is you’re wanting to convey. Just be sure not to make your lyrics too convoluted or use obscure or overly complicated language or your music won’t be as accessible.

Know Your Subject

To write the best songs you have to know what you’re writing the song for. Whether as an expression of love or anguish, it will help you keep your lyrics relevant and prevent you from going off on a tangent if you stick to a particular theme. If you’re looking at writing about love, sites like Why I Love You offer a fresh perspective on love and this site even offers up 100 reasons as to why you might love someone – plenty to choose from!

Think Outside the Box

The beauty of writing is that it gives you the opportunity to express yourself and present your thoughts and feelings to the world. But don’t fall into the commercial trap of writing generic songs that will just end up playing in your local shopping mall. The best musicians take common themes and spin them in a new way. Invite a new perspective or experiment with different genres. Don’t necessarily just copy what is ‘successful’ or ‘good’. Part of the appeal of music is that it’s all subjective. There will be an audience for anything you can come up with, so just have fun.

Make it Your Own

To set yourself apart, you should try experimenting with your pacing and your lyrics. Many great songs play with contrasting tones with their lyrics and the music. Songs that may sound cheerful on the surface actually may have very dark and impactful lyrics. These songs pack the most emotional punch. You can take your lyrics at your own pace. You decide how long or short you want your song to be and the tempo of how it will be enjoyed. Make sure your lyrics fit the sound you’re wanting to have for your music or you may find yourself struggling to make your lyrics fit your music or vice versa.

The 5 Richest Music Stars of 2019

Undoubtedly, music stars make a lot of money, thanks to albums, song writing credits and tours, and the money that they make is going to be a lot more if they have a loyal fanbase who will buy every album and go to every tour of their musicians. If you’re interested in finding out who exactly is a part of the richest music stars in 2019, this list of the top 5 might be the one for you.

Paul McCartney

Former member of the most famous band in the world, The Beatles, McCartney has a net worth of $1.2 billion thanks to his shared writing credits with John Lennon on most of their songs.

Jay-Z

With a net worth of $1 billion, Jay-Z is one of the most famous musicians of the decade, having won 19 Grammy’s and selling 100 million records.

Celine Dion

With another net worth that will make you want to check the xsmb results in the hopes that you could be just as rich, Celine Dion has earnt $800 million following her huge and continued success after her single My Heart Will Go On.

Dr. Dre

Worth $800 million, Dr. Dre is not only a musician but also owned the hugely successful headphones company, Beats By Dre, which he sold to Apple in 2014, making him a huge sum of money.

Bono

Lead singer of U2 with a net worth of $700 million, Bono is not only a musician and songwriter but also is a philanthropist and a businessman who has been awarded a knighthood.

 

Deserving of an honorary mention despite not making this list of the richest music stars in 2019 is the South Korean group BTS, who account for $4.65 billion of South Korea’s GDP, despite only being worth roughly $60 million between them.

 

Which Brands are Most Loved by Music Celebs

It is never a surprise to see famous, music celebrities wearing and using high-end expensive brands. Regardless of whether it’s the clothes that they wear, the cars that they buy or the phones they use, it’s something that they stay up to date with to ensure they have the best brands available. Whilst for many of us on an average salary, celebrities and particularly music celebs, make enough money to be able to afford whatever they want. Here we discuss what brands seem to be the most loved by music celebs.

Gucci

One of the most famous high-end fashion brands in the world, it is not a surprise that it is the favorite amongst many celebrities in the music industry, whether they’re wearing Gucci slides or carrying a Gucci bag, they are going to catch the public’s attention with it.

Galle watches

Unsurprisingly these beautiful watches are a lot of music celebs’ favorite choice of wristwatch, thanks to the huge variety of styles available. Coming in styles suitable for men or women, you will likely see one on the arm of your favorite musician.

Apple iPhones

Apple is one of the largest companies in the world, constantly releasing new versions of their products, most music celebs are likely going to be keeping up with what the new best phones available are.

Chanel

Possibly best known for its fragrances, Chanel is worth $7 billion as a company and it is no surprise that they are one of the first choices of brands for celebrities.

Louis Vuitton

Another high-end clothing brand, this is again not a surprising addition to this list thanks to the high-quality products that they sell. It is not unlikely that you will see one of your favorite music celebs carrying a Louis Vuitton bag at the airport or just out and about.

7 Concert Outfit Ideas When You Have No Idea What to Wear

No matter what type of music you’re into, there’s nothing more exciting than booking tickets to see your favourite artist. But, with all of the excitement, we can forget about something important – our outfit. While it may not seem like a big deal, getting dressed up for a concert can be another exciting part of the experience. But, if you leave deciding on your outfit to the last minute, it can lead to a lot of stress. So, to help you out, here are 7 concert outfit ideas for when you have no idea what to wear.

Dress for the Conditions

If the concert is indoors, chances are it will get very warm very quickly, or on the opposite end, if you’re going to an outdoor concert, it’s important to check the weather for that day to be sure you don’t get caught out.

The Perfect Outfit

Whether it’s a cute top and a cool pair of trousers or a plain dress. Make sure to try on a whole range of outfits to find the perfect one for your concert. You could even plan to co-ordinate with your friends to make it easier to find each other.

Accessories.

Another way to express yourself is with decorative accessories. An easy way to decorate your outfit is with a wristband, you can find a bunch of different designs at sleekwristbands to find the perfect one for you and your friends. With belts or fanny packs, you can also be sure to have accessories that also serve a practical function.

Jewellery

The perfect accents to every outfit, there’s nothing like jewellery to tie a look together, just be sure your jewellery matches color-wise and you’re all set. Even go daring with a cool choker and make sure all eyes are on you.

The Right Shoes

Similar to the earlier point on conditions, picking the right pair of shoes is important. Concerts can be unpredictable so it’s probably advisable to pick a pair of shoes that will protect your feet. Avoid pumps, heels or any open-toed shoes.

The Right Jacket

As conditions are often unpredictable, it’s probably wise to bring a jacket with you whether the concert is outside or not. You may be thankful you were prepared, if it suddenly becomes cold or begins to rain.

Makeup

Deciding on a makeup look can be the perfect thing to make your outfit truly you. Look around online for looks you like and make sure to get practicing, so you’ll be Insta-ready in no time!

Our Top Picks of Upcoming Music Concerts in 2020

Elton John – Until the 17th December 2020. Everyone’s favourite Elton John is back for his farewell Yellow Brick Road tour, bringing you the classics you all know and love this concert was definitely one for the list. Playing at a range of venues check availability for a show to remember. It would be a shame to miss the legend that Elton John is as he performs for a final time.

Madonna – London Palladium until 2nd February 2020. It’s an opportunity you won’t want to miss everyone favourite blonde diva is back with rare London performance dates available for presale in 2020. With Madonna’s huge and loyal fanbase it would have been stupid not to include her on this list as I’m sure this is going to be an extremely quick sellout.

Billy Ocean – Until 22nd December 2020 Icon and British soul icon is giving us exactly what we need for 2020 – a comeback tour! This classic singer is going to be one to mark the calendars for. With a limited amount of venues you’ll need to grab your tickets fast or face losing out on seeing your favorite soul singer.

TLC  Celebrating their 25th anniversary of the release of the album Crazy Sexy Cool, nineties hit – TLC is back to give all you millenials the show of a lifetime. Such a classic on the nineties club scene you can be sure it will be  a night to remember.

Westlife  Now for another classic and another global favourite, Westlife are back for their Summer tour in promotion of the album Spectrum. A great summer feel good show that is going to be fun for all. At various venues throughout the year and with some of those outdoor venues it’s going to be a great summer’s day.