Thai Free Fire Mobile Players Boost Garena’s Foray In the Music Market

In a time and place where immersive gaming is enjoyed with so much passion, Thailand appears to be the current ideal market for a new source of video game revenues. The country’s population of mobile gamers accounts for 69% of Southeast Asian video game revenues, where Free Fire has a massive following. So much so that Free Fire publisher Garena has been gaining lucratively from the release of Free Fire Classic, a collection of original game soundtracks at Amazon Music.

Games publisher Garena is apparently at the forefront of this new revenue source, having captured a large portion of the rapidly-growing Asian mobile games market with its survival shooter game, Free Fire. When Garena released this mobile game in 2019, the publisher collaborated with several music artists from various countries to create and perform the backstory music for some of Free Fire’s popular battle royale characters. The main goal is to attract a wider range of audience from all walks of life.

Garena’s timely release of the Free Fire Classic – Soundtrack at Amazon Music in March 11, 2020, was vital to the popularity of the game in Southeast Asia. As the number of mobile apps soared at the height of the pandemic, four Free Fire songs emerged at the top of the most beloved video game scores downloaded at Amazon Music.

Vale Vale by Brazilian DJ Alok

DJ Alok’s reputation as one of the top musicians in South America and his massive fan base are apparently instrumental in making his Vale Vale original, Free Fire’s unofficial theme song. So much so that Garena included a playable DJ Alok character in the game. The Brazilian artist is also into esports, having competed at the Free Fire World Championship.

Reckoning by Swedsh Musician Krigaré

One of Free Fire’s newest musical scores is “Reckoning” by Swedish musician Krigaré, which is the background music for the backstories of Hayato and Kelly. The compelling music video depicts the narrative behind the sibling’s quest for vengeance in relation to a violent past.

Just Shake It by Vietnamese Big Daddy featuring Emily

Although the song ? Sao Bé Không L? by BigDaddy is not a Free Fire original score, Free Fire India used the song in June 2020 to kick off the Beach Party event with an upbeat party tempo featuring another Vietnamese Emily in the rap segment.

I’m on Fire- by T.R.A.P Rapper Squad

The T.R.A.P Rapper Squad comprises a mix of international artists named Awich, BJRNCK, Krawk and Faruz Feet, making their music video of different music styles one of the most popular background music of a Free Fire setting.

Garena has actually created a Free Fire ecosystem in Thailand that has linked many careers to the gaming world, including a profession known as โปร Free Fire (Free Fire Pro), The term refers to the highly-skilled gamers who provide gaming-as-a-service to help players get over their frustrations of not being able to get past levels in order to achieve higher ranks.

Although criticized as a form of cheating, it cannot be denied that their rank boosting services help sustain the interests of Thailand’s weaker Free Fire gamers. The reality is that not everyone has ability to quickly master the skills needed to survive a battle royale type of game like Free Fire.

Instagram plus YouTube Music : Great Combo Tools to Use in Promoting New Songs

Independent recording studios and artists are being provided with more tools for promoting their music, to be more competitive despite the ongoing pandemic. Last month, YouTube announced that the new music streaming service Youtube Music will allow music lovers and providers alike to share their content on Instagram.

The forthcoming feature will be quite similar to how Spotify and Apple Music let users share a story in showcasing a song, including the album cover and the performing artist. Once the new tool becomes live, Instagram users will be provided with a link to add to their Instagram stories. The link will bring followers to YouTube Music where they can view and listen to a full version of the music video. .

The YouTube platform launched earlier this year and was supposed to be working side by side with Google Play Music, it was later announced that the latter will be replaced by YouTube Music instead. Actually, this was expected since in the past few months, Google Play Music no longer allowed users to upload, download, purchase, and preorder music. Nonetheless, YouTube Music is providing a tool that Google Play Music users can use in transferring their music library to YouTube Music before the Google Play Music service shuts down for good in December 2020.

About YouTube Music

Youtube Music is a music streaming platform that gives music lovers a custom-fit interface where they can scroll through music videos and songs available at YouTube. The selections are sorted by playlists, genres and recommendations.

While the use of the streaming services is offered free of charge, it also offers a subscription plan for a premium tier that gives subscribers extra features such as ad-free streaming, song downloads for offline use, and audio-only background playback.

How To Share Your Favorite Songs Through Instagram Stories

Instagram’s Music tool allows a user to add a song to a story by simply selecting from Instagram’s music library. The YouTube Music feature will allow Instagram Story sharers, particularly independent music recording studios and/or artists to link their story to the full version of the music video being promoted via YouTube and YouTube Music.

Instagram users who have not yet discovered this Music toll can simply tap the add a sticker feature in Instagram Stories, and click on the music icon. Doing so will open a library of songs where one can either search for a particular song choice; or look for one by browsing according to genre or mood. Instagram’s Music tool also allows users to play a preview of a song, to make sure they’re adding the right music for their Instagram Story. Once a song has been chosen, simply crop the specific part of the song to add to a story.

The combo feature is a great way for independent artists and recording studios to achieve exposure especially if the Instagram stories attract a multitude of followers, as it also denotes increased chances of attracting more viewers to visit the YouTube Music site. A great thing about Instagram is that this social media platform adds fresh selections of music to its song library on a daily basis. Once the collaboration with YouTube music is rolled out, a music video being promoted can easily become part of Instagram’s song library.

The best way to optimize the use of Instagram in promoting an independently produced song and its artist is to utilize analytic tools that can discern how the Instagram stories are performing in terms of getting viewers to connect to one’s YouTube Music video upload. To find out how analytic tools can work in promoting a music recording with greater efficiency, visit Share My Insights, a website currently ranked as one of the top providers of Instagram analytic tools.

Spotify Study Confirms Music is a Natural Aphrodisiac

Recently, leading and innovative music streaming service provider, Spotify, commissioned Dr Daniel Mullensiefen of London’s Goldsmiths University to study the relationship between songs and seduction.

Entitled “Science Behind The Song,” the study conducted interviews involving 2,000 people in the UK, to examine songs that many consider as powerful background music for promoting intimacy and sexual desires. The gender of the group of respondents were nearly in an equal split, with ages ranging between 18 and 91.

Not surprisingly, many of those interviewed confirmed the popular notion that playing romantic music is an effective approach to arousing a partner’s sexual desire. As an expert in Systematic Musicology and Historic Musicology, Dr Mullensiefen stated that music has the power to activate the neurological pleasure centers that similarly respond to various forms of gratification like food, sex and drugs.

The results showed that the top tunes selected as the best seduction songs have similar vocal qualities, particularly dynamic range using mostly “high chest voice” combined with raspiness. Classic examples that unexpectedly landed at the top of the categories are Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get it On” and “Sexual Healing.”

Another surprise finding is that 40% of those interviewed agreed that bedroom background music is more effective as a turn on sensation, over the feel or touch of a sexual partner. Music has long been recognized as an effective sensory stimulant for arousing sexual desires. This was fortified by the music psychologist’s study that men who do not listen to romantic or cheesy music, are willing to adjust their listening preferences in order to woo or win over a romantic partner.

Dr Müllensiefen remarked

“Most people have a good knowledge of what songs represent romance – mostly from film and TV references – and then use this music to communicate implicitly their intentions in a romantic situation.

Top Songs Selected as Best Track for Romantic Encounters

Suggested track selections were categorized as “ Best Songs for Romantic Dinner,” “ Best Songs for Dance Floor Flirt,” “Best Songs for Seduction,” and “Best Songs to Play in the Bedroom”.

Topping the list of best tracks as “Best Songs for Seduction” is Patrick Swayze’s “She’s Like The Wind” from the blockbuster movie “Dirty Dancing, while the movie’s theme song “Time of My Life” topped the list of “Best Songs to Play in the Bedroom”.

Yet there is one music category that majority of respondents happily supplied with Queen hits as music that furnish pleasure better than sex; to which “Bohemian Rhapsody” charted as number one. This particular finding suggests that some of the respondents might need other types of aphrodisiacs to get them into the mood. Well, in case they do, they can find a wide range of info about different forms of aphrodisiacs at myaphrodisiacs.com.

Essaying the Phenomenon of KPop as Popular Mainstream Music

In essaying the phenomenon of KPop music, the main idea is to discern the elements that make this genre, popular as a mainstream item. Westerners and other non-Korean speaking listeners do not comprehend the lyrics of most KPop songs; but still find it easy to get into the groove.

Songs with English Lyrics Become Part of Mainstream Music Even in Non-English Speaking Regions

It is likely that the situation is pretty much the same in other parts of the world.

Koreans and other non-English speaking audiences fall in love with tunes carrying English lyrics. Not because they understand the message or feel the meaning put into a song. The appeal is more on the tempo, the rhythm, and the arrangement, combined with a rendition that makes a song highly appealing.

One example is Mariah Carey’s “Without You,” which an aspiring Bulgarian female singer named Valentina Hasan, popularized as “Ken Lee” when she auditioned for a Bulgarian singing contest. Without batting an eyelash, the Bulgarian amateur singer soulfully, fluidly, confidently and with passion, sang “Ken Lee” in garbled English; not at all bothered that she was actually delivering a gibberish version of “Without You,”…

”Ken Lee, Tolibu dibu douchoo” (Can’t live, if living is without you)

The song became Valentina’s ticket to Internet fame, and to recording a globally released international single with the “Ken Lee” title.

KPop Provides Additional Proof that Music is a Universal Language

KPop music first gained international fame in 2009, via the Wonder Girls and their “Nobody but You” single.

The Wonder Girls and “Nobody But You”

Originally popularized as a local Korean pop song, “Nobody but You” became a worldwide hit when an English version of the song was released internationally and landed No. 76 in the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Even if still not phenomenal by standards, the Wonder Girls’ “Nobody but You” boosted South Korea’s music industry.

Psy and “Oppan Gangnam Style”

In 2012, Korean KPop artist named Psy hit and broke a number of charts and several lists of world records through his 18th KPop single, “Oppan Gangnam Style.” This particular song spearheaded the KPop music phenomenon. Just like “Nobody but You,” “Oppan Gangnam Style” has a catchy upbeat, danceable steps, but different because the song, despite its Korean lyrics, gained worldwide fame.

Only a few words such as “Baby, baby,” “Sexy lady”, and “You know I’m saying,” are in English. Yet there was a quality to it that caught the attention not only of KPop fans but also of political leaders in the likes of U.S. President Barack Obama and UK Prime Minister David Cameron.

Blackpink and “DDU-DU DDU-DU”

A decade later, KPop music continues to make it into the pop music mainstream. Blackpink, another all-female Korean group lands a spot in Billboard’s Top 100 in June 2018 with “DDU-DU DDU-DU” in original Korean version. The group and the song even surpassed the Wonder Girl’s feat by landing No. 55.

The quartet of sexy Korean girls, also made history by debuting as the reigning Billboard Emerging Artist Chart in the No. 1 spot. In fact another first is Blackpink’s participation in the highly attended North American Coachella Music Festival as a headliner, making history as the first ever Korean group to perform as such.

Actually, this writer is at a loss on how to end this essay with a definitive conclusion on what elements make a KPop music a phenomenal mainstream hit. So far, I have only offered proof that when it comes to music, language is not a barrier. Perhaps a professional essay editing services provider can help me present my discussions in another way.