Spotify and Tinder team up so you can share music with your crushes

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Dating app Tinder has teamed up with Spotify to add new music-related features.

According to a press release, the move comes to “fully integrate music into the swiping experience”.
New features include being able to pick your own personal ‘anthem’: one song linked to your profile that could be what you’re listening to at the moment or simply your favourite track of all time.

Users will be able to connect their Tinder and Spotify accounts, allowing them to search for potential love interests based on their music tastes.

“We’re helping provide a completely new sensory experience on Tinder. Get ready for some serious sound,” the press release adds.

Source: NME.com

Mariah Carey to bid farewell to Las Vegas in May

Mariah Carey will bow out of her Las Vegas residency in May (17) after unveiling her final run of shows.

The R&B superstar made Sin City her second home in May, 2015, when she launched her hits showcase, #1 to Infinity, and she wrapped up the fifth leg of her concerts at The Colosseum in Caesar’s Palace on 11 September (16).

However, Mariah has announced fans will only get to see her in Vegas for one more set of dates, which will kick off on 26 April, 2017. The curtain will fall on #1 to Infinity for the final time on 13 May (17).

“Mariah is a phenomenal talent with ecstatic, global appeal,” reads a statement issued by John Nelson, Senior Vice President of AEG Live Las Vegas. “We adore Mariah and are honored she has called The Colosseum home over the last two years. We look forward to working together again in the future.”

By the end of the sixth leg of her residency, Mariah will have played a total of 53 shows.

The Hero hitmaker has only cancelled one performance to date, in May, 2015, after she was struck down with bronchitis.

Mariah is currently enjoying some downtime in Greece with her children, five-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe, and her new fiance, billionaire businessman James Packer.

The musician and her loved ones were spotted arriving on the island of Mykonos last week (13Sep16), and she shared snaps of herself and Monroe posing on a jet ski over the weekend (17-18Sep16), while vacationing in Santorini.

Source: music-news.com

One Direction fans hopes raised then dashed over reunion

One Direction fans sent Twitter into meltdown over speculation the band could be reforming.

The boyband’s global fan base took to the social networking site after an eagle-eyed Directioner noticed a Future Events tab added to the boys’ official website.

Members Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson only started their hiatus in January, after five years of nonstop work, but fans are hoping a comeback will happen sooner than expected.

The hashtag #ThisIsNotTheEndOfOneDirection quickly started to trend, though not long after the Future Events tab disappeared from onedirectionmusic.com.

“@onedirection WHY THE F**K DID YOU REMOVE THE FUTURE EVENTS WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU ARE U F**KING WITH US,” one disgruntled fan posted, while another vented: “WHAT THE HELL ONE DIRECTION REMOVED THE “FUTURE EVENTS” ON THEIR WEBSITE I FEEL SO BETRAYED.”

Others also commented about feeling betrayed, upset and disappointed.

News of the band’s hiatus came months after original bandmate Zayn Malik jumped ship to launch a solo career on 2015. At the time, Niall assured fans the group weren’t calling it quits.

“We are not splitting up, but we will be taking a well earned break at some point next year,” Niall tweeted.

Louis added: “Your support is truly indescribable! It’s just a break 🙂 we’re not going anywhere !! Promise Don’t worry.”

Doubts have been cast over a reunion though, with many of the band members signing solo deals in recent months. Liam and Niall have both inked contracts with rival record labels to former mentor Simon Cowell’s Syco label, while Harry has embarked on an acting career and Louis is enjoying life as a new dad.

Rumours of a rift between Harry and Louis have also dogged the band.

Source: music-news.com