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We are big fans of Pixie Lott and not just for her powerful vocal chords and catchy music.

From the chic and simple outfits topped off with a crazy hair accessory or two, Pixie is totally nailing it in the fashion stakes lately.

The singing sex kitten has teamed up with vintage jewellery and headwear brand Rock 'N Rose to create a 22-piece collection of girly yet edgy awesomeness. Prices start at £16 and the collection includes statement headwear, stacked midi rings, layered necklaces and an injection of authentic vintage with limited edition pieces from the 70s!

To celebrate the release of her self-titled album, we are giving away 3 lucky readers one of the accessories below each! All thanks to the team at Universal Music Singapore!

Just follow these 2 simple steps and we'll pop you into the draw!

1) Follow us on Twitter.

2) Simply tweet the message “To celebrate the release of Pixie Lott's self-titled LP,  is giving away Pixie-designed accessories! http://bit.ly/1qTQlZ4

Photo credit: Universal Music

Terms & Conditions:
1. Open to Singapore and Malaysia residents only.
2. All entries must be received before 21:00 hours on September 21, 2014.
3. Multiple tweets are allowed but each Twitter account will only be entitled to one winning chance.
4. Representative of Spin or Bin Music will pick three (3) tweets amongst all eligible tweets. Spin or Bin Music’s decision is final and binding. No correspondence will be entertained about Spin or Bin Music’s decision.
5. Spin or Bin Music reserves the right to disqualify all entries that do not meet the rules and regulations of the Contest. These include entries submitted with invalid or incorrect information.
6. Winners will receive a tweet/ DM from Spin or Bin Music with further instructions on how to claim the prize.
7. Spin or Bin Music is not responsible for, nor obligated to replace, any lost, stolen, or damaged prize sent through mail.

The a cappella wizards Pentatonix proved that they only need strong vocal pipes to sell out all three nights when they performed in Singapore last month.

The five-strong group has been producing YouTube video covers of popular hit songs and has won the hearts of millions of fans worldwide. After winning Season 3 of NBC’s a cappella singing competition “The Sing-Off”,  Pentatonix — its name derived from a musical scale of five notes per octave — has released two albums filled with the group’s covers of Top 40 hits of past and present, as well as a Christmas album and several singles.

The quintet recently announced that their third EP PTX, Vol. III would be released on September 23, 2014 which will include their cover of Ariana Grande's hit song Problem.

We know you can't wait for their new release so thanks to the ever-lovely folks at Sony Music Singapore, we are gonna gift 3 lucky PTX fans an AUTOGRAPHED copy of PTX, Vol. II each! Wow! If that doesn't bring you finer feelings, we don't know what will!


 

Here's how you can win:

1) Follow us on Twitter.

2) Simply tweet the message “I got 99 problems but Pentatonix isn't one! Gimme a signed copy of PTX Vol. II #SpinorBinMusic! http://bit.ly/YjWiFf

Photo credit: Sony Music

Terms & Conditions:
1. Open to Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Philippines residents only.
2. All entries must be received before 21:00 hours on September 13, 2014.
3. Multiple tweets are allowed but each Twitter account will only be entitled to one winning chance.
4. Representative of Spin or Bin Music will pick three (3) tweets amongst all eligible tweets. Spin or Bin Music’s decision is final and binding. No correspondence will be entertained about Spin or Bin Music’s decision.
5. Spin or Bin Music reserves the right to disqualify all entries that do not meet the rules and regulations of the Contest. These include entries submitted with invalid or incorrect information.
6. Winners will receive a tweet/ DM from Spin or Bin Music with further instructions on how to claim the prize.
7. Spin or Bin Music is not responsible for, nor obligated to replace, any lost, stolen, or damaged prize sent through mail.

If you haven't check Katy Perry's video for her latest single This Is How We Do, I suggest you do so right now. The video, directed by Joel Kefali, offers up eye candy aplenty and paid homage to a number of iconic figures including Yves Saint Laurent, Aretha Franklin and Michael Jordon.

Here's our Top 5 moments of This Is How We Do video:


5. The video gives us so much 80s vibe.

 

4. The twerking ice-cream cone.


3. Mariah Carey-oke (Brilliant!).


2. The Mondrian Moment.


1. Homage to Josie & The Pussycats.


Katy's videos are best when they're fun, colorful, and not too serious. Easily my favorite video of the Prism era.

 

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We are giving away Katy Perry's Prismatic World Tour water bottles to celebrate our Favourite Twitter Influencer win at the Singapore Blog Awards!


Yes, KatyCats! We have five sets of the OFFICIAL water bootles to give away! All thanks to Universal Music Singapore!

You want one? You might want to enter the draw! Here's how:

1) Follow us on Twitter.

2) Simply tweet the message “#CongratsSpinorBinMusic on your win at Singapore Blog Awards 2014! Celebrate with them with Katy Perry goodies! http://bit.ly/1uHXIGD

Photo credit: Capitol Records

Terms & Conditions:
1. Open to Singapore and Malaysia residents only.
2. All entries must be received before 21:00 hours on August 23, 2014.
3. Multiple tweets are allowed but each Twitter account will only be entitled to one winning chance.
4. Representative of Spin or Bin Music will pick five (5) tweets amongst all eligible tweets. Spin or Bin Music’s decision is final and binding. No correspondence will be entertained about Spin or Bin Music’s decision.
5. Spin or Bin Music reserves the right to disqualify all entries that do not meet the rules and regulations of the Contest. These include entries submitted with invalid or incorrect information.
6. Winners will receive a tweet/ DM from Spin or Bin Music with further instructions on how to claim the prize.
7. Spin or Bin Music is not responsible for, nor obligated to replace, any lost, stolen, or damaged prize sent through mail.

Is Jason Mraz one of our favourite artists? Yes!

Have we been to his last concert in Singapore? Yes!

What's the name of the US singer-songwriter's latest album? 'Yes!'

Jason's had a impressive chart history - His 2003 debut single The Remedy (I Won't Worry) wasn't the massive smash hit it should have been, but he hit big time on Billboard Hot 100 with his 2008 smash I'm Yours and entered the top 10 again with I Won't Give Up a couple of years back.

So how will we react to his newest material? YES! We don't know what it is about Jason Mraz's music but he had us hooked since Day 1 in 2003 with The Remedy. And he's done it again with his latest single Love Someone. His vocals are so wonderfully restrained and warm, telling the tale of an enduring love.

The new album has dropped across Singapore and Malaysia this week and we want to share good music with you (as usual). Thanks to Warner Music Malaysia, we are giving away five copies of this awesome album and winning one of them is as easy as eggs.

Just follow these 2 simple steps and we'll pop you into the draw!

1) Follow us on Twitter.

2) Simply tweet the message “Say YES! to Jason Mraz's latest album!  Gimme a copy! http://bit.ly/1mIX0E9

 

Photo credit: Warner Music

Terms & Conditions:
1. Open to Singapore and Malaysia residents only.
2. All entries must be received before 21:00 hours on July 20, 2014.
3. Multiple tweets are allowed but each Twitter account will only be entitled to one winning chance.
4. Representative of Spin or Bin Music will pick five (5) tweets amongst all eligible tweets. Spin or Bin Music’s decision is final and binding. No correspondence will be entertained about Spin or Bin Music’s decision.
5. Spin or Bin Music reserves the right to disqualify all entries that do not meet the rules and regulations of the Contest. These include entries submitted with invalid or incorrect information.
6. Winners will receive a tweet/ DM from Spin or Bin Music with further instructions on how to claim the prize.
7. Spin or Bin Music is not responsible for, nor obligated to replace, any lost, stolen, or damaged prize sent through mail.

At first, I was a bit dissappointed that Lana Del Rey wasn't again working with Justin Parker, Rick Nowels and other producers from the Born to Die and Paradise albums. Dan Auerbach from The Black Keys handles most of the production on Ultraviolence. I love the Black Keys, but upon first listen I felt like Ultraviolence sounded too much like a Black Keys record. But after a few more listens, I was surprised at how much I enjoyed the album.

The entire album gives a classic rock of the seventies feel and allows Ms Grant's voice to really stand out. It's her voice that really soars on these dark ballads giving the album it's texture and tone. The opening track, Cruel World, starts the ball rolling with beautiful lyrics and complex vocals. Critics may argue that many of the songs sound alike. But upon a second or third listen they reveal themselves to be quite unique individually as well as working together as a whole. The subtle arrangements of Black Beauty and the more complex West Coast are my two favorites.

We like to share our love for music with you, as always. And fabulously, the folks at Universal Music Singapore have given us FIVE copies of Ultraviolence to give away!

Just follow these 2 simple steps and we'll pop you into the draw!

1) Follow us on Twitter.

2) Simply tweet the message “Ooh, baby, ooh, baby, I'm in love with Lana Del Rey's latest album Ultraviolence!  Gimme a copy!

Grab a copy of Ultraviolence on iTunes now!

Photo credit: Universal Music

Terms & Conditions:
1. Open to Singapore and Malaysia residents only.
2. All entries must be received before 21:00 hours on June 29, 2014.
3. Multiple tweets are allowed but each Twitter account will only be entitled to one winning chance.
4. Representative of Spin or Bin Music will pick five (5) tweets amongst all eligible tweets. Spin or Bin Music’s decision is final and binding. No correspondence will be entertained about Spin or Bin Music’s decision.
5. Spin or Bin Music reserves the right to disqualify all entries that do not meet the rules and regulations of the Contest. These include entries submitted with invalid or incorrect information.
6. Winners will receive a tweet/ DM from Spin or Bin Music with further instructions on how to claim the prize.
7. Spin or Bin Music is not responsible for, nor obligated to replace, any lost, stolen, or damaged prize sent through mail.