Justin Timberlake’s Iheartradio Music Festival Performance Includes Premiere Of New Music

7 Music Discovery Tools to Find New Tunes

You cannot do anything else but pump your arm in the air and shout, “This is my jam!” Well, that’s exactly TIMJ, just on the Internet. In beta, This Is My Jam asks you to proudly share your favorite song of the moment or the week, more precisely, since jams expire after seven days. You can explore similar and suggested songs based on your current jam in the sidebar and a related section. Through these recommended picks, you can find other jammers who are also jammin’ a similar jam. The homepage shows a feed of the active jams of users you follow, which you can listen to through a sleek bottom-bar player. You can also comment on and favorite all user’s jams to make new friends, and maybe even bounce off music recs. 3. Bandcamp In addition to being a great way to buy music from independent artists, Bandcamp helps you find music you want to support. Its Discover section lets you toggle between different genres, tags, available formats and recommendations (including staff picks, best-selling and artist-recommended), and opens up endless browsing possibilities. Bandcamp’s homepage is filled with curation, from features on Bandcamp artists, to fan spotlights, to “Bandcamp Weekly,” which highlights new music. Bandcamp’s fan pages let users display their purchases and wish lists, write a description about their favorite tracks from one of those purchases, and follow artists and other fans to stay up-to-date on what people are listening to. 4. Last.fm While Last.fm has been around since 2002 (or forever, in Internet terms), its music discovery and recommendation tools are only getting better. In the last year, its music recs feel even more spot on than ever. Organized in tiles at the top your dashboard, the recommendation section takes what you have been listening to (your Last.fm “scrobbles”) and offers suggestions based on that data while noting which artists you like that are similar.

____ A ROCKING SURPRISE Joan Jett celebrated her 55th birthday in a big way: She joined Ke$ha onstage and earned roaring cheers from the crowd. She was excited on the guitar in an all red ensemble as she and Ke$ha sang “Bad Reputation.” Fireworks burst after the performance and Ke$ha yelled “happy birthday.” She also got the crowd to say it to Jett as well. “It’s something a little different than we usually do, but it’s exciting because the music is quite diverse,” Jett said in an interview backstage about performing at the festival. “So it’s going to be fun to play.” Joan Jett and the Blackhearts will release a new album, “Unvarnished,” on Sept. 30. “It’s rock `n’ roll straight up,” she said. “I’m very proud of the record. I think there’s some great songwriting on it.” ____ McCARTNEY PUSHES `NEW’ ALBUM Paul McCartney had one thing in mind at the iHeartRadio: promote his new album. The former Beatle will release “New” on Oct. 15. He mostly played new tracks for the crowd, including the album’s title track and first single. The word `new” descended from the ceiling before he sang the song. “This is not a new song,” McCartney said before singing “Another Day,” which brought new life to the audience. The 71-year-old switched from the guitar to the piano onstage, where he finished with the electrifying “Live and Let Die.” The performance featured extremely loud fireworks, fire blazing and yellow and red lights beaming.

Secret Code: Music Score May Lead to Nazi Gold

Behind it all is 51-year-old Leon Giesen, a Dutch filmmaker and musician with a tantalizing theory. He is convinced that Nazi treasure is languishing below Mittenwald’s roads — gold or diamonds, at the very least. The whole idea of Nazi gold has long held a grip on the public imagination, and as a former Nazi stronghold, Bavaria provides fertile soil for many an aspiring Indiana Jones. In 1944, with the Allies and the Soviet Army threatening to advance, it was here that Heinrich Himmler, one of the most powerful men in Nazi Germany, planned to build an Alpine Fortress — a national redoubt where Nazi Germany would fight from until the end. And that’s not all. In April 1945, the Wehrmacht armed forces and officials of the Reichsbank approved a plan to store at least part of the reserves of the German Reichsbank at Einsiedl, a small town on the southwest shore of Lake Walchen. Much of these assets were handed over to the Allies, but around 100 gold bars, sacks of dollars and Swiss francs and possibly even more hoards went missing. ‘Like a Treasure Map’ Even though Giesen’s theory is an outlandish one by any standards, it has generated reams of publicity in his native Netherlands. It revolves around an annotated score of the “March Impromptu” by composer Gottfried Federlein. Legend has it that in the final days of World War II, Adolf Hitler’s private secretary Martin Bormann scribbled letters, figures and runes on the score that form a code giving the coordinates of the hidden Nazi treasure. Supposedly, a military chaplain was tasked with taking the score to someone in Munich. But it apparently never arrived, instead ending up decades later in the hands of Dutch journalist Karl Hammer Kaatee. After spending years attempting to crack the code, he finally made the score public last December and was promptly deluged with e-mails and suggestions. Even though there is no proof that the document is genuine, it exerts a magic pull on many.