For Muzik is the first mini-album by South Korean girl group4Minute. It features their debut single "Hot Issue". The title track "Muzik" was used to promote the mini-album, as well as "What a Girl Wants" later that year.
After the release of their debut single, "Hot Issue", the group started recording their first album, including a remix of "Hot Issue" done by Shinsadong Tiger. The album was released digitally on August 28, 2009. The first single, "Hot Issue", peaked at 5 on the Gaon chart. The second, "Muzik", peaked at 3.
The group promoted the album by performing "Hot Issue", "Muzik" and "What a Girl Wants" on various TV shows. These included Mnet's M! Countdown, KBS's Music Bank, MBC's Show! Music Core and SBS's Inkigayo. Promotions lasted from June until the end of December 2009. The album was also promoted in Japan, where a repackaged version of the album was released.
On September 1, 2010, the music video for "Muzik" was released. It with the intro track "For Muzik", followed by a scene showing the group dancing in a room with flashing lights. There are individual inter-scenes of single members wearing latex leggings and dancing to the song.
Muzik 247 is a music label in Kerala which focuses on Malayalam music, mainly film soundtracks from Mollywood. The company was founded in 2012 by Naveen Bhandari, and has achieved a large market share of the Malayalam film music. Muzik247 possesses the soundtrack rights to some of the most successful Malayalam Movies of recent times - Premam, Bangalore Days, How Old Are You, Iyobinte Pusthakam,Vikramadithyan, Sapthamashree Thaskaraha, Oru Vadakkan Selfie to name a few.
In 2014 the company made their catalog available worldwide through online digital stores including iTunes and Spotify. Later that year, the label released a collection of the best Malayalam film songs from 2014. In 2015, the label released a phone app to provide streaming access to the songs featured in a new film Mariyam Mukku, this was considered to be a new development in film promotion for Mollywood cinema.
The label also produced a phone app to help promote the EKTA (Emerging Kerala Talent Association) Short Film Festival held in May 2015. In July 2015 the company released the album Nilathattam, a collection of romantically inspired Mappila songs in a contemporary style.
A republic (from Latin:res publica) is a sovereign state or country which is organised with a form of government in which power resides in elected individuals representing the citizen body and government leaders exercise power according to the rule of law. In modern times, the definition of a republic is commonly limited to a government which excludes a monarch. Currently, 147 of the world's 206 sovereign states use the word "republic" as part of their official names; not all of these are republics in the sense of having elected governments, nor do all nations with elected governments use the word "republic" in their names.
Both modern and ancient republics vary widely in their ideology and composition. In the classical and medieval period of Europe, many states were fashioned on the Roman Republic, which referred to the governance of the city of Rome, between it having kings and emperors. The Italian medieval and Renaissance political tradition, today referred to as "civic humanism", is sometimes considered to derive directly from Roman republicans such as Sallust and Tacitus. However, Greek-influenced Roman authors, such as Polybius and Cicero, sometimes also used the term as a translation for the Greek politeia which could mean regime generally, but could also be applied to certain specific types of regime which did not exactly correspond to that of the Roman Republic. Republics were not equated with classical democracies such as Athens, but had a democratic aspect.
Republic? is the fifth studio album from Canadian stoner rock band Sheavy. It was produced by Billy Anderson.
Jim Martin observed in Terrorizer that "Republic? finds sHeavy rejuvenated, fighting fit and sounding vital and righteous beyond belief. Central to this unexpected rejuvenation is that this is no mere Sabbath tribute record. Although still firmly rooted in elephantine riffs, chugging doom-grooves and 70s shapes, Republic? marks a considerable broadening of this band's horizons, revelling in punkier drives and psychedelic expanses". While Alex Henderson also noted sHeavy's affinity for Sabbath, he said that Republic? differentiated itself from mere tribute due to "a sludginess that you won't find on Sabbath's classic '70s recordings - a sludginess that owes something to the Melvins as well as grunge".Blabbermouth's Scott Alisoglu praised the album for its "biting guitar tone, monster riffage, and a batch of cool solos make it worth cranking at top volume in the car stereo with a cooler of brew in the backseat", and suggested that "Unless you're looking for a reinvention of the wheel, there isn't much to bitch about on Republic?".