Thursday, May 16th 2013
Streaming has become such an integral aspect of the music industry these days. Indeed, from deciding chart positions to more recently being awarded its own Gold and Platinum certifications, online play of music is redefining the market at a rapid rate.
Naturally, then, more and more corporations are eager to make their presence felt in the streaming arena. The latest? Google.
The internet juggernaut this week drew the curtain back on their new streaming service – Google Music Play All Access. A direct rival to similar-themed services such as Spotify and Pandora, read more about what the platform will have on offer after the jump…
Tuesday, May 14th 2013
It’s that time of year again!
Urban music’s biggest calendar night, the BET Awards, is set to air live from Los Angeles’ Nokia Theater on June 30th.
After a year of sizzling hot releases, all eyes are on who is up for awards at this year’s show.
Wonder no more, as the answers await after the jump…
Thursday, May 9th 2013
The Recording Industry Association Of America has announced a new rule change that’s set to change the world of music forever.
For, as to accomodate the industry’s ever changing trends, they have revealed that digital streams will now count towards sales certifications awarded to entertainers.
Full story below…
Thursday, April 18th 2013
After much speculation, Twitter today drew back the curtains on their new music application — aptly titled Twitter #Music
Details after the jump…
Monday, April 8th 2013
Jay-Z continues to make mega-moves with his Roc Nation empire.
Fresh from hitting headlines that the full-service entertainment force is venturing into the Sports world, it has today been announced that the company has teamed up with Universal Music to house the official Roc Nation record label.
Beyond literally being a big deal, some may be wondering why this is this such a “big deal”. Well, while the Roc manages and A&R’s the likes of Rihanna, Rita Ora, Timbaland, and Kylie Minogue, they -until now-have not operated as an actual record label. Indeed, each of the aforementioned acts sit under different (and in some cases, rival) corporate umbrellas.
With this latest development, Roc Nation truly becomes its own 360 entity. Put simply, it’s now its own Def Jam, RCA, Columbia, and presents exciting new prospects for music moving forward.
Check out the press release after the jump…
Friday, March 29th 2013
He’s the label executive Frank Ocean, Elijah Blake, Nas and Rick Ross all consider the driving force behind their recent successes.
However, despite his outstanding year as the head of the Def Jam music group, Joie Manda has resigned from his role as the label’s President and is now on his way to Jimmy Iovine’s Interscope Records.
Monday, March 25th 2013
MTV’s Video Music Awards has a new home.
The Summer staple, which serves as one of Pop music’s biggest calendar nights, is moving from the West Coast to the East for what is sure to be a blockbuster show.
Friday, February 22nd 2013
Since the onset of the digital era, countless teams have employed a smoke and mirrors approach when relaying the success (or lack-thereof) of their artists. Indeed, daily the masses are sold narratives of success that are more rooted in dreams than reality.
In a bid to plough through the PR spin, industry bible Billboard have compiled a list of Music’s Top 40 Money Makers 2013.
Find out who is (really) shining bright like a diamond after the jump…
Wednesday, February 20th 2013
As fans may remember, video streaming giant Youtube cracked down on the likes of Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, and Rihanna for reporting millions of fake views to their high performing Youtube channels…
Well, now we know why.
For, today saw music industry Bible ‘Billboard’ announce that it will factor in Youtube views (with digital downloads and radio airplay) to determine song’s chart rankings…