Wednesday, March 5th 2014
After building stars out of the likes of rapper Joseline Hernandez (above) on ‘Love & Hip Hop Atlanta’, ‘Myx’ mogul Mona-Scott Young has set her sights on radio this year!
For, in a move that’ll see her extend her television reign, the ‘Monami’ creator has teamed up with Emmis Communications to launch the ‘This Is Hot 97‘ TV series!
Tuesday, February 18th 2014
After Billboard announced its plan to include streaming data on its competitive chart system, the UK’s Official Charts were praised for deciding not follow suit…adamant that ‘paid for’ sales were the only measure to be used when allocating chart positions.
Alas, in a shock move that’s set to change British music industry as the world knows it, the company have now revealed that British digital streams will now be added to British sales, redefining what it means to ‘make it’ on the charts.
Wednesday, January 15th 2014
They’re three of the world’s most lucrative entertainers, all responsible for turning the writers behind their material into millionaires.
Not sure what we mean? Well, simply ask the likes of The Dream, Sia, Elijah Blake and Miguel how ‘financially fruitful’ cuts penned for Beyonce, Rihanna, Ciara and Mariah Carey have been for them, providing a stability few entertainers can say they’ve enjoyed at any point in their careers.
Now, in a move that’ll make the business of songwriting even more appealing to chart hopefuls, SoundExchange has announced plans to launch a monthly royalty payment system, seeing writers reap the fruits of their creative labor faster than ever before.
Tuesday, January 14th 2014
Consider yourself a fan of Diddy‘s smash-hit TV network ‘Revolt’?
Well, consider yourself one of the few yet to enjoy all their diverse programming schedule has to offer viewers, doing so via the channel numbers listed here.
Now, as if the diversity they endorse and exposure they hand to all artists wasn’t enough to push their rising viewing figures, the network has announced the arrival of its very own live music TV show, reportedly shot in the style of MTV‘s ‘Total Request Live.’
Their announcement below…
Friday, January 10th 2014
Accurately hailed as the British Grammy Awards, the BRIT Awards whipped many a fan base into a Brit-Pop frenzy last night, when they announced their nominations for its 2014 offering.
Airing live from the 02 Arena on February 19th, the ceremony will welcome the likes of Ella Eyre (pictured above) to its home to celebrate what 2013 brought to music and showcase the acts set to fare just as well in 2014.
Full nominations list below!
Wednesday, January 8th 2014
In a move many are billing an abrupt one, Billboard Magazine’s Editorial Director Bill Werde has parted ways with the company today, set to be replaced by ‘The Hollywood Reporter‘s Janice Min.
Full story below…
Sunday, January 5th 2014
For the first time since its genesis, iTunes saw the music industry suffer a digital decline last year, despite helpful efforts made by mega-sellers Beyonce, Justin Timberlake and Emeli Sande.
Friday, January 3rd 2014
Despite failing to match the number of ‘wins’ landed by Hip-Hop in the last year, R&B found itself in good hands last year thanks to releases birthed by the likes of Ciara, John Legend, Tamar Braxton, Justin Timberlake, Beyonce and ‘Lose To Win‘ wonder Fantasia.
Quite interestingly, 2013′s ‘R&B / Hip-Hop Albums’ Year-End chart features a number of projects launched before 2013, telling of their quiet yet continued success on commercial tip.
So, ever eager to keep you in the sales loop, we’ve compiled a number of the chart’s more notable entries, and have them waiting for you down yonder!