Pioneering hip-hop group also releasing flood of new music
Wow… very cool move. They were always very progressive, especially i/r/t technology. It’s good to see them still together and in good standing w/ each other, unlike so many other groups that grow to hate each other after awhile (I’m not really alluding to tribe here - almost every group that stays together for a long time develop animosity among themselves.)
I haven’t listened to De La in a LONG time, but DLSID, Buhloone Mind State, and Stakes is High are all highly recommended, for anyone that downloads the catalog. Their debut, while a pioneering classic, isn’t on the same level as the others, IMHO.
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Nominations for the 4th annual Guild of Music Supervisors Awards have been unveiled. In the motion picture categories, Frozen, American Hustle, The Wolf of Wall Street, Gravity, Her, The Great Gatsby, Saving Mr. Banks and Inside Llewyn Davis are among the nominees.
Congrats to all the nominees, especially Frankie Pine of Whirly Girl Music for her incredible work on ABC’s Nashville.
Music weekly’s circulation drops below ‘death knell’ 20,000 mark but publisher says reach and revenues are growing
Print industry in decline + Music industry in decline = Bad news if you’re a print magazine about music.
NME is awesome, and for me personally, is probably the magazine most in-line with my personal, anglophile musical taste.
I really have a soft spot for all music mags - I grew up reading them cover to cover, pouring over the smallest details about acts that I didn’t even like, as it was one of the biggest sources for in-depth info on music that was available - prior to the internet obviously. I subscribe to a few mag’s now even though finding time to sit & read them is difficult, and while I’m not a huge fan of this popular music site, I did recently subscribe to their new physical periodical, because I think that’s an initiative worth supporting, even if I’m not crazy about their editorial style.
I hope music doesn’t die, and I hope print doesn’t die. I REALLY HOPE music mag’s don’t die, especially NME. At least head over to their site and check out some of their stuff - I promise you’ll find something good.
“The music industry has had so many knocks in the past decade, it’s almost been pirated out of existence. It doesn’t hurt me, but it hits the up-and-coming young people, money for A&R, the money to reinvest … I’ve always reinvested in the music business…”
"It’s so hard to make people understand that they need to pay for music, because we have such a good time as musicians. But when you commit to something for life, once you get into your 40s, you need to be able for it to sustain you."
- Producer / Artist Trevor Horn of The Buggles & ZZT Records
Read the full interview Horn did for The Guardian on the 30th anniversary of ZZT Records, and why he would rather run an unsuccessful record label:
"Because if nothing sells, no one complains – and it doesn’t last for long. But a successful label with successful artists is very hard to keep together. I think it’s probably all down to what artists expect from a record label."
WATCH: The Buggles - “Video Killed The Radio Star”
(The first music video ever played on Mtv in 1981)
Universal Music Group has signed a worldwide deal to distribute the recordings of Daniel Glass’ independent label Glassnote, both parties confirmed
Alongside this new deal, Glass has launched an affiliate company, Resolved, which will offer individualized support and services to entertainment entrepreneurs, emerging producers and independent labels. Resolved will also be distributed by UMG.
Congrats to Glassnote & UMG
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Bieber Gone Wild - Arrested for DUI in Miami
Justin Bieber has been arrested in Miami for alleged DUI and drag racing, according to multiple reports.
Nightclubbing, underage drinking, abusing illegal & prescription drugs, blocking traffic & drag-racing (assisted by his 38 year-old wannabe father - WTF??), arrest-resisting, swearing at cops, yadda yadda yadda…
He sure looked happy in his mug shot, in stark contrast to how he looked during his court appearance this morning. Here’s a shot off the TV:
Think this is genuine? Or is he acting embarrassed in an attempt to rally some sympathy?
Additionally, some Bieber stalkers apparently caught the arrest on video, and have uploaded it to YouTube. Singer Khalil was also arrested.
Justin Bieber’s wild decline - a timeline. (Rolling Stone)
Interesting… is this a marquee move for Troy, adding some indie-cred to his stable? Or is Sky moving back towards mainstream pop after flirting in the indie scene? Time will tell.
"We were just touring, doing our thing, being on an indie label, and then all at once every label called us and said, ‘We want you! Come here and we’ll spend money on you for dinner and buy you Champagne!’ Our lawyer calls it the best time of his life."
Congrats to Phantogram & Republic / Nate Albert