Monthly archives: August, 2012

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Academy Awards To Change Nomination Process For Best Original Song Oscar

Five songs will be nominated for Academy Awards in the Original Song category after the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences approved additional rules for the 85th Academy Awards. Changes in the Original Song category were the most significant of the board¹s rule changes. The academy spells it out:…


Spotify’s Boyfriend Hits a Brand New Low

Just a lazy, late-August summer day ahead a three-day weekend. And the worst day yet for Facebook on Wall Street.  As of this writing, shares of FB are grovelling above $18, based on continued investor skepticism over Facebook’s flimsy model.   This is now a huge problem for Spotify, which is now effectively married to…


The Extremely Chaotic State of Music Pricing Today

No wonder music fans are confused! Here’s a sampling of some of the most popular ways to pay (or not pay) for music today…  [DigitalMusicNews]


Pensado’s Place #81 – Producer, Engineer, and Author: Ken Caillat

In the 81st episode of Pensado’s Place, Dave and Herb are joined by GRAMMY Award-winning producer, engineer, and author, Ken Caillat. Ken co-produced and co-engineered Fleetwood Mac’s 1977 album, Rumours which won the GRAMMY for Album of the Year. His work and experience on Rumours served as the basis for his book “Makring Rumours”. Also…


This Week’s Album Sales

Bolstered by strong sales from the Christian market, tobyMac should win the fight for #1 next week, the first Christian/gospel artist to do so in recent memory. Here’s how it looks headed into the Labor Day weekend, with no releases selling in six figures: *tobyMac (Forefront) 60-65k *Slaughterhouse (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) 50-55k Trey Songz (Atlantic) 40-45k *Alanis Morissette…


10 Mistakes Artists Always Make

Shouts to Rap Rehab for coming up with this dope list. I’ll skip right to the countdown, cause I know that’s all you care about. Read on below: Mixtapes: I noticed a lot of artists will spend money on studio time, features and beats to record a mixtape but spend no money or very little…


Kreayshawn Goes Punk with Kid Cudi, Clicks with 2 Chainz on Debut

Somethin ‘Bout Kreay, which she describes as a “musical ride through time.” Due September 18, the project features the singles “Gucci Gucci,” “Go Hard (La.La.La),” and the 2 Chainz-assisted “Breakfast (Syrup),” with contributions from Chippy Nonstop, V-Nasty, Sissy Nobby, Jean Baptiste, Diplo, and Kid Cudi, who appears on “Like It or Love It.” The WZRD…


Breakfast Club Interviews Keyshia Cole

With her Boobie by her side, Keysh appeared on Power 105 this morning to discuss marriage, her brief hiatus from music, forthcoming LP Woman To Woman, BET reality show Family First and more.


Top 10 Tracks of the Week

TOP 10 TRACKS OF THE WEEK: The leaderboard is once again topped by Taylor Swift, whose latest retains its momentum, and then some, while Maroon 5’s “One More Night,” the second single from Overexposed, goes #7-4-2, adding another 25k. The lone newcomer is Neon Trees’ “Everybody Talks,” which jumps five slots to #10. 1. Taylor Swift, “We Are Never Ever Getting…