Monthly archives: August, 2012

Kendrick Lamar Pushes Back Album Release

Kendrick Lamar fans will have to wait a little longer to get their hands on his album. The Compton rapper’s highly-anticipated debut has been pushed back a few weeks. Interscope Records has officially announced Monday, October 22, as the new release date for good kid, m.A.A.d city. It was previously slated for October 2. Crowned…


MusicSpray Offers Lifetime Distribution for $99

With the fallout of Jeff Price and Peter Wells leaving TuneCore, the business practices behind digital distribution companies have certainly taken center stage in recent weeks, with many musicians now taking a closer look at whom they entrust their catalogs with. While a plethora of options still exist from familiar names like CD Baby, ReverbNation…


Universal Music Group Reports Quarterly Revenue Gain

Universal Music Group today reported 88 million euros ($110.4 million) in earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization on revenues of 961 million euros ($1.2 billion) in its quarterly earnings report. That’s up slightly from the 86 million euros in EBITDA posted in the second quarter of the prior year, when revenues were 982 million…


Made In America Festival Set List

 


Frank Ocean To Perform On SNL Season Debut

Frank Ocean will be there to start the new season of SNL on September 15th, along with guest host Seth MacFarlane. Frank’s had somewhat of an up and down summer, releasing an acclaimed album but being forced to cancel a number of his shows which put in in the dog house with fans. Either way,…


Pandora Releases Financial Results

The NY Times recently reported it and now Pandora is confirming it. The good news is that total revenue is up over at Pandora, a 51% year over year increase, in fact. The bad news is that profits are nonexistent. Pandora announced a $5.4 million second quarter loss probably attributed to the higher royalties they’ve…


Hip-Hop Manager Chris Lighty Dies

The hip-hop community is mourning the loss of one of its pioneers. Manager Chris Lighty has died after reportedly committing suicide. Hip-hop journalist Touré tweeted that Lighty shot himself. “Chris Lighty, smart and successful record exec, and an undeniably great guy, is dead. Self inflicted gunshot wound. Tragic,” he wrote. As founder and owner of…


September Album Release Estimates

SEPTEMBER SONGS, 9/18: We’ve been focusing on next month’s double-dip Super Tuesday in this space, and we’re not about to stop now—not with the promise of an escape from the seemingly endless summer doldrums. Here and immediately below are the latest first-week sales estimates for the latest releases from acts who have meant something commercially in…


Maschine MK2 Controller, Custom color kits, and Maschine stand

Native Instruments released information about the refreshed/updated Maschine MK2 controllers with the color pads, similar to Traktor F1, as well as new customization kit options and a new Maschine stand.


Beatmaking with iMaschine and Ableton Live – Making Music With Apps

‘Making Music with Apps’ series Danny J Lewis shows you how you can put together professional sounding tracks on the move. In this tutorial he starts off with the beatmaking using Native Instrument’s iMaschine. This approach is all about making the most of the unique qualities of each app and recording the results into Ableton…