Monthly archives: September, 2012

Jay-Z Pays Homage to Brooklyn at First Barclays Center Show

Jay-Z doesn’t just put on shows; he stages events. After invading Philadelphia last month for his first annual “Budweiser Made in America” festival, Hov returned to his native borough to christen Brooklyn’s Barclays Center for the first of eight shows in a sold-out run. Opening its doors to the public for the first time yesterday…


Kanye West Sued Over Song Sampling

A record label is suing Kanye West for what it claims are illegal song samples on the rapper’s latest album. TufAmerica says two tracks on West’s 2010 disc “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” include a bit from of “Hook and Sling, Part 1” by New Orleans singer-pianist Eddie Bo. TufAmerica says it bought the rights…


E! Confirms Nicki Minaj Reality Show

E! has confirmed that Nicki Minaj has signed on for reality show airing on the network this November. The three episode series will give viewers a look into her personal and professional life. Must see TV? [RapRadar]


Dave Lighty On Chris Death Investigation

 


Pensado’s Place #84 – Ward Hake, VP of Music 20th Century Fox TV

In the 84th episode of Pensado’s Place, Dave and Herb are joined by Engineer and VP of Music for 20th Century Fox TV, Ward Hake! The trio talk about how Ward started out as a musician, songwriter, and producer, and how he carried those skill sets into his current role supervising all of the music…


Sonic TALK 284 – Moby Chip Wiggler

This week our special guest is Tom Blazukas – overall winner of the Find Music In Everything competition we ran with iZotope Iris recently – we talk to Tom about his work. Then we enjoy Moby’s drum machine collection, discover a few hidden treasures in the attic with Gary Numan, listen to three MacBeth Micromac synths…


An Interview with Sergio George: Producer, pianist and record label head

Producer/arranger Sergio George was the main visionary behind the RMM label, and now, as the leader of his own studio, Sir George Ent., he is one of the biggest names in the genre. George currently works with such acts as Marc Anthony and Victor Manuelle. Born and raised in East Harlem, NY, he was influenced…


9th Wonder At Imsta-Festa 2012

9th Wonder giving keynote speech at Imsta-Festa at SEA Institute


Robert Kraft, President of Fox Music, Stepping Down

Robert Kraft is leaving his position as president of Fox Music to create a new venture to develop musical films and television shows. Kraft has been the chief executive of Fox Music since 1994, becoming president in 1998.  He supervised the music for all  the studio’s films, including “Titanic,” “Waiting to Exhale,” “Moulin Rouge,” “Slumdog…


Universal Completes $1.9 Billion EMI Recorded Music Acquisition

Vivendi’s Universal Music Group completed the $1.9 billion acquisition of EMI’s recorded music arm. “This is a next step towards ensuring the health of our industry,” said UMG chairman and CEO Lucian Grainge. “EMI is finally returning to people who have music in their blood. We are acquiring incredible labels and a roster of stellar…