Monthly archives: January, 2013

Into The Lair #51 – Mixing Multiple Synthesizers (Similar Frequency Ranges)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpQqOajHtT4] In the 51st Into The Lair, Dave Pensado how he tackles mixing multiple elements in a mix that are fighting for the same frequency space. In the example, Dave shows how he mixes 3 similar sounding synthesizes together while leaving space for each one to exist happily in the mix!


Next Week’s Album Predictions

Justin Bieber will score the biggest first week for a January release since Lady Antebellum racked up 481k in 2010. Here’s how it looks headed into the weekend: * Justin Bieber (Island/IDJ) 190-215k * Andrea Bocelli (Verve) 85-90k * Tegan & Sara (Warner Bros.) 40-45k Bruno Mars (Atlantic) 35-40k Gary Allan (MCA Nashville) 35-40k * Charlie Wilson (RCA) 30-35k Pitch Perfect (UMe) 30-35k The Lumineers (Dualtone) 30-35k Taylor Swift (Big Machine)…


Lil Wayne, Big Boi, More Score Lucrative Sponsored Gigs Around Super Bowl

As thousands of football fans flock to New Orleans for Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday, dozens of musical acts will also head to the Big Easy to collect hefty paychecks for performing at brand-sponsored events and other private parties during the weekend. Between Jan. 31 and Feb. 3, Anheuser-Busch will host concerts at its Bud…


Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’s “Thrift Shop” Reaches Another Milestone

There is no stopping the steam from these two guys right now. 4 weeks after we covered a brief story on “Thrift Shop” going platinum, they reach the double platinum plateau with 2,331,000 digital copies sold. The song is currently still number one on the Billboard 100 as well. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are redefining what it means to be independent in the music…


Former ICM Chief Launches Resolution

Jeff Berg, the former chairman and chief executive officer of International Creative Management has just launched Resolution. The new agency will focus on representing talent in film & television, music, theatre, publishing, as well as booking concert tours. Berg also received hefty backing in the tune of $200 million from Phoenix-based private investment firm Najafi…


50 Cent Planning Animated Show Based On His Childhood

Curtis Jackson is many things but creator of an animated television series would certainly be an unexpected one. According to reports, however, 50 is in negotiations with Fox to sell an animated comedy series that would be loosely based on his own childhood. Obviously it’s too early to know any specifics but man, who would…


Jay-Z Enlisted To Contribute To Upcoming Soundtrack For Theatrical Play

Sean Carter is not going to wait for you to catch up, he is on a mission to take over the world. He is already serving as executive producer alongside Will Smith, but the soundtrack to the theatrical play “Annie” will have a contributions from Jay as well. The film will be set in modern day and…


Red Bull Music Academy To Launch Documentary Series

The Red Bull Music Academy is releasing a new documentary series which it calls H?SHTAG$, which will surround topics in recent Internet musical culture. The topic of the first documentary will be alternative R&B and will be released on March 6th. [AlLindstrom]


Vado Confirms Signing To DJ Khaled’s “We The Best” Imprint

He’s the best! LOL. After rumors that he’d signed with DJ Khaled’s We The Best Music imprint following parting ways with Interscope, Vado has officially confirmed the deal is done. In a sitdown with ThisIs50′s Jack Thriller, he also discusses forming a group with some of his fellow NY rappers and more. Watch below. [InFlexWeTrust]…


Katy Perry Lawyer Joins Hirsch Wallerstein Entertainment Firm

Ken Burry, a veteran music lawyer whose clients include Katy Perry, David Lee Roth and Gary Clark Jr., has joined the Hollywood law firm Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof + Fishman. Burry was previously at Greenberg Traurig, where he was partner, a title he’ll maintain at his new firm. The move expands the music practice at Hirsch Wallerstein, known for…