Monthly archives: January, 2013

Logic Pro Masterclass with Kate Simko

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6Y-Ed6rCmA] Kate Simko popped in to Point Blank’s studios to present a brilliant masterclass. For more info on our courses, click here ::http://www.pointblankonline.net/courses/


Sonic TALK 299 – Post NAMM 2013 Wrap

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Grammy’s Best New Artist Edition

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k79ac_6WquU] The antibiotics haven’t helped, so we guess our Grammy fever is going to have to run its course. Let’s talk Best New Artist nominees, shall we? ATO‘s The Alabama Shakes–who have just been confirmed as musical guests on the Feb. 16 installment of Saturday Night Live(hosted by Django Unchained co-star Christoph Waltz)–bring soul-inflected rock into the 21st Century, thanks in large…


Chart Alert: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Remain Atop Hot 100, A$AP Rocky Reaches Top 10

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis spend a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with their debut entry “Thrift Shop,” featuring Wanz, while another rap newcomer, A$AP Rocky, roars 15-10 with his first charted title, “F**kin Problems,” featuring Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar. From the pair’s album The Heist, which debuted on the…


Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis Sign With Universal Publishing

The long-running songwriting and production team of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis have signed an exclusive worldwide publishing administration agreement with Universal Music Publishing Group, the company announced today. The deal will encompass all new work written by Jam & Lewis and exclude the duo’s massive back catalog. UMPG North America President Evan Lamberg said,…


Gary Allan Earns First No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

Country singer Gary Allan notches his first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart asSet You Free, his ninth studio album, debuts atop the list with 106,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. It grants him his best sales week ever, surpassing the 99,000 start of Tough All Over in 2005. Further, Set You Free outpaces the launch of his…


Coachella Weekend 1 Tickets Sell Out Quickly

If you’re interested in attending the Coachella Music Festival this year, but you’ve been putting off purchasing those tickets, you better switch up your strategy. Tickets for the first weekend, beginning on April 12, reportedly sold out in 15 minutes. It appears that tickets for the second weekend, April 19, sold out this morning. Better…


Alicia Keys Named BlackBerry’s Global Creative Director

BlackBerry announced Wednesday that Alicia Keys has become the company’s new Global Creative Director. Keys was brought on board to “lead an array of new business initiatives that will drive engagement with BlackBerry and perception of the brand,” according to the press release Keys made an appearance at the tail end of a press event in…


Sylvia Rhone Announces Joint Venture With Epic Records

EPIC RECORDS has inked an exclusive joint venture with SYLVIA RHONE to form VESTED IN CULTURE (VIC), it was announced today by SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT CEO DOUG MORRIS, EPIC RECORDS Chairman/CEO L.A. REID and RHONE. As Chairman of VIC, RHONE will report to REID and oversee the day-to-day operations of the NEW YORK-based label. She was…


Timbaland Joins Roc Nation

Timbaland is down with the Roc. The super-producer has signed with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation for management. The announcement was made on Jay-Z’s Life + Times website. “Roc Nation welcomes TIMBALAND to the family,” read the message. Roc Nation represents some of the biggest stars in music including Rihanna, J. Cole, M.I.A., and Shakira. Timbaland, who is still signed as…