Monthly archives: February, 2013

Alumni Initiations, an Interview w/ Kid Ink – Hosted by Emilio Sparks

This week, Emilio is back to chop it up with Kid Ink. Here they talk about getting tattoo’s with mom, Kid Ink smoking weed for the first time with Nipsey Hussle, giving back to his Alumni fans, and much more. For more great interviews, subscribe to our VEVO Channel! [AlLindstrom]


Sonic TALK TB-303 – Atomic Kitten, Gerbil Rock

A new guest joins us from the rarified world of pop production, now working in commercial writing and founder of prog rockers Frost – top chap and good value! Jem Godfrey tells us about his work with X-Factor artists and other high pop acts. We talk about Avid and the hypothetical DAW change, Waldorf Rocket, NI’s…


Next Week’s Top 15 Albums (Predictions)

Bruno Mars will get his first #1 album next week, thanks in part toAmazon‘s $1.99 Gold Box deal on Tuesday. Several albums in next week’s Top 15 also benefited from this promotion. Here’s how it looks headed into the weekend: Bruno Mars (Atlantic) 85-95k Mumford & Sons (Glassnote) 35-40k Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (Macklemore) 35-40k * Hillsong United (Hillsong) 35-40k * Atoms…


Bruno Mars Eyeing First No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

Bruno Mars could notch his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 next week, thanks to Amazon MP3. On Feb. 26, the digital retailer offered a bevy of albums for just $1.99, including Bruno Mars’ latest, “Unorthodox Jukebox.” Sources say that the title could jump to No. 1 on next week’s Billboard 200 chart,…


Pandora Implements Caps on Mobile Listening

Pandora announced an initiative Wednesday to address rising content costs relating to its listeners’ mobile use. The Internet radio company will cap mobile listening hours at 40 hours per month for U.S. users. A blog post by Pandora founder Tim Westergren lays out the new rules and the options listeners will have: listen for free on computers,…


RZA On the Offensive Over Sampling Infringement Allegations

RZA, the acclaimed Wu Tang Clan member, record producer and budding filmmaker, is attempting a new offensive tack against those who accuse him of sampling theft. This week, he filed a lawsuit against JVC Kenwood Holdings, a multinational company whose holdings include Teichiku Entertainment, which is said to be in the business of acquiring rights…


Music Industry Sales Rise, and Digital Revenue Gets the Credit

The music industry, the first media business to be consumed by the digital revolution, said on Tuesday that its global sales rose last year for the first time since 1999, raising hopes that a long-sought recovery might have begun. The increase, of 0.3 percent, was tiny, and the total revenue, $16.5 billion, was a far…


Producer Greg Wells – Pensado’s Place NAMM 2013 Special

Producer Greg Wells joins Dave Pensado and Herb Trawick on stage at the Avid booth at NAMM 2013


Hybrid Two Project Alpha review – SoundsAndGear

Checking out a new sound design library for Kontakt called Project Alpha http://soundsandgear.com/hybrid-two-p… this is a new product from Hybrid Two distributed through TimeSpace and requires the full version of Native Instruments Kontakt.  


How to Get on a Booking Agent’s Radar with CAA Agent, Kyle Wilensky

Everyone wants to know how to get in front of the eyes and ears of A&R, Managers, Agents, etc.  Each of those individuals are foundational members of the team around the band, but getting any or all to join your team is always the big challenge for any artist.  But, before you convince them to join your team, you got to get them in the room with you first!  This is exactly what one…