Monthly archives: March, 2013

Justin Timberlake’s ’20/20′ Swarms On-Demand Chart With 8.6 Million Streams

Just as Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience had an immense opening week sales-wise, selling 968,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan and subsequently debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, the album had a major week on audio on-demand services where it broke several records. Each of the 10 tracks from The 20/20 Experience‘s standard…


Jamie N Commons – Lead Me Home


Joie Manda Talks About Leaving Def Jam & Becoming President of Urban Music At Interscope

Just one year after taking over as president of Def Jam Recordings (a position last held by Shawn Carter), Joie Manda has made another power move. The Brooklyn native who racked up three No. 1 albums (by Nas, Rick Ross, and 2Chainz) in just four weeks last summer is heading to Cali this weekend to become President of Urban…


Studio Life: LEP Bogus Boys working on Interscope debut album with the Justice League


Producer, Mix Engineer Neal Avron – Pensado’s Place #108

Producer and Mix Engineer Neal Avron (Everclear, Switchfoot, New Found Glory, Fall Out Boy, Yellowcard, Weezer, Sara Bareilles, Anberlin) sits down with Dave and Herb to talk shop in the 108th episode of Pensado’s Place!  


Chris Brown on Big Boy’s Neighborhood, Talks Rihanna, Drake & Frank Ocean

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Casey Veggies On Sway In The Morning


Next Week’s Top Album Predictions

Justin Timberlake will hold on to the #1 spot next week as six new albums debut in the Top 10. Blake Shelton‘s debut, meanwhile, will mark his career-best first week. Here’s how it looks headed into the weekend: Justin Timberlake (RCA) 300-325k * Lil Wayne (Young Money/Cash Money/Republic) 200-210k * Blake Shelton (Warner Bros. Nashville)…


Chart Moves: will.i.am, Justin Bieber ‘Power’ Onto Hot 100; Imagine Dragons Fly To Top Of Hot Rock Songs; Drake Extends Rap Record

As previously reported, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Thrift Shop,” featuring Wanz, returns to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth cumulative week, narrowly edging out Baauer’s “Harlem Shake” after the latter song, which continues to lose viral momentum, led the past five weeks. Who else makes news on the Hot 100 and…


Charles Caldas, Merlin Founder and CEO, Talks Market Comple

Charles Caldas, CEO/founder of Merlin, the global digital-rights champion for indie labels, received the prestigious IMPALA Outstanding Contribution Award this week, in recognition of his relentless work chasing royalties due to indie companies and artists worldwide from the increasingly growing number of digital-music services. As well as being surprised and honored at the accolade from…