Monthly archives: April, 2013

Trent Reznor brings ‘Welcome Oblivion’ to Studio Q

Musician, composer, artist, Trent Reznor joins Jian in Studio Q for a feature conversation about his new band “How to Destroy Angels” and their record “Welcome Oblivion”, along with his work on “The Social Network”, their shared love of David Bowie, and more.


Music Industry Bio: Brad Wavra of LiveNation

Brad Wavra of Live Nation, the world’s largest concert promotion company, talks about his career, LiveNation, and how his company goes about finding, booking, and building a relationship with the artists they handle. Brad Wavra is Vice President of Touring at Live Nation, the world’s largest concert promotion company with booking rights to more than…


Mac Miller Returns To Breakfast Club


Jim Meyer Named CEO Of SiriusXM

Today, SiriusXM announced that it will retain Jim Meyer as the CEO of the company, effective immediately. Meyer has been serving in the role of interim CEO since December of 2012. Prior to that, he was the President of Sales and Operations for Sirius, a post he had held for eight years. Along with announcing…


Backbeat: The Lumineers Play Yahoo’s Digital NewFront, Preview ‘On The Road’ Concert Series in NYC

In the first verse of their Billboard multi-chart number one hit “Ho Hey,” Lumineers bandleader Wesley Schultz stopped his group and apologized to the crowd. “I want this to be good for you,” he said, and turned his back to the audience to tune his guitar. After starting the song again, which he dedicated to…


Universal Music Says Artist Privacy at Stake in Digital Royalties Dispute

In 2011, a proposed class action lawsuit was launched against Universal Music Group over digital income. The litigation from Rob Zombie and Rick James on behalf of themselves and others under the UMG umbrella seeks substantial damages from the record label’s decision to treat income from downloads off of venues like Apple’s iTunes as “sales”…


Curb Records Sues Tim McGraw in Federal Court

Curb Records is suing Tim McGraw. Again. The Nashville, Tenn.-based label has filed a lawsuit against the country music star and Big Machine Records in federal court, alleging copyright infringement and breach of contract. Curb also has sued McGraw in Tennessee state court, but has thus far failed to keep McGraw from recording new music…


Frank Ocean, Grimes, Justin Bieber Among 2013 Webby Award Winners

Netflix’s groundbreaking “House of Cards” may be the first digital series nominated for a best drama Emmy. But it will start with a Webby. The Webby Awards are honoring “House of Cards” producers Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti with a Webby special achievement award. The political thriller, for which Netflix released all 13 episodes at…


Robbie Lear Appointed GM for WMG Artist Service Co. Get In Latin America

Robbie Lear, the former Managing director of EMI Mexico, has been appointed GM of Get In Latin America, the Warner Music Group-owned artist-service company. Lear will be based out of Mexico reporting directly to Iñigo Zabala, president of Warner Music Latin America. In his new role, Lear will oversee Get In’s artist management, live production,…


Tips to Succeed as a Manager with Troy Carter

Troy Carter has quickly become one of the hottest and biggest managers in the Music Business. He has always had an eye for success and he’s done that by constantly keeping up to date with all the trends and having the foresight to break new ones. He’s an innovator and he does it by going…