Monthly archives: April, 2013

The Top 5 Things To Do Every Mix – Into The Lair #69

Mix Engineer Dave Pensado goes over the top 5 things he does before and during every mix that he does.


Wiz Khalifa Teams Up With Berner & Sketch For A New Clothing Line Called “Freshko”

Wiz Khalifa, one of the rising icons of the music industry along with fellow Taylor Gang member Berner and seasoned clothing veteran Sketch are proud to announce the official launch of FRESHKO. With Wiz always being involved in fashion and Berner gaining experience with his Cookies clothing line, teaming up to form a company and…


DJ Mustard Joins Forces With Jay-Z

Roc Nation announced that DJ Mustard is the latest acquisition to their star studded roster. The 22 year old has inked a management deal with the label, which is sure to take his career to new heights. DJ Mustard is the mastermind behind mega hits such as Tyga’s “Rack City” and 2 Chainz infectious single “I’m Different”. DJ…


P!nk Sets Record For Most Adult Top 40 No. 1s

P!nk rewrites the record for the most No. 1s in the 17-year history of Billboard’s Nielsen BDS-based Adult Top 40 radio airplay chart, as “Just Give Me a Reason,” featuring fun.’s Nate Ruess, rises 2-1 to become her eighth leader on the list. She passes Maroon 5 and Katy Perry, each with seven No. 1s….


Shazam Names Rich Riley New CEO, Aiming For Eventual IPO

Shazam has hired longtime Yahoo! executive Rich Riley as its new CEO, promoting longtime chief Andrew Fisher to the newly-created position of Executive Chairman, according to a press release. The company’s former Chairman of the Board, John Pearson, will remain on the board in a non-director capacity. The move, according to Fisher, will allow the…


Justin Timberlake Teams With MasterCard For Two-Year Partnership, NYC Show May 5

Justin Timberlake announced a new long-term partnership with MasterCard on Monday that will kick off Sunday, May 5, with an exclusive cardmember concert at New York’s Roseland Ballroom. Tickets for the show will be available through MasterCard’s Priceless New York site. Additional co-created content, events, experiences and consumer engagement opportunities with Timberlake are expected over…


Beastie Boys Sign Deal for ‘Multidimensional’ Biography

A year out from losing one their three founders, the Beastie Boys are ready to tell their story. The surviving Beastie Boys are penning a book — but it won’t be your formulaic memoir. Michael “Mike D” Diamond and Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz — who together with the late Adam “MCA” Yauch, comprise the hip-hop outfit…


Civil Suit Between Michael Jackson’s Mother and AEG Live Could Cost Billions

Millions, and possibly billions, of dollars are at stake in a civil trial starting Monday over allegations from Michael Jackson’s mother that the company promoting his comeback failed to properly investigate the doctor convicted in his death.Jurors will listen to remarks from attorneys who hope to frame the issues before testimony begins in the months-long…


Tamara Conniff on Her New Gig at Mike Caren’s Artist Publishing Group

When you’ve spent two decades analyzing and writing about every aspect of the music business, what’s your next act? For Tamara Conniff, the former editorial director of Billboard, teaming up with A&R veteran Mike Caren was just the ticket. “The timing seemed right,” Conniff said of her new gig as COO of publishing company Artist…


Hot Chip – On The Road

Hot Chip performs a set live from the Electric Factory in Philadelphia, after which band members Alexis Taylor, Al Doyle, and Owen Clarke talk to JAY Z’s Life+Times about the rise to fame, Destiny’s Child and the urge to develop fresh arrangements for their songs.