Monthly archives: May, 2013

The X Ambassadors Perform “Unconsolable” on Renman Live!

 


Interview With Wale At The Breakfast Club Power 105.1

 


Producer and Engineer Al Schmitt – Pensado’s Place #117

22-time GRAMMY winning Engineer and Producer Al Schmitt joins Dave and Herb on the 117th episode of Pensado’s Place!


Complex Mag Interviews Joey Manda

After promoting at the Palladium, A&Ring under Funkmaster Flex’s wing, and resurrecting rap and R&B at Warner Bros., Joie “Joey I.E.” Manda became president of Def Jam Recordings in March 2012. In 12 months, he oversaw three No. 1 albums, Nas’ renaissance, 2 Chainz’s explosion, and Frank Ocean’s game-changing debut. Then, just as he marked his one-year anniversary at the esteemed rap record…


How Five Indie Labels Are Trying to Change The Major Distribution Game

A union of five independent labels sold to U.S. retail by Warner Music Group’s Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA) is seeking a physical-only distribution deal that could upset the business model for distributors, according to sources familiar with the plans. The deal sought by Beggars, Secretly Canadian, Domino, Merge and Saddle Creek goes against the grain…


Sony Music Australia Appoints Jon Hanlon as EDM Director

Sony Music is ramping-up its EDM activities Down Under. Jon Hanlon is joining Sony Music Australia and New Zealand in the new position as director, Electronic Dance Music, the company said today. In his new role, Hanlon is responsible for the affiliate’s EDM repertoire, and he’ll take duties on electronic dance music in Asia, excluding…


Nicki And Mariah Walking Away From Idol

Nicki Minaj has confirmed (via Twitter, naturally) that her judicial tenure on American Idol has come to an end. “Thank you American Idol for a life changing experience!” she tweeted. “Wouldn’t trade it for the world! Time to focus on the Music!!! Mmmuuuaahhh!!!” A nation mourns. And that’s not all, folks. Mariah Carey‘s flack Cindi Berger told ABC yesterday…


Hot Tours: Bon Jovi Scores Big Box Office Numbers, Springsteen Rolls to No. 2

Bon Jovi tops this week’s Hot Tours tally with box office grosses reported from the final 19 venues on the band’s initial jaunt through North America along with a pair of shows in South Africa. Total ticket sales revenue from all 21 performances in this week’s report is $41.4 million, bringing the overall gross from…


Chart Moves: The Doors’ Sales Surge, ‘Fast 6’ Soundtrack Drives In, David Crowder Band’s Latest Top 10

This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Daft Punk barged in at No. 1 with “Random Access Memories,” selling 339,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It led a debut-filled top four, where Darius Rucker, the National and French Montana also started at Nos. 2-4, respectively. Elsewhere on the Billboard 200…


APA Names Former WME Partner Steve Hauser Senior VP

APA has appointed former WME partner Steve Hauser as senior VP. Hauser — who brings with him such clients as Darius Rucker, the Charlie Daniels Band, Clint Black and Chris Cagle — will focus on building APA’s Nashville roster. “I am beyond thrilled to have the one and only Steve Hauser join our APA family,”…