Monthly archives: May, 2013

Jody Gerson Co-President of Sony/ATV Music Publishing – Full Interview

Jody Gerson, co-president of Sony/ATV music publishing goes into great detail about how she got her start in the music business, why artists need music publishers, and gets into the down and dirty facts about music publishing as a fluid machine – amongst these pearls of knowledge, Jody delivers punch after punch of truth concerning…


sonic TALK 315 – Finger Dirt

First we discuss running OS X on HP laptops, then deconstructed tracks with Point Blank London, what do you listen to for reference, the new Daft Punk album and finish on the article by Ed Eagan on whether we we pay enough for gear?


Biolabs: Light Space library for Camel Audio Alchemy review

Today I’m checking out a new ambient library for Camel Audio’s Alchemy called Biolabs: Light Space. It works with Alchemy as well as the free Alchemy Player.


The-Dream Sessions – Part One: “IV Play”

Singer/Songwriter/Producer, Terius Nash aka The-Dream, is back with his 5th (and rumored final) studio album “IV Play”. JAY Z’s Life+Times got exclusive studio access to take a look at him in his creation process and talk ‘the art of play.’


Weekly: TEA

Between the Top 50 album chart and the Top 10 immediately below, it isn’t surprising to see Columbia on top of the heap in the overall-plus-TEA competition this week. So far, it looks like signing Daft Punk was a pretty good idea; adding the 18k TEA total (so to speak) to the 325k actual albums…


Top Tracks of the Week

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ latest is off 8% but still holds onto the top spot with the only total north of 200k. The next three records do some leapfrogging from a week ago, as Florida Georgia Line moves up two slots to #2 on a 4% increase, bumping Robin Thicke, who retains a thin edge…


Next Week’s Album Sales (Predictions)

Daft Punk should keep their disco helmets parked at #1 next week, probably moving in the neighborhood of 80-100k. Meanwhile, here are this week’s key debuts: Alice In Chains (Capitol) 60-65k Little Mix (Columbia) 45-50k John Fogerty (Vanguard) 45-50k Paul McCartney (Hear Music) 19-22k The-Dream (Def Jam/IDJ) 18-21k Kid Ink (RCA) 11-13k You’ll also note…


Weekly Marketshare

If you’ve been paying attention, you don’t need to look at the above chart to know that Columbia rules the roost in this week’s new-release marketshare sweepstakes, thanks to the latest effort from a certain pair of helmeted Frenchmen. Daft Punk share the accolades for their biggest debut by a kilometer with Rob Stringer and…


TuneIn Funding a Good Sign for Radio

The latest fundraising from Internet radio company TuneIn confirms the appeal of traditional radio while bolstering the notion the traditional radio market is ripe for disruption. Palo Alto, Calif.-based TuneIn has raised $25 million in funding led by Institutional Venture Partners with participation from existing investors Sequoia Capital, Google Ventures and General Catalyst Partners. The…


Music Awards Performances Sell Nearly 1 Million Downloads

Billboard holds major weight in the music industry, in return, winning one of the coveted awards results in a spike in sales. This year’s award ceremony show no signs of being any different. I know the Miguel leg-drop stole the show, but I can assure you awards were handed out. Read below to find out which artist…