Monthly archives: July, 2013

5 Essential Elements for Your Band’s Website Contact Page

  One of the biggest frustrations for industry and media can be trying to get in touch with a band. Social media is great for many things, but for “official” communication and logistics, not so much. When doing website reviews at Bandzoogle, we tell people that if there’s one place online where people should be able…


Madison Square Garden Co. Announces $100M Renovation of Classic L.A. Arena The Forum

The Forum, where the likes of Elvis Presley and the Rolling Stones played to thousands of screaming fans, wants to rock again in January 2014 with a $100 million makeover that its new owner hopes will draw the biggest names in pop music. Madison Square Garden Co. announced Tuesday that rock band The Eagles will…


Why Android, The #1 Mobile Platform, Won’t Get Great Music Apps

  Latency problems with audio on Android have long been recognized as a barrier to the development of music software on the platform. Android developers have had to fight with audio latency that can be 50 times as long as it is on iOS, making many types of music apps unusable. That’s not the only problem…


Lyrics Lead To Virginia Rapper’s Arrest For Double Murder Six Years Later

One Virginia rapper just couldn’t help bragging about the bodies he allegedly caught when he was just 16-years-old. Newport News’ Twain Gotti – born Antwain Steward – was arrested on double homicide charges earlier this month after detectives linked a 2007 cold case with the rapper’s lyrics. Detectives believe Steward’s lyrics for a 2009 song…


Waka Flocka Speaks On Relationship With Gucci Mane & What If Dr. Martin Luther King Heard His Music

Peter Bailey shares a NiteCap with the Brick Squad Monopoly frontman inside Miami’s Circle House studios where the two discuss Waka Flocka’s falling in love, homosexuality and drug use on TV as well as if Dr. King would accept his music. Great interview from Waka Flocka, check it out. [RealTalkNY]


Robin Thicke Returns To Breakfast Club

Robin swung by Power 105 and announced Blurred Lines as the title for his forthcoming album. He also spoke on the title track, JT comparisons, his lovely wife Paula Patton and more. UPDATE: Back with Power 105, Robin discusses his new album, Blurred Lines, working with T.I. and Pharrell, the success and controversy with the the…


China’s Media Regulators Silence TV Singing Contests

China’s media regulators have ordered the country’s satellite television stations to stop producing new singing-contest programs and to cut down on melodramatic elements of those currently airing. Chinese authorities are “controlling the total number of these shows” and staggering their airtimes to avoid “uniformity” on China’s airwaves, according to a statement released last week on…


Jay Sean Talks Working With Ace Hood, Busta Rhymes & Rick Ross On His New Album ‘Neon’ Out Today!

We recently caught up with Jay Sean at 300 Bowling Alley in Chelsea for his intimate “Neon” album listening event hosted by Monster Headphones. So why did you decide to call your album “Neon”? Jay Sean: Well “Neon,”  for me, not only was one of the most important songs that I wrote, and one of the most…


Earl Sweatshirt ‘Blacked Out’… And Created Doris

Get More: Music News Jay Z once joked that he’d “inspired a generation of bad writers” when he gave up on penning lyrics in favor of spitting full songs off the top, but we’d like to think that he inspired a generation of quick thinkers instead. Earl Sweatshirt’s introspective single “Chum,” for example, was a…


2 Tips For Bigger Sounding Background Vocals

It doesn’t take much to make background vocals sound a lot bigger that just doing a double. Here’s a couple of tricks from The Music Producer’s Handbook to give those BGs the big sound they deserve. “An offshoot to doubling is vocal stacking, a technique normally used on harmony background vocals. Like doubling, stacking can…