Monthly archives: August, 2013

Fiona Apple Told An Audience To ‘Shut The F*ck Up’ Then Walked Off Stage During A Show

Not to be outdone by Dave Chappelle, with whom she has so much in common with (they both know someone named Fred), Fiona Apple also walked off stage during a live show on Thursday night, proving yet again that THE WORLD IS B*LLSHIT. According to Women’s Wear Daily, Apple’s favorite magazine, the songstress (Apple’s favorite…


Foreign Musicians Touring in Canadian Live Venues Face New Application Fee

TORONTO — Ottawa is picking the pockets of American and other foreign musicians performing in Canadian clubs and bars. New federal regulations has booking agents and promoters bringing international artists and bands into the country having to pay a $275 per performer “processing fee.” “This ensures that the cost to process employer LMO applications is…


Our Startup Could Be Your Band’s Life: Dismemberment Plan’s Travis Morrison Launches Shoutabl

When the last Dismemberment Plan album came out in 2001, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and smartphones didn’t exist. But technology isn’t the only thing that’s changed; over the course of those same 12 years, band frontman Travis Morrison joined a church choir, worked in ad ops at the Washington Post and the Huffington Post, moved from…


OrigaMIDI Lets You Experiment With Tangible Music Control

Developer Scientific Humanities has introduced OrigaMIDI – an iOS app that lets you experiment with tangible music control. OrigaMIDI is a new type of a MIDI controller, built on recognition of image targets through computer vision of a mobile device. The image targets are printed on regular paper, folded into a triangular prism, and used as…


Juicy J Returns To The Breakfast Club

Juicy J returned to the Breakfast Club this morning. He spoke on MTV’s Hottest MC list, the success of “Bandz”, reality TV, upcoming tour, Stay Trippy LP, which he hopes to drop in June or July and more….


@CWWayBK Form Petition To Honor Biggie Smalls w/ Street Name

A petition has been created to honor Christopher “Biggie Smalls” Wallace with a street in the neighborhood in which he grew up. LeRoy McCarthy has took to change.org to get a street in Brooklyn named after the “Sky’s The Limit” rapper. Check out the petition below and –sign it here–…


Business Matters: What If Musicians Went on Strike Against Digital Services Like Spotify? It’s Possible

What if musicians went on strike and refused to make their music available on the digital services that have attracted so much negative criticism in recent years? It’s not an entire pointless thought exercise. People go on strike all the time. Fast food workers in 50 cities around the United States were on strike at…


Bitwig Studio News – This Video Reminds Us Why We Want A Release Date!

Bitwig has released a new ‘teaser’ video for their upcoming DAW, Bitwig Studio. In our Winter NAMM Show coverage, we got a Bitwig Studio update, from company rep Dominik Wilms. Wilms gave us a brief overview of the new DAW, which we caught on video. But Wilms also shared with the us some of the concepts behind the Bitwig…


Paul McCartney “Maybe I’m Amazed” Isolated Guitar Solo

Here’s the isolated guitar solo from one of my all-time favorite songs. It’s “Maybe I’m Amazed” from Paul McCartney’s first solo album. Paul plays basically the same solo twice in the song and you’ll here them both back to back. Here’s what to listen for….


‘Blurred Lines’ Is Approaching The ‘Most Popular Song Of All-Time’ Record

Robin Thicke‘s Reno, Nevada strip club anthem “Blurred Lines” has now been the number one song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 12 consecutive weeks. Meaning, “Blurred Lines” is now as all-time ridiculously popular as Carlos Santana and Rob Thomas’s “Smooth,” Eminem’s “Lose Yourself,” Usher’s “Yeah!” and “Boom Boom Pow,” by they who must…