Monthly archives: April, 2014

Dr. Dre Discusses Jay Z Forbes List Placement, Potentially Purchasing Los Angeles Clippers

Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames. When Forbes released its “Hip Hop’s Wealthiest Artists 2014” list this year, Dr. Dre appeared at #2 with a fortune of $550 million. Jay Z was listed at #3 with a $520 million empire. In 2013, Jay Z was #2 and Dre was #3. When asked about how…


Coming Soon To Colorado: Wolfgang And Weed

Colorado Symphony patrons — if they aren’t already — are about to have the option of being Rocky Mountain high. Classically Canabis: The High Note Series, which begins May 23, includes three BYOC (bring your own cannabis) chamber concerts at a gallery with an enclosed smoking area and food trucks, the orchestra announced Tuesday. The…


Pharrell Williams Says Cee Lo Green’s Team Turned Down “Happy”

According to singer/producer Pharrell Williams, it was “the powers that be” that prevented fellow artist Cee Lo Green from appearing on the final version of “Happy.” Pharrell revealed that particular news during an interview with Sirius XM’s The Howard Stern Show. While attempting to “diplomatically” explain Cee Lo’s absence from the song, Pharrell says it…


New Documentary Looks At The Reality Of Techno DJing

Kvadrat is a feature-length documentary that looks at the reality of techno DJing, through the example of Russian DJ Andrey Pushkarev. Filmed as a hybrid between a road-movie and a music video, the film not only illustrates the festive atmosphere of techno night clubs, but also reveals the lesser known side of this profession: weeks of track selection,…


Scooter Braun, CAA’s Rob Light on the Future of Music at Milken Conference

Justin Bieber manager Scooter Braun and CAA Music Dept. head Rob Light were two of the six panelists holding forth on “The Evolution of Music and the Music Consumer” at yesterday’s Milken Institute Global Conference at the Beverly Hilton. They were joined by Billboard Power 100 mainstays Irving Azoff, of Azoff MSG Ent., UMG head…


Funkmaster Flex Interviews 50 Cent


FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Addresses Net Neutrality Furor, Assures Internet Will Remain ‘Open’

A few days ago, NPR released a 20-year-old staff memo introducing employees to the Internet. “A code of ‘netiquette’ exists among users and within user groups,” the document reads, “but otherwise, you pay your money, find your niche and take your chances.” Such a utopian outlook seems bittersweet now, when the ability to take those…


Yahoo partners with Live Nation to stream a gig a day

Internet search company Yahoo has announced that it has partnered with concert promoters Live Nation in order to stream a gig a day. The service will start this summer Stateside, reports Paste, and will be found at Yahoo Screen. One gig a day will stream for a year and 1,200 songs from the gigs will…


David S Rose Tells What Angel Investors Look for in Startups

Every year, angel investors invest more than $20 billion into U.S. startups. Recently angel investing has moved even further into the mainstream, spurred in part by the popularity of the hit TV show Shark Tank. Yet details on the types of ventures angels fund and how they do so remain relatively unknown. To cast light on the subject, David…


WhoSampled reveals “the ultimate secret stash” for the world’s first samplethon

WhoSampled, a key resource for identifying and tracking sampled-based music, have been given access to the archives of famed library music specialists Imagem Production Music for a “Samplethon” — the world’s first Hackathon for music producers….