Monthly archives: October, 2014

Publishing Briefs: Sony/ATV Signs Tegan and Sara & Calvin Harris Extension, ole Nabs $50m Credit & Joey + Rory

Billboard’s Ed Christman rounds-up all the big news in the music publishing world. — Sony/ATV Music Publishing have signed superstar producer Calvin Harris to an extension of its long-term worldwide publishing deal. Moreover, the deal includes a partnership in Harris’ record label, Fly Eye….


The Founder of Pirate Bay Has Been Sentenced to Jail

A Danish court has sentenced Gottfrid Warig—the founder of the popular file sharing site Pirate Bay—to three and a half years in prison. However, this sentencing is not a result of a copyright infringement but actually for hacking into Swedish technology services giants CSC. Warg reportedly hacked into and downloaded police and social security files…


Rita Ora puts in late contender for 2014′s funniest Twitter fail

Think A$AP Mob tanked at last night’s Culture Clash? At least they’re not Rita Ora….


The 5 Best Record Shops In North America, According To Jamie xx

Jamie xx got his first turntables when he was 10 years old, a gift from his uncle who used to be a DJ and had an old set of decks in his loft. He started buying records not long after that. By the time he was 16, was using a fake ID to get into…


Perfume Genius Performs “Queen” on “Letterman”

Last night, Mike Hadrias made his network TV debut as Perfume Genius on “Late Show with David Letterman”. He performed “Queen”, off his latest album Too Bright. Watch below….


Kendrick Lamar Helps Welcome LeBron Back to Cleveland with ‘i’ Performance


The 1975 reveal new song ‘Medicine’, taken from BBC Radio 1’s alternative ‘Drive’ soundtrack

The 1975 have unveiled their contribution to BBC Radio 1’s rescoring of the cult movie Drive….


HYPETRAK Halloween Playlist 2014

It’s that time of the year again, pumpkin season in full effect. While your costume is already being taken care of, you might be still in need for an adequate soundtrack to accompany you through this year’s Halloween frenzy. They say freaks come out at night, so our sinister selection boasts some obscure cuts from…


Billboard Cover: Lorde on Her ‘Hero’ Kanye West, the ‘Hunger Games’ Soundtrack and Hype-Proofing Her Career

On this mid-October Friday, San Diego State University’s campus looks like a certain kind of college-goer’s paradise: guys in flip-flops and their tanned female counterparts lounge in the sunbaked quad, chatting about weekend plans, while dudes practice mixed martial arts moves on the lawn. Nearby, inside one of a fleet of buses sitting by the…


How To Make A Sushi Sequencer

As part of the 2014 Red Bull Music Academy in Tokyo, the Sushi Sequencer was created, ‘celebrating Japan’s many artistic practices’. The Sushi Sequencer brings together two of them: Sushi and music technology….