Monthly archives: March, 2016

How Did Kevin Gates Go From Regional Hip-Hop Star to Outselling Adele?

“We just let him do his thing.”…

Want to produce a track at Real World Studios and get it released on iTunes?

Fancy recording a track at a world-class facility, with some renowned producers to give you a helping hand? Thought you might….

Terrace Martin Explains Producing Albums for YG & Herbie Hancock at the Same Time

Terrace Martin‘s production credits are as impressive as they are eclectic — the jazz-reared saxophonist has been behind the boards on projects by everyone from Snoop Dogg to Lalah Hathaway to Kendrick Lamar‘s Grammy-winning To Pimp a Butterfly. But 2016 is bringing Martin a totally new set of challenges: he’s working on albums for Compton rapper…

SoundCloud Will Become a Paid Service ‘Within 9 Months,’ Sources Say

SoundCloud is about to become a totally different musical destination, with a subscription service happening by October of this year, according to sources to DMN….

TDE’s Punch Details Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Spiritual Side’ & Prince Inspiration on ‘Untitled Unmastered’ Project

Kendrick Lamar has made a statement yet again. On Friday at midnight (March 4), the Compton rapper surprised fans with Untitled, Unmastered almost a year after dropping his Grammy-winning sophomore album To Pimp a Butterfly….

iHeartMedia, With $20 Billion in Debt, Looks to Restructure a Portion While Holding Off Creditors

iHeartMedia is fighting back against a default notice sent by a group of senior debt holders as it tries to restructure its massive debt load….

How do I become … a record producer?

Music producer Steve Levine always knew he wanted a career in music. “I grew up listening to the sound of reggae, ska and Motown in the early 1960s. From a very young age, I wanted to make records – but initially, I wanted to be a sound engineer.”…

Vinyl Sales Up 56%, CDs Fall 4% in 2015

In case you hadn’t already guessed, music streaming is on the rise and most physical music sales (CDs) are on the decline. But would you have guessed Vinyl sales are up 56%?…

How we made Public Enemy’s Fight the Power

Headphones use ear canals to carry out ID checks

NEC has announced that it is developing earbuds that can confirm an owner’s identity….