Monthly archives: October, 2016

Alex Da Kid Talks Hearing His Music On The Radio And Collaborating With IBM Watson

You’ve been listening to Alex da Kid‘s music for years without even knowing it. The 34-year-old British music producer has collaborated with Nicki Minaj, Dr. Dre, Eminem, and so many more iconic artists. He’s produced songs you know all the words to and blast every time they come on the radio, such as “Airplanes”, “Love…

Lyor Cohen & Kevin Liles (Full) – Drink Champs

Are The Record Labels Of The Future Already Here?


As advancements in technology continues to shift the music business landscape, the role of record labels has become uncertain. Here Cherie Hu examines what future record labels might look like, and if they might already be here.   Guest post by Cherie Hu  For record labels, technological change has created more questions than answers. Are they even relevant anymore? Which tech trends…

This Is How Spotify Could Become A Next Generation Record Label


  By Mark Mulligan of MIDiA One of the themes my MIDiA colleague Tim Mulligan (the name’s no coincidence, he’s my brother too!) has been developing over in our online video research is that of next generation TV operators. With the traditional pay-TV model buckling under the pressure of countless streaming subscriptions services like Netflix…

Apple’s new MacBook Pro kills off most of the ports you probably need


  Apple just introduced a shiny, super thin new MacBook Pro. But for what was birthed, a lot of widely-held standards had to die. Today, Apple removed the MagSafe 2 charging port type, they stripped away the HDMI port, they ripped out the SD card slot, they shuttered the Thunderbolt 2 ports (which you probably used like three times)…

J. Cole Making Beats On His Tour Bus

AT&T to Buy Time Warner for More Than $80 Billion

NEWPORT, ISLE OF WIGHT - JUNE 14:  (EDITORS NOTE: IMAGE HAS BEEN PROCESSED USING DIGITAL FILTERS)  Flea of Red Hot Chili Peppers performs at The Isle of Wight Festival as Seaclose Park on June 14, 2014 in Newport, Isle of Wight.  (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)

Time Warner has agreed to be acquired by AT&T in a stock and cash transaction that values the entertainment conglomerate at $86 billion, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. Investors will get up to $110 per share of Time Warner, roughly a 40 percent premium to where the stock traded last week, before…