Category: News

‘Radioactive’ Explosion: How Imagine Dragons’ Hit Has Conquered Multiple Radio Formats

The track links a 21st week at No. 1 on Rock Airplay, breaking the record for the longest reign dating to the Nielsen BDS-based chart’s June 20, 2009, inception. Foo Fighters’ “Rope” ruled for 20 weeks from its debut the week of March 12, 2011. Reinforcing its lengthy journey to multi-format radio acceptance, “Radioactive” debuts…


Nardwuar vs. Foals

Nardwuar interviews Foals at The Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC Canada http://www.twitter.com/nardwuar [I Am Other]


Jacob Hemphill of SOJA Discusses How To Find A Manager

Jacob Hemphill, lead singer of SOJA, has made a lot of decisions along his path as an artist but one of the most important was picking a manager. Listen in this clip as Jacob discusses what SOJA looked for in picking their manager Elliott Harrington and why it’s most important to find a manager who…


Rep. Mel Watt To Introduce Broadcast Radio Performance Rights Bill To Compensate Labels, Artists For Airplay

Rep. Mel Watt plans to introduce legislation that will establish a performance right that would compensate record labels and artists for airplay on broadcast radio. Watt made the announcement on Thursday during the latest hearing on copyright issues held by the House Judiciary subcommittee that oversees intellectual property issues. The bill, to be introduced before…


2 Chainz Responds To Ludacris’ Comments About Profiting From Him

Earlier this month, Ludacris revealed during an interview that he receives a percentage of the profits from 2 Chainz’s solo projects, adding that he still collaborated with Chainz and that he was proud of him. While 2 Chainz didn’t take offense to the statements, it appears that some around him did. “I mean it didn’t…


Run DMC x A-Trak For adidas Unite All Originals

Two distinct generations of music set to combine forces for adidas Originals upcoming “Unite All Originals” campaign. “On the 1 August, two music icons go head to head in the ultimate culture clash when hip-hop legends Run DMC collide with superstar DJ A-Trak in the FW13 adidas Originals campaign. Sparks will fly as the true…


Sub Pop’s Head Of A&R: We Look For ‘Rivers Of Pennies’

The collision of the music industry and the Internet is fairly fascinating. It’s a mix of technological innovation, consumer frustration, and easy access combining to completely reform an entire industry. So how does a label like Sub Pop, partially owned by Warner Music Group and mostly focused on indie rock, survive? By scoring cat videos….


Timbaland Apologizes To Chris Brown For Saying His Song With Aaliyah “Won’t Work”

I want 2 publicly apologize 2 my lil homie @chrisbrown 4 my statements on revolt regarding the Aaliyah collaborations. I actually like the song wit him n Aaliyah, it’s just when you are talking about babygirl its a very sensitive subject with me. So the people who not only worked with her but grew a…


DJ Hot Day Explains Creating Nas’ “Reach Out” From His 1986 New Edition Remix

On last year’s Life Is Good album by Nas, Queens, New York mixtape veteran DJ Hot Day received a co-production credit on “Reach Out” featuring Mary J. Blige. Dating back to the mid-1980s, Hot Day was responsible for a lot of Hip Hop in Queens, including integral roles in the careers of Capone-N-Noreaga and Cormega….


Trent Reznor: ‘Hesitation Marks’ Feels Sparse and Minimal

It’s been five years since Trent Reznor released a Nine Inch Nails album, but despite the gap, the musical mastermind feels their upcoming album Hesitation Marks is a natural progression. “What fear I had – of ‘What does Nine Inch Nails have to say in 2013?’ – this is it,” Reznor told The New York…