Rolling Stone chart today — and then go take a look at their details on Amazon. At least three of the artists involved are not on simple, straight-up deals with major record companies. Drake and Future’s “Life Is Good” is signed to Sony’s Epic, but via Future’s own label, Freebandz; Nicki Minaj’s “Yikes” is claimed by Universal’s Republic Records, but via both Cash Money and Young Money — the latter being the imprint founded by Lil Wayne in 2007; Justin Bieber’s “Intentions” is out on another Universal label, Def Jam, but in tandem with Raymond-Braun Media Group (RBMG), the label co-owned by Bieber’s manager, Scooter Braun, and Usher. … [Read more...] about Warner Music Group’s A&R Costs Say a Lot About How Much Labels Need to Spend on Artists in Today’s Music Industry
Sales of vinyl surged by 33.5% in the first half of 2013, a period in which there was also a house revival. Number Ones from Disclosure, Rudimental, Chris Malinchak and Duke Dumont and every EDM track going were all four-to-the-floor; the rhythm is easiest to mix on turntables. The popularity of this music in conjunction with vinyl suggests that fans have invested in a lifestyle choice – putting time and money into record stores and mixing rather than just nonchalantly consuming. … [Read more...] about How do you listen to modern music?
By the start of 2011, the live shows were pulling in viewers in the tens of thousands. Rolling Stone put Bellville in its list of the 50 Most Important People In EDM. At this point, the small team sensed an opportunity to go global. But their first attempt at putting on a superstar DJ, Diplo, was a disaster. “Diplo played the most awful set ever,” says Bellville. “He totally misjudged it, it was like bad dubstep. He’s a great DJ, but he thought he was in Vegas. But things like that provoked the reaction online that helped us find our voice. It allowed people to rally together and be like: ‘We all think this is shit.’ It was a turning point because we’d been wondering how to get bigger, and we realised that going more commercial wasn’t the way. Our fan base liked underground music and so did we.” … [Read more...] about Stream team: how Boiler Room changed the face of live music
“When I first heard about The Notebook potentially being turned into a musical, I was instantly drawn to the idea,” Brunstetter wrote. “The story hits home for me in two big ways: it takes place in my home state of North Carolina, and Alzheimer’s runs deep in my family. I was sent a few songs Ingrid had already written for it, and that week, I spent my drives to and from work car-listening, memorizing, imagining the story unfold with music, imagining how I might layer worlds, dramatize memory, and before I even knew that I had to write the book for this, it was already starting to happen in my head. The older you get, it seems, the more invisible you become, and yet, you have SO much to say — so putting an older couple at the forefront of a musical is thrilling to me. I am so excited to continue collaborating with Ingrid on bringing this beautiful story to life in a new way.” … [Read more...] about Is Coming to Broadway as a Musical — with Songs by Ingrid Michaelson!
Check out the photo above. Tootsie, which features music and lyrics by The Band’s Visit‘s David Yazbek, begins performances at the Marquis Theatre in New York on March 29, 2019, before an official opening night of April 23. Scott Ellis directs the production. … [Read more...] about First Look! Santino Fontana Takes Over from Dustin Hoffman for Broadway Musical
“Let’s not get programmed and too mechanical. Never get lost in routine completely,” she said and advised all to “always stay in being mode” and not to enter into the “auto pilot mode doing thing mindlessly”. To bring home the point, she said, “Ask yourself: is life only about achievement, output/outcome and process? To me it is not.” … [Read more...] about Music, cooking help this management guru unwind