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Archive for October 13, 2011

Music Video: Adele Talks About Her Reason For Writing “Someone Like You”, and Performs Live From Her Home.

Check the Official video below


Industry Tips and Advice: How Many YouTube Views You Need To Make $8…

So says David Renzer, chairman & CEO of Universal Music Group Publishing, who shared the stat at a recent publishing forum (we just got our hands on the recording). “For every 250,000 streams on YouTube, that is the equivalent of one credit of ASCAP performing rights value,” Renzer relayed. “One credit is less than $8, it’s about $7.60.”  The forum was held by the Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP) in Los Angeles earlier this year.

Renzer aptly described the ratio as “depressing,” though he also noted that YouTube has secured proper licenses with performance rights organizations.  ”You do that math and it’s pretty depressing, but that’s the world we live in today, and it’s causing a lot of consternation and a lot of discussion amongst the industry,” Renzer relayed.

Part of the problem, according to Rezner, is that the PROs are required to license services under various consent decrees - not from scratch like the recording side. There are negotiations, interim rates and court proceedings, but ultimately “it’s not a lot of money” according to Renzer.

Simply stated, publishers are just making a lot less from streaming formats.  Beyond YouTube, streaming payouts are paltry for publishers, and recent filings from Pandora prove the point.  But the irony of the discussion is that master recording owners get nothing from traditional radio – at least in the US – all part of a very

source:  digital music news.com


Charity: Glee Gives 1 million Away To Schools

Click the Link below to help a local brooklyn school (P.S. 31) have the chance to win a $50K scholarship so that the children can have a music program.


Music News: Rap Legends To Serve Dinner For Fans To Help Raise Awareness For Breast Cancer.

A number of hip-hop legends will gather in Harlem, New York tomorrow (October 12) to raise money to help find a cure for breast cancer.
UTFO’s Kangol Kid is spearheading the “Waiters & Waitresses” event being held at Doug E. Fresh’s Chicken & Waffles tomorrow.
“For over 30 years, Hip-Hop has bred and influenced a league of super heroes and leaders in the entertainment industry,” Kangol Kid told AllHipHop.com. “I for one believe that ‘with great powers come great responsibilities.’ As rappers we’ve always been recognized as the ‘News Anchors’ for the streets. Therefore, it is our responsibility to bring awareness like anchors while saving lives like super heroes.”
The fundraising effort that will legendary artists, executives and others, serving of food to patrons.
Confirmed artists include Kangol Kid, Doug E. Fresh, Roxanne Shante, Nikki D., Dana Dane, Rahiem of the Furious 5, Bowlegged Lou of Full Force, Milk Dee of Audio Two, Freedom Williams of C&C Music Factory, Lady Luck, Mike C. of The Fearless 4, Joe Ski Love and others
The event is part of the “Mama Luke Movement” that aims to raise awareness about breast cancer within the Hip-Hop community.
Kangol formed the organization with film exec Shaunda Lumpkin, after her mother Gay Frances Lucas passed away from breast cancer in May of 2010.
“This male dominated art form has been accused of degrading women for decades through songs and videos,” Kangol Kid told AllHipHop.com. “Those same male pioneers are today’s husbands to wives and fathers to daughters. As us men become better with time, the Mama Luke Movement Breast Cancer Fight becomes an answered invitation for Hip-Hop to show our women…we care.”
Doug E. Fresh’s Chicken & Waffles is located at 2245 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd at 132nd St in Harlem.


Article: Tyler The Creator Interviews Nas In The November Issue Of The XXL Magazine.

Tyler, The Creator, one of our 21 Under 21: Hottest Minors, took a pen and pad to interview one of hip-hop’s greatest MC’s,. In the November 2011 issue of , Tyler goes deep with questions ranging from music, religion, family, drugs, the ‘net, and even Star Wars.

21 Under 21: Tyler, The Creator (2011)
Clearly a fan, the Odd Future member asked Nasir Jones about staying around in the game. “You, EM, Jay, Snoop, like, you guys all started when you was exactly my age,” Tyler said. “The fact that you guys are still here makes me just always think, like, F*ck, could I?”

Nasty Nas hurled a compliment right back. “Oh, you definitely can,” he replied. “Someone like you is, you’re interesting, for a lot of reasons. So someone like you, you can’t wait to see what’s next.”

Lasting reportedly more than an hour and a half, we learn insights about both rap superstars in the exchange between both. source


Industry Tips & Advice: Ty Cohen’s Indie Music Business 101 : Call 2 – Part 11


Quote Of the Day

As your faith is strengthened you will find that there is no longer the need to have a sense of control, that things will flow as they will, and that you will flow with them, to your great delight and benefit.


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