Not bad for one day, huh?
Ladies and gentleman – the day is here.
Just a little over one year ago, we introduced you to a new artist named Asher Roth. Since then, he’s developed one of the biggest buzz’ seen in years, and has been featured countless times in the media.
Today, his debut album on School Boy/SRC/Universal is finally here!
Yup – on a Monday. 4/20 to be exact.
If you prefer a physical copy, go to your closest store and buy that CD. If you prefer digital, click here to purchase the full album from iTunes.
Needless to say, I’m happy to have been a part of his team and proud to see the amount of attention that he’s getting today.
I hope you guys enjoy this album and can’t wait to see what the future holds for Ash Roth.
A new documentary was just released by directors, Charles Rand & T.Thomas, titled “Kill The Record Labels”.
For decades hip hop has been controlled by the record companies. They invest millions and profit billions from global cassette, cd, and now ringtone sales. Music moguls afford a lifestyle comparable to what we see on mtv cribs. Eventually hip hop artist would adapt the record company formula, and start to strategically promote and market there own music. This has created a conflict inside the industry. The Record companies, in conjunction with the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), have declared war. Offices have been raided, Mom and Pop stores have been closed, and many have been arrested. Hip Hop Artists, Djs, and producers have decided that the only way to survive in the music business is to “Kill The Record Labels”.
Watch the video trailer below:
Social media has drastically changed the way artists and labels communicate with their fanbase, but is social media truly helping, or is it our frenemy?
I really want to know what this guy is smoking, because there’s no way he could be serious.
It looks like John Mayer is working on his next album, but this time, he’s crossing over into hip-hop.
While all of us are constantly thinking of new ideas on how to generate revenue in today’s music business, No Doubt has come up with a solution of their own – they’re making their entire catalog available for download – for free.
It’s the start of a new year – and the year that Barack Obama is entering office as the 44th President of the USA, at that – and this is how it starts off?
Watch the video below and find out what you can do.
How did we get over 14,000 downloads in 48 hours?
Today marks a truly unfortunate day, as Shakir Stewart has passed away.
Just earlier this year, Shakir was named Executive Vice President of Def Jam Recordings. Prior to his promotion, he served as Senior VP of A&R at Def Jam since September 2006 and as VP of A&R the two years prior.
Shakir passed away earlier today as the result of a suicide. More details are available at the moment, however given the unfortunate nature of this situation, I choose to leave it at that and simply extend my prayers to his family, friends, colleagues and all those who have had the privilege of being around him.
The music business lost a great man.
Rest In Peace.