After watching Aloe Blacc on most recent episode of Real Time with Bill Maher explain that he was only compensated $12,000 for his co-writing credit for Avicii’s ‘Wake Me Up’ I felt compelled to post his recent opinion piece featured in Wired Magazine. Here
February 23rd, 2015
The following article is by Glenn Peoples at Billboard magazine: A comprehensive effort to review music licensing concluded Thursday with the release of the U.S. Copyright Office’s Music Licensing Study. The 245-page document is the result of the Copyright ...
February 9th, 2015
The recorded demo of Jay-Z‘s debut studio album Reasonable Doubt has surfaced online. Released in June of 1996, Jay-Z’s early work offers the combination of gritty production from hip-hop’s early golden age, and raw lyrics and delivery from the young MC, ...
January 27th, 2015
I just came across this great series of beginner tutorials for DJs who want to start making music. These days tutorials are much easier to come by then when I started making music, but with so much information out there it can be difficult to navigate at times. This four ...
January 15th, 2015
The Hollywood Reporter got some of the composers of the top films of the year together to talk about their craft. The panel includes Trent Reznor (Gone Girl), Danny Elfman (Big Eyes), Hans Zimmer (Interstellar), John Powell (How To Train Your Dragon 2), and Marco Beltrami ...
December 29th, 2014
It is no secret that I have long been a fan of Laidback Luke. I wanted to share this cool video of him creating a track live in front of the Dancefair Ibiza 2014 audience. Learn more about Point Black Music School’s Ableton courses here :: http://ow.ly/EnRld Point ...
December 15th, 2014
Shiftee and Enferno formed E.A.S.Y. and flipped the SNL spoof featuring Andy Samberg into a fast-fingered controllerism routine that made even A-Trak blush. Embodying both the #RealDJing and #AfterEDM conversations that A-Trak sparked — and with all three of them being DMC ...
December 6th, 2014
Get ready for a ton of great videos and synth masterpieces from the legendary Giorgio Moroder. In this comprehensive post from Brice over at the Do Andrioids Dance Blog titled “Synth God: A Giorgio Moroder Primer,” we are given the best of the best from the ...
December 1st, 2014
Check out this great interview by Eleanor Lambert of the Village Voice with the legendary Pete Tong! Continue reading below: Over the past five or so years EDM has hit the US harder than anyone could have anticipated. Pete Tong — “The Pied-Piper to dance,” ...
November 10th, 2014
“You can make a whole record with just UAD plug-ins and be pretty damn covered.” “I’m constantly learning about new gear and technology, and even older gear as well,” says Grammy-winning New York producer, engineer, songwriter, ...
October 27th, 2014