In general, the Apple Music unveiling received a ho-hum reception from the music biz rank and file. But those who have had a chance to drill down on the guts of this intricate but elegant creation are more optimistic. Indeed, some feel that it could be an epic sea change in ...
June 22nd, 2015
Over the last week, we’ve seen Grammy-nominated DJ and producer Mat Zo begin highlighting what he feels like is one of the biggest issues in the electronic dance music scene right now: the use of ghost producers. With the help of a few other Twitter sleuths, the Fake ...
June 8th, 2015
I came across this helpful article from Phil Morse over at Digital DJ Tips on organizing your digital music. I hope you find it helpful. Here it is presented in its entirety: Today’s post is inspired by Digital DJ Tips member Jason Nappier, who writes: “I’d
May 18th, 2015
Shazam has been an integral part of the music discovery landscape over the last 15 years, with the smartphone revolution fueling the adoption of the service as the ubiquitous solution to the question “What is the song playing right now?” In the DJ world we’ve watched as the ...
May 11th, 2015
In the world of dance music, few have amassed as stellar a resume — or rocked as many clubs and festivals around the globe — as Dutch superstar and trance pioneer Armin van Buuren. The globetrotting producer and DJ has been crowned with the coveted number-one ranking by DJ ...
April 24th, 2015
“It’s just music that I’ve always loved and I wanted it to be out in the world.” The following article by Andrew Spada has been reposted from Dancing Astronaut: The hold music clicks off and a soft-spoken “Hello” rings through the receiver. On the other end of the line is ...
March 23rd, 2015
If you haven’t got your fill of cinematic robots from Ex Machina, take a look at the new trailer for Eden – a film portraying the human-after-all origins of electronic music’s premier android duo, Daft Punk. From award-winning French filmmaker Mia ...
March 10th, 2015
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