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Industry 101 - Speed Date / Marketing / PR
What is the best way to get media coverage to boost a band's profile?
02.28.06

Record Lable 101 Speed Dating
To get music released is it better to approach the major record companies, or start your own label?
02.25.06

Sell don't Sue
Who hasn't heard the recent horror stories about students being sued by the RIAA...
02.01.06


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MTV Award Nominees
50 Cent and Snoop Dogg are among the nominees for this year’s MTV European Music...
10.01.05

Everyone is Suing Eminem
As if being sued by his Uncle Jack and Aunt Betty wasn’t enough…now that Eminem is getting help...
09.01.05

MTV Music Awards 2005
Rain, wind and category 5 Hurricane Katrina were not enough to stop the biggest night in music ... the 2005 MTV Music Awards..
08.29.05

R-Kelly Comes Out of the Closet
Multi-platinum singer R. Kelly premiered the second chapter of his five part ...
05.15.05

Warner Music falls in debut
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Warner Music Group‘s (NYSE:WMG - news) sharesfell as much as 7.3 percent in their first day of trading...
05.15.05

Napster Increases in Popularity
Net revenue at Napster Inc. rose 188% to $17.4 million for...
05.14.05

Bad Boy Moves
BAD BOY RECORDS MOVES TO WARNER MUSIC...
05.14.05

George Michael shuns music industry
George Michael courted controversy with his single Shoot the Dog Pop star George Michael is abandoning the music business...
03.19.05

Irv Gotti Indicted
According to published reports, Irv "Gotti" and his brother Christopher, have been charged with laundering drug money...
02.18.05

Apple's Garage Band 2 in the Spot Light
There's a new star in the house and with the 4-track sitting in the corner...
02.18.05

Over 10 Million Videos on Mobiles
today announced that more than 10 million music videos have been watched by its customers on their mobiles...
02.18.05

MSN MUSIC, GARAGEBAND TEAM UP FOR INDIES
GarageBand.com, which recently purchased the MP3.com...
01.01.05

Digital Music and Mobile Phones
The market for digital music on the Internet and mobile phones...
01.01.05

Online Legal Downloading rises 10 fold
The music industry yesterday claimed that it was winning its global battle against...
01.01.05

JAY-Z TAPPED AS ISLAND DEF JAM PRES/CEO
As expected, Jay-Z has been named president and CEO of the Island Def Jam...
12.31.04

Shooting at Ja Rule Party
One week after a fan was shot outside a Ja Rule afterparty in Peoria, Illinois...
12.31.04

Quick News...
American Idol returns, Ja Rule's manager arrested, Khujo Goodie and T-Mo team up...
11.18.04

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Warrent for the arrest of G-Unit, Young Buck, Eminem pushes 700,000 units, Class action lawsuit agains Abercrombie and Fitch...
11.17.04

Violence Breaks Out at The Vibe Awards...
A fight broke out near the stage at the Vibe awards ceremony...
11.16.04

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Big trouble at Vibe awards , Destiny Child's blooper, Russell Simons re-entering muisc business...
11.16.04

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11.15.04

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11.12.04

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11.09.04

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11.08.04

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11.03.04

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11.02.04

Best of Both Worlds Hits the Fan
Rumors of a rift between R&B singer R.Kelly and Jay-Z were verified Friday during a concert in New York at Madison Square Garden...
11.01.04

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10.25.04

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10.22.04

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10.20.04

Take Notice of John Legend
If you've ever listened to a Kanye West-produced track and wondered who the soulful voice on the hook belonged to...
10.19.04

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10.18.04

Russell Simmons Blacklisted...
Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, author of "The Black List Campaign", announced today the addition of Russell Simmons to The 'Black' List...
10.14.04

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10.14.04

The 2004 Truth Awards Winners Are In !
The TRUTH 4th Annual Hip Hop/R&B Awards was a fine display of Chicago excellence...
10.14.04

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10.13.04

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10.07.04

Race to the Polls
Continuing its effort to empower young voters, PlayStation 2 joins forces with Russell Simmons and the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network...
10.06.04

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10.06.04

Bobby gets real
R&B singer Bobby Brown is hoping to get his career back on track with a new reality TV show about his family...
09.20.04

Mase Ponders Bad Boy Tour, Wants To Do A Brandy Remix
Mase has a top-20 album on its way to going gold, maybe platinum, but the MC wants a little bit more.
09.20.04

Will ruling on samples chill rap?
Last week, the biggest news in hip-hop didn't concern a concert tour, a hot new album, or a fresh beef between rappers looking for headlines and attention...
09.15.04

The College Dropout labeled a Gospel Album?
Gospel groups have voiced concern that Kanye West's album has been put forward for a best gospel album award...
09.15.04

Rapper Twista sent to hospital after fatal van crash
Chicago rapper Twista, known for hits such as the No. 1 Slow Jamz and the current So Sexy, was hurt in a van crash...
09.08.04

Chicago Producer Toxic Speaks
When Chicago rapper Twista's record, Kamikaze, debuted at number one on the Billboard charts earlier this year, many people were surprised...
09.02.04

Little Brother Finally Gets Props: Signed to Atlantic
Critically acclaimed North Carolina trio Little Brother has signed a long-term, exclusive worldwide recording contract...
08.31.04

Pimp Doughnuts, Fa Shizzle
Snoop Dogg's friend & spirital advisor Biship Don "Magic" Juan is opening an "exotic bakery" in Chicago...
08.31.04

DTP’s Shawnna Dropping First Solo, But is No Rookie
DTP’s 1st lady, Shawnna is readying to release his first solo album on...
08.31.04

Queen Latifah to Drop A New Album
She has been a hip-hop icon, an entrepreneur and an Oscar-nominated actress. Now Queen Latifah is trying on a new hat...
08.24.04

Kevin Liles Joins Warner Music Group As Executive Vice President
Warner Music Group recently announced that Kevin Liles, the former president and CEO of Def Jam Records has been named executive vice president of Warner Music Group...
08.13.04

RICK JAMES REMEMBERED: Fans gather Thursday to pay respect to the funk legend.
Motown founder Berry Gordy Jr., Chaka Kahn, Jamie Foxx, Jermaine Jackson and Teena Marie were among the 1,200 or so family, friends and fans attending Thursday’s memorial service for Rick James...
08.13.04

R&B, FUNK LEGEND RICK JAMES DEAD AT 56
Influential R&B and funk legend Rick James has died in his...
08.08.04

Say What?
Eddie Griffin to star in Duece Bigalow, Bruce Bruce to star in Beautshop, and much more news...
08.06.04

Nelly Launches P.I.M.P. Scholarship Program
The success of rapper Nelly's "Pimp Juice" has inspired Nelly to create the P.I.M.P Scholars Program, which will provide financial assistance to eligible college students...
08.06.04

Ronald Isley Suffers A Stroke
A source at Def Jam Records has confirmed that Ronald Isley suffered what is being described as a “minor stroke” last Friday in London...
08.05.04

Was Brandy really married???
On the Wendy Williams show (based out of NY) this week Robert Smith, the father of actor/singer Brandy’s child, made an appearance. Boy did he reveal something very shocking...
08.02.04

Nelly Becomes Part-Owner of Bobcats
Rapper Nelly is a part-owner of the NBA's expansion Charlotte Bobcats...
07.20.04

Mos Def Nominated For An Emmy Award
Rap Renaissance man Mos Def has been nominated for an Emmy Award, an honor which is bestowed to the finest actors in the profession...
07.20.04

Plug Pulled on LOLLAPALOOZA
Just three weeks prior to kickoff, organizers of Lollapalooza pulled the plug on the...
07.19.04

Warner Bros, Buys Out Madonna's Label
Ending what could have been a nasty legal battle, Warner Music has agreed to...
07.19.04

eBay's online music store
p2pnet.net News:- On eBay's thoughts of entering the Music Biz, a p2pnet...
07.19.04

The Passion Of Kanye...
"Like a Prayer," Roc-A-Fella CEO Dame Dash pleaded to MTV brass as if it were 1989 and his artist Kanye West was Madonna's religiously loaded and intensely controversial clip...
06.29.04

DMX Faces Drug, Weapons Charges After Airport Incident
DMX faces drug and weapons charges after he was arrested Thursday night when he and another man were caught allegedly attempting to steal a car in the parking lot of New York's Kennedy Airport...
06.29.04

New Online Music Retailer Scores One For The Little Guy
Specifically designed to help unsigned artists and independent record labels develop the capacity and clout to "sit at the table", Artistprojects.com offers almost everything the big labels do, while eliminating the middle-man...
06.29.04

WEST IS DOING HIS BEST: Kanye keeps going strong.
Kanye West is having a truly blessed year. He is set to hit the road with Usher and star his own clothing line ... among other things.
06.07.04

The Mike Love Show: Welcome Home John Monopoly featured on MTV's Mixtape Monday
Mike Love welcomes John Monopoly back home to Chicago...
06.07.04

Chicago Producer J Bravo featured on MTV's Mixtape Monday
J Bravo is an underground producer on the come up...
06.07.04

Outkast's Andre 3000 To Start Gentleman's' Clothing Line
After years of rocking eccentric, jaw dropping outfits, Outkast's Andre 3000 is scheduled to launch his own clothing line next spring.
06.04.04

Soul Plane Opens, MGM Executive Defends Movie
After raking in $5.7 million over the holiday weekend, "Soul Plane" appeared to stall at the theaters...
06.04.04

Mase Is Officially Back; Bad Boy Family Feels New Energy
Mase has hit the radio with a new song, declared his comeback...
06.04.04

Ja Rule, Jermaine Dupri Get Tipsy w/New Liquor
Ja Rule and Jermaine Dupri are getting into the business of spirits according to sources, looking to capitalize on their hip-hop cache and a party-goers need to get "tipsy"...
05.17.04

Gangsta Coloring Book to Hit Stores Soon?
Using photographs for source material, the coloring book features line drawings of some of raps' first stars, including Schoolly D, Notorious B.I.G., Kool G Rap and Ice-T...
05.17.04

Da Band's New Reality: Solo Albums And Movie Deals
Da Band may be no more, but it doesn't stop there...
05.17.04

Record Biz Coughs Up Royalties
Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, along with such well-heeled music types as Dave Matthews, David Bowie, Dolly Parton, Gloria Estefan and hundreds of other musicians, could soon be getting a little bit richer...
05.05.04

'Rubber Band Man' Rapper T.I. Gets Three Years In Prison
Rapper T.I. was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison...
04.22.04

Grand Jury Indicts Michael Jackson
After deliberating in secret for 13 days, a grand jury investigating allegations of molestation against Michael Jackson...
04.22.04

Kanye West and Jacob the Jeweler Join Forces
Kanye West and famed Jacob The Jeweler have joined forces to produce a line of “religious-themed” jewelry...
04.22.04

Nas Wants To Unleash Verbal Fireworks In Central Park
Last week a "10th Anniversary Edition" of Nas' classic debut album, Illmatic, hit stores. Now Nas wants to give something back...
04.08.04

C-Murder Wins A New Trial
The days are looking brighter for No Limit's C-Murder since a judge on Tuesday ordered that he will get a new day in court...
04.08.04

New Chicago Based Internet Video Magazine Xper1ence.com lauches
It’s finally launched! A website that captures the world of music, entertainment, and sports in its most uncut form...
03.29.04

Russell Simmon's Hip Hop Summit
In a profound effort to attract voters for the 2004 presidential bid, Russell Simmon's Hip-Hop Summit Action Network...
03.29.04

OutKast Leads Soul Train Awards Winners
OutKast's "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" won two awards, including R&B/soul or rap album of the year, to lead the winners at Saturday's 18th annual Soul Train Music Awards...
03.22.04

Beyonce Dances, Flirts With Usher In 'Naughty Girl' Video
For her next video, Beyoncé got the leading man at the top of her wish list. And its not Jay-Z...
03.15.04

P Diddy The Next To Retire?
Is P. Diddy finished with the rap game? After putting in ten years of work in the hip-hop game Diddy may very soon take the lead of Jay-Z and hang up his mic....
03.10.04

Echo Star Wants It's MTV
.6 million subscribers in 16 cities woke up to no local CBS station, and 9.5 million nationwide were without 10 Viacom cable channels, including MTV and Nickelodeon....
03.10.04

Neptunes Leave Arista
...having called their staff abruptly to announce "We're leaving Arista."...
03.05.04

Battle Against EMI with Jay Z / Beattle Mix
Downhill Battle organized massive distribution of banned LP to protest EMI.
03.01.04

L.A. Reid to Head Def Jam
L.A. Read is stepping in over at Def Jam
02.25.04

Kanye West Rocked Chicago
Kanye West comes home to perform at the House of Blues for the release of his long awaited album, College Drop Out.
02.18.04

Outkast Makes History @ Grammy Awards
After Big Boi's great performance with Earth, Wind & Fire and Andre's unbelievable insane rendition of "Hey Ya...
02.09.04

Ooops Now!
We see more of Janet Jackson than intended - Superbowl, Houston.
02.03.04

Lyor Cohen Leaves Def Jam
Thanks to the promise of an equity stake in the company, Warner Music Group has successfully wooed Island Def Jam head Lyor Cohen...
01.28.04

Jay Z's Many Colors
Thanks to the talents of enterprising remixers, Jay-Z's The Black Album is available in a lot more versions than just clean or explicit....
01.27.04

RL Signs new Act
Artist / Producer "RL" signs Minnesota Rap trio
01.15.04

Universal Music is Meant to Start a Music Station
Universal Music Group (UMG), the world's biggest record company, is planning to launch an MTV-style music television channel...
01.10.04

L L Cool J Still Successful?

01.01.04

BMG - SONY Merger Awaits Approval
In the ever-shrinking music industry's latest consolidation effort, BMG and Sony have reached an agreement to merge their music units.
01.01.04

U.S. Ends Online Music Anti-Trust Probe
The Justice Department on Tuesday ended its two-year-old antitrust investigation
12.22.03

Russell Simmons Creates a Hip Hop Christmas
In true hip-hop fashion Russell Simmons wants to make sure he can spread the Christmas cheer...
12.10.03

EMI WITHDRAWS
In a deal valued at $2.6 billion, Time Warner has sold its Warner Music Group music...
12.08.03

Police Investigate MTV Reality Rape
The 22-year-old alleges she was taken to the Big Brother-style house and attacked after a night...
12.03.03

SONY & BMG to Merge?
Sony & BMG are planning to create the second biggest music company.
11.06.03

Napster Offers Pre-Paid Card
Online music swapping service Napster will offer prepaid cards at retail stores soon after it re-emerges as a commercial platform next week...
10.28.03

Jay Z Retires
Jay-Z confirms The Black Album is his last and announces the kick-off concert of his tour at NYC's Madison Square Garden on November 25.
10.14.03

Source Award Winners
50 Cent and Nelly Rack Up at Source Awards
10.13.03

The Changing Face of Online Music
On Monday, September 8, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) sued 261 ordinary American computer users...
09.27.03

BMG Restricts Discs
More compact discs that attempt to restrict how you use them are coming to a record store near you...
09.15.03

P2P Boss to Pay RIAA Bill
Grokster chief 'disgusted' at RIAA's treatment of 12 year-old girl
09.11.03

RIAA to offer file sharers a deal
Recording industry won't prosecute if users sign form agreeing to stop swapping files and delete downloaded music
09.06.03

Universal Music slashing CD prices in hopes of reviving sales
The world's largest recording company said Wednesday it would slash wholesale compact disc prices...
09.05.03

Tate Brothers Weekend
Larenz and Lahmard called on some of their fellow actors to help kick off the weekend.
09.04.03

P. Diddy Sued for $5 MIL.
Another lawsuit is being brought against Sean “P.Diddy” Combs by a Queens, New York woman seeking $5 million...
09.03.03

The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2003
What's in the Works for the Next, Source Music Awards...
08.28.03

EMI Courts Warner if BMG Talks Fail
Big Labels Get Bigger... What does this mean for you?
08.27.03

Indie Labels have Online Representation
A new set of services aimed at giving independent music labels online distribution...
08.26.03

Irv Gotti Missing
Just when it was looking like Irv Gotti, head of Murder Inc. Records, was immersing himself in more trouble after being arrested in Oakland, California, on Friday...
08.22.03

EMI accused of ignoring copy control complaint
Customers who complain to EMI about anything to do with copy control technology have something additional to complain about these days - they say their complaints are being ignored.
08.15.03

Pacific Bell Sues RIAA
lawsuit brought by Pacific Bell Internet Services against three organizations that are manipulating copyright laws to violate the privacy of ISP customers...
07.31.03

RIAA Under Attack
Constant hack attacks on the RIAA website...
07.28.03

RIAA Attack on US Culture
...serving subpoenas at the rate of 75 a day on US citizens for the crime of sharing the music they love...
07.19.03

Music Industry Crushed by FAKE CD's
The music industry is bracing itself for another battering from rampant piracy as global sales of illegal CD recordings surge through the one billion barrier.
07.11.03

Recording industry faces the music
After spending many years trying to stifle the growth of online music downloading, the major record labels appear to have finally acknowledged...
07.08.03

Record Labels Promise to Sue Hundreds
The music industry pledged to begin steps Thursday to file lawsuits against hundreds of individual computer users...
07.06.03

R&B Legend Dies, 58
Barry White, the legendary R&B singer... died Friday after a lengthy battle with numerous health problems. He was 58.
07.06.03

Summer Concert Blues
Ticket sales are down, and big tours are scaling back to smaller venues.
06.24.03

Cornerstone Turns Another Corner
What makes the music industry go ‘round? Money. But the Cornerstone Mix Cd comes in at a close second...
06.24.03

AudioIsm Huge Success
Special guests from Sister-to-Sister Magazine, A&R from Arista Records, Nina Chantell from Power 92, Teefah were only of the few....
06.20.03

CD Baby Works for You
I got an invitation to go to Apple's office for a presentation about how to get independent artists into the iTunes Music Store...
06.14.03

Crushing Chicago
a humble composed character behind the scenes, regardless of situation this man “ain’t never scared.”
06.13.03

MCA under Reconstruction
Restructuring Begins As MCA Evolves Into Revitalized Geffen Several positions eliminated amid changes.
06.09.03

XM Radio Makes Waves for Indies
XM satellite radio service is joining independent music's leading CD manufacturer to bring unsigned music to the mainstream.
06.02.03

Hip Hop Video Trends 2003
Okay, we’re almost halfway through 2003 - so I decided to be productive and put all the knowledge I’ve garnered from watching too much BET ...
05.31.03

LUDACRIS vs Bill O'Reilly?
Lyrical jabs to sit alongside LP highlights such as 'Teamwork,' ode to sexual threesomes.
05.28.03

Busta Rhymes Charged With Assault
Busta Rhymes also known as Trevor Smith Jr. was recently charged with a misdemeanor assault and battery...
05.28.03

Pay to Support the KKK?
"Timberland Boots for Girls," Who are rappers really supporting?
05.21.03

MCA & Geffen Merger
Sources say the current plan is to eliminate the MCA Records brand and move the majority of the label's staff and some of the roster under the banner of fellow Universal Music Group label Geffen Records...
05.20.03

MJ sues UMG
Michael Jackson has sued Universal Music Group, claiming the world's largest record company owes him...
05.12.03

Viruses Threaten File Sharing
Fizzer is a self-propagating worm that spreads via e-mail and the peer-to-peer file-sharing service Kazaa...
05.12.03

Def Jam to Pay 132 Mil to TVT
After being found liable for fraud, willful copyright infringement and wrongful interference with a contract in March...
05.07.03

Apple Rakes In Big $$
Apple Computer says its new digital music service, the iTunes Music Store, sold more than 1 million downloads...
05.07.03

Clear & Live
Clear Channel to roll out new post-concert CD service called Instant Live...
05.06.03

College Students Pay RIAA Big Time
For songs illegally downloaded - College Students settled the lawsuits by agreeing to pay damages of as much as $17,500 each...
05.01.03

Hot 97 says Ja & 50 Cent Have Gone too Far?
Hot 97's Kay Slay and others are worried about the intensity of the battle.
04.25.03


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