DJ David Guetta sells his song catalog to Warner for $100 million. Max Lousada, CEO, Warner Recorded Music, says, “It’s rare for an artist to not only define a genre, but transform it. David has been doing that for over two decades – igniting worldwide audiences and influencing whole generations of talent.
Apple claims Shazam surpassed one billion Shazams per month. Shazam is a platform that is rarely talked about but used everyday. Apple plans to develop the music discovery app into a full-blown utility platform.
Spotify launched “1 Billion Streams Club” Playlist that features song with more than a billion streams including Tones and I “Dance Monkey”, The Weeknd “Blinding Lights”, Post Malone’s “Rock Star”, Lewis Capaldi “Someone You Love”, and more…
Singer-songwriter Clairo has signed with Universal Music Publishing Group. Her forthcoming album“Sling,” was co-produced by Jack Antonoff and marks her first major label release via the Fader label / Republic Records).
Roger Waters turns down a big sum for a Facebook ad. Roger Waters said that Mark Zuckerberg offered him big bucks to use Pink Floyd’s classic 1979 anthem “Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2” in an Instagram ad. “And the answer is, ‘F–k you. No f–in’ way.’” shared Waters. “I only mention that because this is an insidious movement of them to take over absolutely everything. I will not be a party to this bulls–t, Zuckerberg.”
Maisie Peters has signed to Ed Sheeran‘s label Gingerbread Man Records. Her first LP is set for release on August 27th – the single ‘Psycho’, was co-written with Sheeran and Steve Mac.
Carrie Underwood will be starting a Las Vegas residency called REFLECTION. The production will begin on December 1, 2021 at The Theatre at Resorts World Las Vegas.
The Killers and Bruce Springsteen team up for a updated version of “A Dustland Fairytale,” which comes off the band’s 2008 LP Day & Age.
Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine want to make school cool again. You have to give props to these two billionaires that are giving back to the community. America’s Common Core Public Curriculum is rotten to the core. U.S. students continue to trail behind advanced industrial nations, in everything…
The music moguls are investing into a new concept. Instead of making robots, their vision will foster future thinkers, creatives, and entrepreneurs. It’s not a program for the entire nation, rather it’s a new public high school project in Los Angeles – Regional High School No. 1.
“This is for kids who want to go out and start their own company or go work at a place… like Marvel, or Apple or companies like that,” Iovine said
The vision for the school was approved last week by the L.A. Board of Education and will open in the fall.
Ed Sheeran announces new single ‘Bad Habits’ that will drop later this month. “I’ve been working away in the studio over recent months and I can’t wait for you to hear Bad Habits,” Sheeran said.“I always aim to push myself and my music in new directions and hopefully you’ll hear that on the new single. Feels great to be back!”
Also, Lorde surprised everybody with a new track release “Solar Power”. The song was written by Lorde with longtime collaborator Jack Antonoff. The song has been compared to George Michael’s “Freedom 90”. It’s been nearly 4 years since Lorde released music.
Chelsea Blythe exits Columbia Records and moves to Def Jam as Senior VP, A&R. Blythe began her career at Interscope Records, where she contributed to such projects as Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Mike WiLL Made-it and Rae Sremmurd’s. Chelsea moved to Columbia Records in 2016, where she contributed to the label’s successful run of breakthrough acts including Polo G, The Kid LAROI and Baby Keem.
DoItYourself rapper Tom MacDonald has made it. He’s flying high under the radar. He cut through the noise and did it himself with no one to thank but his fans. He is self managed and directs his videos. He probably etches his own tattoos.
His track Snowflakes reached #1 on the iTunes Charts. Heck, he has 17 songs in the 200 iTunes Hip Hop Charts including Fake Woke, White Boy, Clown World, Best Rapper Ever, Sober, and Everybody Hates Me.
Right now, the Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, and former professional wrestler is the biggest independent rapper.
But where are the music labels? In normal circumstances the majors would be enticing MacDonald with a million dollar signing bonus. He’s proven with several songs on the charts with little promotion, and he comes with a fanbase. He is also popular with conservative influencers.
It could be the majors are afraid to touch the controversial rapper with songs like Fake Woke and Snowflakes. Right now, companies are fearful of cancel culture and are treading carefully.
Like ‘Em, Love ‘Em, Or Hate ‘Em – MacDonald is breaking the internet.