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Rihanna, Ed Sheeran & Bruno Mars Lead iHeartRadio Music Awards 2018 Nominees

iHeartMedia and Turner announced Wednesday (Jan. 10) the nominees for the fifth annual iHeartRadio Music Awards. Rihanna, Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, DJ Khaled and Luis Fonsi top the nominations list, each receiving five nominations including song of the year. For the first time ever, iHeartRadio will be presenting seven awards in the seven nights leading up to the event. Each night at 8 p.m. EST, an artist will be presented their award and given an acceptance speech. As in years before, fans will be able to vote for […]

The Best Hip-Hop/Rap Albums Of 2017

The current Hip-Hop landscape might be single-driven with new artists breaking through with viral hits, but the album remains the true judge of who’s here for the long haul. In 2017, fans were rewarded with a variety of outstanding LPs from mainstream stars and indie stalwarts. After countless hours and much consideration, HipHopDX has narrowed the projects down to the best of the best. Here are the Top 20 albums of 2017. Check out our Most Slept-On Albums, Best R&B Albums and Best Mixtapes/EPs for […]

5 Hip-Hop Albums You Slept On In 2017

Hip-hop music is thriving more than ever as the most consumed music genre in the country. Kendrick Lamar reigned supreme over nearly everybody once again (shout out to KRS-One) and Jay-Z added yet another classic to his catalog. There was so much floating about the hip-hop stratosphere in 2017 that, inevitably, there were a few equally impressive albums that got lost in the shuffle. Here are five albums that you slept on. Overdoz, 2008 Polo Ground Music/RCA Records   I’ve been waiting for Overdoz to blow up for […]

The Future Of Jamo Records

So what does the future look like for Jamo Records? Jamo Records’ future is nothing but a bright one! This year I plan on re-releasing my 1993 debut album Question of Truth completely remixed and remastered. I also plan to release 2 brand news singles along with that EP. I also plan to work with as many artists as I can cranking out new tunes. Also slated for 2017, I will start selling instrumental tracks on this website making my […]

40 Years Ago, In A Galaxy Far, Far Away, An Iconic Film Score Was Born

How is this for a first day on the job: Maurice Murphy, the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO)’s late principal trumpet player, spent his very first day with the orchestra recording Star Wars‘ iconic opening theme, with its incredible brass fanfare — and Murphy leading the trumpets. “It was an amazing moment, that blast of brass that opens the film. It was the first sound I heard from Maurice, really,” the film’s composer, John Williams, told the London Symphony Orchestra in […]

Music Industry Goes To War With YouTube

Record labels are angry about the relatively small fees the platform pays for music videos compared with streaming services   he music business is a tough place for most artists to make money. This struggle was thrown into sharp relief last week when the UK industry revealed that artists earned more from vinyl sales in 2016 than they did from YouTube payments for viewings of music videos. The BPI, the record labels’ association that promotes British music, says this is […]

The Music Industry Learning How To Play

Universities are trying to teach students how to get ahead in an evolving industry. It has been a tough decade for the music industry, but some are beginning to hear a happier tune. Employment for musicians is growing due to increased demand for live performances. The average hourly wage for musicians is now around $22, well more than the countrywide average of $16. A 2012 Berklee College of Music report found that the average personal income of more than 5,000 […]

Notorious B.I.G., Tupac Shakur Documentaries Headed to A&E

‘Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G.’ and ‘Who Killed Tupac?’ to premiere in June The first authorized Notorious B.I.G. “biography” is scheduled to premiere this June on A&E. The two-part Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G. will feature new interviews with the rapper’s mother Voletta Wallace and widow Faith Evans, as well as Puff Daddy, Jay Z, Nas and associates like Lil Cease and members of the Junior M.A.F.I.A. The first part of Biggie will air June 28th, with the […]

Ariana Grande Manager on Manchester Attack: ‘Fear Cannot Rule the Day’

“With extraordinary evil we must fight with extraordinary greatness,” says Scooter Braun Ariana Grande‘s manager, Scooter Braun, posted a string of emotional tweets about the Manchester terror attack on Wednesday. “I will choose to live than to be afraid,” he wrote. On Monday night, a suicide bomber detonated a homemade explosive device outside Grande’s concert at the Manchester Arena, killing 22 and injuring at least 59. Braun spoke about returning from England, going out to dinner with his parents and experiencing […]

Ways The Music Industry Can Change For The Better

POST WRITTEN BY Erin Jacobson I am a music attorney who protects musicians and music professionals through deal negotiations and proper intellectual property management. 2016 saw a lot of lawsuits and lobbying in regards to changes in the music industry. Here are a few major issues that need to be resolved in 2017 and beyond to help sustain the music business. Higher rates for streaming and YouTube views The rates creators and rights owners earn from streaming and views are […]