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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Universal Music Group Drops Distribution Company


Universal Music Group officially dropped the name Universal Music Group Distribution (UMGD), and updated its U.S. structure. In a digital market, where applications like Spotify, Tidal, and iTunes have limited the number of hard copies purchased by consumers; it looks like Universal Music Group will be placing more interest in marketing and e-commerce operations.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Universal Music Group Shuts Down Apple Music Exclusives

(The Wrap-Up Magazine) Apple’s iTunes, Lucian Grainge, CEO of Universal Music Group and widely regarded as the most powerful executive in the music industry, has reportedly ordered the company’s labels to stop the practice of making “exclusive” distribution deals with streaming services.

According to Bob Lefsetz, author of an influential music industry newsletter, Grainge sent out a company-wide email on Monday. UMG, which boasted seven of 2015’s 10 best-selling albums and 38.5% of the year’s recorded-music sales, will be the first major label to ban the practice, which many feel has begun to diminish rather than enhance the way music is distributed and consumed.

The directive will affect dozens of bands under the UMG umbrella, including all five of this year’s album of the year Grammy nominees: Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift, the Weeknd, Chris Stapleton and Alabama Shakes.

The practice of artists offering exclusives to competing streaming and download services, including Apple and Tidal, has been gaining traction this year. Both Beyoncé and Rihanna launched their recent albums through Tidal, the streaming service part-owned by Beyoncé’s husband, Jay Z.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Hip Hop & Drug Culture


We make excuses for the negative impact of rap music because it has given so many young black males a way out of the hood; but for every ONE that it gives an exit, it entraps thousands more.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

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Saturday, December 12, 2020

Jennifer Lopez Gives Thanks to Life at Billboard Women in Music Event

 


Jennifer Lopez is thankful for her family.


While accepting the icon award at the 2020 Billboard Women in Music event, which aired on Thursday, the multi-talented star, 51, gave fiancé Alex Rodriguez and their four children a sweet shout out.


"Of course I want to thank my beautiful family for going on the road with me, for touring with me, for supporting me, for allowing me to be the artist that I am," she wrote.


"Alex and our four beautiful kids, thank you so much, I love you, everything I do is for you guys," she added, referring to her 12-year-old twins Emme Maribel and Maximilian "Max" David as well as Rodriguez's daughters Ella Alexander, 12, and Natasha Alexander, 16.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Top 5 Reasons DJs Make The Best Producers


Those who know their history understand that DJing is the fundamental element of Hip Hop. Before the MPC, SP1200 or FLStudio, Emcees rocked over instrumental beds provided by DJs. The role of today’s hip hop producers is the natural evolution of this relationship, and here are 5 reasons DJs make the best producers.

If you want to be Hip Hop’s next big Producer, don’t purchase Fruityloops or Reason.... BUY SERATO! While that may sound odd, a quick look at some of Hip Hop’s top hit makers will clearly illustrate the strong connection between DJing and great production. Just google the discography of DJ Premier, Dr. Dre, Timbaland or Swizz Beats, all of which cut their teeth as DJs prior to becoming some of the most influential producers in hip hop.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

The Evolution Of Gangster Rap


Gangsta rap or Gangster rap is a style of hip hop characterized by themes and lyrics that generally emphasize the "gangsta" lifestyle. The genre evolved from hard rap into a distinct form, pioneered in the mid-1980s by rappers such as Schoolly D and Ice-T, and was popularized in the later part of the 1980s by groups like N.W.A. 

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Tips For Approaching Blogs With Your Music


It may sound obvious but read the descriptions that are included in The Music Blog Directory and focus your time and energy on blogs that fit your style of music.

Hit the link, go their website and read the last few posts, you may just discover a new blog to follow. Remember that you are asking the blogger to become your new fan, so it could certainly help your cause if you have already returned the favor.

Some blogs have strict music submission guidelines. Music submissions are a part of the game. It is also another way for a blogger to test if you have taken the time to read their blog or not.

Please don't mass email blogs! Take the time to Take the time to craft each individual email, address them by name, include a few personalized details you've learned through your research or casually mention a post of theirs that you enjoyed. 

You are asking the blogger to take the time to listen to your music and hopefully write a review, take the time to  personally email each blogger which is why we included this information in The Music Blog Directory.

One of the worst mistakes to make is to send a generic email around to a list of bloggers.

Subject Lines are like tricky first dates. Awkward but necessary and if you make a bad first impression then it can be difficult to recover!

It is best to keep subject lines simple, descriptive and personal. The ideal number of characters in a subject line is typically considered to be between 20 and 35.

You want the recipient to know right away exactly why you're emailing. If your subject line doesn't grab the person, your message is likely to get deleted on the spot. Avoid ALL CAPS, jargon, and the term "Press release" in the subject line. 

Universally all the bloggers said they delete any emails that have "Press Release" in the subject line. Plus they get annoyed with all caps and industry jargon. Don't plea with people to "Open Me!"

Bloggers receive hundreds and hundreds of emails a day so do not be disheartened if you do receive a response on your first try. Chances are they have not even read your email. Don't overwhelm them with long windy emails...you have 3 sentences to catch the bloggers attention so keep it short, sharp, genuine, interesting and to the point.

We have all heard the phrase "what's the story" and no that's not where did you grow up and what ashes your music rose from (unless of course you grew up on a remote part of Antarctica and learn to play music in the ashes of the fire that kept you alive in the cold harsh winter)
"The Story" is simply what makes you and your music different from every other band out there.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Why Trapping And Music Mix


Why is it that Trap Music is a the cause of dealers wanting to make music. Trap music is the staple of the rap game right now.  Tons of artists are creating a movement behind this style of music.  It is clearly the top dog of entertainment.

Trap has worked it’s way into the club and into mainstream America via Miley Cyrus. It has a flexible range and will pave the way for the future of the music industry.  That is why it is important to understand the background of trap music and how to bring elements into your songs which will remind people of the roots.


Trap music was born on the famous 808 drum kick from TR-808 drum machine made by Roland.  The sound has morphed its way into the main stream with more punch and boom but this is the key to all trap beats.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Amazon Music Unlimited Now #Streams Lemarquis


The rap artist Lemarquis out of Lima, Ohio is sure making a splash in the music industry. Although he is a unknown artist, he has popped up in some of the biggest music apps for digital streaming.

The Wrap-Up Magazine is proud to pronounce fans can now stream songs from every album using Amazon Music Unlimited.

Amazon Prime Music and Music Unlimited both offer ad-free on-demand music listening with offline playback. Listen to your favorite songs online from your web browser.



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Saturday, January 19, 2019

How Master P Survived A Decade Of Music


When Master P first entered the music industry, it was never about music. Percy Miller is a business man all the way around the board.

The No Limit Soldiers kept the music industry on lock by releasing new content every month. Upon arrival with his debut album "Bout It Bout It" Master P had the largest movie and soundtrack surfacing during that time.

Back in 2014, in an interview with VladTV, Master P recently claimed to have sold as many as 75 million albums during his tenure with No Limit Records. Having gained immense popularity in his musical career, Master P is also the CEO of P. Miller Enterprises. As of 2018, Master P's net worth is roughly $250 million.

Master P and the No Limit Soldiers was the hottest rap group until Cash Money records hit the scene to slow down their record sales. Master P created a hip-hop empire without registering on any mainstream radar. For several years, he operated solely in the rap underground.

Beginning in the early 1990s, the New Orleans native dominated the landscape for much of the decade with a staggering amount of product. Although many associate P with The Big Easy, he established the No Limit brand in Northern California.

Shifting the label to New Orleans, P signed Mystikal, Kane & Abel, Mia-X, the late Soulja Slim and former Death Row artist Snoop Dogg.

It wasn’t all music with Master P, as the mogul’s film company continues to release films independently in DVD format to this day. P has been engaged in several business ventures over the years and the introduction of the digital-only No Limit Forever record entity only solidifies he’s not going anywhere soon.



Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Gansta Marcus Talks The End Of Cds

Gansta Marcus makes a statement on the end of cds, "I can remember a time in music history when everyone wanted their hands in the rise of platinum selling CDs, but now that digital music is released, Cds have declined in recent years making online and mobile sale more easier for music shoppers."

When asked how do he feel the future of music will be, he responded' "The industry will make it had to reach the major platform. Although the internet has made it a way to let indie artist emerge onto their own platform and reach major crowds, the industry will spend millions to put a stop to it."

"Streaming music has become very popular in todays society. With all kinds of gadgets and apps, the digital industry is leading the music revolution. With B.E.T changing its broadcast station to reality t.v., will it hurt emerging artist and the way visual videos are put into rotation?"

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Streaming Music Has Sold More Than CDs

I have not heard a soul in this world that say they dislike +Spotify. Even artist can +Get Your Music On Spotify now and days. The music industry is changing, with music streaming earning more money than the sale of CDs for the first time ever in 2014. According to the RIAA, music streaming earned a total of $1.87 billion in 2014, while CDs generated $1.85 billion, with the entire industry earning $6.97 billion overall, which was slightly down from their numbers in 2013.

Though these numbers are close, it’s clear that streaming is on the upswing while CDs are becoming a thing of the past, especially with Spotify records already getting shattered by Kendrick Lamar and Drake just three months into the year. Now all music streaming services needs is for Taylor Swift to get on board, and it’s a wrap.


Thursday, January 22, 2015

Apple Buys Musicmetric

Apple has acquired a London music startup. The tech giant has bought the company behind music analytics service Musicmetric, Musically reports. 

Musicmetric owner Semetric changed its registered address to 100 New Bridge Street in London, home of Apple Europe Ltd. On the same day, it also filed documents to detail the appointment of a new director. He’s called Gene Daniel Levoff and up until now has been based at Apple’s global HQ.

Apple told Musically that it “buys smaller technology companies from time to time,” adding that it doesn’t “generally discuss our purpose or plan”. Semetric also declined to comment.

It’s speculated that Apple’s latest purchase could pave the way for the company to expand its music services. Apple wants to better tune its music arms: iTunes will likely be overhauled. But it’s Beats Music that stands to benefit most. Apple is going to relaunch the platform this year and there’s talk it could come pre-installed on iPhones and iPads.

Musicmetric launched in 2008 and allows music industry clients to track social and sales analytics through a dashboard, Musically writes — it also offers data streaming. In Jan. 2013 it received $4.8 million in funding.

Musicmetric says it’s about “turning big data into big opportunities”, and continues: “Whether you’re planning your first album launch or a global tour, on the lookout for new talent or after some killer intelligence to help pick your next brand ambassador, the Musicmetric dashboard will quickly and simply tell you all you need to know.”

How Apple chooses to use and develop Musicmetric remains to be seen, but one certainty is the implications the acquisition has for other streaming companies such as Spotify and Next Big Sound.

Here’s what Musically says:

Spotify has a partnership with Musicmetric to pipe in streaming data for labels to access via the latter’s dashboard.

Just as rival streaming services ended their partnerships with music/tech firm The Echo Nest firm when Spotify bought it last year, so Spotify is unlikely to be too keen on providing a firehose of its data to an Apple subsidiary.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Top 5 Music Videos Starring Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani
Lately our Top 5 has been more about the women in the music industry and now we find ourselves watch Gwen Stefani and the best of what she has appeared in. Stefani has won three Grammy Awards. As a solo artist she has received various accolades, including an American Music Award, Brit Award, World Music Award and two Billboard Music Awards.

Now, TWUM would like to invite you to chill with them and watch the best of Gwen right here. Leave a comment below if you think there was a video you feel should be in the list.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Future Sells Publishing Rights

 


Influence Media Partners announced that they bought Future's publishing catalog from 2004 to 2020, which includes 612 titles. Some of the songs in the catalog include some of his biggest hits, like "Life is Good," "Jumpman," "Commas" and "Mask Off." 

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Wu-Tang Clan Sells Album for $2 Million

 


With a history of harnessing their own dynamic and fostering their own language, it was only a matter of time before they rocked the industry with futuristic thinking once again. This time in the form of a one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan album that made it into the hands of a future felon for a whopping $2 million.


When news came out about a single copy album being dropped by none other than Wu-Tang Clan, fans were chomping at the bits to hear the exclusive content. The rap group has made an influential name for themselves in the music industry over the past 30 years, with songs like “Protect Ya Neck,” “C.R.E.A.M,” “Gold,” and many more.


Wu-Tang Clan dropped their single copy album on March 26th, 2014. According to an interview with Forbes that was reported by Scluzay, the exclusive release of their album Once Upon a Time in Shaolin came in response to “music [being] economically and experientially devalued in a world of superficial streaming and data consumption.”

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

#Stream #1 Fan on #SpotifyMusic for all #MusicLovers


In today's times of viruses and wars, easy listening is the way to go. One of the repeating concepts I see from artists, musicians, music producers, and even some music fans is a tendency to relate the modern music industry.

#1 Fan is a produced track by musical artist and producer Gansta Marcus of Lima, Ohio. The song was created to show appreciation to music lovers around the globe.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Sprint To Buy Parts Of Tidal

TIDAL has sold 33% of its stake to mobile phone carrier Sprint, a deal worth roughly $200 million. JAY Z and all of the original owners will remain with a stake in the streaming service and the app should be broadcasted to all 45 million of its customers soon. Also, Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure will join the TIDAL board of directors.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

What Happened To Lil Jon And Crunk Music?


Was Lil Jon the last of "Crunk Music?" This was a time in rap music that had a big and short impact on the community.

The Atlanta-based rap group that would become Lil Jon and The Eastside Boyz was originally formed in 1997. Lil Jon was the lead vocalist for the group Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz from 1997 to 2004.

The group signed to Atlanta’s Mirror Image Records, and in 1997, released their first album, distributed by Ichiban Records. A couple years later, Lil Jon & his Boyz started BME Recordings, and released their sophomore album.

Not long after, Bryan Leach heard from his street teams that Lil Jon was an artist to watch. He went to a show, and was immediately impressed. Comparing Lil Jon’s stage presence to the Beastie Boys, Leach immediately tried to sign the group to TVT Records. He succeeded, and in 2001 released Put Yo Hood Up.

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