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June 2011 Blog Posts (32)

B. Cox Talks Publishing And Business Relationships

Music producer Bryan-Michael Cox explains publishing and puts business relationships in their proper place. He also talks about how he got to work with Beyonce in high school before everybody knew she had a record deal. …

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Added by Indy on June 29, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Music Producer AraabMUZIK On How He Got Started

Music producer AraabMUZIK tells you how he got started making beats. At the end of the video he plays some of his new tracks. If you're a Dipset fan you know his beats. His list of collaborators include Busta Rhymes, Jadakiss, and Fabolous.…

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Added by Indy on June 28, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

5 Tips For Preparing For Your Next Studio Session

These 5 tips for preparing for a studio session come from MusicThinkTank. Make sure you check out their full article here and…

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Added by Indy on June 24, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Hitmaker JR Rotem Explains How He Makes Hits

Hitmaker JR Rotem is known for making smash hit singles for Rihanna, Britney Spears, and Sean Kingston. What I like most about him is that he knows how to introduce new artists with his production. Its one thing to make a hit for an established artist but when you make a track that…

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Added by Indy on June 22, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

The Gifted Club Remixes A Classic Timbaland Beat

The Gifted Club is a talented songwriting and production company. They decided to remix one of my favorite Timbaland beats for Missy's song The Rain. They turned the rap song into an R&B track.…

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Added by Indy on June 22, 2011 at 7:07am — No Comments

Universal Hires Gee Roberson (Drake, Wayne, Kanye)

Universal Music Group has named Gee Roberson as the chairman for the resurrected Geffen Records. Gee has been climbing to the top of the industry since his early days at Rocafella Records scouting talent and developing artists. His management company represents artist like Nicki Minaj, Drake, Lil Wayne, and Kanye…

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Added by Indy on June 22, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

Swizz Beatz Covers Today's Issue Of Paper Magazine

Swizz Beatz explains bringing his unique creativity to some of the most elite brands on the planet.…

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Added by Indy on June 22, 2011 at 1:30am — No Comments

A Brief Look Inside A Beyonce Recording Session

Beyonce’s recording engineer DJ Swivel spoke with Billboard this week about working on her recent album 4. He even gives a few details about the studio setup for Jay-z and Kanye's Watch The Throne album. Read the full interview by Keith Murphy… Continue

Added by Indy on June 20, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Just Blaze's Advice To Aspiring Music Producers

In this interview Just Blaze explains why DJing has been important to his production and recommends aspiring music producers start by becoming a DJ. He also speaks on producing for rapper XV and working on Dr. Dre's … Continue

Added by Indy on June 20, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Forbes Lists The World's 25 Highest-Paid Musicians

Forbes has compiled a list of the 25 highest-paid musicians in the world. We've included the artists and the millions they've made, but shoot on over the Forbes here to see how they made their…

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Added by Indy on June 17, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Video: Chris Brown - Next 2 You (Ft. Justin Bieber)

Chris Brown and Justin Bieber end the world for their latest music video collaboration. The video is actually like a mini movie. Chris Brown's girlfriend is played by actress … Continue

Added by Indy on June 17, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Rapper Shawty Lo Signs A Label Deal With G-Unit

Rapper Shawty Lo has recently closed a deal with 50 Cent. Shawty will be taking his D4L label to G-Unit Records. I'm interested in seeing how this plays out. From what I've heard Shawty has a whole roster of artists he will be rolling out, including the first lady of D4L. What are your thoughts on the… Continue

Added by Indy on June 17, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

LA Reid To Lead The Restructured Epic Label Group

LA Reid will be taking a position at Sony Music as the Chairman of Epic Label Group. This is a result of a major restructuring of Epic Records that will reunite Reid with two major superstars he discovered: Usher and Pink. Based on Reid's track record, I predict a lot of platinum plaques for Epic Label Group.

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Added by Indy on June 16, 2011 at 10:24am — No Comments

Executive Sha Money XL On Making 50 Cent's Debut

Sha Money XL reveals details on recording 50 Cent's debut album Get Rich Or Die Tryin'. He recalls teaching himself to engineer while recording songs with 50 Cent in his basement studio.…

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Added by Indy on June 15, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments

2pac 40th Birthday Celebration With Erykah Badu

The Atlanta Symphony Hall will host a celebration in honor of what would have been Tupac Shakur's 40th birthday. The event will be hosted by Afeni Shakur (his mother) and Mike Epps with performances by Erykah Badu, Bun B, Pill, Too Short, DJ Drama, Meek Mill, and Roy…

Added by Indy on June 15, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Drake Awarded By The Songwriters Hall Of Fame

Rapper Drake will receive the Hal David Starlight Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame this year. It is named after the CEO of the Hall of Fame and has been award to Alicia Keys, John Mayer, and John Legend in previous years. TrackHustle congratulates Drake and the…

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Added by Indy on June 15, 2011 at 6:46pm — No Comments

Music Producer Nick Tha 1da: Behind The Beats TV

Music producer Nick Tha 1da gives you a rundown of his favorite equipment and explains what he is doing to preserve his collection of vinyl. You'll also get a few production techniques for sampling.…

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Added by Indy on June 15, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Manager Chris Lighty Explains His First Successes

Music executive Chris Lighty has managed 50 Cent, Busta Rhymes, and Tribe Called Quest to name a few. In this interview he tells you how his relationships got him offered his first job at Rush Management.…

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Added by Indy on June 15, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Go Behind The Scenes Of Usher's 2011 OMG Tour

Usher takes you behind the scene of his OMG Tour which grossed over $28 million in 2010. That's not even counting what he made in 2011 from the tour. I'm not too sure how much money Usher gets from that but its safe to say he made big money.…

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Added by Indy on June 14, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

Fabolous Talks About His Next Album Release Date

Rapper Fabolous gives you the list of people he's been working with for his next album Loso's Way 2: Rise To Power to be released this year on September 13th.…

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Added by Indy on June 13, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

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