Monthly Archives: May 2009

Events, Festivals & New Music

We hope you had a great Memorial Day Weekend – Photos & Blog from UCLA JazzReggae Fest coming next week along with a recap of the 10th Annual Detroit Electronic Music Festival, known now as Movement, both were phenomenal experiences! Next week we’ll have interviews, write ups, videos and photos. For Movement 2010, event producers Paxahau announced that techno music legend Carl Craig has been named Creative Director for next years festival.

Hennessy Black presents Project Art kicked off last weekend in Chicago and was a huge success. The multi-media installation mash up of music, dance and art transformed a traditional venue into an underground art gallery more…

NEW RELEASE: Jay $tay Paid – New Album from the Late, Great J Dilla out June 2nd! “Possibly the best posthumous rap record since the final releases of 2Pac and Biggie.” – Rolling Stone Magazine. Executively produced by Dilla’s mother, Ms. Yancey AKA “Ma Dukes” more…

ArtVenture Law, the Law Office of Danielle N. Furman, provides legal services to artists and independent business owners. ArtVenture San Francisco Radio discussing hip hop and music sampling laws – Convo + Music

SPECIAL EVENTS

THIS WEEKEND: TWTRCON SF 09: Twitter for Business at Hotel Nikko, San Francisco | May 31, 2009. Register and Save 20% with FUSICOLOGY CODE ACQ035

NYC June 18 – 20 : Fifth Annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival

Atlanta Sept 24 – 27: International Soul Music Summit

Atlanta October 1 – 3: 2009 A3C Festival

TOURS:

Foreign Exchange

Rock The Bells

Amadou & Mariam

Leela James | New Album

Santigold

Eric Roberson

TECH / SOCIAL MEDIA NEWS:

Twitter Heads To Hollywood, Plans To Develop TV Show

Farkie Lets You Download YouTube Videos, MySpace Playlists And Much More

Radio Player Slacker Raises $10 Million In Fourth Round

RoyaltyShare Phases Out Digital Distribution

Pandora Aims For Paying Customers With Ad-Free Desktop Player

URB.com FEATURES

Add URB On Twitter!

INTERVIEW: Kid Cudi Cover Shoot Outtakes

INTERVIEW: De La Soul : URB Readers Pose The Questions To Posdnuos, Trugoy the Dove and Maseo)

WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS: To See Amanda Blank In NYC!

MIXTAPE: FSD x Timbuck2 x The Cool Kids – The Fake Shore Drive Mixtape

GRAFFITI: This is Revok!

INTERVIEW Tiga :: Last Comic Standing

Dilla: Jay $tay Paid, Movement Detroit, Music Tech News

NEW RELEASE: Jay $tay Paid – New Album from the Late, Great J Dilla out June 2nd! “Possibly the best posthumous rap record since the final releases of 2Pac and Biggie.” – Rolling Stone Magazine. Executively produced by Dilla’s mother, Ms. Yancey AKA “Ma Dukes” more…

NEW RELEASE: Jazz Trumpeter Scotty Barnhart’s album ‘Say It Plain’ featuring Wynton Marsalis, Ellis Marsalis, Clark Terry, Marcus Roberts, Jamie Davis and other notables. more…

CONTEST: Grandmaster Flash Mixtape Contest (Win Traktor Pro & More) until June 1st.

ArtVenture Law, the Law Office of Danielle N. Furman, provides legal services to artists and independent business owners

SPECIAL EVENTS

The 10th Annual Detroit Electronic Music Festival, known now as Movement kicks off The 3-Day Festival this Friday on Memorial Day Weekend in the Motor City Tickets | Fusicology 09 Movement Festival Afterparty Guide | 2007 Photos and 2008 Photos

TWTRCON SF 09: Twitter for Business at Hotel Nikko, San Francisco | May 31, 2009. Register and Save 20% with FUSICOLOGY CODE ACQ035

International Soul Music Summit: New Site for the Sept 2009 Conference.

The 2009 A3C will be taking place on October 1-3, 2009 – New Dates, New Atlanta Location more…

TOURS:

Foreign Exchange

Rock The Bells

Amadou & Mariam

Leela James | New Album

Tortured Soul | New Album

Santigold

Eric Roberson

TECH / SOCIAL MEDIA NEWS:

New Funding Saved Imeem

The Seven Deadly Sins of Social Media

Radio Player Slacker Raises $10 Million In Fourth Round

Music Research: Legal Hits Just As Dominant On P2P

Google’s Last MySpace Payment: $75 Million On June 20, 2010

Napster’s New Strategy: Free Songs, Cheaper Subscriptions

Project Playlist Acquires TotalMusic; Gets Beatles Tracks, Too

Play.fm Lets You Tune Into An Impressive Collection Of DJ Sets Online

URB.com FEATURES

NEXT 100 Digital Edition and Playlist Available NOW!

INTERVIEW: Tiga :: Last Comic Standing

INTERVIEW: De La Soul : URB Readers Pose The Questions To Posdnuos, Trugoy the Dove and Maseo)

ALBUM DOWNLOAD: Donnie Goines “Breakfast Club”

VIDEO: Cage “I Never Knew You” Directed By Shia Lebouf

CONTEST: Win A Pair Of Tix To See Amanda Blank In NYC!

CONTEST: Win A Nike + De La Soul Care Package!

Twitter for Business, Classified MC, Movement Detroit

TWTRCON SF 09: Twitter for Business at Hotel Nikko, San Francisco | May 31, 2009. The first conference entirely focused on Twitter as a business platform: how to use Twitter to reach and engage customers, influence opinions and activate markets. Register and Save 20% with FUSICOLOGY CODE ACQ035

In support of his latest release, Self Explanatory, Canadian hip hop artist Classified has tested the creativity of the hip-hop community at Indaba Music by challenging them to drop rhymes over the beat of his single, “Trouble.” The contest is now in the voting period UNTIL 5/15. You do not have to be a member of Indaba to vote.Log in now and check out the fresh raps.

VIDEO: Dwele McCafe 90sec TV Commercial

NEW RELEASE: Jazz Trumpeter Scotty Barnhart’s album ‘Say It Plain’ drops May 19th. This album features Wynton Marsalis, Ellis Marsalis, Clark Terry, Marcus Roberts, Jamie Davis and other notables more…

CONTEST: Grandmaster Flash Mixtape Contest (Win Traktor Pro & More) until June 1st

ArtVenture Law, the Law Office of Danielle N. Furman, provides legal services to artists and independent business owners, those who are often unsure of their rights and need attorneys, but do not know how to access the legal system. We specialize in intellectual property, business law, and all related matters, committed to providing our clients with personalized, efficient, and trustworthy service. Our mission is to supply a unique service based on the guiding principles that ignite both justice and the creative spirit.

SPECIAL EVENTS

The 10th Annual Detroit Electronic Music Festival, known now as Movement (in its 4th year under direction of Paxahau), kicks off Memorial Day Weekend in the Motor City on 05.23.09, with pre-parties on Friday, 05.22.09. The 3-Day festival at Hart Plaza features performances from Afrika Bambaataa, Osunlade, Flying Lotus, Derrick May, Carl Craig, Al Ester, Detroit Beatdown, Los Hermanos, RJD2, Dennis Ferrer, Exchange Bureau, Z-Trip and more. Yet, it is the afterparty action this year that has us a bit excited, as the list of dope afterparties seems to keep growing, with many starting in the early evening and going all night… what? Is this WMC in Miami or something? All-weekend festival passes go up to $50 from $45 this Friday, 05.15.09. VIP passes $150. | Fusicology 09 Movement Festival Afterparty Guide | Check out the Flickr fun we had in 2007 and 2008

International Soul Music Summit: New Site for the Sept 2009 Conference.

The 2009 A3C will be taking place on October 1-3, 2009 – New Dates, New Atlanta Location more…

TOURS:

Amadou & Mariam

Leela James | New Album

India.Arie | New Album

Tortured Soul | New Album

Santigold

Eric Roberson

TECH / SOCIAL MEDIA NEWS:

How The Internet Is Killing Our Economy

CubeTree Launches As A Facebook + FriendFeed + Twitter For Enterprise

Layoffs Hit MySpace

The iPhone Is Accelerating Music Sales For Pandora

The iPhone Is Accelerating Music Sales For Pandora

URB.com FEATURES

Submit Your Demo To URB’s Next 1000!

URB’s Next 100 Digital Edition Is Now ONLINE!

INTERVIEW: De La Soul : URB Readers Pose The Questions To Posdnuos, Trugoy the Dove and Maseo)

Add URB On Twitter!

Win A Pair Of Tix To See M83 In Pomona And A Signed ‘Saturdays = Youth’ CD!

Win A Pair Of Tix To Movement 2009 In Detroit!

VIDEO: Fred Armisen Photo Shoot :: On Location At The Red Bull Space NYC With TheNewPop

Classified MC, Rest in Power, Funk Aid, Causes 2

In support of his latest release, Self Explanatory, Canadian hip hop artist Classified has tested the creativity of the hip-hop community at Indaba Music by challenging them to drop rhymes over the beat of his single, “Trouble.” The contest is now in the voting period. You do not have to be a member of Indaba to vote.Log in now and check out the fresh raps. The winning track will be professionally produced by Classified and the song will be digitally released through HalfLife/Sony Music Canada and a cash prize.

R.I.P. | One of music’s most cherished pioneers, Detroit’s Amp Fiddler, lost his only child, 18 year-old Dorian A. Fiddler. full info | Fundraiser

R.I.P. | Renowned American painter Ernie Barnes made his final transition last week at the age of 70. full info

NextAid & DubSpot drop the next compilation CD in the the NextAid benefit series this week, raising funds for education centers for youth affected by AIDS near Johannesburg, South Africa: FUNK AID FOR AFRICA mixed by DJ OBAH. This pure fiyah! comp features music from Ticklah, The Pimps of Joytime, Ursula Rucker, King Britt, The 7 Miles Per Hour Band, J Boogie ft. Jennifer Johns, and more… Get it on iTunes or via NextAid.org

Causes 2 is the second album from Waxploitation’s ongoing benefit series for Darfur. 100% of the profits from the album go to Human Rights Watch, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders and Oxfam America.

The album includes rare and exclusive songs from Black Moth Super Rainbow, The Decemberists, Devendra Banhart, Diplo, Federico Aubele, Gnarls Barkley, LCD Soundsystem, Matthew Dear, Mum, My Morning Jacket, Neon Neon, Richard Swift, RJD2, and Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings

CONTEST: Grandmaster Flash Mixtape Contest (Win Traktor Pro & More) until June 1st

FREE DOWNLOADS:

HIP HOP HOWL MIXTAPE SXSW TAKEOVER: FREE DOWNLOAD with 27 smoking tracks! Full Tracklisting

SPECIAL EVENTS

The Funky People Panama Tour ’09: Memorial Day Weekend vacation trip May 22-26

Movement: Detroit’s Electronic Music Festival ’09: May 23 – 25 Fusicology Imeem Playlist | Lineup

International Soul Music Summit: New Site for the Sept 2009 Conference.

The 2009 A3C will be taking place on October 1-3, 2009 – New Dates, New Atlanta Location more…

TOURS:

India.Arie

Tortured Soul | New Album

Santigold

Robin Thicke & Jennifer Hudson

Eric Roberson

TECH / SOCIAL MEDIA NEWS:

We Are Hunted: Aiming to quantify music popularity in a way that traditional charts no longer can

Mixcloud: Like the YouTube of the audio world

Grooveshark: Music search engine

Unique visits to MySpace dropped by 5 million

URB.com FEATURES

INTERVIEW: Planet Asia

PODCAST: Tais (Next 1000)

RARE DOOM INTERVIEW

Submit Your Demo To URB’s NEXT 1000

Win A Pair Of Tix To Movement 2009 In Detroit!

Win A Nike + De La Soul Care Package!