Drake ~ “Headlines”

Drake
“Headlines”

“Headlines” is the lead single off Drake’s forthcoming sophomore album Take Care. As if you really need me to tell you this shit but uhh– its a motherfucking HIT.

They knoww they know they knowwwww… YEAH

Download “Headlines” mp3:

download Drake | HEADLINES

Drizzy still at the top of his game and as such he is still one of the best MCs in the game.

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The Hit Music Academy | 2011

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Mike McCready: Why Traditional A&R Is Failing & How To Fix It

Mike McCready believes that the traditional A&R process is failing:

in order to thrive again, we must develop a better way to conduct A&R and more efficiently pair musicians with the right business teams in a way that increases the likelihood of success and reduces the cost of failure when it occurs.

I agree with Mr. McCready and I thoroughly enjoyed reading his position paper Why The Traditional A&R Process is Failing the Industry & Musicians Alike.

McCready presents some very forward-thinking ideas about the future of A&R and the music business and I think that you are depriving yourself of necessary knowledge if you do not read what he has to say.

Read the full paper {Why The Traditional A&R Process is Failing the Industry & Musicians Alike} here:
http://www.mikemccready.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/AR-Position-Paper1.pdf 

Mike McCready – Why Traditional A&R is Failing & How To Fix It

Blog by Black Tarzan
The Hit Music Academy | 2011

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Katy Perry ~ “Peacock”

Katy Perry
“Peacock”

I wanna see your peacock-cock-cock your peaccock! xD

Love ittt!!!

Blog by Black Tarzan
The Hit Music Academy | 2011

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LMFAO | “Party Rock Anthem”

LMFAO
“Party Rock Anthem”
Sorry 4 Party Rockin

Hands-down the best song of the summer. This has been #1 in so many markets worldwide it just might be the hottest song of the year.

Blogged by Black Tarzan
The Hit Music Academy | 2011

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Ian Rogers: The Coming Era of Trusted Brands

Methinks the future of media, entertainment, and consumerism goes a little somethin’ like what Mr. Ian Rogers is proposing in his hypebot.com article The Evolution Of Web Distribution, A Mass Of Niches & The Era Of Trusted Brands

via hypebot.com >>>

Rogers shares where he believes we’re headed – a mass of niches influenced by a limited number of trusted brands – and the new opportunities we’ll find there.

Read the full article @ http://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2011/10/ian-rogers-on-the-evolution-of-web-distribution-a-mass-of-niches-the-era-of-trusted-brands.html

Mr. Ian Rogers, genius

Blogged by Black Tarzan
The Hit Music Academy | 2011

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Jay Frank Launches DigSin: A Singles Only Digital Label

DigSin : free digital music record label

Story from hypebot.com:

Jay Frank [ex-MTV Networks executive] is launching DigSin, a digital music company that offers subscribers all releases free. A departure from the usual record label model, DigSin will focus on single song releases from new artists with a goal of maximizing the listening audience.

What I find most interesting about this is that someone finally had the balls to step out and actually create a business model that caters to the needs of today’s music consumers: FREE MUSIC. Kudos to Jay Frank. This is a very encouraging sign for the future, especially since this visionary label DigSin also recognizes that singles take centerstage right now in the music business.

I have a lot of faith in Jay Frank and I’m wishing him infinite success in this latest venture. peace+love+music

Read the full story on DigSin @ http://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2011/10/jay-frank-launches-digsin-a-next-generation-free-digital-music-label.html?cid=6a00d83451b36c69e2014e8c189295970d

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The Hit Music Academy | 2011

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Why Musicians Should Be Bloggers

Why Musicians Should Be Bloggers

from MakeItInMusic.posterous.com

blogging for musicians doesn’t need to be just about you and your music. Building a site that focuses on something else – your genre, or local scene or some other random connected interest – can really focus people on you.

If that happens and your music is there to be discovered and it’s good, you will get results.

Read the full article @ http://makeitinmusic.posterous.com/why-musicians-should-be-bloggers

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The Hit Music Academy | 2011

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