By now you've probably had your fill with all of the "End of the Year" lists and whatnot, so naturally it's time to transition into what albums we're anticipating the most in 2014. I feel like this year's edition came a little bit earlier than usual, which is great because our list features over 80 prospective releases spanning over a wide array of different genres. Twelve months from now we'll see how well we did with our picks, but until then you should head on over into the replies and check out which albums we're excited for and why. As always, we welcome your own picks and discussion. Enjoy.
The Dangerous Summer have released a statement about the kickstarter for their DVD that was supposed to be released by now.
Sorry for letting you all down, this is 100% my fault and I understand the hate, disapointment and speculation. Just please try and understand how hard it is making a DVD when you have never done it and there were a lot of things that went unaccounted for when planning this thing. This is not something we can simply refund as the money raised was used to make the DVD which the origional version (which we personally were not satisfied with and wanted to redo) has been released in segments online at http://vimeo.com/jmvisuals and if you would like to listen to the hour...
More information on the upcoming Beats streaming music service has been unveiled. The service will launch on January 21st.
The service, originally known as Daisy, uses a combination of algorithms and human curation to suggest songs, claiming to have a staff of music experts "hand-selecting your playlists while you stream." The company's betting that curation will set Beats Music apart from the music streaming competition, like Spotify and Rdio.
Forbes interviewed Jared Leto of 30 Seconds To Mars and he discusses the band's financial woes and promotes the upcoming documentary Artifact. This documentary follows the band as they battle a $30 million lawsuit with their former label Virgin/EMI over a breach of contract.
This article on The Daily Beast, by Rawiya Kameir, discusses how Jay Z's business side has led to him appearing not trustworthy.
Last fall, critics and fans wanted to see Jay Z take a principled stance by publicly condemning Barney's for its proven track record of racially profiling black customers; instead, he moved to donate 100 percent, rather than the original 25 percent, of his capsule line's revenue to charity. No doubt contracts and other constraints limited his choices, but it further entrenched the perception that he is actively retreating deeper into strictly self-serving territory. The same applies to his involvement with the Brooklyn Nets, whose Barclays Center eyesore is a...
This edition of "Four Chords & Seven Years Ago" comes from Johnny Minardi, former owner of LLR Records, former A&R at Fueled By Ramen, and the CEO of Self-Titled Management. In this "Four Chords & Seven Years Ago," Johnny gives a personal and behind-the-scenes look at the development of Days Away. We'd like to thank Johnny for his contribution!