Thursday, August 22, 2013

Steve Aoki Caught Using Pirated Synths from team ArCADE via @edmsauce

Friday, August 16, 2013

Katy Perry's 'Roar' is a rip off of Sara Bareilles's 'Brave'

Does Katy Perry’s new single “Roar” (Capitol) sound familiar? Those laid-back, “Hard Knock Life”-like synths, the midtempo rhythm track, the sweeping production on the chorus – it all sounds an awful lot like Sara Bareilles’ recent single “Brave,” which arrived four months ago.
The Internet is now teeming with side-by-side comparisons, though this version from Portkey’s Tumblr, which beat matches the songs and puts one on top of the other, is pretty definitive about the similarities. To be fair, the chord progressions differ and the lyrics from Bareilles, with help fromfun.’s Jack Antonoff, are far more uplifting and real than Perry and Team Perry, which includes Dr. Luke and Max Martin.
Of course, this will hardly matter in the long run. Perry is already well on her way to another No. 1, despite numerous throwaway lines like, “You held me down, but I got up.” She will launch the song -- the first single from her "Prism" album, due out Oct. 22 -- at MTV's Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Aug. 25.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Fucking Morons running the record business

Robin Thicke is enjoying a pop culture moment with the upbeat Marvin Gaye-esque single "Blurred Lines," but the song didn't click with his record label when he previewed it last summer.

"The record company didn't get it. They didn't even pay for the video. They didn't want to support it at all. Remy Martin paid for the video," said the 36-year-old crooner, who is a spokesperson for the liquor brand with his wife, actress Paula Patton.
Get out of hear you clueless ass clowns.
The ubiquitous "Blurred Lines" is the longest-running No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart this year with nine weeks on top. The video – the unrated version with nude models prowling was banned from YouTube – has more than 125 million views. The title track from Thicke's fifth album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart this week after selling 177,000 copies units, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Awesomeness! StePhest Colbchella '013 - daft punk'd

StePhest Colbchella '013 - daft punk'd: Stephen settles for a Daft Punk recording.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Win A Full Scholarship at the Music Production School Icon Collective.

So when I started getting serious about music production I decided I should attend a production school. I looked at the numerous options and chose Icon Collective. I had a great experience there and they certainly played a role in helping me become the producer I am today. 'I currently have two productions on the number 1 album in the country and one on the number 3 album. Invest in yourself. If you don't have the means heres a great opportunity. Icon Collective Music Production School is offering two scholarship for their online course to two dedicated and talented producers. The course is a nine month intensive program that will teach you everything you need to start kick your career as a music producer. Icon is notorious for caring about their students' needs and shines in this area unlike any other music production school. One scholarship winner will be decided by the school staff while the other scholarship will be chosen by open voting. And what about those talents that don't win? Icon is offering anyone who enters the contest a $900 scholarship to the interactive program. Next, contestants will need to create a five minute video discussing their story and how Icon will help reach their ultimate goals. This is a huge opportunity for any up and coming producers. The Novation and Ableton sponsored contest is closed August 16, so get to work, and be sure to check back for our exclusive interview with the founders of the school. Click HERE for more details and getting involved. Good luck!

Mumford & Sons - Hopeless Wanderer

Check out the awesomeness that is the new Mumford and Sons music video for Hopeless Wanderer  starring  Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Ed Helms and Will Forte to fill in for them. In the video, the four comedians are dressed similarly to the way the band dresses - in vests and suspenders - and are seen playing instruments and lip syncing.