I don’t really have any commentary. Just a co-sign. So many old heads are absolutely oblivious to the realities of 2011 music business.
Jay-Z announced that he is moving the publishing rights for his entire to Warner/Chappell after signing a global publishing deal with the company. The deal also gives the company the rights to the entire Roc Nation catalog as well as all of Jay's future recordings.
Today, Murs and Guerilla Union announced the full lineup for the Paid Dues 2013 Festival, which will take place on Saturday March 30th at the Nos Events Center in San Bernardino, California. This year's festival will be headlined by Black Hippy (Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul & Jay Rock) and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. Hit the jump for the full lineup.
This doesn't exactly pertain to hip-hop specifically, but rather all genres of popular music today. Mike Doughty, best known for being the leader of the avant garde alt rock group Soul Coughing, sat down with Fuse music nerd Dan Brown to explain why new artists don't stand a chance of making a living off of their music.