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Spinlet Signs Award Winning Artists to the Largest Digital Platform in Africa PDF Print E-mail
Written by Robert aka 'RB'   
Thursday, 29 December 2011 21:18

The Premier Digital Distribution Service Signs Top Acts within Africa and Allows Independent Artists to Upload Music to Create Largest and Most Diverse Digital Music Platform in Africa.

Spinlet, Africa’s premier digital distribution service, has signed on a significant roster of new artists to the service, making it the largest platform for music discovery throughout Africa. Spinlet has signed nonexclusive agreements with artists being encouraged to sell their music in as many places as possible so the result is creating wealth for the artist and the people who work so hard to bring African music to life.

“Spinlet’s goal is to solve the distribution and piracy issues within Africa. Exclusive agreements can offer a unique user experience, it is not strongly encouraged with our content acquisition team,” says Spinlet COO Sami Leino, “We feel Spinlet’s user platform speaks for itself. We are the only service dedicated to fighting the long fight against piracy with structured deals in the artists’ favor, bringing in marketing support to create revenue, and sharing of artists’ music internationally.”

This has made Spinlet the first stop in signing agreements for distributing their music digitally in Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya and Ghana. Spinlet is pleased to announce the following label agreements, bringing an array of multi-national, award winning artists who have joined the Spinlet family.

Alapomeji Records (9ice), Chocolate City (Brymo, M.I, Jesse Jags, Ice Prince), Hypertek (2Face Idibia), Game Time (Lineo), Funky Money Ent (Konga), Syndik8 Records (Lynxx, E Jay, Ikon), Flytime (Tiwa Savage, P Square – Invasion Album), Too Much Music (Femi Juba), Starville (Shank), DJ Jimmy Jatt, Show Dem Camp (Ghost,Tec, Lucci and Poe), Storm Records (Naeto C Sasha, Tosin Martins, YQ, and Yung6ix), Cobhams Asuquo Music Productions (Bez), Timaya, Play Records (Rilwan, Mimi), Effya, Ghetto Ruff (Jozi, Nancy G), Sunset Distribution and many, many more.

One of the many exciting and unique ways Spinlet has made adding music to the distribution service is through the self-guided artist upload tool. Any Independent artist and music rights holder can upload their music for sale on the Spinlet platform.

Windows: http://www.spinlet.com/AMLI/tools/SpinletMusicExtractionUtility.msi

OSX: http://www.spinlet.com/AMLI/tools/SpinletMusicExtractionUtility.dmg

Spinlet supports its artists through social aspects provided on the service and through unique marketing partnerships. “Spinlet is pleased to work with such a talented group of musicians, it makes our service appealing to so many brands and music lovers worldwide, the response we have gotten is overwhelming in the best way possible,” says Eric Idiahi, Spinlet CEO.

 
2Pac's Family and Friends Reacts To Sex Tape TMZ PDF Print E-mail
Written by Staff   
Thursday, 29 December 2011 19:05

TMZ Reported that Tupac Shakur's 1991 sex tape was officially off the market And the XXX footage has been sold to a private collector. HipHopNews24/7 talked With Tupac's Manager (1989 -1992) during the time of this alleged Sextape was recorded In 1991.

She Say's If Any Money was Made off the Sex tape, it should Go to the "Tupac  Estate".  also tells Futuristic Blogger, Their Maybe More Tapes & Footage Soon to Come Out!!

Source: HipHopNews24-7.com

 

http://hiphopnews24-7.ning.com/main/search/search?q=tupac+sex+tape

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 December 2011 20:42
 
Talent Search 2012 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Robert aka 'RB'   
Thursday, 29 December 2011 06:20

Record Executive, “Champ Calafell”, CEO and owner of “TowerLine Records” a Record and Entertainment company located in Miami, will be holding a talent search starting January 3rd 2012 at “Plantation Inn” in Fort Lauderdale, Fl. This talent search is for anyone who feels they have what it takes to be the next big star in the music industry.

The competition is open to all genres of music and music bands. Artists will go through a series of challenges for the chance to win a $400,000 record contract. The winner of this talent search is guaranteed a spot on the upcoming Talent Show being aired on Live TV next year. The top Band, however, will be signed to the company and will be in the next competition as part of the show.


The talent search will go on for the month of January rotating different locations throughout South Florida and will be open to the public and media. Personal Celebrity friends and affiliates have been invited to this event.

Producers … Submit your Music Pieces (Beats) for an opportunity for your music to air on the show and to get signed as one of the Label’s Producers.

http://www.TowerLineRecords.com

For more information call 786-462-4694 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 December 2011 06:49
 
CPCC Interim Private Copying Tariff 2012-2013 Announced PDF Print E-mail
Written by Robert 'RB'   
Thursday, 29 December 2011 18:35

The Copyright Board of Canada has issued an interim Private Copying Tariff for 2012-2013. The interim tariff allows the Canadian Private Copying Collective, (CPCC) to continue to collect private copying levies on recordable CDs at the current rate of 29 cents until the Copyright Board certifies a final tariff. The CPCC has not requested an increase in the levy rate for 2012-2013.

"The private copying levy is an important source of revenue for music rights holders and the interim tariff ensures that they continue to receive this compensation until the Copyright Board certifies the final tariff for 2012-2013," said Lyette Bouchard, Chair of the CPCC. The Copyright Board will hear arguments for the Private Copying Tariff, 2012-2013 beginning on October 9, 2012.

The CPCC has also filed an application with the Copyright Board for a private copying levy to be applied to microSD memory cards in 2012 and 2013. Research shows that as with the previous shift from cassette tapes to CD-Rs, technology is changing and Canadians are now using microSD memory cards to copy music.

Once the Copyright Board has certified a tariff on microSD memory cards, it will be effective from January 1, 2012 for all microSD memory cards sold in Canada by manufacturers and importers.

The interim tariff and proposed tariff for 2012-2013 can be found on the Copyright Board's website: http://www.cb-cda.gc.ca.

Established in 1999, the CPCC is an umbrella organization whose member collectives represent songwriters, composers, music publishers, recording artists, musicians and record companies. The CPCC is the non-profit organization responsible for collecting and distributing private copying levies.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 December 2011 19:42
 
Producer Dame Grease To Executive Produce DMX Next LP PDF Print E-mail
Written by Robert aka RB   
Wednesday, 28 December 2011 18:02

DMX

When DMX, made his mark in 1997, it was Dame Grease aggressive sound that provided the rapper with a podium to dominate the rap industry to the tunes of platinum records . Before becoming a stable on every mixtape, The LOX relied on the sounds of Grease in order to acquire the street buzz that landed them their deal on Bad Boy Records in 1996. Fellow Bad Boy Mase sought out Grease’s distinctive sound and gave him the opportunity to provide production on Mase’s triple platinum Harlem World. This led to Grease’s work as the primary producer on DMX’s classic debut It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot, where Grease helped the Ruff Ryders mold both their image and their sound into what would become one of the most well-known Hip Hop crews. During this time Grease chose to create his own Vacant Lot production company.

In 2001 Grease made the accession from producer to composer by providing the score for the Steven Segal/DMX blockbuster Exit Wounds. In addition to his work on the film, Dame Grease also reunited with DMX on the soundtrack for X’s top-ten hit “Ain’t No Sunshine”, an updated, yet much darker remake to the Bill Withers 1972 classic of the same name. Grease continued his work as a composer in on the 2003 box-office hit Cradle 2 the Grave, starring Jet Li, DMX, Gabrielle Union, and Anthony Anderson, as well as 2004’s Never Die Alone.

Coming Back into the game hard DMX is considered by many to be one of the greatest heavyweight rappers to still do it . Back in July Grease revealed to HipHop Dx that he's currently working on DMX's album, but it was announced recently DMX has appointed Grease to executive produce his next LP. as told to Hip Hop Dx Grease says: “First and foremost, I’m pretty sure the world know about it,” said Dame, who produced the bulk of X’s debut It’s Dark and Hell is Hot. “[DMX] came home two days ago, we’re working on a brand new album with [him] right now. Was in the studio last night, we back in the studio tonight. We’re working on a brand new album, good energy, the songs is phenomenal. It’s actually a good dose of what we need in Hip Hop right now.”. up to sate album finidhed

Grease is multi-tasking, currently he released 75 tracks for lease on soundcloud and continues to put his Signature on every Wave Mixtape Release on datpiff. Aside from releasing a slew of mixtapes Grease recently put his gritty beats on Jae Millz & Lil Waynes song "Forever Winning" and colloborated with the white girl Mob Kreayshawn on the track "Rum & Coke. In preparation for 2012 Grease is not only executive producing DMX LP but also putting out his own LP Martial Law with a soon to be released date.

Redefining the traditional definition of Harlem Renaissance Dame Grease cutting edge style marks him the musics brand ambassador.

soundcloud link: http://soundcloud.com/lotmusik/sets/dame-grease-beats-1/

 
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