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RIP DJ Screw (7/20/71 - 11/16/00)

Here's a classic piece from William Hutson of about six of the best Scre…
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9 weeks ago by levleviev
”Now That’s What I Call Music!”: from 1983 to today — Quartzy

n analysis of the 65 US albums shows how useful the Now albums are as cultural compendiums. It’s not an annual list of a year’s best music, or its most original, or works of emerging artists. It is, however, a virtually perfect index of what was broadly popular.
music  compilations  mixtapes 
july 2018 by po
8 Best Ways to Share 'Mix Tapes' | WIRED
This is worth a historical note.
Copyright hates the mixtape and sharing.
This comes back to the whole conceit of one playback without payment equals one lost sale.
And while we should pay the artists and artists have every right and need to be compensated, the largest share continues to go to the copyright clearinghouses that tend to litigate more on other legitimate artists than pirates.
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july 2018 by po
'You can't judge a generation's taste': making Now That’s What I Call Music
This month sees the 100th edition of the famed (and still bestselling) album. How do you capture musical moments – one Bieber track at a time?
music  business  curation  nostalgia  mixtapes  pop 
june 2018 by coldbrain
Wendy's dropped a mixtape
The fast-food chain released a sampling of five "fresh, never frozen beats" full of beef.
wendys  mixtapes  restaurants  Twitter-moments  musis 
march 2018 by yolandaenoch
Selling a few . He be illin’ in these Hard Times but even though It’s…
Starlord  mixtapes  hiphop  from twitter
november 2017 by docrock
Apple Paid $500,000 for Exclusive Access to Chance the Rapper's 'Coloring Book' Mixtape - Mac Rumors
In a series of tweets shared this morning, artist Chance the Rapper gave some insight into how Apple Music exclusives work for artists. His mixtape, Coloring Book, was an Apple Music exclusive for two weeks after it launched in 2016.

To garner exclusive rights to Coloring Book, Chance the Rapper says Apple paid him a total of $500,000 and funded a commercial designed to promote the new album. In exchange, Apple had sole access to offer Coloring Book for a two week period, at which point it became available on other music services.
Apple  AppleMusic  MusicStreaming  ChancetheRapper  Mixtapes  Albums  DigitalMusicandAudio  Exclusives  MusicNews  TechNews 
march 2017 by dk33per

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