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Independents Day: Bun-B - II Trill

I'm hearing the track Angel In the Sky is a real touching song - let us know the feedback on this album.

Added by Mumbo Sauce on May 19, 2008 at 5:19pm — No Comments

Mr. Shadeed Presents: MySpace Isn't the Only Answer Blog Post

Welcome to "The New Digital Music Biz". This blog focuses on the latest trends in the technology industry that are changing the music industry as we once knew it.

I want to point out that this is your blog, which means if you have any digital technology related questions, they will be answered quickly and directly by me. The questions with the most detail will be posted on with my answer or recommendations. My policy is 100% open-door. Please send all questions to… Continue

Added by Mumbo Sauce on May 16, 2008 at 5:40pm — No Comments

An Interview with LL Cool J........What's your favorite food? LL: You gotta be kidding

In the twenty years that LL Cool J has been in the entertainment business as both a rapper and an actor, he certainly has grown with time. When it comes the film world, the roles that he's getting these days have doesn't require a lot of physical work and has him doing more acting. Now only is he producing films, but he's also about to launch a clothing line. he just finish the movie"Last Holiday" in which… Continue

Added by The Chef on May 15, 2008 at 12:30am — No Comments

Power Moves: Koch Goes Digital: Signs Long Term Digital Distribution Deal

KOCH Records Signs Long Term Agreement with Play MPE(R)

Largest Independently Distributed Record Company to Digitally Deliver Releases

Destiny Media Technologies is pleased to announce the signing of a termed agreement with KOCH Records, a division of KOCH Entertainment, to utilize the Play MPE(R) System to digitally deliver music to trusted recipients and music industry VIPs. KOCH Entertainment, North America's largest independently distributed record company and KOCH… Continue

Added by Mumbo Sauce on May 14, 2008 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Latest News from

As always, we here at Indie Planet always show love to other websites and blogs.

Here's the latest news from the homies over in the 2-1-5 (Philadelphia, PA).

New in the 215:

NEW Interview w/DJ Cosmic Kev w/FREE Download mixtape from… Continue

Added by Mumbo Sauce on May 14, 2008 at 12:44pm — No Comments

1,000 more jobs to be cut at EMI

EMI'S owner, Guy Hands, is planning to axe up to 1,000 more jobs at the music company.

Mr Hands, who runs buyout firm Terra Firma, told senior EMI directors last week that the company's headcount at its recorded music division will need to be reduced to around 2,000 people from 4,500, according to sources.

In January, EMI announced that it was planning to axe between 1,500 and 2,000 jobs at its recorded music division EMI… Continue

Added by Mumbo Sauce on May 14, 2008 at 12:32pm — No Comments

QTRAX Locks down all Big Four Music Publishers

Qtrax, the "world's first free, legal P2P service," has signed a deal with music publisher Warner/Chappell, which had been the last of the big four music publishers to hold out on signing a deal. EMI Publishing and Sony/ATV signed with Qtrax in early March and Universal signed earlier this month, meaning that as of today Qtrax has deals with every major music publisher in the world. A spokeswoman for Warner/Chappell confirmed that the deal was signed.

Although this is a significant… Continue

Added by Mumbo Sauce on May 14, 2008 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Twista Launches Get Money Gang on Koch - Album in Stores May 27th!!




New Video "Money To Blow" Playing on MTV Jams Now!

Multi-platinum rapper, Twista launches his Get Money Gang (GMG) Imprint via Koch Records, with yet another anticipated Speedknot Mobstaz album entitled MOBSTABILITY II: Nation Bizness, set to release Tuesday, May 27, 2008. With new single "Money To Blow"… Continue

Added by Mumbo Sauce on May 14, 2008 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Snowgoons Drop New LP feat. All-Star Lineup!!!!

Album hits streets June 24th on renowned indie Babygrande Records; first video premiered featuring Reef The Lost Cauze

Amidst critical fanfare and a rapidly expanding US profile, The Snowgoons, the renowned German production team of Det, DJ Illegal, Torben & DJ Waxwork, prepare their sophomore offering, "Black Snow," featuring a veritable who's who of the independent hip-hop scene.

Building off of the critical and commercial acclaim of their debut release,… Continue

Added by Mumbo Sauce on May 14, 2008 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Tech News: Imeem Overtakes Yahoo at U.S. Top Music-Streaming Site

Imeem Unseats Yahoo: Top U.S. Music-Streaming Site

Imeem has taken over Yahoo's throne by becoming the No. 1 streaming music site in the United States.

Yahoo, which had acquired large music sites like Broadcast, Launch Media and Musicmatch in order to become the top-ranked music-streaming site in the country, has slipped into second place behind imeem in Compete's list of the top 20 U.S. streaming music sites for… Continue

Added by Mumbo Sauce on May 14, 2008 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Wordsmith Drops "Quest For My Existence"



From Wordsmith's "The Mid-Year Review Mixtape"

New exclusive from Wordsmith called "Quest for My Existence" Produced by Professa.

Watch out for Wordsmith flooding the streets and online in 2008 with a whole host of new projects including the… Continue

Added by mr.shadeed on May 14, 2008 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Is Adobe Delaying Online Music Applications????

Developers Say Adobe Is Delaying Online Music Apps

By Eliot Van Buskirk

Some developers of audio applications see online music mixers, studios and instruments as the next wave of music creation. The two biggest trends in music are online distribution and social networking... why not combine them further upstream?

For developers working on online music creation applications, Adobe's Flash is the natural option, in part because it's installed on over 97 percent of… Continue

Added by Mumbo Sauce on May 14, 2008 at 11:30am — No Comments

Plies Hits the Road: Embarks on Promo Tour for New Album "REAL"

Plies Hits the Road in Support of "REAL"

Rap Superstar Heads Out on Nationwide Promo Tour, Including Visits to U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy Bases; "Bust It Baby Part 2 (Feat. Ne-Yo)" Busts Into Top 10 as Video Lights Up BET; "DEFINITION OF REAL" Drops Everywhere June 10th

Big Gates/Slip-N-Slide/Atlantic recording artist Plies has announced a number of major promotional events in celebration of his eagerly awaited new album, "DEFINITION OF REAL." The collection -- which… Continue

Added by Mumbo Sauce on May 14, 2008 at 11:30am — No Comments

Harry Fox Agency enters into Licensing Arrangement for Digital Downloads with RightsFlow

The Harry Fox Agency, Inc. (HFA), a leading U.S. music rights licensing organization, and RightsFlow, a provider of licensing and royalty services, announced today that they have entered a licensing arrangement for full-length, permanent digital downloads.

"We are very excited to begin this relationship with HFA," stated Patrick Sullivan, President and CEO of RightsFlow. "Our clients look to us to provide a turnkey outsourced solution for publishing licensing and royalty… Continue

Added by mr.shadeed on May 13, 2008 at 9:29am — No Comments

Interactive One Signs Multi-Million Dollar Advertising Deal with

This is the power move of the century for hip hop related websites - Allhiphop is over the top now - officially a powerhouse in the game. WOW. Interactive One, Radio One's Digital Unit, Inks Exclusive Multi-Year Advertising Deal With, the #1 Site for Urban News

Interactive One + means extended reach into sought-after urban demographic online

Interactive One, the digital division of Radio One. (NASDAQ:ROIAK) (NASDAQ:and) (NASDAQ:ROIA) ,… Continue

Added by mr.shadeed on May 13, 2008 at 9:26am — 1 Comment

New BlackBerry Coming. iPhone Who?

Many artists live and die by their cell phones to maintain contacts, listen to new music, surf the web while on tour and stay connected. Pay attention to the changes in the market.

Research in Motion announced its new BlackBerry today, which the company clearly developed with Apple's iPhone in mind. The BlackBerry Bold is gorgeous, and positions RIM for a smartphone war this summer against Apple's upcoming 3G… Continue

Added by mr.shadeed on May 13, 2008 at 9:00am — No Comments

N.E.R.D. - Everybody NOSE Sneak Preview.

N.E.R.D. - Everybody NOSE Sneak Preview.

Added by mr.shadeed on May 13, 2008 at 8:30am — No Comments

Makin Pies with Erika and Ms. Scott

This weekend has been really good. I had our first Pie Day Friday. There will maybe soon be more feminine friends joining us on Pie Day Friday, like Erika and Ms, Scott but for the first time it was just my pies and I. The point of Pie Day Friday (yes, I realize I’ve said “Pie Day Friday” a million times already, and there’s another usage to tally up for your charts) is to make a pie, have fun while doing… Continue

Added by The Chef on May 13, 2008 at 2:19am — No Comments

Sunset Urban Records Hosts Music Showcase on 5/30

Sunset Urban Records will host the Sunset Urban Live Music Showcase on Friday, May 30th, 2008 at The White Gate (1222 Putnum Avenue) in Brooklyn, New York

The next Sunset Urban Live Music Showcase has been announced this week to be held on Friday, May 30th, 2008 at The White Gate (1222 Putnum Avenue) in Brooklyn. The doors open at 7:00pm; admission is $5 to the public. The show is part of the ongoing Sunset Urban Showcase series featuring the up-and-coming Sunset Urban artists and… Continue

Added by Mumbo Sauce on May 12, 2008 at 11:47am — No Comments

Shawty Lo Looks for T.I. on Bankhead (Hilarious)

Shawty Lo patrols the hood looking for anybody who has seen T.I. The "confirmed T.I. sightings" graphic at the top is just part of the comedy. Thing is, Lo gives him credit for being a good rapper, admits he was a fan at some point, and even wanted to do a song, but all he's saying is T.I. is not from Bankhead -

LOL at… Continue

Added by mr.shadeed on May 12, 2008 at 9:40am — No Comments

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