Hip-hop heads rejoice, Brockhampton signs a 6 album contract with RCA over 3 years.
Remember how big a big deal it was when 50 Cent signed to Shady Records in 2000 and received a $1 million dollar advance? The NFL is not the only ones guaranteeing money for their star players.
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New rules indeed, Dua Lipa becomes the youngest pop artist to pass the 1 billion view mark on YouTube.
Seven months after the music video for Dua Lipa’s smash single “New Rules” went live on YouTube, it surpassed 1 billion views. Yowza, that’s a lot of listens and streams for a single video and an incredible… read more
54 years and thousands of artists and songs later, new wave rappers Migos, set a new record.
Migos set a new record for the most singles in the Billboard Top 100 at one time. Then they broke their own record two weeks later.
The digital streaming age along with YouTube, combined with traditional album sales and radio play… read more
Founder Stefan Aronsen shares why he opted to talk shop over coffee to create a new kind of social network for musicians.
The Bay Area music scene has evolved over the years and is home to some of the most influential artists in the world and pop culture, including Jefferson Airplane, The Grateful Dead, Metallica, G-Eazy… read more
AVL Digital Group Acquires AudioMicro, AdRev, and DashGo: CD Baby’s Parent Company Expands Music B2B Services for Labels and Publishers.
AVL Digital Group, the parent company of CD Baby and Disc Makers, already one of the largest distributors and service providers to independent artists, has made a major step into B2B services with the acquisition of LA-based… read more
Fox and Sean “Diddy” Combs kick-off a new music competition The Four: Battle for Stardom.
The Four airing on Fox takes the rap battle style format and spins into a new singing competition pitting artists from all genres of music against each other for a winner take all record deal.
“This show is going to disrupt the… read more
Mike Ciprari, Co-Founder of SJC Custom Drums shared his thoughts on the Artist Endorsements panel during SFMC.
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After years of artists, songwriters and publishers not getting paid for songs being used in videos posted to Facebook, the ship is starting to right itself.
It’s not a perfect licensing agreement, but it’s a start. The full details weren’t disclosed in Facebook’s press release but EVP of Digital Strategy for Universal Music Group, Michael Nash… read more
Hip-Hop and R&B king, Ty Dolla $ign drops a new studio album Beach House 3.
Since emerging under the Taylor Gang umbrella backed by Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign has been pouring out the hits with smooth R&B vocals, exceptional style, and poignant flows.
His new album Beach House 3 optimizes the artist’s progression in songwriting, wordplay, and catchy… read more
Tom Petty passes away at the age of 67 and leaves behind a legacy that will never be forgotten.
The LAPD confirmed on Tuesday evening October 2nd that rock n’ roll artist Tom Petty died after going into cardiac arrest in the early morning hours.
He clung to life throughout the day as reports filed in that… read more
Kendrick Lamar’s Performance at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards was absolute fire.
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Further cementing himself as one of the greatest MC’s of this generation if not all time. Compton, CA native Kendrick Lamar once again proved his lyrical dominance.
Lamar performed “DNA” and “Humble” as dancers literally became human torches matching the napalm of… read more
SoundCloud was on its deathbed before being bailed out over the past week.
What is going on and what does this mean for the millions of artists who share their music on the streaming platform? Here is the nuts and bolts of the challenges and opportunity as reported by TechCrunch.com
“SoundCloud has just closed the necessary funding round to keep the… read more
HBO’s The Defiant Ones sheds light on the lives of music moguls Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine.
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I knew after catching a glimpse of the trailer that this four part documentary would be compelling but I didn’t realize the raw emotions I’d experience while watching it.
The show kicks off at the pinnacle of Iovine… read more
The best lyricist in the game, Kendrick Lamar is set to release his latest Album on April 14th.
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No graphic art, no photos, just a blank canvas graces the cover of Kendrick Lamar’s upcoming LP which is simply titled Album at the moment. Pay attention to the message not the aesthetic. *Update: Kendrick Lamar changes album title to… read more
Dr. Dre and his team continue to innovate Beats headphones.
Since their debut in 2008, Beats headphones have been dubbed the best headphones by Beats reviews from around the world.
Other than being associated with major music producer Dr. Dre, Beats have also been endorsed by celebrities including superstar Lady Gaga and NBA athlete Lebron James.
Beats by… read more
With reckless disregard for regard or genre, here are 10 songs to help you kick-start 2017.
Some old, some new. These songs will make you head bang and circle up a mosh pit, while others will have you ante-up and take on the new year and make it your bitch!
After your adrenaline’s rolling and you’re ready… read more
“COMPLEX. PERSONAL. FEARLESS. TUPAC IS AUTHENTIC AND LARGER THAN LIFE.” – Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
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Tupac Shakur will officially be immortalized along side Pearl Jam, Joan Baez, Journey, Nile Rodgers, YES and the Electric Light Orchestra on April 7th, 2017 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.
One of the most influential artists and icons… read more
The SF Music Tech Summit is a melting pot of musical minds, innovation and cutting edge technology.
Now in its 18th year, the SF Music Tech Summit took place at Hotel Kabuki in San Francisco, CA on Monday.
The summit brought together thought leaders from around the industry from companies like Pandora, Smule, TAG Strategic, Warner Music… read more
Chicago hip-hop artist, Chance The Rapper continues to evolve as an artist and redefine the ever changing music landscape. After being photo bombed during an interview by super star Beyonce’ at The MTV Music Awards, Chance aptly uttered, “This is my life right now.” Indeed it is.
After rising to fame after his sophomore mixtape Acid… read more
The 2016 Vans Warped Tour is a wrap and left a wake of memorable music moments in its path. For over 20 years the annual traveling music festival has been a collision of major and emerging artists, breakout bands, punk rock culture and SoCal style.
Throw back bands from Warped Tour yesteryear like Atreyu, Good Charlotte,… read more
Just when we thought Jack White, the rock n’ roll icon and front man of The White Stripes and The Dead Weather couldn’t get any cooler, he launches a vinyl record into space to commemorate the 7th anniversary of his indie label Third Man Records. If you’re going to go big, why not be the… read more
The annual Coachella Arts & Music Festival wrapped up this past weekend in Coachella Valley, CA in the middle of the desert just outside of Palm Springs. We hopped in an RV with a Go Pro and drove down from our HQ in San Francisco, CA to take in the first weekend.
Coachella has become… read more
Rockstardreams.com was a proud sponsor and media partner to a showcase hosted by our friends at The Catalyst Publicity Group and Third String Productions this past week at South by Southwest in Austin, TX.
The Aquariam Bar on 6th Street was our home for the day and featured some killer performances from emerging artists including Night… read more
Wiz Khalifa dropped his highly anticipated sixth studio album, Khalifa on February 5th, 2016
Reviewer: Joseph Nelson
Khalifa in a way is a return to form for Wiz Khalifa, not to take away from his earlier releases. The album has many of the topics and themes we have grown accustomed to; drugs (primarily weed), women, money, love, pain and Wiz’s admiration… read more
The NAMM Show 2016 wrapped up this past weekend in Anaheim, CA and it was a vibrant circus of music, people and culture
The top gear manufacturers and mom and pops from around the world including Fender, Les Paul, NORD keyboards, Ernie Ball, Pioneer and SJC Custom Drums showcased their latest and greatest music tech… read more
Every year Artist Relations holds a private gear preview just before The NAMM Show
Artist Relations is one of the premier endorsement specialists connecting gear manufacturers with the hottest artists in the music industry.
Brands like Lewitt Audio, Klotz Cables, Big Joe Stomp Box Company, Artesia, Tectonic Audio Labs, ASPRI, Relish Guitars and more are featured just… read more
Ohio natives, Machine Gun Kelly and his crew EST19XX go hard! Mix in punk rock with hip-hop and this band delivers a killer live performance that is laced with vicious lyrics, heavy guitars, sick beats and drummer who is just nasty behind the kit. We caught up with the talented mix of musicians who make… read more
Music producer and DJ, Aviici has died at 28 years-old.
It’s another sad day in music as it was announced and confirmed on Billboard that one of the most talented music producers and DJs in the world, Avicii has died. The last two years have taken away some of the greatest artists in music and the bad… read more
Qrates is a marketplace where artists can create vinyl records on demand directly for music fans. #happyrecordstoreday
The vinyl record revival has been a breath of fresh air in a world saturated by digital downloads and music streaming. With a decline in physical CD sales over the last two decades, music has become tangible again thru vinyl… read more
Matt and Kim are back on tour and are once again slaying stages with infectious pop melodies and a dynamic stage presence.
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After recovering from an onstage injury Kim is back behind the drum kit and Matt is once again conquering keyboards. We had a chance to catch the pop duo at the Starland… read more
The first weekend of Coachella 2018 is in the books and featured some massive performances by Kygo, Beyonce’, Cardi B and Vance Joy to name a few.
You can watch the entire recap of the Coachella weekend 1 experience presented by T-Mobile. Music, food, art installations, epic stage sets and sensory overload. You’re welcome.
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The music industry is changing and Universal Music Group is a making a big push to capitalize on new technologies by launching the Capitol Innovation Center.
“Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, today announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind accelerator engagement network by a major music entertainment company aimed at promoting the… read more
FestForums SF hopes to change the conversation on how to legally integrate cannabis into music festivals and events.
Since music’s inception into society and the very first Monterey Pop Festival and Woodstock, lighting up a joint while listening to your favorite band has been a right of passage. Though technically not legal, most venues have turned a… read more
Neck Deep will be making their Late Night TV debut on an upcoming episode of Last Call with Carson Daly.
Neck Deep is up wrapping up the North American leg of “The Peace and The Panic” world tour. Along the way the performed on Last Call With Carson Daly which will air late night Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 10:35pm PT.
Currently… read more