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 up… read more
Vans Warped Tour 25th Anniversary Lineup in Mountain View, CA
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XXXtentacion ‘Skins’ album cover (photo – @xxxtentacion
After being gunned down earlier this year in a carjacking and theft attempt, rising hip-hop star XXXtentacion‘s music and legacy was further catapulted into the spotlight amid his death, on-going turmoil on domestic violence charges, and co-signs and collaborations with hip-hop legends like Kanye West.
With his post-mortem album release… read more
Set It Off is set to release their new label debut, Midnight, on February 1st.
The album is available for pre-order here and was produced by Mike Green (Neck Deep, All Time Low, State Champs) with additional production by Brandon Paddock (Panic! At the Disco, Papa Roach, The Used, Daughtry).
The band has just shared the music video for the upbeat and effervescent new track… read more
Dubstep and hip-hop collides on the Travis Scott and Skrillex remix of “SICKO MODE.”
As if the beat on this song couldn’t get any sicker, Skrille shows up and absolutely slays this remix. Take a listening for your hearing pleasure. You’re welcome.
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The lineup for Rolling Loud Los Angeles has been announced featuring Wiz Khalifa, Post Malone, 21 Savage, Lil Wayne and more.
The team at Rolling Loud has curated another solid lineup featuring some of the biggest names in hip-hop and newcomers that you will want to add to your playlist. Hot off the Bay Area… read more
EDM DJ and Drummer, Mad In The Hat kicked-off the pilot for the End of Summer Sessions
The End of Summer Sessions music series presented by Rock Star Dreams and Fan Party! takes place October 5th – November 30th filming throughout Los Angeles and Hollywood.
The series will feature emerging and major artists in pop, hip-hop, and… read more
Boston Manner’s new album is set to release on September 7th.
The Blackpool punk/rock band’s music video for “Bad Machine” reflects the gritty streets of the working class British town that they grew up in along with the anxious political and social climate that is afflicting both sides of the pond right now.
The music video and the… read more
Shan Dan Horan, the President of Outerloop Records is launching a new TV series called Musician Rescue.
In the age of digital streaming and YouTube success, it’s easier than ever to bring your music to market, yet harder than ever for your songs to become relevant for most artists.
On one hand, a song can be added… read more
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.
A $15 mil guaranteed album deal… read more
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
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
Mike Ciprari, Co-Founder of SJC Custom Drums shared his thoughts on the Artist Endorsements panel during SFMC.
Follow @SJCdrums and check out sjcdrums.com for more info on how you can create your own custom kit.
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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
The new James Bond Film ‘No Time To Die’ will feature music by Billie Eilish
LOS ANGELES, January 14, 2020 — EON Productions, Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios (MGM), and Universal Pictures International today announced that Billie Eilish will sing the theme song for the 25th James Bond film, No Time To Die.
The song will be released on Darkroom/Interscope Records. No Time To Die is in theatres globally from 2 April 2020 in the U.K. through Universal Pictures International and in the U.S on April 10, from MGM via their United Artists Releasing banner.
The 18-year-old multi-platinum selling and GRAMMY® Award… read more
MTV Jams is still going strong just in a different format.
If you were a kid growing up in the 90’s, MTV Jams and hosts like Bill Bellamy and Kennedy were staples in your household. Unless your parents hated the music….which made you like it that much more. Every MC from NAS to Jay-Z, Biggie, KRS-ONE… read more
Barry Coffing the Founder of Springboard Festivals is a seasoned composer and executive giving back to the music community.
An event like no other, Springboard Festivals are four days that change lives and careers.
They have spent the past five years building the most amazing conference and festival for Artists, The Music Industry & Fans. And we… read more
Billie Eilish is taking over the music world with cynical yet playful dark pop anthems and clever arrangements.
Directed by Rich Lee and shot in Los Angeles, the video comes ahead of the UN’s 2019 Climate Action Summit in New York City, as well as the forthcoming Global #ClimateStrike, spearheaded by fellow teen activist Greta Thunberg.
In a statement to her fans… read more
FKA Twigs, Jill Scott, Leon Bridges set to headline the Afropunk Brooklyn music festival this summer.
There is so much soul, blues, hip-hop, pop, punk and R&B blended into the Afropunk music festival that the founders of Motown Records and Bad Brains would be proud. The lineup is fire! NAO, Death Grips, Danny Brown, J.I.D. and… read more
Machine Gun Kelly and Yungblud throw down on their own song “I Think I’m OKAY”
Nothing’s better than artists who pal around then throw down covers of their own song. MGK and Yungblud perform “I Think I’m Okay” off of MGK”s latest album Hotel Diablo. Yungblud shreds on guitar with a fret assist from the Gunna. Enjoy!
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The queen of hip-hop and R&B Mary J. Blige was honored honored at the BET Awards.
Her career has spanned over 3 decades with 13 studio albums, eight of which have achieved multi-platinum worldwide sales with countless Billboard HOT 100 singles. Mary J. Blige has sold over 80 million records, won nine Grammy Awards, four American Music… read more