Oakland, CA — Things are constantly changing in the landscape of the music industry and it’s important to stay on top of trends and news updates, especially as an independent artist. We’ve got you covered with a weekly recap of the top stories you need to know.
LIL WAYNE TAPS TRAVIS SCOTT & MEEK MILL TO HEADLINE WEEZYANA
Lil Wayne’s 5th annual Lil’ Weezyana Festival is set to take place on 9/7 in New Orleans. For this year’s lineup, Lil Wayne recruited Travis Scott and Meek Mill to headline, as well as Trey Songz, Kash Doll, Megan Thee Stallion, and more.
MONSTA X SIGNS TO EPIC
This K-pop group is next in line following BTS to sign a major label deal in the U.S. After a year of success with sold out shows and millions of streams, they are signing with Epic Records to take them to the next level.
SoundCloud Launches DJ Software Integration With Native Instruments
SoundCloud recently launched a DJ integration software in partnership with Native Instruments. With this new update, Traktor DJ 2 users are allowed to choose music from a pool of 200 million songs. DJs can now stream music for their live sets without having to go through the trouble of buying or downloading music. This is a game changer right here.
JAY-Z HOSTING PRINCE’S ALBUM LISTENING PARTY VIA TIDAL
Jay Z set to host a listening party for the upcoming Prince album titled, "Originals" in Los Angeles on June 6th. The 15-track LP features 14 unreleased songs set to be released on June 7th exclusively on Tidal.
WARNER BROS RECORDS NAME CHANGE?
The widely-known record label formerly named Warner Bros. Records is undergoing a (minor) name change. From now on the record label will legally be titled Warner Records (no more Bros.). This is due to the expiration of a 15-year deal that gave the label rights to the "Warner Bros." name after splitting with Time Warner Corporation.