{VIDEO} Alex D- “For Her” (feat. Ali Coyote)

Alex D returns with another visual for the banger “For Her” featuring Ali Coyote.

The Miami songwriter is ready to show fans how turnt he is on the track called “For Her”. The artist from out of an an underground collective of musicians that call themselves, Camp Shed is bring nothing but fun time and positive vibes to the ear waves and now to the screen as the visual for the track is bound to make you get hype and head to the club. Check it out below.

Marshawn Lynch Is Expected To Get Traded To The Oakland Raiders

It’s looking like “Beast Mode” is staying home for good.

After expressing interest in the reigning Super Bowl champs, it seems like Marshawn Lynch will come out of retirement to suit up for his hometown squad. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, a potential deal that would send the Seattle Seahawks contractual rights to the Oakland Raiders is possible upon Lynch reworking his contract first.

If Lynch’s contract is successfully revamped, “Beast Mode” would be a great compliment to the Raiders offense who were ranked just one spot out of the top 5. With last year’s MVP candidate in David Carr leading the way, expect Lynch to bring the house down with his powerful running style which made him a fan favorite league wide thanks to his amazing performance in Seattle. Raider nation definitely has something to get excited about.


Galaxy S8 Battery Swells And Doesn’t Explode In New Video – Android Headlines

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Galaxy S8 Battery Swells And Doesn't Explode In New Video
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A newly released video from YouTubers Lincoln and Daniel Markham of the “What's Inside” channel appears to show that Samsung's latest battery tech, found inside the company's Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, can take some serious abuse and still not catch …
Galaxy S8 sales are already explosiveBGR

Samsung Galaxy S8: How Does It Handle Speed, Durability, Drop And Water Tests?Forbes
Samsung's Interactive Table is pretty awesomeCNET
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The government just wrapped a major auction that’ll shape the future of the Internet – Washington Post

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The government just wrapped a major auction that'll shape the future of the Internet
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T-Mobile, Dish Network, Comcast and AT&T were among the biggest winners of a historic government auction of wireless airwaves, the Federal Communications Commission said Thursday. The auction will transfer a significant amount of spectrum — the …
T-Mobile Just Picked Up the 600MHz “Spectrum Mother Lode” to Bring Their Network EverywhereDroid Life (press release) (blog)

T-Mobile dominates spectrum auction, will boost LTE network across USArs Technica
T-Mobile just spent nearly $8 billion to finally put its network on par with Verizon and AT&TThe Verge
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T.I., Young Dro and the Hustle Gang Family Give Fans a Sneak Preview of New Music in ATL [Pics]

T.I. and the Hustle Gang family are gearing up for some major things in the next few months including a tour and the release of his long-awaited and prequel to his final album.

On Monday(Apr. 10), T.I. and Hustle Gang invaded the famous Stankonia Studios in Atlanta, for the Coalition DJ’s Music Monday event. This meeting of creative hip hop minds helps DJ’s find the hottest records in the streets to spin at their respective clubs and events. T.I. Came fully equipped with over 15 tracks from his upcoming anticipated album as well as hot singles from his label roster – Young Dro, Tokyo Jetz, RaRa, Yung Booke, Translee and London Jae.

In February during an interview with The Breakfast Club, T.I. announced his retirement to focus on the business aspect of his career and label.

“I’m ready to get the hell outta [the rap game], though,” he says. “I got this next album, I got three albums in my head I’ve already conceptualized. Once I get them out, I’m done.”

After that, T.I.P. reveals that his last three albums will consist of a trap music project, a love album, and then a final body of work called Kill the King.

“The next one is more like Trap Muzik. It’s Trap Muzik 2017,” T.I. said. “The one after that, it’s gonna be more like a love, as it pertains to a dope boy. And the one after that is my final album. It’s called Kill the King. Simply because, ever since my first album I put the title of ‘King of the South’ on me and to make yourself a king is to make yourself a target. In chess, the object is to kill the king, so Kill the King will be my final project. Will they kill him, or will he ride off into the sunset?”

Check out pictures from the event below.


The Reason That YouTube Pays Artists So Little

YouTube-user-generated-content-300x169After a rough financial decade, the music business is finally seeing some appreciable revenue growth, and it’s showing no signs of stopping. YouTube, however, doesn’t seem to have gotten the memo and continues to pay artists a minimal amount. Here we look at why this is.


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The recorded music business is rejoicing at the fact that after more than a decade, it finally has some strong revenue growth. The best part is that the growth looks like it will continue, as paying for streaming has finally gone mass market and listeners have seem the light of the benefit of paying at least a little every month to enjoy their favorite songs. That said, all this growth comes with little help from YouTube, which still pays artists at a lower rate than every other streaming service.

YoutAccording to the RIAA and just about everyone else who’s done a survey, YouTube pays around $1 per thousand plays, while Spotify may pay as much as $7 for the same number. That’s a huge disparity and it’s something that all record labels have been wrestling with for some time. YouTube hasn’t been terribly cooperative in these discussions, giving a “This is all we have. Take it or leave it,” response in just about any licensing negotiation.

How does it get away with it when other streaming networks can’t? The key here is that YouTube is primarily a user generated service. If a label was to refuse a license to to the company, its songs would still appear thanks to user uploads. The label can ask for a take down, but as soon as that happens, another one, or 10, pop up. This puts YouTube in a strong position to low-ball on any licensing agreement.

Of course every other streaming service plays by different rules. Their lifeblood are the songs that they’re only able to play thanks to the licensing agreements with the labels. No license, no songs to play. Users can’t upload their own content (legal or otherwise), so the user generated nature of the way YouTube works just doesn’t exist elsewhere.

All this means that YouTube probably won’t be paying much more than it already is in the future, much to the dismay of labels and artists alike. The only good thing in all of this is that there’s some evidence that we’re reached “peak YouTube” and more and more people now prefer to get their music on a dedicated service. That probably won’t have much of an impact on your bottom line if you’re an artist though. It’s still way too little, with no sign of getting better.

[PREMIERE] Vinny Cha$e Continues The Momentum With His Newest Single “Why U Lookin”

Just yesterday Vinny Cha$e debuted his highly anticipated new video for “Bank Run”. In less than 24 hours, the NYC icon treats fans with a brand new single “Why U Lookin“, proving his tremendous consistency once again.

For this track V Cha$e grabs fellow CHEER$ member Kid Art for another fantastic instrumental. Together, the two creative geniuses make a better pair than Mario and Luigi. It seems as if Cha$e and his team simply refuse to lose in 2017.

“Why U Lookin” gives fans a little preview of his highly anticipated project “LAGERFELD SEASON 7”. Until then, take a listen to the new single below, and make sure to check out his latest video for “Bank Run”!

How Virtual Assistants Can Help Your Music Business

ImagesOwing to the complex and hectic nature of the music business, virtual assistants are a perfect fit for the music industry, whether you’re an artist, producer, or manager, virtual assistants can do wonders when it comes to assisting with anything from touring logistics to PR management.


Guest post by Emma Miller

Virtual assistants don’t get enough credit in the business world, especially in the music industry. Because of the hectic nature of the work – the traveling, the meetings, the recording, social media, and PR management – it can become very difficult to organize every detail and keep the music-making machine running smoothly and efficiently.

So, whether you’re a producer, a manager, or a solo artist, a virtual assistant would prove to be invaluable to your work. Still not convinced? Don’t worry, you will be.

Leave the bills with the assistant

First of all, with all of the various intricacies of the music business that fall on your shoulders day in and day out, keeping track of which bill you’ve paid and how many just came in should be the least of your worries. A virtual assistant takes the burden of payment and billing off your shoulders so that you can focus on the job at hand.

Don’t worry about accommodation

If you’re on tour, you can’t be thinking about where you’re going to stay each night. So, whether you’re changing two or three locations around the country trying to catch the perfect sound, or you’re touring the region, a virtual assistant can choose the accommodation for you and have you stay at the best hotels for the lowest possible price.

Did you remember the thing?

Seriously, did you remember you have that talk show, interview or morning radio appearance? If you did, congratulations, you’re bound to miss one someday. The fact of the matter is that you can’t keep track of everything yourself indefinitely, and even though we live in a digital age where you have an app for everything, at some point something is going to fall through the cracks.

That’s why outsourcing some tasks to a virtual receptionist is the best possible solution to avoid fiascos, missing deadlines and appearances by running a tightly-managed schedule and keeping you on track.

Skip the intern

You could always try to hire an intern, or a lackey for that matter, to manage and organize your business more effectively. And it’s most likely going to end up with you spending valuable time on teaching an untrained kid how to do their work.

And as you know all too well, time is money, and money is not to be wasted. With a virtual assistant, money will most certainly not be wasted, rather it’ll be well invested in a person who needs no additional training and knows the work. You will end up gaining much more than you’re spending.


Finding the best deals

DownloadWith the rise of digital technology, thousands upon thousands of online businesses have emerged, ready to offer you their services and have you pay for them substantially. But, how much will you pay? How much is too much and how little is just right? With all of the hosting, distribution, e-commerce and team management services on the internet, it’s almost impossible to decipher which ones will provide the best ROI.

Leave it to the assistant to find the best possible deals, and create an effective, well-rounded system that will push you towards reaching your goals faster.

Managing external communication

Sadly, the music business entails a great deal of tasks that have nothing to do with the actual music making process. You have to create a brand, a voice and a certain image for the public, and then manage it through social media, websites, press releases, and interviews.

Can you imagine doing all of these yourself and still having the time to compose or produce music records and go on tours? Not likely. You can leave all of this in the trusting hands of your assistant and focus on doing what you love.

These are just some of the ways a virtual assistant can help you manage your music business. If you previously believed you can do everything on your own, well, how do you feel now?

Emma Miller is a Sydney based writer with a degree in marketing. Her interests are digital marketing, social media, start-ups, and the latest trends. She is also a contributor at Bizzmark blog.