• NEWS: LABELS AND SUBSCRIPTIONS

    By Greg Sandoval-Cnet News

    LOS ANGELES–For anybody wondering why Microsoft and the top record labels continue to promote subscription music services, the answer was revealed Thursday.

    David Ring, executive vice president of business development for Universal Music Group’s digital arm, said at the EconMusic Conference that the recording industry simply can’t sustain itself with download sales alone. [Read More]

  • NEWS: JAZZLABEL ASKS ‘NOWWHAT?’

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    By Nate Chinen-The Newyork Times

    At a recent 70th-anniversary reception for Blue Note Records at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, the alto saxophonist Lou Donaldson played his trademark hit, “Alligator Boogaloo,” from 1967. Norah Jones, who made her multiplatinum debut in 2002, mingled at the bar. And presiding over the evening was Bruce Lundvall, who has run the label for the last 25 years. [Read More]

  • SESSION 204: HALCYON 02.06.09

    Mixed by The Almagest

    01. Cajmere – Brighter Days
    02. Manou – Kodjo
    03. Eddie Nicholas – Ghumbah
    04. Eddie Grant – Time Warp
    05. Eddie Grant – Nobody’s Got Time
    06. Hector Lavoe – Mi Gente (Louie Vega Dub)
    07. Soul Central – Time After Time
    08. The Dining Rooms – Free To Grow (Quarion Rmx)
    09. Kem – The Problem
    10. Stephanie Cooke – Love Will

  • NEWS: LABEL PUTS SINGER IN CHAGE

    By BBC News

    Epic Records, the home of stars like Michael Jackson and George Michael, has named British singer and songwriter Amanda Ghost as its new president. [Read More]

  • Halcyon Pres. Nü Pschidt

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    After a brief January hiatus, halcyon’s weekly nu pschidt podcast returns for 2009 with a very special soulful house DJ set by old school halcyon alum Adam Cruz aka The Almagest of Mixtape Sessions fame. Adam will be joined on the mic by his sister, vocalist Flora Cruz, whose debut album, “Dulce Melodia” he produced for his Mixtape Sessions label. The latest single from the project, “Raise It Up,” is out with new remixes this Friday on halcyondigi.com

    Join us at halcyon the shop, Friday 7-9pm
    57 Pearl Street Dumbo, Brooklyn
    or tune in live at dailysession.com
    Or, if you miss the live session, check our new blog at halcyonline.com for nu pschidt mix downloads.

    About the Flora Cruz album:
    “Dulce Melodia” is the solo debut album by New Jersey based singer, Flora Cruz (released on indie label, Mixtape Sessions.) This full-length LP is a sweet composition of words and songs written by Flora Cruz and her brother and the album’s producer, Adam Cruz. The Spanish words “Dulce Melodia” translate to ‘Sweet Melody’ – a perfect definition. Each song describes Flora’s journey as she examines her relationship with love and God in an attempt to reach her full potential. Her LP has its own unique style, influenced by several genres including Dance/Electronic, Funk, Soul, Latin, Pop and Jazz. “Producer Adam Cruz and singer Flora Cruz deliver a stellar solo debut album”, says Bouncefm.com. Major DJs supporting this album include Tony Humphries, Mr. V, Jerome Sydenham, Bob Jones & others.

    Dig the tracks you hear on nü pschidt? Shop where the DJs dug them!
    halcyondigi.com mp3 & wav downloads
    halcyontheshop.com vinyl/cd mail order

    nü pschidt airs live from halcyon the shop Fridays from 7-9pm on dailysession.com and features halcyon resident DJs and special guests showcasing the latest vinyl and digital releases in the mix. Archives from a diverse range of selectors including Adultnapper, Clever, Jay-J, Taimur Agha, DJ Vadim, Herballiser, JT Donaldson, DJ Spinna, DB, Dara, and many more are available for download complete with track listings; or, to never miss a beat, sign up for the nü pschidt podcast – all at dailysession.com. To purchase the tracks you hear, visit halcyontheshop.com (vinyl mail order) or halcyondigi.com(mp3/wav).

    Mixtape Sessions OUT NOW on digital formats from halcyondigi

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  • Lil Louis@Santos

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  • NEWS: WEBCAST IN MUSIC

    By RUSSELL CONTRERAS-Associated Press Write

    BOSTON – Fourteen news organizations, including The Associated Press and The New York Times Co., are urging a federal appeals courtto allow online streaming of a hearing in a music downloading lawsuit the recording industry filed against a Boston University graduate student.

    The brief filed Thursday in the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals argues that allowing webcasting of the Feb. 24 hearing is in the public interest, and is in keeping with camera access already granted in the courts. [Read More]

  • RogerSanchez@Movenent

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  • DJ Monchan@Zakka

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    N.Y based Illustrator  Jon Ocasio will have his first solo show at Zakka.

    He has produced everything from poster, pin badge, sticker, t-shirts, and even handmade book!

    Jon uses his hand creating his art as his tools.

    Come and feel his inner emotion through various art form.

  • NEWS: SHRINKING MUSIC VIDEO

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    By Neda Ulaby-NPR Music

    The days of waiting patiently for a favorite music video to appear on MTV are long over, swallowed up by the instant gratification of the smaller screen. But as MySpace, iPhones and Youtube allow music videos to be seen anywhere and anytime, directors are discovering that viewing habits aren’t the only things changing. [Read More]

  • NEWS: THRILLER’ BECOME A MUSICAL

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    By LAUREN JOHNSTON-DAILY NEWS

    Cause this is Thriller – Thriller matinee?

    It looks like the zombies of Michael Jackson’s legendary album and hit single “Thriller”are shifting dayside and trading the graveyard for Broadway.

    Get ready for “Thriller the Musical.” [Read More]