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Aimee Mann weds ‘Bachelor No. 2’ and ‘Magnolia’ albums together for Black Friday Record Store Day reissue

Singer-songwriter Aimee Mann says it was just luck that she was working on songs for the album that became “Bachelor No. 2,” while her friend the writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson was writing the screenplay for “Magnolia.” “We were both starting our creative processes at the same time,” Mann says recently from her home in Los Angeles. “And so we were talking about the themes that we were writing about. “I remember him coming to the studio a couple of times while we were recording,” she says. ...
Tags: Music, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Long Beach, Paul Thomas Anderson, Coachella, Jimmy Iovine, Anderson, Interscope, Harry Nilsson, Napa Valley, Mann, Jerry Maguire

Freddie Gibbs – “4 Thangs” (Feat. Big Sean & Hit-Boy)

More than a decade ago, the Indiana rap prospect Freddie Gibbs got dropped from Interscope and went on an underground tear, cranking out mixtape after mixtape and developing a huge critical reputation. After that, Gibbs spent a little while on Jeezy's CTE imprint. But for most of the time since he lost that Interscope deal, … More »
Tags: Music, Indiana, Big Sean, Interscope, Hit-boy, Freddie Gibbs, Sean, Gibbs, Nick Walker

Interscope Geffen A&M Launches Get-Out-the-Vote Initiative

With the election less than a month away, Universal Music Group label Interscope Geffen A&M Records (IGA) has launched Interscope X Votes, a campaign to get out the vote that encourages early and mail-in voting and supports the current shortage of poll workers. IGA is home to such acts as Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar, DaBaby and […]
Tags: News, Interscope, Universal Music Group, Steve Berman, Interscope Geffen, 2020 Election, Interscope Geffen A&M Records, Interscope Geffen A M Records IGA, Lady Gaga Kendrick Lamar DaBaby

Van Nuys man says he owns Tupac Shakur video — and wants court to agree

VAN NUYS — A Van Nuys video director is asking a judge to confirm he owns vintage footage in which he interviewed Tupac Shakur as part of a deal with Universal Music Group’s predecessor to make a video of the late hip hop star in the early 1990s. Plaintiff Stephen Blake is representing himself in the Van Nuys Superior Court lawsuit filed Tuesday against Universal Music, who he alleges has ignored his requests that the company acknowledge the video belongs to him. He says the video’s contents are...
Tags: Celebrities, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Las Vegas, Britney Spears, Local News, Interscope, Tupac Shakur, Whalley, Umg, Chadwick Boseman, Blake, Universal Music Group, Universal Music, San Fernando Valley

Akon Passed up Signing Drake Because He ‘Sounded Like Eminem’

Akon may be best known for his catalog of hits like “Lonely” and “I Wanna Love You,” but he’s run a parallel career as a record executive, signing Lady Gaga to his KonLive label via Interscope (the two have since parted ways) and his Konvict Muzik imprint, which was founded in 2004 and over the […]
Tags: News, Eminem, Lady Gaga, Drake, Interscope, Akon

The 24 power players using TikTok to transform the music industry, from marketers and record execs to artists

TikTok has transformed the music industry in recent months as tracks that go viral on the app have taken over the Billboard 100 and Spotify Viral 50 charts. TikTok's music-friendly interface and its users' penchant for dance challenges have made it an indispensable promotional tool for the music industry. Business Insider compiled a power list of the 24 music marketers, artists, digital creators, record labels, and other industry insiders who are using TikTok to help define popular music in 20...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Europe, Hbo, New York, Instagram, Rihanna, Youtube, Jay Z, La, US, Trends, Eu, Ceo, United States, Justin Bieber

Interscope Records Names Laura Carter Senior VP and Head of Urban Marketing

Interscope Records has promoted Laura Carter to the position of senior vice president and head of urban marketing at the label. Carter joined Interscope in 2008 after interning with producer Polow Da Don. Over the next 12 years she has moved up the ranks, working closely with J. Cole and Dreamville and its deep roster of artists on their “Revenge of […]
Tags: Interscope, Carter, Interscope Records, Dreamville, Laura Carter, Polow Da Don Over

Interscope Records Ups Keinon Johnson to Senior VP of Urban Radio Promotions

Interscope Records has promoted Keinon Johnson to senior vice president of urban radio promotions at the label. In his new role, Johnson will assume oversight of the label’s urban radio department from current head Larry Khan, who has announced that he will retire in 2021. He is based in Interscope’s Santa Monica headquarters. Johnson’s department recently posted hits with Mustard’s “Ballin” (featuring Roddy […]
Tags: News, Johnson, Interscope, Santa Monica, Roddy, Interscope Records, Ballin, Keinon Johnson, Interscope Records Ups, Urban Radio Promotions, Larry Khan

How Blackout Tuesday Became a Social Media Moment

What began as a proposed day of reflection after the death of George Floyd morphed into something broader, leading some to complain that #BlackLivesMatter posts were being silenced.
Tags: News, Social Media, Jack, Interscope, Columbia Records, Thomas, Def Jam, Black Lives Matter Movement, Warner Music Group, BRIANNA, Sony Music, Universal Music Group, Jamila, Republic Records, Antonoff, Rap and Hip-Hop

Universal Music’s Lucian Grainge Outlines Call to Action as Interscope Halts Releases

As protests around George Floyd’s shocking death at the hands of Minneapolis police erupted across America late last week, musicians and the music industry have been quick to weigh in on social media and call for a “Tuesday blackout,” in which the companies would basically stage sit-down strikes, as a sign of protest. Sources tell […]
Tags: News, Minneapolis, America, Interscope, Universal Music Group, Lucian Grainge, George Floyd

The Marshall Mathers LP Turns 20

"Tower Records told me to shove this record up my ass. Do you know how it feels to be told to shove a record up your ass?" That's Steve Berman, real-life circa-2000 president of sales at Interscope, talking to Eminem on "Steve Berman," one of the skits from The Marshall Mathers LP. In that skit, … More »
Tags: Music, Eminem, Interscope, The Anniversary, Tower Records, Marshall Mathers LP, Steve Berman, Marshall Mathers LP Turns

Interscope Didn’t Just Own the Grammys — It’s Ruling Oscars Music, Too

For most of the music industry, awards season ended when the Grammys came to a close the night of Jan. 26. That wasn’t the case, though, for Interscope Records, which moved on to the Oscars with just as vested an interest in domination. Just two weeks after Billie Eilish swept all four top Grammy categories, […]
Tags: News, Awards, Eminem, Elton John, Oscars, Lady Gaga, Grammys, Interscope, Billie Eilish, Interscope Records, John Janick, Anthony Seyler

Stream two ‘OG versions’ of Campfire Girls’ singles before their reunion shows

Campfire Girls were an alternative rock outfit in the vein a many Los Angeles bands of the mind-1990s — strident, comfortably abrasive and wracked by turmoil, much of it owing to substance abuse. In post-Nirvana L.A., they were one of the city’s true buzz bands. The band — originally Christian Stone, Andrew Clark and Jon Pikus — had not one but two deals with Interscope. The first yielded the EP “Mood Enhancer,” released in 1995. At the time, the band had finished their full-length, “Delongpre,”...
Tags: Music, Featured, Los Angeles, Interscope, Los Angeles Bands, Latest Music, Andrew Clark, Justin Warfield, Adam Bravin, Broken Tooth, Campfire Girls, Jon Pikus, Scott Weiland Campfire Girls, Delongpre, Pikus

Can't Keep a Good Hollaback Girl Down: The 15th Anniversary of 'Love Angel Music Baby'

The 15th-anniversary album offers practically nothing in the way of new content outside of a crisp remaster, but simply framing the record in a 2020 context illuminates the gradually growing goodwill toward it over the last decade and a half. The hooks on this record still sound viable for the pop auteurs of today, the visuals still beloved, the Gwen we've since lost to The Voice and the Trolls movie immortalized in her purest form. What Love Angel Music Baby achieved back then was what is now...
Tags: Music, Review, Pop, Gwen Stefani, R&B, Music Review, Voice, Interscope

Apple's former music boss just perfectly laid out the company's approach to marketing — and he wasn't even talking about Apple (AAPL)

Music titan Jimmy Iovine seems to have kept the lessons from his four-year-long employment with Apple to heart. "Make quality the priority, not speed. Speed is marketing, but you have to have something great to market," Iovine told the New York Times in an interview this week. He was talking about how to build a long-lasting career as a musical artist — but he could have been talking about his former employer. Iovine and Dr. Dre sold their company Beats to Apple back in 2014 for a whopping $3 ...
Tags: Apple, Steve Jobs, Trends, New York Times, Eminem, Lady Gaga, Times, Jimmy Iovine, Interscope, Dre, Eddy Cue, Apple AAPL, Iovine, Apple Iovine

Videos Show Juice Wrld Joking Around With Friends on Private Jet Hours Before He Died

Video footage has emerged showing Juice Wrld’s final moments, and the rapper seemed to be in good spirits with his friends before he died. The 21-year-old rapper (real name: Jarad A. Higgins) was seen playing and clowning around with pals aboard a private plane headed to Chicago’s Midway Airport early Sunday morning (Dec. 8). “This was Juice Wrld as he got on the plane that took him to Chicago last night. He was in high spirits and looked happy,” YouTuber DJ Akademiks posted on Twitter, along wi...
Tags: Videos, Celebs, Chicago, Hip Hop, Nba, Pop Culture, Jazz, Juice, Interscope, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, Midway Airport, Interscope Records, Celebrity Deaths, Lucid Dreams, Akademiks

Viic Flair & DaBaby – “Heartless”

Victor Register aka ViiC FlaiR is from a small town in North Carolina, famous for football, Clinton, NC about an hour away from Raleigh, North Carolina’s capital and second-largest city. When ViiC was born in the struggle, he and his mom lived with his Aunt Doris Ann and then when he was about 3 they moved in with his Uncle Paul in an area called “Da Loop”. Never knowing is dad past the age of 3 his family consists of his mom, his little sister and his little brother. ViiC’s family was full of ...
Tags: Jazz, North Carolina, Romeo, Clinton, Interscope, Nipsey Hussle, Singles, PAUL, Raleigh North Carolina, J Smith, Sean Drake, Atlantic Record, Doris Ann, Da Loop Never, Da Loop, Nelly Murphy Lee St Lunatic

Interscope Publicity Chief Dennis Dennehy Headed to AEG Presents

Veteran Interscope head of publicity Dennis Dennehy, who over the years has played a huge role in the careers of Eminem, Lady Gaga, Beck and many others, is headed to a new role at AEG Presents, sources close to the situation tell Variety. In his new role he will work with AEG VP of communications […]
Tags: News, Aeg, Interscope, Interscope Records, AEG Presents, Dennis Dennehy, Eminem Lady Gaga Beck

Utilizing Spotify Ad Metrics

It's natural for labels artists to wonder about the efficacy of the ads they're spending money on and, thanks to metrics now available on Spotify's Ad Studio, they are able to do just that, thereby gaining a better sense of user engagement on the platform. _____________________________ Guest post by Randi Zimmerman of the Symphonic Blog Ever want to know more than just who clicks your Spotify ads? Labels and artist teams have been asking for this insight for years, so of course, Spo...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Marketing, Guest Post, Streaming, Interscope, Music Business, Music Tech, Apps & Mobile, D.I.Y, Randi Zimmerman, Jimmy Brunetti, Croshal Entertainment Group

Music Releases

Scottish singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi will release his debut album via Capitol Records on May 17th. Capaldi got his start uploading recordings in his bedroom. His first release “Bruises” amassed close to 28 million plays on Spotify.Media darlings Vampire Weekend scored another #1 debut with ‘Father of the Bride’ via Columbia.Still trying to break in the U.S. actress Pia Mia gives it another go with the release of the new track Do It Again via Interscope.The Head and the Heart will release th...
Tags: Music, Perspective, Columbia, Vampire Weekend, Interscope, The Head And The Heart, Capitol Records, Carly Rae Jepson, Pia Mia, Music Releases, Spotify New Music Releases

The Savvy Marketing Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X and Today’s Other Top Music Artists

Scoring a hit album or song in the digital era takes more than endless replay on a major radio station. Artists also need a creative, original marketing strategy. Billie Eilish, a 17-year-old pop singer, managed to earn a No.1 slot on the Billboard album chart for her debut record “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” without any radio hits by doing individual promotional campaigns with top steaming services. For example, Spotify users had exclusive access to a version of her album suppleme...
Tags: Amazon, Marketing, Social Media, Music Industry, Pr, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Interscope, Billie Eilish, PRSA, Billy Ray Cyrus, Old Town Road, Anne Steele, Eilish, PR Specialization, Essner

The Savvy Marketing Behind Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X and Today’s Other Top Music Artists

Scoring a hit album or song in the digital era takes more than endless replay on a major radio station. Artists also need a creative, original marketing strategy. Billie Eilish, a 17-year-old pop singer, managed to earn a No.1 slot on the Billboard album chart for her debut record “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” without any radio hits by doing individual promotional campaigns with top steaming services. For example, Spotify users had exclusive access to a version of her album suppleme...
Tags: Amazon, Marketing, Social Media, Music Industry, Pr, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Interscope, Billie Eilish, PRSA, Billy Ray Cyrus, Old Town Road, Anne Steele, Eilish, PR Specialization, Essner

Interscope Films Relaunches With Full Slate at Tribeca (EXCLUSIVE)

The Interscope record label’s interest in film/music crossover isn’t exactly a secret: With hit companion albums for “A Star Is Born,” “Black Panther” and “La La Land,” they’ve seemed to own the soundtrack space at times in recent years. And the company hasn’t completely made a secret of its desire to move into film production. […]
Tags: News, Festivals, Jared Leto, Interscope, Tribeca, Interscope Records, Sublime, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Teen Spirit, John Janick, Anthony Seyler, Interscope Films

Privé Revaux Hosts Interscope’s 5th Annual Coachella Party! Check Out Who’s Wearing Great Lenses!

Privé Revaux Eyewear kept guests looking fresh throughout Coachella festival weekend by partnering with Interscope for their 5th annual Coachella party, an exclusive oasis for all Interscope artists, friends, and key influencers in Palm Springs. Partygoers included Billie Elish, Yungblud and Benny Blanco and more while guests rocked their Privé Revaux sunnies all weekend-long.   […]
Tags: Seo, Coachella, Interscope, Benny Blanco, 5th annual Coachella party, Privé Revaux Hosts Interscope, Privé Revaux Eyewear, Billie Elish Yungblud

Billie Eilish Set For Massive Debut

Interscope buzz artist Billie Eilish’s  first full release "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? "is expected to debut at No. 1 on next week’s Billboard 200 chart with more than 275,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending April 4, according to the trade magazine. That latter number is up from a first-week estimate reported on Sunday of 250,000. Eilish is also set to score the third-largest streaming week ever for an album by a woman, according to Billboard. The release...
Tags: Music, Ariana Grande, Interscope, Bruce Houghton, Billie Eilish

Album Review: Billie Eilish’s ‘When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?’

Less than two months out from the last Grammy Awards, it may feel a little early to be prognosticating about the next, but we now have one 2019 release that should be a shoo-in for an album of the year nomination. It’s “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?,” the full-length debut from […]
Tags: Reviews, News, Interscope, Album Reviews, Billie Eilish

Sheck Wes Accused Of Physical Abuse And Stalking By Singer Justine Skye

Roc Nation singer Justine Skye has accused Sheck Wes of physical abuse and alleged that the “Mo Bamba” rapper and his associates stalked and attacked Skye and her friends. She also criticized Wes’ record label. The rapper is signed to Interscope through a joint venture with Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music and Travis Scott’s Cactus Jack. More »
Tags: Music, News, Kanye West, Wes, Skye, Interscope, Travis Scott, Roc Nation, Justine Skye, Sheck Wes

6lack, LVRN, Interscope Celebrate Grammy Nomination at Chateau Marmont

Variety and Louis XIII teamed up with LVRN and Interscope Records to honor rapper and Grammy nominee 6lack at an invite-only dinner on Tuesday night in Los Angeles. 6lack is up for rap/sung performance for “Pretty Little Fears,” featuring J. Cole, off his album “East Atlanta Love Letter.” It’s his third nomination in a span of […]
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Events, VPage, Grammys, Variety Events, Interscope, Louis XIII, Chateau Marmont, Interscope Records, 6lack, LVRN

Only Two Oscar-Nominated Songs Will Be Performed at This Year’s Academy Awards

It’s no secret that the producers behind this year’s Academy Awards Ceremony are desperate to keep the show under three hours…and they’re taking some pretty extreme measures to make it happen. First, there was the news that several awards would be given out during commercial breaks, a major slap in the face to the sound technicians and shorts filmmakers who would be given that dishonor. Now, it’s being reported that the ceremony will only feature live performances of two of the five nominees fo...
Tags: Movies, Awards, Bradley Cooper, Kendrick Lamar, Lady Gaga, Academy Awards, Academy, Interscope, Variety, Jennifer Hudson, Mary Poppins, RGB, Tim Blake Nelson, Black-Panther, A Star is Born, Buster Scruggs

The Best Pop Albums of 2018

10. Lake Street Dive - Free Yourself Up (Nonesuch) Over the years, Lake Street Dive has taken their jazzy, retro-soul sound and given it a bit more punch with each subsequent album. Sure, they're beloved by the NPR crowd (and are fiercely championed by Stephen Colbert), but their new album Free Yourself Up is a different beast entirely. Taking every trope they've ever tried and pushing it to its extreme, Free Yourself Up sounds like the band fully embracing their musical identity and having a l...
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