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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Mimi & Nikko: Scandal in Atlanta" - Bobo Records post

"Love & Hip Hop" star Mimi Faust is finally making love not war -- in a BRAND NEW SEX TAPE -- and her partner in slime is her co-star and BF from the reality show. Vivid honcho Steve Hirsch tells TMZ ... he got hold of the sex tape starring Mimi and Nikko Smith, and then contacted them to sign off on it going public. He says "Love & Hip Hop" producers also gave their blessing ... presumably in an effort to spice up the reality show for next season. We've seen clips of "Mimi & Nikko: Scandal in Atlanta" ... it's the real deal and it's intense. It's scheduled for release later this month. As the saying goes, when all else fails ... make a sex tape. Read more:

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

What to expect at your very first show - Bobo Records

What to expect at your very first show By Guest Blogger March 19, 2014{ 2 Comments } shutterstock 25371889 What to expect at your very first show[This article was written by guest contributor Corey Dieckman of the bands Honduran and Great Wilderness.] Life outside the basement It’s your first show as a band and you are really excited. Maybe even nervous. You’ll play every song twice as fast. Your fingers will cramp up. But you do have one advantage; no one is expecting you to be good. Chances are the crowd knows you. Assuming you have friends, they are out there watching. They’ve seen you at work and at the bar, explaining the different kinds of doom metal, or using phrases like ‘austere sonics’ to describe garage rock albums. Now it’s time for your art to shine, to put on your headband and your sleeveless tee and really give them the what-for. Eminem famously said ‘you only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow.’ That’s not entirely true, because assuming you choose to keep performing and creating art, a chance to blow can come at any time. As your crowd grows and word spreads, you will have multiple chances to make a first impression. Still, it’s best to hone your craft early, starting with your first show. Be punctual Getting to your gig early has its benefits. Nothing worse than showing up and having to load right onto the stage and play. An early arrival means time to get situated, to meet the soundman, the door guy, the bartender, the promoter, etc., and establish when you’ll be playing and for how long. Get your sound right If there’s a soundcheck, really take advantage of it. A long, narrow brick barroom with high ceilings is not going to sound the same as a soundproofed garage. Don’t settle, there is a soundman there for a reason. Louder is not always better in the case of adjustments. There’s not enough time to get into the shapes of different sound waves, but it’s easy to overdo it on bass and create a muddy, farty sound. Send a friend whose ear you trust to the back of the room, play a song, and watch for the thumbs up. Keep it short It’s a good rule of thumb to leave the audience wanting more, not less. 45 minutes is too long, 15 minutes is probably too short. 20-27 minutes is a good approximation of how long you should be up there. The people watching you won’t get burned out and slink back to the bar. It’s Wednesday night and everybody’s missing their TV shows to be here, so only play as long as an episode of Parks & Recreation to accommodate their attention spans. Be appreciative javascript:void(0); It’s not supposed to be a Grammy speech, but typically bands will acknowledge all the people that went into making a show happen, as well as any other acts sharing the bill. Really try to kiss ass here, so you get invited back to the venue or to be a supporting on future shows. —— These days everyone is in band and/or has experienced some kind of public performance, so no need to be nervous; no one is expecting anything. Practice everything until you can play it backwards. If you’re going for the aloof, nonchalant performance, practice pretending that you don’t care about what you’re playing. It might be good to invest in a full-length mirror for the practice space, one where you can practice your hair tornados or your disenchanted swagger. Harass bands in your scene via Facebook until you get that supporting slot; it doesn’t hurt to ask, unless you’re blackballed for being a nuisance. It is hard sometimes to recognize a chance that is meant for blowing, but sometimes that opportunity comes once in a lifetime and you find yourself in the moment, with only one shot.

12 ways to earn money from your recorded music and original compositions - Bobo Records

12 ways to earn money from your recorded music and original compositions #ChrisRobley If you want to build a sustainable music career, you need to earn money from your music in multiple ways, including: 1.Download sales on iTunes, AmazonMP3, Google Play, and more. 2. Streaming revenue from popular platforms such as Spotify, Beats Music, Rdio, and more. 3. CD and vinyl sales in record stores around the world. 4. Music sales on Facebook. 5. Music sales on your own website. 6. Download, CD, and vinyl sales on 7. Performance royalties when your songs are played on radio, TV, and in concert venues. 8. Mechanical royalties when your songs are downloaded internationally or streamed worldwide. 9. YouTube monetization (ad revenue generated by the usage of your music in any video across the YouTube universe). 10. Sync licensing fees from the usage of your music in TV, film, commercials, corporate presentations, video games, and more. 11. Download cards. 12. SoundExchange revenue, which is paid to artists, performers, and labels for the usage of a master recording on internet radio stations.

Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Ending 3/23/2014 - Bobo Records

by Jay Balfour posted March 26, 2014 at 10:13AM EST | 97 comments Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Ending 3/23/2014 YG's "My Krazy Life" debuts at #2, Pharrell Williams' "G I R L" drops to #6, and Rick Ross stays in the Top 10 at #7 this week. Following its release just over a week ago on March 18, YG’s My Krazy Life debut rose to the #2 spot this week on the Billboard Top 200 chart. Lower on the list, Pharrell Williams and Rick Ross both experienced single digit rankings drops from fifth and third to #6 and #7 respectively for their albums G I R L and Mastermind. After making his Top 200 debut last week at #4, Aloe Blacc’s album Lift Your Spirit dropped down to #19, a couple spots above John Legend’s Love In The Future which has remained on the charts for just shy of thirty weeks. Meanwhile, ScHoolboy Q’s fourth week on the list finds him dropping from #15 last week to #29 with his Oxymoron album this week. YG’s My Krazy Life Debuts At #2 Selling just over 60,000 units in its first week on shelves, YG’s My Krazy Life displaced Pharrell Williams at the #2 spot. The Def Jam debut, which features production from DJ Mustard and a feature from Kendrick Lamar, is YG’s first time on the charts. Earlier this week, the rapper talked about the release in an interview with Hot 97, saying “it’s easy to make a classic album.” “Yeah, it just take time,” YG said. “I feel like if you give a nigga stories and all that on your album and it’s really like—no matter if it blow. Like Jay Z first album’s a classic, but it didn’t sell a lot…If you giving stories and it’s realistic like people feel it. And like ‘He ain’t lying.’ That’s a classic.” While on the show, YG also credited Jeezy for giving him artistic freedom on the album. “As far as the music, he let me do my thing. You feel me? Like he come in. He give me advice," YG said. "But when I link up with him it was never a problem with the music…Just making the right moves and connecting with the right person. Cause I was on the West Coast. It was hard. It was hard for me on this side and the South. But then when I link up with Jeezy we start working. We did the mixtape, the ‘My Nigga’ record. Shit started clicking. And then he was at the label. Doing his stuff and going hard for me.” Pharrell Williams’ G I R L Falls To #6 & Rick Ross’ Mastermind Drops To #7 During his third week on the charts, Pharrell Williams’ second studio album, G I R L, sold just shy of 35,000 units, a nearly 25 percent drop from last week, and fell one spot to #6. To date, Williams has sold 192,000 copies of the record, which received a 3.5 out of a possible 5 in HipHopDX’s recent review. “While G I R L is too surface-level at times, it hits the target it’s aimed for,” DX wrote. “Pharrell wants summertime airplay, and any of these songs could survive on the radio. It’s also a nice tribute to feminine vigor, adding another notch to Pharrell’s ever-growing list of achievements. He has plenty to be happy about these days.” Directly beneath the “Happy” star, Rick Ross sold 27,000 copies of his Mastermind album, pushing him over the quarter-million sales mark after three weeks on the list. Ross, who sold nearly 50,000 albums last week, debuted at #1 on the charts for the fifth time in his career with Mastermind, previous instances include his God Forgives, I Don’t album with his 2010 release Teflon Don as his only major-label release to not reach the top spot on the charts. Aloe Blacc’s Lift Your Spirit Lands At #19 & Eminem’s Marshall Mathers LP 2 At #27 Experiencing a double-digits ranking drop from last week, Emanon emcee Aloe Blacc’s Lift Your Spirit fell from the fourth spot to #19 in its second week on the chart. Blacc’s Lift Your Spirit sold a little less than 15,000 copies this week, a 67 percent drop from last week’s numbers, and has now totaled over 60,000 albums sold. Eminem, who passed the two million albums sold mark last week for his Marshall Mathers LP sequel, sold nearly 13,000 copies of MMLP2 this week, earning him his twentieth week on the charts for this particular album. Elsewhere, Em’s Eminem Show clocked enough sales at 3,226 sold this week alone to crack into the Top 200 at #116. ScHoolboy Q’s Oxymoron At #29 & Young Money’s Rise Of An Empire Drops To #36 After debuting as the most streamed album of the year on Spotify earlier this month, ScHoolboy Q’s major label debut, Oxymoron, fell from the #15 spot last week to #29 this week. Having sold 12,224 copies of the record this week, Q’s total numbers inched closer to the 200,000 mark. ScHoolboy Q’s Oxymoron album received a 3.5 out of 5 in its recent HipHopDX review. "In many ways, Oxymoron delivers exactly as advertised," HipHopDX says in its album review. "It’s an ominous project that also needs a few radio reaches to provide ScHoolboy Q a platform to achieve mainstream success.” At the same time, the Young Money compilation Rise Of An Empire fell nearly thirty spots from its debut at #7 to its current standing at #36. The album, which experienced a 66 percent drop in sales in that time period, sold 10,569 copies this week after selling 31,490 copies in its first week. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib Enter The Charts At #39 With Pinata With 9,299 albums sold in its first week on shelves, Freddie Gibbs and Madlib debuted on the charts at #39 this week for their album Pinata. The album, which received HipHopDX’s highest rating of the year thus far with a 4.5 out of 5, was released on the producer’s Madlib Invazion label and features artists like Scarface, Raekwon, Danny Brown, and more. “As Gangster Rap, PiƱata is free of conceptual pretense; it’s a slice more than a thesis,” HipHopDX wrote. “It’s also a new benchmark for Gibbs and may end up as a career calling card. If nothing else, it quickly sounds like one of the year’s best.” Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Ending 3/23/2014 #2. YG - My Krazy Life - 61,000 (61,000) #6. Pharrell Williams - G I R L - 34,000 (192,000) #7. Rick Ross - Mastermind - 27,000 (256,000) #17. Kevin Gates - By Any Means - 15,000 (15,000) #19. Aloe Blacc - Lift Your Spirit - 15,000 (60,000) #27. Eminem - Marshall Mathers LP 2 - 13,000 (2,017,000) #29. ScHoolboy Q - Oxymoron - 12,000 (198,000) #36. Young Money - Rise Of An Empire - 11,000 (42,000) #39. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Pinata - 9,300 (9,500) #41. Jhene Aiko - Sail Out - 8,800 (181,000) #48. Drake - Nothing Was The Same - 7,700 (1,516,000) #58. Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City - 6,100 (1,220,000) #63. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - The Heist - 5,500 (1,378,000) * data comes from Nielsen Soundscan, rounded to nearest thousand for units above 10,000, nearest hundred for units below 10,000. Each week, HipHopDX presents top albums in Hip Hop/related, and five notables.