Day: July 4, 2018

The New Business of Hip-Hop Beats: How One Company Gets Musicians Paid For Creating Samples

On June 10, manager Mike “Heron” Herard got a mysterious phone call from the Grammy-winning production duo Cool & Dre. Two artists Heron manages, multi-instrumentalist Leon Michels and composer Beat Butcha, had landed placements on a top-secret project that the producers described only as “life-changing.” They just needed stems of the recordings that Heron had sent them

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Did He Kill It? Zayn Covers Beyonce’s ‘Me, Myself & I’

To hold fans over while he works on his upcoming album, former One Direction member Zayn drops a cover of Beyonce’s classic self-love anthem “Me, Myself & I.” He tweeted, “Album is on the way. Got a few surprises for you too .. here’s a taster.” Zayn’s vocals aren’t as emotive as Beyonce’s, he adds

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