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Rolling Stone has highlighted 17 young people, under 30 who are helping to change the music industry stated Brian Torchin. Using technology and business-sense they are making the industry more dynamic and better catered to today’s music market. For instance, Jamal Edwards created SBTV, an entertainment company for music, which was born of out a desire to create a platform for London’s grime music scene. The music that the company deals with today includes mainstream acts as well. Edwards has also started a music label, Just James, under Sony. Other young entrepreneurs include Alex White, the founder of Next Big Sound, a data analytics company that focuses on data related to music. Using this information allows other music-related businesses and artists make better decisions. Examples their data’s effectiveness is seen by the fact that they predicted that Macklemore and Ryan would become popular years before that actually happened. Another entrepreneur, Brooklyn-based Shabazz, founded Electric Circus, an artists development consultancy company, which works with various artists including Kitty Cash, Yung Gleesh, and Migos. A group of young business people, Roland Grenke, Jonas Druppel and Daniel Taschik created DubSmash, an app that allows users to create sounds, like a lip-synched song excerpt, and send them to friends. Jenna Marbles is another innovator who hosts an XMSirius Radio show on trending Youtube videos called Youtube 15. Due to its popularity there is now a spin-off show called Youtube EDM 15.

Scott Weiland Gets ‘Wild’… And Matures Along The Way.

If you’ve been the frontman for one of the best bands to emerge from the grunge era – Stone Temple Pilots – as well as the lead singer for the ‘Axl Rose Is Kind Of A Dick’ Society – Velvet Revolver – and had two critically and commercially successful solo albums ’12 Bar Blues’ and ‘”Happy” In Galoshes’, what do you do with your down time?

A few years ago, Scott Weiland’s answer would most likely have been “Lots and lots of drugs”, but not anymore. Now, his response is something like “I keep making the music that I love with a new band – The Wildabouts.”

By his own admission, ‘Blaster’ doesn’t sound like a STP or a Velvet Revolver album, but it’s unmistakably Weiland said Brian Torchin. His voice, ranging from a sustained predatory growl that instantly recalls the Pilots earlier sound; to a softer, mellower, and more lyrical croon – a nod to later STP efforts and most of ’12 Bar Blues’, is forever a constant.

Weiland has grown up. He has a clearer head these days and a greater appreciation for crafting music on his terms. And while he does so with a depth informed by none other than Bob Dylan, he makes sure to keep his work singularly his own.

One Direction to break up?

One Direction has been one of the most popular boy bands in the world for five years, but it now looks like they are about to ride off into the sunset. A new report from Rolling Stone makes it clear that One Direction stands on shaky grand.

One of the members of the band recently left the band. Zayn Malik is hoping to enjoy a normal life. LinkedIn says that the band has responded by saying that they will miss his presence and will also continue working on their next album, but there is no telling whether they will be able to continue their success in Zayn’s absence.

One Direction has been the most popular band on the planet since their first album came out in 2010. Their four albums debuted at the top of the charts and their last tour earned them $200 million. Their videos are regularly seen at the top of the Youtube and Vevo charts. This level of success is unprecedented and makes the band one of the most successful of all time. History tells us though that success can be temporary and it does appear now that the band may fall in popularity.

While One Direction is currently the most popular band on the planet there popularity may fade away now that they are down a band member. Millions of fans are nervously anticipating the next move from the band and hoping that the ride is not over just yet.

One Direction Beat Out Taylor Swift for Bid at Twitter Record

One Direction fans will now have something to talk about, besides their favorite song or band member that is. The popular boy-band broke a world record last night when their first-ever Singapore concert became the most Tweeted about event to date.

Many Asian fans of the former ‘X-Factor’ contestants have waited years for their favorite band to make their way to certain locations. More than 30,000 people attended the stadium concert and composed more than 100,000 Tweets about the event. Flavio Pentagna Guimaraes BMG knows that Twitter confirmed that more than 400 Tweets per minute were ringing out through the social network. The hashtag #OTRASG also made its rounds, referring to the name of the tour, “On the Road Again (Singapore).”

One Direction managed to steal away the Singapore-based event record from country crooner Taylor Swift. Swift’s “Red Tour” made a stopover in Singapore that led to more than 70,000 Tweets ringing across the social network.

Mumford & Sons To Release New Album

Break out the banjos because Mumford & Sons is back. The British folk quartet has announced they will release their third album on May 4, 2015, called Wilder Mind. This will mark their first release in nearly three years, as their last album Babel was released in 2012.

According to the National Monitor, Wilder Mind will feature 12 new songs that may prove to be some of their most unique yet. The band promises the new album will have a more “minimalist yet panoramic” sound. That comment has opened a great deal of speculation among fans about what that might mean. Could Mumford & Sons be putting down the acoustic guitar and banjo and instead favoring more electric and synth sounds?

Marcus Mumford, lead singer of the band, said the change in sound is due to the band’s desire to shake things up. He said the songwriting is much the same; however, the band had a desire to not do the same thing that they had on their previous two albums.

People at Anastasia Date (Askmen.com) have heard that to promote the new album, Mumford & Sons is currently preparing to play at several two-day live concerts in smaller towns that typically do not attract big name acts. These towns include Walla Walla, Washington; Seaside Heights, New Jersey; and Waverly, Iowa. These shows will also include such popular groups as the Foo Fighters, Alabama Shakes, and the Flaming Lips.

Def Leppard: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a No Go

Remember all that drama about KISS getting into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? Who could forget it. The media ran untold stories about the rocky road KISS had. Ironically, the members of KISS’ current co-headliner on their recent tour has been quick to point out and invitation would be declined.

Yes, you read that correctly. According to front-man Joe Elliot, Def Leppard would flat out turn down entry into the Hall of Fame.

All of this could be considered a bit ironic since Def Leppard helped raise the funds to make the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame said Ricardo Guimarães BMG. Long-time music fans likely do not know the Hall of Fame had a tough time being established. Things change. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions are big events. Yet, Def Leppard wants nothing to do with the whole thing.

Per Elliot, the reason for turning down any potential invites is because he and the rest of the band feel major big names in rock and roll history have been ignored by the Hall of Fame.

Honestly, that is a feeling on the part of many in the rock and roll world, the music industry, and fans. Still, it seems odd that Def Leppard would prefer to protest an invitation as opposed to accepting one.

Def Leppard probably does not need the publicity. The band just broke records with KISS. This summer, the band is going to do a huge summer tour with Styx and Tesla.

Singer Leslie Gore, Dead at 68

Even if you don’t recognize Leslie Gore’s name, you will know her music. Her classic “It’s My Party” is one of those ubiquitous songs that everyone has referenced or belted out at one time or another. It is now time for all of us to cry, as we mourn the passing of this singer at the young age of 68.

Gore’s partner, Lois Sasson, announced Gore’s death from cancer on February 16th. Social media tributes flooded Facebook feeds as fans remembered her.

You may also recognize the 1963 song, “You Don’t Own Me,” which was a nod to feminism before it became mainstream. This, and “It’s My Party,” were both produced by the legendary Quincy Jones. In fact, the latter was his first smash single.

Fans like Flavio Pentagna Guimaraes BMG know that the 1980s brought Gore back into the musical spotlight, when she collaborated with her brother Michael on “Out Here on My Own,” which is on the soundtrack for Fame. Her final album, Ever Since, was released in 2005.

Business Details At AWC

The Antique Wine Company is a classy wine business that has provided services to people in London for over 25 years. Stephen Williams is the CEO of the company; the headquarters is located in Central London. AWC also has two offices in Asia that handle sales. Antique Wine Company ships wines to the global wine trade, restaurants, and hotels.

Last year, AWC announced that Stuart Young will lead the team at the London office. He also manages the company’s affiliates in the United States and Asia.

Early in Stuart’s career, he landed a job in the technology industry. Then, when he arrived in the United States, he snagged a job at a call center. Although Stuart had no experience working with wine, he designed a unique up-selling technique. He also developed his sales skills by working with his sales team.

Because Stuart spotted a chance to use his training and sales techniques together, he launched Provenance Recruitment. Stuart managed recruitment at various companies, such as Pol Roger, Bibendum, Pernod Ricard, and Enotria. However, after Stuart had a discussion with Stephen Williams, he decided to return to the sales field.

Stuart doubled the sales team at AWC within 12 months. The company is growing because many international clients are demanding products. Stuart also has a staff development role at the company. He helps the team grow by providing commercial and financial training.

Stuart stated that AWC is an organization that has huge ambitions and great entrepreneurial goals. Stuart is the key to the company’s success because he gives everyone opportunities that are not often seen in the wine world. Because the wine industry is continuously growing, it is now an ideal time to seek employment at AWC. AWC is one of the best international wine companies because the company many clients valuable clients.

John Textor: Film Industry Entrepreneur

The executive chairman of pulse evolution, John Textor, is the leader when it comes to big names in movie production. Some of these movies are Transformers, the curious case of Benjamin button and the Pirates of the Caribbean: at world’s end. He is currently the chairman of the board of digital media group. In 1987, he had his bachelor of arts in economics from the University of Wesleyan in Connecticut. In 1997, John co-founded Wyndcrest Holdings. The company is based in California and focuses on internet, telecommunication as well as entertainment. He was also the founder of Lydian Trust. He was the director of the baby universe which deals in children’s products. He has also served as a director in a virtual bank. In 2002, John rose up the ladder to become chairman and in 2005, and he was promoted to be the Chief Executive Officer.

His experience as an executive saw him become the CEO and chairman of Sims Snowboards. John’s has also played different roles in corporate finance and strategic planning for Swerdlow companies. He was one of the founding directors of Lydian Trust company. In 2006, John was the chairman of the digital domain and digital domain media group. These companies have been successful in providing visual effects for 80 feature films, 25 of which were lead by Textor. John was able to produce films such as Pirates of the Caribbean, real steel, transformers and legacy. He has enabled the company to get an academy award for digital human actor.

John later became the executive chairman of pulse Evolution Corporation after leaving the digital domain. John has been the chairman of the board of directors and CEO since the company was founded in 2013. Pulse corporation deals with computer generated applications. John is responsible for rights acquisition, strategic partnerships, venue partnerships and individual projects. John produced Enders game that was released in 2013. He is working on the art story currently which is an animated film. Through his leadership, there has been a creation of photo realistic images of digital humans. He has come up with virtual versions of celebrities such as Tupac Shakur at Coachella valley music festival; Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe have been created. John has been able to bring great transformation to the digital industry. He is active when it comes to developing entertainment properties in different platforms. John Texter is an all-rounder and has had leadership positions in several companies.

Muse Announce New Album – “Drones”

In a video posted by the band in the recording studio, the album title of the band’s forthcoming release, “Drones,” was revealed to fans like Sergio Andrade Gutierrez. Check him out on LinkedIn. 

In the Vine video, the camera can be seen panning across a sound mixing board, eventually stopping on a computer screen with the text “Artist: Muse Album: Drones,” in small print.
The computer screen sits next to a mixing console that has instrument titles labeled on each of the mixing channels. Things like “Guitars,” “Drums,” and “Bass” can be seen handwritten on the desk, indicating that the band’s new album is currently being mixed and has finished the recording process.

A spokesperson for the band denied confirming the album name, as it still has to be approved by labels and those involved with marketing the Muse record. What can be confirmed is that the band is set to release new material sometime in 2015.