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Artists Louis has worked with and/or acknowledged in 2017 (so far):

Worked with:

  • Steve Aoki: Dim Mak Records, Ultra Records (Sony), Warner Chappell Publishing
  • Jay Pryor: Future House Music 
  • “Sir” Nolan Lambroza: Warner Chappell Publishing
  • Digital Farm Animals: Syco/RCA (Sony)
  • Lunchmoney Lewis: Columbia (Sony)
  • Jason Evigan: EMI Publishing (Sony)
  • Matoma: Pulse Recordings (Independent)
  • Skylar Grey: Interscope Records (UMG), Universal Music Publishing Group
  • Rozes: Lost Colony Music (Independent), Warner Chappell Publishing Group
  • Jesse Thomas: Red Parade Music Group (Independent)
  • Nick Monson: Warner Chappell Publishing
  • Sasha Sloan: Warner Chappell Publishing
  • Eric Rosse: Capitol Records (UMG), Warner Chappell Publishing
  • Camille Purcell: Virgin EMI Records (UMG), Sony ATV Publishing
  • TMSLDN (production team of Tom Froe Barnes, Ben Kohn, Peter Merf Kelleher): Universal Music Publishing Group
  • Samuel Elliot Roman aka ROMANS: Roc Nation, Sony ATV Publishing
  • Sarah Blanchard: (no info, wrote with Clean Bandit)
  • Pablo Bowman: Universal Music Publishing Group (likely)
  • Richard Boardman: Band signed with Polydor (UMG), Universal Music Publishing Group
  • Jason Dean: Warner Chappell Publishing
  • Bebe Rexha: Warner Bros Records
  • Matthew James Burns: RCA (Sony)
  • Asia Whiteacre: Warner Chappell Publishing
  • Julian Bunetta: Universal Music Publishing
  • Ian Zachary Franzino: Warner Chappell Publishing
  • Andrew Christopher Haas: SACEM

Twitter mention/recommendation:

  • Digital Farm Animals: Syco/RCA (Sony)
  • Hailee Steinfeld: Republic (UMG)
  • Devlin: Devlin Music, Island Records (UMG) 
  • Julia Michaels: Republic (UMG), Warner Chappell Publishing
  • Milburn: VAM/Warner
  • Liam Gallagher: Warner Bros Records, Warner Chappell Publishing

Billboard’s Dance Power Players 2017: The DJs, Execs and Tastemakers Cueing Up Tomorrow

Steve Aoki, 39 | CEO, Dim Mak Records and Dim Mak Collection

A savvy reader of trends, Steve Aoki holds his place in dance’s top tier with tireless touring (he performs 200-250 shows a year); 175.1 million on-demand streams since the beginning of 2016; a documentary about his life, I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead; and head-turning collaborations, like “Just Hold On” with Louis Tomlinson, which spent six weeks on the Billboard Hot 100. Aoki also is prepping a new album, Kolony, for a summer release. He promises “some incredible hip-hop artists” will be on the recording, including Migos and Gucci Mane.

I’m laughing at all the people saying Louis isn’t “big” enough to the be at the Chainsmokers party because putting aside Louis’s already massively successful career, simply working with Steve himself is a HUGE deal, considering Steve’s record label Dim Mak is the reason the Chainsmokers, who are the ones HOSTING the party you think is too big for Louis, only started achieving commercial success when Steve produced their single #SELFIE a few years back


Originally posted by royalyeol

Part 1 of 2 for the @kpoptrashnetwork Welcome Project. I WAS SO BLESSED to get to write for my love @eradikeats-writes . I hope you enjoy this as well as Spellbound (which will make an appearance on Monday). Love you so much queen!

Special shout out to @kpopfanfictrash for her genius and for coming up with the spell itself. She is just the best in case you all haven’t noticed.

Double double, toil and trouble
If man you seek, this brew must bubble
Add cinder, bone, and touch of strife
To care for maker with his life
He will protect this one he loves
For something wicked this way comes

Tall, dark eyes, lips soft and full. He stares on, a looming presence you almost miss amongst the waves of people that surround you. But how could you miss him? He is yours. You know it the moment your eyes lock. He was made from your desires. Born from a spell. Your spell.

Keep reading


When Boosie Badazz shows up at his record label headquarters, you would think the fucking mayor arrived. In a red Polo windbreaker, jeans, and crisp white kicks, Boosie comes walking in as waves of cries of “Hi Boosie!” fill the otherwise dim halls of Atlantic Records’ midtown office. No sooner does he sit at a conference room table than a plate of food arrives and he’s shoveling in rice with the same enthusiasm with which he’s been feeding the streets with his music since Y2K. “How’s that food, Boosie?” someone yells from a cubicle. “It’s goooood,” he says, flashing his gold-capped incisors with diamond studs. Boosie is the dude corporations ogle at: an artist whose product oozes with street authenticity yet who seems to have finally shaken off the liability of keeping one foot in the trap. Also, he’s a nice guy.

Boosie Badazz is the South’s unsung hero. Raised in Baton Rouge and groomed in the streets, he’s the quintessential regional rap figurehead. His rhymes tell stories seemingly ripped from lurid newspaper headlines, detailing trap happenings over basslines that make perfect strip club soundtracks. Boosie began his career in the late 90s as part of the group Concentration Camp, trained by his cousin, former No Limit soldier Young Bleed. By 2001, he inked a deal with Trill Entertainment, led by the legendary Pimp C, and he has been Trill ever since. For most people above the Mason-Dixon Line, it’s hard to fully understand Boosie. You may rock with a song or two, like “Zoom” or “Wipe Me Down,” his biggest hits. You may know some of his Trill Family affiliates, like that loose cannon named Webbie. But his impact goes way deeper than that. Call him what you want—Boosie, Lil Boosie, Boosie Badazz—but the man born Torrence Hatch has been regarded as the Tupac of the South for over a decade.


Where did your favorite artist get their big break?

1. Loco Dice, started his career as a Hip-hop Dj and rapper opening for major artists like Usher, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, and R Kelly.

2. Adrian Lux, began his journey of music production when he started taking a class where there were a lot of musically talented people, inspiring him to make Hip-hop beats for his friends to rap on.

3. Kygo, began taking piano lessons at the age of 6 till he was about 15 or 16 when he stopped to begin producing music with Logic Studio and a midi keyboard learning the program from watching several youtube videos.

4. Steve Aoki, while attending The University of California, Santa Barbra ran underground concerts in his house that was just off campus. This became very popular, essentially turning into a concert venue which gained the name “ The Pickle Patch”. Soon after this he went on to create his own record label Dim Mak Records.

5. Calvin Harris, after graduating high school worked in a supermarket and local fish processing factory in order to buy Dj gear. Moved to London to pursue his music career did not receive the attention he wanted and returned to home to Scotland to continue to release music on his Myspace page. About 2 years after that received attention for his music that he was releasing on Myspace from major record labels and signed three contracts with Three Six Zero Group(management), EMI(publishing), and Sony BMG (recording).

For Anyone Boycotting Sony b/c of #FreeKesha

There’s currently 3-4 major record labels in the music industry, and they account for about 75% of music sales. These labels are Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group, EMI, and Warner Music Group. So, if you’re boycotting Sony Music Entertainment because of #FreeKesha, know that you’ll have limited music choices, but here’s some minor labels with great artists you can listen to. (throughout doing my research, I was actually surprised how many minor record labels had famous musicians. But please note, some of the very famous musicians on this list no longer work with minor record labels & moved to bigger companies/retired/are dead/whatever).

Atlantic Records
•Melanie Martinez, Bruno Mars, Led Zeppelin, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, AC/DC, Skrillex, Rolling Stones, Paramore (?), & many more

Fueled By Ramen
•twenty one pilots, Panic! at the Disco, Fall Out Boy, Maroon 5, & more

Glassnote Records
•Chvrches, Mumford & Sons, Two Door Cinema Club, & much more

Equal Vision Records
•Pierce the Veil, We Came as Romans, I the Mighty, the Dear Hunter, & more

Dim Mak Records
•The Chainsmokers, Zedd, Steve Aoki, Borgore, & a ton of other EDM artists

Neon Gold Records
•Mariana and the Diamonds, Elie Goulding, Foxes, the Sound of Arrows, and a few more

Cherrytree Records
•Lady Gaga, Far East Movement, LMFAO, Natalia Kills, & more

Interscope Records
•Selena Gomez, Eminem, Madonna, Katy Perry, & more

Hollywood Records (Disney)
•Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Jonas Brothers, etc. (please note many of these celebrities have moved onto different recording labels)

Strange Music Inc.
•my friend really likes hip hop music and she told me to put this on the list

Run for Cover Records
•Tigers Jaw, Basement, Turnover, Title Flight, & a couple of others

Two Steps From Hell
•this is actually a music production company, but they’ve made music for Harry Potter, X-Men, and Pirates of the Caribbean

(please feel free to add more, correct me, and anything else. and as I said before, these might not be 100% accurate, and are subject to change).