garyspangler: So the young lady in the back center just sold 1.29m albums, her personal best debut. She’s also the only artist in the history of music business to have four albums debut north of a million copies week one. She’s surrounded by the best promo squad in the business that I’m very privileged to call my partners in crime every day. #historic

anonymous asked:

New Chapter - How would Harry and Y/N react if Oliver wanted to branch out into the music business as a teenager and follow in his parent's footsteps.

Oliver had always loved being around music and you and Harry whenever you would be working on something. He would tag along to the studio at times and he would spend some time in the makeshift home studio as well. He had learned to play guitar and piano at an early age and even sang in the school talent show every year.

However, neither you or Harry knew Oliver had been considering getting out into the music industry until one night when he approached you both about it. All the younger kids were fast asleep, while you and Harry were working on a song together when Oliver knocked on the door.

“Hey, Ollie, what’s up?” Harry asked.

“Can I talk to you two about something?” He asked.

“Of course, sweetheart, everything okay?” You asked.

Oliver walked in and sat down looking at the two of you. You could tell he was nervous to talk about whatever it was he wanted to have a conversation about.

“Everything’s fine,” Oliver said. “I just… I wanted to run an idea with you.”

“And what’s that?” Harry asked.

Oliver took a deep breath. “You know how much I love music, right?”

“Yeah, we know,” you nodded. “But what about it?”

Oliver bit his lip and looked at you and Harry. “I want to pursue music. I want to perform in front a crowd. I want to write and record my own album and tour the world. I want to do what you two have done since you were my age.”

You and Harry looked at each other before Harry spoke up. “I’m not exactly surprised that you want to do this, and I’m proud of you for wanting to do it. However, the music industry is tough. Yes, your Mum and I started out young, but it wasn’t this glamorous life. It was hard work. We were away from our families and everything we knew, our lives went from 0-60 almost overnight.I have no doubt that you can do all that, son, because I see in it you, but there are things your Mum and I missed out on because we started so young and we’d hate for you miss out on those as well.”

“Your Dad’s right,” you nodded. “When we had you and your siblings, your father and I both agreed we’d give you all the most “normal” life as you grew up even though our careers were not so “normal.” We’re not saying we don’t want you to pursue this, we just really want you to think long and hard before you decide.”

“I know and I have,” Oliver said. “I know there are things I’d miss out on if I made it, but look at all the things I’d get to do if I did make it. Look at what you two accomplished.”

“He does have a point,” Harry nodded.

“If you’re absolutely sure this is something you want to do, then we’ll support you 110%,” you smiled.

“Thank you,” he said. “But there’s something I want to add.”

“What’s that?” You asked.

“I don’t… I don’t want either of you to make a call to someone… I want to do this myself,” he said. “I want to know that I can make it on my own and that people will like my music for me… which is why I want to audition for the X Factor.”

“Really?” Harry perked up.

He nodded. “I looked it up and they’re having auditions here soon, I just need your permission,” he said.

“Where do I sign?” Harry smiled widely.

Oliver smiled and pulled out the paper to give to him. Harry quickly signed it and hugged him.

“I’m so proud of you,” he whispered. “No matter what happens, okay?”

“We love you, baby boy,” you smiled hugging him tightly.

“Muuumm,” he whined.

You laughed. “It doesn’t matter how old you are or how tall you are, you’re still my baby.”

He laughed. “I love you,” he said hugging you again.

“I love you too, now, it’s getting late, so why don’t you head on to bed,” you said.

He nodded and went to walk out of the room before looking at the two of you again. “Thanks again,” he smiled.

“You’re welcome,” Harry smiled.

When Oliver was gone, you looked over at Harry. “Our little boy is growing up,” you whispered.

“Yeah, he is,” he smiled kissing your head before you both decide to head to be yourselves.

what the signs remind me of based off my friends

Aries: beer, bonfires, guitar hero, dad hats, skateboards

Taurus: glass bongs, horses, wine, beautiful curly hair, sunflowers

Gemini: crazy dance moves, impressions, honey whiskey, CBF but low key sweet, lotus flowers

Cancer: talking to animals, rolled joints, home cooked meals, the moon, a warm hug

Leo: big smiles, champagne, cameras, busy cities, music 

Virgo: the office, video games, debates, long drives, observing others

Libra: disney, music memorabilia, guitars, watching movies, flannels 

Scorpio: perverted jokes, dark eyes, playing pool, talking about life, converse 

Sagittarius: journals, paint, polaroids, drunk texts, long walks

Capricorn: edm, cats, sarcasm, netflix, dark sense of humor 

Aquarius: kissing girls, singing, acid tabs, poems, sleeping 

Pisces: day dreaming, listening to music in the shower, comic books, tequila, the best laugh
Paul McCartney Settles with Sony/ATV to Reclaim Beatles Copyright
Sony Music and McCartney settle suit filed in January to reclaim rights to over 260 songs. Case remains dismissed until conflict emerges.
By Reuters

Paul McCartney has reached a confidential settlement of his lawsuit against Sony/ATV Music Publishing in which he sought to reclaim copyrights to songs by the Beatles.

The accord disclosed on Thursday in filings with the U.S. District Court in Manhattan ends the 75-year-old McCartney’s pre-emptive effort to ensure that the copyrights, once owned by Michael Jackson, would go to him starting in October 2018.

U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos signed an order dismissing the case, but agreed to revisit it if a dispute arose.

The dismissal request had been made by Michael Jacobs, a lawyer for McCartney, on behalf of the singer and Sony/ATV.

It is unclear how the accord affects McCartney’s copyright claims. The singer’s representatives could not immediately be reached on Friday for comment.

McCartney had sued on Jan. 18 for a declaration that he could reclaim more than 260 copyrights, including for songs credited to him and John Lennon such as “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” “Yesterday” and “Hey Jude.”

The registrations at issue also covered “Maybe I’m Amazed” and several other songs McCartney recorded as a solo artist.

They even covered such titles as “Scrambled Egg,” which is close to the working lyric “Scrambled Eggs” that McCartney once used for the song that became “Yesterday.”

McCartney had been outbid by Jackson in 1985 for the Beatles’ song rights, which were later rolled into Sony/ATV, a joint venture with Sony Corp.

The pop star’s estate sold its stake in that venture to Sony for $750 million last year.

McCartney sued 1-½ months after a British court said the pop group Duran Duran could not reclaim rights to their songs, in its case against Sony/ATV’s Gloucester Place Music unit.

Changes made in 1976 to U.S. copyright law let authors like McCartney reclaim song rights after periods of time elapsed.

In his lawsuit, McCartney said he could begin exercising his rights on Beatles songs, starting with “Love Me Do,” on Oct. 5, 2018.

The case is McCartney v Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC et al, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, No. 17-00363.

anonymous asked:

I agree with your ans from that Azoff anon. Bts Louis has always been outspoken about venturing to music production and some even describes him as a mini mogul because he has the capacity to be one. Just like how he produced JHO with Steve because he saw how well EDM is being received by GP nowadays would be beneficial to him putting out his first single and with the intention of bringing something new to the EDM side because he thought something was missing there, (1)

his keen sense on musicalities and the trend around him screams music producer to me. Like imagine what he could do with the network those “crusty old men” is gonna give him. I love artist!Louis as much as the next louie but he’s also interested in the business side and having his name associated with Irving and his social networks, not as a client but as a potential business partner, (2) heck even as an acquaintance so long as he’s seen as an individual and not a client, will bring the biggest buzz around him as an up and coming business-wise. And I believe that kid and his business-minded self will surely appreciate the boost if he wants to succeed in both singing and bts careers. Having him bts doesn’t automatically kill his singing career, it just broadens his game and touches all opportunities he could have with his skills and talent. (3)


I agree. You’re right that Louis has the “keen sense of musicality.”

JHO does not sound like a cookie-cutter EDM song because it’s unique in a few ways. Although it follows the structure of an EDM song in not having a repeated chorus (instead EDM has a loud synth middle section), JHO is more balladic and melody-based than the usual motific- or rhythmically-based EDM song. JHO’s lyrics use poetic metaphors. Louis saw the trend in EDM and knew that he could add something unique to it, rather than follow what everyone else was doing. JHO is like a Louis hug in EDM form.

You made the point very well. Louis can be both artist and businessman. Disagreements with management tear bands apart, cause tragedies. Louis has learned enough about bad management to fill a few books. A self-managed Louis Tomlinson, or even future reunited One Direction, is a satisfying thing to contemplate.

If an artist comes on to your show and performs a song, you pay them (by them I mean their label/publishing/etc I always get confused about the backend stuff). 

You pay them extra if you want to put that performance online afterwards. 

Generally you pay X dollars to have it up for Y months. Then, when Y months is up, you have to pull it from your site (youtube/apps/web/etc, wherever you have paid to put their content on your show’s page, where you are making money).

anonymous asked:

Louis just announced his artistic intentions. I truly wish his so-called fans would quit trying to shove him bts. The last thing he needs while in his prime is to join an old boy network with a bunch of creepy dinosaurs like Irv Azoff. "Just Us Boys" - even the name makes me shudder. And as if anyone would greet the news of Harry's album with a HC about him attending business meetings with crusty old men. And what has Azoff ever done for Louis? Why would he trade Simon Cowell for another demon?



I think it’s exciting to consider the possibilities for Louis’s multiple talents.

Obviously he is a wonderful performer and songwriter. He’s proven himself with One Direction and JHO. I don’t know exactly what genre his new songs will be, but based on experience, I will probably like them a lot.

Artists benefit from having as much financial and creative control as possible. At this point, Louis isn’t lacking for money. Like his band mates, he can afford to release music under his own label, with distribution rights through Sony/Syco. I don’t know if that’s what he will do, but so far all the solo material from Liam/ Niall/ Harry has been released this way.

We hear about Liam’s learning music production. It’s exciting to know that the boys may eventually produce not only their own music, but also other artists. As we see from songwriting credits, production itself is a creative endeavor, a huge part of music recording.

Louis has expressed interest in managing his own imprint in the past. Triple Strings was established for that purpose. The origins and future of the company are debatable, but being an artist doesn’t rule out being involved in other aspects of the music business. It’s been noted that Louis is great at networking, knows many people bts in the music industry, and is a great work partner.

It’s exciting to consider the possibilities for an artist who can bring forth his own music on his own terms, AND venture into the music business in other ways. Scooter Braun and Usher have a joint musical business venture, the Raymond-Braun Media Group. Another example is Jay Z. He bought Tidal in 2015 for $50 million. Tidal’s estimated valuation today is $600 million. His business ventures are too many to list, but he is a respected artist as well– 3 albums in RS’s best 500 of all time, 21 Grammys, etc. One doesn’t preclude the other.

A young Jay Z probably couldn’t imagine being 2017 Jay Z, but he was ambitious, creative, & willing to take risks, and he didn’t close any doors. I’m not saying Louis should pursue these things– of course, he can do whatever he wants to do. But he’s talked about his interest before, and he certainly has the work ethic and the talent.

I am very excited to hear his new music. I think it will surprise us in a lot of good ways. Louis’s partnership with Steve on JHO was unexpected (it was unexpected, to me, that Louis put out an EDM single) but so, so lovely– both their friendship and the music itself. Louis and Harry both have the ability to put their distinct signatures on various genres of music, so it still sounds like them, be it EDM or blues. This is a rare talent for artists so young.

So, I am excited to hear his music, and watch Louis’s career in other ways too.



NEW TECH: Unboxing the iRig keys I/O portable all-in-one production station . via @YouTube
The Future of Music: Playing for $30,000 in Tips
More up-and-coming bands and musicians are using apps like YouNow and to live-stream acts, connect with audiences—and rake in virtual-currency tips
By Hannah Karp

Vlive should add tip jars. Kpop groups already release so much non-music video content on their Vlive channels and the entertainment agencies need to find new revenue (cough Cube cough TS cough). And Amber and Henry can finally get work.

Vanilla Rules || Ch 2


Genre: Badboy! au, romance, drama, angst

Word count: 1.8k


The hate saga between you and baddie of the town Park Jimin rests on two very simple rules: 1.) Hate each other for the rest of your lives and 2.)under no circumstances fall in love with each other. But what happens when the possibility of love threatens this dynamic?

A/N: Here is ch 2 as you guys wanted! Thank you for all the kind and encouraging messages you sent my way. I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I did writing it! I hope you will give it lots of love ❤️ Let me know if you liked it, hated it, or don’t really care! I would love to know either way 🤗

 || Ch 1 || Ch 2 || 🔜


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It was no secret that you were the talk of the campus after the incident at Yoongi’s party. But what was even worse was the fact that Jimin hadn’t bothered you ever since. It was contrary to what you were expecting. He hadn’t even so much as looked at you and it irked you. It was atypical of the man you had come to know. By now you were expecting him to be doing the usual, bullying you, making fun of you in front of half the college.

You wondered if his plan was to make you anticipate an attack but he wouldn’t do anything and just let you stress over it.

“That sounds like him to me” Taehyung said as he munched on some chips while both of you sat under the shade of a tree in college grounds.

“It does, doesnt it?” You looked out in a distance to said boy who had some desperate college newbie up against a wall and was publicly shoving his tongue down her throat. He disgusted you so much. You probably wouldn’t have hated him half as much if he had the decency to keep his private engagements on the down low.

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