Tuesday, September 29, 2015
SPORTS: DERRICK ROSE INJURED SHOULD START 2015 SEASON ON INJURED LIST
Bulls Guard Derrick Rose was struck in the face by an elbow during today’s practice. He was taken by the Bulls medical staff to Rush University Medical Center for testing and evaluation which determined he sustained a left orbital fracture. After consultation with several specialists, it has been determined that he will require a surgical procedure, which will take place tomorrow at Rush. After the procedure, a timetable for return to play will be determined.
VIDEO: LIL DURK- "REMEMBER"
SPORTS: BEARS TRADE JARED ALLEN & JON BOSTIC AS SEASON STARTS POOR
The Chicago Bears are 0-3, and of all the 0-3 teams in the NFL who might rebound to make the playoffs, the Bears might rank last on that list. So Chicago went ahead and traded veteran pass rusher Jared Allen to the Carolina Panthers, according to Fox Sports' Jay Glazer. The Bears got a sixth-round pick in return, Glazer said. A few hours later it became clear it wasn't an isolated move. The Bears traded linebacker Jon Bostic to the Patriots, according to ESPN.
VIDEO: SD- "PAPER ROUTE"
MIXTAPE: G HERBO (LIL HERB)- "BALLIN LIKE IM KOBE"
G Herbo releases 'Ballin Like Im Kobe' mixtape. After much anticipation and delay, G Herbo finally unleashes the project we've been waiting for.
VIDEO: ZONA MAN- "WRONG & RIGHT"
MIXTAPE: BILLIONAIRE BLACK- "CALL OF DUTY DEAD OPPS 2"
His debut mixtape “Call of Duty: Dead Opps.” Billion has just released his sequel to this project titled “Call of Duty: Dead Opps 2.” Billi’s project features 12 tracks with guest appearances from Ayoo KD, Famous Dex, BossCash and more. “Call of Duty: Dead Opps 2” is available for purchase on iTunes.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
EP: G COUNT & NASCENT- "UGLY"
G Count — formerly one half of The L.E.P. Bogus Boys — just teamed up with Nascent to release his latest project, Ugly EP through DatPiff. The 8-track project is a precursor to the Chicago MC’s upcoming full length effort, God Loves Ugly. According to the rapper, his God Loves Ugly LP is set to be released next month.
NEWS: PATRICK KANE EVIDENCE TAMPERING?
A rape investigation involving Chicago Blackhawks star forward Patrick Kane took a bizarre turn Wednesday when the attorney for the accuser said an empty paper bag that once held the woman's rape kit had been secretly placed in the doorway of her mother's home. Kane's attorney said both sides in the case have been told that none of Kane's DNA was found "from the waist down" on the woman. Police officials responded that no packaging is missing from the rape kit. "Something seriously has gone amiss," attorney Thomas Eoannou told reporters during a news conference, where he held up the wrinkled brown bag that he said pointed to the possibility of evidence tampering. He said the woman's mother discovered the bag Tuesday afternoon when she came home from work for lunch. She found the bag folded up between a storm door and her front door, he said.
CHICAGO UNSIGNED HYPE INTERVIEW W/ WILDBOY NUTZ
Chicago Est.1837 Recently Caught Up W/ Rising Artist "WildBoy Nutz" 1. Introduce yourself & what you stand for as an artist. I'm Wildboy Nutz The Rap God, I Stand For Making Great Art For The World. 2. What inspired you to become a serious about your craft? I've Always Loved Music & Was Fascinated Bye The Culture, In Plus I Got A Daughter I Got A Make It Happen. 3. Rather dead or alive what artist would be a dream collaboration for you? My Dream Collaborations Lecrae, The Weekend, Pac, Lupe, J.cole, Chance and Eminem. 4. How do you deal with writers block? When I Get Writers Block I Step Away From The Pen & Pad In Just Grasp The Moment & I Tell This Is Whole Universe I Could You Run Out Of Stuff To Say. 5. Any projects, singles or videos we should be on the lookout for this year? New Projects Coming Soon , Hey Li Laddi,TIGER WOODS, Pain, Grind In Pray Followed Up Bye Videos. 6. Where do you see yourself within this industry 3-5 years from now? In The Next 3-5 Years I See Myself Climbing The Charts, Selling Out Arenas, Traviling The World While Been Molded Into To A C.E.O Of My Own Label. Follow His Progress.. I.G Wildboy_Nutz F.B Nutz'Rap God---
FORBES 2015 HIP HOP CASH KINGS LIST & VIDEO
Diddy, who made $60 million in 2014 did so again in 2015. While that was only good for third place on last year’s list (following Dre and Jay Z), this year Puffy was crowned Cash King. Hov came in second with $56 million and Drake third with $39.5 million. Dre ($33 million) and Pharrell ($32 million) rounded out the top five. Remember, this is just based on earnings over Forbes’s 2015 scoring period, not net worth. 1. Diddy — $60 million 2. Jay Z — $56 million 3. Drake — $39.5 million 4. Dr. Dre — $33 million 5. Pharrell — $32 million
6. Eminem — $31 million 7. Kanye West — $22 million 8. Wiz Khalifa — $21.5 million 9. Nicki Minaj — $21 million 10. Birdman — $18 million 11. Pitbull — $17 million 12. Lil Wayne — $15 million 13. Kendrick Lamar — $12 million 14. J. Cole — $11 million 15. Snoop Dogg — $10 million 16. Rick Ross — $9 million 17. Tech N9ne — $8.5 million 18. Ludacris — $8 million 19. T.I. — $6 million 20. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis — $5.5 million (full coverage via Forbes below) http://www.forbes.com/hip-hop-cash-kings/
SPORTS: CHICAGO BULLS REVEAL NEW COURT DESIGN
The Chicago Bulls today unveiled an updated court design that will debut on October 6 when the team faces the Milwaukee Bucks in its first pre-season game of the 2015-16 season.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
NEWS: MAYOR SEEKING $600 MILLION TAX HIKE
Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday will call for property tax increases totaling $588 million over the next four years, part of an unprecedented series of tax and fee hikes he wants to shore up police and fire pension funds and balance the budget. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-rahm-emanuel-property-tax-increase-met-0922-20150921-story.html
SPORTS: JAY CUTLER HURT IN BLOWOUT LOST TO ARIZONA
Everything else that happened in the Bears’ 48-23 loss to the Cardinals seemed like a footnote to the big news. With just over 3:00 left in the 3rd quarter, Jay Cutler threw an interception to Tony Jefferson, which was returned for a touchdown. On that play, the Bears quarterback tried to make the tackle, but face-planted and landed hard on his throwing arm. Cutler was taken to the locker room for evaluation.
Sunday, September 20, 2015
EVENT: UNOFFICIAL A3C FESTIVAL KICKOFF SHOW OCT.6TH
1st Annual A3C Festival Kickoff Show Sponsored By GoSityEnt.com & Hood Illustrated For Oct.6th In Atlanta. A ALL DAY EVENT! "360 Hours Of Hip Hop" 12pm-6pm Hosted By A Special Guest "The Intermission" 6pm-7pm AllHipHop.com Placement Raffle Special Guest Performance By Killa Kaln & BSM Believe Tha Hype Showcase 7pm-12am Hosted By Top Promoters Tampa Mystic & Tea Peachez Special Guest Joe Gator & More... Hood Illustrated Magazine Interview Raffle Giveaways Include Features & Placements With AllHipHop, ChicagoEst1837, ThisIs50, Neffworking, EarlyBBQ, RapMusicPromo, The UnderGround Fix & Hood Illustrated. 708-965-2806 773-552-2500 CALL FOR SLOTS/MEDIA OR ADDITIONAL INFO
Friday, September 18, 2015
VOTE JOE GATOR DYNAMIC SOLO ARTIST OF 2015 AT THIS YEARS "UMA AWARDS"
You can now begin voting for Joe Gator to win in the category MOST DYNAMIC SOLO ARTIST for this years Underground Music Awards which I'll be attending at the legendary BB King blues theater located in New York City's Time Square on October 25th. (vote link below) http://soul2soulmusicvibe.com/?p=1174 VOTING RULES: The winners of the 2015 Underground Music Awards are determined via online voting by the general public. The votes will be tabulated and the winners will be announced at the UMA Award ceremony on 10/25/15 at BB Kings in NYC. You may only vote once each day per IP (Internet Protocol) address (i.e., once per computer or other electronic device capable of accessing the Internet). Any manipulation of this voting rule will result in the artist or producer being penalized with a reduction in their vote total or possibly disqualified and eliminated. PAST UMA WINNERS: Nicki Minaj, MGK, Cory Gunz, J Cole, Freeway, Lil Mama, Killah Priest, , Remy Ma, Styles P, Papoose, Saigon, Lumidee, and Fred The Godson among others. Past UMA honorees include Hip-Hop legends like Whodini, Brand Nubian, Ice T, Naughty By Nature, EPMD, Slick Rick, Run DMC, Grandmaster Flash, MC Shan, DJ Red Alert, DJ Kid Capri, Kool G Rap, M.O.P., Ralph McDaniels, DJ Kay Slay, DJ Envy and many more
VIDEO: BIG O F/ J.R. DONATO & iB- "NO WAY"
Chicago rapper Big O continues to drop new material culminating with the DADACreative directed video for "No Way". Produced by iB and featuring Taylor Gang rapper J.R. Donato, "No Way" both embraces the Chicago street aesthetic and innovates on Big O's unique delivery with staccato adlibs and frenetic energy. J.R. Donato is a welcome feature as he brings to the table a smooth and dense punch that emboldens Mr. 290's newest release. Stay tuned as Big O continues to flood the streets with new music for the rest of 2015 and amps up for a strong 2016.
VIDEO: TINK- "LEASH"
VIDEO: LIL DURK- "500 HOMICIDES"
Directed by Joe Moore Productions. The lead off song from Durk’s Remember My Name which is in stores now.
VIDEO: NETHERFRIENDS- "LOVE IS TIGHT"
Directed by Chase The Moose. Netherfriends is back with another visual from his Ladysfriends project, check it out below.
DOCUMENTARY: VIC MENSA- "DOWN TO START A RIOT"
Vic Mensa documentary "Down To Start A Riot" is the first Fader Video Cover Story. Last May, The FADER spent a week with the rapper Vic Mensa in Chicago shooting our first video cover story, Down To Start A Riot. Mensa had recently joined Kanye West on stage at the BRIT Awards and was, along with the rest of his SAVEMONEY crew, teetering on the edge of breaking out in a major way. As Mensa's go-to producer and friend-since-grammar-school Stefan Ponce recalls, "He really did what he always knew he was going to do. Like, damn, this guy is really about to change his life."
SPORTS: WNBA 2015 MVP IS DELLE DONNE OF THE CHICAGO SKY
Elena Delle Donne of the Chicago Sky, who posted the fifth-highest scoring average in WNBA history this season, has been named the 2015 WNBA Most Valuable Player presented by Samsung, the league announced today. The third-year guard/forward earned 38 of 39 first-place votes from a national panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. Delle Donne won the MVP award for the first time, leading the Sky to a 21-13 record and the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.
Thursday, September 17, 2015
VIDEO: RICKY LANCE- "COMFORTABLE"
Sometimes less is more, and that is certainly the case in Ricky Lance’s new music video for his single Comfortable.” Stepping away from the motion heavy, strong cut and flashy videos that have grown popular in today’s hip/hop scene, Ricky Lance and Director Terick Lamont of Lamont Visuals teamed up to create a more mature video for a mature song. The video’s modern and sleek look, combined with Ricky’s lyrics, paint a picture of what it’s like to be a young adult just trying to figure out what it means to grow up.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
VIDEO: C-ZAR "I LIVE IT" OFFICIAL VIDEO
Shot By @SheHeartsTevin C-Zar adds a visual to the list of recent new releases of late. "I Live It" is the lead single from his Beyond The Glory EP which is out now on viral outlets. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/hwnDaW-WxCw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen>
SPORTS: LAKE MICHIGAN TO HOST AMERICA'S CUP QUALIFYING RACES IN 2016
The Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series qualifying races will take place next summer in Chicago the weekend of June 11-12, officials announced Tuesday. It is the first time in the 165-year history of the America's Cup that an event will be held on fresh water. Two 25-minute races are slated each day, featuring teams from Sweden, Great Britain, New Zealand, Japan, France and the defending champions, Oracle Team USA. The course will start and finish off Navy Pier, with speedy catamarans following a path toward Northerly Island. Tod Reynolds, director of the Chicago event, said that June weekend was chosen because it had the "best probability of good winds."
NEWS: TACO BELL IN WICKER PARK TO HAVE ALCOHOL MENU
The new Taco Bell in Wicker Park — the first in the country to serve alcohol — will open Sept. 22. Taco Bell Cantina (NEW NAME) will serve wine, beer and liquor until only 10 p.m. Sunday to Thursday, and midnight Friday and Saturday. 1439 N. Milwaukee Ave. The menu features three 16-ounce frozen drinks that look straight out of the Kwik-E-Mart; spike your cherry-red Cantina Punch, electric-yellow Cantina Margarita or Ninja-Turtle-green Mountain Dew Baja Blast with your choice of Captain Morgan rum ($6.19), Ketel One vodka ($6.69) or Don Julio tequila ($7.19). You'll also find Steelhead wine ($4) in individual-size twist-off bottles, and two taps pouring Dos Equis ($4) and Fat Tire ($4.50). (link below) http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/ct-taco-bell-alcohol-opening-date-wicker-park-chicago-story.html
EVENT: LINCOLN PARK ZOO "FALL FEST"
Get ready to harvest some family fun at the zoo’s Fall Fest next month! Enjoy a corn maze, pumpkin patch, Ferris wheel, live entertainment and more throughout the zoo on Fridays–Sundays, October 2–18 and Monday, October 12. (link below) http://www.lpzoo.org/events/calendar/fall-fest
Monday, September 14, 2015
SPORTS: BEARS LOSE HOME OPENER TO RIVAL PACKERS
The Bears took the field Sunday with a new GM, head coach, coaching staff, schemes and football operations staff. All but one defender — cornerback Kyle Fuller — was either new to the Bears’ starting lineup, or to his position. Aaron Rodgers was the same, though. And he’s now, after a 31-23 victory at Soldier Field, 12-3 lifetime against the Bears. (link below) http://chicago.suntimes.com/bears-football/7/71/956361/bears-lose-opener-packers-pull-away
CHICAGO UNSIGNED HYPE INTERVIEW W/ C-ZAR
Chicago Est.1837 Recently Caught Up With Rising Indie Artist "C-ZAR" 1. Introduce yourself & what you stand for as an artist. I'm C-zar of Get Money Clan a.k.a. "The Clan". I come from a city south of the Chi called Kankakee, K3, or The Keez to those familiar. Needless to say I'm the leader of my Clan of Brothers and I don't use the term loosely. Those who know me know I'm BIG on Respect, Loyalty Integrity, and Knowledge, which is what The Clan is based on. When I say we are "Get Money Clan" I'm not merely speaking of Fiat Money, but rather the value of character we acquire, which Fiat Money can not buy. If you strip every dollar from me I'd still be one of the richest individuals you know because I build "money" or value through character, and I build with those who do the same. When you constantly Grow and Develop as a person the opportunities to make the Fiat Money will come, so we focus on building ourselves and relationships with those like us. That's what I mean by "Gettin' Money" when I represent Get Money Clan. We call that Clansh*t. 2. What inspired you to become a serious about your craft? I've always been creative when it comes to writing but I never really though about taking music serious until I started feeling comfortable spitting to my closest partners and one of my Biggest supporters, my older brother who passed away. That's why you hear me say "RIP Lil Gordy" in many of my songs. It's my way of including him in something he encouraged me to do but was never able to witness. It's my way of keeping him with me I guess. They would all tell me how "Dope" a line or verse was or how something I said really hit home with them, but I kind of blew it off like they were just being supportive. Then they would put me on the spot in front of other people in random places and those people would all give the same love and tell me go hard with it for them. So I said to myself why not at least try to do it for real, if it doesn't work out, it wasn't meant to be. Safe to say it's seeming meant to be at this point. 3. Rather dead or alive what artist would be a dream collaboration for you? A dream collaboration for me dead or alive would be Tupac, DMX, or Jadakiss. I relate to street story tellers, who have the character of guys I was taught and influenced by coming up. As a kid I always wanted to meet these guys in person and pick their brains even before I ever thought of rapping. I just respect them as a person. 4. How do you deal with writers block? The way I deal with writers block is simply to live it. I'm not the type to just sit and write all day. I just live life and when a Dope producer sends me a fire track that pulls it out of me, I lay my life experiences down on the track. I get tunnel vision and just zone out to myself and before I know it, I've put together a verse or a song that I didn't really have to think too hard about. If I have to sit and think too hard it's either not me or its not ready to come out yet so I don't dwell on it too much. 5. Any projects, singles or videos we should be on the lookout for this year? I recently dropped my first solo project which is an EP with 5 tracks titled "Before The Glory" available for download on Datpiff and many other online outlets shortly. I have a single we dropped prior to the EP called "I Live It", also on the Before The Glory EP, which I shot a video in my hometown Kankakee for at the end of August. The video will drop all over the Internet as well, late September or early October so be looking forward to that. I'm also working on a full length project which I will be giving more details about once I have a definite date. Stay tuned at www.GetMoneyClan.com 6. Where do you see yourself within this industry 3-5 years from now? In the next 3-5yrs I see myself as one of the top names in this industry. Not just for being an artist but a business man as well. The goal is to Boss up and provide opportunities for others that come from what I come from, who are built like I'm built and Get Money. Clansh*t. Follow His Progress... IG/Twitter: Czar_of_GMClan Website: www.GetMoneyClan.com
Friday, September 11, 2015
VIDEO: KING LOUIE- "BALLIN" (IN STUDIO) PROD BY.DGAINZ
Directed By DGainz. King Louie doing an in-studio performance of “Ballin”, off his Drilluminati 3 mixtape.
VIDEO: LIL DURK- "HIGHER"
Produced by DJ L. Directed by Eif Rivera. Off Lil Durk's "Remember My Name" album which is out now. Download here on iTunes.
VIDEO: CHIEF KEEF & FREDO SANTANA- "DOPE GAME"
Fredo Santana & Chief Keef's "Blood Thicker Than Water" album coming soon. Directed by Nick Brazinsky.
VIDEO: J.R. DONATO- "LIFE SO SWEET"
Directed by J.A.T.H.A.N. Produced by Sledgren & C.Dreamer. J.R. Donato will release his new Fast Money & Freedom project on September 25th and decides to let go of an official video for “Life So Sweet”
FAKESHORE DRIVE ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH SIRUSXM RADIO FOR "THE DRIVE ON SHADE 45"
New weekly show The Drive on Shade 45 bringing the best music in the Midwest. From Chicago to Detroit to Cleveland to the Twin Cities and beyond — repping the entire region the right way. The first episode kicks off 9/14 at 12am EST — which is actually 9/13 in Chicago ( Sunday night 11pm.) Running 11p-1am. THIS SUNDAY. Episode one. Recurring weekly. (link below) http://www.fakeshoredrive.com/2015/09/were-coming-to-siriusxm-radio-the-drive-on-shade-45.html/
CHICAGO UNSIGNED HYPE INTERVIEW W/ KP MONTANA
Chicago Est.1837 Recently Caught Up With Rising Artist "Kp Montana" 1. Introduce yourself & what you stand for as an artist. I'm KP Montana. Rap artist, & Creator of All About Bands Inc. Better known as AABMG (All About Bands Money Gang). As a artist I stand for authenticity, quality music & respect for the craft. 2. What inspired you to become a serious about your craft? I was inspired by my peers. So I dropped a song and video called "I Rock Polo" and the reviews were great, it did real well on YouTube.. Over 100K to date. That convinced me I could do this and be great at it eventually. Beyond that it's All About Bands. I want them checks. 3. Rather dead or alive what artist would be a dream collaboration for you? I'm gone stick with alive and won't go as far as a dream, but I'm a say Johnny Cinco & YFN Lucci. I like what they doing right now. I know the three of us on a record will do damage. 4. How do you deal with writers block? I never get writers block. If i don't like what I'm puttin together and ill leave it and come back to it, but I'm never at a lost when it comes to my writing capability. 5. Any projects, singles or videos we should be on the lookout for this year? I'll be dropping new videos at least twice a month all year. I'm dropping a mixtape with my blood brother JD this winter. Also, I'll be doing a mixtape series where other artist can showcase their talents. 6. Where do you see yourself within this industry 3-5 years from now? A millionaire. In five years I see myself as a polarizing figure in American culture. Not just in the hip hop arena which I plan to dominate. I'm coming for that white america money. Follow His Progress.. Twit @kpmontana_ IG: Aab_rastafarrian
MIXTAPE: CHICAGO UNSIGNED HYPE V5
The 5th Installment Of The Chicago Event Music Series Turned Mixtape Series Catered To The Top Rising Unsigned Acts Out Of The Windy City. @ChicagoEst1837 Download & Stream Volumes 1-4 Sponsored On Datpiff As Well.
VIDEO: YK WILDEND- "AINT GOTTA TALK"
Directed By Blind Folks Vision. Cabrini Greens artist Yk Wild End drops a visual for his much anticipated single Aint Gotta Talk. See if it lives up to standards below.
SPORTS: GRAND JURY TO RECONVENE IN PATRICK KANE CASE
A grand jury is expected to reconvene in the investigation of Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane, the Chicago Tribune reported. The rescheduled hearing is expected to be held in two weeks, sources told the newspaper. The grand jury, which comprises 23 people, is to review all evidence in the case and vote on whether there is enough evidence to charge Kane. Kane has been under investigation after a woman reportedly accused him of sexually assaulting her at his home in Hamburg, New York, last month.
NEWS: POLICE RELEASE SKETCH OF TODDLER FOUND IN GARFIELD PARK LAGOON
The Chicago police released a sketch Thursday of a toddler whose dismembered remains were found in a park lagoon and appealed for information that could help identify the child and solve the "heinous, senseless" crime. The drawing showed an African American child between the ages of 2 and 3 with large wide eyes and a chubby face. "We still don't know what happened," Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy told reporters. "We're going to need help from the public. And people should be outraged." Detectives are hoping someone will recognize the child based on the drawing. Even before its release, about 150 calls with possible tips came in for police detectives. The child's remains were discovered over the weekend in the Garfield Park lagoon after someone reported seeing a foot floating in the water. Further searches of the murky water turned up the child's head, hands and other foot. Authorities are draining the lagoon to aid the search for the rest of the body and more evidence.
NEWS: CHICAGO'S SOUTH SIDE WILL FINALLY GET ADULT TRAUMA CENTER
University of Chicago Medicine and Sinai Health System on Thursday announced a $40 million joint project to open an adult trauma center for the South Side. The plan would convert the emergency room at Holy Cross Hospital into a Level 1 trauma center — meaning some of the most violence-plagued neighborhoods in the city, including Englewood, Washington Park and Greater Grand Crossing, will be within five miles of high-quality care, a crucial distance in saving lives, studies show. The South Side has been without adult trauma care since the now-defunct Michael Reese Hospital in Bronzeville closed its center in 1991, forcing residents of communities that experience a disproportionate amount of gun violence to travel as far as 10 miles by ambulance to be treated. The announcement is expected to ease tensions between University of Chicago and members of the South Side community who have tried for more than five years to pressure the university to establish a trauma center on its Hyde Park campus. The protests reached a national audience over the last two years as the university successfully led a bid to bring the Barack Obama Presidential Center to the South Side. (link below) http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-university-of-chicago-mount-sinai-south-side-trauma-center-20150910-story.html
Thursday, September 10, 2015
MUSIC NEWS: BMI REPORTS OVER REVENUES OF OVER $1 BILLION FOR 2015
BMI today announced record-breaking revenue and royalty distributions for its fiscal year ended June 30. BMI generated total revenues of $1.013 billion, the highest in the company’s history and the most public performance revenue generated for songwriters, composers and publishers by any music rights organization in the world. In addition, BMI distributed and administered $877 million to its affiliated songwriters, composers and music publishers, a nearly 4.5% increase over last year and the company’s largest distribution ever. BMI operates on a non-profit-making basis and returns approximately 87% of all revenue to the musical creators and copyright owners it represents. BMI’s digital revenue exceeded $100 million, the first U.S. PRO to achieve this important milestone. Revenue from all media licensing, including radio, television and cable and satellite entertainment, also saw record levels at $484 million, with cable and satellite entertainment accounting for the largest portion of BMI’s domestic revenue for the second consecutive year. Additionally, general licensing revenue, including license fees from bars, hotels, fitness facilities and restaurants, along with other income, achieved a record high $137 million. International revenues came in at a strong $292 million, despite significant economic challenges overseas. While down 5% in USD from last year, the company overcame a $28 million negative impact to international revenues caused by lower foreign exchange rates due to the strengthening dollar. BMI processed nearly 600 billion performances, more than 500 billion of which were digital, a 25% increase from last year. More than 1.2 million unique musical works were identified across the various digital services. (link below) http://www.bmi.com/news/entry/bmi_reports_record_breaking_revenues_of_over_1_billion
MUSIC: SINCEREYFL- "ON YA MARK"
The young talented Chicago Unsigned Hype continues his string of new releases this year with "On Ya Mark". This upbeat single produced by The Beat Source is a sure banger and fan favorite. Take a listen and support the #YFL movement.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
EVENT: PUB GOING UP ON A TUESDAY PT.3
Abbey Pub Of Chicago & gosityent.com present their 3rd installment of... "Pub Going Up On A Tuesday" Pt.3 LiveMixtapes Placement Giveaway Indie Showcase Artists Of All Genres Welcomed, 21&UP. (limited performance space, great venue) 708-965-2806 or 773-552-2500 Checkout the official flyer for the upcoming show for more info and recap the last 2 via ChicagoEBK & H3 Entertainment
MUSIC: RIOT FEST LAWSUIT DROPPED
After a weekend of escalating accusations, St. Anthony Hospital agreed Tuesday to drop its bid for a federal judge to block the three-day Riot Fest concert from taking place in nearby Douglas Park this weekend. The hospital had filed suit Friday to halt the popular event because of concerns that the "extreme noise" and congestion surrounding the music festival would compromise patient safety. In response, event organizers claimed the hospital had threatened to sue unless it was paid $158,000, prompting the hospital's chief spokeswoman to call the organizers liars. In a joint news release emailed to reporters after the hearing, both sides said their previous "misunderstandings" had been clarified in a meeting earlier Tuesday with police and city officials, including Ald. George Cardenas, 12th. The fest organizers agreed to restore parking on 19th Street in front of the hospital and erect pedestrian barricades on the west side of California Avenue and "sound monitoring within the hospital to protect patients," the statement said. As Riot Fest employees were loading equipment into Douglas Park earlier Tuesday, a handful of residents and community activists gathered at the corner of Ogden and Albany avenues in support of the event. (link below) http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-riot-fest-st-anthony-lawsuit-0906-20150908-story.html
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