Day: November 24, 2009

UK NEWS: MERCURY WINNER SPEECH DEBELLE LEAVES LABEL BECAUSE OF POOR ALBUM SALES

Via BBC News Speech Debelle is quitting her record label, saying the company were to blame for disappointing sales of her Mercury-winning debut album. Debelle told 6 Music that sales of Speech Therapy suffered because of poor distribution by Big Dada records. Prior to her win, the album had sold around 3,000 copies with sales increasing to just below 10,000. “The Mercury Prize was on Tuesday, and on Friday there were no more physical albums in the shops,” she said. “So, on []

UK NEWS: JAY-Z SET TO PERFORM AT THE BRIT AWARDS 2010

The Social Writers Blog reports that Jay-Z has been signed up to perform at the BRIT Awards 2010, where he will perform a medley of his biggest hits and a duet with a surprise artist. The BRIT Awards 2010 will take place in February and it’s already been announced that the mighty J-Hova will perform. *rolls eyes* Jay-Z’s popularity in the UK is at an all time high. He will probably be invited to perform all of his greatest hits in front of the Queen and her hubby []

PRODUCER DAVINCHE RELEASES ‘HOW TO’ PRODUCTION GUIDE VIDEOS

This is for all you budding producers out there and music fans who are interested in gaining some studio knowledge…. UK Production Maestro DaVinChe has today released a 3-Step Guide to Tracking Vocals in the studio and a 5-Step Guide to Sampling. DaVinChe offers relaxed guides to relatively simple production techniques that are just as simple to get wrong. The guest vocalist featured in the 3-Step Vocal tracking guide is UK songstress Shola Ama.