Archive for October, 2008

Music Industry News

October 31, 2008

MTV Networks, Harmonix (the game developer behind Rock Band) and Beatles’ Apple Corps Ltd. are developing a new interactive music game based solely and exclusively on the entire Beatles catalog. AC/DC’s new album Black Ice moved 784,000 units in its first week of U.S. release. Common has announced Dec. 9 as the new release date for his forthcoming Geffen album, Universal Mind Control. Chris Brown is the star of a new advertising campaign for Hasbro’s U-Dance, a motion sensing dance video game. Don Cornelius, the former host of the television show “Soul Train,” was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence, police said Saturday.

Best Buy has acquired 83.3% of Napster stock through a tender offer. Digital distribution firm TuneCore raised $7 million in new funding from Opus Capital, saying it will use the new cash in part to expand artists services. eMusic is laying off 10% of its workforce. Electronic Arts is laying off 5% of their staff. Sony BMG Music Entertainment lost $57 million on sales of $762 million for the three-month period ended Sept. 30. EMI Group has reported a loss of £757 million ($1.2 billion) for the year ending March 31, citing the “continuing underperformance from EMI Music.”

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You Can’t Handle the Truth!

October 26, 2008

VINYL is the new black!

In 2007 there were 80,000 different music releases. Of those 80,000 there were 25,000 that were digital only releases. Of those 80,000 different releases only 7,000 of those sound scanned more than 100 units each.

In the year 2000 record companies shipped 924.5 million units, compared to only 511.1 million units shipped in 2007.

Sales of vinyl albums and ep’s were up 36% in 2007 (1.3 million units) compared to 900,000 units the previous year in 2006. VINYL is the new black!

photos from PRINCE vs MICHAEL

October 24, 2008

CLICK HERE to see all 53 photos from 10/18/08. Hope see see everyone on November 15th for our 6 Year Anniversary and 50th Prince vs Michael party. Madrone Lounge, 500 Divisadero Street, San Francisco.

Thank you Vancouver!

October 14, 2008

Thank you to everyone in Vancouver, BC that came out Sunday night for the Prince vs Michael party. Even though it was their Thanksgiving weekend, a Sunday night and raining, people still came out to support the Purple One and the King of Pop. Shouts to Sean, Kyprios, Metty, Steve, Mo, Kyle, Prev One, DJ Shortfuse, DJ Marz, Eliot, and Flip Out. Click here for a few photos that I took. There’s no place like home. So join us this Saturday night at Madrone Lounge as the Prince vs Michael party returns to San Francisco.

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where to find the Iller Sessions cd

October 9, 2008

Below is a list of record stores where you can buy the Iller Sessions cd.

You can also mail order the cd from us for $14 US and $17 anywhere else in the world (price includes shipping & handling). CLICK HERE for more info and to order. The album features tracks from Jurassic 5, Supernatural, Ra Scion and more.

EASY STREET
SEATTLE
4559 California Ave SW, 98116
20 Mercer St, 98109

SILVER PLATTERS
SEATTLE
701 5th Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98109
9560 1st Ave NE,, Seattle, WA 98115
15600 NE 8th St, Bellevue, WA 98008

SONIC BOOM
SEATTLE
2209 NW Market St., Seattle WA 98107
514 15th Ave E., Seattle WA 98112

MUSIC MILLENNIUM
PORTLAND
3158 East Burnside, 97214

CD WORLD
EUGENE
3215 W 11th Ave #B, 97402

RECORD EXCHANGE
BOISE
1105 W Idaho St, 83702

STREETLIGHT RECORDS
SAN JOSE
980 S. Bascom Ave. 95128
SANTA CRUZ
939 S. Pacific Ave. 95060

AMOEBA RECORDS
SAN FRANCISCO
1855 Haight St., San Francisco, CA 94117
BERKELEY
2455 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704

DIMPLES
2433 Arden Way, Sacramento, CA 95825
313 E Bidwell St., Folsom, CA 95630
1701 Santa Clara Dr., Roseville, CA 95661
7830 Macy Plaza Dr., Citrus Heights, CA 95610
9692 Elk Grove-Florin Rd., Elk Grove, CA 95624

RASPUTINS
2401 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley CA 94704
1820 S. Bascom Ave., Campbell CA 95008
1280 Willow Pass Rd, Concord CA 94520
5611 Blackstone Ave, Fresno, CA 93710
15590 Hesperian Blvd., San Lorenzo CA 94580
69 Powell St, San Francisco CA 94102
920 Admiral Callaghan Lane, Vallejo CA 94591
630 San Antonio Ave, Mountain View, CA 94040
6623 Pacific Ave, Stockton, CA 95207

R5 RECORDS
SACRAMENTO
2500 16th Street, Sacramento, CA 95818

FINGERPRINTS
LONG BEACH
4612 B East 2nd St, 90803

MAD PLATTER
RIVERSIDE
1223 University Ave., #160, 92507

RHINO RECORDS
CLAREMONT
235 Yale Ave, 91711

SALZER’S RECORDS
VENTURA
5777 Valentine Rd, 93003

TWIST & SHOUT
DENVER
2508 E Colfax Ave, 80206

CACTUS
HOUSTON
2120 Portsmouth St, 77098

WATERLOO RECORDS & VIDEO
AUSTIN
600-A North Lamar Blvd, 78703

SCHOOLKIDS RECORDS
ATHENS
264 East Clayton St, 30601

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LOUISVILLE
1534 Bardstown Rd, 40205

HOMER’S
BELLEVUE
1015 Galvin Rd S, 68005
LINCOLN
1339 O St, 68508
LINCOLN
6105 O St, 68510
LINCOLN
2711 S 48th St, Ste 106, 68506
OMAHA
1114 Howard St, 68102
OMAHA
2457 S 132nd St, 68114
OMAHA
530 N Saddle Creek, 68132

SCHOOLKIDS RECORDS
CHAPEL HILL
144 E Franklin St, 27514
RALEIGH
2316-104 Hillsborough St, 27609
CARY
1275 Kildaire Farm Rd, 27511

EARSHOT
GREENVILLE
1418 Laurens Rd, 29607

DISC EXCHANGE
KNOXVILLE
2615 Chapman Hwy, 37920

ELECTRIC FETUS
MINNEAPOLIS
2000 4th Ave S, 55404
DULUTH
12 E Superior St, 55802
ST CLOUD
28 S 5th Ave, 56301

RAINBOW BOOKS & MUSIC
NEWARK
54 East Main St,19711

PARK AVENUE CDs
ORLANDO
2916 Corrine Drive, 32803
ORLANDO
UCF Student Union, Pegasus Cir, 32816

UNCLE SAM’S
MIAMI BEACH
1141 Washington Ave, 33139
LAUDERHILL
4580 N University Dr, 33351

PURE POP
BURLINGTON
115 South Winooski, 05401

MAGNOLIA THUNDERPUSSY
COLUMBUS
1155 North High St, 43201

PLAN 9 MUSIC
WINSTON-SALEM
3254 Silas Creek Prkwy, 27103
RICHMOND
3012 W. Cary St, 23221
CHARLOTTESVILLE
1418 W. Main St, 22903
CHARLOTTESVILLE
214 Albemarle Sq,
HARRISONBURG
1790-96 E. Market St, 22801
WILLIAMSBURG
141 Monticello Ave, 23185
ROANOKE
1318 Grandin Rd. SW, 24015
LYNCHBURG
3700 Candlers Mountain Rd #220, 24502

LAKESHORE RECORD EXCHANGE
ROCHESTER
370 Park Ave, 14607

LOONEY TUNES
W BABYLON
31 Brookvale Ave, 11704

RECORD ARCHIVE
ROCHESTER
1880 East Ave, 14610

NEWBURY COMICS
Select locations in BOSTON, MA

Bomb Hip-Hop Anniversary

October 4, 2008

In Oct of 2001 Bomb Hip-Hop celebrated it’s 10 year anniversary. Mark your calendars, October 2011 we will be celebrating our 20 year anniversary in San Francisco. Yeah, yeah… it’s in 3 years, but hey, it gives you plenty of time to make your reservations…


Dan the Automator


Peanut Butter Wolf


DJ Apollo

I need 7″or more, that’s what she said.

October 1, 2008

The project we’re working on with Australia’s DJ Agent 86 is coming along nicely. We received the tracks back from the mastering house and it sounds great. The special limited edition 7 inch record will feature “The Ultimate” and “Big Shot” while the 4-song digital ep Raise the Roof will also feature “Rock the House” and “Ghettoblaster (Get It On)”.

We’re also working on a special “Return of the DJ” box set. This will be a special limited edition item. Only 20 will be made. Stay tuned for details.