Daptone Records the home of Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Antibalas and Charles Bradley, have announced their new Rock & Roll subsidiary, Wick Records.
Jack White just set a record for the world’s fastest released record; recorded and released in 3 hours, 55 minutes and 21 seconds this past Record Store Day. Now Jack has announced an ‘Ultra LP’ for his upcoming release Lazaretto, a 12″ vinyl packed with a bunch of innovative bells and whistles that collectors will be sure to love.
Over 1.65 billion music purchases took place in the U.S. in 2012, an all time high according to a new report just released from Nielsen and Billboard. Physical albums, digital albums and digital songs accounted for the sales figures which are up overall 3.1% from 2011.
Forbes has just announced their list of ‘The World’s 25 Highest Paid Musicians’. Although they are not all necessarily ‘musicians’ we get their point and it’s no surprise that the U.S. & UK dominated list of top earners is comprised of mostly household names.