BBC and Timberland Colab on Boot Design?

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Well, it looks like Billionaire Boys Club and Timberland have a new collaboration on the way.

The streetwear brand posted a photo of a pair of all red six-inch boots on Instagram. The caption reads: “SAMPLE cc: @timberland #BillionaireDevelopment.”

This past summer, Pharrell was seen wearing a pair of red Timbs. In August, he even put this up on his Instagram account with the caption, “1 of 1…well…for now that is. #beeline #timberland @bbcicecream”:

Guess they’re not “1 of 1” anymore?

No word yet on pricing or release date, but stay tuned.

Source: Complex

The “Most Hipster” Bands According to Science

These Are the "Most Hipster" Bands, According to Science

Have you been going through life concerned that the music you listen to just might not be cool enough? Well, wonder no more! The good people at Priceonomics have you covered.

To figure out which music is the “most hipster,” the company’s data scientists looked at two factors: critical acclaim and obscurity. The former metric was taken from reviews onhipster tastemaker Pitchfork, the latter based on Facebook likes of each review. Priceonomics analyzed all of Pitchfork’s “best new albums” for 2013 and 2014, establishing a “hipster music index” for critically acclaimed, obscure bands. They also provide a “beer me bro index” of great bands everyone has heard of. Without further ado, here are the ten musicians every hipster worth their salt should be name-dropping: Continue reading

Olamide Faison – “She’s Only Happy in the Sun” (Cover)

Guitarist Olamide Faison gives us an acoustic of “She’s Only Happy in the Sun.”  You may remember Olamide as the lead singer from the 90’s R&B group Imajin.  He’s also the younger brother of actor Donald Faison.  Not only has Olamide matured physically, but also musically.   His tracks sound nothing like the music he sung during his teenage years.  Be on the look out for more music from him in the near future.

7 Ways To Increase Your Success In The Music Business in 2014

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 By George Howard

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You’re an artist, you want to succeed, you recorded music.  What do you do next?

Below is a blueprint that, if you apply over the next year to six months, should increase your chances of success.  Some of you may already be doing/have done many of these things, and should start where it makes sense.  Others may need to start at step one.

The goal is to encourage you to measure and track your activity with respect to reaching fans so you can better define what is working, and (equally importantly) stop doing what’s not working.  To do this, you’ll need a Dashboard.  I’d suggest using an excel spreadsheet or Google doc that has weeks across the top, and the categories you’re measuring on the side (the vertical axis). We’ve supplied a sample spreadsheet for you to view/use here. Please do hover over the cells in the sample we’ve created, as there are explanations for many of the elements.

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3 Biggest Mistakes People Make in the Music Industry

Entertainment Attorney Rasheed McWilliams briefly but effectively talks about 3 of the biggest mistakes artists make in the music industry. First he illustrates the importance of having and entertainment attorney. Far to often artists neglect to seek the counsel of one when dealing with contracts. While having one can be costly at first, artists can an often do end up paying tore than that cost for not having one in the long run. Having an entertainment attorney also helps you to better understand those legal documents so that you’ll know what’s in your best interest . Most of the stories you hear about artists being screwed by their labels, usually come down to one single act. They signed a bad contract. Why does this happen so often? Artists are usually so eager to be famous and on somebody’s label that they’ll often sign anything that’s in front of them if it comes with a little cash advance. That along with the fear that showing any resistance will make the label find somebody else, puts a lot of pressure on artists to sign bad record deals. Also covered in this video is money management. Having huge amounts of money go out as fast as it comes in is another very common mistake that artists repeat. To conclude, a lot of these and other mistakes can be avoided with the proper counsel and  some business education.

Source: Indie Hip Hop

Chuck Inglish’s New Era Interview

Chuck Inglish, one half of The Cool Kids, talks about the concept behind creating an exclusive track for New Era’s “Speak With Your Cap” campaign.  The Emcee/Producer dissects how football and music are related.  Inglish is known for stepping outside of the box when creating music.  His signature sound has complemented the works of many independent and well known musical artists which include Kid Cudi, Asher Roth, King Chip, and Big Sean, to name a few.

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