#RIP: Lee Thompson Young found dead

Lee Thompson Young

Former Disney star Lee Thompson Young was found dead from a suicide.

The actor, who headlined The Famous Jett Jacksonand most recently appeared as Detective Barry Frost on TNT’s Rizzoli & Isles, was found dead at his home in Los Angeles on Monday morning. He was 29.

www.usatoday.com –

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#download: TGT – I Need Chopped And Screwed

The fammo StephRed AKA “TX-S” on that Chop & Screwed

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Vibe: 10 Producers Bridging The Gap Between Electronic Music And Rap

Today’s musicians are so imbued with decades of influences that the art they produce is often hard to classify, and become harder by the day. R&B and rap have always held hands throughout the ’80s and ’90s, but in the increasingly technological age, a more industrial, techno sound has started to creep into hip-hop. We decided to investigate the middle ground between the two genres and look at some DJs and producers who are carving their own unique sounds by taking bits and pieces from some genres to make a new kind of music that doesn’t really fit into any one category. – @dubmaxx

Check the full list HERE

 

The UPSIDE to “Indie” …

A dear and longtime friend of the team sent us this article that affirms a lot of the upside to an artist’s option to remain independent. Check it out:

How Musicians Really Make Money in One Long Graph – Atlantic Mobile

 – NOV 30 2011

In the 1950s, it was not uncommon for a band to make money off an ancient bit of technology known colloquially as an “album.” People bought “albums” in exchange for money that was divided mostly between the store, the label, the distributor, and the band, which included not only the artists, but also producers and lawyers.

In the following 60 years, music hasn’t died, but the old business model quite nearly did. People still buy solid, non-digital albums. Millions of people, in fact. In fact, vinyl sales are projected to hit 3.6 million in 2011, more than 10-times the figure from 1993.

But the vast majority of music we listen to comes out of the Internet, where most of it is free. How are bands supposed to make money off of clouds and $0.99 files? This extremely cool chart from the folks at Information Is Beautiful, based on a post at The Cynical Musician on digital royalties, explains:

How Musicians Really Make Money in One Long Graph

How Musicians Really Make Money

Special thanks to www.theatlantic.com

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