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Flo Rida – “Hello Friday” Megamix Contest Entry & Rules

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Flo Rida is back with another smash record “Hello Friday” and are inviting DJs to participate in a Flo Rida DJ Megamix with a chance to win a Pioneer DJM-S9 DJ Mixer or a Flo Rida Platinum Plaque.

This unique contest will be judged on the DJs creativity and a secondary factor is the amount of soundcloud plays. Entries are accepted from Radio Mixshow djs that are US Residents and must be submitted as a private link on the entry form – http://smarturl.it/HelloFridayMegaMix Additional information below.

Additional FAQ:
- All Entries must be submitted via Soundcloud private link on the entry form on the link above!!
- Entries accepted from 4/22-5/20 – earlier Entries encouraged to promote their mix on soundcloud
- Winner chosen on 5/27/16
- Mixes are to be 10-15 minutes in Length and start with “Hello Friday”
- Once your respective mix is whitelisted, you can activate link to public and promote your mix!
- Creativity & Mix Quality is weighted more heavily than Soundcloud plays in Judging
(We will post the Top Outstanding mixes and have the fans listen and vote)
- Bootlegs, Samples, Hype Edits, Wordplay, and Cool Transitions are allowed.
- Open Only to Radio Mixshow DJs!!!!!

Posted by Randy Reyes


Drake Set for Career-Best Sales Week With ‘Views’

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Drake’s new Views album is set for a spectacular debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Industry forecasters suggest the hip-hop star’s latest effort could sell more than 800,000 copies in the U.S. in the week ending May 5. The set was released exclusively for sale through the iTunes Store and to stream via Apple Music on April 29 by Young Money/Cash Money/Republic Records.

Further, the album’s overall equivalent album unit sum for the week could surpass 900,000. Sources at Republic Records say that Views earned over 630,000 equivalent units in its first day at Apple Music and iTunes combined.

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The top 10 of the new May 21-dated Billboard 200 chart (where Drake could debut at No. 1) is scheduled to be revealed on Billboard’s websites on Sunday, May 8. (The May 14-dated list’s top 10 is still waiting in the wings, and it is expected Beyonce’s Lemonade will top the tally.)

Provided that Views’ sales are as robust as predicted, then it would also give Drake his largest sales week ever. His current high was logged when Nothing Was the Same debuted at No. 1 with 658,000 sold in its first week, according to Nielsen Music.

Views follows Drake’s five consecutive No. 1-debuting full-length albums on the Billboard 200: What a Time To Be Alive (with Future, in 2015), If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late (2015), Nothing Was the Same, Take Care (2012) and Thank Me Later (2010). His only charting album to miss the top was his debut EP, So Far Gone, which peaked at No. 6 in 2009.

If Views starts with over 800,000 copies sold, it will be just the 10th album to sell more than 800,000 copies in a single week in the past 10 years — and the first by a male artist to do so since Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience launched with 968,000 in the week ending March 24, 2013. (The last album to sell more than 800,000 in a week was Adele’s 25, which managed the feat in three separate weeks at the end of 2015.)

Posted by Keith Caulfield (via Billboard)


20 Best-Selling Prince Songs Following His Death

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The April 21 death of Prince triggered a swell in digital song sales for the icon. Notably, 20 tracks of his soar onto Billboard’s 25-position R&B Digital Songs chart (dated May 7), marking the most simultaneously charting tracks ever on the chart (which launched in 2010; Rihanna and The Weeknd now share the second-best sum, 12 each).

As previously reported, Prince claims the Nos. 1 and 2 spots on the Billboard 200 albums chart with The Very Best of Prince and the Purple Rain soundtrack, as both titles re-enter. Prince died on the final day of the latest tracking week for Billboard’s sales and streaming charts, meaning that fans rushed to purchase his music (and, to a much lesser degree, stream it, as he was a steadfast opponent of most platforms) in the roughly half-day left in the tracking week, after the news of his death broke around 1 p.m. ET. We will see continued impact from the icon’s passing on the following week’s charts, dated May 14 and reflecting activity in the week ending April 28.

Sales, Title (Rank on R&B Digital Songs chart)
122,000, “Purple Rain”* (1)
100,000, “When Doves Cry” (2)
85,000, “Little Red Corvette” (3)
82,000, “Kiss”* (5)
75,000, “Let’s Go Crazy”* (6)
65,000, “1999″ (7)
52,000, “I Would Die 4 U”* (8)
49,000, “Raspberry Beret”* (9)
37,000, “I Wanna Be Your Lover” (11)
24,000, “Diamonds and Pearls”** (13)
23,000, “U Got the Look” (15)
22,000, “Darling Nikki”* (16)
19,000, “Adore” (17)
18,000, “Erotic City”* (18)
16,000, “7″*** (19)
13,000, “Cream”** (20)
13,000, “Baby I’m a Star”* (21)
13,000, “The Beautiful Ones”* (22)
12,000, “Gett Off”** (23)
12,000, “Do Me Baby” (24)

*Prince and the Revolution
**Prince and the N.P.G.
***Prince and the New Power Generation

Posted by Amaya Mendiz


DJ Ikon: On The Road Tour

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Want to know what it takes to make it as DJ on the road? This spring Blackout Artist DJ Ikon teams up with Club Killers to bring you his official 2016 “On The Road” tour. A three month extravaganza that will be filmed for the up coming documentary On The Road.

On The Road offers an inside look at the life of a traveling DJ, from the moments under the brightest lights to the darkest hours on the road (and up in the air). Don’t miss your chance to get in on the action when Ikon hits the road August 23rd in Waikiki and wraps up in Vegas this July, hitting 16 North American cities in between.

4/29 Hyde Nightclub – Las Vegas
4/30 Parq Nightclub – San Diego
5/1 Parq Nightclub W/ Chris Brown – San Diego
5/6 Tao Beach – Las Vegas
5/14 Aston Manor – Seattle
5/20 The Foundry W/ Oddisee
5/21 Shrine Nightclub – Foxwoods
5/22 Gem Brunch – Boston
5/24 Omnia Nightclub – Las Vegas
5/27 Haven Nightclub – Atlantic City
6/3 Shay Nightclub – Chicago
6/7 Foxtail W/ Ot Genasis
6/17 Eleven Nightclub – Miami
6/18 Temple Nightclub – San Francisco
6/25 Living Room – Minneapolis
7/2 Fwd Nightclub – Cleveland

Posted by David Miller


The Notorious B.I.G. Might Be Going On Tour In Hologram Form

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ARHT (Augmented Reality Holographic Technology) Media announced on Monday that it has acquired the digital rights to Biggie Smalls’ likeness and will resurrect the famed rapper as a hologram. He (it?) is expected to appear in a new music video before potentially going on tour. “What we’re gonna start with is a video with the first single from [Faith Evan's upcoming duets compilation] The King & I then I think Faith wants to do a little tour,” ARHT Media founder Rene Bharti told Billboard.

What’s more, Holo-Biggie will move and act just like his fleshy predecessor. “We’ll use input from virtually anywhere so we’ll talk to people, we’ll obviously look through existing footage,” ARHT CEO Paul Duffy told Billboard. “We’ll meet with family members and just look to alternately capture the essence of Biggie. Then we’ll have their eyes on all the content and material that’s being built. Of course, nothing would be released until they felt comfortable and signed off on it.”

Posted by David Miller (via engadget)


8 Popular Songs You Never Knew Prince Wrote

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With Prince’s shocking death, the monumental scope of his influence on music is just starting to become clear.

The rock, funk and R&B icon has inspired dozens of today’s award-winning artists and has crafted numerous albums that ended up greatly reshaping our current musical landscape. He is not just Prince; he is a king.

And unlike some royalty, Prince loved to share his wealth, writing numerous songs for his fellow artists and allowing his music to be covered by other performers as well.

Some of Prince’s successful pieces may surprise you, especially since he doesn’t sing a word on the tracks. Read on for 8 songs you probably know, but never knew were written by Prince.

1. “Nothing Compares 2 U” by Sinead O’Connor

Perhaps The Purple One’s best known outside effort, this 1990 single, complete with bald, teary video, gave Sinead O’Connor a worldwide hit. Prince originally wrote and composed “Nothing Compares 2 U” for his funk band side project, The Family, but the song was never released as a single

2. “Manic Monday” by The Bangles

Prince wrote this weekday lament in 1984 as a duet for the band Apollonia 6, but the song was never put on a record. Two years after crafting the catchy creation, Prince offered the song to The Bangles under the pseudonym “Christopher,” because he liked the song “Heroes Take the Fall” and was reportedly attracted to the group’s rhythm guitarist Susanna Hoffs.

3. “Love Song” by Madonna

Prince helped Madonna cowrite this song for the 1989 album Like a Prayer. Madonna traveled to The Studio at Paisley Park in Minnesota, where Prince was pronounced dead, to come up with the piece. Along with helping to write the track, Prince also sang and played guitar on “Love Song.”

4. “Stand Back” by Stevie Nicks

Prince paired up with Nicks to help her write this top five hit. The Fleetwood Mac singer has often shared the interesting birth story behind this single from her solo career. According to Nicks, she was inspired to create the song after listening to Prince’s “Little Red Corvette.” When she went to record “Stand Back”, she called Prince about the song, and he showed up at the studio that night to help finish up the track.

5. “I Feel For You” by Chaka Khan

While Khan was not the first one to this song, she made the most memorable version. Prince originally wrote the song for Patrice Rushen but ended up recording the song himself and putting it on his 1979 self-titled album. “I Feel For You” went on to be covered by The Pointer Sisters and Mary Wells, but it was Khan’s 1984 version that became the hit to withstand the test of time.

6. “The Glamorous Life” by Sheila E.

Like “Manic Monday,” Prince first wrote this song for Apollonia 6. The creation was eventually given to the singer and percussionist Sheila E., who transformed the song into a top dance hit.


7. “Jungle Love” by Morris Day & The Time

The rival band in Purple Rain is actually playing plenty of Prince songs. “The Kid” wrote many songs for the Minneapolis-based band, who were also close friends and collaborators with the artist in real life. Prince helped pen “Jungle Love,” one of the group’s most popular songs, in 1983 and also played multiple instruments on the track.

8. “How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore?” by Alicia Keys

Prince wrote and recorded this ballad in 1982 as a b-side to his single “1999,” but the track didn’t become a commercial success until Keys covered the song in 2002, retitling it “How Come You Don’t Call Me.” Keys’ version went on to appear on several charts across the world.

Posted by Kelli Bener