A record producer or music producer oversees and manages the sound recording and production of a band or performers music, which may range from recording one song to recording a lengthy concept album. A producer has many roles during the recording process, the roles of a producer vary. The producer may perform these roles himself, or help select the engineer, the producer may pay session musicians and engineers and ensure that the entire project is completed within the record companies budget. A record producer or music producer has a broad role in overseeing and managing the recording. Producers often take on an entrepreneurial role, with responsibility for the budget, contracts. In the 2010s, the industry has two kinds of producers with different roles, executive producer and music producer. Executive producers oversee project finances while music producers oversee the process of recording songs or albums. In most cases the producer is a competent arranger, composer. The producer will liaise with the engineer who concentrates on the technical aspects of recording.
Noted producer Phil Ek described his role as the person who creatively guides or directs the process of making a record, indeed, in Bollywood music, the designation actually is music director. The music producers job is to create and mold a piece of music, at the beginning of record industry, producer role was technically limited to record, in one shot, artists performing live. The role of producers changed progressively over the 1950s and 1960s due to technological developments, the development of multitrack recording caused a major change in the recording process. Before multitracking, all the elements of a song had to be performed simultaneously, all of these singers and musicians had to be assembled in a large studio and the performance had to be recorded. As well, for a song that used 20 instruments, it was no longer necessary to get all the players in the studio at the same time. Examples include the rock sound effects of the 1960s, e. g. playing back the sound of recorded instruments backwards or clanging the tape to produce unique sound effects.
These new instruments were electric or electronic, and thus they used instrument amplifiers, new technologies like multitracking changed the goal of recording, A producer could blend together multiple takes and edit together different sections to create the desired sound. For example, in jazz fusion Bandleader-composer Miles Davis album Bitches Brew, producers like Phil Spector and George Martin were soon creating recordings that were, in practical terms, almost impossible to realise in live performance. Producers became creative figures in the studio, other examples of such engineers includes Joe Meek, Teo Macero, Brian Wilson, and Biddu
Cash Money Records
Cash Money Records is an American record label founded by two brothers, Bryan Birdman Williams and Ronald Slim Williams. The label is distributed by Republic Records, which used to be Universal Republic, Cash Money is estimated to be worth $300 million USD. Cash Money Records was founded in 1991, Bryan Williams told some of his close friends the motivation for starting the label, I was hoping it would get us out of the projects and into a positive way of life. And we wanted to other people get out of this poverty Along the way he met a lot of influential people on the road with the Hot Boys. Cash Money and Universal negotiated the deal between Cash Money and Universal Músic Groups Universal Records, which became an 80%-20% distribution deal, later, UMG acquired a portion of Cash Money Records, making it a UMG subsidiary. For its first few years, Cash Money played host to a number of releases by artists, selling only one album. Some of the labels releases garnered some success in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Artists on the label during this period included the group U. N. L. V, kilo G, Lil Slim, Pimp Daddy, and PxMxWx. In 1995, the label signed young rappers B. G, the signees marked what would be the second wave of Cash Money artists. In 1997, B. G. and Lil Wayne formed the group the Hot Boys together with Juvenile, although they made little impact outside of the region in the beginning, they became the labels most well-known artists early on. Cash Moneys big break came in 1998 when the Hot Boys, B. G. and Juvenile in particular, Dino Delvaille, who orchestrated the deal, told HitQuarters, I made certain they retained 100% ownership of their work. After the deal Cash Money records achieved a new level of success, the release of Juveniles 1998 album 400 Degreez, which was certified 4X Platinum by the RIAA, solidified Cash Money as a powerful label in the national hip-hop scene. Later albums in 1999 such as the Hot Boys Guerrilla Warfare, B. G. s Chopper City in the Ghetto, and Lil Waynes Tha Block Is Hot saw great chart success and furthered the labels reputation.
These albums contained major Billboard hits such as Juveniles Back That Azz Up, B. G. s Bling Bling, All of Cash Moneys albums and singles in this period were solely produced by the labels in-house producer, Mannie Fresh. Their A&R at Universal, Dino Delvaille, When they first came into the business, they were very reluctant to make records with other people. They probably felt that people would steal their style or flavor, and I had to work hard to get them to open up to making records with Cam’ron and this labels success continued into the 2000s. Between 2001 and 2003, the label sold 7 million albums, the song Still Fly by the Big Tymers was nominated for two Grammy Awards. However, B. G. and Juvenile left the label in 2002, in 2007, former Hot Boys member Lil Wayne was named president of Cash Money Records and CEO of Young Money Entertainment
BET Jams is an American digital cable television network that is controlled by BET Networks and owned by Viacom Media Networks. The channel features hip-hop and urban music videos. The network, formerly known as MTV Jams, was rebranded under the BET banner on October 5,2015, the channel debuted in 2002, replacing MTVX, a network that focused on hard rock and heavy metal which debuted on August 1,1998. After its launch, MTV Jams playlist became predictable and less random than it originally seemed, the new videos that were in heavy rotation were usually played once per hour or once per every two hours. MTV Jams was the last remaining MTV network in the United States to use MTVs original Kabel font for its music video credit tags, MTV Jams switched to the font style used by MTV Hits and rarely by MTV itself in May 2011. The networks logo had a minor readjustment in February 2010 to remove the Music Television tagline, the network had its first full-fledged change in imaging on April 13,2012, in line with the March 26 re-imaging of MTV Hits.
A new logo and imaging was introduced on that date, featuring all text in bold Helvetica, the network was rebranded as BET Jams on October 5,2015, to better align with BET. The channel continues to play hip-hop and urban contemporary videos as MTVs mainline networks, including MTV itself and MTV2, with the rebrand, MTV Live along with MTVu remain as the only MTV-branded 24/7 video formatted networks with a music focus. When MTV Jams was replaced with BET Jams, MTV Live started a MTV Jams block which airs late at night, the channel runs on an automated eight-hour wheel schedule that repeats three times a day which starts at 6 a. m. Eastern, with resets at 2 and 10 p. m. ET, beginning in the summer of 2004, MTV Jams added some variety to its programming. Along with MTV Hits, MTV Jams began to more obscure videos, as well as a larger selection of older videos. The automated wheel remained with the changeover to BET, though segments connected to MTV or MTV. com are expected to be discontinued, the breadth of BET Jams playlist surpasses that of BET Soul, with several hundred more videos played on a regular basis.
MTV Raps, except for a few small cases, the relaunch as BET Jams was tied to the 2015 BET Hip Hop Awards held nine days later, along with promotion for nominated artists and songs. The network has a weekly Jam of the Week which is announced on Sundays, MTV Jams aired a frequent live game show, Hood Fab, hosted by Buttahman, in which two contestants are asked questions about hip-hop. The contests take place in various cities, the one who answers the most questions correctly gets a bonus question, to which a prize is awarded to that contestant. The artist normally just receives bragging rights and the Official Hood Fab tube socks while the contestant will receive a prize of higher value as well as the tube socks. In the aforementioned episode, the four discussed the autotune T-Pain effect, the network aired the Ozone Awards for several years under a brokered programming arrangement. These are always unannounced and spontaneous for viewers, in the vein of MTV2s original format, in the fall of 2004, MTV Jams presented a week of shows titled Takeover, where artists were invited to host a day of programming
Poor Decisions is a song by American hip hop recording artist Wale, released as the first single from the Maybach Music Group compilation album, Self Made Vol.3. The song features fellow American rappers Rick Ross and Lupe Fiasco, the song peaked on the US Billboard Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles at number nine. On June 3,2013, Poor Decisions was officially premiered by Vibe and it was originally thought to be a track from Wales third studio album The Gifted. On June 4,2013, Rick Ross revealed the first two songs from Self Made Vol.3, God Is Great by Rockie Fresh, and Poor Decisions by Wale featuring Ross and Lupe Fiasco. On July 2,2013 Poor Decisions along with, Levels by Meek Mill would be sent to iTunes as the albums first, coincidentally all three artists had recently gone through controversy around the release of the song. However, the song does not mention any of the issues, the songs verses were described as introspective by Rap-Up. On June 5,2013, The DRE Films directed music video for Poor Decisions was released, along with the God Is Great and Oil Money Gang music videos.
Bruce Smith of HipHopDX praised Lupe Fiascos verse on Poor Decisions as the biggest highlight of Self Made 3 and that it should be in the running for one of the best verses of 2013
YouTube is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California. The service was created by three former PayPal employees—Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim—in February 2005, Google bought the site in November 2006 for US$1.65 billion, YouTube now operates as one of Googles subsidiaries. Unregistered users can watch videos on the site, while registered users are permitted to upload an unlimited number of videos. Videos deemed potentially offensive are available only to registered users affirming themselves to be at least 18 years old, YouTube earns advertising revenue from Google AdSense, a program which targets ads according to site content and audience. YouTube was founded by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim, Hurley had studied design at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and Chen and Karim studied computer science together at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Karim could not easily find video clips of either event online and Chen said that the original idea for YouTube was a video version of an online dating service, and had been influenced by the website Hot or Not.
YouTube began as a venture capital-funded technology startup, primarily from an $11.5 million investment by Sequoia Capital between November 2005 and April 2006, YouTubes early headquarters were situated above a pizzeria and Japanese restaurant in San Mateo, California. The domain name www. youtube. com was activated on February 14,2005, the first YouTube video, titled Me at the zoo, shows co-founder Jawed Karim at the San Diego Zoo. The video was uploaded on April 23,2005, and can still be viewed on the site, YouTube offered the public a beta test of the site in May 2005. The first video to reach one million views was a Nike advertisement featuring Ronaldinho in November 2005. Following a $3.5 million investment from Sequoia Capital in November, the site grew rapidly, and in July 2006 the company announced that more than 65,000 new videos were being uploaded every day, and that the site was receiving 100 million video views per day. The site has 800 million unique users a month and it is estimated that in 2007 YouTube consumed as much bandwidth as the entire Internet in 2000.
The choice of the name www. youtube. com led to problems for a similarly named website, the sites owner, Universal Tube & Rollform Equipment, filed a lawsuit against YouTube in November 2006 after being regularly overloaded by people looking for YouTube. Universal Tube has since changed the name of its website to www. utubeonline. com, in October 2006, Google Inc. announced that it had acquired YouTube for $1.65 billion in Google stock, and the deal was finalized on November 13,2006. In March 2010, YouTube began free streaming of certain content, according to YouTube, this was the first worldwide free online broadcast of a major sporting event. On March 31,2010, the YouTube website launched a new design, with the aim of simplifying the interface, Google product manager Shiva Rajaraman commented, We really felt like we needed to step back and remove the clutter. In May 2010, YouTube videos were watched more than two times per day. This increased to three billion in May 2011, and four billion in January 2012, in February 2017, one billion hours of YouTube was watched every day
Miami is a seaport city at the southeastern corner of the U. S. state of Florida and its Atlantic coast. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, Miamis metro area is the eighth-most populous, Miami is a major center, and a leader in finance, culture, entertainment, the arts, and international trade. In 2012, Miami was classified as an Alpha−World City in the World Cities Study Groups inventory, in 2010, Miami ranked seventh in the United States in terms of finance, culture, fashion and other sectors. It ranked 33rd among global cities, in 2008, Forbes magazine ranked Miami Americas Cleanest City, for its year-round good air quality, vast green spaces, clean drinking water, clean streets, and citywide recycling programs. According to a 2009 UBS study of 73 world cities, Miami was ranked as the richest city in the United States, Miami is nicknamed the Capital of Latin America and is the largest city with a Cuban-American plurality. Miami has the third tallest skyline in the U. S. with over 300 high-rises, Downtown Miami is home to the largest concentration of international banks in the United States, and many large national and international companies.
The Civic Center is a center for hospitals, research institutes, medical centers. For more than two decades, the Port of Miami, known as the Cruise Capital of the World, has been the number one cruise port in the world. It accommodates some of the worlds largest cruise ships and operations, Metropolitan Miami is the major tourism hub in the American South, number two in the U. S. after New York City and number 13 in the world, including the popular destination of Miami Beach. The Miami area was inhabited for thousands of years by indigenous Native American tribes, the Tequestas occupied the area for a thousand years before encountering Europeans. An Indian village of hundreds of people dating to 500–600 B. C. was located at the mouth of the Miami River, in 1566 the explorer, Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, claimed it for Spain. A Spanish mission was constructed one year in 1567, Spain and Great Britain successively controlled Florida, and Spain ceded it to the United States in 1821. In 1836, the US built Fort Dallas as part of its development of the Florida Territory and attempt to suppress, the Miami area subsequently became a site of fighting during the Second Seminole War.
Miami is noted as the major city in the United States conceived by a woman, Julia Tuttle, a local citrus grower. The Miami area was known as Biscayne Bay Country in the early years of its growth. In the late 19th century, reports described the area as a promising wilderness, the area was characterized as one of the finest building sites in Florida. The Great Freeze of 1894–95 hastened Miamis growth, as the crops of the Miami area were the ones in Florida that survived. Julia Tuttle subsequently convinced Henry Flagler, a tycoon, to expand his Florida East Coast Railway to the region
I Wish You Would (DJ Khaled song)
I Wish You Would is a song by American hip hop artist DJ Khaled, released as the second single from his sixth studio album, Kiss the Ring. The song features American hip hop artists Kanye West and Rick Ross, the song premiered on Hot 97 with Funkmaster Flex. It was released for download in the United States on June 27,2012. On July 16,2012, DJ Khaled published images from the sets of the video, the video was directed by Hype Williams, who already worked on the music video for Go Hard, with Khaled and West. The video was recorded in the place of Wests single. On August 6,2012, the video was released showing footage from the sets of it. The video premiered on BETs 106 & Park on August 13,2012, digital single Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics I Wish You Would Official music video on YouTube
Suffering from Success
Suffering from Success is the seventh studio album by American disc jockey and producer DJ Khaled. It was released on October 22,2013, by We the Best Music Group, Cash Money Records, Arthur McArthur, Streetrunner, Young Chop and Lee on the Beats, among others. Suffering from Success was supported by two singles in total, including No New Friends featuring Lil Wayne and Rick Ross, the album was met with mixed reviews from music critics and debuted at number 7 on the US Billboard 200. On January 17,2013, DJ Khaled announced that he has begun working on his seventh album, at that time, I’m running around and I notice a big bald spot on my beard that kept getting bigger and bigger. I’m acting like I don’t want to see it, I’m brushing it away, so When I finally got home off the road, I was like you know what, ‘I’m gonna go to the doctors. It didn’t stop, she’s thinking I’m crazy. ’ I looked at her and was like, ‘That might be the realest thing you can tell me, and it opened my mind up like, success comes with stress, and happiness.
On July 31,2013, the cover was released. On August 26,2013, DJ Khaled announced the album has been pushed back from September 24,2013 to October 22,2013, in these early reports from MTV, it said that the album would include the features from Lil Wayne, Rick Ross and Kanye West. Drake and Nicki Minaj, which would be featured on the first two singles, in May 2013, Khaled confirmed to be working with Big Sean on the album. On August 26,2013, on a vlog, it was revealed that Khaled was in the studio with Meek Mill, Birdman, Juelz Santana, Ace Hood and Swizz Beatz. On September 12,2013, American rapper Scarface announced that Akon and himself, on September 27,2013, DJ Khaled revealed that President of the United States, Barack Obama would be featured on the album in an unspecified way. On October 6,2013, the track listing was released, revealing guest appearances on the album from Future, Ace Hood, Meek Mill, Rick Ross. The music video was shot on May 15 and 16,2013 in Miami and featured cameos by Ace Hood, the music video for No New Friends premiered on MTV Jams on June 9,2013, and was co-directed by Colin Tilley and Drake.
No New Friends has peaked at number 37 on the Billboard Hot 100, on July 25,2013, Khaled publicly proposed to fellow Cash Money artist Nicki Minaj via MTV. He supported his offer with a 10 karat diamond ring from Rafaello & Co. valued at about $500,000, later, he reaffirmed his proposal in an interview with Power 106s DJ Felli Fel, stating, I aint a young boy no more. Im on my thinking the future, on July 29,2013, in an interview with Funkmaster Flex, Minaj denied Khaleds proposal, Khaled is my brother and Khaled was not serious with that damn proposal, yall. On the same day, Flex premiered Khaleds new single, titled I Wanna Be with You which featured Minaj, as well as frequent collaborators Future and this led some to believe that his proposal was a publicity stunt to promote his new single. Shortly after the release, Khaled confirmed it was all a joke
Started from the Bottom
Started from the Bottom is a song by Canadian hip hop recording artist Drake, released as the first single from his third studio album Nothing Was the Same. The song was written by Drake, Michael Coleman, and Noah 40 Shebib and it features a sample of the ambient piece Ambessence Piano & Drones 1 by Bruno Sanfilippo and Mathias Grassow. Started from the Bottom has charted in countries, reaching a peak of number six on the Billboard Hot 100. Started from the Bottom was originally planned to be released on February 10,2013, however, it was instead premiered on February 1 through Drakes Octobers Very Own blog, as he preferred to release it without prior interviews. The song was released on iTunes on February 6,2013. At the 55th Grammy Awards, Drake teased that an official remix would be released, Started from the Bottom addresses Drakes early life and career beginnings. He commented of its concept, I feel sometimes that people dont have information about my beginnings. I did not buy my way into this spot and it was the furthest thing from easy to achieve, I am proud of every part of my past and Im excited for this song to find a place in your life as well.
The song makes use of instrumentation from drums and a piano, on September 4,2012, Drake was seen filming the music video for the song which was being directed by Director X. The music video was released on February 10,2013, the video features an all-white dressed Drake standing in the back of a white Bentley convertible, during a blizzard. In other scenes, he works retail in a Shoppers Drug Mart drugstore, flies a plane into his native Toronto, Drakes mother and producers Boi-1da and Noah 40 Shebib have cameos in the video. At the end it displays Drake and his friends partying at a villa, shortly after the songs debut Wiz Khalifa was the first to release a remix to the song. On February 15,2013, Mike Posner, Asher Roth, T. Mills, Chuck Inglish, on October 12,2013, DJ Felli Fel released a remix supporting the Los Angeles Dodgers 2013 playoff run, featuring Ice Cube, Tyga and Ty Dolla Sign. Shortly after a version featuring, Warren G, Problem. At the 55th Grammy Awards, Drake suggested that an official remix could be released and he begun work on it with Rick Ross and DJ Khaled but the recording session resulted in the first single off Khaleds next album, No New Friends.
Started from the bottom now were here, he reflects, Started from the bottom now my whole team fucking here. The ascent to stardom has clearly been the smoothest of paths, on December 2,2013, Complex named Started From the Bottom the second best song released in 2013. David Drake of Complex said, Started From the Bottom is Drake at his most irrepressibly memorable, stripped down to a simple piano line and a crisp, unforgettable drum pattern, the songs simplicity gave it a singular fingerprint