Idolator Presents Second-“Best Music Writing 2008″ (Part Two)

By: Michaelangelo Matos // July 30, 2008

I haven’t yet read most of the entries to items selected for the Best Music Writing 2008 Honorable Mentions list by series editor Daphne Carr that I’m linking to here or in the accompanying posts. (This year’s guest editor is Nelson George.) But I have looked at a couple and one in this group caught… More »


The 2009 Festival Season Sees Its First Casualty

By: Maura // July 30, 2008

Festival die-hards who were waiting to traipse down to south Jersey for the Vineland Festival, the multi-day, multi-band fest that was “postponed” from this year to a summer 2009 launch date, are going to be disappointed: The festival’s plug has been pulled by C3 Presents, the Texas-based company that also puts on Lollapalooza, thanks to… More »


The Mysteries Behind R. Kelly’s Leaks (Album Division)

By: Maura // July 30, 2008

On Monday night, a collection of songs purporting to be R. Kelly’s 12 Play: Fourth Quarter showed up on a few of the leak blogs I read, prompting Vulture to send itself into a tizzy, and Digital Music News to cluck its tongue about the early release’s effects on the biz. But 12P4Q doesn’t eve… More »


Miley Cyrus Is Really Kind Of A Brat, Huh?

By: Maura // July 30, 2008

I mean, not that i’m the type to defend Katy Perry and her “bi-curious until last call” ways, but doesn’t the Hannah Montana star’s response to a question about Miley and Katy sharing a girl-on-girl kiss at the forthcoming Video Music Awards smack of… More »


Idolator Presents Second-“Best Music Writing 2008″ (Part One)

By: Michaelangelo Matos // July 30, 2008

Every year those of us who read about music compulsively, whatever our professional standing, await Da Capo’s annual Best Music Writing anthology because we want to read good pieces we might have missed the year before. And those of us who do write about music await it to see if we made the Honorable Mentio… More »


By: Maura // July 30, 2008

Rob Stevenson, the former executive vice president of A & R at Universal Music Group who was also one of the people behind Ultragrrrl-branded boutique label Stolen Transmission, has landed at EMI. More »


Rob Stevenson Lands at EMI

By: Maura // July 30, 2008

Rob Stevenson, the former executive vice president of A & R at Universal Music Group who was also one of the people behind Ultragrrrl-branded boutique label Stolen Transmission, has landed at EMI. More »


Close To The Re-Edit With Mark E And Resident Advisor

By: Michaelangelo Matos // July 30, 2008

We’ve occasionally repped for Resident Advisor’s RA Podcast on Idolator, for good reason: it’s the best thing of its kind anywhere. Subscribe via iTunes and every week a brand-new DJ mix is deposited into your podcast folder; pay nothing. It isn’t always inspired (not terribly into this week’s, RA.113, by Pigon), and sometimes it’s bonker… More »


By: Maura // July 30, 2008

I’ve received some 20-odd e-mails about those flyers and banner ads posing the all-caps query “WHERE DID ROCK N’ ROLL GO?” over the past few weeks, so I figure I’m performing a public service by letting you all know that now, you can answer the question yourself on a brand-new blog. More »


“Where Did Rock N’ Roll Go?”

By: Maura // July 30, 2008

I’ve received some 20-odd e-mails about those flyers and banner ads posing the all-caps query “WHERE DID ROCK N’ ROLL GO?” over the past few weeks, so I figure I’m performing a public service by letting you all know that now, you can answer the question yourself on a brand-new blog. More »


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