Ever Wonder How Much Music Artists Earn Online?

For years, we’ve heard the music industry talk about declining sales and profits — often unconvincingly tying these numbers to piracy) — but what about the artists? How much do they earn when their music is distributed online, compared to selling CDs?

It’s a very hard question to answer because much of this data is kept secret and it varies from country to country. Still, David McCandless, author of the book “Information Is Beautiful,” rolled up his sleeves, researched the available data and created this beautiful infographic that shows how hard life is these days for most music artists (unless they’re Lady Gaga).

McCandless discloses that the data was very hard to research and that it may not, therefore, be 100% accurate. He also warns that “these figures do not include publishing royalties (paid to composers of songs).” However, you can check out the full spreadsheet of data, that does include royalties, here.

Check out the infographic below (beware, it’s a big one).

(Original Article Written by Stan Schroeder, Available @ Mashable.com)

Compression SF & Rukkuz Muzik present Original Sin, DJ Maniak, Cookie Monsta & more (04.16)

San Francisco- Local bad boys of bass, Compression SF & Rukkuz Muzik are back again to melt faces with a DnB & Dubstep lineup that only they can bring!

For the Junglists: 2009 DnB Awards Winner, Original Sin is headed to our stomping grounds alongside Canada’s DJ Maniak to drop some seriously heavy business on the 415. Local faves 2Cents, DJ Sharp, Colonel MC & Zezo One will be providing support for the evening.

For the Dubsteppers: 20 year old, UK-based dubstep rager, Cookie Monsta is also making a stop in SF as part of his US Tour to bring wobbly bits of bass to the Rukkuz Room along with Kutz (Big Up- UK) and Seven aka Eddie Woo and locals ATOS1 (Rukkuz Muzik), The Doctor (NorCal Nights, Primitive Science), Sam Supa (Surefire, Brap Dem) and MC Child handling mic duties.

From the event post:

Original Sin

Original Sin is the new production alias of Adam Tindall (one half of the now defunct Generation Dub/G Dub/Double Zero). Original Sin’s “Don’t Be Silly”, “D for Danger” and “Ra! (Original Sin Remix)” have helped him establish his individual production style. Two songs have been released under Adam’s second alias (Killa Hurt) on Frontline Records. In late 2009, Original sin released his first album ‘Grow Your Wings’ which was critically acclaimed by the likes of Grooverider and DJ Hype. In 2009 Original Sin was awarded Best New Artist in DNB awards… Thanks to these many acheivements. Original Sin has now become one of the leading names in the drum and bass scene.

DJ Maniak

Now he’s teamed up with his girl, DJ Maniak, who’s been rocking the Canadian seen for many years and now on the up and up with her production and DJ skills…”

If you haven’t already, you need to go out and get those pre-sales HERE and we’ll see everyone out there!

Dark Room NYC Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary (05.08)

Brooklyn- Dark Room NYC will be celebrating 1 year of laying down the foundation for Brookly’s dubstep scene on Saturday, May 08 with the Dark Room residents and special guest, Badman Press’ own DZ bringin’ that West Coast funk for the trunk!

If you’re not up on these guys, you need to check the credentials, each one of the residents has been showin’ & provin’ across America and holding it down for the NYC Dubstep Community:

In case you can’t make it out to the event, you can get a taste via the promo video they threw together for this year’s bash:

RUMOR MILL: Is UK Street Artist Banksy in LA?

UPDATE from LA: Another installment from Banksy was spotted in DTLA and the folks over at Take Over LA got pics:

Banksy DTLA

It's confirmed, Banksy is bombing LA

Los Angeles- Our friends over at Take Over LA spotted a new piece by legendary UK-based street artist Banksy over near 4th and La Brea.

Banksy Piece Near 4th and La Brea in L.A.

Not sure if he’s there right now or not, but if you spot any more ups down there, please let us know!

TONIGHT IN SF: Sublife Thursdays- Submorphics (CHI), Pawn (LA), and more (04.22)

San Francisco- Spring is in the air, we’re finally pulling out of the cold & gloom of winter and Sublife Recordings‘  event has been bringing the soulful sounds of DnB & Dubstep from the hottest DJs and MCs from around the world to The Triple Crown here in SF now for a couple months and this April installment is no exception.

The Windy City’s DJ Submorphics (Westbay, Spearhead) and SMOG LA‘s bassline badman DJ Pawn (who recently migrated to SF) are the big guns for the night with Lukeino, Canadub and yours truly, Zezo One representing the home town team. There’s also going to be a fashion showcase by Invisible Hero for all of you out there looking for some new gear!

The Roots cover J.Dilla’s best beats, get your copy here!

The Roots= DOPE! J.Dilla (R.I.P.)= DOPE! Put ‘em together and you have quite possibly the closest thing to hiphop perfection that ever existed. I don’t even remember how I found this link, but the folks over at The Soul Dojo get the nod! ?uestlove did his thing with these, honestly, I can’t find the words to write how DOPE this collection of beats is, but if you love hiphop, this is a MUST-HAVE in any collection.

Tracklist:

01. Donuts (Outro)
02. Hot Shit (I’m Back!)
03. World Full Of Sadness
04. Upper Egypt
05. Stereolab
06. The Stars
07. Antiquity
08. She Said
09. Hall & Oates
10. Eve
11. Look Into Her Eyes
12. Make Em NV
13. Oh! O!
14. Wicked Ways

DOWNLOAD HERE