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SAI BABA…SAI KANYE?

Kanye West shocked the world yesterday at the MTV Video Music Awards!!! Mr. West received the Michael Jackson “Vanguard” Award (which honours an artists body of work in videos) from Taylor Swift, whom ironically, he had interrupted at the 2009 VMA’s during her victory speech. Instead of talking about his work, Kanye, displaying his typical [...]

VIDEO REVIEW – SOUND SULTAN’S VIDEO IS … EVERYTHING

The king of cool (and a bit of crazy) himself, Sound Sultan released the video to his recently recorded single, “Everything is Everything”, and naturally, as videos go, this one stands out from the crowd. In his typical manner, the top Naija Ninja brings energy, colour, variety, style and originality to the fore. Nothing about [...]

SPINLET ANDROID APP GETS A MAKEOVER

So you should’ve heard by now that Spinlet 2.0 is in the making. We’re pruning, scraping, upgrading, fitting and revamping our entire look. Like we told you last week, our website was the first to go under the knife [If you missed the sneak peek, CLICK HERE for another chance]. But that’s not all. We [...]

By |August 28th, 2015|audio sermons, mobile, Music, Music Industry, Nigeria, Spinlet, Tech, Technology|0 Comments

Davido x Wizkid September Take Over!

Uh oh! Two of Nigeria’s (and Africa’s) hottest exports at the moment, Wizkid and Davido, are both reportedly releasing their albums in September. What a way to kick off the ‘ember’ months! With Davido apparently at the peak of his powers and Wizkid having lined up collaborations with Drake, Chris Brown and Angelique Kidjoe, both albums [...]

By |August 11th, 2015|Album, Article, Music Industry, New Music|0 Comments

10 Funniest Memes Since Meek Mill’s #WannaKnow

Anyone that has been on social media today must have seen that Meek Mill has put out Wanna Know - his response to Drake's two diss tracks, Charged Up and Back To Back. The overwhelming verdict on this much anticipated response on social media is... Actually, why don't you see for yourself? We have compiled [...]

By |July 31st, 2015|Music Industry|0 Comments

SURVIVAL FLOAT

At first glance, it’s easy to look at the album artwork above and wonder if the artiste is a necromancer or just taken with one substance or the other. But Chicago-based songwriter and producer, Jess Hal is neither (as far as we know, lol). Survival Float is Hal’s solo project and today's featured image is the [...]

WHAT THE HELL WEDNESDAY: WHO IS THIS?

Which artiste is fond of these zombified figures for Album Art? Find out tomorrow on What the hell Wednesday! Till then your guesses are welcome. Keep 'em comin'. Tweet @spinlet or leave a comment below.  

Will Afro-Pop Music Evolve?

Everything changes, and music is no exception. Some musicologists in the UK (yes, there are people who study and research music) observed how pop music has evolved over the years. In the late 1960s, groups like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones introduced the world to the rock sounds that characterized that era. This slowly morphed into electronic and synthesised sounds [...]

By |May 7th, 2015|Music, Music Industry|1 Comment

9 Things You Probably Don’t Want to Hear as a Musician

1. Major labels and radio are NOT against you. Don't get into the 'us against them' frame of mind that seems to have hit a peak these days. Labels still want to sign good music and radio stations still want great new sounds. View labels and traditional outlets as potential partners. A big reason labels [...]

By |February 20th, 2015|Music Industry, Opinion|0 Comments

BON, COSON and MUSIC-SHUNs: 5 THINGS

It has now been widely reported  that IBAN* and BON** (associations of independent television and radio broadcasters) have chosen, in response to lawsuits by COSON, seeking the payment of royalties for its members, to stop playing the music of COSON-registered artists. Here are a few bits and bobs on collecting societies and royalty payments. What [...]

By |February 13th, 2015|Legal, Music Industry, Opinion, Tech|0 Comments