Weekly Updates

Grammy Performances Announced

Hip-hop is dominating the charts, nominations and the Grammy performances at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards.

Logic, Cardi B, Childish Gambino and Kendrick Lamar had massive record-setting years this past year so it’s no surprise that they lead the nominations and were invited to perform during the Grammys.

Other performers include Lady Gaga, U2, Sam Smith, Pink!, and Little… read more

The NAMM Show 2018

The NAMM Show brings together the best music manufacturers in the world.

This is one of our favorite times of the year. RSD looks forward to covering The NAMM Show for our 4th year in a row.

Fender, Gibson, Schecter, Pioneer, SJC Drums, Sabian, Zildjian, JBL (taking a deep breath) and many more will have their latest and… read more

Rivals Set to Tour with Hail Sagan

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RIVALS debut album Damned Soul is scheduled for release on February 2nd via Smart Punk Records.

Produced by John Espy (Red Jumpsuit Apparatus) and Aaron Edwards (Sick Puppies, Elohim, The Cab) dark-pop band RIVALS lead single “Low” and their emotionally driven track “Moonlit”  are a solid preview to the upcoming LP.

Vocalist Kalie Wolfe’s soaring… read more

Pop Punk 3-piece Arborview Signs with We Are Triumphant

On the heels of their infectious single “Stormy Weather,” Arborview caught the attention of the L.A. based indie label and has a chance to turn some heads.

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Get your Indie Label off the Ground with AVL Digital Group

AVL Digital Group Acquires AudioMicro, AdRev, and DashGo: CD Baby’s Parent Company Expands Music B2B Services for Labels and Publishers.

AVL Digital Group, the parent company of CD Baby and Disc Makers, already one of the largest distributors and service providers to independent artists, has made a major step into B2B services with the acquisition of LA-based… read more

Diddy and DJ Khaled Join ‘The Four’

Fox and Sean “Diddy” Combs kick-off a new music competition The Four: Battle for Stardom.


The Four airing on Fox takes the rap battle style format and spins into a new singing competition pitting artists from all genres of music against each other for a winner take all record deal.

“This show is going to disrupt the… read more

Facebook and Universal Music Group Inked a New Licensing Deal

After years of artists, songwriters and publishers not getting paid for songs being used in videos posted to Facebook, the ship is starting to right itself.


It’s not a perfect licensing agreement, but it’s a start. The full details weren’t disclosed in Facebook’s press release but EVP of Digital Strategy for Universal Music Group, Michael Nash… read more