Extended Players Presents The Funhouse

Monday, 26 December 2011

Cee Lo Strikes Gold, Without a Gold Album





Ducking through a crowd of tourists at Rockefeller Center, the singer Cee Lo Green took a breather during rehearsals for NBC’s annual tree-lighting concert on Nov. 30. But between a shopping detour at Swarovski Crystal and last-minute talks with the show’s producer, there wasn’t much time to rest.
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Cee Lo performing at the Grammys last February. “There's security in being a brand; there's certainty in being a brand,” he said.
It’s a pace that Cee Lo, as he is also known, is accustomed to. In the last year, he has won a Grammy Award for a song that became a blockbuster hit despite its unprintable title (officially bowdlerized as “Forget You”), become a celebrity judge on NBC’s talent show “The Voice” and, through a calculated media blitz orchestrated by his managers, broken through as a face of mainstream pop culture after nearly two decades as a cult figure.
To sustain his success, Cee Lo has become one of the hardest-working stars in pop. In the days around the tree-lighting schedule he logged about 20,000 miles taping television shows, recording an album and making personal appearances across the United States and in Britain. One day last spring he managed a promotional trifecta, performing in New York in the morning, Alabama in the afternoon and Las Vegas at night.
“I’m still just a working-class artist, basically,” Cee Lo said of his schedule, as he waited backstage at Rockefeller Center for some hot tea to soothe his well-traveled vocal cords.
Cee Lo — a cannonball-shaped man devoted to the Liberace and Elton John school of showmanship — will earn about $20 million this year. Record sales represent the smallest slice of the revenue pie, according to Larry Mestel, the chief executive of Cee Lo’s management company, Primary Wave Music. The collapse in record sales over the last decade has decimated the bottom line, and a hit song alone is no longer enough to bring in superstar wealth.
So even musicians with multiplatinum success have started looking elsewhere for income, especially to increased touring and the kind of commercial deals that result in Miracle Whip product placement in Lady Gaga videos and Taylor Swift’s performing at a JetBlue airport terminal.
A look at the numbers shows how the economics of music stardom have changed. Born Thomas Callaway, Cee Lo first struck gold in 2005 as producer and co-writer of the Pussycat Dolls’ hit “Don’t Cha”; the next year Gnarls Barkley, his duo with the producer Danger Mouse, reached No. 1 around the world with “Crazy.”
Those hits brought Cee Lo an industry perch but little mainstream name recognition. The pattern might have continued with his third solo album, “The Lady Killer,” which had a modest opening at No. 9 when released late last year by Elektra. By then, however, “Forget You” had already snowballed from an online novelty hit into a pop culture phenomenon, with Gwyneth Paltrow singing it on “Glee.”
“Forget You,” released in August 2010, reached No. 2 and has sold 5.3 million downloads in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, making it the 12th most downloaded track of all time. (By comparison, Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep,” the top song of 2011, has sold 5.7 million.)
But today even extraordinary sales numbers like those translate to limited financial success.
A chart-topping single could once be counted on to drive big sales of full albums, which bring in greater royalties. But the “unbundling” of albums in the age of iTunes — the loss of album sales at $10 or $15 when consumers can buy a single song for about $1 — has contributed to a 58 percent reduction in album sales since 2000. Despite the success of “Forget You,” “The Lady Killer” has sold only about 450,000 copies in the United States.
“How much do you make on five million singles?” Mr. Mestel asked. “It’s not $5 million. Apple takes a piece of it, the record company takes a piece of it, the producer takes a piece of it, and then Cee Lo gets a piece of it as the artist.”
A recording contract for an act like Cee Lo would typically offer a net royalty of about 15 percent, according to several music executives. That means that for a $1.29 download from iTunes, after Apple takes its standard 30 percent fee, the artist would be paid 13 or 14 cents; for five million downloads, that amounts to about $650,000. As one of five writers of the song, Cee Lo would also make about $45,000 in publishing royalties on those downloads.

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Prodigy – When U Up

NEW HEAT.
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Sunday, 25 December 2011

GULLYVER - SAT JAN 7TH - THE ALIBI - DALSTON

LONDONS SICKEST AND BEST CLUB NIGHT IS BACK....BORED OF WACK DJ'S PLAYING THE SAME OL SAME OL, COME AND GET GULLY AND SEE WHAT ALL THE FUSS IS ABOUT!

The Quaranteam - The Quaranteam EP

You need this in your life. DOWNLOAD HERE Loudmouth, Pyro, Mentalist, K-nite, Skillit. Get to know!!




PIFF GANG -MARY PIFFMAS

NEW MIXTAPE
NEW HEAT
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FUNK MASTER FLEX -RED ALERT - MR CEE - HOT97 - X-MAS EVE MIX

Reveal - Neva Blink (Never Blink Dub) OFFICIAL FULL VIDEO

Smoke DZA – SweetBabyKushedGod EP


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1. Smokey Klause (Prod. By 183rd & Kenny Beats)
2. Christmas In The Trap (Prod. By 183rd)
3. SWV feat. Domo Genesis & Mookie Jones (Prod. By Lex Luger)
4. What’s Goodie (Prod. By 183rd & Maki)
5. 4 Loko Remix feat. A$AP Rocky, A$AP Twelvy, Danny Brown, Killa Kyleon & Freeway (Prod. By 183rd)
6. Big Bad & Dangerous feat. Action Bronson (Prod. By 183rd)
7. Bout That Life (Prod. By Maki & 183rd)
8. Money Down feat. P-IC (Prod. By A-Foe)
9. Dear Winter (Prod. By Flying Lotus)


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PIFF GANG - JIFF GANG

Friday, 23 December 2011

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Kendrick Lamar - A.D.H.D (Live at SOBS 12/19/11)

The Dictator Trailer (Sacha Baron Cohen)

This looks like jokes!!

DIZZEE RASCAL FT. SCRUFIZZER - GUTS N' GLORY (TAKEN FROM DIRTEETV.COM THE MIXTAPE)

SAY NUTIN!
Dizzee Rascal is about to release a brand new Mixtape "Dirtee TV" mixed by myself DJ MK, and features D Double E, Footsie, Scrufizzer and much much more. Over 22 tracks of heat. I dont think people are really ready for this to be honest. This is like a album. All original cuts, no spitting over other peoples beats, just nothing but HEAT. The mixtape drops on New years day, untill then, check out "Guts N Glory" produced by Dizzee, and is SICK!!!!

SEDDITOFF 9 (DILLA TRIBUTE PROJECT)

GAME - TYLER THE CREATOR - LIL WAYNE - Martians Vs. Goblins

CLASSIC

ASAP ROCKY INTERVIEW: BLOWHIPHOPTV.COM

David"Fingers"Haynes and the "Maschine"

Had to post this for all my people with Mashine. This guys drumming is crazy.




Common calls out Drake on Sway in the Morning

Common calls out Drake. Does Drake really want it with Common??? Is Common still in his prime?
Let the battle commence.

Friday, 9 December 2011

Stalley "Go On"

"Go On" is off Stalley's Lincoln Way Nights which is available now on Itunes/Amazon-Remastered by Young Guru & Tony Dawsey (http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/lincoln-way-nights-deluxe/­­




Tuesday, 6 December 2011

D-Styles, Excess & Toadstyle Dec 2011 Barfly

D-styles, Excess and Toadstyle @ the barfly in London..... killing it

Gotta add, Toadstyles xfader was a joke! How he did any cuts on that thing was beyond me! Just look closely at the inconsistant cut in (or not)



Shout out to Chuck from Stokyo


Monday, 5 December 2011

A-Trak & Zinc "Stingray" Teaser

Here's a taster...

THE INTERNET - Cocaine Little Dragon RMXS






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ROOTS MANUVA UK TOUR DATES


Thu 26th Jan 2012
Roots ManuvaThe Arches
Glasgow
Fri 27th Jan 2012
Roots ManuvaHMV Ritz
Manchester
Sat 28th Jan 2012
Roots ManuvaLeeds Metropolitan University SU (LMUSU)
Leeds
Mon 30th Jan 2012
Roots ManuvaHMV Institute
Birmingham
Tue 31st Jan 2012
Roots ManuvaConcorde 2
Brighton
Wed 1st Feb 2012
Roots ManuvaThe Waterfront
Norwich
Fri 3rd Feb 2012
Roots ManuvaAnson Rooms & Ar2 (Bristol University SU)
Bristol
Sat 4th Feb 2012
Roots ManuvaRoundhouse
London

Klashnekoff "Clear my throat" (SBCC)

New heat from Klashnekoff!
This video is jokes too.
From the mixtape "F*ck The Long Talk"

Welcome To Tempo Clash (KUTMAH, Om Unit, Blue Daisy, Kidkanevil + Offshore)

Stalley talks new mixtape Savage Journey To The American Dream


SoulCulture TV caught up with the Ohio repping Maybach Music member Stalley after his performance at Vibe Bar in London, England and in this segment the respected lyricist gives us some exclusive information about his forthcoming mixtape Savage Journey To The American Dream, the follow up to his well received Lincoln Way Nights project.





Stalley talks new mixtape Savage Journey To The American Dream



SoulCulture TV caught up with the Ohio repping Maybach Music member Stalley after his performance at Vibe Bar in London, England and in this segment the respected lyricist gives us some exclusive information about his forthcoming mixtape Savage Journey To The American Dream, the follow up to his well received Lincoln Way Nights project.



Streets All Salute (S.A.S) - 'Ready' feat. Chipmunk x Eric Bellinger




Ghostface Talks DOOMSTARKS Collab

BUGGSY- Connect The Spdif Ft. Jehst & Farma G (THE GREAT ESCAPE)

MYNATURE - WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE

Mynature remake of Jay-Z and Kanye West "Welcome To The Jungle" taken from the mixtape "THE BEGINNING" - Free download available now from www.mynaturemusic.com/downloads.