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New Music Gear-2017 Namm Show 



NAMM 2017 


Toraiz AS-1-Analog Mono Synth 

by Pioneer DJ and Dave Smith Instruments March 2017 




Demo Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eg_-fBKIbBc 

Powerful/versatile mono synth 

Intuitive interface 

Easily produce quality sounds in minutes 

Easy to use solid sequencing, arpeggiator, scale and microtonality modes 


Con: Limited hands-on control 



Digitakt Drum Machine 

by Elektron 


Demo Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYlOZKTQu2g

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Top Streaming Songs-2017 



1. Despacito 

Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber 

Last week position: 1 
Peak position: 1 
Wks on chart: 25 
Official video views: 3,335,519,838 


2. Bodak Yellow (Money Moves) 

Cardi B 

Last week position: 6 
Peak position: 2 

Wks on chart: 4 
Official video views: 70,064,655 


3. Bank Account 

21 Savage 

Last week position: 3 
Peak position: 3 
Wks on chart: 5 

Official video views: 2,819,224 


4. Wild Thoughts 

DJ Khaled Featuring

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Top Current Hip-Hop Producers and Their Net Worth-2017 



Heres a current look at who's bringing the fire! 



Metro Boomin' (Tyler Wayne)-24 yo from St. Louis Missouri 

Net worth: $14,000,000 


Quick Facts: 

Metro made $11,000,000 in 2016 alone 

$150,000 for a studio session (even without a release!) 

Drake’s Jumpman song was downloaded 4 million times-Metro made $400,000 off that 

$400,000 basement studio in Atlanta 




Mike Will Made It (Michael Williams II)-28 yo from Marietta,

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Top 5 Digital Audio Workstations 

Top 5 Digital Audio Workstations 

Check out this list of the top 5 DAW softwares out there used by all kinds 

of producers worldwide-from Deadmau5 to Southside 



5. Studio One (Presonus)-“The next standard.” 

$449 PC/Mac 

Watch in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deUKQGk6OkA 

Quick Pros/Cons 

Drastic improvements in sound library 
Powerful extended FX chains 
Better graphics 
Improved browser 

Presense XT sampler still needs work 


4. Logic Pro (Apple)-“Music production. Cranked up to…

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5 Marketing Lessons From the Timbaland and Swizz Beats battle 


With the much anticipated battle approaching (it could be any day now!) between legendary producers Timbaland and Swizz Beats, we wanted to take a chance to give you a different perspective. Yeah, most people are talking about the beef and who is going to win, but there’s more to take from this. Step into Inertia Media’s Marketing Class and let me show you how to do this, son. 

1. What’s Beef? Beef is when you need to bring your best beats 

It always blows my mind that the Rap/Hip-Hop game is the only…

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Toronto Music Scene 

Toronto’s Music Scene 


Top Stars 


With the 8th annual OVO Fest right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to shout out the successes, and review some of the failures, of the T-Dot  Hip Hop Scene. 


 Toronto, (and all of Canada, really), has never been major in the rap game. Yeah we’ve produced some heavy hitters – Drizzy, Majid Jordan, Weekend, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Tory Lanez, and Kardinal Offishal – but OVO is only an example of how crucial the US market is to getting any artist to real fame. 


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Top 5 Reasons why Jigga is the Illest 

In honour of Jay-Z’s 13th studio album, I gots to take a minute out to show love to the greatest rapper to ever grace the mic. You might disagree; everybody got they top  5 -  In my overview of Hov’s life and accomplishments, I’m going to leave out all that Biggie/Pac/Nas/Mobb Deep (RIP Prodigy)/Dipset/Kanye/50/Fat Joe. beef nonsense and just stick to the Jigga man. 



Whether you are a rap genius or a rapgenius.com wanksta, a teeny bopper or juggalo., dude, female, young thug or old timer…

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