September 30th, 2009

Inc. Magazine – 30 Under 30 // Anthony Volodkin

Inc. Magazine   30 Under 30 // Anthony Volodkin

Congrats Anthony.

[Via - Inc. Magazine - America's Coolest Entrepreneurs]
No. 27: Anthony Volodkin – Founder of Hype Machine
Age: 23
Location: New York, New York
2008 Revenue: Undisclosed
2009 Projected Revenue: Undisclosed
Employees: 3 full-time, 2 part-time
Year founded: 2005
Website: www.hypem.com

Like some of the most successful entrepreneurs, Hype Machine founder Anthony Volodkin got his start by trying to solve an everyday problem. Reed Hastings created Netflix because he didn’t want to lie to his wife about late fees. Craig Newmark launched Craigslist to broadcast event listings to a wider group than just his e-mail contacts. Volodkin was looking for a better way to find cool new music.

In 2005, Volodkin was a sophomore at Hunter College studying computer science on a full scholarship. Volodkin’s parents emigrated from Moscow to Brooklyn’s Sheepshead Bay when he was 12, and he had been working the same part-time IT consulting job since high school. But the gig was getting tedious. “It boiled down to dealing with clients repeatedly,” he says. “I thought it would be cool to invest that energy into something that left a lasting mark.”

So Volodkin looked to his latest passion: finding new music. On weekends, he traveled to Philadelphia and Boston to see bands like Arcade Fire, Explosions in the Sky, and Mindless Self Indulgence, but stumbling onto the next act to obsess over was tricky. “Music magazines were the result of too many degrees of marketing,” he says. “There was nothing I could trust to find something new.” At the same time, Volodkin discovered music blogs like Music for Robots and Fluxblog. The only problem was that there were so many of them, it was hard to keep up. Continue Reading

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Rollo & Grady Interview with Anthony Volodkin (click here)



September 30th, 2009

Song Of The Day // Outasight – ‘Catch Me If You Can’

Song Of The Day // Outasight   Catch Me If You Can
Richard “Outasight” Andrew

Outasight (Myspace)
Hometown: Yonkers, New York
Album: Brand New Day Sessions (TBA)
Label: Select Records
Outasight – Catch Me If You Can



September 30th, 2009

Dead Weather // Zane Lowe – BBC 1 – June 24th, 2009

Dead Weather // Zane Lowe   BBC 1   June 24th, 2009
The Dead Weather
Zane Lowe Show – BBC Radio 1
June 24th, 2009

Hang You From the Heavens
Treat Me Like Your Mother

The Dead Weather – Horehound (iTunes)



September 29th, 2009

Artist To Watch // The Novocaines

 The Novocaines

The Novocaines (Myspace)
Hometown: Northam, WA, Australia
Album: The Ragdoll – EP (Buy)
Label: Unsigned
The Novocaines – Leaving in the Sunrise



September 29th, 2009

Band Of Horses // Club Nokia – November 9th

Band Of Horses // Club Nokia   November 9th

Band of Horses
Club Nokia
November 9th

Tickets go on sale 10/2 @ 10am

Band Of Horses – The First Song



September 29th, 2009

New Album Releases For Tuesday (9/29/2009)

The Avett Brothers
The Avett Brothers

Rollo & Grady Recommended New Releases – Tuesday, September 29th

Various Artists – Ciao My Shining Star: The Songs of Mark Mulcahy (Buy)
Ciao
Label: Shout Factory

Atlas Sound – Logos (Buy)
Bradford
Label: Kranky
Atlas Sound – Shelia

New Album Releases For Tuesday (9/29/2009)