Blue Slide Park

  1. Mac Miller Leaves Rostrum Records

    January 15, 2014 1:20 AM EST Mac Miller is apparently leaving Rostrum Records, the independent label that helped convert his hype as a mixtape whiz-kid into a chart-topper with his 2011 debut album “Blue Slide Park”. The Pittsburgh artist’s original contract with Rostum has e ...

  2. For Promotional Use Only?

    July 12, 2012 6:35 PM EDT Lawsuit seeks $10 million in damages from Mac Miller On July 9, hip-hop veteran Lord Finesse filed a $10 million lawsuit against Mac Miller, Miller's label Rostrum Records and mixtape site DatPiff.com. According to the suit, Miller "will ...

  3. Mac Miller Sued By Lord Finesse Over Mixtape Sample, With Potentially Wide-Ranging Implications

    July 12, 2012 10:44 AM EDT Mac Miller's meteoric rise to the top of the Billboard charts was largely fueled by mixtapes on internet buzz, but one vet of the rap game is not happy with how it happened. Lord Finesse -- part of the 1990s hip hop crew D.I.T.C. which also f ...

  4. Business Matters: Analysis of Martin Mills' Harsh Words on Universal-EMI Merger

    April 16, 2012 6:22 PM EDT Martin Mills of Beggars Group Says EMI-Universal Music Kills Niche Artists Martin Mills, chairman and founder of the Beggars Group, has lodged a complaint with European regulators regarding the Universal Music Group acquisition of EMI's recor ...

  5. Urban Power List: Benjy Grinberg

    January 06, 2012 4:18 PM EST Benjy Grinberg President, Rostrum Records Website: RostrumRecords.com Twitter: @BenjyBenjy Social Force Benjy Grinberg values artistic vision. Since establishing his independent label, Rostrum Records, in 2003, the Pittsburgh native and former exe ...

  6. Adele's '21' Claims 14th Week At No. 1 on Billboard 200

    January 04, 2012 11:00 AM EST As predicted , Adele's "21" album returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200, marking its 14th nonconsecutive week at the top of the tally. The news comes on the heels of Nielsen SoundScan's 2011 year-end charts , which showed " ...

  7. Mac Miller, Recent Billboard Magazine Cover Artist, Named One of Forbes' 30 Under 30

    December 19, 2011 6:52 PM EST Mac Miller, the 19-year-old rapper from Pittsburgh whose first album, "Blue Slide Park," was the first independently-distributed album since 1995 to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 , was named as part of Forbes' "30 Under 3 ...

  8. Black Keys Withold New 'El Camino' LP From Spotify, Other Streaming Services

    December 08, 2011 1:00 PM EST Many artists have doubts about music-streaming services, largely due to the fear that companies like Spotify and Rhapsody detract from already declining music sales. The Black Keys are the latest addition to that group: their recently released &qu ...

  9. It's Official: Drake's 'Take Care' Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    November 23, 2011 10:50 AM EST As expected , Drake nets the third-largest sales week of 2011 for an album, as "Take Care" debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 631,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. While that's a slightly small ...

  10. Chart Moves: Matt Nathanson Gets a CMA Bump, Led Zeppelin's 'IV' Returns

    November 17, 2011 4:32 PM EST The Billboard Hot 100 As previously reported, Rihanna spends a third week atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris, and debuts at No. 73 with next single "You Da One," while Taylor Swift debuts t ...

  11. Mac Miller Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    November 16, 2011 11:00 AM EST As forecasted , indie rapper Mac Miller's first album, "Blue Slide Park," debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 144,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. While it didn't shift as much as some industry sources had ...

  12. Mac Miller Headed for Top of This Week's Billboard 200

    November 14, 2011 7:25 AM EST As we reported earlier this week , Mac Miller is about to make a splash on the Billboard 200 albums chart , as his "Blue Slide Park" debut is set to bow at No. 1 on the tally next week. Sources suggest the rapper's album could sell ...

  13. Mac Miller, 'Twilight,' Romeo Santos Heading for Top of Billboard 200

    November 11, 2011 6:25 PM EST As we reported earlier this week , Mac Miller is about to make a splash on the Billboard 200 albums chart, as his "Blue Slide Park" debut is set to bow at No. 1 on the tally next week. Sources suggest the rapper's album could sell i ...

  14. Mac Miller On Way to Indie History at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    November 09, 2011 9:52 PM EST Recent Billboard magazine cover man Mac Miller is on his way to his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as his debut effort, "Blue Slide Park," should easily top the list next week. Industry sources suggest the set will sell up ...

  15. Rostrum Records' Benjy Grinberg on Label's Campaign to Have Fans Control Mac Miller Release Date

    September 28, 2011 6:25 PM EDT At midnight eastern time Monday night, Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller took to Ustream to announce that his debut album, "Blue Slide Park," was now available for pre-order - with a twist. In a campaign reminiscent of popular online group bu ...

  16. Watsky's 'Kind of Sexy' Spurs Social 50 Chart Re-entry

    August 25, 2011 6:00 PM EDT A mixtape helps slam-poet-turned-rapper Watsky re-enters Billboard's Social 50 chart, where he pops back on at No. 48. He released "A New Kind of Sexy" for free download on Aug. 12 via Bandcamp.com, while five days later he uploaded ...

  17. Taylor Swift Makes 'Sparks Fly' On Social 50 Chart

    July 14, 2011 4:25 PM EDT Taylor Swift flies up the Social 50, rising 21-14 following buzz generated by the news of her latest single, "Sparks Fly." Swift took to Facebook on July 5 to make the announcement. Currently, the song has 19,000 Facebook plays and 12,30 ...