April 21, 2015 in NEWS

Soundcloud Takedowns

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As many of you know, I have been consistently fighting copyright issues and song takedowns on Soundcloud for the past 3 years, finding ways to keep my music online to share with my fans. I have come to an impasse – I now have the maximum number of strikes allowed on Soundcloud, and have been forced to remove all of my tracks from my account in a last ditch effort to keep my fan base intact. This means that I have effectively been erased from the internet – my music has disappeared from the thousands of blogs that have shared my work via the Soundcloud widget and from every Facebook page and social media post where my songs have been shared. My Soundcloud account averaged almost 20K listens per day, with a total of nearly 20 million in the past couple of years – and I was gaining hundreds of new fans each week.

Over the years I have tried a number of things to combat copyright issues – I have posted my work to Legitmix and thefuture.fm, both legal sites that protect my work. However, my fans have never followed as they prefer to listen to my work on Soundcloud. I have spoken with the labels (one of my three strikes comes from an official remix!), worked with lawyers and called in favors. At this point, this is the only reasonable course of action that remains. While I would love to write a treatise on the many issues with American copyright law and with the archaic thinking employed by the major labels, I will save that for another day. For now, I would like to find a way for you, my family, friends and fans, to continue to enjoy my music.
I have uploaded almost all of my work to www.youtube.com/scottmelker. Further, over the coming weeks I will be uploading everything directly to my blog – http://themelkerproject.com/. You will always be able to find my music there, so please check in on a regular basis. There is an email submission form on the right side of the site – please send over your address so that I can send my music directly.
I hope that you choose to continue to listen to my music, as I will continue to make it for you. Thank you.

January 22, 2015 in #TBT, REMIXES

#TBT The Melker Project – Shorty Swing My Way Ft. KP & Envyi

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For #TBT this week, I am sharing one of my favorite remixes that flew largely under the radar. This was one of my favorite songs in the 90s, so I updated it with a new crunk hip hop sound. Enjoy!

January 8, 2015 in #TBT, MIXTAPES

#TBT Scott Melker Mix For Sway In The Morning

Scott Melker Live On Sway In The MorningFor #TBT this week I am throwing it back – way back to last month when I played live on Sway In The Morning. If you like hip hop and a creative mix, this should be up your alley.  Enjoy!


 

 

 

October 29, 2014 in REMIXES

TRILLER!

Triller_ArtworkTRILLER IS HERE! For the sixth and final installment of my classic artist EP series, I chose to focus on the immense catalogue of my favorite artist of all time, Michael Jackson.

The project features a trap infused remix of “Thriller,” the already-gone-viral hip hop mix of “Beat It,” and a redo of “Human Nature,” reminiscent of the 90s R&B tracks that are a staple of my playlists. I also created an acoustic version of “Man In The Mirror” mixed with Chris Brown’s sultry vocals, and a Mike Will Made It-esque remix of Dirty Diana, mixed with Future, Pusha T and Pharrell that is my personal favorite on the album.

Listen to the entire project and download it for free right HERE.


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Also, Triller T-Shirts are now available for a limited time! If you like what I do, please buy a shirt and support my work. Get them RIGHT HERE!

 

October 22, 2014 in REMIXES

TRILLER IS HERE! The Melker Project – F.D.B.eat It Ft. Michael Jackson & Young Dro

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Here is your first glimpse of Triller, my final EP focusing on a classic artist. The 5 song project focuses on the immense catalogue of the King Of Pop. Triller was a major challenge to complete, considering the breadth of Michael Jackson’s music and the sacred nature of his songs. “F.D.B.eat It” features a dirty south, trap and crunk infused remix of the MJ classic “Beat It,” with the vocals of Young Dro’s hit “F.D.B.” The entire project drops on October 29th on Uproxx – get ready!

PLEASE listen and HEART on HYPEM here. This is the best way to help the track go viral!

Check out the official premiere of the track on BROBIBLE right HERE!

 

 

October 21, 2014 in STUFF I LIKE

Inspiration For Triller

Watch this video, get excited for the release of the first track from TRILLER tomorrow. You’ll thank me later.

 

October 20, 2014 in NEWS

No Musician’s Album Has Gone Platinum in 2014

Top-Three-AlbumsI wish I could say that I am surprised by this, but music fans are clearly shying away from purchasing music in favor of streaming and illegal downloads.  Couple that with the fact that most people buy singles instead of full albums and you have the perfect storm. What’s the last album you actually bought? Could you listen to it all of the way through without skipping half of the crappy tracks? Doubt it. Read the whole article on FORBES HERE.

October 17, 2014 in NEWS

TRILLER – Coming this Halloween!

black_tshirtHere it is everyone, the moment you’ve all been waiting for.  It has been many months since Red Hot Trilli Peppers stormed the internet, and it’s time to do it again.  The Melker Project Presents: TRILLER… the FINAL project in the series.  Look for the first track next week, and the entire project by Halloween.

 

October 16, 2014 in #TBT, REMIXES

#TBT- Say Hello Vs. Because – Jay-Z Vs. The Beatles

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This is one of my favorite tracks, like, ever. I was listening to it yesterday (does that make me hugely egotistical?) I thought, “hey, tomorrow would be the perfect day to share this song again.” So here it is, for your #TBT enjoyment.

October 9, 2014 in #TBT, REMIXES

#TBT – Capital Cities – Safe And Sound (The Melker Project Remix)

Capital Cities Safe And Sound The Melker ProjectSafe and Sound by Capital Cities was one of the guilty pleasure tracks of 2013. I did not feel guilty creating this sultry, piano based R&B remix of the track… presented to you on this #TBT. Stream it below, or download it HERE.