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SALESMANSHIP DISCUSSION GROUP

Related PostsJapanese Funk Edition Funk U Cafe 3 What’s the best thing about Hip Hop? Creating the Message – an interview with Duke Bootee The Birth of Hip Hop Music Kurt NiceKurt Nice aka Kurtiss Jackson is a behind the scenes pioneer in the Hip Hop Kulture, creating the first…

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SALESMANSHIP DISCUSSION GROUP

Kurt NiceKurt Nice aka Kurtiss Jackson is a behind the scenes pioneer in the Hip Hop Kulture, creating the first nationally distributed video mix tape series, Shades of Hip Hop, in the late 1990s. Since touring the country with the Stop the Violence Movement and the Temple of Hip Hop…

Have Black Men Advanced?

In 2014, an article by  Dr. Boyce Watkins, outlined 5 reasons why he felt “black” men haven’t advanced over the last 40 years. Watkins states, “We are fragmented, distracted, materialistic, and ultimately weak.  We are not men…. we are just a bunch of ‘niggaz in Paris.’ (Watkins, 2014)” That is…

How did Hip Hop end up here?

Over the past few years, I was forced to re-evaluate my feelings about Hip Hop Kulture because of the state of hip-hop music. It’s not just that rap has declined over the past 10 years, but the lack of originality, concept and skills, has made the culture itself look bad….

Picking the right thumbnail and song title

A lot of work may have gone in to your last music project. You may have taken time to come up with concepts and constructed a well put-together song. It may have taken numerous hours in the studio to get the right sound on the track. Now when everything is…

Your best promotional tool is more you

If you ever wondered how to get a person more interested in your music look no further than this post. Here is the answer. Give the listener more you. That’s right, give them more of who you are, if you want them to “buy in” to what ever it is…

How do you get someone to check out your new music?

Today, a thousand more songs were added to the internet by independent artists all over the World. With so much music being posted, how do you get someone to check out your tunes as opposed to all the others? Unless the person knows you or has heard of you, they…

The next level of mixtape promotion

What are the challenges you face as an artist trying to live through your art? Whatever you think they may be, most of those challenges aren’t new. There is no question that the internet has made it much easier for creatives to promote their music, artwork, beats, manuscripts etc. This…

P. Diddy gives group $250k to promote entrepreneurship

“Don’t worry if I write rhymes, I write checks.” – Puff Daddy In an shining example of putting your money where your mouth is, Sean Combs aka Puff Daddy, aka P Diddy or just Diddy, used his vast material influence to give back. In an effort to promote the Temple…

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The Biz

by J. Michael Dolan Just finished reading Peter Gubers book “Tell To Win” for the second time. It’s that good. Reminded me why  I love the entertainment biz so much, probably because I’ve never worked in any other industry in my life—sawdust is in my DNA. Music, movies, radio, theater,…

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Finding the right answers

If we want answers to the most important questions, we must look to the past. Why? Because all the greatest questions which plague mankind at the core, have already been asked. These are the same questions that have burned in people’s hearts since the beginning. The questions are old. People…

Quora Question: What’s it like to be Rich on the DL?

This weeks question on Quora which peeked my interest was the following… What is it like to be discreetly wealthy? Some interesting answers came next, which explained the concept of being rich but not bragging about it, or living extravagantly. This is the opposite inclination of the modern-day rapper. Rappers…

YouTube Guide for Musicians

Want to know how to turn YouTube views into sales? Start here. For today’s independent musician, having a strong video presence is practically a requirement for a successful DIY music career. This guide will show you how to convert YouTube views into album and ticket sales.Topics covered include: • Earning…

10 Steps in Making a Documentary

Documentaries by Untitled Learning how to create a documentary may be a lot of fun and doesn’t demand a film-making degree. You only need a burning need to educate story along with a willingness to figure out each step from the process. Listed below are 10 easy-to-follow steps for making…

The Lies Hip Hop Told Me pt. 2 Ignorance is Cool

There are a number of myths and outright lies that have been perpetuated in Hip Hop Kulture that poison the minds of novices and old-timers alike. Some of these lies have mistakenly become part of the false identity ascribed to Hiphoppas. Lie #2 Ignorance is Cool Rap music, video and…

Legal Advice for Artists

In This Issue Newsletter Intro Article: Crowd Funding Sites Quick Links More About Us Archive             Subscribe to my Monthly Newsletter www.raclawfirm.com The articles in this newsletter are for information purposes only and are not intended to create an attorney-client relationship or to provide legal advice. For…

ART

A Golden Oldie… Art is NOT “in the eye of the beholder” like some would say. Rather art is the heart and soul of the artist, living at risk. It’s the blisters on the fingertips of the guitarist, the steady hand of the painter and the filthy fingernails of the…

Living With Ants

I once asked Steven Stills, what’s the best advice he could give fledgling musicians? He said, “Don’t quit your day job.” Wise words back in the day. However, given that the current “tech revolution” has put career control and unlimited income possibilities directly in the hands of Artists & Treps, I…

Audio-Technica’s premier studio vocal microphone

Introducing Audio-Technica’s premier studio vocal microphone, the AT5040 cardioid condenser. The debut of our flagship 50 Series, the AT5040 represents a milestone in condenser design, offering remarkably musical high-fidelity performance, with profound realism and depth, presence and purity of sound. Listen for more: purity, presence, depth & detail. Designed as…

Do you consider Trinidad James Hip Hop?

Artists like Trinidad James aren’t the real problem at all. It’s program directors who play his music as if it is comparable to real Hip Hop, that are the problem. The confusion about whether his lack of mic skillz or questionable talent in general, should get airtime, is part of…

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