Believes in the album.
Believes in the single. It’s all about the track, if you like something you go deeper, it’s about a body of work, click on an act in Spotify and you find what’s most popular and you check that out, assuming you care, and many people don’t, especially in hip-hop, the song is part of the culture, the same way British Invasion singles were part of the culture.
Believes in CDs.
Doesn’t have a CD player. They don’t come in cars, assuming you’ve got one, as millennials move to the city and Uber, and new computers don’t come with them, if you’re still sending someone promotional CDs it’s a reflection upon you, they’re worthless.
Active. Sure, a millennial might put an online radio station, albeit generated by Pandora or Spotify, on in the background, but more likely they’ll be streaming…
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STAY IN THE MARKETPLACE
Mystery is history. Remove yourself from the scene and you’re forgotten. Your number one concern is satiating your fans. You do this by giving them news updates and new music. Music is primarily one-offs on YouTube and Soundcloud. An acoustic cover of a new hit or a classic can work wonders, people already know the song so they don’t tune out and they love to pass these things on, potentially converting newbies. As for news… Unless you’re a superstar, keep it under the radar and don’t overdo it. Put it on your website and socials, BUT ONLY ONCE! Sure, if you’re inclined to, post life updates and opinions on the social networks. But you must do it yourself, if you’re employing someone to do it the audience can tell and it works against you. You don’t want to look like you’re working it. If you’re a…
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Greetings world. I was out with the family earlier today and of course we were listening to the radio. The new K-Camp song “Comfortable” came on and I was thinking to myself “Damn this dude blew up out of nowhere.” But that is not true at all. Most artists had to take lesser positions in order to gain their current status. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with paying dues.
But this article isn’t about that.
This article is about the artists whose dues were paid, but are no longer with us. Artists who literally aren’t here anymore to even consider.
Case in point, I just mentioned K-Camp. Nice string of hits, guest features, he’s doing his thing. But that’s now. Do you remember the first time you heard K-Camp? Well this was my first time.
Mykko Montana featuring K Camp- Do It
What in thee Hell happened to this…
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No time for song and dance. There will be moments when you don’t have money. Broke. This is a fact. Do not let rap songs and the Internet fool you into thinking otherwise. We all pay bills. Uncle Sam has his fiscal fist up all of our rears, and every once and a while, the struggle becomes real. Shit gets tight. So be it…
At this point, it becomes a matter of survival. But surviving without auxiliary funding isn’t the arduous task that more fortunate folks illustrate it as. Allow us to provide the assist with a few simple dos and don’ts for being broke.
Don’t go out with friends that aren’t broke. The problem here is that you may have limited funds and that can become a problem when going to the movies evolves into grabbing a bite to eat, then hitting a club, or just running the streets…
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