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Enacting Change: A War of Attrition

Enacting Change: A War of Attrition

Every movement that captures the people’s minds and hearts starts off with fervor. The enthusiasm, the momentum, and the overall passion espoused by the proponents of the cause is breathtaking, if nothing more than an inspiration to us all at the most basic levels, challenging each of us to better ourselves in some form or fashion. It’s the select few that protest, affect policy, lobby, or creatively contribute as a means to add something to the overall push for change. Even if you just post, keep posting! It’s truly “the sum of its parts” that makes a movement successful or...

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Does Hip Hop’s Voice Still Matter?

Does Hip Hop’s Voice Still Matter?

Hip Hop has always been viewed as a rebellious form of expression, a music and culture that defied boundaries, labels, and popular trends. It took what already existed and appropriated it for its use and outward message to the world. If you have any question about this, cue up any of the several documentaries on Netflix chronicling Hip Hop’s stylistic display and it’s evident from the innovative fashion to the slick talk to the rare breaks being spun from all genres the world over. Hip Hop took what it wanted, regardless of origin and made it better, or at the...

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The journey of music production: An interview with Ski Beatz

The journey of music production: An interview with Ski Beatz

    Life, for many of us, is seldom linear. Our trajectories take twists and turns, not always ending up at the destination we expected, but then again…that’s life. It’s the journey that matters -the impact you have, the legacy you leave, and the people you help -and help you- along the way that bring with it the rewards and satisfaction. And, if you keep evolving, your worth to self and others evolves as well. We had the chance to catch up with Ski Beatz recently and he’s someone who personifies the evolution of the music producer/sound designer. He’s recorded...

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THE 5 MISTAKES MUSICIANS KEEP MAKING WITH THEIR WEBSITE by Dave Cool

THE 5 MISTAKES MUSICIANS KEEP MAKING WITH THEIR WEBSITE by Dave Cool

PROFESSIONAL PHOTOSWhen it comes to your website, we cannot overstate the importance of using professional photos. Great photos help create a positive first impression for potential new fans, as well as for industry and media.However, if the images on your website are low-resolution, badly cropped, poorly lit, or simply don’t fit your brand, chances are, people won’t take you or your music seriously. This might seem extreme, but when landing on your website for the first time, the photos are going to give people their first impression of your music.Be sure that your header and background images look great, and...

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