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Free Ad for Video Outlets (Sites, Shows, DVD Magazines, etc) in #BET Awards Issue!

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The Resource Directory in our Television & Film issue being released for the BET Awards will feature a listing of outlets for artists to promote their music videos or be interviewed. If you have a TV Show, Video Site, DVD Magazine or other outlet for playing Music Videos complete the form below for your FREE listing.

NOTE: Each issue of Makin’ It Magazine is distributed to Recording Studios, Label Offices, Radio Stations, Retail Locations and Industry Events in over 100 Markets across 44 States. Reaching more than 100,000 Artists, Producers, DJs, Managers, Radio & Label Execs each issue, we’ve helped hundreds of advertisers connect with new clients and build strategic business partnerships

Here’s your opportunity to take advantage of our network today.

SUBMIT HERE!

You never know where I may be bringing you the events of Chicago, so make sure you follow this blog and Follow me on Twitter, @PlatinumVoicePR! If you need your name and craft to buzz out here, go to http://www.platinumvoicepr.com. Until next time, See ya later Babies!

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Attention #Tattoo Artists! Best Ink is Casting in #Chicago!

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It’s Your Gyrl, Ms. Carmen aka Platinum Voice PR bringing another opportunity to you!

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OXYGEN’S HIT TATTOO ARTIST COMPETITION SHOW “BEST INK” IS CURRENTLY CASTING in CHICAGO!!!

Are you a talented tattoo artist who is ready to show off your talent and how this art form became a part of your life? Then we want you!

If you would like to be considered for an interview, please email your information By ***DEADLINE MONDAY APRIL 29, 2013***

In your email, include your NAME, PHONE NUMBER, and a brief BIO telling us about yourself, how you got involved in tattooing, and in your opinion what makes you a talented tattoo artist.

Attach 3 recent PHOTOS of yourself and also examples of tattoos you have created.

SUBMISSIONS WITHOUT PHOTOS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED!

***DEADLINE MONDAY APRIL 29, 2013***

Email chicagomediacast@gmail.com immediately

Follow @chimediacast on Twitter!

Best Ink is looking for tattoo artists in other cities! Check out The cities below:

Sunday, April 21, 2013
2:00PM-6:00PM
The Hyatt Regency Columbus
350 North High Street
Columbus OH, 43215
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
11:00AM-5:00PM
Ripley-Grier Studios
520 8th Avenue — 10th Fl — Room 10F
New York NY, 10018-4177
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
11:00AM-5:00PM
Capital Ale House
623 East Main Street
Richmond VA, 23219
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
11:00AM-5:00PM
The Original Hooters
615 Channelside Drive #113
Tampa FL, 33602
Thursday, May 2, 2013
11:00AM-5:00PM
St. Felix Spirits and Fare
1602 North Cahuenga Blvd.
Hollywood CA, 90028
Saturday, May 4, 2013
11:00AM-5:00PM
McFadden’s Restaurant and Saloon
461 North 3rd Street
Philadelphia PA, 19123
Saturday, May 4, 2013
11:00AM-5:00PM
Mad River Chicago
2909 North Sheffield Avenue
Chicago IL, 60652
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
11:00AM-4:00PM
 
On Deck Sports Bar and Grill
910 NW 14th Avenue
Portland OR, 97209
Saturday, May 11, 2013
11:00AM-5:00PM
Sunset Grill and Tap/Patron’s Mexican Kitchen
130 Brighton Ave
Alliston MA, 02134
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
11:00AM-5:00PM
907 South Peters Street
New Orleans LA, 70130
Apply HERE

You never know where I may be bringing you the events of Chicago, so make sure you follow this blog and Follow me on Twitter, @PlatinumVoicePR! If you need your name and craft to buzz out here, go to http://www.platinumvoicepr.com. Until next time, See ya later Babies!

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Do you enjoy Hip Hop music, fashion or sports? PlatinumVoice PR is Looking for You!

Hey Y’all!

It’s Your Gyrl, Ms. Carmen aka Platinum Voice PR  and I’m seeking some talented writers out there to join my team!

After 2 years, I’ve finally had to realize that I can’t do everything myself, even though I like to. As the PlatinumVoice PR brand continues to grow, and the site views consistently elevate, the need for content becomes more demanding, and I simply can’t do it all myself. I’m looking for 3-4 contributors that are willing to commit to keeping the site healthy and substantial. I’m looking for writers to do posts on sports, fashion, food and music…especially indie music including Chicago Music.

Requirements:

  • able to do at least 3 blog submissions per day
  • MUST love independent music
  • ability to write more than one simple sentence(Don’t worry, I’ll check for grammatical errors
  • Active Twitter and Facebook account

That’s it really. If your interested, please tweet me on twitter, @platinumvoicepr with #CONTRIBUTOR in the tweet, we’ll go from there.

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Meet Platinum Artist of the Month-@_ReezyRee

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It’s Your Gyrl, Ms. Carmen aka Platinum Voice PR bringing another Platinum Featured Artist to you!

I met this young gentleman on twitter and I must say I’m very impressed with his grind. I was tweeting one day and I was gently approached by him,he asked me how can he promote his music. I gave him one solid solution which  is promoting his single with “DrumSquad DJs” and he agreed to do what was necessary. I introduced it to the team and they like his song”We Winnin”! I was so excited to introduce the artist that found me and I want to introduce him to the world! Everyone meet Mr Reezy Ree!

20121211_155433 (1)Listen>>>We Winnin- Reezy Ree Feat. Corey Jones (Remaster)

If you’re looking for a different breed of Chicago Music, Look no further, Reezy Ree is here! Darrell “Reezyree” Barnes was born in Chicago, Illinois on January 16, 1986. Not having a stable parental background throughout most of his life, he began expressing himself silently through music. “Not having both parents around at the same time I had to learn how to survive on my own; even when I was facing adversity from the street life.” He was raised in Chicago on the South side, 114th and Harvard and in a small city in Florida called Leesburg. During his 9th grade year at Leesburg High School, he moved back to Chicago and attended Du Sable High School where he earned his high school diploma.At the age of fourteen, he became a solo artist, mostly writing his rhymes. He started by conveying his emotions through his music, and then began battling between other rappers to help perfect his skills. This is when he was known to be called “Reezyree” in the hood. He moved back to Florida when he was older to hone his entire arsenal of tips through trial and error and help him become more versatile by observing southern rapper and their styles. Now, at the developmental stage of his career, at age twenty-Seven, he has now been performing on stage for a little over nine years. He has done several shows at a club called The Lounge in Orange Park, Florida and The Sean J Show, The Zone,Reggies Rock Club,The Redline Tap, Elk’s Lodge, Club E, Bill’s Blues Bar, Club Cartel, Double Door, The Shrine, Lilly’s Bar and Exodus Lounge,Parties and a wedding in Chicago. ” Reezyree wants the world to know that he is passionate about music, because it is his main form of expressing himself and he has become very versatile in doing so in his sound, lyrics, and delivery. When you listen to his music he will have something that you can relate to regardless of your background or situation. He talks about what has gone on in his life and the lives of many who are faced with the same obstacles. Listeners can relate to his music because, though he is a product of the hood, he is able to reach out to all when he raps touching different people through his music.He can be contacted through his email address, Reezyree26@yahoo.com

You never know where I may be bringing you the events of Chicago, so make sure you follow this blog and Follow me on Twitter, @PlatinumVoicePR! If you need your name and craft to buzz out here, go to http://www.platinumvoicepr.com. Until next time, See ya later Babies!

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#ChicagoMusic wants to know-Should I Trademark My Name?

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It’s Your Gyrl, Ms. Carmen aka Platinum Voice PR bringing another relevant topic to you!

I’ve met some artists in Chicago with very unique names and I always ask, “Is your name trademarked?” In response to the question, “No”, “What’s that?”, or “Why should I have to do that?”

Those are very good questions, so I ask that you read the article to see why, “My Name Should be Trademarked

 

The Question…
“My lawyer says that if I fail to trademark my name, another artist with the same name could trademark it and stop me from using it. Then, I would have to repackage all of my CDs, and change the artist name my fans are already familiar with. What’s more, the other artist could even sue me for punitive damages. The cost to do a formal search is $500, the cost to trademark is $335, and my lawyer’s fees would be $1000. That’s a lot! However, the potential risk of using the name without a trademark is significant. What are your thoughts?”

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The Answer….
Your attorney is correct. However, I must add that, an artist that co-exists with the same name must prove, legally or otherwise, that it was utilizing the same name *prior* to your doing so.

And, this is where the “otherwise” comes in, as proving such does not necessarily dictate that the competing artist have its name formally registered to present you with a “cease and desist” order.

In fact, it can be as simple as the competing artist having used its name for some time before yours and, as such, has achieved a certain level of name recognition and notoriety, whether on a regional, national or international level.

This is a major determining factor in an artist preventing your use of its name. Through the years, I have actually watched this unfortunate situation occur with several artists.

Also, many artists choose to wait until they have (hopefully) achieved some career milestones before registering and trademarking their artist names.

This is not smart, particularly, if you are in this business for the “long haul,” so to speak, and plan to have a long career with your act in the Music industry.

Just as you would not (hopefully) operate a business selling your CDs without a business license and (hopefully) would not forego filing your annual federal and state taxes, you should treat the trademarking of your  name with equal seriousness.

Therefore, the best time to begin strongly considering protecting your name through trademark is as soon as you decide to definitely make Music your career.

Because, the absolute worst nightmare would be for you to become a national, or worse, worldwide success, selling thousands and, possibly, millions of units of your music, only to receive a legal notice that you must now change your name and all of its related content, as well as your possibly being sued for having used the name.

As for the cost to do a formal search being $500, the cost to trademark being $335, and your attorney’s fees being $1000, would you rather take a chance on confusing and losing your fans five years from now with a forced name change and being sued for millions of dollars, or is paying the lesser amount of $1,835 now to end the possibility
of this nightmare starting to look a lot better?

Consider taking the time and money to trademark your name as an investment and a bonafide security cost that protects you and your career for life. And, after going through your trademark process successfully, and if you are, indeed, planning on a serious career in the Music industry, you may also wish to strongly consider incorporating your business as well.

What incorporation does, is take the burden off your personal assets as a possible loss, and limits the burden to only your business assets should you ever encounter and, unfortunately, lose a lawsuit. For $2,500 (or less), you can sleep well every night knowing that you and your career are completely protected legally through your trademark and incorporation.

Trademarking your name is just as serious as your copyrighting your songs. And, I cannot conceive of any serious songwriter, musician or recording artist who has not invested the small $30 to protect his written or sound works, yet, has released a CD to the general public.

In short, trademark and incorporation are two areas in the Music industry, whereby, the old axioms, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” and “better safe than sorry,” truly apply, and in full force.

The alternative is as aforementioned…to lie awake and worry if, somewhere in the world, an artist with your name that was utilizing it only one week prior to you using it, has had now discovered your use of it and has asked its attorney to turn your life upside down and make it a living hell.

To begin researching your name for trademark purposes, try the following:

*  http://www.google.com
* http://www.uspto.gov
* http://www.bandregister.com
* http://www.bandname.com

You never know where I may be bringing you the events of Chicago, so make sure you follow this blog and Follow me on Twitter, @PlatinumVoicePR! If you need your name and craft to buzz out here, go to http://www.platinumvoicepr.com.  Until next time, See ya later Babies!

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BMI Now Accepting Entries for Music 101: Feedback Listening Session

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BMI is now accepting entries for Music 101: Feedback, an exclusive listening session that provides up-and-coming r&b and hip-hop songwriters and producers the opportunity to play their songs for a panel of industry leaders. Panelists will be announced soon.

Presented by BMI, Music 101: Feedback is slated for Wednesday, May 23 at the Gibson Showroom in Beverly Hills (9350 Civic Center Drive, Suite 130), from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m.

Thirty BMI members will be selected to take part in the session. To enter, please submit a link to no more than three snippets of original music (no mp3’s, please); each clip should be no longer than one minute and 15 seconds, and should be mixed. To complete your submission, include your full name and BMI account number in your e-mail, and send to BMIfeedback@bmi.com.

This installment of Music 101: Feedback focuses on hip-hop, r&b and pop genres. The deadline for entries is Friday, May 11.

You never know where I may be bringing you the events of Chicago, so make sure you follow this blog and Follow me on Twitter, @PlatinumVoicePR! If you need your name and craft to buzz out here, go to http://www.platinumvoicepr.com.  Until next time, See ya later Babies!

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America’s Youth Got Talent” Search

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The Sunshine Show- Your dose of Real Talk can be heard live on Monday @7pm CST at

 www.blogtalkradio.com/thesunshineshow

"America's Youth Got Talent" Search- PLEASE HELP

Take Michael Baisden & the Foxxhole Show with Jamie Foxx put them together & that’s her show!

It has good topics, good R&B music, drama, comedy, inspiring real talk & was recently named 2011’s Internet Radio Show of the Year by a judging committee of internet radio shows on blogtalkradio.com. So with the success of the show, we want to help others.

The show will feature the TALENT OF OUR YOUTH (18 and under) from across the country! If you know any youths that can sing, rap, a comedian, that’s a poet, play an instrument or any talent that people will enjoy, They would like to feature them starting in May called “America’s Youth Got Talent!” Help support the next generation of our children’s dreams by spreading the word & allowing them to be on the show!

Please email Allison, the show’s media consultant at: sunshineshow@ymail.com 

Attach a submission sample at least 1 minute long of their talent on MP3 or wmv format to receive further info, it is absolutely FREE to be featured & will end July 23, 2012. Thanks so much in advance!

In Closing, You never know where I may be bringing you the events of Chicago, so make sure you follow this blog and Follow me on Twitter, @PlatinumVoicePR! If you need your name and craft to buzz out here, go to http://www.platinumvoicepr.com.  Until next time, See ya later Babies!

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