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WHO IS @BEASTYBIZNESS?

Beasty Boi Records is proud to present Beasty Bizness Aka T.Beasty

So,who is Beasty Bizness? He is a Father, Artist, Ceo, Actor, director, and so much more. The man who is already known by much of the world as Terry Thomas, the brother of the late Timothy Thomas.

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In 2001, Timothy Thomas was the unarmed teen who was shot and killed by Cincinnati Police. His tragic death sparked several days of riots in the city, earning national and international attention and becoming the impetus for city-wide boycotts, some of which still remain in effect today.He was only 16 years old at the time of the shooting.

“I grew up listening to everything and fell in love with the Art! Now, I just want to be a part of it” says Beasty.

Terry struggled to cope but yet has emerged from the tragedy a man committed to his family, his community, and to the one thing that has always helped him through the struggles, his music.

Don’t forget to follow him on all social media outlets and leave a comment. Please support independent artists on this site.

 

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Hole Things- “TRAP PARTY”|@BlacDropEnt

Hole Things  -“Trap Party”

Pittsburgh Pa rapper, Marlo Greenlee is better known by his stage name Hole Things. Legends like Jay-Z, Rakim, and Michael Jackson inspired him to become a musician.  Performing freestyle battles, features, and hip-hop shows facilitated in creating a name for himself.

Eventually, finding a studio home in Atlanta’s hip hop community proved to be quite a challenge. Besides that, Hole Things studied the art of music in various studios around the United States because this deemed necessary. Over time, he would develop a style that combines the wordplay of the East Coast and the catchy hooks from the South.

Several years were stripped from his life when a run-in with the law sidelined his first deal and sent him to prison.  Shortly after his release, Hole Things regained his confidence by focusing on a new mindset and being determined to take back his spot.

“The more you look… you’ll begin to see the true quality of a star”.

Now that his new single “Trap Party” produced by Taz Taylor Beats is streaming on Spotify and Apple Music, proves that this is all he needed to separate himself from his peers.

Humbly, Hole Things describes himself as a diamond in the rough. After the buffing and  polishing process ends, you’ll begin to see the many facets of him – Hole Things.

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[EXPLICIT LYRICS] @Plies ft. @TheRealWoopWoop “F*ck Ni**a Fee”

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

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#ChicagoMusic -Your Friends are Liars: What People REALLY Think of Your Music!

Hey Y’all!

It’s Your Gyrl, Ms. Carmen aka Platinum Voice PR bringing another relevant topic to you! Do you find that every friend of yours rocks with your music and they never have anything bad to say? They always tell you, “Good Job” or “That’s Hot” and it doesn’t make you wonder what they really think?

Read on:

Your friends are not true fans

Look, your parents and your partner and your neighbors are not going to tell you that your music sucks. Neither will your co-workers, your church friends, or the people you play rugby with on Wednesdays. Your cousins, your counselor, your drinking-buddies, your favorite barista — nope, can’t trust them either.

They lie to you. They tell you you’re magnificent because they care about your feelings — or at the very least they have to see you on a regular basis and don’t want to have to deal with you pouting all the time.

Some folks even go so far as to lie about purchasing your music.

We see it from time to time at CD Baby: Johnny X calls up saying his friend Bob bought the new Johnny X album, and he wants to know why that sale isn’t showing up in his accounting section yet.

Well, unfortunately it’s because the CD is still on our shelves and Bob was politely trying to wriggle around the issue that he hates Johnny’s music. So he fibbed rather than say, “Stop bugging me, man! I don’t wanna buy your CD already. I’ve sat through your last 3 shows; what more do you want from me?”

Your friends are not your fans. Beyond their initial support of your musical endeavors (coming out to your early shows, liking you on Facebook, etc.) you cannot rely on them to sustain your career — or to give you the kind of unfettered feedback that will help you analyze your weaknesses, identify your strengths, and craft a better sound, song, or show!

An honest assessment of your music

OK, perhaps I’m being a little harsh. I’m sure some of your family and friends legitimately DO enjoy your music. But I’m trying to drive home a simple point:  you gotta get out of your comfort zone and let people who have no personal connection to you give their unbiased opinion!

Why? Otherwise, you’re like the delusional king who can do no wrong in his own mind because he only trusts in a council of yes-men. You’re like the vain queen who only looks at herself in magical mirrors, always reflecting an image back in the most favorable light. You have no realistic way of testing how your music truly moves people.

Luckily, it’s an easy problem to remedy:

* Play in front of a room of strangers and gauge their reaction.

* Post new tracks on SoundCloud (or to a SoundCloud feedback group page like THIS) and ask other users to comment.

* Send your CDs to music journalists who will critique your work.

* Contact bloggers and see if they want to give away one of your MP3s.

Seek outside opinions and listen to the feedback! You don’t have to accept every criticism, but at the very least — listen. Let it sink in; let it lift your spirits or sting so; and after the dust has settled, if you think a bit of negative feedback has some validity to it, make the necessary adjustments. Your act will be far stronger for it down the road.

On the other hand, it’s healthy to remember the internet can be a cruel place, so brace yourself for harsh trolls and haters. As the much-maligned Richard Marx says in this recent story, ”There’s nothing more subjective than music.”

The people out there who love your music aren’t wrong, but neither are the ones who don’t.

Source: DIY Musician

What do you think? Who do you trust to give you honest feedback? How can you tell if your music is “working?” Let us know in the poll below.

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, Do You Know The Art Of Networking?

Hey Y’all!
It’s Your Gyrl, Ms. Carmen aka Platinum Voice PR bringing another relevant topic to you!
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Networking is very effective if you apply the drive and initiative to it. It’s so much more than the social media, it’s also the face to face approach as well.

I love to network and build relationships. Hopefully after reading this; you will like it too.

Networking

Don’t be afraid of the word. It doesn’t bite. In the music business, “networking” is just a fancy term for “hanging out.” For our Jewish readership, it’s “schmoozing.” There, I can see you’re smiling already. That’s better.

The best way to learn and to make connections is to hang out—I mean network. Back in the ’70s, when I wanted to learn about producing records, I hung out at recording studios and asked questions of other producers and engineers. And even though I was just hanging out, to others in the Biz, I was in fact, networking.

Enough already. I’m going to assume you now know what the word means and move on to more important things—like how to network and why it’s so incredibly important to your careers.

Let’s begin by telling you what networking is NOT. It is NOT ass-kissing. It has nothing to do with cuddling up to one particular executive or top-level industry guy and saying yes to him repeatedly. It’s more akin to infiltration—to putting yourself into that “inner circle” of party-goers, movers and shakers and seminar speakers. It’s getting to meet as many important people as you can—and leaving them with a positive impression. These are two completely different things. Watch this: (1) Getting to meet as many important people as you can and (2) leaving them with a positive impression.

The people in the music industry who can help you are really fairly accessible—if you know where to look. Remember, they all have egos and all want to be seen and heard. They all need to be asked for their opinions to confirm their existence (and in some cases, their exorbitant salaries) in this business. Here are some tips on great networking opportunities:
Many local and national magazines and newspapers list upcoming events in their calendar sections. This will give you advance notice about seminars, conventions, meetings, classes, and mentoring sessions scheduled in the near future. Check out the topics, the list of guest speakers and the cost of attending. If the cost is out of your financial range, you might want to split it with a friend (or all of your band mates) and tape the seminar so you all benefit. At least that gets one of you in the door with the opportunity to meet and greet.

When large music conventions are held in giant hotels (EAT’M, for example), entrance is never restricted. It’s almost too easy to walk into the hotel and up to the convention area. My first suggestion would be to try talking your way in. Failing that, you need to realize that these all-day conventions are usually divided into many different sections, each lasting an hour or two. Remember that whatever walks in, must walk out.

On a smaller scale, many music education schools and colleges host weekend seminars are attended by some pretty important guest speakers—people you want to meet; People who can help you. Since attendance is usually limited, you should have no trouble approaching your target. Keep in mind that many people in the audience might be industry employees, as well.

If you stop to think for a moment, you’ll realize that there are probably two or three people who you deal with on a regular basis who have some industry ties—a local club booker, a journalist, or writer, a local recording artist, a promoter. This is the best and most direct way to begin the networking process. Start hanging out. See if you can get invited to an industry party. If there’s a special show at a local club featuring a hot new band, try to get in. There is certain to be a bevy of A&R activity there.

The best of all possible ways to both network and learn about the Biz is to try to get an internship at a record company, publishing company, or management company. This not only gives you hands-on experience on a day-to-day basis, but it allows you to meet and mingle as an “insider.” Failing that, getting a day job at a giant record store (Tower, Virgin Megastore, etc.) will do wonders for increasing the size of your Rolodex. Many aspiring stars got their first big break by talking it up with customers at the check-out counters and handing them a tape with their receipts.

And let’s not forget networking via e-mail. Today, almost everyone at the major record companies has an e-mail address. Take a shot. While you’re sitting home in your underwear playing computer games, send a short message to a manager or label exec. It couldn’t hurt. In fact, many industry veterans give online seminars and lectures. Check ’em out.

Always remember that you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. Boy, I wish I had said that. Nevertheless, it’s true. Meeting someone is only half the battle—leaving them with the impression that you’re intelligent, hungry and talented, is another, entirely. Since I’m big on lists, here’s one that’ll help you make a lasting impression:
Take a lesson from the pages of the Boy Scouts—be prepared! If you’re going out for the night, always carry a CD or tape on your person . Keep additional ones ready (along with full press packages) in your car. Strike while the iron is hot. (Have you noticed that I’m trying to use every cliche possible to make my points?)

Look cool. Be yourself. These industry Big-Wigs are only people, after all. They also dress in jeans and go out drinking. So just be yourself and don’t do anything that is unnatural for you. You want them to see what they’ll be getting if they’re interested.

Knowing what to say once you meet your connection is perhaps the most important part of the networking process. Be clear, concise and gracious. Try this on for size: “Hi, my name is Bobby. I’m in a band called Cracked. I’d appreciate it if you could take my CD and listen to it when you get a chance. Cool. Thanks a lot.” Congratulations, you’ve reached first base.

Never try to force someone to make a commitment to listen to your music or to come down and see your band. It’s your job to make the connection and then do the follow-up work. These guys are not always at a club or a show to do business.

Never go out networking with your friends. This is something you need to do alone. You don’t want an A&R rep showing more interest in your guitar-playing buddy than in you. Your friend is your competition. Where’s that killer instinct? And besides, networking is not a game, it’s a career move.

Dan Kimpel, author of the best-selling book, Networking in the Music Business, adds this sage advice: “Don’t look up—look around. It’s too easy to imagine that networking with some powerful entity will instantly elevate you to his level. This is simply not the case. The truth is that Clive Davis (president of J Records) probably doesn’t need you, Babyface probably doesn’t want to write songs with you, and Celine Dion doesn’t need your material. You need to network for the future: cultivate relationships with minor executives who may well be the Clive Davis’s of tomorrow; find collaborators whose vision and drive may lead them to Babyface-levels of success and write songs for artists whose drive and talents will lead to mega-sales in the next millennium.

“People prefer to do business with people they know, so don’t treat people like stepping-stones, treat them as friends. Spend as much time developing your relationships as you do working on your music. Networking is something you can do every single day of your life.”

Here are some tidbits on how to increase your networking:

Music-specific social networks

These help you showcase your music and engage briefly with your fans. The three of them don’t demand constant updating, and they offer many possibilities.

  • Once you get your profile and music on Last.fm, you can see what songs are the most listened to and who listens to you the most, get on their targeted radio system, be paid when your tracks are streamed on the website, let your fans share pictures, news, etc. with their own contacts. I would recommend uploading your photos, videos, and gig dates while making the most of the stats, they’re incredibly useful.
  • SoundCloud is awesome for embedding a track on other social media, like Tumblr, Facebook, etc. Once you’ve uploaded your tracks, fans can share them, but also comment on very specific parts of each piece and join groups to discuss music with like-minded people, possibly you.
  • MySpace are currently preparing a new version, and from what the preview shows, it’s likely to finally stop falling on its face, maybe. More updates on this one later. In any case, industry professionals still check MySpace to hear what you sound like, so you better get used to it.

Source:Kenny Kerner

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.

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#ChicagoMusic- Curate Your Own Music Compilation: Everyone’s Mixtape

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Everyone’s Mixtape is a new web-based service allowing anyone to create his own music compilation by simply selecting and organizing their favorite music tracks on YouTube, Soundcloud and Vimeo.

Creating a compilation is as easy as dragging a URL icon to your mixtape thanks to a simple and very intuitive user interface and selecting the order in which youe selected tracks should be played.

See a simple video tutorial that shows you how easy this is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=PAN13R3arnc#! 

You can also chose to make your mixtapes “collaborative” allowing others to add their own tracks to your compilation.

The service is free and music playlists you create can easily be shared with others via Facebook or a direct link or republished on any site or blog thanks to a ready to be copied “embed code”.

Recommended. 9/10

Find out more or start using it now:  http://everyonesmixtape.com/ 

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USA Songwriting Competition – Hip Hop/Rap Category

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

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The 17th Annual USA Songwriting Competition is currently accepting entries. Win a top prize of $50,000 worth of cash and merchandise such as cool gear from Sony, D’Addario Strings, IK Multimedia, Audio-Technica, Presonus, and more.

Other sponsors include: ReverbNation, New Music Weekly, AirplayAccess.com, Loggins Promotion, Acoustica, Sonoma Wireworks, Intellitouch Tuners, Acoustic Café Radio Program, LivewireMusician.com, Broadjam, Sirius XM Radio, Sonicbids and Soundcloud.And the winning songs get radio airplay!

The USA Songwriting Competition has honored songwriters from all over the world. Winners came from Australia, Japan, Canada, UK, Germany, Brazil, South Africa, USA, etc. Past winners have gotten recording contracts, getting their songs on film, TV as well as getting cuts with major artists.

The 2010 winner won a Grammy. The 2009 winner was signed to Universal Records. The 2007 winner hit Top 10 on the Billboard Charts with his winning song. The 2005 Winner of the Country category had his winning song cut by Country Superstar Faith Hill. The 2005 winner of the Pop category was signed by Interscope Records. The 2008 winner appeared on David Letterman TV show and got signed to a record label!

And the Top 3 winners of 2011 were ReverbNation’s Nenna Yvonne, Alexander Cardinale & Morgan Taylor, and Molly Hunt!

Winners are selected by a Blue Ribbon committee of music industry judges including record label publishers, producers, A&R from Universal Music, Warner, EMI, Sony Music, and other distinguished professionals. This is your chance to be discovered by the biggest names in the music business.

Our competition offers a shot at the big time for songwriters, original solo artists, and bands everywhere around the world. For you it is the contest that might just open the right doors, make the right connections and get your songs heard. Winning songs receive radio airplay! (the first for any songwriting competition).

This is not American Idol – this is the professional songwriting competition that offers winners the clout that it takes to really make it.

Prizes:
– Grand Prize winner will receive $50,000 worth of cash, merchandise and services.
– 2nd Place Prize winner will receive $9,000 worth of merchandise.
– 3rd Place Prize winner will receive $6,500 worth of merchandise.
– 1st Prize winners in each category will each receive $2,200 worth of merchandise.
– 20 Honorable Mention winners will each receive $350 worth of merchandise.

EARLY ENTRY BONUS: the first 1,000 entries will receive a free USA Songwriting Competition Compilation CD. ReverbNation will email you to confirm your address when it is ready.

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ReverbNation provides more than 2 million artists, managers, labels, venues, festivals/event/tour promoters and other music industry professionals with powerful, easy-to-use technology to promote and prosper online. Their wide array of distribution and promotional solutions give the hands-on tools and doable insights that allow them to reach their goals in an increasingly complex music industry. The company operates worldwide with customers on every continent. Over 30 million visitors come to ReverbNation.com every month.

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! Until next time, See ya later Babies!

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