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Indy's Blog – January 2012 Archive (43)

New Artist Spotlight: Virginia Rapper Era Hardaway

Coming straight out of VA, Era Hardaway pays tribute to the basketball player that bears the same last name: Penny Hardaway. If you like what you hear, shoot on over to his website here for more…

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Added by Indy on January 27, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

3 Business Etiquette Tips For Licensing Your Music

Here are a few important tips for helping you license your music. You have to be patient and persistent in order to succeed in the music publishing business. If you don't hear back from your point of contact after 3 to 4 weeks, follow up with them through email or by…

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Added by Indy on January 26, 2012 at 2:43pm — No Comments

Rapper B.o.B Gives You His Thoughts On Networking

Rapper B.o.B. tells you how he got signed to T.I.'s record label Grand Hustle. He says it is a combination of meeting the right people and being prepared and passionate.…

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Added by Indy on January 26, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Rapper Biggie To Cover March Issue Of XXL Magazine

XXL Magazine is paying respects to rapper Biggie in their March issue. March 9th will be the 15th anniversary of his untimely passing. It features over 40 never before seen photos and insights into his…

Added by Indy on January 25, 2012 at 3:00am — No Comments

Singer Tomi Jones Releases 'Fight Again' Music Video

Watch as soulful singer Tomi Jones gives you a glimpse into her life. This music video depicts her rocky relationship with her mother and the pain it has caused over the years. Despite it all, she still forgives her mother and looks to rebuild their family.…

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Added by Indy on January 23, 2012 at 7:16am — No Comments

TrackHustle New Artist Spotlight: Jermaine Riley

British-bred singer/songwriter (and 1/3 of UK R&B group FDM), Jermaine Riley has been looking up to many a hero of R&B/Pop culture for quite some time now. Michael Jackson being the first, as Jermaine spent hours in front of the TV as a child, emulating the icon. "I wouldn't go anywhere without my white socks and black plimsoles, it didn't…

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Added by Indy on January 21, 2012 at 10:42pm — No Comments

3 Beat Making Videos From 2K, Dope Boyz And Lucas

You'll see some great music production techniques watching these three beat making videos. 2K uses his keyboard pads for chords, Dope Boyz Muzic incorporate DJ scratching, and Lucas Blanc adds…

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Added by Indy on January 20, 2012 at 12:19pm — No Comments

Rapper Astro Signs Epic Records Deal With LA Reid

Rapper Astro announced his deal with Epic Records yesterday on MTV RapFix. He says his main reason for signing was his mentor LA Reid, who is the CEO of Epic Records. I'm looking forward to hearing new music from him in…

Added by Indy on January 19, 2012 at 4:00am — No Comments

Music Producer Ryan Leslie Makes A Banging Beat

Music producer Ryan Leslie makes a beat from scratch and invites a fan to the studio to watch him record. He's like a one-man band, single-handedly adding bass, piano, organ, and drums to complete the track.…

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Added by Indy on January 18, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Learn How To Get Your Music Into Films And Movies

Learn how to get your music into the right hands to be featured in films and movies. In order to do this you need to contact the music supervisor or the director. Music publishers can help…

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Added by Indy on January 16, 2012 at 3:07am — No Comments

Sign Up To Get Free Beats Every Weekend In January

Instead of uploading free beats as blog posts we will be sending instrumentals to you directly. All you have to do is sign up here to become a member of TrackHustle.com. If you are already a member, just look for the beats in our weekly newsletter that is emailed to…

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Added by Indy on January 14, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Singer/Songwriter Dev's "Like A G6" Success Story

Singer/songwriter Dev burst onto the scene with the hit record 'Like A G6' after being discovered by music production team The Cataracs. Watch and learn how their meeting on Myspace turned into a dance floor…

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Added by Indy on January 14, 2012 at 4:11am — 1 Comment

Singer Dwele Performing At The Shrine In Chicago

Dwele opens up about his career and prepares for a show at The Shrine in Chicago. You probably recognize Dwele from his work with Slum Village. He has a very soulful style and awesome vocal ability. If you don't own any of his songs make sure you download some of his music…

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Added by Indy on January 14, 2012 at 3:00am — No Comments

Lottery Music Group On Producing For Ace Hood

Production team Lottery Music Group tell you how they got their placements with major recording artists like Ace Hood. As you will see in the video, networking with songwriters is a great way to get your music to record companies and artists.…

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Added by Indy on January 13, 2012 at 3:00am — No Comments

Def Jam A&R Lenny S. On Getting Into The Music Biz

Def Jam A&R Lenny S. explains how he got into the music business. He also talks about his best and worst days working for music executive Diddy. Be on the look out…

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Added by Indy on January 13, 2012 at 2:00am — No Comments

Four Key Members Of A Successful Artist's Team

Don Passman names the key players in the team of a successful artist. You may recognize Don Passman from his book,…

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Added by Indy on January 13, 2012 at 1:00am — No Comments

Lawyer Jay Quatrini On Negotiating Record Deals

Lawyer Jay Quatrini explains negotiating a record deal in terms that we can all understand. Pay close attention to the end of the interview. You don't want a cross collateralized record deal. Jay is a partner at the…

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Added by Indy on January 11, 2012 at 12:03pm — No Comments

DJ Statik Selektah Offers Advice To Producers

Music producer Statik Selektah highlights the importance of having a side hustle to make money while…

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Added by Indy on January 11, 2012 at 4:56am — No Comments

7 Important Tips For Making Your Next Music Video

So you have a hot new song recorded and you know that this is going to be the one to take your career to a new level. What's next? What will make people really understand your vision? I know... let's shoot a music video. But wait, what about the business aspect. Writers Aoede and Michael…

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Added by Indy on January 11, 2012 at 4:47am — No Comments

Music Video: Mary J. Blige - Mr. Wrong (Feat. Drake)

The always soulful Mary J. Blige re-releases the music video for her hit single Mr. Wrong with a verse from Drake. The song was written and produced by Jim…

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Added by Indy on January 11, 2012 at 4:00am — No Comments

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