Indy's Blog – February 2009 Archive (8)

TrackHustle Congratulates Blu on his Deal

Blu Signs Record Deal With Sire Records

Added by Indy on February 25, 2009 at 7:00am — No Comments

DJ Khaled Named President of Def Jam South

info via Defsounds
Famed Dj, Dj Khaled, has been appointed president of Def Jam South. Khaled, who says he has always wanted to be an executive, will oversee records by Ludacris, Young Jeezy, Ace Hood and of course Rick Ross. Ross's new album, Deeper Than Rap, will be the first release under Khaled’s watch which he also A&R’d. “This is what I’ve always wanted to do, is be an executive and take it to… Continue

Added by Indy on February 23, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

Chaundon Seeking Producers for Album

If you are interested in making placements e-mail Indy at

Added by Indy on February 18, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

Develop Your Own PR List For Promotion

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Hiring an experienced music publicist may be one of the best investments that a band can make. But between projects and tours or when the money just isn't there, developing your own PR list runs a close second.

Spend an evening gathering the names, addresses and emails of all of the music journalists and radio programmers in your region that matter to your genre of music. The… Continue

Added by Indy on February 18, 2009 at 7:30am — No Comments

RIP Big Pun (November 9, 1971 - February 7, 2000)

Christopher Rios (November 9, 1971 - February 7, 2000), better known as Big Punisher or Big Pun, was a Puerto Rican-American rapper who emerged from the underground rap scene in The Bronx in the late 1990s. He first appeared on albums from The Beatnuts on the track "Off the Books" and on Fat Joe's second album Jealous One's Envy, on the track "Watch Out", prior to signing to Loud Records as a solo artist. Big Pun's… Continue

Added by Indy on February 7, 2009 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Video: Producer Scratching On An MPC

Rapper Finanshall has confirmed that this video is real.
Scratching on the MPC 2000XL
MPC 2500 vs…

Added by Indy on February 6, 2009 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Get More Fans At Shows With Smarter E-mails

Check out this article from Hypebot about connecting with fans through e-mail. If you are interested in e-mail blasts to DJs, radio programmers, and A&Rs contact Indy at


Added by Indy on February 3, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Songwriting Tip: Map Out the Song's Direction

by Andrea Stolpe
Mapping out the direction of our song before writing any actual lyrics can be a great way to keep a tight reign on that final version. I find that drawing up a simple outline helps to iron out any potential issues that might come up as a result of under-thinking and over-thinking my title idea. To get started, take your title… Continue

Added by Indy on February 2, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

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