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Friday, April 1, 2022

7 Essential Tips to Becoming a Successful Music Artist

 


Everyone in the music industry knows that success doesn’t come overnight, or with ease. A successful career as an independent artist depends on the strategies implemented early on in order to achieve long-term growth. 


Today, there are a ton of systems in place for musicians to launch their careers without the backing of a major label or a huge budget. This growth of opportunity has created an influx of artists who are choosing to stay independent and finding success in doing so.

Friday, December 1, 2017

The Spotify Playlist Directory For $9.99

Spotify playlists have now become one of the most important avenues for music promotion. Getting your music on to a powerful playlist can generate thousands if not millions of plays for your music, which is why we are so excited to announce that we just released a brand new Playlist directory which includes Streaming Platform Curators (Spotify / Apple / Tidal) & Independently Curated Spotify Playlists - over 200 Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, Amazon Music Playlist Curators, Programmers, and Editors!



 Our new Playlist Directory, as well as our The Music Blog Directory & The Indie Radio Directory, can be accessed now through our new subscription service, The Music Industry Connection! Simply put, The Music Industry Connection offers unlimited online access to The Playlist Directory, The Music Blog Directory & The Indie Radio Directory for just $9.99 a month! What elevates this service to the next level is that we will be constantly updating each directory, adding new playlists, blogs and radio stations daily so you will always have the most current information available!

Below is more information on The Music Industry Connection and some screen grabs of how The Music Blog Directory, The Playlist Directory and The Indie Radio Directory will appear when you are member.

  • Get Full Unlimited Access For Just $9.99 a month  https://www.themicco.com/join-us
  • No Contract, No Commitment - Cancel at Any Time
  • Unlimited Access to The Music Blog Directory - over 3,000 of the most influential Music Blogs from around the world
  • Unlimited Access to The Indie Radio Directory - over 500 Radio Stations in North America who play new music and support new artists. 
  • Access to over 200 Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, Amazon Music Playlist Curators, Programmers and Editors!
JOIN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY CONNECTION FAMILY TODAY! 

  • Get Full Unlimited Access For Just $9.99 a month 
  • No Contract, No Commitment - Cancel at Any Time
  • Over 6,000 Music Industry Contacts at Your Fingertips!
  • Access to over 3,000 of the most influential Music Blogs from around the world
  • Access to over 500 Radio Stations in North America who play new music and support new artists. 
  • Continuously updated information and contacts with new blogs and radio stations being added daily!

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Friday, July 17, 2020

This Musical Artist May Be The New Face Of The Music Industry


The music industry is changing very rapidly. With all the violence, protesting, and viruses going around, could the music industry need a change in pace? In these days, the music industry is having a racial war as musicians are using there voice to speak for the people.

Nieman Marcus who use to go by the name Gansta Marcus is a well respected artist and producer living in the City of Lima, Ohio. Although his musical name may throw you off, Marcus has created a song that both hip-hop fans and r&b lovers will enjoy.

Friday, March 6, 2020

Inside The Mind Of The Underground King of Hip Hop (Part 1)


The underground music scene is wide open right now as the music industry is evolving into it's next phase. Every since the days of Myspace.com and Google+, ways for unsigned artist has changed dramatically.

The Wrap-Up Magazine.com conducted a interview with one of the biggest underground pr's Gansta Marcus of Lima, Ohio to hear his thoughts on how emerging artist are changing the entertainment  industry.

Also See: Why Fans Once Loved Gansta Marcus

Before we begin, you must understand who Gansta Marcus is and why he is the King of the Underground. Most artist these days do not take time out to connect with other artist to help get there brand out.

Not only that, most do not think of creating there own platform to push out new content. But this artist/pr/producer has took various turns switching lane to lane that help him to stay relevant in the music industry.

Gansta Marcus represented a new form of music that had a sound that clashed with music fans from the beginning. Before the sounds of Migos and A$AP Rocky, Gansta Marcus and his crew was already turning up the music scene with hot hits like 'Million Dollar Swag' and radio's favorite '#1 Fan.'

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Music Industry Legend Chris Birkett Releases Timely Smooth Rock Love Ballad


Music Industry Legend Chris Birkett Releases Timely Smooth Rock Love Ballad 

TORONTO, CANADA – One of the music industry’s premier artists and entertainers has dropped yet another hit single. Chris Birkett – whose music collaborations with A-list international artists include Sinead O’Connor, Dexys Midnight Runners, Talking Heads, Led Zeppelin, and more – has recently released a smooth rock love ballad called “Precious Love” that is burning like a wildfire around the globe. 

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

HassanMelanated - Biidi Yangu

HassanMelanated releases debut single of a solo career 

ATLANTA, GA - HassanMelanated grew up surrounded by the energy and magic of the music industry and now he is taking the reins on his own career. Influenced by the work of his father, Hitman Sammy Sam, his uncle who produced music, it was no surprise that HassanMelanated took to music as well. Now, fully on his own, HassanMelanated is releasing his newest single “Black Sheep”. 

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Key Moments In Hip-Hop History

 


Hip hop is more than music; it’s a cultural movement that incorporates different elements of art. Before there was Lil Yachty, Young M.I.A., or YNW Melly, there was a world of hip hop artist who's name rain supreme even still today.


Back when music was real, artist had the opportunity to shine in their own distinctive way. Rap is one of the most distinctive features of hip-hop. Rappers use rhythm, lyrics, and vocal tone to express themselves. The best rappers are distinguished by their “flow” – the way the words run together without the performer getting tongue-tied.


Take this journey with me into the world of hip hop as we define all the odds to our culture. Note: When I mention hip hop, I don't mean rap music. They do not fit into the same category as each other.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Submit Your Music To Industry Leaders

The Wrap-Up Magazine like to let artist know about opportunities in the music industry as they come up. The Wrap-Up Magazine is a website that list current opportunities and projects for musicians to learn about, and if interested, submit their music to for consideration. Use the menu at left or click on the links below to explore opportunities.

 Learn about distributing your music to Kuack Media Group - the new streaming service offered to mobile providers in the Caribbeans. By adding your music to Kuack, you can get your music heard...(Click Here To Find Out More)

 CMI Music Group is currently looking for new artists to sign to a production and developmental deal with a view...(Click Here To Find Out More)

 Four hour weekly syndicated radio program is interested in playing tracks that are likely to be forgotten by commercial radio. These include...(Click Here To Find Out More)

 Sire Records is an American record label, owned by Warner Music Group. You must be logged in to submit your music to an Industry Professional. Current roster includes: Against Me, Blu, Eisley, Evan Taubenfeld...(Click Here To Find Out More)

 Dreamwire is a multi-media company focusing on management, artist development, production, and publishing. We acquire new artists and producers while creating a...(Click Here To Find Out More)

INgrooves Music Group is seeking emerging Urban & Pop acts for label deal within our INresidence program. They take talented, high-potential acts into...(Click Here To Find Out More)

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Lima's Music Industry Leader

The Wrap-Up Magazine is proud to present their artist Gansta-Marcus of Lima, Ohio as the music industry leader in the city. Will all his hard work and dedication he puts into social media, his career is still taking a rise to exposure.

Gansta-Marcus continued to adapt to the digital world in 2016 and guarantees that there's much more chaos and innovation to come. His pervasive presence of music streaming is completely changing for 2017 with his introduction to the swag revolution.

Gansta-Marcus age of streaming music has arrived in full force. The era of streaming music is upon us. We believe that by 2021, one billion people worldwide will be paying for streaming music. New research suggests that while Spotify is reducing music sales, the streaming service is a revenue-neutral platform for the recorded music industry.

Stream Millions of songs by clicking one of the images below.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Growing Your #Spotify Presence With #Streambeet


This means that musicians need to be sure to enhance their presence on Spotify, and that’s what Streambeet is here to help you with. Their organic Spotify promotion services seek to get you organic Spotify plays, Spotify followers, grow your Spotify monthly listeners and overall organic Spotify promotion. They also help get you featured on genre-specific Spotify playlists, allowing listeners to discover your tracks amidst other similar tracks from your musical niche.

Streambeet is a cost-effective service which help artists grow their Spotify plays and Spotify followers in exchange for a very reasonable fee. They have pricing structures that differ depending on the size of promotion you desire. Their service will continue promoting you until your numbers are reached or will continually run until you acquire the amount of Spotify plays, Spotify followers or Spotify monthly listeners you paid for.

The music industry is continually changing, with CDs taking over from tapes, iTunes taking over from CDs, and now Spotify taking over from iTunes. Streaming platforms such as Spotify allow users to stream your tracks without technically owning a copy of them, making the music-listening experience more affordable, easy, and enjoyable for everyone.

Sunday, August 30, 2020

DotCom: One of the best unknown recording/mixing engineers in Atlanta

DotCom: One of the best unknown recording/mixing engineers in Atlanta

Stephen Farrow, who goes by the musician name “DotCom,” is a GRAMMY-nominated recording and mix engineer, music industry veteran. Originally from Montgomery, Alabama, he has since become a part of the Atlanta music scene, getting his start within the hip-hop genre in the early 2000’s.

His original interest in the music world began at a young age. Having grown up surrounded by music, and with a gospel musician uncle who would let him experiment on mixers and sound-boards, he first began creating his music with friends in high school. Around this time, an experience in a Birmingham, Alabama studio left him hooked and determined to pursue music for a living. From that first taste, he fell in love with the different knobs, buttons, and faders, and all of the effects that they could achieve. He began a deep-dive into music creation, learning about beats, vocals, mixing, and everything in-between. From there he went on to go to Omnitech for digital media, and in 2014 became a recording engineer for Quality Control Studios. He has since worked with artists such as Cardi BNick CannonLil YachtyMigos, and more.

Thursday, December 24, 2020

How to build a team of experts to support your DIY music career

 


There’s a lot that goes into building a music career if you’re going to make money with music. Fortunately, “do-it-yourself” doesn’t mean “do-it-alone.” In fact, there’s no longer a singular music industry, instead, there are industries around music. These industries offer solutions and expertise that, not long ago, only a music label could handle. Today, you can leverage these services and resources to offload work to a team of experts that you normally would have to do yourself. In this multi-article series, we’re going to explain all the major music business roles, the work each role performs, why what they do is helpful for your career, and give you options to outsource the work or empower you to do-it-yourself.


DIY is a team sport

If there’s one thing we hear from musicians once they find out what it takes to sustain a career in music, it’s, “There’s too much to do! How can you handle it all?” Musicians need to handle distribution, engage in social media, manage merch sales, book shows, perform live, produce and promote videos, pursue music licensing, and so much more. And that doesn’t even take into account making the music in the first place.


But instead of trying to get it all done alone, your success will come from prioritizing what you work on, focusing on one thing at a time, and delegating. In fact, the most successful musicians we’ve interviewed do the following:

Monday, March 29, 2021

Young So - Back on

 

Young Soldier fights battle of good and evil with new single ‘Back On’

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY, CA – Young Soldier, AKA Young So the Tiger, started playing piano at age 13 and hasn’t looked back since. Today, he’s one of the fastest-rising young talents in the industry, and his new music is lighting up the West Coast in major ways. His latest single “Back On” has a cool West Coast sunny day kind of vibe that’s a perfect introduction to the upcoming warmer months. It’s West Coast Hip Hop that’s full of positivity and as such, it’s not your normal kind of Hip Hop.

“It’s a song about being on the West Coast and living the best life,” Young So said. “The one thing that sets me apart from anyone else out there is that I don’t talk about money or clothes or cars or sex or guns or hoes or jewelry. I talk about the truth of the life we have – the struggles between good and evil and the decisions we make that lead to bad things or good things. I’m more of a spiritual lyricist. You don’t find that often, especially in mainstream music today.”

Friday, December 15, 2017

Best Digital Media Apps To Have Your Music On

The Wrap-Up Magazine.com has been looking for the hottest digital media websites online for artist to promote their music. Digital media are any media that are encoded in a machine-readable format.
Digital media can be created, viewed, distributed, modified and preserved on computers and androids. Take a look at some of these websites below to submit your content to today. Find Out How!

Monday, December 18, 2017

Nicki Minaj Goes After Iggy Azalea

The baddest chick in the game have something to say about White Hip-Hop. Nicki Minaj had a lot to say about her future plans on the industry this past weekend. She proceeds on to post three additional posts, adding a line to the caption for each.

Fans responded to the post insisting the “No Frauds” artist take down the post, and Minaj responded to her fans declaring she will not take the post down!

Sunday, October 3, 2021

The Stewarts - Faith

Gospel-Duo The Stewarts Give God Praise In Upcoming Single “Faith”

September 20th- The chart-topping gospel duo The Stewarts are back with incredible music to make the year 2021 much brighter. Made up of brothers Del and Garry K, the group has charted several of the biggest playlists of the country, their music reaching nearly half a million listeners. Deemed in 2020, The Stewarts were seen by Spotify as being one of the hottest unsigned recording artists of 2020. And we all can see why. 

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Big Push To Reform Music Copyright


Momentum is building around a number of bills proposed in Congress that could increase royalty payments for music creators in the digital age while making life more efficient for digital music services.

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Real List Magazine Presents "Sonya Pruneda"


ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATE POWER PLAYER Expert Sonya Pruneda Quick Facts Main Areas: Music Business, Starting Business, Self Help and Motivation Career Focus: Business Owner, Music and Film Productions, Motivational Writer Dynamic women like CEO Sonya Pruneda or Ms. Pru, as she is also known, changes the business we do and the world we live in. 

Sonya has broken down barriers and continues to be anything but a stereotypical person. Sonya is a jack-of-all-trades and an ace at a craft that she has perfected. Sonya has managed to strategically veer her way into the entertainment circle. She is experienced and very well versed in all of the intricate wheeling and dealings of the industry. 

Keenly aware of the ups and downs of the business, Sonya is best known for her production and talent finding abilities. A budding talent herself, Sonya is no stranger to the camera. The 5’4 Business Diva has dabbled in a little bit of acting and print modeling, being seen on prime-time television shows such as Desperate Housewives, The Monk and One on One. Although she possesses acting talent, working behind the scenes is where she is most comfortable. 

Friday, May 7, 2021

Thug Misses - 99 U Ain’t 1

Thug Misses pops off like a little gun while rapping on hot new single ’99 U Ain’t 1’

VALLEJO, CA – As a half-Black, half-Latina female artist trying to make her way in the music industry, Camille “Thug Misses” Carlos has faced her fair share of challenges. Like a lot of other women in the industry – especially those within the hip-hop genre – she feels like she hasn’t always gotten the credit she deserves. That’s not to say she’s proud or even bitter about some of the things she’s missed out on throughout her career – in fact, she’s quite humbled by the opportunities she’s been given. But to say that it’s been effortless and without challenge is inaccurate. She’s overcome a lot of adversity as a woman in the industry, which she chronicles on her latest hit single “99 U Ain’t 1.”

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

City Da King - Murdermore

City da King is Baltimore-Strong on Three Singles

BALTIMORE – “I love my city. I love my town. I’m striving to be great, and I’m not afraid to be myself,” says Baltimore singer-rapper City da King. City grew up rough, ousted by his mother and forced to sell drugs on the street starting at age 13. The next years brought devastating losses, leaving City with pain he shares easily and a truly empowering growth story. 

“Baltimore builds you to be able to be strong and to be able to make it through life. I am a true product of Baltimore. I’ve been through the worst of the worst. I overcame it and still was able to obtain a psychology degree and continue to strive,” says City. His musical striving has paid off as well; he’s opened for Future, Jezzy, Rakim, Dru Hill, and more. 

He documents the worst parts of Baltimore, the dangerous street life in his recent single “Murdermore.” He made the song shortly after leaving the band N.I.T. and realizing what freedom he now had as a solo artist. “’Murdermore’ was the record that let me spread my wings. That song came out of a lot of pain, a lot of frustration, a lot of anger, a lot of hardships I’d been through. It was a raw record. It was something that came over me. It helped me release a lot of pent-up stuff,” says the artist. The song’s poetically harsh lyrics and layered tracks of singing and rapping help make it memorable, and Baltimore locals are quickly finding it relevant and anthemic. 

City’s singing ability is one of his assets. “I have a singing background, so I can bring some harmonies and pretty dope melodies to records,” he says, explaining one facet of his versatility. “My versatility comes in my ability to be able to experiment and be creative with the music instead of being locked into one type of sound. It’s not just about hardcore hip hop. There are touchy love records, some inspirational music, some downright you-in-the-mud-trying-to-get-out-of-the-mud-music,” he says.  

He celebrates this versatility and originality in his song “One Me” from a project with the same name. With a sultry, melodic vibe, the song celebrates individuality, a pushback against the music industry’s attempt to force replication of sounds. As the artist says, “In a time when we see that the industry is copycattish where everyone wants to do what the other artists are doing.‘One Me’ is a testament to how we’re all special. We’re all individuals. We’re all unique in our own selves.” 

But City knows that maintaining authenticity and individuality can come at a price. “I went through a lot of scenarios that people would look down on and a lot of people would not be proud of. I am not proud of all my experience. But I am saying I am not running from the experiences that made me who I am. I’m grateful and blessed, and I wouldn’t change what I went through because ultimately that made me who I am,” he explains.  

He remembers the backlash when Kanye West was running for president, how quickly people said he’d lost his mind. The comments happened to hit City when he was thinking and writing about what it means to be real, especially in an industry that doesn’t value that. “We go through things that challenge us mentally. I felt like on that record people would think I was losing my mind. That was the inspiration. When I wrote the record, it was around the time Kanye was running for president. We all know the type of energy that he was getting, people saying he was losing his mind. I’m losing my mind and going ballistic because you never know who’s real and authentic in this world, especially in the music industry,” City says of the track, which he compares to a soulful Rod Wave record.  

“Ye Yea,” like “One Me” and “Murdermore” are selfies of a man who’s found the strength to talk about the hard, important things in life. But he does it with such dexterity that he switches lanes easily, moving from painful anthems about street life to the power of one to trying to stay grounded as a musician. He plans more singles, and there’s no doubt they’ll be as genuine and autobiographical as these. 

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