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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:

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Lil Wayne Talks Which Jay-Z Album Was Most Influential


Wayne has apparently been a fan of Jay-Z’s for a long time and even credits the rapper for influencing his career. In a recent conversation with Lil Baby, Wayne reveals which Jay-Z album influenced his music the most.

Wayne sat down for a chat with Lil Baby as part of Rolling Stone‘s Musicians On Musicians interview series. Throughout the conversation, Wayne opens up about some of his musical influences and named Hov’s fourth studio album as his biggest inspiration:

Jay-Z, Life And Times Of Shawn Carter, plain and simple. It was the first album where I actually [bought] the car that the rapper was talking about. That was my album. […] Also, Jay talked so crazy. He went bananas on that album. I got lyrics from the album tattooed on me and sh*t. I have songs that are remakes of spinoffs of songs from that album.”

Friday, December 15, 2017

Top Music Sites For Artists

We live in an age where this world is busy running after each and every minor thing. Gone are the days when people had to buy cassettes or CDs for their favourite songs. Every touch has become modernised, and so has the music industry

Various sites host music, and you can just have a great time pass when you’re in a mood to listen to some really good music.

Friday, April 23, 2021

KingstonBoi - Walking (Scary Place)

KingstonBoi Finds Common Ground in a “Scary Place” 

ARCADIA, FL – On his new single “Scary Place,” Florida rapper KingstonBoi speaks to fears we all share. “Anything you go through in life can be a scary place. If you’ve never taken out a loan and you go to a bank, that can be a scary place. If you’ve never been to church, a church can be a scary place. I wrote the song with that in mind,” he explains. For the artist, fear is a unifier– sharing our fears brings us together as much as surviving them.  

Saturday, December 26, 2020

Taylor Swift Is The Woman With The Most Hot 100 Hits


For the second time in 2020, Taylor Swift dominates both the Billboard 200 albums chart and the Hot 100 singles ranking simultaneously, as she debuts new titles atop both those lists (among many others). As if leading the charge on the two most important Billboard rosters wasn’t enough of a show of dominance, the singer-songwriter occupies more space on the songs tally than anyone else, and thanks to a slew of new wins, she grabs one of the most coveted honors ever from the most successful female rapper of all time.

This week, Swift debuts 15 songs on the Hot 100, an incredible showing for any artist, and one she’s managed before. Every song featured on her surprise new album Evermore finds its way to the ranking of the most-consumed tunes in the U.S., upping her count considerably. 

With 15 new Hot 100 hits to her credit, Swift’s career sum rises to 128 total placements, enough to put her in fourth place on the list of the musicians who have appeared on the tally the most often. In stepping up on that important ranking, the former country favorite jumps over two acts, Future and Nicki Minaj, and it's the second name that helps the “Cardigan” singer make history in one more fashion.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Which Musician Are You The Biggest Fan Of?

So we all have been hearing about this Fans Favorite thing that's been going around. Well now, things are starting to get a little more technical as more and more music lovers are starting to engage.

Not only have Fans Favorites been engaging with new and old music fans, there now trying to see witch musicians have the craziest fans.

Country music fans are loyal to there musicians and have become one of the hottest topics to talk about. Spotify last month published data that found heavy metal has the most loyal fans across the world of any major genre by a wide margin.

Read some of our musician articles below. Don't be afraid to click on a link and describe whats song is your most favorite and how it may have touched you in some kind of way.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Johnny Casini (@JohnnyCasini) - "Dark Sunglasses"

Johnny Casini was born 26 years ago in Correggio (Italy). His parents directed him towards musical studies, specifically classical guitar, when he was five years old. At the age of 13 he started his first experiences with his friends/musicians studying electric guitar. His main influences in this artistic phase were classic international rock (Beatles, Rolling Stones, Guns and Roses) and more recent Brit Pop bands (Oasis, Verve, Kasabian), all leading to the publication of his first self-produced demo of original songs, “For a New Death”, in 2014. In that same year, during a concert promoting that first release, Johnny met the producer and manager Claude Ismael (Youssou N’Dour, Kool & The Gang, Rita Marley, Barry White, Frank Zappa, The Cure) who was blown away by his talent, his compositional technique, and his strong personality. Claude Ismael convinced Johnny to actively embark on a musical career, offering him to executive produce his first real album. Johnny has since begun a new life, abandoning his university studies in chemistry and leaving Italy in 2015 to spend a year in London under the supervision of renowned musician and producer Phil Manzanera (Roxy Music, David Gilmour, David Byrne, Brian Eno, Pink Floyd, Annie Lennox, et al). This period has been a tough time for Johnny, who started pre-production of his album with a number of excellent musicians including Gus Robertson (Razorlight), Javier Weyler (Stereophonics), Michael Boddy (Bryan Ferry & Roxy Music), Paddy Milner (Todd Sharpville), and Yaron Stavi (Richard Galliano, Robert Wyatt, David Gilmour). Far from his family and loved ones, living with music 24/7, Johnny has grown both as a person and as an artist, pouring his feelings and the emotions drawn from the incredible experiences of this long period into his compositions. Upon completing the recording sessions of his first album, “Dark Shadows of White Lies” a perfect mix of British and American influences, from Southern rock to British indie and soul ballads, in 2017 Johnny Casini travelled to California with Claude Ismael to start a new adventure alongside musical director Keri Lewis (Mint Condition, Toni Braxton), in preparation of his album launch in the US and later on in Europe. After years of hard work, the release of Johnny Casini’s first single, “Dark Sunglasses”, is planned for November 2018. Johnny Casini is a star in the making be on the look out for more music from Johnny Casini.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Video Every Artist Should Watch

Do you really want to succeed in the music business? Listen to and act on the information in this video by entertainment business veteran kamal imani.

Musicians and recording artist must watch this video! Music business 101 upgraded. Receive insight and opportunity/exposure and talent showcase information from Music Business veteran Kamal Imani and join the emerging entertainment portal for emerging artists and musicians.

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Monday, March 7, 2016

Tools And Tips For Independent Musicians

A lot of things can come with being a singer or musician - attention, popularity, a level of fame, money etc. However, there is one thing that many musicians don't realize that they also have - influence. When you sing or perform, people listen to you. They make them feel the same feelings you feel. They believe every word in your songs. As a result, possibly without even realizing it, you have the power to:

1. Make them feel either good or bad about themselves
2. Turn a bad day into a good day or vice versa
3. Build their confidence up or tear it down
4. Help them fall in love or learn to hate
5. Help them express their feelings or teach them to be silent and withdrawn
6. Help them through a crisis or push them deeper into one
7. Give them hope or fill them with despair
8. Be their here or be their villain
9. Help them find their way or help them be even more lost
10. Help them understand you better or feed them lies

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Bringing In Bandcamp

"The Wrap-Up Magazine" like to keep artist informed on the hottest musicians sites to upload their music to. This titme its a well known site called "Bandcamp." Bandcamp is a publishing platform for musicians. Bandcamp is a privately held company founded in 2007 by former Oddpost co-founders Ethan Diamond and Shawn Grunberger, together with programmers Joe Holt and more.

Friday, May 14, 2021

The Evolution Of Jay-Z


Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969), known professionally as Jay-Z (stylized as JAY-Z) is an American rapper and businessman. He is one of the best-selling musicians of all time, having sold more than 100 million records, while receiving 21 Grammy Awards for his music. 

MTV ranked him the "Greatest MC of all time" in 2006.

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Music: Lil Lean - “C.P.”

Lil' Lean, hailing from the Washington, DC area, is most known for "lyrically killing the competition". 

As a Savannah, Georgia native,  Lil' Lean's musical sound is rooted in his innate knack for raw and gritty bars paired with lyrical messaging driven by his old school tradition and futuristic creativity. Lil' Lean's music style showcases his ability to be a great story-teller while also keeping the energy high. 

Monday, March 29, 2021

Cool Nutz Releases His New Album "Failure Is The Feeling" ft Mitchy Slick, Mistah FAB, Jay Worthy, & More


Portland rap pioneer Cool Nutz returns with the official release of his new album Failure Is The Feeling, available now on Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal, and more. 

His 14th studio album, Cool Nutz calls on features from Mitchy Slick, Jay Worthy, Mic Crenshaw, Dboi LTD, Bosko, Maniac Lok, Swiggle Mandela, Jasey Cordeta, and more plus interludes from Portland standouts Vursatyl, Illmac, and Mic Capes to bring together his latest project. Working closely with Seattle producer Jeb206, Nutz does a great job making his latest release feel like a real album, from guest appearances to skits to the song content itself. 

On his latest release, Cool Nutz not only shows his lyricism remains at a high standard but he always opens the door and gives us a truly personal and dope project, inviting listeners into his thoughts and feelings as a leader in the community and artist at heart. A standout track is the introspective and deep song, “Pain” featuring long-time collaborator April Cason - paying homage to friends and family who have lost their life too soon. Production-wise Cool Nutz keeps things soulful and smooth with finely chopped samples and hard-hitting drums on every song not only featuring Jeb206 but also producers Cee Goods, Ananymoso, J. Hixson, and more. 

With his solo debut release Harsh Game For The People hitting the streets in 1997, and his footprint being felt in the game years before, it’s been beautiful to see Cool Nutz grow as an artist with every release, finding a way to reinvent himself and his music while always sounding comfortable on current production. A road warrior, Cool Nutz would spend up to over 50% of his year touring before Covid-19 canceled those plans for him and many other touring musicians, but Nutz has remained a hustler finding new outlets and ways to stay busy including his new Biscuit Boyz endeavor with Trap Kitchen, Mikey Vegaz, and FLIBOIMOE. 

Press play on Failure Is The Feeling now available everywhere music is streamed and be on the lookout for a string of Official Music Videos dropping soon on Cool Nutz's YouTube page

Also, be sure to follow Cool Nutz on Twitter and Instagram for updates and new releases! 

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Freddie Mercury or John Lennon?


Now this is Rock-N-Roll at it's best. Two of the greatest musicians of all time are being paired to each other.

The Wrap Up Magazine want to know which are music have you listened to the most? For those of you that do not know about Freddie and John, here is a recap on there music history.

Thursday, March 18, 2021

#Flashback Mariah Carey on the Arsenio Hall Show


Back in 1993, Mariah Carey made a guest appearance on the Arsenio Hall Show. Here she talked about the worst jobs she ever had, the way she sings, favorite musicians, and more. 

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

JNA (@jonnynaaron) - "#1"

JNA, The Dynamic Duo raised in Harlem, NY, entered into the world as identical twins destined with humble roots and a push to foster creativity. Affectionately known as Jonathan and Aaron, they are both immensely talented by learning how to play multiple instruments, which works hand in hand with their musical abilities. 

While both have their own unique skill set, their blended voices blossom into a melodic harmonization that touches the audience with their music and leaves impressions everywhere they go with their charm. Their true definition of twinning is genuinely undeniable, and their unstoppable drive will reach the ears and capture the hearts of every listener. 

Saturday, February 27, 2021

How Jay-Z created a hip-hop path to luxury


This past Monday, rapper Jay-Z unveiled a deal with LVMH to expand his Armand de Brignac champagne globally. The next day, Oatly, the Swedish vegan-milk group in which he has invested, took its first step towards a $10bn initial public offering.

Jay-Z has further tasks to occupy him, apart from his own music. He still heads Roc Nation, a music and sports talent agency that includes Rihanna among its clients. He is also “chief visionary officer” of a special-purpose company backed by Roc Nation that acquired two Californian cannabis groups in November. And so on.

This year is the 25th anniversary of Jay-Z’s first album Reasonable Doubt, released on his own Roc-A-Fella Records label. Some have lasted and some not, but Jay-Z was ahead of his time in business in a way that is only now clear. “Put me anywhere on God’s green Earth, I triple my worth,” he once rapped. The deal with LVMH, under which the world’s leading luxury group has taken 50 per cent of Armand de Brignac — the “Ace of Spades” champagne praised in his lyrics — is proof of that.

Monday, February 15, 2021

Master P on Episode Of IGTV Cribs


Master P wanted to talk to the youth and up and coming musicians about investing into themselves. Percy takes us on a walk through into his crib while keeping it real with the community and black culture. Romeo also had a guest appearance on the show to put in his input on life.

Saturday, January 23, 2021

[Video] Mr. MooQ 'No One' | @mr_mooq

Mr. MooQ writes songs that are, at times both “Old Fashioned” and also very contemporary. Pulling emotions from the deep well of his experiences, Mr. MooQ writes and produces music alive with “feeling.” His thought-provoking lyrics are sung with a different spin, combining beautiful melodies with powerful grooves. Though the beats may change and the production will vary, every song tells a story and is written from the heart.

With the release of his latest video for the song “No One”, Mr. MooQ brings us through the haze into the side of reality that is his realm. Mr. MooQ romances the world of groove to a whole new level, Inventing a hybrid genre he calls EDM-Lite/Synth/Pop his music is passionate, unique ,and witty.

“No One” is most definitely a love song of both meaning and character, the narration of one saying, and seemingly admitting that he may not have anything of “this world” to offer, may not have wealth and fame.. but they have heart, true love, honesty and honor.. which is all that really matters. a great song we really need to hear and have in our lives these days.

For as long as he can remember the young man felt the music coursing through his soul. No matter the day’s activities and distractions it seemed music was ever present with melodies and lyrics in his thought processes. So it was natural for him as he grew older to explore how he could incorporate music more fully into his life.

After high school he trekked to Los Angeles because at that time if you were serious about music that is where you went, sleeping in his car to save money for pay for studio time. He met, and played with a lot of veteran professional musicians gleaning industry and composition knowledge from everyone he encountered.

Returning back home he founded a group called The New Occupants that delved into a new music genre – EDM. This talented group produced a number of electronic dance tunes that quickly earned significant international acclaim. Despite this success the man was unable to completely sate his musical muse because he was finding his primary love, musical composition could not be limited to just one genre. More and more he was drawn into studio production work so that his wide ranging muse could be released to develop music in a variety of formats, and for a wide variety of purposes.

As an award winning musical artist and performer, he has enjoyed the accolades of success, including a Cleo in the advertising industry and developing music for numerous industries and commercial productions. He became sought out for his production talents, but still stove for perfecting his personal genre and style.

A few years back the man awoke from a dream to recognize the missing component was his initial foundation of developing and playing full songs as he did in his youth. He drew upon those long-ago memories to introduce an imaginary childhood friend by the name of Mr. MooQ who would serve to provide voice to his desire to once again return to some of the roots of his musical motivations. He became this persona, and now Mr. MooQ is no longer imaginary, but very, very real.

Mr. MooQ has worked hard to refine and evolve his musical sound into a hybrid genre that he refers to as EDM-Lite/Synth/Pop. Calling upon his life experiences this new music reflects on life’s intricacies and nuances combining thoughtful and witty lyrics with catchy melodies that often are very ‘danceable’, but also thought provoking. Check out Mr. MooQ’s latest musical efforts. You might just find that musical voice for which you have been looking.

On YouTube

On Soundcloud

On Spotify

Twitter @mr_mooq

Friday, January 15, 2021

Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez to perform at Biden swearing-in


Pop artists Jennifer Lopez and Lady Gaga will be among A-listers who will perform at the largely-virtual swearing-in ceremony of Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States on January 20.

Gaga, one-of-a-kind artist, performer and a trailblazer in beauty and fashion, will sing the national anthem and Lopez will give a musical performance on the West Front of the US Capitol, where the ceremony will be taking place.

Biden, 78, and Kamala Harris, 56, will be sworn in as President and Vice President of the United States during the ceremony.

But it won't be a typical inauguration, for several reasons.

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic and fresh security concerns following a pro-Trump mob breaching the Capitol last week have combined to force some changes to what is a historical American day.

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