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4 Artists Discuss the Music Industry [Part 2] | Open M.I.C – Music Industry Conversations

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In this episode of “Open M.I.C – Music Industry Conversations,” we sit down with 4 music industry professionals to candidly discuss the music industry.   If you missed part 1, check it out here: https://youtu.be/JGVmFe4S7Fs

Show Outline:
  • 0:00 Introductions
  • 0:55 Explanation of how the show will run
  • 1:18 What catches your ear first: lyrics, beat, or melody?
  • 4:42 Do you view making music in genres that are popular in specific cultures as appropriation?
  • 10:11 If you had $100,000, how would you invest it into your music career?
  • 14:23 If you could move anywhere to experience a different location’s music industry, where would you move to?
  • 17:20 Outro
Follow the Artists on Instagram:
Keary Alaniz
Justina Clear
LuckTheArtist
2FlyTre

Special Thanks To:
Host:
Te’Jal (TJ) Cartwright
Video and Editing: Agape Media
Sponsor: The Oniru Group
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4 Artists Discuss the Music Industry [Part 1] | Open M.I.C – Music Industry Conversations

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4 Artists Discuss the Music Industry [Part 1] | Open M.I.C – Music Industry Conversations

In this episode of “Open M.I.C – Music Industry Conversations,” we sit down with 4 music industry professionals to candidly discuss the music industry. 

0:00 Introductions 
0:57 Instructions of how this show will run
1:21 How soon can you tell if someone does not have the best intentions in business?
3:53 What action would somebody that you’re collaborating with have to do to make you no longer want to work with them?
6:20 At what point should someone consider pursuing another career path?
8:55 If you could bring back any artist from the dead to have a 30 minute conversation, who would it be and what would you talk about?
12:02 Wrap Up
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Follow the Artists on Instagram:
2FlyTre
Justina Clear
Trazysnake
HP (TeddyBallgame)
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Special Thanks To:
Host: 
Te’Jal (TJ) Cartwright
Video and Editing: Agape Media
Sponsors: The Oniru Group

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Rappers and Producers Discuss the Music Industry [Open M.I.C Pilot EP1 Part 3] | Music Talk Show

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Rappers and Producers Discuss the Music Industry [Open M.I.C Pilot EP1 Part 3] | Music Talk Show

With the debut of Open M.I.C. Episode 1 Part 1 with the Rappers and Part 2 with the Producers, Part 3 of this music talk show brings the two parties together. We’ve heard from the rappers about their relationship with producers; from the producer’s role to whether their opinion on their music matters. On the Producer’s side we discussed similar topics. In the end, we bring them together to discuss mutual questions and breakthrough topics that are common in the music industry.

Episode 1, Part 3:
0:00 Intro with Rappers and Producers
0:40 Ideal scenario when working with an Artist or Producer?
1:49 Biggest pet peeve when working with an Artist or Producer?
3:08 Producers: What if Artist doesn’t have lyrics prepared?
4:40 What do Producers and Artists need to understand or respect when working together?
5:10 Have you ever been in a space where you felt disrespected?
6:43 Do Artists appreciate Producer’s song notes?
7:32 Artists: Are you okay if the Producer provides prewritten material?
10:02 When do you know the relationship isn’t working?
11:56 Do you struggle communicating constructive criticism?
13:46 How do you cut bad relationships in the music industry?
15:20 Is being friends with the Artist or Producer important for business?
18:34 What are problems between Artists and Producers?
23:40 Closing Thoughts 

Follow the Rappers on Instagram:
Juny: @knew_raps
Lamar Towles: @lamar_towles
Quranic the MC: @quranic

Follow the Producers on Instagram:
Devin Karter: @devinkartermusic
Davion: @daviiiiproductions3 
Delly Rollavelli: @kotwdelly  

Special Thanks To:
Host: 
Te’Jal (TJ) Cartwright
Video and Editing: Agape Media
Sponsors: Hunny’s Bakery and The Oniru Group

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Producers Discuss Working With Rappers [Open M.I.C Pilot EP1 Part 2] | Music Talk Show

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Producers Discuss Working With Rappers [Open M.I.C Pilot EP1 Part 2] | Music Talk Show

In this segment of Open M.I.C, three Producers weigh in on this music talk show with their experiences working with rappers during their time in the music industry. This three-part interview brings together rappers and producers with their perspectives and ultimately brings them together at the conclusion of this talk show.

The Producers: Devin Karter, Davion, and Delly Rollavelli provide music industry insight from their own personal experiences in this three-part interview between Rappers and Producers. If you missed Open M.I.C. EP 1 Part 1, check it out here

Episode 1, Part 2: Producers
0:00 Intro: Meet the Producers
0:21 What do you feel your role as a Music Producer is?
0:56 How would you describe your Producing style?
2:20 What do you feel your responsibilities are vs. the artist’s responsibilities?
4:31 How do you build thick skin?
5:56 Do you feel Music Producer’s are given enough credit?
9:54 Does your opinion about what a Music Artist does with the beat matters?
12:22 Do you feel it is important to learn how to play an instrument as a Music Producer?
16:53 Who are some Music Producers that inspire you?
18:01 Upcoming projects
19:04 Outro
19:29 Preview next episode

Follow the Producers on Instagram:
Devin Karter: @devinkartermusic
Davion: @daviiiiproductions3 
Delly Rollavelli: @kotwdelly  

Special Thanks To:
Host:
Te’Jal (TJ) Cartwright
Video and Editing: Agape Media
Sponsors: Hunny’s Bakery and The Oniru Group

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Rappers Discuss Working With Producers [Open M.I.C Pilot EP1 Part 1] | Music Talk Show

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Rappers Discuss Working With Producers [Open M.I.C Pilot EP1 Part 1] | Music Talk Show

In this episode of Open M.I.C, three rappers weigh in on their experiences working with music producers during their time in the music industry. Starting from their early rap days on how they found beats, worked with producers, etc.: rappers Juny, Lamar Towles, and Quranic the MC provide music industry insight from their own personal experiences in this three-part interview between Rappers and Producers. 

Episode 1, Part 1: Rappers

0:00 Intro 
0:32 What is the role of a music producer?
2:34 What are the producer’s responsibilities?
4:06 Does the producer’s opinion of the finished song matter?
5:02 How do you choose the perfect producing partner?
6:26 Do you give producers credit or shout them out when a song is finished?
7:48 Do you feel rappers should be able to freestyle?
11:10 Juny Freestyle
11:31 Lamar Towles Freestyle
12:31 Quranic the MC Freestyle
13:00 Outro and Credits

Follow the Rappers on Instagram:
Juny: @knew_raps
Lamar Towles: @lamar_towles
Quranic the MC: @quranic

Special Thanks To:
Host:
Te’Jal (TJ) Cartwright
Video and Editing: Agape Media
Sponsors: Hunny’s Bakery and The Oniru Group

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24 Social Media Content Ideas for Music Artists

It is now more important than EVER to focus
on your digital presence.
ARTISTS:
Reflect internally on how you want your audience to perceive your brand.
Then, shift your focus to convey your brand on your
social media platforms.

We have created a list of 24 Social Media Content Ideas to inspire you during this time.

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