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Are there “agendas” in the Music Industry?

Our “Music Industry Conversations” series focuses on shedding light on issues in the industry. In order to do that, we need YOUR input!

Join our discussion about whether there are “agendas” in the music industry and what agendas are currently being pushed. Also, how we can be conscious of what may be going on and stay true to ourselves.

We would love your input on the topics below:

  1. What specific agendas do you feel are being pushed thru music?
  2. Why do you feel certain agendas are being pushed?
  3. How can we protect the freedom of self expression in the midst of a strongly opinionated “cancel culture?”

Plus, your thoughts on:

Male artists openly embracing what is deemed as typically “feminine“ trends: such as nail polish, the color pink, wearing dresses, etc.

  • Lil Pump
  • Lil Nas X
  • Lil Yachty
  • Tekashi 69
  • Kid Cudi

Women dressing like little girls

  • Megan the Stallion + Da Baby: Cry Baby
  • Cardi B: Up

Etc.

THIS IS NOT A PLACE TO BASH OR DISRESPECT ANYONE. It is simply an informative discussion dealing with sensitive topics.

Here is What to Expect:

  • We will start off by giving brief introductions of who we are and why this topic is intriguing
  • Then, we will dive right in to address the questions above!

The format will be very free-flowing and conversational. Don’t be afraid to be opinionated but please be respectful of each other at all times!

If you feel you have A LOT to say about this topic, join us 🙂

*This conversation will be recorded and posted on our YouTube channel.

Your name + Instagram will be included in the description box of the video and you will be tagged on Instagram.

Pop Culture vs. Faith: “Selling Out” in the Music Industry?

Our “Music Industry Conversations” series focuses on shedding light on issues in the industry. In order to do that, we need YOUR input!

Join our discussion about how faith and pop culture intertwine. With the release of Kanye West’s Donda, the idea of “mainstream worship“ has become quite the topic of discussion.

We would love your input on the topics below:

  • Where do you draw the line between secular music and faith-based music?
  • At what point would “crossing the line” be considered “selling out?”
  • Does society put a lot of emphasis on “worshipping“ artists?
  • Does an artist‘s popularity/influence have an affect on how “trendy” a certain faith is?

Some examples of artists that have dabbled in secular and faith-based music/come a from faith-based background:

  • Kanye West
  • Justin Bieber
  • Ty Dolla Sign
  • Toni Braxton
  • DMX

Here is What to Expect:

  • We will start off by giving brief introductions of who we are and why this topic is intriguing
  • Then, we will dive right in to address the questions above!

The format will be very free-flowing and conversational. Don’t be afraid to be opinionated but please be respectful of each other at all times!

If you feel you have A LOT to say about this topic, join us 🙂

*This conversation will be recorded and posted on our YouTube channel.

Your name + Instagram will be included in the description box of the video and you will be tagged on Instagram.

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

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

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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SOLD OUT: Conspiracy Theories in the Music Industry

Our “Music Industry Conversations” series focuses on shedding light on issues in the industry. In order to do that, we need YOUR input!

Join our discussion about Conspiracy Theories in the music industry! Whether you actually believe in the theories or just want to weigh in on theories that you have heard about, we will talk about it ALL.

We would love your input on the topics below:

  • The Illuminati
  • Popular artists faking their death and still alive somewhere
  • The ’27’ club
  • Etc.

Here is What to Expect:

  • We will start off by giving brief introductions of who we are and why this topic is intriguing
  • Then, we will dive right in to address the questions above!

The format will be very free-flowing and conversational. Don’t be afraid to be opinionated but please be respectful of each other at all times!

If you feel you have A LOT to say about this topic, join us 🙂

*This conversation will be recorded and posted on our YouTube channel.

Your name + Instagram will be included in the description box of the video and you will be tagged on Instagram.

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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SOLD OUT: Technological Advancements in the Music Industry – Beneficial or Harmful?

Our “Music Industry Conversations” series focuses on shedding light on issues in the industry. In order to do that, we need YOUR input!

About this event

Join our discussion about the current state of the music industry based on technological advancements!

 

We would love your input on the questions below:

  • Do you feel the technological advancements of social media, the internet, streaming platforms, etc. have been more beneficial or harmful for artists and the industry as a whole?
  • With all of the technology accessible today that helps an artist with their music career, do you feel record deals/record labels are still relevant?
  • Do you feel that technology fosters healthy competition or do you feel that it leads to oversaturation in the music industry?

 

Here is What to Expect:

  • We will start off by giving brief introductions of who we are and why this topic is intriguing
  • Then, we will dive right in to address the questions above!

The format will be very free-flowing and conversational. Don’t be afraid to be opinionated but please be respectful of each other at all times!

 

If you feel you have A LOT to say about this topic, join us 🙂

*This conversation will be recorded and posted on our YouTube channel.

Your name + Instagram will be included in the description box of the video and you will be tagged on Instagram.

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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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Social Media Content Ideas

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