Respect to Audible Hype for dropping the "No Bullshit Guide To Hip Hop Demographics", which discusses the often murky demographic statistics surrounding the economy of Hip-Hop. Some very good points are brought up regarding conflicting information, underackngowledged foreign markets, and marketing propaganda perpetuated by Top 40 radio stations. It also provides some great starting resources … Read more
Not much in terms of technical info, but it looks like JD and Q are accepting track submissions by email. I know many of you are holding heat, so it might not be a bad idea to throw some fire their way. As with all business endeavors, make sure you take appropriate measures to protect … Read more
Z-Trip touches on the importance of having style and a deep record collection. He mainly refers to live DJ’ing, but it’s not hard to figure out that this directly applies to production as well. Later ideas and advice are given about starting an independent label.
In the latest episode of Consequence’s ongoing web series Real Men DON’T Cry!!! Sha Money XL breaks down the history of G-Unit’s business deals beginning with RBK and clothing deals. He then goes on to discuss the death of major labels, interacting directly with consumers, and the One Stop Shop Producer’s Conference. [via ItsTheCons] by … Read more
Certified Public Accountant Alan Friedman gives valuable advice on the tax and legal implications of being a self-employed producer/musician. He covers info relating to the advantages of various business structures, basics for setting up an LLC, trademarks, and banking practices. We all know that now is always the best time to get your business in … Read more
Get ready for an onslaught of iPhone music devices now that Apple has opened up software development. Chances are we can look forward to many more iPhone music apps in the near future. "Beatmaker" by Intua is another one of those grown man toys that sample crazy technophiles won’t be able to resist. Features include: … Read more
More reasons to respect The Alchemist. Al talks about technology leveling the playing field the ease of access for new producers. It’s refreshing to hear a successful recording artist talk about the possibilities for the future and the stupidity surrounding album sales talk.
Earwaks and Large Professor talk about changes within Hip-Hop, technology, and the change from analog to digital recording media. It’s interesting to hear his take on downloading, album leaks, and the digital distribution of music. Read The Full Interview
Boston producer/DJ Clinton Sparks takes us inside his studio for the construction of a mixtape. After previewing a couple of tracks, Clinton clues us in to how he gets the big names to appear on his projects.
Think Talk hits us off with a thorough in studio interview/Q&A session with producers Chucky Thompson (Hitmen/BadBoy) & Salaam Remi (Toni Braxton, Nas) as they discuss their first professional work, hustling beats, business matters, and the importance of relationships. At one point Chucky Thompson let’s it slip that working with Nas requires "a lot of … Read more