Interview With Garrison Snell, CEO of Streaming Promotions Company Crosshair Music

September 28, 2018 | Interviews

Garrison Snell is the 25 year old CEO of streaming promotions company Crosshair Music. After graduating from Belmont University in 2015, Garrison launched his marketing agency Gyrosity Projects, followed by the creation of Crosshair Music. Gyrosity Projects was recently acquired by Stadiumred […]

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Interview With Trapital Founder & Author Dan Runcie

September 24, 2018 | Interviews

The business side of hip-hop is often overlooked. Traditional media outlets often scratch the surface when assessing hip-hop. Trapital digs deeper. Each story breaks downs and identifies the strategic moves and principles that shape the culture. Uptown Plug had the […]

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Graphic Designer Earica Parrish Talks Importance of Artwork, Branding & More

September 21, 2018 | Interviews

Earica Parrish is a writer, editor, and graphic designer from Washington, D.C. As a growing professional in the media industry, she has worked with brands like Nubian Hueman Boutique, Men’s Health Magazine, and Prestige Magazine Hong Kong. Uptown Plug had the […]

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Producer The Kid Talks Production Influences, Collaborating with Artists & More

September 18, 2018 | Interviews

The Kid is a beatmaker from Boston, MA. With over 130 beats for lease or purchase, The Kid is always creating beats with his Ableton Live 9, Native Instruments, a Rolan FA-06 Keyboard, and a microKorg synthesizer. Uptown Plug had the […]

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Interview With Steffen Franz, President of Independent Distribution Collective

September 17, 2018 | Interviews

In the music business for almost 35 years, including many years as a technical director and production manager for dozens of nightclubs and venues in New York, Maui, HI, and San Francisco, CA. Many years as an independent artist, DJ, […]

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Interview With Vice Souletric, Founder of Graphic Design Company Vice Cold Graphics

September 14, 2018 | Interviews

Ohio-based MC and producer Vice Souletric has worked with the likes of artists such as Talib Kweli, Pete Rock, Nottz, Skyzoo, Guilty Simpson and many more. In addition to his rapping and production skills, Vice is also the owner of […]

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Interview with Vanessa Ferrer, CEO of Online Merch Platform Merch Cat

September 10, 2018 | Interviews

Vanessa Ferrer has been a successful businesswoman for over 15 years in finance and artist management. After managing several touring clients and consulting with high-profile industry professionals, Ferrer used her multi-faceted background to develop and launch Merch Cat, a musician-friendly […]

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Interview with Patrice K. Cokley, Owner of Management Firm, The Bassline Group

September 10, 2018 | Interviews

Patrice K. Cokley is the brand and marketing consultant, and owner of the talent development & management firm, The Bassline Group. Holding both a BS and MBA in Marketing, Patrice took the entrepreneurial route to kickoff her career by serving […]

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Building the Right Team for Your Music Career: Hiring a Publicist

September 7, 2018 | Publicity

Music has always been a powerful tool that connects people and brings them together. However, there’s a lot more to the music making process than just going to the studio and recording a good album. In fact, your music can […]

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Why Independent Artists Need to Embrace Music Streaming Services

September 5, 2018 | Streaming

Streaming might have started off as a controversial phenomena in the music industry- with artists like Taylor Swift taking up an issue with the low royalties offered to artists, but it has swiftly and quickly become one of the biggest […]

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Interview with Carolina Castilla, CEO of Live Music Platform Massive Act

September 4, 2018 | Interviews

Carolina Castilla has been a music business entrepreneur for 16 years working in the music industry as a manager, tour manager, PR and event producer helping bands from Latin America, the US, and Europe. Previously she served as tour and […]

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Interview with Remi Jourdan, CEO of Digital Music Platform Tunetrax

September 3, 2018 | Interviews

Originally from Paris, France where he managed venues, Rémi Jourdan relocated to Los Angeles in 1997 to fully pursue his passion for both technology and music. With extensive experience working with emerging artists, labels as well as operating concert venues and […]

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