Interview With Music Producer, Rapper, Author & Mentor Curtiss King

October 31, 2018 | Interviews

Curtiss King is a producer, rapper, author and mentor to thousands of aspiring artists and producers through his YouTube channel – Curtiss King TV. With production credits for artists such as such as Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, E-40, and MURS, as well as companies […]

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How to Apply Lean Startup Methodologies to Your Independent Music Career

October 28, 2018 | DIY Artists

With the rise of digital platforms, streaming services, easy access to music production tools, music business knowledge and global connectivity, independent artists have more power now than ever to create music they love, build a fanbase around the world and […]

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Interview With Dae Bogan, CEO of Music Rights Administration Platform TuneRegistry

October 26, 2018 | Interviews

Dae Bogan is a music rights executive, serial entrepreneur and educator with over a decade of experience in the music industry. He is the founder and CEO of TuneRegistry, which develops music rights administration software and solutions for small and […]

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CD Baby Becomes First Digital Distributor to Give Creators Affordable Tools to Create Simple Copyright Ownership Agreements

October 23, 2018 | Music Distribution

CD Baby, the largest digital distributor of independent music and administrator of publishing rights in the world, has partnered with Cosynd, the first affordable legal services platform made specifically for creators, to allow CD Baby’s members to document ownership of […]

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NYC Producer Ras Beats Talks Classic NYC Sound, Collaborating With Legends, Evolving Style & More

October 22, 2018 | Interviews

Ras Beats is a NYC-based hip hop artist and producer. With a sound that is deeply rooted in classic NY hip hop and at the same time new and distinctly his own, Ras Beats has worked with artists such as […]

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Interview With Graphic Artist, Designer & Illustrator James E. Walker

October 17, 2018 | Interviews

James E. Walker is a graphic artist, designer, and illustrator from Houston, Texas. For the last 7 years, James has worked as an independent artist and designer that specializes in brand identity and layout design. Uptown Plug had the opportunity […]

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Interview With Ryan Marter, Graphic Designer at Arctic Wolf Design

October 12, 2018 | Interviews

Arctic Wolf Design is a graphic design company providing services for bands, artists and businesses in the music industry. With a goal of offering professional, yet affordable designs to music professionals, Arctic Wolf Design supplies logos, t-shirts, posters, merchandise, album artwork […]

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5 Signs You’re Becoming a Successful Independent Artist

October 8, 2018 | DIY Artists

For any independent artist out, one of the biggest challenges that you likely need to overcome is knowing if you are on the right track to achieving success in your career. Success, after all, is quite relative. Some people would […]

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Interview With Taishi Fukuyama, COO of Songwriting AI Platform Amadeus Code

October 4, 2018 | Interviews

Taishi Fukuyama has a diverse career in music and tech, from consulting the business and strategy of various industry leading technology companies, including: Launching the first Music Hack Day in Asia in Tokyo 2014. Becoming the first Red Bull Soundclash […]

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