Interview With Rich Lock, Director of Design Agency Devolution Designs

May 3, 2019 | Interviews

Rich Lock is the Director of design agency, Devolution Designs, founded out of a passion for music and design. The company provides professional design services for the music and associated industries, including graphic design, website design and branding. We spoke to […]

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

April 11, 2019 | Interviews

Uptown Plug previously spoke to Taishi Fukuyama about the technology Amadeus Code provides to independent artists, helping songwriters create, AI’s role in music and plenty more. Taishi is back for another interview with us to discuss what the latest Endel/Warner news means for AI […]

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Interview With Kenyetta Evans, Founder of Online Distribution Platform PeekSound

November 15, 2018 | Interviews

PeekSound is an online platform which helps independent artists and labels sell their music on iTunes, Tidal, Spotify, Vevo and other such digital platforms. Artists create songs which generate dozens of royalties when they’re sold, streamed or performed live. PeekSound not […]

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Interview With Logan Honeycutt, Founder of Artist Development Platform Artists at Scale

November 12, 2018 | Interviews

Artists at Scale is an all in one platform for artist development and growth. The company focuses on developing and empowering independent artists to become entrepreneurs. With a toolkit providing resources such as education, mentors, community, databases and more, Artists at […]

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Interview With Simo Haier, CEO of Visual Media Company Larimar Media

November 9, 2018 | Interviews

Larimar Media is an Atlanta-based media company founded in 2017. Specialising in visual media such as photography, videography, and graphic design, the company provides live media coverage, brand development, and more for their clients. Uptown Plug had the opportunity to speak […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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