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Beyond The Mix
91 minutes | Jul 27, 2021
Ep. 31 - "Excuse Me, I Was Next!"
In Episode 31 we talk discuss the changes in the forever evolving music business. Being a musicians in today's music industry is a daunting career which takes effort in all aspects of music from creating and marketing. It is refreshing discussing music and hearing a different view points in the topic discussions. The co-hosts of Beyond The Mix Podcast are REAL people sharing their thoughts on their stand points and struggles in the music business and its industry. Big love to our friend Scott Betsinger from Clothn4u for amazing merch and providing services that help create brand recognition. Thank you! Be sure to check out his instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/clothn4u77/ NEWS SPOTIFY LAUNCHES FREE PREMIUM OFFER FOR TIKTOK USERS IN THE UK, FRANCE, GERMANY, ITALY, SPAIN, POLAND AND TURKEY (MBW, 2021); read more here: https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/eligible-tiktok-users-can-now-get-spotify-premium-for-free-in-the-uk-france-germany-italy-spain-poland-and-turkey/ HAVING JUST RAISED $3.5M, SWEDISH AI MUSIC STARTUP STARMONY LETS USERS ‘CREATE AND RELEASE A GLOBAL HIT WITHIN MINUTES’ (MBW, 2021); read more here: https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/having-just-raised-3-5m-swedish-ai-music-startup-starmony-promises-to-let-users-create-and-release-a-global-hit-within-minutes/
63 minutes | Jul 13, 2021
Ep. 30 - "Your Card Was Declined"
First off! Congratulations to Sunrayz and Wife for another baby on the way! Stay tuned for more! Cant wait to welcome you to this beautiful world Emma! Episode 30 we dive right into the struggles of being a musician, producer, and the daily struggles of working in the music industry. We discuss how music directly impacts one's inner being and the outside barriers that may hinder our oneness. As music creatives, or creatives in general, we rely on feeling and how we express ourselves through our art. Check out some of our announcements and releases for Rooted Kingdom Music: 1. Rooted Kingdom Band | Slow Down - July 15th (Thursday) 2. Morris Marway | I am the buzz - July 23rd (Friday) Vans is looking for musicians! Click the link to learn more! https://www.vans.com/musicianswanted.html?j=15696&sfmc_sub=29183021&l=16_HTML&u=590285&mid=514010235&jb=18428&Musicians+Wanted+070721-_-Submit+Your+Music&utm_campaign=Musicians+Wanted+070721-EE&utm_medium=email&utm_source=exacttarget&utm_content=Submit+Your+Music&utm_term=7-7-2021&email=bHVjaWFmcmFja2VyQGdtYWlsLmNvbQ== NEWS "TIKTOK IS PARKING ITS TANKS ON YOUTUBE’S LAWN… AS REPORT SAYS ITS USERS ARE MORE ENGAGED THAN ITS RIVAL’S" read more here: https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/tiktok-is-parking-its-tanks-on-youtubes-lawn-as-report-says-its-users-are-more-engaged-than-its-rivals/ (MBW, 2021) "INDIE LABELS LOATHE SPOTIFY’S DISCOVERY MODE – BUT DIY GIANTS ARE LOVING IT" Read more here: https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/indie-labels-slam-spotifys-discovery-mode-but-diy-giants-love-it/ (MBW, 2021)
58 minutes | Jun 29, 2021
Ep. 29 - "Baby Whales And Mermaids Sing A Tune"
Episode 29 we discover the truth behind Sunrayz AKA " The Bearded One" and how his facial hair empowers him as a musical artist... Besides the awesomeness and Sunrayz's beard we talk about Apple Music's spatial and lossless audio. What is it? Is lossless audio changing the way we produce music and will this impact the future of music engineering? NEWS Billie Eilish Addresses Edited Video of Racial Slur: 'Nothing Excuses the Fact That It Was Hurtful'; read more here: https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/9590234/billie-eilish-statement-racial-slur/ (Billboard, 2021) T-Pain Says Usher's Biting Comment About Auto-Tune 'Started a Four-Year Depression'; read more here: https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/hip-hop/9590345/t-pain-usher-comment-auto-tune-depression/ (Billboard, 2021)
72 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
Ep. 28 - "I'm Bouty Bouty...No Cap"
In Ep. 28 Herman Hildo and Corby talk about getting beat up over the color of a jacket in the mean streets of Southern California. In music they discuss whether or not the lockdown due to COVID has changed the way Artists/Bands/Musicians interact with fans while on stage or at live events to keep them engaged. We have been on lockdown for a social distancing order and people have been at home on their phones, probably scrolling through TikTok. It seems like society's attention span has become shorter, searching for the next quick entertainment fix. Announcements: 1. Simple Creation | Self-Titled Album “SIMPLE CREATION” is out in ALL Stores - June 4 2. Sunrayz | Gone Too Far - FRIDAY June 11 3. Rooted Kingdom Band | Slow Down July 15 4. Peaceable | Back to the Festival - coming soon 5. SIC Reggae | Breakdown - coming soon News: ROBLOX SUED FOR $200M+ BY MUSIC PUBLISHERS, WHO ALLEGE COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT; read more here: https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/roblox-sued-for-more-than-200m-by-music-publishers-who-allege-copyright-infringement/ (MBW, 2021) APPLE MUSIC ROLLS OUT SPATIAL AND LOSSLESS AUDIO; read more here: https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/apple-music-rolls-out-spatial-and-lossless-audio/ (MBW, 20221) MUSIC LINKS: Simple Creation: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5sRlq8kVAeO3prETOOkyPu?si=p2z_pzvZT5OnOhmpA-bl1Q Sunrayz: https://open.spotify.com/artist/31M3ZmxGzV01Gja6MJOFr0?si=sjgAecGcRZucKhwZjS8ttw Rooted Kingdom Band: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4x3ikjETFcQj22yiqpStt6?si=ukd-Z6oVSzKH2trs8V63AA Peaceable: https://open.spotify.com/artist/36t1UeOKjWUtaFnGd8KbPy?si=Iotm4mxWQoCJdb9QAD1kKA SIC Reggae: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4o2igtmTnwfYSwvoyFJxGt?si=kDc12UjySrGD0B0_KPoTvw Jus Goodie: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7emeioUfoTLhLieVe72t9n?si=aXRLI8SITrKxT0DFkrj94Q
79 minutes | May 31, 2021
Ep. 27 - "Can I Get A Discount?"
In episode 27 we discuss if and when an artist should hire a producer as well as an engineer. There are many different variables when it come to your music career and it may be time to hire a music producer to help guide you through out the music creativity process. Listen in to hear our thoughts and personal experiences. Playlists can be a great way to share your music and we give our tips on how to contact playlist curators. Shout out to CORT CARPENTER (instagram: @cortcarpenterofficial https://www.instagram.com/cortcarpenterofficial/ ) for submitting to our curated playlist by Herman Hildo. 'Small Towers' moved to number one on "Country Rollin' Playlist https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/country-rollin/pl.u-MDAWWlWsJG5A5x BIG love to CORT CARPENTER for sharing his music with us! Listen to "Small Town" https://music.apple.com/us/album/small-towners/1546677742?i=1546677745 Listen to "The Road" https://music.apple.com/us/album/the-road/1563415746?i=1563415750 Big love to UK Band SAY YES, DO NOTHING on their song "LOCKDOWN" which we absolutely loved. Big guitars and big vocals! Great job and thank you for sharing! Listen to "Lockdown" https://soundcloud.app.goo.gl/BTzDNc7WAeebLb6r5 Shout out to my friend Scott Besinger on instagram @clothn4u77 https://www.instagram.com/clothn4u77/ and be sure to check out his services. If you're an upcoming artist or perhaps in the market for a new logo design for hats, merchandise, stickers, etc., then Clothn4u is your ONE STOP SHOP! DM him today! Announcements: 1. Morris Markway | “Big Flight” May 21st 2. CYGNU6 | “Marry That Girl” May 28th 3. Peaceable | Back To The Festival - coming soon 4. Sunrayz | Gone Too Far - June 11 5. Simple Creation | Self-titled album SIMPLE CREATION - June 4 6. SIC | Breakdown - coming soon! NEWS TIKTOK RADIO IS COMING TO SIRIUSXM AS COMPANIES JOIN FORCES TO CREATE ‘EXCLUSIVE AUDIO EXPERIENCES’; read more here: https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/tiktok-radio-is-coming-to-siriusxm-as-companies-join-forces-to-create-exclusive-audio-experiences/ (MBW, 2021)
74 minutes | May 18, 2021
Ep. 26 - "It's Not Me, It's You"
Episode 26 the bickering continues! We argue about arguing and realize we are arguing just to argue...the show must go on. Did you know Distrokid is distributing over 1 MILLION new tracks every month? Thats like 24 tracks a minute... We discuss what the role of a MUSIC SUPERVISOR is and how ways to reach out to them. Should you send released or unreleased music to music supervisors? We talk about what type of music they are looking for. Listen in to hear our thoughts on it. Announcement!! Congratulations to our artist MATELL on his success of his song “Fragile (Help Someone)”; Morris Markway | “Big Flight” May 21st; CYGNU6 | “Marry That Girl” May 28th; Peaceable | Back To The Festival - coming soon; Sunrayz | Gone Too Far - coming soon; Simple Creation | coming with a self-titled album very soon - [Congratulations to them on their song “Sweetwater” which hit 1000 plays on Spotify]; Jus Goodie | Thing To Do - May 14th CYGNU6 joins Rooted Kingdom as a producer/engineer NEWS TWITCH MOBILE APP WAS DOWNLOADED 22M GLOBALLY IN Q1 2021, UP 62% YEAR-OVER-YEAR (Read more) https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/twitch-mobile-app-was-downloaded-22m-globally-in-q1-2021-up-62-year-over-year/ (MBW, 2021) DISTROKID IS NOW DISTRIBUTING OVER A MILLION NEW TRACKS EVERY MONTH https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/distrokid-is-now-distributing-over-a-million-new-tracks-every-month/ (MBW, 2021)
80 minutes | May 4, 2021
Ep. 25 - "Ding Ding, Round 1"
Episode 25 our banter continues... Did Apple Music just take a jab at Spotify with their email to Artists? I can across something very interesting on the internet. Click this link and read: https://www.google.com/amp/s/abcnews.go.com/amp/Technology/50-popular-women-web-google-search-results/story%3fid=10573331 Is #NewMusicFriday really a thing? Should we be releasing music on Fridays? We discuss that here and you can read more about it here: https://flypaper.soundfly.com/hustle/best-practices-choosing-your-release-date/ (Soundfly, 2021) Listen along as we play our WORD GAME. Did the co-hosts use their WORD correctly or are they going to have to make a song with the title of their given word? Rooted Kingdom & Friends Announcements!! 1. CYGNU6 - “Corruption” April 16th 2. Haluhalo - “Discovery of Lands” & “Cloud Chaser” April 16th 3. Morris Markway - “Big Flight” May 21st 4. CYGNU6 - “Marry That Girl” May 28th 5. Peaceable - “Back To The Festival” TBD 6. Sunrayz - "Gone Too Far" - TBD 7. Simple Creation - Self-titled 13 song album “Simple Creation” coming soon! Hopefully by the end of May of beginning of June Find your favorite artists on Spotify: CYGNU6: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1Ra81JvyV3LZSIAK7GqTpq?si=pMEZfaQFS6e99JkEX4lGPg ; HALUHALO: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5QXsGytF4PpAf1pz8N1M1l?si=psk9qgkKQh2ULZHp08JwmA ; PEACEABLE: https://open.spotify.com/artist/36t1UeOKjWUtaFnGd8KbPy?si=JeuGvvqfSGKaxfxgPyWMqA ; SUNRAYZ: https://open.spotify.com/artist/31M3ZmxGzV01Gja6MJOFr0?si=Ar1kdSfvQDyaFoORPwCJQA ; SIMPLE CREATION: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5sRlq8kVAeO3prETOOkyPu?si=ICSGm7BZRrKmUKkKXVC-Xw Check out what our friends over at ITAL RELICS have going on! They are your favorite neighborhood bead dealer! https://www.etsy.com/shop/italrelics Apple Music Email: 1. Sent April 16th (Friday) 2. Apple Music pays (on average) $0.01 per stream 3. Apple Music Global Team of playlists curators hand pick songs. 4. They never accept a lower royalty rate for a feature - meaning labels and big names can’t push their weight around - SOUNDS LIKE A STAB AT SPOTIFY’S DISCOVERY MODE NEWS SPOTIFY IS OFFICIALLY A HARDWARE MAKER NOW, AS CAR THING ARRIVES IN THE US; read more here: https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/spotify-is-officially-a-hardware-maker-now-as-car-thing-arrives-in-the-us/ (MBW, 2021) TIKTOK USERS WATCH THE APP FOR AN AVERAGE OF 89 MINUTES PER DAY – AND THERE’S 732M OF THEM WORLDWIDE; read more here: https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/tiktok-users-watch-the-app-for-an-average-of-89-minutes-per-day-and-theres-732m-of-them-worldwide/ THANK YOU to all our listeners and fans! We love you guys!
101 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
Ep. 24 - "Hold Up"
Episode 24 we brings you laughs after laughs! We wild out on this one. Listen as Sunrayz uses the word "CORNDOG" in a musical sense! Don't miss that one!! Topics: Is musical theory necessary in to be a musician or music producer? What's up with the seemingly never ending "fake" accounts on Instagram? Is Salisbury Steak actually steak? News SPOTIFY ACQUIRES TALK APP LOCKER ROOM TO TAKE ON CLUBHOUSE; read more here: https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/spotify-acquires-social-talk-app-locker-room-to-take-on-clubhouse/
84 minutes | Apr 6, 2021
Ep. 23 - "Set Trippin'"
Episode 23 we are over here "SET TRIPPIN'" on PLAYLISTS! We talk about playlisting and are you actually getting what you are paying for. Topics: We talk about the Pro Rata model (how the money pot is divvied to pay artists) Playlisting groups and the Spin-For Spin method - Is this actually working? YouTube - Reasons why you should be there creating your art using the social media giant with 2 BILLION MONTHLY users! Announcements: 1. MATELL | “Fragile” April 1st 2. Sunrayz | “Back to the Island” April 2nd 3. CYGNU6 | “Corruption” April 9th 4. Haluhalo | Beats Catalog added to streaming services April 9th and 16th 5. Peaceable | “Back to the Festival” coming soon News: Will SoundCloud’s Fan-Centric Royalties Spark Wider Change?; Read more about it here: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.rollingstone.com/pro/features/soundcloud-user-centric-royalties-1140942/amp/ (RollingStone, 2021) YouTube launches its TikTok-style ‘Shorts’ beta in the US; read more about it here: https://musically.com/2021/03/19/youtube-launches-its-tiktok-style-shorts-beta-in-the-us/ (Music Ally, 2021)
98 minutes | Mar 23, 2021
Ep.22 - "Ummm...Who?"
In Episode 22 we dive deep into our word game! Rules of the game, each hosts have to use the given word, in a musical sense, by the end of the episode. ***Rules: - Word must be used in a musical sense - Word must be used by end of the episode - If not used: ***YOU MUST CREATE A SONG WITH THE TITLE OF YOUR GIVEN WORD*** 1. Gary l "AGASTOPIA" - admiration of a particular part of someone’s body 2. Corby | "JENTACULAR" - eating breakfast immediately upon waking up 3. Tim | "JOCKSTRAP" - a sports under garment 4. Herman | "CANOODLING" - kiss and cuddle amorously Listen to see if the hosts use the words or if they have to create a song titled with their given word! Topics: 1. Copyright 101 for artists (Composition & Sound Recording) 2. What is Content ID Haluhalo BEATS promo code for 50% off of PREMIUM PLUS LICENSED BEATS; use code 'PremiumPlus50' at checkout to receive 50% Go to https://www.rootedkingdom.com Announcement 1. Sunrayz | “Back To The Island” - April 2nd 2. CYGNU6 | “Corruption” - April 16 3. Peaceable | “Festival Song” coming soon! 4. Haluhalo | Beats “Ska Dubbin” and “Discovery of Lands” hitting the streaming catalogs - April 9 & 16th 5. MATELL | “Fragile” coming soon!! Check out Jus Goodie "Light on the Runway" releasing March 19th! News SPOTIFY IS TESTING PRICE INCREASES IN THE UK; read here for more: https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/spotify-is-testing-price-increases-in-the-uk/ (MBW, 2021) DISTROKID ARTISTS CAN NOW DISTRIBUTE THEIR MUSIC TO SNAPCHAT; read here for more: https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/distrokid-artists-can-distribute-their-music-to-snapchat-now/ Thank you to all our fans and listeners! We love you!!!
51 minutes | Mar 9, 2021
Ep. 21 - "Did You See That!?"
Yes! What's up FAM! Thank you for listening to our show! As always, MUCH LOVE!! In episode 21 we talked about the great Bunny Wailer. He was one of the original Wailers, but he past March 2nd. We all love Bunny for the music that he gave us and more importantly we love the message in his music. May he REST IN POWER! More topics: We discussed the "do's" and "don'ts" of artists profiles and Corby from Peaceable admitted to being a boomer. And! If you didn't know Beavis and Butt-Head will be returning to the big screen! Anyone else excited? https://www.loudersound.com/news/metal-lovers-unite-beavis-and-butt-head-will-return-to-the-big-screen News OVER 60,000 TRACKS ARE NOW UPLOADED TO SPOTIFY EVERY DAY. THAT’S NEARLY ONE PER SECOND. You don't want to miss this read so click that link and learn more! https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/over-60000-tracks-are-now-uploaded-to-spotify-daily-thats-nearly-one-per-second/ (MBW, 2021) SOUNDCLOUD IS ABOUT TO REVOLUTIONIZE STREAMING PAYOUTS, LAUNCHING USER-CENTRIC ROYALTIES FOR 100,000 INDIE ARTISTS - “Fan-Powered Royalties” start in April 1st; read more about this amazing and most phenomenal news! https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/soundcloud-is-about-to-revolutionize-streaming-payouts-launching-user-centric-royalties-for-100000-indie-artists/ (MBW, 2021)
98 minutes | Feb 23, 2021
Ep. 20 - "It's Your Turn"
Beyond The Mix Podcast is brought to you by Rooted Kingdom. Think. Create. Live. Rule Your Kingdom. https://www.rootedkingdom.com In episode 20 you bring you more laughs and more mini games to keep our serious podcast not so serious. We talk about being a musician and the struggles of what it means to be a musician in today's music industry. Listen along and get tips on how to stay inspired when you're losing inspiration or perhaps no longer inspired. News: TIKTOK AND UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP SIGN GLOBAL LICENSING DEAL https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/tiktok-and-universal-music-group-sign-global-licensing-deal/ (MBW, 2021)
86 minutes | Feb 9, 2021
Ep. 19 "What's My Line Again?"
We wanted to take a moment and thank our listeners for their constant support for our podcast. We love you all! Beyond The Mix Podcast is brought to you by Rooted Kingdom, a music production company and record label. Check out their services at https://www.rootedkingdom.com/production Contact Herman Hildo at +1 (209)845-7761 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org This episode we talk about copyright infringement and how it may be enforced. In the midst of all that we talk about the top apps downloaded in the Apple App Store. We discuss the relevance of Instagram and Facebook regarding music promotion. There seems to be a new trend on its way and as musicians we should be trying to adapt to the times of the use of social media. Artist Shoutout: Couching Distance is a surf ska reggae artist and the music is a must hear! Good vibes from the song "Anchor". This is definitely an artist you want to have on your playlist. Click on the link for "Anchor" https://open.spotify.com/track/1TTQzokaKrgF5601ERlXjV?si=VBB46yZUTV-njKj83r79lw We liked it so much we added it to our Apple Playlist in the #1 spot! Listen here: https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/reggae-vibes/pl.u-XkD00bECRYp2pm Big ups to our friends over at SIMPLE CREATION. New single "SWEETWATER" coming soon so be sure to PRE-SAVE on iTunes. Click the link for their catalog https://music.apple.com/us/artist/simple-creation/388996319 Be sure to follow SIMPLE CREATION on YouTube https://youtube.com/channel/UCNxy68yGcM4_KWhA-7HpRvQ News DISTROKID LAUNCHES ‘MATCHMAKING SERVICE’ TO HELP LABELS FIND UNSIGNED ARTISTS; REPUBLIC RECORDS NAMED FIRST PARTNER Read more about it here: https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/distrokid-launches-worlds-first-matchmaking-service-for-unsigned-artists-and-labels-republic-records-named-as-first-label-partner/ (MBW, 2021) SONY MUSIC BUYS AWAL AND KOBALT NEIGHBOURING RIGHTS FROM KOBALT MUSIC GROUP Read more about it here: https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/sony-music-buys-awal-and-kobalt-neighbouring-rights-from-kobalt-music-group/
112 minutes | Jan 26, 2021
Ep. 18 - "I Don't Get It"
Episode 18 will be sure to bring you laughs while inspiring you and informing you in a fun way to learn about the music business. We give our two cents of the music industry and what it is like to be a musician and producer in today's music industry. Topics: Algorithms - Music streaming platforms and social media Social Media Apps to use in 2021; Vero True Social: https://vero.co/haluhalo Join in on the conversation and TWEET us at: https://twitter.com/beyondthemixpod #BeyondTheMix Music News More Than 5,000 Independent Artists Demand Reinstatement of Their Music on Spotify - Read more here: https://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2021/01/12/spotify-indie-artists-petition/ (MBW, 2020) UK politicians are questioning 3 big music labels; UMG, SME, WMG - Read more here: https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/lee-parsons-theres-never-been-a-better-time-to-be-a-recording-artist-i-hope-our-politicians-can-understand-that/ (MBW, 2020)
101 minutes | Jan 12, 2021
Ep. 17 "Ctrl + Alt + Del"
Goodbye 2020 and WELCOME 2021!! New Year is finally here and we can move on and create new stories and new adventures! Episode 17 we talk about music cutting all the weight from 2020 that holds you down and keeps you from flying. Going into 2021 as musicians, seasoned and upcoming, we all had and will continue to have roadblocks that will seemingly get in our way of our artistry and business. Your music brand, band name or solo name, is your business and you should treat it as such since it contributes to your living and how you get food on the table. We address the roadblocks that we have encountered in today's age of music artistry. We talk about the difficulty things that may be hindering our creativity or perhaps hindering our break through moment. Regardless of what it is, roadblocks are something that we all go through and we should tackle head on. This was kind of a serious episode, but we stay true to our improv and laugh it up and trying not to keep it so serious. Have fun when you listen to us and be sure to chime in with your comments or ideas. Contact us at email@example.com or send us a text at +1 (209) 845-7761. Music Announcements from the label and friends: Sunrayz "Free Your Mind out now (January 8th); listen to it here: https://open.spotify.com/album/08E2N3zxZ80uMSyx3F4cbl?si=rS9WSyvKQJKXv0XjlAo52A Morris Markway "Sloganize" is coming Jan 22. Listen to his music here: https://www.rootedkingdom.com/morris-markway News UK Government Reportedly Rejected EU (European Union) “visa-free Deal For Touring Musician - read about it here: https://www.nme.com/news/music/uk-government-reportedly-rejected-visa-free-deal-touring-musicians-eu-2852655 (NME, 2020) WARNER MUSIC GROUP JOINS $520M INVESTMENT ROUND IN VIDEO GAME PLATFORM ROBLOX - read more about it here: https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/warner-music-group-joins-520m-investment-round-in-video-game-platform-roblox/ (MBW, 2020)
136 minutes | Dec 22, 2020
Ep. 16 - "Are We Done Yet"
In episode 16 our comedy music improv is leveled up as we discuss Christmas Caroling. Herman then challenges the CYGNU6, Corby, and Tim to sing a tune from their favorite Christmas song. Has anyone ever sat on a music project for months or perhaps years because the song is never done? We discuss the creative process of making a song and determine when it is done. No matter what, it always seems like there is some flaw, something to be added, or knob that needs to be turned in the process so we never get to finish our song. It seems most of us (artists) are never truly satisfied with a project and always find something else to fix or add. Often times too much is simply too much. So when do we say "its perfect" and actually believe? We discuss this and if you feel like you go through this, you are not the only one. We do it too! Artist Shoutout Ivan Grap is a pop artist and he recently submitted to one of our label's playlist. He sent in "And I Said Take Me Home" and we loved it. Great job Ivan and be sure to give him a listen on Apple Music here: https://music.apple.com/us/album/and-i-said-just-take-me-home/1527063901?i=1527063903 If you would like to submit a song to get listed on one of our playlists, please submit your music link to: https://www.rootedkingdom.com/playlists We also give our music advice with sharing your music links or files with a music company or some sort of music entity, or supervisor. Make sure you do your research to who you are sending your music too. Know what the company is about and the music the promote. See if your music is a perfect fit to them and why. We believe that writing a creative sentence or two about your music will help you get the attention you deserve. Often times I see artist just emailing a link and nothing else. No name or brie description. Be sure to tell people who you are and why they should listen to your music. News SPOTIFY TO LAUNCH IN SOUTH KOREA IN FIRST HALF OF 2021 1. Music will be reached even further 2. Korea is the 6th largest music market 3. K-pop is extremely popular 4. Spotify’s first K-Pop playlist was released in 2014 5. Listeners have streamed more than 180 billion minutes https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/spotify-to-launch-in-south-korea-in-first-half-of-2021/ (MBW, 2020) TIKTOK SAYS OVER 70 ARTISTS THAT BROKE ON THE PLATFORM THIS YEAR HAVE SIGNED MAJOR LABEL DEALS Some of those artists include 1. Claire Rosinkranz, Pop (sounds like Billie Eilish) 2. Dixie D’Amelio, (Song “One Whole Day) feat Wiz Khalifa has a skank riddim - Pop music 3. Go to TikTok and watch how they market their music https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/tiktok-says-over-70-artists-that-broke-on-the-platform-this-year-have-signed-major-label-deals/ (MBW, 2020) Thank you to all our listeners of the podcast! We love you all. We wish you all safe holidays and we will return January 12!
119 minutes | Dec 7, 2020
Ep. 15 - "Okay, Really!?"
In episode 15 we bringing the heat with discussion of mechanical and performance royalties. This topic is an important topic because this is, as artists, how we get paid. Registering your music with a performance rights organization, such as BMI (https://www.bmi.com), and a music publishing administration, such as SongTrust (https://www.songtrust.com) will ensure you receive payment for your musical works. We also discuss the topics of social media do's and don'ts. Often times we see artist using automation incorrectly and "sliding" into someone's DM with a generic comment or click bait to get target person to listen to their music. We discuss the importance of building a TRUE relationship with your fan base by putting in the effort and interacting with the community. In music NEWS Spotify is inventing an Artificial Intelligence technology that will ensure artist are not committing songwriter plagiarism. This is interesting because we do see the benefits of this as it will keep artists and labels out of the "hot seat", but the next question arises, who is funding it? Will this be a pay for service type or are the rates of subscription increase? We'll have to see. Awesome on Spotify to see them pioneering this new chapter in music! Read more about this here: https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/spotify-just-invented-ai-technology-that-will-police-songwriter-plagiarism/ (MBW, 2020) Christmas gift ideas: https://www.rootedkingdom.com/music-store Support your Artist(s) here! https://www.rootedkingdom.com/music-store Support your artist and purchase their music here: Thank you to our listeners and fans! We love you all!!
83 minutes | Nov 23, 2020
Ep. 14 - "Wait, What!?"
In Episode 14 "Wait, What!?" we bring laughter and good vibes all around. Sit back and listen to our conversation about music and making fun of each other. This episode was a good time and we have a special guest with us! The reggae star from Florida, Jack Hinson, joined us and gave us his insight on touring and how he had made his music career work during these troubling times of COVID. We discuss the topics of creating music and how to use social media to benefit you. Listen to SUNRAYZ, a rising star in reggae, give his best advice with social media. Listen to the guys sing a note on the spot. Herman Hildo bombs his chance at stardom while Gary blows the pipes and sings from his soul! Corby saves Herman Hildo with a solo and show him how to properly sing his own song "Not Alone Today". Then we have SUNRAYZ; he proves to you he is more than just an amazing beard but the talent behind his music, he is armed with some serious vocals! Listen to the guys as they sing their own tune! CYGNU6 gives his advice on music marketing and how not to market. Of course he puts in his comedy interpretation as he always does! We love you CYGNU6! Rooted Kingdom Music and Friend Announcements Jack Hinson - HEART MEETS THE MIND (Nov 18th)https://youtu.be/-aRYUEzEPok CYGNU6 - INTONATIONS (Nov 27th) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxuY-8a7ohCl-lwK3rA-LhQ Haluhalo - BOOM BOX (Dec 11th) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv9SfkNwG4dgu5JDSFWj45Q?view_as=subscriber Peaceable - New Music TBD https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy9AzF3gRGJTVXFJYGe3JHA Sunrayz - FREE YOUR MIND (TBD 2021) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZ4oE1s3G2JJjL_gcsT-aFA Be sure to SUBSCRIBE and hit the notification bell on YouTube! YouTube you know we love you! News OVER 2BN YOUTUBE USERS ARE NOW PLAYING MUSIC VIDEOS EVERY MONTH 1. YouTube is NOW the biggest streaming platform boasting over 2 billion users listening to music and watching music videos. 2. To put it into perspective SPOTIFY has 320 MILLION active users. Read more here: https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/over-2bn-youtube-users-are-now-watching-music-videos-every-month/ (MBW, 2020) So do you thank that artist should be focusing more on YouTube? We absolutely do. Sometimes artist forget to promote their music from YouTube but as you can see the numbers says we should be trying to find a new fan base there as well. To all our fans of our music and the fans of our podcast, we thank you for listening to our show! We love you all!!
84 minutes | Nov 8, 2020
Ep. 13 - "You Done Did It Now!"
Ep. 13 "You Done Did it Now" is full of laughs while we discuss hot topics in the music business. In episode 13, we talk about Twitch and the benefits of the platform. It seems the internet and media are moving to live streaming. Twitch is an amazing platform to meet new people and even jam out to music. Big shout out to our friend PETER BALKUS for his constant support. Be sure to follow him on Twitch and watch his live streams! Follow him here https://www.twitch.tv/peterbalkus New Music CYGNU6 - INTONATIONS releases November 27th; Haluhalo - BOOM BOX releases December 11th; Sunrayz - FREE YOUR MIND is coming soon! Stuck in Consciousness - New song coming soon! Listen in as we discuss paid playlisting and artist community-based support groups. We share our experiences, good and bad, and what we think of it. Happy Birthday to SUNRAYZ and Corby! They both had birthdays on Saturday, November 7th so show them some love! Music News 1. Kanye West wants to buy his masters from UMG for 33 billion dollars It seems like so many big name artist are wanting to buy the masters back from big labels? Is it because the profit on both sides is not fair? Read more here: https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/kanye-west-i-will-buy-universal-music-group-for-33bn/ (MBW, 2020) 2.- SPOTIFY IS LETTING RECORD LABELS INFLUENCE PERSONALIZED RECOMMENDATIONS… SO LONG AS THEY PAY FOR IT IN ROYALTIES What does this mean for smaller musicians? Can we still cut through the noise or will money kick us to the curb again? Or should we say still? Read more here: https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/spotify-is-letting-record-labels-influence-personalized-recommendations-so-long-as-they-pay-for-it-in-royalties/ (MBW, 2020) 3. Gene Simmons stated the record industry is dead Read more here: https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/gene-simmons-the-record-industry-is-dead-for-new-artists/ (Blabbermouth, 2020) Listen to CYGNU6 music here: www.rootedkingdom.com/cygnu6 Listen to Haluhalo music here: www.rootedkingdom.com Listen to Peaceable music here: www.rootedkingdom.com/peaceable Listen to Sunrayz music here: https://open.spotify.com/artist/31M3ZmxGzV01Gja6MJOFr0?si=HdoZxk2xQima_kH4KhkCnw
118 minutes | Oct 26, 2020
Ep. 12 "Did You Hear Me?"
Episode 12 "Did You Hear Me" is filled with laughs and discussion of the guy's personal experiences within the music industry and working with other musicians. Listen along as they give their tips and tricks on how they make it in an industry that is forever evolving. In today's episode we discussed our experiences with in-studio playback through the use of monitors, either over ears or on desk monitors. Let's be truthful, we aren't making that much money, if any at all, on today's music streaming. So why spend 100's of dollars on monitors that don't hold up to the standards, yet there are affordable headphone monitors that won't break your budget and gets the job done extremely well? We tested it and we use it! We recommend Audio Technica ATH M20x headphones for your tracking your perfect mix! Herman Hildo uses these and he loves them. He picks it over his $400 studio headphone monitors to get the job done. Click the link to learn more. https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/ATHM20x--audio-technica-ath-m20x-closed-back-monitoring-headphones We trust Sweetwater https://www.sweetwater.com for all our instruments not only because the are AFFORDABLE, but their customer care is top natch! So MUSICIANS and PRODUCERS you don't need to break your bank when you can get your instruments or tools of the trade at a reasonable cost. Big SHOUTOUT to: Cari of Claws By Cari (YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH5Opf4nDCw6MsYaJYN1bKg) for always supporting our podcast and for being awesome! Be sure to Catch her news YouTube videos out every Saturday! If you like true crime stories then you're gonna love her channel! Be sure to subscribe and hit that notification bell! Tweet her at www.Twitter.com/CrimeandClaws (@CrimeandClaws) RECORD LABEL RELEASES Record Label News: WORLDS APART (Haluhalo) is available everywhere! https://open.spotify.com/track/0yTO2rUU6dlcbjxHJYFlyF?si=dk75EjLORNaWvq8raZvBIQ NO STRESS (Peaceable) is available everywhere! https://open.spotify.com/track/4S6mKPuHSZUQBihwNfYSui?si=E0ktqUqUTeW5r0wo5O_M7Q NIGHTMARE releases October 30th ALL HALLOWS' EVE II releases October 31st https://open.spotify.com/artist/1Ra81JvyV3LZSIAK7GqTpq?si=vuwsGdAHRyG9BttqJ0a_Ng Our boy SUNRAYz is working on new releases but check out his catalog right here! https://open.spotify.com/artist/31M3ZmxGzV01Gja6MJOFr0?si=p9-vIv6rS2qNVjFvM0Ry1g Want to learn MUSIC PRODUCTION? Check out these TUTORIALS https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv9SfkNwG4dgu5JDSFWj45Q?view_as=subscriber Learn more about CYGNU6 and his upbringing and struggles through his YouTube Channel. Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiszHRZuWEQ Music NEWS Universal Music Group is Building Hotels! STAT OF THE WEEK: UNIVERSAL IS BUILDING ITS OWN HOTELS, INCLUDING A $1.2BN COMPLEX IN MISSISSIPPI - Launching a music-based experiential experience - House their own music - Host music venues Read more here - https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/stat-of-the-week-universal-is-building-its-own-hotels-including-a-1-2bn-complex-in-mississippi/ (MBW, 2020) "SPOTIFY IN FOR A ROUGH RIDE FROM THE UK GOVERNMENT" 1. The ‘Economics of Music’ streaming inquiry, to be undertaken by the British Government’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee, will analyze business models operated by streaming firms like Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music and Google Play (i.e. YouTube Music). 2. DCMS Committee Chair Julian Knight MP said: “While streaming is a growing and important part of the music industry contributing billions to global wealth, its success cannot come at the expense of talented and lesser-known artists. 3. “Most creators cannot make a living from streaming, it simply does not pay enough and millions of pounds each year is not properly allocated due to poor data.” Read more here - https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/is-spotify-in-for-rough-ride-from-the-uk-government/ (MBW, 2020)
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