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Creating a Business Plan

We all know you have to have money in order to start a business successfully, how much vary on the business plan and business goals. The problem is a lot of people have great goals and ideas…but do not have the funding to see these goals through. There are a few steps and options that I would like to share with you today that may help you get your business goals in progress. First thing is first write out a business ... Read more

The 7 Key Lesson’s to Success

In the past few weeks I have learned about some amazing business people and their road to success. Since then I have decided to implement the advice and knowledge learned by Steven Gedeon. Steven Gedeon has what he calls the key 7 lessons. First on the list is “All problems are people problems” the way to address or over come that is to learn how to manage people; how to hire and fire, how to motivate, how to ensure they ... Read more

The Magic of a Song

In this creative time a lot of people are doing music. When we think about music we artist, the singers, rappers and pop stars. But! Who makes all this magic come together what is the process? There are so many people that are over looked and never mentioned, so many that are trying to be the next big thing in music but are not artist. Today we will take a look at some of the behind the scenes people that ... Read more

The Impact Digital Landscape has on the Music Industry

“ The digital landscape consist of a mix of different channels such as social networks, websites, email; mobile devices such as smartphones or tablets; videos, widgets, kiosks, and gaming consoles. These mediums help marketers to build relationships with consumers, publicize their brands, and also sell their products or services. (UK,2013)” The digital landscapes has an enormous impact on the music industry. It changes how music business is done, how music is promoted and how it is presented. It changes business ... Read more

Independent VS Signed

There are two kinds of artist in the music industry, independent and signed. Independent artist or music also known as indie or indie music, are artist that make music independently without the support of a major record label or their conglomerates. This process is very hand’s on for the artist because most of them have little or no staff. Signed artist on the other hand are artist that are signed to a label. These artists are giving the delight to ... Read more

Ways to soar as an independent artist

Making music is half the struggles in the entertainment world, and even that can be expensive. Independent artist have to worry about things like budgets for promotions, wardrobe etc., to try to push themselves and stand out in an over saturated market. As an independent artist you have to invest in yourself and pull in all resources possible. There are so many things that artist can do to promote themselves for minimal money. Sound cloud, reverbnation, YouTube, MySpace is a few ... Read more

Industry Liabilities

In the entertainment industry there are many liabilities that have to be taken in to account. Some of those liabilities include intellectual property infringement, contract issues, employment law risks and much more.  In the first video provided below discusses copyrights extensively. There were some very interesting points made during the video that I was not aware of and that are very important for people in my industry to know. One thing that I had no clue of was that there is a ... Read more

Kia Shavon: Engineering at it’s finest

I interviewed is Kia Shavon, who is an audio engineer specializing in recording, mixing, audio restoration and live sound. She is currently the head audio engineer at Brook Brovaz Studio, one of the fastest growing multimedia facilities in NYC. As an engineer her duties include recording, editing and mixing songs for numerous artists, underground and major. Since graduating from Hampton University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Music Engineering Technology, she has worked with Bernard "Pretty" Purdie (world's most recorded drummer),Majek ... Read more

Artist Managers…the makers of greatness

        My name is Cloe Luv, owner of Brook Brovaz. Brook Brovaz is broken down into three companies, Brook Brovaz Music, the Production Company, Brook Brovaz Corp, which is the label, and Brook Brovaz studios, which is the Recording studio. I play the manager role for all three, I manage the engineers getting them placements and work, I manage the producers and song writers getting them placements and sales and last but not least the artist. I have been a manager for the ... Read more

Two Timing Artist

We all hear stories about managers that two time their clients, but what about the clients that two time their managers. Debra Antney known artist manager in the hip-hop community, with names under her belt like Waka Flocka (her son), Nikka Manaj,Gucci Mane, OJ Da Juiceman, French Montana, and Lex Luger, among many other high-profile acts. She is currently suing her client French Montana for claiming he made several lucrative concert deals behind her back. She is suing for $50,000 ... Read more
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