Independent Artists Find An Ally | Major League Distribution Without Selling Their Souls

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Previously Published via News Break Daring to steal market share from companies, such as TuneCore, RED Music, and The Orchard, Too Lost announced distribution possibilities that could change independent music forever. Providing new opportunities for distribution and marketing, Too Lost introduces opportunities for artists to be heard without overextending themselves, financially, and with little-to-no results. Better yet, through these new opportunities, artists would be able to keep 100% of their creative rights and ownership of master recordings. Not only would artists find distribution with 250 different music stores and streaming services, but they would also gain access to a slew of marketing tools and branding support services. “Too Lost is highly automated and maximizes the use of machine learning technology to power the services we offer and make them incredibly efficient,” added Hirschhorn. “We want to empower independent artists and labels to manage their businesses on their own terms.” A digital music distribution network, based in New York City, Too Lost was founded by a pair of publishing and distribution insiders, who “believed some of the major music organizations were doing a disservice to the independent musicians under their wing.” Through monthly subscription services, Too Lost makes distribution as cheap […]

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IK Multimedia Brings Phantom Power to Mobile Video Broadcasts

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PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED TO TALENT ZOO’S DIGITAL PIVOT Late last week, IK Multimedia premiered the iKlip A/V. The problem is, you might not have heard of it with all the excitement of CES 2016. That’s quite all right. Just know that we’re not going to let that fly! You will thank us for it later. Shifting to mobile for on-the-field recording and broadcasting, filmmakers and television producers are adopting integrated technologies that allow them to do more than ever before — and more conveniently. You never know when that next news story will break. You never know when some amazing footage will appear before your eyes. Cameras are clearer than ever and mobile technologies have evolved. We will get some good footage for sure, but we are still missing just one thing…What about the audio?! After all, isn’t it the audio that builds the suspense? Builds the emotion? IK Multimedia, the powerhouse known for their innovative plugins and sound modules, will release yet another game-changing product sure to drive broadcasters and filmmakers crazy! Especially when they find out that they must wait until April to get it. Said to be the first smartphone broadcast mount for professional mobile audio and video, […]

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How and why Shorty Produkshins is shifting gears in 2016

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As many of you must know, the face of SEO and Internet Marketing is rapidly changing. It’s been almost ten years since we completely evolved into a marketing company. True, we still made music clean up into 2010, but this was done through subsidiary, Shorty’s Playground, after splitting into two separate entities in 2007. Shorty Produkshins has prided itself on keeping ahead of the competition by being early adopters and evolving our services to meet the needs of our growing audiences. We started as that tiny little studio, consisting of a computer and a closet, and delivered many phases to our most avid supporters. Many of you remember our plaza location and our studio suites. As time evolved and industries became saturated, we evolved. Shorty Produkshins has always given the audiences a “new era in royalty” through this constant growth. In 2013, we celebrated 10 official years. Innovation and specialization came from the demand of our most prestigious clientele — those allowed to be named and those under NDA. We focused more on our abilities on “streaming,” graphic design, social branding, public relations and event marketing. We also continued to be one of the first to deliver mobile technologies to […]

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Gutta Slim: Bringing the Florida sound back to Hip Hop and still “2 G 4 TV”

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PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED TO AXS.COM Scorpios are known for their transformation and ability to master just about anything they lay their hands on. For this reason, you tend to see them evolve and become truer to “self” the older and more established they become. In fact, Scorpios are known for putting all their heart, soul and passion into whatever they encounter on their journey to the top. The same is no different for George “Gutta Slim” Hannah, Jr. of West Palm Beach, Florida. Today, AXS sat down with Gutta Slim to get a little more personal on his progress and journey as an independent artist. As a youngster, born in the country town of Pahokee, Hannah lived, ate and breathed baseball. He was an All-Star since the age of 5, mastering his pitch and earning a plethora of MVP trophies, most of his world believed that he would one day go on to play in the majors. But into the excitement of all his wins, he totally lost interest and instead became dedicated to the trumpet, playing all through high school and in the marching band. During his high school years, he became distracted and learned that his true passion was, […]

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Hashtag MoorishLivesMatter: The social media movement towards an awakening

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PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED TO EXAMINER In an era of hashtags and memes, it is somewhat more effective to create a social campaign surrounding a hashtag in order to promote your cause to the World than it is to send out brochures and e-mails, promoting your cause. Statements made through hashtags on Social media are more personable this way. People are able to connect to those with similar interest by simply clicking hashtag phrases for similar conversational results. Or, they may understand an unfamiliar phrase in a more in-depth matter. These statements are short and simple. They are able to speak their mind in few or minimal words. In many instances, hashtags actually work as a silent protest and petition. They act to connect users in conversation surrounding issues in their communities or lifestyle. Some hashtags actually gain interest based on the “support” they receive by the social networks that host them. Take Twitter, for example, they use trending topics to continue social conversation in their system platform. In representing a specific cause or movement, hashtags are simply a way to take a stand, state your opinion and gain awareness while branding a cause with more information. It is a new era. […]

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LG Enhances the Home Environment: Another Shift in Smartviewing

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PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED ON TALENT ZOO’S DIGITAL PIVOT All major tech companies are predicting the shift toward all-in-one systems, centralizing productivity and integration for 2016. In short, consumers are getting tired of switching between devices, screens, and applications. Apparently, this is no different in their entertainment choices, as it is in their everyday work environment. LG is getting ready to unveil the newest version of their popular webOS Smart TV System at the CES 2016 – the prestigious International Consumer Electronics Show. This Las Vas event takes place each January. So, this will unfortunately not end up under any Christmas trees this year. The folks at “Life’s Good” have obviously been listening to their customers. They seem to have gotten it right and jam-packed everything our evolving needs seek into a television set. An updated version of an existing webOS model will feature enhanced mobile connectivity, remote features, and expanded content options. Far from the one-channel days of rabbit ears and aluminum foil, LG is, yet again, reinventing the wheel. In 2016, consumers will be introduced to LG’s webOS 3.0. Electronics companies have always sought ways to eliminate wires and unnecessary devices as part of their duty to keep the home looking nice […]

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Now You Can Dream in the Cloud: DreamSphere Comes to Android

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Previously Published to TalentZoo’s Digital Pivot Dreams are said to be a portal into the spiritual realm. Our ancestors are allowed to contact us and give us warning from the other side. They can provide us foresight that things are going to get better. They visit us in our sleep, providing us with symbolism and direct messages. And even if you don’t believe any of that, science has proven time and time again that the dream realm is another dimension into our minds. We are able to relax just deeply enough to analyze our waking world. Our subconscious is providing us with solutions and warning us of potential issues that await us. Whichever you believe — if you believe anything — dreams are meant to be broken down, piece by piece. For years, people have been going to sites like DreamMods.com or visiting their spirit coaches for advice. Breaking down dreams based on color, shape, words, and imagery has provided insight to many of our lives. Today, DreamsCloud, an online dream resource, launches the DreamSphere app for Android. Already available for iPhone, now the rest of the world can share their dreams with others. The DreamSphere app allows users to keep a dream journal next to […]

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Fresh Faces Of Tampa | Discovering New Music By ‘Dynasty The DreamPusher’

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READ THE FULL INTERVIEW ON CBS LOCAL TAMPA. SPONSORED BY NESTLE. Tampa-based Femcee (female emcee) Diana Hardy is better known as “Dynasty the DreamPusher,” or Dynasty for short. She got the name, Dynasty, from her god brother around the age of 15 when living in New York. It applied to her personal journey, because she knew early on that she wanted to be a leader in the industry. Hardy later adopted the “DreamPusher” portion of her title after realizing she wanted to help others achieve their goals and dreams. An emcee since the age of 12, the last five years have been an experience, as she dedicated herself fully to a career that has allowed her to share the stage with artists such as Erykah Badu, The Wu-Tang Clan, Mos Def, Talib Kweli and more. READ THE FULL INTERVIEW ON CBS LOCAL TAMPA. SPONSORED BY NESTLE.

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Brand Competitively: New App Allows for Easy Social Competitions

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Previously Published to TalentZoo’s Digital Pivot Perhaps branding socially just became more interactive for smaller, more innovative brands around the world. Today, WhozTop has officially launched as the answer to user-generated challenges and mobile contests. This is a godsend to brands that have had to fork out outrageous costs for hosting live voting events with very little turnout. WhozTop is to be the destination for hands-on experiences in the digital world. Tapping the app portal will open a world of brand awareness campaigns for many merging and expanding businesses and will allow the everyday user to be equally as embraced!  Perfect for holiday contests and Facebook competitions, WhozTop encourages friends and families to download this app for either iOS or Android. Users can create, share, and take part in competitions that foster the imagination and encourage sociability. This app allows everyone to take part in the fun, leaving no user left to tally up the “likes” or sort and collect data. Basic rules are set, and competitions can begin cross-platform via text, email, Facebook, and Twitter. This means that no one is left out of the fun – or out of the loop! Matt Foster, co-founder and CEO of WhozTop, says about […]

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Murs announces Dallas tour date

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PUBLISHED TO AXS This year, Murs released his 9th solo album under Tech N9ne’s Strange Music label, fitting for an artist whose name has multiple meanings, including “Making the Universe Recognize and Submit.” Nine is infinite with the universe and all things aligned in the conscious act of creation. A creative artist who advocates on behalf of adversity, human rights and “taking back destiny,” he lyrically defines the streets while emphasizing knowledge for the conscious mind. A native of LA’s South Central, Murs is considered a “top-10 underrated” underground hip-hop. His music appears on video games, mixtapes, collaborative projects and DVDs. With his newest album, “Have a Nice Life,” he tours almost every day through December, stopping in Dallas on October 23 at Club Dada.

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