Saturday, October 30, 2010

#TEAMNC NOMINATION & VOTING REFERENCE

SUPPORT LOCAL HIPHOP!!! (R.I.P JAM MASTER JAY)

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2011 NCUMA'S (NORTH CAROLINA UNDERGROUND MUSIC AWARDS)

HTTP://NCUMAS.COM/

THIS IS THE 4TH ANNUAL AWARD SHOW AND WILL BE HELD MARCH 19 AT THE CAROLINA THEATRE IN GREENSBORO, NC.

THE NOMINATIONS ARE OVER BUT WE WILL KEEP YOU UPDATED WHEN NOMINATIONS ARE RELEASED!

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2010 QUEEN CITY AWARDS

HTTP://QUEENCITYAWARDS.COM/

THIS IS AN AWARD SHOW MADE WITHIN CHARLOTTE NC MOST LIKELY BECAUSE OF ITS ARTIST CAPAPCITY WITIN THAT REGION. THIS IS ITS 4TH YEAR AND WILL BE HELD THURSDAY DEC. 9th @ SKANDALOS.

VOTING ENDS NOV. 15TH, BELOW IS TE DIRECT LINK AND OUR RECOMMENDATIONS!!! PLEASE TAKE TIME TO VOTE AND MAKE UR VOTE COUNT!

SUPPORT NC!!

*HIP HOP ARTIST OF YR- DERTY DEN
*HIP HOP FEMALE ARTIST OF YR- SHELLY B
*COUNTRY FEMALE ARTIST OF YR- MADONNA NASH
*PRODUCER OF YR- NOVAMAN
*RADIO RECORD OF YR- MOE DIAMONDS


Q.C.A VOTE HERE

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2011 S.E.A AWARDS (Southern Entertainment Awards)

http://www.southernentawards.com/

The eighth annual event will take place March 3-6, 2011 and will return to the Cannon Center in Memphis, TN. Voting runs until January 15th.

Support NC and VOTE NOW!!!

*INDIE ARTIST OF THE YEAR- DERTY DEN
*INDUSTRY EXECUTIVE OF YR- KIA PALMER
*BEST MIXTAPE DUO/TEAM- WRIGHT BROTHERS (DJ IKE GDA AND IZZY NICE)


Its a long list but just make sure you search for the categories of the 3 listed above and at least make your vote count!!!

S.E.A. VOTE HERE

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{THIS HAS BEEN ANOTHER WET SET PRODUCTION, PROMOTION}

#BLACKCAK

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

RUNAWAY RENEGADE

BELOW IS THE FULL LENGTH FILM OF KANYE WEST'S "RUNAWAY".. WATC IT AND STAY TUNED FOR MY PERSONAL OPINION...



PRE-ORDER "MY BEAUTIFUL, DARK, TWISTED FANTASY" ON iTUNES NOW AT

www.idj.to/kwitunesmbdtf (MAY HAVE TO COPY & PASTE)

THE CONTRAVERSAL COVER:

Radio One Raleigh 2nd Annual Media & Entertainment Convention

Location: Raleigh Convention Center, 500 S Salisbury St., Raleigh, NC 27601


Are you currently a working professional in the media and entertainment industry and would like to take your career to the next level? Are you a college student who dreams of making big in the media and entertainment industry? Are you looking to transition into the field and just don’t know how? If you work or dream of succeeding in either of the following fields: Acting, Television, Radio, Record Labels, Theatre, Dance, Fashion, Journalism, Blogging, Advertising, Entertainment Law, Marketing, Video Game Creation, Digital Media, Music Producers DJ'ing, Film Production, Starting a Business, Spoken Word or you just want to know how you can make an impression to anyone in 60 seconds. This is the place for you to make your dreams come true.

With a Keynote Speech from Mr. Mathew Knowles, (Owner of Music World Entertainment, Father of Beyonce Knowles and the man behind the success of Destiny's Child, Beyonce Knowles, Kelly Rowland, Brian Courtney Wilson and more) learn the right tools to be acheive your dreams in any area.

Also, come and attend powerful seminars and networking sessions with top actors, producers, movie directors, national recording artists, fashion designers, marketing professionals, theatre performers, entertainment lawyers, publicists, music producers, successful entrepreneurs, national selling authors, dancers, artists and representatives from companies such as: Radio One, Interactive One, TV One, BET, Universal Music, Atlantic Records, Jive Records, Black Enterprise Magazine, The Source Magazine, RCA/Zomba, Zomba Music Group, and other top Business, Media and Entertainment Companies!

Features @ The M.E.C.

This year, the Media & Entertainment Convention Music Suites are bigger and better! There will be three divisions: gospel, R&B and hip-hop. Space is limited. Individuals or groups of 4 or less will be able to participate. There will be one winner chosen from each division. The prizes are as follows:

The Gospel Music Suite- One winner will be chosen to have a song written by award winning gospel artist James Fortune, receive studio time from Cellamix Productions to record one single, be featured on the Top Selling: Kerry Douglas presents Gospel Mix Vol. 5 2011 CD, will be highlighted in the local artist spotlight section on www.thelightnc.com and receive an on-air interview on The Light 103.9.

THE SOURCE.com Hip-Hop Music Suite- One winner will receive an editorial review on www.thesource.com, receive studio time from Cellamix Productions to record one single, an on-air interview on K97.5 , perform at the 2011 Women’s Empowerment Expo and be highlighted in the local artist spotlight on www.hiphopnc.com!

The R&B Music Suite- One winner will receive an editorial review on www.theurbandaily.com, receive studio time from Cellamix Productions to record one single, an on-air interview on Foxy 107/104, be highlighted in the local artist spotlight on www.foxync.com and perform at the 2011 Radio One Raleigh Women’s Empowerment Expo.

**Please note that the price of the Music Suite Does not include a ticket to seminars. You will have to make a separate purchase to attend the seminars, keynote speech and networking sessions and other M.E.C. Features. In addition, all participants my perform the “genre” of music that match the Music Suite that you register for (Ex; all R&B artists must perform in the R&B Music Suite, you will be atomically disqualified, if you do not meet all criteria).

Music Suite Competition Specifics:

•Individuals of or groups of no more than 4 may participate
•You will have 10 minutes (5 minutes to perform and 5 minutes of critiquing).
•You must perform to a track or acapella.
•A representative from Radio One will contact you 2 weeks before the event with your scheduled time to perform.
•In addition to your Music Suite reservation, each individual MUST have a ticket to enter the convention.
•No refunds will be given after November 19th.
Spaces for the Music Suites will be on sale Monday, October 18, 2010 at 6:00 pm

Def Jam RapStar Rhythm and Rhyme Lounge: If you don’t get a chance to perform in the Music Suites, stop by the Def Jam Rap Star Rhythm and Rhyme Suite and show off your talents by playing the hottest new game out now…Def Jam Rapstar. Every participant can register for a chance to win a copy of the new game and a M.E.C. Talent Gift Pack valued at 100.00.



The Metropolitan Muse exhibition: featuring all forms of digital art -- computer based illustration, digital video art, montages and collages, mixed media with digital elements, computer animation, interactive installations & etc. The Metropolitan Muse will be exhibited during the Radio One Music & Entertainment Convention at Raleigh Convention Center. The unique appeal of the Metropolitan Muse exhibit is the combining of fine art images in the gallery along with video art. Projection screen displays in the gallery will be continuously exhibiting the video art pieces.

-Curator: Desiree Samira Entertainment, Inc. (http://www.DesireeSamiraEnt.com)

-Designs by: Tewodross Melchishua (http://www.SoulSuite.com)






For more information, to see the schedule, keep listening or visit our radio station websites at

www.hiphopnc.com

http://thelightnc.com/

www.foxync.com

Or call: (919) 863-4840

Monday, October 11, 2010

TONY SOPRANO GETS 4.5 ON HIPHOPNC ALSO!!!

As you all may know, I still walk this lonely road on My Quest for World Domination and Marketing Greatness within the Entertainment Industry and i leave you today with this comment, OBVIOUSLY, I know how to review music. This is why I say this...

Sept. 14, 2010 I dropped my Mixtape Review Article on Derty Den's "Tony Soprano" Mixtape 5 days before its release on Sept. 18, also Derty Den's B-day. I gave his mixtape 4 stars originally but added .5 for the clean cover design and the way the songs were listed in order to resemble a message or meaning.

Now I get to brag that the next Review that was done his mixtape coincidentally agrees with my perception. Below is the link to that Review on HipHopNC.com and the article on HipHopDX which were both released today through press. He's also allowed his fans to take a listen to teh mixtape with an Exclusive Reverb Nation Mixtape listen that I dont think NOBODY has ever done before, especially in this region-- as far as im concerned (if there has, they dont matter anyway). Love you all! xoxo





"Tony Soprano" MIXTAPE REVIEW ON HIPHOPNC.COM BY SERANI
http://hiphopnc.com/mixtape-mayhem/serani/mixtape-mayhem-derty-“tony-soprano”/

"Derty Den Talks 'Tony Soprano' Mixtape, Partnership With Stall & Dean" BY SHA'LINDA JEANINE on HIPHOPDX.COM
http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.12538/title.derty-den-talks-tony-soprano-mixtape-partnership-with-stall-dean

EXCLUSIVE MIXTAPE LISTEN FOR LIMITED TIME
http://www.reverbnation.com/tonysopranomixtape

Saturday, October 2, 2010

MUSIC 101 VOCAB: PUBLIC RELATIONS (PR)




Public Relations (or PR) is a field concerned with maintaining public image for high-profile people, commercial businesses and organizations, non-profit associations or programs.

An earlier definition of PR was "the art and social science of analyzing trends, predicting their consequences, counseling organizational leaders, and implementing planned programs of action, which will serve both the organization and the public interest."

Others define it as the practice of managing communication between an organization and its publics. Public relations provides an organization or individual exposure to their audiences using topics of public interest and news items that provide a third-party endorsement and do not direct payment. Once common activities include speaking at conferences, working with the media, crisis communications and social media engagement, and employee communication.

The European view of PR as practice notes that besides a relational form of interactivity there is also a reflective paradigm that is concerned with publics and the public sphere; not only with relational (which can in principle be private), but also with public consequences of organizational behaviour. A much broader view of neo-ubiquitous interactive communication using the Internet as outlined by Phillips and Young in 'Online Public Relations' Second Edition (2009) which describes form and the nature of Internet-mediated public relations. It encompasses social media and other channels for communication and many platforms for communication such as personal computer (PC's), Laptop, mobile phone and other mobile devices and online games machines.



{Source Wikipedia.org}

MUSIC 101 VOCAB: PUBLICIST



A publicist is a person whose job is to generate and manage publicity for a public figure, especially a celebrity, a business, or for a work such as a book, film or album. Most top-level publicists work in private practice, handling multiple clients.

In the world of celebrities, unlike agents or managers, publicists typically take a monthly fee for serving a client (whereas agents and managers tend to take a percentage of their client's gross income). Publicists can be at local, regional or national level. They can also have special expertise in areas such as entertainment or literary publicity.

One of the publicist's main functions is to generate press coverage on behalf of clients and to serve as the bridge between clients, their public and media outlets. A publicist writes press releases, manages campaigns and performs other public relations functions. It usually takes many years to develop the media contacts, experience and relationships necessary to be an effective publicist.

Some publicists specialize in representing 'ordinary' members of the public to procure the maximum possible fee for stories they wish to sell to newspapers, television stations and magazines.

MUSIC 101 VOCAB: PRESS AGENT




A press agent, is a professional publicist who acts on behalf of his or her client on all matters involving public relations. Press agents are typically employed by public personalities and organizations such as performers and businesses. A press agent will provide information to the media such as upcoming public events, interview opportunities, and promotional dates, and will work with the media in getting in touch with an appropriate client or resource. Press agents are occasionally required to act as "spin doctors" –- to put into the best light their clients' public actions. While press agents have traditionally worked with newspapers and television, they must also be conversant with newer media forms such as blogs and podcasts.

{Source: wikipedia.org}

MUSIC 101 VOCAB: MANAGEMENT



Management in all business areas and organizational activities are the acts of getting people together to accomplish desired goals and objectives efficiently and effectively. Management comprises planning, organizing, staffing, leading or directing, and controlling an organization (a group of one or more people or entities) or effort for the purpose of accomplishing a goal. Resourcing encompasses the deployment and manipulation of human resources, financial resources, technological resources, and natural resources.

Because organizations can be viewed as systems, management can also be defined as human action, including design, to facilitate the production of useful outcomes from a system. This view opens the opportunity to 'manage' oneself, a pre-requisite to attempting to manage others.


---Written by Chinese general Sun Tzu in the 6th century BC, The Art of War is a military strategy book that, for managerial purposes, recommends being aware of and acting on strengths and weaknesses of both a manager's organization and a foe's.

{Source: wikipedia.org}

MUSIC 101 VOCAB: PROMOTION


Promotion

is one of the four elements of marketing mix (product, price, promotion, distribution). It is the communication link between sellers and buyers for the purpose of influencing, informing, or persuading a potential buyer's purchasing decision.

The following are two types of Promotion:

-Above the line promotion: Promotion in the media (e.g. TV, radio, newspapers, Internet, Mobile Phones, and, historically, illustrated songs) in which the advertiser pays an advertising agency to place the ad
-Below the line promotion: All other promotion. Much of this is intended to be subtle enough for the consumer to be unaware that promotion is taking place. E.g. sponsorship, product placement, endorsements, sales promotion, merchandising, direct mail, personal selling, public relations, trade shows

The specification of five elements creates a promotional mix or promotional plan. These elements are personal selling, advertising, sales promotion, direct marketing, and publicity. A promotional mix specifies how much attention to pay to each of the five subcategories, and how much money to budget for each. A promotional plan can have a wide range of objectives, including: sales increases, new product acceptance, creation of brand equity, positioning, competitive retaliations, or creation of a corporate image. Fundamentally, however there are three basic objectives of promotion. These are: 1.) To present information to consumers as well as others 2.)To increase demand 3.)To differentiate a product.

There are different ways to promote a product in different areas of media. Promoters use internet advertisement, special events, endorsements, and newspapers to advertise their product. Many times with the purchase of a product there is an incentive like discounts, free items, or a contest. This is to increase the sales of a given product.

KEY CONCEPTS OF PROMOTION:

Advertising • Branding • Underwriting
Direct marketing • Personal Sales
Product placement • Publicity
Sales promotion • Sex in advertising

{Source: wikipedia.org}