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The C.E.O. of United Music Mafia Sean Whitlow prepares to take 2021 by Storm

TAMPA, FL – JANUARY 21, 2021 –Sean “OG Big Sean” Whitlow is a veteran of the game that realizes there is still much more work to do in his career. This isn’t to say that he hasn’t achieved great success and passed seemingly insurmountable obstacles with ease. OG Big Sean has established himself as a constant player in the game, providing a fresh take on the genre lyrically and providing a great landscape for budding artists to grow over the years.

United Music Mafia’s focus is on creating and giving exposure to new talent-artists, producers, or DJs. Their objective is to provide artists with marketing and promotional facilities. Artists that collaborate with their label can expect both professional terms and privileges.

“This campaign is very important for the company. My strategy is to build a buzz for the artists and United Music Mafia. The end state is when I go sit at the table with the majors, it’s not just me telling a story. I will show them that they will get more than just an artist and a label. They are getting a team of like-minded business people that can generate capital and success.~ Sean Whitlow

Mr. Sean Whitlow and his team are preparing to release a series of EPs and singles that feature the artists on the label throughout the 1st and 2nd quarters. The untitled projects that will be dropping are as follows:

February 8th – Pound, Jes-B

February 15th –Gunsmoke

February 22nd – Zee Bo

February 28th – Nulli Null

March 5th – Quepe

March 12th – FSO

March 19th – The Real 9 Shots

March 26th – Rich Kirk

April 5th – Souljah

April 12th -C-Dub Nigha

EPs releases are as follows: 

February 15th Florida Power and United Music Mafia

February 28th Corporate Street Hustlin

March 12th CV-19.

All dates are tentative. The public will have access to the compilations after the announcement on UMM’s social media accounts and website. Additionally, there will be a private session for deejays to log into their zoom(to be announced). All music is scheduled for release on all digital music platforms.

The music trend has changed a lot with time. UMM promises a whole lot of fun in the future with more and more concerts, parties, and showcases. Be sure to connect United Music Mafia and Sean Whitlow on all social media platforms and their website.

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[NEWS] RAEKWON TO TELL HIS “CUBAN LINX LIFE”

WU-TANG CLAN’S Raekwon to tell his Cuban Link life through 1st Memoir in 2021.

Raekwon The Chef is now an official author. The Wu-Tang Clan Alum is scheduled to release his first book “The Story Of Raekwon in 2021.” The veteran rapper’s memoir will be published by Gallery Books, a division of Simon & Schuster and New York Times bestselling author Anthony Bozza serves as Raekwon’s co-writer.

“This is my story, from being a wide-eyed kid full of hopes and dreams, through hard times and sadness and so many situations I’m amazed I survived,” Raekwon said in a press release. “This is all of it, the good, the bad, the ugly, the whole truth and nothing but.”

The book joins Raekwon’s Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 3 album and The Purple Tape Filedocumentary in his arsenal of upcoming projects. Raekwon has confirmed the Doc to drop before the end of 2020.

“Definitely get ready for it before the beginning of next year,” he said. “We gonna be ready to surprise the world. So, it’s a couple of things that’s going on, but I’ll keep some of it under my hat until the time is permitted.”

He continued, “You guys are gonna go crazy when you see The Purple Tape Files documentary. It’s something to look forward to. I mean, we saw the Jordan shit. We saw Jordan’s documentary, so I think right now I’m next up when it comes to what the world is about the see. You’re gonna be pretty much be blown away.”

Raekwon hasn’t announced specific release dates for his memoir, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 3 or The Purple Tape Files. Earlier this year, he celebrated the 25th anniversary of the original Only Built 4 Cuban Linx LP.

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The Music Business Road to Success! Presenting ‘For The Record’ | A Must Read and Course by Debbie Egel, Esq

A lot of independent artists are “struggling”.  They spend their time, energy, and creativity making music but not profiting from their work.  Artists work hard writing and recording music, making videos, posting on social media, and more.  However, that does not always translate into being a paid career, a big fan base or capturing the attention of music industry professionals.

Road to Success

Every artist reaches the point when they need to couple their creativity with an understanding of the music business in order to reap the rewards of their talent, dedication and the ability to be heard by the world. A successful music career depends on many factors. Debbie Egel, Esq teaches the core strategies for Indie Artists, labels and managers that provide a roadmap and have a huge impact on the Artists success.

Strategy #1: Successful Artists Define their Brand

Before we can even begin talking about how an artist can build a successful career, the artist has to be able to define who they are, what they believe in and what they want to relay to their fans.  Branding is a reflection of the artists’ vision of who they are, it expresses their personality and values, and tells the story of who they are; thru an image, name, logo and more which is incorporated into their overall image in the public.  Branding is vital for recording artists, so that they can stand out in a very competitive music industry and help connect you with your fan base emotionally and build fan loyalty.

Strategy #2:  Successful Artists & Music Production

Successful music begins and ends with creating GREAT music.  This takes time and hard work.  Successful artists are not afraid to work and are dedicated to creating great music.  This requires an artist to be consistently in the studio producing and creating music.  In order to make a “hit” record you may have to create a large body of music.  This will help you to find your sound and determine who and what your fan base likes.

Strategy #3 – Getting Paid – Protecting and Profiting from your Music Rights

The authors of the music (the songwriters) are afforded a copyright for the intellectual property they have created which is the Performing Arts (PA) copyright.  The performance  and production of a particular recording of the sounds is a Sound Recording (SR) copyright.  The owners of these particular copyrights are entitled to different income streams from the use of the music.

There are a variety of income streams afforded to the owners of these rights when their music is played on the radio, sold on digital platforms, webcast or streamed on interactive services, performed in public, sampled or synced.  Learn how the royalties are split between the songwriter, publisher and sound recording owner.  Find out about the 5 registrations needed in order to get paid.

Strategy #4: Launching your Release

Planning is the key to success. You have spent time, energy and money getting your music right. Don’t be in a rush, you will need time to promote the music before and after its release.  Plan ahead and do it right. You won’t be able to launch this song again.  You will probably need a minimum of 4 weeks or more to get ready for the release, especially if you want to pitch the song for playlisting to Spotify.

  Here are just some of the things you should consider promote your release:  

      • Social media/ blog promotion
      • How do you position your music to get on playlists?
      • Song premiere
      • Lyric video and/or music Video
      • Who will you use to distribute your music globally?
      • How are you going to attract listeners, encourage streams, and drive downloads and sharing
      • Will you release a single, EP or album
      • Video premieres
      • Press
      • Cover artwork
      • Promo tour
      • Playlist and radio promotion

Strategy #5: The Artists Team

Working as an Artist creating music and recording along with defining your brand, posting on social media and performing can be a full-time job.  However, you may have people around you who support your artistry and have skill sets conducive to the music business.  Remember, it takes a village to have sustained success and one of the benefits of building a team is the ability to scale up quickly and make money.  Learn about the core team who is involved 24/7 working with the Artist and involved in revenue sharing from the Artist.  Find out about the creatives who help bring the music to life, the marketing team that gets the music to the masses and the independent consultants who can be hired, as necessary, for a particular project.

Call to Action

Remember the long game this is about investing in yourself and more important investing wisely. “You can always replace money, but you cannot TIME.   I am personally inviting you to subscribe to my website @ https://www.emusicentertainment.net/Courses where you can find the “For the Record”  E-Book and Audio Book.  You can also join me in September when I host a 5-6 week course where I teach and coach Indie Artists, labels and managers.  In addition, there are bonus videos and the opportunity to meet industry professionals who can change your life!!! 

FM Duke. CEO Capital Structure Ent. & CEO B.T.C. Entertainment stated after taking the course: 

This course is one of the best courses there is if you want to understand the music business. It introduces you to parts of the business that you never knew existed and no one ever tells you about. Also you learn about when, where and how to do business. Where the money comes from. And also how to register and represent yourself in those areas. But the hidden jewel of this course is how simplistic and easy Legal Egel uses her education in law to break down the legal descriptions, contracts, everyday operations and front office bureaucracy into laymans terms. Good job Debbie. And Thanks !!!

 

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A Nipsey Hussle Biography “The Marathon Don’t Stop” Is On The Way

Nipsey Hussle biography is in the works, according to Complex (Oct. 8).

 The book takes a deep dive into the life of the late Nipsey Hussle, who was murdered outside his Marathon Clothing store in Los Angeles earlier this March, and will be written by VIBE founding editor Rob Kenner.

The Marathon Don’t Stop: The Life and Times of Nipsey Hussle is due to release on March 24, 2020.

There will be commentary from Nipsey himself and interviews with those closest to him featured in the biography.

“The last time I spoke with Nipsey Hussle, he told me, ‘I ain’t outside giving out jewelry or dropping off bags of money on people, but I’m giving out game,'” Kenner told Complex. “This book is my attempt to help fulfill that intention.”

“Although the biography was not authorized by Hussle’s family, portions of the proceeds will be donated to Nipsey’s estate” says Kenner.

“He was one of the most fascinating artists of our time, as well as an important activist and thought leader, but he received relatively little acclaim during his lifetime,” Kenner.

“I wanted to do my part to help set the record straight.”

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Rakim Releases A Book

Sweat The Technique: Revelations on Creativity From The Lyrical Genius is a book by rapper supreme Rakim.

He opens up for the first time about his approach to writing and executing a Hip Hop style and lyrical flow that became his footprint on pop culture over the past three decades.

Through the book’s pages, Rakim reveals intimate details and reflections about his life; from growing up in a home filled with renowned musicians, being a teenager influenced by the dangers of street life, the build-up and break-up of his groundbreaking partnership with Eric B., his ongoing quest to better himself, his technique and his subject matter as a lyrical artist, to being a devoted family man.

 

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[Books] ‘PR Tales’ by Tiffany Terrell and Gargi Verma

PR Tales: Overcoming PR Crisis
Atlanta, Georgia. 29th July 2018: Crisis can occur anytime without giving any prior notice which can
adversely affect the reputation of an individual or a business whether big or small. Crises can emerge
furiously in this digital age where social media is one the rise. A PR crisis can even hit from the most
innocent tweets as well. It can be a nightmare for any celebrity or any business and it always pays to put
off the PR fire. The question here is; are businesses preparing for any crisis management plans? Do they
have an efficient communication plan? Planning or overcoming a PR crisis requires a proper mind set
and a strategic approach. To help the businesses or individuals stay a step ahead, we have listed about
the most talked about PR crisis, in our book ‘PR Tales’.
‘PR Tales’ is such a book which will explain the consequences of a PR crisis along with examples and
solutions to overcome them. ‘PR Tales’ focuses on 5 stories in one book. The 5 stories refer to the PR
crisis of Celebrities, Corporate houses, Social Media PR crisis, Events and Small Businesses. The book also
refers to the PR crisis which was highlighted in the media and press. The book will help the readers with
useful tips on overcoming the PR crisis and build a reputable name in the media. Published by Moni’Soi
Humes, ‘PR Tales’ will be launched in the month of September.


‘PR Tales’ is written by Tiffany Terrell and the co-author of this book is Gargi Verma. Tiffany Terrell is
passionate Publicist, Professional PR consultant, Writer and an Event Coordinator. Tiffany Terrell is also
the author of the book Top 5 reasons PR is important which was published by Moni’Soi Humes on
August 18, 2015. After the success and positive feedback from the readers about this book, Tiffany
Terrell started working on the next idea ‘PR Tales’.

Save the date for the book launch and Pre order your copy today. The book launch will be conducted at
two venues on two different dates. On 15th of September 2018, it will be conducted at Celebrity Small
Business Pop Up Shop, 323 Nelson St SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30313 from 6.30 pm – 9.30 pm.

On 28th September 2018 the launch will be conducted at Nubian Bookstore, 1540 Southlake PKWY Suite
7A Morrow, GA 30260 from 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm. Get a chance of meet and get inspired by an
experienced author/writer like Tiffany Terrell at the book launch.
For more information about the book and to pre-order the copy, contact
tiffanyterrellconsulting@gmail.com

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[BOOKS] Chuck D “This Day in Rap and Hip-Hop History”

In the more than 40 years since the days of DJ Kool Herc and “Rapper’s Delight,” hip hop and rap have become a billion-dollar worldwide phenomenon. Yet there is no definitive history of the genre-until now.

Based on Chuck’s long-running show on Rapstation.com, this massive compendium details the most iconic moments and influential songs in the genre’s recorded history, from Kurtis Blow’s “Christmas Rappin'” to The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill to Kendrick Lamar’s ground-breaking verse on “Control.” Also included are key events in hip hop history, from Grandmaster Flash’s first scratch through Tupac’s holographic appearance at Coachella.
Throughout, Chuck offers his insider’s perspective on the chart toppers and show stoppers as he lived it. Illustrating the pages are more than 100 portraits from the talented artists specializing in hip hop. This Day in Rap and Hip-Hop History will be released October 17th 2017.
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[BOOKS] Harold D. Span Releases New Book: Living In The Shadows of Love and Happiness

A husband, father of a teenage son and founder / CEO of SASCO Harold D. Span is accredited with a bachelor Of Science in Management from Tuskegee University and is a Pfizer Fellow of Dartmouth College’s Amos Tuck School of Business Administration along with being a golf enthusiast and collector of classic literature. Harold D. Span is pleased to announce the release of his new book, “Living in the Shadows of Love and Happiness.”   Groomed in a generation where opportunity was scarce for people of color, Harold took this experience and others allowing them to be a motivating factor in his life long journey to success.  An established entrepreneur, Span has described his latest work as “an amalgamation of life experiences, travels, scholarship, outreach, cultural awareness, and devotion.” Providing the insight to guide those who need help with achieving love and happiness, the work is the result of personal experience. The end result is a feeling of wholeness, which adhered to will allow the reader to finally enjoy the love and happiness they deserve.
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[NTERVIEW] Author Laura Jackson

A couple of months ago, I purchased the book Destination Queendom, book of poetry written by Laura Jackson. The poems were really good. Some made me laugh and others made me reflect on issues I’ve seen or experienced in the past. The title alone caught me! Destination Queendom!

Most recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with the author.

Thank you for taking time out to speak with Straight official! So Laura, Tell us a little about yourself?

Thanks for allowing me the opportunity to interview.. about me? I’m the mother of three beautiful girls. Fully Employed since forever and recently found Love!

That’s Excellent! So tell me,when did you start writing poetry?

I began journaling and writing poetry in 8th grade as a means of coping with death actually. Then, I lost a brother who O’D and 6 weeks later another brother was murdered. I was only 13 then, and death was new to me… so I didn’t know how to cope. I would write my thoughts down each day, and then I didn’t even know it was actually poetry. I would just be writing and my words would come together.

I for one read this book, and its deep! What was your inspiration for these poems or was it more therapeutic or a hobby?

Thanks for purchasing my book! I truly appreciate your support.
I decided to write Destination Queendom” one day when I was going through all of my poetry… and thought ” this would make for a good life lesson” At the place I was and where I came from, ( in reading my journals) All I could see was growth! Who I was, and the things that I went through…  also constantly being pushed to write based on thoughts that I’ve shared on social media… my poetry is life and situation inspired. Dealing with losing loved ones, love losses, betrayal etc. So basically, most of the poetry is based on my life. There are also some poems that are just thoughts that’s I’ve had or even my friends experiences etc…. I guess you can say it is therapeutic for me and a hobby because writing soothes me. I write literally everyday!

That’s great, also a good way to keep the creative juices flowing! Now I know people will want to get a copy of this book! How can they get a hold of it?

Right now my book can be purchased on my website Www.myqueendomllc.com and also on
Amazon  “Destination Queendom”

What’s your social media information so everyone can follow you?

I can be found on FB under MyQueendomllc and IG@Destination_Queendom  Also on www.myueendomllc.com

Thank you so much for your time! I Look forward to reading your next book!

Thank you too Firstclasse!

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New Interview with Author Tilsa Wright #LADYINRED @tilsawright

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What’s going on Tilsa we appreciate you spending time with us. For those who don’t know, where are you from and what inspired you to become an author?

I was born in Kingston Jamaica West Indies however I migrated to the states and proudly love and live in Brooklyn New York.

How do you come up with the concept of the book before you write it?

Great question. It actually varies, sometimes while listening to music or depends on where I am at or doing, the simplest thing inspires a story concept.

Being from Brooklyn, NY, have you experienced any obstacles as an independent author?

Brooklyn is a cultural melting pot and with that said and to be very honest no obstacles. My borough-mates hold me down. I mean small businesses, promoters, media outlets and fellow authors has given me tremendous support. However you used the word independent, and this word usually comes with no budget for an effective marketing campaign like authors with a huge publishing deal.

You’ve written multiple books and the most recent being “Lady in Red”. Without given the readers too much explain to us what the book is about?

The main character Keisha Lopez is facing challenges and has decided to put her street life behind for a more white chalk way of living. Her issues are relatable. Keisha’s voice echoes what most young ladies in the urban areas are faced with. Drugs, abusive and being labeled as bottom feeders with no positive outlook. Oppressive stigmatism is ruthless if you ask me.

What are some challenges you face as an author out of Brooklyn, New York?

Given that I am independent, not having a budget to effectively market my book is the gravest challenge I actually face.

Tell us the process behind writing the book and what how you were able to publish it?

My writing process is fun, intense and thrilling. A combination of many emotions as I mentally connect with the characters. Also I allocate long hours and at least 5 consecutive days to lay the foundation. As for the business process, after writing I commission someone who works independently to edit and at the same time have my graphic designer create my book cover. Naturally the legal requirement of copyrighting so as to project my intellectual property. Final stage is uploading my work and distribution outlet on both Amazon and Kindle. You see Amazon has a very easy and accessible self-publishing online platform.

You been all around New York expanding you brand to multiple markets and gaining exposure for this latest release. What are some tips you can give to inspiring authors looking to promote their first book?

Place great emphasis on your core audience, give yourself time to connect with them and do study how to keep them engaged. Always keep your sub-audience in your focus and don’t be afraid to think outside the box when it comes to random marketing opportunities. Establish and maintain partnership with a handful of media outlets. Look around in your community and recognize who is doing what and building that bridge. Your resources on all levels are usually your best assets.

Talk to us about Keisha. All over social media there is talk about trying to find this lady. Why is she a person of interest?

Social Media and it’s marketing effect is absolutely engaging as hell. LOL. You see Harlem Rapper Dave East recently released a song titled ‘Keisha’ and one of the messages in his song stresses that he is looking for her. Seeing the value and similarities with my book, I decided to look for the young lady in is music video. Oh yeah I sure as hell found her. Kaya Marley, a blood line of legend Bob Marley is a young video model and dancer. So we connect thanks to Heroes Headquarters and she did a 11 seconds promotional video for my book.

Is there any part of your book that describes your own life experiences? If so, in what way?

I lived in the 90’s and Clarkson Avenue like Keisha Lopez and was introduce to the Orisha spiritual faith thanks to a handful of Trinidadians. However the rest of the storyline is creative writing using relatable issues.

What’s next for Tilsa Wright and “Lady in Red”?

There will be a part 2 and ultimately my long term focus is to produce Lady in Red on film.

Any Shout outs? Where can we find the book and you online?

Shout out to HitSquadd Promotions, Heroes Headquarters, Brooklyn and all the boroughs. All who supported my work over the years. Mad love and respect. My book is available on Amazon and Kindle. I can be reached on all social media @tilsawright

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