Posted by Justin Boland on Oct 19, 2011 | 0 Comments
Continuing with overdue interviews, Adam Brostoff is an expert on a subject Audible Readers ask about constantly: music publishing. He runs Perfect Time Publishing, a hip hop focused upstart operation that’s been having a great year…
Posted by Justin Boland on Oct 18, 2011 | 0 Comments
Starting off the Fall Season here at Audible Hype with a fresh batch of interviews and articles. Since landing in Chicago, I’ve been introduced to tons of hard-working, highly motivated and insanely talented artists. One major standout has been the humble yet relentless Add-2, and I’m honored to be presenting this interview to you. Here, we’re talking shop about the usual suspects: DIY work ethic, career planning, and juggling life obligations as an independent artist on the rise…
Posted by Kosha Dillz on Aug 17, 2011 | 0 Comments
After the past two weeks of relentlessly grim economic news, the DIY legend Kosha Dillz delivered this perfectly timed article on no-budget publicity. From feast to famine, Kosha Dillz has never stopped moving and he’s picked up an arsenal of strategies for making famines look like luxury living.
Posted by Justin Boland on Jul 03, 2011 | 0 Comments
Ever since I ran the K-Murdock interview, there’s been a ton of requests: everyone wants more intel on Kickstarter. So here’s an interview with the team behind a winning underground hip hop campaign. Progress Report, a Detroit hip hop group, reached their $5000 goal for funding their debut album, and that was no accident. This interview is about a plan to win by design — dig it.
Posted by Justin Boland on Jun 28, 2011 | 0 Comments
Since our interview with Eamon Mulligan, we haven’t talked much about music management. That needs to change immediately. I’m grateful to bring you an interview with the manager behind independent hip hop success stories Tanya Morgan and YC the Cynic, a humble and hard-working cat by the name of Alex Damashek. Here, we’re talking booking tours, artist development, and the daily operation of running music careers like an actual business…
Posted by Justin Boland on Jun 15, 2011 | 0 Comments
Zilla Rocca was speaking some truth yesterday and I had to republish it here on Audible Hype. Zilla has been through everything we cover here: booking tours, starting labels, record deals, building scenes, artist management, branding and marketing…yup. So think his testimony here is probably the most important stuff I’ll be posting this year. I won’t steal his thunder with a synopsis, I’ll just let him speak…
Posted by Justin Boland on Jun 13, 2011 | 0 Comments
For your Monday morning enjoyments, here’s a short interview with a living legend. I’ve been a fan of this cat since Whodafuckareyou? came out and I’m grateful to be able to share some words from C Rayz Walz, certified ninja and Sun Cycle Entertainment CEO, too. (Big thanks to Dub MD for making this interview possible.)
Posted by Justin Boland on Jun 07, 2011 | 0 Comments
So this interview is about a year overdue. Still, it’s such a refreshing slice of venting honesty I had to format it up and publish this puppy. Sneaky Pete has had a long, strange and slightly frustrating career and here, we’re discussing every aspect of that. Bad decisions and lucky breaks, live shows and album releases, Sneaky Pete has a lot of experience and no problem speaking his mind — enjoy.
Posted by Justin Boland on May 31, 2011 | 0 Comments
Reader question I had to share:
I’m an up and coming producer out of Wellington, New Zealand. I was wondering if there have been any posts on the proper etiquette when getting in contact with artists to shop beats? ie; is one email enough, whether to give links to soundcloud/bandcamp or actually give a mediafire link to a beat tape, whether to give snippets vs full beats, or tagged/untagged beats etc? On the article I read about !llmind, he said reputation was everything - I wanna be able to come up as a respected beatsmith, and not look like a chump who’s just spamming to get his name out.
Big shout out from the bottom of the south pacific, CV
Posted by Justin Boland on Apr 30, 2011 | 0 Comments
Since I first interviewed Uncommon Nasa almost two years ago, his label Uncommon Records has been building a name worldwide. They’ve expanded the roster, the fanbase and the catalog, so this follow-up interview is a detailed look at the business behind an effective independent hip hop label.