[New Music] Sol 4 U – “ToKnowSomewhere” ft. Serena D.

I wrote this song with alot of imagination. At the time, I had a lot of creative ideas about a beautiful land with different animals, flowers and fruits and things to do with swings, boat rides ect.. It’s about two friends of 10 years (a boy and girl) that go on an adventure and start off in a forest. They soon end up in this world called “TOKNOWSOMEWHERE” which they age 7 years more. They are excited about their age and bewildered but they journey onward to an adventure they soon will find there’s more to this land than its beauty.


I was entered in a contest hosted by Dj Rick Lee: called “Show me what u got vol.3”. I got my first music achievement award from One Look Entertainment I opened up for Sage The Gemini at the Agenda Lounge in San Jose, CA. My inspirations comes from Sisqo from Dru Hill, Usher and Michael Jackson

Connect: Instagram @SOL__4_UFacebook SOL UNIQUE

[New Music] Brotha Blanks – “Say Can You”

Brotha Blanks is an Artist, Writer and more. He is the founder of Black Abolition Movement for the Mind Inc (BAM 4 the Mind Inc.). BAM for the Mind, www.bam4themind, is dedicated to the uplifting and enlightenment of the community and people as a grassroots poetic 501c3 organization, outreaching to all. Brotha Blanks has served the Chicago land area for many years as a modern-day Abolitionist, community organizer, advocate for our youth, and empowering adults alike, through the arts and advocacy. In addition, he has used his gift and talents to foster a difference in communities, and many political climates and settings.

His accomplishments include:
Guest speaking and performing at over 100 different schools, community organizations, city events, and in many other capacities. A few places include Chicago State University, Malcolm X College of Chicago, Meager Evers College of Brooklyn New York, Nuyorican Poets Café Lower eastside New York, Oak Park High School Reunion Laurel MS, Hollywood Showcase in Los Angeles CA, Black Book Tour of East St. Louis Mo, New York City with Minister Akbar Muhammad, and the Mall of the Million Man March in Washington DC.

He has received many awards for his contribution in his community work, and efforts.

Stream:
https://music.apple.com/us/album/say-can-you/1421733934?i=1421734065

[New Music] Zay – “Vengeance Without Fear”

Isaiah McKenzie was born and raised in the small city of Greenville, located in South Carolina. He has grown into quite the outstanding artist that fans worldwide have come to know as Zay. His musical influences were magnified by the inspiration of greats like Eminem, Drake, and Lil Wayne, among others. He took this fire for hip hop and combined it with the encouragement and impact of his family and the many experiences that life has brought his way. This gave rise to the talent that has been gaining recognition for his genre blending music and the artform he holds when composing his songs. With his range and diversity in his songs, he is able to create any feel that he wishes. Whether nostalgic, uplifting, motivational, lyrical or even intimate, his is versatile and creative enough to accomplish either.  The album is the culmination of Zay’s talent and growth in the music industry. It showcases his diversity along with his wittiness while creating songs that suck the listener into his world. The album isn’t meant for one group of people but was curated to resonate with any that comes into contact with its sound. “Vengeance Without Fear” revolves around hip hop but splices in other genres like dancehall to give a memorable musical experience. The project shows Zay in all his glory, unfiltered with walls let down for the world to indulge. He speaks on a variety of topics that touch the soul, transitioning between not settling for less, valuing the opportunities that await, not letting the outside noise dictate the future, and the dangers of involving the wrong people within your life.

Connect:

https://www.instagram.com/officialzayymusic/
https://music.apple.com/us/album/vengeance-without-fear/1561468670

[New Music] Beama – “Pain”

Beama is a Northern California based rap artist who migrated from Chicago in his early teens. Using witty lyrics with a satirical approach reminiscent of Mark Twain, Beama projects the image of a young African American male struggling and surviving during his generation. 

Beama hopes to connect with the youth in his world and educate them in the ups and downs of surviving in the urban areas in American societies today.

Connect:

Instagram: @ungb_beama

[Featured] Independent Record Label From New Zealand Ready to Take its Roster Global

After building the foundations of their company structure and recruiting local talent, None Entertainment has sold out various shows across their country and are ready to expand to a showcase to a global audience.

None Entertainment is an emerging independent music label from New Zealand. Run by a talented and experienced team that provides solutions for various artists, DJs and entertainers, None Entertainment is at the forefront of expanding the ever-growing New Zealand entertainment industry. With in-house specialists in music production, engineering, artist management, event planning and management, communications and PR, high-end videography and photography, None Entertainment is a full-service establishment for all creators.

Unrivalled in their ability to market events and promote signees through the use of organic grass-rooting in the highly competitive entertainment industry, None Entertainment has hosted nation-wide events such as their  highly-successful “O The Top” shows, which was sold-out in every major city, to build their brand and increase their reputation in the New Zealand community. They are focused on building strong relationships with various community-based organizations to help provide opportunities for talented individuals to showcase their talents to the world. By creating a platform and building infrastructure that can empower those that might not have access to production and recording equipment, None Entertainment is focused on building a structure that provides the platform to those that want to have a career in entertainment. The leadership group has a strong focus on connecting with the youth and believing in the next generation of talented individuals who will uplift New Zealand into the mainstream of the entertainment industry.

We are an entertainment company focussed on changing the music industry and standards in New Zealand. We have been building the foundations for the last year concentrating on building our network and company structure. As CEO, I envision None Entertainment to be at the forefront of change and uplifting our communities and allowing them to shine on the local and international stages. We want to create an environment of progressive talent incubation and artist development and be the go-to destination for young talent in our country. We believe in the pool of untapped talent in New Zealand and are committed to building the best team to enhance their creative output. – Mark Callan, Co-Founder and CEO

By working directly with each member of the label, None Entertainment has a mission of scaling its reach to the Australasian, European and American audiences. Their team has a strong belief in New Zealanders’ ability and talent and aims to be the bridge between them and the global markets. None Entertainment aims to be the leading destination for all entertainers with strong ties to local and international booking agencies to grow each individual’s network and brand.

With my experience working in the entertainment industry across Asia, I truly believe that New Zealand has the potential to rise and get to the top. Our goal at None Entertainment is to be the bridge between New Zealand and the overseas audience by creating opportunities for our local artists to reach new heights. We want to open up the doors for our local talent by providing them with the right tools to enhance their sound and talents and to capitalize on the growing global entertainment industry. – Ho Lee, Co-Founder and Head of A&R

With talent-incubation ability only matched by the larger major record labels in New Zealand, None Entertainment aims to continue to expand their roster of signees which includes rising rap-star “Sauce40”, New Zealand’s top-rated DJ “Zeroz”, and YouTube sensation “Ryder” from ‘The Cougar Boys’.

“Sauce40”, recently known as “Y3K$”, is an up and coming artist from a small town called Huntly, located in Waikato, New Zealand. His name is derived from, ‘Sauce’ meaning his drip style, while ‘40’ represents his day-one childhood crew.  With his last singles under his previous name doing considerable numbers, Sauce40 has been showcasing and improving his diversity and adaptability to various styles of music. His sound still has elements of hard/trap rap, but after experimenting with his voice and putting in hours in the studio, he has increased his ability to create more melodic music and has used that to his advantage to increase his listening audience.

“Zeroz” is a multi-faceted DJ who is bringing new dimensions to the music industry by incorporating a variety of genres and sounds suited to various crowds. Zeroz is influenced by the different cultures she was exposed to during her upbringing with a mixed ethnicity of half European and half Chinese. She currently has a residency at Face Night Club Auckland, and is managed by None Entertainment. She has performed at a multitude of showcases and venues across New Zealand including The Roxy, Round 6, Infinity Club, Face Club and Raynham Park. Supported by her large following, Zeroz was voted 1st in New Zealand and 6th place within Australia and Oceania for DJANETOP’s Top DJs list.

With a strong foundation set in stone and a company structure that is tailored to nurture talent, None Entertainment is ready to expand its global presence and put its roster into the eyes of the international audience.

Liam Suttie Communications Director, None Entertainment www.none-ent.com press@none-ent.com

Connect:

Website: www.none-ent.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/none_entertainment/

[New Music] Rich T – “Beyond Your Means”

Rich T is an alternative rapper/producer from London (UK) who channels golden era hip hop’s combination of fun beats and social commentary, whilst using modern mixing and production techniques to create his own sound. ‘Beyond Your Means’ is Rich T’s debut single – it’s a hard hitting and humorous track which tells the listener to ‘Always Live Beyond Your Means!’ The track comically plays on hip hop tropes of wealth and excess by taking it to the extreme, as the character the song follows boasts about his blessings on social media while dodging debt collectors.


Connect:
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/rich-t-426667599

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuXKEO7KUWS21DKmbyIZVuw

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/39OjW0wa0eppFTnaozgIbq

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rich_t_official/

Meet My New Plug Owner Bing

My New Plug owner Bing talks about his secrets to success and making over $100k/year after starting his own marketing agency

Dedicating his career to uniting and building upon the entertainment industry, My New Plug owner Bing works to assist a variety of entertainers in carving their own path to success.


Beyond helping music artists build their careers, Bing works to implement a strong mindset into each of his clients as many aspiring musicians face life difficulties that can deter them from fully chasing their dreams. Bing’s focus on providing artists the right mindset ultimately helps them to start generating income and having more peace as he explains, “I teach them the tricks and tips of money-making so that they can achieve different things and fund their music career.”


My New Plug was transformed into a full media and marketing platform after the company’s official website was set up, which created a place for Bing to offer free artist promotions. Many major artists including E-40 and his roster of stars have gone on to work with Bing and My New Plug on strategic ad campaigns. As an entrepreneur, Bing also specializes in marketing services like Facebook and Spotify advertising as well as organizing email blasts and more.


By laying out simple steps to a new direction, Bing and My New Plug make it easy and enjoyable for artists to connect and grow via their platform. Upon his first meeting with a client, Bing has a genuine conversation that guides potential artists towards readjusting their mindset about life and other specific areas so that they will start to strive more.


In regards to the first pitfall that Bing finds many artists falling into, he states, “Artists are not reaching their goals because they are letting go of their desire for it. They might think they have the desire to do it, but there are other things that they desire more that aren’t beneficial.” While Bing admits that he is currently searching for new ways of implementing free marketing techniques that are attractive to aspiring music artists, he largely credits his ability to redirect an artists’ mental space as a contributing element to clients growth under My New Plug.


One of Bing’s major goals when working with his artists is to help them see the value in collaborating with one another. In fact, My New Plug can easily be described as a group of coworking independent artists as Bing states, “I’m building a community of unity. There’s too much competition between local and independent artists for a spot at the label when they could be cross-promoting and making money together.” With hopes of steadily increasing the number of artists within his collective in the future, Bing has expansive plans to work with all areas of entertainment. Bing best describes the span of My New Plug when stating, “My business is not just for artists, but for anybody.”

Written by Quin Stanley @CheckInWithQuin

[New Ep] JJ Finesser – “Classic OG”

‘Classic OG’ highlights the triumphs of JJ Finesser. “The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it is conformity. Hence, the title ‘Classic OG’. The temperament & values of society are accentuated by the arts. Nowadays, the market is saturated with the same. ‘Classic OG’ brings the most value to the marketplace because it’s one of one. The 90’s Hip-Hop that I grew up listening to is going to be revered similarly to the Motown Sound as time progresses. ‘Classic OG’ is a Hip-Hop Renaissance masterpiece” states JJ Finesser.  JJ Finesser adds, “‘Classic OG’ is a culmination of a level in my Life that began with alcoholism & homelessness. It’s a level that taught me that when the student is ready, the teacher will appear. I stopped drinking alcohol in 2017 & it’s one of the smartest decisions I’ve ever made. By detoxifying the mind, body, & soul, I’ve been able to consistently sharpen my focus & reprogram outdated thought patterns & belief systems that caused self-sabotage. My album is a representation of who I’ve become, a ‘Classic OG’” says JJ Finesser.  ‘Classic OG’ serves as a maturation & coming of age for JJ Finesser as he finishes off his trilogy of studio albums by clarifying what’s important to him: Family & Growth. “Winning. It’s the only thing that matters.” – JJ Finesser

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