The young Chiraq Boss holding it down for his #800DGB’s or commonly referred to as the ‘s “Boss Smooth” back like he never left while putting the finishing touches on his “Live 4rm 8HUNCHO” mixtape Smooth closes out the year with a visual packed with Bars on top of Bars called #24hrs. Press play and enjoy the smooth lines only “Boss Smooth” knows how to give them. Be sure to connect on social media and digital music platforms.
East Coast Rapper, Bizzy hits hard with the release of his latest single, “The Anthem”
Bizzy is a burgeoning artist with a special focus on the hip-hop scene. His songs bring a modern twist to the genre, but they also have an old-school soul. Bizzy was born in 1991, and he worked quite hard to perfect his craft, creating one dope tune after another. Hailing from Camden, NJ, Bizzy experienced many hardships growing up, including the harsh nature of life on the streets, and many other tribulations. He was even spending a lot of time on the streets himself, breathing in all the dangers and chaos of that life. However, he took a sharp turn and eventually decided to change things around and finally focus on one of his biggest passions in life: music! Through hip-hop, Bizzy was not only able to express himself in full, but he was also able to connect with many other people out there, creating catchy hooks and spicing them up with valuable and insightful lyrics.
Bizzy returns today with his latest single “The Anthem”. A hard-hitting song, the lyrics contain emotionally rich teaching in the negative and unforgiving reality of the streets. All while dealing with an adverse environment, jealous friends, and law enforcement. Through it all he’ll never bend, break, or fold. The production of his music is also astonishing, as Bizzy spares no time and energy to ensure that each and every single beat hits just as it should! “The Anthem” is available now through Loyalty Over Royalty Records on digital retailers and streaming platforms everywhere.
The Renown Artist, A-Lister release his latest single, “Poser”
A-Lister is a virtual/animated singer, songwriter, and producer with a style, vibe, and sound of his own. The new Youtube celebrity is free from the chains of flesh and physicality. He rolls with his boys, chases his ladies, makes his art, and lives at the front of the line. The animated videos are aesthetically interesting to the eye. Recently, A-Lister appeared on the international music scene without warning, fully formed.
” All my fans will tell you I am animated, talented and an all-around great guy” ~ A-Lister
A-Lister’s original music blends the eternal cool of soul with the catchiness of pop and a modern production style into sounds no live-action listener can turn away from. Tracks like “Mind Over Mary” and “Invincible Days” display a master’s touch in the studio. You can hear his influences that range from Eminem to Prince when he performs music covers of some of his favorite songs.
To showcase his talent, A-Lister performs all genres from Pop – Hip-Hop– Alternative – Electro and everything in between. Lately, he jams on his guitar and keyboards to write some very cool tunes. Make sure to connect with him on social media and digital music platforms. Additionally, subscribe today so you don’t miss a single hit song.
New York native, DaddyPlugIn releases his latest project, “Yo Ear Hole” on major digital music platforms
DADDYPLUGIN is a mild managed music producer residing in New York. Born on Sugar Hill (Harlem), he moved to Long Island New York, studied music formally in Boston and toured the American south R&B scene. Because of evolution, he now vamps freely into Hip Hop. This musician started in the elementary school band and then quickly advanced playing in bars. At age 15, they used to sneak him into night clubs to play gigs. Hip Hop has broadened DADDYPLUGIN’S scope allowing what he did many years ago relevant today. Now that it is cool to be electronic, acoustic, dirty, hypnotic and intellectual – all in one package- Daddy P is crossing all sorts of age and social barriers. His song and beat titles such as “Quazi Moto Takes the Fifth” and “Thirsty Receptionist” are examples of his satirical scope.
DADDYPLUGIN makes the claim founding the sub-genre “NICE NASTY.” His music has been noted “Clean” as well as “Gutter” simultaneously. The DPI sound is an approach to music using various composition formats. The influence of such music masters as Soulja Boy, KRS 1, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Debussy, James Brown, Maurice Ravel, Igor Stravinsky, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Jimi Hendrix, Beatles, Snoop Dogg, Drake, Burt Bacurak, LL Cool J and more can be heard by experiencing DADDYPLUGIN’S musical statements. PLUGIN’S music is the stark reality of an “intellectual thug.”
“I refused to sell drugs as it would take me away from the essence of my music and get me involved with daredevil antics. This is not to say I’m a goody-two-shoes poet.”
Today’s push-button standards make him what you may consider strange. DADDYPLUGIN learned to play Piano, Saxophone, Drums, and Guitar on a professional level very early in life. Once upon a time, there was no consistent musical work available for a black musician in America. To make a living as a musician, he had to be versatile. Band members from different bands would get sick and D. Plugin would fill in as a substitute. Be sure to connect with DPI on social media and digital music platforms.
Ballaholic Artists, Tony T, and Maday release their debut single “Tote that Bitch 180”
Midwest Hip-Hop Artists, TonyFrmBallaholicGang and Ballaholic Maday are up and coming artists coming out of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Currently, they are working on separate projects which are scheduled to be released on multiple digital music platforms in 2020. Be sure to connect with them on social media and digital music platforms.
The relationship between fans and artists has been transformed by social media, with your music’s consumers now craving a higher volume of content and a more intimate connection with the creator than ever before. Luckily, this can work to your advantage as a musician, provided you know what type of content to churn out.
Social media is changing the relationships between fans and artists. Your modern audience now craves more intimate, varied and regular content than ever before.
So if you haven’t posted anything in months (since you tried to push them towards your last EP, perhaps) and are hoping your fan base will share/buy/stream your next release or show… you might not get the results you’re looking for!
In this article, we’re going to talk through 10 types of content to keep your fanbase warm, engaged and growing! Some on this list takes a lot of planning and effort to produce, while others are ideal solutions for when you’re struggling to find something to post.
Let’s start with some of the more complex ones.
1. The Music Video
Your music video is the showpiece of your artist content. It’s probably the one that takes the most time and organization to produce, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be expensive.
If you’re on a budget, it’s safe to dispense with the green screen, background actors and giant rideable wrecking balls. You can film it anywhere you want (within reason) and sync it to your high-quality studio audio. Interesting locations will normally buy you a few more seconds of the audience’s attention!
Keep it as simple as performing your song in front of a couple of cameras. Alternatively, you could choose to go more abstract or tell a story in your video.
Live shows are great for picking up pictures and footage of you in action. Ask your friends/family/stranger/inconsequential band member to record some of the show and snap some pictures for you on their smartphone.
You can then use this content to show your absent fans what they’ve missed. Live photos are also really useful for your website, social media banners/cover photos, and as artwork to promote your future shows.
Don’t worry too much about the audio or picture quality in your videos; you just need to capture the vibe in the room!
3. Cover Songs
Yes, we know… you’re all about being original. But you can absolutely leave your mark on someone else’s song!
Cover song videos tend to be incredibly successful in picking up new fans. They work best when you take a song from a different genre, and do it in your own style.
We think this is because our brains don’t like processing too much information when we listen to new artists – the tempo, the voice, the instruments, etc. – and so using a familiar melody and lyrics provides an “anchor” from which the listener can decide if they like your sound or not.
When it comes to advertising content to potential fans, we’ve found covers on average pick up new page likes at half the cost of original material!
4. Behind the Scenes
More than ever before, fans want artists to “let them in”. This can take many forms: You could let them see into your creative process, watch the band having fun together during rehearsal, or observe how you pass the time while traveling or backstage. Let your personality shine through!
This sort of content can be the difference between fans loving your music, and loving the people who make it! Once your fanbase really cares about you, they are more likely to support your career by streaming your songs, sharing your content and turning up to your shows!
5. Show/Tour Poster
Let your fans know when you’re performing live, even if it’s just an open mic! Text-only posts are easy to miss, so it’s best to prepare some artwork or a poster with the dates and venues.
If you keep your Media Library stocked up with photos, you can make one in seconds using Beatchain’s free tools, and schedule them to go out to your social media channels.
6. EP/Album Promotion
It’s easy to scroll past a single post about a new EP or album, so prepare multiple posts using a variety of media to push people towards your new tracks.
Avoid text-only or link-only posts as these are easy to miss. Use different photos of the band or artist with a link to the release to keep the imagery fresh.
It normally takes a couple of plays for a song to start to ‘grow’ on people, but you don’t want to be putting out the exact same post 5 times! Make use of your music videos, Spotify embeds, album artwork (with the track playing behind it), and acoustic/non-studio renditions of your songs to get it stuck in their heads.
7. Get Recycling
Never be afraid to recycle! If your content was well-received a year ago, use it again. Get on board with the themed content, whether that’s #throwbackthursdays, #waybackwednesdays #twelvedaysofxmas or whatever excuse you need!
Get editing and repurpose your old photos and videos to steer fans to your mailing list, tour dates and more. Cut up your old music videos with the free tools in the Beatchain app and help your newer fans discover your back catalog.
8. It’s not all about the music
As we touched on earlier, it’s important that your fans care about you as well as your music.
Artists are no longer expected to be mysterious and out-of-reach. Fans are now more inclined to support people who are relatable and human-like them, with hobbies, passions, guilty pleasures and vulnerabilities.
Don’t be afraid to share aspects of your life outside music, whether that’s having fun with friends, hanging with your pets, or supporting a cause close to your heart.
Just remember to do it in moderation!
9. Blogs and Vlogs
Alright, so nobody really blogs anymore. But if you’ve got a cool story about how your band formed, or you’ve just hit a milestone in your music career, or you want to share the meaning behind some of your lyrics, try putting together a Vlog or short interview for your fans. You could even get them to send in their questions in advance!
Once again, this is all about becoming more relatable and familiar to your fans, and getting them to buy into your ‘brand’.
10. Go Live!
It may seem a little daunting at first, but live-streaming is a great way to get your message out there and engage your fanbase. Facebook and YouTube will even send notifications to your fans when you go live, which is something you don’t get from your other content. It’s incredibly interactive and gives fans a chance to ask you questions about your music, your interests and everything else.
Just make sure you have a steady internet connection before you start!
Striking the Right Balance
Your social media following is key to advancing your career in music, particularly if you’re an independent artist. That’s why you need to get your mix of content right and build a good relationship with your fans.
In order to avoid appearing too pushy and “salesy”, we recommend that no more than 1 in 3 posts is trying to get them to buy or stream something. Remember, they don’t follow you on social media just to be sold to!
Make posting a regular habit, and try not to overthink or wait weeks for something ‘post-worthy’ to happen. Use the Launchpad within the Beatchain app to get a steady stream of content out to your social media pages, and watch where the gaps are in your scheduling. You can also keep tabs on how all your posts are performing from the insights dashboard.
So if you want an engaged, supportive fanbase, remember:
Keep your content varied and balanced
Give them a chance to like you as well as your music
Just get on with it!
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California Artist, AseCard teams up with Jon Dough and Rocstar 1.11 on his latest single, “Wave In The Desert”
Popular NorCal artists AseCard, Jon Dough, and Rocstar drop a vibrant visual to their high bass banger, “Wave In The Desert”. Catchy, real-life lyrics over a speaker pounding instrumental is the perfect combination and inspiration for this video that is sure to please all ways to Sunday.
Swag On Auto-Pilot = S.O.A.P.! Brandon Martell Jones, otherwise known to the masses under the moniker ”’Ase Card”’, is an unsigned rapper and songwriter hailing from the Bay Area, Fairfield, California, popularized by his energetic and passionate flow and his distinct connection to his fans on both an urban and political standpoint.
Basing his music of past struggles, life, and overall opinions on the world and its social climate, Card has never been one to hold his tongue, furthering intriguing listeners to gravitate towards his music, and image in general. Additional alleys Ase Card has successfully pursued include poetry, dance choreography, acting, producing and record engineering;-all along making it look seemingly effortless.
Conclusively, Ase Card is the future, and a definitive force to move the industry in a positive direction with music, modeling, and acting that is sure to be embraced by millions of people around the world. Check out the wave.