Greg Gjerde summons Jyz Yorke and Don HardRisk on his latest single, “Lower The Pain”
Greg Gjerde was born in Burnsville, Minnesota in 1999. Constant moving, and thus having to readjust to a new environment, served as one of many hardships that Greg has faced throughout his life. Having moved to Iowa and then admitted into several programs for personal help, Greg Gjerde strives greatly in keeping with the positivity. Wanting to be a singer since he was in the 8th grade, Greg has never shied away from chasing his ultimate dream.
“The amount of pain we all go through can vary and knowing how to handle that pain is up to you and sometimes we can’t even control our pain because of what all goes on around us.” ~ Greg Gjerde
Greg Gjerde may be described by his friends as the pinnacle of success and perseverance. A natural sense of positivity and strength, his life hardships and his newfound success as a singer provide many around him with a sense of enlightenment and hope so that they might muster the strength to achieve success themselves.
Greg Gjerde’s ultimate goal as a singer is to inspire others while reinventing a new life for himself. This is a notion by which he can positively reflect upon himself and those around him. Never tripping, always fresh, and ready for greatness. Greg Gjerde is ready to kill em with mass amounts of kindness, love, and inspiration.
Team God Entertainment’s Artist Roster is Heaven Sent
Team God Entertainment is making a statement in the Gospel music genre. TGE is a full-service record label founded in the year 2010. With over 15 years of recorded music history, their passion for artistry in music is as relevant today along with a new generation of incredible artists that continues to further Team God Ent LLC’s legacy. Their passion for artist development made Team God Entertainment LLC the home for many artists on their roster.
Grace Mac – a Gospel love and inspirational singer. Her passion is to liberate the oppressed and depressed spiritually through worship, to mend broken marriages and help people fall in love with her love songs. Grace Mac’s debut single ‘Grace’ is available everywhere music is sold!
Shai’moya is the stage name for Artist and composer Shaimoya Williams, whose truthful lyrics and love for Christ-shaped him into the artist he is today. Shai’Moya’s new single ‘Many Men’ is available everywhere music is sold!
Kadillak- a Family Man who has overcome some of life’s obstacles including incarceration. He makesmusic to inspire listeners to follow him as he follows Christ. He uses his platform and testimony to lead his fans, especially the youth away from the negativity of the streets and towards a spiritual transformation.Kadillak’s debut single ‘Disciple’ is available everywhere music is sold!
KyLisa is an Inspirational/Gospel recording artist. She strives to live a Christ-centered life and loves sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with all who will listen through her music. KyLisa’s new single ‘We Bless The Name’ is available everywhere music is sold!
Josiel Rei is blessed with many gifts and has been through many miracles, therefore she multitasks to work hard for her King. God gets all the glory yesterday, today and tomorrow. Josiel Rei’s 2 song EP ‘Good Vibes Only’ is available everywhere music is sold!
MJ Tonnie is a gospel artist, preacher, motivational speaker, songwriter, event organizer based in Nairobi Kenya. MJ Tonnie’s ‘Nibonge’, ‘Good Day’, ‘Good God’ and ‘Kuniharibu’ are available everywhere music is sold!
Tohyeen is known for her unbeatable chase for God’s presence and passion to make God’s glory evident in the place of worship. Her voice resounds and brings healing to the broken-hearts and restoration to the lost. Tohyeen’s new single ‘Jesus@Christmas’ is available everywhere music is sold!
Keisha Dreams is a multi-faceted artist and entrepreneur who has released three projects: her debut recording album “The Promise” and the first book “The Cost of Disobedience,” and children’s book, “The Promise.” Keisha Dreams ‘Magnify Your Name’ and ‘Your What I Need’ is available everywhere music is sold!
DaRe4LJames faced a lot of obstacles that were thrown his way, however, he learned how to maneuver around the many obstacles he was facing through God alone. DaRe4LJames new EP ‘DaRe4LJames’ is available everywhere music is sold!
PasTion is a gospel rapper who grew up making secular music while in the military in the United States Marine Corps. Focusing and training to perfect his craft, God spoke to him and told him to change his direction. PasTion debut Album ‘Find The Light’ is available exclusively on iTunes!
WE ARE THE FUTURE – TEAM GOD ENTERTAINMENT
Support the #TGELLC movement by purchasing, downloading and streaming Team God Entertainment artists’ music. Team God Entertainment is definitely making an impact by making all the right decisions. Be sure to connect with TGE and their artists on all social media and digital music platforms.
SMT Family Artist, The Legendary Quaine teams up wit CMG CEO, Yo Gotti on his latest single, Cut, Flip & Move
Washington DC native, Legendary Quaine is preparing to make a major impact in World of Hip-Hop. Born and raised on the mean streets of Washington DC, Quaine has two options to choose from and he chose music as his option. Inside of one of America’s wickedest societies, he embraces the important parts of life and learns how to reach other like-minded individuals.
“I’ve adapted to rough terrain, overcame some tumultuous emotions, and faced harsh obstacles.”
For nearly a decade, Quaine prepares for the year 2020. His vision is clear and his sights are on nothing but the prize. In the single, “Cut Flip & Move,” we get a sample of things in the form of a standout record featuring Yo Gotti. Gotti delivers a menacing hook, followed by a perfectly crafted depiction of street dealings on verse one. Powerful violin strings rain over a thunderous bassline and money machines as Gotti gives us a stellar performance with conviction. What feels like a long-awaited return, the two are presenting heat on their first collaborative effort. Their sound is so intriguing, they both share authenticity in both of their lyrics.
Currently, “Cut Flip & Move” is streaming exclusively on SMTFAMiLY.COM where you can also check out new winter merch!
East St. Louis Artist, Tommy Swisher links up with Kodie Shane on his latest single, “Snow”
American singer and songwriter, Tommy Swisher is the new and bright light shining on alternative music. He brings a refreshing new sound by fusing genres such as; Pop, Soul, Hip-Hop, Grunge, and EDM. Raised in East St Louis, Illinois, Swisher embarked on his musical career starting writing at 10 years old.
At the age of 14, Tommy moved to Atlanta with his mom and two brothers. This is where he begins recording and performing under the stage name Tommy Swisher. In 2015, he released a mixtape that garnered local attention and led to him being managed by Defient- the partner company of T.I’s Grand Hustle. This partnership ended on February 3, 2016.
This past March, his video premiered on BET Jams titled “Isolate” that was put together with Red Bull, that featured himself, JK The Reaper, and Marcus Dash. He’s collaborated with several prominent artists in the music industry, including WhatSoNot, B.O.B, Quentin Miller, and Sonny Digital. This proves that Tommy is establishing himself in all facets of music and proves that his sound is authentic.
” Realizing you are unhappy is the first step to happiness and I just want to be happy “~Tommy Swisher
Tommy isn’t your average pop-star. He is releasing his upcoming project that will combine the underground and mainstream bridge. The 8 track project “I just want to be Happy” will release on December 6th, 2019 on all digital music platforms. The video shoot for this project will take place in Tommy’s favorite city -Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
The single, “Snow” was written about a girl who spiraled out of control on drugs. Tommy felt responsible for it. He links up with Kodie Shane to add a verse to the song. Be sure to follow Tommy Swisher on all social media and digital music platforms.
Hooligan Worldwide Artist, TeeJaye releases his latest project, “Smoke Signals”
Southern Hip-hop artist, Teejaye is a 28-year-old native of Hammond Louisiana. The city of Hammond has never had any mainstream success in over 40 years. With influences such as Boosie, Kevin Gates, and Jay Z, TeeJaye is working extra hard to put his city on the map.
TeeJaye’s music reflects on his tumultuous life as a teenager. “One of the most sincere forms of respect is [actually] listening to what another has to say.” The one that experiences his music will hear pain, loyalty, and betrayal throughout the lyrics. He is most definitely one of a kind and it shows with his hustle, ambition, and work ethic. Next year’s quarter is going to set the industry ablaze with his unique tone and melodies. TeeJaye is certainly a standout among others.
Be sure to connect with TeeJaye 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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