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Budget Template

Budget Template

A budget is an itemized allotment of funds, time, etc., for a given period. Every artist/label should be familiar with what a budget is and why it is necessary to know how to budget. Here is a template for budgeting Budget Template for Artist

Wendy Day x The College of Hip Hop

Wendy Day x The College of Hip Hop

January 18, 2017  |  Blog, Interviews and conversations

Wendy Day has been an unlikely contender in the rap game. Backed by 25 years’ experience she has worked with the likes of Tupac Shakur, Cash Money and David Banner (just to name a few), solidifying her position as a hip hop heavy weight.  In an exclusive interview with The College...

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Business as Usual

Business as Usual

November 4, 2016  |  Blog

During a recent interview, we were asked how do we feel about the changes in the music business, our reply was "the business hasn't changed one bit, the distribution channels have but nothing else."  This answer stunned the interviewers because they had never looked at it from this point of...

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The New A & R

The New A & R

October 20, 2016  |  Blog

The last 3-5 new artists that I've discovered were all from the Internet.  Now imagine not being able to log on to your computer to listen a new artist but you actually had to get up, go outside and “find” new music, sounds crazy right.  That s exactly what we...

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Mic Check 1-2-1-2

Mic Check 1-2-1-2

“Did I really just pay 42.50$ of my hard earned dollars to see my favorite artist sing along to his/her music in the background?  Was that a concert or Karaoke night at the bar?” If you’re an artist and any supporter of yours has ever walked out of your “live show”...

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The No Limit Affect

The No Limit Affect

September 14, 2016  |  Blog

Artists over saturating the market place is nothing new. Master P and No Limit records dropped music every week for at least 18-24 months straight in the late 90’s- early 2000’s. Many of today’s artists are now following his blue print, the big difference is we paid for No Limit’s...

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Social Media or Social Networking????

Social Media or Social Networking????

September 6, 2016  |  Blog

Social is an adjective that refers to society or relating to organizations. Media is a noun that is defined as such; the main means of mass communication (especially television, radio, newspapers, and the Internet) regarded collectively. Network is a verb, and it is defined as such; interact with other people...

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Age ain't Nothing But A Number

Age ain’t Nothing But A Number

August 29, 2016  |  Blog

Age ain't nothing but a number...unless you're a hip-hop fan then you believed it's a such thing as an "old washed up" rapper (usually mentioned when an artist is over 30). Are there "washed up rappers"? YES Does it have to do with their age? NO I hear a lot of fans...

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