Most people think of Miami as a bustling electric city, bursting at the seams with culture. They imagine live music coming out of almost every restaurant and a world of endless opportunities. For the young artists that call this city home, this is not necessarily true. It can feel nearly impossible to find somewhere to play when even karaoke nights are strictly for those 21+. The struggle for underage musicians is very real. But after
I was recently asked to speak at a music networking panel discussion and showcase in the Boca area of South Florida and jumped at the chance to do it immediately.  I must admit, I get excited when I get invited to be a part of events like this.  It’s part the performer in me, part the chatterbox in me, and part the emerging mentor in me that gets me so eager to participate.  As an
[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] A How-To for Artists & Music Entrepreneurs It’s safe to say the music industry has changed.  Clearly, this holds true for just about any industry, really.  You can’t expect to tackle any business with the same mindset and strategy as 20, 10, even 5 years ago.  Technology is rapidly shifting the way we discover, consume, and even desire goods, services, and entertainment.  It can seem scary to some, but for
Meet Sosa, the Pittsburgh native with a smooth flow, and conscious lyric style.  We found @Sosa412 on Instagram after he tagged us for a chance at our #SpotlightSaturday feature.  After checking out some killer freestyles and laid-back-cool video content that caught our attention, we decided to ask him a few questions about some of his goals, struggles and hustle tactics in this modern day music business and hip hop culture.  Through the interview, we discovered he
This can be a bit of a controversial topic.  The reason is, there are a lot of different perspectives on this, which can be very personal.  However, healthy discussion is good.  Sometimes, as working singers & musicians we get stuck in our tunnel vision and don’t spend enough time exploring and discussing these topics.  You might be thinking,”Wait, what? How can doing what I love be counter productive?”  Well, it’s not.  Not always.  Especially for newbies
So, you want to be a performing & recording artist?  Well, guess what?  Your social media account is your new “EPK.”  If you want a separate account under a name you are NOT “professionally known as,” then make one, set it to private, invite your family and closest friends to follow, and have a blast posting random food pics and vacation selfies, and set THAT to private.  (Why in the world would anyone wanting to