Rappers, Singers, Producers, and Songwriters, Performing Rights Organizations (aka PROs) are an important part of any songwriter's career even when a songwriter doesn't realize it.
Each week, Nielsen Soundscan counts the number of units sold for digital singles, digital albums, CDs, vinyl, and video singles. If you meet all of the requirements laid out below, you are eligible to report your sales to Nielsen Soundscan! Watch The video and get informed!
The popularity of online Internet radio stations such as Pandora, Last.fm, Spotify, Earbits and others has skyrocketed due to the ability to personalize play lists and the ability to have a station dedicated to similar artists. eMarketeer suggests that 37.5% of US Internet users ages 12 and up will listen to Internet radio—including online streaming of terrestrial broadcasts and online-only radio stations—or podcasts at least weekly this year. On a monthly basis, 44.3% of web users will tune in to online radio. The statistics suggests that the American public is slowing drifting away from the corporate dominated radio stations and shifting towards something that is catered to them. I compiled this list as a resource for those that are looking to enhance their visibility. This list will include a variety of hip-hop based online radio stations and podcasts that are hungry for content.
Here is a contact list of 50 graphic designers for your next project or album if you are a Artist or Producer. I decided to write this post after fielding questions about graphic design. A lot of artists (rappers, emcees, singers, beatmakers) contact me about album cover artwork. There are tons of graphic designers that can make your CD artwork/single artwork stand out. A lot of artists struggle with finding available graphic artists. You can find graphic designers on forums, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, DeviantArt, Pinterest, Instagram and more.
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