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Four Tips To Survive In The Music Industry

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The music industry gobbles people whole. Many artists who make it out of the local scene into the global scene often fizzle out; often times, they lose relevancy before they even get a hit. But what’s the cause of this? Misjudging their clout? Or getting lost in the glitz and glamour that comes with meeting all of your favorite musicians? There are a multitude of reasons that people fall off immediately. Being that the issue is a serious problem, we’ve come up with four tips to stay afloat.

Assume that everyone isn’t your friend

That manager interested in becoming a part of your team just wants the money and to attach himself to a rising star. That groupie that seems to be in love with you only wants the clout that comes from being seen with you (and money, of course). That artist that you’ve struck up a rapport with will leave you out to dry the second that something new, and hotter, comes into the game. Don’t ever think that anyone in the industry is your friend, because, nine times out of ten, they’re there for the advantages. It’s a sad truth to deal with. By being cautious of everyone, you eliminate that element of surprise when something inevitably goes bad. You also save money in the long run because your decision making skills wont be hinged on someone else’s happiness.

Your only as good as your last song

Lots of times, artists release a plethora of songs until one goes viral, then they fade into obscurity. The reason for it is that their price goes up, they get enough money to do what they want from shows and features, and they also get all of the attention that they salivated for. Six months later, the artist is back to square one because they hadn’t had a plan or additional music to market. To survive in this lucrative game, you must always be ready for something else to release. This means having multiple songs ready and preparing a plan in the event that something does takeoff. One of the most dangerous weapons an artist has is consistency.

Never, ever get too comfortable

This goes hand in hand with the last rule. Never, ever, think that you’re irreplaceable. Labels can always find someone younger and hotter. Same goes for artists looking to collaborate, or groupies searching for the next big thing. Don’t let your relationships falter, or your circle change because you’re on you high horse, not willing to work with anyone else because of a perceived lack of importance. This will get you humbled, quick.

Any press is good press

Kanye said it best when he said that he doesn’t mind if people talk junk about him because if they weren’t talking about him at all then he’d have a problem. This mindset is important to have. You can do everything right and you’ll still have one hater or false byline ready to tear you to shreds. Realize that this attention keeps you in the limelight and keeps the checks coming in. Make sure to feed the flames and remain important in peoples’ lives.

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Adam Ness Impresses With Silky New Single “Houzkatz” Featuring Durand Bernarr

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When it comes to the silky-smooth sounds of Neo Soul, there are no finer artists than Adam Ness. Raised in Detroit but now based in Chicago, he is the epitome of a fully-formed talent who is intricate, refined and simply sublime. He’s back with new music, and this time he delivered “Houzkatz” with talented R&B artist Durand Bernarr. The song is a masterpiece and puts Ness’ talents on full display.

Benefitting from an education in Gospel, the lush sounds that tug at the emotional heart strings gave him the building blocks to pursue a career that is delivering music of the highest quality. Touching people on both a spiritual and musical level, he has uniquely developed a style that sits comfortably alongside artists like Frank Ocean, D’Angelo, Maxwell and the eternally brilliant Erykah Badu.

Lush harmonies, deep grooves, inspirational lyrics and fresh perspectives await the audience as Adam delivers on every single promise he has ever made. Destroying stereotypical storylines with his sumptuous songs, he is building on his first critically acclaimed album released in 2019 titled ‘Sagittarius Volume 1’.

Completing the emotional circle, ‘Sagittarius Volume 2’ is about Adam’s journey through young adulthood and a testament to an artist led by the flames of desire. Meticulously crafted with exquisite touches, the album is a clear example of why he sells out venues in Chicago and beyond.

With nearly a million plays on Spotify alone, audiences are beginning to take serious note of Adam Ness as his music is undeniably spreading the positive message the world needs right now. His humility and burning desire to share a message of love, peace and hope transcends the every day challenges that people endure. There is so much beauty in his work that it is hard to imagine a future without it.

“It’s ok to be yourself and get the things you’re deserving of. Being soft doesn’t diminish your power. It elevates and inspires.”

Be sure to check out “Houzkatz” below.

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Atlanta Artist DavidTheTragic Unleashes New Visual Titled “ALLERGY”

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DavidTheTragic has proven himself to be one of the most diligent and original stylists in Atlanta ever since he broke through the underground in early 2019. Since then, he has released three tapes, “Fit In,” “Bender,” and “How It Feel,” which all act as evidence for his improving and expanding abilities as an emcee. David manages to stand out in the hip-hop mecca by being a keen expressionist who uses articulate lyricism and gruff flows to paint lofty portraits of his psyche. He resides in a similar introspective lane as Kenny Mason, Ovrcast, Jelani Imani, and Mavi. His newest single + video, “ALLERGY,” is yet another testament to DavidTheTragic’s originality and masterful rapping ability. It’s clear that no one else sounds like him or flows like him right now. The video, directed by Brendan Mcgregor, matches the aesthetic of David’s recent videos for singles “Money First” and “Lori.” It shifts from scenes of intense color correction to David on a roof or in an alley shaking his dreads and talking his shit. The track is a two and a half minute frenzy of clever bars: “I was on a year long bender / These n***as my son like Simba / She like when I hit from the fender…Underground like Master Splinter…Egotistical I suppose / I just move with the highs and lows…I ain’t hatin’ on a n***a that look like me / Please hit me with zeros I ain’t doin’ no shit for clout or IG.” It sounds as if David hopped in the booth then splatter painted the beat with everything that was on his mind at the time. 

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Professional Sports Agent Sal Jobe Takes Athletes To New Heights With Next Level Collective

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Sal Jobe, who is a novelist, actor, and professional sports agent, who was born and bred in East London, has gone a long way from the youthful passion-fueled athlete who played football all through school and competed in numerous competitions. He became acutely aware of the difficulties that come with not having an agent throughout the course of his athletic career.

“I had the physical ability and mental capacity to rise through the ranks, but something was missing. Later on, I realized that I needed someone who could pull strings and support me in my bid to be the best,” shared Sal Jobe.

This well-respected expert is now representing some of the greatest names in the business, driven by the desire to serve as a pillar for others. Sal Jobe, the CEO of Next Level Collective, a fast-growing organization that helps the world’s most elite athletes achieve greater heights, has earned a reputation for going above and beyond in connecting individuals under his wing with the chances they require.

It’s no wonder that Sal Jobe draws inspiration from well-known figures who have helped hopefuls achieve success. He’s looked up to powerhouses like Will Smith, Eric Thomas, and Michael Jordan from the start, not just because they’ve all overcome adversity and come out on top, but also because of how they’ve used their clout to help others.

Sal Jobe has steered a lengthy list of doers in the correct way thus far, and he continues to win the respect of countless sportsmen. His skills, as well as the fact that he is aware of the realities faced by athletes all over the world, have helped him create a respected reputation in the field. Furthermore, by his personal tale of perseverance in the face of adversity, he was able to gain the trust and respect of a large number of people.

Sal Jobe may be anticipated to do much more in the future years as he solidifies his reputation. Sal Jobe hopes to pave the way to success for more athletes and self-starters by establishing new agencies and publishing books that shed light on what it takes to achieve one’s goals. Regardless of the nature of his future endeavors, one thing will remain constant: the reminder that life’s difficulties may come and go, but they will not stay indefinitely.

Keep up with him on Instagram @saljobeofficial.

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