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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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DAI FIT is the Go-To Workout Program for Entertainers and Professionals Across the Globe

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DAI FIT is one of the world’s fastest-growing luxury nutrition & health training companies. The exciting company’s owner, DaiJa Monet, has used the last seven years to establish herself and create an insightful program that allows men and women of all shapes and sizes to build a consistent workout and dietary routine to lead toward a healthier lifestyle. The HBCU graduate’s reach stretches far past her hometown of Denver, Colorado. After spending most of her time at Equinox in the nation’s capital, she realized she had everything it took to become a top trainer for dedicated professionals willing to invest in their health. 

DAI FIT’s unique hybrid programs allow her to help her clients with whatever they need, whenever they need it. She offers virtual training, in-person, and a mixture of both in her separate packages. Her experience involves high-ranking government officials, lawyers, doctors, and some of the world’s top entertainers. Monet has built trust and strong bonds with her customers due to her excellent work ethic and infectious personality. Her goal remains the same for all her clients, and results will always be the driving force.

Start the year with a free consultation from one of the health industry’s best in the business today! Follow @daifitorg on Instagram and visit www.daifit.org to join the DAI FIT family today!

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Afrobeats record producer and artist Lancky Cresco releases “All This”

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Multifaceted Nigerian-American artist and record producer Lancky Cresco today shares a brand new single titled, “All This.”

The talented artist renowned for his cross-genre sound palette of Hip Hop, R&B & Afrobeats strikes again with this cathartic record that has him wear his heart on his sleeve. “All This,” is a creative blend of sounds and melodies that incorporates various elements into it – making for a dynamic work of art that sets the tone for who Cresco is.

Combining strummed guitars, haunting background cacophony, rhythmic shakers, among a raft of sounds, this Lancky cut, like the majority of his works, is sticky with emotion, grosses a fullness about it, and has an almost heartbroken texture. Subject matter wise, Lancky is in a lamentation state of an ex-lover as he combs through different feelings to share this powerful record. The track is a well-rounded effort of pain. 

“Looking at the world around us we have all this beauty, we need to take time to appreciate it,” Lanky Cresco says.

Lancky, who has made a name for himself for managing to bridge traditional influences of music with a modern approach, follows this song after his earlier releases “DONGOYARO” & “Super Glue.”

“Helping people is what is making me dedicate my life to music,” he says. “I believe music can change the world, and I want to contribute my music to uplift people, changing the world one step at a time.”

His bombastic vibes are clear for everyone to vibe to on “All This.” He has previously stated his music “is medicine for good mind and body” and this recipe is again reinstated on his latest single. 

He started making music from an early age while he was in elementary school in Nigeria before joining the choir to further his prowess on the drums. With a profound background in music, he has now developed his craft into a full-throttle music production craftsman and mix engineer that conjures savory sounds that exude feel-good vibrations. He is also a singer by design and can stir up different inflections and melodies to deliver meaningful messages through song. 

Listen to “All This” below:    

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Bronx Celebrity Wardrobe Stylist, Denise Styless, Talks Hiphop Fashion and Fatman Scoop

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Denise Styless, New York upcoming celebrity wardrobe stylist is making moves and breaking barriers in the fashion industry. Commencing her budding fashion & entertainment career in 2019 Denise is already making a name for herself as a fashion staple. Growing in her career she has styled NYCs elite from Fatman Scoop, actor and child prodigy River Mason Eromosele, and Rizr Footwear. Denise styling technique is a merge of lifestyle meets couture. As well, she is a model liaison merging models with events, runway shows, photo-shoots and casting calls nationally. In addition to gaining online support from fashion house FUBU.  Rising in fame she has been featured on various top tier outlets: Medium24hiphopVocal, One West Magazine, and Grind Magazine.  Here’s my interview with  celebrity wardrobe stylist, Denise Stylesss.


 How did you land such prominent hip-hop clients? I landed my clients by building my relationships with people. As well, through networking within the entertainment industry. When you’re transparent with your intentions, opportunities present themselves. 

What made you get into fashion? I got into fashion through my grandmother. She had a sewing machine and would create my Halloween costumes when I was a child. Her creative influence inspired me immensely. Once I unearthed my vast zeal for fashion I realized her influence carried me through my adulthood. 

celebrity wardrobe stylist Denise Styless and FatMan Scoop on set together

How was it working with the legend FatMan Scoop? Working with Fatman Scoop was an amazing experience. Fatman scoop is an icon that I watched in my youth. It made me reflect on my childhood. It was a full circle moment for me to dress someone that created roots within the hip-hop community.

What is the best advice you can give to someone aspiring to dress as a hip hop artist? The best advice I can give an aspiring celebrity wardrobe stylist is  to be normal and organically yourself. You want to treat your clients with love; similar to family. You want to enhance their style while capturing the essence of fashion.

What is the key to your success? The key to my success is God. My faith in God continues to keep me motivated and devoted to my craft.


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