HAVE A PLAN TO MAXIMIZE AWARENESS AND BENEFIT BEFORE YOU RELEASE YOUR VIDEO
Don't just release a video arbitrarily, have a plan to make the most of the release. Not only should you be trying to get as many people as possible to watch your video - which requires planning in advance of the release - but you should be aim...
FINAL DEADLINE TO SUBMIT FOR THE JUNO AWARDS IS TOMORROW (Thursday) at 5pm EST! If you are a Canadian artist who has released music since September 1st, 2013 make sure you submit! If you know any Canadian artists who have released music in the same time frame, please share this with them. Links in the comments.
Please visit www.kraftyentertainment.com for more tips on developing your career!
Congratulations to Krafty Entertainment clients Madchild, Classified, Rich Kidd & SonReal, Manafest, Thousand Foot Krutch, and The City Harmonic on their Juno Award nominations this morning!
Hiphopcanada.com coverage of Saturday's showcase for Rhymesayers Entertainment GM Jason "J-Bird" Cook: http://www.hiphopcanada.com/…/rhymesayers-showcase-brings-…/ Thanks to Amalia Judith!
VancouverIsAwesome coverage of this afternoon's workshop featuring J-Bird from Rhymesayers as well as the free hip hop showcase this evening at Fortune at 8pm sharp! http://vancouverisawesome.com/…/the-bassment-volume-forty-…/
Saturday May 5th at 8pm Krafty Entertainment in conjunction with Gman & Rizk will be presenting a free showcase of some of Vancouver's top rappers including SonReal, Evil Ebenezer, Snak the Ripper, Cityreal, and Def 3. For more info check out http://www.facebook.com/events/404379866253325
Hip hop artists who are current paid Music BC members have the opportunity to submit for free to be considered to perform a live 15-minute showcase for Rhymesayers Entertainment General Manager, Atmosphere's tour manager, and Soundset Festival organizer Jason "J-Bird" Cook along with other experienced hip hop industry people in the early evening of... Saturday May 5th as part of a showcase organized by Krafty Entertainment at Fortune Sound Lounge in Vancouver ( http://www.facebook.com/
Paid Music BC members who are interested in participating in this showcase should email ALL of the following to submissions@kraftyentertainmen
- Your current Music BC membership number (will be verified that is valid).
- A link to your facebook page.
- A link to 1 of your songs OR videos on YouTube only.
- A 200 word (max) summary of your career accomplishments.
- A list of your 10 most recent live performances.
- An estimate of the number of people you can get to come to watch your showcase if you are selected for this opportunity.
- NO ATTACHMENTS SHOULD BE INCLUDED WITH YOUR SUBMISSION!
Submissions that do not include all of the above or that include attachments will be automatically disqualified.
Applicants must be available to perform in the early evening of Saturday May 5th at Fortune Sound Lounge in downtown Vancouver. As this showcase is free for to the public, the only compensation for performances is the opportunity to make an impression and possibly further a relationship with some key industry decision makers.
Selected showcase artists will be notified by May 2nd.
Also be sure to attend the Music BC "Building Your Touring Career" seminar on May 5th at 1 - 4pm that J-Bird will be the keynote speaker at, which will be taking place at Tom Lee Music Hall on Granville Street in downtown Vancouver. This seminar (like all Music BC career development series seminars) is free to paid members of Music BC. Full details on this seminar can be found at http://www.facebook.com/
Please visit www.kraftyentertainment.com for tips on developing your career!
The final deadline to submit for the Western Canadian Music Awards is this Sunday (April 8th). Please share this and if you know any Western Canadian artists who released at least a 5 song EP between January 1st, 2011 and March 31st, 2012, please encourage them to submit for consideration for the WCMAs. For more info check out www.breakoutwest.ca/awards/
Another $297,171 (yes, well over a quarter of a million dollars) in funding approved for my clients this month between FACTOR and Starmaker! FACTOR's peer juries shut down a couple applications I had hoped to get approved, but will get those next time and overall this was still a VERY solid month!
The Juno Awards are now accepting submissions for nominations. Please share this and if you know any Canadian artists who released music between September 1st, 2010 and now (or who will be releasing something prior to November 10th, 2011), please encourage them to submit for consideration for the Junos.
For more info check out http://www.hiphopcanada.com/…/2012-juno-awards-calling-for…/
Numerous artists have expressed interest in getting career development guidance from me to help them insure they are on the right track, but often have not been in a position that getting ongoing guidance was something that they were able to afford. I have always made every effort to be as accommodating as I can be of ...