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Urbansmooth/Opengate Beatz 2011 / Blog

presesitance and intergrity. FINALLY AT #3!!

Iv'e been at this "music thang" for a long time now, and i realized something very important: the most hardest thing to do is to be true to who GOD made you to be! When we go all in, trying to MAKE IT BIG, GET NOTICED, STAY IN THE GAME, we often LOOSE WHO WE ARE in the process. I've never been a big well know producer, or a household name, but i learned the GOD makes room for your talent and you, where he has your anointed space to be in this world. I SAY THIS TO ALL THE UNKNOWN ARTIST ON REVERB NATION AND AROUND THE WORLD: DARE TO BE YOU! The world would rather see you than see you imitate someone else! PROVERBS 18:16 " A MAN'S GIFT MAKES ROOM FOR HIM AND BRINGS HIM BEFORE THE GREAT."

myew inst. cd JAZZYBEATS VOL.2 IS AVAILABLE !!

ONCE, SOMETIMES TWICE A YEAR, I PUT OUT A ORIGINAL CD THAT HAS MY ISTRUMENTAL BEATS ,LACED WITH HIP HOP, R&B AND JAZZ. HERE'S A LINK TO THE SITE I HAVE THIS AVAILABE NOW https://www.soundclick.com/paypal/default.cfm?albumID=48920&bandID=739798 DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND CHECK THIS OUT!

ARTIST WITH INTEGRITY

I WOULD LIKE TO FIND INDIE ARTIST, R&B, HIP HOP, CLUB, ETC ETC, THAT WOULD BE WILLING TO BRING OUT LYRICS THAT ACTUALLY SAY MORE THAN THE WORN OUT TOPICS OF WILD SEX, DRUGS, OR VIOLENCE. I'M NOT SAYING YOU CAN'T SPEAK ON THESE ITEMS, BUT HOW ABOUT SPEAKING ON THEM IN A WAY THAT YOUR NOT SUPPORTING THOSE ACTIVITIES, BUT TEACHING ABOUT THE RESULT OF INDULGING IN THEM. MAYBE IT'S ASKING TO MUCH NOWADAYS, BUT I THINK WE CAN GO A LITTLE DEEPER THAT JUST SELLING A DOWNLOAD OR A CD. I'LL BE POSTING MESSAGES LIKE THE FOLLOWING ON SOME OF MY MUSIC TRACKS:" INST. BEAT. THIS TRACK CAN BE SOLD TO THE RIGHT ARTIST AT AFFORDABLE PRICE. IF INTERESTED, SEND ME A MESSAGE ABOUT WHAT YOUR MUSICAL STYLE REPRESENTS AND MAKE ME A OFFER." I'M HOPING TO CHALLENGE THE RIGHT ARTIST OUT THERE TO THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX, IF I FIND SUCH ARTIST, I WILL MAKE VERY ATTRACTIVE DEALS ON TRACK SALES TO THAT ARTIST AND DEVELOP A SOLID WORKING RELATIONSHIP WITH SAID ARTIST ALSO. ARE YOU OUT THERE?

instrumental cd's. IS IT A DEAD ART?

REMEMBER WHEN WE USE TO ABSOLUTELY HAVE NO PROBLEM LISTENING OR DANCING TO SONGS THAT HAD NO WORDS AT ALL? LIKE, FOR INSTANCE: "MACHINE GUN" FROM THE EARLY VERSION OF THE COMMODORES, WAS A 70'S FUNK HIT, THAT INVOLVED NO WORDS. IN THE 80'S WE HAD BRAKE DANCE HIT'S LIKE 'SPACE IS THE PLACE" BY THE JONSON CREW, "SMURF" BY TYRONE BRUNSON, AND "ROCKIN IT" BY HERBBIE HANDCOCK. THE QUESTION IS, CAN THE AVERAGE LISTENER APPRECIATE A GOOD INST. SONG (OUTSIDE OF CLUB, HOUSE OR TECHNO) WITH A NICE BEAT TO IT, OR ARE WE SO CONDITIONED TO HAVING SOMEONE RAP OR SING TO US?

THE INTERNET AND HOW IT'S HELP THE INDIE ARTIST.

THE AGE IS HERE FOR ALL THOSE WHO STRUGGLED BACK IN THE DAY TO GET THEIR MUSIC EXPOSED TO THE WORLD. THE INTERNET HAS BRIDGED THE GAP THAT, AT ONE TIME, ONLY LABELS COULD FILL. YET, THEIR ARE STILL SOME STUMBLING BLOCKS FOR INDIE ARTIST, PRODUCERS, SONGWRITERS, SPOKEN WORD POETS, ETC,ETC....ONE THAT STANDS OUT TO ME IS, WITH ALL THE GREAT FREE MUSIC PROMOTION SITES FOR THE ARTIST AND THE ARTIST THAT FILL THEM UP, HOW CAN WE REACH MORE CUSTOMERS FROM THESE SITES? YOU KNOW, REGULAR PEOPLE THAT JUST LIKE TO HEAR AND PURCHASE NEW MUSIC. I MEAN, IT'S GREAT TO NETWORK WITH OTHERS THAT DO WHAT YOU DO, BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY, IT'S A LOT NICER TO HAVE "CUSTOMERS" INSTEAD OF "FANS". LET ME KNOW YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS ! MICHAEL T DOWNING

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