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Certified Money Gettas (CMG) / Blog

Where did ReverbNation go....

Gone are the days when I woke up and turned on the computer to see what my chart numbers were before I headed off to work. It was a joy to see the numbers I had achieved as I compared my chart with other artists. The goal was to be number 1. I always wondered how some artist got 2,ooo fans in a day, when i could only muster up 25 on my best day. The other artist be rising on the chart, I be struggling to keep up...ha,ha.. I could have a higher number, ie... (RN) fan count and someone may have a higher fan count on (TW) and their Total Fan count would rate them higher. WTF... could never figure out what this rating system was all about, all I know was..its a secret formula and was all over the place, woww!!! this chart is whack, this chart is crazy. Wasn't long before I figured that something was more wrong... I been telling other artist how good RN is, cause it prepares artist to understand what it takes (branding, marketing, promotion), it was a great learning tool ... no longer would someone tell them that they got signed to a major label by selling, cd's from the back of a car. With RN you learned to know better, Heard of any verifiable sucess stories of label deals from the big boys lately?, if so, It would be pasted all over the internet. Very few, if any of the big boys are handing out big deals. RN let you appreciate another artist and wish them well with their music plus other important things... like music is a business. It gave hope to indies. Most of us realize that if Beyonce's label pays mega-bucks to keep her a star surely "promote it" and doing free gigs is not going to do it for you. We all should know, that you are trying to sell your product, to mainly artist that are trying to sell their product, good luck on that one, it not going to happen. Anyone that can count know that, even if you are number 1000 on a chart that has 1 Million artist, you are in the top 1% of all artist on the chart (duh),. Where did reverbnation go? or was it there at all?

Collab or no Collab

While on these indie music sites I have seen some artist asking about Collab's. At first it struck me as odd and a joy that someone thought enough of my musical efforts to want to hook up. But what I found out is that, they wanted me to send them my tracks, leave a verse open for them to do what they do, and sent it back to me.WAIT!!! If you send them your whole track...hey...they got your music. Most likely, you will hear your music again, on their site, with them taking top billing. Lets said its a hit, who can sell it? You both collab(ed) on it, You both own it (dont you), it his word against yours if their is no contracts, agreement as to song rights or percentage for the intellectual property. Sound confusing, it is, Sound like a problem, it is. Suppose the artist you Collab with lives in BIG CITY and you live in LITTLE HOOD, selling the song in BIG CITY has a better chance of making more money than LITTLE HOOD, (and you wouldn't know anything about it). In most cases, it an artist with very little sucess trying to hook up with an artist with more sucess. One of these artist has nothing to loose by Collab(ing). In fact their stock goes up with little are no afford to speak of. So do you want to COLLAB.? YES!!! I would COLLAB with Lil Wayne, Drake, Emiem etc. cause I know that their will be contracts before any collab start, everyone would know, whos who and whats what. Thats a good COLLAB.

Spotlighting a Internet Hit

Certified Money Gettas (CMG) music on the ReverbNation internet Network could be the 2,743,110th Best Seller at iTune, Napster, Amazon and Rhapsody .

(Petersburg,VA) – “Its a dream come true,” says Bernard Calvin. “Its only been since Feb after a 2 yr layoff it would be the 2,743,110th best selling cd and internet download on the major internet distribution services.

Certified Money Gettas debut cd, “Its our Turn”, is an amazing effort that capture the Dirty South style of HipHop. Although every song has its own flava, songs like"4Play" "Love Slave" "Talk Nasty" seems to be a Internet Hit, but you decide.

Certified Money Gettas are not veterans in the music business and have not paid their dues. They have been around the music business ever since they were small children, going with their father and grandfather to the only major recording studio in Richmond Va. The father was a sound engineer for many of the major acts that performed in the local and surrounding area. Their father co-produced the theme song for BET’s first music show “Video LP”.

One of the most exciting things to watch, is the music is getting respect as it soars on the rating charts. I know its hard to believe, but last week, it was just 2,743,111th, I know you’re thinking: we some luck guys. We get to do what, most people can only dream of, watch our climb to the top of the charts. For what it’s worth, we have close to 1 Million widget hits on Reverbnation and #2 on the local hiphop chart and #112 nationally.

Just Great Management Looking for Emerging Artists

Just Great Management Looking for Emerging Artists for Management, Career Coaching and Artist Development The backbone of the music business still depends on great songs delivered by great artists. The greatest artist in the world still needs a great song to do him/her justice.. and the greatest songs in the world are made to come alive in the hands of a truly great artist.

I have worked under and been mentored by several people whose ears and abilities to work with iconoclastic people, from Ray Charles to Mick Jagger. I myself have worked with artist from Paul Simon to Stevie Nicks, producers from Arif Mardin to Jimmy Iovine, enginners from Tom Dowd to Shelly Yakus, executives from Ahmet Ertegun to Doug Morris. I have worked for two major labels, Atlantic Records & A&M Records, and done records for most of the majors from Columbia to Arista. In addition to records, I have worked on films, TV shows, national commercials, Broadway shows, live performances, music videos and online games.

These days I work exclusively with emerging artists in many different genres, and about 25% of the people I have worked with the the six years I have been in this particular position, have realized significant boosts to their careers. Sometimes I help by directly funneling a song or an act to a specific record label or music supervisor, sometimes I feel the artist needs a little push in the right place to make their work beyond reproach... regardless, I know how to work with and for an artist and I would be happy to do the same for YOU!! reprinted musicxray

Elizabeth Bryan
Elizabeth Bryan  (over 2 years ago)

Hi, my name is Elizabeth Bryan living in London a singer/songwriter, recording/performing artists & producer. I am currently looking for a very good and reliable manager that can help me forwards in my musical career. Is there any help available in the london SE area or London on a whole. I would love to hear some feedback. Thanks.

Seeking Music for Trailers

We are seeking music for trailers, both orchestral and songs in all genres. The song should build and climax. It can carry emotional weight for dramas or be light hearted for romantic comedies. Watch some trailers online to get a better idea!

It should be EPIC and ANTHEMIC.

We've had success in films/tv/ads/and trailers and are looking for some GREAT trailer music. reprint from musicxray

Seeking songs for Flo Rida

We have had the pleasure of working on two Flo Rida albums Mail On Sunday and R.O.O.T.S. now we have been given the opportunity to do it again we are looking for a undeniable club and radio hit preferable top 40 dance music, samples infused in the hooks are encouraged if the song is strong, Good Luck.

The Bullets Production Team achieved multi-platinum success including multiple Grammy nominations for (Flo Rida Roots album) in 2010 (The Adventures of Bobby Ray 2011) and one win in 2004. reprint from Musicxray

Demo Submission to Parlophone (EMI)

Demo Submission to Parlophone Records - Parlophone Records is Britain’s most famous record label and part of the EMI group, one of the biggest and most prestigious music companies in the world. Home to many of the most influential artists of all time – from The Beatles to Blur, Radiohead to Kylie – Parlophone has established itself over the years as a cutting-edge yet hugely successful label. That tradition continues today with a dynamic and vibrant roster of artists that represent the best of every genre, bringing a broad range of artistic and commercial variety to the EMI family.

Current talent includes Coldplay, Gorillaz, Lily Allen, Sigur Ros, Bat For Lashes, Babyshambles, Hot Chip and LCD Soundsystem, and we’re always on the look out for the next exciting, life-changing, creative artists to work with. Embracing the past yet firmly focussed on the future, Parlophone Records continues to push boundaries and develop talent, bringing you the best music in the world. reprinted from Musicxray

Submit your song for publishing and licensing opportunities

HMP Recording & Development is looking to expand their music catalog. All genres accepted. Music MUST be broadcast quality. We are not accepting home demos or rough recordings for this opportunity. HMP Recording & Development is an all-inclusive music production and artist development company. If you are looking for experienced writers, talented producers, mixing and mastering or any aspect of artist management and development, we can help you achieve world class results. We are also the artist development company for the International Label and film company Immortalis Media Group Inc. re-printed MusicXray...

Submission for Single / EP Distibution

Today Is Monday.Recordings is seeking new artists for its distribution roster called "Tuesday Tunes". All genres are allowed, but we love Indie tunes. This opportunity is for a Single (1-3 Songs) or if we really like your songs, for an EP (5-8 Songs). We DON'T charge any fees for the distribution of our artists and any selected submission will also receive a digital promotion kit, sent to hundreds of radio stations, musiczines and writers. Please give as much information about you and your music as possible. All submissions will be listened to carefully and even when we're not that lucky with it, you will get a deep response and critic from us. contact musicxray.com

Looking for Female Country Songs

in the style of Deanna Carter, Sara Evans and The Dixie Chicks. We are looking for some top-notch, commercial female country tunes to add to the Living Wills Music catalog being pitched on Music Row. Publishing must be available. What we DO WANT TO HEAR: Love songs, story songs, real-life songs and "this is who I am" songs. We want creative ideas/angles and also songs that are "out of the box" while still being commercial. All tempos (but if you're submitting a ballad, know that its got to be amazing!). What we DON'T WANT TO HEAR: Songs with cliches and ideas that have been written a million times. (We want songs with new concepts). Songs that don't have publishing available. Contact musicxray.com

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