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Check It: This LGBT Gang Fought Hate With Fists Until They Found Fashion And Film

By Channing Joseph/MTV Hiding his sexuality was never an option for Travon Warren, even when he was very young. “My mom knew it first,” Tray, 23, told MTV News. “She said, ‘I knew from the day I held you.’” But … Continue reading Check It: This LGBT Gang Fought Hate With Fists Until They Found Fashion And Film

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What’s the difference between ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, and SoundExchange?

A lot of indie artists are confused about the difference between ASCAP, BMI, SESAC and SoundExchange. I’ll attempt to break down the most important differences between these groups and elaborate towards the end about other considerations and other royalty collection … Continue reading What’s the difference between ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, and SoundExchange?

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Monica Watts: From S.E. Gang Life to Benedict College B.A. Graduate

When the Benedict College president officially conferred the title of graduate on Monica Watts and her classmates on the morning of Saturday December 13, the Southeast Washington native pumped her right fist above her head in triumph…  Earning a B.A. … Continue reading Monica Watts: From S.E. Gang Life to Benedict College B.A. Graduate

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Generations of Teens Who Got Their First Employment Experience Under Marion Barry’s SYEP

See this picture right here?  It was taken in 1981 during a Street Theatre rehearsal of gospel musical entitled “Spirit Song”. This production consisted of an entire cast and crew of about 50 or more teens (mostly students from the … Continue reading Generations of Teens Who Got Their First Employment Experience Under Marion Barry’s SYEP

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The “Blurred Lines” Between Musical Influence and Copyright Infringement

November 8, 2014 What’s the difference between being influenced by a song and stealing one outright? A case involving a dispute between some very well known tunes took an interesting turn this week and suggested this question may be much … Continue reading The “Blurred Lines” Between Musical Influence and Copyright Infringement

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The Art of Networking: 5 steps to making better music industry connections

We’ve all heard this piece of advice time and time again – in the music industry, it’s all about who you know. However, meeting influential connections can seem a rather daunting task. Connections with major record labels or publishing companies … Continue reading The Art of Networking: 5 steps to making better music industry connections

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How to stretch your recording budget and get more for your money

[This post was written by guest contributor Dave Kusek of New Artist Model.] Budgeting is probably one of the most overlooked aspects of planning for a new album or project. Compared to all attention you give to writing, recording, and marketing, … Continue reading How to stretch your recording budget and get more for your money