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Ghostwriting has been around for quite some time now. A ghostwriter is someone who possesses the talent of understanding how a singer or rapper connects with his or her audience and writes a song writer for hire that artist to sing keeping that connection in mind. In ghostwriting, the ghostwriter does not get credit for writing the song nor do they have their name mentioned anywhere. However, they are given some financial compensation for their work. Sounds wrong to let another artist take all the credit for your hard work but there aspects of ghostwriting that are not so bad. It gradually helps you polish your skills as a writer and become a professional. You get to expand your creativity and have fun doing it.
Are you ready for music, dancing, the dopest gear, and Legends? Look no further than the Queens of Hip Hop Salt-N-Pepa biopic which comes to Lifetime Networks on January 23rd at 8 PM EST.
Empire began airing in January of 2015 and was an instant success. The show was created and directed by Lee Daniels, who also directed Precious and The Butler, and followed a successful family navigating the music. However, Empire came to a screeching halt in April of 2020 and its sister show, STAR, wrapped in May of 2019. So let's talk about Empire and STAR, beginning to end.
“The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.” ~ Albert Einstein Poteski once stood between an eternal stretch of deserted county highway and farmlands of a much better town. It's not there anymore – rotted foundations, buried by an ocean of feral weeds, are all that probably remain.
The steel drum, also simply called "Pan," was developed in the Caribbean island country of Trinidad & Tobago, during World War II. The instrument is fashioned by hand from various forms of sheet metal, with the best having been the empty oil drums that littered the country just after the war.
Over the years, we’ve seen music grow more and more into our culture and as a result, we’ve grown to identify with music and their respective artists. It seems that there is a genre for any person and those songs that we identify with become a vital part of our life. Wherever we go, there’s someone jamming out to their favorite songs, while on their way to wherever it is that they have to go. There’s another person working-out with their favorite “hype-up” playlist blasting in their ear. There’s even people rocking out to music at a hangout session. This is something that has been a part of our lives for a period of time. Music has been in the palm of our hands. This is evident with music streaming services such as Spotify or Apple Music taking over this field for years. We have seen people take music with them everywhere that they go, however, with an ensuing global pandemic, everyday life changed for everyone. This is also evident with popular music.
Many people think just because I am an Independent Artist, my busy lifestyle and in-captivating songs are all I have to contribute to society.
LYRICS I hurt myself today To see if I still feel I focus on the pain The only thing that's real The needle tears a hole
There is a wildly consoling air when one joins the collective affirming the wellness of their souls. And it is my soul that, surely, is well. Despite all the wrecking it has endured, despite its sores worn to open flesh from grief, despite the graves it’s managed to pull itself away from, my soul rests with resiliency.
LYRICS "Without You" (originally by Badfinger) No I can't forget this evening Or your face as you were leaving But I guess that's just the way the story goes
In 2020, Folklore released on the 24th July was the top-selling album in America with approximately 1.2 million copies sold beating Map of the Soul released by South Korean boy band, BTS, on the 21st February which sold approximately 674,000 copies. An even more impressive feat is that Evermore was the tenth best-selling album of the year, with 283,000 copies sold even though it was released on 11th December.
Music producers, how many of you create or produce more than one genre of music? Through the years I've produced Hip Hop music, R&B, and Electronic Dance Music (Deep House, EDM remixes). How and when do you come to the decision to expand and try your hand at other genres? What makes you internally want to produce other genres? I know quite a few music producers who have produced a particular genre so long they feel "pigeon whole" or they feeling like they can't change because their brand has been built already around their main genre. Let's explore the question of should you produce more than one genre of music .