Stelle Amor – “Get Right”

Stelle Amor has a mission to “serenade the world,” moving individuals through her music and spreading the message of affection and solidarity.

First experience with music originated from her parents playing classic rocks, blues, and country collections in their home. She started composing around a similar time different children were figuring out how to ride a bicycle. Notwithstanding playing out her tunes at little scenes in Louisville, Stelle would sneak into Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar (she was just 18) and sit in with the band, ad libbing verses and singing the blues.”Singing with those blues bands is when I realized my true calling as an artist and performer,” she says. These experiences drove her to an association with Music Row veteran John Dorris, who asked her to move to Nashville to seek after music.

In 2015, Stelle met her maker, Dave Yarema, and her guitar player, Derek Toa, and truly began discovering her “soulternative” sound. Derek rang his old flat mates from Berklee, drummer John Wood and bassist Will Cafaro, and the enchantment happened momentarily. “I have been lucky to work with a lot of talented musicians – but there is just something undeniable about our vibe together that really brought the music to the next level,” says Stelle.

Stelle and her band spent the following a while composing, practicing and playing each show they could. Stelle has charmed groups of onlookers at incalculable Nashville scenes, was a semi-finalist at Music City Big Break (2016), performed at B.B. Ruler’s Tribute Festival at Diamond Pub Concert Hall, and was highlighted on the TV indicate “Nashville Entertainment Weekly” and the “Women of Substance” podcast.

Stelle Amor’s introduction EP is set to discharge in May 2017 and highlights such Nashville legends, for example, The McCrary Sisters, Maureen Murphy, Roy Agee, and Vinnie Ciesielski. The primary single, “Get Right,” and music video were appeared in November 2016. The music video for her second single, “Spike’s Groove,” will be discharged in March 2017.

https://www.stelleamor.com

MULAMANDAM

Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience.

Karsheam Simpkins AKA MulaManDam

Born and raised In USA. Long Island, New York. April 7 1997. Thru childhood I experienced a lot of ups and downs. Growing up in Hempstead, a lower class neighborhood, and experiencing poverty first hand.

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Tell us about your music career, your band name, musical background, experience and skills.

My music career started as a producer in 2007. I was highly influenced by the talent of my father who was a rapper/producer and that helped bloom my love for music.

I’ve been producing for 10 years, audio engineering for 5, and rapping for 3 years. Also have attended college for studio recording technology at Nassau Community.

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song.

For the “Pardon” music video the genre is Hip Hop. The concept of the video was to show our hood, which sometimes can feel like a war zone. The yellow smoke represented the caution we have to take with our everyday lives. And we also portray how we handle our ruff situation with happiness and positivity thru friends and family.

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Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business.

MulaManDam is a persona I created that can channel all the emotions and energy that I have within. I like to say MulaManDam was born on March 3rd 2015 because that was the day I survived a horrible car accident. When I came out of coma I realized life was too short to not give my music my all.

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Tell us about other members of your band, crew or music video director and how the music video was shot.

The “Pardon” music video is featuring Ricocaine who is like a little brother to me.

Him and I went to Uniondale High School together and we often feed of each other musically to create masterpieces. “Pardon” was visually directed by MadeInTime Cinemas.

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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal.

I’ve been around the music industry for most of my life thru my dad who worked with the likes of Carlos Santa and Dipset.

My experience has showed me that the industry is a big jungle filled with obstacles that you must overcome until you become the top of the food chain. My future goal is to be at the top of that music industry food chain.

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.

Anything can inspire me to make music. But a lot of my music inspiration lately has been coming from other artists that I’ve grown up with like Casey Chang and GG Tef to name a few.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.

Secret behind making a hit song is don’t worry about making a hit song and make music you love no matter what that is.

You’ll continue to advance until there is no denying what you create is a hit.

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there.

I would like to pass on to my fans that every second on this earth is not guaranteed. You cannot take any moment or opportunity for granted. There’s no time better to do something then now! So do it!

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.

Upcoming artist remember always value who you are and always reinforce in your mind your reasoning for doing what you do and always have a long and short term goal that is mandatory for you to accomplish.

  

Lence George – Coming Home

Oslo based pop artist lyricist and maker Lence George has as of late discharged his freshest single Coming Home, highlighting snappy guitar snares, inspiring keys and a delicate profound vocal line.

Hailing from Nigeria, Lence started singing at a youthful age at first for the sake of entertainment, yet it soon disentangled to wind up plainly a genuine enthusiasm and calling for him. As a gifted lyricist, Lence can take a shot at various tunes at any given moment, enabling him to keep each extend crisp and the point of view new. Enlivened by genuine circumstances, Lence endeavors to guarantee that each of his tunes are straightforward and crude, with a tender loving care that separates him from the rest.

“Hope and revival is at the centre of my music. The idea is to awake some sleeping emotions in people. I want to stand out and be passionate, not just make a repetition of the music already out there. I want to be revolutionary.”

Getting back home was enlivened of the troubles of being in a long-separate relationship, something that many can identify with. It’s an update from Lence that all connections are hard, however cherish is justified, despite all the trouble. Lence started the composition procedure with a group of various thoughts, yet in the wake of following them full scale he found that none of them caught the correct sound he needed to depict. He rejected every one of the thoughts he had and begun starting with no outside help with the game plan, and in the end, the verses took after.

Getting back home is accessible to download and stream through every single significant medium stages now, for more data about Lence George and his up and coming discharges, you can tail him on his web-based social networking stages.

http://www.lencegeorge.com

MulaManDam feat. Ricocaine – Pardon

Karsheam Simpkins (born April 7th, 1997) better known by his stage name MulaManDam is an American born Rapper/Engineer from Long Island, New York. He started off as a producer and eventually started writing his own songs. In the summer of 2015 he was struck by a vehicle going full speed and all he remembered from that incident was leaving the corner store and waking up in a hospital bed. His doctor told him that he wouldn’t be able to walk again and if he was lucky he’d be up and running in 12-18 months due to fracturing his neck, lower back and suffering from a broken leg in 3 places. Miraculously he recovered 5 months later and vowed to himself that he would work on his passion 110% by taking advantage of every moment. Surprisingly two weeks after he got out of the hospital he shot a music video, recorded a mixtape worth of music, set up a home studio and used his audio engineering knowledge from school to record, mix and master other artists’ music around Long Island. 

In 2017 alone he has released & has been featured on 50+ records creating a buzz which recently resulted in a sold-out crowd at the Amityville Hall in Long Island. Despite being a relatively new artists he has honed his live-show skills by steadily performing in the showcase circuit in New York City. He eventually became the Hip Hop Seazon Showcase Champion twice and all that ground work has resulted in him bringing a strong presence in a room; crowd surfing at numerous shows, fans reciting his lyrics word for word and opening up for the likes of Famous Dex, Reggie Mills & Chris Rivers. Mula is now campaigning for his 2nd mixtape titled Green Eggs & Dam” including all new unreleased tracks and all original production. 

@MulaManDam

MIDDLESPOON

Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience.

We are Jinx McGee and Alexander Beatz, both born in the good ol’ U.S. of A.

Beatz was born in 1986 in Los Angeles, CA, though he was raised in Maui, HI. 

He attended college in San Marcos, TX where he met future collaborator, Jinx. McGee, born in ’82, dropped out of highschool during his junior year to pursue a career in music. He moved to Austin shortly afterwards where he and Alexander met, though it was several years later when the duo began writing music together.

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 Tell us about your music career, your band name, musical background, experience and skills.

Jinx has a long history in the Texas music scene, having toured with folk band, The Blue Hit, for almost a decade. It was through his work with The Blue Hit that he became a local staple in the Austin music scene, which resulted in him working with dozens of other artists in the studio, producing records, tracking guitars and co-writing with some of Austin’s finest. While McGee was in Austin perfecting his craft, Beatz was on the west coast founding a cannabis farm/business called Flower For Life. Alexander had attended performing arts school in Ojai, CA and worked with a variety of local musicians, but had yet to release any music. The duo started working together in 2016 on his first record, but the chemistry was obvious and thus MIDDLESPOON was born.

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song.

The concept behind MIDDLESPOON is simple: FUN. The duo melds soul, dance, and pop while showcasing their prodigious skillset – McGee on the music, Beatz on the vocals. The idea/concept behind their first single/video was to showcase their songwriting ability, while providing multiple layers of meaning. ‘LightningBug’ is meant to be an earworm, and prove the duo’s pop sensibility while also bringing a subtle queer twist to a genre they’ve dubbed “Banana Pop”. The subsequent video was intended to challenge people to suspend their judgements of others and themselves, ultimately encouraging the listener to let go of social pressure and just HAVE A GOOD TIME!

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Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business.

While Alexander was establishing a business in California, he was collecting and experimenting with gear; vocal fx pedals, loop machines, synths and samplers. This collection of gear is now a large part of the duo’s sound. Jinx was touring relentlessly at this time, and quickly learned the true challenge of balancing creativity and business. We still think this is a challenge facing a lot of artists today; not just creating music that you are passionate about, but having the ambition and mindset to properly release and market music to the world.

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Tell us about other members of your band, crew or music video director and how the music video was shot.

Lightning Bug was shot by Daniel Vestal (Deer Daniel Productions). McGee has directed and edited several music videos over the years and was able to take that experience and direct the video shoot smoothly and optimally. It takes a village to raise a child, and this music video was no exception. Our entire community came together to support this vision and we could’ve never pulled it off without the 30+ cast and crew that helped (and looked damn fine while they did it). Beatz has played a crucial roll in designing the duos look and overall visual aesthetic and lightning bug is a perfect example of that. The music video was shot in two nights, which involved painting and completely rearranging Beatz’ north Austin home. Two amazing local drag queens were on board to make over Beatz and McGee into their drag altar egos, Phalexandria and Anustasia. The video was all shot in one location with a skeleton crew of friends and family.

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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal.

McGee has been fully immersed in the music industry for 15 years and has produced and co-written records and singles for dozens of different artists. Until 2016, Beatz’ primary focus was his cannabis farm, though he had his toes in the music scene for a decade which is how he came to meet McGee.

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.

For McGee, it’s beyond inspiration – it is a compulsion; a constant need to create. He and Beatz agree heavily on the therapeutic nature of creating music and expressing oneself, be that through music, design, art, or any medium that allows one to unapologetically be themselves and experience the high that comes from creating art. The duo share a healthy obsession with drag culture and have drawn much inspiration from anyone who can find solace in being the truest version of themselves, and the power that comes from that. Self-expression, individualism and embracing your inner weirdo are the driving forces behind MIDDLESPOON.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.

We believe there is a certain amount of integrity that is essential to a true hit song. We don’t believe in using any one formula or molding your sound to one particular path. Each artist has a unique voice to share in this world, and we believe that if you can hone in to that inner voice that good things will come. We also believe in positivity, kindness and compassion. If it’s your goal to write a hit then it’s very important to be able to shed any dead weight either musically or lyrically and keep doing so until you’re left with a clear and concise song. Another important factor is personality; put your own individual spin on things and don’t be afraid to be different/weird.

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there.

BE YOU! It’s that simple. Life is meant to be enjoyed and no one person should take themselves too seriously. Love yourself, love your neighbor and ignore the haters. Respect the earth and respect each other, practice love and compassion.

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.

WORK! Have the drive and ambition that it takes to succeed. Also have a clear definition of success. Want to be a millionaire? Want to be on the radio? Define what success means to you and then work your ass off to get it.

Stay true to yourself. Don’t conform your sound to the exact formula that your favorite band uses. Study your craft, practice practice and practice and ALWAYS be willing to drop your ego and compromise. Songs are a huge collaboration between mixing engineers, musicians, mastering engineers, promoters, management, etc… The more stubborn you are, the harder you are to work with, and longevity in this business means dropping your ego and doing what is right for the song and not solely your vision. Work hard, be kind and don’t be a jerk. Those tips will help anyone go further in any industry – music is no exception.

  

 

NATALI FELICIA

Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience.

My full name is Natalie Felicia Bergqvist, born in 1994 on November 1st in Sweden.
I grew up in the countryside outside of Stockholm as quite a rebellious little girl. Running away was my favorite thing. My parents weren’t so happy about that.

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Tell us how you start your music career, background, experience and skills.

My real passion for music, writing and singing began for real in my early teens when I moved to Stockholm. I joined a gospel choir and that really taught me a lot about my singing voice and how to use it. I got a guitar from my family when I turned 15 and began playing and writing a lot. Eventually I started playing my own songs at open mics around Stockholm. I started to receive a lovely response and this really inspired me to continue. I met my producer and writer partner Andreas Grube for the first time in the fall of 2011 and we began working on what became the world of Natali Felicia.

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song.

Putting a label on it, I guess what I’m doing is dark-pop. But for me the key word from the beginning, building this whole world, has always been cinematic. As well, I love the idea of sort of inviting the listener to find their own way into it and start reflecting.’ Run Like The River’’ is a song about running for your life in hope of finding a better place – reflecting on the world we are living in today.

With this video, I wanted to try and capture this brave escape while still rooting into a deep calmness and sort of acceptance.

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Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business.

Everything you need to know is that I’m someone who puts my heart and soul into my music. I want to do things my way no matter how long it might take. I’m a strong believer in ’’learning by doing’’.
I’ve defiantly faced a lot of ups and downs. Especially in the major label jungle, where I completely lost why I started doing this in the first place: for the LOVE of it. It even came to the point of almost giving it all up (like the drama queen I am haha). But finally I could leave and found people to work with who love what I’m doing and support me 100% in what I believe in. In the end, that’s all that really matters.

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Tell us about other members of your band, crew or music video director and how the music video was shot.

The brilliant director’s name is Joakim Carlsson, a good friend of mine from Sweden now living and working in New York. He really embraced my visions and ideas and turned them into something beautiful and substantial. With quite a small team of 5 people we shot the video in a few days in NYC. Most of it was out on Long Island but also in the city. I had such an amazing and inspiring time working with Joakim and his brilliant team. You will definitely see more videos from us.

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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal.

I would say I’ve been in the music industry since the spring of 2015 when I first released my debut single ’Used To Be’.
But more importantly, I’ve learned a lot about myself really and my music and how I want to develop and do things my way. I’ve got a lot of future goals but trying to focus on what’s in front of me at the moment. Now I’m so happy to finally release my debut album in a month after some years of hard work. Then I’m dying to come out and play live – I love it so much.

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.
Traveling, whats going on in the world, everyday life, love, unrequited love… A lot of things really.
And London. London inspires me a lot. I love this city. I recently moved here. I’ve been coming here a lot the past 2 years for writing.
I’ve just completely fallen in love with this city in a sort of love/hate kinda way.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.
I don’t have the secret to that. I don’t think anyone has really…

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there.
I’m really really looking forward to sharing my debut album with you soon (out Oct 27th). And I can’t wait to come out at play live for you and meet you whoever/wherever you are. Your support means the world.

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.

How cliché it might sound: don’t forget who you are. And why you started doing the music you want to do. Hold on to YOUR personality, it’s the strongest thing you have as an artist. And always surround yourself/work with people who love what you’re doing and supports you 100%.

Slightly Left of Centre – Naked

 

 

 

Hot off the back of selling in excess of 80,000 units, 1 million streams and generating over 150,000 downloads, Australian talent ‘Slightly Left of Centre’ return to the world stage with their strongest, most original and diverse material to date.
Taken from the bands upcoming second album and world class writing ability, it showcases their talent the single release ‘Euphoria’ is a testament to the bands tongue-in-cheek mentality, with soaring hooks and a vibe reminiscent of Maroon 5 meets Daft Punk, it will keep you coming back for more.
One of the band’s strengths and also the factor which allows them to cut and paste so many different genres into their sound is their studio setups. Michael and Adam have extensive studio production experience and most of it is self-taught. “I got a 4 track when I was really young and I made MIDI files when I was 11,” explains Adam of his starting point.
Michael tells a similar tale. “I’m pretty much self-taught,” he says. “I went to university and studied IT engineering, so I am pretty good with computers and working with audio gear. Music has always been in my blood. My mum was a singer, my grandfather was a singer and just working with people like Michael Zammit (Airwaves Studios) and the experience of working in professional studios has given me the courage to go out and buy the equipment myself.”
Having one of the most invigorating, unique, captivating and entertaining stage presences a live band has to offer, as well as working with some of the best session musicians, SLC has proven their live shows are something that everyone will remember. Grammy Award winning Tom Coyne (Beyoncé, Maroon 5) is scheduled to master the final product as this will be an album that everyone will appreciate.

http://www.slightlyleftofcentre.com

MIDDLESPOON – LightningBug

Indeed, even their name, MIDDLESPOON, is intended to challenge the present state of affairs. The Austin couple makes irresistible move music about current social issues. Frontman Alexander Beats finds sharp approaches to address issues like gender roles and woman’s rights, while exhibiting a great vocal range, drawing impact from craftsmen like Sam Cooke and Erykah Badu. Producer Jinx McGee makes elegantly refined move music. Before delivering music for various different craftsmen, McGee put in eight years visiting as a lead guitarist. His consistent creation and Beats’ heartfelt vocals are the foundations of MIDDLESPOON’s mark sound.

Together, Beats and McGee have made their own particular fun and attractive sound and look. Design assumes an imperative part in the pair, who share a solid fixation on drag culture. Their beautiful and dynamic closet mirrors their offbeat and enthralling sound. MIDDLESPOON is the ideal soundtrack to this current summer’s most sweltering pool party.

http://www.middlespoonmusic.com/

Chris Biano

Chris Biano is one of Country music’s ideal and brightest up and coming gifts. Carrying genuine sincere verses with a cutting edge nation sound Chris has that something the world needs to hear. Brought up in Texas with country in his blood, everything changed for Chris when he was given a guitar by his Dad at age 14. He promptly experienced passionate feelings for singing and composing his own particular melodies. This affection inevitably lead him to pack up everything and make a beeline for Nashville, Tennessee, the core of country music. In the wake of living in Nashville for a long time Chris chose to give the world access to his trip as a craftsman. He needed his fans and others to know how much hard work it really takes to make it in the country music industry. This thought ended up plainly known as Breaking Country. A web reality arrangement in light of the trails and triumphs of Chris pursuing his fantasy. With a fresh out of the box new single, music video, and reality web arrangement coming in May of 2017, Chris is ready to surprise the country music industry.

http://facebook.com/chrisbianomusic

 

DANNY KENSY

Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience. 

Daniel John Kensy

USA (Mechanicsville, VA.)

November 14th

I grew up in the country. Trees, fresh air and drinking water from the hose.

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Tell us how you start your music career, your band name, musical background, experience and skills.

At the age of 3 I was playing piano. During school I was always involved with the choir, band, etc. I attended college at VCU and studied performing arts; Opera was my thing. Country music has always been my fav. I started writing at the age of 13.

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song.

Country music! I’m between traditional and modern. I have many videos out on YouTube but KISS ME SOMETHIN’ GOOD is a studio video. It’s just a fun loving tune. This song is one of my favorites because it is simple and to the point about a girl and how the girl makes the guy feel.

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Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business.

My main instrument is the keyboard. I also play a little guitar every now and then but I want the keyboard because for country music it is different. Ups: there are so many! Meeting great people, opening doors, performing in front of thousands, etc. Downs: not too many of these. I just want to get my music out to more people. I think my music is good and can offer some comfort in the country music world.

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Tell us about other members of your band, crew or music video director and how the music video was shot.

My band is a fantastic backing band called Cedar Creek. Multiple players in my band have toured with many greats. My crew is also exceptional. (1) road manager and a few stage hands make the shows a lot easier. The video was shot at RAD RECORDS in Nashville, TN. It was just a studio shot that focused on the music rather than the video. Plain and simple.

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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal.

Wow, a long time! I started out when I was 16 playing in bars, clubs, etc. I have performed thousands of shows and played with many great artists such as Brad Paisley. Kenny Chesney, Taylor Swift, Racal Flatts and more. I have won numerous song writing awards, vocal awards and most recently a Josie Award for MALE MODERN COUNTRY RISING ARTIST. My future goal is to keep playing, writing and share my talents with as many people as possible. I sing for a reason; because I love too!

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.

Mood, the right time and inspiration. It just happens! And I love to sing and always will!

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.

Catchy lyrics, a chorus that comes quick in the song, great music and emotion.

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there.

Support and love one another. We all live together on this planet so why not make it enjoyable.

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.

Co-Write and learn the business. I can’t stress this enough to up and coming artists.