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Trezident

She is what some may consider to be socially toxic. However, the movement is set in stone for her to fight injustice, social conformity and create confidence. Strengthening the values of young women everywhere, she sets the platform to provide the light to their darkness. No HUMAN should feel ugly, fat or indifferent because of the conformed views of society. Trezident is the movement of acceptance and understanding.

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Young Gang Bangers

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GTIN: 096962314378

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a 14 trk cd featuring Money Making Haze and Droptop Dot from YGB DA Label and Sick4Cash Music Group llc

Link: sick4cashmusic.wixsite.com/sick4cashmusicgroup

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The Vizitorz

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GTIN: 096962307653

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A provocative and vivid creative music ensemble, The Vizitors, co-lead by Kenneth Green and Dushun Mosley meld the collective energies of Chicago’s AACM with the Afro-Futurist creative music musicians of Detroit. The Vizitorz mission is to liberate the imaginations of the community via the musical presentation of uncommon but natural and bio-friendly frequencies.

We visit galaxies, oceans and caverns through space, traveling in micro and macro
vision while physically we remain in place.
The vision is Sound, vibrant Sound to you as a post card, in three D, four D and 5,
The expectation is to share music form the creator exquisite and alive.
The Vizitorz

Link: astringmusicstore.bandcamp.com/album/uncommon-altitudes

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ALEXANDER JEAN, Featuring BC JEAN & MARK BALLAS, To Launch Highly Anticipated 2nd EP June 26

ALEXANDER JEAN, Featuring BC JEAN & MARK BALLAS, To Launch Highly Anticipated 2nd EP June 26

Responding to public demand for a follow up to their hit debut EP, “Head High,” the husband and wife team of Alexander Jean, featuring BC Jean and Mark Ballas, will initiate a national tour starting June 26 to coincide with the release of their much anticipated second EP, “High Enough.” The tour, teams Alexander Jean with Los Angeles Pop Rock band R5.

Venue competition for the highly anticipated double-act tour stems from the unique success of the indie duo’s initial EP which shot to #1 on iTunes’ Singer/Songwriter chart and then rose to the chart top a second time. Their power-pop ballad and debut single “Roses and Violets,” also hit #1 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart and #6 on the iTunes overall chart, reaching the Top 20 on Billboard’s Hot 100 “Bubbling Under” chart. The song had over 3 million Spotify plays and reached Top 10 in 7 countries around the globe. Their single “Thief,” hit #5 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart.

Describing the nature of the chemistry which brought such immediate interest to their act, BC and Mark note, “We’re inspired daily by each other and what the universe is so gracious to give our minds and souls. We want to capture something timeless while still keeping it raw.”

For “High Enough” the duo says, “We simplified our writing and production this time around, but it oddly enough has created a bigger sound. Sometimes less is more and every song on this EP is a major statement. There are so many different emotions involved throughout the 5 song journey and everyone can relate to it their own way however it connects to them.”

BC and Mark, who wed in November 2016, started writing and forming melody ideas for “High Enough” while still on tour last summer for “Head High.” “We do it in pieces rather than scheduled sessions for the writing part. It’s more about capturing the magical moments as they come,” the duo says. “We then took our songs to the countryside of England to work with our producer, Will Hicks. It was the three of us, our dog Hendrix and large empty fields of grass and sheep. We wanted to escape so we could focus.”

“High Enough,” shines with the duo’s trademark style of a blend of acoustic, rhythmic, singer/songwriter, pop/rock with a timeless feel. “We are aware of what’s current right now and we always keep that in mind so every generation has the chance to connect to our musical stories but at the end of the day we write what we feel which is emotional, honest and liberating. We want to make people feel something whether it’s hope, strength, romance or empowerment.”

“High Enough,” will be available June 26 on iTunes, Spotify and all other major digital music platforms.
R5 Tour featuring Alexander Jean, will kick off June 26 at Chicago S Bottom Lounge and continues on to Detroit, Toronto, Boston, Darien Lake NY, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Charlotte, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas and Austin. (Full schedule listed below.)

ABOUT ALEXANDER JEAN
Indie duo, Alexander Jean, featuring BC Jean and Mark Ballas, are creating the freshest, most honest, heartfelt music of their careers. The duo first met in 2012 at a Los Angeles singer-songwriter showcase, and then married in 2016. Their debut EP titled “Head High,” debuted at #1 on iTunes’ Singer/Songwriter chart, and then rose to #1 again for a second time. Their power-pop ballad and debut single “Roses and Violets,” also hit #1 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart and #6 on the iTunes overall chart; reaching the Top 20 on Billboard’s Hot 100 “Bubbling Under” chart. The song had over 3 million Spotify plays and reached Top 10 in 7 countries around the globe. Their single “Thief,” hit #5 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart.

Alexander Jean was recently listed in Billboard Magazine’s “DeLeon 100,” a list of Top 100 Trailblazers who display determination to bring their expertise to #thenextlevel. The duo was also named “KIIS FM Next Up Artist of the Week,” performed at Sundance Film Festival’s 2017 Creative Coalition event. In 2016, they completed a 21 date U.S. tour, “Head High,” sponsored by Nicorette and Nicoderm; made their SXSW debut in as an official showcase artist; and were tapped to perform at BMI’s 2016 annual “Snow Ball” event at Sundance, where they received a standing ovation, in addition to a stripped down, intimate set at the much-coveted Chef Dance. Alexander Jean was also chosen as one of three acts, from nearly 600 artist submissions, to perform at the 3rd Annual L.A. GRAMMY Showcase at The Fonda Theatre.

Both BC and Mark are multi-faceted singers and songwriters with lists of accolades in the music world. BC became an in-demand artist and songwriter when Beyoncé recorded “If I Were A Boy,” which she wrote. A worldwide #1 smash, the song – the only track Beyoncé didn’t write on her double CD I Am…Sasha Fierce – was one of the most played songs of 2009. It topped the charts in many European countries (including the UK) and reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100

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How to Market Your Private Tutoring Lessons

Private tutoring is all about word of mouth. That word of mouth doesn’t work if you have no one to spread around how great you are, though. If you’re just starting out in the private tutoring lessons and don’t have anyone to help get your name out there, or maybe you moved to a new area and don’t know anyone there yet, then you’ll want to figure out the best marketing strategies to get your private tutoring lesson business off the ground.

Here’s how to market your private tutoring lessons business to get you the most clients and plenty of word-of-mouth referrals.

What’s in a Name

Think about the other businesses that you frequent. What makes you remember their name? Something short and to the point usually works. You might think just using your name like Bob Wright’s Tutoring is enough, but is it catchy and memorable enough? What if you have a name that’s hard to spell or pronounce?

Something catchy, clever, and memorable is going to catch people’s eyes. Usually when parents begin looking for a tutor for their child, it’s because they need to bring their child’s grade up and fast. They are doing quick searches and making quick decisions. You want to stand out. A catchy name and logo will help you accomplish this.

Have a Website

People look for companies on the internet. You need to create a website, but you can’t just make it and think that’s it. You need to promote your website and help it move to the top of search engine pages. Search engine optimization (SEO) is very important. You can hire someone to do this or you can do it yourself.

List your business with search engines like Google, Yahoo, and Bing. Add yourself to list services in your area, such as Angie’s List, Yelp, and craigslist. Have a blog as part of your website and write frequent high quality posts.

You can also have other people guest blog for you, and you yourself should guest blog on other blogs too. Make sure they’ll allow you to link back to your blog. Have an SEO plugin on your website and use keywords on your blog posts. It’s important to use high quality keywords to get the search to go to your page.

Advertise

Your website is an important digital advertising tool. You might also want to have a Facebook page for digital advertising. However, nothing really beats good old-fashioned paper marketing for this type of business. Create flyers and put them on people’s cars when they park in parking lots. Go places where parents will be, like the grocery store, Karate, schools, parks, etc.

Make up business cards and put them on bulletin boards; hand them out whenever you possibly can. Place them in strategic shelves in the library near the subject you are going to be tutoring in. Add a magnetic decal to your car.

Contact the local schools and introduce yourself to teachers. Parents will often ask teachers for suggestions of tutors when their children are struggling. Get your business card in the teacher’s hand and they will pass it on to the parents when asked.

Getting your name out there in every possible way is going to be important in reaching out to those who are in need of private tutoring lessons. Don’t ever stop advertising. You can ask current clients for referrals, but you’ll need to continue to work other outlets.

Having more work than you can handle is better than not enough. Get to know other area tutors so you know who to send the overflow to when your schedule gets too full.

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Five Tips for a Successful Private Lessons Business

Teaching private lessons in music or art can be a great way to make extra cash. You might have a lot of people asking you to show them how to do something that they know you’re good at. However, you might be hesitant to start because oftentimes teaching someone else how to do what you do can be a difficult task.

Here are five tips for starting a successful private lesson business from your home.

1. Building Your Clientele

There are many different ways you can work when you’re giving private lessons. One option is to work in a music or art store providing lessons. Beware of any rules the store might have about who owns your list of students, though, so if you ever want to go off on your own you can know whether you can take your students with you or not. You can also teach in home at the student’s house or at your house, or teach in a studio that you own or rent.

If you work in a store then ideally the store will provide you with your clientele. When you’re on your own, (either in your home, your clients’ homes or your own studio) you have to advertise. Word of mouth will likely be how you start, but you’ll need to keep it going with frequent flyers and mailings to people where possible, and perhaps using social media outlets to drum up business.

2. Giving the First Lesson

The first lesson is an important one. This is what’s going to set the tone for the rest of your time with your student. It’s imperative that you make a good first impression. Prior to the lesson, gather some information such as the age of your student, previous experience working in whatever medium you’re working on with the student, and any special considerations you’ll need to know about.

Make sure they are prepared for the lesson, and make it very clear what’s needed prior to that first lesson. Allow parents to sit in for the first lesson and find out what the student’s goals are that they hope to achieve from the lessons. How you approach things is going to depend on the information that you gather, but you need to make it fun so they want to come back and want to do well.

3. Tailor Lessons to the Individual

Not everyone is going to need the same thing. One-on-one lessons are basically tutoring sessions and must be tailored to fit the needs of the individual. It’s not at all like teaching a class of multiple students. You can work on the individual’s weaknesses and build on the individual’s strengths to really give the student a great foundation.

There are no set-in-stone priorities you have to accomplish. You can ask the student what they are working on and see how you can build on that to improve that particular skill. Remember, if you’re doing what the student wants and providing them with what they need, then they are going to keep coming back for more.

4. Notes and Records

You need to keep thorough notes and records of progress that is made, and also from a financial standpoint. From a bookkeeping perspective, it’s good to keep track of how often a student attends lessons and what was paid and when. From a teaching standpoint, taking notes of what was worked on in each lesson and what was done well and what needs more work, will help focus on what you need to do for the next lesson.

Notes and records are especially important if you have multiple students; you don’t want to rely on your memory in this case, because you might end up repeating things over and over again.

5. Always Be a Student Yourself

Never stop learning yourself. There’s a reason that doctors and lawyers say they practice their fields; they are always learning new things. Well, the same can be said about anything. You should always be building and honing your own skills. This will make you a desirable tutor and help you to build your business. It’s also going to help take out the monotony if you continue to learn and build on your own personal skills and expertise.

Private lessons are a sought-after service, mostly for children. You can really create a lucrative business teaching others and it will feel good too. Following these five tips will make it so much easier and profitable for you.

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A Guide for Tutors, Art and Music Teachers to Set Rates

When you are giving private art, music, or tutoring lessons, you might be struggling with how to determine what to charge for your services. You don’t want to charge too little so that people either don’t take you seriously or you get too many people and can’t serve everyone. You also don’t want to charge too much so people will avoid you like the plague.

Finding the right balance is difficult. Here’s a guide for what to do when choosing your rates for your tutoring, art, or music lesson business.

Where Do You Give Lessons?

When determining your fee, you need to factor in where you’re giving your private lessons. If you are giving them in your home, then you probably won’t need to charge as much as you would if you drive out to people’s homes to give lessons, or even if you have to rent a separate space to give lessons.

You’ll need to factor in these costs when coming up with your rate. Once you have included the cost for you to travel or to rent a space, you can follow the steps to setting your rates for your tutoring, art, or music business.

Steps to Determine Your Private Lesson Rates

1. Check what other art teachers, music teachers and tutors are charging for their services in the same area you intend to work in. If there are no lessons being provided in your area similar to what you’re going to provide, then you can judge by what other enrichment programs are charging. You don’t need to let these lessons dictate your rates, but it’s a good jumping-off point.

2. Determine what you need to make to be comfortable. Not only will this help you set your rates, but it will also help you see how many students you’ll need in order to make the income you’re comfortable making.

3. What education do you have? Experience is important, but a degree is easy to prove and sometimes people are willing to pay more for someone who has a degree. Your education has value so if after you see what other teachers are charging in your area, you might be able to charge a little more if you can offer up qualifications that are greater than someone else’s.

4. Charge the same fee for everyone. It doesn’t matter if it’s a friend or a family member; if you are going to be creating a business, then you need to use the same rates for everyone. Otherwise word gets out that you’re charging different prices for others and that won’t be good for business.

5. Don’t offer family discounts. It might be tempting to do, but your time is worth the same whether you teach one of their kids or multiple kids.

6. Your rates should not stay constant forever. You will need to raise your rates at some point. This may cause you to lose students, but chances are that if you are good at what you do, then people will be willing to pay the increased cost.

It’s time to raise your rates if you have a full roster, you have been doing it for two years without an increased fee, and you are below the rate for teachers with the same degree and qualifications as you.

The most important thing to remember when you’re setting your rates for your tutoring, art, or music instructions is to value your worth. Your time is worth something, so don’t let people talk you out of your rates. If they aren’t interested in paying you what you have set, don’t jump to conclusions that this means that you’re overcharging for your services.

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CHA$E LUCCIANO

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Official Debut Single From Recording Artist CHA$E LUCCIANO “THAT WORK” Feat J.BASS

Link: www.Instagram.com/chasedollamusic

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Ben Dunham Music Announces New Album Backline Collective and Release Party

Ben Dunham Music Announces New Album Backline Collective and Release Party

13 renowned Vermont artists come together to cultivate a collaborative direction that transcends genre.

Burlington, VT – June 15, 2017. Producer and musician Ben Dunham has today announced his album ‘Backline Collective’ will be released through Jug Brook Publishing on Friday, June 23rd, 2017. The Album Release Party will be hosted at Positive Pie, 22 State Street, Montpelier, Vermont, on June 23rd, 2017, from 10:00 pm – 2:00 am. The Release Party will feature original live music and is open to the public.

The Backline Collective features 13 local Vermont artists that give each song a unique story and perspective. The musicians include Ben Dunham, Alex Gill, Andrew Suits, Sara Grace, Chad Hollister, Jay Ekis, Brandon Klarich, Ira Friedman, Jonas Eno-Van Fleet, Katie Trautz, Kenna Donovan, Luke Auriemmo, and Paul Miller. The pre-release tracks ‘Stand On The Rock’ and ‘Without You’ have recently received radio play on WDGR, WRUV, and WNCS.

Ben has a rich musical history, touring with the likes of hip-hop funk band Dysfunkshun and playing with renowned artist Madou Dembele around the NYC music scene. He wrote and produced each song on the album with the intent of creating a piece of work that transcends traditional genres.

Speaking about the album, Ben said, “[Backline Collective] was designed to bring people together, both artists and listeners. We all have an idealized version of ourselves that we would like to keep whole. But, in reality, nothing is picture perfect. The album is about self-realization and the duality people face in everyday life. That dilemma, is what I think, just about anyone can relate with.”

With the Album’s launch on the horizon, Ben has embarked on his next project. He is in the process of bringing another round of successful artists to the studio to produce a follow-up album that again revolves around musical collaboration.

Ben continues, “A room full of musicians acts like a giant sponge. We all play off one another to the point of creating truly meaningful and authentic tracks. We thrive off each other, and there’s nothing else like it.”

The Backline Collective can be found for purchase on Reverb Nation. You can expect Ben Dunham Music to release their next project Summer 2018.

Track Listing:
I Don’t Want It (Any More)
Poison
Without You
Drop
Take Me Home
Stand On The Rock
Maintenance Man
The Horse You Rode In On

About: Ben Dunham started his music career as a teenager, playing in bars and local hotspots. Anchored by a love for the bass, Ben enjoys composing music and lyrics and has contributed to many bands throughout his career. He continues to play in several bands throughout the Green Mountains of Vermont and knows no bounds when it comes to genre.

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GET THE F AWAY

 

Media Type: CD (Physical Disc)

GTIN: 096962304676

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PURPLE ROSE (EP) BY BOSSALENA

Link: www.bossalena.com

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New Album from MA Rock’n’Roll Power trio THE BIG SWAY

New Album from MA Rock’n’Roll Power trio THE BIG SWAY

After ten years as a band, and over two-hundred fifty live shows played from the US Northeast to Puerto Rico and beyond, Massachusetts-based experimental funk/punk Rock’n’Roll power trio The Big Sway has just released their long-anticipated first full-length studio album on Bandcamp digital download, 12″ vinyl, iTunes, and Spotify.

For fans of Minutemen, Mars Volta, Fugazi and Phish.

Stream or order The Big Sway’s new album “Ground Up” here:
www.thebigsway.bandcamp.com

For shows and other information about The BIg Sway visit:
www.thebigsway.com

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New Hit Song For The Radio

New Hit Song For The Radio

Zom-B Da Rapper Makes music for all the people in the struggle trying to make it out check out his new track live or die soundcloud.com/user-319376437/zom-b-da-rapper-live-or-die

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Roadhouse Strangers

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GTIN: 096962314187

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Roadhouse Strangers Debut Album

Link: www.roadhousestrangers.com

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The Anxiety Effect

The Anxiety Effect

The Anxiety Effect is an independent metal band based out of Bradford, Pa. We are recording and releasing new music in our studio after a 4 year hiatus. Our newest single ‘Lockdown’ is available on all major music service sites such as iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, and more. Our website has all the latest news, info, merchandise, and links for all of our social media pages.

www.theanxietyeffect.net

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KELDAMUZIK VENTURES INTO NEW WATERS

KELDAMUZIK VENTURES INTO NEW WATERS

Recording artist Kelda’s latest projects in the modeling, public speaking, and film industries

Internationally recognized artist Keldamuzik alias “Diva” brings diversity into the entertainment industry. She is fearless and has dipped her toe into many successful ventures. Kelda’s first self- authored movie “Love the Original Way” debuted last year in Hollywood during the Black African American Film Festival. The film has so far made it to the Amazon Prime and is available in Japan, Germany, US, and the UK.

Kelda’s endeavors in film production have landed her two spots in the movies “Hit and Run” (produced by Mak Toriano) and “Girls Start Up” (produced by John Junior), whose release dates are yet to be confirmed. Kelda, who has previously toured overseas with R&B singer Lloyd in Japan and the Caribbean with Reggae singer Jah Cure is working on her next hit single which will debut in the summer and will be released by her label “Digz Media.” A series of performances will follow the release. Currently, she is working on her latest modeling project, dubbed “Kelda speaks,” which depicts the life of a young girl struggling to convert her challenges into successes. The artist is also the host of Diva Talk Tonite, a talk show which has bagged new dissemination deals through a private mobile company. The show focuses on different industries and hosts people from all professions. Her hit single “Queen for a Night” has bagged licensing deals with clothing brands to fuel its industry penetration.
In the spirit of giving back to society, Keldamuzik collaborates with several non-profit organizations to develop communities by empowering young women through relating her personal experiences. For this cause, she has a project called “The Diva Outreach.” Plans are underway for the release of her Diva fragrance and a clothing line. In her modeling career, she has worked with Skylier Wear Clothing, Swankety Swank Fashions and Fashion photographer, Christina Elizabeth.

About Keldamuzik: Keldamuzik is a Music Artist, Actress, Producer, TV personality, and entrepreneur. She owns the recording label “Digz Media Group.” The entertainer started her music career at the age of 16. Kelda’s first album “Shut Up and Listen” was released in 2006. Keldamuzik has made an indelible mark in many peoples’ lives through her many ventures.

For more information visit: www.keldamuzik.net

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