Friday, July 13, 2018

#BeforeTheIndieVMAs: Looking For Sponsors for 2018 Voiceless Music Awards; 2019 Cyphers Decided

The 2018 Voiceless Music Awards is officially going down August 19th at DOHA Nightclub in Queens, New York and we're excited for all the nominees and upcoming winners!

So with that being said, we are now looking for sponsors to have their logo featured on our step and repeat at the event! As in previous years like So Phenomenal Ent, your logo will not only be featured on the step and repeat but also be prominent throughout the show and before the award show itself! Contact for details.

And like last year, we are already in the middle of featuring this years cyphers from the shows of WVMR New York but next year we are doing this a little different. The 2019 Voiceless Music Awards tagline is "The City Is Mine", and with that we've decided to reinforce that. 

We will be featuring all 5 boros for next year cyphers with the captain(s) of each boro deciding their artists they want featured in the visual! 

The first 2 borough captains have been chosen! They are as follows...

 The Bronx
Co-Captains Meko Sky & Kony Brooks

Co-Captains SpecialT & Blackout The Rebel

And while the 2019 Voiceless Music Awards is 365 days away, its only right to begin the hype from now!
For more information on the 2018 edition, or the 2019 edition, email us at today.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Change Clothes... And Go!

Your clothes and style say a lot about you and your brand. Some people know this and move accordingly while others don't. Whether its because they rather let their music be the deciding factor for their likability or they are just plain oblivious to the importance of how ones outfit and overall wardrobe is to their music career.

This post was spawned by a conversation with my gorgeous girlfriend after she attended an event I recently hosted. It was the same venue we were a few months ago which jogged her memory of a certain artist that dressed in a way that didn't compliment the type of music he was delivering. Everyone is entitled to dress comfortably or in a way that will draw attention to them (Exhibit A... Young Thug) but to get better results you wanna make sure that your attire reflects the genre and message you're trying to get across. 

Think of how crazy it would be if you were at a showcase and hear a christian rapper is performing next but he/she gets up there and has nothing but gang colors and bandannas on. Its a little difficult to buy into ones music/brand even before he/she opens their mouth. All music, lyrics and skills aside people begin passing judgement as soon as they lay eyes on you in this business and there I say it in life as a whole. You wouldn't show up to a business meeting in a Nike track suit would you? Its all about dressing the part and knowing the difference between being creative with your style and fashion sense and going overboard and messing up your brand.

There's no clear cut rules here. You are free to dress as you like but be warned that there is positive and negative consequences for it. Above I have posted four images where in my opinion there is two clear fashion fails and two where their content of music and demeanor/attire reflect perfectly. You decide which ones is which.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Jus Write - F**k Fame (Official Video)

Jus Write has been on his bully since the beginning of the Summer! After a small revamp of the hit WVMR New York radio show, Write Your Own History, Jus continues to show why he's one of the most consistent artist in the scene today.

Think we're wrong? the Rockview Entertainment artist has forever boast his hustle of sales of his projects. So when it comes to today's feature, it's evident Jus isn't looking for the glitz and glamour... he's here for the paper. 

And with today's feature, Jus Write has one statement for everyone... "Fuck Fame".
Check it out below.

Shotta Sho - Getting Dat Bag (Official Video)

Shotta Sho has been rocking with us for the very beginning of Voiceless Music many years ago, and throughout that time, all he has done is progressed. 

And with a new single currently rocking the Summer, the Solid Vibe Ent general follows the single up with one of the most clever visuals in recent memory.

Get your side scrolling video gaming on the bag is the focus of the level up in todays feature. Check out the 2D version of Shotta Sho in the visual of "Getting Dat Bag" below.

Monday, July 9, 2018

2018 Voiceless Music Awards: Monday Night RAWRR Cypher

The 2018 Voiceless Music Awards goes down in August 29, 2018 live from DOHA Nightclub in Queens, NY featuring an exclusive opening performance from 3-time Voiceless Music Awards nominees Thot Boys!

And to prepare we are doing 5 cyphers leading up to the epic show featuring WVMR radio shows and two epic special features including today's feature...

The Monday Night line up for WVMR continues to be the dominant day on the Radio Home for The Independent! And with last year already featuring Darkside Radio and Loud Silence, it was the late night show, Monday Night RAWRR and Katie Kay to get her turn!

Boasting an impressive roster including new comer to our radar Ray Pearson, multi-time Voiceless Music Award nominee Ray Fame, former 2017 Voiceless Music Awards Freestyle On Wax! winner Oz, possible 2019 Voiceless Music Awards nominee X-YLE, and former Mr. Voiceless Music and multi-time Voiceless Music Awards winner Kony Brooks, the first cypher this year is coming out swinging. 

With multi-time Voiceless Music Awards nominee Live Johnson on the beat, this is the RAW cypher you've been waiting for!

Friday, July 6, 2018

We on an Indie-Tour

Tribe Called Quest's song, "Award Tour", is a classic. When we talk about touring, these guys have done it all. Tokoyo, LA, NY, you name it, Tribe Called Quest has been there to perform.  Touring is by far every artist's dream. While touring, you get to see new cities, meet new fans, and also get a check. Tribe Called Quest was able to do all that when streaming services did not influence touring.  The idea on what is touring and how to organize one has not changed and we are going to talk about that now!

Touring is simply this: BREAKING YOUR MUSIC INTO NEW MARKETS. You, the artist, travel to different cities to perform hoping to gain a newer audience that will ultimately promote your music pass that city.  If this is done right, you will see your numbers go up, on both your previous music and whatever music is to come! Now question is, have I seen touring been done right lately from the indie-stry? FUCK NO! Here's a couple of reasons why it hasn't been done right.
  1. Artists are touring cities where no one is bumping their music. So artists end up going to these cities expecting a crowd from promoters and then get there and no one is there haha. Hence, Home Crowd Advantage article.
  2. There is no basic foundation before the tour commences.  What do I mean? There is no connection between artists, promoters, and/or venues that will help with promotion to bring the maximum amount of people to the performance.  Hence, The Artist Chemistry article. 
These are the top two reasons why touring from the indie-stry has been ineffective. You know with every problem comes a solution. 

The solution is simple: You need to take advantage of an artist's/promoter's/ venue's fan base if curating or involved in a tour.  In simple terms, you need to collaborate strategically with the people of those cities.  There are multiple ways to tour creatively.  One way I think is a good route is the structure called Headlining and Opening. Headliners bring in the most people so if you looking to do a "Tour" take advantage of the opportunities to open for someone whether big or small. You can then take their fan base and make them a fan of you.  Very simple way. The other ways are very complicated! You would have to talk to me on the side to do this. 

So if you want to do a tour, you can. If you can't get into college shows, do an indie-tour around colleges.  Just make sure that you do your research before, and you have some fan base before touring. It's not hard at all. I am giving you the gems. You choose to use it because I definitely will lmfao.  I hope this was helpful. Peace and Enjoy! 

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Live Johnson - Bootleg Industry [Remix] (feat. Meko Sky & Nikko Tesla)

With Living Legend rocking all over, Live Johnson is building up a 'artist of the year' like resume. But with all success come hate, as Live's attack on the indiestry gets a official remix. 

Featuring the 'remix God' himself and 2018 Voiceless Music Awards nominee Meko Sky and 2016 Voiceless Music Awards winner Nikko Tesla, all three decide to get in their bag including mentioning something spicy going on outside of WVMR New York!

If you haven't heard... this is THE REMIX of "Bootleg Industry".