Those who know me best know that I am a lover of mixtapes and independent artists. The freedom allows artists to produce a body of work that's authentic, raw and not restricted by the many confines of music labels. From its initial purpose in needing to record and circulate live shows to housing some of the hottest exclusives in hip hop, the mixtape has and continues to evolve. Chance the Rapper has made the mixtape synonymous to the album, all without signing to a record company. So one must ask, outside of distribution, is there still a viable space for music labels? Read more here!
I always love getting dope book recommendations. Here are some featured on Another Round's most recent episode. Have more book recommendations? Leave them in the comment section below or share them by tweeting us @firstyearprj!
A lot of the advice in this article can be applied to giving almost anyone in any industry feedback. So whether you are friends with artists or friends with writers, here's some help in giving quality feedback. Read the entire article here.