The Best Music Making Apps for Indie Artists

These are the must-have apps that independent artists, songwriters, and producers should download now. 1. Melody App  The Melody app is a music production app made for producers by producers. It essentially allows for you to easily find, save, use, and share quality melodies. Here’s a quick clip on how it works: One of the […]

Long Live DMX, King of My City

Long Live DMX, King of My City

Today, we remember DMX, the undisputed king of hardcore rap and so much more. It’s been hard to find the words to adequately describe how difficult it’s been losing DMX. I play the hook of “Party Up” in my head at least once day. The Ruff Ryders hold so much more meaning when you’re from […]

Sonny Digital: Happy Birthday to a Pioneer

Sonny Digital: Happy Birthday to a Pioneer

We all know and appreciate Sonny Digital as one of the most prolific producers in hip-hop. On his 30th birthday, we highlight some of his achievements within and beyond that. Digital History Grammy-nominated super producer Sonny Digital started making major waves about a decade ago when he produced YC‘s hit single “Racks” featuring Future, which […]

NFT Mania: Swae Lee, Illmind, and Grimes Enter the Ring

Swae Lee, Illmind, and Grimes have all embraced the NFT craze

NFTs have the music industry buzzing in a way they have never before. Swae Lee, Illmind, and Grimes are some of the latest high-profile figures in music to embrace the NFT craze. Who’s next? There really is no adrenaline rush like finding out one of your favorite music creatives is embracing the new technology you’ve […]

TrillerTV: Why You Should Be Paying Attention

Not enough people are talking about TrillerTV. Stars like DJ Khaled, JLo, 2Chainz, and The D’Amelios all have shows that have launched on the app. Here’s why you should care. What’s Triller? Launched in 2015, Triller is a social media and video editing app. It is owned by Proxima Media and led by President and […]

Rihanna Reigns: Happy Birthday to a Queen

Rihanna Reigns: Happy Birthday to a Queen

Rihanna dominates in every arena. So what do you give the woman who has everything? Today, February 20, 2021, is Robyn Rihanna Fenty’s 33rd birthday. Imagine being tasked with getting her a gift. I mean, what does she need that she couldn’t possibly obtain herself or that she doesn’t have already? I was stumped on […]

Wondagurl: 5 Must-Know Facts About the Super Producer

Sat-her-day: Wondagurl

You might know WondaGurl as the producer behind the hits of Travis Scott, Drake, Quavo, and Pop Smoke. Here are 5 facts about the Grammy-nominated talent you might not know. 1. WondaGurl is Nigerian. WondaGurl, born Ebony Naomi Oshunrinde in Ontario, Canada, is of Nigerian descent. 2. Her first producer credit was with Jay-Z. She […]

Tech Tuesday: 5 Black-Owned Music & Media Apps You Should Know

Check out these Black-owned apps that have been recognized by Eric Bellinger, SXSW, and The Source.  1. Fanbase Fanbase is a subscription-based app that allows creators to easily monetize their content. Founded by veteran songwriter-producer Isaac Hayes III, the app was able to raise $1 million worth of funding in record time through crowd-investing platform […]

Tech Tuesday: TikTok and Reels are the Cheat Codes for Indie Artists

TikTok and Reels helped these indie artists get noticed by Tyga, Chloe x Halle, Tommy Brown, and Kato. Why not you?  It’s the year 2021. You’re an independent artist trying your best to build an audience and gain traction with your music and you’re… not using TikTok or Instagram Reels? Let’s unpack that. TikTok and […]

Sat-Her-Day: Beyoncé Loves NOVA WAV and You Should Too

Beyoncé loves NOVA WAV & you should too

5 Reasons to Get Hip to the Songwriting and Production Super Duo that Ariana Grande, DJ Khaled, and The Carters Can’t Get Enough of 1. Their first major label placement was with Rihanna. In 2012, Denisia “Blu June” Andrews and Brittany “Chi” Coney helped pen “Loveeeeeee Song,” featuring Future, for Rihanna’s seventh studio album Unapologetic. […]