It would be hard to accuse DJ Khaled of forgetting his undergroud radio roots.
We were surprised to see DJ Khaled’s signature Rolls Royce Phantom pull up to our front door. DJ Khaled stayed around for interviews and questions from local aspiring independent artists and promoted his album. We still have much love for DJ Khaled but it’ s not often we get to see him. A lot has changed since 2008. Follow us on on Twitter for more updates@DadeCountyRadio
It’s a long road to main-stream success but there’s a big difference between an independent artist that’s making moves and one who’s just making noise. Swazy Styles is definitely one of the ones making moves.
Swazy came to us in 2007 for radio & publishing support and has since signed with Miami DJ Laz’s VIP Music Group.
DadeCountyradio.com founder , Smokey recalls, “I remember explaining to Swazy that although he had a real good promotion network it would only take him so far and that once he finalizes a few key steps that his career will take a whole new direction.” That proved to be true and Swazy continues to put out quality music and remains in touch with his friends and fans.
As a former independent artist I know all too well the frustration that comes with getting music heard on major radio. However, there is good news. The music industry has been going through major changes since 1999 and this has resulted in independent artists getting almost the same exposure as an artist signed to a major label. It’s not free exposure but it’s cheaper than you might think. If you are in love with making music and would do it for free then you are definitely on your way to success if you take our advice and experience into consideration. If you are only doing it for the money then it’s going to be a frustrating experience. Make sure you are in it for the right reasons.
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Today the non-profit digital performance rights organization SoundExchange announced it has paid out more than $1 billion in digital royalties to artists and labels since its inception in 2003. SoundExchange collects royalties from streaming music providers—including Sirius XM, Pandora and those channels way at the back of your cable lineup that only play music—and passes them along to artists, both signed and unsigned.
“This milestone reflects the fact that the digital music industry is evolving and will continue to grow,” said SoundExchange president Michael Huppe in a statement. “We’re optimistic about where the music industry is headed and see opportunity for SoundExchange to help both creators and digital music services thrive.”
Of the billion dollars paid out by SoundExchange over the past decade, more than one-tenth has been distributed in recent months. The organization doled out a total of $108.6 million in royalties during the first quarter of 2012, marking the first time distributions exceeded $100 million in a single quarter. SoundExchange cites enhanced data management and improved technology platforms for the change.
The U.S. Copyright Office has designated SoundExchange the sole administrative entity for collecting digital royalties, but not everyone knows that yet. Tens of millions of dollars in digital royalties still sit unclaimed, despite the organization’s best efforts to contact artists. “They think we’re a Nigerian email scam,” a spokesperson once said.
Any musician or copyright holder can sign up for SoundExchange. Anyone hoping to receive royalties must send in a W-8 or W-9 form and government-issued identification. All of this can be done via email, snail mail, or fax (more info here).