Shanti Das celebrates 25 years in the music industry

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Video | Entertainment’s music family pays homage to Shanti Das on 25 years in the business video: The June edition of ATL Live on the Park was a special celebration of perseverance, strength and love as Shanti “SHOESTRING” Das celebrated 25 years in the entertainment industry. Hosted by her friends and family, the evening included special performances by emerging and… Read more »

Tru Def making waves in the music industry, meets Jay Z

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Tru Def is a new talent out of Dallas, Texas. This has been one heck of a year for Tru Def, starting when he decided to head to SXSW and found himself spitting raps for Ty Dolla $ign in Ty’s freestyle contest. Next, Tru Def was spotted free styling in Ty Dolla $ign’s documentary, which was… Read more »

Karen Civil: The music industry’s social media maven

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Name: Karen Civil The Business: Industry: Entertainment/Media Twitter: @KarenCivil Every so often, behind-the-scenes players get their chance to shine in the spotlight. Music insider and Beats by Dre entertainment manager Karen Civil is not stepping out of the limelight any time soon. With her self-titled blog bringing in over 1.2 million monthly visitors, it’s… Read more »

Music industry execs give artist showcase tips at IMC 2013

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The International Music Conference invited some of our favorite music industry execs to provide feedback to emerging artists at their Artist Showcase. Held at Atlanta’s Harlem Nights, GRAMMY award-winning producer, Jon Jon Traxx, Radio One’s Hurricane Dave, Vicki Mack Lataillade, Rocky Bivens, and Ron “Tricky” Montgomery sat front in center to scout new talent. While rapper Chief with his “You See Me”… Read more »

World Famous G-Mack inspires other DJs with advice on the music industry

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Advice to your peers is one of those topics that is necessary but not always openly given. World Famous G-Mack, an Atlanta-based DJ, took the time to sit with rolling out to offer advice to up-and-coming DJs. Hope this helps! – Joi Pearson @JoiAPearson   What got you into deejaying? How long have you been doing it? I’ve always… Read more »

5 books for young women in the music industry

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    When you’re out in the club or networking at events, it’s rare to hear the conversation between women in the music industry travel to their latest reads, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t reading.  Many of the useful tips that help women like industry executives, Shanti Das, Amber Grimes, and Treesound Studios’ Mali Hunter, succeed in… Read more »