Profile: The multi-talented Bulinki the Tailor

Known for his extra ordinary voice “Bulinki” is a Multi-disciplinary artist and aspiring
businessman, who was born and bred in the streets of Namakgale, Phalaborwa within
the Limpopo Province.

2016-07-02 17.39.22.jpgBulinki is a talented singer, songwriter, producer, composer, fashion designer and rapper. Fondly known to his audience as
Bulinki The Tailor, he is a young artist with a distinct husky but soothing voice, that
gives a rich sound to his music.

He recently released his debut EP project
BLACKLIPS TAPE with the smash hit A RE FIHLA featuring Pretoria-based MC Mloper. The song air-played live on various radio stations and gained popularity, although it was just a teaser from his catalogue of upcoming hits.

Listen to “A RE Fihla by Bulinki”

The Tailor is also a founder of the aspiring record label TAILOP MUSIC, which seeks to provide fellow Limpopo artists a platform to showcase their skills. Bulinki, as well as long-term confidant/manager Joshua Chauke, have both been involved in the organizing of the newly formed social market, THE STREET MARKET PHALABORWA™“SMP” that promotes multi-faceted artwork in photography, painting, beading, music, fashion, craft work, among the youth.

The events hosted by The Street Market movement, are developed by a young intercultural crew who pursue art as a tool of improving their communities, social standing and themselves as individuals.

Bulinki recently delivered a highly captivating performance at a Phalaborwa event which definitely left the audience in awe. From humble beginnings, this musician is tailoring the path for ALL Limpopo youth towards a crime- and drug-free, brighter future.
Major Performances
1. VIP Magazine launch (University of Limpopo, 2016)
2. Miss Mopani 2016 (Namakgale, 2016)
3. Freedom Madness Weekend (Mpumalanga, 2016)
4. State theatre weekly sessions (Johannesburg, 2015)
5. ANC Rally (Seshego, 2014)
6. LA Crushers 25th anniversary (Phalaborwa, 2014)
Major Collaborations
1. Charmza De DJ
2. Mloper
3. Vic Mash
4. Mopedy
5. Mlazah
Contact Details

Trevor Bulinki Mangena

078 536 1391

Joshua Chauke
 072 045 9977

bulinki22@gmail.com

Joshua.jpe01@gmail.com

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Tips for Growing your Youtube Audience

Online video content is quickly becoming THE #1 form of mass media outreach.  According to their own stats, YouTube sees more than 300 hours of video uploaded per minute, and Facebook has literally billions of video shares each day.

Growing your YouTube audience is a highly effective  way of spreading word of your music, but it’s about more than just making a great music video.

Top Tips For Expanding Your YouTube Outreach

1 – You don’t need a huge budget.

It’s easy to think of a music video as a huge, elaborate production… but it doesn’t have to be.  Just as one example, there is this guy known as Jay Mokopo who likes to remix songs of popular artists, that guy always does music videos when he releases his tracks and they’re of quality, but I believe he doesn’t spend too much in making them, as a matter of fact you can even make a video of yourself singing in studio and still get a couple of views on Youtube, it doesn’t really matter how you do it, what’s important is that atleast you must have two to three music videos that are on Youtube.

2 – Make interview spots.

This is a great all-around tool in an indie musician’s video arsenal.  Find someone who can act as an interviewer, and film a 5-minute clip that mimics the format of similar spots on MTV Base or Channel O.  It allows your act to tell their story in their own words, in a short, easily-digestible format.

(Also you can send us your videos (interviews) so that we can share it on our ever increasing Youtube channel).

These can also do double or triple-duty.  Besides gaining shares on YouTube, they can also go into your media portfolio or even potentially be aired on TV.

3 – Invite audience participation.

Don’t forget to get your fans involved!  Invite them to submit, say, pictures or videos of your recent shows, so that the material can be edited together into a new video.  If you give credit at the end to all of your volunteer camera-operators, they’ll be sharing the results -and your music- with all their friends.

Or get more creative!  Anything that involves your fans will likely pay off in shares.

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BEST EDITING MUSIC VIDEO SOFTWARE FOR ARTISTS

For musicians wondering “How do I sell music online?” there are a lot of possible answers… but a great music video is one of the best options! Video moves QUICKLY around the Internet, and if you put together a music video that’s popular, you could easily get thousands of new fans! (And some of them might even buy something!)

The good news, for artists on a budget, we’re living in a time where video editing software is cheap and easily available. There are numerous options available for computer and mobile devices that can take care of your video editing needs, while only costing a few rands – if that!

Now, if you’ve got the money, CyberLink PowerDirector is probably the best all-around piece of music video editing software you can pick up. It’s got professional-quality effects, a great editing interface, and more plugins than you could ever want. However, licenses run between R600-R2000, depending on your features, so that may be beyond a lot of young musicians’ budgets.

So, let’s take a look at some of the best inexpensive options on various hardware platforms! If you’re looking to sell music online, here’s a great place to start.

How Do I Sell Music Online: Finding The Best Music Video Editing Software

Mac: If you’ve got a Mac, you probably need to look no further than Apple’s own offerings. The free iMovie software that comes with OSX is a tight little package that offers everything you need to cut together video quickly, and it integrates instantly with all other Apple devices. Add to that the full-featured Mac Garage Band (R1600.00) and you’ve got a formidable portable editing studio.gI_0_VideoProXScreenShot

If you’re flush with cash, Final Cut Pro (R3 100.00) rivals PowerDirector for sheer options and power, but again, at a very hefty price that’s probably more than most artists need to spend.

PC: For Windows users, Microsoft’s built-in Windows Movie Maker isn’t as nice as iMovie, but it’s free for Windows users on Vista and above. The interface isn’t as smooth as Apple’s offerings, but it’s got a lot of power and makes great use of widescreen monitors to show additional information.

Another option is DebugMode Wax, which is a free editor. It’s slow to learn to use, but quite powerful, and it can act as a plugin for a number of other popular video editing suites, including Sony Vegas and Adobe Premiere. This is a good option for bands who are thinking about expanded into more expensive software in the future.

Zwei-Stein also makes a strong argument for their free package, which features non-destructive editing, speedy 64-bit calculations, and a huge range of effects. It’s probably one of the harder packages to learn to use, but in terms of power, it’s hard to beat. This is the option if you’re a bit more of a tech-head.

Android: Android has less of a media focus, but none the less, VidTrim Pro (R30) offers options equivalent to those found on iOS, with a nice interface. The Clesh video editor (R60) is another good option, that allows extensive use of cloud storage to save space on your local device.