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I am usually a person who likes to listen to new music, I am that type that will search the internet for new music from unknown artists, cause I don’t really like listening to mainstream music that much.
So last year while I was searching and looking for songs that I can download from the internet, I came across Nuk Official (Fedarro’s nephew) as a result that led me straight into discovering Fedarro’s music, and I fell in love with it and I started following the dude (Fedarro) on social media.
This year as I was searching the internet, I saw this other so-called artist known as Delorean, when I went into his SoundCloud page to my surprise all the stuff that he had there was the same as that of Fedarro’s. I got confused and I thought maybe Fedarro was the one stealing the songs cause this dude seems huge I mean on Facebook that time he had round about 800 000 likes and was verified as well as on twitter, but knowing Fedarro would never steal someone’s else music, I decided to dig a little bit deeper into the situation, and I can testify now and say that really this Delorean guy is a talentless artist who steals music from Fedarro and pretends as if it’s his.
This guy not only steals music from Fedarro, but he is also conning people through his MCA scam, promising people loads of money if they sign-up. To really show that this guy is fraud he never responds to Fedarro’s call of producing his own trackouts of the tracks he claims are his.
Let the be justice for Fedarro.
Watch the Video below that Exposes Delorean.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
Any independent artist with any talent is going to be passionate about their music, and that’s a good thing. But rejection is part of the game, and you’ll run into people who don’t appreciate, or simply don’t like, your music.
Getting past this is one of the most important elements of succeeding in the music business.
1 – Remember, there’s a very big ocean out there.
There are more music publishers, and more outlets for promoting your music, than ever before. It used to be that if you got rejected by all the Big Name labels, your career was probably finished. But not anymore!
If you find the mainstream labels are rejecting you, look for niche labels who already publish music closer to your existing style.
All the great musicians spent decades honing their craft, at least aside from those who drank or drugged themselves into an early grave. (A.K.A.: how NOT to handle rejection.) No matter how great you might be now, honestly, you’ll be even better in another few years.
When someone says “I can’t publish/promote you for reasons X, Y, and Z,” take a serious look at their explanation. There’s probably good advice in there, especially if it’s coming from someone who’s been in the music business longer than you.
If you’ve got the fans, but can’t get a publisher to pay attention, encourage the fans to do more. (And, in turn, do more yourself to reward the fans.) Sometimes sheer numbers can make an argument in your favor, if you can show, for example, steadily increasing iTunes sales or T-shirt profits.
Plus, regional fame is another good route to getting noticed by larger publishers and promoters.
So, how do YOU handle rejections?