As we welcome another week of 2021, we wanted to hop back into the spirit of resolutions! This week we are going to feature a couple of artists that hit the ground running and continue to make an impact. These are your resolutions in action!
Rocco is a writer, singer & producer whose sound blends the grit of A-Boogie and the pop sounds of Justin Beiber. This fresh new take on a genre has proven successful as Rocco begins his foray into streaming.
WELCOME BACK TO ANOTHER SEASON OF ARTIST 2 ARTIST! That's right, the team is back and better than ever. We have a jam packed year ahead of us, full of great guests, a new format & even more opportunities to be a part of the action!
Artist Republik is not just a place to distribute your music. We also offer additional services to help you market your music and make your voice heard. But did you also know that you can post on a timeline just like Facebook or Twitter? THAT'S RIGHT! Artist Republik also has social networking features that can allow you to continue your pursuit of music through NEWS FEED.
2020 is a year that will go down in history. If you're reading this then you are also part of that history. I can't say that it's been a good year by most measures but it was a year nonetheless. Instead of celebrating 2020 I think that most people will be celebrating LEAVING 2020 in the dust.
As we get into the bulk of the holiday season, the team at Artist Republik wants to wish everyone a Happy Holiday! No matter where you are or what you celebrate, we hope that you and your families are safe and happy.
This week's Music Industry Monday is a little different but I hope that it's fun! This week I will be discussing some of the hot holiday music that bless our ears throughout December according to Spotify. Enjoy!
You've got a song, you're ready to distribute, & everything seems to be going as planned. But then you realize that you need to figure out WHEN to drop your song. Do you do it on a Friday? Monday? What is the BEST course of action when trying to determine when to release that music? You may have a lot of questions regarding this matter, but it's much simpler than you might think. This week, I am going to be walking you through how to drop your music.
For this week's Artist Showcase Series we are featuring Silhouette Death! After much thought and being a frontman/singer since 2006, Silhouette Death finally decided to start his official solo project.
Are you the artist that's been putting out music but not getting a good return in streams? With the recent saturation of the music market, it's become harder and harder for up and coming artists to get their music noticed & heard.
It's been a rollercoaster of a year. Especially for the music industry that was estimated to lose $10bn in live show sponsorships. Although the entire world is hurting from this pandemic, the music industry took a particularly hard toll.
You may think to yourself, "Wow, I wish that I had a web page that showed all of my links in one place." Well guess what, now there is & it's exclusively for Artist Republik artists. Welcome to ARTSTLNK.
In 2020, it's almost impossible to find a Billboard top song without multiple genre influences. I think that it is safe to say blending genres is the way of the future. What started as an outlet for young men and women in the Bronx has truly turned into a revolution of gigantic proportions.
Do you ever wonder how all of these big named artists get their song releases mentioned in music blogs? It all starts with music PR. Unfortunately, for independent artists getting PR is a hassle. You have to hire an agent who will then reach out to their contacts with the HOPES of getting your music written about.
This week's featured artist is Tommy Hill. Tommy Hill is a hip-hop artist from Houston, Texas that has grown immensely in his popularity in recent years. With over 50,000 monthly listeners on Spotify & 60,000 followers on Instagram it's no wonder why he's achieved our Artist Showcase Series spot.
This week's Music Industry Monday is a little different than what we're all used to. I had the opportunity to sit down and try out a new service called Kinekt, a mentorship & networking platform built for the EDM side of the industry. If you're into mentorship & growing as an Artist, keep reading, This one is for you.
Just like that, the month of September is already complete! How time flies...seriously. At the end of every month, we like to do a roundup of all the major news going on throughout the last few weeks. This is what we call the Republik Roundup for September. Enjoy, friends.
It is one of the greatest questions that plagues the minds of artists everywhere. Should you join a label or stay independent? This question has become more and more of a serious deliberation in recent years thanks to the rise of independent streaming & a big move away from the record label's control.
Scientists in Germany put on a concert to test some theories about the pandemic. The team from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg developed this test called Restart 19. They brought in a large group of test subjects to track the risks of infection by coronavirus at indoor events such as concerts.
School is officially back in session (depending on who you ask) and thanks to the current state of the world anyone who is living on campus are most likely confined to their rooms. This is prime-time for any aspiring DJ to get down and dirty with their DAWs.
When the world shut down back in March, we didn't really stop listening to music. Although it is interesting to note that during the first major week of self-quarantine, an analytics company named Alpha Data reported that streaming numbers in the US fell about 7.6%.
Are you looking to get your music on to a major playlist? Are you a Curator looking to get more talent on to your list? With Playlist Curation on Artist Republik you can become a Playlist Master. At it's core, the Curator Hub is your one-stop-shop for all play-listing needs.
FEATURED ARTIST ALERT! We're starting our new Artist Showcase series with Farco. A 25 year old producer who was born & raised on the Jersey Shore. In 2018, Farco moved from the east coast to Los Angeles to pursue his music full time. Within the last month, Farco has released a single & a full EP titled "My Last Debut" with singer/songwriter collaborator Damian C. The self-released EP was distributed through Artist Republik and in just 3 days has garnered over 18,000 streams! Check out Farco's page, stream his music & follow his career. It's just barely getting started!
It has been a very sad year for music lovers everywhere. When the COVID-19 Pandemic broke out at the end of February, there was still hope for our beloved festivals to at a minimum, come back by October or November.
Welcome to the Artist Republik Legit List! This is the first volume in a series of volumes that we will be releasing once a month. This is a resource that we have put together for artists like you to determine what websites and tools are safe to use.
After six years in prison, Ackquille Jean Pollard aka Bobby Shmurda is released. Being charged with conspiracy and weapon possession his seven-year sentence was reduced a year and he was released on February 23, 2021. What is next for Bobby will there be a new album?
There is more than what meets the eye when it comes to Wriss Parker. The Sioux Falls native has never been one to back down from a challenge and the journey that he has made from a former D-1 collegiate football player to artist speaks to his strength and perseverance.
Even throughout 2020, the music industry experienced massive change. TikTok became increasingly more popular, innovations in live streaming concerts were made in leaps & bounds, and people came together to survive. But what will we be able to look forward to once everything is said and done?
Up and coming artist MARCOUX ends the month of February with his first official music video for PRADA. The video officially released on February 19th, 2021 & immediately gained traction with MARCOUX's dedicated fanbase.
Jesse Oldelli just released a new hit single! The 24 year old rapper out of Upper Marlboro drop Ice Coffee And Break Ups, a song that exudes his style. That style depicts a storied life that depicts an unapologetic artist. Oldelli conveys his emotions and vibes through musical stitches of raw wounds. The emotions that he portrays are emotions that most don't even try and visit.
We are bringing back a fan favorite, the Republik Roundup! Not sure what that is? Well our Republik Roundup takes the top news stories about the music industry for the month and puts them in one place. February was a huge month for the industry so let's get into it!
When it comes to the music industry, there aren’t many opportunities to be apart of greatness. At the young age of 18 the one man band has taken to writing, singing and producing music that has made him a hometown hero and a prospect of epic proportions.
It's hard to stray away from a conversation involving the pandemic. The music industry has, unfortunately, fallen victim to the pandemic more than many industries surrounding it. Venues have shuttered and many music industry professionals are out of work. While there is hope for the latter half of this year, we are still in the midst of it all. When will venues be able to open back up? What is currently open and where? Today I will be discussing where the music industry resides during these tumultuous times.
LIL GENIE is an Independent artist that is gradually reshaping the future of the music industry. He has been making & studying music for the past 2 years. Some call him the new age's Young Thug of Abu Dhabi. He has managed to work with & create several new artists from all over the world. This includes artists from the U.S.A, Belgium, Turkey, Ukraine & more. His first release was what started his commitment to the music business. After recording the song, he was facing deportation from Ukraine due to an unlawful arrest. He was later acquitted & realized that there is only one thing that he does best.
Rioboi Marcus is officially the new kid on the block. Coming out of Orlando, Florida this artist has hit the scene with ferocity. His newest single, Emotion was released on January 30th, 2021. The song fully illustrates Rioboi's style as an artist with melodic piano chords and soulful lyrics. Within two weeks the song has achieved over 12,000 streams on Spotify alone. He has nearly double the monthly listeners and that continues to grow at an astounding rate.
"Trill Drill the Movement" is Texas's role in the evolution of hip hop. Today's vast landscape of hip hop artists has spawned the need to distinguish different styles and elements across the broad genre. Drill music has emerged as a legitimate class of elite hip hop heads.
Let’s bring on our newest guest, an artist and founder of the Casino Gang Record company. Originally from Las Vegas, Nevada this artist has a huge list of accolades from scoring films to producing for some of the best up and coming talent in the industry. This man knows the music business inside and out and doesn’t let up his relentless pursuit of taking over the game. Let’s introduce our friend, Rothstein Beatz.
Last week we posted about our pledge to help the industry recover. Part of that pledge includes Artist Republik getting the industry back on its feet. We wanted to go deeper on that topic to describe how we could potentially move forward in this industry. Below, we have a 3-Step process that outlines our goals for doing just that. Let's dig in.
Planning a release is no easy job. It might take the same amount of time as it took making the song to get your plan ready for execution. Today I will be walking you through my personal process for planning an artist's release.
Everyone is now much closer to being on the same playing field and it's all thanks to various developments in the music industry. It started with music streaming, which grew into the wide availability of music distributors. This eventually evolved into more MusicTech companies popping up which have given independent artists more control over their careers. Now, in 2021, a brand new tool has become available to the masses. This new development in technology is known as Elite Reviews.