WHAT IS IN A PRESS KIT , YOU ASK? LOUDD MAGAZINE GOT YOU!!!!!

Every artist represents its own brand, and must be able to sell it to the public and the music industry. Your brand needs to be represented in a way that will effectively show your brands strengths and marketability. Most artists understand the importance of a press kit; it is your brand, your image, it is you in a package. The key to selling your brand to venues and AR reps is based on the fact that you will make them money. Remember, just making a press kit isn’t enough. In this industry it is hard to break down barriers of entry, anyone can make and submit a press kit. It is how you execute what you have packaged together.  Does your press kit or EPK have that X factor?

There are proper ways of making a press kit, and of course there are also wrong ways. There are many different things that can be added in, and certain techniques that can be used, that will make your press kit shine much brighter than the rest of the pile. Let “LOUDD MAGAZINE” help you market your brand the right way… LOUDD!!!!!!!

 

Here are the Essential Elements that “LOUDD MAGAZINE”can produce for your Digital Press Kit

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1. Bio – First and foremost, have your most current bio available. It would also be a good idea to have a few different versions of your bio, a short bio (1 paragraph), a medium bio (a few paragraphs) and a long bio (4+ paragraphs). This way you’ll have options for whatever needs the media or industry person might have.

2. Images – The next element to have in your digital press kit is a section with images available for download. Make sure some of these are hi-resolution images in case the Media Company or person needs to use the image for print. You should include a few different photos, with vertical and horizontal options, as well as black & white versions. Be sure to also include the image for your most recent album/mix tape cover as well.

3. Music – You will need to have your music available to listen to. You should also make a few tracks available to download and/or embed, and if a media person wants to have a copy of your full album or EP, place clear information on who they can contact to get a copy.

4. Video – Many blogs and online newspapers love to embed videos of the artists they’re covering to make the article more visual and engaging. Embed your best 2-3 videos in your digital press kit to make it easy to find a quality video that best represents your band.

5. Press Articles/Reviews – It wouldn’t be a press kit without some press, so post links to a few of your best reviews and interviews (with LOUDD MAGAZINE of course). Be sure to pull the best quote from each review and include it underneath the link, don’t assume that people will click on each article and read them in full.

6. Contact info – Even though you might have a “Contact” section on your website, include detailed contact info in your digital press kit to have everything in one place. You might also want to put phone # where a media person can reach you if they need to speak to you in a hurry.

“LOUDD MAGAZINE” is ready to SHOUT you or your brand out LOUDD!!!!!!

Contact us for a free Consultation and pricing.

louddmagazine@gmail.com

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GO HARD HIP HOP AWARDS 2014 WINNERS!!!!!

THE GO HARD 352 HIP HOP AWARDS 2014 WINNERS!!!!!

 

1. BEST MALE R&B ARTIST OF THE YEAR – T- HALE 

2.BEST R&B FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR- “MISS CARLA” 

3.BEST GROUP OF THE YEAR- “CAMP DAVID”

4. BEST COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR- “MISS CARLA” FT. “OGEEZY”

5.BEST MALE HIP HOP ARTIST- “K-NINE” 

6.BEST GOSPEL/HIP HOP ARTIST OF THE YEAR- “T. BAILEY”

7.BEST GRAPHIC ARTIST OF THE YEAR- “FOREVER GRAPHICS” 

8.PRODUCER OF THE YEAR- “JASON BLUNT BLACK PARADISE”

9.BEST MANAGER OF THE YEAR- “MUNCH BLACK GALAXY” 

10.BEST BEAT MASTER OF THE YEAR-“JP STACKS” 

11. BEST HIT SINGLE OF THE YEAR- “SAC DOLLAZ” (“MOLLY”) 

12. BEST MIX TAPE ARTIST OF THE YEAR- “D KING” (STILL CERTIFIED)

13.BEST PROMOTER/PROMOTION COMPANY-“GOOD FELLAZ”

14.ROOKIE OF THE YEAR- “DEKOVEN CASTRO”

15.DJ OF THE YEAR-“HEAVY SMOOTH”

16.MALE HUSTLER OF THE YEAR- “TORREY FARLEY”

17.MIX TAPE DJ OF THE YEAR- “DJ BELLY”

18.BEST CLUB SCENE- “FREE STYLE FRIDAY’S”LEVELS NIGHT CLUB with BEHIND DA 8 BALL

19.CLUB OF THE YEAR- “LEVELS NIGHT CLUB” (GAINESVILLE,FL) 

20.BEST VIDEO OF THE YEAR- “STICKY” FT. MATT D. “TATTED LIKE A WHITE BOY”

21.BEST PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR- “SKY JOHNSON”

22.BEST INTERNET PROMOTER OF THE YEAR –“DOONEY GIRL PROMOTIONS” 

23.HOST OF THE YEAR- “THA MR LEE”

24.BEST EVENT OF THE YEAR- “CRAB FESTIVAL” (WILLISTON,FL)

25.SLEPT ON DJ OF THE YEAR- “DJ TRONIXX”

26.SLEPT ON ARTIST OF THE YEAR- “TREY JIZZLE”

27.BEST BARBER OF THE YEAR- “CUTZ AND STYLE”-“IRON MIKE”

28.BEST SALON OF THE YEAR- “ESCALADE SALON”

29.DETAIL SHOP OF THE YEAR- “GATOR CUSTOM PAINT & DETAILING”

30.URBAN CLOTHING STORE OF THE YEAR –“ATLANTA FASHIONS II”(OCALA,FL)

31.BEST NEW YOUNG RAPPER OF THE YEAR- “TAE BOOGIE”

32.BEST BARBER OF THE YEAR- “KO KOE”

33.BEST BEAUTICIAN OF THE YEAR- “RONNIKA ROBINSON”

34.VIDEO PRODUCER OF THE YEAR- “DUICEY DOO FILMS”

35.CLUB SECURITY OFF THE YEAR- “ANTWAN HAMM SECURITY”

36.BEST NATURAL HAIR STYLIST OF THE YEAR- “YODI”

37. 352’s MALE HIP HOP ARTIST OF THE YEAR- “MAINTAIN” 

38. 352’s FEMALE HIP HOP ARTIST OF THE YEAR- “MS CHI” AKA “BETTY CROCKA”

39. 352’s ROOKIE OF THE YEAR- “GENESIS”

40.ROOKIE FEMALE OF THE YEAR- “DYME PYECE”

41.FACEBOOK MOST POPULAR- “BABY DIBIASE” AKA “BABY DEE”

42. MR HEAD TO TOE FRESH- “OJ JUICE” 

43.MRS HEAD TO TOE FRESH- KAYLIN “TWEET” RANDON

44.BEST SOUL FOOD RESTAURANT – “MRS G’S SOUL FOOD KITCHEN”

45.FEMALE HUSTLER OF THE YEAR-“DEYANNCE MAVIN”

46.BEST NAKED HUSLER OF THE YEAR – “TE’ANDRA PRESLEY” “STYNGZ & THYNGZ”

47.BEST AUTHOR OF THE YEAR- “PRECIOUS SWAIN” “PLEASURE PEARL”

48.BEST SEAFOOD RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR- “B&J SEAFOOD”

49. BEST FACEBOOK GROUP OF THE YEAR- “BLACK GALAXY ENTERTAIMENT”

50.BEST CLUB DJ OF THE YEAR- “DJ NFX” 

51 352’s DJ OF THE YEAR- “DJ ISLAND BOI”

52 WHO’S THE NEXT BLOW- “MISS CHI” AKA “BETTY CROCKA”

53.BEST CRAB SPOT OF THE YEAR- “B&J SEAFOOD”

SPECIAL BLAST!!!!! 
STM SEAFOOD IT WAS MY MISTAKE THAT YOU WERE LEFT OF THE BALLOT. I KNOW YOU ARE ALSO A HUSTLER OF THE YEAR CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR NEW SEAFOOD BUSINESS.
I DO SAULTE YA FOR FOLLOWING YOUR DREAMS. 

SPECIAL SHOUT OUT!!!!!!
YOUNG KODAK YOUR ARE ALSO THE PROMOTER OF THE YEAR. I’VE SEEN YOU UP EARLY IN THE MORNING WETTING THE CITY UP FOR THE CLUB EVENT POSTERS AND PASSING OUT FLIERS. I SAULTE YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT, DEDICATION, AND GENOROUS CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE CLUBS, AND OTHER PROMOTERS IN THE CITY. I “SALUTE YA” FOR YOUR GRIND.

TO ALL OF THE INDIE ARTISTS ….”PLEASE CONTINUE YOUR GRIND AND FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS,” I SAULTE YOU, MY INDIE ARTISTS. ❤

TARA J.
CEO GO HARD ENTERTAINMENT.

“RIDIN HIGH” WITH KLARC SHEPARD ( A LOUDD MAGAZINE Interview)

LOUDD: What inspired you to make mixed tapes?

KLARC: My inspiration for making mixed tapes is the chemistry and the vibe that brings together a sound that will give the listener a variety of good music. Music has changed and it can be difficult to find music/artists that inspire you. So for me by putting together these mix tapes I can give the listener a preview of what’s out there in this industry.

LOUDD: Ok…with you making mix tapes, you do know that you have that title of producer out here in the streets.

KLARC: I am a DJ/ Record Breaker/ Entrepreneur, but if you listen to my mix tapes you can hear the work that is put into them. My mix tapes have structure that is carefully blended for the listeners. I’m not calling anyone out, but if you listen to some of the mix tapes out there, they can sound like everything is all over the place. I like to give the listener the best experience that can be put into a mix tape, without them fast forwarding or rewinding. I want the listener to be “Ridin High”. So I guess I do classify as a producer..lol.

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LOUDD:  “Ridin High VOL 19” is the latest mix tape that is out in the streets, so there are 18 others out there as well. You have to let me know how I can get to the others.

KLARC: Yeah…I can do that for sure. I have done “Ridin High” mix tapes with Rick Ross, Boosie, Plies, B.O.B, Trick Daddy, and also some of the hottest underground Hip Hop artists as well.

LOUDD: What type of sound does “Ridin High VOL 19 have?

KLARC: This has a refreshing sound; it gives the listener the awe effect. I listen to a lot of mix tapes and I get bored quick. I like to keep my listeners on their toes. This mix tape will do just that.

LOUDD Do you feel like this is one of the hottest mix tapes of them all?

KLARC: I think every mix tape that I make is always my best mix tape. Every time I make one, I say to myself “man this is the greatest one of them all”. I actually sit and vibe to all of my work for days in and out before I put my work out in the streets. That’s how I know that I have created master work.

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LOUDD: Besides talent, what are the main characteristics that you look for in an underground artist for your mix tapes?

KLARC: I look for an artist that has their campaign ready to go. I don’t like to waste time with artists who don’t know what direction their going in. When I put the artist on a platform I like to know that they will go full force ahead with it, and an artist with direction in their music will do just that. These are the artists that know what their next step will be, they are reaching out to bloggers, putting quality cd’s on the streets, buying posters to put themselves out there, and performing live shows, just grinding hard to get what they are working for. I am not going to put on that rapper that says he/she is the hottest and doesn’t have anything to show for it. I need to see the work. It’s like you buy someone brand new tires for their car and then they don’t drive the car. It’s a waste of time and talent. I want artists that I know that will do something with the product that is produced.

LOUDD: Do you have the underground artist send the song in to you to put on the mix tape, or do you actually work closely with the artist?

KLARC: If you listen to the mix tape there are live drops from artists about working with me on “Ridin High VOL 19”. So it’s not just me taking songs of the internet and placing them on the mix tape. These are songs from artists that I rock with for real, that I am trying to get exposed.

LOUDD Loudd Magazine are true supporters of Underground Indie Artists. Out of all the wonderful and talented underground indie artists that you have worked with on this mix tape, can you just name one of them that you enjoyed working with the most?

KLARC: I enjoyed working with all of the underground artists on this project; all of them are very ambitious. One of them that I am very impressed with is “Miss Chi aka Betty Crocka”. I have been working Miss Chi since 2006. She is an artist that has a voice and she is very serious about her craft. She doesn’t waste time, she gets right to it. If you see her and she is sitting in the room with you, you’ll never know that she could pack such a powerful punch when she goes into the studio. I mean you will be sitting there and look at her and say “Damm, did you just really do that” she is amazing.

LOUDD: Yes she is and she demands your attention when she is on the mic. That is one of the very many qualities that Loudd loves about her too. What is the featured track from “Miss Chi” that is on “Ridin High vol 19”?

KLARC: Her featured song is “Levels” that is also on her latest mix tape, dubbed by DJ Island Boi who is also a “Certified DJ”. This song shows all of her attributes as an artist, and it represents that she is 100% ready to take off.

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LOUDD: What’s in the future for the “Ridin High” mix tape saga?

KLARC: I am currently working on a “Ridin High” Album, which is too announced when it is ready, but until then the mix tapes will keep on coming. I got some different artist on the next mix tape that I am working with names like “Flo Rida” and Rocko. I will be putting out an R&B mix tape called “Pink Chocolate” which will drop any minute, a little treat for the ladies.

LOUDD: Where can we find and purchase you’re latest mix tape “Ridin High VOL 19”?

KLARC: You don’t purchase, you can just download it for free on http://mymixtapez.com/ , and the reason for that is, at the end of the day it’s not my music, it belongs to the artists that’s on the mixed tape. The mix tapes that I create, I use them as my business card, and that’s how I introduce myself and the artist to the world, so the public can see us not just me. It’s about supporting our underground indie artist. I am happy that I can make a lane for them to get heard. It’s about love. If you go to http://mymixtapez.com/  and on the downloadable phone app, you can see where we about to touch a million plays, and that creates almost a million fans for these artists.  We are very pleased with the results. I salute all of these artists. They very well deserve all the love.

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LOUDDScenes

This has been a busy week for LOUDDMagazine and we wanted to take a quick second to let you know what’s going on in and around the 352 this weekend, here are our LOUDDScenes

Glory Days & The High Dive presents:

The YingYang Twins!!!!

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Tonight a couple of our favorite #LOUDDCertified Artist’s will be opening for The Ying Yang Twins at the High Dive!

The show starts @8pm, tickets are still on sale and will be sold at the door.

LOUDD will be in the building, this is an event you won’t want to miss!! Click here  https://www.facebook.com/events/544786415641629/  for more details!


Level Nightclub Presents:

R&B Divas Takeover!

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Tonight @ Level Lil’Mo, Syleena Johnson, and Keke Wyatt, will be performing live!!!

For all lovers of these truly talented artists, this is an event you surely don’t want to miss!!

Show starts @9pm sharp!!

For more info visit

WWW.MOSESENTERTAINMENT.COM

or check out the link below!

https://www.facebook.com/events/443143639159991/?source=1


Strictly Internationale @The Midnight

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THE MOST DIVERSE INTERNATIONAL SOUNDS IN TOWN!!w/ host DJs Prof. N. Knots & Dr. Adikt

Get International @The Midnight!!

This weekly event hosted @The Midnight in Downtown Gainesville, is Free to all why not come out and support some international music!

For more info click one of the links below!

https://www.facebook.com/events/533360913442549/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

https://www.facebook.com/events/268185090054212/?unit_ref=suggested_events


July ArtWalk Gainesville

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Artwalk Gainesville takes place on the last Friday of the month in Downtown Gainesville, Florida. It’s a FREE self-guided tour of art galleries and businesses that support the arts in and around our community.

Tomorrow (7/25) from 7-10pm head Downtown and walk through the local artist scene, you never know what new and interesting piece you could fall in love with!

Check out the link for more info!

https://www.facebook.com/events/347258198758320/?source=1


GrowRadio.org & The Bag Of Tricks Present:

Sey

The Live Interview!!

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For all of our Hip-hop fans, tune-in to GrowRadio.org Friday @9pm

The #LOUDDCertified DJLX will be interviewing this Chicago based artist live in the studio!!

This week’s edition of The Bag of Tricks will definitely be worth tuning into, check out the link for more info

https://www.facebook.com/events/504499796363519/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming&source=1

Also get to know Sey, the self-proclaimed, “rapper who never lies”

Click the link!!

http://musicfromsey.bandcamp.com/music


The JAM: GAINESVILLE Presents:

The OverEasy Fest Sunday @6pm

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The best place for Electronic Music in Town will be

@TheJAM:Gainesville, this Sunday night!

There will be performances on each stage, with many actvities and food in-between.

If you are a lover of electronica and the like, head to TheJAM:Gainesville on Sunday and vibe out!!

Check out the link for more info!!

https://www.facebook.com/events/767125319976012/?source=1


If you want us to know about any of your events going on in or around the Gainesville area, shoot us an email with all information!

Louddmagblog@gmail.com

CELINA LINA “LEO NATION” BIRTHDAY EVENT

“CELINA LINA “will be celebrating her 18th Birthday this weekend on the 26th @ Kreme Night Club in Jacksonville, Fl. How does “Celina Lina”, one of the hottest underground industry R&B / Hip Hop artist and fashion icon, celebrate her 18th birthday? By giving her guest, V.I.P to a show, where they will get to see exclusive performances by some of the most invigorating artists in the industry.  We also heard that there will be a SURPRISE performance! There will be a network full of A listed guests from Atlanta to Miami. You don’t want to miss this elaborate and spectacular production, or should we just say……The Turn Up Is Real!!!!!!!

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The Master Of Ceremonies

93.3 The Beat  ” EAZY E “

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Keeping the Heat Turned Up  “DJ A DROP”

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The Seductive “Alja KaMillion” will be doing it live!

 

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“MIZZ MIXTAPE” Puts on for the guest

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Be 100Radio ” Ms Famous ” will be showing us her grind on the mic

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The Sexy Miss “PINKKARATS” will be giving grand entertaiment

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COUNTRY BOY LIVIN’

You take an emcee from Indianapolis, Indiana “Chucky WorkClothes” who has been rapping since 2010 establish his own independent record label; his name is well known and making noise the Indiana underground Hip Hop industry. Add in a an emcee from Baton Rouge, Louisiana “Young Bleed” who is a southern Hip Hop  mainstream artist, whose hit single featuring “C-Loc” and “Master P”  “How You Do That” which was release on “Master P’s” 1997 film soundtrack “I’m Bout It” that climbed to the number one spot on the  Billboard R&B/Hip Hop charts. Together these two emcees created a southern Hip Hop concoction “Country Boy Livin” their debut album that dropped this summer.

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Country does what country is, and that is what “Chucky WorkClothes” and “Young Bleed” manifests through their lyrics. The 17 tracks on this album include skits that tell you what it means to be country, and then overflows into lyrics and beats that stay consistent with the Hip Hop libretto. This album also creates a lane for every type of Hip Hop Head that is from the country. Other emcees featured on this album are: Joey Souf, KO, MillaBoi, Big Mike, and Philthy Phil. The two southern Hip Hop artists produced this album independently through their own independent labels “Trap Door ENT, Express Life, and Mystic”.  LOUDD MAGAZINE’S picks on this album are “ClockWork and Legendary”

 

“Chucky WorkClothes” and “Young Bleed” COUNTRY LIVIN TOUR stared this month on the 11th, and they are getting raving reviews.

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Chucky WorkClothes Management: Mystic Management PR Films “Mz LaCretia MzPhilthy”

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Chucky WorkClothes marketing strategy “LACE and LARAYE”. What a way to market your brand!

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ThrowbackThursday: The Notorious B.I.G.

For Today’s Hip-Hop Edition of Throwback Thursday

We’ll take a look at one of Hip-Hop’s most influential figures

The Notorious B.I.G.

May 21, 1972 – March 9, 1997

Widely considered as one of the best artists hip-hop has ever seen, and notably the East Coasts most prominent artists.  Christopher Wallace, came to the forefront when mainstream Hip-hop was being dominated by the West Coast.

He was a master of deep and complex rhymes, paired with an effusive rhythmic style. He gave you his life, his struggles,  and his story  with such raw and effortless skill, that it’s not hard to believe why many, still to this day, call him the greatest rapper to ever touch the mic.

Ask any well known rapper who their top 5 favorite rappers are, and The Notorious B.I.G. is on that list.

Through his struggles, his vision, his life and his legacy, we remember the artist he was, and the imprint he left on the game, that will certainly last for generations to come.  This #LOUDDCertified artist will  definitely remain a Hip-hop legend.