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The Grouch and Eligh Release "Say G&E" this April

Legendary Music is getting ready to release The Grouch and Eligh’s SAY G&E! On the 14-track collection, The Grouch teams up once again with fellow Living Legends member and producer, Eligh, for a perfect balance of straightforward wordplay and high-concept…

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRF-DMjrBU4&hl=en&fs=1] As part of their plan to takeover the airwaves in 2009, the Oakland duo Zion I invite heads to create a new version of the electro-inspired track, “DJ DJ,” from their February album The TakeOver. The contest uses an…

A New Music Model: What Every Artist Must Know

The invention of the mp3 and Napster (aka the digital revolution) has turned the music industry upside down, leaving music execs and artists scrambling to make dollars and sense of it all. This is the subject of Rolling Stone writer…

Ballin PR featured in STASH magazine

Stash, a hip-hop magazine based in San Francisco, CA., featured none other than Ballin PR in a recent issue. Click here to read the entire article and to learn more about me (pictured with hip-hop duo Zion I) and the inner-workings…

Bay Area's Conscious Daughters Return with The Nutcracker Suite

These days, women MCs are almost non-existent in hip-hop. Enter the Conscious Daughters (remember the ’93 track Fonky Expedition?) and their new album, The Nutcracker Suite. Hardcore street poet veterans with triple O.G. status in the game, the Daughters have…

Tips from Booking Agent Tim House

One of the most common questions I get from new artists is: how do I get a booking agent? It’s one of the pieces of the marketing puzzle that, to this day, mystifies me. You have to have a buzz…

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NB: What would you say to an artist who has had their albums leaked before they are released by journalists in the past?AB: I’d say that it’s horrible that they had to experience such a lack of professionalism. It’s a…

Are Writers Stealing Your Tunes? Maybe, But Read Why You Can't Afford to NOT Send Your CD to the Press

So you want to send your new album to press 3-4 months ahead of time, but you’re sick of your tracks being leaked onto the Internet before it’s even released. What’s an artist to do? Without question, this is the…

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PR

At a time when commercial radio is harder to penetrate than ever, one of the best ways to get the word out about your music is publicity. As the founder of Ballin PR, an LA based firm that specializes in…