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Canadian Music Week.

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Music Conferences… They often get a bad rap, mainly because of the expectations of attendees. Smart people will tell you to always do research. Know what the possibilities are and devise a plan to exploit them. I had no time to prepare as it was less than 24 hours before I found out I would be going. Going where you may ask?

Most in the industry have certainly heard of SXSW in Austin, TX or A3C in Atlanta, GA. Yet, are you familiar with Canadian Music Week In Toronto, Canada? It’s celebrating 36 years in the game. It brings together sound recording, new media and broadcast for a jam packed week of events. A combination of panel discussions, exclusive interviews, trade exhibition, awards shows, film and comedy alongside Canada’s biggest new music festival leaves you to wonder what more you could you ask for. ESPECIALLY UNDER A 4 HOUR DRIVE FROM DETROIT!

Diversity is what I loved most about this week. People from all over the globe joined in attendance. One on one meetings with people from Japan, Mexico and Italy. People here were ready to do business, discover new music and learn.  The panels were great and it was interesting to hear the perspectives of executives from another country. If you want to do business in a new country, it may be a good idea to understand how the ecosystem works there right? There was a heavy interest on publishing which is one of the main revenue streams for a person in this business as a artist, producer, or label. A Spotify master class, how to turn followers into buyers, Blockchain Music, the power of the playlist, there was something to learn about every hour of the day.

Learning new skills and gaining information that can put you ahead of your competitors is always good. But there is something to be said about relationships. This industry as with most is built on the power of your relationships. Once in a lifetime opportunities often come from a simple relationship. I got to meet and hear some great people while in Toronto. Early in our time we met up with IRINI. A German born singer songwriter with Greek roots traveled to London where she is currently based to perfect her craft. DJ Speed had to run her set for her first performance at Canadian Music Week so she came by the spot to go over her show for the upcoming day. While rehearsing a natural bond formed and before you knew it she was apart of the gang for the rest of the stay. Her feel good single “6 In the Morning” is doing exceptionally well on streaming services and her 40 minute set was great on energy and brought you further into the singer songwriter named IRINI.

UNCLE P & IRINI

Got to spend a couple days with the man behind Canada’s biggest website for hip hop MOE of HipHopCanada.com. Reminding me so much of myself I’d have to say PASSION for this hip hop game is what connects us. Where most people want to have a competition and immediately start spitting out accomplishments to prove worthy I started by asking him a couple questions. His answers told me real quick this was a guy who had high integrity, morals and the desire to see people do well by doing good business. I did a lot of listening and its rare that someone in his shoes would be willing to share. By the time we were leaving he was sharing some tips that let me know he genuinely wanted to see me succeed. You will definitely see some international things going down between DetroitRap.com and HipHopCanada.com in the future.

Moe (HipHopCanada.com) and DJ Speed (Detroit Digital)

Real ones connect quickly. Especially when on unfamiliar turf, game recognize game. When we were told we needed to connect with Liroy from Poland it was a chance to build another relationship. Liroy is one of the first true EMCEES from Poland. Not only is he a beast on the mic this man has taken his fame all the way to becoming a politician with aims of presidency in the next 5 years. Changing long standing laws in his country that often target the young and less fortunate LIROY is for the people! A new generation has begun in his country. A very smart man, but from the streets, we had a great time kicking it in Toronto. He has hit stages with the likes of Wu Tang Clan and the legend Ice T. My big WOW moment came with him while outside one of the many venues hit during the week. We are outside talking and a guy walks up and his face looks like he just saw Jesus Christ. He said something to Liroy in a language i didn’t understand and the guy went crazy! Ran back in the club and brought out 3 more friends. They asked him to say something. Liroy did and they went crazy again. “What is going on here” I’m thinking. Liroy goes on to tell me they were amazed at his speech. Like the culture in Canada is watered down and he was AUTHENTIC!!! They started talking about music so long i figured I’d let him kick it with his fans from way across the ocean. You never know how your music can affect people and travel to places unknown now in the digital era. LIROY HAS MY VOTE FOR PRESIDENT!!!

Uncle P with LIROY


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ONE DOPE at the GARDEN THEATER 6-6

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@OneDopeInc is hitting the big stage.. Monday 6-6 @gardentheaterdetroit… Sponsored by @hornitostequila advanced tickets available on www.Eventbrite.com for more info call 313-977-8624 Support our local talent on one of our biggest stages!!! hosted by Marlo Classic @j_neely @justinfloyd @champagne_bobby__ @stillspendingtoychestmoney Vibes Provided by @hidefstef

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“MICHIGAN RAW” April 30th (Open Mic, Beat Battle, Concert, Party)

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Michigan Raw
submission is now closed. There are 3 slots available day of the event, 1st come 1st serve.
See you this Saturday for the return of “Michigan Raw”.
Where Michigan’s rawest talent show up & show out.
Thru Dopeness+Peace+Love+Unity
Saturday April 30th, 2022
Location:
Elementt Soundz (Inside the Russell Industrial Center)
1600 clay det,mi
Building 1 room 216
$10 Cover
8pm – Doors Open
9p-10p – Open Mic Hosted by @wefoundhiphop (The Foundation of Women In Hip Hop)
10pm – Raw Beat Battle Hosted By @supaemcee1 & @officialyodakai
Half-Time – Live Beat Set By @hirobeats313
10:45pm – Raw Beat Battle (Finals)
11pm – @lord_jessiah Live
11:30 – Live Beat Set By @callmeblizzard the Mad Scientist
12am-1:30am – Raw Dance Party by DJ Tj (@berettashells) & Friends
power by Detroit HipHop: @setufree.co @Detroitrap @WeFoundHipHop @37thshieldlibrary
Please follow & support these culture workers. Because they’re dope asf & they support you. If you know it or not 😉
1Love,
Michigan RAW locked it!!!
but we are leaving the submission open for 1 more day.
Register closes Wed April 27, 2022 at 11:59pm.
So if your about that life email: michiganrawhiphop@gmail.com to get involved.
(Vendors please use same email to book space)
See you this Saturday for the return of “Michigan Raw”.
Where Michigan’s rawest talent show up & show out.
Thru Dopeness+Peace+Love+Uniy
Michigan Raw Last Saturdays starting April 30th, 2022
Location:
Elementt Soundz (Inside the Russell Industrial Center)
1600 clay det,mi
Building 1 room 216
$10 Cover
8pm – Doors Open
9p-10p – Open Mic Hosted by @wefoundhiphop (The Foundation of Women In Hip Hop)
10pm – Raw Beat Battle Hosted By @supaemcee1 & @officialyodakai
Half-Time – Live Beat Set By @hirobeats313
10:45pm – Raw Beat Battle (Finals)
11pm – @lord_jessiah Live
11:30 – Live Beat Set By @callmeblizzard the Mad Scientist
12am-1:30am – Raw Dance Party by DJ Tj (@berettashells) & Friends
power by Detroit HipHop: @setufree.co @Detroitrap @WeFoundHipHop @37thshieldlibrary
Please follow & support these culture workers. Because they’re dope asf & they support you. If you know it or not 😉
1Love,
Michigan RAW

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Angela Yee, Zeno Jones, HuffPost’s Phil Lewis & more to Speak at Inaugural Motor City Industry & Music Fest Nov 13th &14th

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The inaugural Motor City Industry & Music Festival is coming to Detroit’s TCF Center, November 13-14th. It will feature The Breakfast Club’s Angela Yee, HuffPosts, Phil Lewis, Bigs Sean’s Manager Zeno Jones and other national and local influencers in music, media, technology, business and more! Tickets are currently on sale at industryfest.com.

After a nearly 18-month pandemic hiatus, The Capital Brand led by husband and wife, JT and Randi Maples will be making their mainstage production debut this fall, with the first Motor City Industry Festival. On November 12th through 14th, the celebrity and community-filled event will include conference panels discussing the music industry, entrepreneurship, business, financial literacy and more; a high-end car & fashion show, a job fair, local small business vendors, and live concert performances featuring A-list performers and musicians from around the world.

 

“People want to attend events again. Our job is to make these events meaningful and worth their time,” says J.T. Maples, The Capital Brand owner and event producer for Industry Fest. “The goal is to produce a weekend-long series of impactful conversations, connections and of course live concert performances that the city, state and region will enjoy and anticipate for next year.”

 

Founder of OhSoRadio, co-producer of Industry Fest and wife to Maples, Randi Rossario Maples is already a globally recognized influencer and successful entrepreneur herself. The mogul’s passion and hopes for the event are that people will leave with the sense of “I can do it too!” in regard to pursuing their passions in career, life and in business.

 

“We’re excited to curate something impactful and fresh for the city,” says Rossario Maples. “We’re bringing in some of the biggest social influencers in the fields of music, tech, entrepreneurship, film, investing, business, cryptocurrency, forex trading, digital assets, mainstream media and more in one place to connect, learn, and inspire each other.”

 

Although this event is set to host over 10,000 youth and adults from the region, the scope of Industry Fest is much larger than the November weekend production, as the power couple aim to take the festival in its entirety on a 5-7 city tour beginning in January. More details on dates and locations will become available later this year.

 

Tickets are on sale now at www.industryfest.com to all ages.

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