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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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Angela Yee’s “LIP SERVICE” Stops in Detroit! By: Krissy

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LIP SERVICE with ANGELA YEE

Written by: Krissy

Power 105.1’s Breakfast club host, ‘Angela Yee’ tours her podcast ‘Lip Service’, and brought the experience live, here in Detroit, this past weekend at the Garden Theater, located in midtown Detroit. From having A-list celebrities debut on the show, Yee gets to tour with her co hosts to connect with their fan base, radio show lovers, fellow media influencers, and sex enthusiasts. The live podcast/talk show starred co-hosts GiGi Maguire, Lore’l, and Stephanie Santiago, with special guests Kirby Gwen of WJLB, A’Real, and Chris Carsyn. The show also included Comic J. Will of The Weed Bar, podcast, and recording artists Sada Baby, and Motown signed, Icewear Vezzo.

 

Dressed down in their Detroit Vs. Everybody branded hoodies, Yee and her crew share laughs, Dusse’, girl talk, business advice, and candid relationship and sexual experiences. Special guests Sada Baby and Icewear Vezzo gifts Yee and her crew with a bottle of Champagne, and other personable items. Vezzo and Sada both share their personal opinions on how a healthy relationship should go, on top of humorous sexual preferences, in between Sada’s puffs of a backwood. Angela Yee’s Lip Service gave Detroit a live experience of our hip hop culture, and sexual appreciation all in one setting. With the Detroit’s favorite acts tastemakers, and Yee’s close knit relationship with the city, Lip Service was a huge success. Angela Yee’s Lip Service is streamed on Tidal, IHeartRadio, Soundcloud, and Youtube. Catch Lip Service live in a city near you!

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Im the Rapper She’s the DJ Sat Oct 26th

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Im the Rapper She's the DJ Sat Oct 26th

I’m the Rapper, She’s the DJ
Rap is not an all-boys sport and never has been. Piper Carter of the Piper Carter
Podcast and We Found Hip-hop is bringing out a set of performances that will deliver an
all-woman hip-hop show you want to feel. We Found Hip-hop is the organization that is
grounded in offering the five elements of hip-hop for women using social justice and
equity as the platform to stand on.

Boog Brown, Frankie P, and Ideeyah headline the “I’m the Rapper, She’s the DJ”
showcase Saturday October 26, 2019 at 8pm at the Andy Arts. This event is part of the
inaugural Detroit is Different Festival which will highlight Detroit culture.

The performance will be anchored by Piper Carter who will be performing as DJ Peace
Pipe to keep the vibes flowing and a party going. Expect to hear it all from Rapsody to
Mc Lyte, Queen Latifah, and Jean Grae. Giving the audience a call to action to
experience an all-woman hip-hop show built in strength and creativity is an experience
that many never have witnessed.

Boog Brown and Frankie P are emcees that are wielding every mic they touch. The call
and response, bounce, and style of Boog Brown’s show is rich. Her soulful touch on hip-
hop captures the back-packer appeal with the intellect of a modern flow. Frankie P is an
electronic, soul, and experimental sound with beats that need to be heard. Her show is
an experience you don’t want to miss. I’m the Rapper, She’s the DJ will be headlined by
Ideeyah which is epic. There is no way to capture her music, flair, and appeal … but
witnessing the show is essential for all hip-hop fans.

Saturday October 26, 2019 @ 8pm witness I’m the Rapper, She’s the DJ
At the Andy Arts 3000 Fenkell Detroit MI 48238 for the Detroit is Different Festival

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Beast of the Beats Qualifying round on the “ROAD TO MIAMI”

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The year end qualifying round in Detroit is 10/16. The top 5 finalists will get an invite to #BeastOfTheBeatsXIIIin in Miami Dec 12-15 [worlds largest producer event] and have a chance to win 7k in software, hardware, exclusive studio sessions & more. Check out and submit to our events at istandardproducers.com/events and text us at (646) 846-7793 to stay up to date with all events in your area & more. Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks

 

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