Music Works International is a well-respected musical booking agency, specializing in artist development across global markets outside of the United States. Thirty-year industry veteran, Katherine McVicker, founded the agency three years ago with the mission of creatively powering the artistic development and vision of an exceptional roster of musicians and bands spanning jazz, world music, and Americana genres.
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I grew up in a home with two parents who sold me the dream anything being possible. There was no prison for my passions, no cage for my creativity, and I’ll thank them until my dying day for their unwavering support in all my hopeful and hopeless endeavors.
Many months ago, I wrote an article praising the parents rappers who were the backbone careers during the early, uncertain stages. Parents who supported before any money or fame, simply the wind beneath wings that could potentially soar or possibly never leave the ground. I applauded the mother Kanye, the parents Chad Hugo, the grandmother Big Sean―but deep down I knew these stories were rare, and not the norm. It’s hard enough to be an artist, but even harder when there’s no solid foundation to stand upon, no real system support.
Jan/Feb BRASH! Magazine Featuring Cover Artists The Last Living
The lineup for this year’s Tomorrowland is already looking pretty amazing. The organizers this massive event started revealing on Monday the artists that will be present in Belgium this summer and so far, some amazing performers have been unveiled.
But, they are not done, as yesterday and today, a new wave acts was disclosed. This time around, Alesso, Aly & Fila, David Guetta, Markus Schulz, NERVO, W&W, Cirez D, Don Diablo, Paul Oakenfold, Pete Tong, Steve Angello and more were announced. You can check out all the artists revealed in the videos below!
The future of music…
But we’ve got one more special selection for you before we wave goodbye to 2016. For your digging pleasure, FACT staff and contributors have compiled their personal favorite albums, tracks, sets and, um, pro wrestling matches from the worst year ever.
Don’t miss the rest FACT’s end—year lists, from the best albums to the most outrageous news stories to the greatest UK rap and grime tracks.
Azealia Banks is back at it again attacking other artists on social media. The Harlem-raised entertainer had some choice words for fellow New Yorker Nicki Minaj via Facebook. Banks wrote: Banks removed the message and explained why she took it down in follow-up FB posts. “Deleting posts as I am not the same person I was two hours ago. LOL,” stated Banks. “Hope you Lot got your screenshots. It’s all jokes guys. Calm down and enjoy the holiday.”
A lot of people want it with Lil Boat.
It’s been a huge year for Lil Yachty. The red-beaded rapper has been everywhere and back by the ripe age of 19, securing himself the “King of the Youth” title Ian Connor has been forced to leave behind. Unfortunately, not everyone has been happy with the sudden rise of Lil Boat. Rappers (Soulja Boy, Ab-Soul) have made dissing Yachty a habit this past year, and even some non-rappers have followed suit (sorry Shia).
Flip through the gallery to take a look at all the people who have been taking shots at the world’s most nautical rapper this past year. We don’t see them sinking the boat anytime soon.
I read this very thought provoking newsletter from rapper MC Till last month about how hip hop needs to grow up, or better said, capitalism needs to grow up. I love what Till had to say, and felt compelled to add to it.
Anyway, here’s MC Till’s excellent newsletter editorial, followed below by my response based on what I’ve seen and experienced in the urban music industry.
Ladies and Gentlemen, MC Till:
Almost every band, whether famous or just starting out, understands the struggle of finding and maintaining adequate rehearsal space. When the money and relationships necessary for a band to thrive are all but non-existent, a little creativity may help the band stay afloat.
The acoustic guitar is the ideal song-writer’s tool and is often purchased as a first introduction to the amazing world of music. We’ll need to look at how guitars work to understand the differences in the huge variety of guitars.
There are two popular primary types; acoustic and electric, and then you get something called the Acoustic-Electric. What are the differences? It is not quite a hybrid, as the name would indicate.
First dates can be exciting, but a little overwhelming. What will you wear? What will you talk about? Will he or she like you? Before long, a laundry list of questions has taken over your brain until you eventually develop a case of the first date jitters. But don’t let the anxiety of your first date ruin the night before it even starts. Here’s five ways to make sure your first date goes smoothly.
The future of a million unknown bands begins today with the launch of
VAMPR, a new iOS app designed to connect musicians of all genres with like-minded collaborators in any city around the world.
Get ready for the scorch of the sun, radiant heat, smells of ganja and late nights and sun rise of Burning Man. For this trip, you need food and lots and lots of water for life in Black Rock Desert. Here is a checklist for first-time Burning Man partygoers: