EPISODE #340 is live with Marcus Gilmore (@drumslams)
Marcus Gilmore is a decedent of drumming royalty. His grandfather is the great Roy Haynes and for most people that’d be a cross to bear..
Marcus was never intimidated by his grandfather’s presence though and was inspired to make his own name.
Over the years his initiative has proven effective and Marcus has create a career for himself, evolving into one of the most recognized jazz drummers in his own right.
Link to the interview is in my bio.
It’s snowing outside so it seems like the perfect day to drink some coffee, light a candle and work on adding some guitar to @spenseredmundmusic’s ambient tune we are writing together. Take a quick listen and enjoy.
Welcome development for us 🙌.
@Regranned from @vibedotng - Hon.Ahmed Abu, has been investigating telcos shortchanging Nigerian Entertainers. In this video culled from @ruggedybaba ,TELCO ceo's have been summoned to the house of reps for the hearing which will happen at 12noon, it is tagged #adhochearingnov30 . The complaint is that the TELCO'S sell their content, take 70% and leave the entertainers 30% to share with the content providers when it should be the other way round.
#adhochearingnov30#musicbusiness#musicindustry#vibing#welovemusic#staywoke#vibrators#vibedotng - #regrann
So much soul! 💃🏼🎤💋
Another picture captured by photographic maestro Marvin Joseph.📷🎯
This shoot was so much fun.!🎉🎊🎈😃
I've always been a firm believer that the music business is just that - a business!☎️💻🗄📈
And people who are successful in business diversify. They have more than one stream of income. ~
Name any profile artist and you can rest assured they make their money from many different sources. ~
I have a super busy life & do loads of things to earn income. I write, I present, I act, I coach...and I love it all. ~
Being able to sing in a number of different genres and languages has also been really helpful in not only keeping my career interesting, but keeping the income flowing too!💰💵🤑 🇫🇷🇵🇹 🇦🇺 ~
As such - in this shoot, I wanted to capture a few different looks that conveyed my versatility as a singer.🎤🎶🎙
I love glam & elegance, but I also love this look! It's fun! It's funky! It's soulful! It's retro! And it's another side of me authentically.🕺💃🏼🎉🎈
The Squared Division once again ensured I was dressed and accessorised just right! 🎯🏆🥇
And who doesn't like a well coiffured fro! 💁🏽
Going full pro! Check out my new business cards hot off the press! Design by Brent Dakis.
#NewVideo on #YouTube ..."How to read a meter in Pro Tools." For artists as well as engineers, knowing how to read the meter and let in the right amount of signal helps everyone have a good, quality session.
#fbf S/o to the homie Walter and his dope platform for upcoming artists. So grateful. 💜🎹🎧🌺
#Repost @livethebiz (@get_repost)
#ArtistToWatch Shout out to the very talented songwriter, singer & pianist Jerrica Patton! We featured her single “Take Me Home” at our mixer & she’s been a proud supporter of our movement! Make sure to follow her @beautifulijerri & support her single on Spotify!
🏆🏅📸 Pics from our 7th sold out event the 1ST LIVETHEBIZ HOLIDAY MUSIC MIXER which took place on Tuesday November 7th, 2017! LiveThe.Biz celebrated our 1 year anniversary which included awards being given to our previous music biz panelists (presidents, directors, A&Rs & executives), an amazing showcase of songs / music videos from emerging indie artists & executive level industry networking! Thanks to everyone who attended & please tag yourself & share!
All Photos Are Available On Facebook.com/LiveTheBiz & www.LiveThe.Biz/photos ------------------------------------------------
Special thanks to the following brands: Atlantic Records, BET, Carlin America, Columbia, Def Jam, Island, MCNY, Microsoft, MTV, Razor & Tie, RCA, Republic, Roc Nation, Sass.Boxx, Sony Music, The Chord Club, The Source Magazine, Universal Music, VEVO, Viacom, VH1 & Women In Music! This event was also produced with MCNY’s Media Management Program.
Waking up knowing we can now ALL see #StarWarsTheLastJedi tonight... It's a special day!
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#TheHitHouse team's mind's are still blown that we got to work on music arrangements for this campaign.
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Nothing watching The Last Jedi all weekend long can't cure!
Here's some motivation before the weekend 🔥
1) Diddy—$130 million
2) Drake—$94 million
3) Jay-Z—$42 million
4) Dr. Dre—$34.5 million
5) Chance the Rapper—$33 million
6) Kendrick Lamar—$30 million
7) Wiz Khalifa—$28 million
8) Pitbull—$27 million
9) DJ Khaled—$24 million
10) Future—$23 million
11) Kanye West—$22 million
12) Birdman—$20 million
13) J. Cole—$19 million
14) Swizz Beatz—$17 million
15) Snoop Dogg—$16.5 million
16) Nicki Minaj—$16 million
17) Lil Wayne—$15.5 million
18) Macklemore & Ryan Lewis—$11.5 million (tie)
19) Rick Ross—$11.5 million (tie)
20) Lil Yachty—$11 million
Death still can’t take the value away. That’s the power of owning your own intellectual property.
In the news as this week comes to an end;
1. Sony Music renews Michael Jackson’s record deal .
2. Disney will be buying a huge stake of 21st Century Fox . Is Disney preparing to go head on head with its major competitors Netflix and Amazon? :::::::::
The global content industry keeps booming as internet penetration increases across the 🌏.
Sometimes we’re our own worst enemy. A performance didn’t go as planned, we weren’t on our top game, we messed up or missed a flight. Our inner critic has a field day blaming, shaming and controlling. -
Why does this happen and what can we do about it?
We’re hard wired to seek out danger and distress. Back to our caveperson days if we were out in the woods and heard a twig break – our first thought was not ‘oh that must be Sammy the dog’, it was more like ‘oh crap, that could be a bear or tiger approaching’. If we did not think like this, we would have easily turned in to someone’s dinner. -
Our minds still do us this favour – trying to keep us out of danger and always doing what it can to protect our survival.
Putting ourselves out there in any capacity is challenging especially as an artist, and if we are of the opinion we messed it up somehow, then our inner survival mechanism will try to inform us that you better stop and just go back to what you were always doing. Stay in your cave because that is warm and safe. -
Think about what your inner critic is saying to you (write it down to get perspective) and see if this is something you would say to a small child or your nephew or niece etc. How would you talk to them if they had ‘messed up’? -
Practice self kindness and do yourself a huge favour. -
What other tips do you have for navigating the inner critic when it strikes?