Indie Hip-Hop balance

Aug 27, 2018 by cmusic - Comments Off on Indie Hip-Hop balance

Hey,

Changer here. I’ve grown up reading KRS-ONE in interviews before I started in 2004 on CDBaby with my indie Hip-Hop goals.

The mind frame of being a jack of all trades is deemed negative by many books and society but for being an entrepreneur it is darn important.

Being able to shoot and edit your own photo’s, videos and graphic design, is cost effective and very time consuming with youtube tutorials, research, trial and error but is worth it. The hustle is a juggle and helps know when the people you contract to do photo’s or web work, are worth it or not.

Indie life is one about planning and executing and evolving from doing it all, to outsourcing, finding grants and loans/investore/etc…

It doesn’t end, so having a personal/family life balance aids in recharging your focus for targeted results.

Self investment in on and offline courses is crucial as well.

Networking and seeking feedback is amazing and feeds into the saying “Your net worth equals your net worth”.

Indie Hip-Hop is me and my lifestyle since before I started; I mean, I would check out Music Business books as a teen and read the boring law requirements for contracts and options way before starting my company and endeavors.

Archiving media files and being a full media functioning company as one person, until profits allow otherwise, goes hand in hand with time consuming planning, revamping and research and development.

Music making is thee smallest portion of the ingredients to surviving, because marketing analytics, research, budgets, A&B testing, cold vs warm audience statistics and manipulation tactics will benefit your company more then an amazing new album no one knows about.

I’ve produced over 14 albums, from underground and Pop Hip-Hop to Folk, Reggae and R&B music.

7 of those haven’t been released due to budget, timing, planning and lack of an effective network/database of contacts.

When you know you have hits, waiting to release them  is vital. It’s hard as an excited artist and owner to do so but it’s better to give it a fair shot at recouping all your financial risks/investments then releasing it for the project to go no where, like 4 of my 5 projects taught me.

I may not be financially rich and successful but being able to bounce back from downfalls and hang in there is what makes me feel proud and successful despite what society, family and life may say. Self confidence and persevering is what keeps us Hip-Hoppin’.

There’s no loosing if you keep going. Failures make success. For every winner there’s a so called looser.

Find your work life vs family balance to hang in there. Most companies fail within 2 years. Most fortunes are made globally over decades.

Invest in your gear and knowledge. Go to conferences, promote, boost posts, buy more new gear, like lighting to film and then software to edit and market your work.

Social sites block your content every 3 hrs so you need 3 posts a day, times 365 days a year. WOW!! Busy busy, bizzzzy!!! Just to meet that factor and stay in your audiences mind, is pushing it to 1,150 posts a year. A social marketing company would be a blessing to afford, but most indie Hip-Hop artists and company owners just can’t swing it, so go get your gear, a location (I shoot in my garage) and edit weekly.

Having goals is important but having work vs personal balance will bring you more peace.

No one will do you, like you will do you, is the indie spirit to me and how I’ve been and build.

Good luck. Hip-Hop and God to me is worth it and is what helps me to Keep Hip-Hoppin’.

Sincerely,

ChAnGeR/Joseph

ChangerMusic and Friends show

Feb 07, 2018 by cmusic - Comments Off on ChangerMusic and Friends show

Hey howdy and hey, lol.

I’m excited to announce my first 2018 ChangerMusic & Friends – For Tha Love Of Hip-Hop show. Tickets are $10 at the door.

It’s on 2.15.18 at 7pm at This Aint Hollywood, in Steel City/Hamilton Ontario. #hamont #changermusic

So, there will be climax surprise and give aways, singers, rhymerz, dance, and mad fun.

This networking and grind for it is worth it and extensive.

I love the issues of it all and how it gets me out of my shell and comfort zone.

I love rocking crowds but I’m generally not social or outgoing so Hip-Hop and love helps this conundrum, lol, for me.

I hope u can make it. Buy me a drink, lol.

Mad love,

ChangerMusic

2017 ChangerMusic Review

Dec 24, 2017 by cmusic - Comments Off on 2017 ChangerMusic Review

Hello,

Wow, another year is done. I released Keep Hip-Hoppin (my 5th written/produced/engineered) album and two videos for it.

2017 was full of fun Ti Cat video shoots, live shows in Hamilton & Toronto. New fans and friends and interviews were found for moi. I am grateful.

I thoroughly believe in the saying “seek and you shall find” and “God helps those, who help them selves”.

Here are some highlights from 2017, that I enjoyed. I hope your year was just as fun and blessed. (Some pict’s below are clickable)

Happy New Year.

 

 

 

KEEP HIP-HOPPIN’ – ChAnGeRMusic

Dec 07, 2017 by cmusic - Comments Off on KEEP HIP-HOPPIN’ – ChAnGeRMusic

Hey, hey party guy, or gyal, lol.

I hope  all is well and nothing stops you from being happy and to KEEP HIP-HOPPIN’.

2017 has been a ton of ups and downs for us both I imagine.

Mine have been encapsulated into this album – KEEP HIP-HOPPIN’ (on Spotify & Apple).

On Feb 2, 2017 my adoptive and only Mother I ever had, passed on to heaven, due to a sudden heart attack.

At the time this new album was prolly half way made. It was medicine and a dire distraction for me spiritually and mentally.

#KHH helped me to positively honor her physical death, because daily she is with me thru my actions and in spirit I think and feel.

For a human to adopt and raise another humans kid is amazing and that’s what my Mom did.

Shirley kept me from harm and we cranked Tina Turner, Diana Ross, Bette Middler, Dolly and many others when I was kid & teen.

I miss her singing to songs without remembering the words or physically mimicking gestures on a TV show or movie.

Mom use to yell “turn that rap crap down” or “turn that music off” when I was making beats at 2 am in the 90’s.

I sang my first hook I made to her when I was 14 and am eventually gonna rebreath life into it.

If her passing has taught me anything, it’s to film photograph, spend time with the ones we love as much as possible.

I visited every Saturday and I have decades worth of video and photo’s and voice memo’s of her hilarious personality.

If I can overcome and survive such a sad event, so can you. Please stream or buy my album if you see fit.

God bless, and KEEP HIP-HOPPIN’.

Halloween ChAnGeR Music style

Oct 31, 2017 by cmusic - Comments Off on Halloween ChAnGeR Music style

 

Hi,

I was thinking about why I dress up and give out Halloween treats every year lately. I suppose it’s partially due to me loving dressing up & joining in on the fun with the neighbourhood kids. I giggle and take pictures with some that are hilarious or adorable. After all; It is a rare time where adults can act like kids without getting into trouble, lol.

My son is almost an adult so I dress up in honour of missing him doing it and the mad fun we use to have, so it’s kind of like I am holding on to the memories and tradition that we use to have as well. I see plenty of parents dressed up outside with their kids too, and when I walk my neighbourhood with my pug after serving candy, I enjoy the mini haunted houses and screaming kids as my neighbors chase them with chainless chainsaws and props, lol.

Reliving our childhood is definitely a positive consequence from dressing up as an adult on Halloween too. I remember the exciting freedom of just running off after supper, just me and my candy bag or pillow case, and meeting up with classmates, checking each others loot out, lol. The day after was rewarding and amazing at school, being on a sugar high.

I haven’t posted it yet, but I may next year (gulp), because I just shot a “Halloween Mask Review” segment and it’s actually quite outrageous and original, lol. I truly act like a Wally in many masks, bahahahaha.

If you can’t let loose and act like a nut once in a while, what the heck is the point of paying bills?

I have a performing artist friend who performs in costume in a haunted house in Niagra Falls, which really reminds me that plenty of other adults take the season a lot further then moi, lol. I’m not a golden arch, but I’m luvin it!

Monsters, and ChAnGeR? Oh my!

 

 

VIDEO PRESS RELEASE – CLAW OUR WAY

Sep 25, 2017 by cmusic - Comments Off on VIDEO PRESS RELEASE – CLAW OUR WAY

PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Hamilton, Ontario’s “Changer Music” has released a new Hip-Hop/Pop video “CLAW OUR WAY” homage to Changer’s favorite CFL team, the Ti Cat’s. This entertaining and fun project was shot at Tim Horton’s field and at the McMaster training camp in the summer of 2017, featuring key Ti Cat players such as Speedy B, Courtney Stephens and of course the Tiger cat cheerleaders and fans.

The spirit of the song is about overcoming adversity. This season for the Hamilton Tiger Cats has been nothing but a struggle and constant need to claw their way to the top. From a fans perspective, these lyrics shine light on the goal of keeping your head down and pushing ones way through life’s obstacles. The upbeat tempo and bouncy bass line will make you want to claw your way to the dance floor.

Below are some links to the video and Changer Music’s behind the scenes blog article.

Video Link: Click HERE

Blog Link: Click HERE

Duration: 2:22

Director/Producer/Editor:

Changer Productions – Hamilton, ON.

Media Company: www.changerproductions.ca

Artist: ChangerMusic – a.k.a.
ChAnGeR – The Former Single Father

Email: info@changermusic.ca

Ticat Anthem – Steel City Anthem

Sep 21, 2017 by cmusic - Comments Off on Ticat Anthem – Steel City Anthem

Hello,

I made the beat for “CLAW OUR WAY” in the summer of 2016. A lot of personal family issues were occurring and my spiritual maintenance created this funky bass line, so to speak, lol.

I dawned my Ti Cat flag cape, weird glasses and items to attend a live game many times and that’s where it connected. I heard a fellow Hamilton artist being played at the game and realized it was boring and not catchy, like most indie songs from rockers or any genre were when it came to a Ti Cat theme song.

I went back to the beat and tied it together lyrically in my pro home studio, which I engineered and produced/wrote from. Fun and catchy lyrics were the goal to match the stunning bass chords and bass line that I see as the highlight of the song to be honest.

The lyrics didn’t take many edits or time to lay down vocals for. I let the beat sit for months before laying lyrics and my voice down to computer.

I made the bass line on my drum machine, and the drums and additions. I knew it was a hit after not being able to get it out of my head. It’s so easy to hum, lol. The layering and panning of my vocals I edited  around December 2016.

The remix is in the works for 2018 season just to keep it in the ears of fans when we really improve our team roster and outcome to Claw Our Way to the tippy, lol.

Toronto’s “Freshkils” is producing it & is the first producer besides my self that I’ve worked with professionally, so it’s sounding INSAYYNE!!

I’ve been called a super fan but since my income doesn’t allow for me to attend each home game, I disagree, lmao.

My dream goal for this Steel City anthem is to play it at home games, and especially to have the video played regularly on our huge TV screen, and the song aired every time a TiCat touch down occurs.

FUGGIN EH, eh? Oskee Wee Wee, I Ham what I Hamilton, lol.

I am born and raised here, and I live here in #hamont. I’m not some out of towner calling Hamilton home. I am Hamilton.

Peep Speedy B and many others helping us Claw Our Way from a challenging 2017 season.

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