Steel Money Album

Mar 24, 2019 by cmusic - Comments Off on Steel Money Album


“STEEL MONEY” The new album title for Changer’s  6th album is a dark, rock, Hip-Hop themed project, slated for release in the summer of 2019.

Welding is the basis of how Changer “The Welder” afforded independent releases from his 10 years of welding. Dark Smokey welding factories in Hamilton is the focal point of “Steel Money”. Hard rock guitars and boom bap beats with a tiny beat of trap drums here and there is what the soundscape will possess.

A salute if you will, to the blue collar life in Changer’s Hometown, Hamilton Ontario, featuring America’s legendary “Apathy” from “The Demigodz”, KTriggs, Eastgate, Fresh Freddie, CF and Changer’s fave Hamilton award winning MC, Lee Reed.

Welding with 100 other people is the sound vibe being saught for this steel money album. That is what Changer did for years and years and is what Steel city Hamilton consists of.

About 12-14 songs are slated. Catchy hooks and melodies are a given with SpitSickBeats being Changer’s new production company endeavours.

From Changer’s, single parenting previous themed 4 albums to his “Keep Hip-Hoppin” release, this “STEEL MONEY” album will be in tune with Changer’s name, of repping Change, variety and unpredictability.

Canadian Underground Hip-Hop is repped lovely with Changer focusing on being original and different with his 2019 and 2020 “Steel Money Album”. The artworks or this exciting LP is commissioned by Hamilton’s “Anthony Haley”.

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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

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