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THIS WEEK’S NEW RELEASES
Even Though It Kills Me
Love Again (Acoustic)
The Four Seasons (feat. Crystal Carr)
Sy Ari Da Kid
Hip Hop, Rap
Hostage of Love
Hips Valentine’s Day Vol. 1
Falling In Love
In the Spotlight:
Independent artists each have their own unique way of navigating their careers – whether they are just starting out or rookies in the game. We reached out to Lil Elt, N-Fasis and Sy Ari Da Kid to share their recent successes and a little advice for fellow Independent Artists.
Lil Elt’s song “Get the Gat” (which he recorded in 1992!) recently went viral on TikTok – thanks to LSU football players using the track in their clips – including a trip to the White House. The #GetTheGatChallenge hashtag currently has 18.1M views on the platform.
How did you find out “Get the Gat” had gone viral on TikTok?
I was in my bed one night when my nephew woke me up telling me, “Check out this Unc. They dancing to your song!” And when I looked at it, I saw the views, that’s what I’m looking at. It was probably around 40,000. So when I woke up the next morning, I checked it out, I’m interested now. That sh*t was over 100,000! And I basically kept watching it ever since then and all the hashtags go up millions of views – #getthegat and #getthegatchallenge. I also saw the video of the LSU players dance to it in the White House on TikTok. That went really viral. That sh*t just got crazy.
Do you have any advice you can share with other independent musicians?
I mean well, all I can say is, if you got a song out there that you’ve done, and you feel like it ain’t hit yet, or enough people ain’t heard it yet… Don’t give up on it yet bruh. I mean, you’ll be surprised how that song can jump off when the right folks hear it. And all I can say is, just stay with your dream man. It really can happen. And that’s coming from Mr. Get The Gat. 27 years baby!
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N-Fasis’ song “Lento” was performed by Jennifer Lopez and J. Balvin during the Super Bowl Halftime Show. He has been a TuneCore Artistsince 2015 and has registered over a hundred songs with TuneCore.
How did you find out that Jennifer Lopez and J Balvin wanted to perform your song “Lento” for the Super Bowl?
They contacted me in early January to notify me that there was a possibility that the song was in the event.
Do you have any advice you would like to share with other independent artists?
Faith without work is dead and work without faith too.
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Sy Ari Da Kid recently released his new album ‘It Was Unwritten’ and included a track called “Entrepreneurship” where he outlines how he got started and shouts out TuneCore as part of his story as an artist. Below, he goes further into the narrative and shares valuable advice for musicians.
What is the story behind the track “Entrepreneurship” from your new album ‘It Was Unwritten’?
I felt like we are in a time where entrepreneurship isn’t taught to the kids as early as it should be. Every kid isn’t going to catch that understanding early unless they just have that in their heart naturally. Also the process of learning business and sometimes the way some of us that are born in the hood have to learn it whether legal or illegal. Sometimes we just say ‘hey I don’t want to have a boss’ or something just as simple as realizing how much we spend on things that another person is taxing on. I wanted people to really know how I got started from beginning and how I used my experiences as a kid we all can relate over to the industry I am in today. Which made me mention TuneCore towards the end because I love what it has created for us artists and writers to be able to learn the business and build our music from the ground up and monitor it and capitalize off of every dollar worldwide.
Do artists approach you and ask you about TuneCore or general music career advice?
Yes of course, I know all artists of any popularity get asked about the music business. But I know from the way I speak and put the info out there my conversations with humans are different and deeper they know I truly want to help if I can. I have sent many people to TuneCore and also showed them the publishing part of it which most have no clue about. That’s also what made me do the song “Entrepreneurship” – just in case I miss a DM or someone can’t reach me directly.
We conducted these interviews via email and they have been lightly edited for clarity.
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