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Words by Ty Howard (@someguynamedty)
Before sitting in early morning traffic two days ago, news broke that Kanye West would be executive producing Tyga’s new album. ‘Ye guiding and assisting Tyga on his new album could result in a solid project, but I couldn’t help but think that there are at least 25 other artists albums that I’d rather hear Kanye executive produce.
Created by Cameron Chapleau and Matthew Andreasen for Fake Shore Drive
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, readers, friends, Romans, countrymen. We’re very excited to introduce a brand new series and feature on FSD: Would You Rather? The brainchild of Cameron Chapleau and Matthew Andreasen, this new video segment will feature the Chi’s rising stars answering a series of rather strange and off-kilter questions. The answers? Sometimes hilarious. The questions? Most times ridiculous. The facial expressions? Always priceless.
It’s something you’re going to need to watch to fully understand, and today we return with our fourth installment featuring the always entertaining antics of ShowYouSuck. Show is hands down one of the brightest minds in Chicago music, so we couldn’t continue the series without his involvement. Trust when we say that this episode doesn’t suck. No pun intended. Or something.
Words by Hank McCoy (@HankTheReal)
Times are tough. We all feel it. Everyday we deal with the effects of a busted economy and a scrambling citizenry. They tell us things are getting better. But I can’t see it. The state of the people historically will dictate the state of everything else. Business, culture, entertainment, trends…all of it is influenced. The live music scene, in this city, like everything else has been attempting to adapt to changes around it. A culture in Chicago that has long been at the forefront of creativity and progress is fighting to survive and thrive in spite of it all.
FSD Feature: Monetizing The Celestial Jukebox: How Independent Artists & Labels Can Get Paid For Their Digital Content
Words by John Miranda, a Chicago-area lawyer and consultant
It’s been over twelve years since the effective collapse of physical media as a viable business model, but many artists, labels, and publishers still struggle to monetize their digital copyright holdings. Additionally, there are many commentators, especially from the tech camp, who eagerly suggest that artists forget about copyright as a revenue stream and view online infringement of their copyrighted music as free advertising. Although the digital millennium has seen a steep decline in value of music copyrights, there are still many ways that innovative and diligent copyright holders can cash in on the streaming music revolution. Check out the tips and resources below to start building a digital monetization strategy for your copyrighted music.
If you work in the Chicago music scene, a name you’ve surely heard over the past few years is David D.A. Doman. He’s put in work and paid dues in the local market, having crafted beats for the likes of Bump J, Mikkey Halsted and ZMoney; but David is now making national waves, having recently laced beats for such major label artists as Fabolous, 2 Chainz and Tyga.
David’s stock is quickly rising, and is sure to hit a fever pitch after his most recent placement — the first single from the forthcoming Young Money compilation (featuring Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and Tyga) — hits the airwaves. So if you’re looking to get some work in with Mr. Doman, you better put in your requests now, because his number will surely be changed soon.
We recently sat down with the incredibly humble and hardworking producer to talk about his recent success, what he has in the pipeline, and he even offers up some advice and words of wisdom for up and coming producers. Hit the jump to check it out.
With 2014 in full swing, artists are now creeping out of the woodwork and will slowly begin trickling out the releases they’ve been holed up, quietly recording, during the holiday season and hibernation months — especially this winter. Some artists will wait until SXSW approaches to attempt to crack the buzz scene in Austin, while others prefer to wait for the summer months to make their splash.
Words by Charne Graham (@88nae88)
Houston is a city that’s known for its rich culture — especially in music. But one man, at least in hip-hop, has arguably had more influence on the Houston scene than anyone in history — and that man is the late, great DJ Screw.
Screw tragically passed away in 2000 from complications stemming from a codeine overdose. But Screw’s contributions to music have since transcended Texas and the United States, and are now recognized on a global scale. Many of today’s hit songs and Top 40 records borrow from DJ Screw’s chopped and screwed style, and his legend has only grown larger almost 15 years after his passing.
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The FSD NYE Post is back for year four… We started this tradition three years ago as a way to say thank you to our readers and aspiring artists in the city. The concept is simple: on New Years Eve, we give every Chicago artist and group the opportunity to have their music featured on Fake Shore Drive — in a year end round-up style post.
As you all know, 2014 is almost here, and like we’ve done for the past three years, we’re bringing back our annual FSD NYE post. This year marks our fourth annual, so again we celebrate, toast and bring in the new year the right way. What’s the point of the FSD NYE post you ask? Well, throughout the year the most common question we hear is “How can I get my music on the site?” Well, the FSD NYE post is everyone’s opportunity to get some shine. The concept is simple: for one day, we’re giving every Chicago artist the opportunity to have their music featured on the site, in this round-up style post.
Yep, everyone makes it. No questions asked. But (and there’s always a but) there is a submission process. And one that has to be followed correctly, so please read carefully. If not properly submitted, it won’t make it up. No exceptions.
A Story by Holiday Kirk (@holidaykirk)
As the fourth year of the new decade approaches, it’s time to take a look at how far this city has developed musically in only a few years. These articles serve a dual purpose: to act as a time capsule moving forward, and to capture the thrill of the moment. Our city full of haters is becoming an undeniable cultural force — we’re rewriting the game and the whole world is watching. This is Chicago and this is our music.