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103.7 Da Beat Business Spotlight-StarCrowd

   

103.7 Da Beat Business Spotlight-StarCrowd

www.StarCrowd.com

StarCrowd is a completely new approach to the music business. Our online platform systematically develops new music stars - with artists owning all their music and rights, and fans directly funding and profiting from these artists. Record labels sign and pour tremendous resources into only about 3% of music artists. Many of the millions of unsigned, undiscovered artists are very talented and would have great success with this same kind of support. We give them that support and much more on a major scale.

StarCrowd was co-founded by superstar songwriter, producer, artist, Jason "Poo Bear" Boyd. Poo Bear is a 5x Grammy Award winner, who wrote 16 of the 19 songs on Justin Bieber's last album. He also made history by recently co-writing the #1, #2, #3 top songs on Billboard, which included the smash hit single, "Despacito", featuring Justin Bieber.

Benefits of StarCrowd

StarCrowd gives the 20 million+ unsigned and undiscovered artists a real chance at stardom and much more.

SHOWCASE YOUR MUSIC
Artists simply upload their music and videos. Our music superstar partners, like Poo Bear, will then select the best artist, or they will be chosen by fan vote, for a chance at funding and StarCrowd's major label support.

SUPERSTARS AND FANS INVEST
StarCrowd prepares selected artists for funding by forming their corporations, etc, at no cost. Fans, alongside music superstars and experienced investors, then invest (as little as $50) in these artists via the StarCrowd online platform, or the StarCrowd Reality TV Show, which will showcase our top 10 artists each week.

A STAR IS BORN
After funding, artists receive 360 major label support through StarCrowd and its major record company partners. This includes videos, promotions, and global distribution. As Investor Fans track their star artist's rise on the charts, they can track and count their profits on the StarCrowd platform


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103.7 Da Beat Artist Spotlight-All Day Jay

   

103.7 Da Beat Artist Spotlight-All Day Jay



For artist, producer, athlete, and recent college grad, the moniker All Day Jay is not just a  name, it's a motto, because Jay is on his grind, all day every day. Jay was born in Brownsville, Tn, but was raised in Freeport, IL. Jay's musical influence started early inlife, as he has memories of playing on the studio floor as a preschooler, while his daddropped rhymes on the mic. In high school, in addition to being a stand out athlete in  football and track, Jay was bitten by the music bug when his dad finally let him touch hisMPC2000XL drum machine. Jay formed a rap group made up of his best friends andfellow athletes named The Track Starz, for which he made the beats. The Track Starz gota little hood fame, but the group disbanded as they all went off to college in pursuittheir athletic dreams. In Jay's downtime from school and sports, he would make the driveto retreat to his dad's home studio and unwind making beats and recording songs. Jay'slove for beats and the mic didn't go unnoticed by his dad. He asked me one day, with asmile on his face, "you're serious about this, aren't you?" The next week Jay's dadshowed up at his dorm room with a new drum machine, a keyboard, and a mic. "Now youcan get your ideas out when the creativity strikes you, but you better not let your gradesdrop." Jay not only made the grades, but me made music also. Now a college grad, Jay isall in on his passion of beats and rhymes. The Pre Game EP is Jay first released project.As the name implies, Pre Game is Jay just getting started. Pre Game is just a introductionto more great music to come. Look out world, here comes All Day Jay.

Social media

Twiter: http://www.twitter.com/imalldayjay
Instragram; http://www.instragram.com/imalldayjay
Facebook; http://www.facebook.com/imalldayjay
Soundcloud; http://www.soundcloud.com/imalldayjay
Youtube; http://www.youtube.com/imalldayjay
Snapchat; http://www.snapchat.com/imalldayjay

Streaming links; http://bit.ly/pregameallday

Contact info:
Rod Robinson
7739519908
rodrobinson@meandmyneent.com
website: www.alldayjay.com
Producer : All Day Ja


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103.7 Da Beat Artist Spotlight-Michael Dion

   

103.7 Da Beat Artist Spotlight-Michael Dion

Michael Dion, born Michael Dion Franklin in Rochester, NY and raised in Orlando, Fl is an American ,singer-songwriter,producer and actor. Protégée of late industry veteran manager Steven E. Kurtz [Christina Aguilera,SWV, P!NK, The Doors]. Best known for his 2006 collaboration on internet single ''Sweet Love'' with cousin Mr.Cheeks of 90's group ''Lost Boys''.
While the commercially accessible, soulful songbird's pre-solo debut hype continues to peak the interest of international online fans and music execs alike, the humble 27 year-old is staying focused. "I'm gearing up to hit the scene running, working hard to make my mark. 2018 is going to be my year and beyond! ", comments Michael.

Citing influences such as Babyface, LA Ried, Tony Thompson,Whitney Houston,Tevin Campbell and Adina Howard, the edgy music sensation began singing at the tender age of 4. After several years of growing as an artist and perfecting his songwriting by writing for acts such as Britney Spears, Jamie Foxx, BLAQUE's Natina Reed, Fuller House, Jodie Sweetin, Tori V and vocal producing various of artist, the Florida native living in Los Angeles sold all of his belongings and went on a journey across the globe finally landing in London where he wrote and produced the ''The Perfect Stranger'' album himself in a tiny room rented upon arrival from America with his MXL 990 Microphone and his iMac on Protools.

A wonderful introduction to a multi-dimensional artist who has been waiting in the shadows, Michael has shaped his debut LP with a series of beautiful love songs and club anthems which resonate with a pop/r&b retro freshness. From the player swagger of the surefire club hit "So Lit!", the synth seduction of "Dirty Dancing'", ''Real Love'' which contains elements from Mary J. Blige's 1992 hit of the same title and the sexy,commercially enticing pop tune that is "Still" and the poetically touching heartfelt balled dedicated to his 5 year old daughter properly titled ''The Best Song I Ever Wrote'', Michael has only just begun to win the hearts of pop/r&b/crossover audiences' world-wide. Reminiscent of industry luminaries such as Ne-Yo, Usher and Chris Brown. The ''So Lit!'' single offers a powerful introduction to this new singer, with Michael's soulful feel-good, radio-friendly vocals perfectly suited to take over every music lover's favorite playlist.

http://www.michael-dion.com


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103.7 Da Beat Artist Spotlight-Blackway

   

103.7 Da Beat Artist Spotlight-Blackway

Born in Brooklyn and raised between Ghana and New York City, Blackway spikes Hip-Hop with Afrobeat rhythms and African soul, spinning it around the globe.

As a result, he unites two continents and cultures via a one-two punch of rhyme acrobatics straight out of the nineties and panoramic pop-size vision.

"It comes from both sides," he explains. "I mess with my voice by not only rapping, but trying different harmonies, instruments, production, and melodies influenced by my heritage and roots. It's a subtle thing sometimes, but it's there."

To be honest, that thing is in his blood. Inspired by his entertainer father (one of Ghana's most celebrated actors and comedians KSM), the spotlight called to him at an early age.

"Growing up there, everybody knew who he was," recalls the MC. "It was super exciting. I went to his shows, spent time on set with him, and visited him at the radio station. That got me interested in the business."

After completing middle school in Ghana, Blackway headed stateside to live with his mom and attend high school in Long Island. He can vividly recall his first freestyle over Sheek Louch's "Mighty D-Block," and he became hooked with the artform. Inspired by everyone from Eminem, Jadakiss, and Big L to Wizkid, E.L., and Mr. Eazi, the artist dropped his first mixtape Broken Language in 2011. After a stint back in Ghana, he further honed a signature style on 2014's Radiant Child powered by the single "Lost My Mind." Between making his SXSW debut in 2017, he served up New Yhana and turned up on collaborations with the likes of New York legend Uncle Murda. Acclaimed by The Fader and more, 2017 saw him ink a major label deal with Republic Records.

Now, the powerhouse 2018 single "That Fast" [feat. Gucci Mane, DJ Battle] illuminates his individuality. Driven by a wild beat from France's DJ Battle, the international MC goes bar-for- bar with the undisputed King of the South, delivering an unshakable, undeniable, and unbeatable anthem.

"I was having fun with it," he goes on. "Gucci killed it, so I was vibing out and thinking of how to nail those four bars. It's meant to be a vibe."

This is just the beginning. Blackway's taking his sound around the globe...

"I've lived such an interesting life," he leaves off. "I want to tell stories. That's how people can
relate to me, and I can ultimately help them emotionally. There's no agenda when I get into the booth. It's a powerful thing. When it comes to rapping, I feel like I could go toe-to-toe with anybody. Hip-hop has always been a competition like basketball. I want to be the greatest.


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103.7 Da Beat Artist Spotlight-Adriel Arabia

   

103.7 Da Beat Artist Spotlight-Adriel Arabia

Adriel Arabia, born in Ohio, is an American singer, songwriter, recording artist and entertainer. When she was three, she created her first song. At four, she landed her first gig at a family reunion. Adriel Arabia has always had a passion for the performing arts. At a very young age, she performed in local showcases throughout Ohio . At thirteen, Adriel Arabia experienced her first recording session with grammy award winning gospel producer "Aaron Lindsey".

She later joined a group called, "Youth For Abstinence". This group gave her a chance to travel throughout Ohio and showcase her acting, and dance skills. Adriel Arabia was chosen out of ten thousand girls to participate as a runner in the "Miss Teen Ohio Pageant". While attending Barbizon Model and Talent agency, she polished her skills by participating in the church choir, plays, talent shows, and fashion shows. Adriel Arabia has been fortunate enough to tour with Tony! Toni! Tone!, SWV, Dru Hill, Aaron Hall, The Bar-Kays, Tyka Nelson",(sister of rock star legend "Prince Rogers Nelson also known as "Prince"), She has opened for artists such as "Alicia Keys, Juvenile, Case, Avant, Keke Wyatt, Lil Mo, and Gibbs".

She co wrote the song "U Wear It well" with Dwayne Wiggins and Tony! Toni! Tone!, she also co wrote and recorded the remake of the late "Rick James" song "Bustin Out" with Ty James (Daughter of Rick James), and sung the very soft subtle soprano harmony on the song "Hold Me Down" by "Bizzy Bone" from the group "Bone Thugs and Harmony". Adriel Arabia's talents gained the interest of the late "Joe Jackson" (father of "The King of Pop" Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, and was also the father , founder, and manager of the "Jackson 5". Joe Jackson"s business partner and long time friend "Marshall Thompson" of the legendary group "The Chi-Lites" had interest in her as well.

Adriel Arabia was offered a deal with Mar-ance Records, and Blue-Ray technologies.She has a passion for all areas of the performing arts. Her artistry consists of dance, music composition, producing, writing, singing, acting, fashion, poetry/rap, and modeling. She writes and sings in English and Spanish. Adriel Arabia engineers mostly all of her own studio sessions recording, mixing and mastering her own songs, and has also had the pleasure of working with very talented engineers and producers. Some of Adriel Arabia's biggest inspirations are, "Michael Jackson, Sade, Alanis Morrisette, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Tina Turner, Madonna, Prince, Vanity/ Apollonia 6, TLC Timbaland, Missy Elliot, Amel Larrieux, Selena, Tamar Braxton, and Aaliyah".

Adriel is an artist who is in love with the arts.

Follow Adriel Arabia on Instagram @Adrielarabiaworld or on Twitter at @Adrielarabia


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103.7 Da Beat Artist Spotlight-Tony Warren

   

103.7 Da Beat Artist Spotlight-Tony Warren

Tony Warren, A product of the notoriously vilified Chicago inner city talks about the life and his Story through his music. Tony Warren has made a decision to use music as an outlet for change.

This young artist has taken steps to separate himself from the gang influence and poverty he sees daily. Depicting the hard realities of perseverance in his music. Tony has gone about his efforts in a "by Any Means Necessary" approach.. Although as he remains chasing his goal of making it out. He continues to create more music that's relate-able to the streets he emerged from.

Tony's collaboration resume is on point. Includes work with Artist like Trippie Redd, Gunna, And Xxxtentacion just to name a few. Tony has kicked off his Bravo project with his single, Not Today (which is currently available on all streaming platforms.)

Listen to the song Above via his soundcloud above and follow him on all social sites

Follow @TxnyWarren

Shouts out to Billy Wiz


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103.7 Da Beat Artist Spotlight-Gentry Kozia

   

103.7 Da Beat Artist Spotlight-Gentry Kozia

Soul singer Gentry Kozia drops his first single "Natural Woman" a song celebrating & uplifting all women young and old. A mixture of vintage soul & Hip hop then add the silky smooth backgrounds with Gentry's distinctive raspy but polished 2nd tenor vocals and you get a sound that missing in today's music.

Born and raised in St Louis, Mo, into a family of singers and musicians, Gentry was destined to be a performer. Inspired by Prince, Jimi Hendrix, Donny Hathaway & James Brown. Gentry learned to play piano at an early age and later picked up the guitar. Creating a sound that's unique in its own, as is his image, a blend of Vintage Soul, Rock & Hip Hop layered with today's sonics.

Moving from St Louis to California to join forces with west coast's legend MC Hammer & his Oakland Fight Club Imprint. Gentry has lent his vocals to MC Hammer's revision of his 2017 "Help The Children" single for which the music video has garnered over 3 million views on YouTube.

Gentry is ready to invite the world into his infectious body of work. The self-proclaimed "Black Hippie" a.k.a. "The Chocolate Boy Wonder" with the eclectic sound and eccentric style is GENTRY KOZIA.

OFFICIAL LINKS:

Music Video: https://youtu.be/tOF2bd6HGgU
Website: https://www.gentrykozia.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/GentryKozia?s=09
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GKOZIA/
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/gentry-kozia/id1250150108
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/0YeqnfkyHNzR26tqXQ0va


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103.7 Da Beat Artist Spotlight-Gentry Kozia

   

103.7 Da Beat Artist Spotlight-Gentry Kozia

Soul singer Gentry Kozia drops his first single "Natural Woman" a song celebrating & uplifting all women young and old. A mixture of vintage soul & Hip hop then add the silky smooth backgrounds with Gentry's distinctive raspy but polished 2nd tenor vocals and you get a sound that missing in today's music.

Born and raised in St Louis, Mo, into a family of singers and musicians, Gentry was destined to be a performer. Inspired by Prince, Jimi Hendrix, Donny Hathaway & James Brown. Gentry learned to play piano at an early age and later picked up the guitar. Creating a sound that's unique in its own, as is his image, a blend of Vintage Soul, Rock & Hip Hop layered with today's sonics.

Moving from St Louis to California to join forces with west coast's legend MC Hammer & his Oakland Fight Club Imprint. Gentry has lent his vocals to MC Hammer's revision of his 2017 "Help The Children" single for which the music video has garnered over 3 million views on YouTube.

Gentry is ready to invite the world into his infectious body of work. The self-proclaimed "Black Hippie" a.k.a. "The Chocolate Boy Wonder" with the eclectic sound and eccentric style is GENTRY KOZIA.

OFFICIAL LINKS:

Music Video: https://youtu.be/tOF2bd6HGgU
Website: https://www.gentrykozia.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/GentryKozia?s=09
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GKOZIA/
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/gentry-kozia/id1250150108
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/0YeqnfkyHNzR26tqXQ0va


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Catch Dj Big Juice & Dj Petey P at The Rockford Battle Sunday July 29

Catch Dj Big Juice and Dj Petey P at the 103.7 Da Beat Table at

The Second Annual Rockford Battle

4503 Interstate Blvd

Loves Park Illinois 61111

Sunday July 29th from 12-8 PM

Admission is $1


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103.7 Da Beat Artist Spotlight-Blaq A Don

   

103.7 Da Beat Artist Spotlight-Blaq A Don

In the streets of Cleveland life was nothing less than a struggle for "Blaqadon" at an early age
facing foster care with no father in his life and mother abusing drugs "Blaqadon" was sent to live
with his grandmother in Cleveland''s 1st ward. Troubled "Blaqadon" would go on to have
numerous encounters with the law serving two brief stints in the youth detention center in
Hudson, Ohio but his trouble wouldn''t end there. At age 20 "Blaqadon" was stabbed numerous
times including once in the chest just an inch from his heart. With warrants In his name for
weapons possession "Blaqadon" went straight from a hospital bed to Belmont correctional
facility to serve one year in prison. With everything going wrong and extra time on his hands
"Blaqadon" would go on to seek refuge in music often beating on the walls of the cell block
reciting raps he wrote in his time spent. Released from prison May 25th 2011 "Blaqadon" would
take on numerous jobs looking to find his way into the rap industry. Often promoting at local
bars and club and selling music out the trunk of his car. In 2014 Blaqadon and his team would
go on to sell 30 thousand units of there personal project in the inner city of Cleveland alone.
With no direct link to the rap industry "Blaqadon" continued selling his music and doing local
shows in hopes of being heard. "Blaqadon" then Team up with another promising local artist
"Crash Diggz" seasoned and eager to out work the competition "Blaqadon" is set to release up
coming project "Punisher


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