Thursday, January 27, 2011

Music Business Secrets XXI (1-27-11)

Great show with a very special co-host, my son Romantic was in the house filling in for Darren because it was his wife's birthday (Happy Birthday Vivian!!! :) ). I was feeling sick but I made it through. Here is what we talked about:

- Statutory Rate
- What are you worth
- How to get your name out there
- Talent, Work Ethic & Networking: What's more important?
- Copyrights & TV
- The difference between a distribution deal & a licensing deal
- Leasing beats
- Payola: Does it still exist?
- Radio DJs
- Quality between live & recording
- Vinyls & ideas
- The best/worst deals
- Enjoying the music as a producer
- After copyright, what do you do?
- How to promote yourself as a producer
- ISRC Codes: What are they?
- Shameless Promotion
- Reverbnation
- Current production's favorites:
  • Mariah Carey - The Impossible (Youtube)
  • Alicia Keys - Un-thinkable (I'm Ready) (Youtube)
In our reviews section:
- rdotcom - Rootbeer floating
- Laren - Break Me (Produced by D'Luz)
- Jordin Sparks - Tattoo (Remix by Block-Key) (Facebook)
- Suzie Rose - Answer (Reverbnation - Facebook - Twitter)

Friday, January 21, 2011

Frankie Biggz Birthday Bash Videos on Youtube

As you may know, last Saturday we celebrated my birthday with a full 5 hours show through BlogTV (USTREAM was giving us a lot of trouble). We couldn't record through USTREAM, but thanks to our beautiful producer IreneB we have the whole thing (at least most of it!) on Youtube.

Here are the videos, check them out!
- Music Business Secrets XIX Questions (Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3)
- JadKen (Performance - Review)
- Seven Digits (Performance - Review)
- Grade A (Performance - Review)
- Michelle Lindsay (Performance - Review)
- Nicodemus (Performance - Review)
- MadFunk (Performance - Review)
- Joseph (Performance + Review)
- Sincere (Performance + Review)
- Adrian Tristan (Performance - Review)
- Queenie (Performance + Review)
- Romantic (Performance)
- Los Hermanos Bermudez (Performance)
- IreneB sings Happy Birthday (Performance)

Thanks to everybody that was there and we hope you had fun and want to repeat some time in the future!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Music Business Secrets XX (1-20-11)

After our 5 hour show last Saturday, we get back to normal day and time. New additions to our chat and of course, new music! Here you have what we talked about:

- Frankie Biggz Birthday Bash (You can watch some videos on Youtube)
- American Idol
- Old School Equipment
- Creation with samples: An art form?
- Sample Clearing
- R&B Music & its decadence
- Neo-soul
- Subscription based distribution

On our review segment (brought to you by MusicXray):

- ADD Projects - Confetti (Produced by Chavar Dontae) (Website)
- Suzie Rose - Feeling I'm Falling (Reverbnation - Facebook - Twitter)
- Suzie Rose - Phychdelic (Reverbnation - Facebook - Twitter)
- Jomo Keys - What I Want (Dirty) (MySpace - Youtube - Facebook)
- Brandy Linn - Flight 2 Japan (Produced by Hiptronic Music) (Website - SoundCloud - Facebook - Twitter)

We had 18 people in the house & we had people from Toledo, Los Angeles, Tittusville, Montreal, Detroit & New York!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


This is just a reminder for you guys, there will be NO MUSIC BUSINESS SECRETS this Thursday, instead catch the action on Saturday, Jan. 15th starting at 4PM, as we will be broadcasting Music Business Secrets from the Frankie Biggz Birthday Bash @ New Smyrna Beach, FL.

Of course, for all of you that are local (or not) you are invited to attend, it is a free 21+ event. Don't miss it!

You can RSVP in the Facebook event page.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Music Business Secrets XVIII (01-06-11)

Tonight was a USTREAM nightmare, so the show wasn't recorded properly... We had to change servers to BlogTV. However, we had the pleasure to have Chris Lieck in our show, that was nice enough to talk about different fields of the music industry, as well as reviewing several songs that our viewers submitted for review.

- Frankie Biggz Birthday Bash (RSVP)
- YouBloom (Website)
- Bootleggers
- How to survive as a producer
- Buy-ons to tours
- Get your music to games
- How to get payed for remixes

In our segment with Chris Lieck:

- Publishing companies
- 360 Deals
- Teen artists' development
- Independent Publishers
- American Idol: Pros & Cons
- How much to charge for being featured in a song
- Budgeting for marketing

Chris Lieck reviewed songs by:

- JWoods - Bedroom Bash (Reverbnation - Twitter - Youtube)
- Suzie Rose - Freeze (Reverbnation - Facebook - Twitter)
- Olatunji Mason - Leh We Dance (feat. Kao Denero & Queen D) (Youtube)
- Alissa Cavallaro - Jump Around (Facebook - Youtube)
- Jerome - Good Girl (MySpace)

More about Chris Lieck:

Chris Lieck is the CEO of TEJAS RECORDS, TEG RECORDS, COMIA, ROUND TRIP PUBLISHING, SABIO PUBLISHING. Chris is one of the most well respected CEOs, consultants, and record company experts in the country.  He has books about the business and his label has produced 17 Grammy Awarded artists in the Latin Market.   He started as an artist KID CURRY and later KK WILDE. Both bands to this day are collectors artists dreams.  KK's records sell on EBAY for $500 on average.  He knows how to drive markets, produce, manage, tour manage, engineer and run a business from the ground up. 

He lived in Hollywood as an artist, studio owner and producer for 11 years before returning to TEXAS to start TEJAS RECORDS.   He has been in the business for over 30 years making money as a working entity. 

For more information about Chris Lieck's businesses, please visit:

Despite our technical problems, we had 16 people at our peak. We are very sorry about the technical problems, we are gonna try  to fix it for future broadcasts, although there is not much we can do as far as USTREAM is concerned. 

Also remember, THERE WILL BE NO MUSIC BUSINESS SECRETS next Thursday Jan. 13th. Our big show will be broadcasted (if USTREAM behaves) on Saturday January 15th from 4pm from Frankie Biggz's Birthday Bash, with live performances, reviews & much more!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Frankie Biggz Birthday Bash on Jan. 15th, you can also watch it live!! :)

From Music Business Secrets we invite you to a very special ocasion, our host Frankie Biggz's birthday party!!! You're all invited!! 


We will have featured guest DJs, live performances and most important, for all of you that cannot be there, we will have a special Music Business Secrets live broadcast!! You can watch it next Saturday January 15th starting at 4PM/ET at USTREAM.

For those who can attend, please RSPV @ Facebook. Hope to see you there!