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[Upcoming Event] 9/17 September’s South Florida Bloggers Brunch & Meetup

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September South Florida Bloggers Meetup
Brought to you by South Florida Bloggers: As Snapchat continues to rise in popularity, many influencers including bloggers and even businesses are starting to leverage this platform to help them grow their following and share content. Join us for a talk where all things Snapchat will be discussed, from tips and tricks to analytics. Want to learn how to grow your Snapchat following? We’ll discuss that. Want to learn how to create your own Snapchat filters to promote your blog or event? Come learn how! Local Snapchat influencer, pop culture blogger, and lifestyle publicist, Jose Resendez along with Amanda Taylor will share their intel into this world of disappearing content.

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[UPCOMING EVENT]: 7/23 South Florida Bloggers Meetup with Libby Volgyes speaking on Photography

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July South Florida Bloggers Meetup brings you Libby Volgyes, who will be speaking about how to create more stunning and communicative imagery (yes, even if you only have an iPhone) with easy, digestible tips. They will be meeting at Macy’s Dadeland Home Store and all attendees will receive complimentary food from Pisco y Nazca. Make sure to save your spot. Come hang out with South Florida Bloggers during they’re monthly meetup and meet other local bloggers.

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Screen Shot 2016-06-22 at 11.39.09 PMAbout Libby Volgyes (www.LibbyVision.com)Libby Volgyes is the owner of LibbyVision, a food photography business based in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Libby graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism in photojournalism and spent seven years working as a photojournalist at The Palm Beach Post. She launched LibbyVision.com in 2012 to devote her time to fully capturing the beauty of the best and brightest chefs of South Florida. In addition, she currently writes and shoots for Boca Magazine and The Palm Beach Post, photographs for Florida, Food and Farm and shoots food forPalm Beach Illustrated. She and her brand, LibbyVision, are well-known throughout Palm Beach County for high-end food photography, commitment to client satisfaction and story-telling photographs. Her business operates solely on referrals and reputation. Libby teaches workshops to aspiring food bloggers and speaks around the nation about her food photography.

When not behind the camera, Libby likes taking her giant dogs for walks along the Intracoastal and travels extensively with her husband. She drinks her bourbon neat, her coffee well into the evening and is mesmerized by the light – and the shadows – that dance across her path.

Sponsors: Macy’s in Dadeland for hosting our meetup. Pisco y Nazca for providing tasty bites for the attendees.

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[UPCOMING EVENT] April 15th – Hustler Spirit Magazine Artist Showcase – Atlanta, GA

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Hustler Spirit Magazine are excited about their upcoming Artist Showcase 4/15/2016 in Atlanta, GA. This event continues to get larger and larger by the day! Hope you have received all the necessary information and documents to secure your slot in the showcase. We have already confirmed 3 media outlets, 2 radio stations, and one television show to be in attendance at the showcase. We also will have multiple industry execs, A&R’s, radio reps, producers, investors, brand ambassadors, managers, promoters, bloggers, magazines, videographers, photographers, and other independent artist. As well, we have legendary songwriter and international artist Robin S.

WHERE: KNOCKOUTS BAR & LOUNGE
4807 Old National Highway
College Park, GA

SPECIAL GUEST JUDGES:
TROY2DAVENT
DiamondKesawn
Kevin Fox
Serina McDonald
Tanya Elsheimi

Doors will open at 9PM, all performing artist must check in by 10:30PM [failure to check in by time frame will disqualify act from any prizes], the freestyle cipher will start promptly at 11PM, showcase at 11:30PM. There will be a total of 15 performing acts and 10 freestyle emcees.

The freestyle cipher/battle will consist of 3 rounds. That will be broken up during the live performances. The live performances will be broken up in sets of 5 (3 groups).
Once the judges have tallied up their votes we will take the final 5 acts from the “live performance” sets and have a “clap-off” by the audience to see who will win all the prizes for the showcase.

FEATURED PERFORMANCES BY:
THAT BOY REN
WHOLE THANG REAL
COLD HENDRIX
KUNTRY LOCOS
TONY BONE
TUNK
MAZEE
SHARD MONEY
H.I.M.E.S.
JAZZIE DA
THA OG x JP O.B.E.
FREIGHTLINER JOE
MI$TA 420
J SALMZ
POLO NBA
KOUNTRY SLIMM
PIMP DEEZY
MACK D x NEPHEW B.B.E.
JOSIAH TRUTH
JUICEUP ENT.
MIKE MAN

If you have any additional questions or need more information
feel free to contact 678-509-4296

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[Upcoming Event] April 16th – South Florida Bloggers Meetup Sponsorships

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This month’s meetup is all about sponsorships! Annabel Mendez of Marketities (and formerly of Procter & Gamble) will be sharing her influencer marketing wisdom, including what it takes to get the attention of brands as a blogger.

About Annabel Mendez (marketites.com)
Annabel MendezAnnabel Mendez is the owner of Marketites Strategic Marketing Firm. Some of her current clients include Logitech, Kimberly-Clark, NuuMobile, SquareHue, and Yuppie. Prior to Marketites, Annabel was the Marketing Director at The Art of Shaving where she led all product launches and branding efforts. She was also the Regional Marketing Manager for Covergirl, Olay, and Max Factor in over 13 countries in Latin America and led the first beauty blogger event in Mexico City.

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Upcoming Event: 2/20 – South Florida Bloggers Meetup in Books & Books Coral Gables, FL

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Yay! The South Florida Bloggers have the details of the February meetup and they’re so excited to hangout with you again! On Saturday, February 20, 2016 they will have guest speaker Annie Vazquez. Nikki Novo will be interviewing The Fashion Poet about her blogging story and she will be open for questions during a Q & A session. We will be meeting at the independent bookstore Books & Books located at 265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables.

annie vasquezAnnie Vazquez is a fashion, travel and beauty expert and journalist who has been coined as one of the pioneers of Miami’s fashion blogging community. This young entrepreneur was voted Miami’s Top Fashion Blog by the New Times and has been featured in glossies such as Vogue, Marie Claire, Elle, The New York Times, Life, Refinery 29 and more. She was the first blogger in Miami to score a major campaign with fashion brand Coach where she produced and starred in a 1 minute commercial for them. Savvy and creative, Vazquez has gone on to work for several other brands as a spokesperson, model and consultant. Some of these top tier brands include Mercedes Benz USA, Bailey’s, Peroni, Tresmme, Victoria Secret Pink, 7 for All ManKind, Forever 21, H&M, Express, Macy’s, Express, Bloomingdales, T-Mobile and Sprint.

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Upcoming Event: 1/16 – January’s Edition of South Florida Bloggers Meetup

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This month South Florida Bloggers are partnering with Podcast South Florida. They will be kicking off the year with an important topic: guest writing. Contributing to high traffic websites is not only a great tactic to increase your website’s traffic, but also a fantastic way to legitimize yourself as an expert in your field. There are many benefits to writing for other websites: SEO, authority, traffic, collaborating, meeting other bloggers, and many more. Join them for this month to hear how Kimanzi Constable gets his work featured on mainstream sites.

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Upcoming Event: 12/19 – South Florida Bloggers Meetup at Burger Beast World Headquarters in Miami

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It’s the last South Florida Bloggers Meetup of 2015! We hope to see you there & celebrate the sixth month of an AMAZING blogger community. So far it’s been tons of fun, supportive, and educational and it’s all because of you. Let’s make 2016 the year of COLLABORATION. So meet other bloggers and start working together towards greatness!We’re so excited about the December South Florida Bloggers Meetup! On Saturday, December 19, 2015, starting AT NOON, we will have guest speaker Sef Gonzalez from Burger Beast. Sef Gonzalez creator of the award-winning blog, Burger Beast, will be giving a tour of the Burger Beast Museum and telling the story behind Burger Beast followed by a Q & A session.

We will be meeting at Burger Beast World Headquarters! There will be yummies to eat; exactly what yummies is a surprise and only Burger Beast knows.

RSVP HERE || SOUTH FLORIDA BLOGGERS

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Upcoming Event: 11/21 – South Florida Bloggers Meetup in Coral Gables, FL

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Topic: 9 Rules of Networking

We’re so excited about the November South Florida Bloggers Meetup! On Saturday, November 21, 2015, starting AT NOON, they will have guest speakers Geoffrey Anderson & Dianne Rubin from The Miami Food Pug. If someone knows about networking it’s The Miami Food Pug! They know everyone in town, and most importantly, everyone knows them. They have built long lasting professional relationships with PR agencies, restauranteurs, fellow bloggers, and many other people in the community. They will be breaking down their stellar networking skills into 9 rules for us!

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The Epidemic of A Copy and Paste Blog

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Lately, it’s just getting out of control. Since I am a music blogger I receive a large amount of submissions on a daily basis. This is extremely overwhelming to read and listen to them all. But for some reason sites find it to be much easier to copy and paste these submissions, just to get the post in. This is called plagiarism:
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Makes me wonder if they even listen to the content and if they even have their own set of opinions. This isn’t just sites that are unknown, but alarmingly its the major hip-hop sites as well.

The process for an artist to get the content to the masses, is trying to reach these outlets to get exposure from the music fans. Makes sense right? It should. But how would an artist or publicist feel that the site copy and paste (word for word) and didn’t contribute any opinion to the content.

son-you-were-copy-and-pastedPersonally, I’ve been in the position in submitting content for an artist. I was in a hurry and I used what I had written on my site as the description and even provided the link to my article. When it got featured on 15 different sites and it was copy and paste. Word for word, even my personal opinion on the artist was used as if that’s what they felt about the artist.

What I could have done was put these sites on blasts for plagiarizing my work. But what will happen to the artist feature? Knowing how these sites work they could either delete the post entirely or they’ll just reference back to the original post from my site. How would the artist I’m working with feel about his post being removed because of my actions on defending my own words. The artist received Google Alerts and when he reads every feature, he couldn’t believe it was word for word.

This hasn’t happened just to me, I discovered on the Knights of The Turntables #44 discussion I was on via TheKoalition.com. Joe from Joehovasmf.com he brought up in our discussion that one time when he was submitting content for an artist, he wrote a beautiful write up, and noticed every single site he submitted the content was COPY & PASTE. He feels it must be that he’s write up was too good or the site was that lazy enough to not write their own opinion.
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I had to research a bit more, and I was able to ask a few questions to @MattWhitlockPM who has been submitting artist content to me over the passed four years.

NIKKISIIXX: When it comes to submitting the artist content to sites, do you see sites copy & paste what you sent?
MATTWHITLOCKPM: Well when I email blast to the generic sites, like 80% copy/paste. But that’s just for blasts. If I’m doing full pr/marketing for the guys I manage, Notoriety – I’m personalizing each email before sending and also asking for original write ups. with those, I usually have great results but thats expected, to me at least. Generic blasts gets generic results. Its more of a booster, you have to have relationships and be personable when running an actual campaign.
NIKKISIIXX: How do you feel about the sites that copy & paste?
MATTWHITLOCKPM: It used to really irritate me because I was a writer myself for many years. I just didn’t get why you would become a “writer” and not want to write, lol. Then I started to realize that it’s the same with any other line of work, some people just want the title. I stopped caring about those sites/people and re-routed that attention to the sites that cared to write actual posts. Those are the ones you want relationships with. The copy/pasters are just for the email blast list. Which is also why email blasts are cheap and marketing packages are expensive – building relationships is expensive.

From what we got from @MattWhitLockPM is that in order to get organic features from blogs you either need to know someone or know someone who knows these people to reach out to these blogs and asked them personally to take the time to actually write their own posts. He has a whopping 80% of sites (by generic email blasts approach) that copy word for word. That is an alarming rate.

I personally think having an overwhelming amount of submissions shouldn’t excuse a site to just go to the copy and paste route. I see it as a lazy route. If you’re going to blog or promote an artist, it should be done with honesty and with your own damn opinion. If I can do authentic write ups I think the other bloggers/writers/journalist should be able to do the same.

*PS – For the sites that do authentic write ups nothing but love and approval from me! I know how it is, I do run a site and I can fit in your shoes. Ya’ll deserve a trophy foreal!*

What do you think? Leave a comment below or send me a tweet via @NikkiSiixx.

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NikkiSiixx on The Indie Rapper’s Guide to the Universe | Knights of the Turntable #44 via The Koalition

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n239284651846_1969Check it out ya’ll I was on this weeks Knights of The Turntable where we go in on The Indie Rapper’s Guide To The Universe! Welcome to episode #44 of the definitive Hip Hop podcast, Knights of the Turntable. The landscape of Hip Hop has evolved in such a way that independent artists can be successful and build solid careers, but not without a few rules along the way. Hip Hop and geek culture cultivator NikkiSiixx, who’s celebrating the 5 year anniversary of her site, joins the show with @JoeHovasMF @richbaileyjr @The_CSJR. To share stories and suggestions for those trying to gain exposure and building positive networks. Additionally, here are some of the stand out indie artists we mention during the show:
Art Morera || Kirby Maurier || SABA || Pope Adrian Bless || G.I. Magus || Adam Reverie || D Gut

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HOT TOPIC: HOW MEEK MILL COULD’VE ETHER-ED DRAKE

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This is not B.I.G. vs. 2Pac. This is not Jay Z vs. Nas. Contrary to Meek Mill’s belief, this is certainly not 50 Cent vs. Ja Rule. This is not even beef, “Beef is when you need two gats to go to sleep.” This is a rap BATTLE. Whether you find it entertaining or not, you cannot deny that this current rap battle has sparked an energy and buzz around the music industry that we have not seen in many years. While all signs are pointing to Drake as the guy demolishing his opponent right now, what if I told you it could have very easily resulted another way. I’m about to tell you how Meek Mill could’ve ether-ed Drake.

5l4Gb0XaWhen Meek Mill gathered factual proof that Drake does not write all of his raps on his own, he should have never broke the news on Twitter. Today’s younger rap fans and Drake fans might say it does not matter, but guess what: IT DOES MATTER and people who live and breathe the culture knows this. This is one of, if not the biggest thing you can ever hold over a MC’s head in a battle. Instead of a Twitter post, he should have recorded a diss verse (preferably over a Drake beat) and release it on the Internet without any warning. In the verse he should have aimed a line or two at Drizzy like, “And don’t compare to me Drake, he don’t write all of his own raps!” Meek Mill would not even have to reveal knowledge of the reference tracks just yet because that one line alone would have been enough to get the rap world’s attention and leave people wondering where this is all coming from. By doing this he would have caught Drake’s camp totally off guard, which is a perfect war tactic. Blindside your opponent when it’s time to invade. He also would have established himself as the aggressor. So if you compare it to boxing, usually the more aggressive boxer gets the most cheers from the crowd (in this case, the fans.) Ultimately, the fans get a say in who won the battle or not. After the first shot, Meek should have stayed off of social media, no rants and Twitter fingers. Let Drake think he may not have something like the reference tracks to destroy him. Wait for a reply on record. Once Drake responds, which could have possibly sounded different, than what he has out now, that is when Meek Mill (without any warning from his team or famous DJ’s) should have came back immediately with the ether.

First of all, this would have negated any chance of there being a record called “Back to Back” and would have killed any of the self proclaimed 6 God’s momentum. This is when Meek should have let everything out without holding back anything. I’m talking about three verses mentioning everything from having a co-writer to the alleged incident inside of the “Takers” movie screening in 2010. This is when he goes back to his battle rap days and use that approach. That means rapping some facts, jokes, personal attacks, and great delivery to humiliate the biggest guy in Hip-Hop. This would have made Drizzy vulnerable and his back would have been against the ropes. It would have sent rap fans, bloggers, radio, and social media into a frenzy. It would not have knocked out Drake the singer and entertainer but it would have ether-ed Drake the lyricist and MC. Meek Mill, the flashy and energetic kid from the streets of Philadelphia, would have been victorious. Battle over.

Unless you’ve been living on Mars the past few weeks, you know that it did not play out that way at all. Unfortunately, Meek Mill underestimated his foe and Drake was almost flawless with his counter attack. Instead of being strategic, Meek was in his feelings and “jump[ed] out the face.” I’m not going to say this battle is over, but I will say that Mr. Dream Chaser has a lot of catching up to do.

P.S. My sister, Jasmine Turner, is responsible for the line “jump[ed] out the face” in this article. She got her credit now I’m gone.

SM is an Author and Artist from NYC currently residing in Atlanta, GA. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @ClassicSmalls

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New Music: Awkword – Headlines

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Activist. Sociologist. Gonzo Journalist, Rapper AWKWORD world premieres his single HEADLINES on HIPHOPDX. HEADLINES was also produced by Beyonce’s “7/11” (OG) Bobby Johnson. Very dope collaboration between the two. AWKWORD takes us on a look back on what he’s done in 2014. From selling his album, getting compensated for a track such as DEEP SEA for The Ocean Project, and being an active protestor. I really like AWKWORD’s flow and tone to his lyrics. By the end it leaves us to wonder will AWKWORD have something in store for 2015? We’ll just have to be on the look out for that. Don’t forget to follow his social media links to get updated on what’s going on with AWKWORD: TWITTERFACEBOOKINSTAGRAMYOUTUBE

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Upcoming Event: 12.21 – BLOGFEST 2014 at Propaganda Lake Worth

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NikkiSiixx.com Presents BLOGFEST 2014

A Night Event that is meant for Bloggers, Musicians, Producers, DJs, Clothing Lines, and Music Lovers . Come prepared and be ready to network with CDs and Business Cards!

MUSIC BY DJ RICDAROC & NIXON
Hosted By: NikkiSiixx & Special Guests

18-20 $15 Door Cover
21+ $10 Door Cover

Doors Open at 8PM
Show Starts 10:30PM

Performances:
B2DADOT
ART MORERA
ER 305
UNHEARD OF
CHYNA J
AVIANT REDZ

DRINK SPECIALS: 8PM-10PM 2 FOR 1

Come Meet With Your Favorites!!!
Sponsors:
NikkiSiixx.com
Womazing.com
JojosBlock.com
BEZ Stylz
SAE INSTITUTE MIAMI

GIVEAWAYS FROM SPONSORS! DOPE NIGHT FOR NETWORKING!

#BLOGFEST2014

Any questions or concerns please feel free to contact NikkiSiixx.

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BLOGFEST 2013 – November 30th at WakeUpStar Studio

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NikkiSiixx.com Presents BLOGFEST 2013

A DAY Event that is meant for Bloggers, Musicians, Producers, DJs, Clothing Lines, and Music Lovers . Come prepared and be ready to network with CDs and Business Cards!

MUSIC BY DJ TR3S
Hosted By: NikkiSiixx & Special Guests

W* Studio
120 NW 25th Street Suite 301
Miami, FL

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$10 Door Cover
Doors Open at 2PM
Show Starts 3PM-8PM

Performances:
Silent Hand ENT
Ebanga The Songstress
Chyna J
Art Morera
Meyday Hansen
King Docious
Doobz Da Kidsta

Come Meet With Your Favorites!!!
Sponsors:
NikkiSiixx.com
Womazing.com
JojosBlock.com
BEZ Stylz
HypeGirls.com
Mellystarz.com
Valholla Entertainment
SimplyAnnick.net

Any questions or concerns please feel free to contact NikkiSiixx.

NikkiSiixx Do’s and Dont’s: Submissions 101

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From a bloggers perspective, submitting music should be something simple and easy to do. But sometimes the artist, manager, promotional agent, and friends don’t promote the content accurately and appropriately. I know the whole key is to have as many people listen to the content. But if they’re doing it with a wrong approach, it will lead your music to fall on deaf ears. If you don’t want this to happen you should definitely check out below my Do’s and Dont’s in SUBMISSIONS 101.

DO: Usually the way a blog or website wants to receive submissions from the public is through they’re email. Review the site you want to submit. Make sure the site is relevant to the artists and that the site features other artists in the same genre. This guarantees that there are people who would like similar music and will take a listen.

DONT: Submit your content to a site that literally has nothing to do with the genre or topic. I’ve received submissions for country and religious genres. Obviously these submissions won’t make it on to a Underground Hip-Hop site, but I see that they’re just trying to spread the word, so they can get any feature. It’s also a waste of time submitting to sites that there’s no way the music will be on there.

DO: The sites have a list of details of what they need from you the submitter to properly review the content. My site offers this here: nikkisiixx.com/submissions. I basically broke down what I need from you from any category I have listed on my site. From music-video submissions, project reviews, event coverage, or inquiry about anything else. I’ve visited other sites and I’ve seen what they’ve requested. It’s plain out simple. But unfortunately submissions don’t come out right.

DONT: HALF-ASS details you can provide about the artist! Lacking a bio, discography, producer credits, photos, and even social media links. Should get the submitter a slap on the wrist for not including these valuable details that a blogger would need to generate the best post about you. I’ve received emails saying “yo… check out my music. youtube link . pz” Really? Yes Really?! How can I take this person seriously when they’re not taking themselves seriously. There is no way this content will get posted anywhere. You’re lack of information will lead to no exposure.

DO: It’s always good to try and touch base with the site prior to submitting you’re content. At least the site is aware of the incoming email. You can let them know when you’ve already sent it. And maybe a week after submitting to follow-up with the status.

DONT: Contact the site/writer on a daily basis on the status of the post. By you’re constant harassing this will lead them to have a bad taste in their mouth about the representation and the actually artists. When this happens usually the writer will not not have a positive outlook on writing this post since of the constant reminder. Us bloggers don’t need this. We have more on our plate then what you can expect. Especially it’s a site in supporting Underground Hip-Hop Artists from all over. If you haven’t notice there’s thousands of you.

DO: Create an excel sheet and generate a list of music bloggers. This will need name of the site, link, email, contact name, twitter, date sent, reviewed, follow-up 1, follow-up 2, Notes. These columns will help out because all the information you need will be right there. Fast way to view status on submissions, if you have this as up to date as possible.

DONT: Discredit sites for not posting you’re content. By showcasing this negativity in public this can cause a backlash of other blogger sites to not support the artists. I know at times it may seem no one is supporting you but you got to have a bit more patience. Especially when we’re overwhelmed with submissions. I have to mention this more than once because it’s a lot!

This should cover the basics of SUBMISSIONS 101. Be genuine! Providing more information is always better than to have less. The more you give the more we have to work with.

If you have any questions feel free to HASHTAG #ASKNIKKI101 and mention me @NikkiSiixx. I’ll be happy to help out with any questions. & please don’t let these question be about posting your content. That would clearly mean you didn’t read my article above.

Event Recap: BLOGFEST 2012

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Check out the recap footage of BLOGFEST 2012 shot by @EddieBmusician
Event Presented by NikkiSiixx from NikkiSiixx.com
Sponsors: Womazing.com, iBlog126.com, JojosBlock.com, ConflictRhymes.com, AnalogeHype.com, LMBYG.com, and DaBottom.com.
Performances: @sketchthekid @U_R_ChrisMorris @ArtMorera @BTFL_Struggle @itsRelB

& Check out this dope freestyle that was caught by one of our sponsors Conflict Rhymes for “F.A.D.E.D. Freestylin All Day Every Day”

Nothing But The Truth: Meet The Press Edition by Fawn•Nicole

The worlds of blogging and talent discovery have certainly changed with the boom of social media, thus affecting the music industry as we know it. But, rather than complain about the current state of affairs, I’m here to offer some sound advice. It’s time to meet the press. I am Fawn•Nicole, I write for NikkiSiixx.com and I am an artist manager. Currently, I manage three artists, and everything I am about to write about are things that I have already done and they have worked.

Now, we’ve seen a few articles on how to “properly” reach out to online media for press coverage, and they’re jam packed with the political jargon to toot the horn of the blogger. I am writing this article for the artists, and this one is catered to hip-hop artists because helpful articles seldom cater to us. There are a few things that absolutely have to happen when you decide your music is ready to be shared with anyone that isn’t a friend or relative.

High Quality Mix/Mastering: This is simply non-negotiable. You are sending your music to people who listen to music all the time! These people have the potential to share your music with their readers, and your ultimate goal is to gain a fan from what they listen to. Regardless of whether or not the music is good, sound quality is important. The best way to look at it is this, the second you decide to share your music with the world, you’re an aspiring music professional. Your music needs to sound as such.

Be Brief: Trust me, when you’re reaching out for the first time you’ll want to include as much information as possible. It’s only natural. You’re trying to intrigue the blogger with interest so they’ll actually press play then decide to post YOUR music. I learned the hard way. While I learned to be creative within a few paragraphs, once I narrowed down the information to a few sentences, things started to look up. Simply put, you’re one out of a few hundred, if not thousands of aspiring artists bombarding these inboxes on a regular basis. They want to know who you are, where you’re from and what your music is all about. It really is that simple. If the music is dope, they will know when they hear it.

Keep In Mind, This Is A PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION: Yes, this is a business transaction. As much as folks wants to abandon this principle (one reason why the genre is a mess), this is a requirement!  Use proper grammar. Spellcheck, I mean seriously… most of our machines do this for us today, do it! While slang isn’t banned, do not be profane.

In an attempt to let this sink in, and to answer any questions up to this point, I’ll save the rest for a part two to be published soon.

Tweet me, @FawnNicole with your questions, and use the #NothingButTheTruth hashtag.

Upcoming Event: 12.29.12 – BLOGFEST 2012 at The Goose Lounge

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Nikkisiixx.com Bloggers Unite!

The second installment of BLOGFEST is on it’s way on 12/29/12 . Join us for a night with live hip-hop acts, meet and network with your favorite bloggers, check out live art, raffles for a NikkiSiixx painting, and so much more.

#BLOGFEST2012 #BLOGGERS #HIPHOP #NETWORK

Doors Open at 9PM
The Goose
Coconut Grove (Next to Johnny Rockets)

Music: DJ DISCOURSE

Age: 18 ^
Cover: $10

PERFORMANCES:
$ketch
Beautiful Struggle
Rel B
Art Morera
Nick London
Chris Morris

SPONSORS:
Womazing.com
DaBottom.com
LMBYG.com
iBlog126.com
JojosBlock.com
ConflictRhymes.com
AnalogHype.com