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[UPCOMING EVENT] Props and Bonds Presents: Self Made Miami at 8and9 Clothing

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Something brand new from the minds behind @propsandbonds.

Self Made Miami is a celebration of the creative minds who choose to carve their own path when no opportunities are given to them. So if you are a musician, artist, vendor, entrepreneur, or just on your daily hustle and know the meaning of sacrificing to achieve your dreams, then this one is for you!

“Those who aren’t given an opportunity make one themselves.”
-Props and Bonds

FAQs
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event? – All ages. Alcoholic drinks for 21+ only, strictly enforced. Anyone 21+ with no ID = no liquor.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? – Parking available on the street. Sign up with Uber and use code gabriel1077ue and get your first ride absolutely FREE.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? – INFO@PROPSANDBONDS.COM

When – Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
Where – The Showroom by 8AND9 Clothing – 7814 Northeast 4th Court, Miami, FL 33138

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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: 2/20 – Props And Bonds Presents Saturday Mic Live

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Every 3rd Saturday of every month! Don’t act like I never told ya!
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Props and Bonds Presents: SATURDAY MIC LIVE
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 20TH
9PM – 2AM
@catalyst_hh 301 Westward Drive, Miami Springs, FL 33166
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🎼 Artist Performances
🎹 Producer Battle
🎤 Freestyle Cypher
🎮 Classic Video Games
🙌 🏽 Networking Event
🎟 Good music, cool ass people and unforgettable memories
📧 Email us now INFO@PROPSANDBONDS.COM
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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.

RSVP HERE

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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.

RSVP HERE

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Upcoming Event: 12/19 – 14 Year Anniversary of Catalyst – Special Edition of Saturday Mic Live

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SATURDAY DECEMBER 19th:
9PM – 12AM
Special Edition Saturday Mic Live
@catalyst_hh 301 Westward Drive, Miami Springs, FL 33166

📻Live Radio show
🎤All Night Cypher
🎮Game Tournament
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Come through and relax with us after @catalyst_hh’s 14 year anniversary celebration. This Saturday Mic Live will be a little different, no scheduled performances just an emcee cypher in between a live recording of our SML Radio Show. We’ll be interviewing a few artists and looking back on our first year as Props and Bonds and doing events.
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We’ll also be rocking with our brother #DeejayTwin one last time before he moves on to the Philippines to be with his family. So to all the emcees who have ever been supported by and rocked with Twin, make sure you come through and bless him with your best freestyle or hottest 16 as a farewell gift.

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Upcoming Event: 11/11 Celebrate The Wilameana Jones Experience 2 Year Anniversary at G5 Miami

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Celebrate the two year anniversary of
The Wilameana Jones Experience at G5 Miami on November 11th.
Cover Fee $10 || G5 MIAMI 337 N.W 170th Street Miami Florida 33169
MUSIC BY: DJ LUCKY C
HOSTED BY: FAT BOY RHYMER
Special Invited Guests: Iceberg, Zoey Dollaz, Lil Dred, Chad, DZ, Kiddo Marv, V Stuck, Jigg, Young Fresha, Mike Smiff, YD, Tip Drill, Bizzy Crook, Jimmy Dade, Steph Lecor, Dred Skeezy, Ball Greezy, and more.
STUCK AT HOME? WATCH IT LIVE ON UNIVERSE MIAMI

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Upcoming Event: 11/7 – ER305 Album Listening Party “Tunnel Vision” at 8and9 Showroom

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This Saturday, November 7th, Miami-based 8and9 Clothing will host a listening party for ER305’s latest album, “Tunnel Vision“. The event will be held at 8and9’s showroom from 2 PM until 6 PM.

Supporters will have the opportunity to meet and chop it up with ER, network with taste makers in South Florida’s entertainment scene, and check out the latest clothing from 8and9. Beverages will be provided in the showroom and food will be provided by Tyty’s Kitchen food truck.

Physical copies of “Tunnel Vision” will be available at the showroom, as well as other surprises.

For more info, contact:
Breeze: @breeze_305 or info4breeze@gmail.com.

ER305 – “I Won’t Stop” [produced by Cardiak]

“Tunnel Vision” on iTunes

“Tunnel Vision” on Spotify

8and9 Showroom Address: 7814 NE 4th Ct, Miami, FL, 33138

[LINKS] TWITTER || INSTAGRAM || WEBSITE ||

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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!

RSVP HERE

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Upcoming Event: 7/29 – Schweinbeck LLC + Mixtape Monopoly Present: Industry Mixer (Ladies Edition)

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Schweinbeck LLC + Mixtape Monopoly Present: Industry Mixer (Ladies Edition)

On Wednesday, July 29, Schweinbeck LLC + Mixtape Monopoly deliver a special edition of their monthly industry mixer at The Department Store in Atlanta. The all female line up includes performances by Private Club’s Salma Slims, Kissie Lee, Charlise J of Southern Playas, Kake, Yummy Pearl and more. DJ Reese will be providing the music and hosted by Amber Jaii.

Location: Department Store, 467 Edgewood Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30312
Music by: DJ Reese
Date: Wednesday, July 29th, 2015
Time: 10pm-2am
Hosted by: Amber Jaii

$5 before 11pm, $10 after

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Upcoming Event: 7/4 – MILLENNIUM AGE x URBAN FETES PRESENT #IND15 AT LOS GLOBOS in Hollywood, CA

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MILLENNIUM AGE x URBAN FETES PRESENT #IND15 AT LOS GLOBOS – WITH SPECIAL GUESTS CHASE N. CASHE, ALEX WILEY AND GRAMMY NOMINEE KEVIN MCCALL

LOS ANGELES – Millennium Age and Urban Fetes are teaming up to bring a new whole style of celebration to the city of Los Angeles this Independence Day.

This Saturday, July 4th, join us and grammy-nominated artist Kevin McCall for the completely lit INDEPENDENCE 2015 music showcase at club Los Globos in Hollywood.

LA’s best underground acts are coming together to ring in the national milestone — plus, hip hop’s hottest emerging stars are flying in from around the country, including industry greats like Alex Wiley, Chase N. Cashe and Kevin McCall.

Grammy-nominated artist Kevin McCall is best known for his work with super star Chris Brown, including writing and featuring on “Deuces”. He’s produced and written a number of hits for Chris Brown and featured with stars like Keke Palmer, Ty Dolla $ign and Tyga.

Chase N. Cashe made his place in the industry when DJ Drama hosted his mixtape “The Heir”. He went on to land an opening spot on the Club Paradise tour with Kendrick Lamar and Drake, and has been producing quality tunes ever since.

Come out and celebrate American unity through hip hop and positive vibes. The show starts at 6pm with a panel discussion preceding. This event is 19+. You can RSVP and check out ticket info below. You can also reach us for interview/press inquiries for any artist including Kevin McCall. Come turn out Los Globos for INDEPENDENCE 2015!

#INDEPENDENCE15 MUSIC SHOWCASE AT LOS GLOBOS
Date: Saturday, July 4th
Showtime: 6-10pm

Los Globos Night Club
3040 W. Sunset Blvd
Hollywood, CA

RSVP & ticket info: ind15@eventbrite.com
#IND15

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Upcoming Event: 7/16-19 TEXAS Ent Summit at Arlington, TX

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Register Now!
Texas Ent Summit
July 16 – 19, 2015
Arlington, TX (Dallas/FT. Worth)

For 10 years the Florida Entertainment Summit (FESummit) has provided models, filmmakers, recording artist, producers and entertainment entrepreneurs the opportunity to network with influential entertainment decision makers gain new insight on selling entertainment product, broker deals, promote new music, introduce new/returning artist and learn new industry trends. Now, the brand is expanding to Texas!

What To Expect:
Panel discussions, workshops, beauty workshops taught by celebrity stylist, cocktail reception, special advance screening, artist showcase, parties, Beauty Brunch, Sound Stage, learn the newest trends & so much more.

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Artist Advice: How To Approach A Producer With Or Without A Budget

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For this article, I asked my Instagram followers for ideas for the next artist advice column on my site. What would they like for me to write about. I based my topic off their suggestions regarding promotions, blogs, anything related to music. This week I chose – @illtalbeats with his comment: “Do an article on how rappers should approach producers for beats (Especially for artists that don’t have a budget) lol” || Thanks illtalbeats this is the perfect topic! Here’s what I have to say about approaching producers with or without a budget. 

I know for an up and coming artist it can get really pricey in order to put a really solid project together. From the cost to purchasing a beat, to paying an engineer to mix and master it, hiring a graphic designer to create the cover art work, acquiring the licensing, trademarking and copyright. Placing your first order on printing physical cd’s, which need packaging sleeves or cases (plus the graphic designer to create the overall look). Creating and stocking up on merchandise, and then online promotional campaigns you get from official websites that support you’re kind of music. Phew! Remain Calm.

Key is to be able to manage your finances to the best of you’re capabilities. If you need to save, you save. But first things first… when it comes to creating any music content you need to find the heart to you’re song. This is where the producer plays a huge part. Because if the producer is a talented individual, who is capable of multiple genres or a new sound you’ve been searching for. Then your song comes to life, with a heartbeat to the music.

Lately, I find the best ways to find a producer is through Soundcloud.com, Twitter, and even Instagram. On Soundcloud, beat makers upload their beats and even instrumentals they’ve been working on. In hopes to finding an artist who will be interested in collaborating on something new. Networking is key when it comes to building new relationships. Comment, Share, and Like what you hear. Showing support goes a long way, especially when you’re really feeling the music.

Best ways to search for producers are through hashtags! Here’s where the producer who puts #Producers #FreeBeats #HipHop #Music while appear before your eyes. Don’t forget to follow them and become a familiar face. Once that, obtain their contact info; usually an email address, phone number, or straight through a direct message. Let em’ know how you’re interested in working together and how can it be possible? Here’s where it comes to whether or not your wallet comes into play.

Producers work in many different ways when it comes to selling their beats. They can set a price for the track, lease the beat, or accept royalties off any sells/plays. When a producer sets a rate for a beat, you have to understand and respect it. You can either pay in full or even make payments in order to own the music, rightfully. I’ve heard producers leasing beats for a certain amount of time. But this might be helpful for an artist who might not be completely sure if music is the right path for them. But hey! Reader, right now if you’re an artist who knows for sure what they want and their going to work as hard as possible to make it happen… Continue to read Right? Cool!

So, next option is accepting royalties. Royalties occur when you’re content is registered with BMI, ASCAP, or SESAC. For example, BMI has connects with licensed holders who use/play your music; such as radio stations, television stations, clubs, and restaurants. These license holders maintain a monitoring system that provides licensing fees in order to get you paid. 50% of a song is credited to the songwriter and the remaining 50% is left to the publisher.

Once you’ve selected the beat, picked which type of purchase choice, then it’s time to make a payment. When making a transaction, make sure the producer sends you an invoice for exactly what you agreed upon. This will guarantee this service or ownership of the beat you wanted to purchase. You also have to take into consideration any fees that may take place such as Paypal. You should pay to make the difference so the producer fully gets the amount he/she asked for. 

Say, you don’t have a budget. You’re an independent artist and all funds goes towards maintaining your life and your living situation. This is where networking and friendships come into play. I would say search for a producer who’s starting just like yourself and you feel a common base in music and interests. Proclaiming how you really want to work with them on a small scale when it comes to collaborating on music. You two can select a certain amount of beats and then you come with the verses, and then a project is born. A free project, this will help promote both parties. With heavy online promotion, you’re definitely guarantee to gain more fans this way. Now the producers followers, friends, associates become familiar with you as an artist as well.

Also, during the recording process you should have the producer present. Build together on the sound the project will have and hook them up with their favorite goodies as well during the session. Drinks, Snacks, Coffee, and even some funny smokes. Positive Vibes = Amazing Music. After working together.. when you’re in works on any future project, they might possibly hook you up with free beats.

FREE BEATS?? Yeah, it’s possible. When you network and play your cards right. But don’t forget to give credit to the guy who created the song that inspired the lyrics to the best song you’ve ever written. It takes from hours till days and even months to get a beat sounding the way it does. Take into consideration, they deserve the credit too. Screen Shot 2015-06-11 at 2.52.50 PM I’ve received music submissions from the artist himself and he did not give credit and not even mention the producer at all. How rude is that? The producer should always get mentioned on anything related to the track/project promotion, getting tagged in every photo of the cover art, and getting notified when the track gets featured on a popular website. This also will benefit the artist because now you have an extra individual who will help promote it because they are involved. This concludes my take on how artist should handle approaching producers on purchasing their beats and even sometimes working without a budget. Any comments or suggestions, provide them below.

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Upcoming Event: 3.21 – 8and9 Clothing x Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey Presents Jack’N For Beats “Sip Shop & Sip”

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What: Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey Presents “Jack’N For Beats”
When: Saturday March 21st, 2015
Time: 2pm-6pm
Where: The Showroom By 8&9 Clothing
Address: 7814 NE 4th Ct. Miami,FL 33138

Miami! This Saturday, March 21st, “Jack’N for Beats” hits the 8&9 Showroom with it’s mobile recording studio! Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey has partnered with Atlantic Records to find the hottest unsigned artists. Step inside the Mobile Studio when it hits 8&9 MFG. Co. One verse could earn you $5K but impress the judges and the sky is the limit.

The event will be held in the company’s Miami showroom from 2pm-6pm located at 7814 NE 4th Ct. Miami, FL 33138. 8&9 Mfg. Co. will have their Spring 2015 collection available for purchase. Beverages will be provided by Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey. Follow @8and9 and @Jackn_4_Beats for more information, details and locations around the city. –Jacknforbeats.com

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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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Upcoming Event: 12/27 – Most Known Unknownz Indy Hip-Hop Showcase at Villa Lounge

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Saturday December 27th,
MiamiFactory and Stamped N Da Streetz DJs
are pleased to announce #TheMostKnownUnknownz indie showcase
at The Villa Lounge in Miami Gardens | 19501 NW 2nd Ave Miami, FL 33169
Indy Hip-Hop Showcase Featuring performances from some of Miami’s next rising stars.
Music by @iamslick305 of the @StampedNDaStreetzDJs.
FREE Food along with drink/bottle specials all night and more!
Doors OPEN 8pm – 11pm
EST LIMITED ADVANCED TICKETS AVAILABLE : CLICK HERE

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CATCH UP WITH THE ARTIST SERIES: DOOBZ #NETWERK at Propaganda

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doobz cupNikkiSiixx took the time and caught up with DOOBZ at her NETWERK Event back in August 2014 at Propaganda Lake Worth, FL. Doobz sets to release the PEACE OF MIND EP, later this year. Stay Connected with DOOBZ – TWITTERINSTAGRAMWEBSITESOUNDCLOUD Stay tuned for next Catch Up With The Artist Series with Rapper Rich!! Subscribe to my YOUTUBE Channel.

Upcoming Event: 08/31 #TheBeatBattleOH at Lounge 360 in OHIO

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#TheBeatBattleOH
August 31, 2014 at Lounge 360 6312 Busch Blvd Columbus, Ohio 43229

GRAND PRIZES
$325 CASH!! + Featured on 4 Blogs + Sound Kit
(Blogs: YesterdaysNothing, WeStayChill, IFC & Nikki Siixx)
CONTESTANTS CHECK IN BETWEEN 730 & 8 PM DOORS OPEN @ 8PM
Entry Fee $35 – – Payment Deadline August 27, 2014 – – Fee is not refundable
Entry Fee Can Be Made Via Paypal Email: Msanderfer2@yahoo.com @SheaMoneyMccoy