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CONTENTS 10 Red Eye Candy Girl  “AINY"

4 Six Things you want in your Band Press Kit!


6 Artist Spotlight “DURT BOI”



8 Photo Spotlight To advertise in this publication or speak with someone regarding any issue please contact

The Six Things You Want in Your Band Press Kit! By: Emmett Shelton Just about each successful band has a band press kit to distribute to agents, producers, radio station managers, report labels, newspapers, magazines, venues and a myriad of other engaging prospects. The band press kit is devoid of a doubt the most extensively-acknowledged and accepted form of band advertising and marketing and promotion. The truth that bands and musicians/artists need to have band press kits is not the query; the query gets what to include things like in your band press kit? The following six components are integral to the recognition and achievement of your band press kit -- incorporate them in your press kit and you're extra likely to be taken as a significant prospect for having to pay gigs, air time and label contracts. one. Bio Sheet: In a band press kit, the Bio Sheet is an 8.5" x 11" piece of paper that introduces the reader to the band. It tells them who you are, what variety of music you play, what notable accomplishments you've previously achieved; and provides a sample set list and typically tools offered for dwell venues.

two. Band Poster: You've noticed these tacked to the walls of practically just about every key reside venue and radio station. Every person loves band posters due to the fact they search excellent and provide an identification. They're not only trophies of who has played exactly where and when, but also dwelling ads for your band. Each time a new human being sees your poster, it speaks volumes, so make positive you place care and preparation into your band poster design for optimum band promotion prowess. three. Band Picture: The obligatory black and white band picture isn't just a traditional leftover of bands past, but an critical component of a skilled picture. The wonderful point about band photographs is that, when integrated in a press kit, they can go past expressing perspective since fans adore to have these signed. This is particularly crucial for bands who are just beginning to style good results -- a fantastic band picture encompasses the spirit of your band in a second in time. And, if for no other purpose, people who appear at band press kits assume a professional band picture. With-out one, you chance seeming unprofessional, inexperienced and surely not employ-worthy.

four. Business Card: Men and women who indication checks use Rolodexes. Organization cards fit in Rolodexes. Adequate mentioned. five. CD/DVD: EPK's (Digital Press Kits) are very hot appropriate now; numerous on the web organizations are now offering these. Even though fairly price-helpful, EPK's are even now largely regarded as amateur material on the expert band marketing and advertising circuit. Think about it: if you're a chaotic station manager sifting through band press kits, why would you take the time to wait for a CD-ROM to boot up when you can rather scan a professionally-printed band press kit to come to a decision if you even want to pay attention to the band's content in the very first put. For this cause, if you want to obtain results you must opt for a pro press kit and consist of a demo CD or DVD as component of the kit, and not as the band press kit in its entirety.

six. Pocket Folder or Label: A professionally-printed pocket folder, complete with your band logo and slits to hold your company card and CD or DVD is preferrable, but not each and every band can find the money for pocket folders on best of everything that need to be incorporated in the band press kit. As a price-effective substitute, have labels printed that you can merely stick on to stock pocket folders you can choose up at any local office provide keep. Other Considerations: If your band has issued press releases or has previously been covered in media outlets, incorporated copied clippings to show that you have currently been a hit on the stage. Confirmed professionalism can go a prolonged way towards rounding out a truly productive press launch. Don't forget that although your band press kit is only 1 way to market your band, it can also be the most essential and impactful weapon in your band advertising and marketing arsenal. Don't skimp on this all-vital factor, and make certain you include the six objects listed right here for a band press kit that will be remembered.

Brandon “Durt Boi Mix” Townsend a.k.a. “Mr. S.E.C” is becoming known for his innovative rap style on the mic! A true lover of hip-hop, Durt Boi Mix was drawn at an early age to become a success in whatever he touched. It is a known factor that his roots are southern; you can hear it in his terminology and delivery. However, Durt Boi Mix possesses New York street grime that few outside of the northeast sector can grasp. Hailing from Memphis with the likes of Eight ball & MJG and 3 6 mafia in his shadows. This northwest transplant has a definitive sound that distinguishes himself from the likes of his Memphis peers. Check out the interview below: SS: How's it going? Thanks for taking the time to answer a few questions for Street Scenes Mag, we appreciate it. DB: No Prob, Thnx for havin me! SS: To let our readers get a better feel for what has influenced you, in no specific order could you name a few of your favorite MC's of all time? DB: Sure, some of my favorite MC's consist of Master P and Mac of No Limit, 2pac, Scarface, Jay-Z, Ball and JG just to name a few. SS: How would you define your music? DB: I would define my music as relative, relatable, contagious, catchy, brash and in your face which is why it's called "Durty Boi Music"! Need I say more?! SS What were your influences? DB: My Granny, My mother Lola, My Auntie Kathy, and My Uncle Terry all influenced me in a major way. They all taught me different things through out life. SS: What do you hope to accomplish throughout your career from this point forward? DB: Moving forward I hope to continue to grow my fanbase and reach out to the masses and show them what Durt Boi Mix and Durty Boi Music is all about. Also to let the streets and the industry know that there's a lot of artist doing it but none like this. And you can bet the house on that!

DURT BOI Do you feel good about yourself

SS: Who is your hero? DB: My granny, Katherine Watson is my hero without a doubt! In my opinion they don’t make strong women like her anymore. And if they do its few and far in between. What up Granny!

SS: So how long has hip-hop been your full-time job? DB: Since 2005 I been getting it in!

SS: What do you think your listeners have gotten out of your music? DB: I think they've gotten substance, quality, and consistency out of my music; which is hard to find these days with so many just following suit instead of just being who they are.

SS: Would you say that it is easier or harder for an underground rapper to make a living from his craft now compared to 10 or 12 years ago? DB: Definitely a hell of a lot easier now with all the internet social networking these days! If you cant create a buzz on your own now with all the tools and resources out there then you might not wanna quit yo day job--and that's real talk!

SS: Do you think your music style now is very different from years ago? DB: I would say yes because I'm growing everyday as an artist and always sharpening my skills, I’m always looking to get better and give'em something they aint seen before. SS: What made you want to get into the music business? DB: Well, English was always my strong point in school out of any of my classes. For some reason or another I really took a liking to anything having to do with words. I was also in band a good part of my jr. high and high school years. So I guess when you think about it. It kinda makes since that I ended up doing my thang in the music business. SS: What is the most difficult thing you have had to endure in life? DB: I probably would have to say being a soldier in the army and fighting in Iraq. No matter how much you train nothing really can prepare you for it. It’s just something you have to experience. Before I left for the military I was just a lil hard head youngsta trying to figure out what my next move in life was. SS: What is the most difficult thing you have had to endure in the music industry? DB: Dealing wit fake a** folks who put on a facade, those who expect something for nothing and think somebody owes them something. Point blank exclamation! SS: Did you hold any jobs before becoming a fulltime MC? DB: Yea, lil dead end jobs lawn work, sackin groceries, washin cars, etc. Gettin into a lil mischief here and there; anything to keep some paper in my pockets!

SS: So many aspiring MC's these days have a very materialistic definition of success. What's your definition of success? DB: Doing better than I did yesterday, it’s that simple! As long as you moving forward in life and not standing still or going backwards you gon be aite! SS: So where can fans learn more about you and your upcoming projects? DB: They can get up wit me at:,,, and coming soon, And if all else fails just google "Durt Boi Mix". SS: Any final words you'd like to say to the growing population of aspiring emcees around the world? DB: Yea, I wanna let'em know never give up, in, or out! Keep chasin ya dreams and stay focused! And you can tell'em Durt Boi said that! I also wanna let'em know "Southern Heritage Classic Mixtape Vol. 1" iz just around da corner! That breath of fresh air tha game been waitin on iz finally here! "Durt Boi Mix Iz Da Name & Durty Boi Music Iz Da Game"! And on that note Im out!! *

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The infamous Lester Street Murderer, Jesse Dotson, filed for a new trial on Wed. March 2 and was denied by the courts. Dotson was convicted in October of 2010 for the murders of 9 people and the attempted murders of 3 children. He was sentenced to death by lethal injection along with 120 years. His attorneys are not discouraged by the rejection of the re-trial and say that it was anticipated. They say that they have many grounds for appeal including lack of DNA evidence and that they will keep trying. March 8, 2010 Jesse Dotson was arrested for the murders of 9 people and the attempted murder of 3 in a house on Lester street. The murders included his brother and his 2 and 4 year old nephews. The attempted murders included a 2 month old, a 5 year old and a 9 year old.

According to WREG Memphis Channel 3, the 34-year-old Memphis man, idolized in rap songs, pleaded guilty to conspiring to kill four people. Mario McNeal, Marcus Turner, Mario Stewart and Latrell Small were all killed between 2004 and 2007. Federal officials say Petties pled guilty in 2009. They just unsealed the plea Tuesday. Petties' family members in South Memphis shut the door in our face before we could make it to the porch. A neighbor shared her thoughts. "That's pitiful !" Investigators say Petties admitted to four counts of drug dealing. Likely just a small part of his multimillion dollar drug ring based in Memphis. For three years Petties' picture was on the US Marshall's most wanted list. Forcing him to flee his life of crime in the Bluff City and head to Mexico. Mexican military arrested him in 2008, flying him back to the states in handcuffs. He was brought back to Memphis under armored guard. Now he's facing life behind bars. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for April 1, 2011

Tina is the CEO of Southern Girl Productions and Executive Producer. Southern Girl Productions is an entertainment agency that creates, promotes and markets a conglomerate of positive and inspirational filled entertainment. We create, promote and market tv programs, radio programs and inspirational and secular events. Our mission is to provide an alternative form of entertainment (without the profanity, disrespect and sexual connotations) and clean fun for all ages. These events are for adults as well as the youth. Let’s help keep America “clean” and fun. Tina Tilton Tina Tilton is an veteran in the radio and television business. She began as a music video host in 1996 and was quickly discovered by HOT 107 (hip-hop) in 1997 where she worked as a morning show personality. This position required her to gain experience in promotions because she worked directly with the Promotions Director to create ideas for her morning show until 2001. Then Tina worked in advertising sales for The Employment Guide and The Black Business Directory, which help gain experience in sales. And in 2003, she was employed by Love 1380 (gospel). She worked as Promotions Director (where she created successful events with no budget) and Afternoon Drive radio personality.

Band Concept - if the band fits into the concept of the recording company. e.g. A recording company that specializes in Rap wouldn't consider recording a folk artist! Bands' Image - if the band members are attractive and cute (in the case of Boy Bands, or Girl Bands!) or with a hardened look (in the case of Heavy Rock). The age of the band members in relation to the style of music (Younger people for Pop, mature for Romantic Ballads). If the band is easy to sell to a broader audience.

Many artists and bands think like that, they believe that the music industry is exclusively just for them. It's natural, after all it's evident to them that they have both great music and talent, that the recording companies will automatically want to sign them up for a multi-million dollar recording deal, invest in their genial work and fling open all the doors to success. What a sweet dream. Real life is different. The music industry is exactly that, an industry, which needs to make a profit and have guaranteed returns on its' investments. Everybody knows that the music industry is passing through a difficult time, in financial terms. With this tightening of the financial reigns, comes change in the moment of signing up new talent. Recording companies want and indeed need to record (it's the way they make their money to survive!), but they will only sign up artists that they believe will give them a good and fast ROI (Return Of Investment). To be brutally honest, what is more important to a recording company is the sale of the music and not necessarily the music in itself. This evaluation is made with criterion becoming more and more rigid every day. Recording companies take into consideration: Bands' History - if the band has a solid background. Bands' Fan Base - if the band has a consolidated and expressive number of followers that fill out the venue each time the band performs.

Professionalism - if the band is made up of responsible, discerning people (that's why the music needs to be well recorded at demo level!), that they are punctual, clean and good professionals in general. Also if the people can travel and pass prolonged period of time away from home. Bands' Personality - if the band members are friendly, if they are easy to work and are prepared to do what the recording company needs and wants. Musical Talent - if the band members really know how to play their instruments live, and will continue to create new quality material day after day for a prolonged period of time under pressure. These examples are a few of the criterion that a recording company would take into consideration before signing up a new band or artist. The good thing is that each one of us musicians can learn and supply what the recording companies are looking for. It's just a case of looking at the business with a wider perspective. Ask yourself, "Why would a recording company want to sign a recording contract with someone?" and "What more do I need to do to satisfy everything that the recording company is looking for?" Success.

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