Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Artist Development is one of the most crucial elements of the music business. Music mogul and super-producer Christopher Starr, Founder & CEO of CSP Music Group, has a history of star-making success. Through his Atlanta-based CSP Music Group, Starr and his team have produced, engineered, and composed music for artists like Christina Aguilera, J Kwon, Boyz II Men, Next, Gospel star Emcee N.I.C.E. featuring Fred Hammond, and, most recently, 2021 American Idol contestants, siblings Ammon and Liahona Olayan.
Today, Starr has developed CSP into a full-service entertainment business that serves as a one-stop-shop to both independent and seasoned recording artists. “As a one-stop-shop we have the ability to help our clients keep or even raise the quality of their projects and products,” Starr says. “Remaining streamlined helps clients produce, create, and brand their music more selectively, as they are guided by services equal to any major record label, and on behalf of...
Sunday, October 31, 2021
SHOUT OUT TO TIESTO AND NGHTMRE ON A SOLD-OUT SHOW AND STELLAR PERFORMANCES THIS WEEKEND AT THE ARMORY IN MINNEAPOLIS
Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Christopher Starr hits No.1 on the charts again with CSP Music Group client Seth Jacobsen. Congrats to Seth for having the number 1 spot on Digital Radio and multiple weeks in the top 10 with his debut pop single Gimme Some More!
Sunday, April 25, 2021
CEO of CSP Music Group, Christopher Starr, sits down to talk with Jay Blazer about what’s been happening on the forefront of CSP and we’re excited to be following up with details about what people can expect from them in the near future.
Blazer: Thank you Mr. Starr, for sitting down to talk with us today. We are fully aware of your crazy busy schedule and truly appreciate the time taken out to conduct this interview.
Starr: No problem. I’m excited to be here with you all today.
Blazer: So, to jump right into it for time’s sake, can you provide us with some insight on the more recent endeavors that CSP has embarked upon in the past few years?
Starr: Yes, of course. To sum it up, things are bigger and better. CSP has added a lot of new and exciting things since we last spoke. For one, we’ve added new faces to the roster including a new legal department for the sole purpose of helping independent artists. The legal team can assist with things such as...
Sunday, April 26, 2020
CLIENT TESTIMONIES ARE WORTH WEIGHT IN GOLD. REAL PEOPLE, REAL STORIES. REAL EXPERIENCES Watch the stories of so many clients who have used our services. We know how important client reviews are when looking for the right team to build with. We are excited to share several personal experiences as they continue on their journey to success!
Monday, March 2, 2020
Michael Jackson was known as the King of Pop. Beyonce is a great entertainer who stands for "girl power." While both of these artists have immense talent, it's their brands that have allowed them to acquire millions of loyal fans and earn millions of dollars from music sales, touring, merchandise, endorsements, and more.
As an emerging artist, you may think that you don't need to be concerned about branding yet, but you absolutely should be. You must create your own unique brand to have a long, successful career. Fans don't only buy your music; they also buy your persona. Branding helps you create your persona and stand out from the countless other artists trying to get their music heard. Having a strong brand is key for building a loyal fanbase and making consistent income from your music.
Not sure where to begin? Start with these five branding tips the pros use, and you'll be well on your way.
1. Identify your unique selling point
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
5 Reasons You Don’t Actually Want The Record Deal Of Your Dreams
The record industry, and consequently the record deal, have seen countless transformations over the decades, and while many artists may still be eager to sign the "contract of their dreams," the reality is that these agreements can often leave the artist in a less than ideal situation...
Monday, February 10, 2020
“Industry rule No. 4080: record company people are shady.”
A Tribe Called Quest’s Q-Tip memorably sounded his warning about the perils of the music business almost thirty years ago; a cautioning that was well-reflected over the following years as news of multi-Platinum artists going bankrupt and global superstars changing their name a symbol...
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
When Chance the Rapper made Grammy history in 2018 by becoming the first artist to snag one of the coveted awards without selling physical copies of his music, the win resonated well beyond the Chicago rapper’s own résumé. “This is for every indie artist!” Chance — whose album Coloring Book beat out several massive, label-backed releases including Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo and Drake’s Views — shouted onstage. In the wake of such a high-profile, seemingly DIY success, more new artists these days are considering going the indie route: signing with a non-traditional record label, testing novel release strategies and otherwise trying to forge a path alone. Music industry veteran Lee Parsons, CEO and co-founder of Ditto Music — an independent distribution company with over a dozen offices worldwide that has worked with artists including Chance, Ed Sheeran, Stormzy, and Sam Smith to release music to numerous digital stores like Spotify and iTunes — spoke with Rolling Stone about why...
Sunday, January 19, 2020
The dawn of a new year and in this case, a new decade, is not only the perfect time to set resolutions, or look back on the past in favor or creating the future we want, but it’s also an ideal time to look ahead in the music industry. In this case, that means predicting upcoming trends.
While nothing is for sure, there have been clues swirling around us for the past year or two that indicate where we may be headed in the new year—and to be...