Monday, May 16, 2016
Tips to Becoming a Successful Recording Artist
Be yourself and be as authentic as you can be. Not to say that you can’t imitate someone else, but trying to imitate celebrities creates a more difficult route because you’re imitating what already exists. Sometimes, a better option is being influenced by...
Sunday, March 13, 2016
There’s a growing number of artist in the music industry who want to remain independent. The goal is the become their own boss, make 100% profit on their sales, and be the one in control. This is where CSP Music Group comes in. Forming a partnership with artist, CSP allows the artist to remain in full control of their careers while providing the artist with the industry standard look, sound, branding, and connections that they need to stand above the rest.
Some independent artist have made it to the top this way, such as Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Adele, Taylor Swift, Mac Miller, and Nipsey Hussle to name a few. All of these artist remain independent while utilizing independent record labels.
Because independent artist are now proving that they no longer need to get signed the traditional way, this leaves a lot of artist realizing they can do it without the major labels, and instead seek out a team of people who understand their vision, branding, and dreams...
Saturday, February 6, 2016
There's been a rising change in the music industry that’s been creeping up on the horizon for over a decade. With the massive boom of the Internet and free space on-line to open up your own business; recording artist are using this to their advantage and are now marketing and promoting themselves without the help of major labels.
With album sales on the decline, it’s created this perfect storm where big record labels and artist collide in a battle over royalties, creativity, budgets, license rights, performance, and essentially ownership over the artist. It seems like the major labels have lost control in the sense that the artist do not necessarily need them the same way they did in the past. In December of 2013, Beyoncé released herself independently with an album on I-Tunes which broke records and sold 828,773 albums in just 3 days and went on to become a global success going to number one in 104 countries with little to no marketing or press from a major label. Adele...
Saturday, February 6, 2016
In a recent Interview by Carol Ozemhoya with BRE, Mathew Knowles (most notably known as the Father and Manager of Beyoncé Knowles) spoke about the “DNA of Achievers” and what it takes to become successful in such a competitive industry. Within the article, Knowles decided to give artist ‘A Reality Check’ on what the Music Business is really about. Here's what he had to say.
Knowles says a lot of people, especially in the entertainment business, get a disease he likes to call “Big-itus,” but it applies to many who want to be entrepreneurs and big time bosses as well. “You have to understand this, “he says. “ There is no fairy tale in business and no fairy tale in the entertainment industry where it ends ‘happily ever after’. In order to get to the top, you have to be prepared and have a strategy. We are conditioned to think in a box, but you have to learn to think outside the box.”
Knowles adds that it is especially important for parents of aspiring artist to...
Sunday, November 22, 2015
Damita Haddon Chandler has been on the gospel recording scene for over a decade. Although many know her from her Stellar Award winning work with the Voices of Unity and from singing with her former husband, Deitrick Haddon, she is a force to be reckoned with and highly respected in gospel.
Damita got her break as a professional artist when her and her sister got invited to sing at the president of TM Records’ birthday party. Immediately after they sang they were asked if interested in signing a deal and recording on his label and within a couple of months they were in the studio. Their first release was Time Is Running Out (1992). Damita went on to pursue a solo career and released her self-titled debut in 2000 and No Looking Back in 2008. Today Damita Chandler is happily married, working on new singles with Christopher Starr, and released a new reality show called the Gospel Truth starring her and her husband.
Sunday, November 22, 2015
Stevens beats and his name continue to grow in the industry. Today, he now has credits with Jennifer Lopez, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, Ariana Grande, and Avant to name a few.
Steven Franks, from Minneapolis MN, began working with CSP Music Group as a staff producer in 2009. Having already created a name for himself in Minneapolis, Christopher Starr first linked up with Steven by having him submit tracks that independent artist working with CSP Music Group could choose from. The request for his tracks rose steadily as more and more artist became aware of his talents.
Franks then relocated to Atlanta Georgia where Christopher and Steven were able to connect one on one in the studio. Together they collaborated on many projects and developed a partnership that became mutually beneficial. Their relationship and teamwork expanded while CSP artists continued to purchase licenses for Stevens beats as his name continued to grow in the industry. Today, his compositions are so...
Saturday, November 7, 2015
WATERLOO --- Christopher Starr left his hometown several years ago and made it big as a music producer in Atlanta.
But the Waterloo West High graduate doesn't assume musical talent isn't coming out of Waterloo.
And this November --- nothing's been set in stone quite yet --- Starr is returning to prove that.
"I want to come back there and basically wake up the scene," he said.
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Since Karlie Redd is spineless and bored, she called Rasheeda in to listen to the track and the newest cast member DJ Traci Steele tagged along too. Guess they have to start weaving into other people’s story lines at some point.
“Pure comedy, I will say,” is the way that Rasheeda describes Karlie’s diss track. What she really meant to say is that it’s the most abysmal piece of shit to be recorded since Rebecca Black’s “Friday,” but Rasheeda has made enough enemies so she opted to be polite.
Karlie invites Rasheeda to jump on the track with a verse, but Rasheeda resists, saying she’d rather not waste her “voice” on K. Michelle. What she really doesn’t want to waste is her time on a Karlie Redd track.
Read more: "Love & Hip Hop Atlanta" Season 2 Episode 3 Recap: K. Michelle Fights Rasheeda with a Lit Candle, Erica Pops Off on Scrappy and Momma Dee
Friday, August 7, 2015
CSP Music Group is proud to announce the launching of it's new website which we anticipate to go live by 2016. Our new website will be an interactive and exciting place for artist to showcase their music as well as connect with inside industry professionals. We've had an amazing year in 2015 and we look forward to being able to share that on our new interactive, community based website that will allow artist to network with executives in a Facebook style format. We've worked incredibly hard putting our new website together and we thank you for your patience as we continue to build.
NEW LABEL! MASON J RECORDS! LAUNCHING 2016
CSP Music Group is currently growing their newly founded label Mason J Records which is a subsidiary label of CSP Music Group. Mason J Records allows artist to have more creative expression in comparison to artist signed under CSP Music Group which has a more tailored approach in artist development. We are very excited for the new...
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
CSP Music Group is an Atlanta based company specializing in music production, recording, mixing and mastering. Founded by Christopher Starr, producer and entrepreneur, CSPMG has been putting in a lot of work behind the scenes with both new and established talent. Over the past few months they have been very busy submitting records to label such as Disney, Hollywood Records Konvict Muzic, and artist such as Lady Ga Ga, Corbin Bleu, Steve Rushton, Trey Songz, Usher, as well as TV and film submissions.
More than a company, CSP is a family of dedicated music professionals including a talented staff of composers and writers. Anthony Wright of Swag Inc. is also teaming with CSPMG to add international promotions and a marketing arm for indie artists and labels.
Always looking to expand the family, C. Starr keeps his eyes open for fresh young artists, writers, and composers with a good work ethic and a drive to succeed. CSPMG is currently working on the completion of a...