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  • 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...

  • Thursday, July 23, 2015

    Once again we’ve received several request from various record labels in interest of new material. CSP Music Group holding a new writers orientation this Friday at 9:00 pm. Writing session will start at 8:00 pm sharp – until hits are made! We will be writing to a new catalog of instrumentals requested by the record label A&R’s. Once the songs are completed they will be submitted directly to A&R’s for placement.

    All Writers must RSVP by Friday July 24th no later than 4:00 pm. RSVP by click here and filling out the contact form. In the Subject box type Writing Session 7/24. Be sure to include all contact information for confirmation. We look forward to seeing you!

  • Friday, July 10, 2015

    Platinum Pen | Producers Workshop is a private studio session where producers collaborate on a diverse range of custom instrumentals. Producers will learn tips on music production, music publishing, mixing & mastering, music business and more. We seek talented producers who understand what it takes to create billboard chart topping hits. We meet once a month at CSPMG Studios hosted by producer Christopher Starr. Producers must register by sending 3 instrumentals to PlatinumPen@CSPMusicGroup.com and register in order to attend this private event. Register now Space is limited.

  • Tuesday, June 16, 2015
  • Tuesday, June 9, 2015

    With Rhapsody, Pandora and Rdio, we (music listeners as a whole) seem to have forgotten that traditional radio still exists. Why listen to a radio station spin music that they’ve chosen, when we can essentially DJ our own music and genres with the click of a mouse? However, publishers quarterly performance royalty statements suggest that traditional radio is not only alive…but still lucrative.

    Knowing this, rather than becoming frustrated over your nine cents in royalties from Rdio — you should spend your time more wisely. Reach out to your local and college radio stations. Develop a relationship with these stations and understand that, while not being as hip and cool as telling your friends to check out your new album on iTunes, traditional radio formats ultimately serve the same purpose, which is the promotion and distribution of your music.

    Don’t get me wrong — I highly recommend having all of your music available on online music streaming sites. Especially for...

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  • Tuesday, May 26, 2015

    There was a time in the music business, and we are going back a bit, when the ultimate goal for musicians, artists, or unsigned bands was to obtain a record deal or recording contract. Back then, we were talking major record label, there were little or few Independent Record labels to speak of. This was the standard focus and quest. It was my band’s quest at the time and we were lucky enough to get signed by Warner Bros. and they did a decent job on the marketing end. But if you are an independent artist today, a lot of you know that this obsession of getting a record deal may not be as prevalent as it was many years ago, and it probably should not be.

    Most independent musicians today understand that the glamour of getting signed to a major record label or even a strong independent label may not be all it is cracked up to be. First of all, with the state of the music industry and record labels today, it is even harder to obtain a decent record deal then it was years ago and...

  • Tuesday, May 26, 2015

    LOS ANGELES — When you're not inclined to give your product away for free, make your customers believe they're getting something for nothing.

    That's the thinking behind some of the offerings music fans may see this year as the recording industry scrambles to offset losses from plunging CD sales and find new sources of revenue when many consumers simply download music for free.

    Among the business models music fans are likely to see more of: music subscriptions bundled with the price of Internet access, and services like Nokia Corp.'s upcoming Comes With Music, which would give users of select mobile phones a year's worth of unlimited access to music, for no extra charge.

    Music companies also are expected to license songs for more ad-supported Web sites like imeem, which lets visitors watch videos or listen to full-length tracks posted by other music fans for free.

    Major recording labels, long-criticized for being too slow in adapting to changes brought by...