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International Artist Gibrilville

Official 01 Jul 19 0

International artist Gibrilville takes a minute from his travels across Africa to talk about the diaspora, the international hip hop scene and to debut the first single “Love & Hip Hop” off his new release BLACK CADILLAC.

Important changes for online broadcasters impacting artists…

Official 19 Jun 19 0

Another change… This from the National Association of Digital Broadcasters,

ASCAP Responds To Closure of StreamLicensing,

“Today, ASCAP – one of the “big three” music rights organizations in the United States, along with BMI and SESAC – sent the following email out to former StreamLicensing.com clients:

Recently, ASCAP learned that the StreamLicensing.com service has shut down. We are writing to inform all StreamLicensing Broadcast affiliates that the owners and operators of the StreamLicensing service have not been transparent with its customers, at least insofar as StreamLicensing’s dealings with ASCAP are concerned.

THE FACTS AS TO ASCAP’S DEALINGS WITH STREAMLICENSING

ASCAP terminated StreamLicensing’s ASCAP license on July 1, 2017 for breach and default and the service has not been licensed by ASCAP since that date. In other words, despite several statements to the contrary made by StreamLicensing’s owners and operators, StreamLicensing has not “covered” its Broadcast Affiliates’ performances of ASCAP’s members’ music since that date. It has not paid any fees to ASCAP — on behalf of its Broadcast Affiliates or otherwise — for the period from Q4 2016 through June 14, 2019, the date on which it purportedly shut down its business.

After terminating StreamLicensing’s ASCAP license, ASCAP commenced an arbitration proceeding against StreamLicensing and ultimately obtained a substantial financial judgment against the service. ”

This is a huge blow to small indie digital/online radio stations including About 2 Blow Radio, who were duped, are caught in the middle and will incur additional broadcasting fees through no fault of their own. ASCAP is also cautioning indie stations about Live 365.

 

“Alexa, Play About 2 Blow Radio” 

Official 15 Jun 19 0

Tune into the premiere station for indie hip hop & R&b on Alexa! Below are the commands to launch About 2 Blow Radio on Alexa
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unsignedhype.org and About 2 Blow Radio digital record pool named “Best Underground Rap podcasts (2019) ” by PlayerFM

Official 24 May 19 0

45s Before Dawn, unsignedhype.org and About 2 Blow Radio digital record pool named “Best Underground Rap podcasts ” by PlayerFM. Our record pool podcast features new and underground releases and interview sessions with the artists & producers behind the music.