Nerve Djs, Dj Ball will be at 9th Midwest Best $1000 Showcase at Studio 618 September 23rd, with a couple surprise guest from the 216 (Cleveland, Ohio). Dj Ball is known & respected for keeping the hip hop scene of Cleveland alive with the Weekly hip hop event #UniteCle at the Atonomy in downtown Cleveland. Come link up with one of the biggest Djs in Ohio Sept. 23rd. To perform or for more info on the Midwest Best text #MWB9 to 3146296404.
St.Louis, March 3rd at Studio A is your chance to meet and greet the Vice President of the Nerve Djs. With over 11 years in the game working with labels such as E1 (Koch), Epic, Shady, he’s currently pressing buttons for Def Jam. He has helped several artist get major deals including Machine Gun Kelly’s Bad Boy Deal in 2011, Ray Jr deal with both Def Jam & E1, & other countless deals.
Does this mean he’s giving out record deals, more than likely not. Does this mean you can build a relationship and display your talents to somebody who could help you get in the industry yes.
March 3rd Big Heff will be at Studio A music academy in North St.Louis County from 8 pm to Midnight with special guest, M City J R newly signed to Atlantic Records & others. He will be inviting an artist to perform at his bi annual A & R Showdown in Brooklyn New York March 8th. For more info about performance options click here, or text 3146296404 for more info, including the current PayPal special.
With the eyes of the industry in Cleveland over the weekend, the industries finest all came to out to be seen & heard, New Orleans native, & rising star 3D Natee did just that from fashion, to her performance, as she does every performance. Check out her performance at the Nerve Djs 13th anniversary conference at the Odeon, below, & for more on 3D Natee head to her official website 3dnatee.com
Brian “Essince” Collins and Quincy “Big Heff” Taylor are two self-made music and media figures who have come together to share their experiences working with multi-platinum musicians, major record labels, and booking international tours to educate readers on how to Make It in the Midwest. Learn the basics of copyrights and royalties to advanced strategies on booking tours and generating income in the music industry from the Midwest all over the world and back. Quincy Taylor got his start promoting major artists in the early 2000’s and has since promoted some of the industry’s best with the iconic Def Jam Records. His street team, event and promotion acumen pair perfectly with Collins’ understanding of international tour booking and media facets of the music industry for a fun and knowledgeable look into the urban music industry.
For more info on where you can find this book head to the website http://www.makingitinthemidwest.com , or get it straight from Kindle here or iBooks here
Cleveland artist “Noon” tells us what time it is with his new single “Country Thick” released by EMG check it out below via sound cloud and be sure to follow on
Mdk management presents a new group Day n Nyte coming from Lebron James Hometown of Akron Oh, with the ode to the women that killing the game right now “Bloody Murder”. This is the first single from the upcoming project ” High Dreams, Sober Realities”. The Rap and Sing group will be featured on the 5 Year Anniversary of the Big Heff Industry Tour This Winter.
One of the biggest machines in the Midwest now has its own Syndicated Radio show, named after Vp of the Nerve Djs “The Big Heff radio show”. Check it out throughout the weekend evenings on Power 104.9 Kokomo Indiana, 103.7 Da Beat Rockford, Illinois, and WUGR in Columbus, Ohio. Airing its 4th episode August 1st, check out the 3rd episode below, or go through the archives here.
Follow everybody on the show via twitter @BigHeff @Shugaboog440 @Vanidee_Starr @DJQueEleven
The Back Drop to the Big Heff Industry Tour at Studio 618
With so many artist events happening at the same time in St.Louis, Studio 618 was in fire Nov. 20th with special guest, Vice President of the Nerve Djs, and current Def Jam scout Big Heff. The crowd consisted if artist from different parts of the Midwest including Cleveland,Ohio Springfield,Illinois, and of course the 314 & 618 was in the building.
By the end of the night Big Heff heard a total of 12 acts inviting 3 to perform in Kansas City,Mo the following day, plus giving the same artist placements on top hip hop site Allhiphop.com, the artist he chose from the talented bunch included St.Louis rap group/labels Cash Zone Ent, DBC Ent and Springfield,Illinois artist Deezy the Paper Boy.
Newest Member of the Nerve Dj Fam Dj Style and VP of Nerve Djs Big Heff
Overall Big Heff was impressed by most acts in the building. Only negative note was that many artist lacked promo material (cds, fliers, merchandise), a few artist where nervous to network with new faces, and artist getting to the venue late. Big Heff is expected back in St.Louis Late February early March and is likely to return to Studio 618.