The homie Kevin Nottingham is at it again. We love the independent artists and we love hip hop so this seems like a heavenly concept.
In promotion for the upcoming music documentary, DEMOS: An Independent Artist’s Guide To Success, KevinNottingham.com hosted a contest for independent artists to submit their “demo” for a chance to have their music included in our upcoming promotional mixtapes. Over 150 submissions were received and 36 artists won a spot. Volume 1, released just last month, included 18 tracks from half of the winners.
Please Listen To My DEMOS Volume 2, presented by HiPNOTT Records, Unique Squared and DJBooth, is mixed by DJ Mark-1 and features the rest of the winners from the first leg of the contest. This mixtape represents independent hip hop at its finest! Look out for the second leg of the contest later this summer for independent artists to win a chance to be featured on volumes 3 & 4 of the mixtape series.
DEMOS is a documentary film intended to educate and inspire emerging music artists by providing insight on ways to establish and further their careers. Narrated by Grammy award-winning hip hop poet J Ivy, DEMOS features an eclectic mix of industry veterans, established artists such as Talib Kweli, Pete Rock and CL Smooth, DJ Quik, Naughty by Nature, Mac 10, Marley Marl, Rapper Big Pooh, Da Beatminerz, Jean Grae, Statik Selektah, DJ Rhettmatic, Shyheim, Dwele, and up-and-coming artists like Mac Miller, J Davey, Wax, and Dumbfoundead.
With over 70 interviews (and still shooting), DEMOS features interviews with professionals from all sides of the music industry sharing experiences, advice and techniques for maximizing success in the music business. From understanding contracts, to brand management, music production, touring, merchandise, royalties, record labels, content distribution, and more, DEMOS is designed to transfer a comprehensive mix of industry and music knowledge to enhance the quality of life for those who live in a musical world.