As the brainchild ofÂ Kareem Fort, C.O.O ofÂ HiPNOTT Recordsand Co-Owner ofÂ Cypher Lounge Radio,Â DEMOS is not just your average documentary film; it truly serves as an awe-inspiring guide to success for the struggling, intermediate, or well established independent artist.
Joining forces withÂ Kevin Nottingham, C.E.O ofÂ HiPNOTT Records and Hip Blogger, the dynamic duo has come together once again to breathe of breath of fresh air into a somewhat asthmatic industry with this powerful film.Â As Executive Producers of the project, Kevin and Kareem also brought on Hip-Hop Artist and Co-Owner/Host ofÂ Cypher Lounge Radio,Â Hassahn Phenomenon as well asÂ Velv Somersault as producers on theÂ DEMOS project.
“How do I stand out from the countless other artists trying to make it? “Should I put out a mixtape or an album first?” “Do I need a booking agent?” “How do I build my brand and create an image?” “How can I get sponsorship for shows and tours?” These questions are the essence ofÂ DEMOS.Â The answers are masterfully supplied by hip-hop legends, highly successful independent artists, and industry tastemakers covering the entire span of music culture. Narrated by the Grammy Award winning Hip-Hop Poet,Â J Ivy and featuring the likes ofÂ Talib Kweli,Â Naughty By Nature,Â Pete Rock & CL Smooth,Â Carl Choi,Â Rapper Big Pooh,Â Da Beatminerz,Â Jean Grae,Â Tony Rock,Â Asya Shein, Statik Selektah, Dumbfoundead,Â Mac Miller, and a host of others,Â DEMOS will soon serve as the standard by which all How-To-Guide filmsÂ should be measured.Â Slated for a Summer 2011 release,Â DEMOS is guaranteed to be a game changer. Leading up to theÂ release, theÂ creators of DEMOSÂ will be releasing a series of trailers, contests, and other details surrounding the film.Â Stay tuned and for the time being…
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Demos is a documentary that was created to educate and inspire the emerging hip-hop independent artist to accelerate their career. Its primary objective is to provide insight on the myriad of ways to establish or further enhance a successful independent music career. Industry veterans along with well established indie artists will share their experiences, advice and techniques providing an invaluable and unprecedented resource for the up and coming artist. From scholarly advice about branding and getting noticed to revelations about submitting content to media outlets, Demos is a film that should be on any musician’s “must-see list!
Demos will expound upon how the industry has transformed over the years. Through the industry’s overhaul, the artist needs to now empower and equip themselves with this essential information to maximize their chances of success.Â The music industry is ever-changing and to keep up, you must be well equipped; Demos is the tool to create a metamorphosis within an artist career.
Appearances By: Pete Rock and CL Smooth,,Naughty By Nature, Â Shyheim, King from PNC Radio, Murs, Carl Choi, El Prez, Dae One, Statik Selektah, Talib Kweli, Tony Rock,Verbs, Wax, Dumbfoundead, Money Makin Jam Boyz, Â Z of DJBooth.net, Â Asya of Fusicology, Spintelect, Big Pee Wee of KJLH, K Sparks, The Regiment, Convinced, Raven Sorvino, Jean Grae, Pharoah Monch, Big Dho, Jake Paine of HHDX.com, Da Beatminerz, Cisco Adler, Chris Young, DJ Houseshoes, J Davey, Sean Falyon, Marley Marl, TruthLive, Matt Diamond, Joe Scudda, Chaundon, DJ Rhettmatic, Kooley High, Tanya Morgan, Kyra Kyles, Tanvi Patel of Crucial Music, Mac Miller, Warren G, Verbs, Cymarshall Law, and more to be announced.