Converting Streaming Success to Touring Success
Details for our very first SXSW Panel is here! We’re so excited to be able to have this discussion with the SXSW community. On this panel, we plan to discuss how to go from streaming success to touring success. In this age of the DSP, there's a lot of focus on growing your monthly listeners and getting on as many playlists as possible. But once you reached that milestone of your career, what do you do next? For the past 20 years, touring has been one of the most reliable revenue streams for artists. That's how you build longevity in this music game. But it can be tough for independent artists to understand what touring can do for their career without the backing of a major label. This panel will lay out the rulebook for artists to follow to turn their thousands of monthly listeners into customers.
We were made for more and need to be reminded that greatness lives within us. Deraj boldly encourages listeners to aim high and don’t settle for less than who God made you to be in his latest release “Genes”.
“You Got Me” is aimed towards the culture and the industry. The industry is always looking for who they can expose or exploit next in order to make another dollar for another day. Or in the industries case, thousands of dollars for another day off of your talents and work ethic. “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice then shame on me.” Watch Canon’s latest visual from Home today!
After 5 years, Canon’s latest full length album is here! Listen to Home featuring Derek Minor, nobigdyl., Aaron Cole, Byron Juane, Tony Tillman, Cass, Mogli the Iceburg, & more on your favorite digital platform!
Check out the first video from the album!
"Push Thru" is about having faith even when it feels like it might not help. It's simple: push through. The visual for the track reminds us that pushing through the hard moments can also bring some joyous moments.
Preorder Canon’s upcoming album ‘Home’ and receive three new tracks. The album will be available everywhere on December 7th.
"BAMMM” ft. Derek Minor & Byron Juane
"We Gone Make It" ft. CASS & Gerard Alain
Join us for Canon’s Album Release Party! December 16th in Atlanta, GA. 1K Phew, Byron Juane, and Aaron Cole will be there with more special guest. Come through for an amazing experience!
After a tremendously, successful release of his eighth studio album, The Trap, Derek Minor is back with a visual for the hit track, "Man"!
The Cardec-produced song has been a fan favorite ever since the album dropped in August and unforgettable for Derek as well.
"Every time I get to connect with Cardec on a record it brings the best out of me. The "Man" record was really just catching a vibe in the studio and putting a song together about where we are in life." - Derek
On top of "Man" being a dope song, the visual is most certainly one you'll rewatch multiple times. As Derek puts it, it's a piece of art.
"The crew at Signature Sound always have unique visions when it comes to creating videos. I knew that I needed a team with a special eye for aesthetics and they delivered. Many people shoot videos but it’s rare to find people that can bring a song to life visually. That’s what the “Man” visual is to me... a living and breathing piece of art." - Derek
When you think of the word "home" you might picture your family or perhaps the city you grew up in or even the place that makes you feel more comfortable. Regardless the association, it's an indescribable feeling that can't be replaced or forgotten but feels just right.
Canon's Home is an appreciation for that feeling. After his own journey of recovery and building things back up, Canon is at the place where he is focused on his own "home." And he wants listeners to know that they can do the same and no matter your situation, there is nothing wrong with being proud of it and investing hope into it.
Home is due to release on December 7th and will be available to preorder on November 20th. The album include features from Derek Minor, Aaron Cole, Byron Juane, Tony Tillman and many more. Producers on the album include Canon, Young Side Chain, Swade, K Diamond and more.
There’s only so much you can trust in a world primarily concentrated on self gain and and projected worth. However, not everyone is fooled by the tricks of an industrial trade. The first single off Canon’s upcoming Home album is here, listen below!
New single from Byron Juane! The dominating force of focusing once obtained is cathartic. Accentuating the importance of reaching your goals, Attention urges the listener to reach their objective no matter what obstacles may lie in their paths. Grab the new single below!
A brand new single from Tony Tillman is out now! Get Big Picture ft. JC now!
Christian recording artist, Maddie Rey has officially been signed to RMG Amplify!
The singer has been working on her music career for a bit now but her influence goes beyond her music! From being a youth pastor to an actress to a YouTube influencer, Maddie Rey is here to inspire all those around her. And RMG Amplify will be standing right there with her!
With previously released music under her belt, Maddie Rey is working on more tracks for her fans. And much as music uplifts her, she wants to do the same for her listeners.
"Threaded throughout my music and definitely during my live shows, I incorporate my signature message called “Dwell”. This message comes from a verse in the Bible, Psalm 27:4 which says, “One thing I desire, this only do I seek, is to Dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life. I use this message to encourage young people to never leave the church and to never walk away from God. I encourage young people to become “Dwellers” where they commit to dwelling in the house of the Lord all the days of their life and to use their gifts and talents to glorify God!"
RMG Amplify and Maddie Rey's goals are to keep giving listeners music that will not only inspire but impact their lives in a positive way!
"Music is very powerful and impacts our lives in great ways! It helps us gets through things and can change our mood, attitude, and feelings. It affects our souls." -Maddie Rey
Written by Jasmina Cuevas
Don't let the trolls in life (and online) keep you from greatness! New single from Canon out now! Click the link below to listen!
The highly anticipated album from Derek Minor is here! Listen to The Trap, the third installment to the Up and Away series, available on all major digital outlets!
Check out the videos from the album!
Preorder the new album from Derek Minor, The Trap!
RMG is on a heat streak this summer as they continue to partner with the hottest artists in Christian hip-hop. RMG Amplify is proud to announce their partnership with Mission. Antonio Marquet Smith aka “Mission” met RMG CEO Doc Watson a few years ago at a music conference and later met RMG co-founder Derek Minor through mutual friend BrvndonP during a studio session.
“These guys are really for the culture and enjoy helping out who they can. They’re men of their word and honest,” Mission shares about Watson and Minor. “I’m excited! This is my first opportunity to work with a label. I’m happy to be co-signed by RMG and hope to be in it for the long-term”.
“Mission is an artist that I have always thought was dope. One of the best qualities about Mission is he is humble and talented and to be honest, that's a rare mix and many artists struggle with that. The team and I are too excited to help move him to the next level and beyond. RPSMG!” says Doc Watson.
Mission is no stranger to Hip Hop enthusiast. He began writing and making music as a teenager but decided to seriously pursue the route of creating more positive music to impact people in a positive way and to honor God with his music. Mission attracted fans with his first solo album “Main Event” in 2011. Since then, he has released other projects, collaborated with artists, and have also shared the stage with artists such as Lecrae, Tedashii, Social Club Misfits, Toby Mac, and many others. In 2017 Mission dropped “All of You None of Me” and also a duo album “Barely Finished”, with BrvndonP who co-founded his own music collective RPSMG.
Mission plans to drop a series of stand-alone singles that will lead up to a fall EP release this year. The first single Mission will release with RMG Amplify is “Thank The Lord” ft. V. Rose. Mission also hopes to take the experience he gains from RMG to further shape and develop RPSMG.
Reflection Music Group is pleased to announce a new light to reflect greatness on the RMG Amplify squad, artist Beacon Light. Beacon, born Brandon Clahassey, first attracted RMG CEO Doc Watson’s attention at Flavor Fest a few years ago through his expressive freestyling. The two exchanged information and maintained contact over the years.
“Beacon has been working on his craft for a long time. After [Flavor Fest] he released a couple projects, each one better than the last. The best thing about him is his heart and grind. He is always working at his craft, and is humble,” Doc shared.
“RMG does a lot for Christian Hip Hop. They have a vision to pour into the community and give back,” states Beacon. “I’d been working independently for a while, RMG was an answer to prayers.”
Beacon uses his music as his ministry to encourage people to build a relationship with God. He especially likes touring to connect with his fans. Having a partnership with RMG Amplify will allow him to focus more on his music and engage with his fans, while receiving additional marketing supporting of a label.
Beacon’s first single release with RMG Amplify will be “Catch My Vibe” ft.Tommy Royale. “I’m excited about branching into a brighter, feel good sound with this single and future music,” states Beacon. The single is a follow up from the Loud Drive Home EP.
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RMG is proud to announce its partnership with the very talented BrvndonP. The man born Brandon Peavy first connected with RMG founders Derek Minor and Doc Watson back in the day because they ran in the same circles. Minor especially took note of his talent after producing the title track for his 2015 album Empire. Since then, it’s been mutual admiration for each other’s work ethic and artistry.
“He’s an amazing artist with a great feel for what makes music GOOD,” Minor said.
“I’m looking forward to a long-lasting business relationship and different things to make some things happen and make some things grow,” BrvndonP shared. “What Derek and Doc are doing is definitely for the culture of CHH. What I’ve realized is they just like giving. Whatever resources they have, they’re more than capable and they’re more than happy to share it with any other person, which is dope.”
BrvndonP was introduced to the music scene nearly 10 years ago as Black Knight, where he built success as a producer and drummer who toured with Andy Mineo. In 2016, he announced his name change from Black Knight to BrvndonP to resemble his given name and reflect a desire to showcase authenticity in his music. He then released a self-titled album, which featured E-40 and Lecrae. BrvndonP has amassed more than 1 million streams on Spotify since its release, but BrvndonP has kept fans waiting for another LP until now. He is prepping a new project, Better Late Than Never, to express the duality of the time it takes for listeners to understand his craft and also his own journey of perfecting his art.
“BrvndonP is one of the best producers in the game,” Watson said. “Amplify is really excited to work with him. This project is going to drop quick and I’m excited about what it will do for the culture.”
“Better Late Than Never is going to change my life,” BrvndonP promised.
He is also looking forward to using RMG Amplify as a role model for his own collective, RPSMG. The group, which dropped the popular We Do It mixtape in 2014, is seeking to build its own platform to provide resources and encouragement to artists.
- Victoria Hernandez