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“BdotMegatron, Ceo of Megatron Muzik Group LLC, Tranforms Careers”
Interviewer: Tell Me about yourself ?
BdotMegatron, Ceo of Megatron Muzik Group LLC
Interviewer: How did you get into the industry ?
My grandfather was a jazz artist and went through a lot Challenges that a lot artists have not knowing the business. He was signed to Veejay Records had problems getting royalties due to bad management.
My brother Managed Rock bands and a cpl
Hop hop artists and played the guitar, seeing the music world from their perspective inspired me to want to bring my love for the industry and knowledge together to help other artists through their music careers.
Interviewer: Do you play any instruments?
Yes I play the piano and the drums.
“Playing instruments gives me an ear for good music”.
Interviewer: Who are some of the Biggest talents you’ve worked with?
Drake, Chris Brown Tory Lanez, T-Pain, Nicki Minaj and many others…
Interviewer: What’s your favorite genre of music?
I grew up playing Jazz and classical , so first jazz then Hip Hop and lastly RnB.
Interviewer: Who are your top artists in these genres?
Hip hop : Jay-Z
Jazz: Ray Charles
Interviewer: How long have been in the industry?
Interviewer: How many Artists do you currently manage :
Interviewer: Tell me abt the artist you manage?
Ana Baby out of Bronx, Ny who was once signed to French Montana and coke boyz
Ed Wavy who is out of VA, he does so many things great. He is a singer/songwriter/emcee. He also engineers all of his own music.
Mzs Quanny who is from Philadelphia PA who also has Jamaican roots. She does dancehall/Pop/R&b
Kia Monger is from Saint Louis Mo. This artist also won R&B artist of the Year in 2022
Royal Shai- Newly Signed artist from Virginia Beach, Va. Also a singer/songwriter/comedian/actor.
Interviewer: What’s your Advice to independent artists wanting a manager?When is the right time for a manager?
If you already have movement and sometimes if an artist is gifted and talented but need more development. One thing that every artist need is some type of product to move and sell. I.e. music, merch, beats , services etc. They should have songs at least recorded and have something the Manager can market.
Interviewer: Has the industry changed over the 18 years.? Post Covid?
Yes main stream has had to adapt to the same things as independent. The playing field evened out more. Also went from physical era to digital era?
Interviewer: Is RnB dead?
I feel male vocalists in RnB have fell off. I think they are referring to the msg of love being removed and replacing it with streets and drugs etc. Which is ok. They need to bring back the baby making music?
Interviewer: Is it best to stay independent or get signed to a major deal?
If an artist can, get signed first get the money and brand Behind you, then go independent to Hv more creative control, publishing, royalties.
Interviewer: You’ve been in this industry a long time? Do you ever see yourself leaving the industry?
Music is my passion. I could never see myself leaving. Maybe branching off more to the executive producer side. This is my favorite part of management.
Interviewer: What’s your least favorite thing abt working in the entertainment industry As it stands today as opposed to 18 years ago ?
I feel now everyone cares more about the smoking mirrors and gimmicks than the real talent. Also, giving 150% at times and Creating that career/platform for the artists and they don’t take it as seriously or they try to back door you and do it on their own.
Interviewer: If you could work with any artists dead or alive who ?
Jay-Z – hip hop
Ray Charles, most definitely as his writing ability and genius was unmatched!
RnB – Usher
Pop- Jessie J
Interviewer: What some recent achievements or highs from Megatron Muzik lately ?
Artist Mzs. Quanny did over 300,000 with her ep Titled “Don’t mean to Brag”, it also debuted at #5 on iTunes on the reggae charts
Interviewer: What was one of your worst times you’ve experienced that taught you the biggest lesson?
When I first started in the industry I had limited resources, experiences. At the beginning you had to build artists trusts without a long resume of proven success. I didn’t let that deter me. I Attended Full Sail university, same as the Genius Kanye West and obtained my B.A. Degree in Music Business and B.A. in Entertainment business. Continues to build relationships in the industry which helped me to grow and the rest is history.
Interviewer: What’s make you a great manager? An asset to an artist?
I’m a hybrid, I walk the artist from start to finish through the whole process to success in this industry.
Interviewer: What is the latest Record you are Responsible for as an executive?
Mzs Quanny has a record coming on on March 31st Titled “Last Forever” produced by Khris Tate and executively produced by myself BDot. Megatron Muzik Group also just dropped Kia Monger debut album Titled “Mood Swings” That Just dropped on March 5th on all platforms.
Interviewer: Are you a team player?
Absolutely, I work with diverse groups of partners such as QueenAEntertainment, Stackin up Ent, Empire, Sony Orchard and a few others.
Interviewer: Are you a people person?
Believe it or not I am more introverted. In business it may not seem that way but personally I prefer a small circle of people.
Interviewer: Where the future for Megatron Muzik headed?
“Continuing to Bring timeless music thats current and Can be cherished years from now”. ~ Brandon “B.Dot” Carter , CEO Megatron Muzik LLC
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Rising Artist ‘Reg’ has a great respect in Musical Industry
Q.It’s an honor to speak with you today. Why don’t you give us some details about you and your story. How did you get to where you are today?
I worked hard at my craft and treated it with care and progression. It’s also having respect for those that came before me.
Q.I’m sure your success has not come easily. What challenges have you had to overcome along the way?
Honestly it might be either learning to overcome failure or justify the lengths I’m willing to take.
Q.Let’s talk about the work you do. What do you specialize in and why should someone work with you over the competition?
I specialize in creativity and also being an authentic when it comes to my approach. I make sure that I have full creative control of what I say as well as the direction I want to go in. However I am always open for collaborations as I believe that collaborative efforts would be able to lake something more unique and one of a kind.
Q.What’s your best piece of advice for readers who desire to find success in their life?
Don’t be afraid to have a plan or something as a backup
Q.Speaking of success, what does the word mean to you?
It means manifesting my highest desires personal and professionally.
Q.Finally, how can people connect with you if they want to learn more?
I’m on Instagram: @regcentral
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Emerging artist Keonche Hines brings an inspiration in Musical Industry
Life has not been kind to Keonche Hines, who has faced more than their fair share of challenges. Despite numerous obstacles and setbacks, Keonche Hines has persevered and refused to give up on their dreams. From a young age, Keonche Hines has had to overcome tremendous adversity. Keonche Hines’s life has been marked by hardship and struggle, but they have never lost their resilience or determination to succeed.
For Keonche Hines, every success has been hard-won, the result of tireless effort and unwavering determination in the face of adversity.
Keonche Hines, Was Born May/7/1997. He Was Born In Bertie County North Carolina. He Is an Actor, Comedian, Instagram Star & TikTok Star. He Grew Up in Lewiston-Woodville, North Carolina.
He Attended Bertie High School Where He Discovered His Love for Making People Laugh. Every day He Would Go to Lunch Where He Performed for Everyone in the Cafeteria, And He Also Kept Getting in Trouble for It. So He Decided to Drop Out of School to Pursue a Career in Comedy. He Started Off on Instagram & Vine In 2013 Making Videos. His Mom Bought Him A iPhone 5c And That Is When He Started Making Videos. Then As His Success in Being A Entertainer Raised, He and His Mother Invested in a Video Quality Camera and That When He Started Blowing Up Even More.
Despite the many obstacles that have stood in their way, Keonche Hines has remained determined to create a better life for themselves and those around them.
The challenges that Keonche Hines has faced in life are nothing short of remarkable, a testament to their strength and resilience in the face of hardship.
His Mother and Father Is Married But Been Separated Since 1999. His Mother Took Care Of Him And His Brother and Sister All By Herself. She Worked 2 Jobs Sometimes Just To Make Ends Meet. She Wanted the Best for Them. Keonche Hines Have A Son Who Was Born In 2019. His Name Is Kaiden Jace Hines.
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‘Self Care’ , a song that written by Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst in collaboration with Teams up with Band Nerds
We Are Band Nerds teams up with Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst for new single “Self Care”. This is the first song we have heard from We Are Band Nerds since their EP release , and it is a great way to start. The track features Fred Durst spitting rhymes about the importance of self care, which is something everyone can benefit from hearing more often.
“We wanted to write a song that was more personal than anything we’ve done before, and we knew Fred would be the perfect person to collaborate with,” said guitarist Dylan Beal. “He has such an incredible voice and he really helped us push ourselves as musicians.”
The song is about taking care of yourself and not letting anything stand in your way. It’s a universal message for everyone, but specifically aimed at those who have struggled with mental health issues or feeling like they don’t have their shit together.
We Are Band Nerds is the brainchild of vocalist/guitarist Josh Becker, who wanted to create a project that combined all of his favorite things: music, passion, and a sense of humor. The band boasts six members — two guitarists (Josh Becker & Brett “The Wizard” Wright), two bassists (Justin Hernandez & Jordan Lewis), a drummer (Dan “The Machine” McLain) and saxophonist extraordinaire Braden Higgins.
“Mental health is important, take time to check on yourself“ – Brandon Cross, Lead Singer/Rapper
“Self Care” is available now on all major platforms. Watch the lyric video below now and click here to stream/download the single on your favorite outlet: http://wabn.fanlink.to/
Brandon Cross- Lead Singer/Rapper
Dj Sol Los- Dj/Sampler
S. Bonilla – Drums
Santos “The Sandman” Johnson- bass