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DJ Neal Veglio Gets Real About Life in Radio, the Creative Industries

23rd January 2017 No comments

People who have any type of career in entertainment often create a public persona on social media which portrays a lifestyle of glamour and opulence far removed from reality. Frequently we’ll see photos of exotic locations, expensive jewelry, designer clothing, and other things indicative of a lavish lifestyle. What many people fail to disclose is that so much […]

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What Prince's Death Can Teach You About Protecting Your Career

11th June 2016 No comments

Following Prince’s April 21 death reports began to surface that the singer left no will stating what was to become of his estate. This seemed an impossibility for so many reasons. Prince was one of the most business-oriented artists in the history of the music industry. He was a forefather of the DIY ethos so many […]

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Music Industry Career Suggestions

30th December 2015 2 comments

Happy almost-2016! One of our awesome readers sent this to us and we had to share. This website offers suggestions on which music careers may suit you based on your personality type. Perhaps it’ll spark an idea or two for those who are searching. If your career is set maybe it’ll give you an idea […]

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Freedom Williams talks about current industry climate

6th November 2015 No comments

Freedom Williams, who many know from C+C Music Industry, recently did an interview with What’s the 411. Williams, who is known as a dance artist, spoke about the changes in the music industry, music buying culture, radio, hip-hop, R&B, and many issues that affect artists and people in the industry. Whether you love him, hate […]

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Artists, Stop Getting Taken Advantage Of

30th August 2015 1 comment

There are plenty of services in the music industry which require money for effectiveness. Paying for PR, social media help, management, and marketing are all necessary to efficiently run a music career like the business it is. Often artists would rather pay for fun things, such as equipment and recording, not realizing that many components […]

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'Billboard' Experiencing Well Deserved Backlash Over Survey

25th August 2015 No comments

A survey sent by Billboard magazine to top music execs is causing a long overdue backlash against the publication and its ever-devolving standards. Reported by Tim Ingham of Music Business Worldwide, the survey avoids the biggest issues facing the industry, opting instead to ask business leaders if they believe Justin Bieber will one day have […]

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Congratulations, Taylor Swift! You've Become Everything You Claimed You Never Were

27th July 2015 1 comment

I’ve adored Taylor Swift since her first record was released. I was caring for children who loved her and we listened to her all the time. We listened to each record as it was released, watched the videos, had dance parties, and drove around all summer singing every song. I’ve always liked that she was […]

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Happy Weekend: Patcast Edition

25th July 2015 No comments

Hello, darling readers! Another weekend is upon us and we hope it finds you well. Summer has finally found its way to the city of Chicago! The past few weeks have been filled with excitement and many dreams coming true here at Thirty Roses HQ. As always, we can’t thank all of you enough for […]

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Chicago's DJ Slugo Fired From Spike Lee Film For Pay to Play Scheme, Draws Attention to Industry-wide Problem

31st May 2015 10 comments

Last week Chicago’s own DJ Slugo was relieved of his duties as music supervisor for Spike Lee’s latest film, Chiraq. The DJ had been put in charge of finding music for the film when Mr. Lee chose to feature all Chicago artists on the upcoming soundtrack. Unbeknownst to Lee and his team, Slugo was charging […]

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