Music Without Labels & Beat-Play are proud to announce that one of our great artists, Te’ V. Smith from Philadelphia, Pa is available to provide full website design and development to all independent musicians. Visit his site to contact him directly. Here are some samples of work he has done in the past:
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The Pirate Bay have some really big things going on right now between hearings with the Swedish government along with their ties to the current WikiLeaks issues arising in the United States.
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This was Tupac’s favorite poet. Since reading this poem he has become my new favorite poet. I thought I’d share this one because it’s very relevant to this blog’s topics, messages, and missions.
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1. Loss of Rights – If you’re a new act, almost 95% of the time, if you want that big label contract, you have to sign over your publishing rights. This is a HUGE problem. Basically, anything you write, which by just the pen touching the paper, or finger touching the key, is automatically copyrighted, you are giving directly to the Label so they can go make more money off of it than you do. Now some people may make the argument that without the label you couldn’t make any money at all, but with the internet getting more and more sophisticated, this will get less and less true, which is already the case for some. ie: Lisa Lavie
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