In promotion of the upcoming documentary film, DEMOS: An Independent Artist’s Guide To Success
, we will be releasing a series of mixtapes showcasing the talents of independent artists around the world. The mixtapes will serve two purposes: to add awareness to the upcoming film and to promote the independent artists who make it onto the mixtape. That’s where this contest comes in… WE WANT TO HEAR YOUR DEMO. This is your chance to become a part of something that we hope will go down in hip hop history as being one of the illest music documentaries to be released in recent times.
To enter the contest, you must be an independent artist (meaning not currently signed to a major label). Send us ONE SONG via the form below. Yes, just one song… so pick your best one. Please upload your song in mp3 format to hulkshare
prior to filling out the below form.
Deadline is April 30th. Mixtape will be released in May.
About the Film:
DEMOS is a documentary film intended to educate and inspire emerging music artists by providing insight on ways to establish and further their careers. Narrated by Grammy award-winning hip hop poet J Ivy, DEMOS features an eclectic mix of industry veterans, established artists such as Talib Kweli, Pete Rock and CL Smooth, DJ Quik, Naughty by Nature, Mac 10, Marley Marl, Rapper Big Pooh, Da Beatminerz, Jean Grae, Statik Selektah, DJ Rhettmatic, Shyheim, Dwele, and up-and-coming artists like Mac Miller, J Davey, Wax, and Dumbfoundead.
With over 70 interviews (and still shooting), DEMOS features interviews with professionals from all sides of the music industry sharing experiences, advice and techniques for maximizing success in the music business. From understanding contracts, to brand management, music production, touring, merchandise, royalties, record labels, content distribution, and more, DEMOS is designed to transfer a comprehensive mix of industry and music knowledge to enhance the quality of life for those who live in a musical world.
Up to this point, we have been able to make the film with very little money. As the film goes into post-production we have found that we need to raise funds to help complete the film and put it out properly. We’ve been shooting for the past 6 months and much of the film is shot, but there are a few scenes for which we need to secure funding in order to produce. Additionally, we need money for sound mixing, color correction, graphics, other post-production needs, distribution to festivals and marketing.
To assist in raising the funds needed, we have put up a Kickstarter page
. If you are interested in seeing this film get a proper release, we humbly ask for your donation. If enough money is raised, we hope to be able to screen the film as early as this fall in select cities around the U.S. Check the video below from Executive Producer and Creator Kareem Fort, Co-Writer/Producer Hassahn Phenomenon, and Director/Editor Matt Friedman.
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