Friday, April 29, 2016

Popcaan Did Not Make Drake's Highly Anticipated 'VIEWS' Album

Although widely speculated that he would have, Popcaan did not make Drake's highly anticipated fourth studio album, VIEWS. The collaboration on which he was featured entitled, "Controlla" was leaked online ahead of the official release of the 20 songs tracklist and might have been the reason why the artiste was bumped off. 

Although Dancehall and the Jamaican culture are prominent on many of the albums released by a major Hip-Hop/POP artiste over the last year, no Jamaican hardcore Dancehall artiste has been able to penetrate the US market in like manner as Sean Paul. Needless to say the artistes are not making the type of music that appeals to the market because we see elements of what both artistes and dancers create, copied and used in its original state on popular tracks and music videos. Dancehall slangs, punchlines, rhythms, style, choreography, and culture has become a phenomenon among Pop, RnB and Hip-Hop music, but Dancehall artistes and dancers are not. 

Popcaan and Drake seems to be fans of each other. Drizzy have even been heard repeating familiar 'Popcaan slangs.' But while Popcaan #VIEWS @Drake on his twitter page some fans of the Dancehall artiste were not pleased and went in on Drizzy on social media for excluding Pappy off the the album. At this time it's still not known why Popcaan was left off the album or if, he was even considered in the first place.

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Monday, April 25, 2016

A Guide To Facebook Live Video For Musicians

By Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0: is about to the "next big thing" on the platform, and it seems like it will be a boon for artists and bands wanting to engage with their fans on the service.

Since it's so new, you may not be sure of exactly what Live is and what it will do. Here are some facts about the service from the FB Live Page.
  • What is Facebook Live? Live lets people, public figures and Pages share live video with their followers and friends on Facebook.
  • Live is available to all Pages and profiles on Facebook for iOS, Android, and Facebook Mentions. There will be a red icon at the top left-hand corner of the video indicating that it is a live video. The word "Live" is written next to the icon, along with the number of current viewers.
  • The video will be published to the Page or profile so that fans and friends who missed it can watch at a later time. The broadcaster can remove the video post at any time, just like any other post.
  • Videos will appear in News Feed and on the broadcaster's Page or profile while they are live. Once a broadcast has ended, live videos are eligible to show up everywhere that other videos appear.
  • Live videos are more likely to appear higher in News Feed when those videos are actually live, compared to after they are no longer live.
  • You can apply control and customization settings to the video on the broadcast after it has ended if you're a Page.
  • Live broadcasts can last up to 90 minutes.
  • People can discover live videos right in News Feed. To get notified when certain a broadcaster goes live, tap the "Live Subscribe" button on the top of a live video to get notified when that person or Page goes live again. People who frequently engage with or have recently interacted with a person or Page going Live may receive a notification.
  • You need a strong signal before going live. WiFi tends to work best, but if you can't find a nearby network, you'll want a 4G connection. To check you internet speed ahead of time, download the Speedtest app from the App Store or Google Play
Just like natively uploaded videos, Live videos will rank higher in news feeds and more of your followers will see it, so it's very useful tool for engagement.

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Source: Music 3.0 Music Industry

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