Sleeping Giant Music » Blog A Premier Music Agency Sun, 29 Mar 2015 06:00:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 A Premiere Music Agency: Podcasts air each week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. For more podcasts and artist information, check out Sleeping Giant Music no Sleeping Giant Music (Sleeping Giant Music) A Premier Music Agency Sleeping Giant Music, Podcasts, Music, Downloads, DJs, Mixes Sleeping Giant Music » Blog Dynamix Interview With Myspace Mon, 23 Mar 2015 20:11:40 +0000 Fresh off his victory at the Red Bull Thre3style Qualifier, DJ Dynamix was featured on Myspace’s Artist of the Day where he discussed everything from the realization of his dream of becoming a DJ to some of his musical influences. Find out more about the East LA native and see what makes him one of the most talented and influential DJs in the game today.

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How to Get Signed to a Booking Agency Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:38:52 +0000 We get a ton of submisssions here at the Sleeping Giant Music office, from all kinds of artists. So today I decided to share some information on what we look for in acts. This may help you determine if you are ready to be working with a top DJ booking agency.

Do your homework – If the booking agency you are submitting to is a DJ based agency and you are a singer or hip hop artist you probably aren’t a good fit. Make sure you are only contacting agencies that represent your genre or style of music. Be sure to check if there are any submission rules before submitting so you can properly follow them.

How big does my fanbase need to be? – Sure having a fanbase is key. As an agent a fan base helps us determine demand in the market. Current fee structures or how much more we might need to do to help build the acts brand working with managers or PR agents. Artists should work towards building a fan base because a fan base sells tickets, and in the days of free music, touring is one of the most viable sources of income for musicians.

What do we look for? – We look for the whole profile. First, can the artist DJ or produce music. Are they any good. Are they a new act or an old act? Are the active on social media, constantly promoting? Are they respected? How many fans / followers do they have? How many comments? What does their schedule look like? Will I be able to build this act into a monster. All these factors come into my mind when looking at potential acts to sign. Remember these days people buy fans so I always try to do my homework to see if I can spot fake fans vs real active followers.

What should I be doing as an artist that has been on the scene for years? – One, respect your brand. Treat it like a business. Two, always be in the studio creating tracks and releasing music. Three, be professional. Once you start to build some hype, things will fall into place.

I am an aspiring young artist, what’s your advice? – I am always a big fan for the beginners to develop a big local fanbase. Use that fanbase to grow regionally and beyond from there. Always be studying production techniques and perfecting your sound. Releasing music is key but as a new artist you may want to study technique and develop your own style.

How long does it usually take? – Building an artist can take years, so finding acts that are willing to sacrifice and put in the long term effort are a must. Determination and persistance are key. As the act builds hype with music, and other notable artists start playing their stuff, promoters and fans will notice and that is when the offers will come.

Freddie Harb

Find out more about Freddie and meet the rest of the SGM team!

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SGM Guide to WMC 2015 Wed, 11 Mar 2015 18:52:34 +0000 Winter Music Conference is only 2 weeks away! This marks its 30th consecutive year as attendees from all over the globe hit South Beach for a week of over 400 events, parties, seminars and workshops. Sleeping Giant Music has you covered with our very own Guide to Winter Music Conference 2015 where you can find where and when our artists will be playing. This year, we are excited to have George Acosta, Scotty Boy, Serafin, Kristina Sky, Scooter & Lavelle, Miss DJ Lux, Euro Beard, Donald Glaude aka Late Night Science, and Shoe Scene Symphony be apart of the festivities. Plan ahead because you don’t want to miss out on this once in a lifetime experience!

3/22 – George Acosta & Friends with George Acosta @ Shore Club

3/24 – Tasty Tuesdays with Scooter & Lavelle, Scotty Boy, Serafin, Kristina Sky @ Clevelander Hotel

3/24 – A Night With Serafin with Serafin, Scooter & Lavelle, Scotty Boy @ Deauville Beach Resort

3/25 – The Amazing with Scooter & Lavelle @ 1826 Restaurant & Lounge

3/25 – Soundvibe with Eurobeard, Kristina Sky, Late Night Science, Miss DJ Lux, Scooter, Serafin, Thrill @ Foxhole Lounge

3/26 – Beats on Board with George Acosta, Justin Time (Lavelle & George Acosta) @ South Beach Lady Yacht

3/27 – Skys Grooves with Scooter & Lavelle, Donald Glaude, Kristina Sky @ Maxine’s Bistro & Bar

3/28 – Technosluts Afterhours with Shoe Scene Symphony, Scotty Boy @ Mekka Nightclub

3/29 – Scooter & Lavelle and Friends with Donald Glaude, George Acosta, Scooter & Lavelle @ Tantra South Beach

3/29 – Unity with George Acosta, Kristina Sky, Shoe Scene Symphony, Scooter & Lavelle, Scotty Boy @ Shore Club

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Dynamix Rebel Pop Radio Guest Mix Wed, 11 Mar 2015 18:48:00 +0000 This past weekend, DJ Dynamix was featured on Rebel Pop Radio which aired in the Bay Area on Wild 94.9 with hosts Cutso and TRUTHLiVE. The winner of the 2015 San Diego Red Bull Thre3style Qualifier blessed them with another dope mix full of bangers to get you through the week. Tune in to the Rebel Pop Radio Soundcloud to hear the mix!

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Sleeping Giant Music’s Guide to SXSW Tue, 10 Mar 2015 18:15:13 +0000 This Friday, South by Southwest (SXSW) will kick off in Austin, TX for over a week long of music, film and interactive conferences and festivals. We are excited to have our very own Scooter and Lavelle, Darin Epsilon, Dynamix and Donald Glaude in Austin making their SXSW debuts spinning at Rio Nightclub, Dirty Bill’s, The Market, W Hotel and Kingdom. If you’ll be in the area, we have you covered with the SGM guide to SXSW. Be a part of one of the most amazing musical experiences of the year!

3/17 – Scooter & Lavelle, Donald Glaude @ Rio Nightclub

3/19 – Darin Epsilon @ Kingdom

3/19 – Dynamix @ Dirty Bill’s

3/19 – Dynamix @ The Market

3/20 – Dynamix @ Dirty Bill’s

3/20 – Darin Epsilon @ Kingdom

3/20 – Dynamix @ W Hotel Austin

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#ShoeSceneDownUnder Tour Fri, 06 Mar 2015 23:35:35 +0000 Hello Mates! Next week, Shoe Scene Symphony heads down under for 2-day tour in New Zealand and Australia for the #ShoeSceneDownUnder Tour. Don’t miss out when they bring the #ShoeScene to some of the hottest clubs below the equator. Plan ahead and grab your tickets now!

March 13, 2015 – The MET Brisbane
March 14, 2015 – twentyone

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Serafin Club Killers Radio Guest Mix Fri, 06 Mar 2015 23:33:37 +0000 The one and only DJ Serafin recently stopped by Club Killers Radio and blessed them with an amazing 1-hour guest mix. Head over to the Club Killers Soundcloud now and treat your ears to some awesome tunes that will get you ready for the weekend! You’ll see why Serafin is one of the hottest club DJs in the game today.

Club Killers is the #1 weekly DJ podcast in the U.S.A. hosted by Alex Dreamz featuring non-stop 60-minute energy mixes posted every week. For more information, visit the Club Killers website.

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Shoe Scene Symphony Blanc Audio Guest Mix Wed, 25 Feb 2015 18:19:49 +0000 Head over to Blanc Audio’s Soundcloud and feast your ears to an awesome guest mix from the guys of Shoe Scene Symphony! Filled with nearly 30 tracks, this mix is both intricate and intimate, and will have you dancing into the weekend. After one listen, you will see why Shoe Scene Symphony has been generating a lot of buzz with there very unique and extremely recognizable sound.

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Serafin Interview With Serato Wed, 25 Feb 2015 18:17:51 +0000 Our very own DJ Serafin sat down with Serato for a one on one interview to discuss everything from the evolution of his DJ style throughout the years, to his favorite tracks currently in his library. You can read the full interview on the Serato website. Get to know more about one of the hottest nightclub DJs in the game right now.

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Late Night Science Fortune 421 Podcast Thu, 19 Feb 2015 22:49:34 +0000 Head over to Fortune 421’s Soundcloud to check out their latest podcast featuring Late Night Science! This mix will keep your head bobbing and your body moving from start to finish.

Fortune 421 is a national fashion, music and events company based in San Diego. Fortune 421 Music has over 40 releases from such artists as WhiteNoize, Donald Glaude, Scotty Boy and Scooter & Lavelle. For more information, check out the Fortune 421 website.

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