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What is IndieVersal?

cropped-218fa788-61d2-429f-b393-627c65e0a1cc.jpegWhat is IndieVersal?

For the longest, I myself, really had no idea what IndieVersal was. Not in general, anyways. All I knew is that, once I started paying more attention to the independent side of music, I wanted to focus my attention on not just the music portion, but those involved within the entertainment side as well. There was so much talent to be discovered and not too many platforms focusing on these creatives. Those who have to start from the bottom, to grind every day, to gain acknowledgment, to become entered into the conversation as those at the top of their respective fields/careers.

At the beginning of 2015, IndieVersal was orchestrated to help promote independent Hip-Hop/RnB/Pop artists, with the vision of extending to more diverse genres and fields (photography, creatives, choreography, influencers, etc…)

We can all agree, music that is currently being rotated through mainstream channels, are not what they once used to be… Nowadays, you will hear the same songs in rotation, due to the larger record labels flushing tons of money into the marketing side of their artists, to profit more of off radio plays, ticket sales, memorabilia, etc…

My agenda, at first, was to provide promotion towards dimly lighted talent, that I felt was actually on par with there mainstream peers, but did not have the financial backing as one signed to a label or knew the business as well as others within “the game”.

Fast forward nearly 5 years… What I first envisioned, has now come into fruition. Chance The Rapper won a Grammy… Russ is one of the highest-grossing independent artists. More independent artists are becoming known through social media and certain playlist; provided by music streaming platforms and so on…

The Entertainment portion has been no different. From local talent to viral sensations, talent from choreographers, photographers, influencers, creative artists, cinematographers, etc… have all started making waves within the Industry and generating cash flow to extend their “15 seconds of fame” until able to create a decent amount of revenue to sustain hobby/career.

No more do you need the backing of an agency or talent scout (as much as before). With proper knowledge and ambition, your social media IS your book of business and audience to generate cash flow. The key (trick) is learning how to turn your engaging followers into paying customers or at least, spread your name/work throughout the internet.

As easy as this all sounds, I learned another important factor… Most independent creatives, starting out, do not know where to look or how to grow their hobby/business. Some will eventually find a way through networking, while others may become stagnant and soon fade away, due to no direction, lost of inspiration, or whatever may be hindering their growth to reach a wider audience.

Through research, I (IndieVersal) had found my purpose. As I was witnessing a problem, I had also done my due diligence and found a solution as well. Not only is IndieVersal a blog; helping to promote independent artists. But, also provides a curated directory to help independent creatives navigate to the best of their abilities, through the Music/Entertainment Industry. Of course, you will need a team to provide assistance, but that is for another conversation…

It has been a beautiful journey; meeting so many individuals throughout the Industry; from local to well-known, from rookies to seasoned vets of their respective careers…

So much more is in store for IndieVersal, and the experiences and awareness will only cultivate as well. Through my vision, I believe IndieVersal could become so much more than just a blog, but a global brand. To compete with the giants that are more famously known and change multiple industries as a whole.

Although, I can not reveal as much, just know IndieVersal is here to assist YOU!!! Providing necessary intel, services, and resources, to connect you with other like-minded creatives and audiences, who value your form of art, to support your growth and expansion.

Dealer’s Choice: Vol. 30

Dealer’s Choice: Volume 30 by Legendary Wayne

Go ahead and check out the many unsigned artists through Twitter and remember to follow/listen to more tracks individually from artists that captures your interest the most by way of Soundcloud and other personal links that person or group may have.

#BreakingOut

Be sure to follow and connect with featured artists, whether fan, fellow artist, DJ or Producer… Send comments about artists featured on the ‘tape as well as feedback on the mixtape itself. Remember to rate the mixtape at the bottom and also share with friends through our social media options… Enjoy!

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Tracklist w/ Twitter Links

 1. Clayton Bryant (@claytonbryant) Feat. Johnny Turco – Tears In Heaven 4.33

2. Devon Baldwin (@devonbaldwin_) – Already Gone (Prod. by 4e & Majors) 3.52

3. Lorine Chia (@LorineChia) – “Garage Band” 3.00

4. Diamond Carter (@iDiamondCarter) – “Low” 3.18

5. Earlly Mac (@EarllyMac) Feat. Drey Skonie (@Dreyskonie)- “Another Level” (Prod. by Roger GoodMan & Drey Skonie) 3.54

6. Maydien (@Maydien) Ft. Amos Rose (@Famos_Ame) – Greedy Greedy (Prod. By Mitchell LC Yard (@M_Y_SOUNDS)) 3.06

7. Cekary – Persuasion (Prod. by Nova) 4.59

8. Crystal Caines – “Sapiosex” 3.53

9. Joey FATTS (@JoeyFatts) Feat. JMSN (@iamjmsn) – Everybody (Prod. By Joey Fatts) 3.40

10. Tavi Montelle (@TaviMontelle)  – Sayin’ (Prod. By Rascal) 3.32

11. Alex Wiley (@Alex_Wiley) – “Ready” 2.05

This mixtape stream was made possible through Soundcloud.

Dealer’s Choice: Vol. 25

Dealer’s Choice: Volume 25 By Legendary Wayne

Go ahead and check out your new favorite indie artist on Twitter and remember to follow or listen to more tracks individually from the artist that captures your interest more on Soundclould.

#BreakingOut

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Tracklist w/ Twitter Name:

1. Courtlin Jabrae (@CourtlinJabrae)1991 [Prod. by Courtlin Jabrae (@CourtlinJabrae)] 3.14

2. Tory Lanez (@torylanez)Crew (Hoodboi & Falcons Remix) 3.56

3. Wave Chapelle (@BLMNWAVE) Feat. Keelyn Ellis (@iamkeelyn)King 2.13

4. Chelsea Reject (@ChelseaReject) Feat. CJ Fly of Pro Era (@FLYestintheeERA) & T’nah ApexGo [Prod. by Psymun (@psymun)] 3.31

5. J Metro (@Jmetromusic)Bodyguard 3.46

6. Skizzy Mars (@SkizzyMarsFeat. G-Eazy (@G_Eazy& Olivver the Kid (@_olivver)Time 3.55

7. Who Is Nino (@WhoIsNino) Feat. Ami The TruthDope Chick 4.15

8. Courtlin Jabrae (@CourtlinJabrae)None Of My Business [Prod. by Courtlin Jabrae (@CourtlinJabrae)] 3.30

9. Ricky Rikardo (@RickyRikardo_1) Feat. Tee Willis (@SweetHoneyTee_What I Wanna Hear 4.17

10. Saba (@SabaAbraha1Crossfire (Dawn To Come) [Prod. by Mikeyy of 94sGold (@94sMikeyy)] 2.30

11. Cubby (@cubbysounds) Feat. Rome Fortune (@romefortunePretty 3.49

Send comments about the artists featured on the ‘tape as well as feedback on the mixtape itself. Remember to rate the mixtape at the bottom.

This mixtape was made possible through Soundcloud

Dealer’s Choice: Vol. 22

Dealer’s Choice: Volume 22 By Legendary Wayne

Go ahead and check out your new favorite indie artist on Twitter and remember to follow or listen to more tracks individually from the artist that captures your interest more on Soundclould.

#BreakingOut

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Tracklist w/ Twitter names

1. Angel (@thisisangel) Feat. Wretch 32 (@Wretch32) & Eric Bellinger (@EricBellinger)On the Low 5.08

2. Who Is Nino (@WhoIsNino) Feat. Yung Joc (@IAMYUNGJOC)She Love Me 3.05

3. Freysh Prince (@FreyshPrince)  Feat. Chelz Almae (@ChelzAlmae) – Fallin [Prod. by DopeBoyz (@DopeBoyzMuzic)] 3.55

4. K Town (@KtownTheRapper)Is Yo N*gga Real 2.48

5. Jabbar Hakeem (@Jabbar_Hakeem)Tender Love 3.31

6. Hiko Momoji (@MRMOMOJI)Feat. Father (@father) & Abra (@darkwaveduchess)Late Nights 3.22

7. Ace Boogy (@ac3_boogy)Crushin’ On You 3.32

8. Maryann (@xtraordinaryann)Na Na Thas A No No [Prod. by Sbvce (@sbvce)] 3.46

9. Barry Panick (@BarryPanickCliche 3.43

10. Niykee Heaton (@NiykeeHeaton)Cold War [Prod. by AK (@ThatProducerAK)] 3.27

11. Azad Right (@AzadRight)When You Know [Prod. by IAMNOBODI (@IAMNOBODI)] 3.00

Send comments about the artists featured on the ‘tape as well as feedback on the mixtape itself. Remember to rate the mixtape at the bottom.

This mixtape was made possible through Soundcloud

Dealer’s Choice Vol. 19

Send comments about the artists featured on the ‘tape as well as feedback on the mixtape itself. Remember to rate the mixtape at the bottom. Check out all of these artists individually on Soundclould and Twitter.

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Dealer’s Choice Volume 19

Tracklist:

1. Oshii ❤ u 4.18

2. Luke Christopher Feat. OdeszaSay My Name (Remix) 4.02

3. AbraMake It 3.53

4. Bryson TillerSorry Not Sorry 3.21

5. Snakehips Feat. Syd – Gone 3.58

6. Feverkin Feat. Nori – Sinking 3.57

7. Sovren Feat. Montell FishTime [Prod. By Sango] 3.27

8. Abra – Fade 2 Blaq 4.23

9. WEareJDAVEYThe Ruins 5.03

10. Esta Feat. Chris McClenneyTake #2 3.00

11. Luke Christopher – Draw Me A World 3.10

Dealer’s Choice Vol. 10

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Dealer’s Choice Volume 10

Tracklist w/Twitter names:

1. TroyBoi (@TroyBoiMusic) – “Strangers” 4.48

2. Majid Jordan (@majidjordan) – “Her” 5.00

3. Bre Raquelle (@BreRaquelle) – “Love All Night” 3.52

4. Bryson Tiller (@brysontiller) – “Don’t” 3.19

5. Kev Decor (@KevDecor) – “Cuckoo” (Prod. by Kev Decor, LunÁtic (@itsLunAtic_)) 3.25

6. Brian Fresco (@BrianFresco) – “Bae” (Prod. by Tree) 3.17

7. The Neighbourhood (@thenbhd) – “Lurk” 3.35

8. Corbin (@spookyblack) – “Worn” (Prod. by thestand4rd (@thestand4rd) & wedidit) 3.27

9. Luke Christopher (@LukeChrisMuzic), Disclosure (@disclosure), Flume (@flumemusic) – “I Am Knowone (You & Me)” 4.37

10. Alex Wiley (@Alex_Wiley) – “Sexual Dolphin” (Prod by Odd Couple & Carter Lang) 3.56

11. iLoveMakonnen (@iLoveMakonnen5D) ft. Ezra Koenig (@arzE) & Despot (@despotroast) – “Down 4 So Long” (Remix) 5.37

Dealer’s Choice Vol. 7

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Dealer’s Choice Volume 7

Tracklist w/ Twitter names:

1) Lorine Chia (@LorineChia) – “Let Me Fly” (Prod. Rami Beatz) 4.13

2)G Eazy (@G_Eazy) ft. Kehlani (@kehlanimusic) – “Get Away” (Remix) (Prod. by Jahaan Sweet & Christoph Andersson) 4.14

3) thestand4rd (@thestand4rd) – “Pretty” 3.50

4) Devon Baldwin (@devonbaldwin_) – “Blame” (Prod. by 4e) 4.48

5) Jazz Cartier (@JazzCartier) – “Count On Me” 4.04

6) Rob Curly (@robcurlymusic) – “Eleven 11:/11” (Prod. felly) 3.49

7) Munro (@MUNROPGO) – “Wake Up Faded” (Prod. Cash Jordan) 3.14

8) Sovren (@TheRealSovren) ft. Devin Miles (@ItsDevinMiles) – “Go Around” 3.07

9) thestand4rd (@thestand4rd) – “Binoculars” 4.03

10) YB (@YBtheSinger) – “Self Lover” (Prod by Super Miles) 3.20

11) Diverse Character (@VerseMTV_Music) – “Happy Place” (Kid Cudi Tribute) (Prod. L.David) 3.12

Dealer’s Choice Vol. 3

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Dealer’s Choice Volume 3

Tracklist w/ Twitter names:

1) Chris Malinchak (@chrismalinchak) feat. MNEK (@MNEK) – “Happiness” 3.18

2) Kimberly Anne (@kimberlyanneiam) – “Show Me Love” 3.48

3) Kehlani (@kehlanimusic) – “Til the Morning” (Prod. by Jahaan Sweet) 3.38

4)  Candice R&B (@CandiceRnB) – “Lesbian” 3.47

5) Toni Romiti (@__romiti) ft. Tink (@Official_Tink) – “Nothing On Me” (Remix) 4.38

6) MRose (@SingerMRose) & Juiliet Burke (@BaddBrunette) – “Smoke, Drink, Break Up” 3.36

7) BANKS (@hernameisbanks) – “Drowning” 4.09

8) Tink (@Official_Tink) x DJ Dahi (@DjDahi) – “Men” 4.41

9) JMSN (@iamjmsn) – “Ends (Money)” 4.02

10) Khalil (@CrazyKhalil) feat. Bizzle – “Playtime” (Prod. Chizzy & C Minor) 2.37

11) Kyle (@SuperDuperKyle) – “Don’t Wanna Fall In Love” 3.20