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Who Do You Want To See Featured On MakingTheMogul.com?

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Okay, so I’m working on 2 new series for the upcoming weeks (the very first being Producers Week, back in March).

The first one is coming in about 2 weeks and will discuss some of the companies and websites that are leading “Music 2.0” (I really don’t like that term, but it’s the quickest way of expressing what the next series is about).

If you guys have any questions that you’d like answered involving selling music online, generating awareness online, etc – just post your question in the comments section below and I’ll pose them to the panel of interviewees.

Also, I want to know who you guys would like to see featured on makingthemogul.com. I’ve already featured some great people, and have a few others lined up, but I want to know who YOU want to see featured. It could be a specific person, or it could be a specific position – whatever the case, just let me know.

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Update

It’s been a minute since I’ve updated my blog, but that doesn’t mean I forgot about you guys.

My workload has been crazier than usual lately, but it should be calmed down again after this week…

Hopefully.

Anyhow, I just wanted to give you guys a quick update, since many thought I was M.I.A and a few started putting my pic on milk cartons. I’m still here, just busy – but things are calming down again, so I’ll post more often.

Also, one more thing:

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Back In Effect

In my last post, I said I’d be gone for a week, and yet – I haven’t posted in 2 weeks.

My bad.

I didn’t forget; just got sick when I got back & been playing catch up on a ton of work.

Atlanta was great (as always). Got a lot done and met up with a lot of great folks.

I didn’t end up getting any pics or video (even though I brought my Flip Mino HD with me EVERYWHERE I went). I just can’t get in the habit of stopping what I’m doing to capture it. It’s like documenting life as opposed to living life.

I guess I have to get used to doing that – for the blog’s sake.

Anyhow, back to our regularly scheduled programming…

Gone For A Week

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I’m heading down to Atlanta this morning, so I won’t be posting anything here for a week.

I’ll try to snag some pics and video, but I’m generally not the type to stop what I’m doing to take a pic/video, so no promises on that.

If you’ll be in town for the Core DJs Retreat or any other reason, make sure to hit me up and let me know.

In the meantime, I’ll still be updating my Twitter account, so you can add me there to stay updated/connected.

Peace! (until next week)

New Design

I just wanted to drop a quick post to give a major shoutout and thank you to the homie Zilla a.k.a Mr. I Built Tha Innanets, for helping me make some changes to the site that I’ve been struggling with for the past 3 weeks.

As you can see, the site has a whole new look to it. It’s not stopping here though, as I plan to make a few more changes in the layout and design, as well as the content. (I haven’t finished tweaking all the colours & etc, so it won’t remain as dark as it is now)

I think this site will always be in some constant state of development though. I like changing things up and keeping it fresh, so this is my outlet for that.

Also, I want to say thank you to everybody on Twitter who offered their help when I mentioned that I needed some help with the site; namely @mizrik, @webpres, @robo3k & @littleavenue. You guys rock and I really appreciate all your help!

Btw, what do you guys think of the new Twitter section on the top right of the page? I did it myself, so I’m proud of it lol. (Roll over it with your mouse)

Let me know what you think; I’m interested in hearing your comments.

Delayed: Young Money Beat Submission Winner

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Thank you to everybody who submitted tracks for the Young Money beat submission.

Over 250 beats were submitted, and amongst them were some certified bangers!

The winner was supposed to be announced yesterday, however due to Young Money’s busy schedule with the tour, the winner announcement will be delayed. 250 beats is more than we expected and quite a lot to go through while touring the country.

I don’t want to offer any set dates as to when the winner will be announced, in case that deadline can’t be met; however I’ll try to arrange it with them to go through all the submissions & choose the winner as soon as possible.

Thanks again and best of luck to everybody who entered!

PRODUCERS WEEK: Submit Your Music

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As I prepare for Producers Week next week, I felt like something was missing.

I’m already featuring interviews with hit producers, and producer managers to offer incredibly valuable information for aspiring producers looking for some industry insight. But it still felt like something was missing.

Then, I opened up questions for everybody to ask Midi Mafia any questions by leaving them in the comments right here on makingthemogul.com.

Still, I felt like something was missing.

I wanted to offer something else to complete the circle.

You’re already getting incredible insight and information from Producers Week. But what about an opportunity to place your music? That would complete the week.

I won’t lie to you, I completely freestyled this idea about 2 hours ago, so with the little time that I have, I wanted to create something that could benefit any upcoming producer.

So, I made a quick call, and – well, how’s an opportunity to place one of your beats with Young Money sound?

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Announcing Producers Week

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I’d like to announce that next week will be Producers Week, right here, on makingthemogul.com.

Producers Week will feature interviews and features with some high-profile producers and producer managers, as well as a report on this Saturday’s “So You Want To Be A Producer” webinar, presented by In The Know Seminars. (If you haven’t already registered for In The Know’s webinar, please do so by clicking here.)

As part of Producer’s Week, I would like to invite all upcoming music producers to post your questions for hit producers, Midi Mafia.

Whether you want to ask about getting into the game, selling beats, or plug-in selections, this is your opportunity to get insight and advice from Billboard charting producers.

Please leave your questions in the comments section below.

The deadline for questions is Saturday, March 14th, at 6:00pm EST.

Woo-Hoo! I Found A New Web Host!

Web Hosting Can Be Confusing

You already know what I’ve been going through with my web hosting issues lately, so I’ll spare you the recap (you can view my previous posts) and get right into it.

I received a lot of great referrals and have spoken to a TON of hosting companies over the past 2 weeks: BlueHost, MediaTemple, Choopa, DreamHost, SurpassHosting, GoDaddy, etc. The list literally goes on and on.

I contacted ALL of them. It took me forever but I did it. One reason was because I wanted to really get my feet wet and find out what was being offered but also because I wanted to understand what I needed.

I’m not the most technical person in the world but I can tell when someone is just trying to sell, so I contacted them all to ask them the same questions over and over again so I can hear multiple replies and learn about this stuff.

They say the only way to learn something is to ask questions; so that’s what I did.

The main thing I learned from all this: the web hosting industry might be very competitive, but it’s not very innovative.

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Wow HostGator. Just Wow.

*Note: I originally posted this on Tuesday, however my blog wasn’t fully transported to my new webhost, so even though it showed up in RSS feeds everywhere; that post has been lost in cyberspace. This is a repost.*

If you visited my site anywhere between 1am and 10pm yesterday, you probably saw something that looked like this:

Domain Redirected To A Generic Search Portal

Obviously, this had me in FUMES given the very recent issues I’ve been having with HostGator, so I contacted them via their online live chat.

This is how the conversation went:

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