are the Goals of Hiphophertz.com?
- Create the most fully-encompassing showcase for all urban-related/Hiphop
artistic mediums which currently include rap songs, Hiphop
beats, artwork, and poetry.
- Provide a network of resources for artists, producers, and
rappers alike. Including a listing of valuable contacts, such
as record labels, studios renting studio-time, and links to
useful organizations like ASCAP.
- Create a marketplace for artist of all mediums to sell their
work, purchase products related to their field, such as MPCs(producers),
studio time (MCs), art supplies(visual artists).
- Provide news and entertainment. Now this isn't the typical
gossip that you maybe use to from your other favorite rap
site, but more of a collection of interesting articles and
commentary related to Hiphop and Urbania in general. We'll
cite some of our own personal favorite websites and are welcome
to submissions from our viewers.
- The #1 online radio stream for "under the underground" artist.
This means rappers and producers will be in rotation with
others of their stature, to give the best representation of
how good your music is. We do not play mainstream releases,
nor releases from major labels. We expect to have labels listening
to the stream, using it as a recruiting ground.
did Hiphophertz.com come from?
owned and operated by Creating Foundations, LLC, established
in 2004. The idea of Hiphophertz.com came about while a couple
of friends were contemplating the problems with the way distribution
of music is set-up in the US, and how we could make money on
the internet. Not to mention, we were extremely annoyed by our
local radio station's regular rotation (emphasis on "regular").
Slowly, we put two-and-two together. The idea for Hiphophertz.com
was then birthed. First, we thought of being a music distribution
source - where artist could submit their music, we would produce
CDs to be sold online or shipped back to artist (See: Backburner),
while also having an online radio station with a large variety
of undiscovered artist.
We realized that there
was a much larger need that was only being partly addressed
- undiscovered rappers and producers outside of urban centers
didn't have any real access to the proper channels to get there
music heard. Then, there was an emergence of SoundCick and MySpace
sites. These sites provided places for artists to have listeners
check for their music, but we felt that wasn't enough.
can Hiphophertz.com benefit me?
Have you ever gone
to a concert and enjoyed the opening act more than the headliner?
From the listener's standpoint, this can be a pleasant surprise
that leads to a newly found favorite act. So, are main focus
here at HipHopHertz.com is to provide exposure and assistance
for these talented underground/unknown artist. We do this through
our radio station, artist pages/links, and flash players.
We also provide a place for artist to sell there products(cds,mp3,etc.).
We also travel around promoting the site and the artist music
on the site, which can provide great exposure.
We DO NOT throw everything
we get into rotation here at HipHopHertz.com. We look for quality
in the content and creation of the music. We believe that there
are plenty of phenomenal artist out there( probably better that
what we see in the mainstream) that can't get a break because
of image or other things.
We've expanded this
concept to other artist mediums beyond Hiphop songs and beats.
We've added areas for artwork, poetry and spoken word, as well
as other types of music.
will Hiphophertz.com do for me?
There are a couple
of ways you can look at Hiphophertz.com. One is an alternative
to or a complement to your SoundClick/MySpace pages. We can
either create an artist profile including you onto our artist
page listings. We can also have your artist page listing linked
to your site, whether you have SoundClick/My Page or an individual
website. We can also help sell your music.
The other way to look
at Hiphophertz.com is as showcase of raw undiscovered talent
with a radio station filled with hot tracks that you probably
only heard here. The #1 "Under the Underground" Radio Station.
do I contact Hiphophertz.com to submit my Work?
To get info on how
to get your songs on here contact us at email@example.com
and we will send it to you. We have different
options you can take advantage of and all of it will be explained
in the email. If you have to contact us by mail we will get
back to you that way, but really you need to step it up and
get an email account.
Beat creators, the
message is the same as above except contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Makers of visual expressions,
ditto! Just send emails to email@example.com.
215.462.1495 (Might take a little while, but we will call you
you have to use the wonderful american mailing system to send
us anything( cds, info),
just send it to: HipHopHertz.com
Philadelphia, PA 19147
do I send my lawyer?