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Synergy Chi: A Project Dedicated to Showcasing Women in Hip-Hop

Synergy Chi: A Project Dedicated to Showcasing Women in Hip-Hop

Synergy Chi is an ongoing album presentation based in Chicago that will be bringing women in Hip-Hop to the forefront. Founded by Jovan Landry (ta...
Feeling Burned Out in Your Local Music Scene: Small Crowds Matter

Feeling Burned Out in Your Local Music Scene: Small Crowds Matter

As an artist or anyone in a non-guaranteed career path, it's inevitable that you will feel burned out in your pursuits. Even once you become succ...
Singer/Songwriter Eli displays her 'Hustle' w/ New Single

Singer/Songwriter Eli displays her 'Hustle' w/ New Single

Singer/songwriter Eli (formerly known as Eli Beth) released her debut single with "Careless" last November featuring Fresh & Local's own J.No...
Small Crowds Matter: Using Analytics to Build Engagement

Small Crowds Matter: Using Analytics to Build Engagement

In episode 1 of Small Crowds Matter, we spoke about the potential that artists have in terms of D-I-Y concerts and pooling resources with your p...
Small Crowds Matter (Podcast, Episode 1)

Small Crowds Matter (Podcast, Episode 1)

Fresh & Local presents our new mini-podcast, Small Crowds Matter. Hosted by J.Nolan, this show will give insight into a variety of ways that...
Make Room for The Queendom

Make Room for The Queendom

It's with great pleasure that we're introducing THE QUEENDOM to our F&L viewers. The duo is comprised of AUDIADASOUND and Rocket Rhonnie and ...
Producer/Rapper oJ Releases Debut EP - "7000 Auburn"

Producer/Rapper oJ Releases Debut EP - "7000 Auburn"

oriJanus came out on the scene around 2008/2009 as a 16 year old producer with an adult ear for music and a heart full of ambition to be one of th...
Grass Routes Podcast - Weekly Playlist, Vol. 5 (featuring J.Nolan)

Grass Routes Podcast - Weekly Playlist, Vol. 5 (featuring J.Nolan)

For those that may not be super familiar with the Grass Routes Podcast, it's a dope show that gives insight into the music business and artists' e...
Entrepreneurship Tips from Benoni Tagoe, of Issa Rae Productions

Entrepreneurship Tips from Benoni Tagoe, of Issa Rae Productions

Fresh & Local family, meet Benoni Tagoe (@nonibizz)! For many of you, this may be your first time hearing or seeing this gentleman's name, but...
Interview with Brian 'Mix Engineer' Kidd

Interview with Brian 'Mix Engineer' Kidd

In the music community, one of the most overlooked, yet important pieces of the puzzle is easily the mixing engineer. Many artists find their prim...
3V Interviews J.Nolan About Recent Projects and Updates

3V Interviews J.Nolan About Recent Projects and Updates

J.Nolan had the opportunity to sit down with Carine Cassell from 3V (aka Video Vixen Visuals) for a 2 pt. discussion. In part 1 which has just bee...
UnitedMasters - Artist Tool Turning Social Media Interaction into Monetization Campaigns

UnitedMasters - Artist Tool Turning Social Media Interaction into Monetization Campaigns

Music business pioneer and advertising mastermind Steve Stoute recently announced his latest venture, UnitedMasters, which is an artist platform t...