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Rex Novi Releases 1st Single - Rigors of Life

Rex Novi Releases 1st Single - Rigors of Life


Those that are closely associated with the Fresh & Local family should be pretty familiar with Rex Novi. Since the inception of F&L he's played a key role as the team's primary recording/mixing engineer, videographer, photographer, and so much more - which basically led to the broader title of creative director for all his contributions. One thing that people really don't know is that he's always been behind the scenes working on music and writing his own songs. After taking the past year or so to really dial in...


Fresh & Local Blend Tape Vol. 5 - For The Culture

Fresh & Local Blend Tape Vol. 5 - For The Culture

It's been about a month since we released the last edition of our ongoing Fresh & Local Blend Tape series, so it's about time we unleash volume 5 on you guys. This one is titled For The Culture, very fitting for everything that we do over here and we certainly hope that everyone we take the time to support and champion over here agrees that we're good for the culture at large. As always, it's a very soulful medley of indie Hip-Hop and R&B vibes. And yes,...


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 it's safe to say that it won't be the last. He currently works as the head of business development for Issa Rae Productions, which of course is the company that initially brought us Awkward Black Girl and the HBO fan favorite Insecure. 
Earlier this week,...


Monique Asks Fans to Boycott Netflix for Gender & Color Bias

Monique Asks Fans to Boycott Netflix for Gender & Color Bias

 In a recently released video, comedian/actress Mo'nique says that the executives at Netflix offered her a $500,000 deal to release a new comedy special through their platform. She compared the figures of the offer to other comedians that are partnering with Netflix (Amy Schumer - $13 million, Dave Chappelle & Chris Rock - $20 million).

When Mo'nique asked the executives why there was such a striking difference in the offer, given her resume, they allegedly said they're not going off of resumes and that they believe her particular special will generate around the margin of the half-million they put on the table. 

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 that will assess your social media engagement (via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, SoundCloud, and YouTube as of now) and help you come up with the best plan of action to better reach your audience. The program will get artists' music on iTunes, Spotify, etc (similar to outlets such as TuneCore, DistroKid, CD Baby, ONErpm, and others) and open up the analytics so that you can personally...