PRIE: Island Block Radio on Dash Radio’s The BBQ Show Interview

Hawaii born, Las Vegas raised rapper Prie details his humble beginnings of how he became a rapper, his Top 5 Dead or Alive, his supportive family and much more.

Listen to more music at www.soundcloud.com/prie, view all of Prie’s  social links at www.mydiveo.com/prie  and learn more about him in his interview below:

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Prie Island Block Radio on Dash Radio’s The BBQ Show Interview

Hawaii born, Las Vegas raised rapper Prie details his humble beginnings of how he became a rapper, his Top 5 Dead or Alive, his supportive family and much more.

Listen to more music at www.soundcloud.com/prie

View all of Prie’s  social links at www.mydiveo.com/prie 

 

Trent Clark Announced As HipHopDX’s Editor-In-Chief

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(L to R: DJ Damage, Ryan Ford, Justin Hunte, Trent Clark on Revolt LIVE)

Trent Clark joined DX in January 2016 as Managing Editor. Prior to DX, he spent two years as Senior Editor at HipHopWired as well as five years as Managing Editor at The Smoking Section. “Of everyone I’ve ever had the privilege of working with, no one matches TC’s combination of relentless energy, unwavering commitment, and detailed understanding of Hip Hop music and culture. But away from experience and intangibles alone, Trent is also a tremendous teacher, leader, motivator, and mentor. I’ve marveled at his ability to cultivate relationships and craft incredible conversations over the years I’ve known him, and am truly inspired by his ability to do so internally since joining Team DX at the top of the year. There is no one I trust more with carrying the banner forward than Trent Clark. I’m ecstatic to witness the awesomeness he spearheads as Editor-in-Chief,” says former Editor-In-Chief, Justin Hunte.

Justin Hunte will now be tackling new giants together on the strategy side of the house in my new role as HipHopDX Business Development & Brand Ambassador. He is excited to develop new video conversations like The Breakdown and to continue their partnership with Shade45’s All Out Show.

Follow for more:
Trent Clark: @itsmetc15
Justin Hunte: @thecompanyman

Russ Diemon mydiveo LIVE Exclusive Interview

mydiveo LIVE on MyxTV host, Roslynn sits down with Russ Diemon moments before his sold out LA show at the El Rey of his “Did It My Way” Tour. He talks about his most memorable moments on tour, his career turning point and what he’s up to next.

(VIDEO) Island 98.5 FM Wahine Wednesday Interview with Roslynn aka Barkley & Wake Up Crew Interview

Island 98.5 & iHeartRadio morning show, the Wake Up Crew (Rory, KreyZ, Vic) interviewed Roslynn for “Wahine Wednesdays,” throughout the whole show she was referenced as “Barkley” – her favorite basketball player. They not only took in call-ins from various listeners but also joked about Pokemon, being Filipino and her very first job at The Athlete’s Foot in West Covina Mall.

Check out the Wake Up Crew as they get interviewed by Roslynn for MyxTV about their most memorable moments being involved in a hostage situation, interviewing Bill Cosby and threatened by Wayne Brady. The talented crew also sings live and freestyles with Osnizzle on the ‘mydiveo LIVE’ episode which you can see un-edited on www.youtube.com/thirdfloornetwork.

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The Wake Up Crew is the #1 morning radio show on the #1 station Island 98.5 in Hawaii with hosts Rory, Vic and KreyZ, It is also syndicated around the world via iHeartRadio. The tables were turned when ‘mydiveo LIVE’ on MyxTV host Roslynn (aka Barkley for this #WahineWednesday) interviewed the guys LIVE on air talking about how they met, their most memorable moments like fighting Wayne Brady or interviewing Bill Cosby. They talked to us about music they are currently listening to like Lil Dicky and Eli-Mac. Producer/DJ Osnizzle who originally came in to shoot the interview as Osna Productions was spontaneously asked to jump on the mic to freestyle and who could say no to Rory? Watch the FULL interview here and the highlights soon on #mydiveoLIVE on MyxTV soon airing in over 15 million homes via Time Warner Cable, DirecTV, Sony Roku, Comcast, etc.

For more:
Tune In Weekdays to the Wake Up Crew on Island 98.5FM & Island985.IHeart.com
mydiveo LIVE on MyxTV Mondays

Follow:
@roslynnc
@rorywild
@kreyzoshiro
@slickvic2020

@island985
@mydiveo

TBT (VIDEO) Some Of My Favorite DJ Jay-P Sets

DJ Jay-P was my GO-TO DJ for all of our concerts, some he performed doing an awesome DJ/drummer set with producer Stro Elliot, other times he opened solo – in LA or across the country. Watch them below and download our latest Third Floor Radio mixtape, “This Is Our Love Story” here at mixcrate.com/jayp.

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Ciara

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DWELE Budweiser Tour

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Soundcheck Behind the Scenes

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LIVE At Flyball 2011

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Trent Clark Joins HipHopDX As Managing Editor, The #1 Online Source For Hip Hop News

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HipHopDX is proud to announce that Trent Clark has joined DX as its Managing Editor. Trent is a native of Columbus, OH.. Before joining the HipHopDX team, he was the Senior Editor at HipHopWired for 2 years and was the Managing Editor at The Smoking Section for 5 years. He holds a B.S. in New Media Communication Technology from The Ohio State University.

In the newly established role of Managing Editor, Trent will directly manage the DX editorial team and 35+ freelancers, oversee day-to-day operations of the site and report to DX’s Editor-in-Chief, Justin Hunte on editorial content strategy. See an interview of Trent’s previous work history here on mydiveo.com/itsmetc15:

As HipHopDX continues to remain the #1 online source for Hip Hop news, DX has also added two new staff members to the team to continue to push the culture forward and build a dynamic video and social media program.

“As we continue scale our company up and remain #1 in the online Hip Hop space, it’s imperative that we continually add new, exciting team members to generate innovative ideas, create ground-breaking editorial strategies and cater to our growing community,” said Sharath Cherian, President & CEO of Cheri Media and Publisher of HipHopDX.

“As we begin to implement new goals and strategies for HipHopDX, we decided to create three new positions—Managing Editor, Director of Video Production and Director of Sales and Marketing. In addition, as the rules of social media change daily, we’ve also taken a new approach to HipHopDX’s social media presence by hiring a new Social Media Manager. Trent, Peter and Monica are awesome additions to the company and will be integral in taking HipHopDX to its next stage of growth. We are very excited to have these new team members as part of the HipHopDX family and look forward to bringing their expertise to DX.”

For more, follow @HipHopDX

How To Be A Good Intern

(A snippet from the future book “How To Connect The Dots In The Music Industry” coming soon.)

I started my music industry career in several different internships with various companies, some were paid and others were not. I’ve also hired and worked with several as an employer. I wanted to write this to help interns who are just starting their internships or currently looking into getting one. Without question, I recommend getting an internship or mentor before beginning your career in your choice of industry, specifically the music industry. Trade schools and colleges are great for teaching the helpful fundamentals, but it’s the actual working in an industry environment that will give you the hands-on experience, references and relationships that will help further your career. I also know professionals who never had professional schooling in their profession but thanks to valuable internships have been able to still pursue and succeed in their career of choice.

Think of it this way, without an internship or work experience outside of your schooling, you are one of thousands of applicants that are vying for the same jobs and positions you are. As employers, the most important qualities we look for aside from skill set are work experience and referrals. I’ve seen many people get hired based strictly on the recommendation of someone they respect or admire. In the fast paced music industry, employers don’t always have an HR team or personal time to spend hours reading resumes, the perfect person they need can usually be found a phone call away from someone they already know.

With that being said, with the help of people on my team who have also worked as interns or currently working as interns, I’ve put together a list of “How To’s” to help you along your way. I wish when I started my internships that I had some of the advice below and hope you find it helpful as well. Email us if this blog post has helped you at info@thirdfloornetwork.com or you have a great story to tell of a successful internship.

1. Start With The End In Mind

Be clear on the start and end date of your internship, have the dates in writing, which is typically 3 or 6 months and before the last month of your internship remind your employer that the end date is coming up in case they haven’t talked to you about it already. Before starting an internship, imagine the dream scenario – to most of course it is getting hired on full-time by the company for a salary position, but truth be told most don’t have budgets to continuously hire new people so there should be other goals in mind including getting a great reference letter, learning new skills, working directly in the field, building key relationships with people in the building and other interns who will be future leaders and colleagues as you both progress.

Be clear from the beginning to yourself and your direct report of what you are looking to gain so that you leave with what you were wanting. Don’t be discouraged if you don’t get hired after an internship, if you were memorable and great you can get referred for another position that another company is hiring or get hired by the company later down the line. If you did not get hired by the company you were interning for make sure to ask if they had colleagues that may be of a need of assistance. Don’t ever get turned off by internships.  Most successful people see internships as an opportunity to get a mentor.  Each mentor can teach you something different overtime. Consistent hard work matched with connecting the dots will get you in your desired position over time.

There have been plenty of times where when my internship was over, because my boss saw great potential in me, referred me to someone else or another company, this can be for you too!

Questions to ask yourself during an internship:

   -Are you networking with other people?

   -Does your boss and key executives know your names and skill-set?

   -Are you learning more about your field that you desire to be in?

Reminder, before your last week, make sure to grab a recommendation letter and allow permission to ask your direct report to put them as a reference on your resume

2.  Enjoy The Tasks You Have, Whatever It Is

Remember everyone started somewhere. We’ve all heard stories about the executives like Diddy who started out an intern for Andre Herrell or the powerful music agent who started in the mailroom. Make the most of the tasks assigned. If you are asked to pick up and deliver food, make sure to smile and introduce yourself to the people in the building that you are delivering food to, develop a relationship with them. Eventually, when there is time, ask them a little bit about their personal story, you’ll be surprised to see that most people want to share their own experiences. Meet people who have the job you want to have and ask them how they got there or research for yourself. Those that been the most successful are those that know the ins and outs of their companies’ key employees as well as their industry. The CEO that knows how every team operates from the top executive management team down to the mailroom is key in successful organizations. Know that this internship is just the first early stops in your career journey,

3. Offer Value To Your Boss

Make sure you understand what your company does, do the research before you start as well as research on the roles and people you work for, this will give you an idea of how you can be of great value and help them.

IE.  If your boss is a marketing director come up with marketing strategies that would reach your target demo in college if your company is trying to reach people your age, if you want to be a publicist, attend as many events as you can where you can network with other media publications that could be important to the publicist like red carpets and music conferences, even if it’s meeting another intern at that company, spend the time to make those connections for future clients. if you want to be a DJ, ask a club or a DJ if you can tag along for a day to help them with what they needed like taking photos or videos for social media, and watch how they do it. The person you are helping may not even realize your value until it is offered.

4.  Keep Yourself Busy

There can be times when your direct reports or boss are so busy they don’t have time to give you an assignment. After asking if there is anything you can help with, if there is nothing assigned, ask if you can do something you think would be beneficial that they might not have thought of. Examples can be organizing and filing away papers, photocopying receipts for an expense report, re-alphabetizing the CD collection, etc. If there still isn’t anything to do, Google will be your best friend. Take the time to do market research on the industry, the company, free workshops or networking events to attend to and read the trades on your industry.

5. Be Confident & Believe In Yourself

Confidence is key but don’t let your ego take over.  No one likes a ‘know it all.’  Believing in yourself means believing you are capable of doing anything or learning how to do so. Allow yourself to be a sponge of your environment. Have the confidence to share your ideas and don’t be discouraged if they aren’t always the right answer. Showing that you care enough to TRY to think outside the box gets you brownie points, plus if your supervisor(s) give you feedback on your ideas it can be useful in making future decisions and advice for your current organization or another you may work or in the future.

6.  Be Positive

No one likes negativity or a debbie downer.  Positivity is also contagious and will always rule out negativity.  A positive attitude no matter what comes your way shows that you are a problem solver, can handle big responsibilities and makes you pleasant to be around.  Don’t participate in negative chatter about others or the company, even if it is your boss that is doing the talking. Watch your speech as well, sometimes you will catch yourself complaining about the traffic, your school work, etc. You don’t want your limited conversations with those in your environment to be negative ones because even if you aren’t a negative person, it may provide the image that you are.

7.  Your Network Is Your Net Worth

SMILE in and out of the office! Most new interns are shy and timid which could make it uncomfortable for others to have conversations with.  A smile allows people to feel at ease to talk to you which can create long lasting bonds. Talk to your employer and fellow interns, ask them about their weekend and so on. The key to success in the industry are your relationships and it’s important to develop them in and out of the office. Even as an intern, you are a representative of that company so it’s important to be remembered as someone positively versus negatively. If it takes a few times for your boss or other people you meet to know your name, don’t be discouraged, make it a goal for them to remember you. Remember that people in the music industry meet so many people a day, they might forget names but they remember faces and smiles. The more events you attend and see familiar faces it will get easier. Offer help to anyone you may potentially want to work for or with.

8. Balance Your Life

Between school, work, internship and life, find a way to balance it all. Life is always a balancing act no matter how successful you become and it actually gets harder as your career responsibilities increase.  Create a schedule, stick to the schedule and communicate with your supervisor when circumstances out of the normal things arise such as a flat tire or a sickness. Choose what to focus your energy and time towards for the bigger picture. Get your assigned tasks done and communicate if you can’t. If you feel the internship isn’t right for you, be up front and honest from the beginning because there is someone else that could find the internship extremely valuable. The worst impression you can make is if you commit to an internship and constantly call in sick or show up late because you aren’t passionate about it. Learn how to prioritize school, work, family/friends and personal time, know that each part of your life is important in keeping a good balance. Your life shouldn’t be just about one aspect such as “all work.” A recommendation could even be taking less classes to allow time for an internship before graduation. A lot of companies only hire internships based on being in college.

9. Monitor Your Social Media

As a representative again of your company, your boss, etc. Make sure what you are posting online that you don’t want others to see is not public. Posting a status update of how bored you are or your company’s gossip is a quick way to get fired. Remember with technology these days, everything you post online or even via an app that requires a login could turn up somewhere, think of it’s worth it to post a picture with your drunk buddies in Cabo for a future employer to find later when googling you. I’ll help you answer that, It’s not.

10. Archive Your Work Experience

Update your resumes and linked in profiles with your new work experience. Keep a copy of the newsletter you wrote or take photos at the event that you covered, blog posts you may have wrote, etc. Make sure to be able to list everything you learned as this may come handy when a future employer is looking for that exact skill set. Visit mydiveo.com and see an example of my video resumes as well: www.mydiveo.com/roslynn, which has come in handy when looking to expedite the process of learning my experience and creating your own will help you stand apart from the crowd.

These are some tips to being a good intern, not the only ones, so do the research and don’t forget to have fun with the process. If you are still not happy in your work environments as you progress it could be that you chose a field that you are not passionate about, remember it’s never too late to change careers.

Key Places To Find Music Industry Internships

1. Join Tribe Unity – If you are in Los Angeles, the organization is a new movement for the up and coming future leaders in the entertainment industry.  Vanessa and her team will try to place your passion with an internship at company or “Tribe” with you are interested in learning. You will work with respected mentors that care about pushing you to be your best and have the potential of connecting you to other opportunities to learn and connect with different aspects in the entertainment industry. More info: www.TRUpassions.com

2. Online

EntertainmentCareers.net, NARIP.com, Internship.com, Mandy.com, your college message boards, Craigstlist, LinkedIn, etc.

3. Family And Friends

Think about family or friends and the companies they work at, if they know anyone that works at a company you’d like to intern at, there is a higher potential of you getting an internship at that company.

4. Company Website And Events

Visit the company website and follow them on all social media platforms where they may post information about internships or if a key executive is speaking at an event, you can attend to ask them in person if they are looking for anyone

5. Direct Assistance

If you know of an executive, artist, manager, etc. that you’d like to intern for directly, it’s worth a shot shooting them an email or approaching them in person. Not all music executives have reachable companies such as producers, etc. Assisting them for a selected period of time and having them as a mentor can be equally valuable.

MUST READ: Devon Franklin “Produced By Faith”

When film executive, Devon Franklin was interviewed about why he decided to call his book, “Produced By Faith,” he made the comparison to the yearly Oscar Academy Award Show “Movie Of The Year” award. He said that the specific award goes to the producers of the film. When relating the award to his personal movie or “journey,” as God as director, ‘Faith’ would be acknowledged as the producers for his unique story.

My little sister from another mister, producer/personality Jen Deleon suggested I read and watch Devon Franklin sermons when I mentioned I just finished and enjoyed reading “Lost And Found” by Sarah Jakes Roberts. Happy for the recommendation as I really enjoyed not only his sermons but discovered this book that not provides an interesting comparison to one’s life as the production of their personal movie to that of the actual long process and production of a Hollywood studio movie. As you read each chapter, you relate your personal journey to the intricate production of a film from developmental pre production, to marketing and promotion in post production, to the actual production itself. There are times in life where I’ve been in the middle of a challenging time not thinking about the lesson in the outcome and consider that the obstacle is all about the process and always temporary. It’s how we reach to said challenges that determine our final destination and at the end of the day, a great film is one that contains the obstacles and challenges but shows the main character overcome them.

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After reading “Produced By Faith,” I’m inspired to welcome the various phases to create the best film possible of my own life, allowing my faith to produce it and trusting God to direct it. Understanding that every small detail down to the casting of characters and locations in your life are influential in your desired result and may not always perfect. There may be tons of revisions and it’s ok, this is normal. Take the time to read this and let me know your thoughts. A great, motivational read for whatever you feel you feel your personal faith barometer currently is at. It’s definitely something I needed at this exact point in my life and you may need to, that’s what brought you here.😉

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About Devon Franklin:

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SHOW ME: USVI Music Fest, ‘America’s Paradise Festival’ Recap

The U.S. Virgin Islands has been known for year’s as “America’s Paradise,” predominantly to those on the east and southern side of the country that frequent the islands during their summer vacation months. People love traveling to the paradise only a few hours away with the ease of not having to have a passport to travel in and out of the country.

This past weekend, the promotion company, Dollar And A Dream Entertainment held their first ever ‘USVI Music Fest’ in St. Thomas, the United States Virgin Island featuring headliners Future, Cedric the Entertainer, Barrington Levy, Pressure, Third World and Don Omar. The 3-day extravaganza took place at both the university and stadium.

mydiveo was onsite to capture the festival exclusively with outlets like BET, Global Grind, Rolling Out and HipHopWired. Check out the clips below and visit www.visitusvi.com for additional tips for visiting the island on vacation.