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broken cool
Toronto, Canada
Funny.
Interests: Music, Entertainment, Comedy.
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You can't be part of the future of music, whether it be Hip-Hop or Country, if you don't know the history of the genre. Contact adam@brokencool.com to learn more about brokencool media's cost effective music PR & consulting services. Continue reading
Imagine there was no Post Malone and it was actually a close cousin of Zac Brown who created hits like "Congratulations" and "White Iverson" - you now have this awesome acoustic cover by The Marty Ray Project. Come across a... Continue reading
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"I see this generation loving to be rich and famous with no work. You've got to work." - Quincy Jones Contact adam@brokencool.com to learn more about brokencool media's cost effective music PR & consulting services. Continue reading
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What a record! Meet Kareen Lomax a singer-songwriter and producer from Georgia. Her new record "Been In Love" is an acoustic guitar driven, Tracy Chapman'ish Folk/R&B/Pop mash-up. More @ kareenlomax.com Continue reading
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Last night, Drake buzzed Hip-Hop again with surprise release of his 'Scary Hours' EP featuring 2 songs - "God's Plan" and "Diplomatic Immunity." And while "God's Plan" is one of those "grow on you" Drake songs, "Diplomatic Immunity" is an... Continue reading
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As Drake showed last night, release dates are a thing of the past - music industry web 1.0 if you will. You used to swear by them. You and your friends used to talk about them. You used to get... Continue reading
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If you are still selling hard copies of your music, whether that be CDs or vinyl, or even merchandise, ensure you capture as many contact details as possible from your purchasers. Those purchasers are your fans and people that you... Continue reading
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Make music that motivates, invigorates or educates. Contact adam@brokencool.com to learn more about brokencool media's cost effective music PR & consulting services. Continue reading
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For a musician, selecting a publicist or consultant to help them gain press, playlist placements, and promotional opportunities can be a stressful maze of broken promises and wasted dollars - but it doesn't have to be this way. Here are... Continue reading
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Welcome to a new periodic feature at brokencool.com where we profile music 'Made in Canada' that's about to blow (brokencool is from the 6ix you know). First up is i am hill's electro/pop/90s R&B mash-up "Give It A Rest": This... Continue reading
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Run to the top of the charts and stay there temporarily or walk to the top and stay there forever. Contact brokencool@gmail.com to learn more about brokencool media's cost effective music PR & consulting services. Continue reading
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Originally published June 4, 2013 J. Cole doesn't care what you think. Hell, J. Cole doesn't even care if he has a Jay-Z feature...and he's signed to Roc Nation! Cole is a unique artist in that he got the "big... Continue reading
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So you've decided to embark on a Rap career. You're braver than me...then again, I can't Rap. And that's just one of many things you need to know (whether or not you can Rap) before embarking on a career in... Continue reading
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Showing a further blurring of the lines between genres and the hold of the "playlist era", T-Pain and Vic Mensa are on the bill for the Forecastle music festival July 13 - July 15 in Kentucky. Sure, it's not new... Continue reading
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You're doing it wrong. When it comes to most artists promoting their music to playlists, websites, or blogs, the focus is wildly narrow. An expansion of this focus can benefit the artist greatly in gaining traction with promoting their music.... Continue reading
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Pete Ganbarg has been promoted to the newly created position of President of A&R for Atlantic Records, based at the company’s New York headquarters. The announcement was made today by Atlantic Chairman & CEO Craig Kallman and Chairman & COO... Continue reading
"If you write great songs with meaning and emotion, they will last forever because songs are the key to everything. Songs will outlast the artist and they will go on forever if they are good." - Elton John Contact brokencool@gmail.com... Continue reading
This is the best documentary I've ever seen about the realities of the music business. It's about Hanson...yeah, the group that made "MmmBop." Watch it and tell me it isn't one of the best things you've ever seen and that... Continue reading
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When you think you've recorded the "hit" single or one of your best songs ever, go back in the studio and try to outdo it. And then do that every time it happens. Contact brokencool@gmail.com to learn more about brokencool... Continue reading
So you want to embark on a music career. Great! Countless people the world over make their living through music. And some of those people are filthy stinking rich. But before embarking on a career in music, you should resign... Continue reading
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Image via The Evening Standard "As an artist you have to cut your chest open and let your soul out. It’s not an easy thing to do." - Jazz Summers (legendary music manager) Contact brokencool@gmail.com to learn more about brokencool... Continue reading
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Whether music fans admit it or not, getting a reply or a retweet from a famous rapper generally makes said fans day. But, do you know HOW to get a rapper to reply or retweet you? It takes some skill,... Continue reading
Lushlife keeps it simple, grabs a harmonica, acoustic guitar and creates a smashing version of Outkast's "Rosa Parks" - from i-D Online's 'i-N Sessions' from 2012. Come across a great music cover? Send it to brokencool@gmail.com or Tweet us @brokencool. Continue reading
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If you're going to try and sell physical copies of your music, think of innovative ways to do it. Nipsey Hussle priced his 2014 release 'Mailbox Money' at $1000, pressing only 100 copies - he sold 60 copies. There was... Continue reading
Investing in each other, the process, overcoming the losses and humbly celebrating the wins, Notoriety consists of emcee Vydle Sinez and emcee/singer Incredible Chuck. The duo is excited to release the haunting new video for their single "Dino Spumoni." Dino... Continue reading