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Visuals at Poetry and Flows

Visuals at Poetry and Flows

DJ Supe will be providing lighting and video animations at the Soul on Sunday series presentation Floetic Poetry and Flows. This event is on Sunday, May 7, 2017. Featuring poetry by Tiff Tiff, Simone, Akronems, Denzel, C. West, Hurricane and Poetic Butterfly. The address is 3443 Laguna Blvd. Elk Grove, CA 95758. at The Double Nickel Smokehouse.

DJ Rock Bottom will be in the mix.

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Visuals at Wild Comedy Wednesdays

Visuals at Wild Comedy Wednesdays

DJ Supe will be providing sound, lighting and video animations at the Wild Comedy Wednesdays series: I Can Make You Laugh on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. Featuring Adam Reyes, Sam Bruno, Tom Bomb, Tristan Johnson, and OJ the Joke Man. Hosted by Dru Burks. Live performance by Dezit Eaze. The address is 3443 Laguna Blvd. Elk Grove, CA 95758. at The Double Nickel Smokehouse.

DJ Epik will be in the mix.

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Saving Our Children Summit

Saving Our Children Summit

Saving Our Children Summit in Sacramento, Saturday, May 13, 2017. Today’s Times Newspaper presents The Saving Our Children Summit from 11am-6pm. The address is 2828 35th St. Sacramento, CA 95817 at The Guild Theater.

 

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DJ Supe at Sacramento Queens of Comedy

DJ Supe at Sacramento Queens of Comedy

DJ Supe at Sacramento Queens of Comedy, Wednesday, April 5, 2017. Featuring Drea Meyers, Regina Givens, and Cheryl Anderson. Hosted by Stacy and Dru Burks. Live performance by Karasi Rhymes, Baddie Millz, and Voiice. The address is 3443 Laguna Blvd. Elk Grove, CA 95758. at The Double Nickel Smokehouse.

DJ Supe will be spinning Hip-Hop and R&B hits and filling in for DJ Epik!

 

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DJ Supe at The Mega Family Expo

DJ Supe at The Mega Family Expo

DJ Supe at The Mega Family Expo in Sacramento, Saturday, April 29, 2017. This is the 4th Annual expo from 11am-4pm. The address is 5230 Ehrhardt Dr. Sacramento, CA 95823 at the Destiny Church Event Center. You can visit The Mega Family Expo official website for information on this and more upcoming events at www.megafamilyexpo.com

DJ Supe will be spinning a mixture of Hip-Hop, R&B and party Throwbacks.

Don’t miss out on the 4th Annual largest FREE family event of the year! This fundraiser event is for the Kiddy Club Preschool & Daycare Center! There will be many of the most respected local, regional and national companies that provide products and services designed to enrich the lives of our  families. Come plan for a day of family Fun, shopping, family resource, food and great entertainment. Don’t stand in line. Register to get your free tickets now and an extra chance to win prizes at this event!

Entertainment
Games
Exhibitors
KIDS ZONE
TEEN ZONE
Family Fashion Show
Talent Showcase
Face painting
Balloon Twister
Art Center
Bounce House
Bracelet Center
Food
Entertainment
Much More..
Spread the word!
So Much Fun For All Families!

There will be food and refreshments so come on out and enjoy!

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Gennine Francis

The Essence of Whitney featuring Gennine Francis

Gennine Francis

The Essence of Whitney featuring Gennine Francis

Gennine Francis is performing in Las Vegas at The Cashman Theater for The Essence of Whitney concert. Get tickets at www.genninefrancis.com!

 

 

 

 

 

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The Sacramento Black Expo 2017

DJ Supe Performing at the 2017 Sacramento Black Expo

The Sacramento Black Expo 2017

DJ Supe performing at The 2017 Sacramento Black Expo

DJ Supe performing at The 2017 Sacramento Black Expo in Sacramento, Saturday, February 25. This event is happening at California Exposition 1600 Exposition Blvd Sacramento, CA 11am-6pm. Health and Education summits, Farmers Market, Soul Food Cook Off, Talent Showcase, Fashion Show with Mario Benton, Live Music, and hits provided by Deejay Supe!

This is a FREE EVENT!!!

 

 

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DJ Supe And Genesis Release R&B/Urban Single “Call Me”

DJ Supe Call Me CD artworkDJ Supe And Genesis Release R&B/Urban Single “Call Me”

DJ Supe releases his newest single “Call Me” on today for Halloween 2016. This song features new singer/songwriter Genesis.

“Call Me” is available on all digital retailers and streaming services on Halloween, October 31, 2016. It is the second single from the Weirdo EP. It features a new collaboration with singer/songwriter Genesis. For “Call Me”, DJ Supe displays a modern R&B sound similar to artist such as The Weeknd and PARTYNEXTDOOR.

Early press has given it immediate praise, “Producer of a vast array of sumptuously diverse melodies, scattershot drum hits, and punctuating basslines — we’re once again treated to a track that showcases the latest trends from the iconic DJ Supe.” (R. Tee, Jamsphere Magazine)

The new single “Call Me” by DJ Supe featuring Genesis will be available for purchase on Halloween, October 31, 2016 on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Spotify and all other major digital vendors.

 

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Open Letter to an Indie Promoter

soundcloud_moneyOpen Letter to an Indie Promoter

In response to an indie promoter who wanted me to purchase a Soundcloud promotions package:

Good Morning,

Thanks for the information! I looked at quite a few of the examples you sent. I analyzed some of the artists other social media. I looked at sales if any on Amazon, iTunes, and Google Play. the-best-of-the-skeptical-3rd-world-kid-memeI also checked the follower and play counts on Spotify, Tidal etc. (acquired the information online). I don’t see the aforementioned Soundcloud promotion packages translating in to income streams. I also do not see any press or reviews on the artists on any independent blogs/magazines. That raises my skepticism to be honest.

A little background on me… I have been deejaying since 1994. I have owned a record store, played on the radio (terrestrial, internet, and satellite), and played in other countries. I have a studio in Sacramento, CA and have started producing a lot more now that I have a base of operations to be uninhibited in my creativity (literally I have been working on 3 songs since 2am, not even tired yet lol)

Over time, I have been exposed to the new marketing strategies that many times can be drilled down to simply vanity marketing. I have experimented with creating the perception of popularity via social media numbers. That includes everything from “contributions” to editors for article write ups on blogs, to buying ad space on internet radio stations for rotation, to using smartphone apps to outright buy likes, shares, and even customized comments. I have realized to see real engagement and build a legitimate fan base that will spend money I need comprehensive marketing if in fact I am going to play the game. I also have to cultivate a platform that perpetuates relationships that could manifest from such techniques.

internet-radioFor $1000 I could get an artist’s Soundcloud, Instagram, Twitter, Spotify, Facebook, and Youtube looking active along with blue check mark artist verification for a few of those platforms with radio airplay and articles to boot. Problem with that is it distracts the artists from what really matters…revenue. I want to take it a step further, I want artists to know if they are played on a radio station, that they should be registered with several organizations so that they can collect performance royalties. Knowing that every “radio station” does not provide that is important. Teaching them how to build a resume from reviews and write ups if they are going to spend money on that goes a long with building interest in what an artist has to offer. Showing artists how to cultivate a relationship with a taste maker paves the way for successive songs to get showcased with high priority.

My background in radio provides me with information a lot of artists and indie promoters don’t know about. I won’t go in to detail but it is rooted in traditional idealism. One concept is you cannot build organic relationships from simply investing in vanity social media boosts. The other concept boils down to resources…you HAVE to spend money to make money. As I transition from DJ to artist, I knew this going in and am currently testing my theories on a scientific level. The results have been what I expected.

Sorry to talk your ear off, and I hope I have not offended you. The most interesting part of this whole thing is I am really not supposed to talk about all of this openly. I was supposed to simply ignore your email because we all know what we are really doing by repackaging a service we could perform for ourselves. If the average indie artist actually took a minute to just look around at what is happening and start asking questions and finding answers, a lot of folks would lose money because the artists would truly become independent. Some of my old record label reps have become just what I described…they have reinvented themselves as social media marketers but they have the added value of having maintained contact with people like me to continue to push their projects. I play their stuff because I like the promoters and they make me feel important. I could go on and on, but what I want to know from you is do you offer more than just simply pushing my Soundcloud numbers?

Sincerely,
DJ Supe
www.soundcloud.com/djsupe
www.djsupe.net
djsupe@djsupe.net

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Music Playlist Add: Common feat Marsha Ambrosius & PJ “Lovestar”

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Music Playlist Add: Common feat Marsha Ambrosius & PJ “Lovestar”

This is the Common we have been missing. This is the fusion that has been lost in the current musical landscape. This is the music that creates timeless memories.

With help of Marsha Ambrosius and PJ, Common delivers a song that will stay in tune with likes of “Go!”, “Testify”, and “I Used to Love H.E.R.” It has a smooth tone and lyrical content that lovers will be able to relate to. Very clever and very sensual.

As a music professional, of course I have to point out that the producer on this song used an interpolation of Mtume “You, Me, and He”. I have embedded both songs for your comparison. Enjoy!

 

 

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