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Monday, December 3, 2018

Brand new book from Adam Cruz Chronicles the Rise of Streaming


Written by The Cruz Music Group — DJ, producer and label head Adam Cruz has been hard at work on his exciting new book, coming Friday, December 21, 2018.

In Free the Music Business: Tips and Tales from an Indie Music Nerd, Cruz takes you on a fast-paced journey through the complicated world of streaming music. In his distinctive narrative style, he details the effects that manual interplay has had on royalties and chronicles the diminishing value of music, the rise of streaming services and the changing attitudes of music lovers. Cruz also shares tips and tales from his days of running a widely popular NYC disco label at the turn of the millennium. Free the Music Business . . . is the culmination of his experience working and recording with some of house music's biggest talents as well as research collected for the Freedom Radio Hour, a music business radio show he produces and co-hosts with longtime collaborator, Eddie Nicholas.

You're invited. Come and join us as we celebrate this exciting book release!

Newark Public Library
5 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07101

Thursday, December 20, 2018
5:30pm – 8:30pm
FREE

Pre-order (Paperback):
http://a.co/d/305fp1v

Pre-order (Kindle Version):
http://a.co/d/1aYtrnq

Pre-order (Audio book):
https://mixtapesessions.bandcamp.com/album/audiobook-free-the-music-business-tips-tales-from-an-indie-music-nerd

Pre-order (Soundtrack):
https://mixtapesessions.bandcamp.com/album/soundtrack-free-the-music-business-tips-tales-from-an-indie-music-nerd

FB invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/528951727580601/

*** physical Copies will be available for sale at the party on 12/20 ***

Click here to pre-order your copy today!

Monday, October 1, 2018

Trust Your Instincts and Vote!




link > https://mixtapesessions.bandcamp.com/album/trust-your-instincts-vote

Click on the link below to listen + buy "Trust Your Instincts (Vote)" today! :)
mixtapesessions.bandcamp.com/album/trust-your-instincts-vote


DESCRIPTION:
Mixtape Sessions is extremely proud to present the incredible new single from label head and recording artist Adam Cruz. From his forthcoming fourth studio album, "Trust Your Instincts (Vote)" speaks to the importance of voting and remaining aware of the political climate around us. Be on the lookout for more from Mixtape Sessions. Music for the People.

Take a listen and enjoy "Trust Your Instincts (Vote)" - visit mixtapesessions.com and djadamcruz.com

MUSICAL CREDITS:
(A. Cruz)
All music and vocals performed and produced by Adam Cruz.
Mixed and mastered at EbbnFlow Studios, Bloomfield, NJ.
Published by Mixtape Sessions Music (ASCAP), Adam Cruz (SESAC) and Adam Cruz Music (SESAC).

Cover design by Adam Cruz and Sarah Cruz.

©2018 Mixtape Sessions Music, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Distributed by The Cruz Music Group, a Division of Mixtape Sessions Music, LLC.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Join us as we interview Dawn Tallman on the Freedom Radio Hour - don't miss it!


It's a Dawn Tallman Takeover!

Click here to tune in Friday 9/28 at noon!
Click here to read more and join our list!

FRIDAY 9/28 NOON EST

On this week's episode of the Freedom Radio Hour, co-hosts Adam Cruz and Eddie Nicholas interview The Queen of Gospel Energy, Dawn Tallman. Adam and Eddie discuss her forthcoming debut album on Honeycomb Music, her fantastic hit singles, overcoming adversity, using music as therapy and more, live on Capital Radio 91.6FM The Heartbeat of Sudan and on the web at: freedomradiohour.com and at: dwildmusicradio.com WEEKLY FRIDAYS 12pm EST

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Today is National Voter Registration Day


Today is National Voter Registration Day

Click here to read more and register.

Voting is one way we express ourselves as a community, as voters and Americans, but to exercise this basic right, we must be registered to vote!

That's why NJSACC: The Statewide Network for New Jersey's Afterschool Communities is a proud partner and supporter of National Voter Registration Day, which happens to be today.

And you can be part of this amazing day!

Register to Vote Online: It's simple, it's free, and it's secure.

Attend a National Voter Registration Day event: Find one near you.

Spread the word: Once you make sure you're registered, forward this email to a friend, ask them to join you and use #NationalVoterRegistrationDay throughout social media.

Thanks for taking a few moments to strengthen your community - and our country - with your voice!

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Ahem... Apple is now worth $1 Trillion


Written by Sam Ro — At about 11:48 a.m. ET, Apple (AAPL) became the first U.S.-listed company to be worth $1,000,000,000,000.00.

The price of a single share of Apple crossed $207.0425 for a moment. Multiply that by 4,829,926,000 shares outstanding and you get a trillion bucks.

Some might argue that $1 trillion is just a random round number. But whether it’s a trillion or $999 billion, the point is that Apple is an incredibly massive company, with an incredible reach, and with an incredible amount of profits (In 2017, Apple earned $48 billion on $229 billion in sales).

In a press release earlier this year, CEO Tim Cook disclosed that Apple’s active installed base of devices reached 1.3 billion in January. While growth in its hardware like iPhones and iPads could be leveling off, the company’s booming services offerings could fuel massive profits for years.

“The fact that you have a billion and a half people with Apple devices around the world in a sense gives them a user base that if they can figure out other ways to make money off that user base,” NYU professor Aswath Damodaran said on CNBC. “I think you could get a bonus on that growth rate.”

Is it really worth it?
Apple’s prospects at this juncture are critical since stock prices are theoretically just the present value of all of a company’s future cash flows.

“[I]t’s still trading about 17 times next year’s earnings estimates,” said Damodaran, who is also known as the Dean of Valuation. “I mean, compare that to some of the other FAANG names— Alphabet 53 times, Amazon 162 times.”

History is riddled with companies that saw outsized valuations on speculation that these businesses were the next big thing. During the dotcom bubble, companies with no profits but lots of prospects regularly saw billion-dollar valuations.

But Apple is different because it’s actually earning a ton of money.

“You don’t need a +20x price earnings multiple to get to $1 trillion valuation,” Datatrek Research’s Jessica Rabe said in an email on Thursday. “It would be logical, but wrong, to think a huge valuation must stem from a sky-high PE ratio. Apple trades for 17.3 times next year’s consensus estimate, even before you exclude cash. That’s barely above the market multiple of 16.7 times.”

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

The 13th Annual Lincoln Park Festival Supports The Library Music Sessions


The 13th Annual Lincoln Park Festival Supports
The Library Music Sessions at the Newark Public Library!

Join D. Wild Music Radio every Friday until August 31

The Library Music Sessions continues with
DJ HUTCH (Washington Park Sessions)

Newark Public Library
5 Washington Street, Newark NJ
6-11pm FREE

Don't miss this fantastic summer party
with DJs Dennis Gregory, Duce Martinez, Adam Cruz and special guests!
npl.org  | dwildmusicradio.com | mixtapesessions.com

Friday, July 13, 2018

Mixtape Sessions Label Night TONIGHT at the Newark Public Library 6-11pm FREE


The Library Music Sessions are not to be missed!

Join us every Summer Friday until August 31

The Library Music Sessions continues with the
MIXTAPE SESSIONS LABEL NIGHT
featuring Mixtape Sessions recording artists and more!

D. Wild Music Radio Presents: Friday night Library Music Sessions
in collaboration with Newark Gay Pride

Newark Public Library
5 Washington Street, Newark NJ
6-11pm FREE

Don't miss this fantastic summer party
with DJs Dennis Gregory, Duce Martinez, Adam Cruz and special guests!

Friday, June 29, 2018

Join us TONIGHT for The Library Music Sessions Newark NJ 6-11pm FREE


The Library Music Sessions are not to be missed!

Join us every Summer Friday until August 31
That's right, we're back Friday and all summer long!

D. Wild Music Radio's own DJs:
Dennis Gregory, Duce Martinez, Adam Cruz
& special guest DJ La Club

Newark Public Library | 6-11pm | FREE
5 Washington Street, Newark NJ

click here for the FB invite!

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Join Jacquelyn Graham & friends on Friday July 20th in Montclair!

JaQueen Entertainment, Mixtape Sessions and Dek Musique Imprints Present:
An evening with Jacquelyn Graham and Friends!
click here for tickets

Friday, July 20, 2018
Tierney's (upstairs)
138 Valley Rd
Montclair, NJ 07042

Price $25 (at EventBrite.com)
$30 at the Door
9pm

Some of the proceeds will benefit:
IHN - Interfaith Hospitality Network - a Network of places of worship that house homeless families in Montclair and Essex County NJ.
This was the organization that helped Jacob and I when we were in need of assistance. This is also their 30th Anniversary!

Host: Eddie Nicholas
DJ: Adam Cruz
Media Relations: Tony Ciavolella
Decorations/Vendor: Renau Daniel

Special guests: Bonita Hamilton-Caesar (from Disney's The Lion King on Broadway,) Jeannette Wehye (from Rocktopia The Musical on Broadway,) Mixtape Sessions Recording artists Eddie Nicholas and Adam Cruz, Cynthia Tucker, Omisanya Karade and more!

JaQueen Entertainment
Follow @JaqueenMusic on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

*** available everywhere now ***

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Sony's Equity Payout Policy after selling 50% of Spotify Stock


Written by Rhian Jones — The UK-based Music Managers Forum has applauded Sony’s Spotify equity payout — the details of which were revealed last week.

The terms under which Sony will share its spoils from the sale of 50% of its Spotify stock – amounting to around $750m – have been deemed a “progressive move” by MMF CEO Annabella Coldrick.

Sony will pay out its Spotify money to all eligible artists and partner labels, regardless of what is decreed in their individual contracts.

In addition, the major label has committed to ignoring all unrecouped balances (for both artists and labels) in relation to its share money payouts.

Coldrick said: “The Music Managers Forum has long campaigned for the income from Spotify equity to be shared with artists whose music the labels traded.

“We’re very pleased to hear from Sony that they will be doing this both directly and with artists signed to distributed labels, and not off-setting it against recoupment.

“This is a progressive move which we hope to see reflected more widely in the industry and across other non-attributed income such as Facebook.

“The music industry is changing and the future will be different from the past. Labels will work increasingly in partnership with artists and not be “owners” of their rights.

“This shift should see more equitable shares of all revenue going to the artists and songwriters, not just on a royalty basis.”

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