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If you create music, you need a performing rights organization.  In the United States, the two PRO’s are ASCAP and BMI. A …

I’ve spent something like 30 years in and around the music business now. I love it more today than I did when …

I hear the term, “Put me on” a lot. This is a ridiculous notion. Just take a moment to think about your …

I work with all sorts of acts, managers, producers, parents, and artists and they all have different challenges.  However, almost everyone that …

I am genre agnostic. I don’t care what the genre, a great song is a great song, and that’s what I’m looking …

I’m sure you’ve all noticed that over the last few years it has become increasingly important for “indie” distributors to lock up …

I recently read a poll of the ‘best’ record label of the century or some b.s. Atlantic came in #1 and Blue …

I absolutely hate all of the scams and misconceptions out there about the music industry.  The one that I see the most …

We’ve heard a lot in past few years about folks vowing to invest in the music business to level the playing field …

So, I have been railing about this for years but realized that I have never really written about it.  WHY, are we …

Historically in the music business the artists that breakthrough go all in on themselves.  You almost have no choice but to go …

The music industry is a fluid space. There are innovations and acquisitions on a regular basis. For this reason alone virtually nothing …

The art of listening is practically a lost art.  Far too often, when I am speaking with someone about their music or …

Music at its core is collaborative.  The idea that you are the next great songwriter is a lofty aspiration.  The best songwriters …

Everyone keeps saying how artists don’t need a label these days but I call bullsh*t! We all wish you could do it …

I used to settle, a lot!  The deeper into the rabbit hole of the music business I go the more deliberate the …

I watch a lot of independent and aspiring artist live performances and there are a few things that always jump out at …

You cannot pay your way to relevance.  There are so many folks on the Internet these days claiming to be A&R Consultants, …

I’ve been in the music business for almost 30 years now and one of the terms that I’ve come to despise, ‘getting …

Boogie Shack co-founder Hakim ‘KeemBeats’ Draper recently sat down with Joe Solo and Fox 11 Los Angeles News Anchor Christine Devine to …

MEET THE TEAM

HAKIM DRAPER

FOUNDER/PRESIDENT

Former Warner Music Group executive, Hakim is 3rd generation music industry with a proven record of artist development and success in strategy & implementation across all aspects of the music industry.  Hakim also worked in the Silicon Valley for tech startups Ariba Technologies & Agile Software.

DAVID LOTWIN

MANAGING PARTNER

David started his career working with some of the biggest reggae artists of all time including such greats as Peter Tosh, Jimmy Cliff, and Dennis Brown, and was a co-founder of one of the most influential studios in hip-hop history, D&D studio and D&D Records, an independent record label with Major distribution.

JERRY DAVIS

MANAGING PARTNER

Jerry is passionate and skilled in both music and sport.  Jerry served as Music Director for Fox Sports for 16 years and is well connected professionally within multiple industries; including professional sports, music, television, academia, and philanthropy. Jerry also worked at ASCAP, Interscope, and Capitol Records.

We are currently self-funded and community-supported focused on super-serving our artists, creator, and developer partners.  Our current partners include some of the biggest music, technology, and publishing companies in the industry.  We’re always open to growing the ecosystem and efficacy of our program and welcome support in many forms.

To get involved please contact HD@TheBoogieShack.com or donate below.

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