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NO DIPLOMA LECTURES - HOW TO MONETIZE YOUR MUSIC

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NO DIPLOMA LECTURES - HOW TO MONETIZE YOUR MUSIC
The No Diploma Music Club presents its first music club lecture; How to Monetize your Music 101. This lecture covers topics such as; The Truth about: Performing Rights Organizations, Synchronization licenses, Brand Partnerships & Selling your Music. LECTURE PRESENTED BY @Nodiploma.music   PROFESSORS:  Moderator : Steven J Contreras // Founder of Oh That's Filthy Music Group @Stevenjisfilthy @ohthatsfilthy  Panelist : Amilcar "PRO" Welton // Founder of CREATE.Digital Music @createdigmanpub   Panelist : Maiwand Taufiq // Head of Marketing - Dash Radio @dashradio Credit to Saekyi for the intro song: Saekyi - Kink  0:00 Introduction 3:48 Understanding Metadata 13:35 The Music Monetization Act 22:25 Distribution 27:58 Brand Partnerships / Branding Yourself 45:54 Contracts 52:10 Mechanical/Synchronized License 1:06:22 Cutting Records 1:16:15 Questions and Answers/Outro Follow No Diploma for more discussions, merchandise & new projects. Website:  https://nodiploma.ca/  Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/nodiploma_/ Discord: https://discord.gg/9sPnqyq
01:34:07
March 19, 2021
MESCONDI - CLASS DISCUSSION
What's up Classmates Our guest for this week's episode is @mescondi a self-taught Photographer & Creative Director based in Vancouver. He dropped out of University to pursue Photography and dedicate his time and energy into his craft. Mescondi has a special approach to his visuals, curating a nostalgic & cinematic feel to each project. Mescondi has collaborated with many brands such as Reebok, Pleasures, Bench, Skull Candy and many more. He’s done some recent shoots with Yeek, @debnever and Reese Laflaire. We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we did, Mescondi dropped a lot of gems on his creative process, enjoy : )  We truly appreciate every single one of you who’s been tuning into this podcast. We would love to hear your feedback, your tips or advice. It mean’s a lot to know that some people our out there listening & we want to continually improve & bringing on guests that you can enjoy & learn from. So send us an E-mail at Classmates@nodiploma.ca or simply send us a DM on our socials @NoDiploma_ Enjoy, share with a classmate & subscribe! MESCONDI https://www.instagram.com/mescondi/ NO DIPLOMA: https://nodiploma.ca/ https://www.instagram.com/nodiploma_/ INTRO SONG: https://www.instagram.com/chucktheadventurer13/ https://open.spotify.com/artist/6p1TlyGxgRTrzuykcu3OaT?si=PK7XiR_FQI6k8C3SCx_4Jg OUTRO SONG: Dunbar by Angus Maude https://www.instagram.com/angusmaude/
49:28
July 14, 2020
CMARTY - CLASS DISCUSSION
What’s up Classmates, Our guest for today's Class Discussion is Christopher Martin founder of @cmartysjerk & @cmartymar⁣ Christopher is a 1st generation West Indian men based in NYC, he grew up in the Kitchen & developed an early passion for streetwear. Over the past years he decided to merge the two worlds together, fusing Jamaican food with streetwear, sneaker culture, music and adding himself into the mix.Through his connections in streetwear he started to cook for his of friends & their events which soon lead him to cater the major events around the city attending Trade shows like Agenda, Capsule and Liberty Fairs. This conversation was super inspiring, we hope you enjoy it as much as we did!  We truly appreciate every single one of you who’s been tuning into this podcast. We would love to hear your feedback, your tips or advice. It mean’s a lot to know that some people our out there listening & we want to continually improve & bringing on guests that you can enjoy & learn from. So send us an E-mail at Classmates@nodiploma.ca or simply send us a DM on our socials @NoDiploma_ Enjoy, share with a classmate & subscribe! CMARTY https://www.instagram.com/cmartyhimself/ https://www.instagram.com/cmartysjerk/ https://www.cmartymar.com/shop NO DIPLOMA: https://nodiploma.ca/ https://www.instagram.com/nodiploma_/ INTRO SONG:  https://www.instagram.com/chucktheadventurer13/ https://open.spotify.com/artist/6p1TlyGxgRTrzuykcu3OaT?si=PK7XiR_FQI6k8C3SCx_4Jg OUTRO SONG:  https://www.instagram.com/jkingmlb/ https://open.spotify.com/artist/1rF6AFQgMRpUHr0v18Vjcd?si=d0BoCeKWQaiJ9oj3_v3tFA
01:11:20
July 7, 2020
ITSTHEREAL - CLASS DISCUSSION
What’s up Classmates, In this Class Discussion we invited Eric & Jeff from Itsthereal, Eric & Jeff are brothers based in New York City, they’ve been in the hip-hop scene for over a decade, from doing sketch comedy videos, to selling their self-titled show to MTV and releasing their own debut album where they’ve performed sold-out shows in NYC, London & LA. We discovered Eric & Jeff by tuning in their Chat-topping interview podcast “A Waste of Time” they’ve interviewed everyone from Common, Mac Miller, Trevor Noah, Tierra Wack, Joe Freshgoods, Cam Kirk & many many more. ⁣ ⁣  In this discussion we spoke about the come up story of Eric & Jeff, being both student of the hip-hop game, Jeff got his early start by meeting a guy named Kanye West, He became his personal videographer at the beginning stages of Kanye’s career, he got to document some of Kanye’s biggest moments like his 2005 first Grammy award, Eric worked as a writer for HBO & AOL comedy, we spoke about their early comedy sketch videos, some of their legendary interviews & everything they’ve accomplished so far on their journey.  These guys are the reason why we started Class Discussion, they’ve inspired us to create & launch our own interview show. It was fun as a fan to interview the interviewers, they’ve got such a unique approach to their craft, they’ve got a dynamic charisma & chemistry together,  this discussion was super insightful for us, They shared a lot of tips on how to launch a podcast but overall there’s just so much to learn from their creative process & their whole trajectory.  We hope that you enjoy it as much as we did & hopefully leave with some knowledge or a spark of inspiration. We truly appreciate every single one of you who’s been tuning into this podcast. We would love to hear your feedback, your tips or advice. It mean’s a lot to know that some people our out there listening & we want to continually improve & bringing on guests that you can enjoy & learn from. So send us an E-mail at Classmates@nodiploma.ca or simply send us a DM on our socials @NoDiploma_ Enjoy, share with a classmate & subscribe! ITSTHEREAL https://www.instagram.com/itsthereal/ NO DIPLOMA: https://nodiploma.ca/ https://www.instagram.com/nodiploma_/
01:19:16
June 17, 2020
KAYO GENESIS - CLASS DISCUSSION
What’s up Classmates,  In this Class Discussion we invited LA based rapper, Kayo Genesis, Kayo released his debut album in 2018 called Bad Sushi, one of his songs got discovered on SoundCloud by Aminé, he loved it so much that he invited Kayo on tour with him & Buddy. They sold out venues all over the US & Canada. Ever since then He’s been constantly expanding his music catalogue along with curating compelling music videos directed & edited entirely by himself. ⁣   In this discussion we spoke about Kayo’s come up story, him working behind the music scene as a dancer, writing songs for big time artists like Mary J Blige, directing & shooting music videos, he spoke about ditching the offer to participate in the Netflix show Rhythm & Flow to focus on his music trajectory.   I truly appreciate Kayo’s approach to his craft, the music is refreshing & diverse, from his vocals, melodies to his bars and but also the world he’s built with his music videos,    Kayo is a true multidisciplinary artist & innovator. Not only is he talented but has a great perspective on life, he shared his thoughts on Manifestation & speaking his dreams into existence.   For all you up-and-coming artists out there, directors & videographers this is a great class discussion to tune into!    We truly appreciate every single one of you who’s been tuning into this podcast. We would love to hear your feedback, your tips or advice. It mean’s a lot to know that some people our out there listening & we want to continually improve & bringing on guests that you can enjoy & learn from. So send us an E-mail at Classmates@nodiploma.ca or simply send us a DM on our socials @NoDiploma_ Enjoy, share with a classmate & subscribe! KAYO GENESIS https://www.instagram.com/kayogenesis/ NO DIPLOMA: https://nodiploma.ca/ https://www.instagram.com/nodiploma_/
56:20
May 30, 2020
ALBERT PHAM - CLASS DISCUSSION
What's up Classmates, In this Class Discussion we invited Albert Pham a Atlanta based Photographer + Creative director. Albert has worked alongside rapper & producer childish major , he's done everything from shooting his campaigns, album covers and directing some music videos. He's taken some epic photos of Dapper Dan, Billie Eillish, Ludacris & many more.⁣ ⁣We connected with Al back in 2018, he shot an editorial with Childish Major where he was wearing our No Diploma hoodie the photos ended up on Billboard.com, Hypebeast and many other publication. That photoshoot was a pivotal moment for us because we had just launched No Diploma, It really gave us the confidence at an early stage, we are forever grateful for them giving us that love & support early on.   In this discussion we spoke about Albert’s come up as a photographer, how he got in contact with Childish Major, his experience on tour, and having other great opportunities like shooting the legend Dapper Dan. We also spoke about his passion for music & how he learned to produced at the legendary revenge of the dreamers camp,    For all you photographers out there and especially the ones who dream to work with musicians, this is a great class discussion to tune into!   It's been beautiful to see his trajectory so far with Al and the whole Humility city team, it was a fun conversation he shared a lot of great advice & knowledge for up-and-coming photographers. Leave us some questions, suggestions & advice to Dean@nodiploma.ca , would love to hear some feedback, Thanks for tuning in. Much love! Enjoy, share with a classmate & subscribe! ALBERT PHAM https://www.instagram.com/avpham/ NO DIPLOMA: https://nodiploma.ca/ https://www.instagram.com/nodiploma_/
01:10:48
May 19, 2020
THEO MARTINS - CLASS DISCUSSION
What's up Classmates, In this Class Discussion we invited Theo Martins a First-Generation, Nigerian-American based in LA, Theo is a Multidisciplinary artist exploring music, design & Creative Directing he owns a clothing brand called Posture , he runs a cereal bar & podcast called Cereal&Such both of these projects coexists in his studio called Office&Gallery a conceptual studio with a focus on exhibition, product and cereal.   I’ve been a fan of Theo’s work for a couple years now, I discovered his podcast back in 2018 and I’ve been following his journey ever since. It’s been inspiring to see an artist like him break a lot of barriers & not be restricted to only one form of art. He’s proven that you can merge music, fashion, art & cereal and bring all of these ideas together to coexist into 1 ecosystem. At the end of the day he’s building a world that best represents himself.    This was a fun conversation I really enjoyed discussing the creative process with Theo, he shared a lot of great advice & I invite you guys to tune in. Leave us some questions, suggestions & advice to Dean@nodiploma.ca , would love to hear some feedback, Thanks for tuning in. Much love! Enjoy, share with a classmate & subscribe! THEO MARTINS: https://www.instagram.com/theoposture/ https://goodposture.us/ https://www.instagram.com/cerealandsuch/ https://www.instagram.com/officeandgallery/ NO DIPLOMA: https://nodiploma.ca/ THE DEAN: https://www.instagram.com/benoit.brule/
46:41
April 27, 2020
YASMIN SUTEJA - CLASS DISCUSSION
What's up Classmates, In this Class Discussion we invited Yasmin Suteja an entrepreneur & photographer who owns Culture Machine a Sydney based Talent Agency and studio specializing in fashion, photography, film and art direction. Yasmin has shot many campaigns, short films and music videos she's worked with clients like Puma, Champion, New balance and all the way too Microsoft. As a small independent brand like us it's inspiring to speak to people who's built such a solid foundation and platform, we aspire to take things to that level one day. Yasmin has a lot of experience & knowledge in the Fashion industry, she shared a lot of valuable advice, we hope you enjoy and learn something new !  Leave us some questions, suggestions & advice to Dean@nodiploma.ca , would love to hear some feedback, Thanks for tuning in. Much love! Enjoy, share with a classmate & subscribe! YASMIN SUTEJA: https://www.instagram.com/yasminsuteja/ https://culturemachine.tv/ NO DIPLOMA: https://nodiploma.ca/ THE DEAN: https://www.instagram.com/benoit.brule/ 94': https://www.instagram.com/1994_rt/
01:25:32
April 18, 2020
SULI BREAKS - CLASS DISCUSSION
What's up Classmates, In this Class Discussion we invited Suli Breaks, a spoken word poet based in London UK, he’s spoken on several stages around the world including a few Ted talks. Suli is best known for his 2012 video that reached over 9 million Views on YouTube called “Why I hate school but Love education”  4 Years ago I watched that same video on YouTube and it changed my perspective on life. The video sparked a flame in me, I finally felt like I wasn’t alone and that their was other alternative paths to pursue. I eventually decided to leave school and focus on my own projects, this lead me to create my first No Diploma t-shirt and soon enough it turned into a brand. 4 years later I get to sit down with Suli Breaks on Class Discussion This is a very insightful podcast to any content creators, poets, youtubers, Suli shared a lot of wisdom & knowledge, tune in ! Leave us some questions, suggestions & advice to Dean@nodiploma.ca , would love to hear some feedback, Thanks for tuning in. Much love! Enjoy, share with a classmate & subscribe! SULI BREAK: https://www.instagram.com/sulibreaks/ https://www.youtube.com/user/sulibreezy NO DIPLOMA: https://nodiploma.ca/ THE DEAN: https://www.instagram.com/benoit.brule/
51:07
April 14, 2020
MID-DAY SQUARES - CLASS DISCUSSION
What's up Classmates, In this Class Discussion we invited Lezlie & Nick founders & partners of Mid-day Squares, Mid-day squares if the first functional chocolate bar, it's everything a chocolate bard isn't and everything a chocolate bar wishes it was. These bars are all made entirely with superfoods, raw ingredients, vegan, gluten-free and organic.  Mid-day squares launched a little over 2 years ago and they've already sold over 1 million chocolate bars. We're very excited to share this discussion with you guys, what's beautiful about this story is that Lezlie, Nick and Jake all have completely different backgrounds but what they do have in common is their entrepreneurial spirit.  This is a very valuable podcast to all the entrepreneurs, tune in !  Leave us some questions, suggestions & advice to Dean@nodiploma.ca , would love to hear some feedback, Thanks for tuning in. Much love! Enjoy, share with a classmate & subscribe! MID-DAY SQUARES:  https://www.instagram.com/middaysquares/ https://www.middaysquares.com/ NO DIPLOMA: https://nodiploma.ca/ THE DEAN: https://www.instagram.com/benoit.brule/ 94': https://www.instagram.com/1994_rt/
01:09:50
April 11, 2020
FARAI DUBE - CLASS DISCUSSION
What's up Classmates, In this Class Discussion we invited Farai, a creative director and founder of Anthem records, an independent Record label based in London🚩 We're very excited to share this discussion with you guys, Farai has a lot of knowledge, wisdom and experience in the Music game, he spoke a about the importance of building a strong team around you and shared a lot of career advice for independent artists. Farai works closely with musician Keynes Woods who we had on Episode 2 of Class Discussion.  Leave us some questions, suggestions & advice to Dean@nodiploma.ca , would love to hear some feedback, Thanks for tuning in. Much love! Enjoy, share with a classmate & subscribe! FARAI: https://www.instagram.com/by.farai/ https://www.anthemltd.com/ NO DIPLOMA: https://nodiploma.ca/ THE DEAN: https://www.instagram.com/benoit.brule/ 94': https://www.instagram.com/1994_rt/
01:14:54
April 9, 2020
PHAY - CLASS DISCUSSION
What's up Classmates, In this Class Discussion we invited Atlanta based rapper PHAY🚩 Phay has been pursuing his music career for the past few years and has already achieved over 7million spotify streams. Phay gave a whole background story of where he's from and how he fell in love with music, he spoke about his purpose with music and where he's heading in the next year. This a super valuable conversation for any musicians out there tune in there's a lot of gems in this one! Leave us some questions, suggestions & advice below, would love to hear some feedback, Thanks for tuning in. Much love! Enjoy, share with a classmate & subscribe! PHAY: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1GMPMhz8k6gLNYMGoz9hYB?si=OJw-NWbtSneV7qaJ-aqzrg https://www.instagram.com/phayweather/ NO DIPLOMA: https://nodiploma.ca/ THE DEAN: https://www.instagram.com/benoit.brule/ 94': https://www.instagram.com/1994_rt/
50:16
April 1, 2020
BABIN - CLASS DISCUSSION
What's up Classmates, In this Class Discussion we invited NYC based filmmaker and photographer BABIN🚩 Babin spoke about his No Diploma story, landing a job with Gary Vee and leaving his dream job to pursue his passion projects. This was a very insightful podcast, to all my filmmakers & photographers get a pen & paper and tune in! Leave us some questions, suggestions & advice below, would love to hear some feedback, Thanks for tuning in. Much love! Enjoy, share with a classmate & subscribe! BABIN: https://www.tylerbabin.com/ https://www.instagram.com/babin/ https://www.youtube.com/user/SalvageFilms NO DIPLOMA: https://nodiploma.ca/ THE DEAN: https://www.instagram.com/benoit.brule/ 94': https://www.instagram.com/1994_rt/
57:24
March 28, 2020
KIDSUPER - CLASS DISCUSSION
What's up Classmates, In this Class Discussion we invited NYC based Artist, designer and storyteller KIDSUPER🚩 This is a dream come true. KIDSUPER is one of the reasons why No Diploma Exists today. He made it possible for people like us to believe you can do it by playing by your own rules & bring all your crazy ideas to life. In this episode, Kidsuper spoke about his come up story in New York City, selling t-shirts from his dorm room in college to getting his own Brick & Mortar shop that eventually turned into a 3 story art studio, he also gave us some advice & tips for up-and-coming brand.  Leave us some questions, suggestions & advice below, would love to hear some feedback, Thanks for tuning in. Much love! Enjoy, share with a classmate & subscribe! KIDSUPER: https://www.kidsuper.com/ https://www.instagram.com/kidsuper/ NO DIPLOMA: https://nodiploma.ca/ THE DEAN: https://www.instagram.com/benoit.brule/ 94': https://www.instagram.com/1994_rt/
01:21:56
March 27, 2020
CLASS DISCUSSION - Q&A WITH THE DEAN & 94'
What's up Classmates,  This Class Discussion was dedicated to you guys. We did a Q&A live with the No Diploma community to answer some questions and The Dean & 94 gave some advice on Photography, Branding and creative direction. Hope you guys got some good insight, check out our previous Class Discussion episodes, they're available on all streaming platforms. ENJOY Leave us some questions, suggestions & advice at Dean@nodiploma.ca we would love to hear some feedback! Enjoy, share with a classmate & subscribe! NO DIPLOMA: https://nodiploma.ca/ THE DEAN: https://www.instagram.com/benoit.brule/ 94': https://www.instagram.com/1994_rt/
01:13:12
March 26, 2020
NEAUX - CLASS DISCUSSION
What's up Classmates, In this Class Discussion we invited Dallas based rapper, Neaux🚩 Neaux spoke about his hardships, from losing his Dad to dropping out of school and now working full time on Music, This was a Super deep discussion, Neaux's story is very inspiring, he proves that you can overcome many obstacles in life by having the right mindset and allowing yourself to appreciate the process.  Leave us some questions, suggestions & advice below, would love to hear some feedback! Enjoy, share with a classmate & subscribe! NEAUX: https://www.instagram.com/neaux.id/ https://open.spotify.com/artist/64aTMBA0pmsYbDNUssh4sO?si=peiC3BePQ0aUT1jg63uJ2Q THE DEAN: https://www.instagram.com/benoit.brule/ 94': https://www.instagram.com/1994_rt/
01:23:50
March 25, 2020
KEYNES WOODS - CLASS DISCUSSION
What's up Classmates, In this Class Discussion we invited Toronto based musician, Keynes Woods🚩 Keynes speaks about seeking new opportunities as a Musician, facing financial challenges during the coronavirus outbreak, getting onto COLOURS early on and he ends off by sharing some advice to Up-and-coming artist. Super informative discussion, highly recommend it to anyone looking to get some advice from someone who's been in the game for a couple years. Leave us some questions, suggestions & advice below, would love to hear some feedback! Enjoy, share with a classmate & subscribe! KEYNES WOODS: https://www.instagram.com/keyneswoods/ https://open.spotify.com/artist/0mKwjRl4KRSNofaBaCLoyG?si=T-i9MnlNQWuKM5WLUaharw THE DEAN: https://www.instagram.com/benoit.brule/ 94': https://www.instagram.com/1994_rt/
01:04:10
March 21, 2020
KELECHI - CLASS DISCUSSION
What's up Classmates,  In this Class Discussion we invited Atlanta based musician, Kelechi to share some advice & financial resources for musicians, managers and creatives during this Coronavirus outbreak. We also discussed how we can find collaborative ways to support one another as creatives in these challenging times. Towards the end of the podcast we had a couple classmates join us live to discuss about their journey while sharing some of their project they're currently working on.  Enjoy, share with a classmate & subscribe!  KELECHI:  https://www.instagram.com/kelechief/ https://open.spotify.com/artist/5RYLLsBCVrGJtU2RrlXrOR?si=8ARVs45xR9OzBBifk_B_Qg  THE DEAN:  https://www.instagram.com/benoit.brule/ 94':  https://www.instagram.com/1994_rt/ SCOTT ONU https://www.instagram.com/wizecrackx/ Chloe Gonzalez https://www.instagram.com/chloe_gonzales/
58:24
March 20, 2020
The Dean shares his No Diploma story
What's up Classmates, in this episode the Dean gets interviewed by Conor Dunner where he shares the journey of the brand and how the No Diploma vision came to life.  Enroll Now www.nodiploma.ca
29:57
October 3, 2019
The Dean speaks at Shopify | Overcoming his fear of public speaking
What's up Classmates,  In this episode you will hear the Dean speak for the first time. Overcoming his biggest fear of public speaking the dean steps up to speak at Shopify to reveal a short background story on the journey of how No Diploma all got started.  Stay tuned to hear the full No Diploma story in the next episode to come. Enroll now www.nodiploma.ca
06:39
August 30, 2019