Sunday, September 13, 2020

Flipping Houses in AKRON | Making Money with Prestley Snipes [Episode 15]



Subscribe ► http://goo.gl/Fz5dBH - In Episode Fifteen of "Making Money with Prestley Snipes", I fly out to Akron, OH to check out some distressed properties that I have under contract. My first wholesale real estate deal was done in Akron and I like the real estate market here. In this episode, I go check out a very distressed property that accumulated delinquent taxes and code violations. This also marks the first episode of Season 2 of this web series. Follow me as I find the perfect properties to flip. Check out this episode and make sure to Like, Subscribe & Comment below.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

How I Wrote a #1 Hit Song with Drake



In this video I tell the story about How I Wrote a #1 Hit Song with Drake. To this day, people still ask me how I got my first platinum record. I was fortunate to go multi-platinum in 2014, with the help of Drake and my first artist iLoveMakonnen, who I signed and managed between 2011-2015. Last year I had a conversation with Ether Da Connect on Skype. Ether is an artist and songwriter from my hometown Brooklyn, NY, who has a song called "WAKA" that's been buzzing for a while. Waka Flocka Flame recently got on the remix of Ether Da Connect's hit song "WAKA", so we share a similar story. I tell Ether the true music industry story about how I managed to co-wrote the number one Billboard hit song "Tuesday" with Grammy Winning artist and songwriter Drake, which later got nominated for a Grammy Award in 2015.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Prestley Snipes (feat. OMG Blackbeard) - JULIO



"JULIO" by Prestley Snipes featuring OMG Blackbeard Produced by X3 Papi and Prestley Snipes

Music Video Shot by Elijah Halim Directed & Edited by Prestley Snipes Recorded & Engineered by X3 Papi

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

OMG Blackbeard - Happy Birthday (Shot by Prestley Snipes)



Check out this new music video that I shot for OMG Blackbeard. The video stars Nubiana from "Soft White Underbelly". If you listen closely, you can also hear me on the background vocals. Check it out.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Hard To SELL House | Making Money with Prestley Snipes [Episode 14]



What happens when you're wholesaling real estate, but you haven't found an end buyer in time, to satisfy the seller? In this video, I share a conversation that I had with a particular seller, who has a nice sized house, that I'm looking to flip. The seller's house doesn't need much repairs, so he wants close to retail price for the house. Therefore, it's taking me more time, than I originally anticipated, to find the right person, to buy this house. I'm interested in buying some of the properties that I wholesale, but I need them to be at a certain price. Usually investors look for houses priced way below market value. In order to finish this deal, I have to be completely transparent with the seller. Here’s one of the conversations that we had a couple weeks ago. The seller and I are working together to close this deal, as soon as possible. Stay tuned for Episode 15 of "Making Money with Prestley Snipes" and make sure to Like, Share, and leave a comment and Subscribe.

Monday, February 17, 2020

How Much MONEY Do Artists Make From SPOTIFY???



How much do artists make from streaming their music on Spotify? I made a video about this topic in September 2017 titled “How Much Is A Music Stream Worth???”. Here's the updated 2020 version, with the latest streaming payout estimates from Spotify. In this video, I show you how to calculate Spotify streaming revenue, which will give you an idea of how much money, some of your favorite artists are generating. I mention several artist in this video such as Billie Eilish, Post Malone, Justin Bieber, Drake, Tones and I, Roddie Ricch, Ed Sheeran, J Balvin and more. Watch this video and see how these musicians are generating thousands in streaming revenue daily and on an annual basis, from Spotify streams alone. Check out the full video and make sure to leave your thoughts below.

1 Stream on Spotify = $0.00365
1 Million Streams on Spotify = $3,650




How Much Is A Music Stream Worth??? (Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, Tidal)

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Do You Need An LLC???



In this video, I respond to a question that a viewer emailed me, regarding Chapter 3 "Starting An LLC" and Chapter 11 "What's A PRO?" from my book "How To Make It In The Music Business: Using Social Media Marketing To Build A Large Following". I also discuss the pros and cons of starting a limited liability company and whether it's necessary or not, to establish an LLC, when starting a record label or music project.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

5th House SOLD | Making Money with Prestley Snipes [Episode 13]



Subscribe ► http://goo.gl/Fz5dBH - In Episode Thirteen of "Making Money with Prestley Snipes", my new business receives a check for $13,000! Episode 13 comes in with $13k and in the past 30 days, my real estate business has generate over $15,000. This new business is a great compliment to everything else that I have going on. This episode documents my last few months investing in real estate, searching for wholesale deals and talking with motivated sellers of land and homes. Last week, I sold my fifth house. Last year, around this time, I didn't have one house under contract. Right now, I have at least 10 houses for sale. I can barely keep up with the amount of business that's coming in. I'm proud to say that business is picking up fast. I'm fortunate to be able to share and document my journey. Stay tuned for Episode #14 and make sure you Like, Comment, Share & Subscribe. If you need help getting started in real estate investing, feel free to reach out.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

HOW TO MAKE IT IN THE MUSIC BUSINESS: Using Social Media Marketing | FULL AUDIOBOOK



http://goo.gl/F2Eo1u - Here's my FULL AUDIOBOOK "How To Make It In The Music Business", FREE, exclusively on my YouTube channel. In this audiobook, I tell the true story of how I succeeded in the music and entertainment business, sold millions of records and went viral (several times), with very limited resources. You too can achieve success with ambition, a laptop and the proper team. This book was written and narrated by me, Ousala Aleem also known as Prestley Snipes.

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Sunday, January 5, 2020

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Prestley Snipes & Khang Le In Vegas

Met with real estate investor Khang Le, while in Las Vegas at Tony The Closer's 100K Club Conference. Khang inspires me to be successful in real estate investing. His story is amazing and I also consider him as one of my mentors. It was an honor to meet him and everyone else at the convention. I want to thank Khang for his channel "Wholesale To Millions" and I'd recommend that everyone subscribe to his channel, if you are interested in getting into real estate investing.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Another Real Estate Check | Making Money with Prestley Snipes [Episode 12]



In Episode Twelve of "Making Money with Prestley Snipes", I cash another wholesale real estate check from the third house, that I sold. I'm working on a few music projects and working on closing a lot more real estate deals. My real estate wholesaling business is taking off and I just got another house under contract, the other day. I'm working on selling that house right now, as I type this. I'm also fortunate to be able to teach and mentor a few friends and family members, while building a solid team, at the same time. Everything is moving forward and it's been almost a year since this series has launched. I'm glad that I was able to show you all, real results, while I created this documentary. I'm still learning but I'm very happy to say that I'm past my first three deals. I'm confident now that I can do at least three or more deals per month, alone. Stay tuned for updates and watch while I grow my real estate investing empire. More business ideas, advice and developments coming soon in Episode #13.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Friday, September 13, 2019

Studio Session | Making Money with Prestley Snipes [Episode 11]



In Episode Eleven of "Making Money with Prestley Snipes", we stop by Pyramix Studios in Glendale, Arizona to record some new songs that we've been writing. My two cousins are with me and they're both talented songwriters. This week, I literally passed off $1.4 million dollars worth of real estate transactions to one of my partners. I should be receiving a nice commission, once those properties sell. Stay tuned for Episode #12 and make sure you Like, Comment, Share & Subscribe to this channel. Shout out to @jdogthedrummer for capturing some of this footage and to Duane for his professionalism.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Prestley Snipes Responds To Negative Book Review



Thanks to everyone who supports/supported my first book project titled, "How To Make It In The Music Business: Using Social Media Marketing To Build A Large Following". The book stays on Amazon and Audible's top seller list, in it's respective genre. My book is highly rated by the viewers, and it rarely gets negative reviews. The other day, I noticed that someone left a bad review about my book/audiobook. In this video, I will be responding to the negative review that was left on my book's Audible page. If you have purchased my book, please leave a review and your thoughts on the book, and feel free to reach out to me, if you have any questions about anything from the book.

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Invest In YOURSELF | Making Money with Prestley Snipes [Episode 10]



Subscribe ► http://goo.gl/Fz5dBH - In Episode Ten of "Making Money with Prestley Snipes", I treat myself to some new toys and gifts. I've been working hard on my new business ventures and I think it's important to enjoy the fruits of your labor. I have now completed 3 wholesale real estate deals which netted me upwards of $10,000 this month. I'm also celebrating a new music deal that I made, which put some extra money in my pocket this month. Looking forward to investing more money in marketing for my real estate business, my book and my music publishing company. In this episode, I visit Fashion Square Mall in Scottsdale, Arizona and buy a new Louis Vuitton Keepall 55 Damier. I also buy some new Nike sneakers for me and my son. I also stop by Gucci and buy a few gifts. We then headed to Bourbon & Bones in Old Town Scottsdale for some 5-star dining. Check out this episode and make sure to Like, Subscribe & Comment below.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Passive Income | Making Money with Prestley Snipes [Episode 9]



In Episode Nine of "Making Money with Prestley Snipes", a mobile notary stops by my place to deliver a publishing deal that I was offered by some new business partners. After reading the agreement, the deal seems like it will be beneficial to my real estate business, therefore, I'm accepting the offer and signing the deal. This extra money came at the right time. I'm becoming a savvy real estate investor and I have some good plans for this money. I'm planning on spending a majority of this on production equipment and marketing for my real estate business. I currently have about 5 houses for sale and 2 deals just closed today. I'm happy to say that my real estate business is picking up, really fast. I'm very glad that I am able to share this monumental moment with you all. Stay tuned for Episode 10 of "Making Money with Prestley Snipes", and watch as new situations and business opportunities develop.

Monday, July 22, 2019

How I Closed My First Real Estate Deal



I just did an interview today with Real Estate Investor, Teacher & Mentor Khang Le on his YouTube channel "Wholesale To Millions". I share the full story on how I got into real estate investing and how I closed my first wholesale deal.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

First Deal Closed | Making Money with Prestley Snipes [Episode 8]



In Episode Six of "Making Money with Prestley Snipes", I finally got my first wholesale real estate check today after a week of selling 3 houses and locking up 4 properties under contract. I've found a new method of lead generation, where I don't have to spend all day driving for dollars or cold calling. Now my leads come to me instead of me searching for them. I'm no longer a beginner and I can honestly tell people that I'm an investor who buys 3-5 houses per month. I'm working on a few new deals and I've set a new standard for myself. If I can close 3 deals in one week, then I can definitely do 6 in one week. That's 24 houses sold per month, which is my new goal. Stay tuned for Episode 9 and make sure to Like, Comment & Subscribe for more new episodes of "Making Money with Prestley Snipes".

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Can You BUY FAME???



Can you buy fame? Popular social media sites like YouTube, Instagram & Facebook now allow users to pay to promote their content. Will spending money on paid promotion turn you into a star? Will dropping thousands of dollars promoting your latest song, music video or other content, help you build a fanbase and a large following? How much money would it cost to get a million followers? How much money would it cost for your latest video to get a million REAL views? I imagine that these are some questions that cross the mind of independent creators / artists, every day. Can you simply buy fame through paid promotion? In this clip from a consultation session from last week, I talk about paid social media promotion and advertising and whether or not social media payola will make you into a sustainable and successful star.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Why Is WALMART #1??? (Music Business Advice)



In this video, I talk about artists and labels buying fake views, fake followers and fake streams. I also explain why Walmart is the number one brick and mortar retailer in the whole World. We also discuss why independent artists should create cover songs for free promotional purposes while they build their obscure brands. This is a clip from a consultation session that I had last week with a talented producer / artist manager / record label executive. I also attempt to explain that success does not come overnight and what you will need to do to maintain success over a long period of time. We had a great conversation and I'm happy to be able to share some of the clips from our session with you all. Feel free to leave your comments below and make sure you Subscribe and Like the video.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

KEY! - Spectacular, Immaculate (Mini-Doc)



Happy to be a part of this FADER documentary about Atlanta rapper / songwriter Key! aka Fatmankey. I worked with Key! a lot in 2014 while developing the iLoveMakonnen project and have lots of unreleased footage with him. Last month The Fader magazine reached out to me to ask if they could use some of my archival footage in their new documentary. Here's the finished documentary "Spectacular, Immaculate".

Friday, July 5, 2019

MUSIC PUBLISHING: The 100% Truth



In this video, I speak about music publishing, setting up a publishing company and being a co-publisher to a songwriter / composer / producer. When your song or album begins to get streams, downloads, plays on the radio, played on television, or synced, you will start to receive royalties for your music being played (performed). Royalties come from various sources and it is your job as a publisher to be on top of all of the various royalty sources, so that you and your partners will be paid (especially in a timely fashion). A good co-publisher will have various roles within your career as a musician. As a publisher, I usually also take on the role as an artist manager. I do that because, if you aren't a successful artist, then your publishing most likely will not be worth any money. I invest in developing artists, as a record label would (and should). I also manage the artists, that I develop. I am also the co-publisher to these artists, because I find myself responsible for making sure that my artists get paid, all around. In my case, being a co-publisher, is a job where I wear many hats. It is a difficult job because my success is usually dependent on someone else. I speak about music publishing, from my own personal standpoint and I also give my reason for reconsidering signing a co-publishing admin deal with a major publishing company, almost five years ago. Credit to ASCAP for supplying the text info that I use in the video where I discuss publishing recoupment. In 2015, I was Nominated for a Grammy Award for my Co-Publishing and Songwriting efforts.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

How To WIN at Artist Management



If you are interested in becoming an artist manager, then you should watch this video. In this video, I talk about my experiences as an artist management and how you can come out ahead. I've managed artists for years with much success. I discuss what type of agreements that you may want to have your artist sign and I also discuss management issues such as tortious interference, copyright, publishing and more.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

What Does "OWNING YOUR MASTERS" Mean?



In this video, I explain what a "Master Recording" means and what it means to "own your masters". A master recording refers to the actual original recording of a song or album. There are multiple ways to earn money from a song or album in the music industry and royalties derived from master recordings are a huge one. So, if you're streaming Taylor Swift's "Fearless" from Apple Music or buying it on vinyl at your local record store or hearing it in a movie or TV show, you can do that because Big Machine Music (her label) granted a license using their "master" rights. Just because you wrote a song, doesn't mean that you own the master recordings. You may own 100% of the copyright of the actual composition, but if you do not have the original session files from that recording, then you do not have possession of your masters. When labels control the master rights to an album, they agree to give a certain percentage of the royalties from sales to the artist. We don't know what that royalty percentage or Taylor Swift's advances were on Big Machine Records, as her deal with Borchetta is private. The record label keeps the fee for that master recording use every time a Taylor Swift song is performed on TV, played in a movie, streamed on Spotify, etc. Swift would only begin being paid her share on the master side after she earned back her advance money. Credit to Courtney E. Smith for coverage of Taylor Swift's "master recording" feud against Scooter Braun.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Prestley Snipes - What You Smoking On???



"WHAT YOU SMOKING ON" Music Video by Prestley Snipes Produced by JPrice & Prestley Snipes. Recorded and Engineered by Prestley Snipes.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Why I Almost Got MURDERED at 17???



I just thought I'd share this story about how I was almost killed before my 18th birthday. I'm usually talking about the music business or real estate, but in this video, I'm telling a real life story, from my past. Learn to have humility in life and your time here on this planet will be much longer. Before turning my life around, I lived a life of crime and I was not the best person. I enjoyed disrespecting people and I used to not care about how my actions effected other people. I've drastically changed my life and I've devoted my life to helping others, sharing knowledge and bringing peace to the world. Life is short and we must make the most of our time here. I hope this story helps you, in some way.

Friday, June 21, 2019

Airbnb Business | Making Money with Prestley Snipes [Episode 7]



In this episode, I give updates on my progress with my new real estate investing business and I also link with Khalid Mateen, who is also a Phoenix area investor. Khalid shows me two of his Airbnb projects that he's renovating, which will soon earn a nice monthly cash flow. I also go back to the squatter house from Episode 6, to get some pictures and video of the property. I was able to make contact with the owners of the squatter house, and I may be getting that house under contract this week. I also got my first deal under contract, in Florida, but I ended up losing the deal, due to circumstances. Check out this new episode and stay tuned for Episode #8, which will be coming real soon.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Houston Entrepreneur Pop-Up [Life of Artist Manager]



(6//7/19) - In Houston, TX at an event at The Media Block, hosted by Pop Darby, The Compass Circle & Red Pill. Met with a few entrepreneurs and had a brainstorming session with them about business and marketing. I also met Audia Jones, who is currently running for Harris County District Attorney. We ended the night at Soul Food Vegan Restaurant.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Prestley Snipes & Ebon Blak Talk About People Stealing Your Work, Music Business + More!!!



Had a chance to chat with Ebon Blak today about plagiarism and being an independent artist. We covered a lot of good topics in this consultation and I want to thank Ebon for being a loyal subscriber. We speak about Soulja Boy and his influence in my music business career and my "Crank That Spiderman" video, which went viral on this channel. We also talk about iTunes shutting down and the streaming era. Ebon also shares some of his experiences as a producer/artist and says he is having great success using some of the tips from my book "How To Make It In The Music Business". Check out this session if you're interested in getting some real life advice and insight about your career as a producer, songwriter, or artist, that's using the internet, to market your brand. If you're interested in a consultation session with me, feel free to contact me. Thanks

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