Saturday, August 14, 2021

The Story of ILPVIDEO.COM



The Story of ILPVIDEO

In this video, I speak about my legendary website ILPVIDEO.COM. We shut down ILP around 2016. This clip is from a consultation session I had with singer/songwriter @Myia B. If you're interested in a consultation session, feel free to contact me.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Why You Shouldn't Care About a Release Date | Building a Successful YouTube Channel



Why You Shouldn't Care About a Release Date | Building a Successful YouTube Channel

I'm so tired of seeing people with their release dates. Nobody cares about your release date. If you're lucky enough to have my attention, whatever it is that you're selling better be available now or else I'm on to the next thing. Unless you have a huge following and there's some method to your release date, then I think setting up a release date is pointless. Being spontaneous and prolific works a lot better than setting up anticipation that doesn't really exist. Here's a clip from a consultation session that I have a few weeks ago with singer/songwriter @Myia B. If you're interested in a consultation session, contact me. Thanks

Friday, July 23, 2021

You Are Your Own Worst Enemy



You Are Your Own Worst Enemy

I had the pleasure of speaking with Myia B the other night. Myia B is a talented singer & songwriter whose voice led her to being featured on the BET cable TV series "Sunday Best". We had a great conversation about music marketing, music business, social media marketing and we also spoke about creating new and appealing content. Check out this clip from the session. Feel free to contact me if you're interested in a consultation session and being featured on this channel. Thanks

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Why Are You Being So Defensive???



Why Are You Being So Defensive???

Are you quick to get on the defensive side when someone says something to you that may possibly be constructive criticism? Or are you totally receptive to all information that you receive? Defensiveness in communication can create miscommunication and conflict. In this video, I speak with Kash Vegan about effective communication and putting your defenses down so that communication can be received in the most efficient manner. I also discuss being more receptive to information, whether you perceive the information as good or bad. Contact me if you're interested in a consultation session.

Monday, July 12, 2021

Why Tuesday with Drake Almost NEVER Happened

Why Tuesday with Drake Almost NEVER Happened

In this segment from a consultation session with Kash Vegan from last week, I tell the story about the hit song "Club Goin' Up on a Tuesday" aka "Tuesday" that ended up getting remixed by Drake. Thanks to iLoveMakonnen, Sonny Digital, Metro Boomin & Drake for contributing to the success of this project. All of you will always be considered family to me and I'm blessed to have worked with such talented brothers. Here's the true music business story about how the hit song "Tuesday" featuring Drake almost NEVER came out.

Friday, July 9, 2021

Slow Down and Always Count Your Blessings



Slow Down and Always Count Your Blessings

Just a quick rant about a man in a wheelchair that I came across the other day. Slow down and count your blessings. Think about the good things going on in your life instead of the bad. Take what you have and make the most out of it. This is a clip from a consultation session that I had the other day with Kash Vegan. Contact me if you're interested in a consultation session. Thanks -Pres

Friday, July 2, 2021

Jay-Z WOULDN'T Be a Successful Artist Had He Came Out in 2021



Jay-Z WOULDN'T Be a Successful Artist Had He Came Out in 2021

I don't think Jay-Z would be a successful artist if he came out with the same approach that he did in 1996, in 2021. Jay-Z and Roc-a-fella created this "Godfather of Brooklyn-esque" persona that made him appear larger than life. In Hip Hop, this approach has been replicated so many times that I don't think it would be as easily believable nowadays. In this clip from a consultation session that I had last weekend with a talented artist named Kash Vegan, we discuss why I feel like the internet is now like the "Wild West", how record labels look for young and naive artists, how artists are famous but not rich, 48 Laws of Power and making accomplishments seem effortless and much more.

The Legend of 50 Cent, DDG Retires from YouTube & Why Kid Cudi Wore a Dress



The Legend of 50 Cent, DDG Retires from YouTube & Why Kid Cudi Wore a Dress

In this continuation from the consultation session I had yesterday with Kash Vegan, I speak about the rise of 50 Cent and I discuss my opinion on YouTuber turned rapper DDG and him recently shutting down his popular YouTube channel with all of his vlogs and prank videos. I also discuss why Fetty Wap's missing eye made him more relatable, Kid Cudi wearing a dress on Saturday Night Live, short attention spans due to the rise of social media platforms, the overabundance of online content and keeping your mystique as an artist.

Monday, June 28, 2021

The 1% Percent and Why I DON'T Like Da Baby



The 1% Percent and Why I DON'T Like Da Baby

n this clip I speak with Kash Vegan about the small percentage of people willing to spend their own money and put in the hard work to succeed including artists such as Da Baby. Despite the title, I think Da Baby is a talented artist and businessman. I'll be releasing more clips from the consultation session from last night.

The GIFT & The CURSE



Last night I had a very good conversation with a cool guy and talented artist named Kash Vegan. I'll be releasing some clips from the session. New videos coming soon.

Monday, May 3, 2021

How Soulja Boy Used CLICKBAIT | Creating HIGH Value Content



How Soulja Boy Used CLICKBAIT | Creating HIGH Value Content

In this video I talk with @shayrenee215 about YouTube monetization and how to create high value advertiser friendly content. I also discuss clickbait video titles, how to create high value content and discuss paid promotion. Watch part one of this session where I discuss YouTube monetization and various metrics that will help your video get more views such as Watch Minutes, Bounce Rate, Likes, Shares, Comments and how making high value content will enable you to grow a high value channel in a short amount of time.

What is MONETIZATION? | How To Make Money on YouTube



What is MONETIZATION? | How To Make Money on YouTube

In this video I talk with @shayrenee215 about YouTube monetization and how it works. My channel has been monetized for over a year now and for a while, I didn't fully understand what I needed to be doing to grow a success monetized channel. In this video I explain what watch minutes are and I discuss how you can use the YouTube algorithm to your advantage. I discuss various metrics that will help your video get more views such as Watch Minutes, Bounce Rate, Likes, Shares, Comments and how making high value content will enable you to grow a high value channel in a short amount of time.

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Criminals Gone Wild: UNRELEASED FOOTAGE



This is behind the scenes footage that was featured on the original Criminals Gone Wild DVD filmed in 2007. This footage was NEVER released on the internet. I forgot that this edit existed until I was looking through my old hard drives the other day. Check out all 3 of the Criminals Gone Wild movies below.

Watch "Criminals Gone Wild" ► http://youtu.be/l6tnQyL0Ems

Watch "Criminals Gone Wild 2: Menace II Humanity" ► https://youtu.be/dMRVM6SHQmk

Watch "Criminals Gone Wild: Home Invasions" ► https://youtu.be/Ozt-wdIw_c4

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

How To OWN YOUR MASTERS | Copyright | Publishing | Music Business Advice



How To OWN YOUR MASTERS | Copyright | Publishing | Music Business Advice

What does it mean to "OWN YOUR MASTERS"? A master recording is the official and original recording of a song, sound or performance. Also referred to as "masters", it is the source from which all the later copies are made. This is Part Two of my session with E.Z. Cin, who is a talented songwriter, composer & guitarist who had several questions about copyright, master recordings, split sheets, music publishing and more. In this video, I discuss counter claiming copyright takedown notices, how to secure and own your master sound recordings, having all of your paperwork in order including split sheets, an artist manager's roles in the music business, getting electronic signatures and more. Check out the video and make sure you Like the video. Leave your feedback and thoughts in the comment section below and make sure you subscribe to the channel if you haven't already.

How To Properly SPLIT UP A SONG | Music Publishing 101



How To Properly SPLIT UP A SONG | Music Publishing 101

In this consultation, I speak with E.Z. Cin, a songwriter, composer & guitarist who had several questions about split sheets and music publishing. In this video, we discuss work-for-hire agreements, split sheets and how to properly split up a song. I also discuss Digital Performance Royalties and cover several real life examples of how things can go wrong if you do not properly use split sheets and give credit to other songwriters and composers that you may have been inspired by. I also talk about the Vice video titled "The Story of "Thong Song" by Sisqó". Check out the video and make sure you Like the video. Leave your feedback and thoughts in the comment section below and make sure you subscribe to the channel if you haven't already.

Sunday, February 21, 2021

How To Start an LLC WITHOUT Paying a Lawyer



How To Start an LLC WITHOUT Paying a Lawyer

If you want to learn how to set up an LLC online and without hiring a lawyer, this is the video for you. I show you exactly how I set up an LLC for my new business in under 30 minutes, step-by-step. I've set up several successful LLCs and in this video I want to show you exactly how. LLC stands for "limited liability company." An LLC is one type of legal entity that can be formed to own and operate a business. LLCs are popular because they provide the same limited liability as a corporation, but are cheaper and easier to form and run. If you're starting a new business and expect money to start flowing in soon, then I suggest starting an LLC.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

How Jay-Z STEALS Artists from SMALL Record Labels



How Jay-Z STEALS Artists from SMALL Record Labels In this clip from a consultation session last week, I discuss starting your own record label, signing artists, publishing and loyalty. I also discuss how Houston, TX based artist Megan Thee Stallion recently sued her record label, 1501 Entertainment, after she wanted to renegotiate her record deal. Megan signed a 360 deal with baseball star Carl Crawford's record label 1501 Entertainment, a few years back. After reaching stardom, it was reported that Jay-Z's management company, Roc Nation, reached out to Megan regarding their interest in managing her career. Shortly after the news that Megan was going to be working with Roc Nation, reports started to surface that Megan was in talks of suing her record label, due to her wanting to renegotiate her agreement with 1501. Usually when up and coming artists gain fame, various management companies will gain interest in the artist. Management companies will want to see your contracts and offer advice on your behalf, but this practice is known in law as "tortious interference". Tortious interference, also known as intentional interference with contractual relations, in the common law of torts, occurs when one person intentionally damages someone else's contractual or business relationships with a third party, causing economic harm. Whether intentional or not, you should not interfere with other people's financial agreements. This is how Jay-Z and other artists management companies steal artists from smaller independent labels. I recently won a six-figure lawsuit a few years ago due to unscrupulous artists, management companies and lawyers who will cut anyone's throat to get ahead in life and in business. The music business can be great, but it can also be dirty. Loyalty may play a major part in your success in the music business. Is your loyalty based on how much you can get paid or is it based on your true belief in yourself and your team / situation? I don't put much faith in loyalty nowadays. What are your thoughts? Check out the video and make sure to Like, Comment, Share this video and Subscribe to the channel if you haven't already.

Monday, February 1, 2021

How DIDDY Made MILLIONS from Music Publishing



In this clip from a consultation session, I speak with an entrepreneur from Florida named Nuko. We talk about setting up a publishing company and I also discuss with her how Sean "P. Diddy" Combs set up a successful publishing company along with his hit record label Bad Boy Records. I've always respected Diddy as an entrepreneur and I've heard several stories about his rise to success and fame. One of the stories that I've heard dealt with him taking large sums of his artists publishing royalties. In the 90s, record labels spent lots of money to market their artists, so the labels taking a portion of the artists publishing money can be justified. Musicians depend on publishing royalties and artists often regret signing publishing deals later in life, when their music and touring revenue begins to slow down. Some of these publishing deals are straight up predatory. Music artists are often unemployed and in need of money and artists often sign deals without consultation. A record label or publishing company may offer the artist an advance, which means cash in their hands right now. This is how the music business works and this is why labels like young and naive artists. You can't hate on a business man or woman for trying to make a profit. The whole point in being in business, is to profit. No one is in business to lose. You must try your best to never take business personally, even though business and finance has an affect on your livelihood. I also share the story of the day I received my first publishing check in the mail. Check out the video and make sure to Like, Comment, Share this video and Subscribe to the channel if you haven't already.

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Criminals Gone Wild: Home Invasions CAUGHT On Stick Up Cameras



"Home Invasions Caught on Stick Up Camera" is a documentary that covers 100% REAL home invasion burglaries caught on stick up cameras such as Ring, Nest and Wyze. Watch as unsuspecting homeowners are caught off guard by brazen criminals who have no concern for the law and don't mind showing their face on camera. In this series, we investigate frightening daytime home invasions when you least expect it, burglars who dress up in disguise to gain your trust, unscrupulous women who help burglars set up home invasions, brave men & women who fight back to defend their family and the latest home security devices that will help keep you 10 steps ahead of unwanted intruders. This is Criminals Gone Wild: Home Invasions CAUGHT On Stick Up Cameras.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

1st House I Ever FLIPPED | Making Money with Prestley Snipes [Episode 18]



On Episode 18 of "Making Money with Prestley Snipes", I stop by the first house that I ever flipped. I got this house under contract after finding the seller on the local tax delinquent list. I skip traced the seller's phone number and got in contact with her on the spot. I made the seller an offer of $10,000 and told her I'd pay her back taxes which were a little over $2200 dollars. After a few months, the seller decided to take my offer. I then sold the house a few hours later for $20,000 cash. The buyer invested around $10,000-$15,000 into fixing the house up and sold it for around $70,000 a few months later. This whole transaction started from just a phone call. Had I not contacted the seller, she may have lost the home due to non-payment of delinquent taxes. I was able to put some money in the seller's pocket, put some money in my account, put money in the investors pocket and put a family into a new home. The process has been fulfilling and I'm glad to see that a family lives in this house now, which was vacant when I found it. Stay tuned for Episode #19 and be sure to LIKE, COMMENT, SHARE & SUBSCRIBE to my channel for more informative content.

If you'd like to learn exactly how to get in the real estate business check out my course here ► http://www.quickstartrealestate.com

Sunday, October 4, 2020

Building a TEAM | Making Money with Prestley Snipes [Episode 17]



In Episode Seventeen of "Making Money with Prestley Snipes", I meet with friend Devaunte whom I've known for some years now. Devaunte works with me as a representative in Ohio and I'm very thankful that he's around to help me with business when I'm not in town. We met yesterday to have a meeting that I decided to share with everyone in this episode. The Ohio trip is turning out to be a success. I'm achieving all of my goals that I planned. Looking forward to closing on some of these Ohio properties in the next episodes to come. Make sure to Like, Subscribe & Comment and check out all of the past episodes.

Meeting a REAL Cash Buyer | Making Money with Prestley Snipes [Episode 16]



In Episode Sixteen of "Making Money with Prestley Snipes", I meet with a cash buyer that I met while looking for new properties to purchase in Ohio. Watch and learn as this experienced real estate investor shares some valuable knowledge and gives an inside look at a fix and flip project that he's currently working on. Check out this episode and make sure to Like, Subscribe & Comment below.

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.