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