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News Release: Triplett Records, Night Rider Entertainment Presents

CHICAGO, IL- Feb. 18, 2011 – Triplett Records and Night Rider Entertainment present “The Gone Green 12-City Tour.” Headlining is Chicago’s own Shawnna during the first stop of the national tour in Joliet, Ill., on Feb. 25. Other notable performers include the Green Team, Trouble Boiz, Ash Loc and Blind Thugg, as well as Da Twenz 2Gs, King of Kings and Leon Triplett. Performances begin at 9 p.m.  
Rapper Shawnna
The kick-off performance in Joliet will be held at the world-famous Joe’s Bar, 4220 W. Jefferson Street. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door. Guests must be 21 and older to attend. VIP accommodations are available as well.

 Additional tour dates will be announced at a later date.  

Triplett Records is also scheduled to release a project that will include Triplett Records’ label artists and the Green Team, titled “Hands Up, Man Down.” The project is a tribute to NBA superstars Kobe Bryant and Lebron James.

 For more information on Triplett Records’ artists, please visit www.TriplettRecords.com or call 773.983.4193.

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Making money in the music industry panel today at Columbia College

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The Chicago Music Commission, led by legendary music photographer Paul Natkin, is hosting a program on making music in the industry tonight at Columbia College (618 S. Michigan, 2nd floor). The program, taking place at 6 p.m., will feature the hip-hop duo the Cool Kids, along with the authors of “MUSIC MONEY AND SUCCESS: The Insiders Guide to Making Money in the Music Business.” Panelists will discuss licensing deals and more.

The program is sponsored by the Chicago Music Commission, along with Columbia College and the Recording Academy.

You may remember my recent sit-down with Paul Natkin, in which we discussed how the business model of music is changing.


Chicago models–are you giving up the goods for free?

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I’ve noticed a growing number of models participating in high- and low-profile fashion shows in the Chicago market for free. Exposure is a great thing–if you’re modeling in New York Fashion Week–but to be honest, most shows in Chicago lack the glitz and glam of New York Fashion Week and rarely garner local press or attention from local influencers. True, some models in high-profile markets often work for no pay, but there is usually a pay-off. For instance, models who are not paid for walking, may receive free clothes, photos or other bartered product or service.

In Chicago, free usually equals free, meaning no pay, no clothes, no pics and no opportunities for exposure to industry movers-and-shakers. In short, the trade-off is usually not worth the time and energy donated by these poor models.

So, if you’re a Chicago model, what’s the best way for you to turn down a non-paying modeling gig? Chicago Fashion Designer offers great tips on doing so firmly, yet professionally.


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