Sunday, August 18, 2019

#56 LABL Podcast - “Teach What I Know” (feat. Antea Birchett )



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Intro music: Nametag Alexander - “The Greatest” (prod. by Black Bethoven)

Outro music: Nametag Alexander - “Know Bodiez” (prod. by Nameless)

You’ve more than likely heard an artist who’s sung a song written and licensed by Antea Birchett. Antea is one half of the duo Aplus. With her sister Anesha, Antea has written for artists such as BeyoncĂ©, Mary J. Blige, H.E.R, Teyana Taylor, and more of your favorites. Aplus are also artists in their own right.

Some of the topics covered:


  •  Mercury Retrograde and its impact on those of us aware, and unaware

  •  Attending Wayne State University (Detroit) on a full scholarship where she focused on vocal training and opera

  • Signing to Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins with her sister, Anesha as Songwriters in 2005

  •  The experience writing for BeyoncĂ© on the “B-Day” album

  •  Writing for Mary J. Blige, Justin Bieber, H.E.R, Teyana Taylor, Ciara, and more.

  •  The “Teach What I Know” music company for Songwriters

  • Antea’s top 5 influential R&B artists, and top 5 songwriters 

On social media:

Twitter: @AnteaIsAPlus @NametagAlxndr @LABLMusic

Instagram: @AnteaIsAPlus @TeachWhatIknow @NametagAlexander @LeadAndBeLegendary

Facebook: LABL Podcast (Group), Antea Birchett, Nametag Alexander 

Episode executive production credit: Dean Garcia


Tuesday, August 6, 2019

#55 LABL Podcast - “Work Life Balance & The Music-preneur Mindset” (ft. Suzanne Paulinski)



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Nametag shares a phone call with Suzanne Paulinski of “The Rock Star Advocate”, she is a mindset coach for music-preneurs, helping them reach their goals with custom time management solutions that enable them to gain clarity on their next steps while maintaining a healthy work/life balance.

Some Of The Topics Covered:


  • Suzanne’s history of starting as an Intern gaining knowledge while at Atlantic Records
  • Starting her own independent label
  • Ways to maintain a work life balance and why most music-preneurs battle doing so
  • Being against sleep shaming
  • Getting her Masters In Psychology and how it eventually gave Suzanne the spark to become a Mindset Coach for Musicians


Intro music:

Nametag Alexander - “Work. Win. Repeat.” feat. Junii (prod. by Black Bethoven)

Outro music:

Nametag Alexander - “Know Bodiez” (Freestyle) (Prod. By @_Nameless)

Find more on Suzanne Paulinski at:


On Twitter: @RockStarAdvo x @LABLMusic x @NametagAlxndr

On IG: @TheRockStarAdvo x @LeadAndBeLegendary x @NametagAlexander

Facebook: The Rock Star Advocate x Lead And Be Legendary x Nametag Alexander


Tuesday, July 9, 2019

#54 LABL Podcast - Music Publishing With Prosound Media


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Music Publisher, Theo Ellis of Prosound Media provides a great deal of insight for Songwriters, Producers, or anyone interested in stepping foot into the music business. The following topics are covered. Loaded episode. 

+ studying at Specs Howard for tv and radio 
+ The backstory on his label, Detroit Digital 
+ His company Prosound Media/SILLE Publishing that is “Empowering Musicians Everywhere”. 
+ Clearing samples and compulsory licenses 
+ The importance of Songwriters being educated about music publishing 
+ Secured sync placements via SILLE Publishing 
+ Sync licensing, why it can be a life changing revenue stream for artists 
+ How Independent Songwriters can properly benefit from streaming

Nametag Alexander - “Work. Win. Repeat.” feat. Junii (prod. by Black Bethoven) 
Junii - “Junii’s Joint” (prod. by [Ra])
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Friday, June 28, 2019

Ep.53: LABL Podcast - “Return Of The Bearded Gawd” (JR Swiftz)


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It’s the return of the Bearded Gawd. Brooklyn bred Producer, JR Swiftz makes his second appearance (see episode 2). A lot has went on in his career as a music Producer since he was first featured on the show. 
Some topics covered: 
  • working with Westside Gunn, Conway, and Elzhi 
  • Getting the Pete Rock stamp of approval 
  • the sampling issue in Hip Hop 
  • power of connecting through social media and more. 
Check out, then buy the B Dot x JR Swiftz project titled “Coming Forth By Day” available now on all digital music service providers. 

@JRSwiftz @NAMETAGALXNDR @lablmusic on Twitter 

@thereal_jrswiftz @nametagalexander @leadandbelegendary on Instagram