Hip Hop as a Music Art form has really taken off as a massive worldwide phenomenon. Artists are making Millions of Dollars and more in no time at all and a complete sub industry is being created around it.
But Hip Hop as a Business is still in its early stages of growth. And in my opinion has seen nothing yet compared to what is to come.
With the exponential growth of Hip Hop and Rap music, there has been the closely linked growth in Hip Hop and Rap related software products. Software to help facilitate this success is everywhere and currently the Market is awash with numerous products, from the Spectacularly Brilliant down to the useless waste of time products that many of us have been suckered into buying on a whim.
Some of the products cost astronomical sums of money, and you would have to make it as a star just to make it worthwhile buying them. And other brilliant products and some not so great ones are completely FREE.
From software for making your own beats; or Chopping other peoples Beats, to Guides on Starting your own Record Label and Guides to Learning the latest Hip Hop Dance Moves.
Shows such as American Idol and The X Factor have shown that completely unheard of acts can suddenly explode onto the scene and make it really big in no time at all.
The use of the Internet as a means of accelerating the growth of your Public Image has also become increasingly popular. Several New Stars have launched their careers from You Tube in the recent past. The average person now has access to a worldwide audience from the comfort of their office or bedroom with the click of a few keys. This means the bars of entry into the game have been relaxed for the well informed.
Armed with a collection of the right software and a bit of talent, hard work and luck, it could now be possible for anyone to break into this industry.
Who knows, this time next year it could be You!