VIP Studio Sessions by Charanga, the online platform that supports the teaching of contemporary music genres, has launched a series of masterclasses with professional artists. They talk about the key skills needed to work as an artist in the modern music industry. The first series concentrates on Rap with Eyez, Lemzi and Hatter all sharing cutting-edge advice on how to get ahead as an aspiring artist.

Topics covered so far include:

Inspiration, structuring your track, writing for your audience, building a fan base, recording, finding your own voice, riding different types of beats, styling, image, shooting your first music video and making a concept album!

Check out this one by Lemzi, who talks about the importance of being yourself:

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