So we're over a week into 2012, have you set your goals - what are you going to achieve this year?

In this email to you I'll be covering:
- New years message
- Crazy Pellas News (Charts, Upload, Tutorials)
- Battle4Exposure
- Interviews
- Exclusive DISCOUNT! (*Limited number)

With a new year brings new features... well they'd be happening anyway, but everyone's excuse for something new or something they are changing is usually the new year...
- "Start earning from my music"
- "Improve my music"
- "Learn a new software/instrument or improve on what I use already"
- "Collaborate/network more"

Sound familiar? Crazy Pellas can help you with them.
- You will be able to sell your music and merchandise on Crazy Pellas very shortly. I am currently looking for BETA testers - reply to this email.
- Improve your music by getting feedback on it by posting in the talent forums.
- Read the Learning Center, videos and articles are posted regularly which will help you learn how to use a new software or improve on your current.
- Network and collab with other people by posting your music and talking with other producers, djs, artists, designers in the talent forums.

- Crazy Pellas Charts
From the beginning of November 2011 I have been running an experiment and monitoring the most popular rated tracks in each of the music talent forums to see if it would be viable to provide charts of the top 5 from each section and I am pleased to announce that it is!
Every month stats will be checked and a new article published in the Music Charts section detailing the top tracks of the previous month.
Read More: Monthly Music Charts: Where are you listed?

Topping December's charts are: Orygidalbeatz (Remix), forgivethedays (Beats) and youngkidd (Tracks).

- Upload Your Music To Crazy Pellas
Last month I updated some settings to enable you to upload your music directly to Crazy Pellas without having to embed players from other wesbites, you can still do that if you wish.
Read More: Uploading Permissions Change

- Tutorial: Mixing in FL Studio
Tucky Ent. wrote an excellent article and include example files on how you can mix your beats and tracks better using FL Studio.
Check it out here: Mixing in FL Studio

- Pro Tools Tutorial: Mac Pro Tools Optimization Tips
Keeping your Mac in top shape when using real time applications such as Pro Tools is essential for a great session.

These optimizations can solve potential error messages resulting from background system activity. Performing these optimizations prior to your session will help achieve maximum performance in Pro Tools.
Read More: Pro Tools Tutorial: Mac Pro Tools Optimization Tips

- Battle 4 Exposure: January 2012 Update
Battle4Exposure gives you the chance to have your music heard by over 80,000 music professionals and enthusiasts. These are people that pay to go to your shows when you're in town, and support the creation of your work. If you've ever wanted to make money while using your craft, this is a great place to start. Hosted by Producer JC.
Read More: Battle 4 Exposure: January 2012 Update

Interview with Producer WesTwoodP
Producer WesTwoodP won 2011's XMAS Beat Contest. I caught up and interviewed him, here's what he had to say about being a producer.

CP: Thanks for taking the time to do this interview WesTwoodP. Tell us a bit about yourself, your name, age, where youíre from and an interesting fact
WesTwoodP: My name is Octavis Anderson. Iím 25 and from Atlanta, GA. Um an interesting fact... hhhmmm ok within the past month Iíve lost every person that Iíve considered too close to me and I almost died... pretty ...
Read Full Interview: Interview with Producer WesTwoodP

Interview with Producer JFilly84
Music producer JFilly84 won August 2011's Beat Contest. I caught up and interview him, here's what he had to say about being a producer.

CP: Thanks for taking the time to do this interview jfilly84. Tell us a bit about yourself, your name, age, where youíre from and an interesting fact
JFilly84: My name is Jovan Poindexter, Iím 27 years old from Chicago Illinois. An interesting fact about me is I have two 7 year old daughters that arenít twins! lol but I love them to death!
Read Full Interview: Interview with Producer JFilly84

I am moments away from opening the store on CP to allow you to sell your music. If you Support today you will be locked in at the price of $3.50/month (this will increase).

You will no longer have to worry about:
- Sending files manually to customers: You are able to upload mp3, wav and zip files for stems which are sent automatically to your customers when they purchase.
- Waiting for payments: You receive your money instantly when the customer purchases.
- Confusing your customers: The store layout is simple and easy for customers to follow. I have over 7 years experience working with global eCommerce companies, so I know what customers want.
- The security of your data and files: Everything has been put in place to ensure your data and files are as secure as they can be.

Get your exclusive discount today (13) remaining:

This includes access to all new features added in the future.

I look forward to working with you throughout this year, and wishing you all the success.

Best wishes,
Crazy Pellas