Amplifier Community Connections

Amplifier Community Connections

Amplifier is a free, artist development program equipping creatives with knowledge about the music & entertainment fields. In each episode, industry professionals give advice and answer audience questions. Powered by Radio Milwaukee, Amplifier is recorded live and hosted by Grammy-nominated producer, writer & engineer Chad "C-Note" Roper. Executive Producer: Kim Shine, HYFIN

Episodes

December 25, 2023 56 mins
Amplifier Director & Host Chad ‘C-Note’ Roper sits down with songwriter, producer and preacher Marcus McFarlin. He discusses his journey to success, entering the music industry, writing and producing for other artists and how leaning on his faith helps him stay humbled and focused. McFarlin was a member of the Amplifier cohort in 2021. Since then, he’s been on the road in the hit stage play ‘Hood Book’ with gospel legend Fred H...
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Amplifier host Chad Roper sits down with Atlanta-based attorney Mario Breedlove. Breedlove specializes in several areas including Business & Commercial Litigation. In this episode, the two talk about law and the entertainment industry: contracts, deals with publishing companies and more. This episode was recorded live in June 2023.

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Amplifier host Chad Roper sits down with multi-faceted musician, singer & producer Shonn Hinton. The Milwaukee native has worked with countless artists, including touring as a guitarist/musician for Mary J. Blige, John Legend and Jay-Z. He's also ventured out as a solo artist.

In this episode, Hinton talks about the art of live performance, production and what makes a song evoke true emotion. This episode was recorded live in Ap...
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Amplifier host Chad Roper sits down with Carla Nealy, owner Perspectives Counseling and Clinical Consultation Agency, LLC. In this episode, the two talk about mental wellness and different ways to protect yourself and your peace. This episode was recorded live in May 2023.

Amplifier is filmed and recorded in front of a live audience at the Radio Milwaukee studios in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. For more information, visit the Amplifier web...
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August 19, 2023 75 mins
Amplifier host Chad Roper sits down with artist, producer & songwriter BWM Kenny. Known for creating the viral #wipeitdown challenge, he’s also worked on tracks for Rihanna, Justin Bieber, One Chance and Brandy. In this episode, BMW Kenny talks with Roper about patience, developing your talent, advocating for credit on productions and working on Rihanna’s song ‘Skin’ ('Loud', 2010). This episode was recorded live in July 2023.

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In this episode of Amplifier, Chad ‘C-Note’ Roper sits down 'Credit King' Will Roundtree. Roundtree is a financial strategist, motivational speaker and author of books "Full Time CEO" and "Credit is King".

The two discuss Roundtree's upbringing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and how he went from being homeless to becoming an established credit repair and financial expert. He also gives listeners key messages and advice on: being a 'student...
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In this episode of Amplifier, Chad ‘C-Note’ Roper sits down with highly respected, industry veteran Vincent Searcy. He’s an entertainment executive and entrepreneur based in Atlanta. Searcy is founder of Crown World Entertainment, a full-service company specializing in music, TV & film, catalog acquisition and publishing. He’s worked with notables as Rico Love and Usher, and helped guide the careers of artists as Milwaukee’s ow...
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In this episode of Amplifier, Chad ‘C-Note’ Roper talks with singer & songwriter Tiyon “TC” Christian. The two friends talk about TC’s start in Atlanta transitioning from recording covers to songwriting.

He’s worked with classic producers as Rodney Jerkins, and done records for artists as Brandy, Backstreet Boys, Justin Bieber. He gives advice on getting placements, negotiating contracts (splits, recouping publishing) and the bu...
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March 1, 2023 70 mins
"You can't manifest anything if your mind isn't on point."

Having control over your mental health is critical for success in any industry, including music and entertainment. Chad 'C-Note' Roper sits down with four Milwaukee-area counseling and crisis experts to discuss ways to strengthen your mental health and stay motivated. The panelists also explore the signs of depression and offer ways to overcome it and get help.

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March 1, 2023 65 mins
In this episode of Amplifier, Chad 'C-Note' Roper sits down with reknowned film director, videographer and Milwaukee native Philly Fly Boy. Philly has worked with artists as T.I., Jadakiss, Kevin Gates and Sean Kingston.

Philly details his journey from the beginning: unpaid gigs, falling forward, getting creative and staying consistent. For independent artists, he gives advice on navigating low-to-no paying opportunities, building a...
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In this episode of Amplifier, Chad ‘C-Note’ Roper sits down with marketing and branding expert Carmen Esteves. She has more than 17 years of experience as a Film & TV award-winning, multi-platform production and commercial creative expert.

Esteves talks about how to diversify and market your brand, developing partnerships and content creation. Through her company, Esteves Creative Group, she assists clients with their digital &a...
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March 1, 2023 97 mins
Amplifier host Chad Roper sits down with Grammy-award winning songwriter, singer and producer, Rico Love. He's known for creating hit records with artists as Beyonce ("Sweet Dreams"), Usher ("Throwback", "There Goes My Baby") and Kelly Rowland. He's also been featured on tracks as a solo artist and has mentored countless others in the industry.

In this episode, Love talks about the art of songwriting, understanding royalties and th...
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March 1, 2023 1 min
Amplifier Community Connections is a free, artist development program powered by Radio Milwaukee. It is hosted by Grammy-nominated producer, writer & engineer Chad "C-Note" Roper.

Each episode provides creatives with 'insider' knowledge about the music & entertainment fields. In every sitdown, industry professionals give advice and answer audience questions on a variety of topics.

Amplifier is filmed and recorded in front of ...
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