ProHipHop is scouting for hip-hop music videos from unsigned artists to feature on a “mobile hip hop network” planned by Mobile Lingo to launch in the next few months. The idea is that the network will act as a promotional vehicle for the bands, who won’t be paid.
“The use would be nonexclusive, so you could do whatever else you want with the clips. However, currently they can’t handle material involving violence, displays of weaponry, drug use, nudity, profanity or similar content. ProHipHop knows that makes it difficult for a lot of artists but to work with the carriers and get prominent, they have to work within serious limits. But if you’ve shot a full length music video, you could do a special edit for the shorter clip that would meet those requirements.”