No label? No problem: Macklemore and other rap artists with hot DIY imprints

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Los Angeles Freestyle Rap Artist Chris La Vrar (Photo Courtesy: Overallsite.com)

In recent years, the phenomenal rise of rap artist Macklemore and power producer Ryan Lewis has proven that the world wants to hear music aimed at exploring obsessions and provoking social change.

An increasing number of young music devotees are becoming more particular when it comes to listening to the styles of hip-hop and rap. Many are gravitating away from superficial lyrics and inching toward purposeful messages that present a greater impact on their existence and the influences in their lives.

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The Field Of Dreams For Freelance Filmmakers Is Fertile In LA

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(Photo Courtesy: Aditya Nair)

As the number of independent film productions continues to rise in the coming years, so will employment levels for self-employed producers and directors.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 16 percent increase in job opportunities will stem from media companies that are experimenting currently with post-modern methods to deliver entertainment content to the public.

The most common modes of procedure include mobile and online television capabilities.

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Becoming A Successful Celebrity DJ In LA Means Impressing An Audience

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Emmy-nominated comedy writer and celebrity DJ Diallo Riddle explains what it takes to become a celebrity disc Jockey in the entertainment capital of the world. (Photo Courtesy: Diallo Riddle)

Now that the Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the job outlook for announcers and masters of ceremony to play out like a slow drag in coming years, a growing number of emcees and DJs in Los Angeles are setting their sights on the big city’s teeming nightlife.

With hundreds of thousands of bars and distinguished clubs dotting the landscape at every twist and shout, many in the entertainment industry are discovering a groove that’s considered a creative way to make a buck.

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LA’s Criminal Justice System Wins In Matter Of Job Opportunities

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Photo Courtesy: Joel C. Koury, Trial Attorney

Even though the Bureau of Labor Statistics expects employment opportunities for lawyers to grow by only 10 percent by the year 2020, occupational prospects are more resourceful in California. The state currently employs the second largest number of law practitioners in the nation, behind New York.

As more law school graduates enter the profession, analysts expect competition for enviable positions to become more vigorous. The top industries seeking qualified candidates to handle criminal or civil litigation and other proceedings include health care, legal services and all levels of government.

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Human Resources Remains An Ideal Occupation To Explore In LA

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(Pictured: Sal Sangi, UCLA Extension Instructor)

The role of a human resources specialist involves recruiting, interviewing, placing and training workers. They also handle payroll, benefits and internal conflict. Human resources professionals are positioned in nearly every industry, with employment figures expected to soar by as much as 21 percent from 2010 to 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

“I believe most progressive companies realize that the human factor is the best way to secure a sustainable competitive edge versus just technology which can be short-lived and more easily commoditized,” said Sal Sangi, a human resources consultant who teaches at UCLA Extension. 

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Seasoned Nurse Offers Advice For Recent Graduates In Los Angeles

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(Pictured: Lori White-Bruce)

So you’ve just flipped the tassel on your cap to the left, marking an end to those long hours of conscientious study, instruction and testing to become a registered nurse (RN).

If you think all that hard, tedious work is in your rearview mirror, welcome to Reality Check 101.

Although the medical profession has seen considerable growth on the job front in recent years, nurses fresh out of college are seeing something else on some regional job postings: not accepting new grads. 

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