It sucks to be ‘just’ a DJ

It sucks to be just a DJ. No seriously, if you can’t be the number one DJ, or the best DJ, known for something, then you need to be the fucking cool DJ, or the really hip DJ with a lot of fucking people who like you for some reason or another. In the least … Continue reading

The Movement of Sound

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DJ JOURNEY – “I feel that to be great, you need to study what is greater. And, I’ve spent the past years of my life, studying, watching, looking around, paying attention to my environment, co-existing, not saying a word; until I got to a level of, confidence and I got to a level of knowing … Continue reading

“I realize we spent countless hours…”

MARK COLANGELO – “I love making music, but make no mistake; it’s hard work.  Invisible Garden has put out two EP’s. Looking back, I realize we spent countless hours writing, recording, and mixing, but virtually no time promoting. That part was boring, and I didn’t think it was important.  I used to believe that good … Continue reading

Keys to Success: Quality Work and Truth

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DAN MUNOZ – “As an independent artist, the key to success is putting out quality work, and always being true to yourselves. That will shine through in the music and more often than not, people will be drawn to that realness and truth.“ That is the truth, over the past couple years, KB Jones and … Continue reading

#TURNTHINGSUP

#turnthingsup

Ever since first playing the alto saxophone when I was nine, throwing my first party in seventh grade, my first dj gig in eigth grade or leaving the corporate marketing world in my early 30’s to start a band, music is a part of my life that I am the most passionate about. And some … Continue reading

#ArtistEngage

#ArtistEngage began as a small project and test concept inspired by conversations, pop-up panels and a notion of #hacksxsw all which manifested at the end of 6th street in a rented warehouse during SXSW13. The b-giv social good lounge, sponsored in parts by Dos Equis, Pepsi and Hootsuite, hosted the likes of many musicians, artists, … Continue reading

How Good Content is Shared

Today, I was flipping through Instagram and came across this epic image. And thought to myself, “Perfect! I’m so stealing this.” I responded with that exactly to the publisher, and screen shot the image. They responded “do it.” I thought good, I already did. Yesterday Thump, a new EDM channel launched. They did a great … Continue reading

RE:FORMSCHOOL | Digital Strategy Day 2

DAY 2 Social Marketing Plan | Draft V.2 | 10/04/10 Challenge: RE:FORMSCHOOL is a really cool project, but most people don’t get it until they are here..and see how crazy an idea this is.. Question: How can we explain what it is we are doing in a way that people care? Answer: Capture, create and … Continue reading

RE:FORMSCHOOL | Digital Strategy Day 1

Volunteering for a public, group, not-for-profit project can always be a daunting task.  Besides the personalities, different ways of working, levels of commitment, access to resources and everything else, its sometimes difficult to get done what you need to in the amount of time that you have.  Over the next couple of days I am … Continue reading

Why are Celebs more popular than Brands on Twitter?

So I’m a week late catching this article – though I don’t think the debate will be settled anytime soon.. The pecking order graphic below begs the question – Why are celebs more popular than brands on Twitter? Perhaps because they are people – and not brands.. and people want to follow people and not … Continue reading