Friday, August 21, 2009
I MEAN THIS DUDE IS UNBELIEVABLE.....
The 6000 square foot loft has 3000 square feet of outdoor space. The home includes a living room with a marble fireplace, a terrace with a wood-burning fireplace, media room, suspended glass staircase, master bedroom with a huge master bath and a second glass staircase which leads to a huge roof deck with a barbecue. House is Listed at $14.5 million
LENNY'S PAD IS SO DOPE!!!
NBA Talk With David Stern In New York City Barbershop (Stern Answers Some Important Questions And Addresses Certain NBA Issues)
VERY INTERESTING, THE COMMISSIONER SHOULD DO MORE STUFF LIKE THIS... IT WILL ONLY HELP THE NBA OUT IN THE LONG RUN...
Nigeria’s (Naija) music industry is growing in leaps and bounds. With the success of artists like D’Banj, M.I and P-Square, it’s almost like the industry is churning out new artist everyday! In the sea of all these artists even with great music, it is becoming very hard to attract “media buzz” to help take your music to the next level? So, how do you attract media attention for your music, especially if you can’t afford to hire a marketing/public relations firm?
Today is your lucky day! Whether you are an up and coming artist trying to just get a break or you are a successful artist looking to “enlarge your territory” beyond the shores of Naija, here are true and tested tips to get media buzz within and outside Naija for your music.
- Tip #1, Lay your foundation: The media is in the business of giving their audience want they want. Show you are worth their time and can give them what their audience wants by first laying your foundation. This means you must take advantage of your social media tools to gain traction. Create your Myspace, twitter, YouTube, facebook fan page, blog or your own website. Your social media sites are FREE and will come in handy when dealing with media
- Tip #2, Target and know your media “well well”: Invest the time to research and compile a contact list of influential music journalists, publishers & bloggers (aka media). Research their style, genre, how they like things sent to them, read some of the articles they have written/published. You do not want to waste your time sending information to journalists or bloggers that do not focus on music, much less African/Naija music.
- Tip #3, Get your press a.k.a. media kit together: A media kit immediately sets you apart from the competition. It says you are serious about the business of music and you will be taken seriously. What goes into a media kit? Traditionally for musicians your cover letter, bio and basic frequently asked questions, brochure, past media coverage, CD and photo. These days, especially if you will be e-mailing your press kit, make it not more than one page long. Include a short and straight to the point information about yourself, your company if you are a record label, your new music, upcoming album and a link to your website/social media site. Make sure to include your contact information so you can be reached.
- Tip #4, Don’t send MP3s: I know it seems counter intuitive but the level of spam the media gets means your MP3s will often end up in the spam/junk folder. To increase the probability your music will be heard, send a link to your MySpace. If they like what they see and hear, they will follow up.
- Tip# 5, Send your release as an embedded text: Press releases are independent of your media kit. A press release is for the media not fans and it says, “I have newsworthy information that will benefit your audience.” Do not send press releases as attachments because they will find their way, most often, in the junk pile. Journalists get tons of e-mail everyday. Make their life easy and increase your chance of getting buzz by sending an embedded text.
We will discuss more about press releases in future but for now avoid the all too common press release headlines that read as, “Artist Tunde Launches New Album.” It might work for your fans but is absolutely boring for the media and will usually get a “So what?” followed with a deletion of your email. Instead, make sure your headline answers the “Who, What, When, Why and How” of your album launch. For Example, “Tunde’s New Album a Skillful Return to Nigerian R &B Music.” Also avoid the hype. Instead, be objective and clear on the benefit or entertainment value featuring you would add to your journalist/blogger’s audience.
This is a tip but the #5 just looked good. Don’t forget to follow up! It is about building a long term relationship, so always follow up and keep your targeted media abreast of all that you are doing constantly.
Ms. Uduak Oduok is the President & CEO of Ladybrille Media Group, Inc. She is also an attorney, fashion model and journalist and has over seventeen years combined experience in the fashion and entertainment industries.
These are just some tips that cost no money especially for the many independent artists that visit us at NotJustOK. Go on, give the tips a try and watch your “territory enlarge” with the media!
ALL ARTISTS WHO READ THIS ARTICLE SHOULD TAKE HEED TO THE FACT THAT THESE TIPS WILL BASICALLY WORK IN MOST IF NOT ALL THE VARIOUS MUSIC INDUSTRIES AROUND THE GLOBE... GREAT ADVICE..
THESE ARE WHAT YOU CALL HARDCORE FANS, NO JOKE... TRUST ME YOU HAVEN'T MADE IT BIG UNTIL YOU HAVE RANDOM RICH YOUNG CHICKS TELL YOU WHAT THESE CHICKS TOLD SOULJA BOY. I DIDN'T WANT TO BELIEVE IT BUT I GUESS SOULJA BOY IS F'N HUGE LOL.. WHEN DID HIP-HOP COME TO THIS???
If you’re looking for an LED watch that is like no other, then grab the science-fiction inspired Barcode SS from the jaw-dropping designer, Tokyo Flash. The colors on this watch are big and bright, and super easy to see. The light-up function starts at 6 PM and goes up to 1 AM every 12 minutes; it is also activated when the time button is pressed between 1 AM to 6 PM. It might sound like a tricky way to tell time, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll be the envy of all your friends. The Barcode SS measures 2.8 centimeters across, 5.7 centimeters long, and 1.3 centimeters thick, and features a band made of solid stainless steel straps (maximum wrist size 21.5 cm) with a push-button, fold-over clasp.
NOAH (New Orleans Arcology Habitat) or Arco(short for arcology), this massive trigone building that contains all the elements of a city within one structure. NOAH is a 1200-foot-tall arco designed especially for New Orleans. NOAH proposes to be a habitat for 40,000 residents who can benefit from the planned residential units, school system, commercial, retail, hotels, casinos, parking, and public works facilities. And features this structure will use an array of green systems, including solar panels, water turbines, wind turbines, fresh water recovery, and a passive solar glazing system.
1. The first challenge is to overcome both the physical and psychological damages of recurring severe weather patterns. Though re-population has begun, the need to provide a stabilized and safe environment is paramount to a long term recovery and economic well being of New Orleans.
2. The second challenge is that New Orleans has too much water. The city has been built at and below sea levels which creates consistently high water table and makes it prone to flooding and storm surges.
3. The third challenge is that New Orleans is built on soil condition which consists of thousands of feet of soft soil, silt and clay. These conditions make building large scale concentrated structures difficult.
Believing that NOAH is a viable plan, our solution to overcome these challenges is to take advantage of these seemingly conflicting issues with the introduction of a floating urban platform.
"The proposal places this 30 million-square-foot monstrosity on the Mississippi riverfront, just across from the central business district of New Orleans. Atop the multi-cavity all which will attempt to be hurricane proof, there will be 20,000 residential units, three hotels, 1,000,000 square feet of commercial space, plenty of cultural facilities and offices, a 20,000 healthcare clinic, and of course, just for fun, a trio of casinos."
Design / Concept:
E. Kevin Schopfer AIA, RIBA
Ahearn / Schopfer Associates; Boston, MA
Cambridge Seven Associates, Inc.; Cambridge, MA
Raymond C. Bergeron, NCARB; New Orleans, LA
Tangram 3DS; Kittery, ME
Structural / Mechanical:
Arup; Boston, London
Acergy; New Orleans, LA
Laura Wasser - Kelis’ divorce lawyer has submitted both Nas and Kelis’ monthly earnings to the court today to secure child support and spousal support from the rapper. According to TMZ.com this is what was submitted:
– Nas pulls in $244,826 a month
– Kelis rakes in a relatively paltry $13,744 a month
– Kelis should get child support totaling $17,225 a month
– Kelis should get spousal support totaling $72,728
– Nas should pay retro child support totaling $29,522
– Nas should pay retro spousal support totaling $281,571
''MY MAMA ALWAYS TOLD ME WATCH OUT FOR THEM GOLD DIGGERS BUT WITH THIS GANGSTA CHICK I THINK I FOUND GOLD BROTHER'''OR SO NAS THOUGHT???