Daily Archives: November 10, 2010

The Expendables Live at Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom

Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom catered to a dual venue last night and had a cornucopia of exciting music. Starting off the night were The Flatliners out of Canada, who charged the crowd with their fast paced all out punk style slam dance music. Once the mosh pit cleared and everything calmed down a bit, it was time for C-Money and The Players Inc. You may know two of the members, C-Money and DeLa from the other band they travel with, Slightly Stoopid.  These two command an audience’s attention with their funk-filled horn section skills and last night they were just getting warmed up.

After C-Money and the Players set, you could feel the anticipation building in the crowd. Fans were pushing forward as the production crew began sound checks, a light mist was beginning to fill the packed house, and that lull right before the perfect storm was the indicator that the party was just about to explode. Sure enough, the lights went dark, the sea of people began jumping up and down like a raging swell, and bang, the first crack of lightning came from front man Geoff Weers’ guitar. It was on.

The Expendables came out with fists of fury, charging the late night crowd with songs of energy that had fans moshing around like a battle royal of MMA prized fighters. As the band got more into their set, the smooth flow of songs like “Ganja Smugglin’” and “Bowl for Two” were played in a blaze of glory. Even C-Money and DeLa got in the mix of musical magic for a bunch of The Expendables’ songs. This show had it all; by the end, the crowd was definitely glowing with a warm hue of red satisfaction.

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How Much Brad Paisley would have Made on Beat-Play

Co-Host of this year’s 44th Annual Country Music Awards, Brad Paisley has reportedly sold over 10 million albums. Yesterday I did an estimation of How Much Eminem would have Made on Beat-Play(there’s a “b” in there). Since the Country Music Awards are tonight, I figured I’d do another estimation on Brad Paisley.

Brad Paisley has released 14 albums all together, with a total of 148 tracks. That gives him an average of about 11 tracks/album. On Beat-Play, if each on of those 11 tracks were listened to only 3 times by each of the 10 million people who bought a copy, Brad Paisley would have made $4,950,000 dollars, at $15/1000 plays (ad space price).

However, Brad Paisley has 148 tracks. If all of those tracks were available to listen to for free, all in one place (the conditions on Beat-Play) and each track were listened to only 3 times by 10 million people, Paisley would have made $66.6 million dollars at $15/1000 plays. The truth is that Brad Paisley probably has more than 10 million fans total, since he has 10 million that are willing to actually pay for his music, and I’m sure each of his tracks has been listened to more than 3 times on average by all of his fans.

Paisley is only estimated to be worth $22 million dollars right now, and that includes touring and merchandise money. The $66.6 million on Beat-Play was just music. Look at the difference! Beat-Play not only will distribute and promote the music for free by allowing it to naturally spread throughout people’s social networks, but it will give the artists the control over their income that they deserve, and give them the opportunity to make the kind of money they should be making, without dishing out huge portions to record labels.

Beat-Play will be released to the public as a social radio Facebook app in several months. If you would like to help us test our radio, please email me directly at Dante@musicwithoutlabels.com. We hope to hear from you!

Written by: Dante Cullari Founder & CEO Beat-Play, LLC


Saigon – Get Busy(Super Mario Beat) [VIDEO]

Saigon, who you may remember from the famous HBO series Entourage where he plays himself being managed by Turtle (a star of the show), comes at you with the SICKEST Super Mario beat I’ve ever heard. He does a great job of tying his lyrics about the streets to the gist of the popular Nintendo classic. Check his video here: