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On Work – Kahlil Gibran

This was Tupac’s favorite poet. Since reading this poem he has become my new favorite poet. I thought I’d share this one because it’s very relevant to this blog’s topics, messages, and missions.

On Work
Kahlil Gibran

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It’s About Time Advertisers Started Being Useful

This was the Aircel ad in Mumbai with an real inflatable boat attached to it, the Slogan was “In case of emergency, cut the rope.”

July 15, 2009 there was flooding in Mumbai and people did exactally what was written on the billboard ad, they cut lose the rope

Big brands and advertisers need to offer their customers something in exchange for doing the marketing for them. It’s time ads were actually useful at least.

Word of mouth is the single biggest spreader of anything, hands down. If you don’t believe me, check out this quote I found in Seth Godin’s book, Idea Virus: “You cannot sell a man who isn’t listening; word of mouth is the best medium of all; and dullness won’t sell your product, but neither will irrelevant brilliance.” – Bill Bernbach, former dean of American Advertising. I don’t think this quote could be any more true, even though it’s over 20 years old.

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The Importance of Lending a Hand – Pass it on


Whether its leaving an extra couple bills for your waitress, or mowing your elderly neighbor’s lawn, lending a helping hand can not be under valued! It’s those little things we do in life that can add up to something much bigger, whether for you, or for someone else.

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Why Can’t Artists Set Their Own Prices Already? Isn’t there an Open Internet??


Looking at 8 of the top music download services online, not ONE allows their users to set their own prices for their songs.

The services I looked at were:

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Record Labels Used to be Cool – Who Woulda Guessed it?


Yesterday I had an interview with Mark Cope, the Music Industry Examiner for Examiner.com. Mark has had a lot of experience in the music industry, having worked for several labels and even EMI over the years.

Mark though, has a real passion for independent artists and music, and he continues to support it as much as he possibly can. Mark and I had a chance to talk about Beat-Play and how it can solve a lot of the problems artists are facing right now. He’s planning on doing an article about us in the next couple weeks, so watch out for that. He also told me about how he has seen the music business evolve and change over the years. I thought that this perspective was worth sharing.

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Awesome Interview with Decay from The Porcelain Dolls

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We’re talking today with Decay from The Porcelain Dolls.

So where are you from originally, where are you now, how did you get there?

Well the band started out in Portland, OR in 2001. After almost a decade of performing on the west coast and having been born and raised out there it was time for a change of pace(also the police started to suspect us as the cause of many missing children and co-eds)

What Genre would you classify yourself as?

Since most would ask us to classify which can be extremely difficult for some I(decay) took a term from the band orgy and would label my band as “death pop”. It’s a mix of everything I grew up with as a kid from alternative,dream pop,death metal,industrial,shock rock,black metal, and glam rock.

It’s Time for Indie Artists to Organize, Now More Than Ever! – Join the Music Without Labels Community! – There are Great Benefits to Be Had!!


Right now it is more important than ever for independent artists to organize together. Music Without Labels is an environment dedicated to the ideas and solutions that are going to carry indie artists to where they want to be: in complete control, and with as many options as possible to further their careers.

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Radio Reddit: The New Top 40? – Why not?

I’m a frequent redditor, and I can remember a couple months back seeing a reddit post asking users if they would listen to a radio station driven by reddit. They seemed to get a pretty great response, so they actually created one. It’s been interesting tracking Radio Reddit along this journey. Click to Enlarge:

Often Not Found Playlist #11

Another mash-up this week…Electronic, Indian Drums, even Blues/Soul, with a little extra Hard Rock twist. Awesome indie artists from all over the world. Click to Listen! Enjoy!

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