By now, unless you have been living under a rock you have heard of SOPA and PIPA the gross law that the US Senate will begin voting on January 24th. When I got my flyer I felt inspired. It reminded me of the time back in Paris when I had joined thousand of people on the streets who had decided to march to save then NRJ FM radio which was threatened to be shut down for having a bigger transmitter than what was permited by the French government. In other words they were reaching to many young people with their Anglo Saxon music. Now years later NRJ is huge. A successful powerhouse that presents a yearly TV award. The Europe equivalent for the American Grammy's but that recognizes international music that top exclusively NRJ' charts. Would that hold true if no one turned out when they needed support? Would they still be in business? Would FM FREE radio in France be inclusive? Would France be the 2nd market for the Hip Hop industry worldwide?
As an entrepreneur if the law passmy online business will be hurt by it. So may be I am writing this blog today just because my lively hood can be affected by the outcome of the vote? Do I believe in standing up for what's right and fighting for it? Djamee.com and it's sister site Freshapplecurious.com relay on links; back links Google searches other blogs post's content ; artists; designers; models digital materials to function and stay relevant. Could I go back to not having search engines?
Google; Facebook; and all the companies that have built huge success in sharing other people content have walk-out money. This means they are not fighting because they are worry about their personal wallet. They had time to invest in new resources or technologies that have nothing to do with their main businesses. In other words they own assets and are wealthy. They would be fine no matter what. Would we?
Do you remember the last time when a country head of state was accused to be the The Devil? Was ever anything evil ever found there?? Do you really believe recording artists will benefit from SOPA and PIPA? How would you find out where you favorite group performs next if you can't use new media for what they were created for? How can you know where to go buy their CD's? let say your favorite group is indie and sale their music and merchandising only at their shows. How do you even know they existif their music is not availble and circualting freely on the net?
So what to do if censorship grows rampant?
Who will really benefit from this? Artists make most of their money on merchandising and touring. Unless they are producers particualrly if they are signed to a major label they are not making money from the CD's sales. Artists like Snoop Dog and Ice Cube have their own indie labels. Because they have such a high profile they are an exception to the rule and they generate for themselves a lot of money from their CD's sales 100.
I have said it in my intro for my own International Direct Response Marketing Company and I am saying it again: There is a shift going on right now ! The elite group who controls about everything today is not ready to let go even tough the shift has started and the change of hands on who control "The Money" has already begun. This change was unavoidable because the corporations are no longer self sufficient and for many reasons that I won't explain on this forum; that topic alone could fill a book!
GROUPON,TUMBLR, GOOGLE, FACEBOOK, STAGED, SAVING STAR are companies created by young people. These new players have transformed their passion into extreme wealth thus increasing their power and influence in all part of the world. Why the Internet? Why Now?
Don't let it happen.
Until next time, remember "If it is to be it is up to you." Never conform. Voice your opinions and believe in them, act on them. That's your constitutional and birth right. People have fought for the liberty we enjoy. "Stand for something or fall for anything" -DR
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Today I only ask questions; I read somewhere on the INTERNET that when you ask the right question the answer is always included in it. Omw home waiting for the A train I saw this kid talking to people. He/she was wearing a creme Polo RL baseball cap backward; sporting an over sized biker leather jacket blue jeans and boots. I could not tell if this was a boy or a girl and it was impossible to go and try to talk to her/him with all the revellers. The kid was drawing attention from the crowd because in the middle of the second wave of rush hours he/she was handing out flyer's to anyone who would pick them up. When I got mine I realized this was a printout on both side of the GOOGLE information linked to their main page encouraging us to take action and sign the petition to oppose SOPA and PIPA and support a FREE Internet. Even though I knew about it; I took the paper in support of the kid's effort. I folded it and saved it to share it with you. You can read and sign the petition HERE
More models are branching out to acting and singing careers. I always encourage models to explore more. I believe in multi tasking and in offering a broader array of talent to our clients. Check out BEST MODELING AGENCIES a new tool for models looking for modeling agencies in NYC as Fashion Week is just around the corner-DR
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In uncertain time you need a "Certain Income." My new website is a reflection of our times "I am a designer and a Marketer." A designer must be ahead of his/her time. A designer/Businessman must have depth and vision. A marketer makes sure people know about a new product they should use. Traditional jobs are losing their value some are simply disappearing. I am aware that things are not getting better but that does not mean it all ends here. Look around you or just log in to Social Media. You will agree that some sectors of the economy are not affected by the global crisis and recession. Why are you bombarded only with bad news by the media. In fact Facebook, has a growing population of 750 million; Twitter has 200 million subscribers; Google introduced Google+ with more than 20 million in the last 3 weeks and you can only join by invite at this time!!! Groupon was making a reported $50 million a month last year offerring coupons locally online when they turned down Google 6 billion Buy out offer. meanwhile Apple as 48 billion in cash in it's coffers... At a"Certain Income," I share live opportunities with anyone visiting the site.
There are tones of money opportunities out there but a lot of people think that these are only gimmicks and they believe that only a bench of geeks are gravitating on these sites. Wrong, you would be surprised to find out who is taking advantage of those fast growing money opportunities on the internet. Check out "Certain income." Most of the opportunities don't even require a fee at registration!! Pretty much you earn credits so you are in business while you re learning about the business. Some will pay you to join! Yes, it takes a little effort. Yes, it takes a little investment; so is your lousy day job! The difference is in the income. When you think that a weekly metro card cost $29 and the average worker's check comes to less than 400$ per week; would it be a crazy idea to invest $10 or even $25 into an affiliate program that will generate up to $16,000 in a month? I guess it is for you to decide what will work for you and how long you can afford to live from pay check to pay check. One of my mentor said " When it comes to making money; those who are introduced at the ground floor level make the most money."
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"If you want things to change you will have to change things in your life." This in one of the most compelling advice I have heard in long time. In late Spring 2010, in a form of a CD that my "Homegirl," let me download. The whole thing was a 3 or 4 days seminar that people had to pay up to $10,000 to attend in the French Alpes. Inside the jewel CD were included motivation techniques; books selection and a wealth of other information about the Law of Attraction; and how to apply it in your life. Since then I have developed a bigger interest in reading and learning. You will discover that if you would like to write a book; a novel a course on marketing; or just write in general; reading is the best way to go about it. Some of you know that I am writing my first book V.I.P, like us on Facebook Various Imbecile Protected will be published in 2011.
DJAMEE.COM is getting a complete make over! I call it a Nicki Minaj lol; a fresh winter look that reflects where I am as a person and where we are headed as a startup company.
Speaking of Nicki Minaj, she is on the cover of this month V magazine. She might have asked Vogue Editrix Anna Wintour, for a cover in a verse on Pink Friday but V beat them to the punch. I told you on D Blog before that the success of Lady Gaga will be matched or surpassed by Nicki Minaj in fame and fortune. Lady Gaga, has made over $64 Million, in 2010 according to Forbes mag. We anticipate that it should be easy for Nicki, already a platinum to establish herself as a brand. We believe the early signs such as her endorsements by MAC cosmetics releasing a lipstick just in time for Pink Friday. And keep in mind Nicki's alter ego acting ambitions.
Seth Rogen, the co star of Green Hornet, channeled Paris Hilton, to portray a spoiled rich kid, "Britt Reid" or at least the male version (I hope). "He tells MTV news, "As embarrassing, as that is to say, we kind of based him off a male version of Paris... those people who are sons or daughters of people who have accomplished great things. We probably give them a little more credit than they've gotten in the past and we explore why they 're such jerks and why they act out." Hummmm? Dorothy Robinson in her "The Word" entry in METRO today; seems to agree with me that "When most people in film name Paris Hilton as their inspiration, they're usually porn stars." I will go see this flick though lol.
I thought I WAS WRITING A BOOK??? I am reading much more now than I use to and I love it. BTW you can now read me from your phone in an optimozed version for mobile:)
Yesterday, my long time friend Chami, sent me this Massive Attack, video on Facebook. We used to listen to that song "Unfinished Sympathy" all the time dreaming of what tomorrow would be. We were both kids living in Paris then and the techno scene was just surging in Europe. So much time has passed but the memories remain and my love for Massive Attack, is renewed.
Do you know that group. What memories does this song bring back to you? Let me know. Let's watch it.
Kanye West "Eyes Closed" Play it!
^This new song^ by KANYE WEST "Eyes Closed," has me going: BOLD! I mean the man Kanye, is bold and he is so consistant with his music... BTW, NICKI MINAJ, released her album "Pink Friday,"on the same date as KANYE WEST. She has passed him in term of sales in the US, and she has reached certified PLATINUM status just in time for Christmas last December 17th 2010.
That is interesting to note that during an intereview on Hot 97 last August, Kanye West had said that Nicki Minaj, was a threat just like Drake, was a threat. In the end Kanye did best the first week just to be justified now in his own self defeating prophecy. In another related story LIL KIM, is filming her "Black Friday," diss video. I hope she is working on an album and trying to get a record deal. Even an independent deal like Snoop has. Yup Snoop, is an independent artist, so is Ice Cube. Those legends make a lot of money from the sale and publishing of their music. No major labels can do that for them. Lil Kim you can and should do that too. Will you? TBC -
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ARMI @ Djamee MODELS, is a seductive royal in this "Fairy tale" photo editorial / Campaign to be published soon.
I am expecting a lot of attention on ARMI from designers during this upcoming Fashion Week. Hot stuff right?
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I am looking for more boys & girls to join DJAMEE MODELS board. Long hair short hair; dark skin light skin; and every beautiful shades and tones of pigmentation in between. You should be from all ethnic background. MAJOR HINT people always stop you during the day to ask you if you are a model or confuse you with a working one. Take a chance "TRY ME OUT" (NE-YO voice) turn your remote dream or your personal desire into reality. We have a lot of prestigious clients wating to meet you. Contact me HERE - DR
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Illa J - affait
Kanye West Ft.Cyhi Da Prynce - "Christmas In Harlem"
Jamie Foxx Ft. Wiz Khalifa
Ne-Yo Miss "Miss Right"
Kanye west Ft Drake "All of The Light"
Jamie Foxx Ft. Ludacris & Soulja Boy "Yep Dat's Me"
Akon "No Labels"
FACEBOOK, creator and co-founder is at 26 years old named TIME person of the year 2010; only 2nd to "Charles Linderbergh, who at 25 was named Time's first person of the year in 1927 when he became the first pilot to fly solo across the ocean." Mark Zuckerberg, was 19 years sophomore at Harvard University in 2004 when he created thefacebook.com from his dorm he eventually dropped-out of college. He was subsequently sued by his best friend and other Havard students over FACEBOOK's ownership. according to the blockbuster movie SOCIAL NETWORK, Mark Zuckerberg, settled for hundred of millions. Hovever in a controversial move, Time did not go by the (readers) vote when deciding for the winner. They snubbed Wikilleaks Julian Assange who came up 1st and picked Mark, instead who came 10th. Does this spells the end of "Cool" for "FACEBOOK?" We shall see - DR. Quoted sources from REUTERS/METRO.
Michael Jackson Number 1 always!
Michael Jackson, with MICHAEL, is on his way to be top on the charts for the "Music,"week ending December 21st. This is his first studio album release since Invincible in 2000. Michael had notoriously left his EPIC/SONY label and was planing a huge come back with his "This is It," soeld out concerts. Michael was re signed to EPIC/SONY in death to the tune of a whooping 250 Millions. Considering the impact MJ had around the globe when he was alive it is easy to assume "Michael" will go on to do better than even "This is it" CD; a compilation of mainly older songs. We the people in great number loved Michael's music. This is damning that people responsible for Michael Jackson untimely death (((Dr CONRAD))) are still walking free as birds. In respect to that situation Michael Jackson father's refiled a wrongful death lawsuit and added as a defendant a las Vegas pharmacy that records show sold the physician propofol.
All meanwhile Diddy, and his Dirty Money, despite catchy club anthem and radio hits like "Hello Good Morning," or the new LP "Someone to love" is predicted to be "top 3 bottom" sales with around only 65K album in sale for the "Music," week finishing December 21st. This is Diddy's first release on his new label/venture with Interscope. I suspect Diddy who is an over achiever was over confident with this project "Last Train To Paris." In all fairness to the artist, he might have suffered a backlash from being over exposed. Not even his marketing company clever strategy to cross promote on the NYC train can help him from derailing his music career. If the low numbers are confirmed; it would be a sad ending for one of the world Hip Hop God father who in the 90's launched the career of The Notorious BIG and became front rapper by default (he was the hype man) after BIG murder in LA. I personally like "... Good Morning," but I did not buy the over produced Swizz Beatz "Ass on the Floor" a song you would expect a younger and newer artist to drop. DIDDY and his Dirty Money fail were JAY Z, WON in relevance and adapting to today new listeners -DR.
Michael at last is releasing a studio album simply named MICHAEL. See our review and preview music here. WE WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU MICHAEL
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We launched PRINT MODELS SELECT this week. Here is your chance!! We are looking for models and talent of all ages all size. Real cook? Stunt men and women? For example, If you look like Janet Jackson; Beyonce; Madonna or 50 cent, or have their measurements you can be cast as a body double or stand in for them in music videos; video games; TV; Sitcoms or movies. Building this kind of relationship with a major star can result in a lifetime of work opportunities. Check our growing client list here. To get started You will need a professional head shot or some commercial composite cards. We will deliver all those indispensable tools to you at cost while you will get everything you need to be prepared for your auditions we will register you as a talent on Print Models Select for free. Being on the PRINT MODELS SELECT will expedite your career. Although we can't guarantee bookings; we can clearly help you with our experience to get your foot in the door and help you further your career goals - DR
Mari A and Torsten from our Runway division DJAMEE MODELS walked for the return of Triple F.A.T Goose During New York Fashion Week at a lavish function at Pier 59 Studios.
Do you remember the first time you watched Gone With The Wind; West Side Story; The Matrix or Slumdog Millionaire? Who was with you then? How did you feel?? Memories right? Well, get ready for the most valuable movie tickets you will buy for a while. The Social Network, is the movie about FACEBOOK, or rather about a young man Mark Zuckerberg, with a vision on how he could improve the lifestyle of his human fellows by introducing FACEBOOK. Today, his website is competing with Google, for the top spot for most visited website in the world. Facebook, is fast becoming the site where members share the most content. Today Facebook, is valued at $33 Billion. The corporation, was founded in 2004! There is an unvaluable lesson on 101 business Management and Marketing Strategy here. Cancel your next seminar in New jersey or Orlando Florida with "Shmock I don't really know about today's business;" $12 might just do or $6 matinee. I was lucky to see the movie this morning on opening day. I went to 34th and 8th Ave. They are the only one I know in Manhattan who have matinees. Pretty much, everyone can relate to the topic but it is brilliantly done. Justin Timberlake, is refreshing as Shaun Parker, the Napster co founder. Mark, reminds me of a cuter obssesive Howard Stern. Social Network, is a tale like...I almost forgot Saturday Night Fever..... of our time. But unlike all the movies cited above; it is a real story; just exagerated a bit for our ultimate enjoyment. Oscars nominations you bet ! -
Bring your boyfriend and girlfriend at your own risk. I mean who's hidding anything nowdays. RIGHT? - DR
Justin Timberlake, forgets for a minute The Social Network, promotion tour for a jam with The Roots, rapping to Sugharill Gang. Point well taken Mr Timberlake and yes your performance as a paranoid co founder of Napster and 1 time President of Facebook is a" I like;" no question - see it and again - DR
Living in the past or future is a complete waste - DR. The views expressed on this blog are for entertainment only. Advertisers; affiliates; sponsors partners or employees do not necessarily agree with the opinions expressed by the author(s) or third parties posting on this blog. DR may get paid huge amount of CA$H or Nothing; but will speak his mind .
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