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Ethics |ˈeθiks|plural noun1 [usu. treated as pl. ] moral principles that govern a person's or group's behavior.
Confidence |ˈkänfədəns; -fəˌdens|nounthe feeling or belief that one can rely on someone or something; firm trust: we had every confidence in the staff | he had gained the young man's confidence.
Recognition |ˌrekigˈni sh ən|nounthe action or process of recognizing or being recognized, in particular• identification of a thing or person from previous encounters or knowledge• acknowledgment of something's existence, validity, or legality
Djamee in 2009 photo by Rinat
I am always amazed on how much people get away with; or at least it seems for a while.
When it comes to concepts; we deal with opinions and in this case my own. Today I am sharing with you my belief about ethics; confidence and recognition in show biz.
Please keep an open mind; and I suggest you challenge me or help me redefine some of my ideas. Ideas can always be "Fine tuned." Mine are no different. We should always keep room for improvement.
Everything has been created and perfected from the beginning of time. Past present and future are human made concept that allow only for innovation.
In every generation there are innovators; not creators.
I have a strong CONFIDENCE in the statements thereof.
On "Ethics": When you are facing a moral choice realize what MORAl means and if it does not resonate with you; come closer to home and ask yourself "What would an human do in this situation."
On "Confidence:" You will need to be confident when making a decision. So take the time to think before your act; talk ; or write. You may be confident that you are right but that does not necessarily make you right. By putting yourself in the other(s) person shoes you will be able to adjust your level of confidence to what is MORALY fair.
On "Recognition:" If you want to climb the ladder of success FAST; with a strong group of supporters on your side; you will need to genuinely recognize each individual that helped you by name or their affiliation, if they are a part of huge group.
Examples of good ethics VS Bad ethics in show biz:
As a writer; music producer/beat maker; songwriter; video director; designer/Fashion Designer; Model scout /Casting Director... If you decide to use someone's work; quote them! Mention them; or acknowledge them publicly in writing and verbally as well as in the credit of your current work.
Michael Jackson R.I.P, always credited James Brown R.I.P, but omited to credit Manu Dibango for a sample he used from Soul Makossa, to write Wanna Be Startin Something; Prince, credited Jimmi Hendrix for his early style; Madonna RECOGNIZED the stars from Hollywood's Metro Goldwyn Mayer movie Studios; Lady Gaga, takes good care of her "Little Monsters" and Justin BIeber always RECOGNIZED his fans. From the early days on Youtube up to now 5 years later. Today, Justin Bieber is the stars with the most views on Youtube...
Youtube always credit the original owner of a copyrighted work in their content by redirecting a song cover to a merchant store where audience can purchase or at least RECOGNIZE the original even if it consists of only 30 seconds of original content.
Nicki Minaj, made history earlier this year by performing and rapping "Stupid Hoe" in a video by Hype Williams, using archetypes from some of the most respected photographers such as Jean Paul Goude and living legends such as Grace Jones in what turned out to be one of the most disparaging song to associate glamourous iconic images to diss Nicki's rap rival in that case the evident target was Lil Kim. The "Queen Bee," ended up winning by default because of Nicki Minaj's faux pas. As it turned out the lyrics were actually good but the video was totally inappropriate for such a song.
In comparison Madonna, used her mega hit of the early 90's VOGUE, to RECOGNIZE all the major Hollywood stars before her by name while edifying their style in imagery in her Vogue's video. She scored an everlasting result by doing so and positioned herself as an icon as well. She brought on her side music and movie fans that may otherwise not have embraced her.
So when as an artist you decide to use someone else style or music or ideas you are well advised to credit/recognize them by name in a reverent way. The downfall for not doing so is not worth trying doing without.
Click on Flyer by Chris Broady
In the video above you have here the perfect example of RECOGNITION. Although the POP UPs were edited by VH1, the only way producition could find these information is because camp Madonna; Label and Management had properly archived and filed these information with detailed credit including the names location and dates.
I was surprise recently when Chris at Broady Designs credited me with coming up with an INNOVATION when I decided to ask him to use specific imagery from THE MATRIX to change Neo's character choice of 2 pills to pick from in "Morpheus," hands into a choice of red or blue mic on each of his hands; when I ordered a flyer to help promote a new open mic I am co producing with Rick Davy & DJ Stiletto in Brooklyn. But it showed "Show Business" savvy and ethics; as I know I did not request him to mention it.
When actors or singers are about to receive an award; their emotion can be overwhelming. That's why they learn to remember important facts that have to do with credit and recognition so that they can recognize those not on the spotlight sincerely and on cue during an interview or on stage performing or recieving awards.
I am a "Young African Visionary" (page 20 & 21) editing my first book V.I.P Various Imbeciles Protected. Make sure to follow me now @DjameeVIPBook my book is partly autobiographic with an how to in my own words with quotations and due credit...lol -DR
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How long can you keep a secret, aka your mouth shut 0.o>>>? For me it depends. I won't say WHO but I will tell you WHAT. #TeamShaunRoss this EXCLUSIVE item is for you: So the last you heard is that after flying to Vienna for a much publicized runway show at the end of this week Shaun, would make a beeline back to the big Apple? Think not. Shaun, has become a globetrotter in the mecca and he may need the help of one of The Avengers to catch his plane; do his transfers to reach his next destination: A secret movie set! I have noticed an increasing demand on his time in the modeling world and now a growing interest for Shaun to be a part of movie projects. This is a new challenge Shaun, must face getting from point A to point B and C and D; and I am not talking about the Subway lines... In additon to the super heroes, Shaun may have to call on some instant quantum Physics powers to try and duplicate himself.
Jokes aside, Shaun has all the strength he needs to go trough with it.
I remember him, on the set of his first catalog shoot in 2008; we were all breaking for lunch but he would not stop. When his mom asked him why and if he was not hungry he said he did not want to mess up his make up or the clothes he was wearing; yet there was a make up artist and a stylist on hand... He ate after he was done. He was on his feet 7 hours non stop that day; breathing only in between change of clothes. Dedication & consistency pays. So Kiddo(s) on this one that's all I am allowing myself to dish on my internet real estate space. "Where there is a will...
Jose, featured in this supercool school project just finished a shoot for LENOVO. He is now looking at some TV show offers. HBO; CW? TBA
Sagotti, Mr Long Island, one half of PIB Entertainement first LP is sure fiya. I was lucky to get a listen of the final mix this morning. Andy, PIB's other half send it to me and I have been playing all day. This is radio ready a BIG JACKPOT. You will be happy to see them both perform LIVE ON STAGE Friday may 25th 2012 at our next event you want to be there! Gotti's energy is what it is. Come represent NY, and the show is FREE.
Live on Stage is an Open Mic event as well. If you are an upcoming artist you can perform in front of a crowd of music enthusiasts and industry professionals radio personalities; DJs; will be there to network with you...
Step up your game! Bring your CDs; hustle cards; let your fans know they can meet and greet you... And be ready to rock those mic. I encourage you to contact email@example.com to secure your spot if you want to perform. Our space is perfect for this kind of event: Long room with high ceilings; a beautiful stage; great sound and some history even fill the air; all donations at the door go to the "Restoration of Paul Robeson Theater."
All the partners involved; myself; Rick Davy; DJ Stiletto are putting a lot of efforts resources and money to push the new artists. This FREE SHOW featuring great up and coming artists is also a local OPEN MIC! Come be seen; come support LIVE ON STAGE and what we stand for: You the fans; the up coming artists and this charitable cause.
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YaBoyAMP Sound Check 05/04/12
The day after the after party haha. Wow!!! Thank you, so much. It is 4.23 AM I made it back home and all I have to say is that you guys rocked that mic for Fresh Apple Curious first party. Ant Grant; Audio Prophet; Natiah; Nacho Mill; YaBoyAMP, with celebrity DJ Stiletto on the 1 & 2 and her adoring fans were simply amazing. The space surprised everyone. The lighting; the stage had soul.
I will upload the videos as soon as I get them; I know the visuals and energy will blow your mind. You will get a close look at the indie artists going in. For YaBoyAMP, it was a first time performing; Nacho Mill gave us some hooks and rhymes in Spanish to the delight of the crowd. Ant Grant rocked the stage; Audio Prophet dropped the knowledge; Natiah performed her hits even showcasing her superb voice acapella. Some fans traveled miles to see and support THE UP COMING ARTISTS. The spot is welcoming with high ceilings; bricks showing; and wood floor the stage gives you an 8 miles fright; it is "The perfect space for this type of event," Said Rick Davy of BkFashion Week-end. The sound was on point and we even got an impromptu performance by DJ Stiletto. Sagotti was ill at the time of the performance and could not make it. We all hope you feel better and we are looking forward to have you rock the stage soon.
Do not worry if you could not make it this Friday; yes you missed a great show and you have to be there to experience it LIVE. In the next hours; you will be able to see the live performances. Fresh Apple Curious objective is to push the Indie artist they select out the gate and get them in front of their fans and industry insiders at our brand new spot while helping raising awareness and money for the restoration of The Paul Robeson Theater next door in beautiful Brooklyn. Indie Artists from everywhere are welcome to register for the next show firstname.lastname@example.org as this event will naturally grow... True fans will continue to travel to see it all happen LIVE ON STAGE; you should too. - DR
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I am pleased to invite you to our 1st in a series of Live on Stage Events with Fresh Apple Curious May 4th 2012 I Suggest you follow @AppleCurious for updates leading to the show. If You are an unsigned artist and you want to be featured on Fresh Apple Curious Music Blog or perform at the next show; this is the perfect time to take action go here and fillout the form this is a FREE service.
I Just pre launched a new website Everyday is Mother's Day. The website is an ode to all the mothers out there. The blog and the whole web site content is about what your mom and mine really want but not just on Mother's day all year long. Check it out and tell me what you think it is BRAND NEW and just in time for Mother's Day.
NYC stand up! I will See YOU this Friday in Brooklyn. AlL the details in the press release bellow. - DR