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The Danger of the single story

February 26, 2010

She’s an amazingly beautiful and inspiring speaker I’m in awe of the messageand can’t think of anything else to contribute.

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Now, That’s the Christmas spirit.

December 21, 2009

a picture of Rochester, Minnesota posted by Chad Johnson

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Tupac Interview 1998

December 14, 2009

I was actually suprised to see this side of Tupac when I first saw this footage but it also made me feel happy that someone who could appear to be sensitive & fragile could turn into such a Strong Revolutionnary Icon.

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Vevo.com sending to Hell MTV [Media War]

December 9, 2009

Singer Rihanna attends the launch of VEVO, the world’s premiere destination for premium music video and entertainment at Skylight Studio on December 8, 2009 in New York City.


An advertising blitz by Vivendi’s Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainement, two music giants alon with Abu Dhabi Media Co. hoping that their new website, Vevo.com, will finally send to hell any idea that MTV is a place for top flight videos.The idea is to create an MTV for the digital age, a music site where all the latest and archived videos can be found.

As music companies are loosing revenues and profits at a rapid tick due to the combined impact of falling sales CDs, online piracy and the lack of creativity.Recording companies are experimenting with new ways of distributing their music online through ventures such as VeVo.It will show videos for free, supported by ads.While Google Inc’s Youtube has been an important music discovery tool fro the record companies, it has failed to attract premium advertising dollars.But Vevo just landed the sort of blue-chip brands that have shied away from Youtube because of the high production avlue of the videos, and the top flight artists they feature.

Indeed, Vevo launched with the support of nearly 20 new advertising partnerships, including names like McDonald’s Corp, MasterCard Inc, AT& T Inc. and Nissan Motor Co.’s Infiniti brand of luxury cars.These advertisers will pay a near premium rate around of $20 to $45 for every 1,000-page views, Vevo Chief executive  Rio Caraeff said in the interview.

Over the next year , as current licensing deals expire , Vevo’s player will gradually replace online videos that are on artist Web sites and other online destination such as AOL.The Vevo Web site and player will also have links to allow viewers to buy songs from Amazon.com or Apple Inc.’s iTunes.Links to artist merchandise will point to Bravado, Universal’s online retailing company.

Source: Reuters, Forbes.com

Coverage of VEVO Launch

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Pic of the Day[How to Sell Cds]

December 3, 2009

50 cent dropped a clip of him chopping down.. Is he actually thinking about Lloyd Banks ?

I am not and never have been a 50 fan, but my heart is bleeding for him right now. If he has to resort to video ho tactics for attention it is officially over for him. Hey at least he has money. He should take comfort in that and be careful not to waste it all on his entourage.

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YouTube’s Top Money Makers Are Record Labels

November 21, 2009

Music videos from Sony and Universal on YouTube have more advertising sold against them than any other group, according to analysis from TubeMogul.Below is an approximation of the daily share of YouTube’s monetized views based on the number of videos that carry ads in YouTube’s daily top 100 most-viewed.

This is why Sony, Universal, and YouTube are teaming up to launch Vevo, the big web music video site, December 8th. According to TubeMogul, 3.94% of YouTube’s daily views come from the two labels.

This also shows how broad YouTube’s base of publishers is, since only two represent more than 1% of the daily share of monetized views.

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