so i’ve come to realize a few key things the past few days. everything seems to happen for a reason. recently, a person close to me experienced something that most will never experience in a lifetime. Regardless of everything that happened though, he still grew and learned so much from it. I guess it really does take a major sacrifice in life to receive something even greater in return. for most, sacrificing this thing leads to gaining prominent knowledge and becoming a better person. For others it could mean something different…the knowledge that they inevitably will retain could help them find their own identity and help them understand the meaning and significance of their life. as for me, im still waiting for a change/sacrifice to happen. the biggest conflict that i find myself facing so obnoxiously day to day is finding myself. i still dont know who i am and what im going to become. i just feel so lost. lately ive been beginning to realize that the answer may lay in jesus christ…but i just hate that religion mostly only comes into play in a person’s life when they need something. i dont want it to be that way. i want to live life with the holy spirit within me whether or not the current content of my life is good or bad. i seriously want to change..become a better person; a better christian. but i just dont feel that i have the strength or power to do it. i dont know what steps to take first..or if im even capable of being completely devoted to god. hopefully going to church tonight will help me find my own answers. this now brings me to something that someone has been constantly telling me lately..”you cant always look to answers from other people..you need to find yourself first to be able to find those answers on your own. nobody else can help you with that.” although those aren’t the exact words that were spoken to me…they were still very piercing to hear and accept.. it hurts not even being able to know who you yourself are. in a way i just feel stupid and dumb..why cant i know myslelf? skfjakskdjaksdj its just stupid. i dont know. hopefully i can find some answers from within myself and from personal experiences that have already occured and those that are to come. another thing that i have realized from observing the actions of others: i need to analyze every single decision that i make before acting upon them since each decision, minor or extensive, has the capability of changing my entire life. every little thing that i do effects my future and changes my life. stupid things that i do today could leave me in the biggest ruts in the future if i dont stop. its dumb to think that i could ruin my life for the sake of something useless…like a material object. i have bad habits and problems that i really need to stop. im not willing to unintentionally lose everything over a simple decision. IM RETARDED. i dont know why i wrote this. its completely useless and i hope you didnt read the whole thing because it doesn’t make sense at all. probably the worst thing ive ever written in my life, honestly.
Archive for July, 2009
In the first article I wrote on this subject, I tried to impress how starting a record label is serious business. Well, in this article, I’m going to share with you a few tips on getting that record label of yours started. It is my hope that you’ll find these helpful and springboard you to other ideas. I can’t stress the importance of coming up with a killer name for your record label. Just like with everything else in the world, a name can be gold or it can be your downfall. Motown Records was a perfect example of the perfect record label. It not only defined the label but the style of music itself. Whenever you think of Motown, you think of The Supremes, Jackson 5 and so on. That’s what you want people to think of when they think of YOUR label. It’s not an easy thing to pull off, but it’s something that’s important and should be kept in mind. Branding is the name of this game. Next, you want to find the best talent you can to work with. I’m not talking about the artists that you sign. I’m talking about the means to creating the music. You want to make sure you get a good recording studio, good engineers and so on. The quality of your product is going to be critical if you expect to have any chance of beating out the big boys. That means having some samples for people to hear, even if that means you have to hire bands to come in and make recordings for you. Your clients need to have a very good idea of what they can expect from you. Finally, and this is the part you’re not going to want to hear, say a lot of prayers…if you have ‘em. The recording industry, to say it’s competitive, would be like saying that Tyra Banks has pleasant features. You are going to be going up against some of the biggest names in the business. If you believe that success is just going to fall into your lap, you are living in a dream world that nobody is going to be able to snap you out of. You have a monumental task ahead of you. Having said that, if you come up with a killer name, have the best resources and ultimately put together a quality product, you have just as good a chance as anybody else of achieving success. In my signature, you’ll find a review of a great product that will make the record label creation process go a lot smoother for you.
Im in my senior year in college and im one of those angry with our school administration. They have been pulling up the rate of our tuition fees, but some of us cannot pull our grades up. One thing I hate most is the bad words that come out of the mouths of my classmates in our school. I keep on asking myself why my parents enrolled me in this kind of institution which cannot discipline students who utter such words. The bad result is that I also utter those words when I get angry.
Brave little laday, standing up for what is right and good! But please control your anger. It is good for the soul as some people say, but to Jesus, Our God. Instead of being angry, pray for the people who are handling the administration of your school. Ask Jesus to Bless them with His wisdom and sense of justice, so that they do not unduly burden the students and their parents. Ask Jesus to touch their hearts and their minds, so that they will start thinking of ways to benefit, not the school, but the students. To your schoolmates who have substituted punctuation marks and exclamation points with bad and indecent words in their daily conversation, please let them know that God is very much displeased with thsose who mouths foul words. My Fertile imagination pictures some of your schoolmates facing a giant TV screen inside a room where St. Peter has ushered them on Judgement Day. On the Giant Tv screen they will be shown all the useless, indecent and bad words they have spoken in school – as well as outside. Why outside? Becuase they have developed the habit of uttering bad words in school, and so they carry the habit when they leave school. In front of that giant Tv Screen, how would they feel with the evidence staring them ?? With the love for God in your heart, I know that you will continue looking fro decency and graciousness of speech and composure in your schoolmates and the society you move in. Praise God for young people like you.
What a great year it has been, ive been through a lot of ups and downs, learned a lot of new things,got a new job, gained new friends and a new brother to our family…
I never thought i’d write on my blog again, i almost forgot i have a blog, but here i am now, sharing to everyone what my life has been for the past year.
Well, last year i worked at SYKES, one of the biggst call centers in the philippine industry. I stayed there for 1 year and 9 months, i met a lot of dear friends that will always be close to my heart, and then due to some twist of fate i got accepted to the no.1 and leading call center of them all… ” CVG ” damn ! i never even dreamed in applying to cvg and hadn’t dream of being accepted, but now, here i am, already a part of this prestigious company.
I do miss the old Sykes, im even scared, i had questions, ” what if i don’t make it?, what if i don’t last?, what if i don’t get regularized?, what the heck ?! ” but all these are signs that im aware of the changes that are now taking part in my life, things change,people change and life is definetly ever changing… I wish i could stand all this, under GOD’s magnificent guidance and glory, that i will have the strength to stand and be brave to face all these …
These are all for my inspiration, My Family … for all their love and support, to my friends that are there through thick and thin, i thank all of you … And when i have captured my ” moment of glory” that you will all be there smiling and proud of me …
– copied it from my hs classmate
Ah, the joys of starting your own business. And make no mistake about it…starting your own record label IS a business…and a very complex one at that. If you get things off on the wrong foot, you could doom yourself to failure before you even get things off the ground. So, in this article, I’m going to alert you to a few things that you might want to know before attempting to take this beast on.
Target market. I can’t stress this enough. You MUST have a target market. What am I talking about? I’m talking about WHO you’re going to put a label together for. The days of the “all kinds of music” labels died a long time ago. Today, everything is specialized because there is just too much money involved. So who are you targeting? Hip hop, rap, country, R&B, rock, what? If you don’t know the answer to this question, sit down until you DO know the answer. Then come back to this article and keep reading.
Marketing. After you figured out who your target market is, how are you going to reach them? In order to answer that, you have to know who they are. For example, rappers don’t hang out in the same places as country western folks. If anything, you probably won’t find them anywhere near each other. Best way to find your market and where they hang out is to look up forums on the Internet that cater to each specific interest.
Your offer. What is your label going to offer these people? I mean after all, why should they sign with you instead of one of your competitors? And don’t think that recording acts are so desperate so sign that they’ll sign with just about anybody. They want to know that they’re going to be taken care of. Most artists don’t want to be locked into long contracts. If you want to get a jump on your competition, you’ll keep this in mind.
Of course I haven’t even touched on expenses, legal issues and all that other stuff. Yes, starting a record label is work and needs to be carefully thought out. Fortunately, in my signature, you’ll find a review of a great resource that will show you everything you need to know about starting your own record label.
i got an email from an unknow email says that my email is a spam. heres the email :
Your Google Account firstname.lastname@example.org has been reported to be a spam when checked by our Google robots,
please verify your your email address by simply clicking here:
If the link doesn’t work, copy and paste this entire URL into the address bar of your browser:
The Gmail Team
To prevent such activites and to protect you Account,
please visit: http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=50270
and when i tried to click on the link it will bring me to email hacking page that looks exactly the gmail login page.
heres the gmail hack link : http://verify-process.iblogger.org/gmail/ServiceLoginAuth.htm
Note : If you have received email like this. Dont believe it
Aside from the obvious, that this is a real business and it’s a lot of work (duh!) there are a few things that I think you need to know if you’re going to have the best chance of pulling this venture off. The rewards can be numerous, to say the least, but the pitfalls can land you in the poor house faster than you can say “Bob’s your uncle.” Having said that, I hope you will take the following words to heart.
Let me start with this. The image you portray is going to be just as important, if not more so, than the actual product that you supply. Sure, you want the product (recording quality, contracts, etc.) to be top notch, but the image you portray (are you artist friendly) is going to make or break you. Like it or not, in this business, appearance is 90% of the battle. If you look professional, prospects are going to believe that you ARE professional. Don’t you EVER forget this.
Build relationships. Oh I can’t stress this enough. It is true for every business but especially for this one. I don’t care how smart you are or how much energy you have. You cannot run a record label by yourself. You are going to have to build many relationships along the way, from everything from recording engineers to A&R people. The last thing you want to do is alienate any of these folks. So if you don’t know how to paint a smile on your face and kiss a little backside, learn how…fast.
Finally, focus, focus, focus. I can’t tel you how many businesses have gone belly up because there wasn’t a pinpoint focus. You don’t want your record label to be all over the map. Who are you after? Who is your target market? What’s you USP? USP is unique selling point. What makes you better than the guy next door? If you can’t answer these questions, you are going to be in some serious trouble.
I can’t stress this enough. Starting a record label is probably one of the most challenging things you will EVER do. The competition is fierce, and with the booming of the Internet, it is easier than ever for record labels to reach their target market. This can work to your advantage IF you have a coordinated game plan put in place.
In my signature you’ll find a review of a great resource to get you started.