A must-read feature from The Atlantic looks into why the state of [pop] music is the way it is…repetitive, monotonous, homogeneous, super loud and compressed and in many cases, super cheesy.
The mysteries of creativity are similar to the mysteries of the universe; seeking to understand these require constant exploration, open-mindedness, constantly chasing down leads that may not go anywhere, sometimes you come across a great discovery, achievement or ‘happy accident’ and sometimes it’s the journey of the experience which teaches or enlightens you to things you may not have discovered otherwise.
Independent filmmaker Ava DuVernay, Sundance Award-winning director of the film ‘Middle of Nowhere‘ and of the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. feature drama ‘Selma‘ gave a keynote speech last weekend at the 2013 Film Independent Forum event held in Los Angeles that offers some of the realest advice we’ve heard in a while. All people who aspire to be or are in the creative and startup industries should hear this.
Midway is an upcoming documentary with a strong potential to help people rethink their daily habits when it comes to how we dispose of our waste and our use of disposable products, particularly plastic, much of which is winding up in an area in the pacific that is now known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. This particular area is believed to be twice the size of the continental United States and causing major harm to the ocean, wildlife and us.
[DC] Fri. Sept. 20th: Hip Hop & Politics @ The Congressional Black Caucus 43rd Annual Legislative Conference
If you’re in the Washington, DC area come check out a discussion on hip hop and politics this Friday, September 20th featuring our own Hank Shocklee plus the legendary DMC of Run DMC, MC Lyte, Rev. Yearwood of the Hip Hop Caucus, Michael Skolnik of Global Grind, Angela Rye of IMPACT Strategies and Amos Brown, on-air personality on Radio One. The event is hosted by Rep. André Carson.
With Virgin Galactic selling $250,000 flights to space that are taking place later this year and all the activity that has been taking place with the development of the International Space Station, it was only a matter of time that we’d hear about the first ‘mainstream’ technology solution for those early explorers planning to travel there soon.
Cue, PayPal Galactic who just revealed their plans to be the first interstellar commerce solution to help you with your transactional banking needs in space…
Over 1.65 billion music purchases took place in the U.S. in 2012, an all time high according to a new report just released from Nielsen and Billboard. Physical albums, digital albums and digital songs accounted for the sales figures which are up overall 3.1% from 2011.