Name: Kelland, aka "K--Diamondz"
Web Site: http://www.sosoactive.com
Bio: CEO, Writer, Rapper, Internet Marketer, Innovator and author of The Social Music Revolution Revealed.
Posts by K--Diamondz:
- “We have a long history of partnering with musicians to raise awareness of rights, poverty and hunger issues,” says Bob Ferguson, manager, Creative Alliances & Music Outreach, Oxfam America. “We fundamentally believe music can help change the world and it’s with the support of our partners, like Thrillcall, and supporting artists, that we fulfill our ongoing quest to right those wrongs.”
Fresh off the filming of her first music video “Antidote,” MIESA teams up with Twitmusic
once again for a emotional live rendition of “Mirrors,” by superstar Justin Timberlake. Filmed
at the Gibson Showroom in New York City with musician Phillip Lewis of The Chemistri.
WATCH her on TWITMUSIC singing “Mirrors”
LISTEN/SHARE “Antidote” from her upcoming album here:
SHARE the “Antidote” iTunes BUY link here:
Sebastien De La Cruz AKA The Golden Cowboy from San Antonio sung a beautiful rendetion of the “Star Spangled Banner to kick of game 3 of the 2013 NBA Finals. This was the first time that I’ve heard Sebastien sing but I can tell you this young man has an amazing voice! Since appearing in the 2012 season of “America’s Got Talent,” the young mariachi singer has been setting stages on fire.
In Early May, we posted a study analyzing the viral phenomenons of the Harlem Shake and PSY’s Gangnam Style. The study, which was created by the global strategic insight agency Facegroup, was one of the first to identify the key components of “going viral.” Last week we had a chance to interview one of the masterminds behind the Facegroup’s social intelligence juggernaut Francesco D’Orazio and below are the results.
What’s the history behind Face? How was it created?
FACE was founded in 2005 as a research and innovation agency. We focussed on collaborative innovation, helping brands develop new products and strategies while involving their audiences in the process. When Social Media took off it was only natural for us to include social data as one of the key streams of our innovation projects.
How much time goes into a research project like Gangnam Style vs. Harlem Shake?
From research design to data collection to data analysis and data visualisation it doesn’t take less than 10 days for a project of that scale.
How does Pulsar TRAC work and how can organizations benefit from this tool?
Pulsar TRAC tracks public social data by keyword, by audience (as defined by interests, location and demographics) or by content (anything that contains a specific URL). Once the data has been collected it augments it with 30 types of metadata built into a unified data model. It then analyses the data and visualizes it in 50 different ways (plus the visualization you can customize yourself). All in the space of milliseconds. We can process thousands of tweets per second.
Companies and organisations are using it for many things: tracking a brand, its competitors or a specific campaign; profile an audience to understand who they are talking to; map an entire product category across the globe to uncover unmet needs, delivering customer service online and optimising the service they deliver. We are also helping brands find their audience online when they don’t have one. We can simulate an audience based on their interests and passions and imagine what would it look like if it existed so that an organisation can fine tune their strategies and deliver something relevant even before it has received any feedback.
What type of organizations would social research and intelligence benefit most?
Having real-time, historical and predictive social insights is invaluable for any organisation because it provides you with information that no customer data carried until now: the interest graph and the social graph of the consumer, which is essential to understand audiences at scale and be able to talk to interact with them in a human way. Which is ultimately the crucial challenge businesses and organisations are facing in the age of social media.
What is the most exciting project that you have worked on thus far?
I’m excited about two series of studies that we recently launched: How Stuff Spreads (of which Gangnam vs Harlem was only the first iteration) and Audiences, which is going to look at comparing audiences of tv shows, newspapers, movies and video games. One of these studies will look at mapping the audiences of Al Jazeera vs Fox, another at the audiences of Game of Thrones vs Madmen.
But what really gets me out of bed is experimenting with public social data and creating new tools for understanding society at scale. One of the NPD projects I’m working on right now for the Pulsar platform is about connecting social media data to the Google Knowledge Graph in order to provide context and deeper understanding in real-time. Another one is integrating collective intelligence in the data mining process to help those little algorithms get a little smarter, and more human in the process. Both are massive projects but early tests have already shown the potential is huge. Looking forward to share more soon!
West Coast Hip Hop Legend Dj Quick’s daughter, Davieanna Marglena Blake, has been charged with the murder of her two year old son.
Davieann’s “baby daddy” Darnell Moses Alvarez supposedly spanked the child to death with a belt and the autopsy revealed her internal bleeding, a lacerated liver and other complications. It’s surprising that they are only 24 and 21 and they look a lot older. A Very Sad Story.
More info can be found at : CBS5
Thrillcall Announces Benefit Concert Series at Mercury Lounge with Oxfam America: Delicate Steve to Headline First ShowJune 7th, 2013
The first in the concert series, Delicate Steve, a soulful rock unit with unique instrumental style, will debut at the Mercury Lounge on June 22. Passes will be available exclusively through Thrillcall’s mobile app starting on June 14, 2013!
A total of five artists will be showcased at the Mercury Lounge as part of the benefit concert series. Stay tuned as each artist will be revealed following the previous artist’s performance. Show dates will be announced a week prior to each performance and passes will be available exclusively through the Thrillcall mobile app. Users of the app will also be able to preview music and share show details with friends.
“This is an opportunity to showcase the ease of using Thrillcall to see live music while also doing something good,” said Frank Woodworth, director of business development, Thrillcall. “This is going to be a great series of events. The bands are stellar. The Mercury Lounge has some of the best sound and sight lines in New York, and Oxfam America is an organization we believe in.”
In 2008 “The 808 Banging Summer Youth Camp” was created at The 808 studio. Youth were able to come in and get hands on experience with musical equipment, as well as industry tips and a class on the History of Hip-Hop. It was a week of enrichment & humbling to empower young kids with the tools to make their dreams a reality.
Well, the Camp is coming back and will be better than ever! ”The 808′s & Summer Breaks” Music Camp! Jul 15-19. All the information is on the above flyer… If you have a kid or know of a kid that may be interested please have them send a letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following
1.What’s their aspiration/dream in music &
2.What they intend to gain from the camp.
Can only take 8 kids so time is of the essence.
P.S Volunteers are welcome & needed! Whatever you think you can contribute to the camp whether it be speaking, food donations, monetary donations, displaying a musical skill, time etc… please email email@example.com and we can see how you can assist. Thanks!
Banging track from D jFreQNasty. Dope Reggae and Trap Vibe. Gotta Luv It!
“The Screaming Eagle of Soul” Charles Bradley has announced summer tour dates, with stops at a number of major festivals includingLollapalooza, FYF Fest and Bumbershoot. Bradley recently wrapped an extensive North American spring tour in support of new album Victim of Love (out now on Dunham/Daptone), and headlined the famed Apollo Theater where the Village Voice noted that the set was “a bottomless display of artistry, gratitude and boundless enthusiasm.” See the full tour routing below.
In addition to bringing his soul stirring, hip-shaking, crowd-pleasing live performances to stages across North America and the world, Bradley just released a new track from Victim of Love. In “You Put The Flame on It,” he sings “My life is gold – you put the flame on it,” backed by a horn chart that sounds like it was lifted from a lost Four Tops single. Hear the track here: https://soundcloud.com/
By now, Bradley’s remarkable, against-all-odds rise has been well-documented – how he transcended a bleak life on the streets and struggled through a series of ill-fitting jobs – most famously as a James Brown impersonator at Brooklyn clubs – before finally being discovered by Daptone’s Gabriel Roth. The year following the release of No Time For Dreaming saw one triumph after another and Victim of Love sees Bradley emerging from his past heartaches stronger and more confident, overflowing with love to share. See the just-released behind the scenes of Victim of Love video here: http://youtu.be/Z9Ho87TiPX0.
Jun 07 Richmond, VA – Friday Cheers at Brown’s Island
Jun 12 Paris, France – La Maroquinerie
Jun 14 London, England – Islington Assembly Hall
Jun 15 Bergen, Norway - BergenFest
Jun 16 Oslo, Norway – Norwegian Wood
Jun 17 Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega
Jun 19 Hamburg, Germany - Grünspan
Jun 20 Dresden, Germany - Beatpol
Jun 22 Ballinlough Castle, Ireland - Body&Soul
Jun 23 Duisberg, Germany - Traumzeit Festival
Jun 25 Aarhus, Denmark - Posten
Jun 26 Berlin, Germany - Huxleys
Jun 28-30 Glastonbury, England – Glastonbury Festival
Jul 02 Vienna, Austria – Jazz Fest Wien
Jul 03 Karlsruhe, Germany - Zeltival - Tollhaus Karlsruhe
Jul 07 Arras, France – Main Square Festival
Jul 08 Argelès-sur-Mer, France – Les Déferlantes Festival
Jul 11 Bilbao, Spain – Bilbao BBK
Jul 13 Juan-les-Pins, France – Jazz à Juan
Jul 14 Rotterdam, The Netherlands – North Sea Jazz Festival
Aug 03 Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
Aug 04 Montreal, QC - Osheaga Music and Arts Festival
Aug 10 Burnaby, BC – Burnaby Blues + Roots Festival
Aug 11 Regina, SK – Regina Folk Festival
Aug 17 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
Aug 18 Lyons, CO – Folks Festival
Aug 20 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
Aug 23 San Diego, CA – Belly Up Tavern
Aug 24 Los Angeles, CA – FYF Fest
Aug 28 Salt Lake City, UT – State Room
Aug 29 Boise, ID – Visual Arts Collective
Aug 31 Seattle, WA – Bumbershoot
Sep 01 Bellingham, WA – Wild Buffalo
Sep 04 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
Sep 05 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
Sep 06 Arcata, CA – Van Duzer Theatre
Sep 07 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom (Music Fest NW)
Sep 14 Burlington, VT – Grand Point North Festival
Sep 20 Brooklyn, NY – Williamsburg Park (Daptone Soul Revue, FREE SHOW)
Youth HIP HOP BATTLE Announced for June 15th!
THREE Days of Artists Showcases — June 13-15, 2013
TWO Days of Music Business/ Educational Panels & Workshops — June 14-15, 2013
Located at Laney College in Oakland, CA
The 4th annual CALIFORNIA MUSIC INDUSTRY SUMMIT is an intensive 3-day artist showcase and 2-day music business convention with panels, workshops, and exhibits. “The Ultimate Platform for all Genres of Music”, will take place this year from Thu. Jun 13th through Sat. Jun 15th at Laney College, located at 900 Fallon Street in Oakland, CA. The summit is sponsored by Music Connection, Comcast, SESAC, SonicBids, Reverb Nation, and Vivid Concepts, as well as new sponsors Bart, AC Transit, City of Oakland, and Quiznos!
Just in we now have new single day, or all-event pass options for the conference. See http://www.showclix.com/event/cmis2013 for all pricing options. To learn more about what registered attendees receive, including hotel discounts, promotional goodies and more, visit http://tramaientertainment.com/Registration.
OPENING KEYNOTE SPEAKER ANNOUNCED!
This year’s opening keynote speaker will be journalist, author and writer Fred Bronson! Many people know Fred Bronson from his work with Dick Clark and his appearances on American Idol. But what people may not know is that Fred Bronson is perhaps singularly more significant than both of those entities combined, and his contribution and work – by way of his Billboard books – far more invaluable.
Also, new speakers are still being added to the CMIS! Jamie Purpora, President of TuneCore Publishing will be speaking on a panel (The Royalty Compensation War) with James Leach from SESAC. Head to www.tramaientertainment.com for more details.
Singer, songwriter, producer, vocal coach and artist developer Robert “RAab” Stevenson, who is known as the vocal coach to stars like Justin Timberlake, Rihanna, Kelly Rowland and more, will be teaching a Vocal Workshop at CMIS 2013! To learn more about Robert “RAab” Stevenson, visit http://www.kimadproductions.com/bio.html. You can also visitwww.tramaientertainment.com for more details on this Vocal Workshop.
Other speakers include Nate “N8Beats” Rimmel, Music Producer (Lil Wayne, Too $hort, Tech N9ne, etc.) http://www.linkedin.com/in/n8beats, Emily White, Co-Founder of Whitesmith Entertainment http://whitesmithentertainment.com/, George C. Fraser of Fraser Net Inc., Mike Varney of Magna Carta Records and more. Learn more about the SPEAKERS at this link.
YOUTH HIP HOP BATTLE SET FOR JUNE 15th!
CMIS is proud to announce their first ever Youth Hip-Hop Battle! The battle will take place on June 15th from 11am-12pm at Laney College. To be considered, you must submit to the battle by Monday, June 3rd at 5pm. There is a $25 submission fee. The rules state that the battle is for youth ages 14-17 that are enrolled in high school. 10 individuals will be chosen to battle. Each battle will be one song for one minute and 30 seconds (1:30).
The 1st place winner will get sponsored by Golden State Management an all paid recording, mixing and mastering of one song at The Mint Studio owned by Multi-Grammy winning producer Bobby Ozuna.
*All youth that submit are automatically registered for free all access badges to attend the music conference on Saturday, June 15th ONLY.
Sign up here:
WATCH ARTISTS PERFORM!
As mentioned above, CMIS features artist performance showcases. This year’s performers include Canto, Acoustic Minds, Konflict, G2, Tom Richardson, Yoshiko, Kwanza Jones, Mr. P Chill, Trapdoor Social, and more. These showcases produce an electrifying and important platform for artists / bands. Performing at the CMIS annual conference and networking with other music groups, music industry professionals and music admirers in this unique conference setting can be essential to careers. Most of the showcases are open to the public. Showcases are usually 30 – 40 minute sets of original music. Registration to perform in a showcase is now closed. To learn more about artist showcases and the confirmed performances, visit the ARTIST SHOWCASE page at this link.
***Artist performance showcases will take place at Laney College during the summit on June 14th and 15th, but there are different artist showcases happening at other events/venues surrounding CMIS. See below for a list of events taking place at surrounding events/venues.
List of CMIS Events:
ARTISTS SHOWCASE PERFORMANCE PLUS EARLY CMIS BADGE PICKUP:
· June 13th, 2013 6pm-2am @ The Stork Club, 2330 Telegraph Ave Oakland, CA 94612
OFFICIAL AFTER PARTY PLUS ARTIST SHOWCASE:
- June 14, 2013 7pm-1:30am @ The Uptown, 1928 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612
OFFICIAL AFTER PARTY WITH DJ RAHFEE ZAHKEE
- June 15th, 2013 7pm-2am @ Somar Bar, 1727 Telegraph Ave Oakland, CA 95612
At this day and age, promoting your band online is the most effective way to make your music known and garner more fans, after of course, performing gigs, shows, and doing tours. But if your band isn’t on the road yet and it’s been close to a year after releasing your last EP or album, the best way to continue and make your band’s presence felt is by sprucing up your website and getting active online. If your website isn’t doing an effective job promoting your band, there may be some factors to consider when it comes to de-cluttering your website. There are a lot of widgets, apps, and tools that you can choose from and it only becomes too overwhelming with these myriad of choices that your site ultimately becomes confusing.
It’s great when you have every social networking share tool at the bottom of every post you make, but are all of those necessary? Use only the major ones such as Facebook and Twitter, and your fans will gladly share your band updates and videos as opposed to being faced with a ton of choices that creates a visual mess. Streamlined, cleaner sites often have more hits because it’s easier to navigate to the information you need. Editing content and choosing only the relevant ones that the fans really look forward to can get you more traffic. For example, online gaming sites are often very easy and familiar to navigate because you want people to play in your website. A great example of a streamlined, polished gaming site is Partypoker. You can easily navigate and locate the games as well as join any poker room you want. The promotions and events section is the first thing that you will encounter, and this will make you play poker even more, and practice your gaming strategies and skills. It makes you want to practice more because it possesses this intelligent game design and a very easy to use game interface. You can also watch online video tutorials and even get tips and pointers from the best poker players around such as Phil Ivey. Signing up to this site is very easy because of its call-to-action strategy – signing up online via your desktop or downloading the mobile version.
When your website is focusing on just one call-to-action; let’s say for example, you want to increase your mailing list or there’s a new album launch coming up, it’s best to focus on one thing so that fans and visitors can zone in on whatever you want them to. Minimize everything, and everything means, only having one music player and mailing list sign-up form, organizing your videos, and removing inactive forums, search boxes, etc. Also, it’s important to build relations with music websites like Pitchfork, Kerrang and Shout4Music to help promote your band and its website through various posts.