Category Archives: Inspiration

Inspiration: CREATIVE CONTROL

Capture the feeling

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Creative Control on Vimeo.com

Creative Control TV

Inspiration: Young Guru Speaks On 9th Wonder

Who knows … This could happen to YOU someday

Inspiration: Freeway & Jake One – The Stimulus Package

Wow … This is probably by far the most innovative and eye-catching packaging for a piece of music, that I’ve ever seen. This video is already circulating blog after blog, and it should it definitely deserves the recognition.

Why does this inspire me? It shows that its MANDATORY to think outside of the box when trying to market any product your are trying to push, if you think you have any chance of making an impact. AMAZING

Inspiration : Billboard’s “30 Under 30″ For 2009

Being a 23 year recent college graduate who is already starting to embark upon his own business endeavors, it is extremely motivating to read this article about the music industry’s  “30 Under 30” who are already, or in the process of being major players within the music business environment. Shoutout to the my fellow Greenwich CT’er Scooter Braun (Asher Roth & Justin Beiber’s manager) who made his imprint on the list!

CLICK HERE TO SEE WHO MADE THE “30 UNDER 30” LIST

Inspiration : Damon “Dame” Dash (Entrepreneur)

The co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records and Rocawear – who in 2005 sold his share in the clothing empire to Jay-Z for $20 million – is under assault in Manhattan Supreme Court from lawyers, lenders and landlords fed up with not getting paidThe fall has been a dizzying one for Dash, who has gone from owning Keds, a vodka company and 1,300 pairs of . shoes to dodging bills and accusing a former accountant of ripping him off for millions of dollars.

This isn’t one of my typical inspiration posts … Dame isn’t one of those inspirations that I look to in the music industry on how to successfully conduct my business … But he is however an individual who I look at and know that this is an individual whom I DON’T want to emulate … Yes he’s had his success in the past, but does that really matter when NOW he has a continous amount of lawsuits, foreclosures on condos, repo’ed vechiles, and now a divorce suit? I’m not trying to air out dude’s personal life, but when your an individual in the lime-light and displaying your extreme amount of wealth to the public, keep it funky and realize that the truth with eventually be exposed if your going about your business in the wrong manner … Hopefully dude will be able to bounce make in a major way with his current business ventures, but let this be a lesson to all … Don’t overexpose yourself, because with one slip-up, your world can instantly come crashing down

Inspiration : John Mayer (Musician)

I wish I could just grasp a PIECE of this dudes knowledge about music … Although I don’t play the guitar, seeing Mayer’s love and passion towards his instrument motivates and inspires me to sit down and hop on the keys … Which I’m doing now … Consider myself … INSPIRED

Bonus video of John jamming to Justin Timberlake – I Think She Knows

Inspiration : The Rat Pack (Entertainers)

The Rat Pack was a group of popular entertainers most active between the mid-1950s and mid-1960s. Its most famous line-up featured Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop, who appeared together on stage and in films in the early-1960s, including the movie Ocean’s Eleven.

Sinatra and friends had no idea this band of five would make entertainment history. The group was remarkable for its upbeat entertainment style and smooth musical and comedy routines, many of which were ad-libbed. Davis said when Sinatra called the initial gathering of the Rat Pack, U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, French President Charles de Gaulle, and Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev were planning a Paris Summit Conference. Not to be outdone, Sinatra observed, “We’ll have our own little Summit meeting.” The Vegas Summit did not draw diplomats, but it did draw high rollers, VIPs, celebrities, and entertainment buffs, who responded by the thousands.

The definition of style …