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The question shouldn't be "Is MySpace Really Dead?"... It should more be something like "Is MySpace Still Dying?". Some things go Up, some others go Down. Tendencies are waves. As far as I know, G+ is going Up. And MySpace is going Down. The question is "When G+ will overpass MySpace?" http://guillaumedeziel.com/about-apropos/about-guillaume-deziel/
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The Music Samples Spy Machine If you compose a song that includes one or more pieces of music owned by another artist, be sure that sooner or later you’ll have one of your Fans that will tell WhoSampled.com which sample your using. Therefore, your Fan unwillingly become a spy! Do you remember Girl Talk? This talented boy who makes Mash Up (new songs exclusively made from other’s recorded works)? Well, our collective consciousness 2.0 has listed every recognizable millisecond that Girl Talk has borrowed from other’s works. To date, WhoSampled.com has listed 402 samples used by Girl Talk, that belongs to other artists! I guess WhoSampled.com is an initiative from the Majors Record Compagnies and/or Publishers, those who Girl Talk should have paid millions of dollars to clear the rights of the 402 samples he used in his compositions. If I were Universal, Sony, EMI or Warner, I would obviously finance WhoSampled.com, this music samples spy machine.
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@Music123 But Seth Godin will keep speaking and spreading his thoughts, without buying any others words. Indeed : It's impossible to reply on his blog. Last time I saw him in Montréal, at the Infopresse conferences, Godin was questioned about the fact that "Replying to his articles is not possible on his blog". That drove him angry and he said "Any clever questions?". A weird answer, coming from the 2.0 apostle! A thinker is often too busy to buy someone else's thoughts.
Toggle Commented Dec 1, 2009 on Seth Godin: Watch The (Music) Money at hypebot
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@Music123 Good shot! I agree with you.
Toggle Commented Dec 1, 2009 on Seth Godin: Watch The (Music) Money at hypebot
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Bonjour, (english follows) Je m'appelle Guillaume Déziel et je suis en quelque sorte l'apôtre de la gratuité de la musique au Québec (Canada francophone). Je crois que la musique doit être gratuite. Je crois qu'il faut vendre le produit dérivé de la musique (gratuite). Je crois que la musique est un produit d'appel. Je crois aussi que le Copyright limite les artistes dans leur processus créatif. Depuis 2007, bien avant que Radiohead choisisse la voie de la (semi)gratuité afin de créer une relation directe avec son consommateur, j'ai conseillé le groupe MV (Misteur Valaire) dans leur stratégie de mise en marché : Donner sa musique (contre un courriel) pour joindre ses fans, gagner en valeur (perceptive) et monnayer cette valeur sous forme de vente de produits dérivés, tels le spectacle, les vêtements, les droits d'exploitation dans des films, dans la pub, etc... Depuis, celle-ci a été reprise par Nin Inch Nail. Résultat, depuis septembre 2007, MV a donné près de 40,000 copies de son album Friterday Night via leur site officiel : http://www.mv.mu Le 22 décembre prochain, selon les prévisions, le groupe aura l'équivalent d'un Disque d'or en demande pour leur musique. Au Québec, un Disque d'or compte 40,000 copies. Jusqu'à présent, j'ai toujours accompagné amicalement et à temps perdu ce groupe (qui compte mon frère et ses amis, étant tous 10 ans plus jeunes que moi) dans leurs stratégies de développement web. Cela a porté fruit! Des téléchargements de leur musique ont été faits à partir de 758 villes situées dans 49 pays différents. À compter de Janvier 2010, MV me propose de m'accueillir officiellement au rang de leur équipe. J'ai très hâte! Guillaume Déziel Blogue : http://www.guillaumedeziel.com ============================================ Hello, My name is Guillaume Deziel and I'm kind of the apostle of free music in Quebec (French Canada). I believe that music should be free. I think we should sell the product of the music (for free). I believe that music is a loss leader. I also believe that the Copyright restricts the artists in their creative process. Since 2007, long before Radiohead choose the path of (semi) free to create a direct relationship with its consumers, I advised the group MV (Misteur Valaire) in their marketing strategy: Give their music (in exchang of an email) to reach their fans, gain in value (perceptual value) and monetize this value in the form of merchandising, such as concerts, clothing, rights exploitations for films and advertising, etc. ... Since, this strategy was taken over by Nin Inch Nail. Result : since September 2007, MV donated nearly 40,000 copies of his album Night Friterday via its official website: http://www.mv.mu On 22 December, as planned, the group will have the equivalent of a Gold Record "from a demand standing point" for its music. In Quebec, a Gold Record needs 40,000 copies sold. So far, I always helps on a friendship basis the group (which includes my brother and his friends, all being 10 years younger than me) in their web development strategies. This has paid off! Downloads of their music were made from 758 cities in 49 different countries. Beginning in January 2010, MV offers me officially welcome me to the rank of their team. I just can’t wait! Guillaume Deziel Blog: http://www.guillaumedeziel.com
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Your music worth nothing less than the number of ears listening to it, the number of hearts beating for it.
Toggle Commented Nov 19, 2009 on The Band Is Not The Brand at hypebot
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Your music worth nothing less than the number of ears listening to it, the number of hearts beating for it. Please read more about this on my site : http://www.guillaumedeziel.com
Toggle Commented Nov 19, 2009 on The Band Is Not The Brand at hypebot
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;) I like this one. In French, we say : «When you go up, smile. Cause you go down, you meet the same ones». «Quand tu montes, souris. Parce que quand tu descends, tu recroises les mêmes.»
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Hum... Not sure of that. You would have been maybe right in 1990. But today with the Web, kids from the other side of the world can reach your friends, your son, you daughter or your own Idol. Everybody can get in touch with everybody in this industry... as long as they've good content and they keep being nice (as Jason Parker said, up your comment).
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The Mechanical Reproduction Kingdom lasted from 1877 (phonograph invention) to today. Now, the possibility to monetize this form of music exploitation tend to slowly disappears. This short period of 132 years pasted on the 1.8 million years Human Being history is kind of... futile. My advice : Be as imaginative as Thomas Edisson was in 1877. Use today's technologies to reinvent the music history. Never stop questioning the established way of thinking or doing things. Use your imagination to create new business models and, as soon you think you made it, start over reinventing yourself in business. If you spend your time keeping your achievements, then you start loosing your time to reinvent yourself. (Sorry for my written : French is my mother-language)
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