Spartan2177

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from New York

  • Activity

    • 10 years

      3 years ago

      Spartan2177

      welp. jesus.

    • 7 years

      7 years ago

      Spartan2177

      God damnit.

      I've made a few really good friends.

      Slaps Hoes.. my dad actually encouraged me to go down to Charlotte for the All Star race this year and said he would pay for my gas to get there and back.. so it's looking like it could happen.

      Sorvats.. you suck at Forza.

      koko - yous a cool brah, brah. i'm jelly of your karting.

      das it.

    • final paper.. warning: long

      7 years ago

      Spartan2177

      Breaking An Artist

      First and foremost, making and breaking and then sustaining an artist in the music industry is no easy feat. Doing so takes time, effort, dedication, and lots of American dollars. That is not to say artists like Justin Bieber or Kelly Clarkson do not come and go every now and then, but when starting from scratch and not getting a “break,” so to speak, it is extremely difficult to thrive in the music business. The common misconception among the general public is the only break one really needs to succeed is to get the material they produce into the hands of an executive at a huge record label. Once that happens, according to this view, it is only a matter of time before the new artist is being flown around the country (or world) on the company dime playing shows for thousands of people. That dream could not be further from reality when it comes to starting out. The simple act of getting an Artist and Repertoire representative from any record label is difficult in itself. It is possible however, if an artist or band receives enough publicity in order to attract the interest of a record label. If someone at the label is impressed, they may send an A&R rep out to check out the artist, in which case the artist is on the right track to gaining a contract.
      Developing a successful artist takes much more than allocating a lot of money into production and marketing. It takes the culmination of a community of response as well as the right time and place for things to flesh out. It is not just work from the record label standpoint: the artist must put in the same, if not more effort than the people working on a brand for the artist or creating a marketing plan. The artist must create an identity he or she wishes to convey not only to fans, but to professionals in the music industry as well.
      In order to successfully market a new artist, one must target what Malcolm Gladwell refers to as the “early majority” (Gladwell, 2002). The flow of trends follows this model: innovators, then early adopters then early majority then late majority all followed by the laggards. The innovators are the ones who start trends, so to speak. They allow the trend to be noticed by the early adopters who, in turn, are followed by the early majority. An example of this would be the early popularity of Rebecca Black’s song “Friday.” The song itself received mainly negative reactions by those in the music industry, but if we look at how the song rose to such prominence that Rebecca Black appeared in Katy Perry’s music video “Last Friday Night” then the same rules apply to Rebecca Black. The song “Friday” was uploaded on YouTube on February 10th, 2011, and within a month received roughly 1,000 views. For a low level music video (Black’s parents paid $4,000 for the video to be made and song to be written specifically for her) that is not too bad. On March 11th, something happened and the video went “viral” on the Internet. It spread like wildfire and received millions of views within days of going viral. TV personality and comedian Daniel Tosh featured the video on his blog, citing terrible lyrics (Pomranz, 2011). He then provided a link to the music video. Rebecca Black’s video was the most talked about thing on Twitter within days of becoming an Internet phenomenon. The fact that Rebecca Black’s song “Friday” garnered so much attention is amazing in itself, yet the majority of the attention she received was negative. The song somehow managed to reach the Billboard Hot 100 topping out at 58 and the New Zealand Singles Chart at 33. Everything that encompasses Rebecca Black’s “career” represents in a small way how an artist in the music industry can fly under the radar for a period of time, rise very quickly to stardom, becoming the subject of everyone’s conversation, and then finally, just as quickly drift away to be forgotten, or at least, less talked about. That is not to say Rebecca Black’s career is over, necessarily, but she is not in the limelight right now as she once was.
      The amount of time and effort required for making an artist successful can all be for nothing if there is no community of response. Granted, if an artist has been signed then there must be something a record label sees in them to devote energy into making them successful. Yet, the record label’s primary interest is to make money by promoting or exploiting the artist. Whether the artist knows that or not, is another story, but when a label signs a new act, they are concerned with making the artist into the most successful person possible

    • 7 years ago

      Spartan2177
    • I think

      7 years ago

      Spartan2177

      I'm ruining music for myself. After researching tops such as culture, hegemony, and marketing: I want to vomit.

    • vacation

      8 years ago

      Spartan2177

      I've been on one since last friday.. in ocean city, maryland.. so much delicious fried food down here.. fried oreos are marvelous.

    • 8 years ago

      Spartan2177
    • fapfapfapfap

      8 years ago

      Spartan2177

      just kidding.

      we sold the blazer for $400 since it needed about $2000 worth of repairs (completely new brakes system, undercarriage was 80% rusted, and other techno babble I don't get since I'm not a mechanic).

      The 1986 Acura Legend has been a worthy substitute and in doing some good math, it could very well last another 75 or so years. 50k miles in 25 years and it has a Honda engine in it, 200k easy.

      Anyways, if you haven't yet, watch my awesome youtube videos at www.youtube.com/n1cktion

      Until the next time...

    • 8 years ago

      Spartan2177
  • Comments (2319)

    • S1apSh0es

      4 years ago

      sup fgt

      • Spartan2177

        4 years ago

        yeah that works. forgot you work weird hours.

      • S1apSh0es

        4 years ago

        Oof, UPS has been kicking my ass. Going straight to bed. Tomorrow night?

      • Spartan2177

        4 years ago

        Motherfucking slap. I'll be on Xbox tonight. Get on.

    • S1apSh0es

      5 years ago

      skype bish

    • S1apSh0es

      6 years ago

      Truck race fgt

    • SorvatS

      7 years ago

      Yeah I missed it too, I caught a second of the end of it. Thanks for the future heads up.

    • SorvatS

      7 years ago

      Heard all of it's great.

    • SorvatS

      7 years ago

      Thanks! and way to make a birthday well wishing suck. :P

    • kokopelli73

      7 years ago

      What?! How can anyone dislike Weird Al?

    • S1apSh0es

      8 years ago

      imma break your homepage again if you don't get on msn fgt.

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      8 years ago

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    • SorvatS

      8 years ago

      sorry bro my shits still going too

    • S1apSh0es

      8 years ago

      msn fgt

    • kokopelli73

      8 years ago

      Hey man, sorry we didn't party up last night. We were playing You Don't Know Jack, and it's an audio based trivia game. Halo tomorrow Saturday night with us and Stav, perhaps?

    • S1apSh0es

      8 years ago

      dush

    • kokopelli73

      8 years ago

      No no. VLK is totally its own entity. Pole Position is a parent company for some locations across the states, but not in Charlotte. They run electric karts with roughly 16hp. There are two locations here in Las Vegas, actually. I haven't raced there yet, but I plan to be in the next league and whup up.

    • kokopelli73

      8 years ago

      Go.

    • kokopelli73

      8 years ago

      Just fucking with you man. We like you can take the jokes. We less than three you, no worries. Just want to make sure there's no emThreeage going on. ;)

    • kokopelli73

      8 years ago

      I am disappoint. Wish it were more sim. RBR was/still is the best rally sim. You still have your wheel, right? You can get it for like nothing on Amazon.

    • kokopelli73

      8 years ago

      Looking at Stavros' wall - so Dirt is super hard/realistic? Did you ever play Richard Burns Rally on PC?

    • SorvatS

      8 years ago

      Yeah I'm not liking that that gym stuff is in the game from some vids I saw. Also no demo is no cool.

    • SorvatS

      8 years ago

      is it? (dirt3) like nice controls and not tarded and stoff?

    • SorvatS

      8 years ago

      As far as I can tell that's all you do, wear vnecks and such glasses. (look at you're utubs)

      Also you're a music major pehhhh hips.

    • SorvatS

      8 years ago

      Also did I miss saying Happy Birthday to you? if so sry and Happy Belated Non-Abortion Remembrance day.

    • SorvatS

      8 years ago

      You're majoring in music something....

      NEED

      I

      SAY

      MORE?!

    • kristen

      8 years ago

      harpee barfdayyyy!

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    • S1apSh0es

      8 years ago

      FWERE

    • Wolfmother

      8 years ago

      Worked perfectly. Thanks again

    • S1apSh0es

      8 years ago

      BISH

    • kristen

      8 years ago

      you know we have four loko here, right? it happens to be one of my favorite novelty drinks. crunk and smirnoff is just an improvisation of red bull and vodka. it's still energy drink and vodka, but better.

      be jelly!

    • killingomg

      8 years ago

      cheese

    • S1apSh0es

      8 years ago

      FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFU-

    • SorvatS

      8 years ago

      YUSS smiley0.gif

    • S1apSh0es

      8 years ago

      MSN BRAH

    • kokopelli73

      8 years ago

      I really thought about it. Way too expensive though. Maybe some day.

      And thanks. I love it, though I am still kind of weirded out. But in a good way. smiley1.gif

    • kokopelli73

      8 years ago

      RT is being a bitch lately, haven't you noticed? When you post on my page I see your Joker, but on your profile I see Stig.

    • S1apSh0es

      8 years ago

      msn fgt

    • SorvatS

      8 years ago

      Eh good to know he's still alive lol.

    • SorvatS

      8 years ago

      BTdubs, where is slaps hoes?

    • SorvatS

      8 years ago

      check out your profile with ze googles.

    • kokopelli73

      8 years ago

      Woo. If I wanted to wait for who knows how long to do so. Yeah, didn't happen.
      =P

    • MissDZ513

      8 years ago

      Hmmm well im not sure what parties are like up there, im assuming they are close to the same but i absolutely love greek life, its like having a huge family where you are, i mean im even close with other sororities besides my own, and i think of them like cousins or something, im sure you'll love it

    • MissDZ513

      8 years ago

      Is it a school below the Mason-Dixon line? because the parties are different in the south than in the north. Im originally from Maine so i've seen both types haha

    • MissDZ513

      8 years ago

      If you pick the right letters its amazing, the bonds of sisterhood and brotherhood and all the cheesy stuff.... nd the parties kick ass for sure!

    • MissDZ513

      8 years ago

      Birthday twins! smiley0.gifsmiley0.gif

    • kokopelli73

      8 years ago

      We need to put together a Team RvB for their next big enduro! I'll have to fly out for it though. =P

    • kokopelli73

      8 years ago

      Just be careful on the speeding. I can't look down on you for that, no way. I've had my issues too. Just stick to going 5 over, and you should be good for the most part. Just keep an eye out at overpasses, truckstops/weighing stations, and bridges. Yeah, I find going karting really probably saved me from a lot of tickets. Drive like a nut there, and get it out of your system, you know? I've only gotten tickets out of state.

      Can't wait for F1 2010! Just can't afford it yet. Couldn't really afford Reach... =/

    • kokopelli73

      8 years ago

      Now that you have a car and all, are you ever going to get your ass to GPNY?

    • killingomg

      8 years ago

      hey, im in this hot/nerdy contest and you should vote for me : )

      roosterteeth.com/groups/forum/viewTopic.php?id=20404

    • SorvatS

      8 years ago

      Wish I could pick up F1 tonight.

    • SorvatS

      8 years ago

      Guess you'll need some USB accessories, but I mean like your game saves, don't wanna go through Forza all over again etc.

      Eventually I s'pose you'll be picking up that harddrive.

    • SorvatS

      8 years ago

      The transfer cable should work iirc. They sell it for like $20 now.

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