Monthly Archives: June 2009

What Was Missing From The BET Awards

The BET Awards just wrapped up and everybody has an opinion on it.

Everybody.

Whether you loved it or hated it though (there’s FAR too much blatant negativity, without real basis, online), I will say that I give respect to any staff that has 3 days to scramble and re-arrange an event that took them months to set up.

Was it the best show they’ve ever done?

No.

Was it the worst show they’ve ever done?

No.

It was a decent production – especially given the fact that they had to reformat the entire scheduling in such a short timeframe. (After speaking to several people who were in attendance, apparently, the live show was actually incredible.)

I think the main reason why most people were hating on the BET Awards this year, is because after the tragic news of Michael Jackson‘s passing, the awards were hyped as a “Michael Jackson Tribute Show” – which changed everyone’s expectations.

If it weren’t hyped as a “Michael Jackson Tribute Show”, then it probably wouldn’t have received such harsh criticism. (Janet’s appearance was major though. And definitely very brave on her part.)

With that said, one of the rumors about the “tribute show” was that Chris Brown was scheduled to perform as part of the tribute.

People were skeptical, due to the obvious legal issues he’s been having, however there’s no denying that he would have put on an INCREDIBLE show.

He’s a great singer and an incredible dancer. That’s what people really wanted to see!

Chris Brown didn’t end up performing though. Apparently, he was pulled due to some circumstances that I’m sure will be uncovered over the next few days.

But heyyyy… this is the internet. We can always add things on here!

So anyways, here are 2 clips of what I (and pretty much everybody else) was hoping to see when thinking about a “tribute”:

*Sidenote: Anybody see my tweet show up on TV during the BET wrapup? lol.
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Konvict Muzik's Bu Shows You The Life Of A Young Music Exec

Last year, I featured the big homie, Bu; co-CEO of Konvict Muzik.

Not only did that feature get some attention, but a lot of people started asking for more information about him, his ventures and his everyday life.

Well, Bu decided it was time, and so he recently joined Twitter & launched his own YouTube channel.

Make sure to subscribe to his updates on both sites, as he’s going to be offering some insight into his life as a young music executive.

Bu on Twitter
Bu on YouTube

I see you homie!

Ryan Leslie Knows How To Connect With His Fans

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One of the biggest questions every artist, manager & label rep asks themselves on a daily basis is, “how can we further connect with our fans?”

Amongst all the teams out there, one of the best examples I can think of (and one whom I mention in nearly every meeting) is Ryan Leslie.

From his initial YouTube videos, to his MySpace push, to his Twitter profile and blog – he’s consistently shown that he’s one of the very few, that truly does “get it”.

Last night, R. Les posted a message on Twitter, telling fans he would purchase & autograph an iPod for any fans that met him at the 24-hour Apple Store in NYC in the next 15 minutes.

And he kept his word.

Peep the video:

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The Man Behind 50 Cent's Social Media Empire

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Love him or hate him, ever since 50 Cent first launched his media channel, ThisIs50.com,  nearly every other artist ran to launch their own Ning site in hopes of copying his success.

While others are frantically trying to emulate ThisIs50.com, the man behind the site and its success, Chris “Broadway” Romero, is continuing to move on and break new grounds.

Broadway was recently interviewed by TechZulu, where he offered some insight into the success and motivation of ThisIs50.com.

Watch the video below:

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Secret Millionaire

Here we are – another Monday morning and the start of a new week.

Many people loathe Mondays, and it’s very common to get stuck in our habits and forget why we’re doing what we’re doing.

Most of us say that we’re working towards financial freedom and the ability to take care of ourselves, our families and our loved ones.

That’s an highly respectable goal to have – and one that I believe most of us share.

But does it stop there?

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