You Are Potential

by Moe Arora on January 7, 2010

I just watched this video and had to share it with you guys.

Many of us get so caught up in our everyday lifestyle, we take the simplest things for granted, and occupy our lives with the most frivolous issues. Sometimes, it’s those with far greater challenges that end up inspiring us to value what we have and to make the absolute most of it.

Patrick Henry Hughes, and his father, Patrick John Hughes, are two of those great inspirations.

Please take 15 minutes to watch these 2 videos. I promise you, you will be grateful you did.

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Throwing Pebbles & Conquering Mountains

by Moe Arora on January 4, 2010

I just wanted to post real quick to wish you guys a happy new year & a happy new decade!

Many times, we get so caught up in routine and habit, we end losing steam on accomplishing the major goals we set out for ourselves.

Wherever the past 10 years have taken you, you now have the next 10 to make it count.

“It isn’t the mountains ahead, to climb, that wear you out – it’s the pebble in your shoe.” – Muhammad Ali

In this next year, and in this next decade, I invite you to join me in a challenge to remove all the pebbles from your life, and conquer that mountain ahead.

Meet you at the top!

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Sports Illustrated's Digital Magazine

by Moe Arora on December 17, 2009

This is great:

Created by Time, Inc and The Wonderfactory.

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Music 2.0 Is Full Of Sh… Sheep

by Moe Arora on December 8, 2009

Music 2.0 Is Full of Sh... Sheep

I’m about to break one of the cardinal sins of blogging: I’m going to tell you why I haven’t updated recently.

I know I’m notorious for my gaps in posting, but that was usually due to time management issues, or writer’s block, or laziness. This time it was for a different reason.

I’m annoyed.

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Jermaine Dupri recently spoke at BlogWorld Expo 09 about the effects of blogs and social networking sites like Twitter, on the music business.

Here are 2 videos of the panels he spoke on:

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Tony J Is Bringing Romance Back To R&B

by Moe Arora on October 20, 2009

R&B artist, Tony J

I wanted to let you guys know about a new R&B artist/producer I’ve recently began working with, Tony J.

He’s been making a name for himself in his hometown of Houston, and today, we’re releasing his new single, “U Need A Man”.

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fraud_antoine_keane_dominic_edmonds Con artist, Antoine Keane a.k.a Dominic Edmonds

One of the biggest problems with the music business (or any business, for that matter) is that you’re never quite sure who you can trust. People talk a lot; the difference is some can back up their talk, while others simply can’t.

And other times, not only can they not back it up – they go to the extreme to create an entire façade.

Fakes.

Frauds.

One of those frauds is Antoine Keane a.k.a “Dominic Edmonds”.

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Video Games Becoming More Lucrative For Musicians

by Moe Arora on October 8, 2009

DJ AM (R.I.P) in DJ Hero

DJ AM (R.I.P) in DJ Hero video game

In this struggling state of the record industry, most artists, producers and labels are desperately looking for different streams to generate revenue.

Video games have long been a great alternative revenue stream, however in recent years games are becoming even more dependent on musical content (Guitar Hero, Rock Band, DJ Hero, etc), making this an even more attractive option to consider.

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Imagination Is More Important Than Knowledge

by Moe Arora on October 4, 2009

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Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.

– Albert Einstein

You Can Try, But You Can't Steal A Network

by Moe Arora on September 24, 2009

You guys are starting to get familiar with my TwitterRants, where I usually vent about an issue publicly on Twitter. I still have a few bottled up which I may express sooner or later, however, in the meantime, I’d like to share one with you from my homegirl, Fadia Kader.

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During a recent TwitterRant, she offered some cautionary tales, while providing some incredibly useful advice, for those working their way up in the music business (and any business, really).

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