It’s been a long time since I posted and that is really how I am. I don’t say anything UNLESS I have something relevant.
Here it is www.FatsaFatsa.com
The basics are written below the pictures and I don’t want to write and just have you taking a ‘peep’ over my text. Take a look, visit the site, join and never look back. This is the ‘Real Deal’.
This ADDS/BANNERS is the ‘immediate moneymaker’ for you. You will EARN money from your songs, Merchandise & some Royalties filtering through, but, having your OWN BILLBOARD in your front yard to sell ADVERTISING space is a FIRST. Offered to you by FatsaFatsa! USE it.
So, all above is basically from THIS……
Come Together – Connect
Yes, let’s COME TOGETHER, for TOGETHER is not only BETTER, but STRONGER.
This is the 1st writing concerning the Artists that have joined us at Artists United – Luke Music, and are under our ‘umbrella’, so to speak. Nothing to do with Rihanna, although she would be very welcome.
It has been a busy month (July) and to be honest I have not stopped since 1966 when I formed my 1st band called ‘Fresh Beat’. Shame I didn’t register the name;-( I’ll give you a brief history from ’66 (jumping many years), by providing links to save space and time.
From 1966 to 1980 I had my band(s) and in those days we basically had newspapers and journals to ‘archive’ our historical journey. To shoot through these 14yrs below is a heavily edited interview (2hrs to a few minutes), the late Tommy Vance gave me at the BBC in 1981 (I believe).
I came into Management of Artists by accident. Having lived 3 years as a recluse (avoiding the music biz except from the writing side), I was visiting friends in Birmingham when I came across a Reggae band by the name of ODESSUS. The vocalist and his style impressed me and I decided to talk with them. Imagine, 3yrs out of the biz, UB40 at their highest and some dude (me) trying to get a bands attention. To them a ‘nobody’. Who the f##k are you the drummer asked…. and so on… I changed their name to Dessus and within 2 weeks (rather to their dislike) I released their 1st single. Sample below of how it was before I changed it and after I Produced it.
After the Single ‘Ghetto Children‘ became a Hit-Pick all over the UK and Royalties were coming in, plus I got them a Publishing contract, they begun to ‘like’ what was done. But I moved on. Got no time for ‘hustle’.
I begun to Manage and Produce Artists in Sweden, samples below. Again, Genre Hippy, were not happy but when they made 18 in the Swedish charts they soon changed their tune!
To come up to date check out the rest here at LinkedIn, so we can move on.
Here we are, Artists United – Luke Music. Officially Official and launched. Not happy with Facebook, MySpace, Reverbnation and many others, my wife (Anna) and I, decided that there are more Unsigned Artists all over the World than signed. So, we decided to give them a ‘home’, some friendly ‘advice’ if asked, distribution for their music/works (not to be left in a draw or spread all over the net losing their value), Publishing (as that is a major in % of Royalties), Promotion and for sure ‘one on one’ contact. Yes, it’s possible, if you want it to be. Anyway, we are doing it and if you want to take part in changing the ‘Status Quo‘ you can. Go here Artists United – Luke Music and sign-up.
Clearly, I do NOT mean to change one of my favorite Rock Bands, even though they became to be known as the ’3 chord’ Rock Kings of all time!
Let’s change the ‘Status Quo‘ of the decaying, dying and continuous ‘looped’ Music Industry. It’s possible and very easy. What is a Record Label? For sure it’s not what it used to be. The trend now is the reality shows (far from it really) ‘American, Greek, English, Russian… Idol’, XYZ ‘Factors’ and whatever ‘competition’ is created by the Media to get the ‘Artist Masses’ to compete with each other. It goes on for weeks/months of ‘degrading’ the Artists that obviously will not get to be the winner! There can only be one winner. What happens to all the other 1000′sands that don’t make it? Some keep trying, for they believe and others go into depression because they were told in front of millions of viewers that they were useless and have no talent. So, in reality, a record label today, basically, waits until an Unknown Artist creates an ‘interest’ and then, maybe, they will show interest.
I will not repeat pages and pages of other posts I have written on getting signed for it’s easier for you to check it out here and recent posts.
The ARTIST is ‘YOU’ whilst Artists United is ‘US’ and Joe Public is ‘THEM’. Simply, without THEM, labels, shops, internet and just about anybody who is selling ‘something’ cannot run a business. YOU need THEM at your ‘Unknown & Unsigned’ stage in life because without THEM, YOU, cannot create an interest for the labels to ‘notice’ you. We, Artists United, will direct ‘THEM’ to your Site. How? We have over 15000 registered users, over 350 Affiliates and 1000′sands of links (Google LukeP2P). We have what ‘Joe Public’ seeks. We are EVERY RECORD LABEL’S NIGHTMARE – OUR VERY OWN ”Peer-To-Peer” Software, ‘LukeP2P’. We are your ‘bridge’ to ‘THEM’.
Join Artists United – Luke Music and ‘change’ the ‘Status Quo’. Be different. Don’t be scattered by joining 100′eds of sites that make promises & give you guarantees they can’t keep. Sites that are ‘just’ there with no human contact when you need one. Sites that are 99% of your own kind, seeking what you seek. Free to join of course but when you want a ‘service’ you gotta pay. Join a site/label that is sought by ‘THEM’, Joe Public. They are your bridge to your ‘existence’ and ‘making’ it. They will help put bread on your table leaving you free to pursue your talent whilst creating the demand that will make the Major Labels notice. (If you EVER need them).
You can continue to GIVE YOUR MUSIC FOR FREE (bad choice but it’s your choice, Respect. OR, join us and get ”something” as opposed to ‘NOTHING’).
At the end of the day, if you have spent at least a Thousand Dollars on a recording and some…. and you don’t have $35 (PER YEAR) left for Marketing, Promotion and Exposure, including your music being shoulder to shoulder with the Pro’s, it leaves me speechless. Just move on and continue to link your ‘stuff’ to YOUR friends, Mom, Uncle and such saying ”Please go Click ”LIKE” (as if that will PUT BREAD on your table or EVEN get an A&R to notice).
If any Management, Indie Label or Publisher are interested in HOW this system can work - Get In Touch. This can and will be the NEW Music Industry WITHIN the Music Industry. It’s a matter of time. Have a nice day.
There are 100′eds of ‘want to help’ Unsigned Artists URL’s covering any genre, category or style. They are all FREE to Register and upload your profile. Other services, like making contact, is another matter. No sooner do we register giving our info another such service ‘springs’ up. Just like mushrooms in a forest. Their service is just as their predecessors except now there is an added bonus to ‘entice’. Just like the supermarkets logo ‘buy one get one FREE’.
As I have said in my past Blogs, joining all these sites is like being the ‘lost tribes of Israel’ scattered and lost in the dessert looking for a ‘savoir’. Perhaps an A&R, Label executive, Agent, Scout or someone famous may spot us and offer a deal. A one in a million chance, considering there are over 5 million of us searching for the same savior, listed in the same places with the same people who are looking for the same thing.
The best introduction system to meet ‘other’ professionals in my field has been LinkedIn (although there are many others), but even LinkedIn has to make money. To connect and get the ‘full service’ you gotta PAY! They have to make a living too, right? Servers, people, developers, ISP connections…. it’s not free. We all eventually have to make something to pay the rent and grab a burger at least! Even you, the Unsigned Unrecognized Artist needs to eat. If you sacrifice your food (amongst other things) you need some $$$ to pay for your recording, without that, how you gonna get listened?
So, in reality, unless you part with some dollars you’re back to square one. Some pay, most don’t. It depends what the asking price is for the service you want. It’s a democratic world and we all have choices. I won’t list who charges what as I am sure you all have an idea (if not look up my past posts).
2) Everyone is entitled to a FREE featured page created by us AFTER your Full Registration if you PROVIDE us 2-3 JPG’s (3MB quality with 1 Rectangle pic for Front page), short BIO/Info and a few mp3 samples of your work.
3) Everyone can INTERACT with EVERYONE and ANYONE, hence Artists United, for FREE!
4) Your music will be played on Artists United Radio and if you want to submit programs (if you are a DJ) for FREE!
5) Distribution (selling) your works:- Everyone charges ‘something’. Some more than others and if it’s free, I bet you bottom dollar there’s a catch somewhere.
Most of you are giving your works for FREE anyway. Allowing your works to be ‘streamed’, played on YouTube without you EARNINGwhat you are entitled to. We don’t agree with this, but hey, it’s a Democracy and you can do as you wish. Think. Do you see a Pro’ giving it for FREE. Do you think LadyGaga’s Label allows YouTube plays for FREE? Wake up!
With Artists United Luke Music MP3 you can (if you gave it a chance) get DIRECTcontacts, EXPOSEyour works to over 15000 Registered users on the Lukep2p Network, have your works AIRED on Artists United Radio, get LINKED directly from us to your URL from YOUR featured page, get Publishing of your works regardless if you have been turned down!
It’s less than 24hrs since the news of Amy Winehouse, R.I.P, broke and although sad, very sad, in the world of showbiz, ‘the show must go on’.
True showbiz people live by this. I know I do. I would rather go like TommyCooper or Gene Pitney (on stage, performing and the next second ‘gone’). As Tommy would say ‘Just Like That’. To me Amy’s departure from this world is not really news. Just a sad affair. Like so many other talented people before her, gone. The reasons? They know the reason better than anyone, better than our 1000′s guesses. With respect I say R.I.P and let’s move on.
What’s this got to do with Mal Shaw? Who is Mal Shaw? I don’t know much about her (finer details), but I do know, from the moment I heard her on a recording (a link via Artists United) I knew that I hear a talent that will go ‘further’ than Amy.
I would like to say to Mal Shaw, to follow her heart and use the talent that was given to her and no matter what ‘pressure, problems’ that one has, adding ANY UNNATURAL substance in our body, won’t make it go away. The only thing that will go ‘away’ once hooked on such substances, is your ‘spirit and soul’.
A review of an upcoming Star. A talent waiting for the right moment. A review ‘before’ the fact.