November 2016: Rosendale

In this series, we are catching up with musicians from all over the world to talk about their passion: music!

Rosendale (Brian Wang) is a 26-year-old singer-songwriter from San Francisco, United States. He’s best known for his covers on YouTube, especially his annual a cappella recaps of the hottest songs, featuring various musicians. Currently, Rosendale is working on a 5 song EP which will be released early 2017. We are catching up with him to talk about his music, experiences, and life as a musician.

 

Give me a little insight of what a typical day in your life looks like

In the morning, I usually start working on songwriting, music production for an upcoming cover on my YouTube channel, or general self-learning (vocal technique training and watching production tutorials). In the afternoon, when my voice is more awake, I will either record vocals, film YouTube videos, work on collaborations, or work on any other projects that come along. The evenings are mostly focused on updating my social media and responding to emails and requests.

Being an independent musician gives you the freedom to do whatever you want, but this involves a lot of planning, business skills, and marketing. How are you keeping your focus on the music when there’s all this other work you have to do?

I think it’s tough, but I guess it’s just part of the whole independent musician experience. It is being able to learn a lot of things on your own. The more you do them, the more you get better at them. Besides being a musician, I’m also a business brand myself. I guess these things are just part of the process. I usually try to balance between responding to emails, Skyping with somebody, and making a new track for an EP or cover. I think a lot of the times it comes hand in hand with each other. So Skyping with you, for example, I would consider it to be part of a whole process and not just a bit on its own.

A record label would take care of the business part of your career but you’re likely to lose a part of your freedom. Would you consider joining a label when you got an offer?

I would definitely consider it, but I would have to look at the terms of the contract carefully to see if it’s beneficial for both parties. I’ve heard a lot of stories about people joining a record label, and they end up being trapped in a contract and they can’t release any new music. They’re basically at a standstill. It’s also important for me that they take care of both the business stuff and also the promotion. They should be able to reach a wider audience than if I were to promote my music on my own. 

What music did you listen to growing up?

When I was a kid, I listened just to pop. Later, my friends introduced me to hip hop. Then I moved to China and I lived in Shanghai for two years. Over there, I met a group of Korean friends and they started introducing me to Korean music. When I came back to the United States, I started listening to more alternative and more acoustic music. And now, of course, electronic dance music. That’s probably the music I listen to the most because that’s the music I create as well.

Do you think it’s important for a musician to be interested in different styles and to be able to play in different styles? 

The more you know about different genres, the more easily you can feel inspired. You can create something that’s more complex than if you were to listen solely to pop or  hip hop. I like how jazz music works; it has very interesting chords and chord progressions. You can bring that over into an EDM song and create something that’s more complex. For example, if you listen to one of Zedd’s songs, you’ll notice that he uses a lot of interesting chord progressions. He changes songs in ways that are very different than what you hear normally. So I think the more you know, the better.

Did you always plan on being a musician?

I always had the thought in the back of my mind that I’d like to pursue music for a living. I started singing when I was a kid and my passion for performing started then. For a while, my parents weren’t very supportive of me becoming a full-time musician. They would rather that I found a different full-time job and worked on music just as a hobby. However, when they saw that I was truly committed to making music and YouTube videos, they slowly came around to the idea.

What is your advice for the musician whose parents aren’t very supportive of the idea of them becoming a full-time musician?

That’s a good question; I feel like I was a little bit more lucky in that sense. I know a lot of people who depend on their parents more than I do, and are still living with them. In that kind of situation, it becomes more crucial that you can convince your parents. I don’t live with my parents anymore, so I kind of get to live my own life. But to people who are still living with their parents, I would say: show them how devoted you are to making things happen instead of wishing for things to happen. If you can only sing, but don’t know how to do anything else, you can start taking piano lessons so that you can play piano and sing. Save money to buy recording equipment or camera equipment so that you can post videos to YouTube. The most important thing is that you take a conscious effort to show them that you’re really passionate about it. I was posting videos to YouTube all the time and, I would just never leave the house; I always stayed home to work on music. They eventually started to notice how passionate I was.

When and how exactly did you decide to make a YouTube channel?

I started making YouTube videos when I was in college, around 2012. I was following a few other musicians on YouTube and thought, “Hey, maybe I could try making some videos too!” So I started off making a few acoustic covers here and there. Later, I started integrating a cappella medleys into my channel.

Do you have some tips for musicians reading this who want to create their own YouTube channel?

I think one of the hardest parts of starting a channel is overcoming the feeling of being overwhelmed by all of the technical skills you need to learn. This includes recording, producing, filming, and editing videos. I think a lot of musicians and singers have huge talent, but might still be waiting to be “discovered” or hoping for a producer to come along and help them make music. My main piece of advice for a new Youtuber is to find a way to fbpromomotivate yourself to learn how to do these things on your own. You will slowly get better and better with practice, and sooner or later you won’t need to rely on others to make music because you can easily do it yourself. For any new musicians, I highly recommend purchasing Logic Pro X and reading/watching some tutorials on how to use it.

How would you describe the music that you make?

For original songwriting, I would describe it as a combination of catchy pop melodies with the intricacies of EDM production. For the cover videos on my YouTube channel, I love making more orchestral and acoustic renditions. In either case, my goal is to evoke some sort of emotional reaction with my music, whether it be happiness, sadness, excitement, or nostalgia.

What is the most important song you wrote emotionally? What’s the story behind it?

One of my favorite songs that I wrote is “Close To You“, a song I worked on in collaboration with two very talented producers, LoaX and Aventry. The lyrics were inspired by the feeling of knowing that you might be in a doomed relationship, but you choose to continue being with that person.

Are you working on new material for your next album? How far along is it?

Yes! I’m currently working on a 5 song EP that is about halfway done. The concept of the EP is to showcase 5 different subgenres of EDM music, featuring my own songwriting and vocals. It’s been very exciting working with a few different producers on every track, and I can’t wait to film videos for them.

How did you come in contact with those producers? Did they reach out to you or do you reach out to them?

Back in 2014, there were a couple of EDM producers that started reaching out to me because they saw my YouTube channel. Sometimes, I stalk producers on Facebook and listen to their music. If I see somebody who I think would be a great project partner, I’ll send them a message. So it’s both ways.

You said that you work with a lot of different producers on your new EP, do you let them produce everything or do you produce some songs by yourself?

For EDM tracks, I usually don’t produce them myself because EDM production isn’t my strong suit. For the EP I am working on right now, I have Skype sessions with the producers to listen to the track together. I’ll ask them to make changes, such as making the kick sound brighter or increasing the volume of a certain synth. I give them feedback in that sense, but I’m not the one doing the actual production work on those tracks.

Are there themes or topics where you want to write about on your next album?

Yes! The EP is centered on themes of love/hate relationships, addiction, sexuality, and comparing and contrasting different societal views, all in terms of my own perspective and experience. I’m hoping that my listeners will be able to relate with some of these concepts.

Take me through your songwriting process

I usually start by listening to an instrumental track with no vocals. I’ll think of a small melodic line that will match the style of the track. The lyrics are usually inspired by whatever I’m feeling at the time, or what I think matches the theme of the track. I like to write about themes from my own experiences, as well as from stories that other people have told me.

Did you follow any kind of training on how to write a song or did you sort it all out by yourself?

I am mostly self-taught. I wish I had taken some songwriting courses when I was still studying at my university. When I was a kid, I was really good at rhyming, but not good at writing lyrics that made any sense or had any deeper meaning to them. I think I got better by doing it over and over again but I would say it’s going to be a work in progress for the rest of my life. I think that you can always get better at songwriting and you never become an expert.

Did you ever suffer from writer’s block?

Yeah, a lot of the time I’ll come up with a good chorus or a good verse, but then I don’t know how to finish. Then the song gets stuck in limbo.

When do you know when a song is ready?

This is a good question! I wonder if a song is ever ready, because I think you can always make tweaks and adjustments to improve it. I remember songs that I have written years ago that I thought were quite good at the time, but listening to them now, I feel like they could be completely revamped.

Bbwwhiteeing a musician isn’t always easy, which problems do you face on a daily basis?

 

For me, the main challenges are making money through music and expanding the reach of my music and videos. As many know, it’s quite difficult to earn a living through music. I make money through several different methods which include YouTube ad revenue, sponsored YouTube videos, writing and recording songs for other people, and other projects that may or may not be related to music at all. I actually worked as a tax accountant for 3 years before transitioning into a full-time musician. During this time, I was able to save up some savings as a buffer for the months where I make less money. I’m also always trying to find new ways to get my videos to new audiences to build my following by experimenting with Facebook ads, Google ads, and other forms of self-promotion.

What is your favorite artist/band and why?

I have too many to just choose one! I’ve always been very inspired by electronica artist Imogen Heap, who does a lot of her own songwriting and production. I really appreciate her lyrics, which are complex and have a deeper meaning.

What’s the best concert you have ever seen?

I watched a Jennifer Lopez concert a few years back, and I was impressed by the vocal quality of her live performance as well as her agility and dance technique on stage. She’s released several great pop and dance hits over the years and it’s inspiring to see her maintain her success throughout her career.

What’s the most special experience you ever had with a fan?

I drove through a McDonalds to get a late night snack, and the person working the register recognized me through my videos. We had a fun little chat, even though I was in my pajamas.

What is your biggest achievement in life musically?

Right now, I’m the proudest of the a cappella medley videos on my channel. Two of them have garnered over one million views. It takes a lot of planning to film a video that combines 20 of the year’s best songs in 4 minutes. I’m always so glad when everything comes together at the end. I’ll definitely continue to be making these videos on my channel for many more years to come.

What is something you still want to do musically?

I’d love to work on a music video that implements several elements of hip-hop and contemporary dance. At the moment I’m still taking classes to improve my dancing technique, so making a video like this happen would be very rewarding!

Is there a venue where you still want to perform?

No special venues at the moment!

You have a popular YouTube channel right now, what are the things you’re still hoping to achieve?

Currently, my channel is mostly focused on covers and medleys. I’m planning to release more originals next year to build a stronger personal brand as a musician. Also, I’d love to work on more collaborations with other musicians and YouTubers.

Where do you want to be in five years?

I’d love to be a performing artist and tour around the world to share my music. I’ll likely still be making YouTube videos, so I hope to keep learning new film techniques to create videos with better production quality in that time.

If you had the choice to do a collaboration with any musician, who would it be and why?

I’d love to do a collaboration Sam Tsui or Kurt Hugo Schneider. I’ve followed them for years on YouTube and it would be an amazing experience to combine my own talents with theirs.

How much do you practice?

A few times a week, and more so before performances. For YouTube, most videos are recorded in advance and then filmed afterward. So sometimes you don’t have to practice to the extent that you would for a live performance. However, I still think it’s important to practice so you’ll be ready for any live performance opportunities.

I can imagine people watching you and thinking, I want what he’s doing right now, I want to be a musician. But many people think they’ll never be able to play an instrument because they think that they have no talent. What’s your view on this, do you need to have talent?

I think it’s definitely something you can learn by practicing. The most important things that you need to have are passion and motivation. Otherwise, you’ll get easily discouraged. Anybody can learn how to sing, or how to dance, or how to perform; you just need to practice.

Even with singing? I can imagine learning how to play an instrument, after all the instrument is the thing that makes the sound. Aren’t vocals a little bit harder in that way because it’s going to be your vocal chords that are going to make the sound, or is it the same?

I think this relates to the question of whether or not you are born with a good voice or if you can learn how to achieve a good voice. I don’t really know the answer to that question. It may be easier for some people to pick up good vocal techniques and to sing in a manner that’s similar to pop artists just because of the way their vocal chords are built. I think that you could also improve a lot if you go and get a voice teacher. It may take you longer to get you where you want to be but there’s always the potential for you to get there.

Do you think that a teacher in real life is better than learning from YouTube? Or do you think that YouTube can be as good as a real teacher?

I think it depends on your learning style. I like going through YouTube videos and searching for how to do something. Some people like the experience of working with a teacher who will give them direct feedback in person. When you’re watching a YouTube video, for example, you’re copying what they’re doing and there’s nobody to give you feedback. Right now, I am doing a lot of self-learning. I like to listen to audio books from successful vocal teachers. They talk you through as though they were teaching you in person.

Do you have tips for musicians that they can use when practicing their instrument/vocals?

Yes! I would recommend listening to other musicians and vocal/instrument instructors to start. When I first started singing, I learned by mimicking the sound and techniques of other artists. Slowly, I started developing my own style to my singing. I’d also recommend taking the time to implement best practices in your rehearsal; for example, good breath support and avoiding vocal strain when singing.

How do you prepare yourself for a performance (what’s your routine when you are just about to hit the stage)?

I usually just take a few deep breaths and think about the songs that I will be performing for a few minutes before a show. No special routines!

Are you going on tour? Where can people see you playing live?

Currently, I don’t have any tour plans, but I am working on an EP that will be released early next year. I’ll be scheduling performances as part of the promotion of the release. You can stay updated by following me on my social media!

 

Get in contact with Rosendale!

Fleeber: https://fleeber.com/musician/rosendale/
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/RosendaleSings
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RosendaleSings
Twitter: http://twitter.com/rosendalesings
Soundcloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/rosendale
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/rosendalesings

Um pequeno conto sobre o músico, o mercado e a tecnologia…

Era uma vez um músico… Eu não disse se ele é profissional ou amador… Não disse se ele vive de música ou não… E não disse se ele tem uma banda ou toca sozinho no quarto dele…

Nada disso importa para nossa história de hoje, pois assim como qualquer pessoa que joga futebol precisa de bola e chuteira (independentemente de seu nível), todo músico tem necessidades básicas.

Podemos tentar expressar algumas dessas necessidades através de perguntas:

  • Que escolas de música tem no seu bairro?
  • Quantos estúdios de ensaio tem por perto de você?
  • Onde você encontra um professor de gaita que curta Blues?
  • Qual é a melhor maneira de aprender a tocar um instrumento?
  • Como você encontra um integrante para sua banda que more perto e tenha influências semelhantes ao restante da banda?

Ou a mais simples e provavelmente com a resposta menos conhecida: Qual caminho você deve seguir para viver de música?

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Por incrível que pareça, em uma era que o mundo se tornou absolutamente tecnológico e conectado, estas perguntas não podem ser facilmente respondidas. Mas como isso é possível? Simples, toda essa informação está totalmente fragmentada / desorganizada em MUITOS lugares.

Ou seja, então o músico só precisa fazer um esforço e correr atrás que ele consegue achar essas informações correto? Não exatamente… e basicamente por dois motivos:

1. O ser humano é preguiçoso por natureza. Se a informação não é fornecida já “mastigada“, uma porcentagem muito pequena da população vai atrás dela.

2. Parece que reclamar é o mais novo passatempo preferido de todo mundo. É muito mais fácil sair dizendo que ser músico é difícil e pronto, do que efetivamente se organizar e entender o porquê de certas dificuldades e como contorná-las.

Em tempos de “mimimi“, poucas pessoas têm atitude e visão de perceber que existe muita coisa nova, boa e dedicada para ajudar o mercado musical como um todo.

Infelizmente não só os músicos estão com esse comportamento, mas também outros participantes do mercado musical. É comum escutar de lojistas, donos de estúdios, entre outros, que as vendas estão caindo, que a economia está ruim, que está difícil divulgar os serviços e atingir os músicos, etc.

No fleeber (https://fleeber.com) por exemplo, observamos constantemente músicos insatisfeitos que ninguém entra em contato com eles, estúdios dizendo que músicos não marcam ensaios, bandas dizendo que falta informação sobre carreira e bares para tocar, ou lojas reclamando que estão vendendo menos.

O grande problema é que as pessoas esperam que a tecnologia resolva tudo para elas, e não que elas sejam uma ferramenta para elas resolverem suas necessidades. Falta pró atividade e vontade da comunidade como um todo se ajudar e ser mais participativa.

Por isso que a cada dia tentamos organizar ainda mais as informações do mercado musical em um único lugar. Seja conteúdo sobre música, localização de serviços e produtos (professores, escolas, estúdios, lojas, etc), agenda de estúdios, e principalmente músicos, seus estilos, instrumentos, influências e localização. Tudo de forma a facilitar o acesso às informações, oferecer soluções mais próximas de quem está precisando, e acelerar a interação dos participantes do mercado musical.

A tecnologia nada mais é do que o meio para que atinjamos nossos objetivos, mas sempre seremos dependentes de nossa vontade de ir atrás deles. Afinal, o que queremos com a tecnologia é facilitar as coisas, e não que ela nos substitua, correto?

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E você, concorda?

October 2016: Adam Christopher

In this series, we are catching up with musicians from all over the world to talk about their passion: music!

 

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Adam Christopher is a 23-year-old singer-songwriter, guitarist, drummer, and pianist from Indiana, United states. His youtube channel consists mostly of acoustic songs of popular pop tunes. But, creative as he is, he also released an album full of original songs. Besides singing on his own channel, Adam sings in his band called Brothers Grimm. And they are about to release an album! We are catching up with him to talk about his music, experiences, and life as a musician.

 

Give me a little insight of what a typical day in your life looks like.

I like to stay pretty lenient as far as scheduling. I hate monotonous work schedules, so I kind of surprise myself every day. I have every task I need to get done for the week written down on a markerboard next to my bed. When I wake up, I try to pick 2-3 things to complete that day.

Do you ever feel like there aren’t enough hours in a day?

All the time. Usually, it’s on days when I’m recording or filming. There are always unexpected obstacles, and I have found myself recording videos until well past 4am because of it.

How do you find time for your friends and family?

I’ve learned to make time for them. It’s pretty easy for me now, though certain weeks can be more challenging than others. Time goes by very quickly, and you never know how long you have left to spend with the most important people in your life, whoever they may be.

What music did you listen to growing up?

Alternative pop/ hardcore. My favorite bands were All Time Low, Mayday Parade, Nevershoutnever, Sleeping With Sirens, Memphis May Fire, The Maine, and tons more like that.

Did you always plan on being a musician?

No, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to be until my freshman year of college. Halfway through the year I just realized that I was wasting all of my time and my hard earned money on a career that I was dreading. I realized that I would rather die poor, young, and happy than old, rich, and miserable. Hopefully, it doesn’t come to that, but I’m prepared for it if it does.

When and how exactly did you decide to make a YouTube channel?

I initially made it in high school. I had a lot of fun learning how to use Garageband and it was just a hobby back then. I did a lot of collaborations with my friends because I was just learning how to sing as well.

Do you have some tips for musicians reading this who want to create their own YouTube channel?

Set goals for yourself. If your goal is to have fun, then just have fun with your channel. If your goal is a career in music, then take it seriously. Post consistent, high-quality content week after week. Collaborate with people who can make you better and learn from them.

How would you describe the music that you make?

My original music is my emotional outlet. Whatever stresses I’m experiencing in my life are made better through my music. I try to steer these emotional feelings through an intellectual outlet, to help my listeners think about their surroundings rather than just absorb them.

1957725_880097348691231_2305649835749826137_oWhat is the most important song you wrote emotionally? What’s the story behind it?

The song is called Home Of The Vain by my band Brothers Grimm. The song is about a realization I had concerning those in authoritative positions, particularly in government. I wrote it during my freshman year of college in about 30 minutes, which is the fastest I have ever written a song.

Are you working on new material for your next album? How far along is it?

It is completely finished actually, I am just waiting on the final mixes to arrive from our producers.

Are there themes or topics where you want to write about on your next album?

Anything and everything that is controversial. I grew tired of things being “off limits”. It causes kids who are developing to shut off their brains and steal the opinions of the people who are restricting them.

Take me through your songwriting process 

It’s different every time really. I like to sit down with one or two other people (usually my band mates), and just start writing whatever comes to our minds.  Sometimes we will write on our couch, other times we will go to a park or scenic place. Often it will develop into something beautiful and amazing. Sometimes it will take an hour, sometimes a day, sometimes months, sometimes years.

When do you know when a song is ready?

Sometimes I just know. Other times, I have to force myself to stop critiquing or I will drive myself mad. I’m a perfectionist and If I didn’t force myself to be done, I would keep changing the song for years and never release it.

Being a musician isn’t always easy, which problems do you face on a daily basis?

We live in a world where most people (for good reason) value education and job security. Being surrounded by these people can be very emotionally taxing, especially when they are my family and closest friends. It is difficult, but I have to force myself to constantly relocate common ground between me and them.

What is your favorite artist/band and why?

Kellin Quinn from Sleeping With Sirens. I absolutely love the look in his eyes when he performs. He loves what he does and has worked so hard to be where he is. He is one of my biggest role models along with Matty Mullins from Memphis May Fire.

What’s the best concert you have ever seen?

Mayday Parade / Sleeping With Sirens at warped tour. I can’t remember what year it was, but it must have been around 5-6 years ago. You could really feel the love for the music.

What’s the most special experience you ever had with a fan?

I had some fans travel from Michigan to Indianapolis to see my band play at a small venue. They knew all the lyrics to our songs, which gave me the biggest smile when I was performing on stage. It’s great to see people that are willing to support their favorite bands like that, even when we are small and pretty unsuccessful.

What is your biggest achievement in life musically?

Opening a concert for The Word Alive. It was an amazing experience with such a great crowd. We also received amazing support from the band, who let us know that they loved our performance specifically and gave us encouragement. Great group of guys.

What is something you still want to do musically?

A hundred things. The next thing on my horizon specifically is incorporating rap music into my band’s EDM / hardcore /  acoustic genre.

Is there a venue where you still want to perform?

Everyone in the world. Mainly, I want to tour overseas. I didn’t get to travel much when I was growing up and haven’t been out of the country. I would love to absorb different cultures of the world while meeting people who have been affected by my music.

You have a popular YouTube channel right now, 893780_1677472792491107_1263490135172068854_owhat are the things you’re still hoping to achieve?

I try not to think too far ahead.  Right now, I’m just thinking toward my next subscriber goal: 50k.

Where do you want to be in five years?

Touring, living in a bus. I want it to be my life.

If you had the choice to do a collaboration with any musician, who would it be and why?

Devin from I See Stars. I love the tone of his voice and the writing style for all of their clean vocals. He also has a pretty similar singing style to mine, but his voice is a little higher.

Do you have tips for musicians that they can use when practicing their instrument/vocals?

Utilize your passion to help you practice. I was never able to just sit down and practice a scale or a series of notes. Figure out what songs inspire you as a person and an artist and learn those to perfection. Practice is boring. Passion is energizing.

How do you prepare yourself for a performance (what’s your routine when you are just about to hit the stage)?

I like to have a little whiskey and jump around a lot. I have to get hyped for a Brothers Grimm show.

Are you going on tour? Where can people see you playing live?

Hopefully, we will be touring soon enough, but for right now we play at the Emerson and the Hoosier Dome in Indianapolis.

 

Get in contact with Adam!

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/mradamchristopher
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mradamchristopher
Twitter: @adamchristofer
Instagram: @mradamchristopher

Links to Brothers Grimm
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/brosgrimband
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/xbrothersgrimm
Instagram: @brosgrimmband

Está procurando lugar para tocar?

 

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Sabemos que o mercado Brasileiro de Música está cada vez mais complicado e cada vez menos oportunidades aparecem para bandas novas – principalmente para fazer shows!

Pensando nisso, o fleeber acaba de fazer uma parceria incrível com o B Music Bar – um dos bares mais reconhecidos de São Paulo para música ao vivo – viabilizando um espaço democrático e criando novas oportunidades para bandas novas.

 A partir de Agosto teremos periodicamente no B Music Bar o “Espaço Fleeber”, onde bandas novas, através de promoções e concusos no próprio fleeber, terão espaço para tocar e divulgar seu trabalho.
Quer participar?

É muito simples! Todo artista participante deve ter obrigatoriamente um perfil de banda/artista cadastrado no fleeber e, a partir dai, é só mandar o link do seu perfil para espacofleeber@fleeber.com e aguardar nossa equipe entrarmos em contato.

Não tem o perfil lá ainda? Crie agora mesmo no https://fleeber.com/pickProfile!

Capriche em seu perfil! Definiremos os selecionados pela qualidade das informações nele: fotos boas, influências, setlists, posts de vídeos e áudios (se possível ao vivo), etc.
Muito importante: para garantir a continuidade desse espaço, será definido com o B Music Bar um público mínimo para garantir a qualidade do serviço e segurança ao público, por isso é necessário que os artistas selecionados assumam um compromisso com o local.

Essa medida visa viabilizar o projeto ao longo prazo e a garantir a construção deum espaço democrático e sustentável para artistas Brasileiros. Além disso, a partir do um publico mínimo, uma parte de cada entrada será revertida diretamente para você, o artista!

Boa sorte e vamos fazer muita música ao vivo!!
Topa o desafio?? 

Está com dificuldade para divulgar suas músicas? Não sabe o que fazer para atingir um público maior?

E se tivesse um jeito simples para distribuir seu som em diversas plataformas digitais (como Spotify, iTunes, rdio, Google Play Music, e muito mais)?

 

Plataformas Digitais - vamos divulgar suas músicas

 

E aí você já está pensando que isso vai ser trabalhoso e caro né? Não com o fleeber!!!!

Através de nossa plataforma você pode registrar quantas músicas quiser por um preço extremamente camarada.

 

É rápido. Você faz o upload das músicas e nós colocamos você no iTunes, Spotify e mais inúmeras plataformas digitais.

É fácil. Com o fleeber, você mantém o controle criativo do seu trabalho e decide quando quer divulgá-lo.

É barato. Você paga uma assinatura mensal e fica com o resultado de royalties das suas músicas.

É na rede. Por conta própria, você pode construir sua base de fãs através das redes sociais.

 

Não está convencido? Leia aquí embaixo os motivos pelos quais você deve fazer isso!

Já entendeu que está mais do que na hora de fazer isso? Então vamos colocar todo mundo pra escutar seu som! Mande seus dados que em breve entraremos em contato para pedirmos algumas informações e colocar essas músicas pra rodar o mundo!

De quebra seu som ainda pode cair na nossa lista oficial no Spotify, curada pela Di Ferrero!

Ainda não fez seu perfil de banda/artísta no fleeber? Clique aqui então!

 

Porque é tão importante registrar minhas músicas?
Com o registro você passa a ter controle sobre sua obra. Divulgar suas músicas é extremamente importante, porém também é importante que você seja remunerado por isso, afinal é o seu trabalho. A única maneira de ser remunerado é ter sua obra registrada.

 

Porque não posso distribuir as músicas diretamente? Num é só colocar no YouTube e no Facebook?
Muita calma caro padawan, as coisas não são tão simples assim! Você pode colocar suas músicas em plataformas como essas, porém não terá o controle oficial sobre sua obra… o Facebook por exemplo não vai te pagar nada, e o Youtube não está muito procupado com suas músicas se ela não estiver registrada… Além disso, as principais plataformas de streaming de música do mundo todo não aceitam que você sozinho vá lá e suba seu som… você precisa de algum intermediário especializado nisso, e é isso que estamos te oferecendo.

 

Eu não me importo em ganhar dinheiro… Só quero que os outros escutem minhas músicas!
Primeiramente parabéns… poucos não querem ganhar dinheiro no mundo! Mas independente de sua vontade, você sabia que se não registrar sua obra, alguém pode copiá-la, e aí você não vai conseguir provar que é sua se ele registrar antes? Além disso, como já dissemos, os mais importantes meios de streaming não vão deixar que você coloque suas músicas diretamente lá e, dessa maneira, menos pessoas vão descobrir seu som!

E aí…. vamos divulgar suas músicas?

This is a post to announce our mind-boggling new features! (Yes, there is more than one.) They are already live on our dearest fleeber website! Our Android and iOS apps will be updated soon.

First, we now have a juicy tagging ability – Oh my god… fleeber is finnally up to date to this incredible 2010 internet feature 🙂

Tagging people and services

It’s easy to do. You can now tag anyone that you follow (your friends, services or places, your dad – if he’s signed up to fleeber) and they will be notified to take a look at the message you tagged them!!! Just type their name capitalized, or start with the good and old @.

Cool?

Well, read on. Our next new features are waaaay above cool — they’re hot!!

You already have your profile here on fleeber, don’t you? How about you can create another profile exclusively for your band, right from the comfort of your current musician profile?

Please welcome your most requested, most awaited feature… The BAND /ARTIST profile!!

Check out My BANDS / ARTISTS under the menu at the top left of your screen, and hit that!

Don’t worry, it’s FREE.

Fill out the fields, such as the band’s name, its birth date, and all the necessary stuff to make a neat band profile. Give it it’s own profile picture and cover media. After that, add all of the band members! Yes, each one of them!

Add Member to Band Profile

And we mean, add past members too! This will create a band’s musical journey, from past to present! Just tell fleeber when that cool ex-member joined and when they left and what they were playing. Their profiles will be connected to the band’s, so people can find them through your band, the way people find your band through theirs.

This applies to your active members too. So everyone that is and was part of your band will automatically be connected to your band’s profile.

While there is not much that an ex can do (maybe sue you if you were married), active members (including you) can post photos, videos, and news to fans, followers, and to the entire population of planet fleeber. No more feeding the fans on your own when the whole band can do it together.

But what if you don’t have a band yet? Or you still need to find that badass shredder to go stages with you?

Worry not!

Just create a band/artist profile (just like we taught you above), but leave that specific positions open so musicians can apply. You soon will start receiving applications and yes, you will decide who gets to play and who doesn’t!

That, ladies and gentlemen, is just some of the things that ONLY fleeber can do. There will always be more to come as we, in our evermessy warm kitchen, are preparing features like: exclusive show schedules, music registration and distribution, jobs posting and the hiring of various services, full interaction with the fans, and much more! We will keep you updated through this blog and our newsletters. You just keep making great music and have fun!

Have some features to ask? Email us at features@fleeber.com!

See you all playing soon!

For some unknown reason, I decided to remember a few cartoon characters that rock the hell of some instruments. Could they live as musicians instead of drawings? Maybe…. Do they play better than me? For sure!!!!! So… lets make a list ranked by me and myself exclusively – 10 cartoon characters that can play better than me!

Number 10 – Josie and the Pussycats

I never really liked this cartoon… But well, they WERE actually a band, so I feel like it is a must-add to lhe list… So here it is, the 10th place.

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Number 9 – The Flintstones

Ok… That’s not like the Flintstones were playing music all the time, but well, they could really “ROCK”…. got it??? Ok… bad joke, but enough to get them to the 9th place!

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Number 8 – The Smurfs

The Smurfs were more like a big orchestra band… But the thing is, are they even real, or just some mushroom trip from Gargamel? No matter what is the truth, they also got some crazy Luthier Skills when they made a magic flute back in 1976!!!!!! And that skill took them to the 8th place!

 

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Number 7 – Sponge Bob and Patrick

There are quite some times that Sponge Bob and Patrick are playing some stuff… But the real reason why they got in this list is because they had some really cool instruments that actually works under water!!!!!

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Number 6 – Jon (Garfield)

Jon is a really weird, geek, loney, with a lazy cat as only friend, guy… What do you do under this circunstances??? You play the hell out of the accordion!!!!!!!! And get the 6th place of course!!!!!

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Number 5 – Peanuts’ Band

With at least one amazing talent, Schroeder (the Piano guy, Peanuts’ best friend…. after Linus…. and after Snoopy… and maybe after some other characters), this band has some good multi-instrumentalists, and sometimes a dog… How does it get better than that? 5th place to them!

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Number 4 – Doug Funnie and Skeeter

This brings me some really good memories… The teenage life, the girl you could never get, the band you loved it (the Beets!!!!!!!!), your banjo (what, you didn’t have a banjo?), and of course, the first band!!! The 4th place goes to Doug’s Garage Band, and their great hit, Bangin’ on a trash can!!!!

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Number 3 – Lisa Simpson

What to say about Lisa…. Anything would be pointless other than “She is Homer’s daugther”…. When you are blood related to Homer it doesn’t matter if you are an awesome Sax player, with unbeliveable Blues skills, you get into any list and that’s it!

lisa

Number 2 – T. Boone Pickens, aka Bluegrass (SilverHawks)

First things first… Human-Hawk Cyborgs are too cool to be left out of anything… Second, think about Bruce Dickinson, a musician who flies planes… That is basically what Bluegrass do… The main pilot from the SilverHawks space ship, the Mirage… A big fan of Country Music, he could control the Mirage with his awesome guitar, the Hot Licks, always making music of course…. It is so random, that it got to 2nd place!!!!!

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Number 1 – Animal (The Muppets)

The crazyest of all the Muppets (and most likely off all cartoon characters), Animal’s vocabulary is generally limited to guttural shouts and monosyllabic grunts, which he compensates with incredible music skills!!!! It is so much talent, that while playing he is chained to the drum set to hold his violent outbursts (music ones of course)… All of this was enough to get him into this list…. but why in first place? Simple, he beat Dave Grohl on a drum challenge… How could he not be on the top of the podium?

animal

Think I should have listed other characters? Leave a comment and maybe I throw another list like this one!!!!

From 'The Social Network' Movie: Mark Zuckerberg Business Card [CEO, Facebook]

From ‘The Social Network’ Movie: Mark Zuckerberg Business Card [CEO, Facebook]

When you have that one billion dollar idea in the shower and decide that you should have your own Start Up, become CEO, and have a nice business card with your name on it, that are some little things that need to happen between that idea and that one billion dollars. Those little things are basically work, work and work a little more.

First thing that should be really clear, you will work at least twice as you used to in any other job. You have a business depending on you, there is no more weekends, no more sleeping late or calling sick, there are only goals that you must accomplish. You have to find time to make things happen, otherwise that “billion dollar” idea is just an idea. Execution matters way much more than ideas.

In the beginning of fleeber (we were named JamOn at the time) I was sure that I wouldn’t be able to build a great company by myself, so I found two other crazy people to join me in this ride. Later we realized that we still needed more expertise in the company (we also have had some changes in the founding team through the time), so another two guys joined the group (personal reminder: write about finding the right people to start a company with and about our founding team). Now we are six founders… So, how shall we divide our responsibilities? IT, Product, Marketing, Operational, Commercial? Everyone in their own world? Friendly reminder, we are all first time founders (at least in the IT world)… The answer for us was never too difficult to get… we can´t be specialists. We must work as a team, getting every next “to-do item” and deciding how to attack it.

It is true that we have “owners” for the company areas (IT, Marketing, etc..), but at the end of the day, is everyone’s responsibility to get the job done. So, each one of us works in more than one area of expertise.

Going even further, we don´t think that having strictly defined roles should be an option… not to us, and probably not to our first 50 employees… Everyone should be accountable for the company, because in the end, if it fails, it is going to fail for everyone. We should be ready to do just about anything, whether is serving coffee or setting a barbecue together (by the way, Loucão, one of our founders, is unbelievable great at this) while some of us are coding, learning about legal stuff, or supporting an user.

The sentence “this is not my job to do” is not acceptable at fleeber… It is everyone´s job to make the company grow. We have gone through changes from the first founder´s team to finally get to this one, and we are not afraid to do even more changes on the way if that is going to be better for the company.

So, the most important thing is, what you are willing to do for your start up, or your cool executive title? By the way, I have chosen my own title… I´m CCTO bi**…. Chief of Cheap Talk Officer… and maybe that is the real reason why at least I don´t need a job title on my business card.

By the way… thanks to Rafael Volpato for this post’s idea.

The first post

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So… why does fleeber have a blog? I guess there is no right answer for this question…

May its because we want to share all the great things we are doing in our company… Maybe we want to share all the bad things we are doing with our company… Maybe we have too much free time and don’t know what to do with it… Or maybe we just want to show off (I don´t know exactly what, but, who knows)… I guess in the end, the truth is we just want to lie about some stuff!

Anyway, in this blog we will talk about music, techonology, work, achievements, failures, and every/anything related to building our company, or random subjects we decide!

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