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MMD Internship update

Everything is going very well with the internship so far, enjoying every part and love seeing a event being put together. more updates every week. 

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Marley Documentary

In the movie Marley, it shows the life of Bob Marley. It starts by showing a interview he did saying music has always been apart of his family. Bob grew up in St Ann on a farm that grew potatoes, cocoa and, bananas. His mom stated that he grew up as a country boy. Bunny livingston said when he first saw Robert Marley he stood out. Then we learn that Bob farther was from England and not from St Ann. There is only image of him and its of him riding a house.  Bob great grandmother use to call him a Grerman boy. He was teased because he was mixed. Bunny showed Bob music. They played a music instrument called Mento.  Robert then saw a way out with his guitar. When Bob was nine years old him and his mother moved to Kingston to start a better life. They moved to Trench town in Kingston. Him and his friend Bread live a block away from each other in Trench Town. Bob went to bed hungry a lot, his friend stated that why he stick to music for his way out. They also said he was different that he loved music. He did his work then turned to his music. After they heard his first song they wanted to change his name because Robert wasn't show catchy, so they changed it to Bob. But Bob solo recording didn't sell that well, stated in the movie. Then him and bunny formed a group called the wailers. The movie ends when he died he was only 36 years old.

 

Some of the main points of this movie were that he came from a musical family. This important because it shows that he has musical background that he wasn't along. Also the fact that his farther wasn't from the same country and how his great grandmother used to tease him for being mixed. Another big point would be when him and mother moved to Trench Town in Kingston. This very important because it where he began to pressure music as it being his way out. The finally point that was probably the biggest was that fact that his solo career didn't sell, so they changed his name to Bob to be more catchy. Also how him and Bunny formed the group called the wailers.

 

The overall purpose of the movie was to show the life of Robert Marley. Better known as Bob Marley. The point of view was shown threw interviews from the past of Bob talking about music. Also showing performances of Bob.That had one on one interviews with family and friends of Bob to. They had them share stories of Bob of him during different times of his life. The agenda of the film was to show the importance of Bob life and what he did through out his short life.

 

The narrator, historians speaking, were close friends and family of Bob, the people that knew him best. They start by showing his cousin and he talked about how they grew up with each other also his mom was shown in the start of film talking about how he was as a child.  They did have some B role footage of various stuff with Bob music playing in background. 

 

The film correspond was show the life of Bob Marleyand his importance to music and culture. The film touches on a little bit of everything we learned this term like record labels impact on a artist and putting together a band. this movie touched on almost everything you see in the music industry.

 

 

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Biopic

The Movie Notorious was based on the life of Christopher Wallace, but better known for his stage name Notorious B.I.G.  The movie does a really good job of showing key events in his life. To start it shows Puff being fired from Uptown records right before signing biggie. Then they show puff signing him to big boy. This is a true event that actually happen. Another key point in the movie is when B.I.G was recording his hit juicy in order to get radio play. They showed him not writing anything and just going into the booth and recording. This true because producers and studio people have said that he does not write anything down. when he records, that he freestyles in the studio. For his death at the end of movie they show him and his crew get into a car and they end with him getting shot at a red light. These are true events in which they can be found on wikipedia. So overall this a great movie to show the life of Notorious B.I.G.

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SXSW PANEL

The panel I attended about starting your own businesses was really informed about how to do it. They were both inform in the business side but they also had knowledge in the law side of business side to. For most of the panel they showed us what we needed to start a business, with was very helpful to know. We did in fact talk about some of the stuff they talked about it, so it was good to already have some background already. One of the panel members was a lawyer and he talked about the mistakes that a lot of people make in the business world. By the end of the hour I learned about how to start a business and not make some of the common mistakes that most make. Also this panel talked about some stuff we have already learned about so I knew some of the information they were saying. 

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Studio

When our class saw circuit studio i was blown away with the control room a. really like the layout of it with the control board in the front and the lounge room in the back. Also for me being in the hip hop genre of music, I really enjoy the recording booth right off the control room. the live room recording area was really spaces and can get a lot of work done in it and I like the lay out in that room. Oranjudio was the second studio we saw and I really like the feeling when you walk into the building. The control rooms were nice and a lay back feel that i like. The live room was also amazing with a lot of space to work. I like the smaller recording booth on the sides of the live room. 

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VOL 1998 Update Part 2

VOL 1998 is almost done justing waiting on the last 2 tracks. the project is shorter than expected. I'm saving a couple of songs for a bigger project in the future. I hope everyone understands, also with the songs on the project there will be some dope collabs on there. Thank you VOL 1998 this april.

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Who is Syd Nathan

Syd Nathan was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in the year of 1904. He left school in ninth grade and started playing in bands as a drummer in clubs. This was in early adulthood. He also worked in real estate, amusement park and also a couple of stores. In the year 1930 he open a radio and phonograph store with his sister and husband. then he moved to florida to help his brother open a photofinishing business.

 

After serval years of leaving down there he moved back to Ohio in 1940. when he return he open a record store to sell jukebox records. Three years later he started his own label called Kings Records but it failed. in 1944 in Ohio he started a record pressing plant. This would be the home of King Records for the years to come.

 

To record R&B artist he set up Queen records. but later called king records. King Records was also one of the first and leading independent labels It was said that King Records was the firstracially integrated companies during this time. Nathan was also inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame in 1997 and the bluegrass hall of fame in 2007. But he wasn't able to see this happen because he pasted away in March of 1968.

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