Goodbye (for now), From ChazBo Music
It has been over two years since I began envisioning what has become ChazBo Music and ChazBo Bridge—a solution to help promote independent artists and showcase independent music to an audience of music lovers across the United States.
[Press] ChazBo Music And Myspace Collaborate To Showcase Artists in New Lifestyle Show “Myspace Presents” Streaming In Retail Stores
ChazBo Music And Myspace Collaborate To Showcase Artists in New Lifestyle Show “Myspace Presents” Streaming In Retail Stores
“Myspace Presents” to launch on February 14th in Shiekh Shoes retail stores across the U.S.
Los Angeles, California—February 11, 2014—Myspace (myspace.com) and Los Angeles-based out-of-home digital entertainment network startup ChazBo Music, announced today that Myspace has signed on to curate a sixty minute programming block titled “Myspace Presents” giving patrons of Shiekh Shoes access to the same quality content available on Myspace’s newly redesigned platform. Conceptualized by ChazBo Music’s Founder and CEO Dae Bogan, and developed by Myspace’s artist relations’ team, “Myspace Presents” will feature the latest music videos from upcoming and buzzworthy artists, intertwined with original programming produced by the Myspace editorial team. Read More…
Shopping And Music Discovery: A Resource For Indie Artists To Generate Exposure For Your Music In Retail Environments
Every month thousands of indie artists publish new music and videos to the Internet hoping to break through the clutter for the chance to generate exposure that reaches new listeners and gains new fans. Every month thousands of indie artists are reminded how difficult it is to earn the kind of exposure that reaches new listeners without the support and deep pockets of a major label.
Sure, there are some successes. There are dozens of indie artists buzzing on blogs and going viral on YouTube. There are dozens of artists generating hundreds to thousands of downloads. There are dozens of artists earning new followers every day. Unfortunately, the indie rock stars represent a small fraction of the indie artist community as a whole — an exception to the rule. Read More…
Sometimes A Handshake Seals The Deal
I’m usually an advocate of paperwork; of written agreements. In the entertainment industry, you never know if a deal (or relationship) might go sour. Protecting yourself, your ideas and your interests is essential for growth and progress. However, sometimes good old fashion trust has been the glue by which big moves have been pieced together. To that end, the first significant content deal I brokered on behalf of my music tech startup, ChazBo Music, was executed by a simple handshake with entertainer and entrepreneur Nick Cannon (on behalf of his company Ncredible Entertainment). In this day and age, trust is a precious stone – hard to acquire and easy to lose. I’m proud to maintain trusting relationships with many of my entertainment industry friends and colleagues.
How Did That Music Video Get On The TV In Your Favorite Retail Store?
Up late working on ChazBo Music programming. Have you ever wondered how the music and videos get to the stores you shop at? This is an incredibly simplified overview of how we do it at ChazBo Music . Read More…
YFS Magazine: Former VP of Marketing Turns Layoff Into Multimillion Dollar Deal With Former Employer
I’m blessed to have been honored with a piece in YFS Magazine (Young, Fabulous & Self-Employed) on my new music tech startup ChazBo Music.
ChazBo Music (Beta) Goes Live
After months of development, I’m happy to announce that my music tech startup, ChazBo Music (Beta) and our website is now live!
ChazBo Music is a cloud-based music video digital signage solution for businesses and a music video distribution and promotion platform for artists and record labels.
A more official press release will go out in the next few hours with more details including our launch partners and first customer.
Visit http://www.chazbomusic.com for more information.
Deferred Achievement: Entering the Era of Results
Today is the beginning of a new era in my life. An era when things begin to build as a result of years of laying the foundation. I’ll call it the “era of results.” The result of years of hard work, of failures and setbacks, of pushing forward, of going for “it”. The result of accumulated education (both street smarts and book smarts) applied to real situations with real consequences and real rewards. As much of a cliche as it is to say “never give up”, “take risks”, and “be aggressively ambitious,” this is what I’ve told myself since I first decided in my youth that I wanted to do something great with my life. Great people don’t stumble upon greatness; they sacrifice for it and dedicate themselves to the idea of greatness. Often they get off track; whether misguided, misinformed, or simply too spread thin trying to be great at several things at once. I’ve been all. But eventually these folks who actively pursue greatness will reach their “era of results” (or die leaving a legacy of profound ambition…the latter sucks, but contributes to awesome inspirational slogans).
Today I closed a deal to acquire the first national customer of my new music tech startup, ChazBo Music. It’s funny because just 4 months ago this company was my employer from where I was laid off. I could have been pissed (well, I was) and I could have ranted and attempted to publicly bash them and completely write them off in my book, but I believe that you shouldn’t burn bridges (even when a business relationship ends not in your favor).
A unique and ironic series of events has led to going from being laid-off to boasting a new venture in 4 months. Today, I enter the Era of Results.