15 Minutes of Fame

One of the coolest things about independent musicians is that they use the most innovative and engaging ideas to create, curate and share their music. From filming and recording their music wherever they can (or in sheds, like these Shed Sessions), to creating homemade music videos, some of the most authentic music – and indeed art – is created by independent musicians with the freedom and determination to do what they deem fit to promote their work.

11755739_916328261757161_6721612086923703958_nAngelique Rodrigues is a singer-songwriter and she is asking the public (that’s you!) to get involved with her most recent music video. Now, you don’t have to jump on a train to London or wear your Sunday best. Getting involved with this project simply consists of you sending pictures to Angelique of you and your partner or close friend and giving permission for these images to be used in her new music video.

Getting involved is simple. All you need to do is choose a couple of pictures (or videos) and send them to her via her Facebook. Alternatively, if you don’t have Facebook, you can email me them and I will forward them on.

If you don’t want to get involved, you can still help out (and it would be really appreciated) by sharing this post and the post from Angelique’s Facebook (displayed below) across social media and helping to get as many people involved as possible. Continue reading 15 Minutes of Fame

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The Future of Broadcast

As the library of online content is becoming more vast and accessible and social networking is changing the way we think, where is the future of broadcasting? With online video websites, in particular YouTube, becoming people’s preferred broadcast platform, is online video the future of television?

The sheer growth of YouTube over the previous few years was somewhat astounding and startling at the least. With the evidence of this growth, it’s easy to assume that online video will soon become the overall preferred broadcast platform. This may be due to it’s ability to attract such a wide audience and it’s social networking integration which allows a video to be shared across a multitude of platforms in the click of a button and for the audience to directly interact with the creators. In the past couple of years in particular, we have seen other media outlets such as Vine and Snapchat also gaining a large following which is additional evidence that online video is perhaps the way forward.

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