Saturday, May 3, 2008

"theartiste"- asia's premier music talent search - asia's music talents, for the world.....

Hello everyone,

I apologise for not posting earlier. A few of you, my friends, brothers & sisters, have prompted me to post at least a short first posting and just to "blog" my thoughts, well i told you all that I'm NOT a writer, ( not like Rocky, RPK, dave avran the spanker, nuraina samad, tony yew, zorro, shanghai fish and all the other seasoned, focussed, straight to the point, no nonsense type of writers and bloggers, whom i both, greatly admire and respect...and whose writings and blogs are what inspired me to do this...and that i almost religiously daily try to read...!) but i promise to do the best that i can and write what's in my heart, and so here goes...

MUSIC, the undefinable being, that "can soothe a wild beast", i discovered that i was drawn to it since i was 14 years of age, and 1976 was the year... that thing we call music,...the year Stephen Sondheim won a Grammy for " send in the clowns" which won "song of the year".... "music just grabbed me, my friends who were in a band, called "the stag", especially, the brothers, david and dennis nunis, charles and guy rozario, they were listening to Tower of Power, Blood Sweat & Tears, Chick Corea & Return to Forever, Earth, Wind & Fire, Commodores, James Brown, Chicago, Steppenwolf.....and the list went on & on....and i heard them all and i liked them all......they all had great songs, messages, melodies, harmonies, great rhythm sections, great brass sections and in addition to that, they were all marvelously produced, engineered and recorded, in plain simplicity, THEY ALL SOUNDED GREAT.....what a way to start being influenced....and being influenced by arguably the best in the music industry at that time....

and then my search for the truth above all truth's, something i believe all humans have asked at one point of time in their very brief lives on earth, the reason we are here, the reason why all of us, the Human race, from time immemorial, to now and in the future, why were we created and why we exist, my search for the truth began,

at age 16, 1978, ( the year, where Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat won the Nobel Peace Prize for signing "the framework for Peace in the Middle East" at Camp David on September 17, witnessed and led by US President Jimmy Carter, when the world population was 4.3 billion, when SONY 1st introduced the "walkman', the 1st portable and mobile stereo, and Hotel California by the Eagles won a Grammy for "Record of the Year" )

1978 was THE year, for me at least, when i began to have that "feeling", "the feeling" like portrayed by wilem dafoe and directed by martin scorsese, "the last temptation of Christ" "the feeling" that we all have a Creator, ( unless you are an atheist or believe in darwin's theory of evolution, ( i was still taught to love and respect all man...and women, irregardless of race, color, creed, religious or whatever other beliefs or unbeliefs that they may have or profess )

and that Our Creator GOD has created all men as equals; that they are endowed by their CREATOR with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.....

and so, with the above beliefs, here begins my journey, my journey as an individual, through my aspirations and dreams, to full fill others dreams and aspirations....through music, probably and currently the best way i know how.....

This is my first posting and i sincerely hope to contribute to the development of the
music industry, ( that is still here & will always be here, so long as the people continue to consume artists, their music, products and services).

Only now, the difference is, as a music talent, you need to be "everywhere" or you'll be no where...gone are the days when record labels always insisted on " first you must have domestic success, before you can have global success" and that the artists products and services reach people directly in simpler, faster and cheaper mediums....

So now, today, Saturday, 3rd may 2008, where the borderless world is at everyone's feet, where ALL the world's your stage actually, anyone from australia to africa, from all the 4 corners of the earth, ...ALL, ...everyone of us have an equal and able opportunity to achieve what we want, as long as it is GOD willed and you work really hard, sincerely and with ALL your heart, you and i can achieve anything that GOD has blessed us with.... and so the journey begins...a journey that i hope to be a part of through....

Covenant Artists Management, a start up,which i incorporated on 18 April 2008, for the purpose of futhering the aspirations and ambitions of, Asia's Music Talent, for the WORLD.

In view of the above aspirations, Covenant Artists Management has created "theartiste", a music talent search, that will initially begin in Kuala Lumpur and eventually go to six other cities around Asia, for a start, Bangalore, Bombay, Bangkok, Singapore, Jakarta and Manila.

Music talents from the above cities, ( please don't ask me why the other Giants like Japan, korea, china and others in the rest of asia are presently not included, but rest assured that your question will be answered when the time comes) will be selected, after an audition, for a place in the finals, scheduled to be held, either here in kuala lumpur or singapore, probably in March 2009,

and where, one or more, music talents, ( it might even be a duo or group, and this discretion will be in the hands of the organisers ) will be selected and go ahead to pursue in what we believe will be journey and promise unlike no other talent search or competition has promised before, a trip to Los Angeles,...

In Los Angeles, the talent(s) will be guided and groomed by the best in the industry, from award winning song writers, producers, stylists, choreographers and other professionals,
for 3 months, and where, the talent(s) will subsequently release a Music Video and single for the World markets, territory by territory....

and for the rest of the plot, please allow me to formally finalise all the deals and negotiations with the relevant parties and then i shall issue a press release and hold a press conference to formally announce the whole plan...please be patient and i hope i have made it worth your time reading this...but rest assured that this blog will carry the news 1st....

that' s the simplest and shortest way that i can put it, ( i told you all that i can't write.... ( should have gotten dave avran, my spank the monkey, journalist friend's help, but he is busy in penang covering some entertainment event and so i don't want to disturb him..

Okay that's all i can manage for now....I promise i'll post as often as i can as GOD wills and as time permits....keep well and GOD bless...

dani'el kannan

3 comments:

muststopthis said...

hey Daniel,
Let me be the first to congratulate you on your starting up this blog!
Thanks for the complements too, but in reality, we are just really sharing ourselves! And you will later find out that blogging is actually, a job in itself!
Good luck in your efforts to unearth the next starlet! ( you might want to find out if that Maths genius can also sing....)
Cheers!

noz3ring said...

HIS WILL DONE!:-)

Congratz my brother...

In HIS time for HIS Glory as he has blessed your Talents & immense intelligence to create HIS platform here on earth.

Your are HIS man - with the plan.

Keep your guns close and fire when it's right!

peace.

the Mega

Dave Avran said...

congratulations bro dani'el. welcome to the blogosphere.
_dave (signing in from from penang)