The Power Of YouTube & Music

YouTube in conjunction with a number of companies started a contest to find musicians from all over the globe to put on a concert.

Auditions were held via videos submitted and posted on YouTube. Each musician had to perform a piece composed just for this contest by Chinese composer Tan Dun.

All videos were reviewed by some of the world’s renowned orchestras.

The prize?

An invitation to perform in New York City at the famous Carnegie Hall under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas.

Of the 3,000 that submitted videos, only 96 were chosen and got to perform at the concert held on April 15th.

So here, virtual unknowns were plucked from the masses all over the globe thanks to the wonderful video upload tool that is YouTube.

My question now to real estate professionals…why don’t you have video home tours posted on YouTube? There’s an incredible amount of exposure out there and so many people using the services it’s almost mind boggling. Better yet – IT’S FREE!!!!!

If you YouTube can be used to gather musicians from all over the world, it can certainly help showcase your homes and your services.

So what are you waiting for? Get out there and start uploading videos!

You can get more information on the symphony as well as check out video of the performance on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/symphony

Cloverfield Addicition

So lately I’ve been completely addicted to the movie “Cloverfield”.
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Part of it is a result of listening to the instrumental piece that was played at the end credits of the movie, called “Roar!” by the musical genius behind the scores for “The Incredibles”, “LOST”, and the most recent film “Speed Racer” – Michael Giacchino.

Cloverfield is like a Godzilla film for the YouTube generation, and the way that it was shot, edited and overall put together is absolutely brilliant.

Perhaps part of my addiction is still not fully knowing what the monster in the film is or where it came from.

***SPOILER ALERT***(Highlight to read)In the end of the movie there is a part showing the main couple of the movie at Coney Island. As the shot overlooks the ocean on the right hand side you see something fall from the sky and splash into the water.
According to the filmmakers this is the creature. Also according to the filmmakers the monster is a baby and is essentially confused and frightened.
***SPOILER END***

There?s been a great deal of viral marketing for the film which I also can’t seem to get enough of. I actually think the campaign for it is pretty impressive, because there is stuff EVERYWHERE. There’s even a blog called “Cloverfield Clues” which you can find at http://cloverfieldclues.blogspot.com.
They’ve tracked down a lot when it comes to this movie.

If you haven’t seen Cloverfield by all means RENT IT. It’s not academy award winning stuff…but it’s a damn fun movie and my current addiction…until “Dark Knight” comes out.