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Showing posts with label Arthuris1974 Resident. Show all posts
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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Making it Big: Breaking into the live music scene- Pen Dragon Reporting...

At one point or another we’ve all been to a venue to watch a live singer. Some are good, some are bad but they all share the same struggle:how to make a name for themselves in the Second Life Music scene. There are live performers that everyone knows if you follow the music scene even a little. Performers that are guaranteed to draw a crowd to any venue they perform, then there are the artists who are just making a name for themselves. They celebrate the small victories, like making it to 500 members in there fan group. They seemingly work harder for their fans, taking the time to interact on a more personal level with them. These little touches make for devoted fans as the artist rises through the ranks of the music scene.

I’ve followed one such artist, named Wolfie Starfire. She is an incredible vocalist with a surprising talent that easily makes her stand out in the field of other Second Life artists. I quickly became a fan myself. I took some time to attend several of her shows at various venues, just to make sure the talent I heard wasn’t a fluke and was surprised to hear her repeat the same near flawless performance with both cover songs and originals she had written. I became curious as to why her name wasn’t more well known. This led me to interview her manager, Laurie Alexis Co-Owner of the Keys Management group as well as The Keys music venue and resort to find out what it took for a performer to make it big.

SLE: Did Wolfie come to Keys Management Group or did you discover her?
Laurie: Wolfie was recommended to us by our host manager and a venue owner, so we set up an audition for her.  She blew us away, we were not expecting her level of talent.

SLE:What is the most difficult aspect of bringing a new artist into the SL live music scene?
Laurie: Keeping them patient, everyone wants instant success.  But that takes time, they must develop a following and grow their group.  It really takes a long time before they get to where they want to be.. So it is my job to keep them grounded and to not let them get too discouraged.  I also try to help them refine things to help get them to where they need to be. Wolfie has been amazing to work with. I constantly challenge her and she always says, ok let me see what i can do.  And an hour later she has it.

SLE: Is there an average amount of time before an artist to become successful, or does it vary depending on the performer?
Laurie: It depends on the performer, Wolfie already had some experience singing in SL before, so her time was short.  Usually it takes around a year or so.

SLE:At what point is an artist considered successful? Is there a specific amount of people in their group opr a certain venue they play at, or maybe something else?
Laurie: It depends on what the performer wants.  We work for the performer, so their idea of successful may be one show a month, or they may want 10 shows a week with 30+ people at every show. We try to provide them what they are seeking.

I also had the opportunity to interview Wolfie herself, to get her take on what it takes to become a star in the Second Life music scene and what that means to her.

SLE: First have an amazing voice, and I know you have released an album, so when did you start singing?
Wolfie: I've been singing since i could talk actually. The first thing I remember was a car commercial on the radio actually. I was in the backseat started singing and my Dad turned around and was like is that you? Professionally I've been singing since I was in middle school. Did shows and such.

SLE: Do you feel that you are a successful artist in the SL music scene, and what is your benchmark for success here?
Wolfie: Well, what really defines success here in SL? I mean I've gotten to meet so many wonderful performers on here that have said so many nice things about my singing it really warms my heart. I guess if the others really take notice of you that's a start.Getting to sing at so many venues here in sl and the exposure is amazing.  I've met people all around the world thanks to Second Life.

SLE: Is there more in SL, musically, that you want to achieve?
Wolfie: Well here in SL there are many performers that meet up in rl at jam sessions and that is something I'd really love to do. Because it's all about connections. I'd love to do more duel streams and get more connected with social media here in second life.

SLE:Are the connections made in SL the driving force behind your SL music career?
Wolfie: No, my fans and friends are. Without them I wouldn't be doing what I do here in SL. They are the ones that push me and encourage me to do more things in sl and rl. because of my singing in sl it gave me more courage to attempt things in rl. Connections are more work driven. musicians certainly influence my performances here. We all look at each other and take bits and pieces from each other in order to grow in sl. Many performers here inspire my shows; Nina Bing, Lark Bowen, and Rara.

SLE: Do you feel that having management has helped you achieve the level of success that you have?
Wolfie: Oh gosh yes! I mean i started out by myself and it was a struggle. It wasn't until I met key west that they helped me get organized and got me the connections needed to kick start my career here.

From the perspective of the artist and the management it would seem that success is defined differently, every artist has their own definition and can find success with each new accomplishment, always striving for that next achievement. Wolfie is an up and coming star in the SL music scene and one to watch for sure.


Wolfie’s Stream:
Group: secondlife:///app/group/d7f7c3e0-a3ed-7bb8-0ae6-f70eb447835a/about

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Spotlight on Knot Today Wedding Chapel - Affordable Do it Yourself Weddings! - Lanai Jarrico Reporting…

Weddings have been practiced for centuries as a public display of love and union between two people who are joining each other’s life journey.  There are many traditions passed down through generations that can be seen practiced in modern cultures, such as the bride carrying a bouquet, the groomsmen and bridal party, the garter belt and lots of dancing and drinking. These practices have become more elaborate and expensive as new traditions are added to the celebration of love.

In Second Life, real world traditions do not always apply when couples can get married wherever and however they want using their own imagination and unique style.  There are many wedding venues in SL that offer a variety of packages that can range from 2,500L to 25,000L  and that doesn’t include the perfect attire and rings!
Knot Today Wedding Chapel is a do-it- yourself venue that is affordable but presents couples with top notch romantic scenes.  Hassle free planning is one of the reason couples are choosing KTWC. 

The SL Enquirer met up with jadey Ðragon (jadeylynn resident) to learn more about having the perfect wedding day and all the things you want for an easy, fast and stress free planning experience.

Interview with jadey Ðragon

SLE:  Jadey, I have to to say the venues are beautifully designed. You created a  place for couples to experience a perfect wedding. What inspired you to create Knot Today Wedding Chapel?

jadey Ðragon: Price! My SL wedding to Pen was over the top, and really quite stressful. From going over color schemes, to picking a concert band rather than the everyday DJ, I just didn’t care. I wanted to start my life with my partner, in a nice place, and what color the flowers were meant nothing to me. Yet, 25k later, I only remember the day for how much money we dropped and how much stress we were under. That shouldn’t be a memory!

SLE: I agree! For just 300L what can couples expect when they arrive at KTWC?

jadey Ðragon: A beautiful, stress free, easy to do wedding that will allow the memories to be about the two of them and not how much money they spent. Instead of the package deal that usually includes things you don’t really need, this is ala carte. You don’t need it, you don’t have to have it. If you want it, it can be done. There are no high pressured salesman IM’ing you the minute you land. Don’t get me wrong, anything within reason can be accommodated but that’s not really our target audience.

SLE: With Summer in full swing, I’m sure you are seeing an increase in unintended wedding crashers lol. To avoid overlapping weddings, what advice can you give couples who want to book a date?

jadey Ðragon: That’s just it, you don’t even have to book a date with us. You can show up in your pajamas in the middle of the night and runoff into the sunrise. With a 10-15 minute wedding it rarely, if ever, overlaps.

SLE: It sounds like everything is going great. Are there any rules couples should know about using the venues?

jadey Ðragon: The only really strong rule we ask is that you don’t linger if another party is waiting to go next. It doesn’t happen often, the officiant is quick, but sometimes people linger for photos or the drinks that are provided and that’s ok, just don’t interrupt the next party.

SLE:  Do you make the venue private for guests who want to ensure no wedding crashers disrupt their special moment?

jadey Ðragon: Upon request, absolutely. We’ll also turn voice on to allow them to have their ceremony that way was well. All you have to do is ask.

SLE:  What other types of weddings do you accommodate?

jadey Ðragon: Other than the traditional wedding ceremonies we also have a secret garden located below that provides an automated Collaring Ceremony for those in the BDSM lifestyle. There were 2 reasons for adding this to the venue. The first reason was that many new people to the lifestyle don’t know where to begin with a collaring ceremony in SL, so they usually skip the ceremony altogether and have very little memory of it happening at all. The second reason was, of course, personal to my heart and it needed to be part of my business as my business is part of me.

SLE: You cover everything lifestyle by offering traditional, customization and even collaring ceremonies.   For Elopements and weddings on the fly, how can they DIY their service?

jadey Ðragon: Everything you need is completely provided! You have the tradition walk down the aisle, the awkward stand as the officiant reads the vows, and the most important, a kissing pose. When the wedding is complete, the poses to walk back down the aisle together is also provided. All you have to do is show up, make a small payment and follow directions.

SLE: All of that for only 300L! Do you offer packages?

jadey Ðragon: No. Everything is ala carte available, but that’s not really what this chapel was designed for. If you need a photographer, videographer, DJ etc. it can be done but our target audience are more the ones who are not looking for fluff or high-end extras.

SLE: Is there anything else you would like to share with our readers about Knot Today Wedding Chapel & Studio?

jadey Ðragon: Just because we want you to do it yourself, doesn’t mean you have too. If you need help we’re available, but we won’t try to sell you anything or talk you into spending more money. We’re very approachable people and wanting to truly make your day special.

SLE:I wish Knot Today Wedding Chapel much success! How do you prefer to be contacted for special reservations and requests?

jadey Ðragon: Drop a notecard, I do not ever want anyone to feel as if they’re being neglected or ignored and IMs sometimes get capped.

Additional Info:
Preferred contact: Jadeylynn Resident or Arthuris1974 Resident