Archive for June, 2011

FargoTube is reaping the benefits of the Southeast Urban Music Conference, which came together last week in Atlanta. B-Rock and Kwan are in the process of bringing a dozen artists on board, and Frank is creating personalized tubes for several of them. One is Atlanta rapper Jemiah Jai, shown below with Kwan. Another is Gina Hadley, an SUMC featured performer from Miami whose rock-n-soul style draws from R&B, reggae, calypso, salsa, rock, country, and jazz.

Kwan and Jemiah Jai

We’ll probably get others beyond those additional ten or 12. About 50 people came to B-Rock’s and Kwan’s panel — mostly musicians, along with several producers and independent-label executives. One of the people they met was a distributor who may end up getting independent films onto FargoTube.

Separately, B-Rock told me he and Kwan have been talking with a comedian who has appeared on Black Entertainment Television. We’ll definitely let you know if we get him onto FargoTube.

Last but not least, B-Rock and Kwan have been getting really positive feedback on the new logos and branding that we plan to introduce for FargoTube in the next few months. That’s likely to create a lot of additional buzz that will bring even more artists onto the platform. Right now, we’re at 1,716 and counting!

Rolling downtown

Posted: June 22, 2011 by chrisbagley in F3 Technologies, FargoTube, Uncategorized

I’m heading downtown for the afternoon for a couple of panels and networking events — and hopefully a performance or two — at the Southeast Urban Music Conference (It’s actually in Midtown for those of you know Atlanta). B-Rock’s panel starts at 4 p.m., as we noted in the press release this morning.

I plan to upload a few pictures late tonight or tomorrow morning. In the meantime, here’s B-Rock speaking for a couple of minutes about the conference and his plans for meeting up with Shanti Das and other people who have worked with him in hip-hop.

We’ve all been extremely busy since May 20, when Kwan Straughn and Baron “B-Rock” Agee came aboard to expand FargoTube’s presence on the urban music scene. In this video that I recorded Thursday, B-Rock and I discuss how they’re approaching that opportunity, and what FargoTube means both for independents and for superstars in urban music.

Disclaimer: B-Rock mentions the pop musician Katy Perry only as an example of an “A-list” artist. Perry and F3 Technologies are not collaborating.