Friends often tell me I have a weird (and perhaps useless?) talent of finding pretty much anything on the web. I must admit, I do spend an awful lot of time on the net, whether blogging, browsing, listening to music or dreaming...even my dissertation subject (Internet Piracy) means that I am on the web quite a lot.
Anyway amongst this large amount of time spent on the Internet, I've come across some gems. Below is a couple of websites I've stumbled upon over the past week. I hope you find them as interesting/useful as me, its a variation of fashion, music, marketing and randomness - let me know if you use any of them and I'll regularly post my latest website findings!
This one is for the budding musicians and artists that may (or may lol) read my blog. I came across this on Twitter (I can't remember via whom). Its a digital music distribution service that allows you to pay a flat fee and have your music placed on digital retailers like iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody and eMusic. By paying the flat fee you are escaping the payment of having to pay a percentage to Tune Core - which is how it differs to other music distributors. The site has an extensive FAQ section which you can read here where almost every question you could possibly have about the service is answered so go and check it out to help you decide whether its right for you!
I'm not gonna lie. I'm not sure what this website's purpose is. It seems to post TV shows (like Model City), music events, photos and has a blog. I think its part of BET judging by the shows. Anyway, the best part of the site is that they post up streams of albums, including Corinne Bailey Rae's 'The Sea', Raheem Devaughns 'The Love + War Masterpiece' and Nneka's 'Concrete Jungle'.
Danny Wood is someone who you may have come across on the A Tribe Called Next site (its no longer a blog), as he is part of 'Ze Tribe'. He also has his own blog, which you can visit by clicking the link above. Expect exceptional music taste (both of the present and of the past), funny tales of his goings-on as well as some examples of his photography and writing which has featured on many websites and magazines - infact he's even had his own exhibition. (He's also a Science teacher?!?!?!?) In short he's a very cool guy and I suggest you check out his blog, his twitter, his flickr, this video and the ATCN site.
This is a website which brings you great info on all the latest events, parties, restaurants, gigs and clubs in London in a non-pretentious way, she's more like the useful friend that you wish you had lol. The deals section is great as well as the events section.