Architects of a New Dawn

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Hi there everybody...

I had an idea that I wanted some feedback on.

AOAND needs to generate some revenue for itself, to support this work.... and one way might be to produce an album featuring the best of the Music Showcase members, from the variety of artists that are here on the AOAND site.

Perhaps people could put forth one of their songs, that has an "Architects" theme and we could create a system for commenting and voting on what we all like best... a collaboration and project of our group. Then we market this CD both on-line and in retail stores. Thus, raising some money for AOAND and gaining exposure for the contributing artists and the network.

An "Architects of a New Dawn" music compilation, with artwork and graphic design from AOAND members...

What do you all think? Thanks in advance for your thoughts



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sounds fun. i like it. i am going to be recording two songs soon theoretically... i think this is a great idea. also why not have an album cover art 'contest' is not the right word ... have aoand artists submit cover art possibilities. and the musicians involved can vote on the one they like best. :)
Hi Rick,
Great Idea! I am not a musician, but as a filmmaker and about allowing the soundtracks to be used for an film/video/animation project that would help support AOAND, and bring publicity and promotion to the site?
Jin An
Rick, I am not a musician, but feel this is a super idea. My guess is that if you get one album going with the number of artists already involved, coupled with the number of artists who will hear about it and want to be involved, that this could generate more than one album.
Great idea Rick!

Well .... you know my repertoire. Your pick!

In harmony,

Rick and All, After i responded to this with enthusiasm (which i still have) but went to bed and slept on it, another thought occurred to me: what about responsible marketing and production? Statistics from the Ecological Footprint site show that by the Year 2030 we will need the equivalent of one other earth in order to meet the demand for resources we use today. Which means that the ecological bank is already drained and we are in crisis. So, if we are going to get the human family through this time, we have to concentrate on reducing consumption.

Within this line of thought, online distribution would serve the best interests of all concerned, but albums would not as they use both plastic and paper as well as energy for production.

However, let me take this a step further and say that were the DVDs to made mostly from hemp instead of the oil residual that goes into plastics, and the paper labels made from hemp paper as well, much of the environmental damage could be alleviated. And, while the energy problem still remains, if production were powered by solar or wind power, this problem could be alleviated as well.

I have also heard of solar-powered computers and their use would also reduce the tremendous amount of electrical power now needed to power a conventional computer. I don't have the statistics handy, but the tremendous amount of energy now needed to power both personal and business computer use is staggering.

If we are truly going to be "architects of a new dawn" then we must take these things into consideration.

Along these lines also is the issue of creating "healing music" as opposed to that which may create a chaos pattern in the mind/body field of someone either playing or listening to it. We had an in depth discussion on this on the Transformative Media and Entertainment group a few weeks back. And the scientific evidence of how much havoc may be created in the human body/mind field by music not considered as "healing" is staggering. So, here again, with the mission of AOAND in mind it seems to me that we must be extremely careful with regard to products created and marketed.

We have to "walk our talk."
Cool , See my 2012 the song (awake) video

LOVE, Harry
Hi Richard ,..hope you're having a weekend of joy .

I'm interested in putting a song up for the showcase CD ( If you think i'm good enough, ha, ha. ) - have you heard ' Better world '- ( p.o.s.i.t.i.v.e. ) ?'s on the Naturally universal 'Home page' it's one of three which open the home page !

I know you like ' Love is the answer ' ,as you've said,.. ( how did you get on with letting the other partners hear it ? )

What song do 'you' think i should put up for others to listen to ??

Sending positive thoughts Rick ,......the Capital boy ,..........Lloyd *
Hi Rick,
I love the idea and even though I am not a musician, I would love to participate as a visual artist.
Look forward to hear the music.
Hi there Rick... I'd be open to sharing a song from the Sound Currents label, as the songs on the major albums on the Hearts of Space label would require all kinds of contracts and such....well... keep us posted on what to do and how to do it. Thanks for your great idea!
Constance Demby
Hello, I can only appreciate Ricks marvellous suggestion of creating a Members Music Compilation.. I added already some words to this as a "Comment"... I added a new song of mine, also I try to keep engaged in the process...eeeventhough i have to admit, that my work as a Therapist, and beeing Father of a 20 year old boy sucks a lot of space, time and energy.. But not my Love for it..Stephan

I am a musician/producer and I work with a number of well known artists from the realms of jazz, hip hop, reggae, electronica etc..I think this is a wonderful idea and would be game to either contribute a track with some "names" associated with it and or help to recruit others..

Great idea! Feel free to hit me up if this begins to bubble:

This is really great idea and it brings so many people to work together with this wonderful goal. With best wishes, -Silja



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