Below is a detailed Business Plan for KRIKORIAN Records LLC ©, OBDNT ™ & DK Studios & Publishing ©. Thank you.
DK Studios & Publishing ©
I’ve struggled all my life through poverty, familial & partnership betrayals, political constructs like white supremacy & ethnocentrism, & religious & communal disenfranchisement.
I’ve suffered immensely — being a “DREAMer” — for the past 22 years of my life — took a toll on my health, physically & mentally. I sought help.
For so long, I’ve lived essentially a prisoner.
As a student, I was denied my human rights & discriminated against.
I was qualified for $40,000 of duly earned federal aid for graduate students; a 75% bright futures scholarship for undergraduate studies; yet was denied access due to my status, including all private loans. Being a person of color, an Armenian-Syrian of ME descent, I suffered institutionalized racism. As a result, I worked tireless jobs to facilitate the difficult journey my family and I were forced to endure.
Seeing my country ravaged by war, being an Armenian Christian & Muslim, all these together have only added to my difficulties. But I have immense faith & this has guided me to seek a better life & to help others gain the same courage, and to challenge political constructs & betrayals that are unjust to society and me.
I am a musician and my dream is to establish my brand. Below I’ve listed an outline for the business plan. It is a hybrid — seeking both investors for those who are interested in a stake (maximum 5%) as well as donations for those who want to support unconditionally.
- Methods of Revenue:
- Unique & original production by “Danny K” ©
- Recording & Engineering by “DK Studios & Publishing” © brand
- Collection of digital & performance royalties for all artists signed to KRIKORIAN Records ©
- Merchandise, live performance venue, management & branding of artists, specialize in Middle Eastern & Armenian vintage arts, crafts & music – vinyl, CDs, rugs & other fellow Armenian & Middle Eastern (MENA) goods will be available for sale.
Expected annual revenue 2019: $1,000,000
2025: $1 b
KRIKORIAN Records © – label office handles all administrative & accounting/financial functions & tasks of management of signed artists.
OBDNT Live & Aesthetics, Design © – visual design studio for graphic design, videography, direction & web-design; also the brand for the live performance venue – a concert hall.
DK Studios & Publishing © – record, produce, song-write for Danny K & clients & collect digital sale, performance & other royalties from commercial uses of music by Danny K & clients.
Equipment – $40,000 total – Recording, production, concert venue & visual design
Software: Adobe Suite, Logic X, Pro Tools, Findasounds, Komplete 11
Room Treatment: Auralex Acoustics
Instruments (various families) specified: Shiny Red Strat Electric Guitar, Zebra-top Acoustic Guitar, Mellotron Keyboard & Steinway Grand Piano.
Eastern Instruments: Bouzouki, Out, Santur, Qanun, Duduk, Kamanche, Theremin & Balalaika.
Gear: BAE preamp, Goliath Interface, Blue Mic, Camera (photo/video), Tripod, Drawing Pad, Vinyl Player
Misc: Armenian & West Asian (Middle Eastern) Vinyl, Vintage Armenian Crafts – posters, films, relics, antiques.
Facility – $10,000 a month/$120,000 year
Location – Conroy or Turkey Lake (DP) – Orlando, FL
Audio Mechanical/Electrical Engineering:
Trip to Yerevan & Middle East/West Asia (essentially Armenian Diaspora locations) & engineer DKDM drum machine (inspired by J Dilla & MPC) with original authentic Armenian sounds from each family of instruments — percussion, woodwind, brass, keyboard, strings, electronic. I also want to engineer my own instruments — unique woodwinds & stringed instruments as well as synthetic choirs. These will be part of the “DK Studios” brand.
Design & Architecture: Armenian (West Asian/Middle Eastern) style
Investment: Investors will receive earn up to 5% stake in company profits determined annually
Donation: Donations are essentially gifts meant to help the “DK/Danny K” brand establish itself & fulfill the dreams of its owner. All amounts accepted.
Proceeds: 3% of all annual revenue will be donated to the following initiatives equally – Black Lives Matter, Syrian American Medical Association, Armenian National Committee of America & Boycott Divestment & Sanctions.
I speak for a lot of fearful people who are fed up with being bullied.
I’m back on my High School freshmen “French Classroom” aesthetics.
Real shit, local artists didn’t live up to the hype & should remain in their lane so intended destinies flourish & lead.
Theres poison among wanna be intellectuals, and also a new poison with these empty new wave of “TRAP RAP” — some is GENUINE but most not – especially the white boys.
Enough of the sub par.
Why do so many local immigrant cats,
share the mentality of white supremacy?
The self hate is that real?
Orlando needs it’s King.
It has been fun flirting with pop for a while but now it’s back to that gritty Loyd Banks era shit — fuck what you heard!
All the bullshit is why we now have the “lil uzi whatever’s” and “6xxxxxxx9xxxxxxxxxxxx’s”…
I come from that that mafioso Afro-Western-Asiatic background.
It’s why I have so much respect for Jay Z : a role model.
On that note…
Fuck Kanye West and anyone who thinks like him.
I still love Kim K & the fam tho.
Believe IN YOUR SELF.
I’ve realized some very specific local immigrant artists
share the mentality of white supremacists who hate freedom even for their fellow minorities.
#fuckTrump & #whitesupremacy
Fuck all authoritarians!
In the near future, inshallah, a Turkish-Armenian rapprochement will be possible through recognition & reparation. In our lifetime. It will help the whole region.
It will coincide with the end of the Israeli & Azeri occupations.
White America holds the “special privilege and luxury” of trying to confuse the shit out of everybody else.
You do not know the struggles my family experienced.
Having our resources deprived.
We have been conditioned, because of our Middle Eastern
To believe and accept our sufferings as normal.
But you see over time wisdom and faith stood by us.
And now as I emerge like a stallion from the abyss,
I feel more inclined than ever to speak freely and truthfully.
That in these rough times we have faced many betrayals,
social, political and economic.
And all because of the color of our skin.
Because of the way we look and the way we speak.
So as you begin to understand my story and realize why I
am who I am
These truths will become self evident.
I am a dreamer.
But justice is over the horizon.
The noor (light) of my eye has returned.
Now let us bring each other joy.
THE US GOVERNMENT SHOULD BE SUED FOR DEPRIVATION OF RESOURCES TO DREAMERS. REPARATIONS FOR ALL DISENFRANCHISED MINORITIES.
Tickets: $10 at door
Special Guest: Mehsi Music
Location: Austin’s Coffee
Address: 929 W Fairbanks Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789
Orlando’s very own rising star, Danny K, hip-hop producer and MC is performing his debut show at Austin’s Coffee on Saturday, February 10th. Come out with friends & indulge this rhymefest boombap extravaganza.
Danny K is a “Dreamer”, one of the 800,000 being juggled back and forth by the current administration. Show support by coming out and listening to this journey through music.
Danny K will be showcasing his latest album put together using his new mini-MPC courtesy of AKAI, combined with Armenian/Middle Eastern samples/vinyls, laced with his own original lyricism. Let’s celebrate the night & human innovation! One love. One justice. One truth. We are one in the night.
Dear all, I am honored to announce the release of my first ever line of merchandise in collaboration with my Armenian comrades Ara the Rat. It is quite an honor indeed. I would like to thank each and every one of you for your continued support throughout these years. It is truly a blessing and an honor to have you all part of this journey. I mean that from the bottom of my heart. You have been a part of my special universe. For such a long time. And for that I cherish you.
I know you will be happy to sport these premium quality shirts as you have been avid supporters from early on in my journey.
Visit this link below to make your purchase! (You can also click the images above).
If you are in the Orlando area, please contact me via e-mail or social media to request yours in person or at an upcoming boutique pop-up/show.
Thank you all so much!
In collaboration with Ara the Rat, I’m honored to announce the upcoming release of my first line of merchandise!
Watch the music video for the single Lavash below or by navigating the menu above. You can also hear the full album The World to Come via Spotify:
Danny Krikorian is an Armenian-Syrian immigrant who came to the US at the age of 7. He is now 28. A DACA recipient, he is threatened by the new presidency’s announcement of DACA’s repeal. Upon this revelation, Danny K prepared and has released a short & sweet lyrical ballad – a traditional Hip-Hop record, lacing a looped-sample with charged lyricism. This one, is dedicated to all #DREAMers.
You can now purchase or stream the entire album “The World to Come by Danny K via Apple Music, iTunes or TIDAL. Click the album cover art (image) or apple music badge for a direct link to the album. Thank you! It will be available on YouTube & Spotify quite soon. Watch the video for the single, Lavash, via YouTube below: