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.
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: