PSA: KRIKORIAN Records LLC © — est. 2018 Orlando, FL.


Below is a detailed Business Plan for KRIKORIAN Records LLC ©, OBDNT ™ & DK Studios & Publishing ©. Thank you.

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Business Plan

DK Studios & Publishing ©

KRIKORIAN Records

OBDNT Aesthetics

www.DannyKrikorian.com

@mynameisDannyK

  1. Backdrop:

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.

  1. 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

2021: $20,000,000

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.

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III. Expenses:

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

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Analyzing Political Undertones in Pop Culture Through Art


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There is generally speaking a list of artistic works that, despite their aesthetic greatness, are either historically misrepresentative & inaccurate or merely biased in context and coverage.

Some do justice, some don’t. Perception all depends on which angle you look at the subject. I wish for justice for all, but we must recognize, expose & bring to justice those distinct forces which cause & instigate violent political crime.

Munich, Waltz with Bashir, & Exodus, viewed as biased & racist. Black & Arab culture, disenfranchised, used, exploited, hung & dried.

A more accurate depiction of reality in the Middle East in Palestinian film Paradise Now.

Another, more realistic representation of the ME in a scene from Syriana, which features George Clooney & Matt Damon.

How Hollywood & all of western media distorts reality through film & other mediums of mass mainstream expression.

This rather, light film depicts the similarities, and differences, between the Arab & Israeli people. But recognition of Israel implies two things: treachery to the Arab cause; abandoning the human rights of the Palestinian nation.

Is it unfair for the international community to suggest that the Jews are fine without a state called Israel? The difference between the need for an Armenian state, for example, versus a Jewish one, is that the former is completely ethnic-based while the latter is a hybrid of religion, culture and language. This makes it difficult to place importance on the need for a Jewish state while ignoring Palestinian self-determination.

Individuals like Helen Thomas get blacklisted for making comments such as those in the video below:

If there is a moral arc of the universe, it bends in favor of the Westerner & the lighter-skinned.

The Deer Hunter Russian Roulette Scene


One of my favorite scenes from the movie. The Vietnam War, a contentious issue of debate, remains a stain on US history. Despite being portrayed as a containment of communism, the US invasion proved not only disastrous, but to carry its own agenda, the suppression of national sovereignty.

This same phenomenon occurred in Afghanistan, when the US funded the mujahadin of Afghanistan to combat communism. The premise of containing communism was quickly overshadowed by a new specter of foreign oppression, western capitalism.

KRIKOS – WINSTON SHORTS (R.I.P. BOBBY WOMACK)