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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The World to Come


A young immigrant child in Orlando,
I came to the Far West from the Persian Gulf,,
To the Gulf from the Levant,
and to the Levant from the highlands of Armenia.
Now, here I am,
In the strong hold of modern imperium, America,
Seeking my own freedom,
from the dual extremes of ignorance,
and the societal pressure against solitude.
Music, art and philosophy are my realms of expression,
and sustenance.
I offer excellence to you,
and pray for justice.

Checks & Balances


It’s here!!!!! I present you my album: “Checks & Balances”.

via SoundCloud & Citrus Rap​.

I want you all to know, that the little things you do, just to express support…that is the fuel that keeps us going. That is the love that gives passion meaning. I thank you all so much for everything. My hope is that I can repay you with an incredible album that speaks volumes…no pun intended!

Want to give a special thanks to the team that made it possible. Blessings to each one of you.

Credits:

Krikos​
TrayZarc Art​
Yubi​
Henao Contemporary Center​
Thanks Joey​
Yous Elsayed​
Andrew Girges​
Ajara Boulibekova​

SHOW DATES TBA.

A night at the studio.


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Finishing up the final touches for my album.

This one is for Orlando.

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Somewhere in the sight of my mind.

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Red Lights District.

My album is coming soon. In January of 2016.

Thank you for all of your support. I am forever grateful.

Artwork: NIKO IS x Chazmere – 24K (prod. KRIKOS)


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Artwork by Yousef Elsayed – Twitter: @YoustheJuice.

Produced by KRIKOS.

Music Video coming shortly.

No Way Out – Syrian Crisis Analysis


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Feeling especially emotional on the issue at the moment.

Will we allow to grip the West? To treat the way Jews were treated by Nazi Germany? Internment camps? Tough screening?

Anti-Arab sentiment a tradition of the West. Hollywood typecasting of ; orientalist oversimplification of otherwise rich Arab culture.

This should also be classified as anti-semitism, since the word includes all Semitic linguistic groups: Arab, Hebrew, Aramaic, etc.

As if the West didn’t help to create this problem.

The solution is America butting out.

has carried on ‘s torch of . By butting out of the Middle East, reform and stability could be possible.

Neither reform nor stability will envelope the Middle East because that is against US interests.

Democracy or reform, will not be brought by the Americans to the Arab world and it never has been.

As soon as butts out, the can enjoy its and an environment conducive to ; what form it may take.

Note America’s overthrow of democratically elected leaders in and . Stop the ignorance and propaganda.

Daesh should thus be called Wahhabi State of Saudi Arabia, given SA has support of Levant & Iraq combined.

The mere existence of the entity of the “Kingdom of Saudi Arabia” like the “State of Israel” is an imprint of a colonial past.

The guilt of the US is in knowing its negligence and greed essentially enabled Wahhabism. Mainly the policies of the .

Hollywood liberalism and mega church conservatism have suppressed the moderate center in US politics.

Arabs are constantly viewed through the spectrum of culture & tribal lifestyle. This is orientalist, & prejudiced in nature.

If America was actually secular, it would have sided with Palestine long ago. But Christian ultranationalism has pushed it closer to Israel.

Secularism promotes religious tolerance & diversity whereas US ultraconservatives & Israeli politicians promote ethnocentrism and theocracy.

The sensitivities of religion have been exploited for the sake of resources and preservation of global imbalance via democratic-crusaderdom.

All in all, the more power the indigenous populations of Syria and elsewhere in the world are able to wield using the natural resources, geopolitical positioning, and collective unity as leverage, the better chance the country has at mitigating foreign exploitation. This would in turn provide greater political stability to Syria, and could essentially induce a more stable future. It could possibly usher more accountability in governance that could more appropriately address all aspects of Syrian livelihood; whatever “form” that mechanism for accountability may take. And it won’t be on the time watch or the standards of the West, or the East, which means its overall composition may be unique in form, democratic or not.