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PJ Douglas Sands, The DS3 Group

PJ Douglas Sands is a journalist, author and international speaker on the areas of music, law, small business strategies, branding, digital lifestyle and the industries of Events, Hospitality, Caribbean Tourism, New Media and Entertainment. She is the co-founder of The DS3 Group (of Companies). DS3 is a boutique branding agency focused on planning destination events and designing branding strategies for creatives, small businesses and public figures with emphasis on the implementation of technology and social media. With offices and studios in Los Angeles, Atlanta, the Bahamas and Houston, The DS3 Group offers Corporate Branding, Event and Conference Planning Services, Public Relations, Label Assistance, Contract Review, Copyright Processing, Consulting, Artist Development, Distribution, Legal Services, Management, Production, and Publishing Assistance. The DS3 Group's subsidiaries include DS3 Entertainment, Douglas Sands and Associates Law Firm, LUXE Worldwide Events and State of Emergency Alliance and are run jointly by Events/Branding Strategist PJ Douglas Sands, Attorney at Law E. Verona Douglas Sands and Grammy nominated Music Producer/Sound Engineer Donnie "Scantz" Scantlebury. You can visit the website at www.theDS3group.com.
PJ Douglas Sands, The DS3 Group has written 7 posts for iSupport Digital Mag

New Skool Rules Winner BAMA Hits 100,000 Downloads in 2 Wks with “Lay Low” Produced by Drumma Boy

Two weeks after the release of the single “Lay Low” by New Skool Rules 2011 global competition winner B.A.M.A. “Lay Low” hits 100,000 downloads. Get the single “Lay Low” produced by Drumma Boy on iTunes now. Continue reading

Getting a Better Mix – Secrets For Audio Engineers

Some secrets of mixing and mastering from Mix Engineer Erik Zobler. Rule #1. There are no rules. Be creative. Create a major “Wow!” factor. Create something unique with a twist. Ask yourself, “What is different about our music?” Imagine the unimaginable and bring it into being. Organize all your files, plug ins, folders, track groups, audio files, mix sessions, etc. Never break this rule! Continue reading

Bahamas’ Own Julien Believe Debuts Hit Video “Believe” on TEMPO Network

Bahamas singer/songwriter Julien “Believe” Thompson debuts hit video on Tempo Network. Vote for him on Tempo’s Cross Caribbean Countdown. His self-titled debut “Julien Believe” is hitting the charts across the Caribbean and being supported by the wider Caribbean audience outside the region in the US, Europe and Canada. Signed to Rockwilder’s TMG, Julien Believe is making quite an impact on the music scene not only as an oustanding artist and performer, but as a songwriter he has worked with John Legend, Chrisette Michele, Shontelle and Kardinal Offishal to name a few. Julien Believe of the Bahamas is a star on the rise! Vote for “Believe” on Tempo Network’s Cross Caribbean Countdown at http://www.gottempo.com. Continue reading

BahamaBeats presents “The iCreate Music All Access Seminar”

In continual support of the Arts and Education in the Music Industry the iCreate Music All Access Seminar is a MUST attend event for persons wishing to further their careers in the music industry. This one day seminar will take place on Saturday, August 20, 2011 at The Lucayan Room, Sheraton Resort, Cable Beach, in Nassau, Bahamas, and will feature A&R reps from Jay Z’s Roc Nation, Warner Bros. Records and Sony ATV Music Publishing.

In a similar vein to MuMo Music Momentum Summit held in Nassau in October 2010 and Viral Movements Music Seminar held in Freeport, Grand Bahama in February 2011, BahamaBeats Productions seeks to give those interested in making a career in the music business insider access to the tastemakers of the industry. Continue reading

To Sample or not Sample? That’s the Question!

Because samples are pieces of recorded, existing music subject to copyright, understanding the rules regarding sampling requires a quick discussion of how copyright law applies to sound recordings.

“Copyright” is a blanket term that covers a number of specific rights that apply to creative works. Among those rights is the right to make and sell additional copies of the work, the right to make other works derived from the original work, and the right to show or perform the work publicly. Continue reading

Bahamas to the World Independence Celebration 2011

Atlanta, GA – June 13, 2011- Bahama Mamas, Ann Marie Turner and Gaylene Francis in association with MIX MASTER DAVID present THE CELEBRATION OF THE 38TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BAHAMAS INDEPENDENCE under the theme “United in Love and Service” hosted by Bahamian national and international media personality AFRICA-ALLAH of http://www.diradiocast.com. Special Guest appearances by Bahamian Rap Artists RAPPQuelle and Sosa Man Major courtesy of DIRadioCast.

The Bahamas Consulate General Atlanta will also host a Picnic on Saturday, July 9, 2011 from 12:00pm to 6:00pm at The Beach House at Camp Exposure in Lithonia, Georgia.

As part of the Independence festivities Bahamian emcee and featured performer RAPPQuelle will host a Party Bus between Miami and Atlanta in support of the THE CELEBRATION OF THE 38TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BAHAMAS INDEPENDENCE co-sponsored by The DS3 Entertainment Group. The Bahamas to the World #WeaReUp Party Bus leaves Miami, Florida on the evening of Thursday, July 7, 2011 and returns from Atlanta, Georgia on Sunday, July 10, 2011. Continue reading

iCloud Music: Minutes Not Weeks, $25 Not $200

Apple took longer, but its music cloud is quicker, more affordable, and friendlier to content owners. At the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco today, Steve Jobs introduced a number of cloud-enabled music features, all part of a broader iCloud rollout. As part of the iCloud upgrade, any iTunes Store song purchases will be instantly … Continue reading