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New Blog Site…

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Just want to thank everyone for following my blog site… I recently transferred all files over to www.vinnykumar.com and you can now find all updates there from now on. I will be phasing out this older wordpress site (vinnykumar.wordpress.com) in a few weeks. UPDATE: If this seems like a loop back to this page when you click the link, it’s because I’m currently doing some updating to the blog domain mapping. Everything should be in working order in the next hour or so.

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September 9, 2010 at 4:11 pm

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New Blog Site Underway…

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Sorry I’ve slowed down on updating the blog lately… I’m switching servers, and am getting ready to re-launch the site in a few days. It will look essentially the same, however, I will be able to do more things with the site in the future. Anyways, thanks for your patience. I will keep updating the blog sporadically in the interim.

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September 7, 2010 at 11:59 am

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My Cousin on Bravo’s “Thintervention”

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My cousin, Ramani, is going to be on a new show on Bravo entitled Thintervention, which will be airing on Mondays at 10pm starting September 6th. Ramani is a clinical psychologist who will be offering advice to the cast members. Here’s a clip of her speaking a little about the show. You can find out more information about Thintervention here. Check out a sneak peak of the first episode after the break.

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August 10, 2010 at 1:13 pm

The 360 Record Deal

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via Nahright. As an entertainment attorney, I see things like this… and I have mixed feelings. Are the record labels really bloodsuckers for taking what they should’ve taken in the first place? i.e. a portion of record sales, merchandising, publishing, touring, etc. Let’s face it, back in the day… they f*cked up. The record companies are pumping thousands and thousands (sometimes millions) of dollars into an artist to develop their brand… why is it so surprising that they’d ask for ancillary income derived from their investment? Not only is this now the standard for major record labels (WEA, SONY-BMG, Universal, EMI), but it is also trickling down to the independent production companies that develop these artists. Trust me, if you decide to start a record company and you want to sign artists, you’re probably going to want them signed to a 360 as well. With declining record sales, it seems like this is the only way for the majors to survive. Interestingly enough, I’m pushing a lot of people to go independent these days. It’s now a LOT easier for new or branded artists to independently market and distribute their music themselves. If record label owners are knowledgeable about the various income streams in the music industry, there is a lot of money to be made. Anyways, just my thoughts. Feel free to chime in. -Vinny

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June 23, 2010 at 8:39 am

My Old Sketchbook…

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I was cleaning out my place about a week ago and stumbled upon my old sketchbook from freshman year of college. I figured I’d post a few drawings/paintings from back then. More photos after the break.

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June 17, 2010 at 9:54 am

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