Freedom for Musicians - Helping Musicians Everywhere

by Roger Moisan Arts and Entertainment, Business, Finance, Shopping and Product Reviews
Freedom for Musicians exists to support independent artists from around the world through our own record label, support and exposure through our network and now, we are using Amazon to raise money to provide grants and bursaries for musicians who need a little help.   When you shop with Amazon, please consider using our link as this will give us a small commission which we can put towards our fundraising efforts. For musicians, by musicians and free from exploitation www.ffmrecords.com
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Initiative Q - A new currency

by Roger Moisan Business, Computers and Technology, Internet and Businesses Online, Finance, Investing, Shopping and Product Reviews
Initiative Q is an attempt by ex-PayPal guys to create a new payment system instead of credit cards that were designed in the 1950s. The system uses its own currency, the Q, and to get people to start using the system once it's ready they are allocating Qs for free to people that sign up now (the amount drops as more people join - so better to join early). Signing up is free and they only ask for your name ...
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Avoid going broke over Christmas!

by Roger Moisan Home and Family, Shopping and Product Reviews
There is no denying that the temptation and expectation to spend beyond our means over the Christmas period can be overwhelming. The pressure to provide the 'Perfect Christmas' for our families often results in a nasty January financial hangover! The TV tells our children they need the latest thing and our children tell us that they really must have..... What our children need and what they want are not the same. They need a roof over their heads, food in their ...
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Stress-free Christmas shopping with lovetobrowse.

by Roger Moisan Home and Family, Kids and Teens, Shopping and Product Reviews
Don’t kill yourself this year, shop online with Lovetobrowse. We’ve put together a selection of gift ideas for him, her and the kids so you can save time and energy. Just browse through the shop, click on something you fancy and BOOM! - job done. Oh, and we’ve found the best deals around to save you some of your hard earned cash. Christmas shopping made easy by Lovetobrowse
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It's time to start blowing your own trumpet!

by Roger Moisan Arts and Entertainment, Travel and Leisure, Recreation and Sports, Self Improvement, Home and Family, Kids and Teens
It's never too early or too late to start blowing your own trumpet with this beginner trumpet pack from Gear4Music. Sound a fanfare to announce to the world that you are loud and proud (A brassy £119.99 inc VAT) Student Trumpet, Gold by Gear4music + Beginner Pack. OverviewThe Gold Trumpet Beginner Pack by Gear4music includes a high grade musical instrument with authentic features, as well as all of the accessories you need to get started. This pack is perfect for the ...
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How to improve your sax life quickly!

by Roger Moisan Arts and Entertainment, Recreation and Sports, Self Improvement, Home and Family, Kids and Teens
You can dramatically spice up your sax life with this brilliant starter pack from Gear4Music. (A very saxy £289.99 inc VAT) Alto Saxophone Complete Package, Gold. OverviewOur Alto Saxophone Complete Package features the Alto Saxophone by Gear4music; an attractive instrument with a vintage effect polished body and key work, giving you a great combination of sound and style at an incredibly competitive price. Included is a hard carry case, pad saver, instrument strap, mouthpiece 1 pack of 10 x Rico reeds, ...
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An electric guitar is for life, not just for Christmas!

by Roger Moisan Arts and Entertainment, Travel and Leisure, Recreation and Sports, Self Improvement, Home and Family, Kids and Teens
It's something you've always wanted but never been able to justify. Yes, your own electric guitar! You can have it all with this starter pack from Gear4Music, everything you need to become a Rock Star Legend in your own bedroom. Go on, treat yourself. (It's only £99.99 inc VAT) LA Electric Guitar + Amp Pack, Black. OverviewThe LA Electric Guitar + Amp Pack provides everything you need to get started! The LA Guitar by Gear4music is a sleek, versatile guitar that can ...
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Investing in rental property without the hassle

by Roger Moisan Business, Finance, Investing
With the Brexit looming and a 'no deal' on the horizon, the Chancellors Autumn statement in November is unlikely to provide any stimulus or confidence for investors. As a business owner the question for me is where do I place my mid to long term investments particularly with regards to retirement planning.  Well my friends, the best solution is as ever, bricks and mortar. But not the old way of investing. Buying a rental property and hoping to get a decent ...
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FREEDOM FOR MUSICIANS – FROM CONCEPT, TO BIRTH, TO FLOURISHING BRAIN CHILD

by Roger Moisan Arts and Entertainment, Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online
Roger Moisan, Founder/Director, Freedom for Musicians At the beginning of 2016, I had an idea that I wanted to do something digitally/online that would help fellow musicians and be something that I could give back to the industry. My legacy if you like. Now, I had no idea what it would be or how to do it so I set about learning the tech, digital marketing and website building. This was quite daunting for this fifty-something dinosaur but I quickly discovered that ...
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Introducing ENTERFIRE and 'Slave of Time'

by Roger Moisan Arts and Entertainment, Kids and Teens
ENTERFIRE was created by NIKI B (Nicholas Nikoloudis) in 2017. It is a project which talks mostly about the time that is passing without mercy and the world which is changing continuously. The songs crafted meticulously combined with powerful lyrics have resulted in melodic metal with trash influence. The vocals can change from clean to brutal, scream and distorted depending on the feel of the song. The videoclip for the band’s new single ‘Slave of time’ was shot at the ancient theatre of Thassos island in Greece. Many thanks to Thomas Doukinitsas who directed and shot the music video. The leader of the band, ...
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Introducing Singer Songwriter – Karly Moreno

by Roger Moisan Arts and Entertainment, Home and Family, Kids and Teens
As I sit here in my office on a cold and damp March evening in London, what a joy it is to introduce you to the living embodiment of sunshine, the radiant Karly Moreno. Karly hails from Orange County California and is living proof that music can transport you to a different place and time. Karly’s music is a fascinating blend of the new and the 60’s summer of love and is guaranteed to bring the sunshine into your day. Check out Karly’s ...
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Introducing a Prodigious Young Talent – Singer Songwriter, Kacey Hacquoil

by Roger Moisan Arts and Entertainment, Home and Family, Kids and Teens
Many young girls dream of becoming singers and pop stars. They emulate their idols, singing along into the hairbrush handle with the mirror as an appreciative audience. I speak as a brother to two sisters and a father of two daughters! However, very few young women have the courage and talent to go out, stand up and perform  in front of a real live audience. Kacey Hacquoil is one of those rare young women who not only writes her own songs but possess the ...
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Introducing Singer Songwriter – ANNA

by Roger Moisan Arts and Entertainment, Self Improvement, Home and Family, Kids and Teens
With the sad demise of NME Magazine, Freedom for Musicians are ready to take up the slack. Let FFM showcase your new music. Anna Madara Pērkone (23) is a dreamy, electronic music producer and singer from Amsterdam. All of her songs are completely self produced and mixed in a little recording room located in the middle of the city. While growing up on a coast in Latvia, Madara started a classical piano education at the age of 7. In 2017, she and ...
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The Phenomenal Alexander Hrustevich – A True Virtuoso

by Roger Moisan Arts and Entertainment, News and Society, Self Improvement, Kids and Teens
Alexander Hrustevich – Accordion Virtuoso…a virtuoso was, originally, a highly accomplished musician, but by the nineteenth century the term had become restricted to performers, both vocal and instrumental, whose technical accomplishments were so pronounced as to dazzle the public. In recent years, the term virtuoso has been overused and downgraded to include any artist who has command over their instrument. The word ‘proficient’ should suffice when describing most accomplished performers however, once in a while, a musician will come along who goes way ...
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Release your digital music with FFM Records

by Roger Moisan Arts and Entertainment, Business, Computers and Technology, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Recreation and Sports, Book Reviews, Communications, Home and Family, Reference and Education
At FFM Records, we want to provide an opportunity for musicians to release their music commercially who would not normally have the option to do so. We are particularly interested in helping bands and artists from war torn areas, refugees and those whose musical material is politically oppressed in their country of origin. For example: Songs that celebrate LGBT issues. The process is very simple: You provide a good quality MP3Art work to feature in your release.Your musical story We then use our ...
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FFM’S Corporate Marketing Package– An Incredible Early Opportunity!

by Roger Moisan Arts and Entertainment, Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Travel and Leisure, Finance, News and Society, Reference and Education, Shopping and Product Reviews, Writing and Speaking
We are now offering advertising space to corporate clients, with a musical identity, to come onboard with us at this early stage in our life. FFM are highly ethical and support  the Araba Scott Children’s Foundation. Part of our work is to help developing music communities from around the world and are currently supporting young musicians in Uganda. We plan to offer grants, scholarships and bursaries as well as recording opportunities (via the record label) to enable musicians to access the industry ...
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Become a Musical Ambassador for your country - FFM International Ambassadors

by Roger Moisan Arts and Entertainment, Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Travel and Leisure, News and Society, Book Reviews, Home and Family, Reference and Education
Become a Musical AmbassadorFreedom for Musicians are seeking to appoint volunteers as International Ambassadors to promote the work of FFM in their home countries. As an international cooperative, we want to bring musicians together from all corners of the world to share and promote each other’s work. Creating opportunities and enabling musicians to develop their careers without cost or fear of exploitation is what we are all about. Ambassadors will: Have their own country’s page on the websiteThey will have their profile, ...
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JOIN THE FASTEST GROWING AND MOST DYNAMIC INTERNATIONAL MUSICIANS COMMUNITY – FFM ON FACEBOOK

by Roger Moisan Arts and Entertainment, Business, Internet and Businesses Online, News and Society, Communications, Home and Family, Reference and Education, Shopping and Product Reviews
Freedom for musicians is an international cooperative for musicians to share and cross promote each other’s work. In our Facebook group you can promote your gigs, products andservices to an international audience. You can also feature on our website www.ffmrecords.com What Freedom for Musicians can do for you: By joining the Facebook group you are automatically a member of FFM. You can have your music blog or articles published on the website. You can have your music videos and youtube channel published and promoted at FFM. You can list your ...
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An Online Music Magazine With A Difference - Freedom for Musicians Ltd

by Roger Moisan Arts and Entertainment, Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Writing and Speaking
A true cooperative for musicians. After 30 years in the music business, I decided I wanted to give something back to the industry that has served me well, and given me some fantastic opportunities that have shaped my life. Musicians are among the most unappreciated and exploited people in the arts world and through Freedom for Musicians, I intend to redress the balance. Our strength is in our unity and by working together as a cooperative we can share our resources, experiences ...
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IS THE ‘DOWNLOAD MENTALITY’ A SERIOUS DANGER TO HUMANITY?

by Roger Moisan Self Improvement, Home and Family, Kids and Teens
Yesterday, my taxi driver  asked me where I was going despite already  having the postcode on his dash board Sat Nav. This led to a fascinating conversation about young people and technology. Kamel’s daughter is unable to drive anywhere without using her Sat Nav and has absolutely no map reading skills. He, as a middle aged man, prefers to use this technology as an extra rather than having to rely solely on it to fulfil his navigational responsibilities. I remember a ...
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