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About Jewell/Quepea

Hello to all that read this. My real name is Jewell and my nick name is Quepea (cue pea). I am a fan of music and entertainment. I produce a show on you tube that talks about the indie artist community. I love reading Tech dirt for all the enlightening articles. I can write some; I know html and the other stuff and I enjoy creating with my laptop lots of stuff for web content. I am on various social networks and you can google me under Quepea and see what I do. I like making friends and I promise not to spam on purpose.

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  • Jul 28th, 2012 @ 4:56am

    Well Well Well quit the comments...

    These types of articles tickle me. I am intrigued by the success of the artist.
    He did say "Iíve been doing it six years, and only in the last year have people really started paying attention to my music."
    And he is 23 years old so he started at 17. Ok well at that young age no one took him all that serious. Now that everyone sees he is sticking with it, they are giving support.
    Now 150,000 copies avg over 6 yrs is 25,000 avgs out to about 2083 per month sold, at say 99 cents is about 2000 per month before taxes. Well the avg person at Mc D's makes 7.50 hr at 30 hrs week (+/-) that is about 900 per month. Management may make more. Oh lets not forget He will have operational expenses too. So Yes those big numbers look great.
    Yet he is not buying Mansions with swimming pools. He is making an avg living. Coo-does to him. Any success is good success. Don't hate on him because he does not fit in your shoe box.
    Do you possibly fear others will follow? Don't 99.9% do just enough to get by. He is the MINORITY not the MAJORITY.
    I give praise to him for his drive and determination.
  • Jul 17th, 2012 @ 4:28am

    When will it end?

    I am just amazed how easy anyone can enter a courthouse and file a suite. I am frustrated that every piece of development is open for a challenge or debate. It is ridiculous that our nation is in disarray and this has opened a portal for the human to escape into the selfish ego for the claim of a penny. The only group that will get rich will be the attorney's who handles the case. "Everything is backwards" spoken by the ForemostPoets.
  • Jun 14th, 2012 @ 4:53am

    Re: Rap Hip Hop Pop Girl Talk Mashup

    I wrote the above comment and did not know I was signed out. just wanted to stake my claim.
  • May 26th, 2012 @ 4:20am

    Amanda and her Journey

    Kudos to Amanda. I admire her drive. I like that she is making it happen regardless of how she is getting the attention. I do question one thing. Did her being signed to a label(once upon a time)have ANY effect on her success? I believe that when the public knows that MAJOR labels liked an artist, no matter if they stayed with the label or not, that sends the message that the artist had good content for them to pay attention. I am not down playing her efforts, yet I am questioning the true power behind her getting exposure and public recognition. A pure grassroots group or singer would just be getting a few pennies from Heaven. I look forward to seeing how this story ends when the album hits. Reviews, Reviews, Reviews.
  • May 16th, 2012 @ 4:00am

    Re: Paywall Sarcascm

    Love the sarcasm in this comment. Though NYT is trying really hard to justify existence as a business. This is an attempt to force feed by bating with rotten carrots. Sounds like an oxymoron to me.
  • May 15th, 2012 @ 4:40am

    Re: Reminds me of Orange Unsigned Act (as Jewell)

    Great information! Too bad many indie artist fear standing out on their own or don't know how to be a business person and musician at the same time.

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