When I logged onto the Internet on New Year’s Day, the first thing that caught my attention on www.msn.com was a headline that read:
“Beyoncé music videos a hit on YouTube”
The article, which you can read at:
started out as follows:
A number of high profile musicians have made enormous dents on YouTube: Soulja Boy, Rihanna, the Jonas Brothers and Chris Brown among them.
But Beyoncé is giving them all a run for their money.
Her video for “If I Were a Boy” has been watched by more than 34 million on the video-sharing site. In it, Beyoncé imagines life if gender roles were reversed between her and her boyfriend (a fictional boyfriend, alas, not Jay-Z).
This offers the particular thrill of seeing Beyoncé as a police officer — which, if it ever happened, would surely cause such a rash of speeding (with the hopes of a ticket from the pop star) that roads would resemble “Grand Theft Auto.”
The popularity of “If I Were a Boy” is matched by Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It).” That video has yielded at least 22 million views and inspired countless bedroom copycats.
That means that as of New Year’s Day, the two videos had been seen over 56 million times and since then they’ve been seen more than another 6 million times. By my standards, that qualifies as extraordinary!
Also, a couple of days ago, I joined (RED)WIRE and downloaded the music videos that have been made available to members so far. I think the videos are magnificent, and I’m certain you will like them too. If you don’t yet know about (RED)WIRE, it’s the innovative online digital music service started by (RED) in collaboration with MSN and other partners: IDEO, iLike, PassAlong Networks and W Hotels. For $5 a month, you get videos from music superstars as well as other items each week. From every $5 you pay for your monthly subscription, $2.50 is paid to the Global Fund To Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria to buy pills for people suffering from AIDS in Africa. And the money from every five subscribers is sufficient to buy pills to keep one person in Africa suffering from AIDS alive for a month.
Since I have been posting video clips on YouTube of songs performed by musicians I have interviewed on Alive with Clive, and I established The Alive with Clive Top 20 a few months ago for the purpose of creating a compilation CD to raise at least a billion dollars for people suffering from AIDS in South Africa, I decided to refer to Beyoncé‘s above-mentioned phenomenal accomplishment and (RED)WIRE in my latest press release about The Alive with Clive Top 20.
Here it is:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: CLIVE SWERSKY (914) 274-8280
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Now — Just A Click Away From Beyoncé — You Can See Tomorrow’s Music Stars Today!
Now that Beyoncé has become a music superstar with immense sex appeal — especially in a police uniform — and a huge following, it’s easy to understand how she can attract over 34 million viewers to watch the video of her singing one of her current hit songs, If I Were A Boy, on YouTube — as reported on www.msn.com on December 31, 2008. Not all that long ago, though, she was still an unknown music star of tomorrow. Now, music lovers around the world can see lots of other music stars of tomorrow too — only a click away from Beyoncé — on The Alive with Clive TV Channel on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/high5clive.
The Alive with Clive TV Channel on YouTube currently consists of more than 24 video clips of songs performed by dynamic emerging musicians who have been interviewed on Alive with Clive, Turning Your Passion Into Profit! — “The TV Show That Inspires You To Multiply Your Magnificence!” which is described at http://www.alivewithclive.tv.
To fulfill on a mission outlined at www.synergisticphilanthrocapitalism.com that is in total alignment with that of (RED)WIRE, the online digital music service designed to help eliminate AIDS in Africa, which was launched by (RED) in partnership with MSN on December 1, 2008, World AIDS Day, and described at http://red.msn.com and http://www.redwire.com, one song from each eligible musician who ends up in The Alive with Clive Top 20 on the day voting ends will be included on a compilation CD (or downloadable version) to be sold to raise at least a billion dollars for people suffering from AIDS, and to prevent the further spread of AIDS, in South Africa.
“(RED)WIRE is a brilliant idea whose time has come,” says Clive Swersky, host and producer of Alive with Clive, “and I think the videos that have so far been made available for (RED)WIRE subscribers — featuring such superstars as Bono and U2, Beyoncé’s husband, Jay-Z, Elton John, The Killers, and Yusuf Islam (the singer/songwriter formerly known as Cat Stevens) — are fabulous!”
The Alive with Clive Top 20 created by Clive has developed into a showcase for several outstanding emerging musicians of our generation. At the moment, the top three slots in The Alive with Clive Top 20 are held by Anthony Melillo, who recently released his debut CD, Just Gettin’ Started, Irena Makarchuk, founder of Harmony4Kidz, and Joe Venice, who will be singing the National Anthem before the start of the New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 28, 2009. Others featuring prominently in The Alive with Clive Top 20 include Kylie Edmond, Cassandra Kubinski, Jeneen Terrana and John Taglieri. Also putting in a strong showing are Alex P. Taylor, Dan Sheehan, Jessica Labus, Lisa Redford and Joe Travers. To see the video clips of them and others in, and on the outside looking in, The Alive with Clive Top 20, go to http://www.youtube.com/high5clive.
Voting for musicians to be in The Alive with Clive Top 20 takes place by first visiting http://alivewithclive.tv/awctop20.html. Every person who votes for a musician there is given automatic and instantaneous free access to more than ten bonuses consisting of some of the most valuable life-enriching information available on the internet today, including Ebooks like The Science Of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles (the inspiration for The Secret); How To Overcome Failure And Achieve Success by Napoleon Hill, author of the timeless classic, Think and Grow Rich; and the recently-published book, Give To Live — The Real Secret To Manifesting Life’s Rewards, by Dr. Rick Barrett, which includes The Greatest Money Making Secret In History by Dr. Joe Vitale, one of the commentators in The Secret.
For more information about Alive with Clive and to see the most recent Alive with Clive Top 20 Chart, go to http://www.alivewithclive.tv.
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