· Peer-to-Peer Banking | Tired of getting
fleeced by traditional banks? Check out these people-to-people
banking solutions. Coming soon to Canada (hopefully); zopa
C | This Alt-Latin big-band kicks out sizzling
afro-beat, cumbia, ska. Check their new album “Volar”
· Myanmar Monks | Buddhist Monks peacefully
leading a revolution in their purple robes. Moving and inspiring..
| Vietnamese sandwich par excellence. Ham, pate, julienned veggies,
cilantro, chilis on a mini-baguette. All for a buck. Trust mi!
· Aggressive, Honking Drivers
| Why do these idiots insist on thinking their cars are their
armor? They cut you off, they speed, don’t signal, honk.
City’s broke, horn-tax now!
· Militarism in Canada | Military propaganda
does not belong here. Cut “operation connection”
now. Look at the U.S., they’re the most armed and they’re
· His-Tory | Hey John
(or should I say Stephen Colbert in disquise), public funds
should not go to religious schools.
·Mys-Tory | How did
the feds get a surplus of $14B? Invest in services – health,
education, R&D, renewables. Don’t bribe me with my
own money, man!
No, not the guys who build houses. I’m talking mercenaries.
Over 100,000 in Iraq? Whose laws do they obey, if any? Disturbing.
Alex Cuba Nails iTunes Single of the Week
Juno-winning singer-songwriter Alex Cuba's sugarcane-sweet melody "Amor Infinito" is iTunes Free Single of the Week Jan. 15-21. Its the lead-off track from this Cuban-Canadian artists' critically acclaimed album "Agua del Pozo" (Water From The Well). Alex has also just inked a management deal with Cuto's Andres Mendoza for worldwide representation, read more about this fascinating artist here.
Its AAA at DMD
Awesome Awan, Adrian Strong
and Andres Mendoza linked up recently over a coffee-induced
strategy session and as a result Cuto has been hired by DMD
Promotions to provide digital marketing and business development
services. DMD is the country's leading independent music promotion
firm encompassing commercial radio promotion, media relations,
campus radio and media and now full-service music marketing
services to its leading independent music clientele. DMD has
worked with Alexisonfire, Sum 41, Broken Social Scene, Arcade
Fire, The Weakerthans and many others as well as labels like
Aquarius, Ultra, Mute and Arts & Crafts. Current projects
include Quebec Songstress Pascale Picard, Scandinavian singer-songwriter
Jose Gonzales, renowned DJ Tiesto, alt-rock group Afternoon
Zero and hip-hop phenom Belly.
All Hail The Gods Of Now!
Sooner or later you will be
on your knees. Cuto has been locked in to provide marketing
consulting services to Montreal Metal icons The Gods of Now.
Preparing a full throttle assault to the senses with their
richly layered sound, they are currently finishing their debut
album slated for release spring '08 with digital tracks landing
soon. Join their facebook group and check the band's site
Tom Fun provides "The Answer".
Uh, what was the question?
Watch the anatomically fascinating
to this bent yet beautiful big-band out of the east...Their
"Watchmaker" is available on iTunes as of Nov. 27
and watch for webisodes soon at The Company House YouTube
What’s in a name? Check out Tom
Fun Orchestra, a slightly-twisted 9-piece, Cape Breton
collective with Cuto client Company House Records has just
finished recording their debut CD “You Will Land With
A Thud”. The roots-rock gem roduced by Warren Bruleigh
(Violent Femmes, The Pixies, Louise Attaque, Lou Reed) and
featuring Gord Gano (Violent Femmes). First single “Watchmaker”
out this fall, album out Jan. ‘08
inDEF shoots GLS
The inDEF crew shot Great
Lake Swimmers at the Phoenix, Sept. 29 in multi-camera
HD. It was like time stood still for the 90-minute set of
mesmerizing acoustic, indie-rock.
Cuto hits Cannes
Cuto founder hits MIPCOM
Oct. 8-12 with inDEF Media’s catalogue of HD Indie-Concert
productions in-hand for multi-platform licensing. Bonne Chance!
Cuto on Cape Breton
Cuto has been hired by Company
House Records in Sydney. N.S. to develop marketing/label strategies
for the forthcoming releases by The
Tom Fun Orchestra and Carmen
Townsend & Slowcoaster.
Distributed by EMI Music Canada, watch for these releases
Bite-Sized Chunks O’ Content
Media has pitched 71 web/IPTV concepts to a major portal.
Each concept features webi-sodes not longer than 2 minutes
apiece. They range in themes for home décor, consumer
technology and food & drink to slice of life, money management
and “mature” themes.
inDEF shoots The Beach and The Cameras
It was an amazing show at the
Phoenix on Friday, June 15th. inDEF in partnership with Spiral
Beach and The
Hidden Cameras is building high-quality, multi-camera
HD productions of their respective shows.
Alex Cuba makes it hot!
Juno Award-winning Cuban-Canadian
Cuba backed by perc master Chendy Leon killed it at Hugh's
Room on Wednesday, June 13th. Ron
Sexsmith even popped by for a brilliant duet of "Lo
Mismo Que Yo/If Only". All was shot in HD and recorded
by inDEF Media. Stay tuned...
Artists shot! By inDEF.
inDEF Media continues its content
generation phase by shooting in HD concerts by Wil, Joel Plaskett,
Royal Wood and Alex Cuba. Its going to be a summer of this-content.
Cuto has written and delivered
comprehensive marketing plans for the upcoming releases by
Brian Byrne and Dearly Beloved. Brian is known for his stint
as lead singer of I Mother Earth and for his presence in the
hugely popular, 2 million dollar Ontario Tourism TV campaign.
Look for his second solo gem late summer. Download the commercial
Tourism and check out Brian’s
Dearly Beloved, brainchild of renowned rocker Rob Higgins
and co-fronted by Niva Chow are prepping a second release
on Kindling. With a strong touring base and killer live shows,
this alt-punk pop crew is ready to take it to the next level.
Check their site
Cuto paints the picture for “Portraits”.
Cuto is developing a creative
marketing plan for the upcoming Runaway Music release "Portraits"
by renowned Bulgarian Canadian electronic and classical composer
Todor Kobakov. The project is a collection of tracks steeped
in imagery, with tributes to leading cultural icons by a bevy
of top collaborators. Kobakov is also known for his band Major
Cuto principal Andres Mendoza builds
HD content partnership “inDEF Media”.
Andres Mendoza has teamed up
with Tim Martin of Frameblender
to shoot, produce and distribute HD concerts of independent
artists to audiences around the globe. Multi-camera shoots
are currently being edited and packaged now for delivery on
TV, online. mobile and DVD.
Cuto pitches SMS strategy for radio
Cuto has developed with partner
aggregators an audience engagement and revenue generating
mobile strategy for large audience radio programs. Stay tuned
or more news…
Cuto pitches music loyalty program
to fashion retail.
Cuto has developed with content
partners a consumer loyalty program with music as a pillar
for application in the fashion retail sector. Because we’re
pitching it now, that’s about all we can say :) E-mail
us for more info.
Cuto website done by Think Tank Creative.
Can’t say enough about
the creative and design work by the good people at Think
Tank Creative. One look at their reel and you’re
sold. A member of Cuto’s approved value-adding affiliates.
Cuto founder gets back from Barcelona
and has post-trip blues.
I loved this city, it was the
ideal combination of architecture, design, culture, mobility
and football. Progressive, civic minded and compact, it also
was not expensive when compared to other euro cities. Viva
la siesta! Photos soon…
Campos connects with Cuto.
Legendary contemporary Chilean
bassist, composer and producer Jorge Campos is now being represented
by Cuto. The award-winning Campos has recorded over 23 albums
with groups like progressive Latin ensemble Congreso.
He is in Toronto finishing his sixth solo project and will
be touring Mexico this summer. Jorge is in Canada to partake
in selected recording sessions, to create music for film and
television and to build collaborative projects with Canadian
artists. Check his myspace
out here, link up with jorge at firstname.lastname@example.org.