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Exclusive: Candid Conversation About NFTs, MusicFX, And a Parker McCollum Launch With Cameron Chell

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Exclusive: Candid Conversation About NFTs, MusicFX, And a Parker McCollum Launch With Cameron Chell
Exclusive: Candid Conversation About NFTs, MusicFX, And a Parker McCollum Launch With Cameron Chell

In the digital industry, there are only a few like Cameron Chell, who is quick to learn and even quicker to implement learnings into a concrete plan.

I first spoke to him last month to discuss his NFT platform Vuele’s first feature film grossing nearly six figures. Afterward, he went on to launch Motoclub Digital, a premier space for car enthusiasts and fans of automotive memorabilia.

Meanwhile, Chell has been serving as the founder of Currency Works and CEO of Draganfly Innovations Inc. for some years.

Is he stopping? No, he is not.

He is now the co-head of MusicFX, the latest NFT platform from CurrencyWorks, and set to make history along with country singer-songwriter, Parker McCollum, with the release of the latter’s 2022 Fan Club NFT on the new NFT platform.

Parker is the singer-songwriter behind the platinum-selling single ‘Pretty Heart,’ and has just released his latest music video, ‘Falling Apart,’ from his acclaimed hit debut album Gold Chain Cowboy.

To talk further about his latest work with Parker and the vision behind launching MusicFX, I again had a candid conversation with Chell, and he had some great information to share.

Arun Katuwal: This is our second conversation in the last month. So, let’s start with a hello! How are you doing these days?

Cameron Chell: Hey Arun, great to speak with you again. Thank you so much for your interest in what we are doing. I am doing great.  Super excited about what MusicFX is going to do in the NFT space. 

AK: After successful NFT endeavors in the film industry, you seem to be eying the music industry. Can you tell us how your new music NFT platform MusicFX works?

CC: Expanding our interests within the entertainment world has always been very much part of our long-term strategy for how we grow the CurrencyWorks client base, and the music and film industries are very closely connected, so music NFTs are a natural progression for us.

AK: So when did you start MusicFX?

CC: Music has been on our radar when we first began plotting out our strategy of tapping into consumer markets with NFT products. We launched the MusicFX platform on December 7. MusicFX will set the stage for new innovations for artists and fan engagement.

The platform allows fans to become truly invested in their favorite bands and artists; while giving artists the ability to build a new type of relationship with their fans – one where they can feel completely connected. This groundbreaking approach has been made possible through a partnership created by CurrencyWorks Inc. and Crown & Ace Inc. (“Crown & Ace”) – two established leaders in their respective markets.

AK: Now, you, as the co-head of MusicFX and Executive Chairman of CurrencyWorks, are working closely with country singer/songwriter, Parker McCollum, for his 2022 Fan Club NFT. Tell us about this collaboration.

CC: I’m super excited to be working with Parker! He’s one of country music’s biggest rising stars, and I wouldn’t be surprised if he doesn’t reach the heights of legends like Garth Brooks, or George Strait. His team has been awesome to work with, and Parker has had considerable input into how his NFTs look, and most importantly the content within them.

Partnering with Parker is a massive endorsement of how we are trying to revolutionize the music industry. The NFTs offered on MusicFX allow artists to build an entirely new type of relationship with their fans – one where they can feel completely connected.

AK: What to expect from MusicFX and Parker McCollum’s collaboration?

CC: That’s a great question, but I don’t want to spoil things for Parker’s fans. Parker is driving the vision for his NFT fan club. He loves his fans and wants to create something that would enable them to get closer to him and his music. Parker often says, without his fans he would not be where he is today. MusicFX is really going to allow him and his fans to support one another as he continues this incredible journey.

AK: Cut to the chase – How is MusicFX looking to provide music fans and collectors with the ultimate consumer-focused NFT collectible experience?

CC: MusicFX will be delivering far more than a collectible experience, and this is key to what we offer and our message to artists and fans alike. MusicFX is about creating engagement, building on the bonds of the artist/fan relationship, and taking it to a new level. With Parker’s NFT, the Gold Chain Cowboy Club Black Card, you’re picking up a 12-month membership to an exclusive community that rewards your support with truly ‘money can’t buy’ experiences.

At MusicFX the NFT is a mechanism we use to deliver these experiences and build relationships… some people may treat these as collectibles, but MusicFX is about much more than that.

AK: Any special offer for people looking to register at MusicFX?

CC: As part of the partnership with Parker, the first 1,000 fans that register their interest in the Gold Chain Cowboy Club will receive priority access to the Black Card NFT, which will be presented as a signed edition. Everyone who purchases membership will be entered into Parker’s Golden Ticket Sweepstakes, where Parker has personally chosen some very special prizes to reward his fans. Fans can find more info here.

AK: Also, what do you think – how can a platform like yours bring a positive change in the music industry?

CC: Simple. Community. We’re building a community around each artist, bringing engagement that you cannot get through social media alone. The artist gets the support they need to get closer to their fan base, and in return, the fans receive an experience that further cement that supports.

It would be very easy to follow the path laid by others, but it’s quite disingenuous to many fans as NFT collectors, who have no vested interest in the musician, who are buying those NFTs, either treating them as an investment or trying to flip them to make a quick buck out of the genuine fans. MusicFX is for the fans and the artist, who has control over how to reward that relationship.

AK: Is it also hard to set up a big platform like MusicFX during these testing times?

CC: Our focus has always been on the customer and the value our team brings to the project. We are lucky to have a passionate, dedicated team.  Our team has always worked remotely, and while it is always good to be able to meet clients face-to-face, we have been able to work with our team and customers remotely.

AK: Last one – predict how big NFT platforms are going to be in the next five years?

CC: At the start of the year the market was worth a few hundred million. Going into 2022 we’re looking at billions of dollars; and it’s the consumer side that’s really expanding. Understanding of this digital technology is growing so rapidly that it won’t be the sole domain of fintech investors, everyone is going to want a piece of the action.

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Currently serving as Managing Editor at Glamour Buff and GB ISSUE, Arun specializes in covering stories happening on and off the camera. He began as an entertainment writer in June 2019, and since then, he has gradually established himself in the entertainment industry. Connect with me: katwalarun54@gmail.com

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Nine Amazing Tips to Become a Famous Author in Australia

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Long before the British colonization, the brilliancy of Australia’s oral storytelling traditions shined bright. This tradition has faced a lot of change over the decades after waves of immigration and colonization. Now, authors in Australia have a lot more room to experiment.

The people who were already here when the colonizers arrived, and those who came to this land later have formed many perspectives and voices, creating fine examples of Australian writing and great authors.

If you are here, you may be wondering how to join the list of great Australian authors. Read this guide to learn the best tips for achieving your dream.

  1. Define Your Niche

The first and most important thing you must determine as an aspiring writer is your niche. Finding your niche is as simple as figuring out what you love, identifying your strengths, and practicing as much as you can. Every writer has a unique voice and inclination toward one or more genres. 

The best way to define your niche is to read different genres and types of books. In addition, try writing short stories to establish a distinct authorial identity.

When you practice every day and brainstorm regularly, you will find an identity that resonates with your target audience and leads you to become a successful writer in Australia.

  1. Create a Writing Routine

To become a great writer in any part of the world, one thing that you cannot overlook is the importance of practice. No skill can be excelled without creating a writing routine and following it regularly. You must develop a consistent routine that ensures your regular progress.

Remember not to push your limits when creating a writing routine. Do not set unrealistic goals that may burn you out. Consistency must be the most important goal, even if you write just a few paragraphs every day.

  1. Read More 

One thing every great writer can agree to do consistently is to read widely. You may think that reading and writing are different paths but it is just a misconception. In reality, reading and writing are more strongly interlinked than you may think.

Reading regularly can help you significantly improve your writing skills. You must read diverse literature to get inspired and expand your perspectives. Most importantly, reading widely can also help you enrich your writing style to grow as a writer.

When you read work by the best authors in a genre or type of literature, you indirectly learn from the best in the industry. No guide or educational video can match the knowledge that you gain this way.

  1. Seek Feedback

Any author who wants to grow in their niche understands the importance of seeking feedback. Criticism is a part of your professional growth, and you must be open-minded towards accepting it. It can help you refine your writing skills and strive for continuous improvement.  

You must embrace positive and negative criticism with an open mind. Feel free to ask your writing colleagues and mentors for their opinions on your content. 

Every bit of criticism and appreciation can help you recognize your strengths and weaknesses to grow as a famous author in Australia.

  1. Attend Events and Conferences

Several writing events and conferences are held in Australia every year. Each event is an opportunity for aspiring writers to meet established ghostwriters, editors, literary agents, publishers, and other professionals in the field.

You can participate in workshops, seminars, and conferences to meet the best people in the writing industry. In addition, it is also a great opportunity to network with peers and open yourself up to collaboration opportunities in the future.

  1. Establish a Blog

Every beginner author must explore the several benefits of blogging. It is an ideal opportunity for authors to establish their authority, connect with potential readers, and broaden their horizons.

Even if you are not sure how to begin your journey, you can hire a ghostwriter in Australia. They can promote you and your work while staying focused on your niche with expertise. You can also learn the best writing skills and tricks from them to thrive in your own career.

As an author of a novel, it may take you months or even years to know what your audience thinks about your work. However, a blog can instantly connect you with your audience and promote your work effectively.

  1. Stay Up to Date

The Australian economy and the writing industry are ever-evolving. Trends, reader preferences, and book marketing strategies change every day. If you want to succeed as a writer in Australia, you must stay up-to-date with industry trends.

The publishing market can be very competitive. Staying on top of news, trends, and preferences of the readers can play an essential role in helping you succeed as a striving author in the Australian content market.

You can also subscribe to newsletters, attend webinars, and engage in online writing communities to stay updated and become more recognized in your industry.

  1. Build Your Online Presence

In this technology-driven world, a strong online presence is as important as being a brilliant writer. Without one, you cannot expect your talents to be recognized.

Platforms such as author websites, blogging sites, and social media can help you connect with readers, showcase your work, and build a community.

If you are not sure where to begin, you can start by building your author’s website. Since most book lovers buy books online, this platform can facilitate the buying process for them. An author website is essential for connecting readers to booksellers or even your own book-selling section. 

  1. Enter Writing Competitions

As an author trying to find recognition in the competitive Australian market, you cannot let any opportunity of gaining recognition slide by. One of the best ways to become a credible author is by participating in writing competitions held all around Australia.

When you participate in and win these events, you can gain recognition and secure literary awards. In addition to your rewards, you can receive feedback from expert writers and enhance your credibility as an author in the writing industry.

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Four Solutions to Raise Money Without Hassle

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Four Solutions to Raise Money Without Hassle

Financial emergencies occur, and we have nothing to do with this fact. Wages can be delayed, people get sick, or we suddenly encounter the breakage of vital appliances. Eventually, we just want to afford more beyond our ordinary financial capabilities.

What should you do if your credit card limit is exhausted and you do not want to disturb close people with money requests? Let’s discuss 4 legal ways to find cash quickly and solve material issues or just pamper yourself.

Get a Payday Loan

Even if your credit score is poor (580 or less), you can apply for a payday depot bad credit loan. Such services allow you to receive online credit without collateral and co-signers. To qualify for such a loan, you must provide the following:

  • Your identity document (driver’s license, ID card, or Social Security number);
  • Proof of employment (optional, depends on a particular lender);
  • Confirmation of Solvency (bank statements that show regular refills or income).

The main advantage of personal loans is that you can compare lenders by qualification requirements, annual percentage rate, and repayment terms. Usually, customers with a low credit score can borrow up to $3,000. 

Sell Something

We are usually surrounded by unneeded stuff that could come in handy for someone else. However, you can make easy and decent money from selling such items:

  • Nearly new, branded clothes that are not in your size and style;
  • Wedding accessories — from basic decor to a bridal gown that can be worth up to $1,000;
  • Books and educational materials that are stored “just in case;”
  • Old PlayStation or Xbox — real treasures for gatherers or avid gamers;
  • Specific apparel (for hiking, ski racing, or climbing equipment).

Sell unused physical items on Craigslist/Poshmark or visit local thrift stores. Alternatively, you can earn by providing your services. Sell your expertise, from tutoring and artistic talent to culinary skills and household proficiency. 

Lease out a Room

If you’re lucky enough to have unused space in your house or apartment, don’t miss a chance to make an extra profit. Advertise on SpareRoom, Airbnb, Roomster, or Kangaroom and get money quickly. There are also several alternatives to choose from:

  • Renting out a parking spot or garage;
  • Leasing non-residential premises (like space for a warehouse);
  • Organizing a special zone for pet care.

For the big house owners, it’s reasonable to consider renting space for special events: weddings, corporate parties, proms, and anniversaries. To succeed in this business, provide additional services like creative decoration or catering. 

Become a Delivery Driver

Do you work a part-time job or have a lot of spare time after studying? You can sign up with delivery apps and earn money without being tied to a strict schedule! Open the application when you have a free hour or two, pick up an order in a restaurant or supermarket, and bring it to a customer’s office/home. One of the most popular services you can join is Uber Eats

Keep in mind that there are many accessible ways to receive money at lightning speed. Don’t panic in uncertainty — make your first step to problem-solving as quickly as possible.

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How to Develop a Good HR Department for Remote Work

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How to Develop a Good HR Department for Remote Work

The shift to remote work has affected many businesses, from small start-ups to big enterprises. That’s why it’s more important than ever for Human Resources (HR) departments to be prepared with the right structure and processes in place. With the global pandemic still ongoing, having a well-rounded HR department is essential for providing effective support and guidance for teams working remotely. 

In this blog post, we’ll explore how to develop an optimal HR department that can create a smooth transition into successful remote work operations. We’ll look at topics such as setting up standard procedures, ensuring adequate employee engagement levels, establishing open communication policies, and more.

Understand the Need for an HR Department in Remote Work Environments

The past year has brought about a major shift in the way we work, with a huge increase in remote work arrangements. And while there are definitely some upsides to working from home, it also presents a few unique challenges. One of these is the need for HR departments to adapt to these new remote work environments. 

With employees working from different locations and time zones, it’s more important than ever for companies to have solid HR policies and procedures in place to ensure their workforce is happy, productive, and engaged. This means focusing on things like remote performance evaluations, establishing communication channels, and providing resources to support employee well-being. 

Establish Rules and Policies to Ensure Employee Satisfaction and Productivity

The traditional workplace is evolving at an unprecedented rate, and working remotely has become a new norm. It has undoubtedly brought several benefits for both employers and employees, including flexibility and increased productivity.

However, with this shift, it is important to establish policies and guidelines to ensure that employees remain satisfied and motivated while working remotely. Such policies should focus on work hours, communication channels, and defining clear expectations to promote productivity. 

Also, consider rewarding your employees to make sure they are even more satisfied. Moreover, when it comes to the benefits of an employee reward program, it can not only boost employee satisfaction but also foster a positive company culture, which is essential for remote teams. A positive company culture leads to better employee retention and increased productivity, even in remote work environments.

Develop Communication Strategies That Support Remote Workers

In an increasingly digital world, remote work is becoming more and more common. And while technology has made it easier than ever to communicate with anyone, anywhere, at any time, working remotely presents unique communication challenges. How do you maintain the sense of connection and collaboration that arises from working together in the same physical space? 

How do you ensure everyone is on the same page and has the information they need in order to do their job effectively? Developing communication strategies that support remote workers is a must for any organization that wants to succeed in today’s fast-paced, ever-changing business landscape. 

Overall, developing an HR department for remote work requires forethought and careful execution. It’s important to understand the need for an HR department, budget for the necessary resources, and establish rules and policies aimed at employee satisfaction and productivity. 

Additionally, a solid communication plan will help ensure that all stakeholders are contributing to the success of the team. By taking these steps when establishing an HR department for remote teams, companies can reduce operational costs and lay the foundation for a successful remote workforce.

Thanks to learning how to develop a good HR department specifically tailored to remote work environments, employers have more options when it comes to their ability to make working remotely easier and more comfortable even in challenging times.

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