KindieComm is a convention for artists in the family music genre that will help aspiring “Kindie” (kids indie) musicians network with and learn from some big names in the biz. Rookies and veterans of the industry are excited to see a comeback for the event after the Brooklyn version fell apart.
After being stood up by a couple strippers who were supposed to open the show, he began his set with a PowerPoint presentation demonstrating just how much fun the show would be: “I got a business background,” he explained. “That’s why they call me Lil Dicky aka the Priceline negotiator.”
Lil Dicky (aka David Burd), a Jewish rapper hailing from Cheltenham, Pa., kicks off his first-ever live tour at TLA this Wednesday.
His foray into rap began when he was working full-time in account management at Goodby Silverstein & Partners. One day he decided to spice up a monthly progress report by turning his three-page memo into a rap video. The company liked it so much that they gave him the opportunity to work in their creative department, where he wrote copy for ads like the NBA’s “BIG” campaign, among others.
Facebook announced this week that it will release a new iPhone app called Facebook Paper on Monday. This new offering will provide most of the functions of the social network’s standard app, but instead of scrolling endlessly down through a list of status updates and news headlines, users will be able to scroll through — as though they had a magazine on the their phone.
Like Flipboard before it, Facebook Paper will have a horizontal interface that allows users to flip through stories from their Facebook friends as well as a wide selection of customizable news outlets from indie bloggers to mainstream media sources. And it helps add to the sense we’re living through a Golden Age for news junkies. Here are some of the best ways to get news on your phone.