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Music Business: Duncan Daniels Releases ‘Blindly in Love’ Video, A Few Things Though . . .

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I love the song. I was looking forward to the video. The video is out. I am not sure I care for it. Very strong story line, I love the band and practically all elements in the video except for two key things:

The picture quality of the video for a very strong song, in my view, doesn’t cut it. However, I do think that can be excused. However, it is hard to excuse the styling for the lead singer Duncan Daniels! Duncan what where you thinking with the styling? Especially given your statement, ““Blindly in love”  .  .  .  is a story in which both music and visual events are very instrumental in portraying the message behind the song, they cannot be fully appreciated one without the other, only as a full package does the message impact the listening viewer.”

You have a strong story line and a series of events that effectively depict the story but you, the lead character and singer, show up in an attire that forgets you are selling and marketing this story to the world. Also, given this is a re-introduction of yourself and your genre of music ‘rock and roll,’ you needed to come strong. You gotta come really strong than what you just served up. Everything has to be tight. Suggestions:

1. Tune into your body type;
2. Find a stylist who understands your body type and genre of music that can style you accordingly.

The big gold chain, really? I won’t even touch the other pieces of clothing you have on. The image of you singing with the band and how you are styled would have worked better. Amazing song. I really love the vocals, the lyrics et al. Now let the visuals of the lead character match and make it memorable in a positive way. I would re-shoot this. American produced music videos should be on par if not better than those shot in Nigeria, especially if you plan to send this off to television networks et. al. in Nigeria/Africa. 

-Uduak

@uduaklaw

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“Blindly in love” follows a different approach from the norm, whereas a track is recorded and then released in audio format to be played on radio and based on how popular the record becomes, a music video is created to add visual to the song. This is a music industry standard ploy and it works. “Blindly in love” however is a story in which both music and visual events are very instrumental in portraying the message behind the song, they cannot be fully appreciated one without the other, only as a full package does the message impact the listening viewer. I love to tell stories with my music and this is an example of how I will continue to express myself through music. This video can be interpreted in so many different ways; however there are no wrong interpretations to it. Whatever metaphorical message you get from this video is yours to keep. We put a lot of work into getting this done so I hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making it.
Sincerely,
 
Duncan Daniels
C.E.O Dunkishrock Productions


Video Credits
 
Artist…………………………………………….. Duncan Daniels
Music Producer……………………………….Duncan Daniels
Video Director………………………………….Giovanni Ferlito
Movie Script ……………………………………..Duncan Daniels
Video Editing………………………………………Giovanni Ferlito
 
 
Cast
 
Duncan Daniels………………………..as Himself
Catherine Velasco…………………….Blind Girl
Alexander Ore………………………….Thug
Sophy Aiida……………………………….Girl 1 (Mug Victim 1)
Idalia Buddington………………Girl 2
Eniola Somorin…………………Girl 3
Owen Mcpherson……………….Soldier
Nancy Gutierrez…………………Girl 4 (Mug Victim 2)
Lexx RareStarr……………Guy 1(hanging out by Mug Victim 2)
Yasin Gooby Pasha…………Guy 2(hanging out  by Mug Victim 2 )
 
 
Band
 
The Prettiest Meltdown
Lead Guitar……………Danielle Patoir
Base Guitar……………Anthony Cimmino
Drums…………………Fernando Hoyos
 
Make Up
 
Cherry Le
 
 
Wardrobe
 
Earbeataz Clothing
Bare Clothing Company
 
Shoot Location
 
.West Harlem, New York City
.Jersey City, New Jersey
 
 
Executive Producers
 
Patrick Iluebbey
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AFRICA MUSIC LAW™ (AML) is a pioneering music business and entertainment law blog and podcast show by Fashion and Entertainment Lawyer Ms. Uduak Oduok empowering the African artist and Africa's rapidly evolving entertainment industry through brilliant music business and entertainment law commentary and analysis, industry news, and exclusive interviews.

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