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How Do We Harvest Energy?

Posted on April 4th, 2014

People harvest energy in many different ways. Energy harvesting can take place at giant power stations or at home. As the debate about using fossil fuels continues to intensify, more green energy sources are being developed and put into widespread use.

Fossil Fuels

A lot of the energy harvested in the world comes from fossil fuels, such as coal and oil. These resources are usually burned to produce energy. Gasoline, a derivative of oil, is burned to produce explosions that move pistons in a car’s engine, while coal power plants burn coal to create steam. The steam then turns a generator to produce electricity. Natural gas, which is often harvested in the same areas as oil, is typically pumped to homes to use as fuel for hot water heaters, stoves, and furnaces. All of these resources are harvested from the Earth in large mining or drilling operations.

Renewable Energy Sources

There are many renewable energy sources available to harvest now, but humans have been using some of them for a very long time. Wind and water power both work the same, and have both been used for centuries to accomplish tasks like turning mill stones. Today, a water wheel inside a hydroelectric dam or a windmill set up on a wind farm on an open plain both using the power of a natural force to turn a generator and create electricity. Wind turbines can be made small enough to fit on an office building or a house. The form of energy harvesting most likely to be used by a private residence or office building, however, is solar power. Solar power uses solar panels, which contain photovoltaic cells. Photovoltaic cells can capture sunlight and turn the energy into an electric current. The solar panel can be made small enough to charge a cell phone, or be combined into large arrays used to supply some of the energy to a city. If you are in Dallas there are a lot of Electricity Companies Dallas TX.

Nuclear Power

Nuclear power plants run on nuclear fission. Fission is the process of splitting the atoms of the radioactive material being used as fuel. This creates large amounts of energy in the form of heat. The heat is used to generate steam, and the steam is once again used to turn a turbine in an electric generator. There are many choices for energy harvesting, and one option is not always better than another. The choice of which method is best depends on the location, the resources available, and the energy needs being fulfilled.

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THE BEST BEATS FOR NEW HIP HOP ARTISTS TO TRY

Posted on June 27th, 2013

The Best Beats For New Hip Hop Artists To Try Out

Learning The Ropes of Sampling Music From Strange Genres
There is an old saying in hip hop that relates one beat to recycling. By this, I mean a simple 808 beat pattern can be recycled many times over. In fact, many early hip hop artists used the same beats over and over again in order to create a new lyric or song. This is one of the most important trade secrets in Read the rest of this entry »

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THE SONGS YOU ARE GOING TO WANT FANS TO HEAR

Posted on April 20th, 2013

When you’re beginning to record your first album, it can be difficult to decide what goes on and what stays off. A good rule of thumb is to put yourself in your fans’ position and think about what the most interesting, fun or passionate songs to listen to are. Giving some consideration to the songs you are going to want fans to hear can help you make a great album instead of a mediocre one.

Other Things to Consider When Recording

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Breaking Into Hip Hop

Posted on May 4th, 2012

So you want to be a hip hop star but all you know about breaking into the genre is what you’ve seen on a few episodes of MADE on your directstartv.com channels. Well here’s a short list of the things you need to get started – don’t think you’ve got all the answers!
A Demo – That’s right, people still catch breaks in this industry with a demo tape. Nowadays it’s expected to come in CD form and it’s worth paying a little extra to rent out a studio and have it remastered.
An Agent – And not your brother’s friend Willy, either. Find an agent who thinks you’ve got talent (hint: if you can’t you may need to rethink your musical ambition) then work with them on a deal you can both live with. Having someone else publicize you is the best way to get seen.
Thick Skin – You’ve got to have it to make it. People will tear you down and break you apart before you ever hear one nice word about your music but you’ve got to have faith that what you’re doing is good.

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THE RIGHT PRODUCERS CAN MAKE YOU A STAR

Posted on September 14th, 2011

Becoming a star takes work. And lots of it. A good producer will make sure that your name and talent is projected in the right manner and gets your work in front of those who can give your talent the attention it deserves. Singers, dancers, and musicians have credited producers for recognizing the talents they possess. For musicians, signing with a record label means your voice can be heard around the states and around the world. (Actors and actresses speak Read the rest of this entry »

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WHERE TO GET THE PLAY TIME FOR YOUR SONGS

Posted on September 11th, 2011

Musicians and artists want to have their music and their songs played so everyone can enjoy their talent. One of the best places to start is on radio since there are many stations around the country. Your song can be playing in several areas at the same time on different radio stations. Another avenue is by downloading music from the computer onto your ipod and to your phone. TV is another medium to get music for free and keep up to date with what your favorite artist is recording and what they will be doing in Read the rest of this entry »

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HOW TO CREATE A NAME FOR YOURSELF IN HIP HOP

Posted on September 10th, 2011

Creating the brand you means being original. The hip hop industry is not looking for the same rapper; the industry is looking for original talent. Work hard. Produce music that you know can market, but make sure it-s your own work. Otherwise, you might want to be a ghostwriter, which is profitable and another way you can make a name for yourself in hip hop. In fact, some artists prefer to sit back and ghostwrite, or produce tracks for other artists who perform them. Read the rest of this entry »

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GETTING THE BEST FAN BASE IN THE WORLD OF HIP HOP

Posted on September 7th, 2011

One of the most important things for any musical act, or label to do, is establish a strong following. In the world of hip hop, there are a lot of ways in which artists and labels can establish a good fan base.

Over the years, the internet has proven to be one of the most effective tools for reaching out to, and interacting with fans. Many hip hop artists and labels, have started using the internet to gain new fans, and to interact with the fans they already have.
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