Hopefully you guys are still healthy and safe! We’re trying our best to work through the corona madness, so here are this week’s findings: 

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Another week in self isolation has passed by in speed of light. It is for sure a complicated and challenging time for all, but we as communities, families and mankind will get through this, if we stick together. I hope all you producers out there (working from home for the first time or are used to self isolation in a home studio environment) are happy and your families are well! Stay safe, stay responsible !

1. PlugINs

Our friends at Native offer this awesome KONTAKT instrument for free this week.

https://www.native-instruments.com/de/products/komplete/play-series/analog-dreams/

2. Inspiration.

Chris Davis from KIIS in Sydney. He is a personal inspiration, a friend and I am even more impressed about his work, since I work at home. I am stunned how he handles the home office situation with 3!! Kids since yars and is creating world class imaging – weekly! Here is his latest!

3. Music. As I cant visit my barber right now:).

4. Inspiration

Need some good radio content ideas for this challenging time?

https://www.facebook.com/groups/coronavirusradioidea

Welcome to Coronavirus Radio Ideas!

A Facebook group made for radio stations and radio creators that are figuring out how to navigate in the Coronavirus environment of the unknown. P1 Media Group and Benztown have created this space online for radio stations around the world to curate and exchange ideas of what they’re doing to continue to deliver quality and out of the box content to their listeners.

5. Imaging

A cool video by yours truly Alex on creating Magic in High Speed!

Ideas Exchange or What to do on-air in times of the Corona Virus?

Posted: 26th March 2020 by benztownbranding in General

 

Radio stations all around the world face the same challenge right now. What the heck should we do on-air in these never seen black swan type of times. How should we address this world wide epidemic on-air beside endless repetition of facts? Is it appropriate to be in a good mood, even if the world feels to end and some countries like Italy, Iran and Spain face dramatic scenarios? What do our listeners need? How do they feel? Do they want to get entertained or updated or both? How is home office working out? What do the kids do all day without school, Kindergarten, soccer practice, seeing friends, wandering around…and and and..? What can we do to make our listeners live easier, to help them ?

Therefore benztown teamed up with our dear friends Max and Ken from P1 media group to help you radio creators get through this challenging times by creating an idea exchange online sharing the greatest ideas from around the world, findings on the web and ideas people are having and are willing to discuss. Go check it out!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/coronavirusradioideas

Welcome to Coronavirus Radio Ideas!
A Facebook group made for radio stations and radio creators that are figuring out how to navigate in the Coronavirus environment of the unknown. P1 Media Group and Benztown have created this space for radio stations around the world to curate and exchange ideas of what they’re doing to continue to deliver quality and out of the box content to their listeners.

Wanna help collect, share or even propose ideas, let us know here!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/coronavirusradioideas

BTW…this photo is part of my personal home schooling, keeping the kids engaged routine :)..Hope you like it! I will let Elijah know!

Fiver Friday #228 – Time to think about

Posted: 20th March 2020 by benztownbranding in General, Uncategorized

This is a Fiver Friday like no other before. I am debating with myself since days what to write, who to include, if we need more COVID 19 updates, more noise, more distraction, more entertainment, more toilet paper, more sanitizer, more Netflix recommendations…And I still don’t know. How should I address this, what is appropriate, what would help people right now, does it make sense to share my findings of this week or my thoughts.
So I am sitting here on the kitchen table and typing this words in my “favorite second language” 🙂 to people I know for years, some personal, some I met online, some I don’t know at all.

In this crazy time, we could and should discuss about leadership, people set examples – good and bad ones, what’s gonna happen next and what our next steps should be as individuals, as society, as human beings. Maybe we could and should ponder questions a lot of people including myself are asking themselves right now:

IS MORE ALWAYS THE MOST IMPORTANT?
IS SOME TIME THE RIGHT TIME?
IS I MORE IMPORTANT THAN WE OR YOU?
IS ONE MORE WORTH THAN ANOTHER?
IS SUCCESS AND PROGRESS BETTER THAN HAPPINESS OR JOY?
IS FULL PACE BETTER THAN SLOW?
IS THE TIME WELL SPENT ON THINGS?

We at benztown are here for you, even if we work from home and support our families. We at benztown want to help and be a light house in difficult times when people struggle.

WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER! BE SAFE and BE RESPONSIBLE!

Take care!
Andy

While everyone’s preparing for Corona we’ve prepared the next fiver friday for you guys! All jokes aside, please stay safe and take care of your colleagues and family, we might be up for a tough ride! Let’s get into this week’s findings:

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Get ready for this week’s episode of fiver friday, found some really cool stuff for you guys! 

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Weekend is approaching fast, time for another episode of Fiver Friday! Check out this week’s findings: 

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Weeks are surely starting to rush by again! Let’s take a moment to get into this weeks findings, found some cool stuff for you guys! 

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I was stunned by Elisabeth’s Kobe tribute on soundlcoud and reached out. We chatted for a while and thought I needed to share her learnings, findings and awesome way of marrying plug and play to songs with you. Enter Elisabeth!

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Busy week, busy friday! Let’s quickly get into this week’s findings:

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