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Are You Not Entertained?

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Protecting your Finances

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When it comes to protecting our finances, no matter what you earn it is something we should all consider as a vital part of life. Ensuring all your affairs are organised will prevent any issues should unexpected problems arise. There is no better time to do this than now. Young people especially may not think these are necessary measures to be taken but it is often easier to start when your earnings are low rather than wait until your income has increased and you own assets like a car or a home.

There are certain guidelines you can follow to ensure your financial future is protected and you are making the necessary preparations to make sure your future is secure. Read more…

How Do You Get Involved In The Music Industry?

Around 10 years ago, with the growing downloads of illegal and cheap files that the music industry was going to take a huge blow. With the decrease in CD sales and major high-street brands much as HMV and Fopp taking a massive hit and narrowly avoiding going under. How wrong were we? As in 2016 the music industry recorded a massive £12billion in revenue and the future for a career in music business has never looked so positive a reachable for hardworking dedicated individuals.
So our team at This Is Not Cool have decided to compile a list of the best ways to get your foot in the door in the music industry and make a name for yourself. So let’s not waste any more time.

Think DIY with your music project

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The recent re-surge of independent labels in the UK alone has been one of the highlights of the past few years in the UK and a delightful change. With the help of websites such as Bandcamp and Youtube it’s never been easier to release your music independently to an actual real audience of potential fans. If you are looking to build a portfolio to impress potential music businesses to hire you, it’s much more likely they’ll select you for the job if you have actually tried out some things for yourself.

Learn about music business from experienced lecturers

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If you are looking to learn about the music industry inside out, it would be worth enrolling in a music school which will not only build your knowledge but increase your experience so you are prepared if you land that perfect job. The Notting Hill Academy of Music is a place which does all that, and it’s based in London. They have an Music Entrepreneur course which we personally recommend due to the high level of lectures who have genuine experience working with the biggest music companies in the world such as Sony and Spotify. Unlike other music business schools which will read excerpts from a book, you’ll actually learn from people who have practice in the industry. For more information on the Notting Hill Academy of Music’s open days go to http://nottinghillacademyofmusic.com/

Do your research and don’t be afraid to ask questions

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Due to the general idea that huge music companies are out of reach for younger individuals, people often presume that there is no room for them to get involved. The reality is that, a lot of these companies are after looking to the next generation of employed which will revolutionise their company and take it to the next level. Email, write and show face to the companies that you admire and want to be a part of, sometimes opportunity comes in the strangest of forms, it’s always work enquiring if there is any upcoming internships or smaller role’s shadowing current employees. Whether it’s for a long time or a short time, it’ll be a great addition to your CV and you never know who you can impress as your time as an intern.

Volunteer at your local music projects

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No matter if you are from a small town or a city, there is most likely on some level, something to get involved in with your local community which will help others and yourself. Look towards your local youth centers and grassroots organisations to see if they offer any music workshops, as having volunteering on your CV really shows that you have a passion for the music industry and a strive to grow into a valued employee for any company. Our suggestion? Look into starting up a workshop at your local community center or youth group where you can pass on the skills you’ve learned to younger people who also have a hunger to learn.

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Where Should You Buy Tech These Days?

Technology is multi-billion dollar industry in 2017 and spans everything from scientific creations like the Large Hadron Collider to the screen you’re reading this article on right now. With such a wide variety of different products and equipment on offer these days, you can imagine there are just as many suppliers. How do you know which suppliers to choose?

The goal, when it comes to tech at least, is to find something that:

  • Carries out the tasks or performs the service you want it to.
  • Works consistently over a long period of time.
  • Is legitimately manufactured using high-quality materials.

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Is Football Still Fun for the Spectator in the Modern Game?

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Reasons why Fans Think Football Has Lost Its Appeal

Football has drastically changed over the last 50 years and many say not for the better. In terms of quality of players, transfers being paid by clubs and the money involved within the game. Many fans say football is losing its touch with its roots, as being a game for working class and not simply a playground for billionaires to spend their fortunes.

As clubs are becoming richer than they have ever before in terms of revenue they can bring in through TV rights, sponsorship, merchandising and bigger cash prizes for winning trophies. All the benefits that this money can bring, clubs are still charging higher and higher prices to their loyal fans to watch a game of football. A lot of supporters are feeling they are being ripped off for simply wanting to watch their favourite team play by money men running the club.

The resentment from fans is aimed at the teams who play in the bigger leagues as gap between the clubs and their supporters is incredible. With players and directors earning a sicking amount of money in year that a regular fan wouldn’t earn in a lifetime. This where they feel money has tarnished football and moved it far away from being a game for the working class and not a game for the rich. The clubs in the English Premier League could still make a huge profit, if they were to let fans in for free over a course of season.

 

Other Ways In Which To Watch a Live Game of Football

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The way in which we watch football has changed, as they are so many way to watch a game either through streaming, links on the internet, TV having a lot more live game and clubs who have their own broadcasting channels to show their games. This has been very beneficial for the game has its made it view-able for everyone. With all this cover its basically on nearly on every day. Another benefit it’s very hard to miss a match as they are so many option to watch a live game and not having a ticket or the right broadcaster cannot prevent from missing out.

 

The Fun in Football

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For all of football faults it is still considered to be the best sport in the world. The amount of people who either attend a game or watch it is staggering. Football is on a global scale and it is known to be one language we can all understand regardless from where we are from.

Football brings out a lot of emotion from people and probably is the best part of being involved in the game. For 90 minutes who can go through a roller-coaster of emotions and its means a lot to everyone. Especially if the game is an important one or if your team score a last minute winner. The reactions your get from fans, managers and players shows how much passion there is for the game.

Football is so unpredictable that it creates exciting games or memorable achievements you didn’t think were possible. I believe that’s why we keep going back to see what will be next thing football will bring up- have a look to see if there’s a game which will take your fancy http://livefootballontv.net/

 

 

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4 Must-See Tech Product Knock-Offs That Aren’t Even Slightly Cool

There’s big money to be made in producing knock-off technology and electrical products on the cheap and selling them as if they were the legit product they are trying so badly to imitate. In the year 2015 alone, it is estimated that the value of all counterfeit goods was around the $1.77 trillion mark, a staggering amount.

Not only does the process of manufacturing and selling knock-off goods hurt the consumer by providing them with a worse user experience, it also costs legitimate companies thousands and sometimes millions each year. The effect hits businesses in the pocket so badly that law firms dedicate whole teams to intellectual property law, so you know this is a big deal.

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Saving the Planet is Cool, Literally

If you’re not already leading an eco-friendly life, you need to start. Wasting endless amounts of energy and polluting the atmosphere is not only extremely uncool, it’s also just down right selfish.

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Top Places Around the World to Get a Tattoo

Tattoos are a modern day symbol of today’s generation and are becoming more popular with the number of people getting tattoos increasing as well as the large publicity of tattoos through social media and other sources. Nowadays, it seems as though everywhere you look you see someone with ink. With the desire for tattoos growing, people are constantly looking for new ways to be unique and creative with their tattoo choices.

Originality seems to be a huge factor when it comes to choosing the right tattoo as many people end up unhappy with their ink causing tattoo removal services to be on the rise. Many clinics, like this one based in the UK, are constantly growing their resources to provide the most up to date advancements in tattoo removal.

Not only is it important for people to make sure their tattoos are unlike anyone else’s, people are now taking extreme measures to travel distances to seek out the most talented tattoo artists who will create the perfect piece.

Travelling far for the ultimate tattoo may not just be about the quest for the ideal artist. For those who are passionate about travel, getting a tattoo while on their expedition of exploring the world can be a thrilling and memorable experience, as well as creating a permanent memory of a special place that they personally connected with and share a deep sense of meaningfulness and adoration for.

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Tattoo Studios Famed by Reality TV

In the early 2000s, the boom of reality TV brought us an interesting new concept of entertainment; the tattoo shop reality show. From this stemmed popular TV shows such as LA Ink which created fame for the now, well-known tattoo artist Kat Von D who adopted a celebrity status which has led her to thrive in her career. These days, Von D and her team of ink gurus can be found at her LA studio, High Voltage.

The reality show trend has created enormous publicity and success for the studios featured on their own TV shows. It is becoming more common for people to travel far and wide to have a chance at scoring a seat in the famous chair. However, reserving a session at any of these studios is not an easy task as the appointment book is always full, making it an extremely exclusive experience sought-after by many ink enthusiasts.

As well as LA, specific studios in Miami, New York, London and even Bondi Beach, Australia have become tattoo landmarks due to reality TV. These famous studios have become a mecca for tattoo lovers and the competition is high for a spot on the wait list.

Tattoos for the Free-Spirited Soul

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As tattooing dates back to ancient cultures from thousands of years ago it is common to find these traditional methods still carried out today in specific areas. In countries such as Thailand, a popular destination for the free-thinking traveller, old methods of tattooing are very popular. In these regions, the technique is performed using bamboo sticks to poke the needle into the skin to inject ink.

Although this procedure is more time consuming than modern practices of tattooing, it is proved to be less painful and provide a quick healing time of a day or two, which is perfect for travellers itching to get back into the ocean. Not everyone is familiar with this practice of tattooing and people often have questions about the procedure. Many bamboo studios provide answers to these queries, like this studio in Thailand: http://kohtaobambootattoo.weebly.com/faqs.html

Traditional tattooing is an exciting and unique experience for tattoo lovers and even for someone who is getting their first tattoo. It gives travellers the opportunity to engage in a spiritual ritual that has existed for thousands of years while giving themselves a permanent gift that will always be there to remind them of their time spent far from home within a fascinating culture which they fell in love with.

Whether your passion for tattoos takes you on a journey in search of the best artist, for an exclusive experience in a famed studio, or simply wanting to be a part of one of history’s oldest art traditions, travelling and tattoos are a modern day duo telling people’s individual stories all over the world.

What Does Your Tattoo Say About You?

Not all tattoos are cool, but when they are done right a tattoo can be the best accessory you ever buy. A lifelong investment, tattoos provide outsiders with a tiny glimpse into our inner personalities. It doesn’t matter whether you got your tattoo on a drunken night out while on a lads holiday in Magaluf or spent hours and hours intricately planning and designing your latest ink, tattoos say more about you than most would ever think. After recently getting tattooed myself at the wonderful Tribe Tattoo in Edinburgh, it got me thinking, what exactly does your tattoo say about you?

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Car Racing – Still Fun For The Spectator?

Car racing takes many forms. You can enjoy the glamour of the likes of F1, The World Touring Car Championship, the World Rally Championship and much more. Is it still fun and cool? F1 has been criticised in recent seasons for being predictable and boring. Is it the same across the board? Let’s find out.

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Are City Breaks Still Cool?

So you’re thinking of getting away for a few days. And why not? It’s Christmas and New Year time, so it’s time to party! And celebrate the right way with a memorable trip away from the usual. Are city breaks still the cool thing to do? Or has some other form of vacation become more popular for young people? Lets find out.

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