Posts Tagged: music

7 Songs That Get Me Through Big Projects

“Picture it: Sicily…” (If you get that reference, we’ll be best friends.) But seriously. Picture it: You’re crashing on a big project. The deadline is coming up. You’re running a little behind. (This may be off, because you’ve probably got excellent time management skills and don’t know the meaning of the word “procrastination.”) You need… Read more »

Turn It Up: How Government Uses Music Videos to Engage Citizens

Music videos are fun, attention-grabbing tools for delivering messages that can inspire citizen engagement, educate people, spur them to action, and change minds and hearts. Videos are currently one of the most desirable pieces of content because of how shareable they are on social media. Social videos in particular are also a great way to reach younger audiences, who… Read more »

7 Lyrics to Guide Young Government Professionals

Let’s be real. Being young in the government is not easy. Yes, it’s a privilege to serve your country. And yes, the opportunities in government are often endless. But you’re also entry-level in a bureaucratic, top-heavy organization, where many of your colleagues are significantly older and more experienced than you. That being the case, it’s… Read more »

New Music Copyright Legislation

In the early 20th century, you could only listen to music by attending live performances. Then you could listen to it on recordings. Then radio, vinyl, 8-tracks, cassettes, CDs, Napster iTunes and now through various streaming services like Pandora, Rdio, and Spotify. If the technology to record and listen to music evolves so rapidly, why… Read more »

Obama campaign wants you to help build Spotify playlist

I saw this story on MSNBC today and thought it was very interesting. (In full disclosure, I love Spotify. Best music app around!)
 Obama campaign wants your help building Spotify playlistConsidering that President Barack Obama’s staff has already incorporated Twitter, Tumblr, Google+, Instagram and just about every other
social media service you can think of into… Read more »

Scandalous! Okay, But this Guy is Talented and Has a Future

Ralph Smith is the president and a co-founder of FedSmith.com. Sign up for the FedSmith.com free daily email newsletterto get the latest news affecting federal employees. This article originally appeared on FedSmith.com. The General Services Administration (GSA) has been getting rammed with negative publicity around the country. It isn’t the kind of publicity that any… Read more »