Wow, it's beautiful in Tennessee right now, the weather is just perfect! I just got back from a nice long walk with my dog, Magic. He was sniffing everything around and chasing cars while I was thinking about this month's Newsletter and all of what I wanted to share with you! : ) Before I begin, I want to say thank you for giving me the opportunity to share these newsletters with you, I appreciate all of the love and support I receive from each and every one of you out there!
I want to open up this month's newsletter by talking to you about the Street Team. If you've been touched by my music and would like to help us share it with others, I'd like to invite you to join our Street Team today! When you sign up, we'll give you lots of tools for different ways you can help spread the word! Web banners, flyers, all kinds of cool widgets (streaming music players, slideshows, etc.), ideas on how you can help us spread the word through social networks such as myspace, bebo, facebook, and friendster! As a member, you'll also get special privileges such as free access to all new songs we release, you'll be the first to know about television appearances, tour dates and more. Active members will get free access to shows and/or private "meet and greets" (meeting the band backstage). We consider each Street Team member an extension of our team and we do all that we can show our gratitude to you! Sign up today! www.nikoonline.com/vision#street-team
One of my international myspace accounts was hacked into and then deleted! Very upsetting. I'm sorry if you were on this account. I wanna get hooked back up with you so please send me a new friend request by clicking the button below or you can send it from my profile page at: www.myspace.com/nikoonline
Send Niko a Friend Request!
Some prefer myspace and bebo while others prefer facebook and friendster. I try to stay in touch with everyone around the world, for your convenience I have set up profiles on all the major social networks...send me a friend request!
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Note: Our last.fm account address has changed, please make a note of it!www.last.fm/music/nikoonline
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Your Ideas and Opinions
Tell us your thoughts on how we can reach people around the world through the internet! Tell us about your experience and about the cool things you've discovered! If it's a good idea and something we haven't already considered, we'll put it into action! Email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking for people to help us create some nice web banners to help promote NikoOnline.com and the free downloads. We are looking for both animated and non-animated banners. If you are interested, simply email us at email@example.com
and we'll respond with more details!
Our goal is to have the website in as many languages as possible! By the end of 2007, we hope to have NikoOnline.com featured in German, French, Spanish, Turkish, Armenian, Russian, Afrikaans, Chinese and Filipino! We are looking for people to help us translate the site into other languages! If you'd like to volunteer, please contact us! Perhaps someone out there would like to take this on as a school project!
We would like to come to China to perform at the 2008 Olympics, if you are from China and can help us in any way to make this happen, please email my manager firstname.lastname@example.org
NikoOnline.com is undergoing some wonderful new changes, later this month these are the updates we plan to have in place...
1. The Media Page will have Ringtones, Videos, lots of new Photos, Wallpaper and several cool widgets like slideshows and a Streaming Music Player with 29 of my songs!
2. A new section is being created called "Interact" that will feature a social community inside of NikoOnline.com in which you will be able to set up your own personal profile and interact with me and other visitors! Upload photos, videos, blogs, vote on things and more! There's even going to be a video chat room! I plan to visit once a week to connect with all of you! I'll play music, answer questions, tell stories and more! It's going to be super cool!
3. Fan Mail from around the world will be posted for all to enjoy!
4. A special section for Street Team members!
I'm very excited to anounce that I have finally launched my first podcast! If you'd like to subscribe to it on iTunes, go here: www.itunes.com/podcast?id=264720138
A podcast is simply an audio/video file that you can download from the Internet onto your computer. The difference between a regular audio/video file and a podcast is that podcasts are regularly updated with new "episodes", much like a radio or television program. Once you subscribe, new episodes will automatically download to your computer!
The most popular way to subscribe to and receive podcasts...
Step one: If you don't have iTunes, go here to get it: www.apple.com/itunes/download
Step two: Go here to subscribe to my podcast www.itunes.com/podcast?id=264720138
and it will launch your iTunes player then take you to a page when you can click "Subscribe".
Step three: After you Subscribe, it will automatically begin downloading my podcast video into your iTunes player! Then each time I post a new podcast, iTunes will automatically download it for you and have it ready for you to enjoy at your leisure!
You can listen to/view podcasts from your computer or if you have an iPod you can synchronize it with iTunes and transfer the podcasts you subscribe to right into your iPod! To learn more, go to: www.apple.com/itunes/store/podcasts.html
If you haven't had a chance to check out the new Store, stop by today! There are over 100 items to choose from! www.nikoonline.com/store
News and Happenings
Review and Interview with Niko. By: Debi Dodson, SheUnlimited.com
Go here to read: www.nikoonline.com/news
She Unlimited (also known as Daily Confection) has 300,000 podcast subscribers and 2.7 million visitors each month. Be sure to check out their page! www.sheunlimited.com
Movie of the Month
"The Gentle Art Of Blessing", an inspiring photo montage compiled by Jane Young, featuring my song "Angels" and the words of Pierre Pradervand.www.youtube.com/watch?v=WegAgepCYfo
I'll conclude the newsletter with an excerpt from a new writing I recently posted in my blog titled, "Pursue Your Dream". You can read it in its entirety at the blog. If you'd like to be updated each time I post a new blog entry, sign up at www.nikoonline.com/blog
"Be True To Yourself! This is one of the core foundational principles I encourage people to live by. If you cannot be true to yourself then you will live a lie. If you live a lie then you will NEVER be happy or satisfied in life. Ask yourself, "Who am I?" If you don't have an answer, then begin the journey of seeking and searching it out. One way to find out who you are is to first find out who you are not! Get out a piece of paper and make two columns, start narrowing it down. If it takes you a month or a year or 10, the day you find the answer will be one of the most liberating moments of your life! You will most likely discover that you are not who everyone else said you were. Everyone has their opinion and idea but what everyone else thinks means nothing! It's YOUR life and only YOU really know the answer!
If Einstein would have listened to his teachers, he might have never discovered his genius. If the Wright Brothers would have listened to their critics, they would have never flown! If I would have taken over the family business like a good little boy then I would be managing restaurants right now instead of composing music that is being enjoyed and celebrated around the world! So, turn down the noise, get rid of all the distractions and unnecessary obligations in your life (that can be bad relationships, bad habits, etc.), find a quiet place all alone and look deep within yourself."