2019.

Happy New Year(s) OA Readers!

As we celebrate the start of a new year, we also celebrate OA turning a year old…

 

I’ve always been keen on thank you’s – especially towards the OA audience, but there honestly isn’t a word (I can think of) to convey the admiration & appreciation I have for you all. This platform, which was created to showcase influencers, has gradually became a safe haven for those looking to find their voice.

 

OA is something like a personal experiment that panned out successfully. Because of OA, I have had the opportunity to connect with some of my favorite up and coming influencers, whether it be musicians, photographers, or anything in between. I honestly had no expectations for the site, so when I look back on the statistics of 2018 and see that our readers are spread throughout 5/7 continents (North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa) it’s an overwhelming feeling.

 

I do not have many goals for the site in 2019, my only hope is that it continues to be a source for upcoming influencers & that we continue to grow. Last year, most of the influencers featured came from a musical background, but this year I would like to embrace any form of influencer. I think social media can quickly be over-saturated and my goal is to bring you quality content (even if it takes a longer time than other sites).

 

I hope that you all continue this journey with me and that we all have a blessed & prosperous 2019!

 

Happy New Year!

SB.


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Thank You / 감사합니다.

*아래로 스크롤 하다*


As a fan of music, this week has been extremely rewarding. I always wanted this website to be an outlet for musicians all over the world but I never realized just how far the impact would reach.

Since the creation of Arcane I have had the chance to speak to artists from all over the world. Whether they were from Canada, Sweden, London, – it became apparent over time that music is something that connects us all.

This week, I got the chance to speak with artists from South Korea. If you know me personally you understand what this means to me, but for those who don’t – I have been a fan of k-pop for around a decade.

When I created this website, I subconsciously knew that I wanted to somehow incorporate the genre, but because there was such a great language barrier I was not sure how I would do it.

For some reason, the stars aligned earlier in the year and I was able to connect with some of my favorite upcoming korean musicians. Not only were they excited to be contacted by “American media”, they were grateful that I wanted to helped them gain audience in America.

I do not know if I would’ve ever had a chance to speak to these artists without this website. So I want to thank Arcane’s readers as well as the korean artists that I was able to connect with.

Since k-pop is currently in its third wave here in America, I hope it becomes easier for you artists to gain attention because your hard work should be acknowledged. South Korea has accepted our mainstream music for some time now, it is only right that we do the same for you.

Anyways, I just wanted to send a little thank you to the korean artists, specifically (jeebanoff) and Henmi.

They are the first two korean based musicians to be featured on this site. Hopefully, this will inspire upcoming artists, specifically those in South Korea. I understand first hand how language barriers can be discouraging at times.

Always remember, music breaks all barriers.

– Sasha


음악 팬으로서, 이번 주는 매우 보람 있는 시간이었다. 저는 항상 이 웹 사이트가 전 세계 음악가들의 중심이 되기를 원했지만, 그 영향이 어느 정도 미칠지는 결코 깨닫지 못 했습니다. Arcane이 탄생한 이래로 나는 전 세계의 예술가들과 이야기를 나눌 기회를 가졌다. 그들이 캐나다, 스웨덴, 런던 출신이든 아니든-음악이 우리 모두를 연결해 주는 것은 시간이 지나면서 분명해 졌다.

이번 주에, 나는 한국의 예술가들과 대화할 수 있는 기회를 얻었다. 만약 저를 개인적으로 알고 계신다면, 저에게 이것이 무엇을 의미하는지 이해하실 겁니다. 하지만 이해하지 못하시는 분들에게는-저는 약 10년 동안 k-pop의 팬이었습니다.

제가 이 웹 사이트를 만들었을 때, 저는 무의식적으로 이 장르를 포함시키고 싶어 한다는 것을 알았습니다. 하지만, 언어 장벽이 너무 커서 어떻게 하면 좋을지 몰랐습니다.

이 사이트 때문에, 나는 내가 가장 좋아하는 다가오는 아티스트들과 접촉할 수 있었다. 이 웹 사이트가 없었다면 제가 이 예술가들과 이야기를 나눌 기회가 있었는지 모르겠습니다. 그래서 내가 연결할 수 있었던 한국 예술가들뿐만 아니라 Arcane의 독자들에게도 감사하고 싶다.

k-pop이 현재 이곳 미국에서 세번째 물결을 타고 있기 때문에, 여러분의 노력이 인정 받아야 하기 때문에 여러분의 예술가들이 주목을 받기를 바란다. 한국은 한 동안 우리의 주류 음악을 받아들여 왔다. 우리가 당신을 위해 그렇게 하는 것이 옳을 뿐이다.

어쨌든, 저는 한국 예술가들, 특히 (jeebanoff)와 Henmi에게 조금 감사 드리고 싶습니다. 그들은이 사이트에서 처음으로 한국 뮤지션이 될 것입니다. 바라건대, 이것은 다가오는 아티스트, 특히 한국의 아티스트에게 영감을 줄 것입니다. 언어 장벽이 때로는 실망 스러울 수 있음을 직접 이해합니다.

항상 기억하세요, 음악은 모든 장벽을 깹니다.

-사샤

Arcane – Update.

Before I begin, yes I know – it’s been a while since an update. I just wanted to post a little update & and inform you that the site will be back in action (very soon). Throughout our little hiatus, OA had some MAJOR accomplishments & I figure the best way to come back is with good news so:

  • OA turned 1 month 🙂

 

  • Our audience is now in 3 Countries:
    • The United States
    • United Kingdom
    • South Korea

 

  • Two artists mentioned on the site have been featured on two successful American Shows:
    • Satica “Fine” (on Grownish)
    • Lolo Zouai “High Highs to Low Lows” (on Black Lightning)

 

Anyways, I am extremely grateful towards those who’ve checked in on the site during our absence & continue to check in on a regular basis. I am currently working on a posting schedule for the site so within the next two weeks, you will (hopefully) be updated via our official Twitter account. (make sure to follow)

Thanks Again,

SB