Quincy Jones III, CMP's Newest Internet Evolution Blogger, Declares Digital Media the New Hip Hop

ThinkerNet blogosphere features QD3 and more than 80 world-famous Internet expert contributors

Dec 3, 2007

MANHASSET, N.Y., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- CMP's Internet Evolution (http://www.internetevolution.com/), a Web 2.0 site dedicated to investigating the future of the Internet, today published an opinion piece by Quincy Jones III ("QD3"), filmmaker, writer, producer, visionary, and founder of QD3, an urban multimedia and entertainment company, which provides an insider's view of how the Internet is affecting the world of Hip Hop.

In his blog -- "Digital Media Is the New Hip Hop!" -- QD3 discusses how the energy around the Internet is similar to the freshness and innovation of the Hip Hop community.

"The entrepreneurial 'hustle' spirit that Hip Hop is so well known for is rapidly moving from the streets onto the Internet, where distribution and creative marketing is free and available to anyone with a broadband connection," he writes. By touching upon shifts in the entertainment industry business models though access to free music, films, and software, QD3 highlights how digital media provides everyone direct access to the global market and creates big opportunities for lower income households.

"The Internet is changing the dynamics of industries around the world, and the music industry is no exception. QD3's blog showcases how the hip-hop community has embraced the Internet and provides an opinion on what we can expect in the future," says Stephen Saunders, Internet Evolution creator and blogger. "Our growing community of leading minds continues to generate lively discussions with readers about the Internet's future.

"For more than 20 years, QD3, a noted creative visionary, has been producing hits in music and film to celebrate, honor, and magnify the hip-hop culture. In 2002, he started QD3 Entertainment, a documentary production company focused on chronicling the multiple dimensions of hip-hop; and he has amassed one of the largest independent libraries of hip-hop content, with more than 1,500 hours of programming, much of it rare, exclusive, and never before seen footage. In June 2006, he formed QD3 Digital, a division of QD3, to take advantage of the technology explosion of broadband video, user-generated content, video on demand, and mobile platforms. As the creative and driving force, QD3 is building one of the first urban-oriented digital media entertainment companies.

QD3 joins more than 80 world-famous Internet contributors, such as John Hinshaw, Boeing's CIO; Dr. Lawrence Roberts, inventor of packet switching and one of the world's foremost authorities on telecom network architectures; Jack Uldrich, futurist, scholar, and author; Craig Newmark, the founder of Craigslist.com; Philip Rosedale, CEO of Linden Lab, the company that develops and maintains Second Life; John Grimes, CIO, the U.S. Department of Defense; and Dr. Hamadoun Toure, Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), all of whom are addressing today's critical socio-economic issues.

   Amy Averbook
   212-925-0020 x112

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