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Calliste Jr.’s classic Electro Hip Hop song Al-Naafiysh (The Soul) Surpasses 1 million YouTube Native Instrument Views

native_instruments_logoColumbus, Ohio – Jerry Calliste Jr. the co-producer and solo writer of the seminal Electro Hip Hop classic “Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)” (circa 1983) officially surpassed 1 million YouTube hits, 1,004,957, in 10 to 11 months in the German Native Instruments DJ QBert Breakfast of Champions, Traktor Scratch Pro 2 commercial. See commercial

Last week Calliste Jr. and DJ Qbert talked via mobile and agreed to collaborate on two new tracks written and produced by Calliste Jr. “That’s my favorite electro hip hop track of all time” said QBert to Calliste Jr. during their conversation.

In the DJ QBert Breakfast of Champions Native Instruments Traktor Scratch Pro 2 commercial. Three DMC World Champion DJ’s DJ QBert, DJ Rafik and DJ Shiftee triple team Calliste Jr.’s Classic electro Hip Hop song demonstrating how easy it is to manipulate a song, live in a mix.

The song “Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)” was licensed to Native Instruments back in January 2011 by Cutting Records Music (ASCAP) and first appeared on YouTube March 7, 2011.

In 1981 Calliste Jr., 16, taught himself how to play synthesizer and keyboard and wrote and co-produced the now seminal Electro Hip Hop classic “AL-Naafiysh (The Soul)” that sold an estimated 2.5 million copies worldwide.

Calliste Jr.’s music is still played by the worlds top DJ’s in U.K., U.S.A., France, The Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Spain (Ibiza), and Japan to name a few. He is a songwriter and music publisher member at ASCAP, since 1983 and 1985 respectively. His music most notably “Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)” appears on: 100+ music comps with artists Missy Elliott, Daft Punk, David Guetta, Gwen Steffani, David Bowie, Herbie Hancock, Timbaland, Beastie Boys, Run DMC, Common, Pharrell, Jay-Z, Eminem, 50 Cent and others.

In addition to the Native Instruments, “Traktor Scratch Pro 2” (2011) deal, Calliste Jr.’s music appears on video games: ActiVisionBlizzard’s “DJ Hero: Renegade Edition” (2009), S.C.E.A.’s “NBA Shootout 2004” (2004), Rockstar Games “G.T.A.: Vice City” (2003), the TV commercial and Sony/Epic soundtrack.




PRESS: Models, Dancers and Actors Wanted For New Media Network Productions | Callistecomm

#music #musicbiz #film #filmbiz #models #dancers #actors #calliste Columbus, Ohio (Callistecomm) – New media network and recent start up (since 2011) Calliste Media is locating models, dancers and actors to participate in new music video, short films, reality shows and live performance productions here in North America (U.S.A. and Canada) and internationally in countries United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy and many more. There may be production and performance opportunities in South East Asia and Far East Asia too. Send a link to your demos and portfolios to info(at) and CC: info(at)

More information to be announced as it becomes available.

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The Economist’s The Economist Innovation Awards and Summit 2011 Oct. 20 – Oct. 21, 2011

economistconferences_theme_logoAccording to the Economist 2011, “Who’s the greatest innovator of all time? Vote Now.” Participate between now and October 14, 2011 to cast your vote . “A Decade of Celebrating World Changing Innovation.”

Economist adds, “About – As we celebrate the tenth anniversary of our Innovation Awards programme, we have created The Anniversary Award –  a one-time honour which recognises the essence of truly great innovation. We are inviting Economist readers and the wider community the opportunity to vote on who of our previous winners is the most significant to them.” Read more >


Game Developers Conference: October 10 – 13, 2011, Austin Convention Center

According to the web site 2011, “Now in its ninth iteration, GDC Online returns to Austin (Texas) in 2011 and will continue to serve as the community meeting point for developers and business professionals looking to distill best practices, exchange ideas, and take full advantage of the opportunities of connected gaming.” Visit for more information.

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E3 Expo: June 7 – 9, 2011 at Los Angeles Convention Center

According to web site 2011, “E3 Expo is the world’s premiere trade show for computer and video games and related products.” This years expo is scheduled to take place June 7 through June 9, 2011 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

“Who Attends: In 2011, leading computer and video game companies, business partners, media and industry analysts from over 80 countries will converge on the Los Angeles Convention Center. E3 Expo 2011 will welcome software developers, buyers and retailers, programmers, distributors, entertainment industry representatives, financiers and venture capitalists, importers and exporters, manufacturers, resellers, researchers, educators, financial and industry analysts and worldwide electronic and print media (, 2011).”


Sony launches music streaming service | #musicbiz #business #tech

According to Tomoko A. Hasaka 2010, “@Sony Corp. on Wednesday launched a #music #streaming service in a bid to boost sales of its consumer electronics and break @Apple’s dominance of the #onlinemusic #business. The Japanese company’s “Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity” is a #cloud computing-based, #digital music service that does not involve downloading tracks like Apple’s #iTunes, which started in 2001.” Article Continued > #musicbiz #business #tech #streamingmedia #digitalmedia #digitalmusic #consulting @Sony @Apple @Callistecomm


Growth in sales of digital downloads slows to a trickle | @Reuters | @Billboard #musicbiz #musicbusiness

According to Glen Peoples 2010, “Another year, another dashed hope.
In 2010, the growth in sales of digital #downloads, which only last year had been marked and promising, slowed to a trickle, as more consumers plugged into Internet radio and video streaming sites.”
Article Continued > #glennpeoples #digitalmedia #downloads #musicbiz #musicbusiness #beatles #ladygaga #taylorswift #lilwayne #itunes #consulting @Apple @Callistecomm

“This is a good article filled with statistics and trends Internet radio and video streaming sites look very promising”, says Calliste Communications managing director, Jerry Calliste Jr.


Universal opens virtual stage | @Reuters #virtualproduction

According to Carolyn Giardina 2010, “Reflecting the increased interest in virtual production following the success of “Avatar” and “Alice in Wonderland,” #Universal Studios has opened Universal Virtual Stage 1 on its lot. Representing an investment of $4.5 million and counting, UVS1 is a pre-rigged, pre-calibrated virtual production setup with technologies for applications including motion capture and camera tracking.” Article Continued > #carolyngiardina #virtualproduction #video #film #consulting #universalstudios @Universal @Callistecomm


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