by: Shariyka Romero, Creative Executive Director of CPirateNetwork, LLC
28 August 2015
For Immediate Release
CPIRATENETWORK TO BECOME IKOHAUS MUSIC GROUP
GREENVILLE, NC – Effective August 26th, CPirateNetwork (CPN), LLC; will become Ikohaus Music Group (IMG). Viewers and fans can expect these changes, starting with the launch of IMG’s new business strategy to better serve them.
The name Ikohaus Music Group is a combination of the words “iko” and “haus”. First, “Iko”, which is derived from the Kwa language family, spread from along the Gulf of Guinea meaning “well done” or “congratulations”. Second, “Haus”, a German noun meaning “house”, “home”, or “building”. For example, Bauhaus, the most influential modernist art school of the 20th century founded in Weimar, Germany, used bau and haus, which literally in German translates to building house to describe its school (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition, n.d.; Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, n.d.; Random House Kernerman Webster’s College Dictionary, n.d.; The Art Story Foundation, n.d.). Thus, the name Ikohaus literally translates to well done house to describe its artistic culture. The name is closely tied to the startup company’s mission of “we create in a non physical space and it is in
the midst of this nexus that we relate to each other” (ikohaus description, 2009, para 5).
The company logo, with its stylized upside down i (!), “represents a 180 degree turn in the direction of what is known as present day artistic culture” (ikohaus description, 2009, para 1). Faced with the daunting task of keeping up with music industry trends, Ikohaus Music Group (IMG) found a way to use proprietary solutions to form a symbiotic relationship, while at the same time produce a sustainable successful concept. Carlos Romero, Founder and CEO, said his company is “often imitated, but never duplicated”. This entrepreneurial mindset has helped IMG continue in its success. There have been many attempts by others to replicate IMG, riding off of the its innovative coat tails, but none have been successful at being as good as the originator.
Since 2006, when CPN was created, the network has reinvented the 21st century entertainment industry, hosted local concerts, and promoted undiscovered indie artists such as top rap crew and dance trio out of Los Angeles, California, The Ranger$ and Wes Nyle, Hip hop recording artist and producer from Los Angeles, California. “We are continually evaluating how we can better serve our viewers and fans,” Romero said.
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