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PledgeMusic President Shares 9 Proven Direct-to-Fan Strategies
By Jayce Varden from the Sonicbids Blog. One of the most rewarding opportunities for loyal fans in the 21st century is the ability to watch the artists they love create and release music in real time. Invaluable for the artists themselves is learning the process of constructing direct-to-fan strategies that work for both the band members and the public. Now a massive online community of musicians and their supporters, PledgeMusic enables artists of any size to take control of and monetize their artistic process, building connections and forging unprecedented fan engagement.Here are nine tried-and-true tips and best practices from PledgeMusic€™s team of campaign managers to help you enhance your own direct-to-fan ideas. 1. Research, budget, then research and budget some more Understand the true costs of every item and experience you're going to offer,especially the full scope of fulfillment. It's not just postage€“ it'spackaging, protective bubble wrap, and additional
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SFX Owned Beatport Aquirehires Listn, Will Shut It Down
To date, know one has built and sustained a popular music based social network. But that is exactly what SFX owned EDM hub Beatporthopes to to with has acquired music based social network Listn. The startup's team will shutter Listnover the next two weeks and then join Beatport. Once there, they will be charged with building a social network that serves Beatport'slarge community of EDM fans. The exact details of the deal weren't shared, but Listn founder and CEO Mike Schmidt told Pando that it was a seven-figure deal and that the company's early investors "all made some money."
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Tek'it Audio releases "Uinku" Distortion Plug-in for Win & Mac
Tek'it Audio has announced the release of Uinku, a fold-back distortion plug-in for VST2, VST3 and Audio Unit plug-in formats. Uinku creates subtle harmonic changes to extreme distortion helped Read More
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Project Music Is Ready To Fund $20,000 Seed Round For 6 - 8 Startups
Eight music and entertainment companies have committed to providing seed investment funds to select startups through a 14 week music tech accelerator at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center.The six to eight companies chosen to participate in the accelerator will receive a seed investment of $20,000 or more to jumpstart their launch and push through the accelerator in exhange for equity. Last month, the Country Music Association partnered with "Project Music" as the program's lead sponsor. The association's financial commitment remains undisclosed. Seed investment group founders include: Creative Artists Agency, Vector Management, Ryman Hospitality Properties, Universal Music Group, Spalding Entertainment, DevDigital, Red Light Management and Galante Entertainment. "Nashville has the highest intensity of music industry jobs than any other U.S. city, so whether it is our songwriters, publishers or music companies, Nashville has it all," Nashville MayorKarl Deansaid in a press release. "It is great
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Hidenori Matsuoka releases Chord NOTE v5.0 for iOS
Hidenori Matsuoka released version 5.0 of Chord NOTE, a Song writer's assistant tool for iOS. This update includes major changes to the sound and chord library. Changes : Rebuild brand-new sound Read More
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Meghan Trainor Claims #1 on Billboard Hot 100 Charts for 7th Consecutive Week
No one expected IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards) winner Meghan Trainor to dethrone Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj or Iggy Azalea, but that is exactly what she's done for seven weeks in a row with her hit song 'All About That Bass'. Taking the entire world by storm, she's more than proved her staying power by matching a record set my Michael Jackson, earning her a prominent place on the pop music map. If you've listened to the radio at all in the last month several week's you'd be hard pressed to miss her chart topper. 'All About That Bass' debuted at #84 and blew the top off the charts at an astounding rate. Trainor is neck and neck with Iggy Azalea's "Fancy feat. Charli XCX for longest run at #1 on Billboard Hot 100 by a female artist in 2014. Trainor's success is unprecedented among IAMA winners. Jessica Brandon, artist relations of IAMA said "IAMA is so proud to announce that Meghan Trainor is currently the most successful artist so far in the history of the International Accoustic Music Awa
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Rhapsody Names New CEO
Rhapsody has always been music streaming's quiet competitor. They were among the first to the party, but have since have avoided splashy moves - no big ad campaigns or free music listening. Instead, they forged telecom partnerships both in the US and overseas, and continued to improve their offering. With more than 2 million subscribers and no revenue draining free tier, Rhapsody and their international brand Napster's slow and steady strategy apparently is working well enough that it was time to bring in a CEO. The companyhas been without a CEO since a 2013 executive shake up.Yesterday, Rhapsody named David Hose, who has served as an adviser and investor to a number mobile and music companies, as interim CEO. Here is the official announcement: In 2014, the subscription music idea that Rhapsody pioneered finally went mainstream, embraced by both customers and competitors. It€™s been a watershed year for the model, and for music. Over the next
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Igor Vasiliev updates Master Record - Tape simulation recorder, player and effect for iOS to v2.0
Igor Vasiliev has updated Master Record, the tape simulation recorder, player and effect for Inter-App Audio and Audiobus to version 2.0. Easy to use application with convenient control brings Read More
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Top 5 Networking 'Strategies' That Will Make People Hate You: CMJ Edition
By Kim KellyonSonicbids Blog New York City's annualCMJ Music Marathonfestival is right around the corner, and I thought this year's music industry conference-slash-festival-slash-shitshow would serve as a handy setting for a round of sage(ish) advice. CMJis traditionally populated almost exclusively by badge-wielding, subway-fearing college radio kids, music business muckity-mucks of various description, and hapless music fans caught in their crossfires. The whole point of it is, ostensibly, to introduce or "break" new bands to the college radio audience, but it ends up being more of a citywide industry networking event fueled by free booze and youthful energy (but mostly booze). So how do youcatch the attention of the "right" people during this weeklong bacchanalia?The same etiquette translates over to most big music business events. Every situation is different, but for starters, here's whatnotto do: 1. Interrupt For the love of all that is holy,time your introduction properly. If you sp
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Fielding DSP updates Reviver to v1.3.3 - now Mac OS X Yosemite compatible
Fielding DSP has announced that Reviver, the harmonic distortion plug-in for Mac OS X and Windows, has been updated to v1.3.3 and is now Mac OS X Yosemite compatible. Download the latest version Read More
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UVI updates CS-M to v1.5 and releases it separately for UVI Workstation
UVI has announced that CS-M 1.5, is now available with an expanded library, over 200 presets and and optimized sample engine. Previously available only in the Vintage Legends and Vintage Read More
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Is Bandcamp's "Subscribe" Feature the Answer to Sustainable Digital Music Consumption, or Has Streaming Won The Race?
By Tyler Hayes,Freelance Writer & Blogger Bandcamp is a website on a mission to provide musicians with the tools necessary to sell their recorded music--both digitally and physically. It's an easy way for artists to give their fans a solid commerce experience and make more money than selling through iTunes or Amazon.Despite all the positive work the company is doing in the music space, it still appears to be focused on selling downloads. This seems like a problem as the social consciousness is wrapped around the idea of unlimited and on-demand music streaming being the solution to the music industry's woes. Anyone paying $10 to Rdio, Spotify, Beats, or any of the other services has had the joy of searching for a song or album, hitting play, and being able to listen whenever they please. It's amazing for causal listeners and enthusiasts alike. While on-demand streaming music may be its technical future, it doesn't appear to be the financial future artists were hoping for. To make the strea
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Apple Launched The Digital Music Revolution 13 Years Ago Today
Appleintroduced the first iPod 13 years ago today on October 23, 2001. It was 8 1/2 months after the Mac only version of iTunes had been released. While there were other digital music services and players already on the market, the seamless coupling of iTunes and the iPod marked the official beginning or the digital music revolution. As Steve Jobs said that day: "Music is part of everybody's life, everyone! Music's been around for ever (and) it will always be around. This is not a speculative market. And because its part of everybody's life, it's a very large target market all around the world. It knows no boundaries.€ Watch the video below. Not only could you buy almost any track for 99 cents instead of the full album; you could now carry 1000+ tracks around in your pocket. I remember being both impressed and worried. The digital music revolution had arrived, but what did that mean for artists and labels? Clearly it empowered the little guy - no longer
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123creative.com releases "Melodic Psytrance Loops Vol.1"
123creative.com has released Melodic Psytrance Loops Vol.1 for production Psytrance, Dance, Industrial, Trance music. Melodic Psytrance Loops Vol.1 consists of 200 loops that you can need for Read More
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Pentacom releases ARPG8R Audio Unit (MIDI FX) for Logic Pro X and updates Glitch1 for iOS to v1.6.3 - Adds support for iOS8 and
Pentacom has released the Mac OS X Audio Unit "MIDI FX" version of ARPG8R. It supports Logic Pro X's MIDI FX feature. Pentacom has also updated Glitch1 for iOS to version 1.6.3. Changes: Support Read More
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OverTone DSP releases AF2-10 Graphical EQ plug-in with FFT for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux with Intro Offer
OverTone DSP has released the AF2-10 analogue filter modelling graphical EQ for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. The plug-in provides up to ten EQ bands, covering a comprehensive range of filter Read More
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Jawbone Debuts Drop - A Twitter Based Playlist App, Shutters Playgrund.fm
UPDATED Audio hardware maker Jawbone has debuted Drop. The app playsinstant mix based on your favorite songs from Spotify or Rdio, and take song requests from your friends through Twitter. Users reply back with a song they want to play. It appears to be based on Playground.fm which Jawbone acquired last year. Playground's original site is now offline. Drop was created usingTwitter€™s new Fabric SDK, which enables developers to more easily connect Twitter to other services - in this case Rdio or Spotify. So far the app is only available in iOS, Here is how Jawbone describes the free app: "Whether you're hosting a party or listening solo, DROP by Jawbone plays the right music for you with just one touch.Open the app and instantly achieve playlist bliss with an endless mix of music based on your favorite songs from Spotify or Rdio. Friends can seamlessly add new tracks to the mix by sending you a tweet with the name of the song they want to play...A paid subscription to
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Akai Pro updates MPC Essentials software and give $150 of premium samples to MPC Elements Users
Akai Professional has updated MPC Essentials Software for MPC Element, MPK and Air Advance Music Suite Users. Change Log: Real-time loop-style sample layering, "Direct Record" mode. A new mixer Read More
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7 Quick Reminders To Improve Your CMJ Experience
CMJ is happening right now and you are all probably overwhelmed. It's ok. If you are not there or if you are, you can use these things in every day life, but def for CMJ. 1. Be memorable- Everyone has something to pass out and a place to represent. What makes you different? If you are getting someone's contact, instead of passing a business card, maybe cut out paper squares with your number / email ? I usually just stack my email cards in OCD clutter, so that's why I don't have my own. 2.Have a set email to email to go right away -I made a CMJ email with my link to Village Voice top hip hop acts, as well as my schedule and new video in case someone does daily blogging. If I don't do it then, I won't ever get to it. That is my experience. 3.Hang out my the Free coffee- Free coffee is always a great thing to be at. It is free, you can share your love for coffee, and it's cheaper it's in broad day light. You also aren't competing for attention of other people in front of bands that
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Startup Academy Adds Music Tech Elevator Pitch Shark Tank
UPDATED Music Biz is hosting the Music Startup Academy: Startups, Rights & Artists in New York at General Assembly onTuesday November 4th. They've addedan Elevator PitchSharkTank which offers startups 3-5 minuted to give thier pitch to music and tech leaders includingBill Campbell, Barefoot Media;Richard Cruz, PepsiCo; Rob Dippold, Primary Wave Music; Myles Grosovsky, Q Prime; YiPing Ho, Warner Music Group; Jon Vanhala, Thesis Ventures andDavid Wander, Roc Nation. If you€™re interested in pitching, after youregisterfor the event, complete an entry on the mUisc Bix Music Startup Network.Profiles without robust information will not awarded a pitch slot.
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iTunes 12.woe
ByPeter Gettyfrom PeterGettyMusic.com Man, I loved iTunes (and, of course, the iPod) when it first came out. After toying with it for about two minutes, I knew I was done with my PC. I've treated my iTunes like an extremely exclusive club ever since, and I give its members the red carpet treatment. I go to some lengths to track down the best copies of the original artwork, the correct lyrics, the proper year of release and the composers - information that was left out or, in the case of release date and artwork, very often incorrect in digital purchases (including CD's). I am told, incidentally, by people who knows these things better than I do, that lyrics websites are notorious for malware and viruses and whatnot, but that€™s another topic. Anyway, yes; I was quite the avid curator. In a few cases, I went so far as to transfer songs into GarageBand and make my own edits when I thought I could improve them (being careful to note it, of course, when I put them back). I could spend ho
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Igor Vasiliev updates Master Record - Tape simulation recorder, player and effect for iOS to v2.0
Igor Vasiliev has updated Master Record, the tape simulation recorder, player and effect for Inter-App Audio and Audiobus to version 2.0. Easy to use application with convenient control brings Read More
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Saltline releases Korzenie kick - Free Kick Drum Synth for Windows VST
Saltline has released Korzenie kick, a free kick drum creator VST synthesizer plugin for Windows. Korzenie kick is aimed at creating classic electronic kick drum sounds. It can also be used to Read More
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CMJ Issues NYC Ebola Scare Statement, After Patient Attends Showcase
Apprehenshion spread among those attending this week's CMJ Music Marathon, after it was learned that a New York City based doctor who was confirmed to be infected with Ebola had visited Brooklyn nightclub and bowling alley The Gutter the night prior to being admitted to the hospital. The Gutter is an unofficial CMJ showcase venue. Today, CMJ has issued this statement: "We have been diligently following the news on Ebola and will continue to be proactive of the situation and circumstances. At this time CMJ will continue on as scheduled and if anything should change we will act accordingly." More as the story develops...
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Spot.IM Gives Social Media Marketing a Facelift
The brainchild of a former TechCrunchDisruptwinner, Spot.IM is demanding the attention of thesocial media marketingcommunity. Allowing any website to become asocial networkwith two lines of code, the company puts website owners back in the drivers seat by giving them more control over the management and monetization of their site traffic. A truly 'everywhere' social network platform, Spot.IM is the first of it's kind. Even in theBeta stage, it's built an impressive user base. The platform is being used by over 1,000websitesand boasts 250,000 registered users. Over 2 million messages were sent last month alone. €œApproximately 20 percent of the messages sent in Spot.IM are private, hence1 on 1 conversations between individuals that met in those embedded communities are a major part of whatwe€™re seeing.€ Spot.IM is currently courting investors and zeroing in on a monetization strategy, but they're first focus is improving the platform. "In the near term, we are focusing solely o
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MOTU ships 24Ai and 24Ao Audio Interfaces
MOTU is now shipping the 24Ai and 24Ao, two new audio interfaces that offer 24 channels of high-quality analog audio input or output in a single rack space, combined with three banks of ADAT Read More
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Pentacom releases ARPG8R Audio Unit (MIDI FX) for Logic Pro X and updates Glitch1 for iOS to v1.6.3 - Adds support for iOS8 and
Pentacom has released the Mac OS X Audio Unit "MIDI FX" version of ARPG8R. It supports Logic Pro X's MIDI FX feature. Pentacom has also updated Glitch1 for iOS to version 1.6.3. Changes: Support Read More
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OverTone DSP releases AF2-10 Graphical EQ plug-in with FFT for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux with Intro Offer
OverTone DSP has released the AF2-10 analogue filter modelling graphical EQ for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. The plug-in provides up to ten EQ bands, covering a comprehensive range of filter Read More
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Akai Pro updates MPC Essentials software and give $150 of premium samples to MPC Elements Users
Akai Professional has updated MPC Essentials Software for MPC Element, MPK and Air Advance Music Suite Users. Change Log: Real-time loop-style sample layering, "Direct Record" mode. A new mixer Read More
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Deezer Acquires Stitcher Adding 35K Talk Shows and Podcasts To Music Platform
Global music streaming service Deezer is acquiring Stitcher, a talk radio and podcast platform. The combined assets will help Deezer differentiate itself in the increasingly crowded streaming sector by offering consumers one-stop access to 35 million music tracks alongside 35,000 radio shows and podcasts.Deezersays it will continue to support Stitcher's mobile app, where it is the top rated podcast app on Android and the second most popular app on iOS behind iTunes. Stitcher currently carries eight out of the top ten terrestrial radio shows and features content from over 12,000 content providers, includingNPR,BBC,Fox News,Wall Street Journal,This American Life,Marc Maron,CBS Radio Newsand others which will now also be available within Deeezer. "Almost every music listener listens to some form of talk radio, whether it is news, entertainment or sports," said Daniel Marhely, Founder of Deezer. "We see the ability to deliver better talk streaming solutions in the same way that we are doing in music to
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Embertone releases "Arcane" - Limited Free Kontakt Library
Embertone has released Arcane, a new, free product for Kontakt Player. Ember tone calls it an Experience Instrument - Half instrument, half game. A user must interact with the evil Kontakt spirits Read More
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You'll Never Guess Which Country Hosts The Most Pirate Sites
The UK IP Crime Group has released it's annual IP Crime Report. While it showed significant progress was made in the war against online piracy, it also revealed the United States as the host of the most pirate sites across the internet. This news comes as a bit of a surprise since earlier this year, the US-based IIPA pointed fingers at Canada without reservation suggesting they were a 'magnet' for pirate sites. The report gives a brief nod to Hollywood-funded industry group FACT, commending them on their instrumental anti-piracy efforts over the past year. FACT remains at the forefront of the internet battle, targeting alleged pirate sites as well as their hosting providers. €œAnalysis has shown that the three key countries in which content is hosted are the UK, the USA and Canada. However, Investigating servers located offshore can cause specific problems for FACT€™s law enforcement partners,€ the report notes. The chart below, generated from this yea
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Pentacom releases ARPG8R Audio Unit (MIDI FX) for Logic Pro X and updates Glitch1 for iOS to v1.6.3 - Adds support for iOS8 and
Pentacom has released the Mac OS X Audio Unit "MIDI FX" version of ARPG8R. It supports Logic Pro X's MIDI FX feature. Pentacom has also updated Glitch1 for iOS to version 1.6.3. Changes: Support Read More
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8 Steps to Creating an Effective Sales Promotion Strategy for Your Music
ByBobby Borgon Sonicbids.com Sales promotions areshort-termincentivesintended to stimulate aquickbuying response in your target customer.Coupons, one-time exclusive offers, customer loyalty programs, two-for-the-price-of-one discounts, and limited-time prizes with purchase are all examples of sales promotions in the consumer world. While it's true you'll have togive away your music for freeto build awareness and help start a buzz, sales promotions can be applied to everything, including merchandise, studio time, music lessons, concert tickets, and more.From choosing the right type of sales promotion that fits your band, to executing your sales promotions tastefully, these eight tips will help you create a strategy that brings light to your products and services and generates healthy sales. 1.Decide on the type of sales promotion that fits your band. Whether you choose to utilize discount ticket coupons that you allow fans to print out from your website, or you announce a "one-time ex
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Volko Audio releases Free "darbuka-nut" Middle East Percussion Instrument
Volko Audio has announced the release of darbuka-nut, a new Middle Eastern percussion instrument. darbuka-nut is designed for alternative sound needs. It brings you some quality nut darbuka sounds Read More
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Listen To Spotify On An Old Cassette Player VIDEO
This retro Spotify media server is based on a Raspberry Pi, the super cheap cerdit card sized single board computer, and as creator Matt Brailsford explains, the cassette tapes contain near-field communication (NFC) tags so that changing the cassette or turning it over switches the playlist.
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Indie Music Industry - The True Meaning Of Indie
Indie seems to be the 'buzz' word at the moment.I came across this cute and clever article by Bob Baker putting across the meaning of 'indie' in a slightly different way and I just had to show it to you guys. Its a bit of fun but the message is still very clear.READ MORE COMMENT
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Indie Music Industry - Knowledge Is Power
Too much information is much better than not having enoughIf you are going to create a career for yourself as an indie music band or music artist, first you must understand how it (the industry) all works....READ MORE COMMENT
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How To Become a Digital Music Marketing Superhero
With album sales on steady decline, being able to convert marketing into monetization is more important than ever. Of course you're pushing promos to social media, ads to targeted websites, and special offers to already engaged fans, but do you know which of those avenues are generating more revenue? GeoRiot's Conversion Score allows you to track the success of each individual campaign through iTunes. Employing time based decay algorithms and the analysis of multiple data sets, GeoRiot takes your web traffic and converts it into a measurable analysis of your marketing success. GeoRiot breaks down the data click for click allowing you to see where you're getting the most engagement and how that engagement scales in relation to your sales. If you're looking to up you're marketing game, GeoRiot should definitely be on your radar. Dig deeper withJesse Lakeson MusicThinkTank.com "With the conversion score activatedJim found that the band€™s website was about 50% more effective than the la
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Bremmers Audio Design updates MultitrackStudio for iPad to v1.6 (and for Mac to v7.82)
Bremmers Audio Design has updated the iOS version of MultitrackStudio to v1.6. New in Version 1.6: Improved IAA compatibility. MIDI output of IAA instruments can be recorded (there's a 'MTS IAA Read More
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Indie Music Industry - Many Hats Make Light Work
There is no magic formula for success in this industry.Lets face it, being independent means that you are going to have to be wearing more than one hat to survive. You are going to have to do a lot of things yourself but dont worry, help is on the way.READ MORE COMMENT
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One Small Clue releases Grace Sampler VST instrument for Windows with Intro Offer
One Small Clue has released Grace, a new VST plugin sampler for 32- and 64-bit Windows designed for people using their own original samples. Features: 2 x AHDSR Envelopes. 2 x LFOs. 2 x Step Read More
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OverTone DSP releases AF2-10 Graphical EQ plug-in with FFT for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux with Intro Offer
OverTone DSP has released the AF2-10 analogue filter modelling graphical EQ for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. The plug-in provides up to ten EQ bands, covering a comprehensive range of filter Read More
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Xhun Audio updates LittleOne to v2.8
Xhun Audio has updated LittleOne to version 2.8, featuring important improvements for the Analogue Components Behaviour Engine, the Envelope Generators accuracy and bringing a massive low level Read More
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Green Oak Software updates Crystal Synth XT for iOS to v2.0.6
Green Oak Software has updated Crystal Synth XT for iOS to v2.0.6. Crystal Synth XT now includes a piano style keyboard. When used on the iPad, a user now has the option of using either the circular Read More
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Wolfgang Palm releases PPG WaveMapper 2 for Mac OS X and Windows
Wolfgang Palm has announced the release of the PPG WaveMapper 2 synth plug-in for Mac OS X and Windows, a greatly expanded version of the original iOS version of the PPG WaveMapper, with many Read More
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KV331 Audio updates SynthMaster and SynthMaster Player to v2.6.21
KV331 Audio has updated SynthMaster and SynthMaster Player to version 2.6.21. This latest update vastly improves startup/waveform import time and adds a long time requested feature: A search Read More
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2015 Grammy Nominees To Be Announced Dec 5th With A Twist
The nominees for the 2015 Grammy Awards will be announced by The Recording Academy at a special ceremony on the morning of Dec. 5th.But one of the most important categories, the coveted album of the year, will be missing. €œWe€™re freshening up, changing this up a little bit and the kickoff for Grammy season will still be getting our nominations out that day, albeit a little differently," according to Recording Academy CEO Neil Portnow. The nominees for that top prize will not be announced until much later in the day as part of the Academy's new TV special, €œA Very GRAMMY Christmas." CBS will air the holiday show at 9 PM EST on Dec 5th featuring performances by Pharrell and Ariana Grande. The 57th annual Grammy Awards will air on CBS live on Feb. 8th from Los Angeles.
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OverTone DSP releases AF2-10 Graphical EQ plug-in with FFT for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux with Intro Offer
OverTone DSP has released the AF2-10 analogue filter modelling graphical EQ for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. The plug-in provides up to ten EQ bands, covering a comprehensive range of filter Read More
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Ghostwave Audio updates "MixRight" for Reaktor to v1.5
Ghostwave Audio has announced that MixRight, the track comparison utility for Reaktor 5, has been updated to version 1.5. This updates brings a few fixes and improvements and is free of charge Read More
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Indie Music Industry - Believe In Yourself
Whether you believe you can or you can't, you will be right.It's so true isn't it? The only thing that matters at the end of the day is the amount of belief that you have in yourself and the music you are creating.Without that belief, you don't have a career......READ MORE COMMENT
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Synthblitz Audio updates VA RAXS (1.2) Mastering Rack for Windows
Synthblitz audio has updated VA RAXS to version 1.2. VA RAXS is a multi-effect mastering rack for windows. VA RAXS is now equipped with its own saturators that allow the rack to operate in several Read More
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Igor Vasiliev updates Master Record - Tape simulation recorder, player and effect for iOS to v2.0
Igor Vasiliev has updated Master Record, the tape simulation recorder, player and effect for Inter-App Audio and Audiobus to version 2.0. Easy to use application with convenient control brings Read More
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Super Smash Bros Gets a Revamp with the Microsoft Kinect
Eric just sent in this awesome Kinect hack that he and a few friends worked on. Playing Super Smash Bros with a Kinect. The system makes use of two Kinects, and three PCs. The first Kinect records each individual players moves, while the second Kinect watches both players “fight” each other. The first PC runs an Nintendo 64 emulator to play the game. The second PC runs a camera with OpenCV to add another cool but perhaps unnecessary feature, you see, even the character selection is a physical process, adding to the idea of playing the entire game with your … Read the rest
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Mobile Soldering Workstation Sets Up Quickly, Lets You Get To Work
Who here hasn’t put off soldering up aproject because pulling out and setting up all your soldering gear is a pain? A lot of hobbyists don’t have a dedicated workbench for such activities and their gear may even be packed away somewhere inconvenient.laxap has come up with a solution using a plastic toolbox as a base for his Mobile Soldering Workstation. laxap started with a regular off the shelf toolbox that has a lid and three drawers on the bottom. Although the Weller soldering iron base fit nicely in the bottom drawer, it did necessitate ditching the … Read the rest
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Getting It Done: The Week in D.I.Y & Indie Music
The Importance of Music Video Promotion 3 Creative Album Release Strategies for Artists at Any Level 5 Ways Indie Labels & Artists Can Increase Music Monetization What Is A Music Publishing Deal? - and Do I Really Need One? MORE: 9 Expert Tips to Make Your Band's Marketing More Persuasive PledgeMusic President Shares 9 Proven Direct-to-Fan Strategies 10 Selfish Reasons To Refer Rocket Fuel - What can a new Platform add to the world of Crowd-funding?
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Pentacom releases ARPG8R Audio Unit (MIDI FX) for Logic Pro X and updates Glitch1 for iOS to v1.6.3 - Adds support for iOS8 and
Pentacom has released the Mac OS X Audio Unit "MIDI FX" version of ARPG8R. It supports Logic Pro X's MIDI FX feature. Pentacom has also updated Glitch1 for iOS to version 1.6.3. Changes: Support Read More
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MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Rocket Fuel - What can a new Platform add to the world of Crowd-funding?
IANSC |Rocket Fuel €“ What can a new Platform add to the world of Crowd-funding? Jesse Lakes |How To Become a Digital Music Marketing Superhero
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Indie Music Industry - Why Be Independent?
Who needs a major label anymore?With the major labels focusing on quick returns rather than artist development and the advent of downloading music online, the traditional record company/artist relationship has become blurred to the point of being obsolete.Nowadays, being independent has real advantages........READ MORE COMMENT
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Live Nation And Yahoo Introduce Backstage with Citi Interview Series with Katie Couric
Citi Private Pass, Live Nation Entertainment and Yahoo today announced Backstage with Citi, a new exclusive behind the scenes interview web series on Yahoo Music. Citi is now an official sponsor of Yahoo Live, a music experience on Yahoo, including the Live Nation Channel which offers fans a live concert everyday for a year. The new series Backstage with Citi is an extension of Citi's long-standing relationship with Live Nation. For nearly a decade, Citi has offered thousands of live events annually to their cardmembers through the Citi Private Pass program. Now, Citi is offering behind the scenes backstage access available anywhere, anytime and segments of the interview will be exclusively available on www.citiprivatepass.com for 48 hours before it posts on Yahoo. "Our customers love the access that we offer across live music and entertainment, and with Backstage with Citi we are able to pull back the curtain even further putting our cardmembers in the room with artists when they sit for
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OverTone DSP releases AF2-10 Graphical EQ plug-in with FFT for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux with Intro Offer
OverTone DSP has released the AF2-10 analogue filter modelling graphical EQ for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. The plug-in provides up to ten EQ bands, covering a comprehensive range of filter Read More
(KVR News.)


FRI. NEWS BRIEF: Pandora Growth Slows, Tumblr Upgrades Video, Battle @ The Greek, Ticketleap & More
FRIDAY 10.24.2014 Music Business News & Views From Around The Web CLICK HERE Updated Continuously @ Hypebot's More News Tab
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More Eye to Eye. Less Eye to iPhone. A Call to Change Concert Culture.
I know I'm walking on thin ice when I take a swing at technology my third day on the job, but I've never been one to tread lightly, so why start now? In my off time, I fancy myself an aspiring photographer. I am constantly seeking unique opportunities to take my camera off the shelf. Recently, I shot two concerts in Northern California back to back - a local concert with Rising Appalachia at the Mystic Theatre in Petaluma and Hardly Strictly Bluegrass as Emmylou Harris closed the main stage in Golden Gate Park. The two environments couldn't have been more opposing, but one thing was alarmingly the same: the number of smart phones plaguing the audience horizon. I have no qualms about admitting that my iPhone is the first thing I reach for in the morning and the last thing I look at before I go to sleep. I have become quite dependent on the luxuries having an iPhone affords me on both a personal and professional level and I'm reasonably confident I'm not the only one in that boat. There is abs
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Two Views On The Future Of Streaming Music Services
ByAlan Cross,Canadian Broadcaster, Radio Consultant, and Curator for Songza. Guys like Thom Yorke and David Byrne can rage against the dying of the light as much as they want, but that won€™t prevent streaming from eventually becoming the dominant way music is distributed and consumed. Is what we have right now perfect? No. The whole thing is still a money pit for everyone involved except the consumer. Since big problems still exist, though, shouldn€™t more people be talking about how they can be solved? David Lowery (Cracker, Camper Van Beethoven) offers this on his site, The Trichordist: "It€™s not that streaming can€™t work. It can. It€™s that Spotify is a bad business model that has unsustainable economics and exploits artists because it is a wall street financial instrument and not a music company." We€™ve previously published a couple posts on streaming music where we explore howaccess models and windowinga
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Air Music Tech lowers Price of Advance Music Production Suite and adds New Titles
Air Music Tech has lowered the price of their Advance Music Production Suite and added some new titles. Advance Music Production Suite is a comprehensive collection of software designed to provide Read More
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Rdio Helps Create Immersive Music Marketing Breakthrough for Hendrix Film JIMI CASE STUDY
The Marketing team behind the new Jimi Hendrix biopic JIMI: All Is By My Side -written and directed by John Ridley and featuring Outkast€™s Andr Benjamin-offers an interesting case study into the future of film soundtracks; a future that taps the depth of streaming services to offer much more than the traditional, static 12-track playlist on plastic. For JIMI, digital marketing strategist David Hazan€”who conceived the campaign for his client XLrator Media,€”teamed up with music streaming service Rdio to create an immersive listening experience that hits moviegoers before and after they see the film. A network of regional key music and lifestyle bloggers was tapped in each city where the film opened. These blogs hosted interviews with the film€™s musical talent and have been provided with customized Rdio playlists for their readers who, with a click, can listen to the music they are reading about. Several media outlets embedded the playlists to make their film
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REWIND: The New Music Industry€™s Week In Review
Apple Unveils iTunes 12: Major Redesign, New Features Deezer Acquires Stitcher Adding 35K Talk Shows and Podcasts To Music Platform SFX Owned Beatport Aquirehires Listn, Will Shut It Down MORE: Marketing TuneCore Launches YouTube Money Music Video Monetization Service Pandora Launches Free Fan Analytics Platform To All Artists Spot.IM Gives Social Media Marketing a Facelift More News Meghan Trainor Claims #1 on Billboard Hot 100 Charts for 7th Consecutive Week Not One Album Released In 2014 Has Gone Platinum You'll Never Guess Which Country Hosts The Most Pirate Sites Project Music Is Ready To Fund $20,000 Seed Round For 6 - 8 Startups 10 Most Popular YouTube Music Videos 2014
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This Week in Music Commentary
Two Views On The Future Of Streaming Music Services More Eye to Eye. Less Eye to iPhone. A Call to Change Concert Culture. How To Fix Streaming Music's Business Model If You Only Pay Attention To What's Happening In Your Music Genre, You're Missing What's Happening
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Indie Music Industry - What Is This Anyway?
The Global Music Industry is a HUGE placeMy name is Corey Stewart. I am a Singer/Songwriter/Musician from Australia who also has a songwriting channel called "Corey Stewart Songwriting Tips".The Bizzo (short for 'The Business') is my way of putting together information from my own experiences and from my researching on the internet so we all can make sence of this huge industry that we, as muso's have chosen to be involved in.READ MORE COMMENT
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Walkman-esque Human Interface Device
Cheap keyboards never come with extra buttons, and for Pengu MC this was simply unacceptable. Rather than go out and buy a nice keyboard, a microcontroller was found inthe parts drawer and put to work building this USB multimedia button human interface devicethat has the added bonus of lookinglike an old-school Walkman. The functions that Pengu MC wants don’trequire their own drivers. All of the buttons on this device are part of the USB standard for keyboards: reverse, forward, play/pause, and volume. This simplifies the software side quite a bit, but Pengu MC still wrote his … Read the rest
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Akai Pro updates MPC Essentials software and give $150 of premium samples to MPC Elements Users
Akai Professional has updated MPC Essentials Software for MPC Element, MPK and Air Advance Music Suite Users. Change Log: Real-time loop-style sample layering, "Direct Record" mode. A new mixer Read More
(KVR News.)


Akai Pro updates MPC Essentials software and give $150 of premium samples to MPC Elements Users
Akai Professional has updated MPC Essentials Software for MPC Element, MPK and Air Advance Music Suite Users. Change Log: Real-time loop-style sample layering, "Direct Record" mode. A new mixer Read More
(KVR News.)


Akai Pro updates MPC Essentials software and give $150 of premium samples to MPC Elements Users
Akai Professional has updated MPC Essentials Software for MPC Element, MPK and Air Advance Music Suite Users. Change Log: Real-time loop-style sample layering, "Direct Record" mode. A new mixer Read More
(KVR News.)


THU. NEWS BRIEF: New Rhapsody CE0, Def Jam + Playwire, Jawbone Debuts Drop, Taylor's White Noise & More
THURSDAY 10.23.2014 Music Business News & Views From Around The Web CLICK HERE Updated Continuously @ Hypebot's More News Tab
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Metric Halo releases Version 2 of Production Bundle plug-ins " adds VST and Windows Support and new plug-in: Dirty Delay
Metric Halo has announced the immediate availability of version 2 of its Production Bundle, which now consists of eight plug-ins, including the new Dirty Delay: ChannelStrip Character Dirty Delay Read More
(KVR News.)


Metric Halo releases Version 2 of Production Bundle plug-ins " adds VST and Windows Support and new plug-in: Dirty Delay
Metric Halo has announced the immediate availability of version 2 of its Production Bundle, which now consists of eight plug-ins, including the new Dirty Delay: ChannelStrip Character Dirty Delay Read More
(KVR News.)


Akai Pro updates MPC Essentials software and give $150 of premium samples to MPC Elements Users
Akai Professional has updated MPC Essentials Software for MPC Element, MPK and Air Advance Music Suite Users. Change Log: Real-time loop-style sample layering, "Direct Record" mode. A new mixer Read More
(KVR News.)


Metric Halo releases Version 2 of Production Bundle plug-ins " adds VST and Windows Support and new plug-in: Dirty Delay
Metric Halo has announced the immediate availability of version 2 of its Production Bundle, which now consists of eight plug-ins, including the new Dirty Delay: ChannelStrip Character Dirty Delay Read More
(KVR News.)


Metric Halo releases Version 2 of Production Bundle plug-ins " adds VST and Windows Support and new plug-in: Dirty Delay
Metric Halo has announced the immediate availability of version 2 of its Production Bundle, which now consists of eight plug-ins, including the new Dirty Delay: ChannelStrip Character Dirty Delay Read More
(KVR News.)


Meet J-Deite Quarter, the 4-Foot-Tall Transformer
There’s just something about the idea of robots turning into everyday objects that fascinates us all. It seems Japan outdoes the world in that category, and the J-Deite project is no exception. J-Deite Quarter is the first transforming robot to come from the collaborative project between Kenji Ishida of Brave Robotics, Watur Yoshizaki of Asratec Corp., and Tomy Co. Ltd. If Brave Robotics sounds familiar, that’s because this isn’t the first transforming robot Kenji Ishida has produced, nor the first featured on Hackaday. The J-Deite Quarter weighs 77lbs (35kg) and can run for an hour on a single … Read the rest
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