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    January 31, 2010 - no Comments

    The theme for this year’s Winnipeg New Music Festival is “Breaking New Ground” and from a musical stand point, that is exactly what will be seen and heard from February 6th to the 12th, 2010 in Winnipeg, Mani-toba Canada. The yearly festival includes what is to be an incredible live concert by composer & electric guitarist, Tim Brady, on the final evening. This unbelievable orchestral performance features Brady on electric guitar playing alongside the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and a jaw dropping 20-piece ensemble of electric guitarists…all on one stage!

  • 9th IMA Winners Announced

    January 31, 2010 - no Comments

    All That RemainsGemma RayHolly Golightly & The BrokeoffsSpinneretteIlla J and State Radio are among the diverse mix of self-released and independent label talent named by Music Resource Group (MRG) today as Winners in The 9th annual Independent Music Awards (The IMAs), the influential awards program for independent bands and fans. 


    January 31, 2010 - no Comments

    Juanes will receive the BMI President’s Award at the 17thannual BMI Latin Awards slated for March 4, 2010 at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. Hosted by BMI President & CEO Del Bryant and BMI Assistant Vice President, Latin Music Delia Orjuela, the private, invitation-only ceremony will recognize the songwriters and publishers of the past year’s top BMI Latin songs played on American radio and television.

  • MP3 Developers Launch Digital File Successor

    January 26, 2010 - no Comments

    A new mp3 file format designed to help combat privacy? A new type of digital music file was unveiled on Friday that is being touted as the successor to the MP3 file. Dubbed MusicDNA, the files contain embedded additional content including lyrics, videos, news updates and album artwork.


  • Make your iPhone a guitar (almost)

    January 26, 2010 - no Comments

    Slip your iPhone inside this piece of gadgetry and start rockin'


  • Live Nation, Ticketmaster merger approved

    January 26, 2010 - no Comments

    Live Nation, Inc. and Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc. today announced that they have reached agreements with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and with the Canadian Commissioner of Competition, clearing the way for the merger of the companies. Upon closing, the company will be renamed Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. to reflect the combination of Live Nation's concert promotions expertise with Ticketmaster's world-class ticketing solutions and artist relationships.

  • Native Instruments Introduces ABBEY ROAD 60s DRUMS

    January 25, 2010 - no Comments

    Native Instruments today introduced ABBEY ROAD 60s DRUMS, the first instrument created in its collaboration with the iconic British recording studios. Recorded using sophisticated engineering techniques and exclusive vintage gear, ABBEY ROAD 60s DRUMS provides a versatile arsenal of classic drum sounds with absolute tonal authenticity, supreme playability and immense sonic flexibility. For use in the free KONTAKT PLAYER and the industry-leading KONTAKT 4 sampler, it provides a unique resource for typical Sixties sound aesthetics as well as for modern pop, rock and urban music styles.

  • Native Instruments Introduces MASSIVE THREAT

    January 23, 2010 - no Comments

    Native Instruments today introduced MASSIVE THREAT, a new KORE-powered instrument that specifically caters to cutting-edge electronic music styles. For use with KORE 2 and the free KORE PLAYER as well as with the original MASSIVE synthesizer, MASSIVE THREAT offers a wide palette of intense futuristic basses, leads, soundscapes and dynamic sequences that can tear through a mix and fill a club with immense energy.

  • Taylor Guitars Introduces the Baritone 8-String Guitar

    January 23, 2010 - no Comments

    Born from a love of tone and a passion for innovation, Taylor Guitars has expanded the possibilities of guitar voicing in its new model, the Baritone 8-String. With a bold, fresh sound, the Baritone 8-String  broadens the tonal spectrum, giving players a rich musical palette that promises to uncork new inspiration of musical harmony. 


    January 23, 2010 - no Comments

    62No longer reserved exclusively for the professional broadcaster, Holophone is now making its PortaMic 5.1 and PortaMic Pro camera-mountable surround microphones, both currently shipping, available to the M.I. market. Using the company’s patented design, both PortaMic models allow users to simply capture, from a single point source, a discrete surround recording during live performances, events and even in-studio surround sound tracks, providing a 3D immersive play-back


    January 21, 2010 - no Comments

    This year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive, Film and Music Festivals and Conferences offer unparalleled opportunities for personal and professional growth for global participants at the24th edition of the event to be held in Austin, Texas from March 12 through March 21, 2010.

  • Rock Band Network beta starts tonight

    January 19, 2010 - no Comments

    Starting tonight, a new program will enable bands to share their songs via the Rock Band video game without having to convince game developer Harmonix to make the tracks itself. Each completed song will go on sale in the Rock Band Network store along with the more than 700 in-house Rock Band tracks already available.


  • OK GO wants you to embed their videos

    January 19, 2010 - no Comments

    OK GO posted an open letter about their inability to allow their videos to be embedded in blogs and on web sites. It's a good read. The label needs every penny!


  • SellaBand Wins Interactive Award

    January 19, 2010 - no Comments

    Sellaband wins award for their site which allows bands to attract investors.

  • Coachella Lineup for 2010

    January 19, 2010 - no Comments

    Coachella has announce the lineup for the 2010 festival. Jay-Z, Devo, Pavement, Muse and possibly Thom Yorke?