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  • Amanda Palmer Ted Talk – The Art of Asking

    March 28, 2013 - no Comments

    62A very powerful, intimate and enlightening talk from Amanda Palmer where she discusses connecting with fans and creating real world interactions from digital beginnings. It’ really worth the watch.

  • Native Instruments Releases KOMPLETE 9 and KOMPLETE 9 ULTIMATE

    March 27, 2013 - no Comments

    62Native Instruments today announced the latest generation of its two industry-standard KOMPLETE software bundles. KOMPLETE 9 includes 33 instruments and effects with six new additions, including the brand-new MONARK monosynth, plus the completely re-designed BATTERY 4 drum sampler. KOMPLETE 9 ULTIMATE includes all 65 current KOMPLETE Instruments and Effects at the time of release and over 370 GB of content. Each bundle

  • Beatles Custom Vox Guitar Going Up for Auction

    March 21, 2013 - no Comments

    62A custom-built VOX guitar played by not just one, but two Beatles around the time of Magical Mystery Tour will be up for auction this May, Reuters reports. Expected to sell between $200,000 and $300,000 at Julien’s Auctions, John Lennon and George Harrison both played the guitar: The latter used it to practice “I Am the Walrus” in 1967, while the former played it during a video taping for “Hello, Goodbye,” later that

  • Do Major Labels Want Streaming to Kill Off Sales?

    March 19, 2013 - no Comments

    62In a very thought provoking article, Moses Avalon discusses why he thinks the major labels won’t mind if digital sales die in favor of payments from streaming services such as Rdio, Spotify Last.fm etc… Tortured album sales (which inched ahead since 2010 with the death of the two biggest illegal P2P services: Limewire and Kazaa) has inspired cost-cutting in the supply chain, thus reducing royalties

  • Register Of Copyrights Expected To Call For Reduction In Copyright Term

    March 15, 2013 - no Comments

    62For a long time now, the idea of an overhaul of copyright law in the US has mostly been seen as a pipedream. However, it appears that the Register of Copyright, Maria Pallante, may actually be angling for a major bit of copyright reform. Coming up next Wednesday, she’s going to be testifying before the House Judiciary Committee on her supposed “Call for Updates

  • SXSW Live – Streaming Goodies March 15

    March 15, 2013 - no Comments

    62We have an a day of streaming so killer I can hardly contain my excitement. And neither can the King of Spring Break from the looks of it. Head on over to the International Day Stage in Exhibit Hall D of the Austin Convention Center or tune your computers in at noon to catch a day of global goodness with the following

  • Cool Jobs In The Music Business

    March 14, 2013 - no Comments

    62In Tune Partners, the renowned music education company, publishes Cool Jobs In The Music Business, a guide for anyone interested in a career in the today’s and tomorrow’s rapidly changing music business. The book is distributed by Hal Leonard, the musician’s best source of books on the music business, audio technology, instrument history, and more. Industry veteran and chair of NYU’s Clive Davis

  • NAPSTER, DOWNLOADED the Film

    March 14, 2013 - no Comments

    62DOWNLOADED is directed and produced by Alex Winter and co-produced by Maggie Malina. Overseeing for VH1 are Warren Cohen, Brad Abramson, Shelly Tatro and Jeff Olde. Consulting producer for “Downloaded” is Thomas Zimny, editor Jacob Craycroft and the director of photography is Anghel Decca. Several years in the making, DOWNLOADED focuses on the advent of digital file sharing, including the rise of

  • SXSW Live – Watch Music Festival Showcases at The North Door

    March 13, 2013 - no Comments

    62Too many awesome choices to take in? Wish you could be in two places at once? Check out SXSW Live this week for the live-stream schedule of SXSW Music Festival. You can pick up on an event that’s being streamed while waiting for another event. For that matter, if you weren’t able to attend this year, you can still get to SXSW via the

  • Samsung presents: Prince at SXSW

    March 13, 2013 - no Comments

    62SXSW is extremely excited that Samsung will bring Prince to this year’s festival for an exclusive performance and will offer SXSW Platinum and Music badge holders chances to see this debut performance at SXSW. There will be two ways to secure a spot for this special concert: the first is for Samsung Galaxy owners in Austin for SXSW to click here for details about

  • SXSW Music Accelerator Finalists and Winner Announced

    March 13, 2013 - no Comments

    62For the eight startups participating in the third annual SXSW Music Accelerator yesterday, describing how their companies help musicians find that sweet spot between connecting to their existing and potential fans and the reality to make money could have been a harrowing experience. Fortunately for the spokespeople pitching a panel of judges and co-emcees Brad King and Evan Lowenstein, their responses showed a genuine desire

  • Propellerhead reveals Reason 7 and Reason Essentials 2

    March 12, 2013 - no Comments

    62Propellerhead announced today a new major version of its award-winning Reason music software. With over 90 third party Rack Extensions expanding Reason’s rack of instruments and effects already available, Propellerhead has focused its attention on new creative and inspirational improvements for the mixer, the rack and the sequencer. With Reason 7, users can integrate all their instruments into Reason with MIDI out,

  • SXSW Music Conference – Building To a Crescendo

    March 6, 2013 - no Comments

    62The 27th annual South By Southwest Music Conference and Festival commences Tuesday, March 12 and runs through Sunday, March 17. In what has become an annual milestone for the music world, an estimated 20,000 convention attendees and thousands of performing musicians will journey to Austin, Texas, to immerse themselves in every aspect of music and its attendant business. The activities in the