Ever have trouble organizing your music collection? Well, there's a free e-book by Dan Gravell called Music Library Management that teaches you to setup your library efficiently so you’ll never misplace another track. One crucial topic includes how to properly back up your music and protect from accidental data loss, viruses, and hackers. Gravel has been in computer audio for 16 years, and also writes 'bliss' software to automate the organization of music libraries.
John Mayer may have benefitted from a gigantic Ponzi scheme, and bilked investors are apparently chasing the singer down for their money. TMZ first reported the imbroglio, which found Mayer paid roughly $465,000 for gigging for the likes of convicted swindler Frederick Darren Berg. More as it develops.
And, Universal Music Group is inching closer to closing its bid for EMI. According to numerous sources, UMG has just forked over the agreed $1.6 billion to Citigroup. Last week, European Union representatives convened in Brussels to vote on the deal. While no word has emerged on the decision, it’s expected to be announced before the end of this month, along with a decision by the FTC in the States. UMG has already made sizable and significant divestitures in Europe to make the deal happen.
Livewire Mobile will soon be powering the digital download, ringback and ringtone services for major US carriersMetroPCS and Sprint. Livewire will develop platforms that work across a range of devices, and utilize experience with Tier 1 carriers in Europe, Canada, and Australia. The company recently introduced its unlimited music service Siren to Public Mobile of Canada, and is also opening new offices in the Washington, DC area to support its latest contracts.
Recorded music is set in stone, every listen is the same. But what if recorded music could have a 'live' element of unpredictability? Well, researchers at Goldsmith Department of Computing, University of London have introduced a new file format called BRONZE, which creates subtly unique versions of a song - each and every time the song is played. That means you'll never hear the same exact thing twice, though each play 'retains the balance and quality of the original mix'. Artist Gwilym Gold has already approached Goldsmith to use the technology for his upcoming album; more at the company's website.
Bandswap is an upcoming tour concept with an interesting geographic twist. SpokesBuzz, a Fort Collins, CO-based non-profit will be sending six local bands on tour. Each band will travel to a different city across the country and perform along with the best local bands of each host city. The idea is to give fans and artists a taste of the music scene in other cities, and to foster cross-promotion and collaboration between bands. After the first weekend of performances, the mixture of various local and away bands will converge in Fort Collins for a weekend long festival designed to perk new audiences. "This is only the first round but we have ideas for compilation projects, packaged tours, industry showcase lineups and more to drive more fans, gigs and revenue to the bands," said Dani Grant, founder of SpokesBuzz. Check out their website.
Elsewhere, former EMI Music Publishing executive Big Jon Platt is officially assuming stripes at Warner/Chappell. Platt will be President of North American creative, reporting into Cameron Strang.
Sequenz_ Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Wait, Wasn't Sony Music buying EMI? What does Universal Music has to do with this?
Sorry if I'm not up to date with this matter.
paul Tuesday, September 11, 2012
You're thinking of the publishing side, an already-closed deal involving EMI Music Publishing. It was purchased by a consortium led by Sony/ATV.
This refers to the recording side.
Sequenz_ Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Thanks! I already read more on the subject. =)
alex Tuesday, September 11, 2012
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How to make mp3s and influence people
Ponzi 2.0 Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Speaking of gigantic Ponzi schemes, where is Kim Dot Com Schmitz these days?