/MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — Avantone Pro has announced availability of their new “Planar the II” headphones, reference-grade open-back headphones with Planar Drivers designed for both studio use and critical listening in audiophile home environments. Planar drivers offer an incredible set of advantages over traditional moving coil drivers. Amazing accuracy, high-end detail, clarity, natural bass, and response time.
The Wallis and The ASCAP Foundation Present MUSICAL THEATRE FEST 2023: Two Weeks of Musical Theatre Events
/MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — The Wallis and The ASCAP Foundation Present MUSICAL THEATRE FEST 2023: Two Weeks of Musical Theatre Events. The first ever ASCAP Foundation Musical Theatre Fest gives emerging musical theatre composers the chance to learn from the industry’s leading lights. Happening Jul 11, 2023 – Jul 20, 2023. All sessions are FREE to attend, and they’re filling up fast – RSVP to secure your spot.
/MUSEWIRE – Music News / — The Smirnoff ICE Relaunch Tour 2023 continues this summer headlining a delicious duo of Smirnoff ICE and star-studded musical performances. As part of the concert lineup featuring both the chart-topping latest hits and nostalgic anthems, all proceeds from ticket sales for the newly announced tour dates will directly support nonprofit Women In Music: an organization committed to advancing equality, visibility and opportunities for women in the musical arts.
/MUSEWIRE/ — The folks at MP MIDI have announced that their latest iteration of the innovative MP MIDI Controller, version 2A, previewed at Superbooth23 Berlin, is now shipping. The 2A version adds glass flat top minimal design, increased viewing angle, encoders through glass, optional rack mount kit and additional power port.
MOTOWN, USA /MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — Famed Motown songwriter, recording artist and lone female member of legendary R&B sibling singing group, DeBarge, Bunny DeBarge has released her newly revised, tell all memoir, “The Kept Ones: DeBarge, The Fame Years.”
Soundfly teams with LA Pianist and Producer Elijah Fox for new course, taking students through his process of writing, improvising, and producing hip-hop infused jazz
BROOKLYN, N.Y. /MUSEWIRE/ — Pianist and producer Elijah Fox welcomes musicians into his exciting new course with online music education hub Soundfly. In it Elijah explores his singular approach to writing, improvising, and producing the “Impressionist” music for which he’s become widely known; a style that has hypnotized fans around the world, been championed by collaborators like Yussef Dayes, Tom Misch, and Kiefer, and become the foundation for Drake & 21 Savage’s hit “Major Distribution.
Lowell Chamber Orchestra in MA announces winners of its 2023 Call-for-Scores and Concerto Competition
LOWELL, Mass. /MUSEWIRE/ — The Lowell Chamber Orchestra congratulates composers Cory Brodack and Martin Max Schreiner for winning the orchestra’s 2023 Lowell Chamber Orchestra Call-for-Scores, and marimba player Wei-Hsing Nikki Huang, for winning the 2023 Lowell Chamber Orchestra Concerto Competition.
One of the Top Guitarists of All Time, Ben Weinman, Has New Course with SOUNDFLY on How to Make a Living in Art Without Making Compromises
NEW YORK /MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — Online music learning platform Soundfly has released a brand new course with Ben Weinman, guitarist, songwriter, and founding member of The Dillinger Escape Plan, on the business of making art without compromising one’s values or integrity. The Business of Uncompromising Art is a course like no other, and musicians of all types can find it today in Soundly’s digital library of creative music courses
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. /MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — ContinuuCon 2023, the fifth international Haken Continuum Conference, is slated for May 17–19 in Palmela, Portugal, Haken Audio announced this week. This year’s focus will be on every electronic musical instrument that features the Continuum’s internal sound engine, the “EaganMatrix.” This includes the new Osmose synthesizer from French manufacturer Expressive E, as well as the Continuum Fingerboard, ContinuuMini, and EaganMatrix Module for Eurorack.
ARLINGTON, Mass. /MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — The Arlington Philharmonic Orchestra will perform the United States premiere a composition written in 1781 by Marianna Martines, a student of Franz Joseph Haydn. Martines work is the overture to her oratorio “Isacco.” This edition by the Philharmonic Orchestra’s Music Director Orlando Cela aims to preserve as much as possible the intentions of the composer, and show the mastery of Martines.
Houston Music Educator and Composer Melvin Johnson Journeys to New Heights, Shares Family Wisdom in Debut Album: ‘Little Red Wagon’
HOUSTON, Texas /MUSEWIRE – New Music/ — On February 17, 2023, Houston, Texas pianist/composer Melvin Johnson will offer a gift to the world with his debut album, “Little Red Wagon,” overflowing with musical narratives on family love and the life lessons they provide. Johnson, who once thought of himself as only a live performer, found a unique hunger for recording and production during COVID lockdown.
BROOKLYN, N.Y. (MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire) — The newest online music education course from Soundfly, is: “The Pocket Queen: Moving at Your Own Tempo” as part of the platform’s digital subscription library. This course, led by drummer, producer Taylor Gordon, aka “The Pocket Queen,” (PQ) teaches modern rhythm and drumming concepts and music production, as well as strategies for finding one’s authentic creative self.
Composer Gabriele Vanoni and Lowell Chamber Orchestra announce new multimedia music performance contemplating immigration and history
LOWELL, Mass. /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — Nearly 40% of Americans can trace at least one ancestor to Ellis Island, and the Lowell Chamber Orchestra will present a work based on three actual stories of the famous islands that encompass the immigrant experience. Composer Gabriele Vanoni spent half year researching for his work “Island of Peoples,” a multimedia composition based around three true stories from Ellis Island that are just as relevant today as they were when they happened.
Golden State Pops Orchestra presents 2022 HOLIDAY POPS: timeless holiday film music, traditional favorites, and snow
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — The Golden State Pops Orchestra rings in the holiday season with joyous music and high spirits on Saturday, December 17, 2022 at 8 p.m. in the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro, California. Celebrate the holiday season with Maestro Steven Allen Fox, Resident Choir Maestra Marya Basaraba, and the Golden State Pops Orchestra and Chorale, with the “Holiday Pops Spectacular.”
Modbap Modular releases Trinity and HUE as latest Eurorack synthesizers and FX in growing product portfolio
LOS ANGELES /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — Modbap Modular releases Trinity and HUE as latest Eurorack synthesizers in its expanding line-up of music making tools. Trinity is the fourth Eurorack entry in its growing product portfolio as a three-channel DIGITAL DRUM SYNTH ARRAY that use various types of synthesis: Analog Inspired, Additive, FM and Noise.
NAMM Foundation announces Make Music Winter 2022, a free outdoor musical celebration on the Winter Solstice
BROOKLYN, N.Y. /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — The Make Music Alliance and NAMM Foundation announces Make Music Winter 2022, a free outdoor musical celebration with exuberant and participatory parades, performances, and events throughout New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and dozens of U.S. cities, will return next month on the Winter Solstice, Wednesday, December 21.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — Realitone has announced their new flagship sample library, NIGHTFALL – hybrid organic strings toolkit, is now shipping. A collection of unique sustains, drones, textures, soundscapes, shorts, signatures, sound design effects, repetitions, pulses and loops, combined with our flexible 2-layer blending system and intuitive effects controls makes NIGHTFALL a versatile instrument to give you an original sonic advantage.
LONDON /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — Spitfire Audio has announced availability of ABBEY ROAD ORCHESTRA: LOW PERCUSSION, part of the company’s brand-new flagship Professional Composer Series and which they describe as “the most detailed sample library that we have ever created.” Featuring cinematic percussion performed by British world-class percussionist Joby Burgess (“Black Panther,” and “Mission: Impossible”) in Abbey Road Studios’ world-famous Studio One.
NASHVILLE /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — Court puts Gibson in a position to own their legacy innovations and be future focused: On July 28, 2022, the court issued an injunction permanently enjoining Armadillo (known as Dean Guitars) from the manufacture, advertisement, and/or sale of its guitars that infringe on Gibson’s ES, SG, Flying V, and Explorer trademarks, and the Hummingbird wordmark.
MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire — UVI has announced release of “Mission 6,” a new virtual synthesizer instrument inspired by the most audacious 16-voice analog synthesizer, the venerable Alesis Andromeda keyboard. The late-great Andromeda had 16 voices with 16-part multitimbrality, both SEM and Ladder-style filters per voice, and an expansive mod matrix and built-in effects.
Composer Ryan Lott of Son Lux Unveils His Secrets for Making Evocative Music and KONTAKT Virtual Instruments
BROOKLYN, N.Y. /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — U.S.-based Online music school Soundfly has joined forces with Son Lux founder and bandleader, Ryan Lott, to release a new, in-depth course exploring Lott’s unique approach to making emotionally compelling music by starting with custom-built digital instruments. “Ryan Lott: Designing Sample-Based Instruments” is available today as part of Soundly’s subscription library of creative music courses.
Covenant Winery Summer Music Series 2022 in Berkeley, CA drinks district Includes funk band, Free Run
BERKELEY, Calif. /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — The Covenant Winery Summer Music Series, which kicked off on Memorial Day weekend in Berkeley at their Sixth Street winery, continues through July with four concerts, July 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2022. Showcased at the winery’s new outdoor tasting lounge, fans of wine and music can enjoy the vibe of the Berkeley Drinks District, while sipping a nice array of California and Israeli wines.
The Recording Academy has announced five new GRAMMY Awards categories to be awarded at the 2023 GRAMMYs
/MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — The Recording Academy has announced five new GRAMMY Awards categories to be awarded at the 2023 GRAMMYs, officially known as the 65th GRAMMY Awards, including the newly added Songwriter Of The Year (Non-Classical) and Best Score Soundtrack For Video Games And Other Interactive Media categories, among other new categories and changes.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — Moog Music has announced Mavis: a powerful, low-cost ($349 USD), build-it-yourself semi-modular analog synthesizer that invites creatives to begin their journey into the Moog ecosystem or expand their existing synth setup. With the legendary Moog sound and quality, Mavis delivers serious value in the form of an affordable, compact musical machine. Now shipping worldwide.
SWEDEN /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — This week (June 9), IKEA revealed new products including desk and record player from the upcoming OBEGRÄNSAD collection in collaboration with Swedish House Mafia. Together, they explore music and creativity at home to make everyday life easier for those who produce, perform, play or love music.
‘Make Music Day’ Updates Schedule for 40th Anniversary: 5,000+ Live, Free Outdoor Music-Making Events to be Held Nationwide
NEW YORK /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — Make Music Day, the worldwide festival of music held annually on the summer solstice, has announced its updated schedule of unique, exciting and culturally diverse events for its 40th anniversary celebration and full in-person return on June 21, 2022. Encompassing more than 5,000 free outdoor concerts, performances, music lessons and jam sessions nationwide, the daylong musical free-for-all will be staged in over 100 U.S. cities.
Spitfire Audio releases RESONATE with premier solo percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie – a cinematic percussion library that really resonates
LONDON /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — Spitfire Audio releases RESONATE – a collaborative project with premier solo percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie described as a cinematic percussion library that really resonates like no other. RESONATE unlocks the other-worldly mystery, magic, and tension of orchestral percussion’s power of resonance.
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — ‘Future Coast’ modular synth-maker Qu-Bit Electronix has announced AURORA — a powerful spectral reverb capable of a wide palette of sounds: from lush caverns and whale songs, to alien textures, according to the company.
New UVI Augmented Orchestra pushes deep into the creative world of hybrid instrument design, carving out new realms of twisted symphonic technique
PARIS /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — Discover UVI Augmented Orchestra, a bold new hybrid orchestral instrument. Melding a world-class orchestra with processed and synthetic sounds, Augmented Orchestra delivers imaginative timbres and breathtaking soundscapes. Sporting a powerful new engine and an exclusive library including hundreds of expertly designed instrument layers, discover an expansive sonic playground ready to inspire!
Arturia Announces V Collection 9 suite of professional software music instruments, with 4 new and 4 updated, 33 in total
Grenoble, France /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — Arturia today has announced their new V Collection 9. They describe it as a “premium suite of professional software instruments ranging from modern hybrid synth engines to emulations of the most evocative instruments ever made, enhanced for today’s production workflow.” The latest iteration includes four entirely new instruments, and ground up reinventions of four of their most popular and complex virtual synthesizer instruments.
LONDON, U.K. /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — Spitfire Audio has announced the launch of “FINK – SIGNATURES,” an acoustic guitar toolkit sample libarary presented in Spitfire Audio’s award-winning, dedicated plugin — compatible with any DAW. The library is based on performances and playing by Fin Greenall, aka “FINK,” who started as a DJ and producer before developing his signature guitar-based folk and blues inspired sound.
BROOKLYN, N.Y. /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — Online music school Soundfly has teamed up with dynamic producer Seth Haley, more popularly known as Com Truise, to release a new course on creating sci-fi-inspired electronic music. “Com Truise: Mid-Fi Synthwave Slow-Motion Funk” is available today as part of Soundfly’s premium course subscription program, where students get unlimited access to a full library of creative music courses.
NSW, Australia /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — Topten Software has recently announced Cantabile 4, the Electronic Music Performer Platform, is out of BETA and now available. Notable enhancements are primarily for Cantible Performer. Cantabile is a powerful and flexible VST host designed for live performing stage musicians who want to perform better.
Spitfire Audio releases ABBEY ROAD ONE: THEMATIC TRUMPETS as part of its series of smaller standalone orchestral libraries
LONDON, UK /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — Spitfire Audio has announced availability of ABBEY ROAD ONE: THEMATIC TRUMPETS — taking another step further forward in its ongoing ABBEY ROAD ONE: FILM SCORING SELECTIONS series of smaller standalone orchestral libraries capturing the iconic sound of cinema in one of the finest acoustic spaces in the world. Featuring London’s first-call session players, Thematic Trumpets is both a riveting asset as well as an enduring addition to the Abbey Road
RICHARDSON, Texas /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — Presented by the City of Richardson, The Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival will return as a live festival May 20-22, with tickets on sale today. Festival attendees will enjoy a variety of musical performances from both local legends and internationally renowned artists, a battle of the bands, a songwriters contest, a silent auction, culinary offerings from food vendors from throughout Dallas-Fort Worth, kids activities and more.
LOWELL, Mass. /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — The Lowell Chamber Orchestra and Universal Edition have partnered to give composers an unusual opportunity to promote their works in print. The orchestra recently announced its second call-for-scores in order to stimulate the creation of new works for chamber orchestra.
Rhythm Music Producer Jerrilynn Patton, who performs as Jlin, releases new course on creativity with online music school Soundfly
BROOKLYN, N.Y., /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — Music education platform Soundfly and experimental producer and composer Jlin have teamed up to launch an online course covering Jlin’s artistic process and approach to creating groundbreaking rhythmic music. Jerrilynn Patton, who performs as Jlin, came up through the Midwest’s footwork scene, and has evolved into one of the most innovative electronic producers working today.
/MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — Music instrument innovator, Lippold Haken, inventor of the Continuum Fingerboard and its various child incarnations, announced this week his latest product, the Haken Audio EaganMatrix Module, a eurorack format hardware synthesizer has started shipping. The EaganMatrix is a modular digital synthesizer invented by Edmund Eagan, utilizing a DSP engine designed by Lippold Haken.
Synthesizer Junkies Rejoice: UVI releases Vintage Vault 4, now including the sounds of 255 hardware machines
PARIS /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — UVI releases Vintage Vault 4, a massive update to their premier vintage synth collection, now including the sounds of 255 hardware machines. New virtual instruments in the collection include: Bit Zone, Hybrid 6000, prime8+, Emulation II+, Sunbox, Super-7, PX Memories, and Program 24.
OTTAWA, Ontario /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — GRANDO has announced release of the 2nd SINGLE titled “Time” from the forthcoming ALBUM “By Your Side.” The Single is available on all Streaming Services. Urgent and filled with authentic emotional depth, this single and forthcoming album “By Your Side” is sure to enthrall the earbuds of rock lovers worldwide.
NEW YORK /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — The menacingly dramatic opening notes of OLIVOIX’s new EP “GODDESS” immediately give away front-woman Monica Olive’s extensive background on stage and screen. She is a charismatic performer, capable of turning a room pin-drop silent with a single line.
NEW ORLEANS /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — Flyvito® a well-established producer based in New Orleans, just announced the registering of his trademark Flyvito. This comes after years of working on major projects with artists worldwide. In an effort to verify the brand Flyvito, the producer has decided to register his trademark, and business Flyvito LLC in New Orleans.
ENGLEWOOD, N.J. /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — Independent record label tHinc. Records is excited to announce the release of the latest album from The Hesh Inc., “Soul In Exile Redux.” The Hesh Inc. is a NJ/NY–based act led by singer-songwriter Heshy Rosenwasser (best known by his online moniker Hesh Meister), performing songs about exile, redemption, beach towns in the off season, and finding one’s place in the world. (MUSIC VIDEO)
1010music Announce nanobox desktop synthesis modules, including lemondrop Polyphonic Granular Mini Synth
LOS ANGELES /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — California-based 1010music has announced two new desktop mini synthesizers, including their new lemondrop, a Polyphonic Granular Mini Synth in shocking yellow livery, and the nanobox fireball Polyphonic Wavetable Mini Synth in a fiery red case. These polyphonic mini synthesizers offer intuitive touchscreen control, 4 voice polyphony and built in effects (FX).
/MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire / — Behringer’s new BRAINS eurorack module, a high-resolution multi-engine oscillator module for Eurorack with 20 synthesis engines, 96 kHz sound quality and OLED oscilloscope is now shipping. The Behringer BRAINS is an amazingly versatile digital sound source for creating percussion sounds, leads and basses, as well as drones and soundscapes.
Spitfire Audio announces ORIGINALS CINEMATIC FROZEN STRINGS ideal for scoring icy Scandinavian style film and TV drama
LONDON /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — Innovative sound instrument company, Spitfire Audio, has put out a new library of ‘chill’ instruments for their Originals Series, as CINEMATIC FROZEN STRINGS. Recorded using “Super Close” and additional mic techniques to provide detailed and precise “next-level detail and definition.”
AUSTIN, Texas /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — Coffeeshopped Patch Base synth editor has been updated with support for Waldorf Micro Q, Chadwick Wood, company founder, announced today. Patch Base for Mac (v1.17) and iPad (v3.23) now include editors and librarians for the Waldorf Micro Q virtual analog synthesizer.
TEMECULA, Calif. /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — MuseWire has been selected by the panelists at Feedspot as one of the Top 60 Music Industry Blogs on the web. MuseWire (aka Music Industry Newswire) covers music makers, music gear, the music business and related topics. Edited and published by Christopher Simmons, a working tech journalist since 1984, and member ASCAP.
Erica Synths announces series of educational DIY kits to teach people to design analog synthesizer circuits from scratch
Latvia /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — Erica Synths and Moritz Klein have developed a series of educational DIY kits under the brand name “mki x es.EDU” with one specific goal in mind: to teach people with little-to-no prior experience how to design analog synthesizer circuits from scratch.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. /Music Industry Newswire/ — The Bob Moog Foundation (BMF) celebrates its 15th anniversary with a 2021 year in review video. 2021 marked Bob Moog Foundation’s 15th year, and after 15 years, this endeavor has reached people from over 50 countries, and the impact is worldwide. We are ready to take on the next 15 with the same type of creativity and determination that guided Bob through his life and legacy.