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MIDI Solutions Specialist KENTON Celebrates its 30th Anniversary

MAKING MUSIC: MIDI solutions specialist Kenton is proud to be celebrating its 30th anniversary in October 2016; around 11,000 days since founder John K. Price began by building a cost-effective and well-specified Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) for his beloved 1979-vintage Oberheim OB-X.

Paula Cole Sings for Fans with ‘Ballads’ Album Funded On Kickstarter

Singer/songwriter Paula Cole is funding her new album from the ground up on Kickstarter. Recently Cole launched her campaign to fund an 8th studio album, to be called "Ballads," which she described on her funding page as so: "'Ballads' is a weaving of American roots music; my first album of cover songs. I can honestly say I've been wanting to make this album my whole career. There will be jazz ballads next to traditional songs and swing and blues - it's all roots music."

ASCAP Names Paul Rourke Executive VP and CFO

ASCAP, the American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers, today announced the appointment of Paul Rourke as its Executive Vice President and Chief Financial...

Garth Brooks is First Country Artist to Earn SoundExchange Digital Radio Award

SoundExchange this week announced that Garth Brooks, the number one selling solo artist in U.S. history, has added another achievement to his recording career. After the country music artist amassed more than one billion performances on more than 2,500 digital radio services, SoundExchange President and CEO Michael Huppe presented Brooks with the company’s prestigious Digital Radio Award. He is the first country music artist to be honored with this award.

ASCAP names Nicole George-Middleton and Shawn Lemone as Senior VPs, Membership for 2016

ASCAP (The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers), the world leader in performing rights and advocacy for music creators, announced that Nicole George-Middleton and Shawn LeMone have both been promoted to Senior Vice President, Membership. They will continue to report directly to ASCAP EVP, Membership, John Titta.
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RODE Microphones acquires Aphex, famous maker of Aural Exciter

NEWS: RØDE Microphones acquires Aphex. It was a surprise today to see two of my favorite brands come together. Australian pro-audio company RODE Microphones today announced its acquisition of legendary audio technology manufacturer, U.S.-based Aphex.

Native Instruments launches information portal for ‘Stems’ multi-channel audio format for creative live performance

NEWS: Native Instruments (NI) today announced the public launch of a new information portal on the "Stems" audio format. The website outlines what the heck the new format is for, and NI describes the new multi-channel audio format as being 'for creative DJing and live performance.'

Music Industry Guru Loren Weisman announces launch of new ‘Music Business For Dummies’ book with Florida event

Long-time musician (drummer/producer) and music biz "guru" Loren Weisman has announced a June release party event in Florida for his new book, "Music Business...
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Ohio’s Trebius Promotions Announces New Membership with Americana Music Association

TIPP CITY, Ohio, -- With a shared goal of lifting up the works of today's musicians and singer-songwriters, Trebius Promotions announces their new membership with the Americana Music Association.

At 15th Anniversary Keynote, Arturia President Frédéric Brun announces company will roll out new line of innovative audio interfaces in 2015

According to a news announcement today, Arturia President Frédéric Brun bowled over an audience of invited industry insiders and VIP guests when making the...

Arturia appoints Ralph Goldheim as President, U.S. Operations in California

Music software and hardware company Arturia today announced the appointment of former Focusrite-Novation Director, U.S. Sales Ralph Goldheim to the newly-created position of President,...

Breaking Down Musical Borders: John Dellroy Band Mixes Genres and Crosses Countries

LOS ANGELES, Calif., July 1, 2014 (MuseWire) -- When the John Dellroy Band cranks it up on stage, audiences are treated to a melodic onslaught. 'We rock, but with folk and electronic influences, and the melodies are designed to let you hum along immediately and even sing with us after you hear the hook just a couple of times,' states lead vocalist John Dellroy.

What Likely Happened to the Royalties from ‘Sugar Man’

The 2012 movie “Searching for Sugar Man” belatedly made a minor star out of the musician Sixto Diaz Rodriguez. Its basic premise is that somehow his records became hits in South Africa but everybody thought he was dead, so they went looking for him. In fact, he was alive all along in Detroit, pursuing a modest career as a day laborer. Rodriguez was signed to the independent label Sussex Records.

Electronic Synthesizer Pioneer Bob Moog Inducted Into Inventors Hall of Fame

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (MuseWire) -- According to a newsletter from Moog Music today, "It is with great honor that we announce that Bob Moog is one of the United States Patent and Trademark Office 2013 National Inventors Hall of Fame inductees." This is an honor that is bestowed to “individuals who conceived, patented, and advanced so many of the great technological achievements that have changed our world.”

Audinate and Innovative Electronic Designs Announce Licensing Agreement for Dante digital-media networking technology

PORTLAND, Ore. (MuseWire) - Audinate is pleased to announce that Innovative Electronic Designs, LLC has licensed Audinate's Dante digital-media networking technology and will incorporate...

Fulbright-mtvU Fellowship 2013-2014: U.S. Dept. of State and mtvU Announce Artists to Help Nominate Candidates

WASHINGTON, D.C. (MuseWire) - The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and mtvU, MTV's 24-hour college network, announce today musical...

PreSonus Licenses Audinate Dante Network Audio Technology for Live and Studio Recording Solutions

BATON ROUGE, La. (MuseWire) - PreSonus has announced that the company has licensed Audinate's Dante digital-media networking technology and will incorporate Dante into optional...

Audinate Appoints Gary Southwell as Vice President of Product Management

PORTLAND, Ore. (MuseWire) - Audinate announced today, that as part of its global expansion, it has hired Gary Southwell as its new Vice President...

SoundExchange Ends Record-Setting Year with $462 Million in Total Distributions for 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. (MuseWire) - SoundExchange today announced a new record with total year-end royalty payments reaching approximately $462 million (up 58 percent from the...
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TC-Helicon and Sennheiser Join Forces for partnership in the field of vocal effects microphones

VICTORIA, B.C. (MuseWire) - Vocal processing expert TC-Helicon and audio specialist Sennheiser today unveiled their partnership in the field of vocal effects microphones. Combining...

Audinate Expands Worldwide Team, Steve Greenall joins Audinate as Director of Sales for EMEA and ASEAN countries

PORTLAND, Ore. (MuseWire) - In order to support the proliferation of Audinate's Dante media networking solution across the AV industry, Steve Greenall has joined...

Native Instruments opens up Japanese branch to expand Music technology manufacturing

TOKYO (MuseWire) - International music technology manufacturer Native Instruments is pleased to announce the opening of its dedicated Japanese branch in Harajuku, Tokyo. Established...

Moog Music affirms that Asheville N.C. will always be the home of MOOGFEST

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (MuseWire) - MOOG MUSIC SETS SIGHTS ON MOOGFEST 2013: Moogfest was founded in 2004 by Moog Music Inc. in honor of the...

ASCAP to Distribute More Than $1.8 Million in Plus Cash Awards to reward writers whose works have a unique prestige value

NEW YORK, N.Y. (MuseWire) - More than $1.8 million in cash awards for 2012-2013 will be distributed to songwriter and composer members of the...

Audinate announces first phase of its global expansion, adds new Manager of Global Support Services at US headquarters in Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. (MuseWire) - Audinate has announced the first phase of its new global expansion, with the addition of a new Manager of Global...

Audinate Joins Open Control Architecture Alliance (OCA Alliance)

PORTLAND, Ore. (MuseWire) - Audinate, the inventors of the patented digital media networking solution Dante, has joined the OCA Alliance as an Associate Member....

New Plugin Alliance partner Pro Audio DSP releases DSM V2 alongside Brainworx Limiter

WILMINGTON, Del. (MuseWire) - The all-new American pro audio plug-in company Plugin Alliance LLC recently announced that it has welcomed fellow plug-in specialist Pro...

EASTWEST to Kick Off 25th Anniversary With New MASTERS SERIES of Virtual Instruments

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (MuseWire) - EASTWEST founder and producer Doug Rogers is pulling out all of the stops to celebrate the company’s 25th Anniversary in...

Linkin Park met with US Dept. of State and Energy on Access to Energy: Music for Relief efforts

WASHINGTON, D.C. (MuseWire) - Members of the Grammy(R)-winning rock band Linkin Park met with U.S. Ambassador Carlos Pascual, Special Envoy and Coordinator for International...

SoundExchange and BandPage Collaborate to Put $2M in Unclaimed Royalties in Musicians Pockets

WASHINGTON, D.C. (MuseWire) - SoundExchange, a music industry non-profit focused on distributing digital performance royalties to recording artists and record labels, and BandPage, a...

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