BOSTON, Mass. (MuseWire) – Cakewalk, Inc., the world’s leading developer of powerful and easy to use products for music creation and recording, today announced the resignation of Greg Hendershott as Chief Executive Officer. Michael Hoover, currently Executive Vice President of Products, has been named President and will assume primary responsibility for all day-to-day Company operations, […]
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GOOG: Music Pioneer and Inventor Bob Moog’s Birthday Garners Google Recognition and Industry Support
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (MuseWire) – The Bob Moog Foundation announced today that it is being joined by supporters worldwide in their celebration of the anniversary of the synth pioneer’s 78th birthday. Global technology leader Google released their latest doodle, an interactive, synthesizer-based, playable logo (“GOOG”), which honors Bob Moog’s inventions. The Moog Doodle can be played […]
Moog Music Celebrates Namesake Pioneer with One Day Birthday Promotion Event to Benefit Bob Moog Foundation
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (MuseWire) – In celebration of electronic music pioneer Bob Moog’s 78th birthday, Moog Music, Inc. will donate 50 percent of all online clothing and merchandise sales on May 23rd to the Bob Moog Foundation. For every $350 raised, the company will also donate one Etherwave Theremin to the Foundation’s educational initiative, Dr. Bob’s […]
Celebrating International Jazz Day: concerts headlined by UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock will be held in Paris, New Orleans, and N.Y.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (MuseWire) – In November 2011, the UNESCO General Conference proclaimed April 30 as International Jazz Day. In celebration of the inaugural Jazz Day, a series of star-studded concerts headlined by UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock will be held in Paris, New Orleans, and New York April 27 and 30. These inaugural celebrations, and […]
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (MuseWire) – Singer-songwriter, Gregory Alan Isakov, will share his lyrical hit, “3am,” featured on the hit series “Brothers and Sisters,” at a special fundraiser and awards event, for the environmental education nonprofit Grades of Green. The annual awards and green fundraising evening, VERTE, will be held at the LEED Gold-certified Annenberg Community […]
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (MuseWire) – Native Instruments has just launched a major recruiting initiative that comprises both a comprehensive advertising campaign and a highly functional new online careers section. “It’s the unique people at NI that shape our products and define what this company is all about,” said Native Instruments’ CEO Daniel Haver. “This is […]
SYDNEY, Australia (MuseWire) – RØDE Microphones was proud to host the successful opening of its new RØDEWORKS design studio on Tuesday March 20th, 2012. The Australian-based professional audio company was very grateful to have Mr Ian Murray AM as guest of honour to officiate the opening, as well as a range of guests from the […]
Frankfurt, Germany (MuseWire) – Dynaudio Acoustics has been catering to audio and broadcast professionals with state-of-the-art monitoring solutions for 20 years. Now, it is time for a change of name: Dynaudio Acoustics has now become Dynaudio Professional. However, rest assured that the focus on pristine audio recreation, high-quality craftsmanship and innovation will remain. As part […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. (MuseWire) – The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the non-profit organization American Voices, is pleased to announce the ensembles selected for the 2012-2013 season of American Music Abroad. Twelve American musical groups chosen for their musical excellence and educational capability will visit more than 40 […]
LONDON, U.K. (MuseWire) – NARIP (National Association of Record Industry Professionals) president Tess Taylor leads a delegation of creative music executives from New York to London this week for meetings to create new opportunities for music whose uses contribute to the national economies of the United States, the United Kingdom and world culture. Feb. 28 […]
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (MuseWire) – While Michelle Moog-Koussa is touched by her father’s enduring legacy as the godfather of modern electronic music, she is driven to see that legacy expand by inspiring children to learn the science of sound through the magic of his music. She’s looking to IndieGoGo.com and Boob Moog fans across the country […]
PORTLAND, Ore. (MuseWire) – The Official Ceremony for the UAE 40th National Day saw Zayed Sports Stadium full to capacity as thousands turned out to celebrate the achievements of the nation, and Audinate’s Dante was there to make sure all the networked audio delivery functioned without a hitch. The 360 degree stadium production placed complex […]
SWEDEN (MuseWire) – The Sweden based music rights organization STIM presents WOI, a new portal for multi-territorial composition rights licensing of independent publishers rights. The WOI portal is a smart solution to collectively provide better negotiating leverage, higher influence over deal terms and more transparency – good news for independents looking to maximize European earnings […]
NEW YORK, N.Y. (MuseWire) — Jonas Music Services today announced its first “Worst Press Kit Contest” with one selected winner receiving a custom designed press kit package worth $700. Jonas Music Services’ Executive Director, Dr. Ann Lathan Kerzner, explains, ‘Press Kits are so essential in the marketing success of musicians and bands, but they are often poorly understood by the groups creating them.’
Bob Moog Foundation Announces Pilot Program of Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool Curriculum in Asheville City Schools
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (MuseWire) — The Bob Moog Foundation (BMF) proudly announces the launch of a pilot program of its hallmark educational project, Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool (formerly known as MoogLab), at Asheville City Schools’ (ACS) 2nd grade classrooms.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (MuseWire) — MakeMusic, Inc. (NASDAQ:MMUS) this week announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Garritan Corporation, a leading provider of software musical instruments. Under the terms of the agreement, Garritan Corporation will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of MakeMusic. Founder Gary Garritan will be joining MakeMusic as director of instrumental sciences.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (MuseWire) — SoundExchange has announced the appointment of Scott Day to the role of chief technology officer (CTO). Scott will assume responsibility for identifying and implementing technology innovations that create strategic business value for the organization.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (MuseWire) – Based out of mostly sunny San Diego, Calif., Mr. Mike Shirk, an artist and former ad exec, is living with an illness called inclusion body myositis. To deal with his health issues he launched a blog called lifedisabled.com and created a music video called “I won’t stand for that.” As […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. (MuseWire) — Bringing musicians from around the world to communities across America, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announced OneBeat this week, an initiative that will bring up to 50 international musicians between the ages of 19-35 to the United States for a month-long exchange.
SEATTLE, Wash. (MuseWire) — Using Kickstarter a popular fan and crowd funding site, Loren Weisman is raising the funds from fans for a 15 City Speaking Tour over the period of a month in the spring of 2012.
American Voices Now Accepting Ensemble Applications to Tour with U.S. Department of State’s American Music Abroad
WASHINGTON, D.C. (MuseWire) — American Voices, in partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is now accepting ensemble applications for the American Music Abroad 2012-2013 touring season.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (MuseWire) — Cutting-edge, online music licensing site Splother.com is pleased to welcome legendary singer/songwriter, Robert Earl Keen, to their team as Strategic Advisor. In his position, Keen will provide strategic advice, artistic vision and act as a voice for the company.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (MuseWire) — The Bob Moog Foundation announces the release of its 2012 calendar, ‘Moog Pioneers in the Studio.’ The calendar features photos and history from Bob Moog’s archives, as well as photos from collections of pioneering synthesists.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (MuseWire) — Moog Music launches Season Two of Moog Sound Lab, a unique performance series giving artists the opportunity to experiment with various forms of synthesis and soundscaping. Season Two marks a partnership with music tastemaker, SPIN.com. SPIN will exclusively present one performance from each session.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (MuseWire) — SoundExchange announced this week the appointment of Jonathan C. Bender to the role of chief operating officer (COO). Jonathan will assume responsibility for the organization’s operational structure, including oversight of distribution and account services.
Hit Songs Deconstructed Releases its Q3 Hit Songwriting Trends in Pop Report: Reveals How Key Elements in Pop Songwriting Are Shifting
NEW YORK, N.Y. (MuseWire) — Earlier this week Hit Songs Deconstructed released its Hit Songwriting Trends in Pop: Q3-2011 Report which analyzes the key song elements present in top ten hits and reveals how hit Pop songwriting is shifting over time.
PORTLAND, Ore. (MuseWire) — Audinate will be a co-sponsor at this year’s Audio Engineering Society’s 44th International Conference on Audio Networking. Audinate is the creator of Dante, the leading audio over IP media networking solution for the Pro Audio/Visual (A/V) industry.
Intellectual Property Symposium: Andrea von Foerster, Chris Mollere and Tess Taylor lead NARIP IP Event in London
LONDON, U.K. (MuseWire) — The National Association of Record Industry Professionals (NARIP) president Tess Taylor leads a music delegation from Hollywood to London this week for meetings to protect intellectual property (I.P.), preserve creativity, and create new opportunities for musicians and music, whose uses contribute to the national economies of the U.S., the U.K. and world culture.
PORTLAND, Ore. (MuseWire) – For the fifth consecutive year, the NFL held a football game in London. Once again, Britannia Row Productions provided live audio for the event to the 86,000 crowd inside Wembley Stadium. In order to deliver pristine sound throughout the venue, Audinate’s patented Dante™ technology distributed the audio for the sound reinforcement […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. (MuseWire) – SoundExchange announced on Tuesday that it has distributed nearly $88 million to more than 18,300 payees designated by recording artists and labels during the third quarter of 2011. SoundExchange is the non-profit performance rights organization (PRO) that was appointed by the Copyright Royalty Board to collect and distribute statutory performance royalties […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. (MuseWire) – SoundExchange, the non-profit performance rights organization authorized to collect royalties for the digital performance of sound recordings, and CD Baby, the online music store and digital distributor, recently announced a reprise of their initiative to notify hundreds of recording artists owed back royalties. The match, which the organizations hope to make […]
COLUMN: Well, it began as what appeared to be yet another anti-Apple fanboy rant about Steve’s passing – he’s sick again, Apple is doomed, etc. — not unheard of in this era of fake news, junk news, and mis-read signals about celebrities and their antics. But word was soon confirmed from Apple that Steve Jobs […]
Sacramento, Calif. (MuseWire) – Calif. Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 550 (Padilla) on Sunday. The new law will help reduce music and movie piracy by allowing inspections and verification to ensure that large-scale disc replicating plants are complying with California anti-piracy laws. The law takes effect January 1, 2012. “I applaud Governor Brown for signing […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. (MuseWire) – As the birthplace of jazz, the United States was proud to sponsor, in partnership with 31 UNESCO board members, the resolution adopted today by the Executive Board of the UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) recommending that the organization’s General Conference proclaim April 30 of each year as “International Jazz […]
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (MuseWire) – Grammy-winning American jazz composer, arranger and pianist Clare Fischer has devotees in all corners of the world. This month his fans get to enjoy two new albums from the prolific artist. His 50th album, “The Clare Fischer Voices “…And Sometimes Instruments,” and his 51st is titled: “Continuum” with Clare Fischer […]
Audinate selects Digicustics S.R.L. as their Authorized Distributor and Engineering Partner for South America
Portland, Ore. (MuseWire) – Audinate, the leading developer of IP media networking technology for the AV industry, announced today that it has entered into a distribution agreement with Digicustics S.R.L., to support the South American market. Under the agreement, Digicustics shall act as an Authorized Distributor and Engineering Partner for all of South America. Digicustics […]
CARLSBAD, Calif. (MuseWire) – The Museum of Making Music and The Bob Moog Foundation announce the joint auction of a Moog Little Phatty Stage II analog synthesizer, signed by jazz fusion legends Herbie Hancock and George Duke. The auction, which benefits both organizations, will be hosted on the Bob Moog Foundation eBay portal from Sept. […]
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (MuseWire) – Sweetwater, the third largest music instrument and pro audio retailer in the U.S., recently hired 12 new employees. The music company also showed its appreciation to four staff members for their exceptional efforts by promoting them. The new hires bring total employment at Sweetwater to 420. Sales Engineer Matt Lowe […]
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (MuseWire) – The Bob Moog Foundation announced today that synthesizer and vocal sensation Tara Busch has donated a three song EP to support its mission of “igniting the innovator inside us all”. The ethereal electronica EP, “Rocket Wife,” created specifically for and donated to the Bob Moog Foundation, is available for download at […]
ORLANDO, Fla. (MuseWire) – EVENT — Naomi and Wynonna Judd (“The Judds”) will soon take their final bow on The “Last Encore Tour,” as headliners for The Grand Oaks Festival in Florida, Saturday, October 15. The concert will benefit the Alliance Healthcare Foundation, a not-for-profit Foundation which provides philanthropic support for Leesburg Regional Medical Center […]
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (MuseWire) – ASCAP has announced a licensing agreement with Netflix. As stated by the organization: “Good news for ASCAP members…ASCAP recently concluded a licensing agreement with Netflix, which is shifting its main business from physical DVD rentals to its streaming video service. Netflix, the most popular Internet subscription service for watching movies and […]
Nashville, Tenn. (MuseWire) – ASCAP (the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) will stage its 49th Annual Country Music Awards on Sunday, November 6, 2011 at Nashville’s Gaylord Opryland. The invitation-only event will honor the songwriters and publishers of ASCAP’s most performed country songs from April 1, 2010 through March 31, 2011. The Sunday […]
Bronzed Beebs in the Buff: Nude Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez covered in Maple are the new Adam and Eve
DALLAS, Texas (MuseWire) – If you like your pop music with a dash of what the hell? You might check out the latest work by controversial American artist Daniel Edwards. Justin Bieber (aka “the Beebs”) and Selena Gomez are presented as a “21st Century Adam and Eve” in a new life size portrait by Edwards […]
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (MuseWire) – It all started in front of a coffee shop in Daytona Beach, Florida, USA. Pavlina Osta, a 10-year old musician, was playing the steel drums and piqued the interest of a local radio show; this quickly led to a show of her own and to the creation of Pavlina Productions. […]
Sydney, Australia (MuseWire) – Audinate Pty Ltd, the leader in IP audio-visual media network solutions, has elected David Krall as chairman of its board of directors. His election as chairman comes at a time of rapid growth for Audinate, completing its most recent fiscal year (ending June 30, 2011) with almost double its revenues from […]
Musician will.i.am to Support the 100,000 Strong Initiative Concert in Beijing to Celebrate U.S.-China Educational and Cultural Exchanges
WASHINGTON, D.C. (MuseWire) – On July 29, 2011, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton met with Grammy Award-winning musician and producer will.i.am of The Black Eyed Peas. During the meeting, Secretary Clinton highlighted the importance of educational and cultural ties between the United States and China, in particular, furthering the goals of President Obama’s 100,000 […]
NEW YORK, N.Y. (MuseWire) – ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) and Spotify have reached an agreement for the Spotify digital streaming music service, launched on July 14 in the US, to license the public performance of over 8.5 million musical works in the ASCAP repertory. Under the Agreement, Spotify is licensed to […]
Weekly Contemporary Christian Music Program, Positive Sounds, Earns 2011 Communicator Award of Excellence
WARWICK, N.Y. (MuseWire) – The winners of The 2011 Communicator Awards were recently announced by the International Academy of the Visual Arts. Positive Sounds, a weekly Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) Radio Program hosted by Bob Taylor airing on WTBQ, earned an Award of Excellence, the highest honor in the Radio Programs Category. “Having the ability […]
Casio’s Electronic Musical Instruments Division Demonstrates Passion and Commitment to Music Dealer Industry
DOVER, N.J. (MuseWire) – More than 31 years ago, Casio America, Inc. introduced the CT-201, its first electronic keyboard and the world’s first digital sound bank instrument with 29 preset tones. With years of successful introductions, including the legendary FZ-1, the world’s first 16 bit sampler, as well as the Privia and Celviano line of […]
PORTLAND, Ore. (MuseWire) – In its first OEM partnership with a Taiwan audio manufacturer, Audinate, the leader in digital media networking solutions, and UNiKA Professional Audio, makers of high quality audio equipment, have both agreed to work together in developing future high end professional Dante enabled audio products. UNiKA is known for their wide range […]