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 […]
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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 […]
PORTLAND, Ore. (MuseWire) — Audinate, the leader in digital media networked solutions, is pleased to announce that Ed Ellett has joined Audinate’s Technical Advisory Board (TAB). Audinate revolutionizes the way audio and video can be shared by transporting high-quality media over standard IT networks. As a member of the TAB, Ed will advise Audinate on strategic market trends and consult with senior management on Audinate’s R&D programs and product road maps.
‘Hometown’ Hero: Joplin native, Kenny Foster, partners with the United Way to raise funds for the efforts to rebuild Joplin, MO
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (MuseWire) — Nashville based singer-songwriter Kenny Foster, a Joplin, Missouri native, has become a hometown hero by writing a song based on the May 22 tornado that ravaged his hometown one month ago, destroyed his childhood home and trapped his family in the crawl space of their home before they were rescued. Called “Hometown,” Foster’s powerful song details the emotional aftermath of the disaster, as affected families try to sort through the emotional wreckage and find a way to move on.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (MuseWire) – The Los Angeles Music Network (www.lamn.com) is pleased to announce the artists selected to perform at LAMN Jam Music Contest preliminary rounds. Urban Artists: Sofia Maria, Malik The Freq, Verbs, Andre Delano, Major Myjah. Rock Artists: The Mowglis, Purple Melon, August Rising, SoulSwitch, Marvin Etzioni. LAMN presents a ROCK and URBAN […]
Berlin, Germany (MuseWire) – Native Instruments has just completed a major share reorganization that makes the company entirely self-owned. The reorganization was facilitated by CEO and founding shareholder Daniel Haver, and comprises both a general shareholder consolidation and the reacquisition of about 30% of the company’s shares from a long-standing venture capital investor. Implemented in […]
MUSIC TECH: The Best Pro Audio Technology of the Year Award was been awarded to Audinate’s digital networking technology Dante(TM) at this year’s PALME Middle East exhibition. The trade show and conference is the region’s only trade event dedicated to professional lighting, audio, music, entertainment, audio-visual and systems integration solutions.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (MuseWire) – The Los Angeles Music Network (LAMN) announced this week a new sponsor of its upcoming ROCK and URBAN LAMN Jam Music Contests (“LAMN Jams”) launching June 7, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. Send2Press(R) Newswire, a unit of Neotrope(R), will be the official press release service, helping to take LAMN Jams […]
Asheville USA and Grenoble FRANCE (MuseWire) – This luxurious box set includes Arturia’s award-winning Minimoog-V and Moog Modular V, a DVD of the Moog documentary, an archival book featuring unreleased material curated by Michelle Moog-Koussa entitled From Bob Moog’s Private Archives, and an official Bob Moog Foundation button. Quantities are limited to 1,000 copies worldwide. […]
David Bowie Limited-Edition Art Print to Be Auctioned at Housing Works ‘Design on a Dime’ Event with 20 x 200 Online Gallery
NEW YORK, N.Y. (MuseWire) – Fans of legendary musician David Bowie can now own a rare artwork by the iconoclast via online art gallery 20×200.com. In support of Housing Works Thrift Shop’s “Design on a Dime” fundraising event, the pioneering art e-commerce site 20×200 announced it is releasing a special benefit print by Bowie. Bowie’s […]
Portland, Ore. (MuseWire) – Live Design has named its 2010-2011 Sound Products of the Year, chosen by a panel of prestigious sound designers. Audinate’s Dante-MY16-AUD was selected as their pick for this year’s Sound Networking award. The Dante-MY16-AUD card is a fully compatible Yamaha Mini-YGDAI standard card that instantly Dante-enables a Yamaha console mixer, processor […]
Spectrasonics has launched a unique, multi-faceted tribute to honor the legacy of synthesizer pioneer Dr. Robert Moog
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (MuseWire) – The Bob Moog Foundation today announced that music software developer Spectrasonics has launched a unique, multi-faceted tribute to honor the legacy of synthesizer pioneer Dr. Robert Moog. Spectrasonics has released the “Bob Moog Tribute Library” created by renowned artists for Spectrasonics’ Omnisphere(R) virtual instrument software, and also kicked off a contest […]
The Bob Moog Foundation wins NonProfit PR Grant to help educate and inspire children and adults through the power and possibilities of electronic music
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (MuseWire) – Neotrope announced this week that The Bob Moog Foundation has been named its fourth chosen recipient for 2011 of its semi-annual Non-Profit PR Grants Program. With this commitment, Neotrope aligns itself with The Bob Moog Foundation’s mission to educate and inspire children and adults through the power and possibilities of […]
PORTLAND, Ore. (MuseWire) – Audinate and Red Rocks Audio SL have entered into an agreement to incorporate Dante technology as the default digital networking solution for all Red Rocks Audio future products and designs. The first of these products is scheduled to launch by Q4 of 2011. Located in Santiago de Compostela, in the Northwest […]
NEW YORK, N.Y. (MuseWire) – BETA Records and In Tune Monthly (www.intunemonthly.com) have announced a collaborative venture that will extend each firm’s reach into a variety of media. The new programming segment, “In Tune Music News,” will soon become a regular part of the BETA Records TV show aimed at young musicians and music fans. […]
Former CEO of Virgin Records and Warner Bros Records, Phil Quartararo Joins BETA Records Advisory Group
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (MuseWire) – Today, BETA Records, LLC announced that Phil Quartararo, known to music industry professionals as “Phil Q,” has accepted a role on BETA’s new Advisory Board with the goal of leveraging the company’s position as a leader in music media promotion and production. “Phil Q is a leader among his peers […]
AUSTIN, Texas (MuseWire) – Music Computing announces a strategic partnership with California-based PR and brand marketing company, Neotrope(R) to launch a program to help promote indie bands and musicians who purchase Music Computing’s products during 2011. The promotional program runs from Feb. 10 through Dec. 1, 2011. As part of this partnership, customers who purchase […]
NEW YORK, N.Y. (MuseWire) – Vme is Contigo en la música as its hit music show, Nota Musical expands to a new 30-minute show airing weekly on Wednesday nights at 8:00pm (ET). With the expanded format, long time host, Ceceliz welcomes new co-host, Osvaldo Friger, (better known as O.Z.). Ceceliz and O.Z. (pronounced o-si) bring […]
NAZARETH, Pa. (MuseWire) – C.F. Martin & Co. Inc., has today announced the appointment of 16-year industry staple Amani Duncan to the new position of Director of Promotional Marketing. Having worked in the past with such names as Sean “Diddy” Combs, Lenny Kravitz, Jay-Z, Janet Jackson, The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Coldplay, Katy Perry, 30 […]
DECORAH, Iowa (MuseWire) – The Gingrich Foundation has presented its annual gift to the Newt L. and Callista L. Gingrich Scholarship Fund at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. Since 2005, the endowment has provided annual scholarships for instrumental music majors studying piano, organ, and wind instruments. “Luther College is most appreciative of the continuing scholarship […]
Music Computing starts ODM services – offers up DrumMC, world’s first PC-based electronic drum trigger brain for grabs
AUSTIN, Texas /MuseWire/ — Music Computing, Inc. today announced it will now offer ODM (product development) services to assist companies in producing computer-enhanced solutions for today’s creative professionals. With decades of combined experience, the design team’s mission is to work with traditional music instrument companies to transform their products into modern-age solutions, which provides more […]
Songdrops Music is Offering All Teachers Free Downloads of all 3 CDs of Bryant Oden Children’s Songs
DENVER, Colo. (MuseWire) – Songdrops Music has announced it will be offering all teachers free downloads of all three Bryant Oden CDs, from November 15th through December 1st 2010, through http://Songdrops.com . If you haven’t yet heard a Bryant Oden children’s song, there’s a fair chance you will soon. His viral hit “The Duck Song” […]
AUSTIN, Texas (MuseWire) – Music Computing Inc. announced this week a new affiliate program that invites music industry pros, VARs, installers, and other M.I. folks to become an authorized sales rep for the company. As a “referral associate” the company will pay a commission on sales which are generated by the rep. There is a […]
Sydney, Australia (MuseWire) – Audinate announced today that it has formed a European operation, Audinate Limited, based in the UK. A significant portion of Audinate’s OEM partners and customers are based in Europe and this expansion reflects the widespread industry adoption of Audinate’s Dante™ media networking technology. As a result of this new expansion, Audinate […]
PORTLAND, Ore. (MuseWire) – Audinate and Four Audio are pleased to announce collaboration in which Audinate’s Dante(TM) networking solution will be integrated into several future Four Audio products. Four Audio has licensed Audinate’s Dante Brooklyn modules to provide a high quality, tightly synchronized TCP/IP networking solution for their HD2 loudspeaker management system. This will enable […]
MuseWire NEWS: — Music Computing, based in Austin, Texas, announced today it will roll-out both the new company and a new product line in a special live streaming broadcast October 20, 2010 (12:00pm CST). The virtual product tour and event will be at www.MusicComputing.com, where the company will showcase eight new hardware and two new […]
SAN BRUNO, Calif. (MuseWire) – DJ Jimmy Stewart Jr. and Sesene Entertainment are joining forces at a free fundraising event to support the victims of the San Bruno, CA fires. The event is scheduled for September 25, 2010, from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the San Bruno Recreational Center and San Bruno City Park […]
COLUMN: For some time Billboard Magazine published a “Top 200” chart, which purported to identify the 200 best-selling records in the country. It used a variety of methodologies over time to comprise this data. Initially it relied on “store reports” from a limited (“small-n”) sample of retail record stores, together with feedback from local radio stations ….