The one thing you can count on living in Atlanta is the supply of music is never lacking. IdOMUSIC® prides itself on creating real opportunities for those who are prepared. We only sponsor events that are aligned with those beliefs. Sunday, November 23rd we will be a sponsor of The Producers Swap Meet where a sea of talented producers will be in attendance showcasing their work and refining relationships. We invite you to come out for "The #1 Producer Branding Platform" in the city.
We will be rewarding the winner of the battle with:
-2hrs in our new Production Studio
-IdOMUSIC® Spotlight Interview
Interested in how you can participate in future events with P.S.M? Visit the website for information and take another step towards pursuing your musical ventures.
Booking shows as a live musician can be a slow process. The dialog between the venue, the expenses for merchandise and publicity are all worth it in the end—but time consuming to say the least. And if you're just starting out, it can be tough building a large draw. Have you ever thought about hosting a concert straight from your living room live? What about broadcasting the "behind the music" to a mixtape project or documenting band practices? If you've never thought about it before streaming your concerts is an excellent way to keep your fan-base who live long distance feel connected. We've compiled six online concert tools for you to stream and/or upload your gigs, studio sessions, street performances, tour journals and even shower recitals if you so choose.
The battle for higher performance rights compensation is catching fire with Irving Azoff threatening to pull major artist off of Youtube. He is prepared to take 42 of his clients, representing some 20,000 copyrighted works away from the YouTube new subscription service called YouTube Music Key. Some of those clients include Pharrell, The Eagles, Smokey Robinson, John Lennon, and more. Battle lines are being drawn following up Taylor Swift's last week decision to remove her songs from Spotify over doubts of royalties.
What better way to enjoy your post Thanksgiving Holiday than by attending our second installment of IdOMUSIC® Social Session Sunday.
We bring out the music makers looking to build their NETWORK. Don't miss our Trending Topic panel discussion with special guest in the building to LEARN from on today's matters directly effecting you! Spotlight Interviews for you to PROMOTE to the audience what your service is to the music world and how they can connect with you. Selected talent set to PERFORM on our IdOMUSIC® stage as well!
Don't miss out on the limited edition IdOMUSIC® hats that will be debuted at the event. The #1 Conversation Starter anywhere you go guaranteed! Special Raffle Giveaways from Patchwerk Recording Studios and more!
Due to the recent outbreak of Ebola happening we will be collecting donations to send to Sierra Leone, West Africa. If you were wondering how you can contribute, here is your opportunity. We will be collecting hygienic products throughout the night such as Antibacterial Soap, Hand Sanitizers, Disinfectant Wipes, and more. THOSE WHO CONTRIBUTE WILL BE GRANTED FREE ADMISSION ALL NIGHT.
Look forward to seeing you in attendance. Call 404.874.9880 with any questions concerning event!
Get ready for the return of Music University taking place Sunday, November 16th! The goal of Music University is to give those young ambitious individuals who are interested in working in the music business a chance to get up close and personal with today's music professionals. The event will take place at Patchwerk Recording Studios located in Midtown Atlanta.
A few of the previous panelist over the years of Music University include Bryan Michael Cox,
DJ Don Cannon, DJ Nabs, Jason Geter, Drumma Boy, Kawan "KP" Prather, J.U,S.T.I.C.E. League, Chaka Zulu, David Banner, Mannie Fresh, Willie B, Sonny Digital, Fatboi, Monica Ewing, Erica Novich, Rico Wade, The Clutch, Polow Da Don, and others.
Photography by Heather Lashun Photography
Last Tuesday, three stunning women congregated to laugh and muse over monumental events in their careers as ASCAP Rhythm & Soul presented its 6th Annual "Women Behind the Music" Series. "The series, designed to encourage and recognize women in the music community, paid homage to three incredible trailblazers in each region." Concluding in Atlanta, GA, the honored guests included Debra Antney, Founder and CEO of Mizay Entertainment; KeKe Wyatt, powerhouse vocalist and label manager; and Omara Harris, ESQ., Entertainment Lawyer at her own boutique entertainment law firm.
A round of applause is necessary for the diva Aretha Franklin. The arrival of her new album, Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics, scored her highest-charting album since 1985. Yes that is nearly three decades!
The Detroit star sold 23,000 copies of diva cover songs debuting at No.13 nationally according to Nielsen Soundscan and No 3. on Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart. She achieved the same success with here 1985 record, 'Who's Zoomin'.
The album was executive produced by Clive Davis who knows a thing or several about creating hits. The album features the Queen of Soul's takes on material made famous by Adele, Etta James, Barbra Streisand and others.
At 72 years old, the Queen of Soul plans to keep singing with no plans of retiring anytime soon and she has high hopes for this album. Let that prove a point to the young music makers in the world. Music has no time limit.
So you want to perform at an IdOMUSIC® event? The process is made simple. Do the following:
1. Create a Soundcloud Account if you don't already own one.
2. Follow the official IdOMusic® page.
3. Upload track for consideraton.(ONLY TWO SUBMISSIONS ALLOWED)
4. An IdOMUSIC® representative will contact you if selected for a showcase.
Any questions please call 404.874.9880.
The internet radio service known as Pandora recently launched the Artist Marketing Platform(referenced as Pandora AMP). This serves as a free analytics tool for artist.
If your music isn't currently on Pandora, click HERE to make a change and submit your songs for consideration. If you are already enrolled, sign up for AMP to unlock new analytics. AMP offers artists daily updates on the number of listens for each song, demographic and geographic data on listenership, and the number of fans making artist playlists. Pandora says the service will enable artists to target cities with large fan bases for tours, strategize album and single releases and better engage with audiences. The updates are daily!
How will you use Pandora analytics? Once you have tried it out give us some feedback. Would you recommend to others?
If you have an iPod Classic consider yourself a rare breed. Matter of fact if you actively use your iPod Classic salute you! During the WSJD Conference Apple's CEO Tim Cook was asked why Apple ended the iPod Classic? The response was Apple couldn’t get the parts because they’re not made anymore. He said they would have had to re-create the product and the demand for the iPod Classic wasn’t high enough to do this.
Yes it is evident that music streaming service is the future but what is becoming the past is physical and digital albums. What made the iPod the boss was its storage space: a whopping 160 GB. That’s about 40,000 songs! With all the streaming services made ready right at your finger tips why worry about carry anything other than your mobile device for playback?
You can count on IdOMUSIC® hosting an event and the only way you can enter is if you own a iPod Classic! We'll play only tracks off our iPods for the evening. At least for one night we can rejoice with our classics. Stay tuned for info!
Source: Digital Music News
Taylor Swift makes selling a million in records easy with her latest project 1989 released Monday, October 27th. She is on track to sell 1.2 million copies currently! This is pretty amazing considering up until now not one artist has released a Platinum-certified album in 2014. Taylor Swift isn't new to this as her 2012 project Red sold 1.2 million in a week, according to Nielsen Soundscan.
Official sale figures won't be available until Wednesday, November 5th but should stand alone in next week's Billboard 200 chart. The big contributors to Taylor Swift's numbers were the usual retail suspects, Target and Apple iTunes Store. Apple says 1989 broke the pre-order record in its U.S. store.
If 1989 sells as forecasted, it will become the biggest-selling album released in 2014 after only one week on sale, have the largest sales week by any album since Red, and make Swift the only act to earn three million-selling weeks.
Check back with us next week for final sale numbers and we examine Ms.Swift social network reach.
"Networking is not collecting contacts. Networking is about planting relations." And where else better to cultivate those niche relationships than at an IdOMusic® event? Every third Sunday, IdOMusic® hosts Social Sessions, a music industry specific event packed with opportunities to meet individuals with common goals, gain insight on how to perfect your craft, and feed off of the passion wafting in the room.
The most recent Social Session was hosted at The Music Room.
A3C (All 3 Coasts) celebrated it's tenth year this past weekend. Hip-hop heads packed into Atlanta's distinct neighborhoods and notable music venues to witness live performances by featured and local artists including B.O.B., 2Chainz, Wocka Flocka Flame, Talib Kweli, Black Thought, Scarface, Young Dirty Bastard (the late Ol' Dirty Bastard's son), Twista, Jay Electronica and more. Not only were the stages swarming with talent, festival goers had access to network and absorb sound advice from some of the industry's most essential professionals.