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Friday, 13 August 2010 18:25

Werk Now. Pay Later. With the PatchWerk Credit Card!

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Werk Now. Pay Later.
With the PatchWerk Credit Card!

Independent Artists - Use their PWR Card to
pay for recording, mixing, mastering & CD
duplications, freeing up other monies for
marketing & promoting.

Managers - Use their PWR Card to buy
regular blocks of time for their groups or people
they believe in - with the 6 or 12 months
" Deferred Interest " option giving them time
to shop & secure a deal for their client.

Signed Artists - Use their PWR Card to record, mix, master & press up CDs or mixtapes to flood the streets, get hot again & then get the label to re-open up their budget.

DJ's - Use their PWR Card to can use this to finance their Mixtapes and take advantage of the low monthly payments.

If you are interested in Financing Your Music Career, call PatchWerk at 404-874-9880 for more info or to Apply!
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Monday, 16 August 2010 18:57

Drum Sampling Workshop @ Patchwerk

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AES and Patchwerk Studios team up to talk about the world of drum sampling and arranging. The first installment of this two part workshop will focus on the process of drum tuning, mic placment, and recording of drums for use as samples. Patchwerk's own Mike Wilson will be hosting the discussion and walking everyone through the process of getting various stylistic sounds.

Attendance will be limited for these workshops. It is strongly encouraged that you signup and reserve your seat today! Gathering together many minds for discussing an oft' overlooked task of music production; This is sure to be a great experience for all!

Saturday, August 21 @ 11am

Admission is $10, and free for current AES members.


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Monday, 16 August 2010 19:20

WMG Celebrates 60 Years of Elektra Records

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Elektra Records was created in 19-year-old Jac Holzman's dorm room at St. John's College in Maryland on Oct. 10, 1950.

The first release followed in March 1951 with an album entitled "New Songs by John Gruen." The label blurb noted that Elektra "shall continue to offer disks of unusual and worthy musical fare," and sure enough it went on to release music by Judy Collins, Phil Ochs, Tom Paxton, Tim Buckley, Love, the Doors, and the Stooges. More recent signings include Bruno Mars, Laza Morgan, and Cee Lo Green.

Forty years after Warner Communications acquired Elektra and its spin-off classical label Nonesuch, WMG is marking the 60th anniversary of Elektra. The major has launched Elektra60.com, a website it says "tells the stories of the legendary artists, the music, and the culture that have defined the label over the past six decades."

The site was conceived and curated by Holzman, who currently serves as a senior advisor to Warner Music Group chairman and CEO, Edgar Bronfman, Jr. It includes a user-controlled timeline that traces the history of the company from its beginnings in 1950 to the present day, highlighting nearly 100 significant artists. Searchable by year and by artist, the timeline incorporates streaming audio, multiple images, video content, and historical information.

"Breaking from the valid and understandable anniversary traditions of the past, we decided to celebrate Elektra on the web, the connective community of our age," said Holzman in a statement. "This is a unique, ever-changing party to which everyone is invited and encouraged to participate."

For More Info On Elektra Records Celebration Visit Billboard.com

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Tuesday, 17 August 2010 17:02

How To Get Songs Into Pandora

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Ever wondered how to get your music on to Pandora? Consider this your start up kit as told by Michael Zapruder who serves as Music Curator for Pandora, the Oakland-based internet radio service based on the Music Genome Project. As curator, he directs all aspects of music collection, curation, and cataloging for Pandora's stations. Zapruder has been with Pandora nearly since the inception of the Music Genome Project and was appointed as Pandora's music curator in 2004.

Here's how it works:

Register for Pandora (the submission process is connected to listener accounts, so you can use your existing account if you have one).

Go to http://submitmusic.pandora.com and follow the directions for submitting.

If your CD meets the requirements for submission (you have to have a valid UPC code and the record has to be for sale in the Amazon CD store), you'll be prompted to upload two songs along with any biographical or press information and any links you'd like us to know about.

When we get to your submission, we listen and make a decision about whether your submission is right for us. (This takes time, so be patient.)

If you're accepted, we send you an email with a customized mailing label that you'll use to send us your record. If we pass on your record we let you know on your submission page and we encourage you to keep us posted on your future work.

Lots of people ask us about the Amazon requirements, so here's the skinny:

We use UPC codes as identifiers to display the right artist information and album art when something plays on Pandora. We want to be able to show as much information about the artists we play as we can, and UPC codes make that possible.

Requiring albums to be available in the Amazon CD store guarantees that we will have usable metadata for every album we accept, which in turn frees us up to spend our time listening to your submissions instead of entering song titles and such. It also means that interested listeners will be able to find and buy your music by clicking the Amazon link in the Pandora tuner.

You can get your music into the Amazon CD store for free using a service called CreateSpace. They press on-demand CDs for Amazon purchases. For people who have CDs for sale already, there is a vendor program that Amazon offers that charges an annual fee as well (and in case you're wondering, we don't have any financial stake in the above services).

So, what are we listening for when we get to your submission?

Well, for unknown bands the fundamental question we have to answer is: will fans of this kind of music be excited to discover this on Pandora stations?

We also consider how the submission might add to our existing collection. We may have more of a need for Black Metal, a less visible genre, than for something more common like Indie Rock (that's not to say that we close the door on any genres, but the state of our collection sometimes comes into play).

We have a few basic internal guidelines for listening to every submission.

For one thing, our reviewers never have to give a reason for accepting music, but they always have to explain their decision if they are rejecting something. This only seems fair to us.

Also, we try to keep our personal musical preferences out of the decision-making process. The fact that a reviewer may not enjoy Darkwave or East Coast Hip hop or anything else really has no place in the decision about whether our listeners would embrace that music.

We are looking for excellence. Tim, Pandora's founder, often says: "You have to earn your way into Pandora." We try to make good decisions about whether the music lives up to that high standard.

When it's all said and done, though, we know that with music and art we can't ever be 100% sure we're making the right call. We can never completely transcend our own subjectivity. Our way around that is to keep it simple: we try as hard as we can to give your music a fair hearing. We do our best to be conscientious with your work.

If we do get it wrong (and we do sometimes), we'll find out about it; and when we see your music being reviewed or appearing on a chart somewhere, or when you're playing the Fox Theater here in Oakland, we'll make sure to get it into the collection right away!

Best of luck to everyone who is considering submitting their music or has already done so, and thanks from all the reviewers here for your interest in being a part of Pandora.

Source: KnowTheMusicBiz.com

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IdOMusic® Networking Event @ Smiths Olde Bar

This event's purpose is to attract musicians looking for a band to be a part of, bands looking for additional members, and established bands looking to develop stronger fanbase & relationships.


Age - 21+

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Friday, 27 August 2010 17:07

Promote Musicians On Amazon

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Promote music on www.amazon.com

Artist Central enables musicians, record labels and managers to upload official content to www.amazon.com artist stores.

You can upload MP3s for free streaming, official photos, videos, a biography, a Twitter feed, and a page banner. Your content will be featured before any content already on the musician's artist store.

Click here to find out more info!

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Friday, 27 August 2010 17:25

2010 Full Sail University Hall Of Fame

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Congratulations to all the inductees for the 2010 Full Sail University Hall Of Fame including mixing engineer, Leslie Brathwaite.

When you understand what your talent is and take the time to refine it, only great things can happen.

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Friday, 27 August 2010 17:58

Music Marketing & Promotions

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Preparing to show your talents to the world is not the easiest task. Certain steps must be taken to ensure maximum exposure. Here are a few things to consider as recommended byThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Research – it’s amazing to me that people don’t spend more time looking into where they want to be, who they want to write about them and what other groups, brands or niches they should be in contact with. This process includes making a methodical list of your existing relationships and how they can be leveraged to make new ones as well as just making lists of different types of people you need to contact. What other bands in neighboring markets do you need to know who are on your level or slightly above? What club owners do you need to meet? What blogs write about artists of your genre and stature that really need to be writing about you? What message boards, festivals, meetup.com groups or other gatherings do you need to be a part of to make this work? If you don’t know – that’s step one – go find out by doing your homework and seeing what people who are just slightly ahead of you are doing that is working for them.

Marketing Materials- In addition to having all of your content together and a sketch or your next several months of activity I think many artists forget about getting their pitch materials tight. Sure – you can approximate many of the sales functions that used to be handled by the sales departments at record labels (at least digitally) by getting your new music distributed through tunecore or reverbnation or partnering with one of the aggregators and of course – making sure that the positioning of your products is front and center on your homepage and social network pages but that doesn’t mean the “selling” is over. To make this work you are going to pitch yourself over and over again and you had better get a form letter, a one sheet and / or bio about your project together ASAP to make you sound as good as possible. You will be pitching yourself to journalists, club promoters and other bands over and over again – Sharpen your pitch and have marketing materials ready to go long before your release date.

A Reasonably Paced Rollout plan – I see people trip over this one all the time. An artist or band has a new record coming out so they quit their jobs, max their credit cards on several weeks or months worth of promotional efforts and throw all of their resources behind one of their early releases. This is a surefire way to land yourself in trouble. Don’t quit the day job just yet, don’t plan a US tour when you’ve never left your home market and don’t spend all of your money around a six week push of an album. Your career has to be sustainable – sure hiring the philharmonic to back you on your CD release show could help you move the needle with local press but you had better make sure that you are not breaking the bank because at the end of the day you have to figure out a way that you can continue to make live and recorded music on a regular basis – invest in that first. Regional touring, home recording gear and cultivating relationships with studio owners and producers are great spends of your money and time. It is about building a house one brick at a time not about going to get a gold plated roof when the foundation isn’t built. Pick a few markets you need to start with, find a touring schedule (or webcast schedule for that matter) that has you maintaining contact with your home market on a regular basis and slowly expanding in concentric circles outwards. You have to figure out a way to make music, video and content related to your art on a regular basis and for most of us this means finding a way to be consistent with a slow and steady approach.

For more info on articles like Music Marketing & Promotion visit Rick Goetz website.

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Tuesday, 31 August 2010 16:58


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HFA is the nation’s leading provider of licensing and royalty calculation and distribution services for the music industry. With over 46,000 music publishing clients, HFA issues the largest number of licenses for the use of music in both physical and digital distribution formats. HFA makes licensing fast and easy with Songfile®, its online application. The company also offers a variety of outsourced technology solutions designed to facilitate the administration of intellectual property rights. As a technology innovator, HFA is leading the industry in establishing global data standards and is a founding member and Board member of the Digital Data Exchange (DDEX). In fact, HFA was recognized by InformationWeek on its 2009 Top 500 Relentless Innovators list, where the company ranked 182. HFA was the only music company to be included on the list. In business for more than 80 years, HFA is the music industry’s most comprehensive resource for rights management.

For more information about HFA visit our website www.harryfox.com.

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Tuesday, 31 August 2010 23:20

WANTED: Musicians and Bands in the Southeast

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uPlaya is looking for a band to play at FutureMedia Fest 2010, a three-day event hosted by Georgia Tech to highlight technology advancements in the state of Georgia. The band will play in the Music Mix portion of the event, which will be held in downtown Atlanta on Tuesday, October 5, beginning around 6 p.m.

This is not a paid gig, but the opportunities to learn about advancements in the industry and network with major players is noteworthy:

- Network with music companies specifically chosen to present at the conference for their potential to positively impact the industry as a whole. Some of these companies may be looking for employees, so if you are on the hunt for an exciting day job, this could be a great opportunity to work for an innovative project that is ready to truly break it big.

- The opportunity to play for and network with executives from the likes of Google, The Weather Channel, HP, Coke and the White House

- The chance to see emerging technologies out of Georgia that are related to music. Be the first to see them and try them out!

- The opportunity to hear stimulating and engaging discussions and presentations from people who are in-the-know

FutureMedia Fest will be a convergence of industry leaders, academics, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists; participants will take part in provocative discussions of the impact of next generation media, panel discussions on a variety of topics (such as how content will be created, distributed and consumed), and discussions exploring disruptive business models. There will also be demonstrations from technology companies hand-picked for their innovation by FutureMedia.

For more information on FutureMedia Fest, please follow the link below are send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

FutureMedia Fest 2010 - About | Online Registration by Cvent

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