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IMSTA FESTA Los Angeles 2013

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IMSTA FESTA 2013

On May 19th, the International Music Software Trade Association and SAE Institute Los Angeles will partner to host IMSTA FESTA, a celebration of music technology. IMSTA FESTA brings a collection of top music technology companies together in an environment where they can interact with music makers face-to-face.

IMSTA FESTA is known for bringing heavyweight music industry professionals under one roof for this limited engagement. Our panels bring together an array of industry experts to discuss the state of the music business, technology and much more.

IMSTA FESTA is a FREE event open to anyone interested in the art of music making; professional and semi-professional musicians, songwriters, music producers, and audio engineers, as well as music students and educators.

IMSTA FESTA Highlights

  • Network with LA’s “heavy hitters” in the music community.
  • Get hands-on with the latest music production products in the market.
  • Learn tips & tricks from knowledgeable product specialists.
  • Gain unique insight into the music industry by attending highly educational panels.
  • Win prizes from top audio technology companies.
  • Receive a free gift for visiting our exhibiting companies.

Exhibitors and sponsors include Air, Akai, Alesis, Arturia, Blue Microphones, Cakewalk, Celemony Melodyne, d16 Group, Electronic Musician, FableSounds, Gobbler, Grammy P&E, Guitar Center, inMusic, Keyboard Magazine, M-Audio, McDSP, Music Connection, MusicLab, Music Marketing, Native Instruments, Playground Sessions by Quincy Jones, Propellerhead, SONiVOX, SSL, Sonnox, Steinberg, Sugar Bytes, WaveDNA, and Zynaptiq.

Attendance to IMSTA FESTA is free with registration.

More information: IMSTA FESTA

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Hal Leonard publishes the 2nd Edition of The Business of Audio Engineering

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Hal Leonard The Business of Audio Engineering

Hal Leonard has announced it has published the 2nd Edition of The Business of Audio Engineering, a Music Pro Guide that helps you navigate the current business climate, make a great living, and create the ultimate audio engineering lifestyle.

Whether you’re an independent studio engineer, a live sound operator, a broadcast technician, a postproduction specialist, or a student diving headfirst into the real world, the second edition of The Business of Audio Engineering is written just for you. The author shares modern-day approaches that will dramatically increase your chances for success in the audio business.

This book teaches you what you need to know about the life of a professional audio engineer with effective business strategies presented by an award-winning and highly-esteemed engineer/business pro. From attracting clients to keeping them; to hiring studios to working on your own, dealing with problem artists, producers, and labels; to handling a crisis (or keeping one from happening); to getting paid what you’re worth and being worth what you’re paid, Dave Hampton has the advice you need to manage your audio engineering career like the successful business it truly can be.

The Business of Audio Engineering teaches you how to

  • know your value and set a rate
  • legally form your own company
  • work in the real world
  • make a great living and create the ultimate audio engineering lifestyle

The book contains valuable strategies how to work with people in general, and with clients and partners in particular. The author’s insight stems from countless experiences as a working engineer, and many examples show you how to deal with challenging business situations and come out ahead.

The book is available to purchase for $24.99 USD.

More information: Hal Leonard / The Business of Audio Engineering

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TC Group brings new collective identity to the fore

The TC Group of companies, which includes leading sound and audio brands Tannoy, TC Electronic, Lab.gruppen and TC-Helicon, has announced a bold rebranding initiative, unveiled for the first time at Frankfurt as part of a unique combined group presence at the Musikmesse/Prolight+sound show.

TC Group

The move formally brings the collective vision and values of the group’s brand companies together under a new and visible, TC Group brand identity – increasing market awareness of both TC Group as a whole and of its individual brands. While the companies have been linked by the same parent organisation for over a decade, and more recently shared sales co-ordination with the formation of sales organisations such as TC Group Americas (TCGA) and TC Group International (TCGI) in recent years, as well as increasingly collaborating on product development; individual brand identities have remained separate with no visible connection between them.

This group brand initiative is designed to align the brands, forming a more coherent relationship between them in the eyes of the end user and highlighting the high degree of shared resource and expertise across the respective brands. In doing so, it will allow TC Group to leverage better synergies between the brands in developing pioneering new products and moving towards bringing systems solutions, to better serve its diverse customer base across the many market segments within which it’s active.

Anders Fauerskov, CEO of TC Group, said: “If you interact with any part of the TC Group world you’ll find people deeply passionate about sound. That shared passion makes collaboration completely natural, almost instinctive. Telling the TC Group story to our customers, as well as how the brands are connected, is important to us. We want our customers to know that we put every ounce of our collective energies into developing market-leading products, with innovation that comes only from working together. We have total faith in our brands and the people driving them forward for the benefit everyone, whether they are a musician, sound engineer, integrator or the person standing in a busy train station listening to announcements.”

In uniting the brands under a visible group identity, Tannoy, TC Electronic, TC-Helicon, Lab.gruppen, Lake, White Acoustics and TC Applied Technologies will be better positioned to maximise their potential across respective market segments. With closer collaboration – not only within the group, but also with our key business partners and customers – comes greater opportunity for development and growth. While the global sales & support organisations of TC Group will also come under the new core TC Group banner, the business structure and customer contact points will not change in any way.

More information: TC Group

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Nimbit extends Direct-To-Fan Sales and Promotion Platform

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Nimbit

Nimbit has announced a major update to its direct-to-fan sales and promotion platform to enable musicians around the world to sell in their local currencies.

The initial rollout, planned for May 2013, will support the following currencies: Australian Dollar, British Pound Sterling, Canadian Dollar, Euro, Hong Kong Dollar, Mexican Peso, New Zealand Dollar, Philippine Peso, Singapore Dollar, U.S. Dollar.

In addition to support for local currencies, Nimbit subscribers will be able to set their storefronts to display in English, French, German, and Spanish.

Support for additional currencies and storefronts in other languages will be introduced as needed to meet customer demand.

“Musicians around the world all need a way to create a supportive relationship with their fans, and that starts with the ability to sell direct,” commented Nimbit co-founder and president Phil Antoniades. “By adding local currencies and native languages to the Nimbit platform, we’re giving them a better way to do that.”

Nimbit provides the easiest way to sell and promote music, merchandise, and tickets to fans on Facebook, Twitter, and your Web site while building a supportive fan base.

  • Sell MP3s, CDs, merchandise, and event tickets through beautiful stores for Facebook and your Web site.
  • Drive sales and grow your fan base with sharable promotions for Facebook, Twitter, and email that feature music and video players, personal messages, free downloads, and discounts.
  • Get additional funding with an in-cart “tip-jar” for purchases and free downloads. One in 20 transactions on Nimbit receive support averaging $7.80.
  • Get discovered by selling music on iTunes and getting placement on Spotify.
  • Understand your fans and build your business thanks to enhanced analytics and sales reporting.

Musicians around the world are encouraged to sign up for Nimbit today. They can begin setting up their products now and will be able to switch to their native currencies and language in May, when these features are available.

At launch, the Nimbit back-end dashboard will still display in English. Plans for localization of Nimbit’s administration tools will be announced at a later date.

More information: Nimbit

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Rick McClendon joins Manley Labs as Vice President of Sales and Marketing

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Manley Labs Rick McClendon

Manley Labs, an American manufacturer of hand-built, high-quality audio hardware, has announced that industry veteran Rick McClendon has joined the company as Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Most recently General Manager of Aphex Systems, McClendon has decades of experience working with professional audio and music companies such as Tascam, Seymour Duncan, Harman International, and Roland. McClendon will work directly with president EveAnna Manley and Strategic Advisor Matt Ward, to solidify Manley’s presence in the pro audio market and to expand Manley’s worldwide distribution networks.

“I am confident that Rick’s distinguished history and industry connections will take us to the next level,” said company president EveAnna Manley. “It’s very exciting to see Manley grow to the point where we can attract someone of Rick’s caliber.”

In addition to managing Manley’s network of US dealers and international distributors, Rick will drive efforts to raise awareness in the marketplace of the fastidious build quality and sonic fortitude of Manley’s products.

More information: Manley Labs

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In Tune Partners publishes Cool Jobs In The Music Business

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Cool Jobs In The Music Business

In Tune Partners has announced it has published Cool Jobs In The Music Business, a guide for anyone interested in a career in the today’s and tomorrow’s rapidly changing music business.

Industry veteran and chair of NYU’s Clive Davis Recorded Music program Jeffrey Rabhan explains career options in the music business through the experiences of some of the top DJs, educators, engineers, executives, journalists, managers, music supervisors, producers, promoters, publicists, publishers, and technicians. Starting from his own experience guiding the careers of such artists as Kelly Clarkson, Lil’ Kim, Michelle Branch, DMX, and Jermaine Dupri, Rabhan outlines the essentials of today’s business while looking into the future.

Cool Jobs In The Music Business will show you how various sectors of the business operate so that you may best determine where your skills are suited. Jermaine Dupri, who wrote the foreword for this book, says: “You need to know the world you’re bringing your music into. You need to know your industry. This book is monumentally important, because it helps you do just that… Jeff Rabhan knows this industry inside and out and has mastered the challenge of teaching something that can’t be trapped in the classroom.”

Conducting dozens of exclusive interviews, the author draws unique insights and advice specifically targeted at young people from those currently in the business. Rabhan starts with an overview of various categories in the industry, then details all of the jobs within that category, from entry level to top executive. The DVD includes audio and video footage of the author and additional interviews.

The book is available from distributor Hal Leonard, priced at $19.99 USD.

More information: Hal Leonard Books

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London Electronic Music Event announces 2013 dates and line-up

London Electronic Music Event

The London Electronic Music Event (LEME) has announced the dates and line-up for its 2013 Event, with sessions from Beatport, Radio Slave, SoundCloud, Andi Durrant, Your Army, Mr Bongo, Sharooz and more.

LEME is a weekend of production workshops, business sessions, keynote panels and networking events bringing together artists, labels, entrepreneurs and like-minded electronic music lovers from around the world. Now in its second year, LEME will take place 13-14 April, 2013 in Rich Mix, London.

LEME gives 200 delegates the chance to custom-build their own timetable from 22 sessions led by expert speakers from all sectors of the electronic music industry.

Highlights of the 2013 programme include: Bigger Beatport Sales; Running a Label; How To Break Through; Business Basics for the Freelance Musician; Making Your Mix Slam; The Perfect Arrangement; Mastering Alchemy: the Gold Standard and What Goes Where? The EQ Masterclass.

Weekend tickets are availabe for the earlybird price of £140 GBP.

More information: London Electronic Music Event

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