Splice launches 1-Click Plugin Purchasing & Plugin SDK

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Splice has announced it has integrated “1-Click Plugin Purchasing” to its cloud-based platform for music creation, collaboration and sharing for artists of any skill level.

Splice 1-Click Plugin Purchasing

When music creators are inspired, nothing should get in the way of creating fearlessly and turning ideas into great recordings. Whether working alone or with any number of collaborators, all of the tools you need should be available in one place where they are easily accessible. That’s why we are excited to unveil our 1-click plugin purchase experience, creating an end-to-end plugin discovery, marketing, and distribution platform on Splice.

Starting today, Splice has integrated instant plugin purchases throughout the site, making it even easier to record your ideas with fresh new sounds the moment inspiration strikes. We’ve partnered with a number of prominent manufacturers for this initial offering. If you are working with a collaborator who has a plugin you don’t, you can immediately get the plugin and not have to worry about freezing tracks or bouncing audio stems before you are ready. We’ll also be offering instant downloads for a number free plugins curated by the Splice team.

Now you can discover and explore plugins organically throughout the creation experience on Splice – whether browsing public DNA players, opening project sessions from collaborators, or exploring our plugins hub which provide plugin rankings by actual producer usage and showcase popular projects utilizing those plugins. Our plugin pages are quickly becoming a valuable resource, with tons of information, tutorials and full DAW sessions from prominent artists, such as Laidback Luke and Henry Fong, and members of our community that you can explore instantly. We’re going to continue expanding these resources. Over the next few weeks, we will start surfacing even more information including weekly usage trends, what particular plugins well-known artists are using, and more.

Finally, in addition to providing purchases, we’ll safely manage your licenses, provide instant access to installers for your platform, and update you when new versions are available, saving you valuable time on plugin maintenance and shortening the time needed to rebuild your studio. We’re also announcing our plugin SDK which will soon allow for new models of plugin distribution like subscription & rental. Today, we take another step towards the collaborative world we strive toward, laying the groundwork for more innovative solutions to make using, purchasing, and managing plugins easier than ever.

More information: Splice


Soundation announces In-App Digital Distribution


The Soundation Studio cloud based music creation app now features Soundation Songs Digital Distribution, which allows Soundation Studio users to release a song to Spotify, iTunes, Google Play and Deezer right from this sequencer in your web browser.

“Never before have you been able to make and distribute your music from one place”, says Bil Bryant CEO of Soundation. “No downloading and going to another site or service. Once you have finished your song just click “release track” and up pops a query form to fill in and upload a picture, hit release and the track renders and is sent off to the aggregation queue to the selected digital stores/services. It is so exciting to finish a track and push it out to the world directly. This integrated digital distribution service not only gives an independent artist unprecedented control over their work but it´s also a fantastic value”, continues Bryant. The Soundation Songs Distribution Service costs $20 a year and you can upload as many songs as you like while keeping 100% of your rights and royalties.

For the uninitiated, Soundation Studio is like the combination of GarageBand and Sound Cloud, a browser based sequencer with loops, real time effects, recording, virtual instruments and a community where you can publish, share and comment on tracks. Soundation Studio is also available as a Google+ Hangout app, which allows for up to 9 people to make music together with video chat.

With a million registered users and a few hundred thousand songs posted in the vibrant Soundation Community, Soundation has plans to create digital charts and other features to help stimulate listens and generate revenue for artists using the service. “Working together with community, artists can help each other in developing, collaborating and monetizing”, states Bryant.

More information: Soundation / Soundation Songs Digital Distribution


Native Instruments announces plans for a dedicated UK office

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Native Instruments has announced plans to open a UK branch in January 2014, to establish dedicated sales, marketing and R&D capacities in one of its most important markets.

To be located in the vibrant London area of Shoreditch, Native Instruments UK will firmly root the company in the birthplace of pop music and hotbed of continuous artistic innovation, and complement its existing offices in the music metropolises of Berlin, Los Angeles and Tokyo.

The NI UK sales team will be formed by the experienced staff of longstanding agent 2Twenty2, led by its owner and Managing Director Stephen Parker who has looked after NI’s UK distribution for over a decade. The London office will also fulfill general marketing, PR and artist relations functions, accommodating the specific audiences and scenes in the UK and Ireland.

Furthermore, Native Instruments UK will comprise a local product design and development team, which will extend the capabilities of the R&D staff in the Berlin and LA offices.

“With Native Instruments, I’ve been fortunate to represent one of the most dynamic MI brands in the UK since 2001″, says Stephen Parker, “and I am very excited to now grow the Komplete, Maschine and Traktor product lines even further from a dedicated NI branch.”

“The UK has always been a crucial sales region for us”, says Daniel Haver, “and the establishment of a full-featured office in London now represents the next step in our commitment to our British customers as
well as our determination to involve local creative talent into our future product design and development process.”

Native Instruments will announce job opportunities for the London office soon via their dedicated online career center.

More information: Native Instruments


Shure distributing DIS products

Danish Interpretation Systems

As of January 1, 2013, Shure Incorporated began distributing conferencing products manufactured by Danish Interpretation Systems (DIS), a division of Informationsteknik Scandinavia Group of Copenhagen, Denmark, which Shure acquired in February 2011.

“When we acquired Informationsteknik two years ago, we saw it as an opportunity to significantly strengthen our position in the installed sound market, specifically conferencing, by increasing our presence with customers in the corporate, government, and education sectors,” said Mark Humrichouser, General Manager of the Americas Business Unit at Shure. “We want to continue to build on the successful foundation of the DIS brand by using our strong, well-established network of sales reps throughout the U.S. and engaging our talented market development team with these customers.”

DIS is one of the world’s leading brands of advanced conference electronics, providing conference solutions to the global meeting industry. It offers complete solutions for simultaneous interpretation, discussion, voting, language distribution, online streaming of meetings, and software management.

“Both Shure and DIS have long been committed to creating innovative, quality products and providing customers with the highest level of service and technical support in the industry,” added Humrichouser. “In the U.S., we recently adapted our organization to better fit the needs of our customers with the creation of our Systems Support Group. With multiple layers of support now available, we are well-positioned to take over distribution of DIS products.”

More information: Shure / Danish Interpretation Systems


SoundCloud partners with Getty Images—License your sounds to Getty Images Music clients

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SoundCloud has announced a partnership with Getty Images to allow sound creators to make their sounds available for licensing through Getty Images Music.

Whether you’re a professional or casual creator, if you have sounds up on SoundCloud, you’ll be able to offer them for licensing to media, advertisers, designers and creatives. And you’ll benefit from Getty Images’ global sales and distribution teams: they’ll help you to market your sounds and offer their expertise and experience in digital content rights and clearances. As always, you’ll need to make sure that you own all rights in the sounds that you intend to license.

If you’re ready to get started, head over to http://soundcloud.gettyimages.com to connect your SoundCloud account, sign up, and select which sounds you’d like to make available for licensing. They’ll get a ‘license’ button on the SoundCloud player and widget, and be made available on http://www.gettyimages.com/music if Getty approves your sounds for licensing.

More information: SoundCloud


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