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

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Bobby Owsinski releases Social Media Promotion for Musicians

Social Media Promotion for Musicians

Producer, author, and technology advisor Bobby Owsinski has announced the release of his Social Media Promotion for Musicians book.

After numerous requests from musicians, artists, bands, engineers, producers and songwriters all over the country, best-selling recording and music business author Bobby Owsinski has finally put the social media strategies taught in his famous clinics into a new book called Social Media Promotion for Musicians: The Manual for Marketing Yourself, Your Band and Your Music Online.

Published by BOMG Publishing and topping out at 300 pages packed with insider tips and tricks, Social Media Promotion for Musicians provides the latest techniques used to raise your online profile more effectively and efficiently than you ever thought possible, which can lead to more fans and followers, increased page, post and video views, and greater ticket and merch sales. Best of all, the information is laid out so anyone can do it!

Social Media Promotion For Musicians covers all aspects of a musician’s online presence on the most widely used platforms like YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and various bookmarking sites. Special attention is also given to personal and band websites, blogs, newsletters and branding.

Social Media Promotion for Musicians features

  • How to increase your online exposure to increase your fan base.
  • How to have more time for music by saving at least an hour every day on common social media operations.
  • Exclusive promotional tips that boost your views and followers.
  • How to uncover and develop your brand.
  • The secret behind successful tweets and posts.
  • How to craft an effective newsletter to increase your ticket and merch sales.
  • 10 ways to make sure that fans, music critics and bloggers, bookers and promoters, and agents and managers always have your latest information.
  • Ways to optimize your YouTube channel and videos to maximize your views.

The book is available to purchase for a list price of $29.95 USD (print & Kindle).

More information: Social Media Promotion for Musicians

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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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PreSonus Studio One integrates Nimbit to become a complete musician’s solution

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PreSonus has announced it has acquired Nimbit and integrated its technology and services into Studio One Artist, Producer, and Professional to provide a complete solution for music and audio creation, sales, and promotion.

With integrated Nimbit, Studio One users can:

  • Instantly sell and promote their music and audio the moment it is created.
  • Sell MP3s, CDs, merchandise, and event tickets through beautiful stores for their Facebook pages, their Web sites, NimbitMusic.com, and services like Jango, FanBridge, and PledgeMusic.
  • Create sharable, interactive promotions for Facebook, Twitter, and email that feature music and video players, messages to fans, and free downloads to drive sales.
  • Grow their fan base and understand their fans better thanks to detailed analytics and sales reporting.

From Studio One Artist, Producer, and Professional v.2.0.6 and later (with the free Nimbit Extension), you can select an individual song right from the start page, or select File >Export and upload to Nimbit. You then add details, upload a product image, and set a price, and your music will be immediately available for sale.

Studio One Professional users will reap additional benefits. When you export to Nimbit from the Project page, your project metadata pre-populates the Nimbit product setup, allowing you to sell and promote your music almost instantaneously.


Introduction to Nimbit – The Easiest Way To Sell and Promote Music, Merch, Tickets and More on Facebook, Twitter, and Your Website.

A Complete Solution

With the addition of Nimbit technology and services, Studio One users can now go from creating the first track to marketing and selling a finished project, all within Studio One and associated Web sites. Studio One Professional users can record, mix, master, digitally release, burn CDs, upload to the Web via SoundCloud, and market and sell through Nimbit without leaving the DAW.

In short, Studio One has become a complete musician’s solution.

Registered Studio One 2 customers will be able to download the Nimbit Extension free from the PreSonus Exchange. Having installed the Extension, they can sign up for a Nimbit Free or Nimbit Plus account from within Studio One and start selling and promoting their music.

The benefits of Nimbit are not limited to PreSonus Studio One customers. Anyone who would like to sell and promote their music, other audio products, and merchandise can sign up at www.nimbit.com or can install the free Nimbit store for Facebook.

The integration will be available on August 1, 2012, via a free Nimbit Extension for Studio One 2.0.6 and later.

More information: PreSonus / Nimbit

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Mixed In Key releases Beyond Beatmatching: Take Your DJ Career to the Next Level

Mixed In Key Beyond Beatmatching

The creative minds behind Mixed In Key software are proud to announce the release of Beyond Beatmatching: Take Your DJ Career to the Next Level, a book that gets deep into the craft and business of professional DJing.

Authors Yakov Vorobyev and Eric Coomes have more than 20 years combined experience in the professional DJ business. Vorobyev is also president of Mixed In Key, makers of the industry-standard harmonic-mixing software for DJs.

“In this book we cover many advanced DJ techniques,” Vorobyev says. “We want to teach DJs something new, useful and exciting, regardless of their skill level. Most of all, we want to help them become incredible DJs.”

Beyond Beatmatching

  • Harmonic mixing: Learn basic and advanced techniques in this vital DJ skill.
  • Putting together your set: Discover how to mix a perfect DJ set.
  • Understanding the nightlife industry: Learn what goes on behind the scenes at a nightclub.
  • Getting gigs as a DJ: Get booked at clubs and festivals.
  • Building your brand: Increase your popularity on the club scene.
  • How to build the perfect DJ laptop: How to optimize a laptop for digital DJing, no matter your budget.
  • Assembling your team: Set goals for the future, and find the right people to help you get there.

Other topics covered include how to create mashups; how to develop a unique sound; how to adjust your set to fit the venue and audience; and how to use social media to reach more people, curate your brand, and expand your fan base.

The book also contains in-depth interviews with key DJs, managers, innovators and executives, including Markus Schulz, Sasha, A-list manager Ash Pournouri, talent booker Biz Martinez, and marketing guru Karl Detken.

“We decided to give back what we’ve learned through experience,” Vorobyev adds. “There are many books about how to beatmatch, but what happens after you already know how to DJ? We hope to share advice that will help you get to the next level.”

Beyond Beatmatching is published on the web for free. There are also Amazon Kindle and Digital .PDF versions available for $9.99 USD.

More information: Mixed In Key

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