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Erin Barra launches Beats By Girlz

Erin Barra has launched Beats By Girlz, an Indiegogo campaign dedicated to empowering women in the arts.

She’s empowering, self-aware, and most importantly a talent, who doesn’t let her gender keep her from breaking any glass ceiling that other female musicians and producers only imagined.

Utilizing her position as a multi-faceted woman in audio, Erin has kicked off Beatz By Girlz – an Indiegogo campaign dedicated to empowering women in the arts.

In collaboration with The Lower East Side Girls Club, Erin will be creating a female powered music tech program, creating educational video assets and serving as a role model for daughters, sisters, friends and mothers.

The project aims to $20,000 USD by December 19th, 2013.

More information: Beats By Girlz

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Elektron to unveil new product with Berlin party

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Elektron Berlin party

Elektron has announced it will launch its new product at Night of Machines, taking place November 23rd in Berlin.

A new machine from Elektron is on the horizon. To celebrate it, Elektron will throw a big party in Berlin.

The event is called Night of Machines, the date is set to November the 23rd, and during the evening the new machine will make its official debut.

The launch party will include live performances by Very Special Guest (Kompakt), TM-404—a.k.a Andreas Tilliander (Kontra-Musik), Cascandy (Monaberry), and Andre Kronert (Stockholm LTD, Neurotron), and DJ’s Dataline, and Marlon & Karxman.

The event will take place at Humboldthain in Berlin (doors open at 23:00 hours).

More information: Elektron / Night of Machines

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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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Propellerhead Figure for iOS – Get this App of the Week free now

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Propellerhead Software has announced that its Figure music app is available to download at no cost for a limited time.

Get FIGURE for free!

Did you know that Figure is free App of the Week in the App Store? If you haven’t grabbed this immensely popular iOS app yet, now is definitely the time.

World-class synths? Sure. Beast of a drum machine Totally. But here’s what matters most: Figure is fun! Grab Figure in the App Store now.

The Figure app is free to download until November 1st, 2013.

More information: Propellerhead / Figure

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idmonster announces Be More Like Water + id-strument suite for Kontakt

idmonster Be More Like Water

idmonster, the solo project of composer, sound designer and Butterfly Child guitarist Pendle Poucher, has announced the upcoming album Be More Like Water.

Be More Like Water is a beautiful, dark cinematic odyssey with a hint of concept album, but devoid of hippy guff. Each track is like a short film made of sound.

Pendle fuses electronics and acoustics combined with field recordings, analogue synths, an ancient ships piano, and his own unique Space Echo drenched guitar playing to produce a sumptuous other-worldly sound-space that veers from contemplative minimalism through boisterous krautrock wig-out, loopy fourth world raga to skewed hip-pop.

The album is already picking up radio play, with tracks being featured on Gideon Coe’s evening show on BBC Radio 6 and Nic Luscombe’s Late Junction on BBC Radio 3.


A very beautiful video for the track “I Was Drifting Plankton” featuring amazing microscopic plankton footage.

As an established and respected sample instrument designer Pendle also operates as www.sound-dust.co.uk creating sample libraries of obscure and slightly wonky real and imagined instruments. His clients include many established composers and musicians worldwide including Gotye, Hollywood composer Rupert Gregson Williams, Bat for Lashes, Orbital, The Chemical Brothers and David Holmes. His sounds can be heard on numerous films, TV shows and records.

To accompany the release of Be More Like Water Pendle has also made the idstrument suite a special 1GB suite of six sample instruments in Kontakt format which includes some of the significant sounds, textures and instruments from the album. It will be available as a free download to anyone who buys the CD and will hopefully inspire other musicians.

id-instrument suite for Kontakt
The id-strument for Native Instruments Kontakt.

The id-strument suite has recordings from old synths, broken acoustic instruments, home made contraptions and the actual ticking of economic philosopher Thomas Carlyle’s 200 year old grandfather clock (plus lots of other things too).

The album with id-strument suite sample set is available to purchase for £10 GBP. The release is set for November, 2013.

More information: Knitted Cat / Sound-Dust

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The Music Licensing Directory launches the next evolution in the crowdsourcing of music

Music Licensing Directory

The Music Licensing Directory has officially launched a music crowdsourcing service where Music Supervisors, Advertising Agencies, Production Companies and Individuals who need music for any purpose can launch a contest and find music to license for their needs.

Since launching in December last year, The Music Licensing Directory has rapidly built an extensive global community of artists, bands, labels, publishers, producers and composers. The new crowdsourcing platform allows anyone fast and simple access to this global community and an easy way to find both customized music and existing tracks to easily license for just about any purpose.

Crowdsourcing of music has traditionally been plagued by complexity and a lack of confidentiality. After extensive industry consultation the Music Licensing Directory has created a platform that addresses these critical issues.

“Music Licensing can be a time consuming, expensive, daunting and complex process for anyone who needs to find good music for their specific purpose. By utilizing the reach of our global community of music providers, we have come up with a solution that allows for confidentiality, particularly for clients in advertising, whilst still maintaining a fast, simple and personalized service” said Music Licensing Directory CEO Winston Giles.

The Crowdsourcing process caters to projects big and small with varying budgets and for many different purposes. Using the service is free, with no commitment or obligation – users only pay license fees if they are satisfied with tracks submitted.

“We are offering a new approach for those who need music and don’t have the time to sift through libraries with thousands of tracks or the time to get music from multiple sources. In a matter of hours we are able to deliver music suggestions based upon client requirements, and handle all aspects of the licensing process” said Giles.

More information: Music Licensing Directory

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EMW Music Group launches Shuffle in support of VH1 Save The Music Foundation

Ben Lidell of EMW Music Group wrote in to share about Shuffle, EMW’s debut album, featuring 14 songs by 14 up-and-coming artists from around the world.


Bruno Mars – Treasure iPad Remix 2.0 (feat. Guy Lockard)

We’re incredibly excited to offer our first album, Shuffle, in support of VH1 Save The Music Foundation. This is our way to give back to public music programs that helped us grow to be the musicians we are today and also ensure the next generation of musical talent is being nurtured. Together we can spread the awareness of the album’s mission and also the necessity of music and art in schools.

EMW Music Group will be donating 100% of the proceeds of Shuffle to VH1 Save The Music Foundation.

More information: Shuffle

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Nimbit goes global and lowers sales commission

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Nimbit

Nimbit has released a major multifaceted update to its direct-to-fan sales and promotion platform.

While Nimbit now delivers more, it costs less-much less. Commissions on sales transactions have been reduced from 16.5% for all accounts to 10% for Nimbit Free and Plus and a miniscule 5% for Nimbit Premium accounts. And unlike competitors who only offer low commissions on digital goods, these rates also apply to sales on physical goods as well. For example, if you sell a $10 CD with a Plus account, your commission will only be $1; sell it with Nimbit Premium, and your cost is only 50¢!

Direct Pay — Another long awaited new feature to Nimbit is the shift to a Direct Pay model, where subscribers get paid directly, via PayPal, as they make sales. This is the music business version of instant gratification!

Self-Fulfillment — The updated service also adds a much-requested self-fulfillment option for physical goods. Nimbit previously picked, packed, and shipped all orders for physical products like CDs, vinyl, and t-shirts from their U.S. warehouse. Now subscribers to Nimbit Plus and Nimbit Premium have the option to ship products themselves from anywhere in the world. Nimbit will continue to offer complete fulfillment services as an option in Premium accounts.

Localized Currencies and Stores

Nimbit is now international! This update enables musicians around the world to sell in their local currencies. At launch, the following currencies are supported: Australian Dollar, British Pound Sterling, Canadian Dollar, Czech Koruna, Danish Krone, Euro, Hong Kong Dollar, Hungarian Forint, Israeli New Shekel, Japanese Yen, Mexican Peso, New Zealand Dollar, Norwegian Krone, Polish Zloty, Singapore Dollar, Swedish Krona, Swiss Franc, U.S. Dollar.

In addition to support for local currencies, Nimbit subscribers can 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 more artists around the world a deeper connection to their fans.”

More information: Nimbit

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