Daily Archives: July 8, 2010

iPhone Apps for Bands: Sound Around

Sound Around launched their site last Wednesday. This online music tool provides artists, managers, and labels the ability to create iPhone applications online specified to their brand. The site charges $14 a month for their service but it’s definitely less expensive than the money needed up front to develop your own application. Share your music, photos, and event from your own personal application, which can be downloaded by any iphone, ipod touch, and ipad users. This is a great resource for music promotion and another awesome way for independent artists to save money and time for creating more tracks.

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New Music Seminar Comes to NYC July 19-21

The New Music Seminar is coming to New York City on July 19th through the 21st. Learn insider information from some of the music industry’s top innovators, from business owners to musicians alone. The conference allows you to gain knowledge on how to build leverage in an extremely competitive market. The music industry is growing everyday in many areas. Why not put all the contributors in the same room? This is just great, I advise anyone in the area at that time to go and check it out.

Donate To Your Favorite Musicians: IOUmusic

IOUmusic has been at work on their crowdfunding website for quite sometime now but have finally released it to the public on the Tuesday June 6th. I really dig their idea of getting fans to directly donate money to their favorite artists to show their support. This gives artists a better perspective on who their die-hard fans really are. The only problem I have with this site is their demand of 10% of every users donation. If you want to monetize your site, try some innovative advertising, but how could you be a site trying to fully “help” the artist if you are going to continue to take a percentage of the money they rightfully deserve like every other music promotion out there today? Along with this, IOU does not guarantee that your artist gets the money being as they do not have direct contact to every possible artist and must search for them to deliver the money. If that is the case the promise you a full refund on your attempted donation. Well, go see for yourselves!

The Morning Benders — Summer Mix Download at Say Mayday

A Pretty Sweet Chill Mix – 32 min

http://saymayday.com/2010/07/the-morning-benders-echomix1/

Quote of the Week: Marianne Williamson

Here is a very inspirational quote that I had caught a glimpse of during the movie “Coach Carter” This quote is by Marianne Williamson who is the founder of The Peace Alliance in efforts to push to create a United States Department of Peace

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant,
gorgeous, handsome, talented and fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us.
It is not just in some; it is in everyone.
And, as we let our own light shine, we consciously give
other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.

Funny Fkin FAQ from Dovecote Records – New York Indie Rock Label

WILL YOU SIGN MY BAND?

Do you have a sharpie?

WHERE CAN I SEND MY BAND’S DEMO? (WE SUCK)

Please send all demos to Stefan Max.  His email is max (at) roadrunnerrecords.com

FOLLOW-UP QUESTION TO PREVIOUS QUESTION: HI, MY BAND REALLY FUCKING SUCKS. IS IT OK IF I SEND YOU A CURT EMAIL DEMANDING TO KNOW WHAT YOU AS A LABEL CAN DO FOR US?

OMG, totally! I hate you and your family. Love, David Heggie

HEY DOVECOTE, I’M IN A BAND CALLED CASPER AND THE COOKIES, CAN I PUT YOU ON OUR EMAIL LIST AND INCESSANTLY EMAIL YOU ABOUT NEWS ITEMS YOU DON’T CARE ABOUT?

That’s fine but please understand that we’re already in talks with Pie Crust and the Cool Whips so you’ve got some competish.

WHERE CAN I SEND MY BAND’S DEMO? (WE DON’T SUCK)

Email a link to mp3s or a myspace page to us.  USE OUR CONTACT FORM ON THE CONTACT PAGE.  Also, don’t hound us about it or add us to your mailing list because we WILL find you.

HOW DO YOU SPELL DOVECOTE?

Well if you’re a fan of the music, go ahead and spell it as you see it.  But if you’re a member of a marketing company we pay thousands of dollars to, please go ahead and massacre it anyway you seem fit.  Deeohveeeeceeohteeee

WHO WOULD I TALK TO ABOUT INTERVIEWING THE SILVERSUN PICKUPS?

Oh, that’s the wrong bird themed label.  It happens all the time.  Please refer all questions to Chip Adams, Erin Chandler, and AJ Tobey.

I WORK AT HEAVY HITTER INC., WILL YOU RIDE A MECHANICAL BULL WITH ME?

Yes.

OK, IF I’M GAY BUT WISH TO ALSO RIDE A MECHANICAL BULL, IS THERE A HAT THAT REFLECTS MY SEXUAL PREFERENCE?

Yes Dave. It’s a Dr Suess hat with a dildo stapled to the top.

I ALSO WORK AT HEAVY HITTER INC., IF WE SAY LETS GO TO LUNCH AND WE SUGGEST OLIVE GARDEN IN JEST, WILL YOU MAKE US GO THERE ANYWAY?

All you can eat so bring a garbage bag that we can stuff on the down low which we’ll then leave by the back door to pick up after we leave out the front door so the OG staff gets none the wiser to our breadstick / salad / soup heist.

HEY GUYS, I HAVE THIS IDEA TO SHOOT A MUSIC VIDEO AT MEDIEVAL TIMES… ARE YOU GUYS DOWN?

Do you even have to ask?

MY NAME IS JO LENARDI, WILL YOU MAKE SURE TO NEVER CONTACT ME UNLESS ONE OF YOU ARE BLEEDING IN NH?

Portsmouth has good seafood. I’ll call you if anyone from Dovecote / Deathcote is choking on a clam.

WILL YOU MAKE ME A SMOOTH JAZZ MIXTAPE?

Hrm well… if you own a bakery that happens to house a recording studio that happens to also be a legitimate masonic temple… then yes we will.  But only if you show up drunk to our private functions and scare our friends.

IF YOU WERE A DOG, WHAT KIND OF APPROACH WOULD YOU USE WHEN SNIFFING BOTH OTHER DOG’S ASSES AND THE HUMAN CROTCH? FAKE AFFECTION TO GET CLOSE OR JUST DIVE AT THE PRIZE?

RUNNING START STRAIGHT INTO NOSE DIVE

WHAT DO I DO IF I AM OFFERED THE CHOICE OF RAPING A RACCOON OR EATING A HAMSTER?

Get all of the contact info of the person who is offering this choice and text it to Dave Heggie.

IS KOSUKE FROM THE ORIENT?

Common misconception, but no. He was actually born in the kitchen of the Olive Garden on 6th Ave.

WHAT DO YOU THINK REALLY KILLED THE DINOSAURS?

Dino-AIDS

Source

Full CD Listening Parties at Spinner

Some pretty sick CDs here. Def worth checking out:

http://www.spinner.com/new-releases#/1

Live Coding Music – One of the craziest concepts I’ve ever seen

Live Coding is a musical performance where the computer screen can be seen by the listener as the performer alters the code to create a musical piece on the fly. It is pretty damn interesting, and could be a glimpse at music’s future down the road.

Check out this vid for more info about how it works: http://vimeo.com/9790850

New Instrument – The Air Piano

Music just got a little more advanced: