Music Without Labels & Beat-Play are proud to announce that one of our great artists, Te’ V. Smith from Philadelphia, Pa is available to provide full website design and development to all independent musicians. Visit his site to contact him directly. Here are some samples of work he has done in the past:
Dexter R. Jones
S. Badiyah Austin
This morning, GrageBand.com users were informed via email of the discontinuation of the site, effective on July 15th 2010. Being a Myspace powered company along with iLike, the sites current users will be able to transfer their GarageBand accounts over to iLike. On a funnier note; people are still able to sign up for GarageBand. (Makes Sense) Here is the email that was sent to the users concerning this motion.
It’s been over ten years since we started helping discover independent music on the ol’ interwebs. Things have changed a lot since then. Most of those changes have been good and some of them have been bad. Some changes are just bitter-sweet.
It’s with this bitter-sweetness that we are announcing today that Garageband.com will be discontinued as of July 15th, 2010.
The landscape of how music is discovered and delivered has changed drastically over the last decade and we are proud to have been a huge part of that change — first with Garageband.com and then with iLike.com and beyond. Sadly, that landscape will not include Garageband.com anymore.
Link your account to iLike: (action required)
If you want to continue to make your music available for streaming or download on iLike.com and the iLike application on Facebook, please go to iLike.com and login with your Garageband username and password by July 15th, 2010. This will automatically link your account to iLike so we can port your music, profile photo, and biography to iLike.com.
Finally, if you have recently made a purchase on Garageband.com and would like a refund, please email refunds@iLike-inc.com to request a refund. Valid refund requests must be received no later than July 31st, 2010.
The Garageband and iLike team
I believe this to be a start to a long chain of foldings for Myspace. They have been on a quick decline in the online community for the past 2 years now with the power of Facebook and Google flooding the internet. Cutting costs will be a big thing for the future of Myspace as they struggle to focus on the right paths to bring success once again. It will be interesting how long iLike can hold on with the huge advancements in online music streaming and promotion. They are really going to lose it when BeatPlay.com is released.
By: Mark G. Valente | Online Marketing Director | @MarkwithMWL | Music Without Labels & Beat-Play, LLC
Posted in Independent Music, Music News
Tagged Artist, BeatPlay, Facebook, garage band, garageband, Independent Music, Indie Music, Music, Music News, music site, MusicWithoutLabels, myspace, web
I don’t play guitar (yet), but a lot of my friends and family members do and I know it can be a b*tch to find a guitar tuner sometimes, especially when you’re traveling. I’ve actually seen a couple other online guitar tuners before but this site takes it further than anyone else. They have some really sweet free interfaces with a lot of options. If you play, it’d be awesome to always know this is here, and works. Don’t know if they have an app..
Posted in Independent Music, Music Help, Music News
Tagged Artists, Bands, Beat-Play, Chordbook, chordbook.com, Dante Cullari, free promotion, Future, guitar, guitar chords, guitar tuner, guitar tuning, Help, Independent, independent artists, Innovation, interactive guitar tuner, online tuner, tools, web
You gotta go to this site and see what I mean. It allows the user to interact both with the artist and the music…genius. Requires some web development skills, but I think the best ideas always do these days. http://subphilosophy.net/
Posted in Independent Music, Music News
Tagged Artists, Beat-Play, BeatPlay, best artist website, Dante Cullari, Distribution, Free, Future, Independent, independent artists, Independent Music, Indie, Indie Music, Music, Music Business, Music Without Labels, Producers, Promotion, Sick artist website, sub philosophy, web
Yesterday I had an interview with Mark Cope, the Music Industry Examiner for Examiner.com. Mark has had a lot of experience in the music industry, having worked for several labels and even EMI over the years.
Mark though, has a real passion for independent artists and music, and he continues to support it as much as he possibly can. Mark and I had a chance to talk about Beat-Play and how it can solve a lot of the problems artists are facing right now. He’s planning on doing an article about us in the next couple weeks, so watch out for that. He also told me about how he has seen the music business evolve and change over the years. I thought that this perspective was worth sharing.
Posted in Independent Music, music industry, Music News
Tagged Artists, Bands, Beat-Play, BeatPlay, business, Dante Cullari, Distribution, evolution of music, Free, free promotion, Future, Independent, independent artists, Independent Music, Indie, Innovation, labels, Mark Cope, Music, Music Business, music industry, Music News, Music Without Labels, MWL, Outsourcing, Producers, Promotion, Record Labels, revenue for artists, The Examiner, web