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  • The Musician's Guide Announces Second Epic Deal

    1 Jan 2013, 00:37 by musicdish

    On January 7th 2013, The Musician's Guide are launching their second 100-hour-long 'epic deal' in partnership with Crowd FM, StageIt.com, CD Baby, and various other music companies to offer aspiring musicians 90% off over £239 worth of music promotion tools.

    The offer, which contains a guaranteed guitar string endorsement deal, distribution to over 60 online music stores including iTunes & Spotify, 6 months access to Crowd.fm, a pack of music contracts, radio publicity, and more, will be available for £24.99 from http://www.themusiciansguide.co.uk/epic-deal/ for just 100 hours.

    Marcus Taylor, founder of The Musician's Guide, says: "Our first epic deal went down brilliantly with artists, and we learnt a lot about what artists are really looking for. Our second epic deal responds to a lot of the lessons we learnt - for example, we've made it more affordable, more targeted towards gigging artists, and easier for artists to implement all of the great deals and savings included in the bundle".

    Eight music companies have agreed to support the campaign by donating their services into the package at a discounted price. Major partners include CDBaby, Jango Airplay, StageIt.com, Crowd.Fm and Dovetail Guitar Strings.

    The campaign is also sponsored by All Earplugs, Music Law Contracts, Vistaprint, and Mobile Roadie.

    All Earplugs - http://www.allearplugs.com
    Music Law Contracts - http://www.musiclawcontracts.com
    Vistaprint - http://www.vistaprint.co.uk
    Mobile Roadie - http://www.mobileroadie.com
  • 5 Dollar Music Business Website, Helps DIY Musicians Market,Promote And Sell Their…

    19 Dec 2012, 18:14 by musicdish

    The website MusicBusinessMarketplace.com is proud to launch the first micro job site dedicated exclusively to Musicians, Artist and Bands.

    The purpose of the site is to provide do it yourself (DIY) artist, musicians and bands with away to hire a virtual teams to help them build and maintain their music business. Musicians buy micro jobs from freelancers who earn $4 for delivery of each service. The services come in a wide range, from online music marketing to web development and programming.

    On 11/30/2012 Founder Fred Demming a 25 year veteran of the music industry was quoted as saying "MusicBusinessMarketplace.com is the place where Musicians, Artist and Bands can find the services, tools and support they need in order to take their music careers to the next level".

    Fred identified a need for these micro services based on the lack of affordable resources and services that support musicians who are out in the trenches everyday, performing live and releasing albums.


    According to music industry studies 57% of musicians are selling less than 50 albums per year.

    Based On this report Fred concluded that most artist, musicians and bands are not lacking in talent but are lacking in the area of marketing and promotion. And that is where the Music Business Marketplace can help artist, musicians and bands by providing a fun and easy way to buy services that can create and implement targeted marketing and promotion, which will help musicians engage there fan base, generate more music sales and create a bigger draw at live shows.

    Besides being the first and only five dollar microjob website dedicated to the music industry. Fred also mentioned that soon for those who join the site, there will also be away to buy and sell musical equipment on Music Business Marketplace,just like eBay.

    To Learn more about Music Business Marketplace and our many joint venture and affiliate marketing opportunities please call or contact us via email or visit us at: http://www.musicbusinessmarketplace.com

    Contact Information:
    Music Business Marketplace
    LoopMode Corporation
    780 W. Army Trail Rd. #278
    Carol Stream,Ill 60188
    317-586-8548
    http://www.musicbusinessmarketplace.com
    info@musicbusinessmarketplace.com
  • 5 Dollar Music Business Website, Helps DIY Musicians Market,Promote And Sell Their…

    19 Dec 2012, 18:11 by musicdish

    The website MusicBusinessMarketplace.com is proud to launch the first micro job site dedicated exclusively to Musicians, Artist and Bands.

    The purpose of the site is to provide do it yourself (DIY) artist, musicians and bands with away to hire a virtual teams to help them build and maintain their music business. Musicians buy micro jobs from freelancers who earn $4 for delivery of each service. The services come in a wide range, from online music marketing to web development and programming.

    On 11/30/2012 Founder Fred Demming a 25 year veteran of the music industry was quoted as saying "MusicBusinessMarketplace.com is the place where Musicians, Artist and Bands can find the services, tools and support they need in order to take their music careers to the next level".

    Fred identified a need for these micro services based on the lack of affordable resources and services that support musicians who are out in the trenches everyday, performing live and releasing albums.


    According to music industry studies 57% of musicians are selling less than 50 albums per year.

    Based On this report Fred concluded that most artist, musicians and bands are not lacking in talent but are lacking in the area of marketing and promotion. And that is where the Music Business Marketplace can help artist, musicians and bands by providing a fun and easy way to buy services that can create and implement targeted marketing and promotion, which will help musicians engage there fan base, generate more music sales and create a bigger draw at live shows.

    Besides being the first and only five dollar microjob website dedicated to the music industry. Fred also mentioned that soon for those who join the site, there will also be away to buy and sell musical equipment on Music Business Marketplace,just like eBay.

    To Learn more about Music Business Marketplace and our many joint venture and affiliate marketing opportunities please call or contact us via email or visit us at: http://www.musicbusinessmarketplace.com

    Contact Information:
    Music Business Marketplace
    LoopMode Corporation
    780 W. Army Trail Rd. #278
    Carol Stream,Ill 60188
    317-586-8548
    http://www.musicbusinessmarketplace.com
    info@musicbusinessmarketplace.com
  • MusicContractStore.com Set To Launch This Month

    14 Oct 2012, 22:02 by musicdish



    Today, The Musician’s Guide and Avenant Law have announced a partnership to launch http://www.musiccontractstore.com, a new online portal to help artists and music companies download high quality music contracts.

    The website, which is due to launch at the end of October, aims to be the ‘go-to’ source for music contracts in the music industry.

    Marcus Taylor, founder of The Musician’s Guide says: “My goal with The Musician’s Guide has long been to remove the obstacles that get in the way of musicians achieving their goals. There’s no shortage of instances where well-known artists have split up over signing an unfair contract, or worse - not having a contract in place in the first place. We’ve created MusicContractStore.com to make high-standard contracts easily accessible to a broad range of artists.”

    Music Contract Store has a number of features that make it stand out from existing online music contract providers. First of all, it’s the only provider to offer contracts suitable for use in different countries, including the United Kingdom, United States, and Canada. It’s also the only provider that guarantees all contracts are up to date with current legislation.

    Further product developments will also be announced in the coming months. This includes a custom music contract generator for record labels, as well as a wider range of music contracts, and locations served.

    To learn more about Music Contract Store visit http://www.musiccontractstore.com

    To learn more about The Musician’s Guide and Avenant Law visit
    http://www.themusiciansguide.co.uk
    http://www.avenantlaw.com
    Email: marcus@themusiciansguide.co.uk
  • Daily Brainstorming Sessions With Industry Pros At The Fest

    1 Oct 2012, 14:03 by musicdish



    Come talk with us about what YOU want, when ya want on whatever Music Industry related topics that interest you. Attend one, two or as many individual categories as you like for three full days! Attendees can receive hands-on advice,.... Career Critique, Products Critique, Recording, Publishing, Plugging, Legal, Records, Duplication, Distribution, Radio, Video, Broadcasting, Shop, Management, Promotions, Productions...

    The Music Row Best Western will host music industry information tables, networking areas, and training sessions from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday, October 5-7 at 1407 Division Street Nashville, Tennessee 37203. For the first time, members of the general public can register separately to attend one-on-one brainstorming sessions with music industry professionals.

    Mentors for this year's festival will include Fred Vail, Lisa Aschmann, Regina Carter-Boy, Ron Eckerman, Stephen Foster, Amanda Andrews, Jo Crowe, David Lowry, Pam Gunn, Kim Copeland, Janelle Angel, David Wray, Phil Brown, and Vinny Ribas.

    Music industry exhibitors and sponsors include Kim Copeland Productions, Crowe Entertainment, producer Ron Eckerman (author of the new book "Turn It Up"), Indie Connect, Mind Coup, Musik and Film, Nashville Music Guide, National Media Group, Out of the Box Records, music industry attorney David Ray, Tennessee Songwriters Association, Top Notch Entertainment, Treasure Isle Recording, Tri Star Entertainment, and Whiting Publicity & Promotions to name a few....

    Songwriters can also introduce their new songs by performing at a special "open mic" stage located between Demonbreun and Division streets. "The 'Independent Music Fest' is a wonderful career-building opportunity for artists and songwriters at all levels," said Cornelius "Popcorn" Robertson, founder and coordinator of the festival. "More than 100 community & industry volunteers will donate their time and resources to make this possible. Shows are open to the public."

    Mentoring registration with one-on-one mentoring sessions with music industry professionals for $25 per day. $45 for 2 days or $65 for all three! To register or for more information about the "Independent Music Fest", http://www.independentmusicfest.org/public.htm , send an email inquiry to Popcorn@IndependentMusicFest.org, or call (615) 424-1491.

    Music: http://www.songwritersfestival.com/musicdownloads/fair_sintownfinal.mp3
  • Taste Of Chinese Pop From The Trillion Dollar Greater China Market

    30 Sep 2012, 22:12 by musicdish



    CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival proudly presents a highlight of this year's music festival: "Taiwan Music," hosted by a-Peer Music & the Taiwan Ministry of Culture Bureau of Audiovisual and Music Industry Development (BAMID), and supported by AsianinNY and MusicDish*China. Kick off CMJ with us and experience these C-Pop bands live, Thursday, October 18 from 8:00pm-10: 30pm (door open at 7:30 pm) at the Union Square Ballroom, 27 Union Square West (between E 15th St and E 16th St) Union Square Park.

    http://www.facebook.com/events/365565326852284/

    Get ready for a night of fresh sounds from the land of new music rarely explored in the USA... until now! As a wave of creative musicians from around the globe absorb Western hip-hop & alternative rock influences and then elevate the music with their own cultural spin, you are invited to be enthralled by an evening of the best Chinese Pop generating a buzz in the Taiwanese scene. Here is the line-up:

    8:00PM - Chemical Monkeys, a Taiwanese pop rock band consisting of vocalist Zain Jun, guitarist Bryan Chang, bassist Sam Wu and drummer Mayc Tsou. All of the band members also have success in Taiwan's pop music scene as songwriters, producers, and/or recording engineers. https://www.facebook.com/chemical.monkey.band

    8:45PM - 831, a Taiwanese alternative rock band formed by five high school classmates in the summer of 2003, best known as the future successor of the top Mandarin Rock band, Mayday. 831 is also sometimes referred to as "the Asian Simple Plan" due to their versatile styles of music ranging from punk rock, pop rock, electronic, metal to hip-hop. https://www.facebook.com/band831tw

    9:30PM - Da Mouth, a two-time Golden Melody Award-winning Taiwanese hip-hop group consisting of Japanese female vocalist Aisa Senda, Korean-Taiwanese male vocalist Harry Chang, MC 40 and Japanese- Taiwanese aboriginal DJ Chung-Hua. They are considered "the Asian Black Eyed Peas" due to their diversity and widespread popularity in China. https://www.facebook.com/thedamouth

    Email jean@a-peer.com for further information. It is a night you can't miss!

    The Taiwan Ministry of Culture BAMID's most important mission is to inform the public, both in Taiwan and abroad, of the government's policies, regulations, and actions, and to promote development of the mass media. a-Peer Music is an innovative music & technology company provide international marketing & technical services for the music industry.
  • OKMusic Seeking Holiday Thrills With Halloween Song Competition

    30 Sep 2012, 00:48 by musicdish

    OKMusic.fm is dying to hear original tunes from unsigned artists for the site’s Halloween Song Contest. The contest is the first from OKMusic’s new series of monthly themed events designed to give undiscovered talent an opportunity for worldwide exposure.

    OKMusic is looking for songs that capture the Halloween spirit and summons up the excitement and fun of the annual October holiday. The only rule* is that music entered be an original composition by the submitter. No resurrecting someone else’s moldy oldie and doing a cover, OKMusic wants fresh blood.

    The outcome of the contest will be determined by the OKMusic community. The song that has the most likes by October 27 will be the declared the winner.

    The winner will get exposure to the social network’s millions of visitors worldwide and be highlighted in the new front page OKMusic “Featured Artist” pane. Special treats will include a crystalline star trophy laser-etched with the artist/band’s name, OKMusic winner stickers the artist/band can use to promote themselves locally and a nationally distributed press release about the winning band and song.

    “The OKMusic Halloween song contest is the first of many monthly contests designed to provide our artists with opportunities to build a fan base,” Akiko Asami, CEO, OKMusic, explains. “Our mission is to help our members get discovered.”

    Recently, Canadian artist Rich Chambers had a song selected for the soundtrack of an upcoming Hollywood film, Chilly Christmas, through a contest on the site.

    To learn more about OKMusic or hear indie artists from around the globe, visit the free site at http://okmusic.fm.

    Full contest rules are available at http://okmusic.fm/#!/events/halloween

    *By entering this contest, you agree to grant us a non-transferable option to claim, for now and forever, your immortal soul. Should we exercise this option, you agree to surrender any claim you may have to it, within 5 (five) working days of receiving written notification from OKMusic.fm. This contract may not be challenged in court or through binding arbitration. Souls may only be regained through a “rock off” against an infernal being of OKMusic’s designation.
  • My Secret Island To Release "I Miss The Day" Single October 12

    28 Sep 2012, 21:24 by musicdish



    My Secret Island is a project which has touched on a variety of musical worlds from the very beginning. The project first received public attention in 2010 with a limited EP called "The First Stories."

    http://youtu.be/SoLYLnj5qXs

    Featuring an iconic version of the classic "Riders on the Storm" by The Doors. The current single is called "I Miss The Day". Longing and hoping to one day meet the big love, which seems almost out of reach.

    The single features three diverting, completely different versions of "I miss the Day". Included as special bonus is the catchy rock cover version of Tommy Roe's "Sheila", a number 1 hit from the 60s. MY SECRET ISLAND is extraordinarily unique.

    "I miss the Day" will be available in digital and physical form in all good shops on October 12, 2012.

    http://www.reverbnation.com/mysecretisland
    http://www.facebook.com/MySecretIsland
    http://soundcloud.com/mysecretisland/sheila
    Email: mysecretisland@versanet.de
  • Dean Brown Addresses Unfinished Business On New Recording, All-Star Cast Featured On…

    21 Sep 2012, 13:33 by musicdish



    On Unfinished Business, veteran guitarist Dean Brown, whose scintillating six-string work can be heard on over 200 recordings, steps out with his fourth dynamic outing as a leader. Joining him on this eclectic offering, which ranges from hard-hitting funk to lovely ballads, soothing samba flavored grooves, Latin-tinged jams, greasy organ-fueled blues and cool jazz, are longstanding colleagues Marvin “Smitty” Smith on drums and Gerry Etkins on keyboards. Their intuitive sense of simpatico blends nicely on this highly interactive session with bassists Hadrien Feraud, Jimmy Earl, Schuyler Deale and Rene Camacho, Hammond B-3 organist Bobby Sparks, percussionist Joey DeLeon, trumpeter Lee Thornburg, vibraphonist Bernard Maseli and tenor saxophonists Doug Webb and Kirk Whalum. Santana drummer Dennis Chambers, who played on Brown’s powerhouse trio recording from 2009, appears on one track.

    Brown stretches with heroic abandon on this collection of old and new tunes from his catalog, showing the remarkable versatility, ingenuity and go-for-it intensity that has marked his 30-year career as a guitarist-composer-arranger and educator. An in-demand figure on the global fusion and contemporary jazz scene, Brown has toured and recorded with such luminaries as Marcus Miller, The Brecker Brothers, Billy Cobham, David Sanborn, Bob James, George Duke, Roberta Flack, Lenny White, Joe Zawinul and Steve Smith’s Vital Information, but takes the greatest pleasure in his own personal projects. The aptly-titled Unfinished Business, which includes some previously unrecorded tunes originally written by the guitarist during the mid ‘80s, follows his acclaimed solo outings Here (2001), Groove Warrior (2004) and DBIII: Live at the Cotton Club Tokyo (2009), the latter a stripped-down power trio outing with bassist Will Lee and drummer Dennis Chambers.

    “The title of this album is multi-faceted for me,” says Brown. “There’s the idea of being a musician in general is kind of a work in progress and tends to involve ‘unfinished business’ in terms of always paying dues, always learning and hopefully always growing as an artist. There is also the idea that there are tunes laying around that don’t make the CDs, for whatever reason. I’ve written way more music than I have records for, so there’s always more tunes. Some of these tunes on Unfinished Business are ones that didn’t make it on previous albums, so I decided to record them now. I’ve been playing them live and people have been telling me, ‘Man, you should put that tune on a record.’ So I finally got around to doing it here.”

    Brown is particularly pleased with the nature of the recording during these Unfinished Business sessions. “All these tunes were recorded live in the studio,” he says, “so there’s a lot of interaction and not a lot of overdubs. I’m trying to protect that kind of stuff. I just like the integrity of the idea that all the vertical stuff happens at once. I love that live feeling.” That kind of immediacy is felt on all nine tracks from Unfinished Business, which stands as Brown’s most ambitious release to date.

    www.deanbrown.com

    Available @
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/unfinished-business/id555173956?ls=1

    http://www.amazon.com/Unfinished-Business/dp/B0091P6PFY

    http://www.abstractlogix.com/xcart/product.php?productid=25631

    http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/deanbrown

    http://www.audiophileimports.com/shop/product.php?productid=22538
  • ArtistWorks Gives Aspiring Classical Musicians A Competitive Edge With Launch Of New…

    19 Sep 2012, 21:34 by musicdish

    The highly anticipated ArtistWorks Classical Music Campus will launch on September 19th it was announced today. This first-ever online, interactive classical music school features unparalleled, classical music instruction from world-renowned teaching artists in five core orchestral instruments including flute, trumpet, clarinet, violin and french horn. Also included in the new Classical Campus are current ArtistWorks classical piano and classical guitar schools.

    ArtistWorks Classical Campus teaching artists include Jeffrey Kahner (Principal Flutist, Philadelphia Orchestra, Curtis Institute); David Bilger (Principal Trumpet, Philadelphia Orchestra, Curtis Institute); Ricardo Morales (Principal Clarinetist, Philadelphia Orchestra, Curtis Institute, Juilliard, Temple University); Bill Caballero (Principal French Horn, Pittsburgh Orchestra, Carnegie Mellon University School of Music), Nathan Cole [Violin, First Associate Concertmaster, Los Angeles Philharmonic] as well as guitarist Jason Vieaux (Curtis Institute, Cleveland Institute of Music) and pianist Christie Peery Skousen (Peabody Institute).

    Providing personalized online feedback via ArtistWorks’ Video Exchange™ Accelerated Learning Platform, the ArtistWorks Classical Music Campus orchestral teaching artists are all principal performers within their respective orchestras. In addition, most are instructors at various ultra exclusive music schools including Juilliard, Curtis Institute and the Carnegie Mellon University School of Music among others. Previously, direct access to these prestigious teaching artists was virtually unobtainable, owing to the fact that admissions to most of these top-flight schools afford the opportunity to study directly with these virtuoso artists to fewer than 10 students per year.

    Designed for aspiring classical musicians, the ArtistWorks Classical Campus provides core curriculum in the form of video lessons, covering the essential playing habits that build top-flight technique for all levels of players. Most importantly, these video lessons cover the etudes, and orchestral excerpts that musicians need to perfect for competitions or university, conservatory or professional orchestra auditions. In addition to video lessons representing the teaching artists life’s work, subscribing students can use their webcam, phone or other video device to show their instructor their progress. The teaching artists then provide personalized video responses with critique and comment on technique as well as priceless insight and the “inside track” on what is required in the highly competitive audition process. These interactions are available for all students to see and learn from. This new online approach represents a virtual master class where every participant gets personalized attention from the master.

    Subscriptions to the ArtistWorks Classical Campus Orchestral schools are reasonably priced at $299 for 3 months, $499 for six months and $699 for 9 months. Subscriptions to classical guitar and classical piano schools are priced at $90.00 for 3 months, $150.00 for 6 months and $240.00 for a 12-month subscription.

    http://www.artistworksclassical.com/


    About ArtistWorks, Inc.

    Founded in 2008 by former AOL executive David Butler, ArtistWorks, Inc. is a Napa California-based technology and music education company that provides a global online learning community of world-renowned artists and enthusiastic amateurs dedicated to unleashing the music that lies within all of us. Its Video Exchange Accelerated Learning Platform enables virtuoso musicians to "teach the world" by presenting their full method, technique or lesson list in HD video to subscribing students. Utilizing simple web cams, iPhones, iPads and more, students are able to submit videos for individualized video feedback and guidance - creating a two-way, online learning experience

    ArtistWorks currently offers schools from such world-class, virtuoso artists as: Paul Gilbert (rock guitar lessons); Martin Taylor (fingerstyle guitar lessons); Jason Vieaux (Classical guitar lessons); Andreas Oberg (jazz guitar lessons); Nathan East (pop & rock bass lessons), John Patitucci (jazz bass lessons), Howard Levy (harmonica lessons); DJ Qbert (DJ lessons); Christie Peery (piano lessons); Thomas Lang (rock drum lessons); Billy Cobham (jazz and fusion drum lessons); Luis Conte (percussion lessons); as well as the ArtistWorks Academy of Bluegrass with Tony Trischka (banjo lessons); Missy Raines (double bass lessons); guitar player Bryan Sutton (flatpick guitar lessons); Andy Hall (dobro lessons); Mike Marshall (mandolin lessons); and Darol Anger (fiddle lessons).

    For additional information please visit: www.artistworksclassical.com.