Tuesday, May 28, 2019

DJM-REC From Pioneer DJ Now Clears and Distributions Mixes Thanks To Dubset

Upload your mixes from DJM-REC, Pioneer’s iOS recording app for DJs, and use  the Dubset service to instantly identify rights holders and distribute your music.

Pioneer is partnering with Dubset Media to upload, clear, and distribute your mixes right from our iOS DJ-mix recording app, DJM-REC. Now, DJs can go from live set to instant legal distribution in a matter of minutes, for the first time.

The process feels frictionless, though it’s built on two innovative platforms designed with DJs in mind.  Dubset’s proprietary MixBANK platform manages the licenses and royalties for labels and publishers. Its proprietary MixSCAN technology can analyze DJ mixes or remixed audio files and identify the tracks used.

“This is a world first and we are excited to work with Dubset to bring it to market.”
This new feature means that once you’ve uploaded a mix from DJM-REC to Dubset and the system has analyzed it for copyrights and cleared it, you will be able to distribute it legally to music streaming services such as Apple Music and Spotify. A DJ artist profile is also created in these major music services on your behalf if you don’t already have one, where your cleared content is made available in one location for all your fans to access and enjoy.  When a user plays your DJ mix or remix on these streaming services, appropriate royalties will be paid to the labels (who will pay the artists) and publishers (who will pay the composers and writers) who own the copyrights.

“This partnership brings together Pioneer, the best-in-class DJ tools company with Dubset, the leader in compliant distribution of DJ mixes and remixes to major music services,” explains Stephen White, Dubset’s CEO. “This exciting partnership enables, for the first time, DJs to upload their live sets through their Pioneer DJM-REC app to Dubset’s MixBANK where the set will be analyzed, parsed, cleared, and distributed to Apple Music. A seamless live performance-to-distribution model has been at the top of the DJ communities wish list for a long time, and it is now here.”

To use the Dubset upload function, you’ll need to update DJM-REC to the latest version (ver. 1.2.0).


DJM-REC is a high-quality DJ mix recording app that allows you to easily record, share and promote your music. Connect your iOS device via USB cable to DJM mixers featuring digital send/return to smoothly record and upload your sounds to cloud services, such as Mixcloud, SoundCloud, Dropbox and, of course, Dubset. You can also promote your mixes in real time through live streaming platforms, including YouTube, Facebook Live, Periscope, Instagram and Snapchat.

To use DJM-REC with our mixers (DJM-TOUR1, DJM-900NXS2, DJM-750MK2, and DJM-450), you’ll need to update the mixer’s firmware to the latest version.

Don’t have DJM-REC installed? Try it for free for 30 days. After the trial period, you can continue using the app by upgrading to the paid version.

  • DJM-REC, our iOS recording app for DJs, is available in English only.
  • It is the responsibility of DJM-REC app users to follow copyright protection laws, rules and regulations, as well as international treaties designated in the country, where the app is being used.

About Dubset Media

Dubset has built an innovative music marketplace for DJs, labels, publishers, and distributors, enabling the legal distribution of once hard to clear mixes, remixes, and other content. Through cutting edge technology (MixSCAN), a rights management database (MixBANK), and easy to use dashboards, Dubset is creating new mix & remix distribution and monetization opportunities built on transparency, ownership control, and simplicity.

Friday, May 24, 2019

Midem Cannes Conference

Paris, 14 May 2019Midem, the home of the global music community, will place artists and creation at the core of its annual Cannes conference, 04-07 June.

This year’s Midem will see multiple initiatives putting artists and creation centre stage as the beating heart of the 2019 edition. These will include the opening of the Artist Hub, a brand new area dedicated to artists and talent development, the fresh addition of Midem Studio Sessions by Dynaudio, a fully-equipped studio where international artists will record live in public. Also the competition for upcoming artists, the Midem Artist Accelerator, the second edition of the Midem Songwriting Camp and over 30 live concerts on the Midem Beach.

Ensuring that artists and creation are central to Midem is vital to Director, Alexandre Deniot, who says, “Midem was traditionally a meeting place for publishers, labels and lawyers, all essential to the commercial success of the industry, but we must also focus on the artists who create and perform the music that the whole business is based on. Seeking out and nurturing the freshest talent is key to the future of our global industry, so we are looking forward to celebrating some great emerging artists in the Artist Accelerator and enjoying their brilliant live sets, part of a series of over 30 diverse, dynamic gigs on the beach during Midem by Night. Midem will be bubbling with creative juices in the Artist Hub and Songwriting Camp and especially with the exciting new addition, Midem Studio Sessions by Dynaudio. By putting artists and creation at the heart of Midem this year, we are delighted to contribute to supporting the next generation.”

Artists & Creation Feature at the Heart of Midem 2019

Midem Studio Sessions by Dynaudio
Midem is proud to launch its debut Studio Sessions by Dynaudio, the first of its kind in Europe, the touring studio will be located at the entrance of the Palais des Festivals. Throughout the conference, several international artists will perform in exclusive public recording sessions. This unique experience will transport delegates deep into the heart of the creative and recording process.

Brand New Artist Hub
The Artist Hub, in association with the International Artist Organisation, and presented by Songkick and CD Baby, is a brand new area dedicated to artists. It is the place to learn all about talent development, to network and collaborate on ideas and creation.

Inspirational sessions to guide, support and inform artists will feature masterclasses from Blur’s David Rowntree and Lady Gaga producer DJ White Shadow. There will also be talks from Israeli psytrance electronic duo Infected Mushroom and French “Baby Rockers” BB Brunes.

From artist management, to A&R, marketing and digital, artists will learn and be inspired by key international players to boost their careers. Giants such as Beatport, IAO, CD Baby, K7 Music, Killimanjaro Live, Microsoft, Songkick, Sony/ATV and XL Recordings among others will take to the stage to share their insights.

Discover the Full Programme HERE

Midem Conference Programme
Artists from all corners of the globe will take part in the conference programme and share their experience, Nigerian singer-songwriter and producer Maleek Berry , one of the most popular rappers and hip-hop artists in India DIVINE, Singaporean record-breaking Artist Wengie as well as Belgian rapper Hamza.

Discover the Full Programme HERE

Midem Songwriting Camp in Partnership with Universal Music Publishing
Over four days in the Midem Creative House in Cannes, the Songwriting Camp will bring together some of the most exciting and innovative songwriters and producers to collaborate and compose original songs together.

During the Songwriting Camp, French urban-pop producers and international talent will come together in collaboration, starting on Sunday, 2 June. The Top 10 exclusive tracks will be revealed in a dedicated session during Midem on Thursday, 6 June, in the Palais des Festivals.

Songwriting Camp Confirmed Artists:

. AMWIN, Pop (Sweden) – Finalist of the Swedish Idol, AMWIN has recently released her debut EP AMWIN In Wonderland.
. Candice Pillay, R'n'B/Hip Hop/Urban (South Africa) – Collaborations include Rihanna, Christina Aguilera, Why Don't We, Rita Ora, and Tinie Tempah.
. Calle Lehmann, Pop (Sweden)  - Collaborations include Rita Ora, Zara Larsson, Galantis, Liam Payne, Why Don’t We, AlunaGeorge & Bryson Tiller, Petite Meller, Phoebe Ryan, Sid Swift, Ingrid Andress and Maty Noyes.
. Dalex, R'n'B/Hip Hop/Urban (Puerto Rico).
. High P, R'n'B/Hip Hop/Urban (France) – Collaborations include top French artists Maitre Gims, Vitaa, Dadju and JUL.
. Izi (Italy).
. Josh, R'n'B/Hip Hop/Urban (France) – Collaborations include top French artists Dosseh and Rim’K.
. Leny Magoufakis, R'n'B/Hip Hop/Urban (France) – Collaborations include top French artists Louane, Seth Gueko and Dosseh.
. Le Side (France) – Collaborations include Aya Nakamura’s second album “Nakamura” (top of the French charts).
. Mahmood, Pop (Italy) – The voice of Italy for Eurovision.
. Melanie Fontana, Pop (USA) – Collaborations include Justin Bieber, Britney Spears, BTS.
. Monet192 (Germany).    
. Namika (Germany/Morocco) – Collaborations include Black M. In 2018 she was awarded by the Musikautorenpreis (Prize for Best Author) for the track “Je ne parle pas français” by GEMA.
. Todiefor, R'n'B/Hip Hop/Urban (Belgium) – Collaborations include Caballero et JeanJass, Roméo Elvis.

Midem Artist Accelerator Presented by Amuse
Celebrating its fifth edition with a record number of submissions, up 35% on 2018, including entries from a staggering 24 new countries, this is the ultimate career booster - a global search for the most exciting emerging talent. The Artist Accelerator competition is an exclusive initiative for artists to grow their profiles internationally through masterclasses with inspiring artist ambassadors, mentoring sessions with big-hitting industry players, business meetings with international music professionals and concerts for an audience of trendsetters and international media.

The 2019 Finalists:
. ACIDO PANTERA (Colombia) | EDM
. ALEXANDER OSCAR (Denmark) | Pop
. ANYA (Denmark) | Pop
. BLANCHE (Belgium) | Pop
. BO NINGEN (Japan/UK) | Rock/Alternative
. DALEX (Puerto Rico) | R'n'B/Hip Hop/Urban
. KYAN (UK) | R'n'B/Hip-Hop/Urban
. MOONCHILD SANELLY (South Africa) | Pop
. RASHA NAHAS (Palestinian Territories) | Rock/Alternative
. SAUTI SOL (Kenya) | World

For more information click HERE

Notes to Editors

About Dynaudio - With more than 40 years’ experience, Dynaudio is the leading producer of handcrafted high-end loudspeakers, created by impassioned music lovers for your living room, professional studio and car.

About Midem – Home of the Global Music Community, Midem is the world’s leading music business event which brings together, connects, serves and supports the global music community to exchange, create, play, forge relationships and shape the future of music. With a rich 4-day programme of conferences, competitions, networking events and live performances, music makers, cutting-edge technology companies, brands & talent come together to enrich the passionate relationship between people & music, transform audience engagement and form new business connections.
Midem is part of Reed MIDEM , a global leader in the organisation of international professional markets in music, television and digital content industries (MIPTV, MIPDOC, MIPCOM, MIPJUNIOR, MIP China and MIP Cancun) and real estate sectors (MIPIM, MIPIM PropTech and MAPIC).
Reed Exhibitions is a leading global events’ organiser, with more than 500 events in 30 countries. In 2018, Reed Exhibitions brought together more than 7m event participants from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed Exhibitions’ events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa and organised by 38 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 43 industry sectors with trade and consumer events. It is part of RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries.

URSA Partners with Charity Bomb on Strange 80s Benefit to Promote Mental Health Culture Change in the Music Community

Artists often struggle with mental health issues, confronting limited resources and social stigma. To address this, new artist-centered streaming service URSA is partnering with the organizers of Strange 80s, a rock star-packed benefit in its third year, to support their efforts to put mental health first in the music community.

“We’re artists at URSA and we’ve seen firsthand the struggle fellow musicians endure due to depression and mental illness,” says URSA co-founder Chris Jones. “It’s our privilege to sponsor an event with the noble goal of saving lives and raising awareness on this issue and we look forward to continuing this partnership for years to come.”

“We built our streaming service to be as artist-centric as possible,” adds URSA co-founder Chad Royce. “Strange 80s is fighting for the same values we share, for seeing musicians as full-fledged people with complex psychological and personal needs. We want to support artists in all aspects of their life.”

The third annual Strange 80s, now in 3D!, will be held on June 1 at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles. It benefits Talinda Bennington’s mental health organization 320 Changes Direction, and Give an Hour. Their mission is to effect culture change, encouraging people to regard their mental health with the same love and tenacity that they do music. The show is a future-retro, 80s inspired, fully immersive experience featuring rock stars, united by charity, to perform the anthem of the 80s, in a venue designed to recreate the decade. The Fonda will go full time-warp, with video arcade games, 3D production, and iconic movie set photo stations.

Confirmed performers include Lauren Ruth Ward, Gavin Rossdale of Bush, Frank Zummo of Sum 41, Adrian Young of  No Doubt, Scott Shriner of Weezer, Jesse Hughes & Jennie Vee of Eagles of Death Metal, Stephen Perkins of  Jane's Addiction, Carmen Vandenburg & Rosie Jones of  Bones UK, Marko Desantis of  Sugarcult, Keith & Michael Jeffre of Atlas Genius, Fabrizio Grassi Main of Supersonic Blues Machine, Slim Jim Phantom of Stray Cats, Shiragirl and more will cover the anthems of the 80s in a real-life recreation of the decade. Additional performers will be announced in the coming weeks.

"Music can play an important role for those who are hurting emotionally - it can soothe, heal, and inspire hope. Give an Hour, through our public health initiative, the Campaign to Change Direction, is excited - and grateful - to partner once again with Charity Bomb for Strange 80s - a wildly fun concert that will definitely be good for everyone's emotional well-being!" explains Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen, Founder and President of Give an Hour. "Through 320 Changes Direction, our special partnership with Talinda Bennington, we are working to reach those who are struggling - so that they know they aren't alone. We want everyone to come out on June 1st, 2019 for the concert - to raise awareness and funds for the work we are doing to change the culture of mental health. With Charity Bomb running the show, we know it will be great fun and a huge success!"

“Partnering with exciting new companies like URSA Music, is exactly what we had set out to do. They are an innovative new platform that re-ignites the passion in music fans who want to submerge themselves in every artistic detail and meaning behind a band’s work,” says Matthew Leone of Charity Bomb. “Reciprocally, the platform finally provides artists with an all-in-one place for them to showcase their art, instead of their social media posts, and operate their band’s business. We hope for this to be the genesis of a long-term partnership between our two entities, who share ethical values and appreciate true art!”

For a look into what to expect at this year's Strange 80s, fans can check out the following video: bit.ly/2PqVQke

For a complete up-to-date list of artists performing, please visit www.strange80s.com

Charity Bomb Presents Strange 80s 3D
DATE: Saturday, June 1st, 2019
VENUE: The Fonda Theatre | 6126 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
TICKETS: On Sale Now: http://bit.ly/Strange80s3D
GA: $40
VIP: $150 
TIME: Doors - 6:30pm | Show - 8pm

About URSA:
Built by a duo of professional musicians, producers, and songwriters, URSA is the only music streaming platform where artists can post content directly alongside their songs and albums, including photos, videos, additional artwork, lyrics, and liner notes. Ursa is also the first streaming service that brings the global network of industry professionals to the forefront with linkable credits (patent pending), offering an exciting new approach to music discovery. Ursa’s mission to frame artists at the center of the streaming experience gives fans an opportunity to go deeper with the artists they love as they’re listening, and redefines what makes a great music streaming platform: not only a place we go to listen, but a community for engagement.

About Charity Bomb:
Charity Bomb is a non-profit organization founded by four philanthropic friends to produce benefit shows for a variety of charitable organizations in the scope of music. Our motto is "All Purpose Altruism" - we deliver 100% of the proceeds, 100% of the time, with 100% transparency, to ensure that the funds raised reach its intended constituency, every dime, every time.

Musician & Philanthropist, Matthew Leone was put into a coma with 1/3 of his skull removed after rescuing a woman being beaten on the streets of Chicago a few years back. From Kevin, Lyman & Warped Tour, to Kiss and Madonna, the international music community rallied to bring him back to life. Smashing Pumpkins even did a benefit show for him. Twin brother, singer for their band Madina Lake, Nathan Leone agrees, this is what saved his life. Consequently, the Leone's devoted their lives to giving back. After several years with Sweet Relief Musicians Fund & Help Musicians UK, it was time to branch out.  All-Purpose Altruism - Charity Bomb reflects the ubiquitous truth that love is the antidote for everything. This notion, as applied in our philanthropic context, asserts that we will drum up love, in all of its forms, for a particular cause or purpose, and drop it on the antagonist.

Los Angeles native, professional musician & acclaimed songwriter, Nik Frost, suffered from addiction. When drugs came dangerously close to claiming his life, it was fellow musicians, Dave Kushner & Brian O'conner (Velvet Revolver & Eagles of Death Metal respectively) who intervened and came to his rescue. Nik worked with Matthew on several projects, all a pre-destination to Charity Bomb.We are a non-profit, fundraising and awareness agent for any benevolent cause that enters our ether.

Ryan Ford, lifelong closest friend, philanthropist, successful entrepreneur, an avid lover of music, is the fourth Charity Bomber. Ryan's founded several businesses, MP45 Records among them, and brings the administrative acumen to complement his creative contribution to the collective. In short, we have the purpose, we know the right people and we know how to put on a show. We love a win-win-win outcome. It's abundantly clear that living a life where we produce spectacular live music events that serve a philanthropic cause, makes our constituents win, our clients win, and the fans win.

About 320 Changes Direction:
320 Changes Direction is the latest strand of GiveAnHour.org's Campaign to Change Direction. It is a coalition of concerned citizens, nonprofit leaders, and leaders from the private sector who have come together to change the culture in America about mental health, mental illness, and wellness.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

CD Baby Partners with Automated Mastering Platform CloudBounce To Provide Pro-Sounding Polish For a Singles-Oriented Era

CD Baby users can now instantly master their tracks right from the CD Baby dashboard, thanks to a new partnership with automated mastering platform CloudBounce. The service costs only $4.90 a track, half of what other services are charging for this feature, making it accessible to artists, who are increasingly releasing singles, rather than entire albums of material.

“A large segment of the indie artist community is drastically changing how they release music. There is definitely a shift to releasing songs as soon as they are finished instead of the traditional album release,” notes Kevin Breuner, VP of Marketing at CD Baby. “As artists release more and more singles, this gives them mastering options that fit within their budget and workflow. CloudBounce ensures these artists’ master recordings have the final touches needed to sound totally pro.”

Instant, algorithm-driven mastering eliminates a long-standing recording bottleneck, mastering, which makes the difference between an iffy demo and a serious track. A higher-res file (like a 24-bit WAV or AIFF file) is uploaded onto a separate server, and within minutes, the mastering process is complete. Artists can then accept the final cut or tinker with a number of settings to tweak the results.

CloudBounce’s mastering engine is based on the most sophisticated audio processors for intelligent audio analysis and mastering. It allows artists to tackle the toughest challenges in audio production, enhancing the overall balance, EQ, resonance control, stereo imaging and achieving professional loudness standards.

“Mastering engineers can do amazing work, but aren’t always accessible to all artists or right for all projects. Automated mastering is a perfect solution for self-managed and emerging artists,” explains CloudBounce CEO Anssi Uimonen. “A mastered recording simply sounds more professional, giving it that polish that makes it far more likely to get it onto a high-trafficked playlist. It should be the standard for all artists.”

“We’re excited to fold yet another key service for artists into our dashboard,” says Breuner. “It’s part of our mission to support indie artists every step of the way, as they find the right strategy for releasing and promoting their music.”

About CD Baby

CD Baby is one of the largest distributors of independent music on the planet, home to 750,000 artists and more than 9 million tracks that are made available to 100+ digital services and platforms around the globe. Artists on the platform are empowered to monetize their rights while maintaining control of their own careers, and have collectively earned over $600 million since the company’s founding. CD Baby’s Publishing Administration service allows over 160,000 songwriters to collect all of their publishing royalties and currently administers over 1 million songs.

About CloudBounce
An alum of the Abbey Road Red incubator, CloudBounce is the most versatile online mastering service, allowing musicians in more than 70 countries to instantly and cost effectively master their files.

Sweden’s Music Sampling Startup Tracklib Raises $1.7M from Sony and WndrCo

Stockholm-based Tracklib, the world’s first record store with songs for sampling, raised $1.7 million to act on its ambitious plan to expand its user base and recording catalog. The round was joined by Sony Innovation Fund; WndrCo; and Jörg Mohaupt, a private, early-stage investor who has invested in several other music companies including Discogs and Amuse. The funding round is in preparation for a Series A funding later this year.

Tracklib will use this funding to continue expanding the user base and music catalog of its pioneering service – affordable, instant sample licensing – to bring more great music to more music producers and artists. Offering a large and diverse catalog of licensed original recordings, including unique stems and multitracks, the groundbreaking service is already used and supported by some of the world’s most prominent music producers and artists. Hundreds of songs with Tracklib samples have been released, including J.Cole’s latest double-platinum single MIDDLE CHILD and DJ Khaled’s chart-topping HOLY MOUNTAIN.

“This recent investment demonstrates the belief forward-looking investors have in our solution to one of the most complicated challenges in the music business: how to make sampling accessible, legal and affordable to producers and artists in all stages of their careers,” said Tracklib CEO Pär Almqvist. “We create a new and essential infrastructure in the global music industry, enabling completely new revenues and creative opportunities.”

“We are happy to join Tracklib to support its innovative product and growth plans,” said Gen Tsuchikawa, Chief Investment Officer of Sony Innovation Fund, the venture capital arm of Japan’s Sony Corporation. “Sony Innovation Fund is proud to invest in such early-stage and emerging growth companies to help them develop and scale their technologies.”

About Tracklib

Launched in April 2018, Tracklib is the world's first and only music service that enables music creators to discover, sample, and license original recordings. It solves a problem that has been plaguing producers, DJs, artists, and many others since the rise of sampling in hip-hop and dance music over 30 years ago: how to license and pay for legal use in an easy and straightforward way. Tracklib features a library of over 100,000 tracks and growing that users can browse, download, and license for sampling with the click of a button.

Tracklib was founded in 2014 to liberate sampling by creating a music service that makes it possible for the world’s music creators to sample original recordings without looking over their shoulders. Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, Tracklib is also represented in New York City, Los Angeles and London.

To date Tracklib has raised $4.4M, from early stage equity investors, Vinnova and Almi.


Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Digital Marketing Essentials for Musicians: FREE Webinar, Sign Up Now!

Your Music Matters Live will be hosting a FREE webinar for musicians on Wednesday, May 15, 2019.

Any musician interested in being a part of the webinar can register now, even if they're not from Calgary and area, which is primarily the audience Your Music Matters serves.

To find out more, go to: http://www.musicentrepreneurhq.com/webinar

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