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Things worth learning

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When I was in the third grade, I learned how to write in cursive. At the time, it was this really big deal. Huge. My classmates and I — who had already learned how to read really good the previous ...
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Nelson Mandela's grandson to launch social network to mark Mandela Day

Nelson Mandela's grandson to launch social network to mark Mandela Day | Show Up Public | Scoop.it
Even though surprising encounters are part of South By Southwest’s currency, it’s still hard to adjust to the idea of meeting Nelson Mandela’s grandson in the courtyard of a boutique hotel in Austi...
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SoundCloud+WeareHunted+well...Twitter=Twitter Music' discovery app

SoundCloud+WeareHunted+well...Twitter=Twitter Music' discovery app | Show Up Public | Scoop.it
Twitter may be working on a standalone music app, and it could be ready by the end of the month. The rumor states that the company acquired music discovery website We Are Hunted last year, and, a...
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Stay right there...yes right there within twitter to listen and find music. The IOS app is almost here as twitter joins forces with Soundcloud and a music discovery site WeAreHunted.com (temporarily down) to jump into the the gold rush of streaming music. I'm looking forward to how these three partners excute things. My gut likes the opensource and natural discovery culture of twitter and its partners as oppose to the label gatekeepers of Spotify and Pandora. The app is separate from twiiter proper but will be using hashtags to aid reccommendations. You can read more on c/NET :

 

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57573859-94/twitter-acquires-we-are-hunted-readies-standalone-music-app/?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=pulsenews";

 

 

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Shuffler.fm brings music curation via tastemakers on music blogs and sites to Spotify & Deezer.

Shuffler.fm brings music curation via tastemakers on music blogs and sites to Spotify & Deezer. | Show Up Public | Scoop.it
Shuffler.fm brings music curation via tastemakers on music blogs and sites to Spotify & Deezer. Amsterdam. January 22nd, SHUFFLER.FM - internet radio powered by the worlds leading voices in music...

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Figure app adds SoundCloud sharing and Audiobus support

Figure app adds SoundCloud sharing and Audiobus support | Show Up Public | Scoop.it

Perfect inspiration App for the bored musician on tour.

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This is the perfect on the road, got mad downtime, boring ass hotel room, its raining outside, I get off at the last stop on the A train app. And now as you make music on the go you can share it on Soundcloud before you get to your next destination. 

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St Lô aux Trans Musicales de Rennes - ARTE Live Web

St Lô aux Trans Musicales de Rennes - ARTE Live Web | Show Up Public | Scoop.it

What I do when I"m not tinkering with breadboards and code. My band St.Lô at 2012 TransMusicales

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Napster may publish the code that changed everything | Wired.com

Napster may publish the code that changed everything | Wired.com | Show Up Public | Scoop.it

For tech historians, it would be amazing to see the strings of code that forever changed the relationship between technology and music, but Fanning needs -to mull it over. - Wired.com

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“It’s crazy because the source, it’s basically been sitting in an archive somewhere. It’d be amazing to just release it,” Fanning said. He thinks about it a bit more. “Man, I’d be nervous about people seeing it, it’s such a spaghetti code.”, Fanning. (-Wired)

 

This exemplifies the linguistic placement of code in our historical and possibly literary archive. Like any language, it has its rules which give way to art. Code.org asks why code is not taught in US schools as is English, Math and Spanish. There is  demystification that needs to happen in our culture in order to truly compete with the world. Though I may forver be conflicted when it comes to Napster, I still want to read the code the way I want to read a good history book. It is history afterall. 

 

 

 

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'Thirst' Finds All the News That's Fit for You | Wired Business | Wired.com

'Thirst' Finds All the News That's Fit for You | Wired Business | Wired.com | Show Up Public | Scoop.it
San Francisco-based startup Thirst uses natural language processing to find articles that match your interests, even if they change constantly.
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I am often Thirsty for tech, startup and music news. But I also enjoy a little bossip when feeling low. If you drink feeds on teh daily this new startup may compete with Pulse and yeah, Scoop.it

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Equala's App Plays Your Friends’ Favorite Songs

Equala's App Plays Your Friends’ Favorite Songs | Show Up Public | Scoop.it
EQuala lets you to create a customized station of the music your friends listen to and share your favorite tracks.
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What is even sweeter about this app is its gnerates a social graph of sorts to match you with other music lovers so you can begin to share music with whomever. Part social network, part match-maker, part streaming service, Equala might understand what Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine's new streaming service is takign for granted. Jimmy Iovine said in an interview with www.AllthingsD.com,  "...friends don't knoe what (music) comes next" when promoting the benefits of Beats or Daisy (as its tagged now) will provide with customized musical curation. Ok, fine Mr. Iovine but don't diss(miss) the musical capacity of friends and music lovers so fast. It is the interaction between friends and music lovers that is the gold, not just the music itself. I'm saying. 

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Independent Artists and the $Billion Gaming World!

Independent Artists and the $Billion Gaming World! | Show Up Public | Scoop.it

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Where it would be an opportunity for a band to get publishing with a video game and have their music heard by the billion dollar gaming industry this is usually facilitated by the muscle of big labels (that is if they give a damn about you to begin with). But once again, technology and a little cooperation finds its way to the door of the independent. There is a huge gaming world out there that doesn't include big name games or even games you pay for. As this article explains:


"Free-To-Play, web-based Flash games are a massive source of entertainment for millions worldwide. It’s possible to commission custom games for marketing purposes (often called ‘Advergames’) and they’re perfectly suited to help get your music heard.... Custom Advergames don’t come cheap, but they don’t have to cost the earth either. Keeping it fairly simple is the key, and having a band of four or more members to split the cost, may just make it financially viable."


This challenges the independent niche market to think of your music as an interactive visual. You take the time make videos, you can take the time to think of your work interactively. A good game designer can customize a game's look and feel to your music. If this doesn't seem like a sound financial investment for your band or if you are a tip jar soloist then it is time to think cooperatively. This is where the social connectedness of local music communities should come in to save the day, that is if we have not moved to far away from that. If there are bands you are friendly with and your collective sound could benefit from a free-to-play game then put your heads and wallets together and have some fun creating a game that may truly benefit you all. The article breaks down some of the benefits if you are unfamiliar with the massive gaming market. 

 

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Digital Music News - Study: 19% of Americans Are Now Actively ...

Digital Music News - Study: 19% of Americans Are Now Actively ... | Show Up Public | Scoop.it
Top iPad Music Apps (a/o March 6th): (Paid): 1. GarageBand 2. Traktor DJ 3. Free Music Download Pro Plus - Free Music Downloader and Player 4. TuneIn Radio Pro: Listen to live music, news, talk, sports and podcasts from ...

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Why do we assume Google would be good at selling paid music subscriptions?

Why do we assume Google would be good at selling paid music subscriptions? | Show Up Public | Scoop.it
Google will launch at least one, and possibly two subscription-based streaming music services this year. The rumours – Financial Times, Fo

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BandPage Helps Any Musician Get Richer By Selling One-Of-A-Kind Experiences To Top Fans

BandPage Helps Any Musician Get Richer By Selling One-Of-A-Kind Experiences To Top Fans | Show Up Public | Scoop.it

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"Along with helping artists get richer, Experiences turns BandPage into an e-commerce company that will earn a 15 percent cut of what bands earn by offering special treatment through Experiences. By definition, artists can’t sell too many of these unique opportunities. BandPage has to hope the idea of hyper-monetizing the short head rather than focusing on the long tail catches on." - Tech Crunch

 

There are only so many vip seats and backstage passes artists can give out on the road. There is only but so much they can charge. Now possibly multiply that by a decent tour (if you have the support for that), it may mean extra perdiums, but real cash flow, maybe not. I firmly agree that artist should see beyond just merchandise sales, but there has to be a more profitable means to stay afloat, if not fly than selling chunks of your ass cheek. 

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The music industry has irreversibly changed -- the labels have not

The music industry has irreversibly changed -- the labels have not | Show Up Public | Scoop.it
Two years ago, Pandora went public and Spotify launched in the US. If 2011 was the year streaming music exploded, then 2012 was the year of the backlash. Artists, labels, bloggers, and the music in...
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'Beat Making Lab' series brings music tech, know-how to aspiring talent in developing communities

'Beat Making Lab' series brings music tech, know-how to aspiring talent in developing communities | Show Up Public | Scoop.it
Is the next Mos Def or Azealia Banks languishing in a region where there's no way to get his or her talent across? The producer who's laid down beats for
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YES! YES! YES! Musical talent is global, but popular music these days has become a homogenic four on the floor. Economics maintain its rule over culture where popular music is made and distributed by those who simply can. But great music isborn under the radar with not a critic or contextual barron in site. Great music, I believe, and history often states, is made out of a human capacity to communicate in the moment for the moment. Talent is abound everywhere, yes, but talent is cultivated where most commercial and aspiring eyes may not think to look.

 

I hope there are more Beat Making Labs or similar by another name that highlight and support new voices,lyrics, moans and tones from the global majority. People who have little access to technology possibly have greater access to creative freedom. Hopefully technology will also provide new means to distribute and share the music they music with the rest of us. 

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Universal Music, Samsung launch Kleek music streaming service in Africa

Universal Music, Samsung launch Kleek music streaming service in Africa | Show Up Public | Scoop.it
When it comes to streaming music, listeners in Africa don't have the same luxury of choice that you'll find in the US and elsewhere internationally. Spotify still hasn't made its way to the...
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We often make assumption about the global reach of the internet along the lines of the digital divide and who exactly can access the internet. But the division of market and content is as territorial as ever. Where Spotify boasts of 6 million subscribers, we should question where all of these subscribers live. Universal and Samsung have their eyes on the largest continent of people in the world where cell phones are more common than computers. And musical taste and content is as diverse as the people who call Africa home.

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Are MP3s & Vinyl Better than Live Music?

Vinyl vs MP3 vs Live If you've ever talked to a vinyl purist (or are one yourself) you know that people can be pretty passionate about what format is king wh...

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Let us brace ourselves...

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Opportunities & Resources For Musicians | Music Clout

Opportunities & Resources For Musicians | Music Clout | Show Up Public | Scoop.it
Music Clout is a website that list current opportunities and projects for musicians to learn about, and if interested, submit their music to for consideration
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Half the hurdle when trying to access licensign opportunities and why most of us have to go through a publisher is simply having access to listings. NOt to belittle the negotiation work and relationship/networking aspect of publishing that soem publishers take years to obtain and master, but a listing is a listing. Most artists have songs just hanging around or so prolific where this can be a part of your work as a working-musician to submit to these opportunities. 

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David Bowie's wife drops strong hint that the veteran singer may tour again

David Bowie's wife drops strong hint that the veteran singer may tour again | Show Up Public | Scoop.it
Iman lets slip the superstar's family won't be able to join him on the road
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Never had a chance to see him in concert. Hopefully. now I will.

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Steal This Idea, Please « The Talent Code

Steal This Idea, Please « The Talent Code | Show Up Public | Scoop.it
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Not much to say here. I need this in the shape of a piano and a bass :(  

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Exclusive: Prince Will Headline Samsung's SXSW Closing Party

Exclusive: Prince Will Headline Samsung's SXSW Closing Party | Show Up Public | Scoop.it
South by Southwest will get a dose of purple rain. Samsung exclusively confirmed with Mashable that Prince will perform at its March 16 closing party.
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Samsung is not playing games. Prince will never go out of style.

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Equala App gets what Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine doesn't

Equala App gets what Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine doesn't | Show Up Public | Scoop.it
EQuala lets you to create a customized station of the music your friends listen to and share your favorite tracks.
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What is even sweeter about this app is its generates a social graph of sorts to match you with other music lovers so you can begin to share music with whomever. Part social network, part match-maker, part streaming service, Equala might understand what Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine's new streaming service is taking for granted. Jimmy Iovine said in an interview with www.AllthingsD.com,  "...friends don't know what (music) comes next" when promoting the benefits of Beats or Daisy (as its tagged now) provides customized 'professional' (whatever that means) musical curation. Ok, fine Mr. Iovine but don't diss(miss) the musical capacity of friends and music lovers so fast. It is the interaction between friends and music lovers that is the gold, not just the music itself. I'm saying. 

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PR is winning the Content War

PR is winning the Content War | Show Up Public | Scoop.it

PR people are getting out their message at a time when the traditional media are less able to provide a counterweight. ... “The muscles of journalism are weakening and the muscles of public relations are bulking up — as if they were on steroids,” New York Times investigative reporter David Barstow told the authors. But the story is more than just numbers. The change to digital communication has allowed corporations and organizations to bypass the traditional media gatekeepers and tell their story directly to the public in a way they never could before. Do you get emails from political candidates you’ve given money to? Have you supported a cause on Facebook? Shared a photo about a product or an event? These are just a few examples of direct PR-driven communication. If you’re looking for a recipe, are you more likely to find it in the newspaper food section — or to visit bettycrocker.com or one of the hundreds of food industry-sponsored sites eager to provide you with useful and entertaining cooking content?...


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Jeff Domansky's comment, March 12, 2013 3:08 PM
Hi Angela, very true! PR people certainly aren't alone in preferring SoMe.
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In PR, we live in interesting times...

Angela Watkins's comment, March 12, 2013 3:47 PM
Mr. Domansky ... so true.. Thank you for sharing this is only a confirmation for me.
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Can anyone turn streaming music into a real business?

Can anyone turn streaming music into a real business? | Show Up Public | Scoop.it
"The subscription model has failed so far," Steve Jobs said in April 2007. "People want to own their music." At that time, Apple had solved the problem of making money in digital music with...

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