Long time since I’ve posted on my own site, I know, I know. Hope all of your new year’s are going well. Relatively at least, anyway. Anyway, was just sent this article that is a great read re: dogs and music calming them. My dogface definitely likes rockin’ it down with the original chief rocka of the Wild Bunch Crew. Trust. (aka Massive Attack. 😉 )
Anyway, read on “Music helps dogs chill out, especially if it’s reggae or soft rock” @ . . .
First, just wanted to thank all of you that liked and voted for my latest remix – baircave “Is Everything Okay?”. Very much appreciated!! And hopefully I tear that contest up! This Monki needs a new bunch of bananas to share around!!
Also wanted to let you know, in case you didn’t already, that I have a long list of remixes I’ve done over the years that you can listen to and download here.
And soon soon enough, shall have some more stuff up on Spotify, iTunes, Google Play, etc; – more on that later though. 😉
Very interesting short read over at DJ TechTools today. In short, that Apple Music + Spotify are now streaming unofficial remixes and doing so via a service called MixBANK. Apparently this service will verify and acquire any needed rights for remixing the original track, and then any resulting royalties from streams get redistributed out to the original artist and the remixer.
Apparently DJ mixes are next:
” . . . A big part of the news about these partnerships was that MixBANK also can license songs that are inside of longform DJ mixes. This will be huge – DJ mixes historically have always been relegated to dedicated sites like Mixcloud or Soundcloud. Being on a streaming service means you get a built-in audience for your mixes . . .”
ALL of that in mind, I kinda do agree that it would be a perfect time for Spotify to wrap up the buy of Soundcloud they’ve been sniffing around and go for it. Win/win for everyone if this works like advertised on the tin!
Semi-interesting, at least to my little brain, is it seems that for one brand new edgy business, it near always already has a rival at it’s public announcement – the latest being MixBANK, with me hearing about Orfium (https://www.orfium.com) a few weeks back first.
If you haven’t got one already, I’d recommend you get yourself a MixBANK (https://app.mixbank.com/sign-up) account. (And most assuredly a Soundcloud (https://soundcloud.com) one if you’ve not got one of those already).
Just stopped by Los Angeles AES for a bit and stumbled over to the Waves booth where Manny Marroquin happened to be answering crowd questions, and then . . . Tony Maserati stepped out of the crowd to help out Manny with crowd questions . . . AND THEN . . . Stevie Wonder(!!!) randomly walked over to say hey to everyone and talk to Manny for a minute. And here I figured it was going to just be a bunch of so-so gear booths, haha!
Very cool stuff, especially since I just finished my first day of “Art of Mixing” at Point Blank L.A. on Thursday. Coupling all I just learned in class with a great teach, with what some of the top level pros had to say was, again, verrrrry cool!
Currently in LA for a bit of work and learnin’. Do you know anyone (or anyone that knows anyone) that needs a sublet or maybe even a roommate for several months? I’m clean; feed and walk myself; am potty trained; and rarely bark.
And AirBNB and/or hotels is great and all, but slowly bleeding me dry. Been checking CL, WestSide Rentals, and a few others, but do let me know if you know any other services or peoples (for month-to-month or sublet). Thanks a million!!
So I dunno if it’s because they heard about the epic NYC blizzard and wanted to help out or what, but the great new music dropping left and right in the past few days is a wonderful blizzard all it’s own!
Yes, I’m that much of a navel-gazing nerd that I find this interesting . . .
“This article offers a breakdown of the album release cycle explaining why, in the digital age, the conventional timeline for releasing and promoting an album is riddled with inefficiencies and examines how one metalcore band figured out the right way of doing it way back in 2008.”