The music landscape has changed drastically over the past two decade. It’s so intertwined with technology that it deserves a new label (pun intended). We refer to it as Record Label 2.0. Virtual mixing and mastering services like CrazyEye Music Services, music distribution through Amazon, iTunes or on flash drives, online recording collaboration and much more can be found in here.
Empowered by the Internet, independent musicians have more opportunities to build their careers than ever before. But with so many tools, sites, services, and other Web-based music entities beckoning, it's not easy to decide which are best for your career. To get an in-the-trenches look at Web-based musical self-promotion, I turned to Randy Chertkow and Jason Feehan (see Fig. 1), authors of the new book The Indie Band Survival Guide (St. Martin's Press, 2008).
The music of Bjork, Daft Punk, and Ryuichi Sakamoto don't have much in common, on the surface. But they all run their live shows through Lemur, a multi-touch interface for creating real-time light shows and music mixes. The latest version was just released, and it features simpler graphics, and an improved ability to create custom touchscreens
I know, I know, but soft rock hits from the 70's have such a warm sound. Even the CD's sound like vinyl. This is a great collection. I recommend it to anyone who is not only into music, but also into audio. If you make records you need to give this a listen.
If you like your electronic music with and equal blend of jazz then you will love Koop's 2006 release, Koop Island. It's a fantastic combination of the two genres layered with amazing airy vocals by several different artists. To get the scoop on Koop check out their Myspace page as well as Wikipedia.