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Unique Live Multimedia Experience Combines Music And Film To Explore The Human Condition At HERE Arts Center September 1, 2009

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An exclusive three night public preview of X: The Human Condition, the hypnotic music and film multimedia experience will take place at HERE, 145 Sixth Ave. (between Spring and Broome St.), NYC, from Wednesday September 9th to Friday, September 11th at 8:30 pm each evening.

In development since 1998, X: The Human Condition has been designed to embrace the expanding possibilities of multimedia in entertainment. The live, dynamic concert performance by the music group X: THC, enhanced by emotionally charged film visuals, creates an uplifting and stimulating shock to the senses that both entertains and provokes thought. This three night performance marks the first time X: The Human Condition will be seen in public.

Musically, X: THC combines the multi-layered hypnotica of smoothly grooving electronic beats, warm emotive alternative indie rock, coldly induced new wave post-modernism, lush, heartfelt, romantic blue-eyed soul & classic songwriting, with an otherworldly experimental soundscape.

The live music and film multimedia experience examines the human condition, pulling you in to an alternate reality…

Hypnotically delicious, it is a trance-inducing trip inside the human subconscious, combining hypnotic, surreal soundscapes with phantasmagorical, emotionally charged visual storytelling to create a unique and inspiring music and film experience.

X: The Human Condition

This production is being presented through HERE�s Autumn Artist Lodge, which provides artists with subsidized space and equipment, as well as technical and administrative support. Since 1993, the OBIE-winning HERE Arts Center has been a premier arts organization in NYC and a leader in the field of new, hybrid performance work. Under leadership of Founding Artistic Director Kristin Marting and Producing Director Kim Whitener, HERE has served over 12,000 emerging to mid-career artists developing work that does not fit a conventional programming agenda. Work presented at HERE has garnered 14 OBIE awards, an OBIE grant for artistic achievement, three Drama Desk nominations, two Berrilla Kerr Awards, three NY Innovative Theatre Awards, an Edwin Booth Award and a Pulitzer Prize nomination. HERE proudly supports artists at all stages in their careers through full productions, artist residency programs, festivals and subsidized performance and rehearsal space. Offering a comfortable, eclectic setting for artists and audiences alike, HERE features a new caf� and two state-of-the-art performance spaces.

For press information about X: The Human Condition and X: THC, please contact Harvey B. at 212-691-8519 or email to: info@x-thc.com. and visit http://www.x-thc.com.

Legendary Manager, Producer And Promoter John Scher Will Deliver Keynote Address At The 4th Annual Entertainment Business Law Seminar At CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival On Oct. 23, 2009 September 1, 2009

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John Scher, Co-CEO of Metropolitan Talent, Inc. will deliver the keynote address at the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) accredited Entertainment Business Law Seminar at CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival in New York City on Friday, October 23, 2009 at New York University’s Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for University Life, in the Richard L. Rosenthal Pavilion.

This year’s program, including the legendary John Scher, is the best chance for attorneys to stay on top of the complex business, technological and legal issues swirling around the industry,” said Ken Swezey, chairman of the State Bar’s EASL section.

Joanne Abbot Green, co-owner of CMJ Network Inc. and founder and executive producer of CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival said, “The entertainment industry knows how important the legal profession is to its continued success in these turbulent but exciting times. “

Attorneys and business executives from all over the country will learn and share perspectives about practicing entertainment law in this challenging environment. Both two- and five-day CMJ/CLE registration options also are available to attend all CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival events in addition to the Entertainment Business Law Seminar. The event is open to all CMJ registrants. For two- and five-day registration please visit CMJ’s Web site at http://www.cmj.com/marathon/cle_registration

Called “the Sundance of Rock n’ Roll,” the CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival has featured many of the world’s most influential and revolutionary musicians, artists, cultural and political figures at a variety of events including screenings, Q&A sessions, panel discussions and over 1,300 live music performances. CMJ 2009 continues in that tradition, highlighting the best new music and groundbreaking films. New York City’s largest music event, CMJ Music Marathon is the world’s largest emerging music festival, drawing over 12,000 professionals from all sectors of the music business and over 120,000 music fans, all of whom converge on New York to discover the world’s best new music.

Audio Engineering Society Adds Apple Association Member Purchase Program to US Member Benefits September 1, 2009

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NEW YORK: Because so many audio professionals use Apple products in their everyday work, the Audio Engineering Society has launched a pilot initiative in conjunction with the Apple Association Member Purchase Program. AES President Jim Anderson reports that an agreement has been reached to provide US AES members with special savings of up to 17% on the latest Apple products and accessories. “We are exploring the possibility of expanding the program to other territories as well,” Anderson said.

AES US Members visiting the Apple Store link at http://www.aes.org will find a number of exclusive options including:

* Special member pricing on Apple and third-party products
* Exclusive promotions
* Complimentary shipping on all orders over $50
* Free engraving on all new iPod models
* Mac customization
* Flexible business financing options

“The AES is continually seeking new ways to benefit our members,” Anderson said. “When Apple approached us with an opportunity to provide special pricing on software and hardware from one of the most ubiquitous tool groups at use in contemporary audio production/post-production we immediately recognized a valuable added service.”

The 127th AES Convention will be held at NY’s Javits Convention Center Oct. 9 – 12, 2009. For up-to-date details about Convention Events, online registration and highly competitive official AES hotel rates visit http://www.aes.org


The Audio Engineering Society was formed in 1948 by a group of concerned audio engineers. The AES counts over 14,000 members throughout the U.S., Latin America, Europe, Japan and the Far East. The organization serves as the pivotal force in the exchange and dissemination of technical information for the industry. For additional information visit http://www.aes.org

About Apple

Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Today, Apple continues to lead the industry in innovation with its award-winning computers, OS X operating system, and iLife and professional applications. Apple is also spearheading the digital media revolution with its iPod portable music and video players and iTunes online store, and it has entered the mobile phone market with its revolutionary iPhone.

127th AES Convention – Javits Center, New York -Oct. 9 – 12, 2009

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SESAC Announces Pilot Program To Streamline Performance Licensing, Tracking And Payment Process September 1, 2009

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Streamline Performance Licensing, Tracking And Payment Process
Url: http://www.ukmusic.org/consultation

SESAC, (“SESAC”), the nation’s second oldest and fastest growing performing rights organization (PRO) representing songwriters, composers, and publishers, announced that Barcelona Music and Audio Technology (BMAT) has become a technology partner in its new program aimed at utilizing the latest advances in audio-recognition technology to improve the performance rights licensing and distribution supply chain.

SESAC will utilize BMAT’s digital pattern-recognition algorithm known as Vericast to capture performances of its repertory in programming on broadcast and cable television. Thousands of audio files from select SESAC publisher affiliates will be monitored across top broadcast and cable outlets. Vericast will be complimented by a suite of other enabling technologies, including watermarking, to develop a technology-agnostic, but holistic solution for performance rights licensing, tracking, and royalty distribution.

Hunter Williams, Senior VP of Strategic Development at SESAC, said, “The technological solution to the challenges we face in the new music economy is multi-faceted. It is imperative that we continue to utilize leading technologies like Vericast to help navigate the changing tides of music delivery and tracking, and make the royalty payment process faster and more efficient for our constituents. BMAT’s well-rounded and versatile approach to audio-recognition solutions makes it an ideal strategic ally in this initiative.”

Alex Loscos, CEO of BMAT, commented, “We are currently monitoring content across terrestrial broadcasts and digital streams in Europe, Africa, Latin America and the West Indies. The next logical step was the US and the partnership with SESAC gives us the opportunity to introduce Vericast to this vital market. We are very proud to partner with SESAC, with whom we share the vision for new ways of artist royalty distribution based on transparency and accuracy.”

E2D Introduces Songvoo 1.0 For IPhone And IPod Touch September 1, 2009

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Elements2Dance (E2D) today is proud to introduce songvoo(TM) 1.0, their new iPod app and music companion for iPhone and iPod Touch. Developed specifically to leverage the iPhone’s unique capabilities and interface, songvoo uses the entire display for the song title and artist of the current playing song. Users also can choose stylish themes to match their taste and lifestyle. songvoo serves as a great iPod companion for both casual user and music professionals alike, or anyone who has a large, constantly changing music collection to stay on top of.

Although created for music professionals, songvoo allows for extensive user customization which will appeal to a wider audience. songvoo will look great in a car-mount or speaker dock. It even responds to all external remote controls like next song, previous song, pause, and play, including control from Apple’s earbud remote.

Just tap once to play or pause, double-tap the screen to go to the next track, or go to the previous track with a triple-tap.