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Music Producer/Drummer Loren Weisman presents his Realistic Music Careers 101 Seminar: Drum Clinic for Non Drummers on Saturday, September 26th, 2009 in Seattle, Washington September 16, 2009

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The Drum clinic for non drummers will be presented by Loren Weisman on Saturday, September 26th, 2009 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at Elliott Bay Recording Company in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. The purpose is to help those that do not play drums communicate better with their drummers or the drummers that they hire when creating, performing and recording songs.

Many musicians and songwriters often complain about drummers not playing the right part or not playing the song the way they want it. This clinic is designed to empower and teach artists to use and extend their vocabulary of drums in order to better describe, explain and ask for what they want in a song or songs. This will be a great event for any artist that has ever felt frustration, confusion or a lack of knowledge in trying to communicate what they want with their drummer or a drummer they want to hire.

The clinic will include explanation as well as demonstration of different styles and mixture of styles. Different patterns and approaches, Different feels and applications for them, Fills, embellishments and dynamics and ostinatos, stickings and Linear playing simply explained. Dynamics, playing busy vs. playing simple as well as an overview on using sticks, brushes, mallets, different drums and cymbals. The simplest vocabulary, best phrases, words and ways to get the point across about how you want your song to sound along with working with a drummer on combining your ideas and their ideas to create the best song possible.

Loren Weisman is an accomplished music producer and drummer based in Seattle, Washington. Having worked on over three hundred albums, Loren has also worked on numerous television, film, video game and radio productions, from New York to Los Angeles, Boston to Seattle. Loren spent many years as a session, touring and substitute drummer for major and independent artists. Loren is the founder of Brain Grenade Entertainment LLC, and the author of the Freedom Solutions Recording Plan. Loren has also written “The Artist’s Guide to Success in the Music Business”, a book to help independent musicians achieve self sufficient and sustainable success.

Visit http://www.lorenweisman.com or http://www.braingrenademusic.com for more information on Loren Weisman and the Realistic Music Careers 101 Seminar: Drum clinic for non-drummers.

Contact: Jenée Arthur, Rellihan Satterlee.
3511 SW Henderson St., Seattle, Wa. 98126
PH: 206.588.1998 EM: jenart@relsat.com

Songbeat 360 Now Available For Download: “The Future Of Music!” September 16, 2009

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“Why should I pay for music when it’s available for free everywhere anyway? This is the question everyone is asking themselves today.” says Claudio Fritz-Vietta, CEO of Songbeat Distribution Ltd. “We have arrived at the future of music. Music is shifting from being a product to a service.” he explains. Until now there has not been a single software platform capable of optimizing the full potential of the widespread availability of digital tracks online; nor has the music industry adapted themselves to profit from this uncontrollable trend. Neither the conventional business models nor the already available music players have been properly conceptualized for the music market of the future.

Songbeat Brings it All Together
“Songbeat is a high-powered interactive music player with an integrated music search engine and a user interface that steps up in direction competition to iTunes.” says Friz-Vietta.
Songbeat Search locates millions of digital tracks from hundreds of thousands of artists, from all over the web. A groundbreaking innovation allows artists, labels and concert organizers to use the player free of charge as an advertising platform for promotion, ticket sales, merchandising and special offers. According to Fritz-Vietta; “In the future, all real turnover in the music industry will be made through these avenues of income.”

Grand Slam for Listeners and Labels Alike
Songbeat 360 is compatible with Windows, Apple, and Linux operating systems
The player offers labels and bands a platform for promotion and supports new modes of multichannel marketing and revenue earning.
In addition to the highly intuitive search function that accesses any and all music that is available online, Songbeat 360 offers a comprehensive Discover function which gives users backstage access to artists. Biographies, photos, recommendations for albums and much more are delivered directly to your desktop. Users can view real-time international search trends to check out what artists are most sought after.

And with the world’s first Bookmark function for music, users can bookmark musicians, tag them with their own comments and then hang them on their own virtual poster wall. Fans can use the Live function to see when and where their favorite artists are performing, listing everything from club performances to classical concerts. With the conveniently-located twitter function, users can tweet from Songbeat 360 to let friends know what track they are listening to, or to send personal messages.

Up to 2,500 Tracks Included
The Songbeat 360 player is now available for free download in a public beta at http://www.songbeat360.com. The download includes 50 free credits granting users access to as many as 2,500 tracks to stream or download directly. One credit equals one search, each search showing up to 50 results. Additional credits can be purchased any time, at €10/$15 for 1,000 credits – providing up to 50,000 tracks.

Like other search engines, Songbeat 360 only provides links to files that are already available online. It does not host actual digital tracks. It does not keep track of user download or listening behaviour. Users are not involved in filesharing, do not provide music to other users and do not participate in P2P filesharing.

Url: http://www.songbeat360.com/

ION ANNOUNCES FOUR NEW VINYL-TO-MP3 TURNTABLES September 16, 2009

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ION (www.ionaudio.com), a leader in consumer audio and entertainment technology, announces a new series of vinyl-transfer turntables: PROFILE LP, PROFILE FLASH, iPROFILE and PROFILE EXPRESS.

Each new turntable in ION’s PROFILE series is designed with contemporary, low-profile looks. PROFILE LP, PROFILE FLASH and iPROFILE are finished in sleek, piano black, while PROFILE EXPRESS is finished in sleek silver. Each model enables consumers to turn the music on their vinyl records into flexible MP3 files they can listen to on a computer, load onto an iPod or record to CD. All models can convert virtually any standard record, including 33, 45 and 78 RPM.

PROFILE EXPRESS and PROFILE LP are LP-conversion turntables that offer a standard USB connection, enabling users to connect to a Mac or PC. Once connected, users can easily and quickly transfer music directly to an iTunes music library as MP3s, using ION’s exclusive EZ Vinyl Converter software. PROFILE LP also contains a protective dust cover.

PROFILE FLASH enables users to convert music on records to MP3s without connecting to a computer. PROFILE FLASH records music directly onto an SD card or USB flash drive for listening in portable music players and mobile phones with micro SD slots.

iPROFILE records directly from vinyl to an iPod without requiring a computer connection. The LP-conversion system features a turntable with a Universal Dock for iPod.

ION, creator of the world’s first USB turntable, has sold over two million units of the popular media-conversion device.

“We wanted to create a new range of ION LP-conversion systems to reflect today’s looks and feel,” said Gregg Stein, Director of Marketing, ION.

iTunes and iPod are trademarks of Apple, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

About ION
ION manufactures a full line of consumer audio and musical instrument products. By leveraging its strengths in digital, analog, semiconductor and transducer technologies, the premier brand provides audio and music consumers with revolutionary product solutions. For more information, visit http://www.ionaudio.com; images are available at http://www.ionaudio.com/media.

24-7 Entertainment Continues Its Expansion Plans & Partners with Mymusic in Canada September 16, 2009

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London, UK / Ottawa, Ontario September 15, 2009 — 24-7 Entertainment has signed a partnership agreement with Canadian music fulfillment provider and record retailer, CD Warehouse Inc /MyMusic.Com. In this partnership, MyMusic will act as 24-7 Entertainment’s sales, integration and support representative for the digital distribution platform in Canada. Their 1st collaboration is the launch of Warner Music Canada’s direct-to-consumer store Rhino Records (www.rhinorecords.ca).

“Our D2C store provides an additional outlet for consumers to purchase both our physical & digital catalogue music in one location with one shopping basket via a trusted source, therefore not fragmenting their shopping experience”, said Ken Berry Warner Music Canada.

In this venture, MyMusic will use the 24-7 technology platform to deliver all digital products on behalf of rhinorecords.ca. All digital products will be offered in DRM-free 256 kbit MP3 format, which is compatible with all MP3 players including the Ipod.

MyMusic is a progressive award winning independent distribution and retail company which over decades has established a solid reputation in the Canadian music retail, online and fulfillment market. “We are very pleased to represent 24-7 Entertainment’s digital distribution platform in Canada and offer labels, retailers or telcos an unparalleled download service with the opportunity to sell digital music seamlessly on their own sites and based on their unique parameters”, said Stephen Bleeker, CEO & Co-Founder, MyMusic.com.

About 24-7 Entertainment
24-7 Entertainment with offices in the UK, Germany, Spain and Denmark, is the leading B2B technology provider specializing in online and mobile distribution of digital entertainment. About MyMusic
MyMusic provides expert digital and physical entertainment solutions to companies who seek an innovative and attentive approach to their business. MyMusic’s clients include Indigo Books & Music, Warner Music Canada, Sony-BMG Canada, Costco, The Shopping Channel, CanWest, and CBC’s Galaxie each of who value the fresh and distinct blend of service provided by MyMusic. MyMusic also offers web based marketing solutions and has worked with global brand leaders such as Visa, Coors Light, Orville Redenbacher, and Coca-Cola.

About Rhino Records
Rhinorecords.ca is a direct-to-consumer store that offers consumers a destination to purchase music from the Warner Music Catalogue.