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Music For Television: Industry Trends Examined by the California Copyright Conference January 4, 2010

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Email: scott@gmanmarketing.com
Website: http://www.theccc.org
With many exciting changes in the production and placement of music for television, the California Copyright Conference presents “Music in Television: 2010 and Beyond.” The panel discussion will take place the night of January 12 in Los Angeles.

“There are a myriad of opportunities for music in television,” notes Eric Palmquist, Senior Manager Disney Music Publishing and CCC member, “and music professionals need to know every one of them.”

Every musician, composer, songwriter, and music publisher knows that the opportunities in the arena of TV music are balanced by tremendous challenges, including shrinking budgets and increased competition. The CCC has assembled a panel of successful professionals who will address the ways they meet these challenges while positioning themselves for increasing changes in the decade to come.

Panelists for the Program:
*Jason Alexander, music supervisor for “CSI” and “CSI:NY”
*John Keane, composer, “CSI”
*Adam Taylor, president of APM
*Adam Zelkind, composer, “Flavor of Love” and The Surreal Life”
*Shawn LeMone, vice president of ASCAP Film & TV (co-moderator)
*Steve Winogradsky, Esq., partner at Winogradsky/Sobel (co-moderator)

When and Where:
The special CCC program will take place Tuesday, January 12, at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel, 15433 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 (near Sepulveda & Ventura Blvd., just West of the 405 freeway). The parking entrance is on Orion Avenue and parking is free with validation at the event. Check-in is at 6:15 p.m., cocktails begin at 6:30, dinner at 7:00 with the panel to follow.

About the California Copyright Conference:
The California Copyright Conference was established in 1953 for the discussion of copyright-related areas pertaining to music and entertainment. The CCC encourages, fosters and promotes an interest in all materials relating to copyrighting and other protection of intellectual and creative properties.

For more information on The CCC or to register online for the January 12 program, visit http://www.theccc.org or call 818-379-3312.

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Phone: 818-223-8486

New Reporting Radio Stations Kick Off The 2010 With New Technology January 4, 2010

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Website: http://www.spinstrackingsystem.com

STS (Spins Tracking System), the leading system used worldwide by radio stations to report their broadcast music, has incorporated Web 2.0 technology AJAX to enhance the user experience and to open STS to more web browsers on a massive level of platforms.

This technology upgrade makes the STS system THE premier station reporting and tracking system in the radio world today!

New Music Weekly magazine and STS is currently accepting new reporting radio station until the end of January. There is never a fee to radio station to gain their reporting status.

With the closure of R&R and the integration of its radio stations to the New Music Weekly panel NMW holds the leading position with reporting radio station offering them the visibility needed to be successful within the radio industry.

Spins Tracking System has revolutionized the way radio and record executives look at charts. A technology used to deliver the most highly accurate chart information available, STS is the industry leading weekly provider of information that covers music played at commercial and non-commercial radio.

STS delivers a wide variety of airplay charts that track releases in Top40, Adult Contemporary, Country, AAA, College, Jazz, World, RPM, Hip Hop, Loud Rock and Alternative genres in addition to Record Pools.

Integrated with AirplayAccess, the leading digital servicing company supply radio stations with music worldwide, STS remains to be a leader in the technology race to provide radio airplay information worldwide.

High Definition Camera Training For Music Video Productions In 2010 January 4, 2010

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In 2010 High definition produced film and video will be a requirement for many channels including Cable, Satellite and TV, plus online HD video tv stations as well.

Comcast and Cablevision already wants to deliver over 1000 HD channels. So demand is even more hyper in 2010.

Music video producers or independent labels need to shoot and deliver HD content for submission.

HD Productions runs a intensive 1 day and 2 day training course using Sony Xdcam EX cameras. The workshop enables a fast and easy way to learn the fundamentals and advanced features on the camcorder.

They can show you how to master tapeless production workflow and recording for broadcast, music video, events,filmmaking, documentary, corporate, webtv or IPTV sectors.

If your new years resolution is to up your game and take your business and skills to the next level. Then get a head start and make sure you’re high definition ready and prepared.

Michael Jackson, The Muppets And Early Cinema Tapped For Preservation In 2009 Library Of Congress National Film Registry January 4, 2010

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While Hollywood sets records at the box-office this holiday season, the Librarian of Congress James H. Billington selected 25 motion pictures that will be preserved as cultural, artistic and/or historical treasures for generations to come. Spanning the period 1911-1995, the films named to the 2009 National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress range from the sci-fi classic “The Incredible Shrinking Man” and Bette Davis’ Oscar-winning performance in “Jezebel” to the Muppets’ movie debut and Michael Jackson’s iconic video “Thriller.” This year’s selections bring the number of films in the registry to 525.

Under the terms of the National Film Preservation Act, each year the Librarian of Congress names 25 films to the registry that are “culturally, historically or aesthetically” significant to be preserved for all time. These films are not selected as the “best” American films of all time, but rather as works of enduring importance to American culture.

“Established by Congress in 1989, the National Film Registry spotlights the importance of protecting America’s matchless film heritage and cinematic creativity,” said Billington. “By preserving the nation’s films, we safeguard a significant element of our cultural patrimony and history.”

Other selections to this year’s registry include Al Pacino’s “Dog Day Afternoon,” the World War II drama “Mrs. Miniver,” the swashbuckling adventure “The Mark of Zorro” and the popular spaghetti Western “Once Upon a Time in the West.” Among the lesser-known films named to the registry are “The Jungle,” a hybrid documentary/dramatization made by a group of young African-American gang members; “Hot Dogs for Gauguin,” directed by then New York University film student Martin Brest; and “A Study in Reds,” directed by amateur filmmaker Miriam Bennett.

Annual selections to the registry are finalized by the Librarian after his review of hundreds of titles nominated by the public and extensive discussions with members of the National Film Preservation Board, as well as the Library’s motion-picture staff. The Librarian urges the public to make nominations for next year’s registry at the Film Board’s website (www. loc.gov/film).

For each title named to the registry, the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation works to ensure that the film is preserved for future generations, either through the Library’s massive motion-picture preservation program or through collaborative ventures with other archives, motion-picture studios and independent filmmakers. The Packard Campus is a state-of-the-art facility that acquires, preserves and provides access to the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of films, television programs, radio broadcasts and sound recordings.

Well-Produced Independent Music Now Available For Licensing At Music For Film And Television Website January 4, 2010

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Email: info@musicforfilmandtelevision.com
Website: http://www.musicforfilmandtelevision.com/
Music: http://www.djquestionmark.com/mp3s/soulspaceship_djquestionmark.mp3
Ventura, CA — Music for Film and Television announces plethora of new music recently added to growing library of songs available for film and television music licensing. Well-produced independent music is ready for placement in film and television productions. Variety of genres include orchestral, jazz, piano, blues, indie rock, alt rock, pop, dance, smooth jazz, country, ambient, new age, electronic beats, hip hop instrumentals, industrial, singer songwriter, alt country, traditional, big band, rock instrumentals, punk, acoustic, and more.

New additions to the Music for Film and Television website include…

– Allan Soberman: Traditional Prayer Melodies in Beachboy/Queen style Choral
– Alex Bovicelli (AXBV): Dance, Trip hop, Downtempo, Progressive Rock
– Central Services: Upbeat Acoustic Indie Pop, Retro Rock, Singer Songwriter
– Collin Robinson: Ambient, Rock, Alt. Rock Inst
– Crying 4 Kafka: Punk Rock Heavy Alt Rock
– Dan Griffith: Celtic Instrumental, Classical, Country Rock
– Dave Klotz: Orchestral Score, Multi-Instrumental, Piano
– DJ QuestionMark: Hip Hop Funk Rock, Hip Hop Inst
– E.L. Mahon: Smooth Jazz, Orchestral Jazz, R&B Funk
– Eric Goetz: Score, Piano, String Instrumental
– James Shepard: Rock and Roll, 50s Rock, Rockabilly Blues
– Jukebox Serenade: Indie Rock, Female Vocals, Alt Rock, Power Pop
– Geoffrey Keezer: Jazz, Blues Piano, Ambient Score
– Kama Linden: Pop, Dance
– Lawrence Blatt: Acoustic Guitar New Age Jazz Inst
– Mark Allan Wolfe: Score Compositions, Rock Guitar Inst
– Mark Monwid: Electronic Beats, Score, Industrial, Ambient
– Michelle Katz: Indie Rock, Singer Songwriter, Alt Rock, Alt Country
– Midnight Moon Ensemble: New Age, World, Piano, Female Vocal
– Mike Goudreau: Traditional Jazz, Blues, Big Band
– Robin Munson: Country, Adult Contemporary Music
– Rob Johnson: Pop Rock
– Russell Chudnofsky: Ambient Guitar, Acoustic Slide Blues Inst
– Shannon Fayth: Adult Pop Contemporary Singer Songwriter Music

Music for Film and Television is a collective networking resource for film makers and musicians to combine talents through the art of placing music to film and TV. The MFTV website features an organized selection of quality independent music ready to license for television and film music usages including: scene music, background music, score compositions, source music, themes and trailers. Music is available for convenient stream and download, without any sign-ups or fees.

Located in Ventura, CA, Music for Film and Television works with Buzzard God Publishing (ASCAP) to market independent music for publishing opportunities in film music licensing and television music licensing. The official Music for Film and Television web address is http://www.musicforfilmandtelevision.com.

StartMySong Allows Songwriters Ability To Sell Their Music & Keep 100% Download Revenues Thanks To Bandbox Widget January 4, 2010

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The songwriting industry has taken a hit from the economy just like the rest of the music business. Usually, songwriters look to publishers to get their music into the hands of recording artists or create licensing deals to generate revenues from their songs.

StartMySong was created to further facilitate this process by allowing songwriters from anywhere in the world the chance to pitch their music to publishers, music supervisors, and others looking for the next big hit.

By allowing anyone to hear and rank the music, StartMySong creates a songs chart ranked by popularity, making it easy for music publishers or recording artists such as Taylor Swift to discover the best new music. The top rated songs are listed on the Top Songs tab–where if a song is desired, all a music publisher has to do is click on the “Publish, License, or Record” button to begin negotiations with the artist for use of that song.

Quite often, though, the demo is already perfect for the consumer, especially with songs submitted by singer/songwriters who already write and produce their own music.

With advances in technology, singers/songwriters find it much easier today to create incredible music without the need for expensive production and mixing (although that never hurts).

So why should songwriters sit back and wait for an artist or publisher to record and help sell their music when people are ready to buy? There is no need as songwriters can now sell their song demos just like regular songs and keep 100% download revenues from their music sales.

This revolutionary Web 2.0 tool for songwriters has been made possible through a joint effort between Bandbox and StartMySong. Bandbox, a company based in Nashville, allows the creation of an embeddable widget, which acts as a store for the songwriters’ digital and physical music. The Bandbox widget allows artists to set their own prices, sell their music immediately, and make 100% of the profit on every digital track or album sold. This widget can now be embedded right on the songwriter’s StartMySong artist page.

Barnes & Noble.com Offers Free Tunes With Cheap Textbooks January 4, 2010

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Barnes & Noble.com (www.bn.com), a wholly owned subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, Inc., the world’s largest bookseller, announced today its online textbook store’s “Cheap Textbooks, Free Tunes” promotion

Customers who purchase any new or used textbook from December 26, 2009, through January 30, 2010 can pick 10 free song downloads from a choice of 30, including titles such as Au Revoir Simone’s “All or Nothing,” Vampire Weekend’s “Horchata,” Neko Case’s “Red Tide,” Diane Birch’s “Nothing But A Miracle,” Grizzly Bear’s “Cheerleader,” and Gossip’s “Heavy Cross.”

In addition, customers who tell 10 friends about the promotion will be able to pick an additional 10 tracks to download.

Barnes & Noble.com’s Textbooks store (www.bn.com/textbooks) offers savings of up to 90% on used textbooks and up to 30% on new textbooks.

In addition, customers receive free shipping on all new textbooks. Barnes & Noble will feature this promotion on BN.com, through campus marketing, customer emails, and Barnes & Noble’s Facebook (www.facebook.com/barnesandnoble) and Twitter pages.

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