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Olive ONE: crowd-funded HD music player

One music player to rule them all? Are you searching for: ...The elegance of Bang and Olufsen without the exorbitant pricing? ...Apple-like user friendliness without a closed, proprietary system? ...The audio quality of HD music servers without the hefty hardware? Then you'll have to wait, but the Olive ONE promises to deliver all of that [...]

By | December 12th, 2012|iThing, Tech|

iTunes Festival 2012: 30 nights of free music

Now Available on Apple TV It may not be the biggest music festival in the world, but it's probably the longest and most accessible.  From September 1 - 30, 2012, you can catch the iTunes Music Festival on your computer, iOS device -- and for the first time this year -- through an Apple TV [...]

By | September 3rd, 2012|Gig Bag, iThing|

Getting the most out of iTunes Match: Part 1

Get started: Set up iTunes Match and upgrade your audio files Wondering whether iTunes Match is worth $24.99 a year?  Assuming you have iTunes on your computer and a music library of several hundred or thousands of songs, ask yourself two questions: 1. Do you own an Android or iOS device (iPhone, iPad, or iPod [...]

By | April 2nd, 2012|iThing, Tech|

SXSW debrief at DC Music Industry Meetup on 3/29/2012

The Metro Music Source & DC Setlist will be hosting a SXSW debrief panel discussion this Thursday, March 29th at The Dunes as part of their monthly music industry meet-up event. Fresh from their return from Austin, Texas, Ryan Holladay of BLUEBRAIN, the Listen Local First team, and promoter Sasha Lord will be sharing their [...]

By | March 26th, 2012|music industry|

BAMM.tv and the future of music

Free HD video production and global distribution for your music If you're making music the world needs to hear, and your best concert footage was captured on a flip-phone, you should check out BAMM.tv. Founded by brothers Chris and Nick Hansen, BAMM.tv works with emerging artists to capture performances in HD video and high-quality audio [...]

By | February 19th, 2012|Gig Bag, music industry|

Neil Young on living in the low-rez world

"We can't control the back end of the donkey." In this clip from the D: Dive Into Media conference, Neil Young begins by saying "My goal is to try to rescue the art form that I've been practicing for the past 50 years." He goes on to talk about  preserving the album format, how piracy is [...]

By | February 1st, 2012|music industry, Tech|

Want Logic Pro for $160? (or any app for 20% off…)

Best Buy is offering iTunes gift card at a 20% discount for a limited time (i.e., hurry up!).  In addition to music, videos, books, movies, and rentals, the digitally delivered cards can be used for software purchases in the Mac App Store.  Since Apple rarely discounts its products, here's a chance to save some money. [...]

By | January 8th, 2012|iThing, Tech|

MMT: Top Eleven Things from 2011

The year of Apple, artists, and unanswered questions As we reflect on 2011 through the lens of MMT statistics, it's not surprising to see that Apple dominated the year from multiple angles.  Apple's iCloud service was the subject of this year's most popular post, and 6 of the top 11 stories had ties to Apple [...]

By | December 31st, 2011|Gig Bag|

I want my iCloud!: a step-by-step guide to iTunes in the Cloud

UPDATED for iTunes 10.5 and iOS 5 Thinking about iTunes Match? See Getting the Most out of iTunes Match Let's start out assuming you have an iPhone and a Mac or PC running iTunes.  Here's what you need to do: 1.  Upgrade to iTunes version 10.5 - Open iTunes and select iTunes > Check for Updates. [...]

By | November 11th, 2011|iThing, Tech|