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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|

Drums XD: Editor’s Choice – best Drums for the iPad

Drums XD solves the problems of drums on the iPad The App Store is lousy with drum apps, most of them not worth the time they take to download.  There are a lot of challenges when playing drums on an iPad.  Drums XD solves the most common problems, and does so in the most musical [...]

By | October 24th, 2012|Drums, iThing|

5 tips for better low-budget music videos

This guest post is from Peter Gavin of GigMasters, who advises: If your dream is to be the next Spielberg, this post is NOT for you. This is for anyone who has no clue on how to make a video.   You should shoot in the best quality possible, but you don’t want [...]

By | September 5th, 2012|Gig Bag, Tech|

An Evening of New Music: Zoe Keating, Noveller & LESQ

An interview with Jonathan Matis On Saturday, April 14, 2012 Zoe Keating, Noveller, and the Low End String Quartet (LESQ) came together at the CenterStage in Reston, Virginia for an evening of new music. LESQ started the night with compositions from founder Jonathan Matis, and closed their set with premieres of new works commissioned from [...]

By | May 13th, 2012|Alt-Classical, Gig Bag|

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|

Zoë Keating: MMT Featured Artist

An Alt-Classical Artist for the 21st Century We first featured Zoë Keating as a Free Friday pick in 2010.  Last year she received more mentions in MMT than any other artist -- largely due to a guest post she wrote for us: "Zoe Keating on Spotify, Apple and Independents (and lettuce)." In addition to being [...]

By | January 8th, 2012|MMT Featured Artists, 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|