Independent Artists Find An Ally | Major League Distribution Without Selling Their Souls

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Previously Published via News Break Daring to steal market share from companies, such as TuneCore, RED Music, and The Orchard, Too Lost announced distribution possibilities that could change independent music forever. Providing new opportunities for distribution and marketing, Too Lost introduces opportunities for artists to be heard without overextending themselves, financially, and with little-to-no results. Better yet, through these new opportunities, artists would be able to keep 100% of their creative rights and ownership of master recordings. Not only would artists find distribution with 250 different music stores and streaming services, but they would also gain access to a slew of marketing tools and branding support services. “Too Lost is highly automated and maximizes the use of machine learning technology to power the services we offer and make them incredibly efficient,” added Hirschhorn. “We want to empower independent artists and labels to manage their businesses on their own terms.” A digital music distribution network, based in New York City, Too Lost was founded by a pair of publishing and distribution insiders, who “believed some of the major music organizations were doing a disservice to the independent musicians under their wing.” Through monthly subscription services, Too Lost makes distribution as cheap […]

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Too Legit to Quit: Why Skullcandy is Teaming Up with Icertis

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Previously Published to TMC Net’s Cloud Computing Magazine No, we’re not talking about MC Hammer this time. We’re talking contract management. Cloud-based contract management provider, Icertis, announced a recent partnership with Skullcandy, Inc. that will help the performance audio brand to excel in future business dealings within the global marketplace. Since named “The World’s Coolest Ear Bud” by Fortune, Skullcandy has seen an increase in sales and interests, while already ranking as the third most-sold headphone in the United States. The company, preparing for rapid growth and adoption, has identified areas for improvement within daily business operations and structure. After strategically analyzing multiple solutions, Skullcandy decided to go with adopting the Icertis Contract Management (ICM) platform in managing the contractual segmentation of those operations. With that, the IT department got busy. Skullcandy plans on rollout of ICM within the next 60 days. Various departments, such as legal, human resources, procurement and sales will be trained and onboarded into using the systems. Strategic partnerships and marketing will also benefit form this new platform, as they will be able to keep better track of contractual obligations and hold others accountable – without having to dig into the crate to find the originating […]

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Vidyo, Inc. Teams up with Genesys AppFoundry for Interactive Video Service Experience

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Previously Published to TMC Net’s Omni-Channel Experience Vidyo recently announced that its patented video conferencing technology will become part of a new marketplace, Genesys AppFoundry, which is poised to provide brands with innovative customer experience solutions. This partnership will allow businesses to enter face-to-face conversation with Genesys contact center agents, providing live human interaction to the customer service experience. “Today, 75 percent of customer journeys start on mobile, web or social and this trend is only accelerating,” said Merijn te Booij, Executive Vice President of Product and Solution Strategy at Genesys. “Response to this digital imperative is increasingly important for companies competing on the battleground of customer experience.” Most businesses are starting to realize that in a mobile world, most people despise typing long, drawn out conversations on a small mobile device. They find that touch screens and autocorrect often become their worst enemy – especially with “fat thumbs.” When people are frustrated, the last thing they want to do is type out their problem, especially if they don’t know what that problem even is! Vidyo is catering to this problem.  Through their Vidyo Adapter for Genesys, contact center agents will directly connect to customers all over the world. As […]

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App Introduces the Globe to New Multi-layer Video Editing Features

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Previously Published to TalentZoo’s Digital Pivot Only available on high-end smartphones, KineMaster, a premium mobile application for video editing, is now toting new and exciting features that will set them even further apart in the digital video marketplace. Sure to beat out any chance at competition, NexStreaming announced late last night that KineMaster “now supports video layer features for creating picture-in-picture and split-screen effects with the newly released version 3.1. While KineMaster 3.0 was released last August, featuring a new UI design concept and support for multi-layer text and images, the new video layer feature can display multiple videos at the same time on a single screen and is widely used for news, sports, in interviews and more to show various scenes simultaneously.” As cameras on mobile become more cinematic and professionals are converting their work for on-the-go execution, there is a major need for video editing software that can really do damage; in the days of special effects, overlays, and multiple shots, a mobile app to meet the needs of professionals and enthusiasts all over the world. As a matter of fact, with a new beta release of KineMaster, over 5 million users have already downloaded this amazing new […]

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Your Library Card: The New Multi-Pass for Entertainment and…Gaming?

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Previously Published to Talent Zoo’s Digital Pivot If you haven’t visited a library in some-odd years, chances are you still think people are going to the library to study and read 800-page encyclopedias on some war we never heard about. Well, actually, you could be right, because learning is “fun-for-da-mental,” but you would also be wrong. Here’s why: Today, many people are heading to their local libraries as a center for tech access to the ever-evolving world. Whether your computer’s charger blew up for the umpteenth time and you’re waiting on the new one to arrive, or your toddler jumped on the bed, sending that expensive MacBook Pro flying into the wall and it totally needs to be replaced, people are heading to the library every day to meet those tech needs. Heading in, you will see that the World of the Library is no longer about Macaulay Culkin and the Pagemaster and all about technology. People are going to the library for audiobooks, new DVD releases, and 60-and-up classes on how to use an Android Device to download an app. If you are in Orlando, Florida, you will learn that the public library will offer you access to a […]

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Dru Hill: After almost two decades, a legacy continues.

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PREVIOUSLY POSTED TO AXS.COM Multi-platinum R&B group, Dru Hill is nearing a two-decade run that has seen many ups and downs. These men have hard-earned a place within a Global culture, as legendary performers, who may very well be one of the greatest groups to have ever existed. A group that mixes Gospel with Soul and Contemporary R&B, sometimes adding a Hip Hop groove, has captured men and women alike. They knew how to dance. They knew how to sing. They knew how to dress. And, their videos had storylines, all unlike many artists of today! The harmonies, the whaling front man, the dance, the emotions, these are elements one absorbs when experiencing Dru Hill. Notably, one member in particular gives Dru Hill a distinct sound due to his formal training in Opera and ability to scale many octaves. For these reasons, it is no wonder that this group still gives goosebumps to many loyal fans — even after all of these years! And what is even more surprising is that the group is still together and performing all over the World on a very active basis! Jazz, Woody, Nokio, Sisqo. These names became so familiar with fans in the […]

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First Annual Blogger Week UnConference 2014 to take place in Washington DC

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PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED ON EXAMINER “A multicultural festival of bloggers, journalists and digital media mavens” is what they are calling the first annual Blogger Week UnConference set for the dates of April 28th until May 3rd of 2014 in Washington DC and surrounding areas. According to a February 24 press release, Black Bloggers Connect, a leading social network that connects Black bloggers and journalists nationwide, has, for the last three years, supported over 7,500 bloggers through features, published news, contests and through providing campaign opportunities. This organization is also responsible for the Blogger Week UnConference, which we will begin to see unfold in front of our eyes. The purpose of Blogger Week UnConference is to “provide an informative atmosphere for bloggers to network and share innovative ideas.” Because of this, Blogger Week will hold both Online events, as well as physical ones. These events will include Twitter parties, Google Hangouts, workshops, panels and networking events. All physical events will take place in Washington DC and surrounding areas, including a Network Mixer on May 2, 2014 and a wrap-up Blogger Week UnConference on May 3rd. The Unconference will touch on “hot-top discussions and breakout sessions to promote innovation, creativity and success for […]

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Happy Birthday, Shorty Produkshins!: Orlando Internet Marketing Company now 10!

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PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED ON EXAMINER In the last ten years, we have seen a dramatic shift in the way we do business, use technology and how we view the Entertainment Industry. According to CNN Money, those working from home, both self-employed (usually as an Independent Contractor) and working for an employer, has risen 41% in this decade, alone. Everyone relies on technology to accomplish their work and career goals. They want to work more effectively, have more freedoms and time to spend elsewhere, while achieving the largest ROI margins possible for their employer and towards self-benefit. The Entertainment Industry shares this similar story, simultaneous, with innovative technologies leading to the saturation of Independent Artists and home studios. Like smaller businesses, these artists are gaging expanding fan bases and gaining larger profits than in the past, especially those who were once signed to a “Major” and had to pay everyone else before collecting their own profits. With such a drastic change in how business is done and how we operate, we see many opportunities for great success. The downside to success, however, is that with it comes struggle and opportunity to fail. One must “get with the program” or fall behind. And, […]

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Pet-friendly Social Network, uraPET, to give away $100 Petco gift card

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PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED ON EXAMINER Bailey is the president of a “pet-friendly” Social Network, called uraPET. It seems his human is doing all the work, however, while Bailey just sits back and browses the Internet, commenting on the status updates and photos of “all his dogs…” and salivating over high-end doggy bags from his favorite “kibble” brands. Well, not really, but Ken Braun, his human, had a vision and carried it through. While us humans were busy being conceited and bragging ourselves up on Facebook, Ken was busy “shaking hands” with new members of his uraPET Social Network for Pets! “As any pet owner knows, all animals have unique personalities, which can provide for hours of entertainment,” says Ken Braun. “We got to thinking – what if pets could interact online, just like us humans do? While we know that’s not exactly possible, uraPET creates a fun, lighthearted environment in which we can see what life would really be like if dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, and reptiles could log on and communicate with each other.” In March of 2013, Ken and Bailey, the English Cream Golden Retriever, teamed up to bring us a venue to show off our pets to those […]

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