RocketHub, the community where artists launch, fund, and fly their projects, has unveiled its partnership with The Orchard, the global distribution platform for independent music and video content owners.
As part of the Marketplace rollout, RocketHub will empower The Orchard users to seamlessly integrate their content and established assets to launch innovative crowdfunding campaigns via RocketHub’s global fundraising platform. RocketHub is proud to join music industry leaders such as FanBridge and SoundCloud in creating a foundational resource through The Orchard.
For more on the Marketplace: www.theorchard.com/marketplace
Phil Jourdan of the UK electronic rock act Paris and the Hiltons announced the release his third album, "Reading Journals." The album is being released in three stages, and upon completion will boast 22 tracks. The first installment, "Reading Journals, Part One: Puzzles of Ithaca" features 7 songs that are based loosely on William Faulkner's book Absalom, Absalom.
Commenting on how his latest album is different from the prior two, Jourdan responded, "This album really has scope. It's a twenty-two track work and includes jazz, rock, electronica, weird avant-garde stuff, ballads, jams, IDM beats, and so on. It sounds different from what people would have expected from us, but I think it sounds better, too. And the focus on literature is important as well, because it let us go in a direction that most people don't think of going." He continued, "Basing the album on works of fiction meant I had to reread things, figure out what I wanted to focus on, and discard themes in those books that I knew were important but that didn't particularly move me."
"Reading Journals, Part One: Puzzles of Ithaca" is available for download at Bandcamp.com at http://parisandthehiltons.bandcamp.com/album/reading-journals-part-one-puzzles-of-ithaca. "Prettyface Tinybruise" and "Fracture and Slice" are both available for purchase at iTunes.
Now artists can offer tailored campaigns to reward fans including discounts on new albums, exclusive tracks, merchandise giveaways, backstage passes and much more
WHAT: Flowd, the music lover’s social network, today announced a major update to its web and mobile applications on Android, iPhone and Nokia.
Along with enhanced features for the end user, the most exciting addition for music artists is Flowd’s enhanced Offers feature as part of Flowd’s increasingly popular Frequent Fans mobile commerce marketing platform. These enhancements give artists control to reward their fans with mobile coupons issued by a number of different trigger options. These triggers include location-based check-in through the mobile app, event check-in through the app, following an artist, posting to an artist’s wall and much more. These mobile coupons can also be awarded as part of a competition with randomly selected winners or as a reward for everyone participating.
LMS Records/Indart Music/Latin Music Specialist president, Daniel Indart, was presented with an Honorary Doctorate in Music Arts by Shepherd University, Los Angeles. Indart was honored with a PhD in Music Arts for his professional accomplishments in music for Film, Television, and Advertising. The award was presented by Dr. Yohan Pyon and Rev. Juan Carlos Ortiz in a ceremony held at the Mijoo Peace Church in Los Angeles.
In 2010, Indart was appointed to the Shepherd University School of Music faculty and has been working with the university to develop a Music Entrepreneurship and Music Production curriculum. Other noted music industry professionals on staff at Shepherd University are noted multi-instrumentalist Abraham Laboriel Sr., drummer, Jimmy Branley, and keyboardist, Otmaro Ruiz.
“As the music industry continues to evolve and change, especially in a digital world, it is imperative that musicians learn not only how to make music, but how to make money in the music industry and how to maximize their career potential and longevity in this business,” says Indart.”
For more information please visit, www.indartmusic.com, www.lmsrecords.com