happy new year’s from megatrax!

Wishing you a wonderful 2011! thanks to camera slayer for the image!

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sony enters territory itunes has owned… until now?

Sony announced last week that its new Music Unlimited digital music service (powered by Qriocity) will launch in early 2011, entering an arena traditionally dominated by iTunes. The media is buzzing with the news, and reactions aren’t entirely in Sony’s favor. In his piece titled “Clueless Sony Launches Music Service That Might Have Been Cool In 2007,” Matt Rosoff of the Business Insider says: Here’s a recipe for failure: Sony has just launched a music subscription service in the U.K. and Ireland, but users can’t get it on their mobile phones. But it gets worse. Sony actually has two plans. The basic plan at 4 pounds or Euro per month doesn’t […]

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megatrax is in the swing of the season

Now that the holiday season is winding down and Christmas trees are starting to line our nation’s curbs, you might be reviewing how you did this season and beginning to plan for next year. If you didn’t take advantage of the terrific selection of seasonal tracks Megatrax has to offer in 2010, make sure they’re on your radar in 2011! When you click on “seasonal suggestions” under +music on www.megatrax.com, you’ll find a list of tracks just right for the season and upcoming holidays. If you click quick, you can catch a veritable winter fantasyland of original and Christmas tracks and beats and our unique takes on traditional favorites. Click […]

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the latest from the aircast production blog

While there is apparently no definitive answer on what the most recorded song to date is, the consensus seems to fall between 3 songs. They are “White Christmas”, “Yesterday” and “Amazing Grace”. Despite some disagreement which one of those may actually be the correct answer, the common denominator is a memorable melody. The mental jukebox turns on instantly when any of these titles are mentioned. Looking at this week’s Billboard Top 100, I wonder if we’ll be singing any of these in 50, 60 or 200 years. This is in no way an indictment of today’s popular music. Arguably, each generation has a unique style that its masses rally around […]

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merry christmas from megatrax!

May your day be merry and bright! photo by Stephen Vance

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another cable television contract dispute is in process in the northeast

Time Warner and Sinclair Broadcasting are at odds in Maine and New Hampshire, and if they don’t resolve their differences by December 31, it could mean dropped channels for subscribers and challenge for advertisers. According to SeaCoastOnline: As of Monday, both sides were digging in their heels, saying prospects for a deal are bleak. Sinclair Broadcasting says it wants Time Warner to pay more money for the right to carry WGME, as well as 58 other stations in 35 markets. Barry Faber, executive vice president and general counsel for the Hunt Valley, Md., broadcasting conglomerate, said Time Warner for years has been paying Sinclair less than its stations are worth. […]

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5 questions with… shane fontayne

This week we sat down with Marquee Music artist Shane Fontayne to talk about his background in music and the work he’s done with Megatrax. Megatrax: Can you tell us a little about yourself and how you got into music? Shane Fontayne: I am blessed to have grown up in the 1960’s. I saw The Beatles and The Stones live in London where I lived thru my teen years. I took the first song I wrote at the age of twelve to The Yardbirds after Jeff Beck had replaced Eric Clapton as guitarist in the band, so from a very young age – and evidently with big pre-pubescent courage – […]

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licensing notes from leisa korn for 12/20/2010

With the winter chill in the air, you might find yourself thinking more and more about blankets. I’m thinking about blankets too, but primarily the kind that that we grant to our clients for the use of the various Megatrax libraries. If you are an Annual Blanket license user you already know that you have access to a designated list of musical works (the entire offerings of Megatrax or a selected amount of albums), for a specific term, territory, fee, media and clearance(s). For example: $XXX for unlimited use of all Megatrax Libraries in Promotions, Commercials & Programs produced by and broadcast on television station JSTV  in Justice, California from […]

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creating projects on megatrax.com

Projects can be useful to save music and share with other people. As soon as you are logged in, you will be led to your Music Source search system. Click on the Manage Your Projects icon. Name your project and click Create Project.

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what will “do not track” mean for advertisers?

The FTC is considering some big changes to user privacy for the Internet, and if they go through, it could dramatically affect the advertising industry and the ways in which marketers and others have been gathering data related to their campaigns. According to the New York Times: The Federal Trade Commission’s proposed privacy mechanism could cause a major shift in the online advertising industry, as companies that have relied on consumers’ browsing history try to make up for what could be billions in lost revenue. If the vast majority of online users chose not to have their Internet activity tracked, the proposed “do not track” system could have a severe […]

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