megatrax celebrates beat bites @ bardot, hollywood, june 23, 2011

Megatrax threw a hot party last week in honor of their Beat Bites catalog and producer Christian Salyer. Check out this slideshow featuring a smooth Beat Bites track.

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the latest from the aircast blog: another definition of “news” music

… THIS JUST IN… While this isn’t a new revelation, a couple of recent situations with 2 well known newscasters and their passion for music crossed my world. Readers of this blog know that I frequently have the honor of performing in the staff band at the Grand Ole Opry. This has given me the opportunity to perform with a wide variety of artists and musicians. When I say wide variety, I refer not only to the rainbow of styles, but also these performer’s “day jobs”. In addition to guest announcers (the Opry continues to be a live radio show as well as the longest consecutive running live radio show […]

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Another Definition of “News” Music

While this isn’t a new revelation, a couple of recent situations with 2 well known newscasters and their passion for music crossed my world. Readers of this blog know that I frequently have the honor of performing in the staff band at the Grand Ole Opry. This has given me the opportunity to perform with a wide variety of artists and musicians. When I say wide variety, I refer not only to the rainbow of styles, but also these performer’s “day jobs”. In addition to guest announcers (the Opry continues to be a live radio show as well as the longest consecutive running live radio show – 86 years this […]

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is netflix actually helping cable providers? comcast says yes.

Comcast’s CEO is on the record as not being threatened by Netflix, seeing them rather as a contributor to making the business they all benefit from bigger. Says JP Mangalindan for Fortune: Comcast (CMCSA) CEO Brian Roberts wants you to know the company is adapting to the times, and that the perception of the cable company as a stodgy provider of bulky cable set top boxes is a thing of the past. “We recognize that the business is changing and has changed, and we’re well aware that there’s new competition,” Roberts told Fortunemanaging editor Andy Serwer on Thursday in New York…

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spotify is getting closer to a u.s. launch

After missing their planned launch by the end of last year, it looks like Spotify is finally nearing a US launch, thanks in part to today’s announced deal with Universal. Ethan Smith reports for the Wall Street Journal: Online music service Spotify AB inched closer to a long-delayed U.S. launch, signing a distribution agreement with Vivendi SA’s Universal Music Group, according to people familiar with the matter. The deal, which one of these people said was signed on Thursday, comes in addition to similar pacts with EMI Group Ltd. and Sony Corp.’s Sony Music Entertainment. The remaining major-label group, Warner Music Group Corp., was in advanced discussions on Friday with […]

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licensing notes from leisa korn for 6/13/2011

I recently listed and sold my house in the blink of an eye…we weren’t prepared for this lightening fast transaction and of course, it caught us off guard. Suddenly we were plunged into a world of inspections, appraisals, repairs and stacks and stacks of papers to sign. We would have been completely lost without the help of our realtor and her knowledge and professionalism. Our escrow closed on time and now our only problem is finding somewhere else to live! But it occurred to me during this journey, that we needed a lot of assistance from various professionals to make this deal work, not unlike the kind of assistance Megatrax […]

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megatrax celebrates the urban sounds of beat bites

Christian Salyer Brings Radio-Grade Hip Hop, Electronica & Rock to Production Music JUNE 8, 2011 – North Hollywood – Megatrax Music, the leading independent production music source for film, broadcast, advertising and multimedia, continues shining a spotlight on its third-party catalogs during its 20th anniversary year, with Beat Bites, the urban taste sensation from producer Christian Salyer.  A part of the Megatrax family of offerings since 2006, Beat Bites serves up urban ear candy with molten musical morsels of gritty hip-hop, slamming rock, dance pop, electronic club and exciting new cross-genre blends. The Song Bites series within the catalog features full vocals and lyrics by gold and platinum award-winning urban songwriters, […]

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music and the cloud: is there a silver lining?

The music world is all abuzz over Apple’s anticipated launch of its iCloud service, which is expected to be has been formally announced today. This development, in addition to Pandora’s recent IPO filing, highlight the industry’s rapid shift towards cloud-based solutions. Movement of content to the “cloud” is an inevitable outgrowth of the mobile revolution; as the number of mobile devices proliferates, it is vastly more convenient for users to access their content from a centralized Internet hub rather than trying to manage the data themselves. Apple’s iCloud will purportedly allow users to store their content in the “cloud” and access it on any device (or at least any device […]

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apple prepares to dominate with icloud

Apple’s iCloud is on the horizon, and the natives are growing restless in anticipation. Here’s some of the buzz from the internet… Peter Pachal reports for PC Magazine: Yesterday Apple officially took control of the domain icloud.com, according to records at Domain Tools, which had previously listed Xcerion as its owner. Apple is said to have bought the domain from Swedish software company Xcerion earlier this year for $4.5 million. The switchover came about a day after Apple announced it would reveal iCloud to the world—along with the next-generation versions of iOS and Mac OS X—at next week’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC). iCloud is rumored to be Apple’s cloud service, which is thought […]

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is pay tv losing gen y?

Generation Y, or “The Millennials,” are migrating away from pay television, which is of note for Cable TV providers and advertisers. Reports Georg Szalai for The Hollywood Reporter: Pay TV operators risk losing young Generation Y subscribers to alternative viewing options, with about 60 percent of those young demos at risk, according to one survey. The study entitled “Must Choose TV: What Gen Y Thinks About Pay TV and Cord Cutting,” unveiled Tuesday by marketing consultancy Ideas  & Solutions!, suggests that cable and satellite TV companies, as well as telecom players must develop more products, packages and marketing messages to target young consumers.

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