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Winners of the NAMM Technical Excellence and Creativity (TEC Awards), honoring the best in professional audio and sound production, have been announced in a virtual event on the final day of NAMM’s Believe in Music week, a global online gathering to unify and support people who bring music to the world. Universal Audio picked up the day’s biggest collection of prizes in the Technical category for its Apollo x 4 (Computer Audio Hardware); Neve 1084 Preamp & EQ Plug-In (Signal Processing Software-Dynamics/EQ/Utilities), and the company’s LUNA Recording System (Workstation Technology/Recording Devices). Two pro audio brands who each have a long history […]

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California-based microphone manufacturer Mojave Audio gives recording artists and engineers a new way to look at their mics. After selling off the last of its formerly all-black line of condenser microphones in 2020, the line was replaced by new, color-coordinated variations, which feature different combinations of colored logomarks and head grilles. More than an aesthetic update, the new multicolored line of Mojave condenser microphones provide a visual system for engineers to match the microphone to the application. Polar patterns of the microphones are now distinguishable by either a matte head grille — which corresponds to fixed cardioid pattern — or […]

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Digital Creators Coalition (DCC), a broad and diverse group of associations, companies and organizations united in actively advocating for strong protections for creative communities, launched its inaugural website. With trade playing an increasingly critical role in fueling economic growth, a new Administration and Congress planning their first 100 days, and proposed reforms to existing copyright laws around the world, the coalition recognized the need for a united voice for creativity in the digital age. The new DCC website will provide a central resource to help further understanding of the creative community’s outsized economic and cultural contributions to our economy and […]

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Sound Royalties, a company that offers innovative royalty financing to music creatives, is telling behind-the-scenes stories of the music industry in a new web series. Off-Stage explores the careers, accomplishments, and provides advice from music industry insiders. The interviews feature a range of heavy-hitters on the business side of the industry, from attorneys and managers to music supervisors, A&R reps, and more. Previous episodes of Off-Stage (available on YouTube and soundroyalties.com) have featured Donna Ross-Jones (Founder and CEO of Transition Music Group), Jennifer Horton (President of Matrix Artists), and Rich Goldman (President/Founder of Riptide Music Group). The series will continue with several more interviews including Hillel […]

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Singer/performer and author Tina Turner will be the subject of a documentary from the filmmakers who were behind the acclaimed Searching For Sugar Man and Whitney. It’s directed by TJ Martin and Dan Lindsay, and produced by Simon and Jonathan Chinn’s Lightbox. HBO Documentary Films in the U.S. and the Sky Channel in the U.K. will premiere the movie this year. The HBO documentary examines Turner’s career, from her days with the Ike & Tina Turner Revue through her combative marriage to Ike, and her subsequent survivor story journey where she became one of the biggest-selling solo performers in the […]

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Alesis announced the release of three new MIDI keyboard controllers – the Qmini, Q49 MKII, and Q88 MKII. The updated Q Series feature responsive, velocity-sensitive keys and essential controls valued by modern composers and producers, at an amazing price-per-key ratio. Plug and Play Keys The new Alesis Q Series offers practical plug-and-play solutions to players and producers in need of high-quality keys and meaningful control of parameters or music production software. These USB bus-powered MIDI controllers have everything needed to make a lasting impact on your compositions. First, there’s the compact Qmini, a 32-key controller small enough to throw in your […]

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Managing partner, Bob Divney has unveiled a newly-expanded restructuring of the radio promotion services company, The Artist Cooperative. The newly implemented changes include Bob Hathaway moving up to VP, Active Rock Promotion, and Rich Garcia joining Lisa Cristiano as VP, Alternative & Triple-A formats. The realigned national team is augmented by Nancy Klugman, National West Coast Promotion, Kathie Romero, National Southeast Promotion, Skip Isley, National East Coast Promotion, and Andrew Govatsos, National East Coast Promotion/Business Development. In addition to the promotion staff changes, The Artist Cooperative has launched social and streaming marketing services headed by Glen Firstenberg, to dovetail with promotion services, […]

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Joining this year’s virtual version of the Sundance Film Festival, The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) adds Mikel Jollett (Airborne Toxic Event), Pedrito Martinez, Hailey Whitters, Ron and Russell Mael (SPARKS) and The Sparks Brothers director Edgar Wright to the lineup at its reimagined Annual Sundance ASCAP Music Café. The festival is now accessible at bit.ly/ASCAPMusicCafe21 with new content added at 5:00 PM ET/ 3:00 PM MT/ 2:00 PM PT each day from January 29 to February 1. (A free account is required.) At its brand-new, virtual venue in the Festival Village, The Sundance ASCAP Music Café will feature a […]

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Music Connection has teamed up with Joy Sounds to present a weekly podcast featuring the brightest independent musicians.  Hosted by Chris Sampson, Joy Sounds: Music You Need to Know has in-depth interviews and in-studio performances from artists with a new sound and a compelling story. Thursday, January 21st Episode 72: Artists and Faculty from Musicians Institute Listen to all episodes at joysoundsmusic.com or wherever you get podcasts.

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On January 23, at 10am CT, Focusrite’s John DiNicola and Founder of Ramsey Voice Studio, Matt Ramsey will host a livestream vocal clinic: “3 Natural Vocal Effects to Master Before You Record (even if you don’t have a mike yet).” Topics covered will include: The secret to getting a rich, warm vocal recording How to sing higher notes without straining The 3 most important vocal effects to master before your next recording JOHN DINICOLA, PRODUCT SPECIALIST John DiNicola is a Focusrite Novation Field Trainer // Product Specialist based out of New York City, supporting the brands both in the field […]

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