ForTunes – The Smart Data Hub For Musicians & Producers

ForTunes - The smart data hub for musicians & producers

ForTunes, a data analytics service that is developed to help all kinds of music creatives, (independent) label managers and producers engage with their online data. After the account setup, the app collects all data from the common social media platforms and music streaming services. ForTunes was developed by a team of eight music and tech enthusiasts based in Vienna, Austria. The team has a great mission to put comprehensive Data Analytics at the fingertips of millions of music creators. Let us have a closer look at its functionalities.

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Vocalizr – Connecting Singers & Producers From Around The World

Vocalizr - Connecting Singers & Producers From Around The World

Are you tired of looking for skilled singers in music forums or facebook groups? It takes a lot of time and usually is – at least for us – not successful and depressing. The lack of interested candidates is not a problem. Instead, the people contacting you on those platforms are often not professional enough and – until now – did not meet our needs sound- and skill-wise. That misery can finally be history! In the following, we present you the service Vocalizr that wants to help to connect singers and producers from around the world. Let’s see if it does what it promises.

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Outstanding Music Studios (Vol. 3)

Outstanding Music Studios (Vol. 3)

Volume 3 of the article series “Outstanding Music Studios” is presenting you another four music studios located in the United States, Spain, Italy and Germany. We will give you a brief overview of how they are equipped and links to their websites so you can explore them more in detail. Enjoy!

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Youtube Channel Recommendations for Music Producers & Audio Engineers

Youtube Channel Recommendations for Music Producers & Audio Engineers

Youtube with its infinite pool of videos can help you to stay up-to-date regarding recently released audio hardware or software, can act as an educational platform in the fields of audio production with its tutorial videos as well as insights and tips provided by known industry professionals. The platform’s content masses can be overwhelming, mainly because Youtube does not centralise the content creation, but different content creators are providing you with often great content. In the following, I want to share some youtube channels that are probably interesting and useful for music producers and audio engineers.

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Vampr – Tinder for Musicians

Vampr - Tinder For Musicians

Info : [UPDATE 18. June 2019] Shortly after the article was published, I received an email by Vampr’s Co-Founder Josh Simons appreciating my honest and detailed app review. Right now, Vampr is launching an equity crowdfunding campaign so they can not only fix bugs and improve the current version but also fast-track the app’s evolution. Vampr, solely focussed on the music community by now, wants to become the social network for all kind of creatives. Feel free to check out their crowdfunding campaign and objectives more in detail here: https://wefunder.com/vampr/ ×

Vampr, initially released in May 2016, is a location-based mobile platform that was developed to facilitate networking, music discovery and communication between creatives of the music industry such as musicians, songwriter, producers or other industry professionals. The startup was founded by the two Australian musicians Josh Simons and Barry Palmer and is based in Los Angeles. Being part of Apple’s “Best of 2017” app list, Vampr facilitated over 3,5 million connections between creatives until November 2018. In the following, we will take a closer look at the app’s functionality and use.

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The Shifting Significance of Visuals of Music Releases

The Shifting Significance Of Visuals Of Music Releases

Info : This article is written in collaboration with Yannik Sturm (art director, photographer and Canon brand ambassador) who holds a bachelor degree in Media & Communication Design @ Macromedia Cologne, Germany. Also check out his latest work on his website! ×

As we might remember the times of vinyl releases with its large and often beautiful cover artworks and elaborated booklets, we nowadays miss the support of visuals that completes the product presentation of music releases. Even when the CD took over from the vinyl as the main medium of the music industry, the visual component mainly remained because the jewel cases also contained booklets or the album was released as visually appealing digipack. By another industry’s revolution that introduced digital music download portals such as Apple’s iTunes, the CD was more and more eclipsed until the now omnipresent streaming services like Spotify dominate the market and trends. Thereby, the mediums that encouraged a beautiful visual presentation almost disappeared and the visuals associated with the music release significantly decreased in its relevance.

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Billboard Magazine – Stay Informed About The Music Business

Billboard Magazine - Stay Informed About The Music Business

In the autumn of last year, I reached a point when I was just sick of being forced to scroll down my never-ending LinkedIn feed or to almost accidentally read on random websites and blogs about music industry’s breaking news and current “stats and facts”. Because of my newly adopted behaviour to follow news not on a daily but weekly basis that resulted from reading “Make Time” by Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky, subscribing to the famous Billboard Magazine to stay informed was just the right thing! Let me tell you a little bit more about the Billboard Magazine and its offering.

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London – The Music Metropolis (Part 2)

London Music Metropolis 2

After we dealt with music business statistics, famous artists and important music companies in the first article of the two-part blog series, we will now focus on locations where you can perfectly produce your music. This includes recording and mastering studios but also distributors to release your finished product. In the end, I will give you some updates regarding AlbrechtProductions.

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