It’s always nice to have your digital software bug-less. Abletons CEO, Gerhard Behles has announced that the company will put new features on hold until some reliability issues are fixed. Well duuh, that makes a lot of sense guys, whats the use of new features if the old ones don’t work? Do you use Ableton to create your digital music?Personally I’m a REASON guy.
For those of you who like numbers, here are the top 10 digital tracks of the decade - “men lie, woman lie, numbers don’t” - With Immitter around the corner, i’m sure that indie artists will be able to hit these numbers, if not exceed them…We’ll see in 2020. Until then Flo-Rida & T-Pains song Low grabs the number 1 spot with 5,214,000 in total sales. That’s a lot of 0.99 Cents’.
No longer are musicians waiting to get picked up by a label to finance new projects. Independents such as the The Jeffersons have taken a more proactive stance with their career by connecting directly with fans online for the funding of new music initiatives. Just another example of the direct-to-fan relationship of the future. Immitter knows aaaallll about that.
Here is a comprehensive list of music blogs and magazines from around the internet that accept indie-music submissions for reviews. Enjoy!
A Tuner is any individual who has a genuine love & appreciation for discovering, rating and sharing new music on the internet.
If this is you, Tunen! We’ll be transmitting live early 2010.
NPR news has a piece on how technology has changed the relationship between musicians and their fans. That very relationship is what laid the groundwork for Immitter.
While myhmphs blogger is weeping over the future of music. We over here at Immitter are excited to see how music will evolve in the hands of the truly independent musician. After the AMA’s, myhmphs blogger came back with this gut-wrenching quote
“Their music is boring and unimaginative on a CD, aside from the lewd lyrics; somehow they need to shock us with something outrageous, controversial, or downright weird. It’s typical overcompensation: Pay no attention to the fact that this song sucks; look, something shiny!”
on Immitter we take away the “something shiny”
I’ve been hearing some chatter recently about underground music going the way of the “black guy mohawk” - out the door. One definition of Underground music is - music that refers to a variety of post-1960s rock, pop, or dance subgenres that developed a cult following despite their lack of mainstream. Even though music may not be able to hide from the internet anymore, I do still believe that because of the pressures put on todays bloggers and DJs to “play for pay” or “go where the money is” that underground music can still live, thrive and evolve on the internet. If anything, the advance in technology has actually created an abundance of underground music, all we need is a concrete service to help us better connect fans to it; the “followings” will start to evolve naturally.
“Now that mainstream music isn’t making big numbers, (and) underground music can’t hide from the net, (now what?)”
Hopefully Music will go back to its purest form, where the main inspiration for doing it is the love and the respect for the craft.
RIP Imeem. Today in HOLY F*%^$ WHAT JUST HAPPENED, Imeem, a favorite among many music enthusiasts, has just evaporated into thin internet, in a deal that has Myspace music acquiring “certain assets”. Myspace plans to leverage imeem’s industry leading technology and their snocap service. Right now Imeem users are left on their face with no other option but to sign up to Myspace, millions of posted playlists no longer load, Imeem mobile doesn’t work and the service looks to have been completely removed from the net. Man, imeem a letter would have been nice (always wanted to say that). How do you feel about Imeem disappearing?
Artists are usually strong advocates for freedom of expression, but these 10 artists had to rethink their voice when the label pulled the axe on their albums cover. Here are 10 album covers that were deemed too controversial for release and banned from the public eye, until now that is.
Well, that’s a good question, self. Immitter is what we call around the office as freedom for all creators of music and a relief for anyone tired of hearing the same music over and over again. Immitter gives artists the freedom to create music and let the music promote itself all while giving listeners a constant stream of new music to pick and choose from. Its also a website that’s currently in private beta. Frustrated with the current radio/label model, we were driven to start this company because like you, we here at Immitter are indie artists all searching for a better solution to 1. Getting our music out to more people and 2. Getting other peoples music into our lives. One of the greatest life joys is discovering a new favorite song, artist or band. We used to have to rely on a DJ to expose us to the “newness” but now that the internet is here we can expose ourselves. One question though, how do you search for new music when you don’t know what you want to look for? Browsing through profile pages, blogs and websites are great and all but 2 hours in and only discovering maybe 1 new artist/song that you actually like isn’t really the best ratio one can imagine. I thought we were in the future people. Immitters main focus is refining music distribution - how to correctly and efficiently get new music to new listeners - sorta-like how twitters main focus is refining the status update. Instead of waiting for sloow profile pages to load we deliver your internet music in a simple stream that can be filtered by genre and location. Myspace meets internet radio anyone? If Immitter has showed us anything since the beta went live a couple of weeks ago, it’s that it’s much more efficient, convenient and satisfying to discover new music when the music comes to you, in contrast to having to look for it yourself. Listeners were found more likely to try new things for a longer period of time since page loading times were no longer a factor. Don’t like what you hear so much, that’s okay just skip forward ». Since this is a fairly new venture we will slowly start to announce site features and company news, but one biggie that i’m sure you’ve guessed already is that anyone can join.