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This year we will be attending IMS Ibiza for our 4th year. We will be meeting with new and current clients to discuss our future plans, products and services as well as offering solutions for your dance music record label. We will be available from Wednesday 25th May - Friday 27th of May. If you wish to book a meeting please head to our booking form. http://bit.ly/24qk0Q0 See you on the white isle!
Music streaming service SoundCloud has launched a UK paid for service to rival the likes of Spotify and Apple Music. The company hopes to attract users with a mixture of officially licensed tracks and its catalogue of 125 million covers, remixes, DJ sets and podcasts. Called SoundCloud Go, it costs
Shazam, the worlds most popular app for connecting artists and fans, today announced the launch of Shazam for Brands. Shazam is known by consumers as the standard in music recognition, and will now unite brands with its global audience. The company is an ecosystem of hundreds of millions of global users, all of them making a personal connection to content through the app. As a result, Shazam
Enhanced Music, Label Worx & ACS are teaming up with WAVO to offer budding producers the chance to win a comprehensive remix release package on one of dance music's leading independent labels for one of it
The Big Music Project love shining the light on some of the roles that you might not know exist! With so many different roles in the music and creative industries, they've made it their mission to expose them all (or at least, as many as they can!) Back in march they had a chat with James Macpherson, Label Manager in our UK office, who told them about his role and how you could land a job like this. This month The Big Music Project interviewed our very own Alex Powell on how to become a Business Manager. What what do you do day-to-day?
Brighton Music Conference (BMC) has revealed the full exhibitor programme and details on Native Instruments
Beatport would love to meet you at their Label Summit hosted at Brighton Music Conference on Thursday 14th April 2016. For more information and to recieve your discount code, please email firstname.lastname@example.org Beatport Label Support. Only one discount per label is valid for this offer. Label Worx will also be attending BMC. If you would like to meet the team to discuss your plans. Please email email@example.com
The Big Music Project love shining the light on some of the roles that you might not know exist! With so many different roles in the music and creative industries, they've made it their mission to expose them all (or at least, as many as they can!) Thay had a chat with James Macpherson, Label Manager in our UK office, who told them about his role and how you could land a job like this. What do you do day-to-day?
What does Pulselocker streaming mean for DJs? Anyone with a Pulselocker account and Serato DJ 1.9 can search and stream music from Pulselocker's extensive catalogue within Serato DJ. Pulselocker also offers a unique offline storage feature where DJs can download and store an unlimited amount of Pulselocker music for playback without being online. DJs with a Pulselocker subscription will have access to around 44 million tracks from nearly 500,000 independent and major labels. Download the latest version of Serato DJ and click the Pulselocker entry in your library, then follow onscreen instructions to begin your free Pulselocker trial. Note: All Serato DJ trials have been reset with version 1.9.0 so give Serato DJ another go with Pulselocker. For more information on Pulselocker streaming with Serato DJ check out this article.
Imagine a vinyl record that has 30% more capacity, 30% greater volume, and double the audio fidelity of a typical LP sold today. The technical specifications for High Definition Vinyl, or
Win the opportunity to have your track professionally mastered + a Label Worx goody bag! You've been sat in the studio for weeks working on your magnum opus - this is the track that's going to put you on the map, the one that will make people sit up and take notice. But before you send it off, you need to make sure that it's sounding the best that it can sound, and that means getting it mastered. To celebrate our brand new Mixing & Mastering studio (it's looking super fly, by the way) we want to give away a full, professional mixing and mastering service to two tracks that we feel, with the right touch, can go the distance. For the next ten days, we've opened our own Demo Worx portal for you to submit your tracks through. On the 31st March we will pick the two tracks that they feel, technically and musically, are the most deserving of a full professional master to really make sure that they're sounding their best and ready to submit to labels. And if that isn't enough, each winner will also get a Label Worx goody bag with stickers, t-shirt and some Label Worx ACS earplugs. We at Label Worx understand the importance of a professionally mastered track that grabs people's attention from the moment they press play more than anyone, and working with some of the world's biggest labels on the industry's most successful releases, we see first-hand the results that a professionally mastered track can create. Our mixing and mastering engineers have been honing their skills for over a decade and using their state of the art studio, they are the go-to studio for labels like CUFF and Enhanced, and have mixed and mastered releases on Sony, Ministry Of Sound, Universal and more. #ThisLabelWorx http://www.label-worx.com/demo/thislabelworx - Submit your track here
Since 2007 Label Worx have offered world class mastering and completed over 13,000 tracks to date, spanning across all genres of music. With accolades on Ministry Of Sound, Spinnin, Universal, Warner, Sony and more with countless Beatport top 10s and iTunes top 10 releases. More recently we have began work with Amine Edge & Dance (CUFF), Judge Jules and also grammy nominated SMF Studio's to help them achieve their final, polished mix & masters. Over the last few months our engineers have worked alongside teams at Auralex, Primacoustic, KMR Audio and Studiospares to re-design Label Worx Studio Two. With an investment in excess of ?25,000, a major upgrade has taken place including acoustic treatment, DA conversion and monitoring, from companies such as Universal Audio, Barefoot, Empirical Labs and so on. Expanding the Label Worx studio allows us to offer even more mastering, mixing and post production services, which we have been trailing out for the last few months. To find out more information head to the Mix & Master page on our all new Label Worx website If you have any enquiries regarding Mixing, Mastering & Post Production contact our engineers.
Traxsource are happy to announce that they will be speaking at IMS (International Music Summit) Ibiza this year. Make sure to come to the island for this great event to listen to some of the world most influential music industry people and hang with them in the sun. This also means that if you are one of the labels that are featured on Traxsource you can get a 50% discount on your first badge for IMS Engage and IMS Ibiza. Please contact Traxsource to utilize this offer today. Label Worx will also be attending IMS for the duration. If you would like to arrange a meeting with us then please contact us here.
Is streaming killing off music piracy? Some forms of streaming are fuelling new methods of copyright infringement, according to US research firm. Its latest study notes that while the number of Americans using P2P services to download music illegally fell from 41 million in 2004 to 22 million in 2015, that's not the whole story. 'Now there are more forms of unlicensed acquisition available than in 2004; streamripping, downloading from storage lockers, mobile apps, and hard drive swaps,' explained MusicWatch's Russ Crupnick. 'In all forms, we estimate 57M Americans are engaging in these forms of music acquisition.' The company has given them a name: 'badquirers'. and notes that 35% of CD or download buyers fall into the category. 'This is not exclusively a problem among people unwilling to pay for music.' MusicWatch suggests several reasons for their behaviour. First: people still want to own music; second, there are tracks that people want to own but not enough to pay for; third: the desire to get music which isn't yet available on licensed streaming services, including remixes and bootlegs; fourth: a growing number of people are 'streamripping' music - ripping MP3s from sources like YouTube and SoundCloud - which is where things get interesting. 'We estimated a 50% increase in the number of streamrippers in the US between the end of 2013 and early 2015.' wrote Crupnick. 'There are nearly as many streamrippers in the US as folks who illegally download music files from P2P networks.' The study stops short of suggesting ways to tackle these changing trends, but the research - note, based on 1,000 US respondents aged 13-50, and we suspect the streamripping behaviour will be greater for younger people - will have some implications. Chief among which will be even more discussion of the availability of YouTube and SoundCloud ripping apps and tools - including those released for mobile devices through the app stores of Google and Apple. Streamripping is not an unknown behaviour within the music industry - particularly for any execs with young teenage children - but quantifying its growth may nudge rightsholders into more discussion about how to tackle it, and perhaps most importantly, how to make legal music services even more appealing to the people who are doing it.
Richie Hawtin and an elite team of friends are about to commence a global journey, the 'Prototypes Tour', to introduce the new PLAYdifferently mixer to the world. Hawtin has been working on the project for some years now and recently previewed the technology at the NAMM Convention. With Chris Liebing, Joris Voorn, Maceo Plex, Joseph Capriati, DJ Tennis, Loco Dice, Dubfire, Ean Golden, The Martinez Brothers and other esteemed artists at his side, Richie will tour the world using only his avantgarde machinery. The PLAYdifferently venture is in collaboration with Allen & Heath and the Audiotonix group, with Hawtin also exclusively partnering with Andy Rigby-Jones on the state of the art tech. Recently, the techno producer demonstrated his device with Tiga, Mathew Dettman, Liebing and Josh Wink in a video that proved its potential to forge and drive the community. Over the past two years, Hawtin has been experimenting with the PLAYdifferently mixer, hitting major outlets like Glastonbury Festival, ENTER.Ibiza and BBC Radio 1. The PLAYdifferently 'Prototypes Tour' will kick off in Los Angeles on March 14 and progress through a number of global cities, including a special discussion panel with Hawtin and Resident Advisor at SXSW and hosted stages at Movement Detroit and Awakenings Amsterdam.
How many streams and downloads fall on deaf ears when you point fans to a music service they don't use? LA-based music startup ToneDen thinks the answer is one too many. Their new smart link service, FanLinks, makes sure artists never miss out on a stream or download from a fan. It does this by creating a single link that directs fans to your music in the apps or stores they use most. Best of all, it's free for Label Worx clients.
SoundCloud's latest earnings report shows a familiar pattern in music streaming, the company's expenses and losses far outpaced its revenue growth in 2014. Revenue grew 53.9 percent to