In early November, just as the DotCat Song Blog was getting nearly 1000 unique visitors each day I had to stop updating it. I was just getting too overwhelmed and I needed to step back and get organized. Today, just in time for 2010 it’s back as the SongCat Blog (http://song.cat). Everyday we’ll post three songs. Site visitors vote for […]
Remember that game show that wasn’t on US TV but that made a lot of news? You know, the one about winning “The Best Job In The World”, which was to be the caretaker of a beautiful Australian island and get paid about $120,000? Well, the guy who beat out 35,000 contestants and won the job has been stung by […]
In the November 2009’s issue of the BBC Focus Magazine you can read a 5 page feature article on Music Xray and how we’re helping labels and industry professionals find the best new music. down load the whole thing as a pdf and read it by clicking here It’s important to note that much of the interview I did for […]
There's a documentary that you can probably find on Pay-Per-View Movies or Movies On Demand or whatever your cable company calls them. It's called "Collapse" and to say it was thought-provoking is an understatement. If you don't read any further or do anything else, do yourself the favor of watching the trailer video below.
This is scary stuff! I fly transatlantic all the time on Delta / Northwest. I take an Ambien and I sleep. I also wear earplugs. If the guy that tried to bring this plane down had been sitting next to me I probably would have slept right through it. I hate airports. I hate all the security rigmarole you have […]
I've noticed a minor trend in Spanish language music becoming more influenced by American and British Pop and it is creating some very interesting fusion sounds and styles. I think we're going to hear more of it in the near future.
Audiosocket will export much of its catalog to Music Xray, creating a unique song presentation pack for each title. Audiosocket artists will then be able to fill in additional data fields (lyrics, bio, notes and metadata) as well as to track metrics and stats (Twitter mentions, blog mentions, P2P traders, Myspace views and comments).
Hit Song Science: The problem with a computer reading waveforms is that it “has no common sense,” summarizes Mike McCready, a founder of a company called Music Xray, a digital-music business for entertainment companies and artists. “It doesn’t take into consideration whether the artist is just starting out or they’re at the pinnacle of their career, it doesn’t take into consideration what they wore to the Grammys or who they’re dating or what they look like or what their age is. You have to factor all of this stuff in.