Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Vox Novus is inviting composers/sound artists to submit recorded works 60 seconds or less

Here's a special intoductory note from Rob Voisey, the founder and producer of 60x60:

"We are loooking to create a special Ear to the Earth mix of 60x60. Any participant who puts "Ear to the Earth" in the genre box of the 60x60 submission form page will be considered for that mix. It would be great if we could do a special mix for Ear to the Earth in 2011."

Vox Novus is inviting composers/sound artists to submit recorded works 60 seconds or less in length to be included in its ninth annual 60x60 project. 60 compositions will be selected to be played continuously in a one-hour concert.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Are Record Labels Necessary?

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read the article HERE...

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Clear Channel Radio Digital Needs Interns!

Clear Channel Radio Digital, a division of Clear Channel Radio, seeks focused and motivated college students to intern for the 2011 spring semester. This position is part-time and unpaid.

Interns will be working with iheartradio.com - our music and entertainment portal which houses tens of thousands of songs, music videos, artist interviews, photos, news, contests and exclusive live performances! The iheartradio network also includes our free radio application for iPhone, BlackBerry and Android devices, which has been downloaded over 11 million times.
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Sound Editor - Freelance gig

"5 Shells" is a mirco-budget feature film that is searching for a smart, creative sound editor to work on sound effects, dialogue, music, and a final mix.
Must have working knowledge of Pro-Tools, or like editing program, and have access to an editing system.

Abelton adds new instruments and offers longer trial that is renewable...

1. Bring your talents to the Ableton team!

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Interested in working for Ableton? We are currently looking for candidates to fill the following positions:

Berlin Office
- Application Developer (f/m)
- Release Manager (f/m)
- Human Resources Director (f/m)
- Part-Time Employee (f/m) for our English, German, and French Customer Support

New York Office
- U.S. Internship (f/m)

For further information, please visit:

2. Three new Partner Instruments - special offer until December 19th

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Ableton is proud to present three new Partner Instruments to add to the growing collection of diverse and essential sounds designed specifically for Live by our partners! Now is the perfect time to buy, with a EUR 10/USD 10 discount on these three Partner Instruments through December 19th.

Soniccouture presents Novachord, a collection of presets that is based on the faithfully sampled sounds of the Novachord - a gargantuan, tube-based, 72-note polyphonic synthesizer from 1938. Learn more about Novachord at:

Puremagnetik, the Ableton partner behind Drum Machines, introduces an expansion with MachineKits - a high quality library of drum machines programmed specifically for Ableton Live. Learn more about MachineKits at:

SonArte presents Tubular Bells, a collection of tubular bell presets meticulously sampled from a vintage instrument and transformed into ambient, rhythmic and synthetic sounds. Learn more about Tubular Bells at:

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With support for The Bridge and the addition of Amp, the premium amp- and cabinet-modeler, recent updates to Ableton Live have seen a whole new world of possibilities. To allow everyone to try out these new features, we’re resetting the trial versions for all users – everyone is now eligible for a new 30-day trial license, with no limits or disabled features.

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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Sony Apologizes to Bradford Cox for Deleting His Online Recordings

Label giant Sony Music took the liberty of deleting four of Bradford Cox’s MP3 albums he posted on Deerhunter’s blog last week inexplicably. Now, they’ve apologized.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Popular Rapper “Gucci Mane” accepting music from up-n-coming producers

press release

Radric Davis (born February 12, 1980), better known by his stage name Gucci Mane, is an American rapper. He debuted in 2005 with Trap House and followed with albums such as Hard to Kill in 2006, Trap-A-Thon and Back to the Trap House in 2007. In 2009, his second studio album The State vs. Radric Davis was released. Gucci Mane has released many other mixtapes as well.

According to the rapper’s latest post during the Thanksgiving weekend on Twitter, aspiring producers can now send beats to: twin4gucci@gmail.com

BMI A&R series in NYC

APPLICATION DUE: Music 101 - A&R Corner: New York

DEADLINE TODAY: BMI NY is now accepting submissions in all Urban Music genres including R&B, Rap and Hip-Hop for the BMI workshop, “BMI Presents…Music 101: A&R Corner” at BMI’s New York office (7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich Street, New York City) taking place on January 20, 2011, 5:00-7:00 PM.
A select number of up and coming songwriters and producers will be chosen to receive feedback from a major publisher and/or record label A&R representative on their songs.

Abelton Live User Group at Tekserve in NYC

Ableton Live NYC User Group - Featuring Erin Barra


Come join us for a special daytime event with singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Erin Barra and the Ableton Live NYC User Group.
Ms. Barra will show Ableton NYC users her Live setup for vocal processing, looping, and performing a wide array of musical styles as well as remixing her set on the fly.
Friday, December 10th, 2010 @ 2:00pm

Thursday, December 2, 2010

More Than A Month - the online Trailer

This is for those who are interested in submitting music for More Than A Month, the documentary to come out on PBS in 2012, I am posting the original online trailer that contains music from Bloomfield College Alum, Tori Gandy and one of his partners DJ Brownbum, of the free form hip-hop show on WFMU Coffee Breaks For Heroes and Villains.
I hope this gives people a better understanding about the documentary and its topic.

One Man's Journey to End Black History Month
Uploaded by Morethanamonth. - News videos from around the world.

20 Essentials for New Artists

20 Essentials for New Artists

by Chris Castle and Amy E. Mitchell
You’ve decided to form a band. Let’s get your business in order. What are the most important things you can do to make sure that you don’t trip yourselves up down the road?

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Sound Engineer Internship @ Billboard.com

The Billboard.com video department shoots and edits premier music content including multi-camera performances, backstage concert reporting and exclusive interviews with top recording artists. Our videos are distributed across Billboard's online networks to hundreds of thousands of viewers. See samples at YouTube dot com / BillboardMagazine.

Billboard.com Video is looking for hardworking, resourceful, fast thinking sound engineers to mic, record, and mix live music performances with today's top recording artists. Candidates should have experience with multi-track studio recording, and be able to work under the time constraints/limits of simultaneous video recording.

Intern responsibilities will include: setting up microphones/DIs to record live sound during video shoots, operate and setup digital mixing console to provide live monitor/house mixes, mix and edit recorded audio to be synced to video footage.

The right candidate will gain significant experience with live sound recording, sound mixing, professional audio boards/mixers/microphones, and post-production work flow.

- MUST receive school school credit for this program
- an understanding of live music recording/mixing
- an understanding of post production audio processes
- experience with ProTools HD 7
- ability to complete projects with minimal supervision
- experience with Waves plug-ins package is a plus

This is a non-paying internship.
Flexible schedule. Live mixing schedule would be based on Billboard video production schedule.
Dates: Early January - Mid May 2011
Office located at 770 Broadway, 9th Street between Broadway and Lafayette.
Studio located at 115 West 27th Street, between 6th and 7th Ave.

To apply please email the following information to Matt:

1) link to an online mixing reel
2) a brief cover letter
3) your resume

Monday, November 29, 2010

Open call for music composers for 2012 PBS documentary

A close friend has been working on a documentary and is looking for music as they finish production so I have included the email he sent out. Please remember to approach this as you would a job/internship opportunity.  Thanks and Good Luck!

You are receiving this email because someone recommended you as a potential composer for a documentary film I am producing and directing, which will air on PBS in 2012 preceded by a film festival run. The film, More Than A Month, follows my cross country campaign to end Black History Month. You can laugh, it's supposed to be a little funny... Through this somewhat tongue-in-cheek journey, the film looks at what the treatment of history tells us about race and equality in a so-called "post-racial" America.

We have finished a rough cut and are currently on hiatus while we raise our final finishing funds. As such, we are looking for a composer to bring on board as we prepare to launch into the final edit. This is a low budget film but this will be a paid position, though the salary will be deferred until final funds are secured. We anticipate starting sometime before the end of the year and finishing in March--all approximate.

If you're interested, I would love to listen to some samples of your work. Please let me know the best way to do that, whether you have a website, a CD you want to send, or another example of work. (My address is below) If you prefer, I can also provide a sample scene or 2 for you to put a sample piece to. I know some people prefer this. In any case, please email me and let me know what you would prefer. Thanks so much. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.



address for CDs:

456 Riverside Drive
Suite 1B
New York, NY 10027

Shukree Hassan Tilghman


A Co-Production of the Independent Television Service (www.itvs.org) and the National Black Programming Consortium (www.nbpc.tv).


TuneCore seminar

TuneCore Seminar: How not to get screwed. The Six rights that drive the music business!
Click Here to get more information

Monday, November 22, 2010

Popular rapper “Wiz Khalifa” accepting beats from producers.

Popular rapper “Wiz Khalifa” accepting beats from producers.

Wiz Khalifa, is an American rapper based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He released his debut album, Show and Prove, in 2006, and signed to Warner Bros. Records in 2007. His techno-influenced single, “Say Yeah”, received urban radio airplay, charting on the Rhythmic Top 40 and Hot Rap Tracks charts in 2008. Khalifa parted with Warner Bros. and released his second album, Deal or No Deal, in November 2009. He released the mixtape Kush and Orange Juice as a free download in April 2010, which became a top trending item on Twitter and Google; he then signed with Atlantic Records.

send your hottest beats to Wiz Khalifa by emailing: jetsxtaylor@gmail.com

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Mastering Engineer Greg Calbi on Compression and the Loudness War in Mastering

Greg Calbi is a senior mastering engineer at Sterling Sound, a mastering house in New York City. He has mastered albums for dozens of artists such as John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, and Bruce Springsteen.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Flying Lotus, Progressive Hip-Hop Producer: Interview on The Sound of Young America

Flying Lotus is a critically acclaimed music producer. His sound lies somewhere between progressive hip-hop and dance music. This year he's released an LP, Cosmogramma, and an EP, Pattern+Grid World.

FlyLo talks with Jesse Thorn about how he found his aesthetic, about his Aunt, Alice Coltrane, about how his mother convinced him to submit music to Cartoon Netowrk's [adult swim], about the influence of the late hip-hop producer Jay Dilla and more.

Mp3 of the Interview

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Staying Tech Savvy!

The semester is definitely over, but that doesn't mean that the learning stops! Ask your professors and people that you intern with if they are on a continual education for their craft, 90% will say yes! Our world of digital media is constantly evolving and adding new innovations. Its in OUR best interest to stay abreast of new developments and to have knowledge of many skills in order to stay relevant. To know just Pro-Tools is counter-productive for me a consummate freelancer. I have already had to work in sessions for Logic, Ableton, Reason, Digital Performer, and Cubase and though I am not a master of all of these programs I have a working proficiency of all of them which allows me to retain clients. Whether you have just completed your intro to Pro-Tools course or you are about to graduate its imperative to educate yourself and add new skills to your repertoire. Though you are working towards your degree here at Bloomfield College its up to you to prepare yourself further for the real world before you graduate. In saying all that, there are plenty of sites and resources online that can help you expand your knowledge and I wanted to share one that I find useful: Musictech Tutorials.


Trolling the internet as I do on a regular basis, I am always on the look out for a new way to exploit my own music without the use of a major label. I figure that you put the same amount of energy into promoting and selling your own music as trying to get signed. In this new era of the world wide web most labels want to see your track record anyway as an artist. So I came across this Beta-site for an idea that I found to be compelling at the least. Check out their pitch and explanation and post comments on what you think.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Piracy problems, despite growth in the Music industry

Here's a surprise: recording industry revenues actually grew in 13 major world markets in 2009. Australia, Mexico, South Korea, Sweden, the UK, and Brazil were all among the countries that saw revenue increases, and the global music business says this proves the need for tougher anti-piracy laws.more

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Senior Capstones Weds 6pm

Capstone Presentations and Live music performances by:Breezy Ballad, B.A., and The Aviators! Not to be missed, a must see event!

Avid Webinar

Join Avid® specialist Jeff Komar for part two of our webinar on film scoring and sound design, as he demonstrates how sound can play a vital role in setting the mood of a scene, and help drive the story. With recent horror hit My Bloody Valentine as the film canvas, learn the techniques for designing, editing, and mixing sounds with Pro ToolsHD 8, ICON D-Command®, and Video Satellite technology. (Miss part one on music scoring for film? Check out the archived webinar.)

Space is limited, so sign up today to view the webinar video, then join us for a live Q&A at either time below and see how Avid’s integrated audio solutions serve as the foundation of the modern post sound designer/mixer’s world. 

Live Q&A
Wednesday, May 12, 2010

9am PT / 12pm ET 
2pm PT / 5pm ET

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


I know everyone is out for an internship with the summer coming up, so I have a list of studios that accept interns that I feel you guys should take advantage of this information. Click on the name of the studio for the link to the site and follow the information provided. Do not be discouraged if you do not land one for the summer, just remember to be persistent yet professional! Good luck!

Avatar Recording Studio
441 W 53rd - 212.765-7500

We do offer both Full Time Internships, and Summer Internships
for school credit. You must have formal training in
Audio/Recording from an established institution.

Contact by email only with recent resume attached.

Beatstreet Productions
928 Broadway - 212.777.8440

Occasional internships. We specialize in Audio Post and the type of
interns we look for are aspiring sound designers. Contact via e-mail

Bennett Studios
Englewood, NJ - 201.227.0200
Call and ask for Austin

Clinton Recording
Tenth Ave - 212.246.2444
Internships are unpaid for three months at which point if the intern
stays on
with us they would be put on the books at minimum wage.
Interested applicants should call/fax a resume to Kenny Schmidt.
Fax is 212-582-3080. Phone is 212-246-2444

Cutting Room
14 e4th St - 212.260.0905

Contact via e-mail

The Doghouse
New York City - 866.315.0321
The best way to contact us is through our email:
intern_program@doghouseNYC.com. The prospective
intern will be sent a questionnaire. Additionally, the details of
our internship program can be found at this page:

150 Forsyth St - 212.226.6365
Occasionally we offer UNPAID internships for a period of 3 months.
If you are interested in a 3 month internship (with the understanding that it is completely unpaid), please forward your availability (which trimester, which days, what hours)

Grand Street Recording
455 Grand St. Brooklyn - 718.718.360.9355
In fact, the last couple of guys who've interned have stuck around and
are now engineering their own sessions. Contact via phone or e-mail

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Music Producers

I was put on to this site by a recent speaker here at Bloomfield College, Jeff 'The Jedi Master' Jones, and I just couldn't help but share this great site full of videos with interviews of top music producers as they discuss recording and mixing technics.

Cody ChesnuTT new music

Some may be familiar with this funk/rock fusion artist from a song done with the Roots many years ago. He hasn't released much since his debut but I found this gem and wanted to share for those who might be in the know and for those just looking for something new.

Audio Engineer Internship with CBS Radio

The CBS Interactive Music Group has an immediate opening for an Audio Engineering Intern to help us with our aggressive studio schedule. We are looking for someone who is passionate about music, is talented, is hard-working and creative, and is interested in learning and working on the cutting edge of the digital music space. Come in with a professional attitude and a strong desire to learn. This is a very demanding yet highly rewarding internship, so please only those serious about starting a career in the music engineering field should apply.

Independent Record Label Internship

Independent Record label, Eleven Seven Music is seeking an intern. The label is located in New York City and this is an unpaid position.

Beastie Boy A Capellas

The Beastie Boys have been breaking the rules and giving us good music for over 20 years! From hip-hop to rock with more albums than I could even begin to name this group has been the beacon of individuality in the music industry doing things their way since Paul's Boutique. You can download the a cappellas to over 20 songs and do what you like, just like Mike D, Adrock, and MCA!


CMJ 2010 Music Marathon & Film Festival has been set for October 19-23 in New York City. This is one of the most attended Music events for independent and up and coming artists. A great opportunity to see new groups and network with the music industry. They have an open submission for groups that would like to perform during the marathon and while its early you can save money on registration.

New Music and Free Download

Earl Greyhound while not a new band, are new to me through a close friend who's musical taste I trust and after giving a listen I still trust. This band doesn't fit into one of those little neat boxes and has a very distinct look! Check out the free download and new video, these guys just finished touring with Coheed & Cambria.

Earl Greyhound formed in 2002 with the collaboration of songwriters Matt Whyte and Kamara Thomas, who began performing regularly as a duo in NYC. All the while, they were crafting the unique sound and songs that would form the foundation for a colossal rock band. Their influences swept from the strident English three- and four-pieces of the 70’s, to the dark pop and heavy grunge grooves of the 90’s, to the transcendental, noisy acid sounds of modern rock.
free music download

Thursday, April 15, 2010


The Orchard
An Orchard internship offers applicants a unique hands-on experience in the exciting and fast-growing field of digital media distribution. We seek full- and part-time interns willing to dedicate 15-40 hours a week to assist these departments from mid-August 2008 through December 2008. Applicants must receive school credit for their internship.


The Living Room
he Living Room, located on the historic Lower East Side, is New York's most successful Listening Room for acoustic music.


Cali based Hip Hop Group OZOMATLI

West Coast Hip-Hop/Latin band Ozomatli has a challenge for you. In the genre blending spirit that Ozomatli embodies, take the stems they've provided to their single "45" from their most recent album Fire Away and rework the song with your own style. If you win, you could have a nice wad of cash to spend and be featured on an Ozomatli release!

Ozomatli is one of the hardest working and eclectic bands to come out of California in the past 15 years. Their sound is a smart combination of Los Angeles culture, encompassing Latin, Hip-Hop, Funk and an aggressive live sound. Now is the perfect opportunity to take your own influences and, together with Ozomatli, create something wholly unique.

EMI may be bought by Apple

EMI in Serious Debt, to be Bought by Apple?

    Reports on EMI's financial problems are surfacing after they failed to sell North American distribution rights to Universal or Sony. The label, home to the Beatles' recordings, intended to offer a five-year licensing contract to the record label rivals in the hopes of raising $304 million. However, an anonymous source said the deal fell apart since the labels couldn't agree upon a price.

    EMI is left struggling to raise $183 million by the middle of June in order to meet their loan commitments with Citigroup. If they are unable to raise the funds in time then Citigroup could seize the label meaning the label gets sold or is broken up.

    Full Story

    Get down with some Izotope Software Wu-stylie

    RZA and Izotope Software Contest

    RZA wants you to remix his kits into new beats! Share beats with your friends beginning March 29, 2010 on Facebook or Twitter and automatically be entered into the Duel of The Disciples Contest. In the Duel, the shared beats will be judged by RZA himself with the winner’s beat added to the app as a new kit! The winner will also receive a signed copy of the Tao of Wu and a complete suite of iZotope software

    Snoop Dog Remix Contest

    Skullcandy, Snoop Dogg, and Indaba Bring You a Remix Contest for the Ages!

    Hip-Hop legend Snoop Dogg is providing you with the stems to "That Tree", his new single from the More Malice album. Snoop has already collaborated with Kid Cudi on this song, now he wants to hear what you can add. For this challenge, remix the song and fill in Kid Cudi's verse with your own instrumental or vocal flavor. If Snoop picks your mix, you'll be laying back, chilling VIP at a Snoop show, decked out in Skullcandy gear in front of the Skullcandy TV cameras!

    Get your remix on

    For all the hip-hop and electronic heads here is a contests that I thought would be cool on some level...

    Trackitdown.net & Prime Loops Remix Competition - News: "Renowned music download store Trackitdown.net team up with premium sample pack creators Prime Loops to present you Remix Addict! An exclusive free download pack and remix competition that will see a winning track chosen by none other than MJ Cole, D. Ramirez and Crissy Criss . The winner of this prestigious competition will also walk away with an enviable prize pack containing music production software, magazine subscription, plus a ton of merchandise, sample packs and music downloads."

    Legal Free Music: Oveous Maximus

    Just to start things off with some off the beat and path free music for those that are into hiphop...
    Oveous Maximus...
    feel free to criticize, download, ignore...


    My name is Toriono Gandy, most of you know me as Tori, and I have started this blog for the music department here at Bloomfield College. The CAT program has come a long way since my days in the program and I am pleased to see the wealth of talent that we have in our program. This is an unofficial blog that was setup as a reference for students to participate in different aspects of the Music Industry. I plan on sharing tools, articles, remix opportunities, internship opportunities, and information in general that you may find useful. In this age of information I feel its always key to stay on the trends as they hit before they become passe, which now a days is within a couple of months. I would appreciate input from you students and faculty alike and encourage people to comment and post. This is a forum to geek out, share ideas, and interactive with your future peers in the business and possibly build new connections.