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Music Producers Back Indies In Battle Against YouTube

Friday, July 25th, 2014

StudioThe Music Producers Guild (MPG) has put its support behind independent record labels in their battle against YouTube. In recent weeks, indie labels have been publicly battling with YouTube because, the labels say, the video streaming giant is trying to impose an unfavourable contract on indie labels regarding the use of their music on YouTube’s to-be-launched music streaming service.

In a statement, MPG says, “Independent record producers everywhere, in common with recording artists, rely upon the income from sales and streaming of music files, the production of which they have been responsible, often with little or no credit (itself ironic in this digital age). Attempts by international media conglomerates to throttle negotiation and impose unfavourable and unjust terms upon independent record companies, whom they perceive to be ‘small fry’ and thus ‘fair game,’ should be opposed at every opportunity.”

For more information and to read the MPG’s full statement, go to www.mpg.org.uk.

AES 137 Returning To L.A.

Friday, July 25th, 2014
Wieslaw Woszczyk delivers the keynote speech at the 136th AES Convention in Berlin.

Wieslaw Woszczyk delivers the keynote speech at the 136th AES Convention in Berlin.

The AES 137th International Convention is gearing up to take place Oct. 9-12, 2014, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, located in the revitalized L.A. Live district.

Returning to Los Angeles after nearly 12 years, the AES Convention will bring audio professionals from around the world together for four days to showcase the latest of what the industry has to offer. Attendees will be able to hear from top audio industry figures while also sharing in the latest research and technology information through papers, tutorials, workshops, and special events.

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Advertising Guru Bob Hoffman To Deliver 2014 Radio Show Keynote

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014
Hoffman

Bob Hoffman

Organizers of the 2014 Radio Show, jointly produced by the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), announced that advertising luminary Bob Hoffman will provide the event’s keynote address on September 10 at 3:45 p.m. The keynote address, sponsored by vCreative, will follow opening remarks from RAB President and CEO Erica Farber and NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith. The Radio Show will be held September 10-12 in Indianapolis, IN.

Hoffman’s keynote, titled “The Golden Age of BS,” will address the gulf between what we are being told by “experts” and the reality of advertising and media today, with specific focus on broadcast radio. Hoffman is a partner in Type A Group, LLC, a consulting firm that works with advertisers, marketers, and media. He is the author of Amazon’s number-one selling advertising book, “101 Contrarian Ideas About Advertising,” and “The Ad Contrarian” blog, which Business Insider named one of the world’s most influential advertising and marketing blogs.

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Jack Long Receives Order of Canada Honour

Friday, July 4th, 2014

ADD3 Jack LongHis Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, announced the 2014 appointments to the Order of Canada. Included on this esteemed list of recipients is Yorkville Sound Founder and Chairman, Jack Long.

The Order of Canada, one of our country’s highest civilian honours, was established in 1967, during Canada’s centennial year, to recognize outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation.

This is a very special honour and richly deserved. Jack is being recognized for his engagement as a pioneer in Canada’s music retail and manufacturing industries who is committed to musicians, customers and employees across the country.

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IMSTA FESTA Coming To Toronto

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

IMSTA FESTA NY13The International Music Software Trade Association (IMSTA) has announced that its annual celebration of music technology event, IMSTA FESTA, will be coming to Toronto for the first time. Hosted by the RTA School of Media at Ryerson University, the event will be held on Sept. 6, 2014 at Ryerson’s Rogers Communications Centre and in partnership with SOCAN.

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Plenty of People & New Products at InfoComm 2014

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
Exhibits open at InfoComm 2014

Exhibits open at InfoComm 2014

Holy smokes. Las Vegas has an infamous reputation for delivering a total sensory overload, so in that sense, what’s going inside the Las Vegas Convention Center is very much a microcosm for what’s going on in the city that hosts it.

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Harman Announces Acquisition of AMX at InfoComm

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
Blake Augsburger, President of Harman Professional Division (left), announcing the company's acquisition of AMX with AMX CEO Rashid Skaf, at InfoComm 2014.

Blake Augsburger, President of Harman Professional Division (left), announcing the company’s acquisition of AMX with AMX CEO Rashid Skaf, at InfoComm 2014.

Harman International announced the successful completion of its acquisition of AMX LLC from The Duchossois Group for $365 million this morning at InfoComm. Based in Richardson, TX, AMX is a leading provider of enterprise control and automation systems as well as audio/video switching and distributing solutions and will be integrated into HARMAN’s professional offerings servicing audio, video, and IT professionals.

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Viva InfoComm 2014 In Las Vegas!

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

The Professional Sound team touched down in Las Vegas early Tuesday morning for the 2014 edition of the InfoComm show, which finds the association celebrating its 75th anniversary.

While the exhibit halls don’t open until Wednesday, the 18th, there was some programming on the books for the pre-show evening, including the rather interesting keynote address by “futurist” aike Walsh and the show’s welcome reception.

InfoComm 2014 keynote speaker Mike Walsh

InfoComm 2014 keynote speaker Mike Walsh

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Pure Groove & Danley Partner On Nightlife & Music Sound Systems

Friday, March 28th, 2014
Damien Murphy

Damien Murphy

Pure Groove Systems has announced a partnership with Danley Sound Labs to create a series of sound systems targeted at the nightlife and music industries.

“Danley Sound Labs bring an unrivaled level of audio technology and experience,” says Damian Murphy, founder of Pure Groove Systems. “I have never heard anything that comes close to the power and quality of their sound systems. I am confident that these systems will set the new standard for the industry.”

For more information, contact Pure Groove Systems: 323-982-9588, www.puregroovesystems.com.

Epsilon Hires Grover Knight As Audio Sales Manager

Friday, March 28th, 2014
Grover Knight

Grover Knight

The Epsilon Group Company has announced the appointment of Grover Knight as its audio sales manager. Knight is a veteral of the MI and pro audio industries.

“I cannot express my enthusiasm enough on having Grover Knight join our efforts as we gear up to become the next leading manufacturer,” says General Manager of Sound & Lighting, Phillip Lentini.

Knight adds for PS, “I look forward to working with Epsilon to creating strong partnerships in the Canadian pro audio, DJ, and lighting markets.”

For more information, contact Epsilon: 717-379-2275, FAX 323-722-1122, www.epsilon-pro.com.

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