Just Entertainment (JE) is an independent label based in the eternal city, Rome. The label was founded in 2003 and is mainly focused on dance, club, electronic and pop music, though they are working on making their way into the world of indie rock and other genres. They have two sub-labels: dance label J Records and club label It Records. In the pop genre, JE produces artists such as Mark Morrison, Liberty X, Sabrina Washington and more.
Soliton is a music store with over 1.5 million Chinese, Japanese, Korean and international songs that users can access through different platforms such as their computer (both PC and Mac) or their smartphone or tablet by downloading the iOS or Android app. The service also has built in social networking functions so that users can share their favorite music with their friends and family.
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Teletrax broadcast monitoring service to monitor usage of video material on over 200 channels
Eindhoven, The Netherlands, May 14th, 2013 – Civolution, the leading provider of technology and solutions for identifying, managing and monetizing media content, today announces that, following an inter-institutional tender process, the European Commission has contracted with Civolution for its global broadcast intelligence solution Teletrax®.
The unique solution, combining cutting-edge watermarking technology and the Teletrax OnView plug-in, will provide the European Commission and European Parliament with advanced tracking, reporting and visualization of audio-visual material produced by the European institutions and broadcast by television channels.
In this multi-year agreement, the European Commission will employ Civolution’s sophisticated broadcast intelligence solution to track 24/7 the usage of its video by a key group of 200 channels from the 27 EU Member States, countries outside the EU, and pan-European channels. The videos monitored are produced by the European Commission’s and the European Parliament’s audio-visual services, which supplies up-to-the minute audio-visual news coverage to media organisations around the world.
“With its wide breadth and down-to-the second accuracy, our Teletrax monitoring solution enables content and rights holders organisations to better manage their media assets. Our data has shown to be vital information for our clients to manage their media output and help them make informed decisions. We believe that this knowledge is a powerful tool to help the European Commission to precisely understand reach across the various members states and beyond and make the necessary adjustments to enhance distribution and usage’’ said Andy Nobbs, CMO, Civolution.
Civolution’s Teletrax - Television Monitoring is the premier global television content tracking solution. It is the only global service offering a combination of cutting-edge watermarking and fingerprinting technologies over the world’s largest monitoring network. Teletrax monitors more than 2,000 channels around the globe, across over 60 countries from monitoring stations in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, South and Central America (including all 210 DMAs), and Canada.
All this broadcast intelligence is accessible to clients through a recently re-launched online portal, which was developed based on client feedback. The new dashboard allows for extensive user-customization, and includes the Teletrax OnView plug-in, which enables users to actually view the video as aired on selected TV stations. Along with the richer, visually driven display of data, and insights which allow clients to grasp at-a-glance the exact reach and usage of their content, clients can also have access to new competitive analysis tools, such as content ‘retrotracking’. The Teletrax’ retrotracking service delivers detailed reports on the reach of past events by retroactively tracking the TV broadcast of those events.
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At Nimbuzz we are constantly striving to achieve higher user engagement on our platform so that we could make your favourite app more user friendly. As a result we are looking for Digital Artists / companies into user engagement to help us achieve this.
We look forward to work with highly creative individuals / companies on a partnership basis to create next generation digital content such as Virtual Gifts, Avatars, Emoticons etc.
If you think you are the best fit for this? Just drop in an email on [email protected] with a Subject line of – “Digital Artists” we would get back to you at the earliest to explore the opportunity.
Some time ago we announced in our blog the search for the XMS user of the month!
Today we would like to introduce you to Nikunj Shukla, a student from India who persuaded us that he deserves the title of “XMS user of the month”.
Read our interview with him below to find out why:
Hi Nikunj, please introduce yourself to our readers.
Hi XMS friends, my name is Nikunj. I come from Ahmedabad, India, where I study Computer Science Engineering at the Nirma University.
Nice! Tell us how you found out about eBuddy.
I am interested in technology and computers, so I was browsing new applications on my mobile phone and found XMS.
What mobile phone do you have?
I am an Android fan, so I have Samsung Galaxy S Advance.
That’s a cool phone! Do you enjoy XMSing on it? What are your favorite features?
Yes, sure. I spend a lot of time chatting with my friends on it! I enjoy using “Nearby” feature a lot as I can find other XMS users around me. Also, when I am on my computer, I always use Web XMS, it is a web application that allows you to XMS with your friends from a browser. I like it as it allows me to sync all my messages.
Who do you XMS with the most?
I mostly chat with my friends and family members. We find it really easy to keep in touch via XMS. I also use XMS with my colleagues in the university; this is where group chat functionality comes in handy!
If you had to describe XMS in 3 words, what would you say?
XMS – Just Awesome!
Thanks for the talk, Nikunj! We hope you will continue enjoying XMS!
Do YOU want to be featured in our blog as well? Keep an eye on our updates and you might get a chance soon.
Have a great day,
The XMS Team
Tokyo based, Dub Store Sound Inc. is one of the leading companies in the world dedicated to and specialized in both the retail and wholesale of Reggae and Jamaican music. The company is home to online store www.reggaerecord.com and their own record label Dub Store Records. In a recent press release the company announced the launch of ReggaeRecord Downloads, the first digital store where users can find an extensive and dedicated catalog of 50+ years of Jamaican music heritage as well as new releases from US, UK, Europe and Japan. Customers can easily navigate the web page in both English and Japanese. To make it easier to find what you’re looking for, the website offers deep genre classification with over 100 genres and subgenres and the possibility to search by Rhythm track as well as producer. All tracks and releases are available in high quality audio formats (WAV, FLAC, and 320mp3) and can be purchased in US dollars, pounds, euros, and yens.
Since it’s start in 1999 Rat Records has established itself as one of the leading labels for breakbeat-oriented bass music. The label was founded by DJ Deekline. The success of the company and it’s creator was kick started with the platinum breakbeat garage song ‘I Don’t Smoke’, which sold over 150,000 copies. The label is responsible for releases from DJ Fresh, Wiley, Freq Nasty, Stanton Warriors and DJ Kool Jack. Deekline himself is responsible for the A&R of the company along with fellow DJ Ed Solo.
artistxite is a music download store available to users in Germany, the UK, the US, Canada, Ireland, Austria and Switzerland. Music on artistxite is available in MP3, ACC and FLAC format and is all DRM-free. artistxite is also a music magazine that provides album reviews, music news, interviews and more. On their website you will also find extensive information about artists, labels, album credits and genres. The music store does not cater to a specific genre but rather focuses on “good music” in general, from folk to hip-hop.
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Sound Squad Pro is the newest label to join the FUGA family. They offer services in sound design, production, mixing, mastering and are working on adding distribution to the mix. The label is headed by producer/engineer/songwriter Snipe Young. Winner of numerous awards and sought after producer, he has worked with artists such as Rihanna, Toni Braxton, Timbaland, Flo-Rida, Nicki Minaj and many more.
Kantar Media is a company of media analysts and advisors. They help their clients to measure their media image and impact. They offer services in the areas of competitive intelligence, audience research, marketing effectiveness, digital insights, consumer behavior and attitude, and social media. Kantar Media was mandated by the French musical syndicates SNEP and UPFI to process and manage the French musical catalog and to promote it.
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We just launched a really cool game on our Facebook page called ‘Get Connected’. And aptly so, because it’s a game where the challenge is to connect with as many Nimbuzz Users as possible with a single click. You’ve got one click and you got to make it count!
So open the game tab and click on ‘Start’ to begin the game. The connections move rapidly across the screen and you have to figure the most appropriate place to connect with maximum possible people and hit the left click button on your mouse.
If you’ve got time to kill, or you’re bored, or just simply tired of working, then this game is a perfect way to unwind without having to leave your seat.
If you’re ready for some connected fun, try out the game here.
Yesterday, Music Week rolled out a three page feature titled ‘Artists are Doin’ it for Themselves’, in which key figures from the digital DIY music world offered their expert opinions and tips on the topic. Amongst them was our own CEO, Martijn Tjho and Fintage House’s co-CEO, Niels Teves. Here’s what they both had to say on the subject:
According to Martijn Tjho it’s easier than ever to go global – if the product is right: “Technology has created a global playing field. If your music has global potential it will materialise when you allow organic growth. When you upload your music on YouTube, make sure you allow views from around the globe as well as sharing options and access on all platforms. Don’t limit your audience when there is demand. Make sure you can deliver. This is the most simple and low cost thing you can do. Launching a global awareness campaign requires resources. If you don’t have these, focus your efforts on creating a good base close to where you are and build from there.”
Niels Teves added the following: “Using a platform like FUGA means your music can get anywhere in the world in a fast and reliable manner. Management should work with specialists in creating very targeted promotions and PR campaigns for artists in order to raise their opportunities on this platform. Through the information currently available from various different social media resources, this is a very viable option. It’s all about using the data that is available in a smart way – that’s the way to play the game.”
Magazine subscribers of Music Week can find the whole story in yesterday’s (May 2nd 2013) edition. The online version should be available later on this evening.
Red Digital Distribution is one of our newest clients. They are a South Carolina based label and one of the largest digital music and video distributors in North America. They offer distribution and aggregation of content to multiple partners like iTunes, Netflix, Amazon.com and more. With RED Digital Distribution users can easily release audio, video, audio books, ringtones, and ringbacks.
London based Muzicall is a pioneer and leading player in the Ring Back Tone (RBT) market. They cater to operators and media companies by designing, financing, building and running RBT solutions. The company was founded in association with CH2M HILL, an international project services company. From blueprint to launch, Muzicall helps you make your RBT asset rewarding. Their revenue share approach means that if you don’t profit from your service, neither do they.
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Nimbuzz has become an integral part of user’s daily lives. Whether it is texting or sharing updates and photos, reaching out to the mobile phone seem to be our first reaction. However, a limited data plan is a let-down and leaves us constantly checking data consumption levels.
Trying to find a way around this problem?
If you are a Mobilink subscriber, your search ends right her. Nimbuzz has joined hands with Pakistan’s leading Telco to allow users to reach out to their loved ones without having to bother about how much data has been consumed. The offer gives subscribers the opportunity to use Nimbuzz through the day at a minimum fixed cost irrespective of the time spent on the platform.
Imagine unlimited texting, voice chatting and sharing without having to think of phone bills or mobile recharges!
Don’t forget to let us know how you feel by leaving a comment in the section below.
Rough Trade, which just recently started introducing a digital offering, is planning on rolling out a Rough Trade Card. The new feature will allow customers to download a digital copy of the physical items that they buy in-store. The card will first be available to London customers and later, with the opening of their New York shop later this year, to US customers as well. Currently the bulk of Rough Trade’s sales come from vinyl and CD’s.
The company also announced last week that they had experienced a 25% sales increase in the first quarter of 2013. The news was announced after their win of the Music Week Award for Retail Brand against the likes of iTunes and Spotify.
Today we would like to announce the launch of the eBuddy Tech blog: here we will share insight about development at eBuddy.
The blog is written by people who work daily on eBuddys two products, eBuddy Chat and XMS: developers, scrum masters and quality assurance engineers.
Make sure to check our Tech blog out at http://tech.ebuddy.com/. There is an option to subscribe to the blog via RSS, so you will never miss updates!
We hope you will enjoy reading both of our blogs!
Have a great day,
The eBuddy Team
SoundCloud has recently introduced a new feature, a Content Identification System, that will be used to filter content and identify audio that rights holders have requested to be taken off SoundCloud. It allows artists, labels and other content owners to control how the content they’ve created is made available. When the system identifies audio for which a takedown has been requested, SoundCloud will hide the upload and contact the user. If users do not agree they can file a dispute.
Fuego Media is a label headed by John “JellyBean” Benitez, renowned DJ and producer. Benitez started out as a DJ in Manhattan and later launched Jellybean Productions in 1983 whose list of artists include the likes of Madonna, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Santana, Sting, and Shakira. In 1984 he set up Jellybean Music Group whose catalog includes multi-platinum soundtracks of blockbuster movies like Men in Black and Space Jam. Today the Jellybean empire has continued to grow with the addition of three record labels: Fuego Media, Jellybean Recordings and H.O.L.A. Associates.
Snowite is a software solution publisher for web, mobile and TV services’ provider founded in 2006. They work closely as a trusted third party for music companies to create high values around their catalogs. Music data API, Reward / Premium deal, Download / Streaming platform, Snowite has designed its time to market solutions to save time and resources.
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- In Real Life
- IREX Technologies
- Moving Labs
- My Name is E
- Polymer Vision
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