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The Grammy Awards reflect a very different year! 8th April 2021

Thursday, April 8th, 2021

An interesting read as we move out of the restricted year that we have all had!!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-56398165

 

 

 

 

Old School Media Entertainment:16th March 2021

Tuesday, March 16th, 2021

With all the massive benefits of the digital world, the physical world of Vinyl, CD’s , DVD’s & Blu-Ray have given many people great diversion and entertainment, particularly during Lockdown.

There is room for all of these in our diverse world.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-56187737

vinyl LP's being looked through

Which Festivals will go ahead in 2021: 11th March 2021

Thursday, March 11th, 2021

 

Its a really busy time for planing and developing in the live music industry ….whether it all happens as per the headlines????

Its good however to keep up to date with current thinking.

Another good article below for you to read about festivals:

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-56199403

woman music festival hands and wrists with bands

Budget 2021: How does it affect Entertainment: 4th March 2021

Thursday, March 4th, 2021

 

Keeping you up to date ( at a quick glance via the link ) on some key factors about yesterdays budget and how this may affect the Entertainment and Arts Industry’s.

Persevere with it as it speaks of how the budget is focused on helping live music to survive the months of closure still ahead………

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-56263130

Music Stars Raise Pressure over EU tours: 25th February 2021

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

As if Covid wasnt enough of a blow to our live music scene it seems that UK artists will be faced with red tape and fees for visa’s in order to tour and play in some EU countries.

Many musicians feel that the government have failed them and despite a very straightforward plan being put forward during negotiation stages, which would have allowed musiocians to travel without work permits,the EU rejected the proposal.

Read more of this interesting article here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-55978480

 

concert live music stage audience

Live Music & Lockdown: 23rd February 2021

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021

The day after the latest Lockdown announcement musicians are still left wondering when live music will get back to some sort of normal.

 

Sharing with you a BBC article from yesterday evening….as usual its a good read.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-56159302

A New Genre for Live Music: 18th February 2021

Thursday, February 18th, 2021

Even before the pandemic many artists were trying to find ways of providing a cinematic and very different experience for their fans at home. When the pandemic hit us and hit the live music scene so badly, it became more of a challenge and may be even a necessity to address this.

 

This is a wonderful article that charts the thoughts and recent history for some artists in their quest to get live music to us!

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-55947209

mountains lakes man accoustic guitar landscape

Streaming threatens the future of music: 21st January 2021

Thursday, January 21st, 2021

We have found over the last few years that the demand for hard copy CD’s,DVD’s and Blu-Ray has reduced a little,but that even in our modern digitalised world there is still very much a place for them.

In this vein I read a very interesting article contributed to by best selling music artists….its well worth a read.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-55056338

 

We still produce professional CD’s DVD’s and Blu-Ray ; either duplcaited or replicated depending on your requirements.

Music Therapy: 28th October 2020

Wednesday, October 28th, 2020

Many of us have seen recently how music can be used as great therapy with many medical conditions.

Through Lockdown we have seen music bring much joy and consolation to people who are living remotely or housebound; indeed it brings joy to all of us and can raise the spirits at any time.

A fine example of this has come into the spotlight this week.

A piece of music composed from just 4  notes by Paul Harvey aged 80 years who is suffering with dementia, has now been recorded by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

And most importantly given him a new lease of life.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-54684038

If you feel inspired to record or release one some of your music on CD,DVD or BLU-Ray give us a call and we can help you.

mountains lakes man playing guitar

Gracenote CD Database & CD Text: August 27th 2020

Thursday, August 27th, 2020

Gracenote CD Database and CD-TEXT

We live in an age where all things exist on the cloud, but this is only partly true for the text information’s we see when playing CD-Audio disc.

There are in fact two ways to add track text info to a disc:

In the beginning, not long after CDs were released in the 80s, an update was made so small amounts of text could be added to a CD. This text lives in sub channels of the disc so it won’t effect playback, but a CD-TEXT enabled player can read and display the information. Nowadays these players are less common, but still used in most car stereos unless you’re driving one of a few higher end vehicles.

A common assumption is that most computers read CD text, however this is not the case; iTunes, Windows Media Player etc. do not use CD-Text at all. They use a more modern system, the GraceNote – Compact Disc Data Base (CDDB). With this system none of the text used is actually stored on the disc, but all saved on the internet.

When you insert a CD and view through iTunes for example, the computer identifies the disc and then looks it up on the web. If it cannot find a match it will not display the text information, or may display a close match (from another artist!). So even if you have a CD which has CD text, but is not registered with the CDDB, its unlikely the text will show up on a computer at all.

We have customers who have experienced this problem and fortunately its very easy to correct.

We recommend using iTunes as it’s one of the easiest ways to upload your CD information.

The below link will show you how to do this in just a few minutes:

http://support.gracenote.com/support/pkb_Home?l=en_US&c=Public%3AArtists_Labels_Publishers

Once submitted it can take a couple of days to update but that’s all you need to do.

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