Garageband

  1. Country Songwriters Find the Fast Track to Radio in Technology

    October 15, 2013 1:53 PM EDT The great songwriters in country music history had one very basic way to create a song: Sit down with a guitar, a pen and a sheet of paper; find some words or a melody; then frame them with the right chord structure. There were exceptions, of co ...

  2. 'Call Me Maybe' Tops the Hot 100

    June 21, 2012 7:35 PM EDT It's been a cool day today," Carly Rae Jepsen, calling in from Los Angeles, says casually. "I ran into RedFoo from LMFAO at the airport, and we've been writing a song together today. Over the phone." This is Jepsen's ...

  3. Business Matters: BPI's Q1 Numbers Suggest Subscription Services Aren't Hurting Purchases in U.K.

    May 31, 2012 3:43 PM EDT BPI Numbers Harm Subscription Service Cannibalization Theory Today there's even less evidence that subscription services cannibalize music purchases. Growth in digital revenue in the U.K. in the first quarter exceeded the loss of physical rev ...

  4. SoundCloud Gets A Redesign: We Take the Beta Version for a Test-Drive

    May 10, 2012 4:36 PM EDT Faster, better-looking, and with an indispensable set of new features, the next version of SoundCloud's web app debuted online Wednesday at 10 a.m. PST to 10,000 invited beta testers. Phased rollouts to the community will occur over the comin ...

  5. Backbeat: 'Digital Dinner' Brings Together Execs From TAG Strategic, Microsoft, Digitalmusic.org At NARM

    May 10, 2012 11:20 AM EDT Ted Cohen (left, Managing Partner, TAG Strategic) and Bill Wilson (right, VP, Digital Strategy and Business Development, digitalmusic.org) congratulate Rob McDermott (Mad Mac Entertainment) on winning the raffle for a Sonos sound system. (Photo: B ...

  6. Backbeat: Zya Music Creation Service Launch Makes A Big Splash At SXSWi

    March 13, 2012 11:41 AM EDT (L-R): Matt Serletic (CEO and Co-founder, Music Mastermind), Bo Bazylevsky (President and Co-founder, Music Mastermind), Dean Serletic (SVP Marketing, Music Mastermind). (Photo: Glenn Peoples) The launch party for music creation product Zya was ha ...

  7. Apple's Garageband Adds Real-Time Jamming, iCloud Sync

    March 08, 2012 6:15 AM EST Maybe it's time to get the band back together. On top of all the other stuff Apple announced yesterday (March 7), including a new iPad and Apple TV, the company demonstrated a new version of its Garageband music app that can sync tracks up an ...

  8. Macworld iWorld Pumps Up Volume for Music Fans, Artists and Companies

    January 27, 2012 8:04 PM EST Public Enemy founder and Bomb Squad producer Hank Shocklee evangelized for Apple's disruptive effects on the music industry, then performed on some Apple products of his own during a headlining gig at the 27th annual MacWorld | iWorld expo Fr ...

  9. Adele, Instagram Top iTunes 'Rewind 2011' Year-End Charts

    December 08, 2011 5:21 PM EST iTunes launched its Rewind 2011 year-end charts and awards today; among the big winners for the platorm in music and apps are Adele, Foo Fighters, and Instagram. Adele dominated music sales on iTunes this year, swooping up titles for Top-Selling S ...

  10. Business Matters: Pandora To Sell Targeted Political Ads

    November 18, 2011 6:45 PM EST Pandora To Sell Targeted Political Ads -- Pandora has been criticized for not doing well enough with local advertising. Now the company has a new plan to deliver targeted, local ads to its listeners. On Friday the personalized Internet radio compa ...

  11. T-Pain Expands Past Apps With 'T-Pain Effect' Music Software

    July 20, 2011 5:12 PM EDT T-Pain is at it again, following up on his highly successful " I Am T-Pain" app - which won the Best Artist Based App at last year's Billboard Music App Awards -- with a more fully featured music creation software suite called " ...

  12. Business Matters: Yes, Artists Still Want Label Deals

    March 28, 2011 5:30 PM EDT Think Record Labels Are Redundant? Try Telling That To 75% Of Artists Surveyed … Three out of four independent artists want to be signed to a record label, according to a survey of 1,869 artists by ReverbNation and Digital Music News . When asked ...

  13. GarageBand for iPad 2 Review: From Garth Brooks to AC/DC and Beyond

    March 14, 2011 3:12 PM EDT Pre-GarageBand Warm Up: The author honing his shredding. As an avid guitar player for the last 20 years and a blogger about Apple products for the last 16, I was predictably excited when Apple announced GarageBand for iPad 2. The possibilities of ...

  14. iPad 2's Great Music Leap Forward: GarageBand

    March 03, 2011 11:55 AM EST The GarageBand app for the new iPad 2 offers nine different amp options. The musical possibilities of what can be accomplished with the iPad just took a huge leap forward. On Wednesday, Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced the iPad 2. During his presen ...

  15. Business Matters: iLike, Qtrax, Georgia Theater

    August 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- Former eMusic president David Pakman , now a partner at venture capital firm Venrock, explains why iLike sold for "peanuts." Short ve ...

  16. Radiohead Strips Away 'Nude' For Remix Project

    April 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead is utilizing the Internet for another initiative built around the band's chart-topping album, "In Rainbows." The British alternative rock act has teamed with iTunes and Garageband for an interactive project which allows co ...

  17. NIN Continues Digital Strategy With User-based Remixes

    April 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nine Inch Nails relied heavily on a digital marketing strategy to set-up the band's latest album Year Zero, a strategy which continues even after its April 17 street date. The band April 26 placed three news tracks on its Web site in multitra ...

  18. Garageband Acts Score From MSN, Live365

    December 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Partnerships lead to increased exposure. Garageband.com says deals with MSN and Live365 are leading to increased opportunities for priority-acts promoted by the emerging-artist service. Unsigned act Geoff Byrd, has seen a spike in both download sa ...

  19. MSN Music, GarageBand Form Alliance

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST In an effort to extend its connection with independent musicians and their fans, MSN Music is teaming with Garageband.com for a number of new features. In an effort to extend its connection with independent musicians and their fans, MSN Music is t ...

  20. Berklee College Site To Host GarageBand Course

    July 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Boston-based Berklee College of Music's online extension, Berkleemusic.com, will present a new online course in Apple Computer's audio recording and editing program, GarageBand. The course will commen Boston-based Berklee College of Musi ...

  21. Live365, GarageBand Form Partnership

    June 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Broadcasters to have access to musicians' tracks. Internet radio network Live365 and online musicians community GarageBand.com have announced a plan under which hundreds of tracks will become available to Live365's broadcasting community ...