Archives for August, 2012

Truckers of Husk and Islet nominated for Welsh Music Prize 2012

August, 29th 2012 16:17

Congratulations to Shape Records artists Truckers of Husk and Islet – they’ve been nominated for this year’s Welsh Music Prize for albums “Accelerated Learning” and “Illuminated People” respectively!

Click the images below to check out these releases:

 

Truckers of Husk – Accelerated Learning:    Islet – Illuminuated People:

  

Believe Releases w/c 27/08/12

August, 28th 2012 17:15

Mina Tindle – Bells

LABEL: Believe Recordings

FORMAT: Single

GENRE: Alternative – Indie Pop

DATE: 27/08/12

The new voice of modern French pop dreamers, Mina Tindle’s new single “Bells” is out now through Believe Recordings. Described by Uncut as “anthemic, featuring strange, buried electronics which showcase her charming, clever pop”, the song is the lead track off her recently released debut album “Taranta”.

A self-confessed latecomer as a musician, Mina didn’t start making music until her early twenties when she moved to New York (before then moving back to Paris to complete her debut album). Developing her own sound and mixing with local artists like Beirut, who’s Ben Laz contributes Trombones to Taranta, Grizzly Bear and The National, which lead to her singing backing vocals on their acclaimed album Boxer.

Mina Tindle however is a name that’s been whispering through the alternative scene like a breath of fresh air for some years now. And an interesting name it is too (borrowed from Milo Tindle, a character in Joseph Mankiewicz’s 1972 film Sleuth) for a French singer with Spanish roots who has electrified anyone lucky enough to see her live or hear her self-produced songs.

Having recently wowed the Barbican when she supported Camille, Mina will return to the UK in September for her debut headline show on Friday 28th September at the St Pancreas Old Church, London.

“Mina Tindle combines delicate, heart wrenching vocals with gentle, touching melodies” – The Line Of Best Fit

“Instantly attractive to anyone with the records of Regina Spektor or Jesca Hoop in their house” – Word


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Monetise all of your video content with Believe Digital

August, 24th 2012 17:49

Thanks to our unique expertise in distribution, monetization and marketing of music videos, we are pleased to announce the option of monetizing all video content. With the extension of our agreement with YouTube, Believe Digital has become the only European partner to provide centralized management of video content.

Producers of sport videos, comedy, health etc are now able to use Believe Backstage interface to monetise and distribute all of their videos thanks to the change of our technology, distribution system and reporting.

 

What you need to do:

  1. Contact Gideon@believedigital.com to define the best strategy to distribute your content
  2. Connect to your Believe Backstage interface and choose the option ‘Video Entertainment’
  3. Upload your video!

 

Please note that if you already have a music channel, then some adjustments has to be made to monetise ‘video entertainment’. Make sure you speak to Gideon@believedigital.com before uploading content!

 

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#londoncantakeit – Public Service Broadcasting’s Competition [VIDEO]

August, 20th 2012 16:28

Check out “#londoncantakeit”PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING‘s new fan video, and find out how to enter the competition to win some Public Service Broadcasting goodies here:

 

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Believe Releases w/c 20/08/12

August, 20th 2012 16:10

Various Artists UT Ten, Volume One

LABEL: Urban Torque

FORMAT: LP

GENRE: Dance – House – Deep

DATE: 12/08/12

Urban Torque are celebrating 10 years of releasing electronic music as an independent record label, and they have a brand new single and album projects coming in 2012 and beyond. “UT Ten, Volume One”, out now, is a selection of their favourite tracks from their first year releasing music.

Included on this release are tracks by the likes of Departure Lounge, Dealers Choice and Heroes For Fire.

Check “UT Ten, Volume One” out here:

 

 

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2 New Updates To The Believe Digital Video Service

August, 14th 2012 17:44

We have recently launched our new video service. The service allows you to upload a video through Believe Backstage, which then populates your YouTube channel and other video streaming sites.

The new video distribution service is much more than a technical service for distribution; we have created the service around 3 main ideas:

 

1:     A centralized distribution system and monetization program with the main streaming video services. You upload your video once, and we distribute the video to all relevant platforms.

– We will distribute your music videos to YouTube, Dailymotion, Jukebo and Myvideo.de. (Other platforms will be added throughout the year).

-Use our Easy Entry system to upload your video, chose the release date and countries in which you have exploitation rights and we will monetize and distribute the videos to the sites.

-In order to maximize revenue for your uploads, we have recently negotiated the best advertising rates with the video streaming platforms.

 

In-order to set you up with the service we are going to need to know your YouTube channel URL. Please contact Gideon@believedigital.com with this information.

To use the video distribution system, go to the Believe Backstage interface and select create a release, and then select Video Web release.

 

2:     A team dedicated to highlighting your content and monetizing your videos.

In order to make the most of your videos, we have a dedicated YouTube team who:

– Offer strategic advice for your videos

– Help you control illegal copies of your content

– Offer you strategic insight for your videos’ SEO

Our YouTube team is able to see the information you have inputted for the videos description and tags before your videos go live using our video service. We are able to edit this information to increase the SEO of the videos before they are made public.

 

3:       A media strategy to enhance your content:

Our knowledge of video services has brought us to build thematic channels in order to prepare for tomorrow’s TV. Thanks to our music channels, you’ll find distribution channels for your video and audio content.

We have created a system that automatically creates videos from your audio tracks, which will enable you to create videos for any track from your catalogue. Once the videos are created they are sent to one of our thematic channels.

 

The benefits of the video creation tool are:

– You generate revenue from the video uploads. (The same rate as you would with video uploads on your channel).

– You benefit from the marketing of the channel. We will drive viewers to the channel with digital and social marketing strategies, which will result in increased views to your videos.

– You will see increased views on your channel, as we will group the video uploads as playlists on your channel.

 

In order for us to start creating videos for you, all you have to do is send us an email giving your authorization.

If you require any further information or require a Skype demo of the new distribution system please contact: Gideon@believedigital.com

 

 

Believe Releases w/c 13/08/12

August, 13th 2012 16:04

Mala – Cuba Electronic

LABEL: Brownswood Recordings

FORMAT: Single

GENRE: Dance – Dubstep

DATE: 06/08/12

In May 2011 Mala (Digital Mystikz) travelled to Havana, Cuba with Gilles Peterson to record and collaborate with local musicians. The results are documented on his album “Mala in Cuba”, Mala’s forthcoming album – single “Cuba Electronic” is out now through Brownswood Recordings, and has the title track and “Calle F” on the track list, both taken from the album.

A devotee of Jamaican sound system culture, Mala led from the front as the first waves of so-called “dubstep” filtered out from Croydon’s Big Apple Records, battering bassbins across South London in 2002/03 alongside the likes of Skream, Benga, Coki and Loefah. Fiercely independent, he co-founded the label and legendary club night DMZ (with Coki and Loefah) and has produced some of the scene’s most vital and acclaimed tracks as Digital Mystikz. He also established his own imprint – Deep Medi Musik – in 2006 as an outlet for his own sonic experimentations alongside those of his favourite producers. Mala is universally respected as an innovator and leader not only within the global dubstep movement but also within the broader electronic realm.

The results of a true culture clash, “Mala in Cuba”’ marries the intricate rhythms and deep, spiritual roots of Cuba with Mala’s own roots in South London and his dedication to bass culture.

Check out “Cuba Electronic” here:

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Mina Tindle’s “Bells” is Amazing Radio’s Record of the Week

August, 8th 2012 13:07


 

Mina Tindle‘s forthcoming single, “Bells”, is currently Amazing Radio’s Record of the Week after winning the Audition show vote over the weekend!

Watch out for Mina’s Spotlight interview with Amazing Radio’s Chris Martin, which will be going out on Friday on his show (10:30am-1pm).

 

the most delightfully beautiful song we’ve received all year!” – Chris Martin, Amazing Radio

 

“Bells” will be released on 27th August 2012 through Believe Recordings.

 

Listen to Chris Martin’s show here: http://bit.ly/QFgVpF

Listen to new single “Bells” here: http://bit.ly/QFgSdm

Watch the video for “Bells” here:

 

 

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Bwani Junction perform at Music Week’s Breakout this Thursday

August, 7th 2012 15:16

 

 

Edinburgh four-piece Bwani Junction will be playing at Breakout August 2012 this Thursday at Proud (Camden), hosted by Music Week in association with All Night Long Promotions.

The recent winners of the Scottish Alternative Music Award 2012 will be headlining the Main Stage at this new monthly night (every second Thursday), showcasing music “from the newly signed, current A&R buzz or most interesting acts likely to emerge in the next 12 months”.

Also playing on the night will be Eugene McGuinness, Bo Saris and Amplify Dot on the Main Stage, and Jamie Parisio, Joe Janiak and Alex Mills in the Acoustic Stable.

 

Get advance tickets here: http://bit.ly/MKz53i

Free entry for industry guests before 8:30pm – register here: http://bit.ly/NyENUr

 

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Mute Records’ artists features in this month’s MOJO Magazine

August, 7th 2012 09:30

Mute Records’s artists has been featured in a number of articles in this month’s edition of UK’s MOJO Magazine:

 

The cover CD,  “A Brief History Of Future Sound” is MOJO and EMI’s celebration of the last four decades of electronic music, compiled together by Daniel Miller. Artists featured include Fad Gadget, Throbbing Gristle, Can, Plastikman, Moby, Nitzer Ebb, Cabaret Voltaire, Add N To (X), Renegade Soundwave, Pan Sonic, DAF and NON.

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