[Chronique] Digital Music # 12 – FrenchWeb.fr
Figures, offbeat videos and indie concerts… This is the Frenchweb music column of the week!
STATS ME UP: the essential figures… or not (explained by Frenchweb)
1 million dollars for an Ipad music app
￼This is the astronomical sum that was invested by the sponsors American Express and Chevrolet for the development of the Ipad application (free!) Of Sting, on the occasion of the celebration of his 25 years of solo career.
The app offers to tell the story of Sting through a vast collection of photos, titles, interviews, comments and videos of the artist. Users can also enjoy exclusive concerts on their home theater system thanks to AirPlay technology in iOS5.
What if iPad apps were simply the future of CD?
Launch of the Restorm.com application on Facebook
The new application Restorm.com is now available free on Facebook for artists anxious to sell their music via the famous social network (and all the sites where it is present) without wasting too much time or money.
The online store, which can be exported and synchronized across all networks, not only allows the Internet user to buy titles in 1 click (via PayPal) but also for the artists themselves to follow the state of sales (via a tracking / statistics interface), and offer licensed titles for films or advertisements (via the “rightclearing” system which generates contracts automatically).
Restorm.com charges only 10% commission on the sale of titles, which makes it one of the cheapest intermediaries on the market and a must-have tool for all players in the music industry.
12 new partners for Fanbridge
FRM’s Facebook application (Fan Relationship Management) Fanbridge , in addition to offering a new management interface and a new design of its “fan pages”, announced the integration of 12 partners (non-exclusive) to its digital ecosystem. Enough to offer the user a complete and efficient range of services:
IndieGoGo – crowdfunding platform
Songkick – concert schedules & alerts
Topspin – direct-to-fan marketing & sales
Stickam – youth-centric live video chat
Soundcloud – you’ve heard it
Dympol – Charitable Checkout
Bandsintown – concert listings & promotions
PledgeMusic – crowdfunding music releases
Nimbit Spotlight – music sales & social media
Moontoast – ecommerce on FB & elsewhere
CrowdSurge – ticketing & merch sales
Owjo – FB & web stores
Slowbizz in your apartments
Who has never dreamed of welcoming a professional artist to their home for an evening? Social network Slowbizz follows the trend of “apartment concerts” by offering all music lovers, for the modest sum of € 150 (promotion costs included), to organize a private concert at home. It is also necessary, and these are the conditions, to have a space large enough for the concert and the accommodation of the artist, enough friends to serve as the public (10 people minimum), a kitchen modern enough to serve the artists. meals and a minivan that runs on diesel to drive the artist to his next concert (75kms maximum).
As for the artist, necessarily solo, he will have to pay 100 € for a complete tour (20 dates minimum).
An ecosystem that is likely (as its name already suggests) to take time to set up but which could, if the networking system works, prove to be sustainable both for artists as an alternative to traditional tours and music lovers.
Billboard publishes its Top 10 best music start-ups
The end of the year is often conducive to assessments and rankings of all kinds.
This week, Billboard is releasing its Top 10 Best Startups of 2011, which focuses on music discovery apps. A top without much surprise if not the absence of innovations dedicated to the live sector and “direct-to-fans”, yet booming. And France in all this?
Turntable.fm – social music
Moontoast – social commerce
Schematic Labs – Soundtracking music app
Headliner.fm – fan acquisition
8Tracks – “user generated” webradio
Songtrust – flat fee royalty collection
Filter Squad – Discovr music iPad app
Superglued – location based music app
Songza – “playlists for everything”
Ex.fm – music discovery and sharing
OMNI: the unidentified musical object (except by Frenchweb) of the week
Parlor Snakes . is a Franco-American duo that makes rock the way we like it: dirty but clean in execution, punk but softened by blues and rockabilly, vintage in form but modern in substance. Worthy descendants of Cramps, Blondie or The Kills, the duo will release their first album “Let’s Get Gone” on January 23 and make us wait with a new clip in black and white, raw and garage at will.
The Parlor Snakes are not only “good talkers”, they are also undoubtedly good singers.
The OMTC: the very short musical object of the week (or the video that it is impossible to have missed unless you have spent the week in a cave in Lapland without WIFI).
WU LYF is one of those English groups that fascinate with their musical avant-garde and their mystical universe. World Unite Lucifer Youth Foundation: a not quite sectarian sect whose debut album “Go Tell Fire To The Mountain” at least succeeded in bringing together indie rock fans from all over the world.
The clip “We Bros”, directed by Sam Pilling and new extract from this album, is certainly the metaphor of this extraordinary project: a flight from youth to the unknown in the face of standardization and (musical) over-consumption. global.
SAVE YOUR DATE: the selection of concerts of the week when the beer is good at the bar… but not only.
Saturday 26 Nov.
After a first acoustic evening at the Sentier des Halles at the end of October, the Désin’Volt Festival invites you to discover at the Nouveau Casino 3 essential groups of the Parisian scene in very electric version: Namasté, Miliana and GAY
7:30 p.m. – € 12
Sunday Nov. 27
The Leather goods (Paris) will be rock (or will not be) / With Endless Boogie + Mars Red Sky + The Crookes + Axel And The Farmers
6 p.m. – € 12
Monday 28 Nov
Winter is on its way, but our ears will stay warm and at the Nouveau Casino during the Paris Iceberg Festival / French pop-rock-folk evening with Crane Angels + Petit Fantôme + Botibol
7 p.m. – € 11.80
Tuesday 29 Nov
La Flèche d’Or (Paris) hosts the first edition of the evenings Ricard SA Live Session / With Twin Twin, Art District and Blackfeet Revolution.
7:30 p.m. – Free entry
Wednesday 30 Nov.
First evening-concert of the French-language magazine IndieMusic at the Scop ‘Club (Paris) / with Zero (pop-rock – Paris), Blue Box (indie rock – St Cyr) and The Caligaris (rock-pop – Paris).
8 p.m. – € 10
Thursday 1st Dec.
Opening of the eagerly awaited Transmusical from Rennes. 3 days of intramural artistic discoveries ( Bars in Trans), clubbing and sausage patties until overdosed. Brittany wins us over.
Until December 3 – Variable prices
Friday 2 Dec.
In parallel with Transmusicales, the Théâtre du Champs de Mars in Rennes inaugurates the first edition of auspicious evenings organized by the show producer Auguri / With We Were Evergreen, Elephanz and Hollysiz
7:30 p.m. – € 6.80