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The technology has always been there, in fact, festivals like Coachella and Bonnaroo have been using it for years, but Electronic Nation, with the help of Intellitix and Greencopper, seeks to enhance the framework they’ve already laid out with their own Digital Dreams Festival app. Apps are becoming increasingly popular amongst the larger festivals, and for good reason. With large crowds comes greater threats to security. The less you need on you, the more secure your festival experience is. But it goes much deeper than that. The experience your are soon to share with thousands of people can be better improved by creating connections, to the artists, to other patrons, and with the festival itself. So what exactly makes the Digital Dreams Festival app a stand out in it’s category?

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Alright this is a fly approach to SoundCloud, and you know how much I love SoundCloud.  The homies at ToneDen.io, in their eternal l33tness, hacked together the ToneDen Player with their signature boss UI design and a super trippy visualizer.  I’m a fan.  Read more below for how to implement…

The new player allows for music bloggers, musicians, and web developers to choose between four different color schemes and two different visualizers (for Google Chrome users) when featuring the new player on their website, providing them with a fresh alternative to the current SoundCloud widget.

Anyone interested in featuring the player on their website can get more information on how to implement it by visiting the player demo page. For those without websites, it’s possible to showcase your songs with the player by creating an account on ToneDen.

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For today’s musician, building out an official website is a necessary evil, one which can quickly become frustrating and expensive.  ToneDen looks to solve these problems by offering an elegant approach for the modern musician to showcase themselves online.  With a few clicks, each artist can now configure their own beautifully designed site.  Integrating their SoundCloud, Facebook, and Twitter accounts in one place, ToneDen also features a press kit generator for one sheets, and robust analytics.  Essentially, everything the modern musician could need.

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Next Tuesday (10/9) we are going to be  in San Francisco, attending the SF MusicTech Summit at the Kabuki Hotel in S.F.’s Japantown district. The increasingly popular event continues its tradition of bringing together some of the top minds and companies within the music and technology sectors, along with a number of developers, entrepreneurs, investors, service providers, journalists, musicians and organizations. Tickets are still available – Click Here. If you are attending the conference make sure to drop us a line so we can meet up

We are really excited to attend the event for the first time and find out what it is all about. As a precursor to attending the event, Brian Zisk, SF MusicTech’s coordinator was nice enough to give us his insights on the event, the status of the music industry and his thoughts on the current explosion of Electronic Dance Music in North America.

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Internet radio is tricky when it comes to mixes.  Who gets paid what royalties, how much are they paid, and how do we know which songs are used in the first place?  Other streaming platforms have failed to address these concerns around long-form digital content, but Thefuture.fm has a solution.  They’ve created MixSCAN which does exactly what the name implies: analyzes the mix and marks each individual track.  Get the world’s top DJs to curate the content, and you’ve got what could be the solution DJs have been waiting for.  We’ve of course got mixes from GDD™ up as well, check out what our mixes look like on the platform, courtesy of BONES, aRod, Tropicool and Burn Unit.

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