With iGetMusic, Amphony is unveiling a new and innovative approach for iPod fans to build and expand their music collection.
“Traditional methods for obtaining music for the iPod, such as ripping CDs or downloading MP3s from the internet, have always proven to be unattractive from a user point of view,” said Gunter Fellbaum, Marketing Director at Amphony. “iGetMusic works by automatically recording music from the vast song collection of CBS Radio. The user thereby gets access to over 6 million songs without having to pay per song, without a monthly fee and without having to worry about breaking any laws.”
With iGetMusic, a user simply selects a desired music category and iGetMusic will record any of the over 200 music channels from AOL Radio, Yahoo! Launchcast or Play.It. In addition, custom music channels can be created by the user and automatically recorded by iGetMusic.
Internet radio recording software has always been unable to generate full-length tracks due to inaccurate track separation and the cross-fading between titles in internet radio streams. In contrast, songs recorded with iGetMusic are full length without missing anything at the beginning or end, essentially the same as if copied directly from a CD. Further all recorded songs are 100% accurately tagged with title, artist and album information. CD album covers are saved automatically for display on an iPod or computer media player.
In contrast to flat-rate music providers and music web sites, such as iTunes, iGetMusic songs are saved in the unencrypted iPod m4a format and thus are not restricted to specific audio players. Songs in the m4a format are only half the size of MP3 files at the same level of audio quality thus doubling the amount of songs that can be stored on the iPod.
“Another unique feature of iGetMusic is the ability to record any number of music channels simultaneously on a single PC. As a result, a user can expand the music collection at a speed which is only limited by the speed of the computer and internet connection.”
Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, Amphony is a startup technology company that has become the leading provider of digital wireless headphones and audio transmitter products. In the U.S., Amphony products are sold by Amphony Corp., an affiliated Amphony company.
WorldSound has confirmed that the August 25th street date for the new album from Sacred Oath is firmly in place. Transworld Entertainment (who operate FYE stores across America) will carry the CD on a national level and even feature the band as part of a special metal music promotion in 100 stores. Best Buy, Hot Topic, and Borders will stock the disc in the northeast and mid-atlantic states first. HMV stores will stock the new album in stores across Canada. Newly packaged editions of A Crystal Vision and ‘Till Death Do Us Part will also be available on that date.
The brand new self-titled album “Sacred Oath” was released in Europe on July 10th through SAOL, a subsidiary of the CMM Marketing, distributed by H’Art Musik.
iTunes featured the album for 10 consecutive weeks on the Rock Homepage and chose the first single “Counting Zeros” as the Discovery Download of the Week April 7th as part of an exclusive digital release.
Distribution in North America is through E1 Entertainment (Koch).
up-coming CD that will be released in late September.
“This is awesome, we get the chance to reach a huge crowd by signing this deal. Swedmetal records will help us to climb up the ladder to the top, as they have done with several of their other artists. We believe this is the best that could happen to Lucky Bastardz, so now we´re ready for world domination”.
Geppo – Vocals
Paco – Guitar
Evan L.A: – Bass
Mark – Drums
31 jul MTC CLUB KÖLN (Germany)
01 aug BAUWAGEN PLATZ – SCHOENER WOHEN Köln (Germany)
29 aug JACKHOLE Vicenza (Italy)
05 sep BIKE AND ROLL Genova (Italy)
11 sep BLACK ROSE LIVE PUB Brescia (Italy)
12 sep MEPHISTO ROCK CAFE’ Alessandria (Italy)
The Worlds Greatest Flamenco Glam Punk Rumba Rock n Roll Gypsy Kings GYPSY PISTOLEROS have finished recording the mini album ‘Hotel de la muerte’ Produced once more by the legendary & eccentric Joe Gibb ( Catatonia, Funeral for a friend, Janes Addiction, The Kinks ,etc ) in Mighty Atom Studios ( Wales ) .
Artist extraordinaire Jo Burgon – Candy Machine Art ( Metallica, Led Zeppelin,L.A Guns, Wednesday 13, Metallica, etc ) has designed and illustrated the new album and t-shirt design in a Priest, Hellsing , From Dawn to Dusk, El Mariachi style!!!
Tracks are ‘Living down with the Gypsies, Walk through the shadows, Sangre de las Rosas, Welcome to the Hotel de la muerte, Son illusiones.
The New album ‘ Hotel de la Muerte !’ is out October 12th on Bad Reputation Records www.badreputation.fr , accompanied by the triumphant live DVD at Rocklahoma 2009 -Ten live tracks will be featured.
A free single download ‘ Vivo con los Gitanos’ will be available Sept 1st accompanied by the video to be filmed in the old Spaghetti Western set in Almeria Spain.
Gypsy Pistoleros will be released on Bad Reputation Records after the Lime/EMI Records deal was turned down at the last hour after Lime MD Paul Elsasser (who met & set up the deal) future is in doubt at the company!
Latest Pistolero news www.myspace.com/gypsypistoleros
GYPSY PISTOLEROS are
Lee J Pistolero-voice
U.K & Euro Tours to be announced with Beautiful Creatures & Faster Pussycat!
U.S Tour in November L.A Guns, Gypsy Pistoleros & Dirty Penny!!!
A new version of ‘Sangre de las Rosas’ will be released as a single later in the fall, featuring a duet with Joe Leste ( Bang Tango,Beautiful Creatures) mixed & produced by Anthony Focx ( Buckcherry, Metallic & Aerosmith -Guitar hero)
A U.S Record Release is under separate negotiation.
For the people who know me it is no secret I am a huge Wildhearts fan. Ginger Wildheart is probably one of the most under appreciated musicians in the business today, not only as a songwriter but singer as well. The Wildhearts may be an acquired taste for some people, but seriously folks Ginger could sing Webster’s Dictionary and make it catchy and sing along. Needless to say I couldn’t wait to get my hands on Chutzpah which is the Wildhearts 9th studio album and the first original album since ’07’s self titled effort. Chutzpah is definitely the most cohesive release so far and also has the chance to be the biggest Wildhearts album to date. “The Jackson Whites” kicks everything off in grand fashion. This song is absolutely begging to be played live and one guaranteed to get the crowd involved with the sing along chorus and great rhythm. “Plastic Jebus” has an industrialized feel to it ala Rob Zombie until the vocals kick in and oddly enough the vocals and music melt together perfectly. “Plastic Jebus” should garner the Wildhearts all kinds of spins on radio along with “the Only One” which is a mid-tempo number that alternative radio is jumping all over these days. Dare I say “the Only One” could be a Top 40 hit? Quite possibly.
In the same vein as “the Jackson Whites” “John of Violence” is another song begging to be played live, great rhythm, great feel, and Ritch Battersby kills the drums on this song excellent job. With a chugging intro and great catchy foot stomping chorus “You Are Proof That Not All Women Are Insane” could quite possibly be the best song on “Chutzpah”. What Wildhearts album without at least one song where Ginger is raging on vocals? For Chutzpah, “Tim Smith” is that song heavy chugging bass lines from Scott Sorry, Ginger’s raging vocals classic Wildhearts right here. “You Took The Sunshine From New York” is one more song that should get plenty of spins on radio this is a catchy almost pop song that is great nonetheless and could give “Women Are Insane” a run for best song on this album. “Mazel Tov Cocktail” another great catchy pop oriented song from Ginger and the guys foot tapping sing along at its best. The title track “Chutzpah” closes out the album and it is another rager. Good luck trying to sing a long with this one.
Chutzpah is loaded with great songs from start to finish, absolutely no filler on this album. As great a job Ginger and the guys did with the songwriting and playing you have to give producer Jacob Hansen a hand for bringing it altogether and getting the very best out of the band on this release. The results? One of the best albums of the year and the best Wildhearts album yet.
Rating: Out of 10
1. The Jackson Whites
2. Plastic Jebus
3. The Only One
4. John Of Violence
5. You Are Proof That Not All Women Are Insane
6. Tim Smith
7. Low Energy Vortex
8. You Took The Sunshine From New York
9. Mazel Tov Cocktail
The Wildhearts are:
Ginger – Vocals/Guitar
CJ – Vocals/Guitar
Scott Sorry – Vocals/Bass
Ritch Battersby – Drums
Twisted Sister needs no introduction to hard rock fans any where. Twisted Sister is headlining the Rock Gone Wild festival on Saturday August 22nd.
Check out the Twisted Sister’s brand new video, “30”!