www.beatport.com is live and online
Our local dance community heads, Mile High House, are in the final testing phase of their online music store, offering up thousands of underground record labels along with local artists.
“This site is not just for DJs, its for everyone,” say Hoch of MHH. You can start by getting registered online. Then start on your search for your favorite tracks or discover new ones. The site is also designed to support all the latest music toys. “Got a new I-pod? Fill it up with tracks from Beatport. Got a new minidisc player that plays MP3s? You should fill up those miniature CDs with tracks from Beatport.”
In the realm of spending dollars in your own backyard, they would have to feature music from their own collective and other local DJs and producers, including new and even unreleased tracks. So here’s a chance to get ahead of what will be going down on the dance floors in clubs across the state.
Hoch adds, “The best part of it is that the whole operation is based here in paradise, aka Denver Colorado baby.”
From Big Sales Numbers to a New Mini iPod – Apple is Rockin’
It’s been 20 years since I saw these vans driving around my hometown, with this rainbow colored, bitten Apple logo. Before Jobs and Wozniak turned the computer industry upside down with the Macintosh, no one knew where Cupertino was. They still may not, but you can’t deny that Steve has done a bang up job of turning his baby around, and since the introduction of the iPod and iMusic, people beyond the Mac user have been eating up Apple’s digital music toys.
Apple celebrated two decades of innovation during their announcement of over two million iPods and over 30 million iTunes songs sold at this year’s Macworld in San Francisco, along with the introduction of a new smaller, less expensive version, the iPod Mini. The existing iPod now has a 15GB model, offering customers 50% more storage for $299, while the new iPod mini offers 4GB of storage, or 1,000 songs for $249. Some of those songs could also include tracks users can create on Apple’s new music creation software, GarageBand, for use on the Mac. See this week’s Band Buzz for more information on this product.
The mini iPod’s size was compared to the size of a business card, which is typically 2” x 3”, a dimension that can easily strap to your arm. A belt clip and earbud headphones built with five times the power of standard headphones come with the unit. Accessories include the iPod mini dock to make syncing easier, the arm strap, remote, and higher end headphones. It also comes in five different colors – silver, gold, green, pink and blue, and will be available in February.
Buzz Band Stories this week:
— 8 Houses Down Recording Deals for Local Artists
— Music is Bringing Dot.com Back in Vogue
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