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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Reason 4.0 Review

Year we preach the gospel of Propellerhead's Reason. The gospel has a new chapter by the way: Chapter 4.0. We've tried the software and read a bunches of reviews. Of all the reviews the most accurate comes from an computer magazine. No we did not say Sound on Sound and no not Computer Music. The review published in PC Advisor is the most accurate in our expert opinion. We also predicted that McCain and Palin would lose the election so you know we're a credible source.

If you plan on buying Reason 4.0 we suggest you read this first. We do recommend Reason 4.0 if you're sick of Reason 3.0-3.5. If you're not, hold off until they stop making refills for Reason 3.0-3.5. Then you will have to upgrade to 4.0 since you can't get any new sounds and by then 4.0 will have very few kinks.

The link to the review is below:

Saturday, November 8, 2008

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Indie Artists Promote Yourselves!!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Trackmasterz Closes Doors Online

As many of you may have noticed is now longer online. We've decided to shut our doors. It was fun, but in light of the economy and music industry we cannot ignore the truth. The truth is that it is best for indie artists to produce their own music or choose their own producer out of their own camp. This is much more affordable and realistic. Yes we're honest here, we won't try to sell you SUV's when gas is almost $4.00/gl like some people.

We will still keep the blog going and discuss production tips and promotion in conjuction with, HotIndieMusicWorld and

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Spoken Word Beats Will Be Closing will be combining with in early August. What does this mean exactly? All it means is that instead of going to you know go to

Monday, June 16, 2008

Cut Out The Middleman Indie Artists

Music Analyst Jamille Luney wrote a great article about indie artists selling their own music. She draws and interesting parallel to Sam Walton, creator of Wal-Mart, and indie artists. It's quiet interesting and insightful. Here's the Link:

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The Music Analyst

Our Sr. Executive Producer has embarked on another career as a music Analyst. Her site offers free consultation to independent recording artists and bands. She's drawing over 10,000 hits a day and a radio talk show is in the works.

Jamille's site features interviews with Timbaland, Kanye West, Scott Storch, and the Neptunes. She tells artists how to increase their sales and online music plays. Her new marketing approaches are excellent. She spends time explaining new information technology and how to use it to market. One subject she emphasizes is Search Engine Optimization, often overlooked by artists and bands.

At heart she is a computer nerd, we know Jamille very well. However, a computer nerd makes the best marketer in today's economy. Everything is online and people spend countless hours searching the web. Jamille explains new and future technology to her readers and how they can use it to maximize their sales.

The best part about her information is that is completely free to the public. For more information visit

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Giving Away Free Music Pays Off

Giving away a couple songs is great marketing and publicity. Recent research shows that giving away a song helps increase sales. Just ask hit band Coldplay.

"To drum up publicity for its new single, Violet Hill, which was released last week, the band decided to give it away for a week on its Web site as a free download. On the first day it was available, the song was downloaded more than 600,000 times, according to Billboard magazine. In 2005, Speed of Sound, the lead single from Coldplay's previous album, X&Y, sold [only] about 53,000 copies digitally in the United States and the United Kingdom" Houston Chronicle May 16, 2008

Billboard, Nielsen SoundScan, and major record labels not only tracks music sales, but online plays as well. The free download generated a lot of plays and web traffic to the Coldplay's website. Here are a few numbers below.

"According to the music social network, Violet Hill set a record among its 15 million members, who played the track about 33,000 times the first day, or once every two seconds." Houston Chronicle May 16, 2008

"the Coldplay Web site jumped 1,800 percent the day of the release over its traffic two days earlier. It moved from No. 305 to No. 1 on the company's chart of musician Web sites, with more than 2.5 percent of all the U.S. traffic to the sites they monitor." Houston Chronicle May 16, 2008

If anything, Coldplay may have set a new standard for online music marketing.