May 31, 2012 at 6:07 pm

Duly Noted: Music App News (Vimeo, Slacker, Myxer, More)

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We don’t have time to write full-length articles about everything that happens in the burgeoning field of music apps. Rather than let important items slip through the cracks, we’re now including them in this, our new Duly Noted section:

5/31 IK Multimedia released a tiny little microphone called the iRig Mic Cast that clips onto your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. We have one, and it sounds great for recording the spoken word, although we wouldn’t recommend it for recording music at a high-fidelity (neither does IK Multimedia). Podcasters looking for a handy way to grab interviews on the go should check this out. (See also: IK Multimedia iRig Mix.)

5/31 Did you know that Vimeo, the video site, lets you buy music to put in your videos? Well, it does. Today, the Vimeo Music Store added a method for adding those songs directly, “in the cloud” as it were, without downloading them. It also now offers 4,000 customizable songs, which video uploaders can tweak to their own specifications before pairing with their videos.

5/31 Slacker, which streams customized radio and offers an unlimited music subscription, teamed up with Roku to put that programming on the latter’s set-top boxes.

5/31 The artist known as Gosteffects launched a remix contest on LegitMix that lets participants remix his song and and then sell it.

5/30 Myxer unveiled two new live shows that will play on Tuesday and Thursdays in its Myxer Social Radio group listening app:

“Inside The Artist Studio,” hosted by MTV’s Brenna Ehrlich, will showcase a new artist each week with a special selection of songs from the artist or band being profiled… A 30-minute show, “Inside The Artist Studio” will air Tuesdays on Myxer Social Radio at 7 P.M. (ET) premiering June 5th with special guest French Horn Rebellion. Artists scheduled to appear in the coming weeks include The So So Glo’s, Ben Folds, and many more.

“Indie Spotlight” [is] a weekly show where independent artists stream their latest music and fans can interact with them in real time during the show through chat… Myxer has already conducted beta programs with The Resolvers, Gramps Morgan and Bushwood.  The “Indie Spotlight” show runs Thursdays at 7:00 P.M.

5/24 RadioSubmit, which launched in 2005, helps artists submit their music for radio airplay consideration. It’s currently running two specials:  “Use code 5PRGRIT12 to receive 5 percent off any of their listed prices. ‘Like’ their Facebook page and receive another 5% off by using promo code 5FBGRIT12.”

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