Archive for June, 2009

Society of Sound Music – Bowers & Wilkins

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

 


Summary: High-quality music download service from Bowers & Wilkins offers more albums in even better sounding formats. Specially recorded exclusive albums now available in super high-fidelity 24-bit. Bonus albums and back catalogue mean members pay less than $3.15 an album. Albums recorded at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios.

 

London, England—Bowers & Wilkins is famous for making digital music sound better than you could ever imagine thanks to its multi-award winning Zeppelin iPod speaker. Now with Society of Sound Music, it’s offering an alternative to poor quality MP3s with wonderful sounding lossless downloads. Members can download a selection of music specially recorded at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios in a choice of three exceptional high-quality formats.

 

Society of Sound Music (formally B&W Music Club) is celebrating its first birthday, and has dramatically changed the benefits offered to members. It still gives members an exclusive, stunningly recorded album every month to download, but members can now also access a selection of previously featured albums for the first time, which brings the price of membership down to below $3.15 an album.

 

Users have the choice of three high-quality lossless music downloads, all of which package the tracks for convenient download, but unlike MP3 they are indistinguishable from the original recordings when they are played back. Apple Lossless is perfect for copying to your iPod or burning to CD, as is 16-bit FLAC for non iTunes users.

 

But the quality bar has been pushed even higher with the introduction of 24-bit FLAC. These incredibly high-quality music files get listeners closer than ever to the sound the artist heard in the studio, and can either stream it via a computer, or burn onto a DVD to play on a home system.

 

Since its launch in May 2008, Society of Sound Music has brought members a wide variety of different musical styles, all from exceptional artists: Gwyneth Herbert; Dub Colossus; former Suede frontman Brett Anderson; guitarist Tom Kerstens; Mercury Award nominees Portico Quartet and an exclusive lossless EP download from Eurythmics star Dave Stewart. Future releases include the new album from the hotly –tipped Dengue Fever, a band that blends Cambodian pop music with West Coast psychedelic rock.

 

Platinum Tools® Introduces CCP Series J-Hooks

Monday, June 1st, 2009

MOORPARK, Calif., June 1, 2009 – Platinum ToolsÒ (www.platinumtools.com), the leader in solutions for the preparation, installation and hand termination of wire and cable, is proud to announce the introduction of the new two-inch J-Hook. Designed to support today’s high performance voice/data cable, fiber optics, coax, and flexible conduit, the Cable Cage Polypropylene (or CCP) Series J-Hooks (P/N’s: CCP32-100, CCP32W-100, CCP32AC-100) feature a smooth pulling design with an integral latch for stress free cable support. One- and three-inch hooks (CCP16 and CCP48) will also be available by July 1, 2009.

“CCP Series J-Hooks combine a steel design with a unique polypropylene over-mold to significantly reduced fiction when pulling bundles of cables,” explained Lee Sachs, Platinum Tools, Inc. president and general manager. “Ultra smooth cable pulls decrease the physical stress on the cable during installation, which is paramount for high speed data installations, and also greatly reduce the incidence of cable burns when pulling long distances.”

Unique to the new patent pending CCP Series J-Hook is a molded in bail latch to quickly lock cables in place. Simply bend the tip of the J-Hook around and latch it onto the locking tab to assure cables stay in their runs. Cables can be latched and unlatched hundreds of times without extra parts or fumbling with cutting cable ties.

“The CCP Series J-Hooks are great time savers for installers,” added Sachs. Faster cable pulls, no burned cables, and the integral latching mechanism all combine to provide the installer with a more robust product that will definitely increase the bottom line.”

Designed for use in plenum environments and typically used above suspended ceilings or below raised floors, these components allow for customized cable spacing support and horizontal to vertical changes in direction. Made from galvanized steel with a yellow zinc chromate finish, the CCP32 is for mounting to walls, the CCP32AC is for mounting to ceilings, and the CCP32W is a batwing design for mounting to ceiling wire or threaded rod. All come in 100 piece cartons.


Now shipping with an MSRP starting at $205.42/100, the CCP Series J-Hooks are perfect for the cabling industry and have been designed for a broad range of telecom and network voice/data, security, satellite, CCTV, fiber, flexible conduit, residential structured wiring, whole house and custom install A/V, and professional and commercial A/V applications.

For more information on the CCP Series J-Hooks and Platinum Tools’ complete product line, please visit www.platinumtools.com, call (800) 749-5783, or email info@platinumtools.com.

About Platinum Tools

Platinum Tools, founded in 1997, was created based upon two very simple objectives. First, develop the absolute best possible solutions for the preparation, installation, and hand termination of wire and cable. Second, implement an operational infrastructure that can deliver these products in an efficient, timely, and high quality manner.

All of our products must absolutely satisfy three critical benchmark criteria…utility of function; quality of function; and economic value. Our people are our company. They, too, must be focused on and work to satisfy multiple critical benchmark criteria…customer satisfaction; product knowledge and expertise; and willingness to learn and adapt.

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Fuse Presents Dave Matthews Band: Live at the Beacon Theatre

Monday, June 1st, 2009

Don’t forget to catch Dave Matthews Band’s live concert “Fuse Presents Dave Matthews Band:  Live From The Beacon” on June 1st only on Fuse. Head to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JsSkBfcgg0 to catch a behind the scenes look at Dave Matthews Band on tour in support of “Fuse Presents Dave Matthews Band:  Live From The Beacon”. Fuse will be kicking off the celebration with original Dave Matthews Band programming beginning May 30th!  The 7 day programming will include “Dave Matthews Band:  Weekend on the Rocks,” “Dave Matthews Band: The Central Park Concert” “Fuse Presents Dave Matthews Band: Live from the Beacon Theatre” and “Dave Matthews Band: The Road to Big Whiskey.” Head to http://Fuse.tv/dmb for more information about Fuse’s Dave Matthews Band programming including “Fuse Presents Dave Matthews Band:  Live From The Beacon” on June 1st only on Fuse.

FUSE CELEBRATES THE RELEASE OF

DAVE MATTHEWS BAND’S

BIG WHISKEY AND THE GROOGRUX KING

WITH A WEEK OF PROGRAMMING

Live Concert at the Beacon Theatre on June 1, 9pm ET

New York (May 18, 2009) – Fuse today announced it will kick off a week of jam-packed music programming from Dave Matthews Band to celebrate the release of Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King. Beginning the 7-day programming extravaganza on Saturday, May 30, fans can tune-in to watch “Dave Matthews Band:  Weekend on the Rocks,” “Dave Matthews Band: The Central Park Concert” and Fuse originals “Fuse Presents Dave Matthews Band: Live from the Beacon Theatre” and “Dave Matthews Band: The Road to Big Whiskey.”

“Fuse is thrilled to dedicate 7-days of programming to Dave Matthews Band as they prepare to unveil their newest album,” said David Weier, vice president, music programming and talent relations, Fuse.  “Fuse continues to provide musicians with a megaphone to reach their audience, and viewers with unprecedented access to their favorite acts across all platforms.  The live concert from the legendary Beacon Theatre and intimate documentary promises to show a side of the band that most fans haven’t seen.”

“FUSE PRESENTS DAVE MATTHEWS BAND:  LIVE FROM THE BEACON

THEATRE” MONDAY JUNE 1 AT 9PM ET

Premiering exclusively on Fuse, Dave Matthews Band will perform songs from Big Whiskey as well as classic DMB hits and fan favorites at the legendary and newly restored Beacon Theatre.  Airing commercial-free and in high-definition, fans will enjoy this amazing opportunity to see Dave Matthews Band perform the night before the release of their seventh studio album.

“DAVE MATTHEWS BAND:  THE ROAD TO BIG WHISKEY” JUNE 2-5 AT 8PM ET

This 4-part Fuse original documentary introduces fans to the personal side of Dave Matthews Band. Airing Tuesday through Friday at 8pm ET in 30 minute blocks, “Dave Matthews Band: The Road To Big Whiskey” captures the band as they talk about their career, including the significance  of performing at Madison Square Garden, the making of their eighth studio album, the hardships of losing a band member, and much more.  Join Dave Matthews, violinist Boyd Tinsley, drummer Carter Beauford, bassist Stefan Lessard and saxophonist Leroi Moore as they take Fuse viewers on a journey through the triumphs and sorrows of this beloved band.

“DAVE MATTHEWS BAND:  WEEKEND ON THE ROCKS” MAY 30 AT 2PM ET

Filmed September 2005 at Red Rock, this show revisits the band’s epic four-nights at the Amphitheatre in Morrison Colorado .

“DAVE MATTHEWS BAND:  THE CENTRAL PARK CONCERT” MAY 31 AT 8PM ET

Recorded September 24, 2003 in front of more than 120,000 fans, the largest audience to date on the Great Lawn of Central Park in New York , this show features the dynamic Dave Matthews Band performance.

“LOADED:  DAVE MATTHEWS BAND”

Enjoy a full half-hour loaded, chock full of your favorite videos from Dave Matthews Band.

Fuse’s week-long programming schedule includes:

Saturday, May 30

2pm ET: “Dave Matthews Band: Weekend on the Rocks”

Sunday, May 31

8pm ET: “Dave Matthews Band: The Central Park Concert”

Monday, June 1

9pm ET: “Fuse Presents Dave Matthews Band: Live from the Beacon Theatre”

Tuesday, June 2

8pm ET: “Dave Matthews Band: The Road to Big Whiskey,” part 1

8:30pm ET:  “Loaded: Dave Matthews Band”

Wednesday, June 3

7pm ET:  “Loaded:  Dave Matthews Band”

8pm ET: “Dave Matthews Band: The Road to Big Whiskey,” part 2

Thursday, June 4

8pm ET: “Dave Matthews Band: The Road to Big Whiskey,” part 3

Friday, June 5

8pm ET: “Dave Matthews Band:  The Road to Big Whiskey,” part 4

8:30pm ET:  “Loaded: Dave Matthews Band”

About Fuse

Fuse brings viewers closer to their favorite artists and bands by featuring original series and specials, exclusive interviews, live concerts and video blocks – all rooted in the music experience.  Celebrating the hit makers of today, familiar favorites and edgy newcomers, Fuse accommodates the wide ranging tastes and attitudes of its 12-34 year-old audience with compelling music programming on-air, on-line, on-demand and via mobile technologies. Fuse is a part of MSG Media, which includes television networks MSG and MSG Plus and MSG Interactive, which oversees all company wireless and online initiatives.  MSG Media is a division of Madison Square Garden, L.P., which is owned by Cablevision Systems Corporation, and includes the New York Knicks (NBA); the New York Rangers (NHL); the New York Liberty (WNBA); the Hartford Wolf Pack (American Hockey League); MSG Entertainment, which includes concerts and events at Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden, the Wang Center, the Beacon Theatre, as well as the legendary Chicago Theatre, and which manages wholly-owned live entertainment properties including the Radio City Rockettes and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.  Additional information about Fuse can be found at http://press.fuse.tv/

About Dave Matthews Band

With over 15 million tickets sold, Dave Matthews Band was named the top-drawing American band in the world by Billboard magazine. Formed in Virginia in the early 1990’s, the group has sold a collective 35 million units (CD and DVD combined). Renowned for its eclectic sound, the band’s numerous hits include “What Would You Say,” “Crash Into Me,” “Too Much,” “Everyday” and “American Baby.” Stand Up, released in 2005, was Dave Matthews Band’s fourth consecutive studio album to debut at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. The band will launch an extensive world tour in conjunction with the June release of its latest album, which was produced by Rob Cavallo (Green Day, My Chemical Romance, Alanis Morissette).

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