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The Strad Magazine 27 October 2014

Established in 1890, The Strad magazine is the world’s leading monthly magazine for everything strings… and the October issue features Ysanne.

 

尚雯婕 31 August 2014

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I’m excited to be working on a new song for 尚雯婕 aka Laura Shang, one of the biggest pop stars in China. Known as the Chinese Lady Gaga, 尚雯婕 is a Gothic / K-Pop artist who is a household name throughout China, Korea, and the whole of Asia.

It’s truly thrilling to be working on the string arrangement for this major recording artist, whose deliciously catchy song will reach so many people.

And on a purely artistic level, this record is super-inventive and delights me, like a curious confection from outer space… It’s definitely a bit goth, but weirder than anything alternative, and candy-like to the taste.

More tomorrow, yay!

xx Ysanne

Amazing Radio NYC is go! 8 August 2014

Amazing Radio NYC is now streaming a test transmission, featuring music from new and emerging New York artists, alongside recordings I made a few weeks ago on the streets of Manhattan’s Lower East Side and Brooklyn. More content and programming coming soon, but for now, go check it out, and if you’re a New York-based musician, or a musician in any other part of the world wanting to reach New York ears, upload your music at Amazing Tunes.

xx Ysanne

New York, New York!! 11 June 2014

 

Here and loving it!! So much going on, no time to chat… just wanted to say hello and this is what I look like when I sleep, which is something I’ve not done since I arrived in the East Village, NYC!!!

You know where to find me if you need cool strings for your fabulous project!!

Xxx Ysanne

Amazing Radio 23 May 2014

Just a quick note to let you know I’m now officially part of amazing and Amazing Radio NYC.

Proud to be a part of the Amazing invasion of the Unites States of Amazing!!!

Congratulations to Paul Campbell, the Amazing captain of this Amazing ship, and to our shipmates, including Sting, Steve Case, Billy Mann, John Frankenheimer, Elio Leoni-Sceti, John Pearson, Eric Dingman, and each and every Amazing musician who is a part of the Amazing Tunes community. You made it!

More updates from Amazing Radio in New York as soon as stuff gets announced, as well as updates about what it is I’m actually doing here as a part of this Amazing team…

Meanwhile, here’s what’s in print in this week’s edition of Billboard magazine.

xx Ysanne

 

Amazing Media, Digital A&R Solution, Draws Big Names, Money…

Former BBC executive Paul Campbell launched a new company in the United Kingdom in 2007, looking for ways to help musicians find a wider audience for their work. He established a website allowing select unsigned acts to upload their music, sell it – and keep the proceeds. Two years later, Campbell founded a radio station using a playlist built exclusively from the offerings on his site. He further developed his audience by adding a few shows carefully curated by a mix of ex-BBC and up-and-coming DJs. The result: Amazing Media, a powerful promotional machine that has become one of the A&R community’s most crucial tools for developing new talent and has helped propel the likes of Chvrches, Daughter and Alt-J to deals with major or independent labels.

Now, five years later, Campbell is launching in the United States. He has raised $9 million in funding with backing from investors including Sting, AOL founder Steve Case, producer Billy Mann, music lawyer John Frankenheimer and former EMI CEO Elio Leoni-Sceti. They’re joining a board to be run by former Shazam chairman John Pearson.

As part of its launch stateside, Amazing Media has acquired Boston-based OurStage.com for an undisclosed sum. OurStage gives fans the opportunity to vote for their favorite unsigned performers on the site — and allows bands to compete for the chance to tour with more established acts.

Campbell’s company helps fill a void created during the last decade, when declining music sales forced many labels to cut back on their A&R investment. Amazing Media gives smaller A&R teams access to nearly as much music as they had in the heady days of bigger budgets.

“It’s a great tool to help artists be discovered and promoted throughout their development,” says Adam Herzog, vp A&R at Warner Bros.

Up-and-coming artists get the chance to earn some money from sales while gaining exposure to industry decision-makers. “We reach about half a million people every day around the world. But it’s the quality of the people that matters,” says Campbell. “Band managers, A&R execs, bands themselves and music influencers are the most common listeners.”

Today, says Campbell, between 200 and 300 new tracks are uploaded daily, from artists all over the world. His DJs play nearly 50 of those a day.

In the United Kingdom, the majority of Amazing Media’s revenue is generated by licensing unsigned artists’ music to retailers’ in-store radio services. The company will explore similar opportunities in the United States.

Amazing Media’s U.S. business will be run by former EMI Classics chief Eric Dingman with offices in Boston and New York.

(c) Billboard by Yinka Adegoke

 


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