Monthly Archives: August 2014

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Label Spotlight: XL Recordings

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For Over 20 years London-based XL Recordings has been introducing audiences to new and interesting music.  The label was founded in 1989 to release techno, garage, drum & bass and other forms of rave music.  After taking control of the company in 1993, co-founder turned sole-owner Richard Russell has broadened the musical horizons of XL with the core mission of championing artists he regards as original and inventive.  This vision has allowed XL to curate a diverse and interesting roster of artists that range in genre and commercial success.  From the multi-platinum, Grammy award-winning, songstress ADELE to the underground, eclectic, bedroom producer Jai Paul, XL Recordings continues to develop the careers of music’s most unique creators.

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Q BBQ Appearing on The Food Network’s Eating America With Anthony Anderson

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We just received word that our client Q BBQ will be appearing in an upcoming episode of Eating America With Anthony Andersen called “Ribfest”, which airs this Monday August 25 at 9:30pm on The Food Network.  In this episode Anthony Anderson joins the rib enthusiasts who devour 50,000 pounds of pork on the streets of Chicago during the city’s annual Ribfest. He checks out the world-ranked competitors at the rib eating contest and challenges a fest-goer to balloon darts, before finding out the winner of the People’s Choice and critic’s Best Ribs titles.  Congratulations Q BBQ on this awesome news.

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PCMusic At The Warrior Dash

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PCMusic’s Special Ops Team recently participated in the Warrior Dash.  The Warrior Dash is the world’s largest obstacle race series, held on the most rugged terrain in more than 50 locations across the globe. Participants earn their Warrior helmet by tackling a fierce 3-4 mile course and 12 extreme obstacles. After conquering the Battleground, Warriors celebrate with turkey legs, beer steins, and live music at a post-race party in a league of its own.  Check out what our team had to say about the experience and see their pictures below.

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Enjoy the music at Hyde Sunset

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In its continued partnership with nightlife giants SBE, Prescriptive Music has developed the musical vibe for one of SBE’s latest installments: Hyde Sunset. Located on the iconic Sunset strip, Hyde Sunset represents an evolution in cuisine and nightlife as West Hollywood’s latest hospitality experience. Read More

PCMusic at NXNE 2014: A Retrospective.

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PCMusic recently attended Toronto’s very own NXNE (North by Northeast Festivals and Conferences), a Canadian festival destination for emerging artists and major-label headliners, filmmakers, hilarious comedians, visual artists, and innovators bridging the gap between technology and the arts. Showcasing Music, Film, Art, Comedy and Interactive Panels from industry professionals, NXNE is considered to be one of the most anticipated summer music festivals in Canada.

Along with playing on the Sunday night at 1:00am with my band, I was fortunate enough to attend a number of amazing panels held by some very smart, industry leading professionals.
Ultimately, the goal was to investigate new leads and developments in the always changing music-marketing industry, evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of our competition, and ultimately network and share knowledge with other professionals in the field. I’m going to outline some of the key panels I attended that may have some benefit to us as professional curators at PCMusic.

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Climbing The Billboard Charts With A 12 Digit Code: All You Need To Know About ISRCs

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Ever wonder how singles and albums end up on the Billboard charts? Aside from exceptional talent, having a great record to sell and a killer marketing plan, the ranks of the chart are all the work of ISRCs. International Standard Recording Codes (ISRC) are 12-digit alphanumeric codes that function as an internationally recognized system to identify recorded music tracks and music videos.

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