Posts Tagged ‘mp3’

What ‘Mastered for iTunes’ Really Means

March 5, 2012

The Record is a blog about how people find, make, buy, share and talk about music. It’s a collaboration between NPR’s Arts Desk and NPR Music.

Read their take on Apple’s new ‘mastered for iTunes‘ program.

Here’s a little of what Apple has to say about it.

Whether you’re a major label or a small indie, you provide the most important ingredient for iTunes—the music itself. It’s our job to faithfully and accurately deliver your songs and albums to fans around the world exactly as you intend them to be heard. To achieve this transparency, you need tools and technologies from us to ensure delivery of the highest quality master recordings possible into our ecosystem. With over 250 million iOS devices capable of playing your music, there’s never been a better time than now for us to communicate, codify, and distribute updated information to you about the best tools and processes used to produce the millions of AAC files delivered daily to our mutual customers in over 50 countries around the world.

Download the entire 10 page pdf from Apple here: mastered_for_itunes


Have you tried this?

August 4, 2009


OK, there’s a lot of evidence that the music CD is dying out. In the short run, we still sell some, but the writing is on the wall – CD sales are not going to be a big part of a musician’s income in the future.

Something will replace the CD and it may not be the mp3 or a subscription service like Rhapsody. It may be something that hasn’t been invented yet.

I just read a Wired article about creating an artist-specific iPhone app, just for me and my music, in which I can showcase music videos, photos, games, concert schedules and interactive features. I’ve got to try this.

See Ingrid Michaelson’s app, pictured above. It was made with iLike’s iPhone app toolkit.

Has anyone tried it? What do you think? Click Leave a comment» below if you think this is a lame idea.

We definitely want to hear your comments if you have experience with this. Will people pay to get your app on their phone?