Simpsonville based, “Your Own FM” has been chosen to supply voice over work for The Wittman Battenfeld Group. Wittmann Battenfeld is a worldwide firm that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology by Siemens.
"Your Own FM" founder, Larry Tallant, will serve as the primary voice for a series of product videos which will be made available to Wittmann’s world wide client base.
“It’s truly an honor to be chosen to represent Wittmann Battenfeld and Siemens for the rollout of this groundbreaking technology. Both are world class companies and we appreciate the opportunity to be part of their team”, says Tallant.
Your Own FM is based in Simpsonville, South Carolina. It has two divisions, Voice Over Services for businesses, IVR, radio and TV imaging. The second as the designer, marketer, and programmer of streaming radio station for personal use, business, and non-profits.
The Wittmann Battenfeld Group with headquarters in Vienna/Austria and Kottingbrunn/Austria is a worldwide operating company with 8 production facilities in 5 countries and 32 subsidiaries in all major plastics markets in the world.
Siemens is a technology company focused on industry, infrastructure, mobility, and healthcare.
Creating technologies for more resource-efficient factories and resilient supply chains to smarter buildings and grids, to cleaner, comfortable transportation and advanced healthcare, the company empowers customers to transform the industries that form the backbone of economies, transforming the everyday for billions of people.
To say think you for 5 years of continued growth and success we will be reducing the cost of new stations by by 1/3, for the month of May. Its the perfect time to go worldwide and save cash.
A representative for the firm said “a number of our business clients have expressed interest in implementing a 2nd or 3rd station. The same goes for many of the family owned stations, wanting additional streaming stations for a spouse, grandchild, graduation gift, etc. Reducing the price is our way of saying thank you.”
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Chicago’s 1971 live album, Chicago at Carnegie Hall, is receiving a massive deluxe edition for its 50th anniversary. The self-appointed “rock band with horns” became the first rock act to sell out Carnegie Hall for a week, packing eight shows at the prestigious venue between April 5 and 10, 1971.
They recorded each performance and culled the highlights for the original Chicago at Carnegie Hall. Now, they’ll be releasing all eight performances for the first time as part of a new 16-CD box set, replete with replica show posters, excerpts from the original concert programs and a 28-page photo booklet.
The set hits shelves on July 16.
The original Chicago at Carnegie Hall comprised songs from the group's first three eponymous albums, each of which were certified platinum or better by the RIAA. Clocking in at two hours and 45 minutes, the quadruple LP reached No. 3 on the Billboard 200, was certified platinum and remains the band's best-selling live album.
It captures the band at the peak of its live powers, showcasing Terry Kath's incendiary blues-rock guitar solos, Danny Seraphine's furious drumming and the vocal triple threat of Kath, Robert Lamm and Peter Cetera. Chicago at Carnegie Hall was not without controversy, though. Columbia Records was skeptical that such a hulking collection would sell, agreeing to release it only after producer James Guercio pleaded on the band's behalf.
Some members were also less than thrilled with the finished product. “There’s a lot of good material, but there’s a lot of stuff that I was unhappy with and I didn’t think should be released," horn player and founding member Lee Loughnane said in the band's official bio. "There was a history behind that record. The story, the marketing, all of that stuff went into it. The program, the pictures of the building, the diagrams, all of that was part of the charisma, and it worked."
Trombonist James Pankow was blunter in his assessment. “I hate it,” he said. “The acoustics of Carnegie Hall were never meant for amplified music, and the sound of the brass after being miked came out sounding like kazoos.”
The deluxe edition of Chicago at Carnegie Hall should assuage these criticisms, as Loughnane and engineer Tim Jessup spent nearly a year working through more than 40 concert tapes at Loughnane’s home studio to remaster each concert.
The Chicago at Carnegie Hall deluxe edition will retail for $180 and is available for preorder on Rhino's website now.
Designer and Programmer of streaming radio stations, Simpsonville based “Your Own FM” has announced the release of a full suite of analytics.
“Its one thing for customers to ‘think’ they are growing their audience. We feel its important for them to actually SEE that growth. The Analytics Suite does just that.”
The process reports against the customers database for periods as small as a specific day or as large as 6 months.
One of the more unique data analysis points is the ‘Device Type’ Report.
The breakout shows listener traffic by device type, ie Android, Desktop Computer, iPhone, and iPad.
The ‘Location’ panel shows listening patterns by Country.
Within that sector the customer can expand the results to show the City, Number of Sessions, Summary of Unique IPs, Total Hours Spent Listening per city and percentage of overall total.
The ‘Gigabytes Used’ report shows the total amount of bandwidth consumed by listeners.
The ‘Daily Statistics’ page rolls up a variety of stats mapped into a "By Day" breakout.
According to Larry Tallant, founder...”The Analytics Suite is a value added feature for clients running the ‘Your Own FM’ product line. Current customers have immediate access and new clients will have it bundled for free.”
Additional information is available here
Sting has indicated he regrets Police's reunion tour, calling it "an exercise in nostalgia."
Sting said that he would not have taken part in the global reunion tour in 2007 and 2008 if he had known how he was going to feel at the end.
"At the time I labelled the tour an exercise in nostalgia," Sting told Reader's Digest. "That was simply how I felt and is still how I feel today. I think it's OK to be honest about your feelings and that was the way it went for me."
He added, "That's not a slight on the people I was with or the way things panned out, it's just how I saw it by the end, and let's be honest, that's not how I wanted to remember it. If I thought that would be the emotion I'd be leaving with, I wouldn't have done it in the first place."
Police's reunion tour, which featured Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland, was well-received and became one of the highest-grossing tours of the time.
"It's not a power thing at all, it's just about producing exactly the brand and style of music that feels right for you," Sting said. "Music, in every form, is a collaborative process, but never more so than in a band, where you have to consider other people almost more than you do yourself."