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."
Gibson unveiled a new limited edition version of Tom Petty's beloved SJ-200 Wildflower acoustic guitar in honor of the late artist's beloved album, Wildflowers.
The original SJ-200 Wildflower was a one-off that was built exclusively for Petty during the Wildflowers era in the 1990s.
The new guitar, priced at $9,999, will have all the features of Petty's original classic SJ-200 ornamentation.
The 127 year-old musical instrument manufacturer said it will make only 100 pieces of the signature guitar handcrafted at the Gibson Acoustic Custom Shop in Bozeman, Montana.
Both solo and with his band, the world-renowned music icon created some of the most beloved and enduring music of the rock era.
Adria Petty, the daughter of the lead vocalist and guitarist of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, said, "It is so incredible to see the SJ-200 design our Dad worked on so long ago, lovingly brought to fruition with his long-time guitar tech and friend Alan Weidel and the craftsmen and women at Gibson guitars."
Songs by Janet Jackson and Kool & the Gang are among the 25 recordings added to the Library of Congress's National Recording Registry.
The latest titles inducted into the Registry include Jackson's clarion call for action and healing in "Rhythm Nation 1814", Kool & the Gang's "Celebration," Louis Armstrong's "When the Saints Go Marching In," Labelle's "Lady Marmalade," Nas' "Illmatic," and Kermit the Frog's "The Rainbow Connection."
Jackson Browne's critically acclaimed album Late for the Sky, Pat Metheny's album Bright Size Life, and Jimmy Cliff's album The Harder They Come were also added.
Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden on Wednesday named 25 recordings as audio treasures worthy of preservation for all time based on their cultural, historical or aesthetic importance in the nation's recorded sound heritage.
They were selected from about 900 public nominations that the Library received this year.
This brings the total number of titles on the registry to 575.
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young are set to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their Déjà Vu album by releasing a deluxe edition on May 14, via Rhino Records.
Déjà Vu, which was originally released in March 1970, was the first album featuring the then-newly expanded lineup of David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash and Neil Young.
Though the official 50th anniversary of the album happened last year, the coronavirus pandemic and discord among the members delayed production of the box set.
Rhino, which announced the news, also shared the demo recording of Young and Nash's duet performance on "Birds."
The expansive new edition, which will be available on both LP and CD, will feature a remastered version of the original album that includes songs such as "Carry On" and "Teach Your Children."
The set will also have 38 bonus tracks, along with discs that contain demos, outakes and alternates from the recording sessions.
The edition, which will come in a 12 x 12 hardcover book and contain rare photos and liner notes from Cameron Crowe, is priced at $99.98. A deluxe vinyl version with the full content across 5 LPs of 180-gram vinyl, priced at $249.98, will also be available on the same date.
"Fifty years later, with the sonic aperture fully opened, it's a wide-screen look at the big picture of Deja Vu, with more music, including a batch of surprises, unseen photos and a lot more clarity," noted Crowe.
Joel Bernstein produced the reissue of the record alongside Rhino's Patrick Milligan.
Village People founder Victor Willis is teeing off on the Grammys, saying it disrespects recording artists and has a Hall of Fame so lame ... the group's rejecting the recent induction of its biggest hit.
Willis told TMZ ... his legendary disco group told Grammy Interim President Harvey Mason that it's declining induction into the 2021 Grammy Hall of Fame because the Hall is "lacking" and "not taken seriously by the recording academy."
Willis -- the cop in the Village People -- takes serious issue with the lack of attention Grammy Hall inductees get, saying there's no mention of them during the actual Grammy Awards ... and there's no induction ceremony.
For the record, the group's iconic track "Y.M.C.A." specifically was inducted into the Grammys Hall of Fame in December, because it's only for singles or albums, not the artists -- but Victor's not even down with them honoring the song.
He calls the whole thing an insult the Village People want no part of until the Grammys "get their act together." He adds that when the group releases an album later this year, it likely won't even submit it for Grammy consideration.
Simpsonville based "Your Own FM" has entered into an agreement to use Zeno Media exclusively as its distribution service.
"Your Own FM" designs, builds, and implements internet streaming stations for both private individuals as well as businesses, civic organizations, non-profits, and churches.
The $600 package includes a fully stocked music library, radio automation software, imaging material, micro-site, and fully functioning world wide streaming signal. According to Founder, Larry Tallant, "When we flip the switch, your station can be heard worldwide." The station runs hands free 24x7 for the owner.
Zeno Media, s one of the largest streaming companies in the world with millions of listeners tuning in daily across 25,000+ stations. Serving broadcasting giants and small community broadcasters alike, they provide world-class streaming, a self-serve radio management platform, podcast hosting, mobile apps, innovative monetization strategies, video streaming and more.