The latest from Ableton

As they started down their paths towards finding new means of musical expression, one of the first steps involved thinking through what criteria need to be satisfied in order for something to even be called an instrument. Carla Scaletti offers two possible definitions:

To Scaletti’s idea of an instrument as something you practice, Native Instruments founder Stephan Schmitt adds the notion that practicing an instrument has to be an effort – but an effort that the instrument is designed to reward:

As closely tied to one individual’s vision as these instruments are, they’re also products in the marketplace that people buy, use and think about intensively. And so the question (posed by Young Guru in the post-discussion Q&A) of listening to user feedback, wishes and feature requests becomes ever more significant as the once-new instruments themselves become part of the standard music-making toolkit.

Next post? Sylenth Vst

Universal Talents. Scam or Legit?

Universal Talents:  Fake? Scam? or the new UBER for music artists?

Read my post and learn more about this new platform.

Last week I discovered this platform as alternative to Soundcloud.

My history begin in Napoli, Italy. (Yes Im a young italian living in UK since 2015, apologies if my english is not the best) In my life I have been through many agencies, good, bad, scams… so I’m good at detecting this sort of thing

 

A little intro about me:
Since childhood I have always felt attracted to music, my mother works as lawyer  and my father was a music teacher. It sounds cliche but in these circumstances it is normal that ended up in my hands guitars, keyboards, a violin, percussion elements …

16 years and already had an indie band, at 20 I was interested in the electronic and experimental music, Ableton, Massive, Nexus … typical.

Currently work while studying in a night club putting my mixes and occasionally taking some original mix, I combine my life with music.
From Netherlands:  Universal talents,  pleasantly surprise.

Melkweg, Amsterdam; The MAX; Volle zaal tijdens Gogol Bordello

My first idea was to take a look at the web. My first surprise, they support a wide range of musical genres. Cool website, it looks pretty complete and professional. A roster of artists with some big names. Handle many events in Europe, USA, Canada and Australia almost everything. Blog talk about electronic music, hip-hop, bands, but mostly, about Talent.

(Khamari Cover, awesome voice)

 

By the way they have a FAQ section which explains everything:

FAQ: http://universaltalents.com/faq.php

The first look was very good but we never must trust.

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So… I did some search before and no warnings except a false positive that ended up being an American agency of Wayne, New Jersey for models and actresses with a similar name.

Checking  reviews on sitejabber: https://www.sitejabber.com/reviews/www.universaltalents.com

Checking  reviews on trustpilot: https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/universaltalents.com

I took a look on twiter: https://twitter.com/UniversTalents

Good comments on twitter: https://twitter.com/search?q=universal%20talents&src=typd

And finally  on reddit.

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I had some doubts but after my research I can say: UniversalTalents is  legit, well organized, serious people, personal and friendly treatment  (Dutch style) and the most important: No cost involved. I was surprised that although they are in Holland handle many events almost anywhere in the world, we could say that is the uberizacion music, a concept that could go very well. For example, a producer may contact a singer to end a project and this has never been easier.

Link to the roster: http://universaltalents.com/roster.php
Link to events: http://universaltalents.com/event.php

 

My review:

Today it is almost impossible to stand out in music scene, so part of my time is dedicated to ensure my stuff ends in the ear of the right people.

I joined  one week ago and I increased about 30 listeners/week but I guess someone really good can benefit much more than me and go to the next step in their career, or otherwise get a chance to perform in some event or perhaps stand out and get something with some powerful label . Not bad for a platform without cost, much better than reverbnation in that sense.

 

See you guys!