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Josh Whelchel

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  1. Hey guys!

    pokemoneinstein is correct - Joypad Records is the same service as Loudr.

    We actually have a new homepage that explains precisely what we do here: http://www.loudr.fm/

    But in so many words, we basically take care of making the monetization of cover songs legal for no up-front fees, so you don't have to invest money-not-yet-earned to sell your music.

    A quick note because I know this is a hot topic:

    Loudr is intended to be a tool to help artists support their crafts - but we have a deep respect for the VGM-Cover community.

    There is a certain magic about OCRemix and similar communities that allow artists to create and grow without limit - that is exactly how I got involved with this community. I don't believe that every cover should be sold, and I don't

    think community of growing video game musicians *at all* would have the spirit that we do if it were 'about the money.'

    Do what is right for you, and Loudr will help you make sure it's legal.

    In addition to the covers and such, we are a bit like bandcamp - we sell your digital music (covers or not) on our storefront at a pay-what-you-want scale. We also can do 'inline-bundles' so that customers can quickly discover and grab more content. We also deliver your music to Spotify, iTunes, and Google Play (a la carte) at your request. And if you collaborate - we can pay anyone you want; you don't have to worry about splitting checks or writing 1099s.

    More info and such: http://www.loudr.fm/features

    Thanks for the shout out, Mirby. :)

  2. Salamander DONE

    Treno DONE

    Lindblum DONE

    Tantalus REDONE

    Dark Messenger almost done

    Getting very close, however, I'm struggling to get hold of AeroZ at all, so if you think you've got what it takes to do an an epic Eternal Harvest remix on short notice, hit me. Also Kuja's Theme maybe get opened. due to some extenuating circumstances.

    Mattias (anosou) did some SERIOUS magic on that Lindblum track

  3. Hey all!

    First of all, I owe a huge debt of gratitude to the OCRemix community for supporting Songs for the Cure in the past. In the past three years I've written checks summating beyond $10,000 for the American Cancer Society. That's pretty awesome. So, uh, THANK YOU! (I really hate cancer, you know).

    If you don't know, Songs for the Cure is an annual compilation that I organize to help raise funds for the American Cancer Society. It did pretty well on its own, but of course through the Game Music Bundle (1 + 2) we raised a lot more money and got a huge amount of exposure.

    So, of course, we're doing it all over again - this time with a few changes. We're aiming for a more concise album - we'll no longer have the acoustic vocal tracks if they don't cater to the VG crowd in some way. It's hard to explain, but I think it's safe to say that if you're producing for OCRemix than you've probably got the right idea in mind.

    Secondly, we're only accepting final track submissions - there isn't enough time in the day for me to spend emailing reminders to everyone.

    So, read more here: http://www.cancerdrive.org/songs-for-the-cure-12-submissions/ and submit away. We're accepting submissions until JULY 15th 2012 at the end of the day PST (11:59pm, of course).

    There is a more than large chance that SFTC12 will appear on a future Game Music Bundle, as well - so it's a good chance to get some wider exposure. (:

    THANKS EVERYONE! Ask me any questions you need to, etc.

  4. I'll be there as well. My personal recommendation (as with a majority of the people Zircon mentioned above) is to get a pass that will allow you to mingle with developers if that's what you're trying to accomplish. But if you are networking with people who are writing music or want to partake in the wealth of knowledge offered in the audio bootcamp, the audio pass (or higher) could be for you.

  5. Forgive my thread necromancy, but Reiki is now long overdue, and while it's a shame that you didn't reach your donation goal, news on disc 3 might be an opportunity to take a second run at raising some dolla-dolla-bills-yo! *winkwinknudgenudge*





  6. I've been invited to appear on Radio Free Gamer Wednesday, June 22nd. It goes from 7-9 PM EST, and I'll be interviewed about the NiGHTS: Lucid Dreaming album. There's definitely a surprise or two in store for people who get to tune in!

    Other than that, not much going on. Everything's going smoothly: website is underway, physicals should be here next week.

    Justin might eat your soul.

  7. I love how they said that Minecraft was going to be an exclusive title.

    Aside from PC, Mac and certain Android phones.

    But you know, exclusive!

    Exclusive to XBOX on the Consoles - also, who knows if it may be a different version of MC, with scripted adventure or something like that. The port is being developed outside of Mojang so my intuition tells me that changes Notch makes to MC won't just "show up" on the xbox version.

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