When Beyond.FM founder Norm Levy shared his new business model and vision with me, and after I saw his cool electronics, I had three words for him -- let's 'Walk This Way' to Beyond.FM
Deer Park, NY (PRWEB) January 18, 2008
Beyond.FM , a fresh, inspiring and well-timed concept for exposing digital content to the masses while allowing artists, musicians and photographers to cultivate new revenue streams and strengthen rapport with fans, has made a big splash at this years Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Leading recording artists Chuck D from Public Enemy, 'DMC' (Run DMC), Dave Samuels, formerly with Spyro Gyra and currently leader of Grammy-winning Caribbean Jazz Project, plus Steve Grisham from Ghost Riders were in the Beyond.FM booth sharing with fans and the media all of the excitement surrounding the new "artist-friendly" music portal.
"Beyond.FM is a solution we have scultped for today's independent artist," said noted hip hop pioneer Chuck D. "You will find post-Def Jam Public Enemy albums and my SLAMjamz Artists on Beyond.FM, and check it often during 2008 for fresh new content.
Steve Grisham, Ghost Riders, said, "As a musician, I am always concerned with how my music gets sold and marketed. I also keep an eye on what medium my music gets loaded onto. We had record albums, 8-track, cassettes, then CDs, and DVDs -- what's next? Things change rapidly and I want to be aligned with the latest technology, the ones the fans want. Beyond.FM offers the best of all worlds -- portability with digital content downloads that are protected by the Identi-Fi technology, plus my music offered for sale on the latest eMotion brand consumer electronics."
"When Beyond.FM founder Norm Levy shared his new business model and vision with me, and after I saw his cool electronics, I had three words for him -- let's 'Walk This Way' to Beyond.FM," shared DMC.
As the record industry continues to aggravate the consumer -- offering discouraging DRM techniques and finding ways to limit content ownership rights -- Beyond.FM is leading the way for consumer and artist alike to freely discover and purchase (for personal use) or license (for commercial use) music, music videos, photography and podcasts/radio programming. Beyond.FM gives the artist more profit per unit sold.
"The vast portion of revenue from the sale of music, albums, even videos and similar content goes into the record companies' pockets, not the artists'," said jazz legend Dave Samuels. "I have control of what I sell, when and at what price with Beyond.FM."
Major Recording Artists Sign-Up
With Beyond.FM, musicians create and manage their own 'fan hubs' and become part of a community that preaches freedom of use. Each artist maintains a profile where s/he may feature and offer for sale individual songs, albums, ring tones, computer wall paper, concert videos, photos, podcasts and the latest eMotion-branded consumer electronics preloaded with content. There's also a calendar of events to list upcoming events, performances and important dates. Fans surf any musician's profile, watch videos, listen to and buy files for download to their eMotion consumer electronic, or other current MP3 or iPod players. For each digital asset sold through Beyond.FM, the musician receives 80 percent of the sale and 10 percent commission on any eMotion electronic product sold from within their profile page.
Legendary musicians from all genres are gravitating to Beyond.FM, with new artists being added all the time.
A sample listing:
Chuck D from Public Enemy, plus his entire SLAMjamz record label catalog
Darryl 'DMC' McDaniels
Dave Samuels and the Caribbean Jazz Project
Steve Grisham, Ghost Riders
The Cold Crush Brothers
The entire Strong City Records catalog, courtesy of the Original Jazzy Jay
Sly & Robbie
Michael Rose, Black Uhuru
Evans & Capps (Ean Evans from Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bobby Capps from 38 Special)
Speech & Arrested Development
High-quality Music That's Anti-DRM
Music may be previewed in hi-fidelity, full-length tracks, not 30-second snippets. Downloads are offered in 320 Kbps (CD quality) quality. Beyond.FM is the first to employ "Identi-Fi" technology -- no DRM, only accountability. Each music file purchased from the site is encased with the customer's sales order number for trace functionality back to original purchaser, thereby serving as a deterrent to piracy.
Beyond.FM offers a celebrated variety of content: music by Chuck D, Public Enemy, DMC, The Cold Crush Brothers, the entire Strong City catalog courtesy of the Original Jazzy Jay, Crew Grrl Order, DJ Johnny Juice, Busy Bee, X-Vandals, Masters of Ceremony, Ultimate Force and more, plus photos by Ernie Paniccioli. The new James Brown Tribute album by Chuck D and the Peeps of SOULFunk, as well as radio shows by DJ Tony Tone, Wildman Steve, DJ Johnny Juice and others are on the site.
For the Legends in Reggae genre, Beyond.FM offers Sly & Robbie including a solo release by ex-Black Uhuru frontman Michael Rose. For Legends in Rock, listen to The Ghost Riders and EvansCapps as they are profiled on Beyond.FM. For Legends in Jazz, Jan Hammer, Dave Samuels, Billy Cobham and Marc Antoine headline.
Beyond.FM is the new Internet virtual agent for artists and musicians, and the online destination for their fans. More and more recording artists are gravitating toward complete management of their digital assets (music, podcasts, photos, interviews, concert videos, televised programs and music videos) for increased control of content and improved profits. Beyond.fm is the destination to discover and purchase (for personal use) or license (for commercial use) music, music videos, photography and podcasts/radio programming. Beyond.FM is the online choice for community and connection with fans, minus the DRM hassle. Beyond.FM, with its Internet radio station layout, features individual musician profile pages, fresh content and the latest eMotion brand consumer electronics offered for sale preloaded with select content from Beyond.FM artists or blank. All Beyond.FM content carries the Identi-Fi technology, which allows it to be tracked via an embedded sales order number -- accountability, not DRM (digital rights management). Beyond.FM is a division of MediaStreet, Inc. and is based in Deer Park, NY. Visit http://www.beyond.fm for more information.
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