ALL ATX is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit benefiting HAAM, Sims Foundation, Black Fret and Austin Music Foundation and for their fourth annual benefit concert/live CD they themed it "Austin Rocks The Blues." Jerry and I tag-teamed the mastering on this and it's one of the coolest projects I got to do in 2016.
Recently, I had a client that ran into some problems with the cover art for their project. It seems iTunes has some rather stringent (in my opinion) requirements for the cover art. Part of me understands that there needs to be some requirements or checks in place and I agree with Apple that people should not be 'misleading' in the representation of their music. But, I felt this particular case may have been a bit rediculious. For those of you that want to know, here are the specs that I've found.
These things are required and will prevent you from releasing your music on iTunes:
I have exciting news this week! The Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is released this week. The movie premiered last week and I saw it yesterday. After reading mixed reviews, I wasn't sure what to expect, but I though it was ok. I'm very excited to have worked on this project and can't wait until I have my own copy of the soundtrack to put on the studio wall.
The Music Producers Guild (MPG) in partnership with the European Broadcast Union (EBU) have now standardized a metadata field for the International Standard Recording Code (ISRC) in wav files! This issue has been a long time overdue, but now finally gained enough traction to make it into a standard. The ISRC can now be embedded in wav files inside the core metadata. This means it will follow the file where ever it goes. We also now have software that is able to add this info to your mastered wav files, so we can offer this service to clients.