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IPTV and Internet Video, 2e

FOR IMMEDITIATE RELEASE
Contact: Bob Dodd
781-313-4726 or r.dodd@elsevier.com

Now in its second edition, IPTV and Internet Video clearly explains and demystifies the functions, markets, and future impact of this exploding technology. This book contains an overview of hardware, software, and Internet technologies, case studies, and covers a range of products and services. It is a guide to help readers master the key trends and drivers transforming the world of broadcast television and the Web. Readers get a working knowledge of IPTV, enabling both non-technical and technical professionals to accurately analyze the emerging technology and business opportunities. With IPTV subscriptions estimated to grow 32% annually for the next 6 years, this book is necessary reading material for companies wanting to remain current in the marketplace.
• Written by well known industry experts, each with 25 years technology development experience and global insight
• Reality Check perspectives in more

Record Label Marketing, 2e

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Contact: Bob Dodd
781-313-4726 or r.dodd@elsevier.com

Focal Press, a division of Elsevier, would like to invite select members of the press to request a gratis review copy of Record Label Marketing, 2nd Edition by Tom Hutchison, Paul Allen and Amy Macy.

Tom Hutchison is a Professor of Marketing in the Department of Recording Industry at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU). He has worked with a wide range of popular artists including Faith Hill, The Dixie Chicks, Sonic Youth and Beck. Tom has conducted market research projects for Sony, MCA/Universal, DreamWorks and Warner Music Group. Tom is also the author of Web Marketing for the Music Business from Focal Press.

Paul Allen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Recording Industry at Middle Tennessee State University. Paul is also the author of Artist Management from Focal Press.

Amy Macy more

New Audio Engineering titles from Focal Press

(BOSTON, MA – August, 2009) Focal Press, publisher of the famed Handbook for Sound Engineers, currently in its fourth edition, is pleased to announce three new audio engineering titles releasing in August 2009.
Ballou’s Guide to Audio Test and Measurement (ISBN: 9780240812656, August 2009, $34.95, €23.95, £18.99, Paperback) by Glen Ballou offers a quick guide and complete reference to the fundamentals of test and measurement for all aspects of sound engineering. Topics included are electrical and acoustic testing,measurement systems, levels, methods, protecting the ear, units of measurement and standards. This guide comes with multiple tables to ensure quick easy access to information. This is a must have reference for all audio engineers. more

SENNHEISER OFFERS FREE K-ARRAY LOUDSPEAKER TRAINING SEMINARS

k_array_group.JPGOLD LYME, CONNECTICUT – SEPTEMBER 2009: Sennheiser introduces a free series of training seminars that focus on the revolutionary line of high-powered K-array loudspeakers. Attendees will learn how to address their biggest and smallest audio needs with the most compact and powerful, live and installed sound speakers on the market. K-array speakers can offer significant space and cost savings in production, rigging, transportation, and setup.

The seminar is ideal for installed and live sound professionals, or anyone interested in learning about the latest live sound speaker technology. Other topics that will be covered include how to invisibly fill facilities with quality sound, how to deliver rich sound to a live audience of 1,000 people using a two-inch-wide PA system, how to fill stadiums and arenas with six-inch-deep line arrays, and more.

The first seminar will be held at Atlanta’s Buckhead Church on more

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RidgeLogic Offers Resellers Free Webinar Detailing How to Get Started in Digital Signage Market

RidgeLogic Development, a software developer that creates multimedia presentation solutions to meet the communication and entertainment needs of home users and businesses, is hosting two Webinars in September to educate resellers about the fast growing digital signage market.

The 40 minute Webinar provides resellers an introduction to the digital signage industry and topics covered include:
• Sizing the market opportunity
• Step-by-step guide detailing how to get started
• Review of the primary solution components
• Reference guide detailing industry resources

“Resellers want to get into the digital signage market but struggle with the commitment it takes to move into a new technology area,? says Jack Boyczuk, president of RidgeLogic. “Our ‘how to get started’ Webinars provide the practical information resellers need to actually get into the market by breaking down the startup process into understandable pieces. It also helps motivate resellers when they begin more

MANUFACTURERS SPONSOR WORSHIP ARTS TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT

MUSKEGON, MI─ For the second year, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. along with Shure, Yamaha Corporation of America, and Martin Professional will offer product training to all church technicians and musicians seeking the finest in-depth technology training available in the areas of audio, musicianship, lighting, recording, and media presentation. The Worship Arts Technology Summit (WATS) will be held September 14 – 16, 2009 in Muskegon, Michigan at one of the most beautiful Christian conference centers in the nation – The Maranatha Bible and Missionary Conference Center, a sprawling campus on the sparkling shores of Lake Michigan.

Summit Sponsor pro audio experts will be on hand along with leading worship musicians and world-class sound and lighting professionals. In-depth three-day tracks will include Audio, Musician, Lighting and Media. All skill levels are welcome as the training will be presented in structured technology tracks, allowing attendees to begin with the basics more

THE INSTITUTE FOR THE MUSICAL ARTS HOSTS WSDG SITE VISIT

inst-mus-arts-group-_103.JPGNORTHAMPTON, MA: Rapidly approaching completion of their “dream studio complex,” founders of the Institute For Musical Arts (IMA) hosted Walters Storyk Design Group interior designer Beth Walters and architect/acoustician John Storyk at a recent site inspection.

In progress since 2004, IMA’s near million $ “Big Barn” conversion into a sophisticated teaching, performing and recording space represents the first world-class recording facility dedicated to training and supporting the work of female musicians and engineers. The 3000 + sq. ft. complex which includes a new 900 sq. ft. WSDG-designed control room/post-production suite (pictured) is on track to “go live” in October, 2009.

“We first met Beth and John in New York at an AES Convention,” June Millington recalls. When we described IMA’s mission they immediately wanted to get on board. The fact that we can provide our students and Rock ‘n Roll Camp for more

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SHURE HOSTS THREE LEGENDARY PRODUCERS FOR GRAMMY “SOUNDTABLE? EVENT

keith-olsen.JPGMike Clink, Ron Nevison, and Keith Olsen Share Stories From “Behind the Glass?

NILES, IL, August 17, 2009 — It isn’t often that one has the opportunity to hear three legendary producers tell stories about their experiences, but that is precisely what happened in the new, state-of-the-art S.N. Shure Theater at Shure’s Corporate Headquarters in Niles, Illinois. The Chicago Chapter of the Recording Academy invited Mike Clink, Ron Nevison, and Keith Olsen to participate in a GRAMMY “Soundtable? event entitled “Behind the Glass.?

“This was one of the most gratifying experiences I’ve had, personally and professionally, in my 20 years working at Shure,? said Mark Brunner, who moderated the discussion with the three panelists who have worked with artists ranging from The Rolling Stones and Fleetwood Mac to Guns N’ Roses and Led Zeppelin. “Some pretty serious homework was required to more

NSCA Expands List of Approved Courses for Recertification

Kramer Electronics, Termark Technical Institute Join Partner Provider Program

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, August 19, 2009 – Kramer Electronics and Termark Technical Institute were recently approved as NSCA Partner Providers, a program that awards NSCA Learning Units (LUs) to pre-approved manufacturer training courses for industry members looking to obtain the NSCA Certificate of Completion or to renew the EST-L2 certification. These new partners increase the number of industry courses that qualify for LUs to nearly 90, in addition to NSCA courses online and regionally throughout the year.

NSCA encourages organizations committed to the development and growth of the commercial electronic systems industry to apply for the program, which designates LUs to high-quality training programs relevant to the industry. The program helps connect partners to industry professionals, increase attendance in their education courses and receive free promotion of their education programs through NSCA.

Norah Hammond, NSCA senior more

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XANTECH LAUNCHES NATIONWIDE TRAINING PROGRAM, ADDRESSING HOW CHANGING MARKET CONDITIONS WILL BECOME AN ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE TO CUSTOM SYSTEMS INTEGRATORS

Nationwide Training1 — Xantech’s product range will enable integrators to take advantage of new market trends as the housing market recovers, including more efficient whole-house audio over cost-effective Category 5 structured cabling

— National training and certification will be available through September –

SYLMAR, CA, August 3, 2009 — As part of providing unparalleled support for its dealers and integrators, Xantech, a leader in the field of audio/video remote control and distribution for 40 years, announces a new nationwide training program for its DDS Digital Delivery System, going well beyond the technology itself. At a time of significant market shifts, participants will not only have the opportunity to become Xantech “Certified Digital Delivery Specialists,” but they will also have acquired significant insight into changes in their markets and how these changes affect business. As the housing market in the more

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