July 1, 2008 in Music and Recording (E)
[prMac.com] Nashville, Tennessee - RingtoneFeeder has announced a new and innovative way of packaging and distributing music. The objective is to add value to the audience beyond the time of purchasing the album. RingtoneFeeder has named the model "Dynamic Albums" which provides updates to the album, delivered via RSS, for 12 months after the release date (July 1st 2008).
The updates include karaoke versions, video clips, exclusive invitations to private USTREAM concerts, special tracks and of course unique ringtones - 26 updates in total. The first album to be sold this way is the latest release by Geoff Smith, who is also a partner in RingtoneFeeder, titled "Ones and 0s".
For several years now, Geoff has been writing, recording, producing and releasing music that has found a voice in the world of new media and podcasting. "Ones and 0s" is an album that has a very obvious geek culture theme and hence ideal for this new distribution model.
Some of these songs have already found big audiences on the web, such as when "Digg the Code" was written in response to the Digg.com / HDDVD controversy and "I'm a TWiT" which has already become the theme song to Leo Laporte's TWiT live show.
"One and 0s", the title track, is Geoff's ernest attempt to explain that we all need perspective when dealing with blogs, comments, chat rooms and message boards. In the end a little kindness goes a long way on the internet.
It is a very light hearted record, packed with tongue and cheek songs like "Quit My Day Job", or just plain raucous and silly like "Love Everybody" the straight up loud guitar power pop of "Set the Music Free", or The Beatles influenced "Hello Hello" and "Talk Like a Man", but the over all theme really only accentuates the already well crafted pop rock songs that Geoff has come to be known for.
Whether you know how to script PHP, or don't know how to program your mobile phone address book, this collection of power pop is for everybody.
"We do not subscribe to the idea of continuously reducing the price of music which eventually will hurt the industry, instead we believe in adding value to the audience and make use of the global reach to get closer to the audience using the technologies available already today" said Geoff Smith, Partner and Producer at RingtoneFeeder.
RingtoneFeeder is a new and innovative approach to ringtones offering a subscription model which automatically installs two new original ringtones on the iPhone via iTunes every week. The earlier a subscription to the service is made the bigger collection the subscriber will have. When a ringtone has been released it will not appear in the weekly updates ever again. The 10 latest ringtones are delivered when subscribing and then an additional two new ringtones every week.
There is also a free demo feed available so the service can be tried out with no obligations. The free feed contains a few sample ringtones as well as an introduction video and a PDF guide to managing ringtones via iTunes.
Geoff Smith has been producing and playing music most of his life and is mostly known online from his jingles heard on Adam Curry's Daily Source Code Podcast, GeekBrief.tv, Tips from The Top Floor, ScreenCasts Online, the successful iYule project and recently the theme song for TWiT Live. Geoff began composing jingles and theme songs for podcasters back in 2005 and has literally written hundreds.
RingtoneFeeder.com was launched on April 29th 2008 and is a weekly automated delivery of original ringtones exclusively produced and optimized to sound great on the iPhone. The majority of the ringtones are written and performed by Geoff Smith who has been producing and playing music most of his life and is mostly known online from his jingles heard on Adam Curry's Daily Source Code Podcast, GeekBrief.tv, Tips from The Top Floor, the successful iYule project and recently the theme song for TWiT Live. (C) 2008 RingtoneFeeder All rights reserved. Apple, the Apple logo and iPhone, are registered trademarks of Apple Inc in the U.S. and/or other countries.