Intern with Mmmmaven This Spring

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Mmmmaven, Boston’s first 24/7 electronic music education and production company, seeks interns to assist in day-to-day operations of a school and a event production. Individuals should be positive-thinking and multi-faceted with a considerable knowledge and understanding of electronic dance music in all its varied forms. Interns will chiefly assist in promotions and marketing.

Take a Virtual Tour of our Magical Digital Spaceship here.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Promoting events like our weekly Make It New and various and managing awareness of events through social media, press releases and street team awareness.
  • Generate content for blog posts and contests, be it artist interviews or profiles of profiles
  • Promote Mmmmaven Project educational initiative online and
  • Maintaining a database of important contacts and email addresses.
  • Event production.
  • Social media marketing and branding.
  • Following through on Action Items and important research tasks.

The Mmmmaven Internship is unique in that, as a multi-faceted company, you can move laterally between different duties and responsibilities. We can mold an internship around your interests and desires. There is always an opportunity to perhaps create a part or full-time job in the end.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the social media landscape.
  • The desire to see efforts rewarded.
  • A healthy mental attitude towards fellow humans and a desire to make everyone’s life better.
  • A general knowledge or interest in computer-based music.

Required Skills/Experience:
Graphic design and video experience is a big plus. Should be pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in marketing, business and/or music industry. Should be proficient in (WordPress, Google documents and Gmail preferred) and a laptop. A knowledge of social media is a must. Preferred skills include FTP, WordPress, and .html knowledge, event production plus DJing experience and/or experience making electronic music.

Schedule: 20 hours/week preferred.

Location: Cambridge, Central Square

Compensation:
Unpaid. Access to events throughout the year and lots and lots of great music. Experience with a dynamic team of producers, DJs and creatives. Applicants may receive credit, subject to school approval. The potential is there for this to become a full-time job.

Please email your resume to sarah@mmmmaven.com with the Subject line: “Mmmmaven Internship”

Unofficial CMJ Showcase from Mmmmaven [10/23]

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Portals + Stadiums & Shrines Present An Unofficial CMJ Showcase made possible by Mmmmaven

Yohuna

R.L. Kelly

Heathered Pearls

Saint Pepsi

Nicholas Nicholas

$3.33

Kites Sail High (DJ)

October 23rd | 7pm (doors)
At the Lutheran Church of the Messiah
All Ages | Free

RSVP here.

Mix Millions of Tracks: DJing with Streams from Spotify Now Possible

From createdigitalmusic.com

Remember downloads? Remember CDs? Remember vinyl?

Add to that – streams.

Because Algoriddim adding Spotify to djay is earth-shaking. Sure, physician  Pacemaker did this in February. But that app was thin on some critical features DJs need, and the Spotify integration was lackluster. This is different. djay is a mature, full-featured DJ app – maybe not a known name like Traktor or Serato, but widely popular and brimming with features, plus a UI that casual DJs find easy to use. It’s also one of two mobile apps (Traktor for iPad being the other) that people seem to actually DJ with.

So this is huge. Requesting a wifi connection at venues could be as common as asking for a mixer, cable, or turntable – especially given how much of the market is casual DJs to begin with.

And the thing likely to absolutely terrify artists, labels, and stores who sell downloads is the fact that the Spotify integration is seamless. Unlike Pacemaker, it plays instantly and analyzes quickly – then saves all that information on cues, tempo, and key locally. And the integration with search and libraries in Spotify does everything that client does – then adds more features for DJs.

  • Full playlist, library support. Basically, if it works in Spotify, it works in djay – searching, instant play, and all your playlists, meaning Spotify becomes a tool for organizing playlists (which for some DJs, I expect it already was).
  • Match and Automix Radio. This should ruffle some DJ feathers. Spotify’s predictive algorithms are good – really good, thanks to acquiring intelligent tech from The Echo Nest that sources everything from metadata to human reviews to work out how music is interconnected. I’ve actually found some nice music that way with the Spotify client. Now, you can use it to DJ, and algoriddim says even they were surprised by the results. You can either Match songs as you DJ, or use your DJ app as your music player (which is kind of fun, especially with an iPad at your side).
  • Social sharing. Another draw – if you’ve been putting off making mixes for self-promotion, now there’s no excuse.

That’s not all that’s new in djay. Algoriddim has a couple of features that make it a more-serious challenged to NI’s Traktor for iPad: there’s new controller integration for third-party hardware (and ideal for those wanting to mix and match), plus effects by the lovely SugarBytes. Those two features are almost enough to make me stop cringing at djay’s skeuomorphic user interface, which to me is its one remaining drawback.

But talk about disruptive.

The good: artists could see more streams of their music, which means if Spotify and labels can ever sort out licensing in a way that actually gets ample cash to artists, streaming revenue could be more realistic. And, frankly, that’s much easier than the often-broken methods for tracking plays in clubs now.

The bad: well, downloads could be a thing of the past. And that’s bad news on the producer/label side. Download sales have been far better for artists. And they tend to build relationships between fans and the music, including providing artists with far greater stats (especially on services like Bandcamp and SoundCloud).

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My guess is, this will push artists to try to pursue other avenues:

1. Higher-quality downloads, for fidelity closer to the master than streams can provide (especially important in big clubs).
2. Specialized downloads, like for-sale Traktor Remix Decks, Ableton Live sessions, or other remix-friendly stems. (Samples are already big business at Beatport, and trends like this mean sites like that are likely to invest more heavily in those areas to protect their future.)
3. Vinyl. It’s available to a select few artists, but it’s now not just about cache – it’s about survival. A lot of serious releases from labels may start to head this direction.

– and apps of their own, though there the return on investment may not be great enough to justify the investment of time.

I also hope Spotify works to provide more listener statistics to its artists. For instance, I won’t care if I don’t make a cent off streams, if I could then track DJ plays by city and work out where I might want to tour.

The big question, I think, is when the other shoe drops: when do we see Spotify integration from Pioneer, Serato, or Native Instruments?

In the meantime, count this as at least one shoe.

https://www.algoriddim.com/spotify

Technology is cool, but come find out more about the real way to DJ(with vinyl) with our Music Courses at Mmmmaven

SALE: $50 Off Together Festival Pass from Mmmmaven for a Limited Time

halfpage ad4Mmmmaven, malady the masterminds behind Together Festival, sick have set a side a small amount of passes to give away that are $50 off the normal prices for both regular and VIP passes. The sale ends Monday 5/5 and supplies are very limited so act before its too late!

Use code “MMMM50” to purchase online: here

Visit here for the full schedule of events. See below for a full pass value breakdown for the week ($461 Tickets vs. $150 w/ Together Pass).

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Together Pass:

The Together Pass gives you complimentary access to ALL Together Events (subject to club capacity) with the exception of the late night events at RISE for which you will need a VIP pass.

Value of $461 for the week of show tickets vs. your Together Pass $150

Here’s what we got in store for you so far:

  • SOHN at The Sinclair – $17
  • Gallery w/ Scott Grooves at Middlesex Lounge – $5-10
  • Ceremony w/ Daniel Plague – $5
  • Heartthrob w/ Paul Johnson at Middlesex Lounge – $10
  • Zuesdays at Zuzu – $5
  • Beat Research Graduation at Goodlife – $5
  • Lost in Boston & Together Present: Tuba NYC Showcase w/ Compa, Bakir, Moldy & Prism at Wonderbar  – $12
  • Acoustica Electronica at The Oberon – $25
  • Thrust Crimes at Lily Pad – $10
  • VJ Competition at Wonderbar
  • Robert Hood w/ Jackmaster at Together Central Stage (Middle East Downstairs) – $20-25
  • Chet Faker at Brighton Music Hall – $12
  • HNDMD w/ Sophie at Middlesex Lounge – $10
  • Re:Set w/ Kolombo at Phoenix Landing – $10
  • Wobble Wednesdays w/ Ill Gates at Wonderbar – $10
  • Nighttime Sunshine at Lily Pad – $10
  • AZEVEDO/KAREL/SPEARE TRIO at Waterworks Museum – $10
  • The Gaslamp Killer w/ Natasha Kmeto at Together Central Stage (Middle East Downstairs) – $20-25
  • Crew Love, Pillow Talk Live, Tanner Ross at The Sinclair – $18
  • Breton at Great Scott – $12
  • Make it New w/ Daniel Avery at Middlesex Lounge – $15-20
  • Elements in Assoc. w Together presents: The Upbeats (Non Vogue | Vision | Virus -NZ) and Terra Null Recordings Showcase with Cirrus and Epilleptech – $10
  • Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) at The Wilbur – $30-45
  • Human Impacts Boston at The Goethe Institut
  • Cuffs, Greg Kelley, Heathen Shame, Major Stars at Lily Pad – $10
  • NOISIA w/ Lenore at Together Central Stage (Middle East Downstairs) – $20
  • Tensnake w/ Curses at Bijou – $20
  • Bob Mould (DJ Set) at The Sinclair – $20
  • BASSIC w/ Untold (Live) at Goodlife – $10
  • Bosq at Zuzu – $5
  • Scanner + Stephen Vitiello + Either/Orchestra at Cube at MIT
  • Cashmere Cat, Jerome LOL, Oneman at Together Central Stage at Middle East Downstairs – $20-30
  • Sweetshop w/ Moon Boots at Goodlife – $10
  • Some Like it Hot at Lily Pad – $10
  • Numero Group vs. Soulelujah at Zuzu – $10
  • Julio Bashmore at The Sinclair – $20
  • KFW, Jason Stanford (Neptune), Sunburned Hand of the Man at Lily Pad – $10
  • Casey Desmond ABNDN LIFE clothing label launch with Miss Geo, Condor, Press Pause Restart and more. at TT The Bears – $10
  • And more!

PLUS:

  • Priority access to all panels, technology demonstrations, art exhibitions and music workshops.
  • Screening of I Dream of Wires at the ICA

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