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Spotify, Deezer, Rdio

It’s streaming time!

Off Limits’ catalogue and distributed label are now being ingested into the 3 top streaming services, with a global reach.

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With access to millions of songs in high quality audio through your computer, on your mobile device and beyond, Spotify makes it easier than ever for music fans to play and share music legally. All you need to do is create a Spotify account and download the streaming music player.
Currently available on selected territories only. Mainly Europe and US.

http://www.spotify.com

Deezer

Deezer is the market leader in music streaming worldwide with 20 million users. Available in a wide range of countries, almost Worldwide (excluding US and Japan).

http://www.deezer.com
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Rdio is a music service, where you discover music through your friends and followers. Available in different territories, mainly Europe and US.

http://www.rdio.com

All of the above service integrate tightly with Facebook, so that you can log in through your facebook credentials, and can disseminate and share your listenings with your friends / network.

THe srvices feature a free- entry level model, where you can stream all the tracks with sponsored audio ads. You can then move to subscription plans: desktop ad-free and/or a plan that allows you to stream the catalogue to your mobile device.

Google Play

We’re in the process of ingesting the catalogue content into Google Play.

The distribution network is now broader and will reach a vast audience.

Google Play is the default music provider to Android-powered devices, and content is available online, offline and in the cloud.

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zvooq added to the distribution roster

Zvooq is a new russian service, cloud-based with delivery channels through browser based, desktop and mobile applications.

Limited to the russian territory only, with partnership with mobile operators, it provides a mobile music service and a subscription plan.

One of the few legal digital services in the ex-CIS territories.

YouTube featuring Flat Frog’s videos

YouTube has been supporting and picking two of the latest videos by Flat Frog, PowerFrancers and D-Bag’s “Disco Boy” and “Pompo nelle casse”.

YouTube staff has chooesn ‘Disco Boy’ for the “New and noteworthy” video section and featured “Pompo nelle casse” in the ‘Hit’ section of YouTube’s music channel (Italy).


Videoviews and channel subscription have been skyrocketing.

Just in case you missed them:

Pompo nelle casse

Disco Boy

 

 

MMXI – 2011

It’s been a extremely busy december, delivering lots of releases for Flat Frog and a few videos for Pelussje and PowerFrancers + D-Bag (with huge results on youtube views).

We’re beginning 2011 with a string of new releases from our distributed labels.
Off Limits’ “Dance all night” (by Manu LJ, with remixes from Favretto and La Maison Derriere)
Flat Frog’s “Olga” (by Les Trashick and D-Bag, and a remix by Pelussje)
Cheers up for Off Limits’ label page on Beatport.

In the pipeline: some great iTunes ringtones, finally available for you to download and use directly through your iPhone (without passing through the iTunes conversion process).
More news from Beatport coming next (a complete re-design is expected this year).
And finally, available soon the reporting page of Off Limits sales, with the definitive analysis and ‘ask the Oracle’ Tool.

Dargen D’Amico – D’ Parte Seconda

Seconda Parte del progetto “D'” di Dargen D’Amico.
Anche con questa release Dargen non si risparmia e porta dritto in vetta alla classifica di iTunes Italia l’EP, che è stato l’album più scaricato nel negozio di download di Apple nel weekend d’uscita.

D’ Parte Seconda è l’ideale continuazione di D’ Parte Prima, con stretti richiami nel testo e citazioni tra una parte e l’altra.
Zangirolami firma insieme a Dargen questo EP con ospiti illustri della scena Hip Hop e non solo (Daniele Vit, Two Fingerz, Crookers e Dan T), la release contiene inoltre uno special remix di ‘Mi piacciono le donne’.
Supportato da Fabri Fibra (già presente come featuring nel precedente ‘Nessuno parla più’ in D’ Parte Prima)
Su iTunes il tutto è corredato dal booklet digitale.

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Distribuito da Off Limits

Pelussje – “Sangre EP”

Pelussje‘s first release on Flat Frog is a mini-single (or EP).
The collection contains 2 tracks: “Shake my blood” and “Frogsplash”.

The duo comes into the scene with a bloody release (bloody is the right term, the EP is called “Sangre“, which in spanish means exactly “blood”).
Supported by DJs like Bob Rifo (from The Bloody Beetroots /Deathcrew77), Benny Benassi, Cyberpunkers, Edu K, Belzebass to name a few, the tracks are set to fire the dancefloors.

 

“Circus” – Favretto

A new release by Favretto, including remixes from Jean Claude Ades and La Maison Derriere.
Featured on iTunes in the ‘New Content’ section, the release delivers a full range of remixes, covering the most different styles and genres.

iTunes link

Beatport link

“Rissa EP” – PowerFrancers vs D-Bag

OK, this one is in Italian, again (as we did with Dargen D’Amico – D’ – parte prima, we are switching to our original language. Rissa is the italian for “affray, bobbery, riot, fight”, so you get the picture – the coversleeve speak itself)
I PowerFrancers esordiscono su Flat Frog con D-Bag e portano ‘Rissa’ negli store digitali.
Il testo è parla da solo e non esitiamo a definirlo rivoltoso.
Già presente nella homepage di iTunes, il pacchetto contiene due remix oltre la versione Original. D-Bag rilavora la traccia inserendo un po’ della sua classica ‘cattiveria’ e i “The ‘S'” chiudono il tutto con la loro reinterpretazione.

Il duo è presente sulla scena già da diverso tempo e Pacchiani e Goldentrash (questi i nomi d’arte dei componenti del duo) non sembrano intenzionati a fermarsi. Già ospiti a Tropical Pizza (su Deejay) e presenti con i loro inimitabili promo, le loro recenti collaborazioni con D-Bag porteranno ad un EP previsto entro il 2010.
D-Bag dal canto suo ha visto i suoi brani finire nelle playlist di Foamo e si è preso il ‘like’ di DJs quali StereoHeroes, Don Rimini, Edu K. E le sue tracce son state remixate da Gigi Barocco, Calvetron e Blaze Tripp solo per citarne alcuni.

i-Tones iPhone Ringtones (Suoneria Sonnerie Klingeltöne Tono)

It would be veeeeery nice if you could customize your iPhone 4 (or 3GS,3G, or 2, actually whatever phone you use) with a ringtone which is only yours, isn’t it?

Off Limits delivered a set of complete packages for your phone. Spanning from ‘electro’ ringtones to more classical-sofisticated tones and finally to more ‘poppy’ sounds.
Moreover, in the iTunes version of the release, every package recently delivered comes with a set of ready-made ringtones taken from the tracks.

Apple hasn’t made it easy for you to customize your phone with these sets of ringtones but there’s a workaround. It’s not difficult and you don’t need anything except iTunes and an iPhone. The tutorial is clearly aimed at iPhones, as it’s tied to iTunes, anyway, if you convert the ringtones to the MP3 format and your phone supports that format, you’ll be able to use that ringtones  even on your mobile device.

Let’s make things easier. Here’s the video tutorial (the sound track is a collection of some of the ringtones you can find on the compilations, which are called ‘i-Tones‘. Search for them on the iTunes store.


The steps are easy and we re-write tem heredown:
1 – Go to iTunes and get the ringtones. i-Tones vol. 1, i-Tones vol. 2, i-Tones vol.3 … or search for ‘i-Tones  and navigate through the available audios
2 – Once downloaded the file, you’ll have to convert it to a ‘iPhone ready’ format. Convert it to ‘AAC format’.
You can do this by going to the “Advanced” Menu on iTunes and then choosing ‘Create AAC version’. If you find a different encoding (i.e. “Create MP3 version”, you have to set the compression format in iTunes preferences. It is necessary to convert it to an AAC file, otherwise it won’t be playing on your iPhone).
3 – Drag the file you just converted out of iTunes, and save it to the desktop, for example. Rename the extension of the file to ‘m4r’ (it was ‘m4a’)
4 –  Re-drag the newly named file into i-Tunes. A new ‘source’ will appear: Ringtones.
5 – Connect your iPhone to your Mac/Pc and in the available tabs a ‘ringtone’ tab will appear, so that you can choose and transfer to your phone the ringtone you just created.
6 – Open the Settings of your iPhone, then tap ‘Sounds’, then ‘Ringtone’ and ther you’ll see te list of available ringtones for your telephone, under the ‘Custom’ group.
7 – It’s done!Now go and spread the word!