Virgin Hooks Up With MusicNet
Virgin Digital has partnered with digital music provider MusicNet to bring a digital download store and subscription music club into the Virgin Digital service, www.virgindigital.com. With more than 70,000 tracks offered, consumers can purchase music a la carte or through a small monthly fee (amount undisclosed). Each payment option will be available on the Net, in its retail stores and on mobile phone/CE devices. “Passionate music fans have made it clear that they want their music when they want it, where they want it and how they want it,” commented Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group of companies. “Well, we've heard them. We're going to redefine the way that our customers relate to their music.”
Online Conservatory Gets a Fresh Look
Jordan Rudess' Online Conservatory (www.jordanrudess.com/oc_splash.html) has expanded the site's exercises, which were developed via private lessons with students and in articles for various magazines. Improved portions of the site include enhancing the section on standard keyboard fundamentals; adding hundreds of MIDI, notation and MP3 files; and revamping the Notation section with Sibelius notation software (allowing the viewer to display a separate window with the notation in pdf format). The site was co-developed with Progressive Transcriptions.
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