Tunezy Blog

Mar 14

After my last post went up, “2014 EMC Festivals to Mark in your Agenda”, I got a few puzzled looks and comments over social channels that went a little like this: “lol, you spelled EDC wrong” or “What’s EMC?”.

The industry term, electronic dance music (EDM), is what the genre is most commonly known as. We like to look at the bigger picture: Electronic music culture (EMC). 

We coined the term “electronic music culture” to encompass the overall fan experience that comes from an artistic, visual, and interactive EDM performance. It’s defined as “a global generational movement driven by a rapidly developing community of avid followers among the millennial generation.”

EDM isn’t just about attending the concert put on by your favorite DJ. It’s the 3-day festival with not just one, but all (if you’re lucky) of the biggest names in the industry. It’s meticulously packing your outfits for the trip, getting to the venue, and taking in the sights and sounds while surrounded by tens of thousands of like-minded youth. It’s coming home from the festival, still reeling from all that happened, and looking forward to planning for the next one. 

If you’re not sure where to start, check out Tomorrowland’s Global Journey. Festival-goers can purchase travel packages that cover details of a trip to Tomorrowland from the moment of take off to the return journey home. The packages can be customized to each person’s personal situation and preferences, with flight, train, and accommodation options. After purchasing your Global Journey package, all you need to do is show up and have a ball. 

So, what is EMC, you ask? It’s the sum of each personal experience for all things EDM. Simply put, it’s the whole shebang. 
What is electronic music culture to you? Let us know in the comments!

After my last post went up, “2014 EMC Festivals to Mark in your Agenda”, I got a few puzzled looks and comments over social channels that went a little like this: “lol, you spelled EDC wrong” or “What’s EMC?”.


The industry term, electronic dance music (EDM), is what the genre is most commonly known as. We like to look at the bigger picture: Electronic music culture (EMC).


We coined the term “electronic music culture” to encompass the overall fan experience that comes from an artistic, visual, and interactive EDM performance. It’s defined as “a global generational movement driven by a rapidly developing community of avid followers among the millennial generation.”


EDM isn’t just about attending the concert put on by your favorite DJ. It’s the 3-day festival with not just one, but all (if you’re lucky) of the biggest names in the industry. It’s meticulously packing your outfits for the trip, getting to the venue, and taking in the sights and sounds while surrounded by tens of thousands of like-minded youth. It’s coming home from the festival, still reeling from all that happened, and looking forward to planning for the next one.


If you’re not sure where to start, check out Tomorrowland’s Global Journey. Festival-goers can purchase travel packages that cover details of a trip to Tomorrowland from the moment of take off to the return journey home. The packages can be customized to each person’s personal situation and preferences, with flight, train, and accommodation options. After purchasing your Global Journey package, all you need to do is show up and have a ball.


So, what is EMC, you ask? It’s the sum of each personal experience for all things EDM. Simply put, it’s the whole shebang.


What is electronic music culture to you? Let us know in the comments!

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Jan 29

2014 EMC Festivals to Mark in your Agenda

It’s a new year and a new you, with resolutions to make 2014 your best year yet. What better way is there to kick it off than planning some trips to some of the world’s biggest and most anticipated EDM festivals? This list will have you jetsetting and road tripping around the USA, and who knows? You might just find yourself globetrotting across the big, blue pond.


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What: Ultra Music Festival

When: March 28-30, 2014

Where: Miami, FL

Downtown Miami has been bumpin’ since 1999 with the Ultra Music Festival at the Bayfront Park. With over 330,000 in attendance at last year’s outdoor bash, Ultra is ramping up for another mind-blowing festival with headliners like Afrojack, Zedd, Armin Van Buuren, and Kaskade. Did we mention the unreal ocean view? If you’re itching for a more global experience, Ultra Buenos Aires (February 21-22) and Ultra Japan (September 27-28) are also happening this year. It’s never too early to book your flights.

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Dec 18

Well, another year another series of events. Can’t believe it’s Tunezy’s second holiday season, and my have things changed, progressed, and grown on our end.
Some Highlights:
Moving into the BNotions Office
Hosting experiences with Landon Austin, Naughty by Nature, Clara C, Max Schneider, David Choi, and DigiFest to name just a few.
Introducing Wishes
Our BIG SFX Entertainment announcement 
Moving to New York City

And there’s still 2014 to look forward to! Can’t wait to share what’s brewing with you soon since we’ve migrated. Keep in touch:
TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/tunezymusicFACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/TunezyMusicYOUTUBE: http://www.youtube.com/TunezyMusicINSTAGRAM: http://www.instagram.com/TunezyMusicBLOG: http://blog.tunezy.com/

Well, another year another series of events. Can’t believe it’s Tunezy’s second holiday season, and my have things changed, progressed, and grown on our end.

Some Highlights:

And there’s still 2014 to look forward to! Can’t wait to share what’s brewing with you soon since we’ve migrated. Keep in touch:

TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/tunezymusic
FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/TunezyMusic
YOUTUBE: http://www.youtube.com/TunezyMusic
INSTAGRAM: http://www.instagram.com/TunezyMusic
BLOG: http://blog.tunezy.com/

Oct 24

SOME BIG NEWS:
Tunezy, a commerce platform for entertainers, has entered an agreement to be purchased by SFX Entertainment, the largest global producer of live events focused on electronic music culture (EMC). Since January 2012, Tunezy has been committed to helping musicians and fans connect over custom music experiences. The concept earned Tunezy coveted awards with Billboard Music and Canadian Music Week.

"We are very excited to be joining SFX Entertainment to further our passion to help musicians connect with fans around the world,” said Fung. “With the phenomenal growth of electronic music culture over the last few years, there is no doubt that we are joining a company that will create fun and authentic events and initiatives for music lovers. We believe that the company’s aspirations to revolutionize the music industry aligns strongly with our vision."

What’s that mean for our Tunezy users? We’ll still be offering the same service, and the site will continue to support musicians and artists in their quest to making a good living via experiences.

Be sure to learn more about our recent news through our press release: http://tnzy.co/TunezySFXRelease

FOR INTERVIEW REQUESTS:
Gloria Chik, Director of Marketing
gloria@tunezy.com, 917 602 4049

ABOUT TUNEZY
Tunezy, is an award-winning social media company led by CEO Derrick Fung, focused on connecting music artists with their fans. Tunezy has worked with thousands of content creators with a combined following of over 10 million fans, including musicians, vloggers and online personalities. 

SOME BIG NEWS:

Tunezy, a commerce platform for entertainers, has entered an agreement to be purchased by SFX Entertainment, the largest global producer of live events focused on electronic music culture (EMC). Since January 2012, Tunezy has been committed to helping musicians and fans connect over custom music experiences. The concept earned Tunezy coveted awards with Billboard Music and Canadian Music Week.

"We are very excited to be joining SFX Entertainment to further our passion to help musicians connect with fans around the world,” said Fung. “With the phenomenal growth of electronic music culture over the last few years, there is no doubt that we are joining a company that will create fun and authentic events and initiatives for music lovers. We believe that the company’s aspirations to revolutionize the music industry aligns strongly with our vision."

What’s that mean for our Tunezy users? We’ll still be offering the same service, and the site will continue to support musicians and artists in their quest to making a good living via experiences.

Be sure to learn more about our recent news through our press release: http://tnzy.co/TunezySFXRelease

FOR INTERVIEW REQUESTS:

Gloria Chik, Director of Marketing

gloria@tunezy.com, 917 602 4049

ABOUT TUNEZY

Tunezy, is an award-winning social media company led by CEO Derrick Fung, focused on connecting music artists with their fans. Tunezy has worked with thousands of content creators with a combined following of over 10 million fans, including musicians, vloggers and online personalities. 

Jul 16

Experiences are designed to generate revenue for tours, concerts, album releases, or for an artist releasing new content. For over the past year, we’ve helped artists build ticketed experiences for fans to enjoy new music, and to get to know their favorite artists even better.
Here’s Max, a musician who doesn’t often need any introductions. With over 390,000+ subscribers and 18M views, he’s got a pretty dedicated set of fans. He’s heading out on a 6 city tour with Jordan Pruitt and Victoria Justice, and will earn an extra $15,000 from pre-show concerts. Here’s the break down of how:

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Max Schneider performed a VIP pre-concert show for 50 fans in 6 cities on his most recent US tour. The package included:

A private and exclusive set for a select group of fans
A signed poster
Meet and greet
10% off all merchandise at the concert


Learn more about how Max earned over $15,000 on tour, in his Tunezy Case Study

Experiences are designed to generate revenue for tours, concerts, album releases, or for an artist releasing new content. For over the past year, we’ve helped artists build ticketed experiences for fans to enjoy new music, and to get to know their favorite artists even better.

Here’s Max, a musician who doesn’t often need any introductions. With over 390,000+ subscribers and 18M views, he’s got a pretty dedicated set of fans. He’s heading out on a 6 city tour with Jordan Pruitt and Victoria Justice, and will earn an extra $15,000 from pre-show concerts. Here’s the break down of how:

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Jun 27

Is it just us or are our fans awesome?
Throughout the past year, it’s been proven here and here that the fans on Tunezy are creative, dedicated and sure know how to create lasting memories (more gang signs anyone?)  We also know you bunch can get competitive, fierce and when you’re loyal - wow you’re loyal!
Well let’s battle it out shall we? We’ve rounded up the Top 5 Most Popular Fan Wishes for our You Tube stars right now to see who’s on top … 
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Most Popular Fan Wish #5

This is way better than birthday cake. Much much better.

Most Popular Fan Wish #4

Let’s make this a bit more flexible. Google Hangout or Facetime works just fine too Max!
Most Popular Fan Wish #3

Well we hope it’s actually more than just saying hi. How about some acapella over the line?

Most Popular Fan Wish #2
Good one! What song would you pick?

Most Popular Fan Wish #1

We love how this wish is super specific. Landon gets the who,what,where and even why of this request.

Our takeaways? Think you can think of something of more clever and cool to gain your fave artist’s attention? We want to see what you can come up with!

Create your own wish on Tunezy.com or “rewish” any of the wishes above!
 

Is it just us or are our fans awesome?

Throughout the past year, it’s been proven here and here that the fans on Tunezy are creative, dedicated and sure know how to create lasting memories (more gang signs anyone?)  We also know you bunch can get competitive, fierce and when you’re loyal - wow you’re loyal!

Well let’s battle it out shall we? We’ve rounded up the Top 5 Most Popular Fan Wishes for our You Tube stars right now to see who’s on top …

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Jun 17

Viral this, viral that - is there a clear recipe for success when it comes to writing new music? Understanding the relationship between the makings of a song and its success on the charts is what the science of making a hit track is all about.
 
Certain features such as length, tempo, loudness and danceability are just some of the things UK based researchers at the University of Bristol have incorporated into what they call “the hit equation.” In all they found 23 key features that distinguish a song (see graphic.)
 


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The equation doesn’t always tell the whole story though. It generally predicts a hit 6/10 times. There are many external factors that impact a hit, such as the bands prior popularity and marketing budget. 

Just looking at the audio though, it turns out that there are only a few key features that make the difference between a hit and a flop. Here they are:

Volume
Music in all categories is getting louder. Think about Radioactive by Imagine Dragons the song has a particularly loud quality to it, especially an explosive chorus. 

Beat Variation

Turns out that a changing beat between verse, chorus and bridge is a quality that also helps push a song to the top of the charts. Bruno Mars’ Locked out of Heavenis a great example. The song moves from a popping reggae beat to a top 40 anthem for the chorus. Other elements such as handclaps are thrown into the mix as well.  

Danceability
Almost all hits today have some element that makes the song “dance friendly”. Unexpected changes in the rhythm of a song, known as syncopation, make songs danceable. You can find this in all forms of popular music. Daft Punk’s Get Luckymakes use of syncopated rhythms that make you just want to get up and dance.


Harmonic Simplicity
50 years ago simple songs were the most popular until around 1980 when more complexity in pop music was preferred; however, in the last few years the research suggests that this trend may have been reversed with simplicity back on top. A lot of country hits are just simple 3 or 4 chords. Taylor swift’s 22 is just 4 chords but still packs a punch!

Viral this, viral that - is there a clear recipe for success when it comes to writing new music? Understanding the relationship between the makings of a song and its success on the charts is what the science of making a hit track is all about.

 

Certain features such as length, tempo, loudness and danceability are just some of the things UK based researchers at the University of Bristol have incorporated into what they call “the hit equation.” In all they found 23 key features that distinguish a song (see graphic.)

 

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Jun 13

Hey Tunezy fans!
It’s almost officially the first day of Summer and we all know what that means… right? Rooftops, patios, Summer festivals, outdoor concerts … and hopefully a Tunezy Fan Experience!
We’re loving all the creativity from our fans and we’ve been getting some super creative wishes, so we’ve rounded up the Top 5 Funniest Fan Wishes. Read on to see if you make the list…
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Funniest Fan Wish #1

For Cathy Nguyen — “Make me a sammich”
What we want to know is— will Cathy go full out gourmet (fancy mustards, imported cheeses) or stick to the good old peanut butter and jelly?
Funniest Fan Wish #2

For Landon Austin — “I want to go to an indoor trampoline park with you”
Um, these exist? Can we come?
Funniest Fan Wish #3

For Jason Chen  — “Let’s build a fort. A massive, 30 person fort”
Smart.  This fan is really smart. Secretly disguising his wish as a way to get free physical labour.
Funniest Fan Wish #4

For David Choi — “I want to go on a hot air balloon ride and eat fluffernutters with you”
For those of you that don’t know, a fluffernutter is a sandwich made with peanut butter and marshmallow creme. Yum. Maybe Cathy and her fan could come along with for the ride after her sammies are made.
For Funniest Fan Wish #5
Andrew Huang — “Let’s go out on the street and steal cats”

Will Andrew or the fan get to keep these cats?
Did any of these wishes hit home for you?
Remember to “Rewish” any of the wishes above or create your own wish on Tunezy.com! Let’s see who get their wish granted before the start of Summer!

Hey Tunezy fans!

It’s almost officially the first day of Summer and we all know what that means… right? Rooftops, patios, Summer festivals, outdoor concerts … and hopefully a Tunezy Fan Experience!

We’re loving all the creativity from our fans and we’ve been getting some super creative wishes, so we’ve rounded up the Top 5 Funniest Fan Wishes. Read on to see if you make the list…

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Apr 22

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Mar 22

Glam rock comes to life with the help of the fantastic foursome from the Los Angeles-based band, Young Beautiful in a Hurry (YBH). If the name enough doesn’t make you kick start your day thinking Carpe Diem! then the genre-mixing sounds of this pop/rock group certainly will. YBH formed in 2011 under the wing of accomplished songwriter, guitarist, and vocalist, Brendan McCreary. Other band members include Bryan Taylor on drums, Pete Griffin on bass and Chris Norton on keyboards.
Self described as “rock, pop - in that order” YBH is not just about feel-good music. Addictively listenable, YBH’s sound is easily compared to that of a modern day Queen: infectious, life-changing and with a little bit of innovative quirk thrown in.
And if we were to just gather the facts here, their songs have been featured on everything and anything, including 90210, Battlestar Galactica, and The Walking Dead, to name a few. 
Today we chat with Brendan, the mastermind behind the group as he tells us about his songwriting inspirations and what’s in store for this popular band, including their new EP!
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'Young Beautiful in a Hurry' is such a unique name for a band - tell us about it.
I think it means a lot of things to different people, but for me, it’s about ambition and forward motion. It’s about overcoming adversity. It’s about being true to yourself.
Young Beautiful in a Hurry is actually a figure of speech my mother still says to this day. Ever since I was a kid, I’ve heard her proudly declaring this to the universe time and time again. So that notion, Young Beautiful in a Hurry, sort of fused itself into my worldview. As a band name it’s been really fantastic.
How did the band come together in 2011?
Well, myself and drummer, Bryan, have been playing together since 2005/2006. Bryan is easily one of the most versatile and musical drummers I’ve ever worked with. He’s got the chops and control of Vinnie Colaiuta and Paul Mabury, but when he wants or needs to, he can unleash like John Bonham or Keith Moon.
In November of 2011, I fronted a Freddie Mercury tribute band and met our bassist Pete through that. Pete was formerly the bassist in Zappa Plays Zappa and occasionally tours with Dethklok. I was blown away when he offered his skills to YBH.

After that we’ve had a revolving door of amazing musicians that play with us. Chris Norton on keys (Zappa Plays Zappa), sometimes my brother Bear McCreary sits in (composer of Walking Dead, Battlestar Galactica), Raya Yarbough on vocals and backing vocals, Paul Cartwright on mandolin and or fiddle. Depending on the show we’re putting on, we’ll introduce and highlight different musicians to showcase our music whether it’s a large rock show or an intimate acoustic show.  
Which genre would you categorize your music under and why?
Rock/Pop -  in that order. In today’s musical landscape, the number of genre and sub-genre classifications is intimidating. The thing that is quite liberating about YBH, is it sort of defies genre, certainly in the niche variety. We really aim to appeal to a wide audience; from soulful pop crooners like “I Got Love”, to the rock and roll bombast of “Stuck on the Girl” (from our forthcoming release), these songs are extremely diverse, but all YBH. So rock/pop it is!
Where do you draw inspiration from while writing a song and what’s the creative process that the band follows while making music?
In general, I find inspiration is like fickle lovers. They’ve got you in ecstasy some days, and other days you can’t get them on the phone. As a result, my songwriting can be frenetic. 
Some days I’ll write, produce and record a song over the weekend. Other times a song will take literally years to finish. Sometimes my inspiration comes in a free-flowing, blank canvas, and I just throw notes on the page and wonderful things happen, while other times the scalpel, protractor, and scientific method are my tools.
In any case, as a songwriter I pull inspiration from everywhere. People I meet, conversations I’ve had, past times, future times, various lovers and friends, the list goes on and on.
With the band, most often, I’ll put together a functional demo of a tune and bring it in, and we’ll hash it out from there. However, more and more these days I may just bring an acoustic guitar and vocal to Pete and Bryan and we work it out together from there. The songs never stop growing.    
Tell us bout your new EP that is coming out soon.
Our new EP is a collection of hard hitting triple-threat rock songs that will have you jumping out of your chair. There are seven tunes in total, and they range from epic stadium bangers, to emotionally introspective ballads. I can’t wait to get these tunes out into the world. They really showcase how the band has grown and changed since we started. There are tunes on this record that are unlike anything anyone has heard before. Minds will be blown. Plus we’re recording more over the summer!

What can your fans expect from you in 2013?
They can expect a whole bevy of new material surfacing for the first time, from our new record, and our new singles, to new songs being played at the shows.
We’re pretty backlogged in content, and we’re planning on rolling it out over the course of the year and into 2014. We’ve also got 5 music videos in pre-production which I am dying to start filming, and we just finished up our second video for “Don’t Stop Me Now”, which we will be unveiling in April! So there’s a whole lot of YBH going around.
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We can’t wait to check out the new EP! In the mean time, stay connected to YBH online and don’t forget to make a wish for them on Tunezy!
Visit YBH online here
Like YBH on Facebook
Tweet YBH on Twitter
Watch YBH on YouTube
Follow YBH on Instagram

Glam rock comes to life with the help of the fantastic foursome from the Los Angeles-based band, Young Beautiful in a Hurry (YBH). If the name enough doesn’t make you kick start your day thinking Carpe Diem! then the genre-mixing sounds of this pop/rock group certainly will. YBH formed in 2011 under the wing of accomplished songwriter, guitarist, and vocalist, Brendan McCreary. Other band members include Bryan Taylor on drums, Pete Griffin on bass and Chris Norton on keyboards.

Self described as “rock, pop - in that order” YBH is not just about feel-good music. Addictively listenable, YBH’s sound is easily compared to that of a modern day Queen: infectious, life-changing and with a little bit of innovative quirk thrown in.

And if we were to just gather the facts here, their songs have been featured on everything and anything, including 90210, Battlestar Galactica, and The Walking Dead, to name a few.

Today we chat with Brendan, the mastermind behind the group as he tells us about his songwriting inspirations and what’s in store for this popular band, including their new EP!

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