Thursday, April 27, 2006

in a band? want to do the Itunes thing, but on campus?

Hey,

The college is developing a partnership with a company called Snocap, which will serve as a sort of local iTunes, AND provide access to low-cost downloads of major artists' work as well.

SNOCAP was founded by Napster founder Shawn Fanning. They have deals with all of the major record lables and will have the largest music library on the net. They want to use Ithaca as their model for how to work with colleges and the local music scene. This is a HUGE opportunity for local/college bands and musicians.

Tom Torello, director of Marketing Communications, says this is what you need to do if you're interested in getting your music on the Snocap system:

Have a representative (not the whole band) show up at Friends 110 at 1:00 on Wed. May 3. That person willl meet with a representative from Snocap who will help them get their music into the Snocap library. It's free to register. You'll set your own prices and control your own rights. You'll receive a much higher return than any other music library. And there is no risk/cost to you.

If you have questions, you can contact Tom at ttorello@ithaca.edu or call me at 592-7606 so I can fill them in on the details.

4 Comments:

Blogger Jeff said...

When I visited Emerson College, I saw a really neat club/program which they had -- Emerson Records. Yes, a student-run record label for the college. I personally think that would be a great idea for Ithaca, especially as some sort of partnership between the Park School and the Music School. Perhaps this "Snocap" program could somehow relate.

Just an idea from a "future Parkie."

- Jeff Tatanus '10

8:29 PM  
Blogger Jeff said...

I just looked at that site, and it seems as if it has not been updated in a few years. It still seems convey the message, I guess.

8:36 PM  
Anonymous Tom Torello said...

Just to clear one thing up - SNOCAP was founded by Napster founder Shawn Fanning. They have deals with all of the major record lables and will have the largest music library on the net. They want to use Ithaca as their model for how to work with colleges and the local music scene. This is a HUGE opportunity for local/college bands and musicians.

12:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

support Snocap - my kid is the cofounder!

6:21 PM  

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