Males Dominate Music Fests

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‘Tis the season for music festivals! All across the country artists and fans are gearing up for summer shows. There are numerous festivals to look forward to this year such as Bonnaroo, Summerfest, Hot 97’s Summer Jam, Lollapalooza, and The Governors Ball. Whether you are a fan of hip hop, edm, indie-rock, country, or folk, there is a festival for you. Coachella kicked off the fest mania this month and though considered one of the best there seems to be something missing- female acts.

Thousands of music lovers raided Indio, CA for the Coachella Music Valley and Arts Festival. Outkast, Muse, and Arcade Fire headlined the three-day, two-weekend festival. There have been numerous conversations about the lack of female representation at Coachella and other major festivals. According to Buzzfeed since its inception in 1999 only about 16% of the total bill are female-driven acts. Statistics go on to show that there has never been a year with more than a 25% lineup of female artists. Björk seems to have achieved the impossible when she headlined in 2002 and 2007. Besides Bjork only two groups, Portishead in 2009 and Arcade Fire, place females in the headlining slot in the history of Coachella. How can a musically diverse festival be so one-sided in terms of gender?

There were some memorable moments from women at Coachella this year. Beyoncé made a surprise cameo during Solange’s set. The crowd went wild as the two sisters danced together through smiles and big hair. Lana Del Rey debuted her new single “West Coast” during her set. The performance created a positive buzz and anticipation for the release of the studio version. In addition LordeBANKS, and Jhene Aiko all put on impressive shows displaying their promise and potential. But the question still remains: Will female acts remain underrepresented at Coachella?

If you won’t be able to attend your favorite artists set at a festival do the next best thing- put on a show of your own! Download the songs you love from Karaoke Cloud and get Sing-N-Jam, a karaoke mini-mixer that allows you to sing, play your guitar or keyboard, and record!

“Wild Wing Voiceoff” At Wild Wing Cafe! DigiTrax helps support another local music competition.

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It’s apparent that Knoxville, Tennessee is quickly becoming a hub for amateur singers and musicians. With singing competitions popping up seemingly everywhere, DigiTrax Entertainment is proud to help sponsor many of these events in an effort to support local musicians and artists. Yesterday we told you about the Knoxville Unplugged singing competition being hosted by local TV stations WBIR Channel 10 and WTNZ Fox 43. Now, we’re proud to announce that we are also throwing in with Wild Wing Cafe and their Wild Wing Voiceoff competition!

“The Voiceoff” begins this coming Sunday night (Feb. 9th) with blind auditions. The rules and procedures for the competition will be familiar to anyone who watches “The Voice” on NBC. The contest will be broken up into 5 rounds; Blind Audition Round (with the judges facing away from the contestants), Battle Round, Knockout Round, Semi-Finals, and Finals. The Finals round will take place on April 27th and the winner announced that night! You can get an idea of what to expect below.

So what’s at stake here? Not only will the winner receive a $1,000 cash prize, but, in addition, they will earn a recording session at DigiTrax’s state-of-the-art recording studio in South Knoxville worth an estimated $3,500! More importantly, they will have the opportunity to possibly turn their passion into a career.

You can find a full listing of the rules and competition dates hereBe sure to like our Sing-N-ShareSing-N-Jam, and Play a Tab Facebook pages for updates on this and many other music related topics. Good luck to everyone who decides to follow their passions!

DigiTrax Is Rocking CES!

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Viva Las Vegas! DigiTrax is living large in Sin City as we show our wares at the 2014 Annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada! The exhibition is a dream come true for techies and if you’ve never been, there’s no time like the present.

We’re going to be here all week long showing off our latest and greatest like our new Sing-N-Share app, The Sing-N-Share Pro Portable Mic, and the Sing-N-Jam mixer for smart phones and tablets! Make sure to come check us out at the AceSonic booth (#20356) in the South Hall.

Come on by for a quick meet-and-greet or to test out the products for yourself. We’ll even put you in the spotlight on our portable karaoke stage! Don’t be shy… we hope to see you soon. 🙂

 

What Is “Sing-N-Jam?”

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It’s plain that DigiTrax Entertainment LLC (DTE), the industry leaders behind such services as Karaoke Cloud and KaraokeOnVEVO, have made it their mission to ensure that the fun of karaoke is both affordable and easily accessible to the masses. With an incomparable catalog of over 12,000 songs available on both Karaoke Cloud and the soon to be released mobile app “Sing-N-Share,” DTE has made it possible to take the party virtually anywhere. Now they are placing their considerable technological know-how behind Acesonic USA’s newest product, “Sing-N-Jam,” soon to be the hottest item in interactive music.

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Just looking at the packaging it’s apparent that there’s something different about this karaoke peripheral. A microphone that will connect to any mobile device with a headphone jack is impressive enough, but what’s the deal with the guitar? Will we be able to play as well as sing along with any of the songs in DTE’s expansive library? Is a guitar the only instrument we’ll be able to connect? What’s “Play-A-Tab” and how does it relate to this product?

Yeah…lot’s of questions left to be answered! Thankfully, DigiTrax has promised that all of these questions and more will be answered in the coming weeks as the roll-out for this amazing product draws ever nearer.