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Wednesday, October 10, 2007 Online Music Review Service Launched

New online service allows composers, songwriters and musicians worldwide to get their music heard and reviewed by industry professionals.

Global Media Development Group announces the launch of ( a new online service where composers, songwriters, musicians and others can have their music professionally critiqued by professional industry reviewers.

The new service allows people who write or perform music to select a reviewer and submit recordings of music for professional critique and review. The site features professional reviewers including film and television music agents, veteran industry composers, songwriters, orchestrators, instrumentalists, vocalists and more who provide professional reviews and constructive critiques of submitted music.

"In the music industry, one of the most important things a musician can have is perspective from a seasoned professional about how that musician?s writing or playing is progressing," said founder Mark Northam. "Now composers, songwriters, musicians and vocalists from across the world can get a valuable perspective and critique on their music directly from industry professionals." reviewers can provide reviews of the writing or performance of submitted music. Writing reviews are designed for composers, songwriters and others who write music, while reviews of music performances are appropriate for musicians and vocalists who can gain perspective on their performance abilities through the service.

"In many ways, is like a one-shot music lesson delivered worldwide over the Internet by an industry professional. In addition to giving advice on writing music, our reviewers can provide valuable perspective on music performances of everything from classical music to jazz and popular music," said Northam.

The new service welcomes industry educators, performers, and other professionals to join the service as new reviewers in addition to the initial group of reviewers. New reviewers provide references which are used to establish the reviewer's credentials in the music industry, and each reviewer sets their own review fee and turnaround time for text or audio reviews which are delivered by email.

For additional information on including reviewer information, rates and more, visit or contact Global Media Development Group at 800-774-3700 ext 702.

Source: Film Music News

Saturday, October 06, 2007

MUSE411 Music Industry Online Directory Announced

Global Media Development Group has announced the release of MUSE411, a new online directory where people working in the music industry can create and update their contact information, music demo link, bio/credits, and much more. Basic listings are available at no cost to anyone in the music industry worldwide at

The MUSE411 directory provides contact and descriptive information customized for the music industry including complete name, address, phone and email information as well as bio/credits, instruments played, keywords, musical styles, professional affiliations, photo, and music demo recording link capabilities.

A special feature of the site is the US zip code locator, making it easy to find industry pros based on proximity to a US zip code.

In addition to musicians, composers and songwriters, the MUSE411 directory invites listings from managers, agents, music technology and software companies, educators and music teachers, orchestras, music supervisors, music editors and much more.

"We're excited to provide this much-needed resource for the music industry," said Global Media Development Group CEO Mark Northam. "We created MUSE411 based on input from contractors, agents and others who need to be able to quickly locate people in the industry. For too long, directories have been localized, hard to find, quick to become outdated, and have required expensive memberships in order to be listed. With MUSE411, free listings are available to everyone in the industry to create and update, and no special membership or affiliation is required to become part of this custom music industry directory."

For more information or to create a listing, visit

Source: Film Music News