Friday, March 19, 2010 · Volume 2 · Number 1
Jackson 5 Remix App Launched
Michael Jackson's music lives on in the new ZOOZbeat Jackson 5 Remix app launched
ZOOZbeat Jackson 5 Remix includes - loops and samples - from five Jackson 5 mega-hit songs
(see stories) so you can remix music that sold millions of records from
multi-Grammy Award winning Michael and his brothers: Jermaine, Jackie, Tito and
You can buy the ZOOZbeat Jackson 5 Remix app starting today in the Apple iTunes App Store.
Plus, win your share of more than $6,000 in cash and Jackson 5 Swagger Like Us wearable art Jackson 5 Prize Packs for your remixed Jackson 5 song. For details, please see the story to the right.
Your ZOOZin' experience is like remixing on steroids: made possible based our smart, easy-to-use and innovative musical engine algorithm that's based on years of tweaking - learning from more than 1.4 million downloads of various versions of ZOOZbeat.
This sophisticated technology makes it easy for anyone to create and re-create music easily using intuitive gestures or the easy-to-use touch-screens. This means you can interact and personalize your favorite Artists' music. The interactive ZOOZbeat music remixing experience might even save the music industry "in which U.S. album sales have plunged 52% in a decade," according to The Wall Street Journal (3/16/10).
For our first branded app, we partnered with Sprite®
to launch ZOOZbeat Sprite®
app in December 2009. ZOOZbeat Sprite is also available in the Apple iTunes App Store.
Sprite feature beats
from Dallas Austin, Khayree, Alex Christie, Sy Scott, Novel, sHeeD, LaRon Brant
and Spree Wilson.
With ZOOZbeat; ZOOZbeat Jackson 5; and ZOOZbeat Sprite, you can remix beats from 40 Artist songs or
(albums) of songs from 16 Artists that you can either buy beats or redeem
Sprite 'Under the Cap' codes for beats.
We are in discussions with major and indie labels to add additional Artists. We anticipate adding beats soon from Aussie sensation, Midnight Youth.
We are seeking
additional strategic alliance partners to offer more ZOOZbeat branded apps and more
thanks to Suzanne Lainson and George 'Bluebody' Helou. Suzanne is the Head of
Research for Brands Plus Music consultancy and writes the Brands Plus Music (BPM) insightful about the changing landscape of the music business and the
impact of fan engagement with the Artists. (See Suzanne's column in this edition of the ZOOZbeat Update.)
is a prolific ZOOZbeat Musician. His remix, Birthday Do, with beats from ZOOZbeat Artist Cato's
song Do it Like Ya BDay is among the 'Top 10 Songs' countdown on
ZOOZbeat.com (as of 3/18/10).
'Bluebody' remixes more than a song a day using beats from
ZOOZbeat Artists such as: Cato, Easy Star All-Stars, Kutiman, Street Lotto, Richard Devine and Too $hort.
For eight terrific tips for remixing music with the ZOOZbeat app
from this talented ZOOZbeat Musician, please see his story. 'Bluebody' also
offers suggestions for improving ZOOZbeat.
Mobile has exclusive worldwide licenses to six pending Georgia Tech patents
covering music intelligence, gesture recognition, latency reduction and
software-hardware integration allowing SmartPhones with accelerometers to responsively and accurately generate and control music. These patent pending technology is the "secret sauce" behind the ZOOZbeat apps that
lets you express yourself musically through gesture without being trained on a
traditional musical instrument.
you created a video of you ZOOZin'? We'd love to see (and share) with our other
ZOOZbeat Musicians. Please email us a link to your video on YouTube or other
video sharing site.
And, finally, please Forward To A Friend this ZOOZbeat Update
with a note: "gotta get the new ZOOZbeat app for remixing music on your
iPhone." Or, post your remixed songs to Facebook or Twitter. Thank you for
Have fun ZOOZin',
Dr. Gil Weinberg
ZOOZ Mobile, Inc.
CEO & President
P.S. Got a question, comment or suggestion for improving the ZOOZbeat app?
Please email Dan in our ZOOZbeat Musician Relations Dept.
|ZOOZbeat Artist Beats Available
The following beats are now available for ZOOZbeat, ZOOZbeat Jackson 5 Remix or ZOOZbeat Sprite apps.
Jackson 5 Remix
(These beats are included in ZOOZbeat Jackson 5 Re-mix App.)
I Want You BackMama's PearlThe Love You SaveZOOZbeat
Via in-App Store or ZOOZbeat.com StoreCato
Do it Like Ya BDayGet Gettin' ItGirls Grinnin'Collection:
Welcome to Black Hollywood
Bed of RoseJaffaSalameDiskutique
Easy Star All-Stars
Electro BumperStreet LottoMake It Look GoodThat's a Money Maker
The Devine Collection
What the People Want
Game N FortuneI'm Gone
Red Bull and Vodka
(These free beats from ZOOZ Mobile are included with the ZOOZbeat app.)
|ZOOZbeat Jackson 5 Remix App Launched Today; App Features Beats From Five Jackson 5 Mega-Hits and $6,000+ in Cash and Jackson 5 Prize Packs|
A-B-C ... easy as 1-2-3: Starting today (3/19), Jackson 5 fans can remix five multi-platinum Jackson 5 songs and compete to win their share of $6,000 in cash and Jackson 5 Prize Packs.
Universal Music Enterprises and EMI Music Publishing has teamed up with ZOOZ Mobile, Inc., developers of the first mobile music studio app to launch ZOOZbeat Jackson 5 Remix for Apple iPhone and iPod Touch users.
ZOOZbeat Jackson 5 Remix - the second in a series of custom branded ZOOZbeat music apps - features five Jackson 5 signature songs that help sell more than 250 million albums worldwide in 40 years: Dancing Machine, ABC, I Want You Back, Mama's Pearl and The Love You Save. [See related story below about the songs]
ZOOZbeat Jackson 5 Remix app transforms the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch into mobile music studios enabling anyone - with or without music training - to remix and re-create their own tracks with beats and samples from pop sensation Jackson 5 pop brothers: Michael, Jermaine, Jackie, Tito and Marlon.
"The Jackson 5 international phenomenon started with the Jackson 5 first four major label singles on Motown all reaching #1 on the pop charts and the next three years every single they released made the Billboard Top 20," announced ZOOZ Mobile CEO & President Scott Geller at a press conference Friday (3/19/10) at the South By Southwest (SXSW) - a mash-up of music, mobile and interactive conference in Austin, TX. "Now, the Jackson 5 will help change how fans experience the Jackson 5 music. The new ZOOZbeat Jackson 5 Remix app gives a whole new generation of fans a way to express themselves musically and connect with the Jackson 5 in a personal interactive music experience. Now you can listen to each of the song's intricate components and put them back together any way you want, including Michael Jackson's isolated lead vocals. Plus, record your own voice or instrumental over your remix."
|The new ZOOZbeat Jackson 5 Remix app ($4.99) is available now in the Apple iTunes App Store.|
[Click Here for ZOOZbeat Jackson 5 Remix Media Release or visit: ZOOZbeat.com]
|ZOOZbeat Jackson 5 Remix App - Featuring Loops and Samples from Five Jackson 5 Songs - Available Now In Apple iTunes App Store
The new ZOOZbeat Jackson 5 Remix app includes loops and samples from these five multi-platinum Jackson 5 songs:
- Dancing Machine
- sold 3+ million records and received a
Jackson 5 Grammy nomination in 1975 for
Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. The song
popularized the physically complicated robot dance technique (devised
by Charles Washington) and immortalized by Michael Jackson.
- I Want You Back - sold 6+ million copies worldwide; the song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999. It was the number one Billboard magazine Hot 100 single chart for the week ending January 31, 1970. Motown Records historian Don Waller called the song, "probably the best pop record every made."
- Mama's Pearl - it was one of six consecutive top 5 singles for the Jackson 5; reaching number two on the Billboard Hot 100 single chart.
- The Love You Save - it held the number one position on the Billboard Hot 100 single chart for two weeks in 1970; replacing The Long and Winding Road by The Beatles.
|Remix one of Five Jackson 5 Songs For Your Chance To Win Your
Share Of More Than $6,000 in Cash and Jackson 5 Prize Packs
Remix one of five
multi-platinum Jackson 5 songs with ZOOZbeat Jackson 5 Remix app for your Apple iPhone or
iPod Touch now through Saturday, May 1, 2010 and you could win $1,500, a Jackson 5 Swagger Like Us wearable art Prize Pack that includes: a newly-designed Jackson 5 "hoodie" sweatshirt, t-shirt and tote bag; and a 3-CD Michael Jackson Hello World: The Motown Solo Collection; or one of 33 other great cash and/or Jackson 5 Prize Packs in the
ZOOZbeat Jackson 5 Remix Challenge Contest.
More Than $6,000 in Cash and Jackson 5 Prize Packs!
A-B-C Tee Grand
Prize (1) - $1,500, a
Jackson 5 Swagger Like Us wearable art "hoodie" sweatshirt, t-shirt and tote bag; and a
premium 3-CD Michael Jackson Hello World: The Motown Solo Collection courtesy of Universal Music Enterprises.
Prizes (3) - $250, a Jackson 5 Swagger Like Us wearable art "hoodie" sweatshirt, t-shirt
and tote bag
Mentions (30) - a Jackson 5 Swagger Like Us wearable art "hoodie" sweatshirt, t-shirt and
"ZOOZbeat Jackson 5 Remix iPhone app is also the next generation of ZOOZbeat," says ZOOZ Mobile Founder and Chief Technology Officer Dr. Gil Weinberg. "As easy as ZOOZbeat (4.1) already is for anyone to remix music regardless of musical ability, ZOOZbeat Jackson 5 Remix has new ways to make learning how to remix music easier. First, we added a step-by-step video tutorial to show different way the Jackson 5 beats can be remixed; we also made the music re-creation experience more intuitive and richer - including adding more loops and longer samples from the original Jackson 5 songs as well as reverb, filters and other music re-mixing tools."
For your chance to win, download the
new ZOOZbeat Jackson 5 Remix app (US $4.99) and remix the bass, lead vocals, background
vocals, keyboard, etc. You can even record your own vocals. The
judges will score re-mixed Jackson 5 songs based on a 99 point scale: a) Overall Creativity
(33 points); b) Originality (33
points), and: c) Entertainment value
To enter, upload your remixed Jackson 5 song to ZOOZbeat.com betwee now and Saturday, May 1, 2010 and Saturday, May 1, 2010 using the Save/Contest button on the ZOOZbeat Jackson 5 Remix app. For details, see the Official Rules for the ZOOZbeat Jackson 5 Remix Challenge contest; or visit: ZOOZbeat.com.
[Click Here for the ZOOZbeat Jackson 5 Remix Media Release
or visit: ZOOZbeat.com]
|Eight Terrific Tips For Remixing Music
From 'Top 10 Song' Musician 'Bluebody
by Dan Smigrod
ZOOZbeat Musician Relations Dept.
new ZOOZbeat app, I can create music I imagine - without
any expertise in playing a musical instrument or technical proficiency in music
studio technology," says prolific ZOOZbeat Musician George 'Bluebody' Helou. "Remixing music with
ZOOZbeat is so intuitive. I love it!"
recalls discovering the new ZOOZbeat app for his iPhone on December 30, 2009
while Googling something like: multi-track music recording synthesizer on an
Exactly what I would want in an iPhone app to create music," says George in a
video chat from his home in Pert, Australia.
know how to write music for virtually all instruments and I can play drums, I haven't in years.
Plus, to be proficient [playing a traditional musical instrument], you have to
practice everyday. With ZOOZbeat, I re-discovered my passion for creating
music. I just feel the music and play in real time. Then, I turn my
iPhone horizontally to edit the notes to fit my intention. It's just that easy! Apple's GarageBand app
works great; it's just not as easy as creating music with the ZOOZbeat app on
ZOOZbeat Musician George "Bluebody" Helou lives in Perth,
Australia where he is a Business Coach; brain training expert; and MindPower Coach providing seminars and
online programs that sharpen participant's focus, heighten intuition, creativity
and better their decision making. He worked on the conception and development
of www.whotune.com; a web platform for
unsigned music artists. He writes poetry and creates short films. George has
been ZOOZin' since December 30, 2009. Follow George on Twitter: @MindPowerCoach
Brands + Music BPM Blog Post ...
'The Potential iPhone Music Revolution'
by Suzanne Lainson
Head of Research
Brands Plus Music
I've been following along some of the developments concerning iPhones and music. Not as in "the iPhone as a device to play of other people's music," but as in "the iPhone as a tool to create one's own music." This
very much reinforces my idea that focusing too much on people as consumers of music and not enough on them as creators of and participants in music will prove to be shortsighted. Some of the consumer money and time that music business types and artists are counting on to sustain themselves via fan purchases may instead directed to more user-generated content.
Here are a couple of quotes which illustrate how iPhone tools are opening up music creation to more people.
|Suzanne Lainson is the Head of Research for LA based Brands Plus Music brand strategy agency that designs and executes highly integrated music driven programs enabling brands to connect emotionally and authentically with audiences. Suzanne write the Brands Plus Music (BPM) blog. Follow Suzanne on Twitter @Slainson.
Used by permission of Brands Plus Music. All Rights Reserved by Brands Plus Music. Copyright 2009 Brands Plus Music.
ZOOZbeat Sprite & ZOOZbeat Lite Musicians:
Top 10 Reasons to Upgrade to ZOOZbeat App
Look for the Upgrade Now option in ZOOZbeat Sprite. You can still keep all your re-mixed songs and keep and use your ZOOZbeat Sprite app.
- Artist Beats in the in-App ZOOZbeat Store: buy additional beats, loops, hooks and tracks from indie and major label Artists with the new in-app ZOOZbeat Store.
- More Instruments and Instrument Customization: buy additional instruments for your library of musical instruments (coming soon) with the new in-App ZOOZbeat Store. Every instrument is custom coded for gesture-based playing and special effects.
- Multi-sequence Songs: reCreate multi-sequence songs.
- Create Music With Your Friends: Sync your iPhone with a friend. reCreate simultaneously or send tracks back and forth like you would with a hot potato.
- Edit Your Music: The new ZOOZbeat lets you finely adjust musical note positions.
- ZOOZbeat is a Great Value: Just $1.99.
- Just Because: Because we said so!
- BFF: We'll be your best friend (on MySpace or Facebook)
- Ca-Ching: We could use your US $1.32 (Apple gets $0.69)
- Enhancements: We chained our Musician Technologists to their cubes to make the new ZOOZbeat even better.
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|New! Two Ways To Buy Beats!
You can now buy beats either on the web or in the in-App ZOOZbeat Store on your iPhone or
When you buy beats -- either way -- your beats show
up in your ZOOZbeat app. Just
ZOOZbeat.com ... Click on the Store
iPhone or iPod Touch
Get Beats (This is the in-App ZOOZbeat Store)
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|ZOOZbeat, ZOOZbeat Sprite and ZOOZbeat Jackson 5 Remix; your Music reCreation Studio applications (apps) for Apple iPhone and iPod Touch from ZOOZ Mobile, Inc. The ZOOZbeat apps are simple enough to immediately become musically expressive even if you are not a musician, and rich enough for accomplished musicians and producers to push the envelope of mobile music remxing. With any of the ZOOZbeat apps, just shake, tilt or tap your Apple iPhone or
iPod Touch to reCreate and personalize beats
from your favorite Artists. There's nothing else like it! Unlock your music expression. To learn more, visit: ZOOZbeat.com or get the new ZOOZbeat (US $1.99), ZOOZbeat Jackson 5 Remix (US $4.99) and ZOOZbeat Sprite (free; available until 5/31/10; unless extended) in the Apple iTunes App Store. Got a question, comment, tips for using the new ZOOZbeat or suggestion? Please email Dan in our ZOOZbeat Musician Relations Dept. (Phone: 404-496-8512 Google Voice Number) ZOOZbeat Patent Pending for Gestural Generation, Sequencing and Recording of Music on Mobile Devices. ZOOZbeat Patent Pending for Detecting User Gestures with a Personal Mobile Communicator Device. 'Sprite' and the Sprite logo design are trademarks of The Coca-Cola Company. All Rights Reserved by The Coca-Cola Company. 'Sprite' and Sprite logo used by permission. iTunes, iPhone and iPod Touch are trademarkes of Apple, Inc. All Rights Reserved. ZOOZbeat and Music reCreation Studio are trademarks of ZOOZ Mobile, Inc. First published date for this edition of the ZOOZbeat Update: 3/19/10 Volume 2· Number 1
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