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Monday, August 25, 2008

General update from Bjorn Lynne

Hey everybody,

I'm sorry about the long time of silence from me. It's been a long and nice summer here in Norway. I spent quite a bit of time outside with my daughter, who is now almost 8. Some of you will remember me posting about it on my newsletter mailing list when she was born. :-)

I have been working quite hard with my music publishing company, Lynne Publishing, which is now a publisher not only for my own Bjorn Lynne music, but also for a few other artists; Dan Gautreau, Dan Phillipson, Jeremy Sherman, Arjun Sen and Adolfo Marques (although only one track so far by the latter). This music isn't being published for personal use or for sale on CD's. Instead, we publish the music only for use in films, games and other commercial and non-commercial media. Our main website for this is Shockwave-Sound.com, but we also make the music available through some other sites.

I've also been working on my ever growing library of high definition sound effects. Again, this is for use by media developers, film makers and game creators, for use in their project. The library now sports some 3,000 sound effects, and all the new stuff we've added is available in High Definition audio, 24bit 48khz.

New Jogeir Liljedahl album coming

Many of you will be happy to hear that my good friend and long-time fellow Amiga scene musician, Jogeir Liljedahl (aka Noiseless, aka JL), is ready to release a new music album. His previous album "The Wanderer" was released back in 1999 and has sold well. His new album, to be titled Out of Silence comes a full 9 years after his previous effort, and this album will be released, right here at LynneMusic.com, as a download-only album. It will be available to buy both in lossless FLAC format and in MP3 format. The download will include the full album cover in high-resolution PDF files, so those who want to make themselves a real CD with cover and everything can burn a CD and print a cover from the supplied artwork files.

We hope to release the album in the next couple of weeks. Jogeir is just laying the finishing touches on a couple of the tracks, and writing some liner notes for the inside of the cover artwork. Keep your eyes on this site for updates.

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Sunday, June 24, 2007

PayPlay.fm - a good place to buy my music - for US customers

(Update January 2008: In the text below it says that PayPlay is only available to people in the USA, but I've been told that Payplay has since also set up so that Non-US customers can use them too).

All of my CD's are now available for U.S. customers to buy through a new digital music shop called PayPlay.fm

At PayPlay.fm U.S. customers can choose to buy the music as unsecured, regular MP3 files for $.088 per track or $8.88 per whole CD, or a little bit cheaper ($0.77 / $7.77) for secured WMA (Windows Media Audio) files. Either way, I get about $0.58 per track sold, or $5.80 per whole CD. This is actually a very good artist payment. (For example, it's a lot - LOT more than I got when my CD's were released by a real record company and sold in the shops).

PayPlay.fm is a no-nonsense place, with no software to install, and they have a very attractive web site, with extra options such as cover printing and more. In short, I feel it's exactly what a music download shop should be. No nonsense, great for the customer, and very fair payments to the musicians. Well done, PayPlay.fm! The only drawback is that they only sell to customers in the U.S. (for now, anyway), which is a pity. [Thanks to Björn in Sweden who informed me that only U.S. customers can use PayPlay.fm].

Here are links to each of my CD's at PayPlay.fm:

Bjorn Lynne CD's:
Divinorum CD's:
(Divinorum is my pseudonym when working with trance/electronica/techno music)
My Nature Sound Series (One-hour nature sound recordings, available either with or without Ambient Music composed by me):

CD's by my friends:

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