iPhone & Music Apps

I did it. I got the new iPhone. I arrived at the store at 8 AM and I was about the 60th person in line. Between the long line and computers slow or crashing, I waited six hours. I have never done something like that before, waited the first day something came out, and there’s a really good chance I never will again. I will say, however, it was worth it. It’s an amazing device and I am very excited to have and learn about a hand held computer.

Trust me, I didn’t get the iPhone for the phone! When Apple announced they were opening up software development for the new iPhone to outside sources, it meant you no longer need to hack or “jailbreak” your phone to get some of the cool applications that were already available. Sure enough, those applications are already on the iTunes site. Simply go to the iTunes Store and find the link for the App Store.

See below:

Then select from the list of Categories in the left side bar:

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iPhone 2.0 and Moo Cow’s Band Software

You have all probably heard of iBand, the first band to use the iPhone and software created by Mark Terry of Moo Cow Music back in February 2008.

Unfortunately, you needed to hack or “jailbreak” the phone to get the software loaded. When Apple announced they were opening up iPhone software development to independents, you just knew Moo Cow was going to be in on the deal and a legal versions of what was then called iPiano and other interfaces would be available. Sure enough, Mark Terry unveiled Moo Cow’s Band software at the Apple WWDC a few weeks ago. Here’s the a clip from the Keynote when Mark and friend demonstrated Band:

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Podcamp NYC 2.0

The second PodCamp NYC will be this Friday & Saturday April 25 & 26 in Brooklyn, NY (no, you don’t need a passport to get there). This year’s PodCamp will focus on education and I’ll be speaking at 2pm on Saturday. My session is called Cashing in on Digital Distribution for Public Schools or “The High Tech Bake Sale”. I’ll be speaking about podcasting in the music classroom, showing examples of my student podcasts and talking about digital media content distribution, sales and how to using digital distribution as a fund raiser for your school programs. For more information on PodCamp NYC 2.0 go to the website. I hope to see you there!