Erin Barra is an electronic musician, artist, writer, producer, educator and tech-forward-woman-in-audio. She is the creator and instructor of BeatsByGirlz, an educational recording arts and music technology program designed to empower young women. She’s also accustomed to remotely producing and co-writing songs for artists around the country and globally, using Dropbox, Google Docs and Hangouts while in her own studio in Brooklyn.
Undefined, two years in the making, is one of many projects Erin Barra has incubated, assembled and launched over the past year. It’s always been difficult to put Erin in one specific box, so she has chosen to exist in as many as she likes and think outside of them. In the spirit of this, she’s giving you the opportunity to pull the hi-fi stems from her entire EP via Blend and Redefine them.
Starting April 14, you’ll have 3 weeks to submit remixes for a companion remix EP, Redefined. The best remixes of all 5 songs (and even mashups) will be chosen and then released commercially at the same time as the EP on June 3rd.
Listen to the music, pick the songs that speak to you, make them your own and share them with the world.
Washington State Liquor Board has received a total of 7,046 applications, with 2,206 for retail which they will limit to 334.
The cannabis will be priced at $3 per gram for producers, $6 for processors and a pre-tax $12 per gram for retailers. “The board anticipates tax revenue of up to $2 billion during the first five years as a result of a 25% tax on each level. That’s right, ultimately this cannabis will have been taxed 75% by the time it reaches the customer.”
I had to take a moment to point out the ridiculously dumb math in this quote.
So I posted the following comment on this article, which I’m going to paste here:
NO NO NO that’s not how math works! It is not taxed 75%! You cannot just add the percentage each time. This is the correct way to do it:
Calculate the tax portion of each phase: 25% of $3 = $0.75. 25% of $6 = $1.50. 25% of $12 = $3.00.
Now we need to add the totals (including tax): The $12 is pre tax so you have to add those two values. $12 + $3 = $15. The total spent on the product over 3 phases is $3 + $6 + $15 = $24.
Now we need the total collected in taxes. The total collected in taxes is $0.75 + $1.50 + $3.00 = $5.75.
$5.75 / $24 = 23.96% NOT 75%.
Effectively the tax remains ~25% by taxing each transaction at 25%.
A simpler way to do this: if I buy 3 apples and pay a sales tax of 8% on each apple, this does not mean I was taxed 24% on 3 apples! It means I was taxed 8% on 3 apples.
I am no math expert but I think this is a simple concept to understand.
In other news, I am not pro-legalization of recreational pot. I also think it’s absurd to get excited about the government heavily regulating an industry like this, but I am no expert on government regulations — are other industries regulated this month? I’m primarily referring to the price fixing of raw and processed goods.
You might know Mark Kelley from The Roots, appearing nightly on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, or from his work with artists like John Scofield, Meshell Ndegeocello, Elvis Costello and Sara Bareilles. Now, The Loop Loft offers you an exclusive chance to upgrade your rhythm…
The world’s first completely interactive choose-your-own-adventure music release continues with sound pioneer Mad Zach and Blend.
Over 500 producers are already collaborating withMad Zach on the interactive crowdsourced EP curated exclusively on Blend, and today Zach published the second sketch which you can pull & re-imagine right now. Deep, dark, and filled with ethereal sounds, the cryptic “Sketch10-17 2 Project” is yours to evolve as you see fit. Zach will take the most imaginative contributions from the Blend community of producers and fuse them together to make a final crowdsourced track.
Check out Zach’s video announcement above which includes an exclusive preview of the final version of the first track for the EP and a helpful tutorial on combining multiple projects in Ableton Live. Then log into Blend to join this latest project. If you don’t have a Blend account yet, you can sign up with an exclusive VIP backdoor: Mad Zach’s Blend EP