Facebook an IPO?

Ever since Facebook announced it would be filing for an IPO Feb. 1, speculation has been widespread as to when the company would officially go public. With reports stating the company was aiming for late May coming as far back as January, TechCrunch today cited multiple sources close to the company zeroing in on May 17 as the target date for the IPO.
Facebook Files For IPO, Hopes to Raise $5 Billion
Facebook’s offering still has to be cleared by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, but pending approval the company was looking to bring in $5 billion from the filing, obliterating Google’s initial offering of $1.9 billion in 2004 that had set records for an internet company.

The company has hardly been idle since the initial announcement, making huge waves with its purchase of Instagram for $1 billion ten days ago and announcing its Listen button to strengthen its music incorporation.
The Message of Facebook’s IPO Filing: Social is Your Future
With Facebook being valued at around $100 billion, the company could debut on the market at as high as $40 per share. (by Dan Rys, New York ~ Billboard Biz)

The ASCAP Expo in Los Angles, CA

Last chance to save on ASCAP conference registration!
Discounted rates to the ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO for members of this group end tomorrow!

Lock it in today!

See you at the conference.

Christian Howes
Affordable live string tracks via remote



April 19 – 21, 2012
Renaissance Hollywood Hotel • Los Angeles, CA

Discount Pricing – Use Promo Code: linkedin

Watch this video and get a feel for the EXPO:


The ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO puts you in the heart of ASCAP’s community of today’s most successful music creators for three days of education, networking and inspiration.

• Develop your craft and career by learning from the experts
• Get useful feedback, guidance and connections
• Gain wisdom from the biggest stars in music
• Discover the latest gear, technology and services

First Round of Panelists includes Carly Simon, Peter Frampton, and The Smeezingtons (Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine)
The ASCAP EXPO will feature Master Sessions with Carly Simon, Peter Frampton, Desmond Child with Darrell Brown, Dan Wilson, Allen Shamblin, Mark Isham, Ryan Leslie and more to be announced. Another featured interview will involve The Smeezingtons (Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence and Ari Levine), who were recently Grammy nominated Producers of the Year.
A broad range of panels covering important topics related to a successful career in music, including craft, engineering and recording, legal issues, marketing, publishing and more. Many successful songwriters and producers will be on hand to provide insight and advice, such as ASCAP President and Chairman Paul Williams, Deana Carter, DJ White Shadow, George Duke, Don Felder (Formerly of the Eagles), Toby Gad, Siedah Garrett, Brett James, Sam Hollander, Jonny Lang, Hillary Lindsey, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Trevor Morris, Heitor Pereira, D.A. Wallach, Greg Wells, Malik Yusef and others. They will appear alongside well-known music creators and music industry executives from major publishers, record labels and music platforms.
Members of This Group Receive Discounts on Registration
To take advantage of special rates, use the promo code “linkedin” during the registration process. The price of the event will go up on April 1st so register now!

For more info, please visit www.ascap.com/expo or click here to register now!

Serious Recording Gear

The GS-R24M from Allen & Heath exemplifies the concept of a “hybrid” console, merging analog and digital mixing capabilities with onboard A/D and D/A. Each of the GS-R24M’s 24 mono input channels has a rear panel TRS line in, direct output and insert (tip=send, ring=return), plus an XLR mic input. Preamp controls include gain, 48-volt phantom power, polarity reverse (which applies to both line and mic signals) and a 100Hz highpass filter. The 4-band EQ features fixed high (12kHz) and low-shelf (80Hz) bands, parametric high-midrange and low-midrange, and an EQ on/off switch. Six aux sends are configured as follows: aux 1 and 2 are pre-fader, auxes 3 and 4 may be switched pre or post-fader, and auxes 5 and 6 are post-fader but may be changed to pre-fader using internal jumpers. Bus assignment includes L/R, groups 1 through 4 and an independent mono bus. Directly beneath the bus assignment are four Interface Configuration switches. At the bottom of the channel are mute and solo switches, and a 100mm touch-sensitive, motorized fader. Talk about sweet gear!!!

Songwriters and Singer/Songwriters

London-based Producer/Songwriter, Stephen ‘Beanz’ Rudden, searching for that perfect combination of a singer/songwriter ~ let’s brainstorm, come up with new ideas! Pop/R&B sound and style preferred!
Currently working on several tracks to submit to a MAJOR publishing firm…need both male and female collaborators, already has topline and lyric ideas! You can see/hear more on his Indaba session…

Tyler Perry ~ on success

Please watch this video…it will change your outlook on entrepreneurial success!

Hello World!

Welcome to Phresh Blogs my friends. Check out my first video made right here at PhreshStudios! I’m presently working on more music, more videos, more magic for you to check out and enjoy. If you like what I’m bringing to you, let me know by posting a comment. Love to hear from you. One love ya’ll