Jul 25

COMMENTS












SoundCloud is deemed as one of the most popular among the many music platforms on the Internet today. According to reports posted in October 2013, the site had 250 million monthly active users. It was founded in 2007 by Alexander Ljung and Eric Wahlforss. SoundCloud continues to grow as an online music platform and Ljung even coined the company as a “YouTube for music”.  As an online music site SoundCloud allows users to upload audio tracks, repost, like, comment, and share any track. Users are also able to upload copyrighted music and share it with friends. Therefore, this has become a concern for SoundCloud and the company will be held liable for hosting the content.

SoundCloud plans to avoid getting sued by giving record labels a stake. According to sources who spoke with Mashable Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group are part of the negotiations. It is said that SoundCloud could give anywhere between 3% to 5% stakes to each label along with a cut of future revenue. Thus, SoundCloud would be able to avoid lawsuits over uploaded copyrighted music to the site. Read more about the issue here and stay updated on the company’s plans to remain a popular music platform, which provides free streaming to users!

Read More… Post Comment

Jul 23

COMMENTS












“Emoji

In a world where there are so many different ways and outlets to communicate, one system has stood out above the others: EMOJIS.

These little pictographs you see on their separate keyboard on your iPhone or iPad are relatively new, appearing in the last couple years or so, with origins in late 1990s Japanese cell phone usage (which explains much of the appearance of some of the emojis). Emojis were encoded into Unicode Standard in 2010, with over 700 characters currently in existence.

Emojis are there when words don’t or can’t say enough, to provide a visual example to a message, and for all those moments in communication and life when you just want to include a cute little relevant emoji. With each younger, tech-savvier generation, emojis have permeated to the furthest depths of the internet: Twitter supports them in a remarkably clean 2D style (see this article), you can track the use of emoji on twitter in realtime on emojitracker.com and there’s even a Wikipedia-esque website dedicated to explaining different emoji, Emojipedia.

Read More… Post Comment

Jul 17

COMMENTS












American musician/parodist artist “Weird Al” Yankovic is known for his humorous, but respective parody songs in pop culture. He has recently made two ridiculously hilarious songs to parody Pharrell William’s successful hit ‘Happy’ and Daft Punk’s funky song ‘Get Lucky’. His take on ‘Get Lucky’ doesn’t have a crazy video to compliment it, but he sings it with accompaniment from an accordion, brassy horns, and slight banjo. However, he reworked ‘Happy’ into ‘Tacky’ along with a music video of him and comedy actors Aisha Tyler, Margaret Cho, and Eric Stonestreet dancing around in colorful, psychedelic outfits.

“Weird

In collaboration with College Humor, “Weird Al” created a parody of Lorde’s mega-hit ‘Royals’. Watch the video of the parody ‘Foil’ about leftover food with a conceptual twist here.

“Weird Al” has released a parody of just about every major hit song and continues to keep on giving! Check out his latest fun parody videos here !

Read More… Post Comment

Jul 11

COMMENTS












“Americana
“Americana

The Lobero Theatre on Sunday, July 13 is staging the event Americana Live at 5pm! Americana Live will celebrate the Santa Barbara music scene by featuring six local artists: Erland, The Kinds, Doublewide Kings, Omar Velasco, Bear Erickson, and Haddon Cord. There will be food and sponsor exhibits to keep the feel-good tempo going throughout the event. The artists will play brief, yet stunning performances individually, and also collaborate with one another between sets. The event is supported and provided by one of our awesome clients, Clean Water Tour. And hey, it’s also sponsored by Oniracom (that’s us!) and the New Noise Foundation.

Don’t miss the savory sounds of these unique local SB musicians on Sunday! You can buy tickets for the event here, and be sure to watch the promo video reel below. Hope to see you all at the show!

Read More… Post Comment

Jun 27

COMMENTS












It’s finally summer AND we are a week away from Fourth of July. What does that mean? BBQ time. I asked our staff to give me their ultimate favorite summer BBQ songs that they would play while chomping down on a tasty grilled burger, hot dog, or veggie burger (if you swing that way).

June Staff Playlist | Listen for free at bop.fm

You may notice the playlist looks a little different too, we tried out a new platform called bop.fm to create this month’s playlist. We love the look and functionality of it. Cool part is, you can also add video using YouTube or Vimeo. Try it out for yourself, here and check out our picks below!

Tad:
“Summertime” - DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
“Cruel Summer” - Bananarama
“A Summer Song” - Chad and Jeremy

Calia:
“Summer Mood” - Best Coast
“Fresh” - Summer Camp
“Petition” - Tennis

Jacob:
“Three Little Birds” - Bob Marley
“What I Got” - Sublime
“Never Know” - Jack Johnson
“Brighter” - Matthew McAvene
“Lovely Day” - Bill Withers

Haaris:
“Doin’ Time” - Sublime
“Sugar Kane” - Sonic Youth
“Sunshowers” - MIA
“Super Rich Kids” - Frank Ocean

Justin:
“Diamonds on the Soles of Her shoes” - Paul Simon
“Holiday” - Vampire Weekend
“It All Feels the Same” - Tennis
“My Pet Snakes” - Jenny and Johnny
“Home” - Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes
“5 Years Time” - Noah and the Whale
“Barnacle Goose” - Born Ruffians

Tracy:
BBQ equals country music in my mind:
“Man! I Feel Like a Woman” - Shania Twain
“Good Girl” - Carrie Underwood
Also, these songs scream summer:
“All Summer Long” - Kid Rock
“Wagon Wheel” - Old Crow Medicine Show
“Second Hand News” - Fleetwood Mac

Drew:
ANY CREEDENCE!
“Summer Girls” - LFO
“The Sign” - Ace of Base

Sean:
“Barbeque” - ALO

Keir:
Mellow & groovy surf-ish tunes will always be on at my BBQs:
“Kiwi Maddog 20/20” - Elliott Smith
“Ana” - Pixies
“Algiers” - Calexico

Read More… Post Comment

Jun 26

COMMENTS












Culture Collide is an exciting new online magazine that was founded by Alan Miller, the co-founder of Filter Magazine.

This new editorial platform focuses on music, food, art and travel from all around the world. We were ecstatic to help develop their website into a swift responsive design. The Brigade designed the entire site, while we got down to the nitty gritty and coded the good stuff.

It was great to work with both Brigade and Culture Collide. Take a look around and be sure to share this new exciting website with your friends!

“Culture

“Mobile“Mobile

Read More… Post Comment

Jun 25

COMMENTS












Sunshine Waves - Adam Zwig

Author: calia
POSTED AT 03:06 PM
Sunshine Waves - Adam Zwig

Check out this new video “Sunshine Waves” from our awesome client, Adam Zwig!

Watch Video

Jun 05

COMMENTS












“Facebook

Image taken from Mashable


Facebook Pages are getting a redesign, yet again. The timeline on Facebook pages will now be a single column, much similar to the look of your general news feed on Facebook.

This redesign comes rather close to the Twitter redesign that has been flooding profiles within the past couple months. The new Twitter design also features a single column feed, with larger text/images.

The Facebook Pages Timeline now has a simpler design, less grid like and as Mashable states, “blurs the line between a personal account and a Pages account, which makes sense” (Mashable).

The new design also allows users to move sections around, being open to customization. And remember those nice little Custom Tab designs you had at the bottom of your cover photo? They’ve now moved to the left sidebar, which adds to the simple, more stripped down design that Facebook seems to be pushing towards.

What do you think? Is the grid like style or single column the way to go? Does it make a difference for Facebook? Let us know in the comments below!

Read More… Post Comment

May 30

COMMENTS












May Staff Playlist

Author: cheyenne
POSTED AT 01:05 PM

Our theme this month is prep music! We’ve compiled our favorite background music to listen to while preparing or serving food. And it turned out to be a blend of pump-up jams and chill-wave flows for your enjoyment.

Haaris:
While I prep pure aggressive hip hop:

Wu Tang - “Ice Cream”
Hodgy Beats - “Turnt Down”
Odd Future or OFWGKTA - “Bitches Brewin”
Odd Future or OFWGKTA - “Bubble Gum”
Tyler the Creator - “Tamale”

When we eat it’s all about instrumentals and beats:

Flying Lotus - “Beginners Falafel” 
Omega One - “The Hashishin”
Boris - Flood (entire record)

Tad:
Boards of Canada - “Turquoise Hexagon Sun”
Tycho - “A Walk”
Sea Wolf - “Whirlpool”

Tracy:
Toro Y Moi and then Electric Guest if I need to get into a good mood.

Justin:
The XX - “Intro”
Tycho - “A Walk”

Jacob:
The Siket Disc!

Here’s a sample track “What’s the Use?” from the epic instrumental Phish album.

Wikipedia says: 
“The Siket Disc emerged from material developed during the Bearsville Studio sessions for Phish’s 1998 album The Story of the Ghost. Not exactly outtakes or unfinished songs, The Siket Disc’s compositions are actually select excerpts from the long-form improvisation of the “Ghost Sessions”. The Phish keyboard player Page McConnell edited and mastered the selections into this compilation, named for engineer John Siket”

Sean:
Fink is pretty good for background music - “Perfect Darkness”, “Yesterday Was Hard On All Of Us”
But I listen to Live Phish Radio a lot too.

Calia: 
The XX - “Sunset”
How To Dress Well - “Repeat Pleasure”

Cheyenne:
Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne - “Rather Be”
Classixx - “Holding On”

Read More… Post Comment

Apr 23

COMMENTS












“Twitter

Yesterday, all Twitter users gained access to their new web profile. The ability to personalize profiles, much like recent Facebook updates, is allowing for an increased creative and multi-media experience on this platform.

What’s new? Larger photos and profile headers are featured at the top of the page. Best Tweets, those more popular amongst followers, will appear larger in font size to promote positive reception. Pinned Tweets allow you to place your favorite Tweet at the top of your profile. Filtered Tweets are used while browsing, and you can choose to view Tweets alone, with photos or videos, or with replies. Also, the new “Following” list has boards of profiles with header photos and descriptions that resemble Pinterest formatting.

Overall, the new format makes editing and managing profiles more intuitive. Bigger photos and fonts are an effort to make Twitter more accessible and personalized in real time. The new twitter, the new you: check it out here.

Read More… Post Comment

Mar 27

COMMENTS












Facebook Acquires Oculus Rift

Author: elvis
POSTED AT 10:03 AM

“Facebook

On Tuesday, March 25, Facebook announced that it will be acquiring the virtual reality technology company Oculus VR for $2 billion. Oculus VR’s much anticipated development is the virtual reality gaming headset, Oculus Rift, which allows the gamer to feel completely immersed in the game itself. Oculus Rift was initially funded via Kickstarter, receiving over 2 million in donations from the original goal of $250,000. Although VR technology is not a new technology in and of itself, the current developments are highly priced and generally unattainable- used primarily by the military and scientific community. Oculus Rift’s promise to be the first “truly immersive virtual reality headset for video games” at an affordable price for the general public is a huge and exciting deal for the gaming community and future realms VR may be incorporated into. Facebook’s announcement to acquire Oculus VR, however, has sparked both outrage and excitement in speculation about the future of Oculus.

Many of the backers of the original Oculus Rift Kickstarter have voiced their disapproval to Oculus VR calling them sellouts and even demanding refunds of their Kickstarter donations, emphasizing that they didn’t sign up to back the social-media-giant that is Facebook. While Oculus delivered on its promise of perks and dev kits to backers, the Kickstarter community remains upset because the start-u[p project they supported has turned to corporate money and resources. Many opponents of the sale to Facebook are weary that the future of Oculus Rift will shrivel and die as many small companies that get enveloped by larger ones do (think Flikr’s fall after it was bought by Yahoo) or that the focus of VR technology will stray from its focus in gaming into other VR realms. Such agitated and dampened opinions are being voiced everywhere from genuine discussion posts to cynical memes and comments across the internet. A top comment on Oculus VR’s own blog post laments “This is an epic betrayal.” Numerous contributors to the discussion thread also emphasize their disappointment in Oculus’ settling to be run by a company that might not have its best interests as a gaming company at heart.

Reassuring disheartened Oculus fans is Oculus founder Palmer Luckey who spent many hours after the acquisition announcement responding to dubious supporters via Reddit. One major hesitancy that is being strongly voiced is Facebook’s direct involvement in the Oculus Rift experience. Luckey has been responding in accordance with the press announcements - that joining forces will make production faster, better, cheaper, that Oculus will still operate independently with a primary focus on gaming and a wide future for VR, etc. - but he is also consoling and reassuring in his statements that emphasize the future of virtual reality as a platform and promising that “You will not need a Facebook account to use or develop for the Rift.”

As for Facebook’s stance, Mark Zuckerberg, who posted the acquisition announcement yesterday afternoon, claims that Oculus’ plans for gaming development with the Oculus Rift “won’t be changing” and that “Oculus will continue operating independently within Facebook to achieve this.” The post goes on to point out other areas in which Zuckerberg hopes to “make Oculus a platform for many other experiences” including sporting events, classroom and medical interactions, as well as adventures and hangout time with friends, the ultimate goal being to make “this kind of immersive, augmented reality…a part of daily life.” For those optimistic about Facebook’s newest acquisition, the reality of a sci-fi inspired virtual world seems closer than ever. And while there is undoubtedly skepticism in the air, there is also a voice of excitement sweeping the internet with inspired proposals for VR apps and indications of how the technology might be used in the future. Oculus’ new relationship with Facebook will afford it more resources and expansive opportunities that it may not have had independently. If Oculus really does continue to work independently then Facebook’s perks may be all the more helpful. Only time will tell as we sit in agonizing anticipation of how the future of VR will unfold itself to the world.

Read More… Post Comment

Mar 26

COMMENTS












March Staff Playlist

Author: calia
POSTED AT 02:03 PM

Artists have the ability to grow on you. We validated this statement in this month’s staff playlist. I asked all of our staff members to give me a couple bands that they used to absolutely hate, but have now come to love. Some of the choices will come as shocking.

This made for a pretty interesting playlist. Listen below and read the fun stories from each staff member as well.

Keir:
As a mopey insecure teen I actually hated mopey insecure British ‘80s bands like the Smiths/the Cure/Depeche Mode. A decade later I married someone who’s both well-adjusted AND a huge fan of those bands, so it was easy to let the hate go and finally appreciate so many overplayed classics that I missed the first time around:

The Smiths - “How Soon is Now?”
The Cure - “Fascination Street”
Depeche Mode - “Personal Jesus”

Calia:
The National. When I first heard their self titled album, Cherry Tree and even Alligator .... I really didn’t like it. I thought the singer’s voice was way too deep causing the lyrics to become buried behind his strange voice and the music itself just seemed boring. BUT BOY WAS I WRONG. They came out with Boxer, High Violet, and a real winner… Trouble Will Find Me and won me over.

Stand out tracks:
Cherry Tree (yes I love it now!)

Calvin Harris. This one’s more like a guilty pleasure but I seriously hated ‘Feel So Close’ until I myself experienced dancing to it with all my best friends and screaming the lyrics at the top of my lungs while fist pumping. I still listen to ‘18 Months’ while running and working out and love every second of it.

Stand out tracks:
I Need Your Love
Bounce

Haaris:
Prince - I love Prince now, but when i was a kid i didn’t get it, then he did the whole Batman Soundtrack. It was like i shook hands with the Joker buzzer in palm style. “Batdance” - Prince

NIN - Yeah i said it, anyone who knows me know that I love this band (borderline obsessed would be more accurate ). I went from thinking these cats were a bunch of industrial electronic dj’s that ripped the shit out of Joy Division drums to not missing a single tour from 1999 and on. How did such a swing from hate to love occur? The magic of a live show in 1999 at Madison Square Garden for the Fragility tour. After seeing that i must say I was WRONG, really WRONG, sorry Trent and Atticus. And like i said I haven’t missed a tour since the fragile….. “Where is Everybody” - Nine Inch Nails

John Legend- When he 1st came out I thought this guy was super soft for an R&B guy, so disregard almost anything he did, then Kanye put him on a track and going back Mr Legend, i was wrong sir, my bad. John Legend is solid in my books. “Who Did That To You” - John Legend

Read More… Post Comment

Mar 11

COMMENTS












“Advice


Social media marketing has its challenges. At Oniracom, we navigate these challenges by employing a team of experts dedicated to providing the most engaging campaigns for clients. Our Community Management team works on behalf of clients to brainstorm and craft campaigns aimed at engaging the client’s audience in creative new ways. Our goal is to provide small and medium business owners with actionable advice for overcoming the challenges of social media marketing using the assets that are currently available.

Read More… Post Comment

Feb 20

COMMENTS












Facebook Buys WhatsApp

Author: michelle
POSTED AT 03:02 PM

“fbwhatsapp”

Facebook has now acquired the fast-growing WhatsApp. For a grand value of $19 billion in stock and cash, Facebook bought out WhatsApp, which has many wondering what’s so special about the app? For starters, it’s one of the most used apps, with over 320 million active users on a daily basis. There are many new possibilities for Facebook after obtaining this app, but there hasn’t been much said on how these two will be integrated together, or how it will affect Facebook use. With this being the biggest acquisition in the social media industry, make sure to keep a lookout for any new updates on Facebook and WhatsApp!

Read More… Post Comment

Feb 14

COMMENTS












We had to squeeze in a little Valentine’s Day playlist for all of you having romantic nights tonight, or just wanting some good tunes in the background.

Here is our playlist in all its glory! It’s a short and sweet one, but we picked a great variety, enjoy!

Tad:
1. “Love” - John Lennon
2. “Sea of Love” - Phil Phillips

Tracy:
3. “Love Potion No. 9” - The Searchers
4. “Let’s Get It On” - Marvin Gaye
5. “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” - Frankie Vallie and The 4 Seasons

Calia:
6. “Made To Love” - John Legend
7. “I Can’t Stop Loving You” - Ray Charles
8. “You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me” - The Miracles

Haaris:
9. “Week In The Knees” - SWV
10. “We Are Gonna Be Friends” - The White Stripes
11. “Fell In Love With A Girl” - The White Stripes

Keir:
12. “My Funny Valentine” - Elvis Costello
13. “Say Yes” - Elliott Smith
14. “I Summon You” - Spoon
15. “Lover’s Day” - TV On The Radio

Jacob:
15. “You Don’t Love Me Anymore” - Weird Al Yankovic

Read More… Post Comment

Feb 13

COMMENTS












The New Klout

Author: michelle
POSTED AT 04:02 PM
“klout”

Remember the hype of having a high Klout score? Though the buzz died down, Klout never gave up on its users.  It has recently come out with a new update that seems to be receiving very positive feedback. Klout’s new improvement allows users more opportunities to share content. It now has recommendations for articles that are suitable for your followers, which allows for more connection. The content you do decide to share on your various social media sites can be scheduled to appear on a specific time and date.

With this new service you can also see how many people share your content, which will consequently raise your Klout score. This new update appears to be a win-win for everyone. Users now have access to more content, while Klout now has free advertising from its users. Make sure to check out this new feature, which seems to be marking the rise of Klout—yet again. 

Read More… Post Comment

Feb 12

COMMENTS












Facebook Fraud

Author: calia
POSTED AT 11:02 AM
Facebook Fraud

Evidence Facebook’s revenue is based on fake likes. Super interesting and a MUST WATCH for digital marketers and advertisers.

Watch Video

Feb 12

COMMENTS












“fbtwitter”


Social media advertising and promotion seems to be ultimately inescapable in this day and age, but how much is your social media activity actually worth in cold hard cash?

With the most recent numbers from social media analytic teams, here is a breakdown of what your likes and tweets mean in revenue.

A single Facebook like (follower) has been valued by ChompOn at an average of $8.00. Each time someone likes your page, all of his/her friends are alerted and exposed to your page as well. Because of this exponential nature of Facebook promotion, the $8.00 value projected for each follower has the potential to skyrocket quickly. Interestingly enough, the estimated cost of a Facebook like is $1.07. A seemingly low cost in comparison to the value, acquiring a Facebook follower incurs only a minor set back due to the whopping $8.00 or more in potential profit.

Read More… Post Comment

Jan 29

COMMENTS












“techcrunch”

With Twitter being the source of chatter surrounding the most popular current events, Facebook has now created a feature that allows their users to view what pages are currently trending. 

The new ‘Trending Pages’ feature is easy to navigate and provides a description of why the page is so popular, which helps you decide whether or not the topic would actually be interesting to you. 

Facebook wants to compete with Twitter for being the source of current news and events, and it seems that this new feature is receiving some heavy criticism for being too similar to Twitter’s features. Comparisons of Facebook and Twitter have now begun to critique which feature is better. This article on TechCrunch describes the pros of each social network.

With all the buzz surrounding Facebook’s new update, every user should check it out themselves to get a feel for the feature and it see if it actually could prove useful.

Read More… Post Comment

Jan 29

COMMENTS












“startupsb”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact:
Kyle Ashby
Executive Director, StartupSB
805.323.6160
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Santa Barbara Entrepreneurs rally around startups, music, and technology at Oniracom on January 30th at S’more Startups and Music.

SANTA BARBARA, CA – Jan 27, 2014 – StartupSB is kicking off the New Year with a January 30th event featuring music industry professionals, musicians, and startups at one of Santa Barbara’s most creative office locations, Oniracom.  The evening event, titled “S’more Startups and Music”, will feature a fireside chat with Brad Barrish, Head of Operations @ Topspin Media, Aaron Foreman, Head of Digital Marketing @ Sonos, and Eric Shiflett, Program Director @ The Santa Barbara Bowl.  The panel will cover topics surrounding entrepreneurship in the music business and the intersection of music, technology, startups, and opportunity for new ventures.  Beat Stream, winner of Startup Weekend San Luis Obispo, will also present their winning music streaming application, and local singer/ songwriter/musician Jesse Rhodes will play songs around the fire while attendees roast marsh mellows and eat s’mores. 

StartupSB is a Santa Barbara community based organization focused on celebrating local startup companies, fostering entrepreneurship and building a startup community in Santa Barbara and the Central Coast.  The public is encouraged to attend.

“We are excited to be hosting a StartupSB event and this amazing group of music professionals”, said Jacob Tell, Oniracom’s CEO and Creative Lead, “This should be a great night of entrepreneurship, music, startups and networking.”

“This should be a great kickoff to a year of StartupSB events”, Kyle Ashby StartupSB’s executive director stated,  “We are planning to have a lot of fun with the fireside chat theme for this event… think campfire songs, stories, inspiration… and s’mores.”

S’more startups is the first of StartupSB’s 2014 event series.  The series will consists of 10 events hosted at Santa Barbara based startups and the headquarters of Santa Barbara’s most entrepreneurial companies.  Two of these events will be Demo Nights featuring Santa Barbara startup companies showcasing their companies, products and technology. 

The event starts at 6pm and is located at Oniracom’s office at 720 East Haley Street in Santa Barbara. To RSVP for the event please visit http://www.meetup.com/startupsb.  For more information about StartupSB, and to become a StartupSB member, vist: http://www.startupsb.com.

About StartupSB
StartupSB began as a Meetup group and has grown to a membership base of nearly 800 Santa Barbara area entrepreneurs and startup enthusiasts.  The group, run by local Entrepreneur and Startup Evangelist, Kyle Ashby, hosts monthly events at local startups and is heavily involved in helping the startup community grow in the Santa   Barbara area. For more information visit: http://www.startupsb.com

About Oniracom
Founded in Santa Barbara in 2001, Oniracom is a proven partner for brands and organizations looking to cultivate and expand their audience.  Jack Johnson, Deckers,  Warner Music, Topspin, Universal, SONOS – these top brands and many more trust us to produce authentic stories that rapidly increase brand growth and awareness.  http://www.oniracom.com

Contact Kyle Ashby at 805.323.6160, or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information.

Read More… Post Comment

Jan 24

COMMENTS












New year, new resolutions. Naturally, we made a playlist that gets us pumped up, motivated and ready for whatever crazy event the new year may bring. These are songs that get us up and moving physically and mentally.

I am pretty satisfied that Venga Boys made it on the list. Well done Justin.

Justin:
1. “Good Vibrations” - Marky Mark And The Funky Bunch
2. “Space Jam” - Quad City DJ’s
3. “Let Me Clear My Throat - DJ Kool
4. “We Like To Party” - Venga Boys
5. “C’mon N’ Ride It” - Quad City DJ’s

Haaris:
6. “Wu-Tang Clan Aint Nuthing Ta F’ Wit” - Wu Tang Clan
7. “Freedom” - Rage Against the Machine
8. Who Gon Stop Me” - Jay Z & Kanye West
9. “Cosmonaut” - At the Drive-In

Calia:
10. “XO” - Beyoncé
11. “Gun” - CHVRCHES
12. “Livin’ It Up” - Ciara
13. “Can’t Hold Us” - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Tad:
14. “Mr. Blue Sky” - ELO
15. “Soul Meets Body” - Death Cab for Cutie

Jacob:
16. “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’” - Michael Jackson
17. “Whats The Difference” - Dr. Dre
18. “Make The Money” - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
19. “A Day At The Races” - Jurassic 5
20. “Bang Bang” - K’NAAN

Tracy:
21. “Lies” - CHVRCHES
22. “Don’t Hold the Wall” - Justin Timberlake

Cheyenne:
23. “Days Are Gone” - HAIM
24. “So Close” - Kidnap Kid

Lucy:
25. “Wild Child” - WEKEED
26. “Changes” - Faul & Wad Ad vs. Pnau

Elvis:
27. “Fatty Boom Boom - Die Antwood

Read More… Post Comment

Jan 24

COMMENTS












“VineVsInstagram”

Celebrating its one-year anniversary today, Vine is moving forward as a mature social network. Vine is achieving this goal with their life-long partner Twitter who realized the potential to install the built-in video platform a year ago.

Colin Kroll, Vine’s GM and co-founder, expects more collaborations, cameos, and hardware hack innovations to continue appearing on the feed.

But how is Vine changing after one year of service? Kroll states, “This year, we’re really focused on making it easier to discover videos and find new accounts.”

This app integration has been keeping up the competitive creativity of Vine against its similar social platforms like Instagram Video, Snapchat, and Youtube. However, the six-second videos of Vine continue to breed a unique creativity and production amongst other mobile video players.

Advertisements, film trailers, and actors’ comedic skits have all utilized Vine to achieve publicity, discovery, and monetary gains. Their influence in the past year has impacted other social media platforms to keep up and add additional video options.

Read More… Post Comment

Jan 09

COMMENTS












A few weeks ago, Facebook launched a ‘Donate Now’ Button for non-profits — an extremely beneficial tool. As of now, Facebook has only launched this feature for select non-profits. It is currently in beta mode, being tested for larger non-profits such as the American Cancer Society, Red Cross, and a few others. We’re keeping our eyes and ears peeled for this button to make its way across all non-profits, which will hopefully be very soon!

donate

Image via TechCrunch

Here are some of its awesome features:

  • Button collects credit card numbers and other billing info for Facebook
  • Accepts donations in a pop-up window RIGHT on Facebook
  • Easy way to share about donating to non-profits to your friends
  • 100% of donations go to the non-profits, Facebook doesn’t collect a fee or revenue share

  • As TechCrunch mentions, “Facebook seems genuinely determined to help these causes” (TechCrunch). The Donate Now button will serve as a great tool for non-profits on Facebook.

    So far, the Donate Button is up and running for the following non profits:

    donate

    Image via TechCrunch

    Read More… Post Comment

    Dec 16

    COMMENTS












    The holidays are here, so we’ve got a holiday playlist for you before the New Year.

    Play it for a party, or just take a listen below. Happy holidays folks!

    Keir:
    1. “Mrs. Claus Wants Some Lovin” - The Bobs


    Justin:
    2. “White Christmas” - Bing Crosby
    3. “The Christmas Song” - Nat King Cole
    4. “King Jesus Is His Name” - Larnell Harris
    5. “The Chipmunk Song” (Christmas Don’t Be Late) - Alvin and the Chipmunks
    6. “Up On The House-Top” - Raffi


    Tad:
    7. “Christmas Time is Here” - Vince Guaraldi
    8. “TrioMele Kalikimaka” - Bing Crosby
    9. “Blue Christmas” - Elvis Presley
    10. “That Was the Worst Christmas Ever!” - Sufjan Stevens
    11. “Jesus, Jesus Rest Your Head” - George Winston


    Jacob:
    12. Charlie Brown Christmas by Vince Guardldi (entire album)
    13. “Another Christmas Song” - Stephen Colbert
    14. “All I Want for Christmas is You” - Michael Bublé
    15. “Jingle Bells” - Béla Fleck & the Flecktones
    16. “Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer” - Jack Johnson


    Tracy:
    17. “All I Want For Christmas Is You” - Mariah Carey
    18. “My Only Wish This Year” - Britney Spears
    19. “Santa Baby” - Taylor Swift


    Calia:
    20. “Baby It’s Cold Outisde” - She & Him
    21. “Xmas Cake” - Rilo Kiley
    22. “It’s Almost Christmas So We’ll Stop” - Frightened Rabbit

     

    Read More… Post Comment

    Dec 12

    COMMENTS












    I was a bit confused this morning when I was about to post a picture on Instagram and was asked to either post to my followers or “direct.” Intrigued, I checked out the ‘direct’ option and realized that I could send a photo directly to one of my friends. What does this mean exactly? Well, to put it simply, it’s a private message. So the photo could only be viewed by them. Hm, sounds a bit like Snapchat, except without the automatic deletion of the photo. So what are the perks exactly?

    With direct, you can choose a specific friend and type a direct message that goes only to them. They get to keep the photo and view it at any time. The fun part is, you can send direct messages up to 15 people, and according to TechCrunch, Instagram Direct also offers up suggested recipients (TechCrunch). Once you’ve sent an Instagram Direct, you can comment about the photo back and forth with who you’ve sent it to. You can also “Reply all” with another new photo or video.

    This messaging feature adds a new form of engagement for the app, but I believe that most users will refrain from this feature, and will continue to use Snapchat or text messaging instead, since Instagram’s platform is mainly focused on all your followers and your main feed.

    It’s interesting that through Instagram Direct, you must start the conversation with a photo message. Although the app is staying true to its roots, a fun and artsy Instagram photo should really be shared with all of your followers, don’t you think?

    Read more details at TechCrunch here and watch the video preview below:

    Read More… Post Comment

    Dec 06

    COMMENTS












    The Santa Barbara Bowl, built in the 1930s, has hosted many amazing shows throughout its history. The Bowl has been home to many big names in music over the years, as a venue to stop at when traveling between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Some highlights that we picked out are:

    Bob Marley + The Wailers - November 25, 1979

    Bob Marley and his band, the Wailers, went on tour in the Fall of 1979 to promote their album, Survival. Marley had been diagnosed with cancer two years earlier, and this was the second-to-last tour for Marley. His entire set was recorded, and would eventually be released as in DVD format in 2003 called “Bob Marley” The Legend.

    Jack Johnson - October 13 & 14, 2010

    No stranger to Santa Barbara or the Bowl, Jack Johnson headlined two shows at the Bowl on his 2010 Tour for “To The Sea”. He played a two-hour set after opener G. Love, and his mellow and lighthearted demeanor graced the audience of families and children alike.  To The Sea was one of the top-selling albums that year, and both sold-out nights of his Bowl performances were filmed and became the official music video for “To The Sea”.

    Read more >>

    Read More… Post Comment

    Nov 26

    COMMENTS












    Can you believe 2013 is coming to a close? A full year has passed by quite rapidly, but it has also graced us with wonderful music! We had to share a “Best of 2013” playlist for November (since the December playlist is strictly a “holiday/winter wonderland” playlist).

    There are lots of picks from The National’s Trouble Will Find Me as well as Haim’s hit debut album Days Are Gone. Check out what we’ve been listening to below!

    Justin:
    1. “Black Skinhead” - Kanye West - Yeezus
    2. “Late March, Death March” - Frightened Rabbit - Pedestrian Verse
    3. “Don’t Save Me” - Haim - Days Are Gone
    4. “Cayucos” - Cayucas - Bigfoot
    5. “I Sold My Bed, But Not My Stereo” - Capital Cities - In a Tidal Wave of Mystery
    5. “Hannah Hunt” - Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City
    6. “While I’m Alive” - STRFKR - Miracle Mile

    John:
    7. “Press Pause” - Pretty Lights - A Color Map of the Sun
    8. “Ringleader” - Shigeto - Ringleader
    9. “Lose Yourself to Dance” - Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
    10. “You Never Need Nobody” - The Lone Bellow - The Lone Bellow

    Tracy:
    11. “Don’t Let Me Down” - Solange - True
    12. “The Love Club” - Lorde - The Love Club EP
    13. “Lies” - CHVRCHES - The Bones of What You Believe

    Jacob:
    14. “Know Till Now” - Jim James - Know Till Now
    15. “Pompeii” - Bastille - Bad Blood
    16. “The Darlnigs of Lumberland” - They Might be Giants - Nanobots
    17. “Suit & Tie” - Justin Timberlake ft. JAY-Z - The 20/20 Experience
    18. “Be Free, A Way” - Flaming Lips - The Terror
    19. “Early Days” - Paul McCartney - NEW

    Read More… Post Comment

    Oct 22

    COMMENTS












    Jack Johnson hit the road this fall touring at historic intimate theatres across the US and Europe. The Oniracom crew was ecstatic to get a chance to see Jack at the historic and beautiful Arlington Theatre in Downtown Santa Barbara this past Sunday.

    Bahamas did a wonderful job opening for Jack. The crowd was swaying to their calm and soothing tunes. Santa Barbara was Jack’s last stop on his long 7 week tour with Bahamas, so naturally he made this last show a special one playing for two hours with appearances by J RADIO and Paula Fuga. The show went on for a full two hours, with Jack jamming out to “Bubble Toes”, “Staple It Together,” “Brushfire Fairytales” and also some new tracks from From Here to Now to You. Arlington’s intimate setting made for a great atmosphere. We were able to grab a great video of “Bubble Toes.” Check it out below!

     

     

    Read More… Post Comment

    Oct 16

    COMMENTS












    newnoise

    The New Noise Festival is back at it in Santa Barbara and we are stoked to see all of the amazing artists and panels that are organized for this weekend. It’s New Noise’s 5th anniversary, so they’ve of course given us a killer line-up that includes FMLYBND, Cayucas, and HAIM (yes, HAIM) at the Block Party on Saturday. The festival kicks off tomorrow with some great artists at various venues sprinkled around lovely Santa Barbara. Some artists on Thursday include Ghost Tiger, The White Buffalo, and Andrew W.K.

    Our very own Mike Wald will also be moderating a panel at the conference on Friday called, “If Music Could Talk: Marketing Your Brand.” The conference is a great way to learn about the music and entertainment industries. Our staff is excited to sit in on these panels!

    The festival will come to a close on Saturday with the Block Party on Mason Street. What better place to rock out to Dante Elephante, Grizfolk, FMLYBND, Cayucas, and HAIM than in the Funk Zone?

    Check out the full festival schedule here, and get your tickets as there is a limited supply!

    Read More… Post Comment

    Oct 08

    COMMENTS












    chvrcheshaimlorde

    It’s really amazing and inspiring when a brand new band/artist starts off their career with a killer debut album that hits the Internet and blogosphere by storm. This year has brought me not one, but THREE ridiculously good debut albums.

    What these three artists have in common however, is not just their amazing debuts, but the large amount of hype that they each received leading up to their release dates. Who do we have to thank for that? The Internet.

    CHVRCHES are an electro synth-pop band from Glasgow, Scotland. The electro synth pop genre is a difficult one to really stand out in, especially on SoundCloud, which is where CHVRCHES first released their extremely strong single “Lies.” This track stood out for its dark and commanding lyrics, which is a nice comparison to your typical electro pop band. Lies was then featured on a music blog called Neon Gold and CHVRCHES became a band born on the Internet. Their debut album The Bones of What You Believe was highly anticipated, and although it included several already well-known tracks, (i.e. “Gun”, “The Mother We Share”, “Recover”) fans were ecstatic to hear the new powerful lyrics and synths behind The Bones of What You Believe. The album received critical acclaim across a wide array of music blogs including Pitchfork, Stereogum, The Line of Best Fit, and more.

    Read more >>>

    Read More… Post Comment

    Sep 30

    COMMENTS












    Arcade Fire came to Oniracom to build a creative campaign releasing exclusive content. A teaser video and mysterious social posts informed fans that something would happen on the website on 9/9/13. The page design was simple, featuring three mysterious, unlabeled clocks that were presumed to be counting down to an event. At 9PM BST, a music video for the new single was released replacing the first clock. Concurrently, the band’s most recent Google Chrome experiment by Google Labs and Vincent Morisset was also released, replacing the second clock. The third and final clock was replaced by a link out to the iTunes store at 9PM local time on 9/9/13.

    arcadefire1

    arcadefire2

    The page is fully responsive and features a looping video in the background. Be sure to try it out on all your devices!

    arcadefire2

    And who doesn’t want a full video walk-through of the site? Check out our Vimeo walk-through below!

    Oniracom Portfolio | Arcade Fire (reflektor.arcadefire.com) from Oniracom on Vimeo.

     

    Read More… Post Comment

    Sep 25

    COMMENTS












     photo FavTv_ThemeSong.jpg

    We’ve dubbed September as “TV Month” here in the office. Why you say? Well, not only were The Emmys this week, but some great TV series have come to an end this month, and a bunch of new seasons are beginning to start up again as well. Dexter and Breaking Bad have come to a close, while we’re still excited for other shows like Homeland, New Girl, Parks and Recreation, and more!

    In honor of “TV Month,” we’ve compiled a playlist of our favorite TV Show theme songs. So go ahead and reminisce with us!


    Calia:
    1. “In The Street” from That 70’s Show
        - That 70’s Show is a gem to me, and so is this song. Reminds me of hanging out with my friends in high school, watching this series and just being all around goofy together.
    2. “California” from The O.C.
        - I love playing this song while driving up the 101, thinking of Marissa, Ryan, Seth, Summer ... and Captain Oats.


    Tad:
    3. The Muppet Show
        - My favorite part of the week as a kid was tuning into the Muppet Show.  Such a trip back in time for me.
    4. Cheers
        - Love the sweet lonesome melody.


    Justin:
    5. Goof Troop
        - The iconic mix of classic Disney with young 90’s kids culture, bright backpacks, skateboards and a cartoon puppy named Max. Quintessential.
    6. City Guys
        - The late nineties brought us one of the most under rated pre-teen dramas on the after school lineup. City Guys is a diamond in the rough characterized by that fantastic hip-hop theme song and inter-racial friendships.
    7. “Hey Sandy” from The Adventures of Pete and Pete
        - Thank Nirvana for inspiring the New Wave version of grunge rock that become so essential to “rock” music in the nineties. This theme song always got me off the couch and flexing my temporary tattoo. God bless Danny Tamberelli.
    8. All That
        - The intro says is best: “Fresh off the block. Stop! Look and watch. Ready yet? Get set! It’s Alllll That!”

    Read More… Post Comment

    Sep 20

    COMMENTS












    Relix Magazine came to us for a brand new design and concept for their site. We built them a custom website with a responsive design fit for mobile, tablet and desktop devices. We’ve been a long time reader & supporter of the magazine, so we’re ecstatic about this new look and functionality!

    relix1

    Relix Magazine has been a publication since 1974, so you can imagine the large amount of content that needed to be migrated over to the new site. Never fear, we were able to swiftly migrate it to their new Expression Engine platform. To grow Relix’s social network audience, we leveraged current audiences, fans and partners for a multi-platform promotion.

    relix2

    relix2

    Be sure to check the site out on your mobile and tablet devices: 

    relix4 relix5

    We’re stoked about the new look and functionality of Relix’s brand new web presence and we are excited to help maintain and manage their web presence with them through the months to come!

    Read More… Post Comment

    Sep 13

    COMMENTS












    Culver City Dub Collective, a long time friend of Oniracom came to us for a brand new web presence. We built them a custom microsite that features their latest album, videos, and includes a full social stream. Culver City Dub Collective includes Adam Topol, Franchot Tone, David Ralicke, Chris Joyner, and Jose Esquivel.

    Take a look at the screenshots below, and be sure to visit their site for the full experience. We can’t wait to hear more tunes from the boys at Culver City Dub!

    ccdc3

    ccdc2

    ccdc1

    Read More… Post Comment

    Aug 29

    COMMENTS












    We here at Oniracom have no shame in our song choices, so we are bringing you our ultimate guilty pleasure playlist. There’s everything from Usher and Britney Spears to… Creed. Yes, Creed.

    It’s surprising that we haven’t chosen this theme sooner, but here you have it, the Oniracom Staff Guilty Pleasures Playlist. Enjoy!

    Calia:
    1. “Semi-Charmed Life” - Third Eye Blind
    2. “Burn” - Usher
    3. “Feel So Close” - Calvin Harris

    Jacob:
    4. “What’s the Difference” - Dr. Dre
    5. “Haven’t Met You Yet” - Michael Buble
    6. “Read My Mind” - The Killers
    7. “So Damn Lucky” - Dave Matthews

    Justin:
    8. “Tarzan Boy” - Baltimora (from Turtles 3: Turtles in Time)
    9. “Lucky” - Britney Spears
    10. “Crazy for This Girl” - Evan and Jaron
    11. “Dreams” - The Cranberries

    Read More… Post Comment

    Aug 22

    COMMENTS












    We are EXTREMELY excited to announce the launch of Jack Johnson’s new and improved custom responsive website! We have been working hard to modernize JackJohnsonMusic.com with a complete aesthetic and technical overhaul of the web presence.

    jack3

    As you know, everyone in the office has been hard at work preparing the website for Jack’s next studio album release with his new pre-order store launch and 2013 Tour Charity Auction. Jack’s new site has been leveraged with new media/technology and social user-based marketing to increase the reach of promotions for the new album and tour.

    jack2

    With the new overhaul of the site came a nice mobile friendly layout! Check out the images below to see what we mean:

    mobile3 mobile4

    JackJohnsonMusic.com is completely revamped—and much faster if you haven’t noticed already! We hope you enjoy the site as much as we do, and don’t forget to check it out on your mobile and tablet devices!

    Read More… Post Comment

    Aug 21

    COMMENTS












    musicindustry


    Los Angeles, New York, and Nashville have always been hot spots for jobs in the music industry, but in terms of concentration of music industry jobs, Nashville is number one with 7.8 per 1,000 residents according to this article by Billboard. Los Angeles is a distant second with 2.8. Austin is third with 2.6. Charlotte, N.C has a score of 2.1, and New York surprisingly falls behind at 2.0. So, chances are higher that your neighbor works in the music industry if you live in Nashville. Makes sense, since there’s been so many new and young artists coming out of Nashville lately (Cherub, Wild Cub, just to name two)

    Continue Reading→

    Read More… Post Comment

    Aug 09

    COMMENTS












    Beats Logo Renowned music industry veteran Jimmy Iovine’s new project is almost ready to be released to the public. It is a new, online, subscription based music service. Now that in itself is nothing new as we already have Spotify amongst other streaming services. So what’s different this time around? What will make this successful?? Take a look as I attempt to break down several different features of this new service recently named: Beats Music.

    The CEO & co-founder of Beats Electronics, Jimmy Iovine, plans to launch his new online music streaming service Beats Music (formally known as project Daisy) in the next couple of months. Noticing the lack of context and emotional connection in music streaming today, he has recently hired an expert team of curators to give the online music streamer a more personalized experience. If you want to find out who the curators are just click here.

    Read More… Post Comment

    Aug 07

    COMMENTS












    Hip hip hooray! Jack Johnson’s new pre-sale store page is now up and running. His store features several merch bundles that include everything from a poster to a unique reclaimed wooden body surfing handplane.

    We’ve been working very hard on this pre-sale store launch here at Oniracom, so we’re stoked to finally share the finished product with all of you. Jack’s store page is powered by Topspin and now includes a US and European page, allowing you to switch easily between currencies and save on shipping fees if you are from the UK/EU.

    Check out the screen shots below, and be sure to pre-order Jack’s new album and any of the fantastic merch bundles soon! Jack’s new album ‘From Here to Now to You’ will be released on September 16 in the UK/EU and September 17 in the US.

    presale2

    presale1

    presale3

    Read More… Post Comment

    Jul 30

    COMMENTS












    This playlist was probably our most fun yet. I asked all of our staff members to come up with a few songs that are quintessential Oniracom.

    All of the songs below remind us of our amazing office and the friendly environment that comes with it.

    Some of our staff provided descriptions to each of their choices as well, which makes it all the more fun! Take a listen and soak in the Oniracom vibes.


    Haaris:

    1. ‘Go With the Flow’ - Queens of the Stone Age
    Working in this environment is different from day to day. One must be able to adapt.

    2.‘Sitting Waiting Wishing’ - Jack Johnson
    Creative environment where we can contemplate creative campaigns and make them real.

    3. ‘Clique’ - Kanye West
    The quality of our work is extremely high, that can only be created by an all star team of individuals.

    4. ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ - Guns n Roses
    For this really busy days…

    5. ‘Good Life’ - Kanye West
    This is a GREAT place to work, I can’t say that enough.

    Jacob:

    6. ‘Hope’ - Jack Johnson
    7. ‘Brighter’ - Matt McAvene
    8. ‘Jerusalem’ - Matisyahu
    9. ‘Let Love Rule’ - Lenny Kravitz
    10. ‘Sunshine’ - Matt Costa

    Read More… Post Comment

    Jul 22

    COMMENTS












    Fun Facebook Chat Icons

    Author: carla
    POSTED AT 06:07 PM

    It seems like no chat conversation these days is complete without some crazy emoticons- emoji for iPhone has practically become a second habit, and now Facebook Chat has introduced stickers (basically large cartoon emoticons that embed into the chat conversation) on the web. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite Facebook Chat Stickers and appropriate times to use them, inspired by this Mashable article:

    1. For when you want to pretend you work at the Bluth Banana Stand

    banana

    2. For when you get food poisoning from a really bad seafood restaurant

    fish

    3. For when you’re feeling ~FABULOUS~

    glasses

    4. For when you’re practicing for your big Shakespeare Broadway debut

    cactus

    Continue Reading→

    Read More… Post Comment

    Jul 17

    COMMENTS












    Over the past few years, there has been huge leaps and bounds in the growth of the social networking site Pinterest. Clothing stores, Magazines, Designers, and practically every female who likes planning weddings and homemade gifts have taken to Pinterest as a place to store photos from their own computer or from their favorite websites. The visual bulletin board aesthetic lends itself easily for users to compartmentalize their images into different categories such as Recipes, Art, Interior Design, DIY, Fashion, etc.  

    Unlike other photo-sharing websites, Pinterest has a “Pin It Button” that allows you to pin an image from any website. Once you click the button in your browser, it pulls images from the current webpage and allows you to pin it to your Pinterest profile. 

    However, there are a few drawbacks on pinning directly to Pinterest: since you can only pin images, it’s hard to pin a quote, Twitter profile, or Website unless it is a single image. Also, it’s not possible to pin tracks directly from Spotify for the pinners that want to share music on their profiles. 

    This is where Pinstamatic comes in: it’s a hip website that allows you to do all the above.




    Continue reading→

    Read More… Post Comment

    Jul 15

    COMMENTS












    KCON 2013

    Our client KCON released their official trailer for KCON 2013, which is being held at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena in downtown LA on August 24th and 25th. Tickets are on sale NOW!

    We were excited to revamp KCON’s web presence by creating a bright and simple responsive site that promotes their awesome K-POP Music Conference.

    Don’t miss the K-POP sensation and be sure to check out the splash page we designed for more information!

    Watch Video

    Jul 11

    COMMENTS












    Free Enough - Tad Wagner

    Author: calia
    POSTED AT 03:07 PM
    Free Enough - Tad Wagner

    Our very own art director, Tad Wagner has released a brand new single titled ‘Free Enough.’ Listen to the single here and enjoy the soft, smooth and comforting sounds. Tad created the music video himself with interesting images and footage from NASA. Visit Tad’s website here to find out more about his forthcoming album release. We hope you’re as excited as we are about the release!

    Watch Video

    Jul 09

    COMMENTS












    keepmoving

    Andrew Stockdale came to Oniracom to develop an album release campaign based around a google map and a custom SoundCloud player. The page boasts a stream of the entire new album along with an interactive photo stream of Instagram photos tagged with #KeepMoving.

    Check out the full video walkthrough below!

    Oniracom Portfolio | Andrew Stockdale (KEEPMOVING.FM) from Oniracom on Vimeo.

    Read More… Post Comment

    Jul 02

    COMMENTS












    techcrunch

    VINE
    Pros:

  • Looped footage
  • Available on both iOS and Android platforms
  • Available on Amazon Kindle
  • Can imbed videos on desktop
  • Can mute videos on desktop
  • Full Twitter integration

  • Cons:

  • No filters
  • No Vine web profiles
  • No Photo Map

  • Future:

  • TechCrunch reported the Vine is teasing some possible App updates soon: Full screen video, ability to save Vine drafts and voiceover ability

  • INSTAGRAM
    Pros:

  • 13 Filters for video
  • Choose a Cover Frame (as sort of a splash page for video)
  • Can edit out video frames after shooting
  • Double tap to focus while shooting video
  • “Cinema” feature: Image stabilization
  • Share to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Foursquare, Email
  • Instagram Web Profiles to watch videos on desktop

  • Cons:

  • No playback
  • Can’t play video on Android yet (can only see cover frame)

  • Future:

  • (possibly) more video filters

  • vine

    Also, this fun website plays two videos side by side (from Vine and Instagram respectively) and lets you pick which one you think is the best. Vine is currently winning the battle with 13657 votes, while Instagram has 11747 votes.

    So who is the better video sharing app? Only time will tell, but we have millions on millions (literally) of both Vine and Instagram videos to look through in the meantime.

    Read More… Post Comment

    Jul 01

    COMMENTS












    Jack Johnson - I Got You

    Check out Jack’s official new music video for his single ‘I Got You.’ Stay tuned for his new album coming out in September!

    Watch Video

    Jun 19

    COMMENTS












    Summertime is most certainly upon us. We’ve got the Summer Solstice festivities kicking off in Santa Barbara this weekend, and the rays have not stopped shining! June Gloom is burning off and turning into a spectacular summer.

    With that being said, the last thing we need to make this summer even more perfect is an awesome playlist. Check out the tracks our staff has picked for our Summertime June Playlist:

    Calia:
    1. “Let’s Get Out of this Country” - Camera Obscura
    2. “Verona” - Geographer
    3. “In the Sun” - She & Him

    Jacob:
    4. “Doin’ Time” - Sublime
    5. “Hot Stuff” - Donna Summer
    6. “Summer Teeth” - Wilco
    7. “All Summer Long” - The Beach Boys

    Tad:
    8. “Step” - Vampire Weekend
    9. “Bros” - Panda Bear
    10. “At the Zoo” - Simon & Garfunkel

    Haaris:
    11. “My God is the Sun” - Queens of the Stone Age
    12. “Food Fight!” - Be Your Own Pet
    13. “Bull In The Heather” - Sonic Youth
    14. “Summertime” - DJ Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince
    15. “Ice Cream” - Wu Tang Clan
    16. “Feel Good Hit of the Summer” - Queens of the Stone Age

    Justin:
    17. “Cayucos” - Cayucas
    18.“I Know What I Know” - Paul Simon
    19. “Taper Jean Girl” - Kings of Leon
    20. “Mansard Roof” - Vampire Weekend
    21. “Finger Back” - Vampire Weekend
    22. “Will ‘The Thrill’” - Cayucas
    23. “East Coast Girl” - Cayucas

    Tracy:
    24. “I’m in Here” - Sia
    25. “Chasing You” - Capital Cities

    John L:
    26. “Heaven” - Bitter:Sweet - The Mating Game
    27. “People Keep Comin’ Around” - Tindersticks

    Read More… Post Comment

    Jun 14

    COMMENTS












    bonn

    Jack Johnson has stepped in to replace Mumford and Sons at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival tomorrow in Manchester, Tennessee.

    The English folk-rock group had to cancel their appearance at the festival and their entire summer tour after discovering their bass player, Ted Dwayne had a blood clot in his brain.

    Jack was already onsite at Bonnaroo to see friends ALO perform. After the festival organizers asked him to play, Jack confirmed with his band and decided to step in for Saturday as the festival’s headliner.

    We hope Ted Dwayne from Mumford and Sons has a speedy recovery! And for those of you at Bonnaroo tomorrow—enjoy Jack’s sure to be amazing set!

    Read More… Post Comment

    Jun 11

    COMMENTS












    New Lyric Video: Jack Johnson’s ‘I Got You’

    The first single from the new album “From Here To Now To You” due out September 17, 2013

    Watch Video

    Jun 10

    COMMENTS












    Jack’s new album is due out in September, but he’s already got a splendid new single for us to listen to.

    Listen to ‘I Got You’ here on his site! So appropriate for the summer months. Enjoy!

    following

    Read More… Post Comment

    May 29

    COMMENTS












    following

    Our previous client and good friends at A Year Without War are bringing a brand new film titled Following the Ninth to Santa Barbara for its premiere.

    Following the Ninth is a documentary about the global impact that Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony has had at this time in our history. The film praises, “From Europe through Africa to Asia and the Americas, the Ninth Symphony is continuously performed celebrating our common humanity and joyous existence.”

    The premiere will take place on June 4th at 7:00pm at the Marjorie Luke Theatre. Tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased either online, at the Marjorie Luke Theatre box office, or by calling 805-965-0581 #2476

    Head over to Following the Ninth’s website to view the trailer. We hope to see you all there!

    Read More… Post Comment

    May 28

    COMMENTS












    Smartphone by The Bayonets

    The official video for The Bayonets new single ‘Smartphone.’ Check it out and be sure to visit their website here

    Watch Video

    May 28

    COMMENTS












    Flickr rolled out some new features and a hot new design that offers higher resolution, a news feed, and more.

    Landing on the home page, you’ll already notice the brand new design, bigger images, and crisper resolutions. Flickr is giving all its users 1 terabyte (yes terabyte) of space. This makes way for bigger and better images.

    flickr3

    flickr1

    flickr2

    Mashable explains that the “news feed” feature is a bit similar to the Instagram news feed. To see this feature in full, check out their video that takes you through the new Flickr here.

    Sharing is now also easier on Flickr. Once you post, you can easily share to Facebook. Twitter, Tumblr and more.

    Overall, the new design is much more progressive in the digital/social media realm and the endless amount of space and higher resolutions are sure to make all Flickr users happy.

    Read More… Post Comment

    May 22

    COMMENTS












    In case you missed it, you can see Jack’s full segment on The Today Show this past Monday here.

    He talked about the lovely Kokua Hawaii Foundation and his highly anticipated new record. More coming from Jack soon!

    jack

     

    Read More… Post Comment

    May 16

    COMMENTS












    Greetings fellow dreamers! This month we are giving you a jam packed playlist that’s essential for any and all road trips. We’ve got a whopping 118 tracks on this playlist that’s sure to last you on long car rides. Enjoy and feel free to *collaborate* if you have an Rdio account. Click our playlist below and then simply click “collaborate” to add your own personal tracks to the mix!

    My picks:
    “July” - Youth Lagoon
    “Recover” - CHVRCHES
    “Hold On” - SBTRKT
    “You Make My Dreams Come True” - Hall and Oates

    Tad:
    “Movin’ Right Along” - The Muppets

    Tracy:
    “San Francisco” - Foxygen
    “When My Time Comes” - Dawes
    “Don’t Let me Down” - Solange

    Justin:
    Sam’s Town - The Killers (In its entirety)
    The Devil and God are Raging Inside Me (In its entirety)
    From Under the Cork Tree - Fall Out Boy (In its entirety)
    Aim and Ignite - FUN (In its entirety)

    Mike:
    “Casey Jones” - Grateful Dead
    “Ramble On” - Led Zeppelin

    Haaris:
    Enter the 36th Chamber - Wu Tang Clan(In its entirety)
    I Love You its Cool - Bear in Heaven (In its entirety)
    Sea of Cowards - Dead Weather (In its entirety)

    Read More… Post Comment

    May 06

    COMMENTS












    everfound

    Oniracom developed an interactive album release campaign for Everfound, a new band out of Colorado. The campaign leverages Twitter hashtags as a means to vote for songs. Fans are able to listen to previews of every track from the album and vote for their favorites. The song with the most votes is released at a set time based on the countdown timer on the website.

    Get a full video walk-through of the site below, and be sure to visit it here!

    Oniracom Portfolio | Everfound (EverfoundMusic.com/Listen) from Oniracom on Vimeo.

    Read More… Post Comment

    Apr 24

    COMMENTS












    April Staff Playlist

    Author: calia
    POSTED AT 09:04 PM

    Spring has officially arrived. The flowers are blossoming and the nice mix of sunny and gloomy days in Santa Barbara are a refreshing change of pace.

    Now all we need is a good springtime playlist to get us through spring cleaning and all of our spring projects. Here you have it, the April staff playlist:


    Calia:

    1. “Never Wanted Your Love” - She & Him
    2. “The Sweetest Thing” - Camera Obscura
    3. “Santa Cruz” - Gold Motel

    Jacob:

    4. “Make The Money” - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
    5. “Mexican Cousin” - Phish
    6. “Never Know” - Jack Johnson

    Tad:

    7. “The Desert Babbler” – Iron and Wine
    8. “Morning Has Broken” – Cat Stevens
    9. “What a Day for a Daydream” – The Lovin’ Spoonful
    10. “Prelude in C Major” – J.S. Bach

    Read More… Post Comment

    Apr 23

    COMMENTS












    The Santa Barbara Earth Day festival took place this past weekend at Alameda Park and it was an absolute blast! We were excited to share the Social Media Lounge with our friends over at LoaTree, hangout with the Community Environmental Council crew, enjoy good music, and have an overall good time.

    It’s an honor to be a sponsor and marketing partner for the Community Environmental Council of Santa Barbara. Like last year, we designed and developed a live site that displayed all the fun that was going on at Earth Day from Saturday-Sunday. You can check out the live site here.

    This year, there were 35,895 festival-goers and over 200 exhibitors. The food was tasty and the local music was fresh. SB Earth Day also presented two “Environmental Hero Awards” to Van Jones and Bill Nye.

    Check out some of our Instagram shots below. To see more, search for the hashtag #sbearthday and you’ll see over a thousand Earth Day photos!

    earth5

    earth
    earth2
    earth3
     
    earth4

    Read More… Post Comment

    Apr 10

    COMMENTS












    ALO - BottleRock Festival Promo

    ALO will be hitting up the BottleRock Festival in Napa, CA on May 9. Check out the full lineup here

    Watch Video

    Apr 01

    COMMENTS












    There are days to be serious, but today is simply not one of those days. Spoiler alert! Today is April Fools Day, and what a glorious day it is for the Internet. Here are of my favorites in no particular order.

    1. Google Nose

    It’s become a bit of a tradition for Google to introduce some sort of pseudo-app every April Fools and this year’s edition comes in the form of Google Nose with the slogan “Smelling is believing.”

    nose

    Had she not smelled her phone, I might have believed them.

    2. Netflix Suggestions

    Upon perusing the web for some other April Fools fun, it seemed that Netflix had performed the prank of all pranks. Netflix typically gives me ultra-specific categories, but today seems to be extra special on that front. Here is the suggestion from my own personal account:

    netflix

    Sadly I did not get anything about Nicolas Cage freak-outs as seen here.

    Read More… Post Comment

    Mar 29

    COMMENTS












    stitcherinstaevernoteprismaticsonosfamilytheScoretwittergooglemapsreipapertwitterificinstacastonebusmlbdropboxafteruberpandorasnapseedFacebookpinteresttumblrrdioyoutube



    We’ve finally done it. Each staff member chose their favorite apps that they can’t live without. Take a look at who chose what, and click on each app to see why they rock!

    Read More… Post Comment

    Mar 28

    COMMENTS












    British mobile provider Three (UK) seems to have struck a bit of viral marketing gold in the recent #danceponydance campaign that hit Youtube this month. The premise of the advert? Silly stuff matters.  How do they convey this slogan? With a dancing Shetland Pony of course.

    pony
    In the age of Tivo and DVR, advertisements have gotten creative, and I can’t say that I mind too much.  That being said, companies face a need to reach audiences at a startling speed that will rise above the many Youtube videos of cute sloths in slow motion, adorable children saying the darndest things and, ahem, other companies trying to rise above viral happy accidents. And let me just say, they are doing a terrific job doing so. 

    Exhibit A: Shetland Ponies.

    Read More… Post Comment

    Mar 19

    COMMENTS












    SXSW 2013

    Author: calia
    POSTED AT 01:03 PM

    Jacob, Mike, and Haaris hit up SXSW, the great tech and media conference, in Austin, TX last week.

    The Oniracom crew had a great time connecting with new and old brands and businesses in Austin, and are now back with fresh ideas and ready to ring in Spring!

    Be sure to take a peek at all of the fun Instagram shots below! We are feeling nostalgic for SXSW already, see you in a years time Austin!

    sxswnewsletter

    Read More… Post Comment

    Mar 13

    COMMENTS












    It’s March, which can mean a few things. Spring, St. Patrick’s Day, and… March Madness! We’ve compiled a great sports themed playlist that is sure to get you on your feet, clapping, and cheering along. Are you ready?


    Jacob:

    1. “Whoomp! (There It Is)” - Tag Team

    2. “Hit The Road Jack” - Ray Charles

    3. “Jump Around” - House Of Pain

    Justin (with a little intro):

    SODO MOJO! - ” ‘Who Let the Dogs Out’ was last year’s unofficial national anthem of sports, particularly in Seattle, where A-Rod had it played almost constantly throughout the season. With A-Rod gone and the Baja Men dispatched to one-hit wonder obscurity, fans have visions of providing the Mariners with the next great theme song.”

    4. “Who Let The Dogs Out” - Baha Men

    5. “Up Around The Bend” - Creedence Clearwater Revival

    6. “Baba O’Riley” - The Who

    7. “Space Jam” - Quad City DJs

    8.“The Way I Sing It (Ft. Ken Griffey Jr.)” - Kid Sensation

     

    Read More… Post Comment

    Mar 12

    COMMENTS












    It’s a good time for music everyone. First off, can I get a yes and an amen to the man of my dreams since pre-teenhood, Justin Timberlake and his new album The 20/20 Experience dropping next week?!

    newsfeed

     

    I thought so. Something we can all agree on, he’s come a long way since the days of frosted tips… it’s okay JT, we love you even in your darkest hour. But honestly, is there anything better than a pop prince nodding to old pop with flavors of mo-town, jazz, sweeping violins and good old fashioned smooth beats?

    In all actuality, music’s been getting creative, both in musicianship and the way it’s being brought to life in music videos. This brings me to my main topic of discussion: The ethereal bizarro magic show that is the new Beach House video for “Wishes” on their new album out Bloom.

    Directed by Eric Warheim, (of Tim & Eric fame) this video brings the mundane to life in the half-time show I wish happened in real life.  Featured actor Ray Wise, yes, Robin Scherbatsky Sr., makes his very own debut as singer extraordinaire.

    Read More… Post Comment

    Mar 11

    COMMENTS












    Primus - HOINFODAMAN

    Our friend at Power Philms is a finalist in the Primus Music Video competition. Check out his animated video and *like* Primus on Facebook in order to vote for this awesome video!

    Watch Video

    Mar 08

    COMMENTS












    Hold on to your hats everybody, Facebook is revolutionizing the newsfeed with the biggest facelift it’s endured since I was 19. (2009 if you must know)  Yep, as of today Mark Zuckerberg has announced that Facebook will redesign the holy grail of social media, the newsfeed.  The redesign that will soon infiltrate your own personal blue screen is adapting with the changing times of Internet sharing.  So what does that exactly entail? I will tell you.  And I will also tell you what I think about it, because let’s face it, I just want to be one of the cool kids.

    One of the main changes, as pointed out in this Gizmodo Article is a much greater focus on visual/rich media than ever before.

    newsfeed

     

    Read More… Post Comment

    Mar 04

    COMMENTS












    vine

    There’s a lot of buzz going around about Twitter’s new iPhone app Vine.  It’s a social networking app that allows you to take a 6 second video and edit in-phone. Many believe that this is the next big thing in social sharing. There is much speculation as to what will make or break this app in the beginning stages of catching on (Mashable), but rather than being critical like I usually am, I’m going to focus on the positives.

    This simple little idea allows anyone to create his or her own cinematic masterpiece… or videos of our very own Calia eating chocolate cream pie

    That’s what I like about this new app. The possibilities are endless. You can re-create your own version of the Harlem Shake sensation re-sweeping the nation as seen on illustrator / video animator Ian Padgham’s Twitter account @origiful [See it here]

    Read More… Post Comment

    Feb 25

    COMMENTS












    Marc Beauregard - An Interview With The Californian Songwriter

    Los Angeles based Singer/Songwriter Marc Beauregard stops and talks about where his music came from and where it’s going.

    Watch Video

    Feb 21

    COMMENTS












    By now I’m sure the majority of you are all too familiar with the Harlem Shake dance meme that has overtaken Gangnam Style as the latest viral sensation to hit the web.
    I’ll admit, I too am guilty of spending a shameful amount of time watching these videos online…

    While the Harlem Shake may have been burning through it’s 15 minutes mercilessly, there’s no denying that it marks one of the most popular and pervasive memes of 2013. Within just a span of a few weeks, it already boasts well over 170 million views from 40,000 different YouTube channels.

    Between punching inflatable giraffes and underwater tabletop dancing, it’s hard to choose which Harlem Shake videos are the most creative. Thankfully, Mashable has compiled a comprehensive list of must-sees for viewers. Check it out here.

    And for those of you hoping this meme couldn’t fade into obscurity any sooner, I’ve got bad news for you. A variation of the Harlem Shake, or rather, “Harlem Fake” has made its way to the Internet—but this time, viewers are greeted with a twist once the bass kicks in.

    Here are a few clips of funny Harlem fake-outs:

    Read More… Post Comment

    Feb 19

    COMMENTS












    “Good Times” - Matt Costa

    Matt Costa’s self titled album hit stores last week and we are stoked about his new music video for his single “Good Times,” directed by friend, Emmett Malloy.

    Watch Video

    Feb 15

    COMMENTS












    “Sucker for Love” by The Bayonets

    “Sucker for Love” the first single by The Bayonets is out today! You can purchase the single at http://brianray.com

    Watch Video

    Feb 15

    COMMENTS












    Happy Valentine’s Day! Since it’s the special day of love, our February Staff Playlist includes all of our favorite love songs that are mushy gushy, romantic, heart-wrenching, and lovely all in equal measure.

    If you need a romantic playlist, well here you have it! Sit back and enjoy.

    Justin:

    1. “My Best Friend” - Weezer

    2. “Postcards From Italy” - Beirut

    3. “Love And Some Verses - Iron and Wine

    Mike:

    4. “You Can Close Your Eyes” - James Taylor

    5. “All My Life” - K-Ci & JoJo

    6. “You’re My Best Friend” - Queen

    Read More… Post Comment

    Feb 13

    COMMENTS












    A Close Look At The Grammys

    Author: breanna
    POSTED AT 07:02 PM

    We just lived through another historical moment here in Santa Barbara, and no I’m not talking about the grand opening of Chik – Fil- A, is that how it’s spelled? No no, the 55th annual Grammy Awards aired Sunday night!  And this time, there wasn’t too much Taylor or Kanye, unless you count the break-up-song in Wonderland Cirque du-so weird spectacular the lovely Ms. Swift performed.

    grammy

    All this aside, all I could think about, was how many categories does it take to establish an award show?  I’m all for recognizing and honoring the artists I blast from my little macbook speakers, but I mean really, three and a half hours?  Seems to be a bit… excessive.  So, I looked into the past in order to compare it to the present.

    In the First Annual Grammy awards ceremony, there were 28 categories.  (Don’t worry, I counted.)  Categories such as Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, all the big awards we still await with much anticipation year after year.  However, we still hand out just about all of the same awards from that first ceremony… and then some.

    The 55th Annual Grammy awards ceremony possessed not even double but almost triple that amount with 81 total categories.  Some are probably necessary to add i.e. country, rap, reggae, you know, to keep up with the times.  But some of them, well, you be the judge.

    Read More… Post Comment

    Feb 07

    COMMENTS












    Introducing The Bayonets!

    We’re excited to be working with Brian Ray and Oliver Leiber’s new band “The Bayonets.” Check out their promo video and look for the singles coming in 2013 http://www.brianray.com

    Watch Video

    Jan 31

    COMMENTS












    Donatella Arpaia came to Oniracom to meet her brand goals by crafting a new custom website for her personal brand, branding her social networks, and providing her social content strategy & community management. Oniracom synthesized Donatella’s style and brand identity into a clean, convincing package of web properties.

    Oniracom Portfolio | Donatella Arpaia (DonatellaArpaia.com) from Oniracom on Vimeo.

    Click the image below to see her full website in action!

    donatellavideo

     

    Read More… Post Comment

    Jan 29

    COMMENTS












    coachellagball

    Well, it’s that time of year again. Yep, Coachella tickets go on sale tomorrow morning already. And though I personally will not be joining my fellow music sojourners yonder to Indio, CA this year, it got me to thinking, is the west coast really the best coast?

    All biases toward the Cali weather aside, I thought I’d delve into NYC’s always-fabulous Governors Ball for some inspiration in this battle of the coasts.

    First of all, let me say this, Coachella always impresses with the depth of amazing artists they are able to host in one desert land, however that is also the problem with Coachella: There are too many darn musical acts!

    While Governor’s Ball may not have the dearth of artists in the lineup, they manage to pack a pretty serious punch in just, wait for it, 3 days, rather than two entire weekends.

    It seems that what Coachella provides in quantity, Governor’s Ball brings in quality, grabbing some of music’s biggest acts such as Kanye West, The Avett Brothers, Kings of Leon etc.  Also, Governor’s Ball will be hosting my girls of Icona Pop. Talk about a party.

    All qualms aside, each festival will be featuring tons of music’s best and brightest, kicking off 2013 with much excitement.

    So, If I were to attend either festival, which in reality I am not, here are some of the artists I’d be most excited to see:

    Read More… Post Comment

    Jan 24

    COMMENTS












    January Staff Playlist

    Author: calia
    POSTED AT 07:01 PM

    We reminisced 2012 for our January Staff Playlist, choosing our favorite tracks from this past year. We are however, excited to hear everything that 2013 is going to bring! There are many highly anticipated albums coming our way. Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé, Destiny’s Child, David Bowie, Local Natives, Arcade Fire, Jay-Z, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs are each releasing a brand new sparkly album for 2013.

    Here’s a playlist to get you going until some of these great albums are released!

    Calia:

    1. “Sunset” - The xx

    2. “Dissolve Me” - alt-J

    3. “Unto Caesar” - Dirty Projectors

    4. “Lost” - Frank Ocean

    Matt:

    5. “Safe and Sound” - Capital Cities

    6. “Global Concepts” - Robert DeLong

    Drew:

    7. “My Little Brother” - TW Walsh

    8. “Working Titles” - Damien Jurado

    9. “Attaboy” - Goat Rodeo Sessions

    Read More… Post Comment

    Jan 21

    COMMENTS












    Staff Picks: Albums for a Desert Island

    Author: calia
    POSTED AT 08:01 PM

    If we had three of our all time favorite, most memorable, and flat out amazing albums with us while stranded on a desert island, we’d probably be alright. This is what would keep each of us going if we were unfortunately stranded. What would you choose?

    desert


    Jacob: The Beatles’ “Magical Mystery Tour” - Each song is actually a single (many were released as singles and later compiled into this proper LP release) so the experience does not tire with each new listen.  This album is fun (Baby, You’re a Rich Man), psychedelic (I Am The Walrus), insightful (The Fool on the Hill), uplifting (Penny Lane), whimsical (Strawberry Fields Forever) and just plain genius (All You Need is Love).  Thank you John, Paul, George & Ringo for making mysterious magic for generations to fall in love with.”

    Talking Heads’ “Remain In Light” - The pairing of David Byrne and Brian Eno is one of the all time collaborations since Lennon/McCartney, and despite being the ‘Heads worst selling album of their career it ends up being my favorite.  Released two months after my birth, I am completely connected to the songwriting, incorporation of African polyrhythms, production of samples/loops and horn line arrangements.  This masterpiece, front to back, never sounds tired!

    Phish’s “A Live One” - Being my favorite live band, it’s only fitting that I would choose Phish’s certified platinum double disc live produced record.  Each track was recorded on their 1994 tour at a different venue, but is seamlessly stitched together to mimic their classic two set plus encore live format.  One of the best tracks is titled “Montana” and is actually a few minute excerpt of a jam from a show in Bozeman, Montana (hence the title) that flawlessly sets the stage for an epic “You Enjoy Myself.”

    Calia: Bon Iver’s self titled sophomore album - This album is a beauty. Everything about it is gorgeous. Lyrics, tunes, melodies, and the emotion. I think if I had this album with me while I was stranded on a desert island I’d still be able to see all of life’s beauties.

    Phoenix’s Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix - Something to dance to.

    Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs - This album is pure gold. Why wouldn’t I want it with me forever?

    Read More… Post Comment

    Jan 18

    COMMENTS












    insta
    Instagram announced that the company currently has 90 million monthly active users, which is 10% up from December’s statistics. Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom told AllThingsD that “Instagram continues to see very strong growth around the world.”

    Instagram also dropped a few more statistics on their press page stating that they have 40 million photos per day, 8500 likes per second and 1000 comments per second.

    Read More… Post Comment

    Jan 10

    COMMENTS












    2013 has just begun, and we’ve already got word that some great comebacks are on their way!

    To start, David Bowie just released a music video for his new single titled, “Where Are We Now?” His new album “The Next Day” will be released on March 12 in the US. His new single has stirred up some mixed reviews. Some absolutely love it, while others question his upcoming album. Neil McCormick of Telegraph described it as a typical Bowie track that is “beautifully strange,” which is definitely displayed in Bowie’s music video especially. If you haven’t seen it, check it out below and tell us what you think.

    Read More… Post Comment

    Dec 18

    COMMENTS












    We knew something big was going to happen when Facebook announced three months ago that they have purchased Instagram. A lot of users however, did not expect this drastic policy shift.

    Beginning January 16, Facebook “claims the perpetual right to license all public Instagram photos to companies or any other organization, including for advertising purposes, which would effectively transform the Web site into the world’s largest stock photo agency” (CNET). This means that Facebook won’t have to pay you anything to use your images. If for say, you took a splendid image of a restaurant, and that restaurant decides that they’d like to use that image for advertising purposes, they pay Facebook and not you.

    CNET also makes another great point, stating that this policy could “trigger state privacy laws” if the photos that Facebook sells contain images of young children without obtaining parental consent.

    Read More… Post Comment

    Dec 18

    COMMENTS












    Oniracom has worked closely with G. Love & Special Sauce since 2001. On this most recent implementation of G. Love’s website, we decided to feature much of G. Love’s media, specifically his video blog and full discography. Users can stream any track from all 16 of his releases while they read along to his lyrics. Our Development Team created custom media players that pull content from the same CMS that runs the news and band weblogs.

    Oniracom Portfolio | G. Love (Philadelphonic.com) from Oniracom on Vimeo.

    Read More… Post Comment

    Dec 12

    COMMENTS












    “On Our Side” EPK - ERLAND

    Author: calia
    POSTED AT 06:12 PM
    “On Our Side” EPK - ERLAND

    Official EPK for Erland’s debut album “On Our Side.” Enjoy!

    Watch Video

    Dec 04

    COMMENTS












    If you thought your favorite catchy pop songs couldn’t possibly get any catchier, well, you’re wrong. Robin Skouteris came out with a mashup of 24 artists he titled “PopLove (2012).”

    Yep, you guessed it. His mashup features the most catchy and popular songs of 2012 that just can’t make it out of your head. The mashup includes Katy Perry’s “Wide Awake”, Psy’s “Gangnam Style,” Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe,” Calvin Harris’ “Feel So Close,” Ellie Goulding’s “Lights,” Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know,” and much more. I must say, this is my new guilty pleasure. Rather sure I have already contributed 25+ views to this insanely catchy mashup!

    Read More… Post Comment

    Nov 30

    COMMENTS












    Before we dive into all the holiday tunes and listing the top albums of the year, we decided to compile a nice covers only playlist! We have quite the eclectic staff. You’ll see covers from Bon Iver, System of a Down, Johnny Cash, and Adele. Enjoy our interesting mix below!

    Read More… Post Comment

    Nov 20

    COMMENTS












    “Dandelion” - Popular Culture

    This is the official music video for Popular Culture’s single “Dandelion” from their debut album titled “Episode.”

    Watch Video

    Nov 19

    COMMENTS












    Kermit Lynch Live at Great American Music Hall

    Watch Kermit Lynch perform “Kitty Fur” at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, CA.

    Watch Video

    Nov 15

    COMMENTS












    Dwight Yoakam came to Oniracom through Topspin and Warner Music Nashville for an interactive album release splash page. The splash page featured staggered promotions and contests leading up to the release of Dwight Yoakam’s album “3 Pears.”

    Oniracom Portfolio | Dwight Yoakam (3Pears.DwightYoakam.com) from Oniracom on Vimeo.

    Read More… Post Comment

    Nov 15

    COMMENTS












    We just recently finished a project for our client Buyvite which we are extremely proud of! The process included various elements such as, consulting, building storyboards, designing a unique inforgraphic, writing a script, recording voice overs, and animating and editing a video for Buyvite’s website. Our lead strategist Justin worked very hard on implementing and creating unique ideas, which is definitely conveyed in the finished product.

    Justin explains the step by step process from consulting to the animation:

    Read More… Post Comment

    Nov 14

    COMMENTS












    ALO - Dead Still Dance (Live at Farm Aid 2012)

    Author: calia
    POSTED AT 05:11 PM
    ALO - Dead Still Dance (Live at Farm Aid 2012)

    Watch this awesome live performance of ALO’s “Dead Still Dance” at the Farm Aid concert in Hershey, Pennsylvania on September 22, 2012.

    Watch Video

    Nov 12

    COMMENTS












    This past weekend was full of New Noise Santa Barbara festivities. The New Noise Music Conference and festival kicked off on Wednesday with a couple of shows, and continued on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Thursday was filled with musical performances at various venues sprinkled around downtown Santa Barbara. Artists such as Tyrone Wells, American Dirt, Naked Walrus, and The City performed at Muddy Waters, SOhO, Whiskey Richards, and Velvet Jones.

    Friday was fully packed with interesting panels all about new media and the music industry. This year, Jacob Tell and Mike Wald of Oniracom  lead a hands-on workshop about New Media for Traditional Business. Gideon Rubin Local Market Launch and Kyle Ashby of Kaldera Marketing were also panelists at Oniracom’s workshop. During the panel, Oniracom discussed how traditional businesses can use the internet and new media to captivate audiences and develop unique web presences. The audience even received a “digital marketing plan” worksheet to help them organize their own plan for their traditional business.

    us

    Read More… Post Comment

    Nov 07

    COMMENTS












    Sacred Hills EP is a short, sweet snapshot of the long and winding journey of a man named Matt Costa. The E.P. has four tracks; two unpolished (but superior) classics hidden in the middle surrounded on either end by more sing-along, bigger produced songs. In other words the intro/outro tracks are nice, but like a geode, the gems are in the middle.

    The single and opener, “Good Times” is a large celebratory sound reminiscent of the The Beatles, with colorful horns and that happy folk-rock feel, but the lyrics are somber, speaking of a return to hard times…a return to truth, to “the man I once was.” Back to reality. Matt is clever here, offering an economically timely piece. Roundabout the second chorus you get this feeling of, “Aha! I see what you’re doing here!”

    The second track, “Never Change”, is the stand-alone classic.  It could have come from the past 80 years of music. The soundscape is reminiscent of Donovan or even an old Woody Guthrie ballad. Costa’s tired voice hinges on the feeling of a theme song or the ending credits to an old Western.  It’s almost got a smirk to it though…actually the whole album does. While the album spins, especially during “Never Change,” you feel a satisfactory buzz and when it ends, you wish it hadn’t.

    matt

    Read More… Post Comment

    Nov 06

    COMMENTS












    Matt Costa’s digital-only EP titled Sacred Hills is out now! The EP features “Good Times,” “Never Change,” “Sacred Hills,” and “Loving You.”

    Sacred Hills gives you a hint to what’s in store for Matt Costa’s fourth album, which is due out in February on Brushfire Records. Click the image below to buy the EP now!

    matt

    Read More… Post Comment

    Nov 06

    COMMENTS












    Matt Costa - Sacred Hills EP Teaser

    Matt Costa’s new EP titled Sacred Hills comes out tomorrow, November 6th! Here’s a preview of the EP, which features his new single “Good Times.” Matt Costa’s new full length album will be out February 12, 2013 on Brushfire Records.

    Watch Video

    Nov 02

    COMMENTS












    Danny Riley’s “Through Their Eyes” covered by Michael Tiernan

    This is a beautiful cover of Danny Riley’s “Through Their Eyes” which comes on the 5th year anniversary of his passing.  A big thank you to Michael Tiernan for sharing his take on Danny’s poignant song.

    Watch Video

    Oct 30

    COMMENTS












    Right now, as I write this, sitting next to me are two of my acoustic guitars. My new Martin sits by my desk, its warm, rich mahogany gleaming in the low light. I can almost smell it from here. On the neck a rare and beautiful rosewood from East India is laid where my fingers go, along with solid Black Ebony and Sitka Spruce details. And then there’s my Taylor. The top is a crispy crackling Sitka Spruce, making it loud and bright. Indian Rosewood runs across the back and sides of my instrument, and this fingerboard is a solid piece of ebony, a deep, durable but extremely rare wood.

    So let’s get this straight…in my room right now, I have mahogany, rosewood, ebony, and Sitka Spruce. Common sense makes it seem wrong. In most countries, these are illegal to harvest. In fact, ebony can now only be found from one country in bulk, the small Eastern African country of Cameroon. But still, when a well-versed guitar player walks into a guitar shop, he or she will insist on therarest woods on the planet. Why?

    Back in the 1930’s C.F. Martin & Co. was producing instruments of mahogany, Brazilian Rosewood, and other high-quality tonal woods from all over the world with free reign.

    marc

    Read More… Post Comment

    Oct 30

    COMMENTS












    October Staff Playlist

    Author: calia
    POSTED AT 03:10 PM

    It’s the end of the month already, which means its time for another unique Oniracom staff playlist. Since it’s October, and Halloween is just a few days away, we decided to provide you all with a spookier playlist than we’re normally used to. As you listen, you’ll notice Zombies as a track title trend and pockets of other eclectic tastes. October’s playlist features 25 tracks!


    Mr. Tad Wagner chose:

    1. “She’s Not There” - The Zombies - Album: The Original Studio Recordings

    “Always enjoyed the suspenseful sound of this song.”

    2. “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” - Blue Oyster Cult - Album: The Essential Blue Oyster Cult

    “So smooth for a creepy song (and of course, more cowbell).”

    Haaris chose some wonderful spooky tunes:

    3. “Halloween” - King Diamond - Album: The Best of King Diamond

    “Every day is Halloween when talking about King Diamond. This is what Halloween is all about, Metal, Makeup & the Macabre. Sure he is from the 80’s, but King Diamond will never DIE.”

    4. “Electric Funeral” - Black Sabbath - Album: Reunion

    “Another Halloween pick, plus these guys invented METAL.”

    Read More… Post Comment

    Oct 19

    COMMENTS












    Social media has been without a doubt a very prominent factor in this year’s presidential election. Lab42 recently performed a study surveying 500+ American social media users who were ages 18 and over. They came up with a pretty interesting infographic that broke down who registered Democrats, Republicans, Independents, and others are voting for. The infographic by Lab42 looks at some other interesting statistics such as what percentage of social media users tune in to satirical news shows such as The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. Registered Democrats and Independents were each about 17% above what registered Republicans reported. Take a scroll through the full infographic below to see the rest of Lab42’s unique statistics of American social media users.

    Read More… Post Comment

    Subscribe

    Categories

    Archives

    2014
    2013
    2012
    2011
    2010
    2009

    Authors

    elder
    elder