Yes, devo is using QR code technology for their release in Japan. On the back of the cd you can use any qr reader to go to a Warner Japan mobile store, with more products and product info. If you read Japanese tell me more!
Here is a close up! And it will work from this page so try it out – (links too http://wmg.jp/artist/devo)
Fan versions of the Catalyst are now all over the net. It appears as if may fans are just posting them on you tube and soundcloud. Using the official indaba contest engine is tough, but you may see some of these widgets online because this is the official contest voting mechanism!
Linkin Park has a new album coming Sept 14th, and fans may find themselves on it! The band launched a contest on their myspace page, allowing fans to download stems from their first single “The Catalyst”, and produce their own version.
Its an exciting promotion with a few twists – first off, the single is not out yet. You wont be able to hear “The Catalyst” until sometime in August. Very cool – your starting with a clean slate, and a real chance to influence the music.
Second – it appears if LP will be putting some version of the winning one on their album! Not juts on their myspace page (cop out for all you bands out there).
I’ve downloaded the stems, and this is NOT a remix contest. You get some beautiful drums, vocals, keyboards, piano, that allow you to create a great music bed, and then add your OWN parts.
Contest aside, the music so far sounds beautiful. Download below.