Austin, TX (July 26, 2007)–eSession, the internet-based collaborative music recording, mixing, project-management service, has updated its website, which is home to a growing pool of some of the world’s finest musicians and audio professionals. The site–www.eSession.com–has a number of key enhancements that add new levels of power, security, efficiency and effectiveness to eSession’s core applications that enable musicians anywhere in the world to collaborate with top professionals on the project of their choice.
These additions include a newly implemented 128-bit SSL encryption layer for eSession’s file transfer mechanism that protects files as they move across the internet; an easy-to-use online signup form allowing the eSession member immediate access to all the features of the site; a new streamlined workflow that helps users move through the site faster and with more direct access to eSession’s suite of music collaboration tools; a new Client Invoice/Escrow Bin that lets working music professionals leverage eSession’s secure payment engine to manage financial transactions between clients and musicians/engineers; and a new version of eSession’s chart-making application, eChart, that allows users to create simple chord charts of their work.
These new enhancements add power and versatility to eSession’s core application: to connect musicians, artists, producers, engineer and mixers–in short, the creative elements of music production–together, no matter where in the world they are, via the internet. In addition, eSession has created a membership pool that now includes some of the most sought-after session musicians and production professionals in the world who are available for hire to any eSession member. This feature alone is major: artists, producers or engineers who’ve dreamed of working with musicians such as Tony Levin, bassist for Peter Gabriel; Earl Slick, guitarist with Steely Dan and the Jackson 5; Sheryl Crow drummer Shawn Pelton; David bowie keyboardist Mike Garson; or Dave Way, who has mixed records for Fiona Apple and Shakira; can now approach them directly through eSession, negotiate fees and terms, and have them collaborate on their productions.
eSession has brought together the critical combination of tools and an understanding of the musicians, artists and the creative process for the first time. eSession is a professional tool–designed from the ground up to enable the production of professional music over the internet. eSession is about producing professional music tracks that can be used in the professional music marketplace, whether for a CD, demo, single, video, film or TV show. eSession is focused on empowering people by giving them the resources they need to create–it’s not a software product, but rather a way to make excellent music easily.
This new form of collaboration brings about a single solution that simplifies the process of working together on musical projects. No longer is geography a barrier to working collaboratively via a network of people who are working to accomplish a specific goal–the production and creation of great music.
Founded by author, composer and studio owner, Gina Fant-Saez, and Grammy Award-winning producer and mixer, Kevin Killen, eSession is revolutionizing how we approach the music-making process. “We’ve created a streamlined solution for organizing all music data including individual tracks, stems, Pro Tools sessions, rough mixes, final mixes, final masters, videos, graphics, lyrics, charts and MIDI files, as well as the talent who created it,” said Fant-Saez. “And we didn’t stop there. We understand that music is a business, so we built in economic as well as creative tools, including forms and agreements that facilitate negotiations between musicians, and a digital escrow ‘lockbox’ as well as an international accounting system, all completely secure with access 24/7.”
Here are just some of the 600-plus eTalent members available through eSession:
• Tony Levin, bass (Peter Gabriel, Pink Floyd)
• Chuck Rainey, bass (Steely Dan, Jackson 5)
• Earl Slick, guitars (David Bowie, John Lennon)
• Dave Way, mixing (Fiona Apple, Shakira)
• Shawn Pelton, drums (Sheryl Crow, Johnny Cash)
• Mike Garson, keyboards (David Bowie, Nine Inch Nails)
• Carmen Rizzo, remix (Coldplay, Seal)
• Tom Roady, percussion (Dixie Chicks, Kenny Chesney)
• Andy Snitzer, winds/reeds (Rolling Stones, Elvis Costello)
• Stevie Blacke, strings (Beck, Timbaland)