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Youdio comes to Harmony Central

Award-winning music video app now in HC’s Signature Forums



Nashville, TN./ Los Angeles, CA./Dublin,Ireland

Music and video have been inextricably linked since MTV burst on to our screens in the 1980s, and with the unstoppable rise of YouTube music videos have become more important than ever. If you’re a modern musician you pretty much need to be making videos.

Enter Kevin Godley’s Youdio app. Godley started as a musician with 70s British pop supergroup 10cc, who wrote some of the smartest and coolest songs of the era. Several platinum albums later, Godley and partner Lol Creme left the band to branch out on their own, first building the ahead-of-its-time guitar accessory Gizmotron (now back in production!), and then getting involved with the fledgling music video business. The pair achieved a breakthrough with the video for Herbie Hancock’s Rockit (nominated for 5 MTV Video Music Awards), and then went on to direct videos for The Police, Elton John, Yes, Peter Gabriel and many more.

Godley’s most recent production is not a video, but an app. Modern smartphones have become so advanced that everyone already has a great video camera in their pocket. Unfortunately the software for recording and editing videos is… not very musician-friendly. So Kevin and the team at Youdio have built an app specifically designed for musicians wanting to shoot multi-track video in the same way as they already record multi-track audio. It’s incredibly easy to use - just set up your phone, iPad, or laptop and hit the record button. Not only that, everything is saved to the cloud, so you can collaborate with other people just by pulling up their video in the app and adding your own tracks to it.

The app already has some enthusiastic users, including Stewart Copeland of The Police, Phil Manzanera of Roxy Music, Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones, Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters, and hundreds of other musicians at every level. You can download the iPhone and iPad versions for free from the Apple App Store, or download the Mac and Windows beta versions from www.youdioapp.com. While you’re downloading check out some of the Youdio introduction videos.

Harmony Central users can also talk to Kevin Godley & Rodney Orpheus from Youdio directly in their Harmony Central Youdio Signature Forum. The Youdio guys are also reviewing some of their favorite videos on HC - so if you’d like to get your music reviewed as well, grab the app and make a video!

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