Wednesday, August 31, 2005

The Podsafe Music Network

The Podsafe Music Network has launched. Sign up for free, browse the music, and use it on your podcasts without having to worry about getting permission

75 Minutes

75 Minutes offers you one CDs worth of the best independent music every Sunday evening. Use the podcast feeds to have the show automatically download to your audio player. You can also stream directly from the site

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Heather Luttrell

Heather Luttrell - official site. Includes lyrics, schedule, and booking info for the singer-songwriter who blends rock with blues

Christopher Ariza

Christopher Ariza - experimental concert, electronic, and electro-acoustic music from composer and sound designer Christopher Ariza

Sunday, August 28, 2005

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Recording Industry vs The People

A blog devoted to the RIAA's lawsuits of intimidation brought against ordinary working people

Toby Keith deady to launch his own record label

Toby Keith has scheduled an August 31 press conference in Nashville to officially launch his own record label. He first announced plans for the new venture in March. The company is a partnership with Scott Borchetta, a veteran record executive responsible for securing radio airplay for Keith's 1999 breakthrough hit, "How Do You Like Me Now?!"

Warner Music to launch record label

Warner Music Group is preparing to launch a record label that would develop and market new artists and distribute their music only over the Internet. The venture, tentatively referred to as an "e-label," is scheduled to be in operation by the end of this year

Saturday, August 27, 2005

Be a 1Xtra presenter

Be a 1Xtra presenter. Competition for 16-19 year-olds. Mad about new black music? 1Xtra are offering you the chance to present a one-hour radio show

Friday, August 26, 2005

MTV Video Music Awards 2005

MTV Video Music Awards 2005 - official site of the MTV Video Music Awards 2005


Squeezed - pays tribute to the music of Squeeze by Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford


Alucidnation - creators of fabulously melodic, drifting material often underpinned with the most apologetic (but still workable) beats and featuring distinctive vocals Music Archive Music Archive - provides MP3 albums, music reviews, singles, soundtracks, collections, and ratings

Thursday, August 25, 2005

John Peel Day - October 13th

The very first John Peel Day will take place on Thursday October 13th. The day will be a celebration of John's life and massive contribution to music and broadcasting with as many venues as possible staging gigs across the UK under the banner of Peel Day

MCN Country Music

MCN Country Music - featuring country music related articles, columns, and artist interviews


Blunda - official site of the Swedish synthpop band Blunda, including performance schedule and MP3s

Pinstripe Legacy

Pinstripe Legacy - official site for British indie rock band Pinstripe Legacy, including sound files

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Michelle White: Wandering Road

Legendary Tony Joe White (her father) says she is like Sade hanging out John Lee Hooker
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Olivia Newton-John

Olivia Newton-John - official site for Olivia Newton-John, the singer and actress. Includes news, tour info, discography, gallery, and more

Curt Kirkwood

Curt Kirkwood - official site of the alternative rocker. Site includes information, biography, and music

Joan Baez

Joan Baez - official site of folk singer Joan Baez. Web site provides news, tour dates, bio, lyrics, and photos

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Not In Our Name: Broken Arrow Records

This CD showcases musical contributions from a host of well-known and highly respected artists. Highlights include the title track from Ani DiFranco's Evolve, a remix from Michael Franti & Spearhead, a live Ozomatli cut, and recent releases from Charlie Hunter and Les Claypool.

The set also features a new recording of Jonatha Brooke's "War"; an unreleased collaboration between Latin jazz pianist Omar Sosa, producer Greg Landau (Susana Baca, John Santos) and vocalist Manny Martinez (Los Mocosos), and a song from Shana Morrison (Van Morrison's daughter) co-written with Narada Michael Walden. The trend-setting world-beat group the Looters reunited to remix their WWII internment camp tale "Manzanar", and two new voices make stunning debuts: breaking R&B talent Martin Luther, who just finished touring with the Roots, and Garrin Benfield, accompanied by Bonnie Raitt's band.

The disc package exhibits powerful photography from Iraq by embedded journalist and 2004 National Magazine Award winner Evan Wright (Rolling Stone) and from Afghanistan by Alexandra Boulat (National Geographic). Proceeds from the sale of the CD will be donated to Not In Our Nam
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A Monterey Tribute to Ray Charles: For the Love of Ray

A tribute to the great Ray Charles, performed by 49 artists from the Monterey CA area - full choir, string ensemble, fantastic horn section - a masterpiece, mixed and mastered in Hollywood
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Queen + Paul Rodgers

Queen + Paul Rodgers - official site for the tour. Includes tour dates, blogs, images, video and audio clips, live downloads, and more

Hackensaw Boys

Hackensaw Boys - roots-based Americana music direct from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia


J-Live - official site of the rapper includes bio, photos, lyrics, tour dates, and more


SunN.Y. - official site of the rapper offers audio, downloads, video, and more


Kansascali - official site of the rap duo

Bill Staines

Bill Staines - official site offers biography, tour schedule, discography, and more

The Cottars

The Cottars - official site of the dynamic Celtic band. Includes photos, news and tour information, contact and booking details, and more

Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd - official site for the 2005 Broadway revival of the musical, starring Patti LuPone and Michael Cerveris

Monday, August 22, 2005

Radiohead Re-enter The Studio Without A Record Label

Who needs a record label to make a new album? Not Radiohead apparently, as they went back into the studio Thursday to continue work on their seventh album as free agents

Synthesizer Innovator Robert A. Moog Dies

Robert A. Moog, whose self-named synthesizers turned electric currents into sound, revolutionizing music in the 1960s and opening the wave that became electronica, has died. He was 71

The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones launched into "Start Me Up" to kick off their latest North American tour Sunday night at Boston's historic Fenway Park, a fitting venue and fitting opening song for the aging but irrepressible rockers

Saturday, August 20, 2005

Females On Fire

Created by notable indie artist Gilli Moon, the FEMALES ON FIRE CD celebrates 30 talented female artists from around the world, delivering songs in a tapestry of different genres & styles of music dedicated to messages empowering femininity, human equality, love, communication and vitality
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Friday, August 19, 2005


RedEye - entertainment news magazine, with news about music, movies, and home video

Rockin' Country Style

Rockin' Country Style - a discography of rockabilly records from 1951-1964, with song samples, band and artist lists, timelines, and a geographical index

Dead Air Space

Dead Air Space - group blog by Thom Yorke and other members of British alternative rock band Radiohead

Pussycat Dolls

Pussycat Dolls - official site of the pop R&B girl band

Pete Tong

Pete Tong - includes essential track listings, diary, club dates, and gallery

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Remembering Never

Remembering Never - official site of the hardcore band. Contains news, tour dates, media, bio, and links


i94 - three English ex-pats and a L.A. musician, who take songwriting to new levels

Wednesday, August 17, 2005


Musiclens - search for new music by volume, mood, or purpose with this recommender system

Trevor Nigel

Trevor Nigel - Toronto based hip-hop artist. Includes news, biography, downloads, and photos

Jeni Fleming Acoustic Trio

Jeni Fleming Acoustic Trio - vocal, guitar, and bass trio delivering classical and modern jazz along with folk tunes and original pop

Tuesday, August 16, 2005


TyMeLyNe.Com - features daily hip hop news and Internet reality video show

Fleur Mainville

Fleur Mainville - acclaimed violinist based in Pictou County, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Arctic Monkeys

The Arctic Monkeys - four-piece indie rock band from Sheffield, England

The Lady Bugs

The Lady Bugs - official site for The Lady Bugs, an energetic children's music group comprised of four sisters. Provides tour dates, biography, and photos

Monday, August 15, 2005

U2 honoured by Portugal

Portugal awarded Irish rockers U2 the country's Order of Liberty on Sunday to honour the band's humanitarian efforts. President Jorge Sampaio awarded the Dublin four -- lead singer Bono, guitarist The Edge, bassist Adam Clayton and drummer Larry Mullen Jr. -- the order at the presidential palace a few hours before a concert in Lisbon

NY musical 'Lennon' to open amid sniping at Ono

A new musical about John Lennon opens in New York this weekend and the cast and director are hoping a major overhaul since it was first seen in San Francisco will win over audiences and sniping critics. A 10-day delay to the opening of "Lennon" to allow last-minute changes has only fuelled the rumour mill, with Lennon's widow Yoko Ono coming in for some harsh jibes

Orchard Solidifies Position in Canada

The Orchard, the leading distributor and marketer of independent music in the world, today announced a partnership with The Orange Record Label, a leading Canadian independent music company. In addition to making its large catalogue available to The Orchard for global digital distribution and marketing, Orange will also serve as an aggregator for The Orchard, sourcing the best Canadian independent music into The Orchard's global distribution platform

Saturday, August 13, 2005

Dave Millsap: Feeling Lucky

13 original songs of Texas Roadhouse, Love Songs Honkytonk and Blues by this Grammy nominated guitarist from Fort Worth Texas
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Jeff Black

Jeff Black - mixes elements of americana, bluegrass, and rock to create a distictive sound

Doctor Atomic

Doctor Atomic - John Adams and Peter Sellars' opera about J. Robert Oppenheimer and the development of the atomic bomb

New Order

New Order - official site

Paul Thorn

Paul Thorn - playing rootsy, gospel-infused rock

Jaguar Wright

Jaguar Wright - official site of the Philadelphia soul singer includes bio, song samples, gig dates, and more

Friday, August 12, 2005

School for the Dead

School for the Dead - official site for the power-pop band led by Henning Ohlenbusch

Alejandra Guzman

Alejandra Guzman - official site for the performer known as the Queen of Spanish Rock

Long John Baldry

Long John Baldry - official site of the late British blues legend, particularly known for his associations with former band members Rod Stewart and Elton John - blogging indie rock news and the Toronto rock and roll scene

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Dilettante's Dictionary

Dilettante's Dictionary - a reference for audio and electronic music terminology


Jessica - official site for the musician. Includes news and tour information

Guitar Blog

Guitar Blog - news and reviews of guitars and basses, from a longtime collector and renovator

Create Digital Music

Create Digital Music - news blog for digital musicians, from vintage analog gear to new interactive interfaces

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Sons and Daughters

Sons and Daughters - official site for the pop band from Glasgow, U.K. Features photos of the band, bios, reviews, discography, and audio/video downloads

Life With Jonas

Life With Jonas - raw and energetic indie rock band from the the San Francisco Bay Area

Monday, August 08, 2005

Nettwerk Signs with iLoop Mobile for Mobile Content Distribution

iLoop Mobile, Inc. has announced that Nettwerk, a leading record label, artist management company and music publisher, has selected iLoop Mobile to create Nettwerk's mobile storefront to distribute ringtones, screensavers, and additional mobile content initially in the U.S., with rollout to Canada, Europe and other countries within the year

Elijah Wood to launch record label

The Lord of the Rings star Elijah Wood is such a fan of rock music he's decided to launch his own record label. Wood will open the as-yet-untitled label later this year and he's hoping to attract a wide range of acts. The 24-year-old says: "Since I was 13, I've been utterly obsessed with music. There's a wealth of amazing bands out there who have nowhere to go. I want to have the chance to release things that might not necessarily get released otherwise."

Friday, August 05, 2005

Yahoo! Audio Search

Yahoo! Audio Search is the largest index of audio content on the Web today, with over 50 million audio files (consider that the average music service has 1 million files, and the next largest audio engine has 12.5 million). This includes structured data from music service catalogs, but more importantly crawled data from across the Web

Chocolate Magazine

Chocolate Magazine - online urban music magazine - a forum devoted to concerts, performers, and CD reviews. Contribute to make the classical music come alive


Enslaved - official site of the Norwegian black metal band with news, events, history, and gallery

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Jersey Boys

Jersey Boys - official site for the musical based on the life story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, music by Bob Gaudio, and lyrics by Bob Crewe

The Color Purple

The Color Purple - official site for the musical based on the novel by Alice Walker. Book by Marsha Norman. Music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Mr.Fastfinger: Guitar Shred Show

Mr.Fastfinger: Guitar Shred Show - create your own licks and play along with Mr Fastfinger and the Mountain of Tapping Dwarfs


Whiplash - magazine covering heavy metal, hard rock, and punk music. In Portuguese

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Neil Turbin

Neil Turbin - official site of the thrash metal vocalist and original lead singer of Anthrax

Stephen Pearcy

Stephen Pearcy - official site of the former lead singer of Ratt. Offers news, tour dates, interviews, and more

Kevin DuBrow

Kevin DuBrow - official site of the Quiet Riot frontman. Features news of current projects, discography, downloads, and more

World Leader Pretend

World Leader Pretend - indie pop band with New Orleans roots

The Lovehammers

The Lovehammers - official site for the Chicago-based modern rock quartet fronted by Marty Casey


Chyna - official site for the R&B and hip-hop singer

Mike Nielsen

Mike Nielsen - playing improvisational and contemporary jazz on electric and acoustic guitar

Miranda Lambert - official Sony music site featuring music samples, pictures, news, and more


CoverGürl - official site for the Chicago cover band featuring Rock Star contestant Jessica Robinson on vocals


Triplag - psychedelic trance mixes in MP3 playlist format

Monday, August 01, 2005

3 UK adds EMI to musical phone deals

Mobile video phone pioneer 3 UK has teamed up with record label EMI Group Plc and will add full-length music tracks from artists such as Robbie Williams, Kylie Minogue and Joss Stone to its phones