Monday, November 28, 2005

Rock Hall of Fame Announces Inductees

Black Sabbath, Miles Davis and the Sex Pistols are among five musical legends to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation will hold its induction ceremony March 13 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Manhattan, the organization announced Monday. Also to be inducted into the class of 2006: 1980s New Wave band Blondie and Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd. Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss, who founded A&M records in 1962, will receive a lifetime achievement award in the non-performer category. Inductees into the side-men category will be announced at a later date. Musicians, industry professionals and journalists vote on the nominations. Artists are eligible to be inducted into the Rock Hall after at least 25 years have passed since their first record was released

Friday, November 25, 2005

Debate Rages Over Copyright Limits

On November 21, the American digital copyright protection group Electric Frontier Foundation (EFF) made accusations against the record label Sony BMG. EFF claimed that the record label secretly distributed anti-reproduction software on the computers of consumers that corrupts various practical applications

Thursday, November 24, 2005

DowntotheBone.com

DowntotheBone.com - official site of Down to the Bone, the jazz funk soul band dedicated to bringing the groove to audiences through music. Includes schedule of upcoming shows, latest news, music, merchandise, and mailing list information

Creedence Clearwater Revisited

Creedence Clearwater Revisited - official site of the tribute band Creedence Clearwater Revisited, includes biography, concert dates, photos, music samples

PremiumBeat.com

PremiumBeat.com - royalty-free music created exclusively by a team of professional musicians and composers. Instantly downloadable music in a wide range of categories

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

V2 sold to Sheridan Square Entertainment

Richard Branson, the U.K. airline and media billionaire, sold the North American operations of his record label V2 to New York-based Sheridan Square Entertainment. The companies did not disclose details, but a source said the price was between $10 million and $15 million. V2 is home to such hit acts as The White Stripes and Moby

Chris Whitley dies

Chris Whitley, a chameleon singer-songwriter who oscillated between roots rock 'n' roll, blues and alt-rock, has died. He was 45. Mr. Whitley died Sunday of lung cancer in Houston, according to his record label, Messenger Records

Warner fined $5M in payola scheme

Warner Music Group, the record label of such stars as Madonna and Green Day, agreed to pay $5 million to settle a payola investigation by the New York attorney general's office, acknowledging that some employees had engaged in radio promotions that were "wrong and improper."

Barenaked Ladies distributing new release via USB flash drive

Rather than distribute via CD, DVD or download, the Barenaked Ladies are making their newest selection of songs, videos and exclusive material available on a USB flash drive
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2005 Billboard Music Awards

2005 Billboard Music Awards - performers and winners of the 2005 Billboard Music Awards

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Lesley Gore

Lesley Gore - official site of legendary '60s singer Lesley Gore. Includes audio, photos, and merchandise

Steve Minotti

Steve Minotti - features information about singer-songwriter Steve Minotti's biography, lyrics, pictures, and solo debut CD, The Gallery

Matt Goss

Matt Goss - official site of Matt Goss, U.K. solo artist and former member of of the group Bros

Sony BMG XCP Exchange Program

Sony BMG XCP Exchange Program - allows users to exchange SONY BMG compact discs containing XCP content protection software for replacement versions of the same discs without the XCP software

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Golden Earring

Golden Earring - official site of rock band Golden Earring, known for their hit Radar Love. Includes bio, tour dates, live photos, and fan club

Ron Sunshine

Ron Sunshine - official site of NYC jazz, blues, and funky R&B singer Ron Sunshine

Friday, November 18, 2005

"Unisong" International Song Contest

Unisong, in conjunction with Music Bridges and Songsalive!, have announced the new and Improved "Unisong" International Song Contest, launching for 2005! Since 1997 Unisong has been the only truly international contest created for songwriters by songwriters. Unisong has had past winners and entrants from over 90 Countries worldwide and counting

The Rocktologists

The Rocktologists - putting the class back into classic-rock radio. Broadcasts weekly on WKRB 90.9 FM in Brooklyn, New York

Go West

Go West - official site of Go West includes merchandise, photos, tour dates, news, and downloads

UngerRose.com

UngerRose.com - group in Atlanta playing a combination of raw dance beats, heavy electronic synths, and pop. Site offers bio of UngerRose, music samples, as well as contact details

Powerstar

Powerstar - official site for electronic dance music DJ and producer, Powerstar. Includes bio, picture gallery, events, sample music, and downloads

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Band Weblogs

Created in January 2005 by Jenny May, the singer and co-songwriter for the Oxford, England based band The Babylon Cowboys, Band Weblogs is a directory of band blogs, music blogs and creative music writers blogs. The directory of blog links gives musicians and creative music writers an opportunity to share opinions, views, daily lives, reviews (and anything else they may write in their blogs) and most importantly, their music, with the world of blog readers! There are also links to bands mp3s. The music and band blogs are added randomly (somewhat) which allows each blog it's own unique presence. Band Weblogs is constantly growing and now we've been adding podcasts, band press, live news headlines, a travel page and now the new Band Weblogs Community where Guest Music Bloggers can submit their music news, stories, press etc.

Shooting at Unarmed Men

Shooting at Unarmed Men - featuring ex-McLusky bassist Jon Chapple

Futon

Futon - Bangkok-based band that defy convention and confront the South East Asian pop stereotype with reckless abandon

The Ettes

The Ettes - high-energy grrrl indie rock'n'roll out of Los Angeles

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Sony recalls risky 'rootkit' CDs

Record label Sony BMG Music Entertainment said on Tuesday that it will recall millions of CDs that, if played in a consumer's PC disc drive, will expose the computer to serious security risks. Anyone who has purchased one of the CDs, which include southern rockers Van Zant, Neil Diamond's latest album, and more than 18 others, can exchange the purchase, Sony said. The company added that it would release details of its CD exchange program "shortly."

Naxos Pulls Historical Recordings From Stores After Copyright Ruling

The independent record label Naxos has asked stores to remove some of its historical recordings from their shelves and return them, a spokesman for the label confirmed today. The recall is part of a settlement with Capitol Records stemming from a copyright-infringement case that Capitol won earlier this year. The case revolved around Naxos's reissues of recordings released by the British label Gramophone in the 1930s featuring Yehudi Menuhin, Pablo Casals, and others. Gramophone is now part of EMI/Capitol

Vodafone Completes Record Label Arsenal

Vodafone NZ is now the only digital music provider in New Zealand to offer the four major record labels after the signing of a global deal with Universal Music that brings full music tracks from artists like U2, 50 Cent, Eminem and Black Eyed Peas to Vodafone mobiles

Epic Records: Sarah Connor

Epic Records: Sarah Connor - official label site provides news, audio clips, music videos, tour dates, and downloads for pop singer Sarah Connor

Rex Goudie

Rex Goudie - official site of Rex Goudie, who won the hearts of fans as the runner-up on season three of Canadian Idol. Includes a Rex newsletter, forum, and photos

MCA Records: Chante Moore

MCA Records: Chante Moore - official label site for R&B singer Chante Moore. Includes photos, interviews, message boards, news, downloads, and album information

Terry Kelly

Terry Kelly - official site of the Canadian country music singer-songwriter who is also a distinguished athlete and motivational speaker

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Australiapunk

Australiapunk - offers a forum for Australian punk bands to promote themselves. Provides information on show schedules, venues, promoters, and punk forums

INdeed

INdeed - Montreal-based St├ęphane Belleau's instrumental electro-rock project INdeed. Contains bio, songs in mp3 format, and wallpapers. Also in French

Eddie Guerrero

Eddie Guerrero - official site for the tejano music artist Eddie Guerrero, with a biography, discography, audio clips, and merchandise

Sam Payne

Sam Payne - official site of the jazz blues musician and pianist Sam Payne. Includes her biography, music downloads, press releases, and contact information

Monday, November 14, 2005

Rogue Traders

Rogue Traders - Rogue Traders is an Australian dance-rock band made up of two DJ's and Neighbours actress, Natalie Bassingthwaighte

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Streampad

Streampad is your destination for music on the web. You can listen to your own library streamed from home, live concerts, and other great music from around the web

Friday, November 11, 2005

CBS: CMA Awards 2005

CBS: CMA Awards 2005 - network site for the Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. Features nominees, photos, notes on performers and presenters, and information on past CMA winners

Legalsounds.com

LegalSounds - online music download service allows users to download MP3 songs, full albums, and the latest high quality music

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Lennon's solo catalogue to be offered for download

The entire solo catalogue of the late rock icon John Lennon will be made available for Internet download for the first time in December, his record label said on Wednesday. The digital release of Lennon's collection makes him the first former Beatle whose whole body of solo work has been made commercially available on legitimate online music services, EMI Music said

Little Smoke

Little Smoke - includes news, gigs, and music samples of bluesy tribal rock band from Sutton, Australia. Little Smoke gigs range from small community based events to large shows and festivals

Boroki.com - The Black Network

Boroki.com - The Black Network - African-American and Black community portal with lifestyle articles, recipes, heritage links, news, video clips, and internet radio broadcasts

The Concert for Bangladesh

The Concert for Bangladesh - a benefit concert held in 1971, bringing together muscians, including George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, and Ringo Star. This site gives information about the release of the concert DVD and CD

Bonnie Hayes

Bonnie Hayes - Grammy-nominated producer, singer, keyboardist, and songwriting teacher at the Blue Bear School of Music

Mark Sepic

Mark Sepic - appears on nightclub and festival stages. Site includes music clips, press, information on his guitar instruction, and upcoming gigs

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Irving Berlin's White Christmas

Irving Berlin's White Christmas - official site for the live stage musical White Christmas, showing in San Francisco, Hollywood, and Boston during the 2005 Christmas season. Site features photos and video clips, as well as information about the show, cast, and the creative team

Monday, November 07, 2005

Yale Makes Graduate Music School Free

In most of America's top conservatories, the world's most promising musicians are often deep in debt and giving music lessons just to cover the rent and close the gap between their scholarships and graduate school tuition. But a $100 million donation is about to change that scenario at The Yale School of Music

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Daunbreakables.com

Daunbreakables.com - official Sony Urban Music/Columbia Records site for Three 6 Mafia. Includes audio samples, pictures, news, and more

Friday, November 04, 2005

AOL Music Now

With the technology of the Chicago-based online music service, which Circuit City Stores bought in 2004, the Time Warner Internet company plans to revamp its music customization and personalization features. AOL will gradually upgrade its current MusicNet AOL subscribers to a new service, called AOL Music Now

Electronic Arts Creates New Digitally-Distributed Music Label

Officials from Electronic Arts have announced that the company has teamed with Canadian record label Nettwerk Music Group to launch a new digital music distribution label named EA Recordings. The label will be used to deliver music clips from the publisher's various games as ringtones, mastertones or .MP3 format downloads

Brunettes sign with Sub Pop

A gruelling few months on the road for New Zealand band the Brunettes has paid off. They've signed with the Seattle-based record label Sub Pop, famous for securing bands that include Nirvana, Soundgarden and Mudhoney

Clapton re-signs with Reprise

Eric Clapton is laughing off reports of his retirement by signing a new contract with his record label of 25 years. The loyal rocker signed with Reprise Records in 1981 and has just signed up to work with executives there for the rest of his career

Christ On A Bike

Christ On A Bike - official web site of the electronica band Christ On A Bike. Includes a discography, music downloads, a guestbook and a history of the band

Thursday, November 03, 2005

The Welcome Matt

The Welcome Matt - official site of the enigmatic singer/songwriter Matt Langlois, aka the Welcome Matt

The Plus Ones

The Plus Ones - indie power-pop out of El Cerrito, California

Apollo Sunshine

Apollo Sunshine - with a sound that merges avant-garde noise experimentation with ultra-melodic pop, rock, and punk (often in the same song)

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

MP3 HOW

MP3 HOW - features reviews and links for a variety of music download web sites, lyrics, and discographies

213

213 - music, videos, photos, news, press, forum, and extras of hip-hop group 213, artists of the album The Hard Way

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Plurn

Plurn (Playlist Burner) is an online music community where you can listen, create and share playlists. Playlists can be categorized using "tags"