Thursday, December 28, 2006

Jamglue

Jamglue - An online community for creating and sharing original music and audio. Upload as much music as you want, create mixes, and share your creations

Lala

Lala - Trade CDs for $1, listen to music, participate in forums

Abrazos: 2006

Second 100% not-for-profit compilation CD benefiting The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation featuring Sleeping At Last, The Gufs (with Rob Thomas on additional vocals), Howard Jones plus 16 other great artists
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Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Mozart piano score discovered in Salzburg

A hitherto unknown piano score extremely likely to be by the young Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart has been discovered in the composer's birthplace Salzburg, Austrian broadcaster ORF said. The score's facsimile will be officially presented and played by clavichordist Florian Birsak on Friday, it said

Art Pepper: Art Pepper: Unreleased Art, Vol. 1

Spectacularly emotional, soulful, tender, and swinging. Legendary Alto Saxophonist Art Pepper's concert in Abashiri Japan in bright snowy November, 1981 with George Cables, David Williams, Carl Burnett. Many never before released tracks
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Geoff Lapp Trio

Geoff Lapp Trio - Features discography, biography, news, and contact information of the Montreal based band. Also includes music downloads

Jason Greenberg

Jason Greenberg - Includes a filmography and biography for the composer for film and musicals

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

The Music Sack

The MusicSack is a database with 15 million rows of factual data about one million people who have been involved in music. The MusicSack stores the location of 1.8 million sources of information about these one million people and the activities they have been involved in, and much more. The MusicSack is an index to almost every music biographical dictionary published since 1595!
The MusicSack has information on:

8,963 bands and the 26,958 people who have played in them
880 churches and the 7,900 musicians who made music in them
11,793 concerts given by 1,956 pianists
151,482 musical perforamances at 134 theatres

The MusicSack includes 111 complete bibliographies that have been converted into electronic format

Monday, December 25, 2006

iJamr

iJamr - A music social network and also a network of other participating website owners. Provides musicians, comedians and digital publishers with a viral media engine to help them propagate their works, get maximum exposure at no cost to them and make money

Soul star James Brown dies at 73

Singer James Brown, known as the "Godfather of Soul", has died at the age of 73, his agent has said. He was admitted to hospital in Atlanta after being diagnosed with severe pneumonia but died at 0145 local time (0645 GMT), said Frank Copsidas. The star was famous for hits including I Got You (I Feel Good), Papa's Got a Brand New Bag and Living in America

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Bluegrass Works

Bluegrass Works - Read about bluegrass bands or search for upcoming music festivals and concerts. Also find other bluegrass news and information

RUSH'd

RUSH'd - Information on the Connecticut based Rush tribute band. Includes band information, forum, and contact

Anandadhara

Anandadhara - Online resource for subscribers interested in learning Rabindra Sangeet, the Bengali music genre created by Rabindranath Tagore

Friday, December 22, 2006

Michelle Carr: Change

With a confidence that never becomes sass, a strength that never becomes haughtiness, Michelle Carr is a gracious singer whose rapport with the audience gives an air of familiarity and relaxation to her performances. She's clear as a bell, hitting every note with a voice that sparkles. Her warmth and pleasure in being able to share her songs emanates from her radiant smile - singing is what she was meant to do
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Bruno Pelletier-Bacquaert

Bruno Pelletier-Bacquaert - Personal page features profile of the Jazz guitarist. Also provides music sample clips, performance, and workshop details

Shaking Tree

Shaking Tree - Band that combines rock, pop, and, country music styles. Includes audio clips, images, band information, forum, and concert schedule

Cecilia Arditto

Cecilia Arditto - Personal page features music composers profile, musical works, and projects. Also provides listening to her music facility

Arnau Bataller

Arnau Bataller - Official web site of composer Arnau Bataller. Includes biography, news, MP3 sound files, and lists his work in various mediums like films and TV

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Eighth Annual Native American Music Awards

Eighth Annual Native American Music Awards - December 28 2006. Each year the annual Awards show program features over one dozen mesmerizing and dynamic performances by some of today’s leading Native American artists along with awards presentations in over 30 categories including; Lifetime Achievement and Hall of Fame. The Awards show is an extraordinary and unprecedented celebration of today’s best contemporary and traditional musical performances and recordings by Native American artists. The Awards program is an innovative, visually advanced production using prerecorded music of the nominees, voice over, live presentations and performances, and IMAG and large screen imaging. This critically acclaimed Music Awards show and its high production values have been featured in Billboard Magazine, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, NY Times, Boston Globe, and CNN

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Kirk Joseph

Kirk Joseph - a New Orleans musician who has expanded the usual repertoire of the sousaphone beyond marching bands

Paris - Paris Hilton's Official Album Site

Paris - Paris Hilton's Official Album Site - Official site of Paris Hilton's debut album PARIS, with details about the CD and audio samples

Monday, December 18, 2006

Denis Payton of UK band The Dave Clark Five dies

Denis Payton, from rock group The Dave Clark Five which toured the United States in the 1960s and spearheaded the "great British invasion" alongside the Beatles, has died after a long illness aged 63. Friends and relatives said in a statement that Payton, who played the saxophone, guitar and harmonica and sang backing vocals, died on Sunday. "He had an amazing philosophy on life and will be greatly missed by me and all who knew him," said Dave Clark, one of the group's founding members. "Denis was extremely brave and not afraid of death."

2532|Gigs

2532|Gigs is a php/SQL gig lister designed for bands and music sites alike. The web based Control Panel allows admins to add, edit, and delete shows and artists. The script also supports multiple users. Our web-based installer walks you step by step through the installation. No need to edit any files. The lister includes an RSS Feed for upcoming shows, archives of past shows (that can be hidden), mini-calendar with upcoming shows inserted, the ability to search past and future shows, and a unique flyer generator

Saturday, December 16, 2006

DJ Twist & Burn

DJ Twist & Burn is a complete music mixing and burning software that enables you to create seamless Audio CDs/DVDs with automatic beat synched fading, beatmatching, BPM adjustments and much more. For Windows 98/ME/2000/XP

The Chapin Family: Harry Chapin: A Celebration In Song (Volume I)

"Harry Chapin was one of our most passionate, political, prolific and inspiring songwriters. Twenty-five years after his death, his family thought it might be fun to get together, sing some songs, and show you that the legend is a family thing"
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Warrior Poetes: Anticipating Arrival

Out of the box pop rock, three sisters, kick you in the face harmonies, life changing lyrics, raising the bar. Keys. Guitar. Violin. Percussion. And then some
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Play On Lyrics

Play On Lyrics - Search thousands of song lyrics from all genres at Play On Lyrics. Create and contribute your own parodies and misheard lyrics

Tevet Sela

Tevet Sela - Official page of jazz saxophonist, featuring photo, audio and video gallaries

The Lenny Kravitz Website

The Lenny Kravitz Website - Features Kravitz Lenny's biography, songs, gallery, videos, and forum

Friday, December 15, 2006

Out And Badd Radio

Out And Badd Radio - Music from the Carribean, includes news, forums, chatrooms, and downloads

Elina Christova

Elina Christova - Official site of the Bulgaria-born pianist, features biography, sound clips, and instructions

Kevin Carroll

Kevin Carroll - Official site of Kevin Carroll, features biography, video clips, concert dates, and contact details

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Concert For Diana

Concert For Diana - Prince William and Prince Harry will mark the 10th anniversary of their mother's death with an event to celebrate her life. Proceeds will go to charities supported by the late Princess. Concert will feature Elton John, Duran Duran, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Joss Stone, Brian Ferry, Pharrell Williams, English National Ballet, and more...

EKSOmusic

EKSOmusic - Provides online music forums, chat, blogs, photos, and links to other music websites

The Slackers

The Slackers - New York City ska revival band

Monday, December 11, 2006

Auto DJ

Auto DJ - provide your clients with a professional control panel for their shoutcast account. This control panel also allows you the admin to allow auto DJ capabilities and the upcoming nsv video streaming integration soon (online TV channel). This control panel will cater for all your online streaming needs and with updates regally coming out with fixes and upgrades the control panel is ever growing

Tzome

Tzome - an elite music community designed to give artists a platform to display their talent and musical endeavors. The ideology is to create a music warehouse (Garden) of artists, and of course consumers in search of cutting edge talent

56 songs queue for 2006 Oscar

Fifty-six songs from eligible feature-length motion pictures are being considered in the Original Song category for the 79th Academy Awards®, it has been announced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Saturday, December 09, 2006

composersnewpencil.com

composersnewpencil.com - Offers information on software, books, scores, schools and music tools. Includes forum and blog with articles, interviews, tips and reviews for composers of music

Vitas

Vitas - Russian pop-star Vitas who produces music in a wide range of genres -- from techno music to classical opera. Site includes recent news, appearances, photos, and a discography

Basement Jaxx

Basement Jaxx - Official site of duo Simon Ratcliffe and Felix Buxton, better known as Basement Jaxx, South London-based purveyors of progressive house anthems

Friday, December 08, 2006

In a Turnabout, Record Industry Releases MP3s

The music industry has long resisted selling music in the MP3 format, which lacks the copy protections that prevent songs from being duplicated endlessly. But now, Blue Note Records and its marquee artist, jazz-pop singer Norah Jones, are selling her latest single through Yahoo Inc. as an MP3 - despite the risk that it may add to piracy problems. WSJ

RateThisTune.com

RateThisTune.com - Allows users to upload their own music for everyone to listen to, rate, and discuss in order to help their band get noticed

Thursday, December 07, 2006

49th GRAMMY Nominees Announced

Nominations for the 49th Annual GRAMMY Awards were announced today by The Recording Academy, reflecting a year in which multiple genres were represented in top categories, new up-and-comers were nominated alongside established artists and a diverse array of producers and other creative professionals garnered multiple nominations. The 49th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held on "GRAMMY Sunday," February 11, at Staples Center in Los Angeles and once again will be broadcast live in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on CBS from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT)

Copyright pirates face crackdown

Copyright criminals must face far tougher regulation to protect the entertainment industry, a report says. The Gowers Report was commissioned by the government to look at modernising UK copyright laws for the digital age. While it proposes new powers against copyright infringement, it also says private users should be allowed to copy music from a CD to their MP3 player. It also recommends the 50-year copyright protection for recorded music should not be extended

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

CSO returns to radio, gets own record label

After more than five years, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra will return to the national radio airwaves early next year as part of a comprehensive new media agreement that includes the launch of a new in-house recording label for compact discs and digital downloads, it was announced Thursday. The agreement by the CSO Association, the Chicago Federation of Musicians and the WFMT Radio Network is made possible by a three-year, $3.4 million gift from the petroleum company BP. Local and national broadcasts of in-concert performances by the CSO will resume in March as part of a 52-week series called the BP Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcasts, produced by WFMT-FM 98.7 and syndicated by the WFMT network

The Rapture Announce Record Label

Like many before them, the Rapture have formed their own record label, the tuff-named (perhaps after Akira Kurosawa's Macbeth-based film) Throne of Blood Records. Its initial purpose is to house the slew of vinyl singles and remixes culled from their latest album, Pieces of the People We Love, as well as the vinyl version of Pieces

LyricWiki

LyricWiki is a free site which is a source where anyone can go to get reliable lyrics for any song from any artist without being hammered by invasive ads

Monday, December 04, 2006

BandChemistry

BandChemistry - A musician's network, where you can make your band and find your sound

Saturday, December 02, 2006

CollegeMusicRadio.com

CollegeMusicRadio.com - Offers downloads of submitted files by upcoming music artists. Includes charts, information on artists and videos

Friday, December 01, 2006

Musiclocated

Musiclocated - A project that uses Google Maps and Ajax to let musicians or bands from all over the world locate themselves on a map, so that they can be found geographically and connect

Virtual Ticket

Virtual Ticket - A content rich media player that encourages members of the fan sites to spread clips to non-members. Funded through concert ticket sales, entitling every fan free access to the exclusive content that is produced - and the ability to follow the tour before and after it plays each market

The Beatles: Love

The Beatles: Love - Official site of the Love CD based on the Cirque du Soleil show celebrating the musical legacy of The Beatles. Videos, music clips, and purchase details

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

2006 Billboard Music Awards

2006 Billboard Music Awards - Contenders, performers, and presenters for the 2006 Billboard Music Awards

Army of Anyone

Army of Anyone - Official site for the rock band Army of Anyone, featuring vocalist Richard Patrick of Filter and Dean and Robert DeLeo of Stone Temple Pilots. Site features news, audio clips, downloads, and merchandise

Tamia

Tamia - Official site for R&B singer Tamia, with news, audio clips, scrapbook, downloads, message board, and more

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

FleetwoodMaxx: A Tribute To Fleetwood Mac

FleetwoodMaxx is based in Los Angeles Calif and is the longest running Fleetwood Mac Tribute in the United States today. Spending decades perfecting their craft,FleetwoodMaxx pays homage to Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, Christine McVie, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood. The players perform with abandon while weaving a tightly knit fabric of vocal harmony,intense guitar ensembles and driving rythyms
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Linked Musicians

Linked Musicians - Live music web community and directory in multiple languages. Linked Musicians is a community of musicians, bands, and those offering live music products or services

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Celtic Woman: A Christmas Celebration



This is a simple yet elegant CD by five of the world's best singers. Each song has a touch of the Irish flavor. These are inspirational, beautiful, fun and unique rendentions of some our best loved standard Christmas songs and the Celtic Christmas song

Stones roll by U2 for top-grossing tour ever

Though they'll surely live to fight another day, U2's brief stint holding the title of top-grossing tour ever is over. That distinction returns to the Rolling Stones, whose A Bigger Bang tour is now the top-grossing tour in history. From March 28, 2005, to March 2, 2006, U2's Vertigo tour rang up grosses of more than $333 million. That put U2 ahead of the Stones' $320 million Voodoo Lounge tour of 1994-95, and the band's 10 stadium makeup shows this month will take the total to 121 shows and a gross of about $377 million

Saturday, November 25, 2006

ra mcguire dot com

ra mcguire dot com - Trooper singer Ra McGuire offers up insights into the music business, as well as into his personal experiences

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Renowned jazz singer Anita O'Day dies

Anita O'Day, whose sassy renditions of "Honeysuckle Rose," "Sweet Georgia Brown" and other song standards that made her one of the most respected jazz vocalists of the 1940s and '50s, has died. She was 87

Kristin Korb: Why Can't You Behave


"Why Can't You Behave" is the theme of Kristin Korb's new project. It examines all the facets of acting, functioning, and reacting to life outside the parameters of mindless conformity
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Soul Sides

Soul Sides - Audioblog for rhythm addicts of all kinds. From music critic and writer Oliver Wang

Musicovery

Musicovery - Music recommendation service which allows listeners to choose by genre, era, popularity, and mood, and creates a playlist based on their choices

Library of Congress: Ragtime

Library of Congress: Ragtime - Explore, hear, and learn about the uniquely American syncopated musical phenomenon, Ragtime. Includes audio files, essays, artist biographies, and interviews

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Thomas Dolby: The Sole Inhabitant CD

Warm, soaring electronica, with bold textures and thoughtful lyrics, from an authentic original who has influenced a whole generation of musicians
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Chris Daughtry

Daughtry - Official site for Chris Daughtry. News, song previews, photos, tours and appearances, and biography

Philip Sayce

Philip Sayce - Official site for blues guitarist Philip Sayce. Streaming music, appearances, gallery, and biography

Monday, November 20, 2006

Universal Music sues MySpace.com

Universal Music Group on Friday sued MySpace.com, claiming the online social-networking hub illegally encourages its users to share music and music videos on the site without permission. The recording company is seeking unspecified damages, including up to $150,000 for each unauthorized music video or song posted on the Web site

Friday, November 17, 2006

Pure Prairie League: All In Good Time

For a group of musicians to form a band in 1969, write their own songs, develop a distinctive sound, and emerge with two of the most highly-acclaimed records in music to date, Pure Prairie League has brought it all back home with the release of their new CD, appropriately titled "All In Good Time."
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Sugababes (U.S.)

Sugababes (U.S.) - Official American site for the pop group Sugababes. Features multimedia, tour dates, journal entries, bio, and more

Ace of Base

Ace of Base - Official site for the Swedish pop group Ace of Base, with news, lyrics, audio/video clips, tour calendar, photos, fan forum, and more

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Sarah Bassingthwaighte: Flute Meets Machine

Modern classical experiments with the flute
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Stephen Sondheim: A 75th Birthday Salute

A live concert celebration of Stephen Sondheim's Broadway music
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Myleene Klass

Myleene Klass - Official site for pop singer Myleene Klass, with news, audio/video clips, photo gallery, diary, and more

Rykarda Parasol

Rykarda Parasol - San Francisco-based Rykarda Parasol plays rock noir that evokes moody atmospheres and gin-drenched romanticism

Gossified

Gossified - Official, collaborative blog from MuchMusic

Haystack.com

Haystack.com - community for musicians, music seekers, and recommenders to share, play, and review music. Play directly from a search result, get notifications of new uploads, and share reviews and experiences

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Cat Stevens releases first album since embracing Islam in 1970s

Yusuf Islam, the artist formerly known as Cat Stevens before he became a Muslim in the 1970s, has released his first commercial album for nearly three decades - but reviewers seemed unimpressed. "An Other Cup" went on sale in along with a single, "Heaven/Where True Love Goes", while the album was to be released in the United States on Tuesday

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Sir Elton: Ban organised religion

Sir Elton John has said he would like to see all organised religion banned and accused it of trying to "turn hatred towards gay people". Organised religion lacked compassion and turned people into "hateful lemmings", he told the Observer

HotListMaker

HotListMaker - Create your own lists to display on your blog or social site

Friday, November 10, 2006

Bang Music Festival

Bang Music Festival - Full concert performances by popular music artists at Miami's Bicentennial Park in November

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Paul Stanley

Paul Stanley - Official site for KISS singer and guitarist Paul Stanley, with news, solo tour dates, photos, fan letters, and Paul's paintings

The Long Blondes

The Long Blondes - Sheffield, England, five-piece playing indie-pop merged with glamorous new wave tinge stylings

Kelly Price

Kelly Price - Official site for R&B singer Kelly Price, with news, audio clips, photos, merchandise, and more

Spring Awakening

Spring Awakening - Official site for the Broadway production of Spring Awakening with book and lyrics by Steven Sater, music by Duncan Sheik, and choreography by Bill T. Jones. Site features music and video, cast and creative team bios, ticket information, and more

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

International Songwriting Competition

International Songwriting Competition - annual musical competition whose mission is to provide the opportunity for both aspiring and established songwriters to have their songs heard in a professional, international arena. Deadline: Friday, November 17 2006

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Jimi Hendrix: Burning Desire

Jimi Hendrix: Burning Desire is the ninth release in the Dagger Records authorized 'bootleg' recording series. Burning Desire presents compelling new examples of Jimi's remarkable creative explorations through 1969 and early 1970
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Thursday, November 02, 2006

The Birth of British Rock 'n' Roll

The Birth of British Rock 'n' Roll. This documentary series tells the story of how UK musicians tried to emulate the excitement of American rock 'n' roll in the era before the arrival of the Beatles in 1962

Chris Bell

Chris Bell - Official site for blues guitarist Chris Bell, with news, gig dates, photos, merchandise, and more

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Rock Hall of Fame names nominees for 2007

Van Halen is trying to make their biggest "jump" yet - into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, with potential 2007 classmates such as R.E.M., Chic, and Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Kill Rock Stars moving to New York

Olympia's Kill Rock Stars – a renowned independent record label whose roster has included Sleater-Kinney, the Gossip and Deerhoof – will soon move its headquarters to New York City, according to a report that ran this month in Billboard magazine. The move coincides with founder Slim Moon's acceptance of a job with New York-based Nonesuch records. His wife, Kill Rock Stars co-owner Portia Sabin, will take over day-to-day operations, the story said

Thursday, October 26, 2006

JaW: BREAKER

"JaW" is what happens when two old time friends meet again after 25 years. Back in the sixties, they played music together with various groups, mostly covers from Cream, Jeff Beck Group or John Mayall
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Music Towers

Music Towers - Offers UK music news, communities, interviews, reviews, charts, tickets, concert listings, and more

iLike

iLike - Offers the iLike Sidebar for iTunes to helps users discover new music and share and compare music libraries

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

The Who Tour News

The Who Tour News - Provides official tour news for The Who's 2006 U.S. tour

Grease: You're The One That I Want

Grease: You're The One That I Want - Official site of Grease: You're The One That I Want, NBC's search for the next stars of the new Broadway production of Grease

Nashville Star Search

The original Nashville Star Search - Trowbridge Symposium enters its new season at Gaylord Entertainment Center. Scheduled for July 20-23 2007, the event is Nashville's oldest career workshop and artist showcase event for all styles of music. Songwriters, singers, and bands compete for prizes and are judged by industry representatives from record labels, publishing companies, and talent agencies. Prizes include recording sessions on Music Row, a publishing contract, and a music video with TV exposure. A live CD, released on JIP Records and distributed to FM/AM/Satellite radio and iTunes, is recorded during the Nashville Star Search event

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse - Official site for Amy Winehouse, the British soul and jazz singer

Friday, October 20, 2006

Universal Music sues two web video sites

Universal Music Group has filed lawsuits against online video sharing sites Grouper and Bolt.com for allowing users to swap pirated versions of its musicians' videos. According to a statement, Universal, with artists including U2, Mary J. Blige and Mariah Carey, said it is seeking damages of as much as $150,000 for each incident of copyright infringement, plus costs. It estimated that thousands of music videos were being viewed on both sites. The lawsuits were filed in U.S. District Court, Central District of California, Western Division

SpotDJ

SpotDJ - Integrates with iTunes to provide relevant audio commentary - background on the artist, meaning of a song, band news or gossip, an announcement from the band, or comments from your friends - between songs while you listen to music iTunes

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Carole Glenn: We Cry For America

This is a song in protest of government corruption, corporate greed, and the betrayal of America. It was created out of frustration with the present state of American politics
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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Music industry in 8,000 new file-share lawsuits

The music industry has launched a fresh wave of 8,000 lawsuits against alleged file-sharers around the world, escalating its drive to stamp out online piracy and encourage the use of legal download services. The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), which represents the world's music companies, said on Tuesday the new cases were brought in 17 countries, including the first ones ever in Brazil, Mexico and Poland

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Songrio

Songrio - A new community service to help people find new music that has yet to hit the mainstream as submitted by other users

Universal Music Canada: Diana Krall

Universal Music Canada: Diana Krall - The Official Universal Music Canada site for Diana Krall includes release and biographical information

Monday, October 16, 2006

Beck: The Information



On The Information, Beck Hansen is seriously bummed out. Not that he sounds it as much as he did on 2002's laconic, Fred Neil-worshipping Sea Change. Technology and stuff, and the way it gets in the way of human interaction, is the subtext if not the full-on concept at play here. Recorded with art-rock anal-retentive Nigel Goodrich at the helm, work began on this album not long after Sea Change but was shelved for a few years while Mr. Hansen made 2005's Guero with the Dust Brothers. Unsurprisingly, it sounds a bit like both of those. The trappings of minimalist pop, fuzzy folk, click-hop, hip-hop, baroque psychedelia, and funky pop are to be found on this endearing release. Like Jean Cocteau or David Bowie, Beck is an artistic chameleon whose greatest gift is knowing which artists to borrow from, and when. The cover artwork consists of stickers that you can arrange however you like, which perhaps appeals too much to your own nostalgic/retro, "Trapper Keeper" sensibilities. And yet, it's kind of awesome, something you can't believe has never been done before. Much like the album it adorns. -- Mike McGonigal

The Killers: Sam's Town



The Killers five-million-selling debut, 2004's Hot Fuss, saw the stylish Las Vegas quartet mining inspiration from its favorite '80s British acts Duran Duran, the Cure, and the Smiths. On its follow-up, the group turns its focus homeward. First there's the album title, Sam's Town, which pays tribute to the old-school local casino where the band got its start. Then there's the music inside, a collection of windswept rockers in the vein of Bruce Springsteen that leave the indie-disco vibe of "Mr. Brightside" in the desert dust. Working with producers Alan Moulder and Flood (best known for their work with U2, Depeche Mode and Nine Inch Nails), everything here sounds bigger and shinier, with full-blown strings and choirs coloring epics like "When You Were Young" and "The River Is Wild." Coming soon to a stadium near you. --Aidin Vaziri

Evanescence: The Open Door



There's nothing like a breakup to focus your muse. This follow-up to the stunning, multi-platinum Fallen was penned as singer Amy Lee's troubled romance with band mate Ben Moody was spiraling out of control, impelling her to craft an anxious record full of recriminations, revelation, and self-flagellation, as she questioned everything that kept her whole. It's a fascinating journey for the listener as she ventures into her own personal heart of darkness, her stricken, perfect voice suspended on an unsteady precipice between breakdown and breakthrough. Despite the loss of two members, including guitarist Moody who left mid-tour in 2003, the album has a maturity, sophistication, and a singular vision that wasn't found in their earlier work. Stately and as exotic as Led Zeppelin's Physical Graffiti, with its intricate instrumentation, disturbing imagery, and disembodied chorus, The Open Door shows exactly what this band is capable of. "You Belong to Me," is a goth-y alternative to "Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together," equally anthemic, but with much more grit and pain. --Jaan Uhelszki

Zestr

Zestr - An online cataloging service for books, movies, music and games with RSS feeds, social aspects, Amazon API, and more

No Music Day

No Music Day exists because music has run its course. No Music Day exists to give you time to decide what you now want from music. No Music Day is on the 21st November, this and every year

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Elvis Presley, Sun Records Back in Business Together

More than five decades after he left the roster of Sun Records, Elvis Presley's name and likeness will again be featured on products issued by the record label Sam Phillips founded in Memphis

Welsh choir signed by world top record label

Fron Male Voice Choir from the Welsh village of Froncysyllte in the Vale of Llangollen have been given a recording contract with Universal Music, the company whose acts include Eminem and 50 Cent

While big labels falter, indie bands find stardom online

When the Dresden Dolls' record label declined to finance a music video, the Boston band made its own video on the cheap, posted it to YouTube -- and attracted more than 300,000 viewers

The Darkness dropped by record label

The Darkness have been dropped by their record label in the wake of frontman Justin Hawkins' departure

Tara Slone signs with The Orange Record Label

Former Joydrop frontwoman and Rock Star: INXS finalist Tara Slone has signed with The Orange Record Label, which will release her Just Look Pretty And Sing solo debut in January

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Tower Records Shut Down

A federal bankruptcy judge in Wilmington, Del. approved the sale of Tower Records to Los Angeles-based liquidator Great American Group for $134.3 million on October 6. The company owes creditors about $200 million and filed for Chapter 11 reorganization in August. Tower has stated that it has been hurt by an decline in music sales, downloading of online music and competition from big-box stores such as Walmart. Russ Solomon, founded Tower Records in the back of his father's Sacramento drugstore in 1960 in Sacramento, Calif. Opening the company's landmark store on Hollywood's Sunset Boulevard in 1969. As part of the bankruptcy auction, the Sunset property will be sold for $12 million - Music Video Wire

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

60's Music Festival: Concert For The Hurricane Heroes

Sixties music stars come together for the first time in concert benefiting the heroes of Hurricane Marty. Features Chris Montez, and members of 60s super groups Spanky and Our Gang, Mamas and Papas, Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers and HP Lovecraft
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Resonant Vibes

Resonant Vibes - Digital music store Resonant Vibes offers tracks, mixes, samples, DJ profiles, free music, and more

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Divvycast

Divvycast - The first podcasting portal dedicated to connecting musicians and labels with local, national, and international advertisers. Musicians can create and upload podcasts and gain sponsorship from interested advertisers

Monday, October 09, 2006

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Friday, October 06, 2006

Natalie MacMaster: Yours Truly


Though the music of Canadian fiddler Natalie MacMaster remains rooted in her native Cape Breton, it continues to branch in some surprising directions. No purist, MacMaster employs an aggressive guitar and rhythm section, along with mini-Moog and electric pipes on "Matt & Nat's," while the jazzy intro to the "Flea as a Bird" medley seems to channel the style of Stephane Grappelli

Johnta Austin

Johnta Austin - Offiical site for R&B singer Johnta Austin, with news, audio clips, and links

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

The Pipelines

The Pipelines - The Pipelines are an Italiian band playing The Beach Boys and other California music

Mark Wilkinson

Mark Wilkinson - Official site for Australian singer/songwriter Mark Wilkinson. Contains biography, musicography, gig schedule, photographs of the artist, contact information, and the latest news about his musical career

Gabriela Kulka

Gabriela Kulka - Official site for Polish composer, musician, and singer Gabriela Kulka. Features biography, music downloads, discography, tour information, forum, and other resources for the artist frequently compared to Tori Amos, Regina Spektor, or Kate Bush

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Eric Clapton rethinks playing 'Cocaine'

Eric Clapton is playing Cocaine in concert again. The recovering drug addict and alcoholic, who founded the Crossroads Centre addiction recovery center on the Caribbean island of Antigua, stopped performing the song written by J.J. Cale when he first got sober

Splice

Splice - Record sounds, compose songs, listen to music, make friends and remixes, all through your browser window

Wear Your Music

Wear Your Music - Relix magazine and Azu Studio have teamed up to offer bracelets handcrafted from guitar strings donated by acclaimed musicians, with profits going to selected charities

Monday, October 02, 2006

WikiMusicGuide

WikiMusicGuide - Features artists, bands, songs, albums and a compilation of newsworthy events in the music world. Any music fan and site visitor may be the featured user. Visitors and regulars may edit the artists' pages, give their own reviews and ratings on albums and tracks

Friday, September 29, 2006

The U.S. vs. John Lennon

The U.S. vs. John Lennon - Official site for the documentary that examines John Lennon's transformation from popular musician to anti-war activist, and how the U.S. government allegedly tried to silence him

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Imagine : Remembering the Fab Four!

Imagine : Remembering the Fab Four! - U.S. based Beatles tribute band. Site features the band member's biography, schedule details, booking information, and photographs

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Michael Jackson parts with Bahrain label

Pop star Michael Jackson has parted company with a record label based in the Gulf state of Bahrain. Earlier this year, the Two Seas label announced it would release the singer's new album, his first since 2001

Friday, September 22, 2006

Clapton Kicks Off North American Tour

Eric Clapton kicked off his North American tour with a blistering set of old and new material. The 22-date tour of the U.S. and Canada stops in 20 cities, including two concerts September 28-29 at Madison Square Garden. Clapton then moves on to Japan, New Zealand and Australia

Saturday, September 16, 2006

The Rock Star Lottery

The Rock Star Lottery - a worldwide competition for great talent ignored by the traditional music industry, and it's a much-needed rebirth of a failing and corrupt music industry. It's also a community and a contact-point for artists and fans to network. And it's a private charity for musicians

Friday, September 15, 2006

Microsoft's Zune Delivers Connected Music and Entertainment Experience

Marking the next big milestone for its Connected Entertainment vision, Microsoft Corp. today unveiled details of the first products to be released under its Zune brand. Designed around the principles of sharing, discovery and community, Zune will create new ways for consumers to connect and share entertainment experiences. The Zune experience centers around connection — connection to your library, connection to friends, connection to community and connection to other devices

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Tupac Shakur Reinterpreted

13 September 2006 is the tenth anniversary of the death of rapper Tupac Amaru Shakur. Today, he is still a rap phenomenon who to date has sold 35 million albums. After his murder, Tupac, and later rap rival The Notorious BIG, would become the Lennon and Cobain of hip-hop, tragically lost to a generation of fans they will never meet, but immortalised in death. The NFT host a series of screenings and educational events, welcoming Tupac's first manager, Leila Steinberg, to the NFT to explore his cultural and sub-cultural roles and the impact his posthumous influence has on a generation of fans. Presented in association with Contemporary Black Music Culture

Geri Karlstrom

Geri Karlstrom - Official site of recording artist Geri Karlstrom. Site features artist biography, Geri's eating disorder recovery story, eating disorder resources, and information on her CD with songs written for those dealing with addiction and recovery

Diddy can't be Diddy in Britain

Sean Combs is Diddy no more — at least in Britain. The musician and entertainment mogul has agreed to drop the Diddy name as part of an out-of court legal settlement with London-based music producer Richard "Diddy" Dearlove, the law firm representing Dearlove said Monday

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Magnatune

Magnatune - "The shareware model applied to music. Listen to 493 complete MP3 albums from musicians we work with (not 30 second snippets). If you like what you hear, download an album for as little as $5 (you pick the price), or buy a real CD, or license our music for commercial use. And no copy protection (DRM), ever."

Believe: A New Musical

Believe: A New Musical - Musical by Brad Howell Houghton inspired by Jean Anouilh's play Eurydice, includes synopsis and music samples

Saturday, September 09, 2006

MySpace to sell music from nearly 3 million bands

MySpace, the wildly popular online teen hangout, said on Friday it will make its first move into the digital music business by selling songs from nearly 3 million unsigned bands. MySpace is the latest company to try to take on Apple Computer Inc.'s iTunes Music Store, but unlike many other start-up rivals, it already boasts 106 million users, as well as the backing of parent company News Corp

Universal backs free music rival to iTunes

Universal Music, the world's largest music company, is backing a start-up that will allow consumers to download songs for free. It will rely on advertising for its revenues, offering a different business model from that of Apple Computer's popular iTunes music store

Rosey Carter: The Wildwood Rose

All original Country music, the last recordings of Rosey Carter, daughter of June Carter Cash/stepdaughter of Johnny Cash, recorded before her untimely death in 2003
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Wednesday, September 06, 2006

UNCOMMON SOUND: The Left-Handed Guitar Players That Changed Music

UNCOMMON SOUND: The Left-Handed Guitar Players That Changed Music explores popular music through the lives and works of these "wrong-sided" musicians, providing a unique yet surprisingly coherent perspective. Seven years in the making, John Engel's 920-page opus is an exhaustively researched and richly illustrated collection of 150 in-depth portraits of left-handed mavericks and legendary artists from all over the world, covering such genres as folk, blues, jazz, rock music, reggae, pop, punk, metal, R&B, country, samba, ki ho’alu, rai, and gnawa

Monday, September 04, 2006

Nexus Radio 1.5 Released

Nexus Radio is an all-in-one solution for radio listeners who want to record their favorite radio content for playback on their PC, or any portable device that supports MP3s. With over 4000 preloaded radio stations and support for thousands more, Nexus Radio delivers the content radio listeners yearn for. Search through a rich variety of radio stations with a straightforward interactive guide that can be updated daily with more content than XM and Sirius radio combined

Friday, September 01, 2006

Lennon cast as anti-war hero in new documentary

U.S. conservatives were outraged when country music band the Dixie Chicks criticized President George W. Bush. But a new documentary about John Lennon and his run-in with the Nixon administration over the Vietnam war suggests Bush got off lightly. David Leaf's "The U.S. vs. John Lennon," screened at the Venice Film Festival earlier this week, uses footage not seen before and news clips aired for the first time in decades. Lennon's widow Yoko Ono allowed Leaf and co-director John Scheinfeld to use her library of images and the former Beatle's music in a 100-minute documentary that portrays a turbulent United States in the late 1960s and early 1970s

Still Rockin' Free in Bush's Fascist America

The Dixie Chicks are among the music industry's handful of headliners with the brass kahunas to speak truth to America's post-9/11 fascist leadership in Washington...

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Muslims force cancellation of Freddie Mercury birthday bash on Zanzibar

Organizers of a 60th gala birthday party for the late Zanzibar-born rock star
Freddie Mercury, have cancelled the weekend event after outraged Muslims threatened to disrupt it. Faced with fierce opposition from Islamists, who complained the flamboyant Queen lead singer's lifestyle was offensive to many on the overwhelmingly Muslim archipelago, organizers said they had no choice but to call it off

RadioFire

RadioFire - Internet radio station broadcasting local musicians online. RadioFire features streaming music from underground or unsigned bands and artists

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

AOL unveils Digital Music Service

America OnLine has just launched a digital music subscription service which offers downloads from users, with a bank of more than 2.5 million audio tracks and thousands of music videos. Moreover, users may access music and videos, transferred from AOL Music Now from their PCs as well as compatible portable devices provided they maintain a portable tier subscription

Various Artists from Lebanon: We Live

World Music from Lebanon. Fusion from the Middle East. The proceeds of this CD will go towards the relief efforts in Lebanon
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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Dylan's new album "Modern Times" wins rave reviews

Bob Dylan's new album "Modern Times" was released on Tuesday to rave reviews that showed the 65-year-old legend has plenty to say about the changing times since his last record came out on September 11, 2001. But in typical fashion, the gravel-voiced star of the 1960s known for mumbling his words says it in elusive fashion

Ode to New Orleans

Aaron Neville pays tribute to his hometown and its people in this soulful cover of "Stand by Me"

Color of My Sound

Color of My Sound - listen to music in a wide variety of genres and assign colors of your choice the sounds you hear. Add your own audio, browse by color, and other interface options

Monday, August 28, 2006

GoDigital Records Signs Singer-Songwriter/Actor Terron Brooks

GoDigital, the Santa Monica based digital content distributor and record label has signed singer-songwriter/actor Terron Brooks. Brooks has appeared in the NBC mini-series The Temptations, broadway plays The Lion King and Hairspray and the romantic comedy All About You

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Paulina Gretzky

Paulina Gretzky - Official site for pop singer Paulina Gretzky, with news, audio clips, photo gallery, merchandise, and more

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp

Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp - New York, NY - Official site for Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp, which brings music lovers of all levels together with professional rock 'n roll stars - and then gives those music lovers the opportunity to move from the spectator stands to the stage, sharing the limelight with living legends

Friday, August 18, 2006

Clevver: Music Videos

Clevver: Music Videos - Watch tons of streaming music videos. Clevver lets users search a large music video archive for favorite artists

Independent Music Awards

The Independent Music Awards deliver real career opportunities to independent Artists, Labels and Releases by focusing on the essentials - Performance, Promotion, Radio, Distribution and … Fans

Thursday, August 17, 2006

LookSmart Music

LookSmart Music "offers a more useful web experience by customizing search results, therefore only providing information which is relevant to your needs. We provide you with the essential, not exhaustive, search results and relevant content -- which means we keep it simple and make it easy"

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Kevin Federline to launch his own record label

Britney Spears' wannabe rapper husband Kevin Federline has reportedly announced that he will be launching his own record label, Federation Records, ahead of the release of his debut album, "Playing with Fire".

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

audabble

audabble - An mp3 audio player which plays tracks stored on the users computer and also plays audio news from RSS feeds streamed from the website every 15 or 30 minutes

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

National Geographic World Music

National Geographic World Music is offering consumers a chance to experience the soundtrack of the world — at zero cost. With a free download from a select artist each week, National Geographic World Music encourages consumers to sample music from different regions of the globe

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Sub Pop Records goes green

Sub Pop Records, home to the Shins, Wolf Parade and more, becomes the first Green-e certified record label in the US

RollingStone.com: Arthur Lee (1945-2006)

RollingStone.com: Arthur Lee (1945-2006) - Arthur Lee's story from Rolling Stone magazine. Selection of essential audio tracks

MOG (Beta)

MOG (Beta) - Friends can see your musical collection, including the artists, albums, and songs you actually listen to based on the MOG-O-MATIC score. Explore what other moggers are into

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

AirPlay Direct launches its new Electronic Press Kit / EPK service

AirPlay Direct has announced the launch of its new Electronic Press Kit / EPK service. This exciting new tool will allow artists and labels to send their artist press kits out electronically to the professional music community and media outlets worldwide... FREE. No more mailing expensive hard copy press kits, or even paying for expensive EPK services any longer

Monday, July 31, 2006

GarageBand.com to launch iLike

GarageBand.com, the leading independent music community, has announced it has secured its first round of institutional investment, a $2.5 million dollar equity financing from an all-star roster of strategic investors including Vinod Khosla and Bob Pittman. The company is preparing to launch iLike, a new social music discovery service targeted at the iPod and MySpace generation, and is currently soliciting trial users

SingShot

SingShot - An "online singing community" that provides access to thousands of songs and allows you to record your own version of songs. You get your own recording studio where you can organize your recordings, add favorite members and recordings, and communicate with other members

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Clapton's Red Square concert canceled

Eric Clapton's scheduled concert on Red Square next week has been canceled after Russian authorities abruptly withdrew their permission, the guitarist's publicist said. A Russian promoter had received an official permit for Clapton to perform on Red Square on Thursday, but officials withdrew that Friday, Clapton's publicist, Kristen Foster, said in a statemen

Thursday, July 27, 2006

CMT 2006 Music Awards

CMT 2006 Music Awards - The 41st Academy of Country Music Awards site with nominees, winners, photo galleries, past winners, radio, and shop

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Rehearsals.com

Rehearsals.com - Features music videos with live band stage rehearsals and performances from the rehearsal studio as bands prepare for TV appearances, recording sessions, and tours

Monday, July 24, 2006

Amie Street

Amie Street - a social network centered around the discovery of new music

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Shakira urges diplomacy in Israel-Lebanon crisis

Lebanese-Colombian rock superstar Shakira called for diplomatic intervention and an immediate ceasefire to end the escalating crisis in the Middle East, according to a statement released here by her record label Sony

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Panjea

Panjea is a social media network that enables musicians and video artists to sell their music and videos. Artists can sell their works through the Panjea Store and, thanks to the Panjea Adshare program, they make money when people download their music and videos by getting 100% of all ad revenue. Simple users can earn points just by participating in Panjea and redeem music and videos for free. Panjea is completely free

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

2006 Video Music Awards

2006 Video Music Awards - Official site for the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards. Videos, photos, nominees, and winners

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Cleveland record label opens Nashville office

Rust Records, a Cleveland-based label that has shifted its emphasis from rock to country, has now opened a downtown Nashville office in Cummins Station, 209 10th Ave. S

Glastonbury Festival starts own record label

The Glastonbury Festival has set up his own record label. The Glastonbury Phonographic Society has been put together specifically to release classic live Glastonbury performances on CD and DVD. The first album - 'Music From Glastonbury The Film' - is the live soundtrack to the recently released Julien Temple-directed 'Glastonbury' film

Classic FM's new record label to launch first album

Classic FM's latest brand extension - a record label that backs unsigned British artists - is to launch its first album this Autumn. The debut release from Classic FM Presents… will feature British singer Alfie Boe, whose album of tenor arias will be released in early September. Classic FM Presents… will be produced in association with Sony BMG, with whom the station already works on its compilation label

Thursday, July 13, 2006

The Yardbirds Family Tree: Birds of a Feather

The very best of Mooreland St Records 1999-2006. Jim McCarty Band, Yardbirds Experience, British Invasion All-Stars, Pete French, The Ambulators with Dave Walker
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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Syd Barrett, founder of Pink Floyd, dies

Syd Barrett, the troubled Pink Floyd co-founder who spent his last years in reclusive anonymity, has died, the band said Tuesday. He was 60. A spokeswoman for the band said Barrett died several days ago, but she did not disclose the cause of death. Barrett had suffered from diabetes for years

PickStation

PickStation - A music podcasting/blogging community where users submit, tag, discuss and vote for the tracks they like. The most popular tracks make it onto the frontpage. Users can subscribe to the podcast feed for any station (popular, incoming, tag, user), or place that station on their personal website as a flash widget

Sunday, July 09, 2006

The Firm launches record label

Los Angeles-based management company The Firm is launching a new record label to be distributed by EMI in the United States. EMI has made an investment in the label, in return for the U.S. physical and digital distribution rights, as well as the right to license product to the rest of the world

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Lindsay Tomasic: Big World

Los Angeles based singer/songwriter, Lindsay Tomasic's passionate blues/rock song, "Big World" is dedicated to the climate crisis cause and was inspired by Al Gore's film, "An Inconvenient Truth". Profits from this CD single will be donated to environmental crusaders who are actively engaged in the fight against global warming
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LOVE

LOVE - Celebrates the musical legacy of The Beatles. A unique soundscape was created by Sir George Martin and Giles Martin using the master tapes at Abbey Road studios

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Vibe Streamer

Vibe Streamer - Free MP3 streaming server which allows users to play their music anywhere

Friday, June 30, 2006

The Tower of London Festival of Music

The Tower of London Festival of Music - Annual summer festival held at the Tower of London with world-renowned artists representing different genres. Ticket holders can picnic on the lawns of the Moat while enjoying the music

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

JazzizRadio

JazzizRadio - Online destination for fans of traditional and contemporary jazz and downbeat electronica

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Tourb.us

Tourb.us - A social search site for live music that launched today. Track your favorite bands (via email/RSS/iCal), get reminders before concerts, find tonight's shows in your city, import favorites bands from iTunes & Last.fm, post reviews and photos of shows

Friday, June 09, 2006

Big Yellow Taxi: Unknown and Famous Songs of Joni Mitchell

Including 3 songs of a young inspired Joni Mitchell - songs she never released before ( approved by Joni Mitchell, Sony ATV)
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Thursday, June 08, 2006

Black Grooves

Indiana University's Archives of African American Music and Culture has announced a new online music initiative, furthering its mission of black arts education and promotion. Black Grooves, launched on June 1 to kick off Black Music Month 2006, is a new website that provides information on new releases and reissues in gospel, blues, jazz, funk, soul, rhythm & blues, hip hop and other popular genres, as well as classical music composed or performed by black artists. An accompanying free newsletter will be available to subscribers and also distributed to various music-related email distribution lists

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

FeedBurner provides platform for Geffen Records

Geffen Records has selected FeedBurner, a feed management provider, to manage web feeds for its artists' content, including Mary J. Blige, Lifehouse, Weezer, Snoop Dogg, Rob Zombie, and others. FeedBurner's services will provide a platform on which Geffen can launch new artists and bring fans closer to performers via music communities. Using FeedBurner's FeedFlare service, Geffen will let fans interact directly with performers' sites by rating albums at iTunes or becoming a friend of the band through MySpace. The record label also plans to reach the millions of feed subscribers available through the FeedBurner Ad Network by placing media to coincide with upcoming album launches and other promotions

Color7 Music Editor

Color7 Music Editor is a visual audio editor and recorder software solution, which supports many advanced and powerful operations with audio data. You can use Color7 Music Editor to record your own music, voice, or other audio, edit it, mix it with other audio or musical parts, add effects like Reverb, Chorus, and Echo, and master it so that you can burn it to a CD, post it on the World Wide Web, or e-mail it

Saturday, June 03, 2006

The Fray

The Fray - Official site for the pop-rock band The Fray, with news, tour dates, photos, audio/video clips, articles, and more

Don Omar

Don Omar - Official site for reggaeton singer Don Omar, with news, photos, show dates, downloads, audio/video clips, and more

Cherish

Cherish - Official site of Cherish, the R&B vocal group featuring sisters Farrah, Neosha, Felisha, and Fallon. News, bios, videos, photos, and extras

Friday, June 02, 2006

SWCast Network

SWCast Network - Community of independent Internet radio stations with tools for individuals to legally broadcast their music online

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

UpTo11.net

UpTo11.net - Allows users to get music artist recommendations, create and share their favorite playlists, and search for information about bands, songs, and albums

MusicStrands

MusicStrands - Download a free plugin and get instant music recommendations

Mercora

Mercora - Music search and Internet radio network

Mill Hill Music Festival

Mill Hill Music Festival - Live music festival featuring classical, rock, jazz, folk, gospel, choral, and R&B artists. Held annually in North West London

Audiri

Audiri - Allows musicians to upload their songs freely on their profile page, and for users to search, choose, and refine their results and get recommendations

Monday, May 29, 2006

uLinkx

uLinkx - Social video/music bookmarking service. Search videos from Google, Yahoo, iFilm and YouTube and bookmark them in form of playlist. Search for music and add them to a playlist, which you can play from your favorite music player

Sunday, May 28, 2006

URGE

URGE is a digital music service from MTV Networks that makes it easy to enjoy, explore and get the music you want for your PC or portable music player. URGE gives you complete access to over 2 million songs, 18 music genres, countless styles and exclusives from MTV, VH1 and CMT. URGE gives you hundreds of playlists and radio stations, music feeds, blogs, interviews and feature stories from leading music voices

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Independent Online Distribution Alliance (ioda)

Independent Online Distribution Alliance (ioda) - Digital distribution company for the global independent music community offering a full range of services to indie record labels, physical distributors, and artists

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Music Discovery Engine

Music Discovery Engine - Enter an artist name and discover similar music you will enjoy. Each song serves as a departure point from which you can hear and discover an endless stream of music

beatles-discography.com

beatles-discography.com - A Beatles musical history through discography tracing British and American singles, EPs, and LPs. Allows users to browse by alphabet, years and album

Yahoo! Go TV

Yahoo! Go TV - Use Yahoo! Go to search for video clips and watch them on your TV via your broadband connection. Listen to music, watch videos on demand, and access your photos for free. Also works with your digital video recorder (DVR) allowing you to record and watch TV shows anytime

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Free Pearl Jam video

Pearl Jam's new music video Life Wasted is now on Google Video for free! Be sure to check it out now, as free streaming and download is available only until next Wednesday

Friday, May 19, 2006

Jamendo

Jamendo - A new model for artists to promote, publish, and be paid for their music. Discover fresh music on P2P networks

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

US-THE BAND: GLOBAL WARNING

"Political Pop" from US-"The Band That Bush Built." The musical equivalent of The Daily Show and Colbert Report, combining clever originals and expertly produced parodies that stick it to the Bush Administration
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Monday, May 15, 2006

Skombo

Skombo - Allows consumers of music and music related items to search the inventories of independent record stores around the world. Search for hard to find music, imports, rare vinyl, used cds and more, read reviews, write reviews, discover new bands and friends. Launch pending

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Santa Barbara Caribbean Festival

The Sixth Annual Santa Barbara Caribbean Festival happening June 10th, promises to be the best ever, with outstanding musical guests, spicy Caribbean food and a full day devoted to celebrating cultural diversity

Friday, May 12, 2006

Thursday, May 11, 2006

SwitchDiscs

SwitchDiscs - A free and legal p2p media trading site. You can trade dvds, cds and video games, and build a member profile

YourSpins

YourSpins - Will allow users and members to instantly remix tracks provided by participating artists, producers and record labels. Mixing tools, including a Windows Media Player plug-in, allows users to save their remixes on their homepage, make custom ringtones, share them with other users and friends, or stream them from their blogs, webpages, or other social network profile pages

NPR: Music

NPR: Music - Song of the Day, live concerts, podcasts, music programming, reviews, artist interviews, and more from NPR

Opera Theatre and Music Festival of Lucca

Opera Theatre and Music Festival of Lucca - Five-week European study and performance experience for singers, instrumentalists, accompanists, assistant conductors, and stage technicians

Fabchannel

Fabchannel - Video on demand archive featuring full-length concerts, festivals, debates, and lectures. Everything from upcoming acts to headliners playing rock, hip-hop, folk, avant-garde, and everything in between

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Blues Festival Guide

Blues Festival Guide - Online magazine and guide to blues festivals with sections on organizations, news letters, and industry directory

Rendezvous Rhythm and Blues Festival

Rendezvous Rhythm and Blues Festival - Official site of the Rendezvous Rhythm and Blues Festival in Oroville, Washington. Site includes ticket information, directions, camping guide, and photos

Monterey Bay Blues Festival

Monterey Bay Blues Festival - Official site of the Monterey Bay Blues Festival in Monterey, California. Site includes festival information, event schedule, tickets information, merchandise, historical backgrounder, and photos

Bresso.com

Bresso.com - Offers links to free music downloads as well as a MP3 search facility, music news, lyrics search, and more

Gabe Lopez

Gabe Lopez - Official site for Gabe Lopez, producer, singer, and writer whose own music is a blend of rock, pop, and R&B. Includes bio, photos, video, and MP3s from his album

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

The iTunes Library Scraper

The iTunes Library Scraper is a tool that will help you easily list the artist and/or albums from your iTunes library on your web page, blog, or anywhere else that allows HTML submissions

Sunday, May 07, 2006

kSolo

kSolo is a web-based application that allows users to sing, record, and playback their favorite songs. KSolo presents high audio and recording quality with the most advanced sharing capabilities available today. The kSolo multi-featured online player, delivers popular lyrics, recording and sharing capabilities - all you need is a microphone and speakers. Other functions include listening to audio version, instrumental versions and more. Free to use

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Streamload

Use Streamload to store, organize, and access all your media, including photos, videos, music, movies, and more! 25 GBs Free

Try Xdrive for FREE

Build a music library online and use playlists to organize your MP3's. Try Xdrive for FREE

Nikki Sixx

Nikki Sixx - Official site for the bass player and lead song writer for the hard rock band Motley Crue. Includes news, Nikki's online diary, his charity for runaway children, message board, and original photography

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Ian McLagan & the Bump Band: Spiritual Boy

"This is an appreciation of Ronnie Lane, and released on what would have been his 60th birthday, April 1st, 2006, it's my tribute to a wonderful songwriter, bass player and dear friend"
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David Foster

David Foster - Official site for musician, producer, and composer David Foster, with news, sound clips, photos, and more

Big City Dick: Richard Peterson's First Movie

Big City Dick: Richard Peterson's First Movie - Documentary that takes a journey into the the world of Richard Peterson, a savant street musician, his lifelong search for love, and his struggle to find fame as a recording artist

Stamping Ground Dance Festival

Stamping Ground Dance Festival - Stamping Ground is an annual hip-hop dance festival held in Bellingen, New South Wales, each January

Porterville

Porterville - Los Angeles-based band who blend alternative, indie-rock, funk, electronic, and pop music

Cheyenne Kimball

Cheyenne Kimball - Official site for pop singer Cheyenne Kimball, with news, audio clips, photos, tour dates, journal entries, message board, and more

50 Worst Things to Happen to Music

50 Worst Things to Happen to Music - Watch, listen, rank, and test your knowledge of pop's all-time lowest moments courtesy of Blender and AOL Music

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Safa Ensemble

Safa Ensemble - Official site of the Safa Ensemble. Amir Koushkani, François Houle, and Sal Ferreras play music influenced by traditional Persian repertoire on tar, setar, clarinet, and percussion instruments

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Lani Silver and Friends: Spare the World

Folk, Blues, Rock, R&B, all with political lyrics. These songs are about removing Bush from office, the rainforest, sexual politics and revolution
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Monday, April 24, 2006

Breaking Locals

Breaking Locals - Offers an outlet for new bands around the world. Mp3 uploads, blogs and forums allow fans to connect

Sonos - wireless, multi-room digital music system

Sonos is the first wireless, multi-room digital music system that lets you play all your digital music, all over your house—and control it all from the palm of your hand. With a wireless Sonos™ Controller in hand, you'll have instant access to all your digital music, plus Internet radio, subscriptions to online audio services like Rhapsody® and Audible.com®, and even music from your favorite CD or MP3 player. And, with Sonos™ ZonePlayers in the rooms of your choice, you can play the same song in different rooms, or different songs in different rooms. To start listening, just grab the full-color Controller and simply pick a room, pick a song and hit play

Friday, April 21, 2006

ajaxTunes

ajaxTunes is a web-based media player that lets you play, pause, forward and rewind high-quality streaming music straight from the Internet on any computer. Try ajaxTunes immediately, it has been preloaded with a demo account containing more than 25 songs encoded at 192kbps from different albums and a great mix of playlists from select artists. Or, create your own music locker and choose from over 40,000 songs to create your personal playlists. ajaxTunes is a fully interactive application that will allow you to connect to hours of music, free

The Truants

The Truants formed in Jackson, Ohio in 1964. As young teenagers, they played high school parties, teen dances, Jr. /Sr. proms, supermarket openings, fashion shows, community events and festivals. Like many fledgling garage bands of the day, they copied what they heard on the radio: The Kingsmen, The Rolling Stones, Johnny Rivers, and The Ventures, country music, folk music and R&B. After their appearance on the TV program, Let's Dance in Huntington, WV they quickly became one of the most popular bands playing in the 1960's. This CD is an opportunity for you to relive the good old days of that fabulous era of music that was the 1960's
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Thursday, April 20, 2006

The Black Angels

The Black Angels - Official site of the band The Black Angels, producing psychedelically induced rock and roll evoking the spirit of the 1960s while awakening the heavy droning rhythms inspired by The Velvet Underground

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Interscope Records has struck a deal with Hasbro

Interscope Records has struck a deal with Hasbro, the toy maker, to create a line of fashion dolls modeled on the Pussycat Dolls. The toy line, which aims to mimic the act's playfully risqué style, is expected to be on sale by this year's holiday season. Hasbro executives estimate the dolls, intended for children aged 6 to 9, will be priced around $15, with the label receiving a royalty on sales

Michael Jackson to cut new album with Bahrain record label

Michael Jackson is to release his first album since 2001 on a record label based in Bahrain. The singer has settled down in the kingdom and is reportedly close to the Prince of the country. Sometime ago his publicists had confirmed that Jacko was planning to permanently settle in the Gulf State. The 47-year-old Jackson has been living in Bahrain ever since he was acquitted of child abuse charges last year. The record label on which he is to bring out his new album is called Two Seas Records and is owned by the country's royal family member Abdulla Hamad Al-Khalifa

Neil Young - "Let's Impeach the President"

Neil Young's 1989 anthem "Rockin' in the Free World" was scathingly critical of the social policies of then-president George Bush. Now the rock icon has found himself a new target: Bush's son. In a ticker on his official Website, Young has announced plans to release Living With War, a anti-war album addressing the conflict in Iraq which he recorded earlier this month in three short days. The album, being distributed by Warner/Reprise, takes sharp aim at the administration of President George W. Bush with the scathing tune, "Let's Impeach the President."

The Corrs

The Corrs - News, mobile ringtones, videos, and more for The Corrs

Corinne Bailey Rae

Corinne Bailey Rae - Official site for British singer-songwriter Corinne Bailey Rae, with news, tour dates, photos, blog, fan forum, merchandise, and more

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Magnatune news

Independent record label Magnatune has announced growing popularity of its online music licensing service, with licensing sales up by more than 150 percent in the first quarter of 2006. The three year old record label is the first to automate the music licensing process in a manner similar to conventional online retailers - making music by over 200 recording artists easily available to television producers, advertising executives, and filmmakers for use in their projects

Beatles catalog set to go digital

After years of refusing to enter the music-download market and sell Beatles tunes online, Apple Corps has decided to bring the Fab Four's recordings into the digital age. The disclosure came during the record label's trademark-infringement lawsuit against Apple Computer that ended last week in London

Stony Plain Records celebrates 30 years

Industry folk - along with Macleans magazine - call Holger Petersen's record label "the best small label in North America." It's the kind of plaudit that makes Petersen blush. The fact is, says Petersen, without financial whiz Alvin Jahns, Stony Plain Records would've folded up tent a long time ago, joining the dozens of blues labels that started with intent of supporting the genre, and not the bottom line. "Alvin never gets the credit that he should," says Petersen of his partner and financial officer. "But the reality is, we could've sunk several times without his financial leadership." Instead, Stony Plain is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a star-studded compilation that includes roots, blues and a DVD

AirPlay Direct

AirPlay Direct is a web-based digital delivery system that allows artists and labels to make their music available directly to broadcasters around the world. The radio industry has been slow to adopt digital delivery in some regions globally, but that appears to be changing. Recent trends indicate that radio programmers are now aggressively embracing digital delivery. AirPlay Direct's newest radio members include programmers from Clear Channel, Sirius Radio, Live 365 and the world famous KROQ in Los Angeles

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

eyespot

eyespot - Allows users to mix, edit, combine, and share videos, music, and photos online

Eurythmics

Eurythmics - Official site for the '80s synthpop band the Eurythmics, featuring Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart. Includes news, audio/video clips, photos, downloads, and tour dates

Zeal

Zeal - Official website of the rock and pop artist, Robert Jarvis, who calls himself Zeal, including journal, videos, and information about the artist

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Aunty Nancy: Coming Back For Moore

Rocking England World Cup Song, combining a tribute to Bobby Moore and his team with a rousing anthem for the new 2006 team ... this is a 1966 to 2006 extravaganza
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Sunday, April 09, 2006