Tuesday, January 31, 2006

'Like a Virgin' for Skype

Users of the popular internet telephone service Skype will be able to hear ringtones taken from the Warner Music Group stable of artists including Madonna, the record label said on Monday. In what it said was the first such tie-up with an internet telecommunications player, Warner said the 74 million registered users of Skype would get the option to have their incoming calls announced by a host of tunes

Canadian record label taking on the RIAA over lawsuits

Canada’s largest privately owned record label, which represents such homegrown successes as Avril Lavigne, the Barenaked Ladies and Sarah McLachlan, has joined one Texas family’s fight against the Recording Industry Association of America. Vancouver-based Nettwerk Music Group has taken up the cause of David Greubel and his family, who are being sued by the RIAA for songs they had indirectly offered through a peer-to-peer file-sharing program installed on their computer

Matchbook Romance

Matchbook Romance - Melodic hardcore unit from Poughkeepsie, NY. Includes news, tour information, journal, lyrics, and store for the post-hardcore emo band Matchbook Romance

TunEdge Music

TunEdge Music - Comprehensive production music library consisting of multiple styles and genres that can be searched, auditioned, and downloaded via the Slynth System. Drop and blanket licenses available

Fender Hello Kitty Guitar

Fender Hello Kitty Guitar - Offers a Fender Squire Stratocaster guitar with Sanrio's Hello Kitty on it, and a Badtz-Maru Bronco bass too

Break My Ears Metal and Punk Music Downloads

Break My Ears Metal and Punk Music Downloads - Heavy metal and punk music downloads from Break My Ears. Subscribe and listen to the full length of any track

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Abstractbeats.com releases Guitar Hit Faktory Sample Library

Abstractbeats.com just released Guitar Hit Faktory. An all guitar sound library designed to put classic Hip Hop sounds in your music. This collection has a variety of aggressive guitar hits, noises, chords, and fx for producers who want to make music with an aggresive guitar feel. Guitar Hit Faktory comes with over 260 guitar samples allowing room for multiple styles and combinations

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Shania Twain: Send It With Love

Shania Twain's first recordings produced by Paul Sabu
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Shania Twain: Wild & Wicked

Country-pop superstar Shania Twain is already known to millions with her releases of "The Woman In Me’, "Come On Over" and "Up!", but there is an earlier chapter to her recorded work that did not take place in Nashville. This is the much publicized collection of rock demos that Shania Twain recorded back in 1989 and 1990 with hard rock veteran Paul Sabu. Most of the songs were co-written by Sabu and Twain. This entire package has been digitally remastered from the original recordings
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TwoFeetThick.com - An interactive resource of Pearl Jam information past, present, and future, with perspective and a healthy sense of humor. Includes a PJ concert chronology

People in Planes

People in Planes - Official site of the Welsh indie-pop quintet

Friday, January 27, 2006

Johanna Sillanpaa: Good Life

R&B and Jazz infused Pop music
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Langerado Music Festival

The 4th Annual Langerado Music Festival has announced the preliminary lineup for its March 11-12 multi-stage event, highlighted by major artists like The Black Crowes, Wilco, the Flaming Lips, and Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals. The two-day festival takes place at Broward County's Markham Park, on the western edge of the Ft. Lauderdale, just an hour north of Miami and bordering the vast Florida Everglades Wildlife Area. Langerado will also play host to live music stalwarts The Meters, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Keller Williams, Disco Biscuits, Michael Franti, Steel Pulse, G. Love & Special Sauce, Lake Trout, Drive-By Truckers, Umphrey's McGee, Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, and many many others, plus eclectic acts such as Kid Koala, Lyrics Born, Brazilian Girls, Los Amigos Invisibles, and RJD2

Field Music

Field Music - Creating lush and atmospheric songs of indie-pop grandeur, Field Music is an ever-shifting crew of British luminaries. With discography, sample songs and videos, forum, and road diary

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

The Orchard: Classical Russian audio and video recordings

The Orchard has announced that they have secured the exclusive digital rights to access more than 400,000 hours of classical Russian audio and video recordings. This landmark digital distribution and marketing deal made in conjunction with Pipeline Music, provides The Orchard with the archive of the legendary Russian State Television and Radio Company, which holds one of the world's greatest cultural treasures: recently digitized tapes dating back to the 1930s spanning works by some of the most renowned classical musicians and composers in history, including: Tchaikovsky, Rakhmaninoff, Schostakovich, Prokofiev, Stravinsky, Rostropovich and Menuhin

Film School

Film School - official site for the San Francisco-based band outfit Film School. Includes tour schedule, reviews, and links

Tuesday, January 24, 2006


Godiva - Official site of Godiva, a Swiss metal band. Includes bios of the band members, press, photos, guest book, and contact information

Monday, January 23, 2006

Music Arsenal

Music Arsenal - A web-based record label management application that takes a lot of what used to be done on paper and through filemaker, puts it on the web and allows record label employees to stay in touch with everything a record label is doing during the entire process

Friday, January 20, 2006

Soul Singer Wilson Pickett Dies at 64

Soul Singer Wilson Pickett Dies at 64 - Obituary for Wilson Pickett, who died at age 64 of a heart attack on January, 6, 2006. From the New York Times

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Tara Slone

Tara Slone - Official site for Canadian musician, singer, and actress Tara Slone. Includes news and message forums

Love Songs

Love Songs - S.F. Bay Area punk band. Includes calendar of shows, band bios, videos, MP3s, discography, and more from the band Love Songs

Pearl Jam Live

Pearl Jam Live - Bringing you Pearl Jam's archived live concerts via streaming audio and video

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Berlin record label showcases computer-assisted sound design

Record label ~scape has been unearthing the latest underground sounds in futuristic dub, jazzy electronica and experimental hiphop since its founding in 1999 by Barbara Presisnger and musician, DJ, remixer and producer, Stefan Betke (otherwise known as Pole). The latter arrives in Japan at the end of this month with labelmate Jan Jelinek for "~scape Japan Tour 2006." - Japan Times

Bob Weinstock dies

Bob Weinstock, the founder of the jazz record label Prestige, died on January 15, the New York Times reports. He was 77. In the two decades between 1949, when Weinstock founded Prestige, and 1972, when he sold it to Fantasy Records, the label produced important recordings by the Modern Jazz Quartet, Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane, Coleman Hawkins, Eric Dolphy, and others - Playbill

Will.I.Am launches record label

Black Eyed Peas star Will.I.Am is starting off the New Year with his own record label. The My Humps hitmaker will officially launch the Will.I.Am music group with Brazilian salsa great Sergio Mendes' new album, Timeless, on Valentine's Day (14FEB06). The first album features many of Mendes' classic tunes revamped by Will.I.Am and other modern producers. Other releases planned for the new label include MACY GRAY's new album and the debut solo album from Will.I.Am's bandmate Fergie - Yahoo

Saskatoon Compilation: Stories From The Bridge City

This compilation was created to be a snapshot of what was going on in the Saskatoon indie music scene in 2005. It is quite diverse and showcases everything from acoustic folk to hip hop. Show support for Saskatoon indie music
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The Cavern Club

The Cavern Club - With history, upcoming live music, merchandise, local Beatle tours, and annual International Beatle Week information

Anita Baker

Anita Baker - Offiical site for R&B singer Anita Baker, features news, tour dates, photo gallery, merchandise, and more

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

SusCom Music and SusCom Music To-Go

Susquehanna Communications will release SusCom Music and SusCom Music To-Go. With these two new subscription music packages, customers can download their favorite files from a two-million-song music track library to their PC or favorite MP3 player. Both music services are available for the same introductory price of $6.99 per month

Charter Music To-Go

Charter Communications, Inc. has launched Charter Music To-Go enabling consumers to use portable music technology. Charter Music To-Go is a new tier added to Charter Music, Charter's premium music service. This launch provides Charter High-Speed Internet customers a new way to enjoy Charter Music through a subscription-based service to download music to portable devices. Charter Music To-Go customers now have access to a music library of more than two million songs from which to download and play music

Saturday, January 14, 2006


Televise - Instrumental indie rock from ex-Slowdive guitarist Simon Scott


Semaphore - British band with a powerful psychedelic acoustic sound

Friday, January 13, 2006

Indica Audio

Indica Audio - contains audio samples, loops, and sound effects files contributed by users

Belinda Wollaston

Belinda Wollaston - Official site of Belinda Wollaston, a stage performer who has appeared in musicals in Australia

Kate Hoolihan

Kate Hoolihan - Kate Hoolihan is a Helpmann Award winning performer from Australia. This official site includes biography, photo gallery, and news

Harley Smith

Harley Smith - Harley Smith is an Australian country music singer. This official site includes a biography, gig guide, and news

Jake Nickolai

Jake Nickolai - Jake Nickolai is a young Australian country music singer. This official site includes biography, photos, and news

Beccy Cole

Beccy Cole - The official site of Australian country music singer, Beccy Cole. Includes tour dates, biography, photos, and news

Thursday, January 12, 2006


Domenica - Domenica is an intense female-fronted hard rock / punk band from Winnipeg, Canada. Site includes news, media, shows, photo gallery, and band information

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Wikipedia: Jimmy Page

Wikipedia: Jimmy Page - Career overview for legendary guitarist Jimmy Page. Includes details about his work with The Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin, his fascination with Aleister Crowley, and trivia

Wikipedia: Dream Theater

Wikipedia: Dream Theater - Career overview for the progressive metal band Dream Theater. Includes a comprehensive breakdown of the band's music history, their concert reputation, and discography

Wikipedia: Grace Jones

Wikipedia: Grace Jones - Career overview for singer and actress Grace Jones. Includes details about her music and film career, her unique singing style, and a discography

The Ordinary Boys

The Ordinary Boys - Official site for the Brit-pop band The Ordinary Boys, with news, photos, fan club information, a fan forum, and more

Simon Webbe

Simon Webbe - Official site for R&B singer Simon Webbe, with news, photos, sound/video clips, Simon's blog, and more

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Clear Channel launches Music On-Demand

Clear Channel Communications Inc. has announced plans to begin testing a free, music video-on-demand service as part of a strategy to bolster its Internet presence. The advertising supported service will be free to users. Between 2,000 to 3,000 music videos from artists at Warner Music Group and Universal Music Group will be featured on some of its radio station Web sites and a third music label is likely to join, although a deal has not been finalized, according to company sources. The launch is part of a restructuring of its Internet properties across the nation. Last year, the radio company began offering site viewers originally produced interviews and shows with musicians. Clear Channel has also begun to offer downloadable podcasts

Catherine Britt

Catherine Britt - The official site of this Australian country singer. Includes information about her album Too Far Gone, biography, and news


FindMyCover.com - search engine for CD and DVD cover art

Monday, January 09, 2006

Mia Dyson

Mia Dyson - Australian blues singer/songwriter. This official site has news, gig guide, and downloads

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Wikipedia: Nightwish

Wikipedia: Nightwish - career overview for the Finnish metal band Nightwish. Includes a detailed breakdown of the band's history, their musical style, and discography

Wikipedia: The Beach Boys

Wikipedia: The Beach Boys - career overview for the classic surf-rock band The Beach Boys. Includes details about Brian Wilson's contributions to the band, the deaths of Carl and Dennis Wilson, and a comprehensive discography


Flipsyde - official site for Flipsyde, whose song, Someday, is featured in the 2006 Olympic Winter Games. News, media, photos, tour schedule, and biography

Friday, January 06, 2006

Universal Is The Biggest Music Company of 2005

Universal Music was the biggest music company of 2005 in the USA with a 31.71% market share according to Nielsen SoundScan. Universal beat the now combined Sony BMG who came in second with a 25.61% market share. That broke down to 13.83% Sony and 11.78% BMG

EFF Calls on EMI to Permit Security Research on Copy-Protected CDs

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today sent an open letter to EMI Music -- the record label representing artists including Paul McCartney and Coldplay -- calling on it to agree not to pursue any legal action against computer security researchers who examine the copy-protection technologies used on some EMI CDs

UK labels confirm iPod Christmas

Digital music sales are booming and 2005 was one of the UK music industry's best years yet, said the BPI this morning. Record label trade association the BPI observed that digital music sales climbed 357 per cent in 2005, with 26.4 million legitimate download sales taking place

Wednesday, January 04, 2006


Stickam - allows you to easily place streaming video, slide show, music, and live video chat on your blog and/or web site. You can also play them on your Stickam profile page. With Stickam, you can instantly play your videos online using just your web browser, a web cam and microphone (optional). There is no software to download, you just copy and paste the Stickam Code into your web site or blog where you want it. You can also upload pre-recorded video, enjoy talking to your family, friends, and visitors to your web site. Your video can be viewed by virtually anyone with no software to install and will play on any operating system including Linux, Windows and Mac


Hip-Hop.net - hip-hop social networking community connecting people through hip-hop music and culture. Meet new people and grow your network

Tuesday, January 03, 2006


DotTunes - Software to share your original iTunes tracks with everyone in your home or office or share your compositions with the world via any web browser