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 - "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...