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" 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 - 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 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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

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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 - 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 - 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