Tuesday, February 27, 2007

BitTorrent launches Entertainment Network

BitTorrent, a provider of delivering media over the internet, has launched the BitTorrent Entertainment Network. The new network features a library of downloadable digital entertainment, including content from 20th Century Fox, Lions Gate, MTV Networks, Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc. (MGM). The BitTorrent community will have the flexibility to rent movies, purchase television shows and music videos, and publish and share their own content to be displayed alongside titles from various studios

Lounging Sound

Lounging Sound - Online radio station playing signed and unsigned/independent artists who perform ambient, new age, psy-trance, lounge, and other various related genres

Shankar Ehsaan Loy

Shankar Ehsaan Loy - Official site of the Indian music composer trio Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani, and Loy Mendonsa. Features profile, filmography, and a photo gallery. Also includes a discussion forum

Thursday, February 22, 2007


SonicLiving - Large database of music concerts that you can browse through by artist, venue, date, popularity, or city

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Warner Music says bid for EMI will be all cash

Warner Music Group said Wednesday any takeover offer for Britain's EMI Group Plc would probably all be in cash, briefly boosting the London-based company's shares - CNN Money

Interscope Geffen A&M forms new record label with Octone Records

Interscope Geffen A&M said it will launch a new label with Octone Records, calling it A&M/Octone. As part of the deal, A&M/Octone was also acquiring Sony BMG Music Entertainment's interest in OctJay, a joint venture between Sony BMG and Octone, Interscope said. Financial details were not disclosed

Recording industry targets colleges

Cracking down on college students, the music industry is sending thousands more complaints to top universities this school year than it did last year as it targets music illegally downloaded over campus computer networks. A few schools, including Ohio and Purdue universities, already have received more than 1,000 complaints accusing individual students since last fall - significant increases over the past school year. For students who are caught, punishments vary from e-mail warnings to semester-long suspensions from classes

SXSW Music releases huge showcase torrent

SXSW - 739 MP3s from 739 artists

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Friday, February 16, 2007

Live Earth

Live Earth - SOS is designed to trigger a mass-scale movement to combat our climate crisis. Find out about the Live Earth concert series that will bring together more than 150 of the world's top musicians for 24-hours of music from 7 concerts across all 7 continents on July 7, 2007

Thursday, February 15, 2007


Robyn - Official site for the Swedish pop singer Robyn, with news, audio/video clips, photos, tour dates, and more


Illustrate - Offers dBpoweramp software which supports practically every audio type created including mp3, mp4, m4a, wma, and Ogg Vorbis

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

The MUSE Campaign

"This April 14th, tens of thousands of Americans will gather all across the country at meaningful, iconic places to call for action on climate change. We will hike, climb, walk, swim, kayak, canoe, or simply sit or stand with banners of our call to action.
The MUSE Campaign is calling out to all musicians to join Step it Up by writing a song that we can post on their site to bring music to the movement. Also contact any events near you and see if they need music"

Pop Montreal

Pop Montreal - Annual indie/pop music festival in Montreal, Quebec, that takes place in the first week of October

Monday, February 12, 2007

5 Grammys mark Dixie Chicks' comeback

The Dixie Chicks completed a defiant comeback on Sunday night, capturing five Grammy awards after being shunned by the country music establishment over the group's anti-Bush comments leading up to the Iraq invasion. The Texas trio won all the biggest categories, including record and song of the year for the no-regrets anthem "Not Ready to Make Nice." They also won best country album, which was especially ironic considering they don't consider themselves country artists anymore

Sunday, February 11, 2007


Yottamusic gives you fast and easy web-based access to all 3 million songs in the Rhapsody music library

Saturday, February 10, 2007


KJER.com is a Scandinavian electronic label agency that offers independent record labels and artists from any country around the globe instant access to 250+ worldwide music online services including the world's largest digital music net stores iTunes (Apple), eMusic, RealNetworks/Rhapsody, Audiolunchbox, Napster, Sony Connect, Amazon, Beat Port, Classical Archive, Musicnet, MusicNow (AOL), Passalong (eBay), Peer Impact, Starbucks, T-Online etc.

Ray J

Ray J - Official site for R&B singer Ray J, with news, photos, audio/video clips, tour dates, merchandise, and more

Friday, February 09, 2007


Vipmp3.eu - Offers thousands of artists, tracks, and albums searchable by genre and alphabetical listing

Thursday, February 08, 2007


Boomp3 - Visitors can upload their music and then embed audio players into blogs. Possible to record voice directly from a microphone. No registration required

Wednesday, February 07, 2007


"Musicfinity was created by band managers and record labels to give artists a chance to promote themselves more easily and to help us find the best talents from around the world. Musicifnity works on a slightly different basis to other sites out there. For a start we want to provide you with free tools to promote yourselves and we want to promote you as well"


finetune - Pick any artist to build a custom playlist featuring music by your artist and related artists. Share your playlists, browse others selections, including professionally managed playlists

Thoughts on Music from Steve Jobs

Thoughts on Music from Steve Jobs: "With the stunning global success of Apple's iPod music player and iTunes online music store, some have called for Apple to "open" the digital rights management (DRM) system that Apple uses to protect its music against theft, so that music purchased from iTunes can be played on digital devices purchased from other companies, and protected music purchased from other online music stores can play on iPods. Let's examine the current situation and how we got here, then look at three possible alternatives for the future..."


betterPropaganda - Focuses on new, independent music and allows you to use interactive features to discover, hear, and collect it

Tuesday, February 06, 2007


iConcertCal - Free iTunes plug-in that monitors your music library and generates a personalized calendar of upcoming concerts in your city. Available for both Mac OS X and Windows

Humble Voice

Humble Voice - Showcases new music, art, photography, writing, and video work from the community at large

Monday, February 05, 2007

Indie Music Takes on the Majors

Tommy Boy Records' Tom Silverman has said that independent record labels are responsible for 30 percent of music sales and 80 percent of all releases worldwide. If indie music were a major label, it would be the biggest in the world - and in a way, that's what's about to happen

Apple settles suit with Beatles' record label

Apple, the computer maker and seller of the iPod, and Apple Corps, the Beatles' record label, today agreed to settle a trademark lawsuit and let it be. The London-based music company had sued the technology company over the Apple name on its online iTunes music store, a move that it claimed violated a 1991 agreement between the two companies

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Unsigned Band Web

Unsigned Band Web - Music community featuring unsigned music artists from all over the world. All genres are welcome

The RPM 2007 Challenge

The RPM 2007 Challenge - A challenge for musicians across the world to record an album during the month of February 2007