Saturday, March 31, 2007

The Definitive 200

The Definitive 200 - Official site of The Definitive 200, presented by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a list of 200 ranked albums "that every music lover should own." Showcasing classic and iconic albums from all genres of music

Friday, March 30, 2007

Rock TV New Hits

Rock TV New Hits plays non-stop popular rock music from the top of the international charts

The Lockout: The Best New Music in the UK

This Album is a collection of some of the best brand new singer/songwriters & bands emerging from the UK today
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Thursday, March 29, 2007 - Office site for The Police. Includes information on their tour, newsletter, fan club, and merchandise

Another Cuban music legend, "El Guayabero," dies

Cuban musician Faustino Oramas, adored for his saucy ballads and one of the last remaining stars behind the acclaimed Buena Vista Social Club compact disc, died on Tuesday at age 95, Cuban state radio said. Nicknamed "El Guayabero" after a town that inspired him to write a song after he got into trouble there for flirting with a married woman, Oramas died of liver cancer in a hospital in his home town of Holguin, the radio said

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Jamendo has gone Platinium

"Jamendo, the free music community, has distributed freely and legally more than one million albums using the popular peer to peer technology called BitTorrent. For sure, the Gold or Platinium record threshold depends of the country and Jamendo acts globally, anyway, we are very proud that our trackers have crossed the million mark"

Monday, March 26, 2007

Chop Shop Records coming soon

The woman behind the soundtracks to "The OC" and "Grey's Anatomy" is launching her own label. Alexandra Patsavas, the influential TV and film music supervisor who has helped put Death Cab for Cutie, Snow Patrol and the Fray on the mainstream map, has inked a deal with Atlantic Records to form a new imprint, Chop Shop Records. The label shares the name of Patsavas' 10-year-old California-based firm, Chop Shop Music Supervision

Amelia Haygood, founder of Delos Record Label, dies at 87

Amelia Haygood, the founder of the independent record label Delos International, died last week at age 87 after a 12-year struggle with cancer. Haygood launched Delos in 1973 because she believed that American music and artists were inadequately represented on disc. She was also a pioneer in digital recording: in 1979 she began working with Thomas Stockham on the Soundstream digital recording process. According to a statement, Delos was the first independent label to sell its CDs in the U.S.

Friday, March 23, 2007

I'm From Barcelona

I'm From Barcelona - Official site for the 29-member Swedish pop collective who play whimsical, twee, indie-rock music with a joyful, youthful bent


trebleNation - A site created to bring musicians/artists, venues and fans together in one community

Wednesday, March 21, 2007 is an online workspace for musicians. Use it to compose new music with other artists around the world. Got an idea for a song? Record a track. Upload it. Then invite others to add drums, bass, vocals or anything else

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Rhian Benson: Gold Coast

As the guitar softly sweeps it’s rhythm across her music, the horns play and her exquisite voice dances through your ears, the influence of her homeland Ghana and classic soul and jazz greats of yesteryear comes to mind when you hear Rhian Benson sing
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Rip the Runway

Rip the Runway - Official site for Rip the Runway, the BET show that combines a designer runway showcase and performances by R&B and Hip-Hop artists

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

The Five Jets: Together Again

50's & 60's rock & roll
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Patti Smith

Patti Smith - Official site for singer-songwriter Patti Smith, with news, album information, and randomness

The Shanghai Restoration Project

The Shanghai Restoration Project - Project of producer and songwriter Dave Liang, fusing Asian sounds and rhythms with hip-hop, electronic music, and pop

Tuesday, March 13, 2007 - Irish Traditional music center with tutorials, artists, tunes, schools, news, and more

Monday, March 12, 2007

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Another Wilco album leaked online

"In what is becoming an unfortunate tradition, Wilco's new album, "Sky Blue Sky," has leaked online, more than two months prior to its May 15 release date. The group's 2002 album "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot" was online for nine months before it was eventually released in stores, and 2004's "A Ghost Is Born" also hit the Internet well before street date. In the latter instance, Wilco fan site asked fans who had downloaded the album early to donate money to Doctors Without Borders, a fund which eventually grew to $15,000" - Yahoo

Friday, March 09, 2007

Indie Label Rhymesayers partners with Warner Music

Minneapolis based record label Rhymesayers Entertainment, home to underground favorites Atmosphere, MF Doom and Brother Ali, recently announced its new partnership with Warner Music's Independent Label Group

Chuck Berry documentary wins top honors at DVD Awards

Filmmaker Taylor Hackford's 1987 documentary Chuck Berry: Hail! Hail! Rock 'N' Roll was named Best of Show at the 2007 Music DVD Awards in Hollywood this week. The director - husband to Oscar winner Helen Mirren - beat over 100 contenders in Home Media Magazine's contest with the film about Berry's 60th birthday concert in 1986

Jimmy Hodges: Reminiscing

Smooth, classic R&B brought to you by former Motown artist and songwriter, Jimmy Hodges
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Thursday, March 08, 2007

Au Revoir Simone

Au Revoir Simone - Brooklyn-based all-female trio who merge genteel femininity with electronic experimentation

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Yesterday - A Tribute To The Beatles: Live From Las Vegas!

Yesterday performs Beatles music note for note perfect and in the original key
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Stephen Marley

Stephen Marley - Official site for reggae artist Stephen Marley, with video clips, photos, and mailing list info

Elvis Perkins

Elvis Perkins - Official site for the folk-rock singe-songwriter Elvis Perkins, with news, tour dates, photos, audio clips, and more

Bob Margolin

Bob Margolin - Official site for blues guitarist Bob Margolin, who played with the Muddy Waters Band. Includes news, tour dates, merchandise, bio, and details about his days with Muddy

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Folklore and Folk Music Archivist

The complete backfile of the journal, Folklore and Folk Music Archivist, is now OpenAccess, thanks to the hard work of Indiana University's Archives of Traditional Music

Megan Lane: Wrapped In Plastic

Megan Lane's new album is an introspective blend of songs that characterize Megan's stellar songwriting skills, paralleled only by her gut-wrenching guitar style
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Lee Oskar: The Best of Lee Oskar Vol. 1

An eclectic collection of original compositions, smooth grooves, beautiful instrumental melodies from the harmonica master himself
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Last Press Label

Last Press Label - LPL represents musicians and bands, crafting effective distribution and promotional models that gets the music where it needs to be

Dixie Chicks are shut out of Academy of Country Music Awards nominations

"Sure they swept the Grammy Awards, but apparently the Dixie Chicks don't fly with the Academy of Country Music. Nominations were announced Monday for the annual ACM Awards and there was nary a Chick to be found despite the Texas trio's five Grammys for Taking the Long Way. The Chicks have won 10 ACMs in their career, including Entertainer of the Year in 2000, but have been shunned by the Nashville establishment since their President Bush-bashing comments in 2003"

Saturday, March 03, 2007

American Musicals Project

American Musicals Project - a Social Studies and English Language Arts curriculum program developed in collaboration between the New-York Historical Society and the New York City Department of Education