Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Rock songwriter Delaney Bramlett dies at 69

Singer-songwriter-producer Delaney Bramlett, who penned such classic rock songs as "Let it Rain" and worked with musicians George Harrison and Eric Clapton, has died. He was 69. Bramlett died early Saturday at UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center in Los Angeles as a result of complications from gallbladder surgery, his wife Susan Lanier-Bramlett said.
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Monday, December 29, 2008


Maestro - a new web-based social music platform where you can remotely access your entire music library from any browser, interact with your music and your friends' music, find out information about the music you are listening to, stream your playlists to MySpace or Facebook, send playlists to your friends or anyone else you want to...and purchase MP3s of the songs you hear as you discover new music
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Sunday, December 28, 2008

WRMusicReview Podcast 04: December 2008

The 4th Episode of the WomensRadio Music Review Podcast features the finest Independent Female Musicians from around the world (and some unique Holiday inclusions)! Including tracks by Marienne Kreitlow, Naomi and the Courteous Rudeboys, Sharon Paquette, Anemo, The Action Design, Adrienne Pierce, Heidi Little, Sara Cox, Stacie Rose, 7 Horses, Tracy Newman & the Reinforcements, Taeko Kunishima, Amanda Abizaid, Noe Venable, Janie Becker, Kid Moxie & Angel Farringdon! …with genres spanning Singer-Songwriter, Grunge, Indie, Rock, Pop, Punk, Electronica, Folk, Alt. Rock, Country, Blues, Reggae, World, Hip-Hop and more!!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Project Playlist Announces Agreement with SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

"Project Playlist, Inc., the leading social media network where music fans discover, create, and share playlists today announced an agreement with SONY BMG that will provide its users direct access to SONY BMG's extensive digital music library of audio and video. By adding SONY BMG's rich catalog to its service, Project Playlist will enhance fans' social networking and discovery experience, and ultimately increase the distribution and digital commerce of music content online. Project Playlist will provide instant access to SONY BMG's audio and video content including today's popular artists, catalog classics, and new emerging talent - which will increase user choice and music quality. Project Playlist has become one of the Web's most popular services where fans can connect with their favorite artists as well as share, discover and purchase music online. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. "We are pleased to enter into this content agreement with Project Playlist," commented Thomas Hesse, President of Global Digital Business, U.S. Sales, and Corporate Strategy for SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT. "We are excited about the company's efforts to create an attractive user experience around music discovery and support its plan to enhance its free streaming and playlist management service with new opportunities to drive commerce." "Collaborating with SONY BMG is a significant milestone in our effort to improve the access and quality of content on Project Playlist, and enhance the overall user experience," said Jeremy Riney, founder of Project Playlist. "We hope that we soon will be able to provide our users with ready access to even more of the music they want in the way that they want it." Project Playlist is one of the fastest growing Web sites and most popular widgets on the Internet, according to market research company comScore, with more than 40 million users. The service provides music fans with the ability to easily discover digital music, build custom playlists, and share with anyone, anywhere on the Web"


ArtistData - Enables musicians to update their information on multiple sites (MySpace, Virb, PureVolume, Jamebase,, etc) with a single mouse click
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Tuesday, December 23, 2008


Livekick - helps you discover great local live concerts based on the artists you like, and to find the best and cheapest available tickets online
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Thursday, December 18, 2008

The Cloud Player

The Cloud Player - A web-based music player that let’s you: Find and play all tracks from SoundCloud, Save playlists to your Google Account, Make smart playlists based on genre, BPM, etc, Share your ready-made playlists with your friends, and Collaborate in making the best playlists
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Tuesday, December 16, 2008 is a freshly-launched elective payment music site. Artists upload their music and listeners electively pay the artist what they want to download their albums. All music is ranked by votes from listeners. There are no restrictions on which artists can post music. Accounts are 100% free

Sunday, December 14, 2008


Orb has developed an award winning service that combines the use of an internet media portal and a proprietary software application. Orb leverages the best in already available technology (hi-speed broadband, Wi-Fi, wireless internet access and sophisticated portable devices) to provide a brand new way for people to connect with their digital media in the manner "how, when and where" they most desire. In short, Orb provides the ability to "MyCast". MyCasting gives the user instant access to photos, music, videos, live television, and other digital content on their home PC at anytime and from any internet-connected device, such as a mobile phone, PDA or laptop. MyCasting is media anywhere
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Saturday, December 06, 2008

The Kennedy Center Honors: Roger Daltrey & Pete Townshend

The Kennedy Center honors singer Roger Daltrey and guitarist/songwriter Pete Townshend, the duo at the heart of rock-and-roll legends the Who, known for hits such as "My Generation," "Won't Get Fooled Again" and the rock opera "Tommy."
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Thursday, December 04, 2008

Lil' Wayne heads Grammy nominees

US rapper Lil' Wayne has been nominated for eight Grammy awards, including album of the year for Tha Carter III. British rock band Coldplay followed close behind with seven nominations, while rappers Kanye West and Jay-Z, and R&B singer Ne-Yo each received six. Lil' Wayne, Coldplay and Ne-Yo will compete for the prestigious album of the year award, along with Radiohead and Robert Plant with Alison Krauss. Coldplay, Adele, M.I.A. and Leona Lewis are nominees for record of the year. The winners will be announced at a ceremony on 8 February
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Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Odetta, voice of civil rights movement, dies at 77 of heart disease

Odetta, the singer whose deep voice wove together the strongest songs of American folk music and the civil rights movement, died on Tuesday at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan. She was 77. The cause was heart disease, said her manager, Doug Yeager. He added that she had been hoping to sing at Barack Obama's inauguration.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Atlantic Records posts more digital sales than CDs

"Late last week, one of the largest music labels announced that its sales of digital files exceeded the revenue generated by CDs. As reported in the New York Times, Altantic Records saw 51% of its sales generated by digital sales. This was significantly more than Atlantic's parent company, Warner Music Group, which reported only 27% of its total sales from digital distribution. It should come as no surprise that digital music is quickly replacing physical media. One need only think of the weight and mess of thousands of CDs, versus a nearly unlimited amount on an iPod or streaming on demand. The question is when will other media follow? Some magazines are slowly getting rid of print in favor of online. It will be some time before display technology exceeds the user experience of print on paper. In some ways scholarly journal publishing is already headed down this path. The rest of publishing is slower to adapt. However, several tipping points will likely be reached fairly soon" - NISO blog

Monday, December 01, 2008

New music service will help fight Aids

Sir Elton John, Jay-Z and other leading artists have teamed up to offer world exclusive songs through a new music service to help fight Aids in Africa. Red Wire will act as a digital magazine, delivering news and music to members' desktops while donating half the GBP4 monthly fee to fund work alleviating the effects of the disease. It has been set up by Red, the project established by Bono and others to engage the private sector in raising awareness and help finance Aids programmes. To mark World Aids Day, music lovers will be able to view performances from U2, Coldplay, John Legend, Dixie Chicks, the Police, Elvis Costello and Sheryl Crow by logging on to later. Other performances include The Killers and Sir Elton's Christmas song Joseph, which is being released exclusive to Red Wire two weeks before its official release date. Half of each month's membership fee will go directly to the Global Fund set up to help buy life-saving medicines and other services for people living with HIV and Aids in Africa. Don MacKinnon, founder of Hear Music and former vice president of Music & Entertainment of Starbucks, is one of the men behind the new venture. He said: "Every week, when you receive this great music, you will know you are helping people in Africa get the medicine they need. It is that simple." U2 frontman, Bono, who is also a co-founder of Red, said: "Don MacKinnon just might be the penicillin the ailing music needs. He is an innovator by nature and I have no doubt that some of the music software we are working on at Red will help change the way music is received and change the lives of Africans who will die without Aids drugs that red can help provide."
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