Wednesday, December 30, 2009

James Blunt tops UK sales chart for decade

James Blunt's debut album "Back To Bedlam" is the biggest U.K. seller of the decade, according to the Official Charts Company. Dido's debut "No Angel" and Amy Winehouse's Grammy-winning smash "Back to Black" followed. Dido also made No. 7 with "Life For Rent." Leona Lewis' debut "Spirit" came in at No. 4, ahead of David Gray's 1998 release "White Ladder. Rounding out the list were the Beatles' "1" at No. 6, Coldplay's "A Rush Of Blood To The Head" at No. 8, the Scissor Sisters' self-titled debut at No. 9, and Take That's "Beautiful World" at No. 10. Blunt's "Back To Bedlam" did not reach the U.K. albums chart when it was first released in 2004 -- it sold just 482 copies in its first week. It eventually charted thanks to heavy radio rotation for the single "You're Beautiful," and ended up selling more than 3.1 million copies.
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Steeleye Span's Tim Hart dies at age 61

Tim Hart, one of the founder members of British folk-rock group Steeleye Span, has died of lung cancer, the band's record company said on Wednesday. Hart, 61, died on Dec 24 in the home he had made in Spain's Canary Islands after retiring from the music scene in the 1980s, John Dagnell, managing director of independent label Park Records in England told Reuters. "Tim died on Christmas Eve. It is a sad loss. It came as a shock to us as we did not realise his illness was so far advanced," Dagnell said. Hart, who had devoted the latter part of his life to photography, was diagnosed with lung cancer a year ago. Steeleye Span, best known for the hit records "All Around My Hat" and "Gaudete", was formed in 1969 when Hart and singer Maddy Prior teamed up with ex-Fairport Convention bass player Ashley Hutchings
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Monday, December 28, 2009

Muziic Facebook app

Muziic has created a Facebook app
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theRevolution - bringing the artist and the fan closer together

The Mission of theRevolution is "to turn the music business into the musicians business by creating and funding Artist owned companies, and providing them with a variety of new and innovative services to help them build their brand and distribute and market their music and merchandise" (Julian Lennon and James Scott Cook)
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Lucy EP - Julian Lennon/James Scott Cook

Lucy EP - Julian Lennon/James Scott Cook:

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Saturday, December 26, 2009

Vic Chesnutt, RIP

Singer-songwriter Vic Chesnutt has died, according to his record label, Constellation. He was 45 years old. According to a note posted on the label's Web site, the performer died "surrounded by family and friends" in Athens, Georgia on Friday, December 25, at 2:59 p.m
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John Lennon's biopic Nowhere Boy released

"Biopic Nowhere Boy is released on Boxing Day. It is the story of the Beatles star's early life. He was brought up in Liverpool by his formidable aunt Mimi after being given up by his spirited mother, Julia. Artist-turned-director Sam Taylor-Wood admits it is a complex story that needed to be handled with care. "What I did do was write to people that mattered, I felt, and just say I'm making this film if you want input," she said. One person who did get in contact was Lennon's widow Yoko Ono"
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Friday, December 25, 2009

Guitarist for Janis Joplin's Big Brother band dies

James Gurley, the innovative guitarist who helped shape psychedelic rock's multilayered, sometimes thundering sounds as a member of Big Brother and the Holding Company, the band that propelled Janis Joplin to fame, has died of a heart attack. He was 69. Gurley was pronounced dead Sunday at a Palm Springs hospital, two days before his 70th birthday, the band announced on its Web site
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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Cuca Records leaves a Sauk City legacy

"In rock and roll lore, Sauk City may not carry the same cachet as Liverpool or New York City, but during the '60s and early '70s a small, independent record label earned the village a low-watt prestige for good music that continues to shine 30 years after artists stopped flocking here to cut records. James Kirchstein, the founder of Cuca Records, still remembers the day in 1972 when David Bowie called wanting to book Cuca's studio at 123 Water St."
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Carly Simon rebounds by revisiting old songs on new CD

Carly Simon felt like quitting the music business last year after a once-promising relationship with a record label ended in a messy breakup. But she now feels reinvigorated after her son, Ben Taylor, pushed her to make an indie album, "Never Been Gone," on which she revisits her most famous songs.
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Musicians find own way as labels struggle

"Singer Amy Correia has made two critically acclaimed albums, but for her next record she's changing her tune, reports CBS News Business Correspondent Anthony Mason. "I'm making this hopefully with the help of fans as opposed to a record label," Correia told an audience one night. In the brutal shakeout in the music business, Correia, like so many artists, was dropped by her label. So the 41-year-old singer turned to her most important asset: her fans"
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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Roadrunner Records announced God of War EP

Roadrunner Records has announced plans to release an exclusive digital EP soundtrack for the highly anticipated PlayStation®3 (PS3™) exclusive videogame, God of War® III. The EP, titled God of War®: Blood & Metal, will be released in March as a part of the God of War III® Ultimate Edition, and will feature five exclusive unreleased songs from Roadrunner artists, including Killswitch Engage, Dream Theater, Trivium, Opeth and Taking Dawn
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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Thursday, December 17, 2009

40-year-old John Lennon interview published for first time

A 40-year-old 'lost' interview with John Lennon and Yoko Ono has been published for the first time. The interview was conducted by two students from Keele University who had hitchhiked hundreds of miles to see the couple, and carried out at Lennon's home in Weymouth, Surrey on December 2 1968.
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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Stooges, Genesis, ABBA get Rock Hall Of Fame nods

The Stooges, Genesis, ABBA, the Hollies and Jimmy Cliff will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the shrine's 25th annual ceremony on March 15 at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York City. They'll be joined by David Geffen and a cadre of songwriters -- Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil, Ellie Greenwich & Jeff Barry, Jesse Stone, Mort Shuman and Otis Blackwell -- who will receive the Ahmet Ertegun Award for non-performers. The ceremony will be broadcast live on Fuse TV - Billboard
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Saturday, December 12, 2009

Song Crypt

Song Crypt is an all new way for Musicians to find original music for their band to perform and for songwriters to get their music into the hands of musicians
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Thursday, December 10, 2009


"VEVO is the leading innovative online premium music and entertainment service for consumers, advertisers and content owners that blends the very best in musical content with cutting-edge video technology and a thriving user community powered by YouTube. The content is made available on YouTube through a VEVO-branded channel, on, the service's marquee destination site, and through a VEVO-branded embedded player. The service also serves as a syndication platform for additional internet destination sites, expanding the reach of the VEVO brand across the worldwide Web.

VEVO was created in partnership by Universal Music Group (UMG), Sony Music Entertainment (SME) and the Abu Dhabi Media Company. It is operated independently by a dedicated management team with offices in Los Angeles and New York. VEVO features the most extensive catalog of premium music content found anywhere on the web thanks to deals with such leading music companies as Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, EMI Music, Hollywood Records, Walt Disney Records, CBS Interactive Music Group, Big Machine Records, Concord Music Group, Lyric Street Records, ABKCO, Caroline Distribution, Fontana Distribution, INgrooves, IODA, RED and The Orchard, among many others"
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Music 2.0: Revenue Streams, Consumer Behavior, and Policy Issues

Music 2.0: Revenue Streams, Consumer Behavior, and Policy Issues - EDUCAUSE Live! December 16, 2009
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Tuesday, December 08, 2009

iTunes Rewind 2009

iTunes Rewind 2009 - a look at the top-performing songs, albums, movies, TV shows, apps, audiobooks and podcasts of this year
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Consumer Reports: MP3 Players

Consumer Reports: MP3 Players - Consumer Reports offers expert, independent reviews of MP3 players, including Apple's iPod and flash memory players. Site includes a buying guide for consumers
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Million Dollar Quartet

Million Dollar Quartet - Official site for the Broadway production of Million Dollar Quarter, a new musical inspired by the famed 1956 recording session that brought together four of the most legendary figures in the history of rock 'n' roll -- Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Elvis Presley
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Monday, December 07, 2009

Irish folk pioneer Liam Clancy dies

Irish balladeer Liam Clancy, last of the Clancy Brothers troupe whose feisty, boozy songs of old Ireland struck a sentimental chord worldwide, died Friday in a Cork hospital. He was 74
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Sunday, December 06, 2009

Bob Keane dies

Bob Keane, 87, who founded the West Coast independent record label Del-Fi Records in the 1950s and is best known for discovering and recording Ritchie Valens, died of renal failure Nov. 28 at an assisted living home in Hollywood, Calif. Mr. Keane, a clarinet player who once led his own 18-piece orchestra, briefly headed Keen Records in 1957 and released Sam Cooke's No. 1 hit single "You Send Me" before launching Del-Fi Records.
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Thursday, December 03, 2009

Beyonce and Taylor Swift lead Grammy nominations

Beyonce is leading the field in the nominations for the 52nd Grammy Awards with 10 nominations, followed by country star Taylor Swift, with eight. The pair go up against Black Eyed Peas - who got six nominations - Lady Gaga and Dave Matthews Band for best album. R&B singer Maxwell and rapper Kanye West also earned six nominations each. Britons Depeche Mode got two, while The Tings Tings are up for best new act. This year's song of the year winners Coldplay were given a best video nod -
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Monday, November 30, 2009


Stereo8 is an internet radio with a twist: the listeners share and choose the music
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Sunday, November 29, 2009

SXSW 2010 Showcasing Bands

SXSW 2010 Showcasing Bands - this is subject to change:

Aa (Brooklyn NY)
Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO (Osaka JAPAN)
A Classic Education (Bologna ITALY)
Alpha Rev (Austin TX)
Amaral (Madrid SPAIN)
And So I Watch You From Afar (Belfast IRELAND)
Apostle of Hustle (Toronto ON)
Arms (Brooklyn NY)
Ólöf Arnalds (Reykjavik ICELAND)
Art vs Science (Surry Hills NSW)
A Shoreline Dream (Denver CO)
Nicole Atkins and The Black Sea (Asbury Park NJ)
Autumn Owls (Dublin IRELAND)
Bare Wires (Oakland CA)
Julian Berntzen (Bergen NORWAY)
Best Fwends (Austin TX)
The Black (Austin TX)
The Black Atlantic (Groningen THE NETHERLANDS)
Dan Black (Paris FRANCE)
Black Tide (Miami FL)
Bliss N Eso (Albert Park VIC)
Boom Boom Satellites (JAPAN)
The Boxer Rebellion (London UK-ENGLAND)
Break of Reality (New York NY)
B-Real of Cypress Hill (Los Angeles CA)
Broadway Calls (Rainer OR)
Broken Records (Edinburgh UK-SCOTLAND)
The Brunettes (Auckland NEW ZEALAND)
Buckshot (Brooklyn NY)
Canja Rave (Porto Alegre BRAZIL)
Capsula (Bilbao SPAIN)
Carsick Cars (Beijing CHINA)
Caucus (Tokyo JAPAN)
The Chevelles (Melville WA)
Chew Lips (London UK-ENGLAND)
Suzanna Choffel (Austin TX)
Chris T-T (Brighton UK-ENGLAND)
The Coathangers (Atlanta GA)
Simon Collins (Victoria BC)
The Constellations (Atlanta GA)
Contra Coup (Austin TX)
Cotton Jones (Cumberland MD)
The Crystal Method (Los Angeles CA)
David Dallas (Auckland NEW ZEALAND)
Dappled Cities (Sydney NSW)
Daveman (Berlin GERMANY)
The Daylights (Los Angeles CA)
The dB's (Chapel Hill NC)
Dead Sexy Inc (Paris FRANCE)
The Deaf (The Hague THE NETHERLANDS)
Deer Tick (Providence RI)
Delhi 2 Dublin (Vancouver BC)
Paul Dempsey (from "Something for Kate") (Melbourne NSW)
Diplomats of Solid Sound (Iowa City IA)
DJ Car Stereo (Wars) (Austin TX)
DJ Evil Dee (Brooklyn NY)
DJ Revolution (Los Angeles CA)
Daniel Francis Doyle (Austin TX)
Adiam Dymott (Goteborg SWEDEN)
The 88 (Los Angeles CA)
Electric Electric (Strasbourg FRANCE)
Val Emmich (Jersey City NJ)
Eternia (Toronto ON)
Everything Everything (Manchester UK-WALES)
Fanfarlo (London UK-ENGLAND)
Michael Feinberg (New York NY)
Fergus & Geronimo (Westway TX)
Fighting With Wire (Derry IRELAND)
FINALE (Detroit MI)
Floating Action (Asheville NC)
Francis (Borlange SWEDEN)
Robert Francis (Los Angeles CA)
Frightened Rabbit (Selkirk UK-SCOTLAND)
The Funeral Pyre (Los Angeles CA)
The Ganjas (Santiago CHILE)
Geeks (Tokyo JAPAN)
Gerald G (Austin TX)
Colin Gilmore (Austin TX)
Giulia y los Tellarini (Barcelona SPAIN)
Rosi Golan (New York NY)
Gong Myoung (Seoul KOREA)
Goober and the Peas (Detroit MI)
Good Shoes (London UK-ENGLAND)
Guitar Shorty (Harlingen TX)
Ha Ha Tonka (Springfield MO)
Halves (Dublin IRELAND)
Darren Hanlon (Sydney NSW)
Harlem (Austin TX)
Headdress (Austin TX)
Hey Colossus (London UK-ENGLAND)
Robyn Hitchcock (London CA)
Hot Panda (Edmonton AB)
The Hounds Below (Detroit MI)
I Fight Dragons (Chicago IL)
The Intelligence (Seattle WA)
Ivan & Alyosha (Seattle WA)
Japandroids (Vancouver BC)
Jazz One (Austin TX)
Stephen Jerzak (La Crosse WI)
John Dear Mowing Club (Den Haag THE NETHERLANDS)
The Jim Jones Revue (London UK-ENGLAND)
Jookabox (Indianapolis IN)
Julia Says (Sao Paulo BRAZIL)
Karnivool (Perth WA)
Kartick & Gotam (Chennai INDIA)
Kidz In Space (Auckland NEW ZEALAND)
Kidz In The Hall (Chicago IL)
Kingston (Auckland NEW ZEALAND)
Maurice Kirya (Kampala ZIMBABWE)
The Kissaway Trail (Odense DENMARK)
L.A.B. (Novo Hamburgo BRAZIL)
The Law (Dundee UK-SCOTLAND)
Vander Lee (Belo Horizonte BRAZIL)
Unni Lovlid (Oslo NORWAY)
Lowood (Stockholm SWEDEN)
Audra Mae (Los Angeles CA)
Malente (Essen GERMANY)
Natalia Mallo (Sao Paulo BRAZIL)
Mantles (San Francisco CA)
Julia Marcell (Berlin GERMANY)
Marco Polo & Torae (Brooklyn NY)
Mariachi El Bronx (Los Angeles CA)
Carolyn Mark (Victoria BC)
Maruosa (Tokyo JAPAN)
MegaRex (Sao Paulo BRAZIL)
The Middle East (Townsville QLD)
Middle Finger Salute (Blackburn UK-ENGLAND)
Miniature Tigers (Phoenix AZ)
Mixtapes & Cellmates (Stockholm SWEDEN)
Monarchs (Austin TX)
Michael Monroe (Helsinki FINLAND)
PJ Morton (Conyers GA)
Mountain Man (Bennington VT)
Movits! (Lulea SWEDEN)
Moxine (Sao Paulo BRAZIL)
Mr Sicc (Auckland NEW ZEALAND)
Mumiy Troll (Los Angeles CA)
My Dad is Dead (Chapel Hill NC)
Nailpin (Boom BELGIUM)
Nakia & His Southern Cousins (Austin TX)
9th Wonder (Raleigh-Durham NC)
The Novas (Dallas TX)
Jackie Oates (Exeter UK-ENGLAND)
of Verona (Mandi Perkins) (Los Angeles CA)
One Night Only (Helmsley UK-ENGLAND)
1001 Nights Orchestra (Austin TX)
The Pack A.D. (Vancouver BC)
Paleo (Brooklyn NY)
Parlovr (Montreal QC)
Past Lives (Seattle WA)
The Peelies (Montreal QC)
Julie Peel (Montreal QC)
Peter Wolf Crier (Minneapolis MN)
Pink Nasty (Austin TX)
P.K. 14 (Beijing CHINA)
Plants and Animals (Montreal QC)
Please The Trees (Prague CZECH REPUBLIC)
Steve Poltz (San Diego CA)
Andy Pratt (Amesbury MA)
Sean Price (Brooklyn NY)
Princeton (Eagle Rock CA)
Profetas (COLOMBIA)
Psalm One (Chicago IL)
Quantic and his Combo Barbaro (Cali COLOMBIA)
Random Axe (Brooklyn NY)
Rebelle (Den Haag THE NETHERLANDS)
Red Mass (Montreal QC)
Tommy Reilly (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)
Riverboat Gamblers (Austin TX)
The River Raid (Recife BRAZIL)
Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson (Brooklyn NY)
Brisa Roche (Paris FRANCE)
Rock of Heltah Skeltah (Brooklyn NY)
Rogues (London UK-ENGLAND)
Ruste Juxx (Brooklyn NY)
San Saba County (Austin TX)
Scanners (London UK-ENGLAND)
Kate Schutt (Guelph ON)
Serious Sam Barrett (Leeds UK-ENGLAND)
Shit And Shine (London UK-ENGLAND)
Sixteen Deluxe (Austin TX)
Skyzoo (Brooklyn NY)
Small Black (Brooklyn NY)
Smif N Wessun (Brooklyn NY)
Smoosh (Seattle WA)
So Cow (Tuam IRELAND)
Solid Gold (Minneapolis MN)
Soulico (Tel Aviv ISRAEL)
The Spring Standards (New York NY)
Sabrina Starke (Amsterdam THE NETHERLANDS)
Steel Train (Teaneck NJ)
StereoHeroes (Les Gorguettes FRANCE)
Surrounded (Malmo SWEDEN)
Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter (Seattle WA)
M. Takara 3 (Guarulhos BRAZIL)
Team Facelift (New York NY)
Thunder Power (Omaha NE)
Timber Timbre (Toronto ON)
Todd (London UK-ENGLAND)
Marques Toliver (London UK-ENGLAND)
Toolshed (London ON)
Trembling Bells (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)
Trespassers William (Seattle WA)
Twin Atlantic (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)
Two Star Symphony (Houston TX)
Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights (Dallas TX)
The Uglysuit (Oklahoma City OK)
Uncle Lucius (Austin TX)
The View (Dundee UK-SCOTLAND)
Volovan (Monterrey MEXICO)
Waco Brothers (Chicago IL)
Miho Wada (Auckland NEW ZEALAND)
Warpaint (Los Angeles CA)
Wave Machines (Liverpool UK-ENGLAND)
The Wave Pictures (London UK-ENGLAND)
We Are Scientists (New York NY)
We Are Wolves (Montreal QC)
Withered (Atlanta GA)
Wolf Gang (London UK-ENGLAND)
XV (Wichita KS)
The Yellow Dogs (Tehran IRAN)
YellowFever (Austin TX)
Zlam Dunk (San Marcos TX)
Zona Tango (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA)
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Jimi Hendrix's Voodoo Child has 'best guitar riff'

Jimi Hendrix's Voodoo Child has been named the greatest guitar riff of all time, 41 years after it was recorded, in a poll by website Music Radar. It beat Guns N' Roses song Sweet Child O' Mine, which came second in the poll. Music Radar's editor, Mike Goldsmith, called Hendrix the "undisputed heavyweight champion of rock guitar". Led Zeppelin's Whole Lotta Love, Deep Purple's Smoke On The Water and Layla by Derek and the Dominos also featured in the top five. Riffs from older songs seem to be more popular, as only two from the past decade made it into the top 20
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This band is so gorgeous! - a documentary about Sham 69 in China

"What happened when Sham 69 took punk to China? There develops a tale of conflict and camaraderie; of middle aged mores and midnight crises. We get a story of survival and self belief; of determination and defiance. And we witness a country in flux and a nation's youth ready to burst out of its' confines..."

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Friday, November 27, 2009


Playlistnow offers one service that changes the way you listen music on the web
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Wednesday, November 25, 2009


SkyDownloader combines Gnutella and BitTorrent technologies for downloading free music, movies, live TV, and more
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Monday, November 23, 2009


Songstall is the online service that allows any unsigned artist to sell music online
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Marc Shaiman to be music director for 82nd Academy Awards

Marc Shaiman has been named music director for the 82nd Academy Awards, according to a report in The Los Angeles Times. The composer-arranger has earned three Academy Award nominations for Original Score for his work on The American President, First Wives Club, and Patch Adams along with two Oscar nominations for Original Song for "A Wink and a Smile" from Sleepless in Seattle and "Blame Canada" from South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut. Additionally, Shaiman won an Emmy for his song-medleys for Billy Crystal's stint as host of the the 64th Academy Awards in 1992, and netted two others for 1991 and 2004.
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Susan Boyle's record-breaking album goes on sale

British reality TV singing sensation Susan Boyle's debut album went on sale Monday, having already become the most pre-ordered CD in the history of online retailer Amazon

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Vye Music

Vye Music is an online application that runs in your browser and allows you to discover, stream, share and download millions of music tracks. The service is a meta-search engine, which means it collates results provided by other music engines, to provide a comprehensive music database
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Saturday, November 21, 2009


Clipgenerator - You want to create own cool videos clips with favorite popular music in top quality? It only takes a few minutes, your own photos or images or videos and Clipgenerator! It's free of charge and a lot of fun!
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Tweet Ur Music

Tweet Ur Music is a beta webapp mixing and Twitter APIs. You can play your favorite songs after you tweet them, sharing your tastes among the #Twitter community
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The jamLink connects musicians in real-time over the Internet. Experience "in-the-room" feel with CD quality audio, and jam with players across town or hundreds of miles away. This revolutionary new device is great for collaborating, song writing and jamming.
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TourMapr - where is your favorite band now?
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YouMicro - a YouTube for music
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Friday, November 20, 2009

Best of Twitter tunes album released

"The tunes may be a little avant-garde for most tastes. They're unlikely to give Britney Spears and Beyoncé a run for their money, but are impressive achievements all the same. Musical twitterers have found a way to condense entire compositions to fit in single, 140-character tweets. The trend started earlier this year when Dan Stowell, a composer and computer scientist at Queen Mary, University of London, encoded the sound of waves crashing on the shore using the programming language SuperCollider and then tweeted the results. Other users of the micro-blogging site responded by devising and posting their own compositions. Now a free to download, best-of album of 22 #Twitter tunes has been released, entitled sc140" - New Scientist
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Thursday, November 19, 2009

2009 American Music Awards

The 2009 American Music Awards will be broadcast live on Sunday, November 22 at 8/7c
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MySpace signs agreement to acquire iMeem

MySpace will acquire most of the assets of iMeem for a purchase price of around $1 million in cash - TechCrunch
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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

MySpace Music launches charts

From MySpace Blog: "Every artist aspires to be #1. The music platform on MySpace was built on the belief that if you provide artists with the right tools to properly market themselves then the opportunities are endless -and we understood from the very beginning that data would be one of the most important tools we could offer. Over these past few months we've gone under the hood to take a closer look at the intelligence underlining the MySpace Music platform and we've been focused on making it cleaner, more meaningful and more accessible to artists. With last month's beta launch of our new Artist Dashboard we now provide a comprehensive analytics tool to help give artists and labels useful intelligence about what's resonating with fans and how their content is being socialized throughout MySpace. Continuing that momentum, today marks the beta launch of MySpace Music Charts - a new global product that creates multiple front doors into the discovery of popular music content across all genres. Whether you're a hip hop act, an unsigned progressive rock band or the next electronica sensation in Germany - there's a chart for that"
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Copyright time bomb set to disrupt music, publishing industries

"The late ’70s, when punk exploded and disco imploded, were tumultuous years for the music industry. A time bomb embedded in legislation from that era, the U.S. Copyright Act of 1976, could bring another round of tumult to the business, due to provisions that allow authors or their heirs to terminate copyright grants - or at the very least renegotiate much sweeter deals by threatening to do so. At a time when record labels and, to a lesser extent, music publishers, find themselves in the midst of an unprecedented contraction, the last thing they need is to start losing valuable copyrights to '50s, '60s, '70s and '80s music, much of which still sells as well or better than more recently released fare. Nonetheless, the wheels are already in motion" - Wired
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MobBase iPhone App

MobBase iPhone App"MobBase is the easy to build, easy to manage, and easy to use iPhone app created specifically for artists. With MobBase, artists can connect with fans anywhere and everywhere they're carrying their phones to share music, photos, videos, tweets, and info about gigs, sell merch, and more. It's free to set up. You don't even have to enter a credit card number until you've designed your app and decided that you want to launch it for your fans. Then it's as little as 50 cents a day! It costs $20 to launch the app and $15 per month for your first 500 fan installs. Then it's just $5 more per month for every thousand installs after that. If you decide to sell the app in the App Store, MobBase will charge an extra commerce fee, but all the money you make off the app is yours to keep"
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Monday, November 16, 2009

Paul McCartney named recipient of Third Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song

Librarian of Congress James H. Billington today named music legend Paul McCartney as the recipient of the third Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. An all-star tribute concert is planned for spring 2010. "As a great admirer of the Gershwins’ songs, I am highly honored to be given the Gershwin Prize by such a great institution as the Library of Congress," McCartney said. The prize commemorates George and Ira Gershwin, the legendary American songwriting team whose extensive manuscript collections reside in the Library of Congress. The prize is awarded to musicians whose lifetime contributions in the field of popular song exemplify the standard of excellence associated with the Gershwins. The Gershwin Prize is also meant to draw attention to the musical collections in the Library of Congress, especially the vast popular-music collection, and to encourage students, teachers, scholars and researchers to use this free public resource in their scholarly investigations.
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Playdar is a music content resolver service - run it on every computer you use, and you'll be able to listen to all the songs you would otherwise be able to find manually by searching though all your computers, hard disks, online services, and more. Playdar provides a consistent API for accessing any song ever recorded
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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Naxos Music Library iPhone App is live

The Naxos Music Library iPhone App is now Live! You are now able to listen to your personal and account created playlists on the iPhone and iPod Touch
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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Universal / TuneCore's Indie Project

"The road to indie artist fame and fortune got a fast lane this week with the launch of four new Web sites designed to aid up-and-coming artists distribute their music as well as attract the attention of recording industry players. The new sites are the latest developments resulting from the relationship between major label Universal Music Group and music distributor TuneCore, which distributes, for a fee, indie artists' music to online music services. The sites -,, and - have similar functions in that they enable new artists, through TuneCore, to distribute their music to online stores such as iTunes, Rhapsody, Amazon MP3, Shockhound, eMusic and Napster." - Pollstar
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Officials to restore birthplace of Robert Johnson

Officials to restore birthplace of Robert JohnsonThe mystery surrounding bluesman Robert Johnson's life and death feeds the lingering fascination with his work. There's the myth he sold his soul to the devil to create his haunting guitar intonations. There's the dispute over where he died after his alleged poisoning by a jealous man in 1938. Three different markers claim to be the site of his demise. His birthplace, however, has been verified. The seminal bluesman came into the world in 1911 in a well-crafted home built by his stepfather in the Mississippi town of Hazlehurst. Now, 71 years after his death, local officials want to restore the home in hopes of drawing Johnson fans and their tourism dollars to Copiah County, about 100 miles from the Delta region that most bluesmen called home
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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Rock Sound

"Rock Sound is the UK's best magazine for new cutting edge music featuring every style of rock, including metal, punk, hardcore, emo, indie and darkwave. Every month brings you the best in-depth interviews, the most reviews and the best new acts. Whether it be the latest record from Metallica or a new unsigned act that's tickling their fancy, Rock Sound isn't afraid to write about it"
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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Music and Numbers Conference 2010

Music and Numbers Conference 2010 - 14-15 May 2010 - Canterbury Christ Church University, UK
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Grateful Dead Archivist

The University Library of the University of California, Santa Cruz, seeks an enterprising, creative, and service-oriented archivist to join the staff of Special Collections & Archives (SC&A) as Archivist for the Grateful Dead Archive. This is a potential career status position. The Archivist will be part of a dynamic, collegial, and highly motivated department dedicated to building, preserving, promoting, and providing maximum access both physically and virtually to one of the Library's most exciting and unique collections, The Grateful Dead Archive (GDA). The UCSC University Library utilizes innovative approaches to allow the discovery, use, management, and sharing of information in support of research, teaching, and learning. Under the general direction of the Head of Special Collections and Archives, the GDA Archivist will provide managerial and curatorial oversight of the Grateful Dead Archive, plan for and oversee the physical and digital processing of Archives related material, and promote the GDA to the public and facilitate its use by scholars, fans, and students.
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Sunday, November 08, 2009


FanReach is the only email system built for the music business from the ground up. Over 40,000 Artists, Venues, Labels, and Managers are using FanReach to send out millions of emails per month. FanReach is available in two versions, our free product for bands who are just starting out, and FanReach Pro for bands who are trying to grow their fan base, book gigs, and earn money from selling merchandise and music
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Canadian Musicfest 2010

Canadian Musicfest 2010The Canadian Musicfest 2010 will be held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on March 10-14, 2010
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Saturday, November 07, 2009


Twtmuzik - the place to store, stream and post your music to #Twitter
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Friday, November 06, 2009


" is an innovative and unique project since it does not distribute music files but it acts as a middleman among those who are willing to share their music - by enabling other Internet users to listen to it. People having a particular piece of music on their hard disk can broadcast it to only one listener at a time, and it cannot be copied by saving to the disk of another user. Owing to this, the copyright of authors, performers and producers is observed.
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Thursday, November 05, 2009

Explore music albums and songs with Yahoo! Video Search

"We know that many of you come to Yahoo! Video search to find entertainment-related information. Our video search traffic also shows us that many of those queries have an exploratory intent, including digging for great work from your favorite music artists. Starting today, you can easily dive into albums and songs by your favorite music artist in Yahoo! Video Search. We have hooked into the 'Web of Things' to intelligently extract the most popular albums and songs for artist or band queries. This feature lets you explore music artists intuitively and easily. For instance, say you are looking for music videos from U2. The new video search music refiner on the left rail shows popular albums, such as The Joshua Tree, and top songs, such as 'Beautiful Day.'"
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TheaterMania: Girl Crazy

TheaterMania: Girl Crazy - Ticket and venue information for the Encores concert revival of Girl Crazy, the 1930 musical by George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Guy Bolton, and Jack McGowan. Starring Jeremy Beck, Chris Diamantopoulos, Ana Gasteyer, Mylinda Hull, Wayne Knight, Marc Kudisch, Becki Newton, Richard Poe, Daniel Stewart Sherman, Gregory Wooddell
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Monday, November 02, 2009

Illegal downloaders 'spend the most on music', says poll (UK)

"People who illegally download music from the internet also spend more money on music than anyone else, according to a new study. The survey, published today, found that those who admit illegally downloading music spent an average of £77 a year on music – £33 more than those who claim that they never download music dishonestly. The findings suggest that plans by the Secretary of State for Business, Peter Mandelson, to crack down on illegal downloaders by threatening to cut their internet connections with a "three strikes and you're out" rule could harm the music industry by punishing its core customers. An estimated seven million UK users download files illegally every year. The record industry's trade association, the British Phonographic Industry (BPI), believes this copyright infringement will cost the industry £200m this year. The poll, which surveyed 1,000 16- to 50-year-olds with internet access, found that one in 10 people admit to downloading music illegally"
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Harmonica maestro Norton Buffalo dies at 58

Harmonica maestro Norton Buffalo dies at 58Norton Buffalo, harmonica virtuoso, one-of-a-kind performer and consummate accompanist to the stars, died Friday night from cancer in Feather River Hospital, near his home in Paradise (Butte County). He was 58. Mr. Buffalo, who appeared on more than 180 albums and spent 33 years as a member of the Steve Miller Band, was diagnosed with cancer in September. His life will be celebrated January 23 at the Fox Theater in Oakland in a benefit concert starring the Steve Miller Band and the Doobie Brothers, with special guests Huey Lewis, George Thorogood, Charlie Musselwhite and Bonnie Raitt
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Sunday, November 01, 2009


"stereomood is a free emotional internet radio that suggests to me the music that best suits my mood and my daily activities. it's much more than an online radio, it's a tool to create playlists for every occasion, a tool to share my emotions through the music"
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Friday, October 30, 2009

Lilith Fair 2010

Lilith Fair 2010 News - From 1997 through 1999, Lilith Fair was one of the highest grossing touring festivals in the world, with over 1.5 million fans in attendance and raising over $10 million dollars for national and local charities. Founded by Grammy-award winning artist Sarah McLachlan along with Dan Fraser, Marty Diamond and Terry McBride, Lilith Fair was the only tour of its kind - a celebration of women in music featuring artists like Sheryl Crow, Christina Aguilera, Erykah Badu, The Dixie Chicks, Missy Elliot, The Pretenders, Nelly Furtado, Jewel, Queen Latifah, Indigo Girls, Tegan and Sara and of course, Sarah McLachlan. Nearly 6 months ago, Nettwerk CEO and Lilith Fair co-founder Terry McBride announced that the all-female festival would make its return in Summer 2010
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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Making search more musical - Official Google Blog

Making search more musical - Official Google Blog: "Every day we get millions of search queries about music. You want to know more about your favorite artists, find that new album or iconic song or figure out the name of that tune stuck in your head. In fact, according to Insights for Search, two of the top 10 queries in the U.S. are music-related. But often, if your answer is in a song, it can take a while to get there. We call this "time to result" - and we're always looking for ways to reduce it. Today, we're rolling out a search feature that does just that by enabling you to search and more easily discover millions of songs, all via a simple Google web search. If you're searching for music, "time to result" is really "time to music." Now, when you enter a music-related query - like the name of a song, artist or album - your search results will include links to an audio preview of those songs provided by our music search partners MySpace (which just acquired iLike) or Lala. When you click the result you'll be able to listen to an audio preview of the song directly from one of those partners" Google says the music search features will be rolling out 'gradually to users across the U.S. over the next day.'

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

7digital Launches in U.S. with Full Catalogue of DRM-Free MP3s

7digital, the digital media delivery company and home of the MP3, has announced its official launch in the United States. The arrival of 7digital provides U.S. consumers with access to millions of DRM-free songs in the MP3 format - including content from Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group, EMI Music and independent labels - which can be played and shared across any music-enabled device. "7digital is the ultimate resource for music aficionados and we're excited to bring our service to the United States with an extremely compelling consumer offer," said Ben Drury, CEO of 7digital. "The high-quality, DRM-free MP3 format is what consumers demand, enabling music lovers to enjoy their favorite content anywhere, at any time."
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Monday, October 26, 2009

Get Glue

Get Glue - a personalized stream of suggested content based on what you already like, as well as a stream of what your friends are interested in right now

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Sunday, October 25, 2009


Modlife brings Fans closer than ever before to their favorite Artists with exclusive live streaming video broadcasts and chats, exclusive blogs, behind-the-scenes videos, news, photos, and more - all coming straight to you from the Artists themselves
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Third Man Records in UK for 2 days

"Third Man Records is happy to announce our first foray into the United Kingdom with the opening of Third Man Records and Novelties for TWO DAYS ONLY at the historic Shoreditch Church in East London. Opening day is Friday October 30th and closing on Halloween, October 31st. Come see us for all Third Man releases and miscellany from The Dead Weather, The White Stripes, and The Raconteurs to all Third Man 45s, T-shirts and loads of rare and collectible items. We'll also have a limited run of exclusive merchandise made specifically for this London location, so make sure you come down early! We will be open 2 days only, store hours are as follows:
Third Man Records and Novelties
Shoreditch Church, Shoreditch High Street, London E1
Friday, October 30: 11 am to 6 pm
Saturday, October 31: 11 am to 9pm"
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Saturday, October 24, 2009 helps you find, organise and listen to music videos on the web

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