Monday, February 15, 2010

The Smiling Strangers










   




The Smiling Strangers


Biography:
The Smiling Strangers were formed in 2004 by songwriter Jeff Reynolds and are based in London and the Midlands area of the UK. Jeff had played in bands and appeared at both the Edinburgh Fringe and the Greenbelt Arts Festival but had a break from music before writing a batch of new songs that were meant to be a solo project but which quickly developed into The Smiling Strangers. The band features Jeff on bass and guitars, Rue Randall on guitars and vocals, Lucy Winkett on guitar and vocals, Peter Moreton on piano and vocals and Pete Powers on drums. The band primarily write and perform `catchy and hook filled` three minute pop songs but also include many different styles and types of music in their eclectic live set. All of the band are accomplished musicians and writers in their own right and they bring this mix to both the live and recorded material of the `Strangers`. The musical influences for the `Strangers` are many and varied and range from pop, rock, jazz, blues and folk music. This makes them a very original group of people and musicians. They constantly change their live sets to include their own songs and the occasional cover version, which could be very well known or totally obscure. Their live shows are usually sold out and the audience is guaranteed to have a fun and exciting time with the set list varying every time they play. Their first CD `Dangerous Times` was released in late 2004 to great reviews and their new album, `Spaces Graces and Smiling Faces` is due to be released in March 2006. The aim of the band is to consolidate their fan base throughout 2006 with the new releases and also gigs all over the UK and abroad, so its exciting times ahead for the `Strangers`! In February 2006, The Smiling Strangers were accepted to be part of the TuneTank SXSW New Generation 2006 CD with their track `Smile On Your Face`. The same track also appeared on the Australian compilation, `Sounds Like Cafe` Vol 11 which was released in May 2006.



In 2006 and 2007, The Smiling Strangers have been accepted on 13 different compilation CDs from around the world. The latest being the Canadian Violet Femmes Vol 1 and Sounds Like Cafe Vol. 19. Their new CD, "All The Way", was released in November 2007 to great reviews.



The Smiling Strangers . . . well worth getting to know

3 S O










   




3SO


Biography:
3SO has been independently hitting the rock music scene since 2005 and has been described as “a band worth keeping one’s eye on” by The Portal Magazine. Their first release “Apparition of Disorder” (5 song EP) sold over 2000 units independently throughout the Northeast Region of the U.S. and garnered airplay in radio stations in Michigan, Washington D.C., Ohio and Tennessee and over 300 internet radio stations.



Distributed digitally worldwide and physically in the U.S., the band released its full length album “Road Map to the Soul” in September 2009, and is a roller coaster ride of hard hitting tracks like “Descended”, “Anti” and “Bittersweet Infliction” mixed with melodic and arena ready compositions such as “Betrayed” and “Don’t Have to Suffer”. The Examiner.com described Road Map to The Soul as a solid album, that provides a nice break from the typical metal genre, and is geared toward fans of newer hard rock artists, such as System of a Down, Soundgarden, Audioslave, and Candlebox.



3SO recently performed at Crue Fest 2 feat. (Motley Crue, Godsmack, Theory of A Deadman, Drowning Pool), and with Puddle of Mudd, Rev Theory, Candlebox, Buck Cherry, Skindred, Dope and Kittie. They have also collaborated with International Pop/R&B/Latin artist Melissa “Cha~Cha” Figueroa and producer Lolita (Queen of the Beats) Swain in song “Karma” featured on Cha~Cha’s recent LP “Euphoria” 2009



The band is currently booking for Spring/Summer 2010 in support of their new album.

NonMusic










   




NONmusic


Biography:
The band NONmusic have been around since 2000 and actually the band was known before as Ksiht in their homecountry Slovenia. Seemingly Techno/Prog Indie rock, but so much more than a classic generic generalization. Personal lyrics with universal understanding. are combined with intensive rhythms, electronic sounds and electric guitar riffs.


Their first single called '. ' (dot) was released in 2001, and soon started gaining popularity on all major music TV shows in Slovenia. The following year the band released album '...in profit=duša' (…and the profit is soulfulness) under Dallas Records, the biggest record label in Slovenia.



With more and more stage experience and the thirst for bigger audiences the band started thinking international. The help arrived from UK, when an England based TV producer John Golley interacted with the band and co-produced their first ever EP in English. When music got new dimensions, even more focused on lyrics, melody and harmony now, the group of four, stood before their greatest challenge. Start something that would be sang in international language but still had the same ingredients as before, rich with experiences, stage-ready and a lot to say.



The name NONmusic is exactly what they were after. Something that would represent their music in the best and shortest way. A negate of everything the group despise in the world around them. Contradiction of love songs gone bad, poems of craving, lust, remorse, energy in vain all cleverly incorporated in rich sonic synthesis of guitar and electronics. The music is serious and the attitude has to be.


"Not Everything Is Made In China" is their first official release in English released worldwide trough Echozone / Sony Music.



The songs on album are like a trip like experience, or an exploration of human spirit and interaction through the eyes of a motherboard inside a vintage fender amp. The highlight of this album is a cover version of the Depeche Mode song "It’s No Good". NONmusic version sounds refreshingly different but still you can recognize the song. This song and of course the other songs on the album prove how skilful this band is and their album is really fun to listen to.



The band took this project very seriously right from the start- shooting two videos "3rd" and "Gender Charger" with international film teams was just one of the efforts the band put into their career.



Big recognition for the band was that a band like The Killers found out about NONmusic and asked them to play as their support act for their Slovenian open air show at Hippodrome Ljubljana in front of 20.000 people. At this concert NONmusic could present their music live to a wider audience and feedback of crowds was excellent. That proved that the band is stronger than ever and mature enough to play their music in front of anyone on this planet.

MICHAEL STERLING










   




MICHAEL STERLING


Biography:
What can you call someone who plays many musical instruments, composes, arranges, directs, sings and has been a skilled songwriter for years? Generic labels like impresario, maestro, multi-talented or Renaissance man don’t seem to encompass the extraordinary gift of Michael Sterling’s musicianship.

So what you do when faced with this seeming inability to describe such a wondrous gift is delve deeper into who this artist is --knowing that if you experience his music through his perception -- the words you seek will finally come.

Understanding Michael's music requires you to know a bit of his background. A Miami native, his musical career started in his teens when he played bass for popular Latino recording artist Ray Fernandez. Eager to branch out into another direction, Michael and two childhood friends formed the group Silver Platinum, who quickly scored a hit on the R&B charts with their hit “Dance”.

Michael then went on to play Lead guitar and sing and record as a member of the Grammy Award winning reggae band Inner Circle. Inner Circle is most known for their hit “Bad Boys” which is used as the theme song for the Bad Boys film franchise that stars Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. It is also used as the theme song for hit television show COPS.

After touring the world with Inner Circle, Michael returned to Miami. While developing his career as a solo artist, Michael also spent time as an audio engineer and producer at Luke Records, where he produced hits for local artists 2 Live Crew, MC Shy D, JT Money and others. He also served as musical director for BMG recording artist Blu Cantrell.

While assisting in the development of other artists’ careers, Michael continued to strengthen as a songwriter, and soon found many of his original compositions being covered by some of the hottest artists out today. His song “Holiday” served as inspiration for the derivative Trick Daddy single “Thug Holiday”, which is also the title track of Trick’s Platinum album.

Then Lil' Jon and the East Side Boys, Usher and Ludacris covered his song “ Lovers and Friends” for their smash 2005 single of the same name. The song was released on the quadruple platinum album “Crunk Juice” and was the winner of two BMI Billboard awards including ‘Hip Hop Song of the Year’. In 2006, his song “Bedroom Boom” was covered by The Ying Yang Twins featuring Avant on the platinum Ying Yang CD “U.S.A”.

Michael continues to use his formidable talents as a music industry heavyweight. His charismatic and unique voice has been featured in performances on the Today Show and the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

It is no surprise that this industry leader has expanded his scope of entertainment interest to motion pictures. MSMG, The Michael Sterling Music Group in association with Infinity Productions, will soon release the first of many movies entitled: ‘ALMOST RELATED’.

Shot primarily on location in Thailand, the movie score features just a few of the crème de la crème of MSMG’s impressive artist roster including, ‘Michael Sterling’ FAZE,‘Supa’ and ‘Swindle’. Other talented artists that complete the MSMG roster are: ‘Strawberri Taylor’ and ‘Leah Mc Crae’.

Michael has just completed his new two volume Album, “Eyes Around My Heart”. The CD, as well as the single “Complicated”, is a musical reminder of what true artistry is all about. The smooth pop and R&B songs featured on the CD have already garnered rave reviews and fans worldwide
are eagerly anticipating its release.

And so we return to the question of what do you call a man whose gifts run the gamut from music to film to label executive and whose artistry as a musician covers the genres of pop, reggae, hip hop and R&B? You call him what he is. A virtuoso -- a musical genius whose career will only continue to inspire and awe all those who have the unique privilege of consuming his music.

Carmelo Rosado, Jr










   




Carmelo Rosado Jr


Biography:
Biography



Artist was born in New York, however, raised in California. Music career began at age 10, performances with well known Latin artist such as ‘Daniel Santos, Vicentico Valdez, Rene Rene’ and many more followed.



1971 State champion concert guitarist toured Europe for 21 days.



TV performances in Puerto Rico on WAPA TV, Producciones Tommy Muniz on the famous Comedian show of the late (and recently inducted into the Hall of Fame Radio broadcasting system in Chicago) Jose Miguel Agrelot; Program “HaHa HeHe HoHo con Agrelot”.



Artist Left the music scene for several years to continue his educational studies and pursue a degree in business. Currently runs a very successful business in Visalia California and has just launched back into the music field with a dynamic album titled:



“Un Homenaje Para Mi Mejor Amigo, Mi Padre”
(A Tribute to My Best Friend, My Father).



This new CD, all original music, written by the Artist’s father Don Carmelo Rosado, Sr. (with the exceptions of two songs, 11 and 12) will delight your listening pleasures. Each song is unique and tells a story.



Tienen que oir Track #11: 'En Mi Viejo San Juan " - Remontandose sobre las alas del tiempo, Carmelo Rosado, Jr. retrocede cuatro decadas y le hace una visita nostalgica a su tierna voz de 10 anos que acompana con la guitarra su Padre. Como un sueno, une su voz actual a su voz de nino e inicia su union de voces con un suave murmullo, luego transciende esta preciosa melodia a nuestro dia actualizandola y finalizandola con un lindo y nuevo arreglo musical.




Discography



1971 released first Album titled:'Brisas Del Palmar'
2009 release Current album titled;'Un Homenaje Para Mi Mejor Amigo, Mi Padre' (A Tribute To My Best Friend, My Father).

CJay










   




CJay


Biography:
jamesbond_472@hotmail.com Agape Records: Tel: 869-664-7960

www.myspace.com/cjbelieveit



If you’re a fan of Usher, R-Kelly or Mario let the smooth, silky lyrics of R&B Artist C-Jay seduce you with his tune “Get To Know”. Or, bounce to the up-tempo beat of “Like That”.



The sexy vocals of Jermaine Cameron “C-Jay”, float effortlessly above the music like a young Usher and has an ethereal quality that takes you on a magical journey. Born into a family that he claims has no musical talent, his natural voice is truly a blessing. He has matured and blossomed into a polished, professional Artist from the early days of his first performance in St. Marten at the tender age of twelve when he embarked on his music career singing at church. “Some say I got my start in church, but I started singing to little girls on the phone since I was… like 10.”



In 1998 C-Jay joined an all boys Gospel Group named "Blessed". “In those days we were really a force to recon with in St. Marten.” After getting his feet wet with the group he made a deeper commitment to becoming an Artist and began writing his own songs, which actually started as a joke but he ended up writing some really good material. His favorite topic to write about is the female persuasion covering themes that speak about past relationships and anticipations of future ones “…Praying the next girl doesn’t leave me in the dust again.” His music influences are evident in his style starting with the legendary Stevie Wonder, old school guys like Sam Cooke, soulful Bryan Mc Knight, songstress India Arie and Musiq Soulchild.



In 2000 he met Mr. 51/50 a local club owner and did some work with him in the studio for a while, but he never felt that people shared the same passion for music that he had. C-Jay’s talent has led him to perform on many live shows. He has competed and won many talent competitions and even took third place representing St. Marten in a Caribbean Star Singing Showdown. He has also opened for International Artists Dru Hill, Percy Sledge, Hip-Hop/Rap Artists Lloyd Banks and Bow Wow.



“I always had music on the back burner and never took it as serious as I was supposed to. When my Granddad died in 2008 to heart disease I decided it’s time to stop wasting what God gave me and take it a little serious because life is so short and you never know when it’s your time”. When C-Jay moved back to St.Kitts for college he continued to pursue music and met many talented Artists; Easy B, Cutie, and Producer Kelvin from SKN Entertainment formerly Equator Records. He was also a member of the popular Rap Group “Da Embassy”, but it wasn’t until he met Romeo Parris owner of Club Kactus, that he realized his dream of creating inspiring music for people would become a reality. Now he is signed to Kactus Entertainment’s Agape Records and working with Music Producer Niquan on his first album “Premonition” in St. Kitts.



“I believe music is the number one source of expression. It soothes the heart and soul. Many will listen, some will not, but one will be inspired, I bet”.

The Locals

The Locals


Biography:
The Locals are an indie rock, alt pop band based in Chicago. You can get more Locals music on their site: localsrock.com
Enjoy this holiday cover of "The Heat Miser Song" from "The Year Without a Santa Claus"

The Locals

The Locals are an indie rock, alt pop band based in Chicago. You can get more Locals music on their site: localsrock.com Enjoy this holiday cover of "The Heat Miser Song" from "The Year Without a Santa Claus"

Sheila Sondergard

Release:

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We just completed recording a 10 song album, "SPOKE TOO LOUD", and it was released privately on July 11th @ Humphreys by the Bay in San Diego, Ca. The album is due to hit shelves locally September 11th, 2007 and will be available nationally as soon as we get some distribution, which is in the works. The Album is available through Itunes worldwide, Emusic, Sony connect, Napster, And Rhapsody.




“Spoke Too Loud” was produced, engineered, and mastered by 3 time SDMA Producer of the year Sven-Erik Seaholm @ Kitsch & Sync studios (this guy is amazing). Sheila Sondergärd is releasing her album “SPOKE TOO LOUD” wholly independent, and doing a grass roots campaign to get her album out there. We are currently booking shows throughout San Diego and abroad, as well as sending in the Promo packs to college and independent radio stations worldwide, Music magazines too. So any and all help would be greatly appreciated.




In the beginning of 2007, Sheila teamed up with five of San Diego's very best musicians, forming a band of world caliber talent. Their music is extremely diverse and boundary less, yet cohesive, intelligent, and thought provoking. We call it Intellipop, A sound that spans the genres of Jazz, Folk, Acoustic, Rock, Alternative, Reggae, Americana, and pop among others. Featuring 2007 Grammy Award winning drummer Bill Ray, Chuck Prada from the Black-eyed Peas on Percussions, this band is one to watch, and listen to!





"The textured and sensitive sensuality revealed through throaty vocals, in Shelia Sondergard's recently released "Spoke Too Loud" show her growth and maturation as a promising new up-and-comer. While Sondergard's past work, has lent towards a more angelic meets acoustic sound, "Spoke too Loud" echoes the complexities of finding an independent voice amongst the world of have nots and heartbreaks. Performing with a full band that includes Sean Martin, Jason Littlefield, Jeremy Miller, Bill Ray and Chuck Prada, "Spoke too Loud" commands a larger than life presence, where songs layered in full form stylings and moody undertones reveal the subtleties of Sondergard's confessional style. Stand out tracks like the "Same Ol' Bend" and "Change" illustrate Sondergard's effortless range and wry wit. Overall, "Spoke too Loud" wonderfully highlights a new voice of beauty and independence that is as much pure emotion as insightful intellect". Kelly Grace - Downtown San Diego magazine





Please feel free to Contact Bronte Starr for more information on bringing the excitement to your venue.


Bronte Starr


sheilamusic@hotmail.com


619.301.7827


We can also be heard on these radio stations:


The Local 94.9


KPRI


Song Tiger


Indie Global


Sound of Traffic


Sonic Jive


Pro Productions Radio


The Band House Live


KNYO Radio


Bluzz Radio


CMediaTV


BBS Radio


Overground Radio


Dirt Radio


Fevered Brain Radio Network


The Indie Ezine


Ledesma Music


New Paradigm music






-March 13th 2008 all day big show in Austin Texas, more details to follow.




-Nov 24, 2007 Tuesday 2:00 PM Cougar Winery 1 year anniversary! Temecula, CA




-Nov 24, 2007 Saturday 9:00 AM The Cougar winery - 5K/10K run walk for hungry children - Charity Benefit




-Nov 7, 2007 Wednesday 9:00 PM Humphreys by the Bay Point Loma, CA
This will be a Sheila Sondergard full band show with very special guests, Bedford Grove, and The Concrete project (formerly Audio Antics).




-Oct 20, 2007 Saturday 12:00 PM Miramar Air Base Miramar, CA
Playing for the troops, military is free, civilians must be sponsored by military Personnel.




-Oct 19, 2007 Friday 8:00 PM the Pig 'n' Whistle Hollywood, CA
Live show! Sheila and 4 other musicians grace the stage tonight in Hollywood




-Sep 18, 2007
Tuesday 7:00 PM University of San Diego San Diego, CA




-Aug 5, 2007 Sunday 7:30 PM Vinbladhs San Diego, CA
This is an all women’s showcase, featuring Lindsey Yung, Lyndsey Cook, Brenda Xu, and myself. $5 cover, all ages.




-Jul 11, 2007 Wednesday 9:00 PM Humphreys by the Bay Point Loma, CA
I will be playing on my dream bill on July 11th 2007, with the sensational Ani DiFranco! I can't believe it... this is one of my biggest influences, and favorite musicians. I will have alot more info for this show as soon as possible, please check back for details! Mahalo, Sheila




-May 9, 2007 Wednesday 9:00 PM the Mint Los Angeles, CA
Chris Stills Andy Sisco: it's going to be a party bus to LA from San Diego, to an amazing club that has hosted the likes of Mick Jagger, Mick Fleetwood, Keb Mo, Johnny Rivers,& the list goes on and on




-Mar 27, 2007 Tuesday 7:00 PM Canes - KPRI listening party! San Diego, CA
will be playing @ 7-8, also playing will be Shawn Mullins, this is a KPRI listening party, so if you want to go it's free but you have to be on my list. I will be playing all acoustic for this gig, so i hope you can make it down to check out the show!




-Mar 23, 2007 Friday 7:00 PM Humphreys by the Bay Point Loma, CA
I'll be performing 2 - 45 minute sets, and then they'll be changing out the stage for Eve Selis, who'll be performing @ 9. This is going to be a great show, so please come on down have a drink or 2, and listen to some great local music, @ one of SD's best venues!




-Feb 26, 2007 Monday 8:00 PM Humphreys by the Bay Point Loma, CA
I'll be performing 3 - 45 minute sets tonight, from 8-11, it's going to be a nice mellow atmosphere. I really hope you can come down and hear me play in a really nice club, no cover & drink specials! See you there! Sheila Sondergard




-Feb 8, 2007 Thursday 9:00 PM BB Kings Blues Club Studio City, CA
$10 for show $40 for the party bus ticket and show!
This is going to be a dinner show. Performing before Sheila is the amazing band Soul Ablaze from SD, & after Sheila will be The Antiques...




-Feb 6, 2007 Tuesday 8:00 PM Winstons Ocean Beach, CA
Singer/Songwriter showcase




-Jan 20, 2007 Saturday 8:00 PM Brick by Brick Brick by Brick, CA



Guy Lundy










   




Guy Lundy


Biography:
Obscured within the musically deprived scene of Phoenix lies the brilliance of a soul, Guy Lundy. Guy Lundy is a fusion of gospel, guffaw voice over hard hitting, stanksoul funk tracks representative of his Philly, New York, and New Jersey upbringing. To the astonishment of fans, his sophisticated sound is distinguished by layered polyrhythm over syncopated beats, full of classic soul remnants with a 2025 outlook.

With this combination of soul stirring chords engulfed by exciting new sounds, Guy has taken R&B to the moon. He has opened for the Nappy Roots, MC Lyte and comedian Charles Walden and has headlined for the Sons of P-Funk. He has also worked with T-Life, who discovered Evelyn "Champagne" King, and Chris Arms, formerly of Pretty Poison. More than a great voice and top-notch musician, Guy is an entertainer in the highest order. His unending wit and sack of dance moves-- he actually danced a stage apart one night-- never allows his audience to take their eyes off of him. After hip hop legend and icon Almighty Kay Gee of the Cold Crush Brothers discovered a mystudio.net video, Guy became the newest recording artist of All Mighty Entertainment in June of 2009. With this new outlet for the much needed refreshment of the R&B world, Guy Lundy begins his legacy.

Alexis Vear










   




Alexis Vear


Biography:

In 2004 Alexis released her debut album, “Never Give Up”, an acoustic record full of heart and soul that received national airplay on NPR. Internationally her CD sold on 3 continents, including Asia, North America, and Europe.



Alexis was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. After relocating several times, In 2005 Alexis moved from Greensboro, North Carolina…. to Atlanta, Georgia….. where she has enjoyed a vibrant and supportive music scene. In late 2006 she began working with local Producer Geoff Melkonian who’s past credits include Modern Skirts, Megan Coffee, and YOU just to name a few.



Her newest release “Let It Go” was inspired by her love of John Mellencamp, Tom Petty, U2, and Atlanta singer songwriter Shawn Mullins. “Let It Go” will be released on the 10th of Febuary 2008. “Let It Go” is a compilation of songs with a flavor of Rock, Alternative, and Indie, melting in a pot that is sure to simmer your senses and bring you to some kind of an Ecstasy.



A portion of the net proceeds from this CD go to support institutions, organizations, and foundations that spread hope peace and love throughout this world. This CD is dedicated to all the women searching for, or living their dreams, and all the men that support them.

angel










   



angel


Biography:


CHECK OUT THE WEBPAGE PLEASE


http://sondrag2.tripod.com/artistpage/

Michael Jameson










   




Michael Jameson


Biography:
Michael Jameson Bio

Artist/ Band Name: Michael Jameson/ Michael Jameson Band
Composer: Louis M. Chiaffarano
Address: 4 Birch Lane
Asbury, NJ 08802 USA
URL: http://www.myspace.com/michaeljamesonband
Email: michaeljameson72@gmail.com
Voice: 908 451-3892/ 908 713-1544
Fax: 908 713-1554

Occupation: Composer/ Songwriter/ Lyricist/Musician
Active Member of ASCAP
Active Member of Songwriters Guild of America
Active Member of musicSubmit.com

Recent Credits:
• Matchbox Recordings LTD (UK)
Stay In the Box 2
? Compilation CD released November 26, 2007
Song: ‘Summer Love’

• Internet Radio & FM Stations (Current Radio Play)

? Matchbox Radio 24 Oxford, UK
‘Summer Love’ performance
? Kick Radio Ozamiz City, Philippines
Kick Radio Show #15 ‘You’ performance
Kick Radio Show #17
‘Best of the Best’ Top 50/2007
‘You’ performance Charted #7
? Celtica Radio South Wales, UK
? Radio Gets Wild Kings Lynn, UK
? Smoothjazz.com Monterey Bay, California
? Music-Islands.com Tokyo, Japan
fishthemusic.com
? WUSB 90.1FM Stony Brook, NY
? WCPR Radio Hoboken, New Jersey
? CHMA 106.9 FM Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada
? CFBX 92.5 FM Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
? CHCR Radio Killaloe, Ontario, Canada
? CJMP Radio British Columbia, Canada
? 3WestTv Alberta, Canada
? CJTR 91.3 FM Regina, SK, Canada
? CJMQ 88.9 FM Quebec, Canada
? Hi-Radio The Netherlands
? Wacc Radio Mays Landing, New Jersey
? The Starliners The Netherlands
? Indie Life Radio
? Radioarcadia.com
? Detroit Riot Radio Detroit, MI
? Rhythm & Jazz San Antonio, TX
? American Idol
Underground
? Awesome Radio Alberta, Canada
? Gator Broadcasting Tampa, Florida
? DaddyMac
Worldwide
Entertainment Hollywood, CA
? BeautyRadio Tampa, Florida
? Reddog Medias
KanalUrban Paris, France
? Virtual City Radio New York City, NY
? E-Radio Biz
? Dirt Media Vancouver, Canada
? Dynamic
Independent
Internet Radio Rochester, NY
? Madd Radio Chicago, IL
? AirplayDirect

• Internet Music Directories
SongVault.fm
Sonic Jive
SongTiger.com
Madd Radio Chicago
MusicRush INC.
Top 40 Music
8180 Online
GiggaMusic.com
Blast My Music
bMuze
Music Host Network
• Internet Music Webzines
Broadjam
Beta Records
EMG Music
4Spotlight
Rippyfest
iJamr Magazine
GarageBand
iSound
Indie 911
Noisehead
Artistopia
Jamendo
Boost Independent Music
Music.com
iMuzic.com
Indie-music.com
Musicane.com
Autumn Wolf Records

Rob Michaels










   

Rob Michaels


Biography:
Rob Michaels is a very talented musician. At 10 years old, he used to sit in his family’s garage and would lock himself away with an old beat up Spanish style guitar, teaching himself how to "play". He had no clue how to tune the guitar but he knew that all the music was in his head, leading to stardom. His fascination with music drove him into a whole bunch of different directions challenging his musical talents. His mother dragged him to an "audition" for the LA YOUTH CHOIR. Showing his amazing vocal talents he was selected out of the 1000 kids to fill one of only 30 spots. So at age 11, he started to teach himself how to play the piano, and "acquired" (as the military likes to call it) a book that gave him the basic structure on chords and placement on a keyboard. Everyone needs to learn the basics at some point.



When he was 12 years old he met one of his greatest mentors when he moved away from my mother's house and into his dad’s: Marino de Silva. His mentor gave him his first shot by accident when he was given a movie script and was asked to write the title track. Being curious, Rob started to thumb through it obviously annoying him. Rob than took the script home and wrote a song called ‘Angel’s Freeway’ (the movie’s title). After only 6 months of "guitar lessons" Rob was signed to Rainflower Music. He played EVERY major venue in Los Angeles before he was even a teenager, and from the ages of 13 to 23, he was jamming with legends like Toto, John Waite, Steve Lukather, and Carlos Santana, just to name a few. Rob even traveled the world, and like most guys, got into a whole lot of trouble, but of course had a whole lot of fun doing it.



Rob became a session musician, signed to a few labels, recorded at every studio from here to London, and realized that as a child sitting in his parent’s dusty garage, that rock and roll was going to be his life. And trust me it shows through in his music how amazing his life has been so far. He jammed and sat in with The Goo Goo Dolls and Chris Daughtry, got hired to play guitar for a group of famous sisters, wrote for a bunch of artists and made and lost (don't all great musicians) LOTS AND LOTS OF MONEY. The one thing he never realized at that point in his music filled life was that the music business is and was just that, A BUSINESS.



Now he's only 27, with the rest of his life ahead of him still touring. He is lucky to have the amazing band behind him supporting him. He has been doing it on his own for a few years now. He is really grateful to his accomplished team and those who helped him release his first EP on iTunes, Napster, Rhapsody, and CD Baby nearly 2 years ago. Of course all his music was and always will be well received. He recently finished working in studio with Billie Stevens (from the band Handsome Devils and owner of DINKY music) and also Jeff Abercrombie (the bassist from the world renown band Fuel) completing an AMAZING album!



One press clip states ‘Rob’s music is a unique style of rock and roll that is beyond compare. The passion in his lyrics, singing and amazing guitar rifts draws the listener in, having them beg for more.’

Tommy Brown

Tommy Brown


Biography:
Tommy Brown was born in chicago,started singing at the age of 10 with his 4 brothers who also sing his mother was a singer as well tommy form a band when he was sixteen in chicago they did shows all over chicago.The band didnot last long everbody was tried of not getting paid,so tommy started singing and writing has own songs plus doing has background.He did a song call your love for me which became the pick hit of the week in chicago.Tommy love all kind of music but rnb is his first love.Tommy love chess, ping pong and going to the gym.He like eating soul food and going to movies when he chance.Tommy is blessed with so much talent.

B. Taylor










   





B.Taylor


Biography:


B. Taylor’s single, “Let’s Get this Party Started,” is the first official release from his forthcoming CD, One Life To Live . Co-managed by Pete Moore of Smokey Robinson & The Miracles fame ( multi-platinum recording artist, writer and producer of Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, and others), Moore also is the executive producer on the project . This is a first for a classic Motown artist such as Moore to be that involved with a hip hop artist. In addition, Motown Legends Berry Gordy, Smokey Robinson, and Stevie Wonder will surely support Moore in his collaboration with B. Taylor. Moore’s intention is to mix the Motown Sound with hip hop to incorporate a new sound for the genre which is desperately needed according to the feedback from major players in radio and in the rap community. The music on the album combines the Motown soulful sound with energetic beats of hip hop, appealing to all demographics, similar to the way of the Motown music tradition of the past.
B. Taylor has an amazing and unique combination of talents as a musician by virtue of the fact he plays four different instruments. He is a writer, producer, and performer who has a diverse background, which includes growing up as the son of a preacher. He was a college athlete, a sailor in the Navy, and a member of the All Navy Team-USA basketball squad. His diverse background, unique talents and extensive list of accomplishments provide him with the ability to cater to numerous fans with varying tastes in music across a vast number of genres including Hip Hop, R&B, Gospel, Rock, and Pop. As a result, he will appeal to a variety of demographics and age groups, vastly expanding his potential market demand.

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=> ARIA RELEASES 2009 WHOLESALE SALES
FIGURES; Digital Sales Continue To Increase,
Delivering Return To Growth For Recorded Music
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=> THE NIELSEN COMPANY AND BILLBOARD'S
2009 CANADIAN INDUSTRY REPORT; Canadian
Album Sales Down 2.2% In 2009; Digital Track
And Digital Album Sales Reach New Highs
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=> SABAM VS TISCALI - THE CASE IS
BEING REFERRED TO THE EUROPEAN COURT
OF JUSTICE OF LUXEMBURG; No Solution Yet
For The Huge Financial Losses Brought About
By The Millions Of Illegal Exchanges Of
Musical Files
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=> LARRIKIN MUSIC PUBLISHING PTY
LTD V EMI SONGS AUSTRALIA PTY LIMITED;
The Federal Court Of Australia Found In Favour
Of Larrikin Music Publishing Pty Ltd (Larrikin)
In A Decision Handed Down By Jacobson J
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=> FILM INDUSTRY DISAPPOINTED BY
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INFRINGEMENT; Federal Court Found That iiNet
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By Its Customers On Its Network
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=> RICARDO B. SALINAS PLIEGO RECEIVES
'MEDALLA MOZART 2010'; Grupo Salinas Founder
And Chairman Ricardo B. Salinas Pliego Receives
'Medalla Mozart 2010' For The Promotion Of
Music Through The Orquesta Sinfonica Esperanza
Azteca
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=> POLICE SHUT DOWN ONE OF AUSTRALIA'S
LARGEST ILLEGAL MUSIC BURNING OPERATIONS
IN MELBOURNE; Police Seized Close To 100 CD
Burners And Approximately 25,000 Discs
Containing Pirate Music
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SPIDER ROCKETS JOIN POP EVIL ON MIDWEST TOUR

Crafting a sound that pushes the line between elegance
and aggression, New Jersey-based SPIDER ROCKETS will be
joining Pop Evil on a Midwest USA tour starting
February 10, 2010. Spider Rockets' latest release is
self-titled and follows up 2007's buzz-worthy 'Ever
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=> KAZAA CONSUMER ALERT - SYMANTEC
GETS IT WRONG AGAIN; Kazaa Was Forced To
Issue Consumer Alert And Special Notice To
Customers After Symantec Mistakenly Flags
The Service As High Risk
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=> THE GRAMMYS HIT HIGHEST NOTES IN
SIX YEARS; The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards
Posts Year-to-Year Gains Of +35% In Viewers,
+32% In Both Adults 18-49 And Adults 18-34
And +36% In Adults 25-54
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=> THUMBPLAY FORGES 20 NEW CONTENT
DEALS FOR JUST-LAUNCHED THUMBPLAY
MUSIC; 8 Million Tracks Now Under License
For The Cloud-Based, On-Demand Service
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=> BRAVADO SIGNS SUPERSTAR DIVAS;
World's Leading Global Merchandising
Company Partners With Rihanna, Mariah
Carey, Alicia Keys And Whitney Houston
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=> DIDIOM INTRODUCES DIDIOM PRO;
Premium Service For Wireless Media Streaming
From Personal Computers To Mobile Devices
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=> DEVELOPER OF THE IPHONE AND ITOUCH
MUSIC TOP 10 APP, "RELATIVEPITCH" LAUNCHES
LEARNING PORTAL EASYEARTRAINING.COM
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=> TV BROADCASTING COMPANY ANNOUNCES
NATIONWIDE TALENT SEARCH; Television
Commercial Company Partners With A National
Record Label To Find Music Artists Interested
In Television Distribution Opportunity
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=> EMPRESS MULTIMEDIA INC LAUNCH
ONLINE DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM FOR ARTIST,
PRODUCERS, AND LABELS; A Revolutionary New
Website That Will Allow Artist To Promote,
Distribute, And Sell Their Material Using A
Low Cost Prepaid Scratch Off Card
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=> VELOCITY RECORDS FORMS AND STARTS
IMPRINT WITH RISE; Dave Shapiro (Booking
Agent At The Agency Group, Los Angeles)
And Portland, Oregon's Rise Records Are
Pleased To Announce Their Recent
Partnership
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=> GRACENOTE PARTNERS WITH TOP FOUR
MUSIC LABELS TO RECEIVE PRE-RELEASE
SONG DATA; Deals Will Speed Discovery Of
New Music For Consumers And Drive Commerce
For Labels
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=> MEDIA INSTITUTE OPPOSES RIAA
PERFORMANCE TAX; Forcing Radio Broadcasters
To Pay Royalties For Sound Recordings Would
Impose Economic Burden, Reduce Diversity,
New Issue Paper States
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=> PANDORA PROMOTES LIZZIE WIDHELM
TO VP NATIONAL AD SALES, ENTERTAINMENT;
Key Producer In Entertainment Ad Category
To Build Upon Her Successes
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=> LGN ENTERTAINMENT DISTRIBUTION TO
LAUNCH NEW MEDIA & ANNOUNCES TWO NEW
ARTISTS' SIGNINGS; The Launch Of A New Media
Division -- "Sun Sign Media"' And The Signing
Of Two Clients
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=> COOL MUSIC NETWORK (THECOOLTV)
AND SINCLAIR TELEVISION GROUP ANNOUNCE
PARTNERSHIP; Partnership Will Put THECOOLTV
In 24 Million Homes, Representing Approximately
22% Of U.S. Television Households
http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=127055

=> ALL LEGAL ISSUES RELATED TO MENUDO
ENTERTAINMENT HAVE BEEN RESOLVED
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=> SAM ASH MUSIC SUPPORTS MUSICARES;
Sam Ash Music Donated A $25,000 Gibson Jeff
Beck Les Paul To The Silent Auction Benefitting
Musicares
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=> JAMES HORNER RECEIVES OSCAR NOMINATION
FOR "AVATAR" ORIGINAL SCORE, FEATURED ON
"AVATAR: MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE"
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PAZZ KLUGER: DEBUT ALBUM & SOME RAW HEARTACHE

Pazz Kluger is proud to announce the recent release of
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=> MPH MUSIC DISCOVERY SYSTEM WINS
BEST LIFESTYLE AWARDS AT THE HONG
KONG ICT AWARDS 2009; "MPh Music Discovery
System" Won "Best Lifestyle Grand Award"
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=> 2011 CES ILOUNGE PAVILION DOUBLES,
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=> SONORO AUDIO AWARDED GOOD DESIGN FOR
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=> SIRIUS XM RADIO NOW AVAILABLE ON
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=> SLACKER RADIO ANNOUNCES MOBILE APP
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For The Palm WebOS Offers Free Personalized
Radio Stations And New Music Discovery
On-the-Go
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=> RHYME PLAYER NOW AVAILABLE ON
APPLE APP STORE; Konami Reveals Billboard
Chart-Topping Artists For Innovative Title
Now Available For The iPhone And iPod Touch
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=> ROCK OUT WITH THE NEW T-MOBILE
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3G Campaign To Showcase The Limited Edition
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=> SHOOTOUT: 7 PRO AUDIO SOFTWARE
PRODUCTS RATED; A New Analysis Comparing 7
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=> A.R. RAHMAN DOUBLES UP AT
GRAMMYS COMPOSER USES EUPHONIX
TO CREATE AWARD-WINNING MUSIC;
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For Best Song Written For Motion Picture,
Television, Or Other Visual Media
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=> BLASTWAVE FX RELEASES FIRST
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=> METALLIANCE CERTIFIES MILLENNIA
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Audio Recording Products, Has Had Its New
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Certified By The METAlliance
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The path to success is no longer labeled

"The path used to be clear -- you got a major-label deal, they got you on the radio, you toured and recorded albums. all that has changed, really, and the new path is . . . well, what is it? And where does it go?" - Steven Scott, guitarist/singer
from the band Afternoons.

This quote appeared in the Los Angeles Times in an article by Geoff Boucher entitled, "The path to success is no longer labeled". I thought it was worth highlighting because the paradigm for bands and artists has changed so much in the last 15 years.

Today, the power of both record labels and radio stations has been partly diminished by the global stage the Internet affords musicians. Music labels once controlled the distribution and traditional radio stations provided the main artery that lubricating the distribution lines.

Well, that's not the case anymore. Bands can put their music online for people to hear or buy without regard to music labels, radio airplay, or any other restrictions from the old ways. But, it's still not easy: success requires self-promotion, touring, word-of-mouth, and a bit of viral luck.

If you are an entertainer, musician, artist, or band and you've had some success with the new opportunities of the Internet and the ability it's given you to build a fan base, I'd like to hear about it.

What kind of success have you had with traditional and Internet radio stations?

Does your band offer a podcast or appear on podcasts to promote itself?

Do you receive local airplay and what did it take to get some?

How do you market yourself in an Internet world when music labels and traditional radio stations ignore you?

I can be reached at: radio.guide@about.com
Finding a music distributor is crucial if you want to see your album in the shops, whether you're a band planning to self release your album or a label trying to get several albums out there. The task of finding music distribution is not always easy, however. This guide will help you get started and give you some clues as to what you should look for in a distributor.

Get the Ball Rolling:

Trying to get a distributor on board is not much different than trying to get signed to a label. Instead of sending your demo to a record label, you are instead sending your "demo" to a distributor. Of course, when you are looking for a distributor, your demo is usually a finished album, or in most instances, your demo package will contain several releases. To decide which distributors are going to get packages from you, you need to do your research just as you would if you were trying to choose a record label. Check out your record collection - many albums list the distributor in the liner notes. Independent record stores can also be a great resource - get someone on the staff to tell you which distributors they buy from and what they think of them.

Once you have made your short list of ideal distributors, start making calls. You'll want to introduce yourself and get the thumbs up to send in a package. Larger distributors will have front line staff running interference for their label managers, but be persistant and try to get through to one of these managers so you have someone expecting your package. Distributors often have label managers who have varying music tastes so that the distributor can work with a wide variety of labels - make sure you get through to the person who is most likely to be into the music you are pitching.

Make Your Pitch:

Now, about that pitch. What you will send to a distributor is essentially a promo package, but you should tailor your package so that it specifically addresses the information that distributors need to know. What exactly is it that distributors need to know? They want to know that they will be able to convince record stores to stock your album, so they want to know the album will be adequately promoted. Here are some things you will want to include in your pitch to the distributor:

•An extensive set of press clippings for all of your releases
•Radio playlists if the album has received any radio attention
•Press/radio campaign plans including details of any impending press coverage (these plans can either come from you or a professional PR company)
•Tour dates or information about any tour plans underway
•Details of future plans for the label or the band - upcoming releases, etc
•And of course, the music

Increase Your Chances:

Sometimes, the reason finding distribution is so tough is that you are not really "ready" for it yet - you don't have a framework in place to be able to take full advantage of distribution and move quickly if one of your releases really takes off. The following things can increase the attractiveness of your release/label with distributors:

•A self release can be a tough sell to a distributor, especially if you don't have any plans to work with other bands in the future. This kind of set up can make your label look like a vanity project instead of a legitimate business. You'll create a better impression if you can show that you are interested in more than self promotion.
•Promotion is extremely important to distributors, so having a professional radio plugger or PR company can help you case quite a bit. If you don't have the money to shell out for a pro, then create your own detailed promotion plan and make that available to the distributor (be specific about which publications you will target, how you will approach the web and radio, etc)
•Unless an M&D deal is on the label, distributors want to know that small labels will be able to deliver the product. A working relationship with a manufacturer can be extremely helpful when you're trying to get a distributor on board.

Seal the Deal:

When a distributor is interested in working with you, all that is left is to work out the specifics of the deal. You'll need to figure out the following things:

•How many of each release the distributor wants to start with
•How they will re-order stock
•Who will pay for manufacturing
•How many promos the distributor needs to work with
•How long before the release date do they need promo materials
•What price the distributor will sell the album to the stores for (this can change per release)
•What cut the distributor will take from each sale
•How you will be paid, when you will be paid, and how often you will be paid
•How you will get sales sheets
•Will the distributor have any authority to put the album "on sale" without your permission, and/or how much can they cut the album price before needing to seek your permission
Of course, this list is not exhaustive - your personal circumstances will determine exactly what needs to be covered in your deal as well as the specifics of the deal. The most important thing to remember is - get it in writing!

Donnie Simpson Does Last Radio Show on WPGC-FM

Last of the really great DJ and a real class Act

Saturday January 30, 2010

Longtime D.C. radio personality, Donnie Simpson, did his last show on WPGC-FM Friday morning. ABC 7 in Washington reported: "It was a morning full of emotion from his fans, friends and family...The phone lines were also buzzing with calls from Toni Braxton, Blair Underwood and Tavis Smiley." (Screenshot: www.wpgc.com)
According to Sabrina S. at gather.com, "He is 55 years old now and the station says that his taste in music is the reason for the ratings to be down the toilet. The station is apparently looking for someone with more creativity that can attract a younger audience."

ABC 7 has a video report on Simpson's last show which you can view at this page at www.wjla.com.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Riding the Korean Recording Wave in Asia



Riding the Korean Wave in Asia
Korean Popular Music Presented for the First Time at MIDEM in Europe
By MusicDish



The heat of Singapore Airport : Welcome artists of 2008 K-Pop Night

With the export of Korean television drama series to China in 1996, the geographical reach of Korean popular music and films have expanded to the broader South East Asian region including Taiwan, Hong Kong, Vietnam, the Philippines, etc. The explosive popularity of Korean popular culture in China and South East Asia has led many Asians to build an emotional connection with Korean singers and actors, even to Korean people and the country itself to the point where many have started learning the Korean language or purchasing Korean products. The craze for Korean popular culture and preference of Korean products has been dubbed 'Korean wave' by the international media.

With the increasing interest in Korean popular music, Korean actors and singers are fueling the Korean wave, making visits to countries all over Asia such as China, Japan, Thailand and aggressively marketing themselves in the local markets. In particular, the craze for Korean dramas that ignited the Korean wave moved onto Korean popular music, with both the music and singers gaining tremendous popularity throughout Asia.

There are various genres in Korean popular music including ballads, dance, R&B, hip-hop, teuroteu, etc. However, it isn't a particular style of music that is at the heart of the Korean wave, but the individual idol or idol groups themselves. A typical 'idol group' in Korea consists of artists in their teens and are comprised of four to as many as thirteen members. Some of the leading idol groups are Super Junior, Girls' Generation, SS501, Wonder Girls, Big Bang, etc. They are actively releasing albums and holding concerts and interviews in Korea as well as in Vietnam, Japan, China and the Philippines, playing an pivotal role in broadening the popularity of Korean popular culture. In particular, girl groups showed great momentum in 2009. The Korean media went as far as to sum up last year's Korean popular music trend, "The Year of the Girl Groups". There are currently ten actively performing girl groups, comprised of a total of fifty-five members. Korean idol groups gain interest and popularity from the general public through their unique personalities and difference in style of music, and are becoming a force to be reckoned with throughout Asia. Additionally, more and more singers are looking beyond Asia, actively broadening their base to penetrate into the US and European market. Wonder Girls is a prime example of a Korean idol group that has made a successful debut in the US. Signed by of JYP Entertainment, Wonder Girl is the first Korean group or singer that achieved the incredible feat of making it into the US Billboards' "Hot 100" at 76th place with the single. Following in the success of Wonder Girls, Korea's two other leading groups are making debut in Europe in January 2010 at a country showcase titled 'K-Pop Night' in MIDEM, the world's largest music industry trade fair. Girl Group, f(x) and hip hop group, Epik High will be representing Korea and performing live in front of international music insiders and media from all over the world as well as event organizers and local music lovers in Europe at the global music festival to introduce and raise awareness of Korean popular music. f(x), a five-member girl group with excellent singing and dancing abilities, was created from the very beginning with the international market in mind. Their first debut digital single, 'LA chA TA', a catchy pop dance number features hip hop groove and electronica vibe.

Having debuted in 2003 with the single 'Map of the Human Soul', Epik High is a group of highly regarded artists with a large, loyal fan base that writes both lyrics and music as well as produces all their music. Having already toured in the US in 2009, they have set their goals to enter the European market in 2010, and are sure to put on a charismatic performance during the MIDEM showcase and introduce their various music genres.

K-Pop Night, the Korean showcase extravaganza, will be held at 9 p. m. for ninety minutes at the Acajou hall, Martinez Hotel in Cannes, France on Tuesday, January 26th, 2010. There is no doubt that it will be the perfect opportunity to experience the Korean wave in Europe.

China's Music Scene Opening Up


Kenny Bloom: China's Music Mogul
Spearheading the way in China's entertainment industry is Kenny Bloom, music veteran of over 30 years, and Founder and CEO of VisiTek Holdings
By Eric de Fontenay (Founder & Publisher)


The music industry in China has significantly changed over the past couple of decades, from a tightly government-controlled propaganda pipeline into an increasingly powerful and sophisticated economic sector. Spearheading the way in China's entertainment industry is Kenny Bloom, music veteran of over 30 years, and Founder and CEO of VisiTek Holdings, Ltd. Born in New York City, Mr. Bloom, at age 56, has accomplished more than most people do in a lifetime, and he has no plans of slowing his pace. To say that his list of accomplishments is impressive would be a gross understatement.

A winner of the Lincoln Center Award for Music Achievement at age 15, Bloom attended both Julliard and Manhattan Schools of Music Prep Departments. He joined Atlantic Records in 1977 (a subsidiary of the Warner Music Group) and launched KB communications in 1984, one of the first entertainment marketing companies. He formed a joint venture with China Film (China's film monopoly) in 1988 and secured the China license for the Warner Music library, which led to the first foreign owned PRC record company since 1949. Over the years, Bloom went on to produce numerous radio shows, television programs, concerts by internationally renowned artists, soundtracks, and Broadway plays. He is widely recognized as a major player in the entertainment industry.

One might wonder if Bloom would be ready to ride on his reputation for a while, coasting through the years to come after having such an illustrious career. But nothing could be farther from the truth. In fact, Bloom is moving faster, striking harder with a bold strategy to become a leading content producer. Leading the charge is MOGO, a video site covering the emerging independent music scene in China to the young, hip (undeserved) urban music consumer.

I had an opportunity to interview Mr. Bloom regarding his past, and his vision for the future. It was one of the most enlightening, thought provoking, and inspirational interviews I've ever had the pleasure of doing.

You've had over 20 years experience in the Chinese music business, beginning with the launch of Warner Music China. What are some of the unique characteristics that have shaped its development?

For one thing, massive piracy. The only business left now is ringtones and live shows. That said, there are more artists now then every before. 20 years ago there were half a dozen big pop stars and 4 rock bands. Now there are scores of pop stars and well over 300 working rock bands.

So what's sustaining that growth in the face of piracy?

Basically, live shows. The entire industry is going through a global transition. China is no different in that regard.

There's been a lot of talk about the recent WTO decision opening the Chinese market to more Western entertainment, including music. The RIAA reaction to the decision was to state: "Enhancing the ability of the U.S. creative community to do business in China will generate needed revenue and jobs to the U.S. economy." This seems to fly in the face of the piracy problem. But having said that, do you believe that the decision will at least result in an increase in the international repertoire's share of the overall market?

China's music market has a 98% mandarin language repertoire. It's what they like. The WTO decision is certainly not going to change the musical tastes of the Chinese consumers. And why should China embrace western music in a language they don't understand. Does the West embrace Chinese music? That's a totally open market. This has been an inane concept for quite some time, that every market has a pent up demand for Western culture. In a way, it sends a very disturbing message that "your culture is not as relevant".

Let's discuss the latest western invasion in China - Google's oPhone vs. Apple's iPhone, China Mobile vs. China Unicom... While the iPhone launch in China thus far has been disappointing, it is turning into a new platform being seized by indie bands and labels to release content and manage their fan base. How will the smart phone impact the Chinese music business?

It will be a long time before smart phones are in the hands of the "average" Chinese consumer. They are just too expensive to have a huge impact outside of business applications.

But, the Chinese are super-status oriented and there is an upper-middle urban class. Why, when these products are launched in China, would they not be successful - especially with 400 million mobile users?

Even with 400 million users, you are talking about a relatively small percentage of the population who are upper-middle urban class. Out of the total population, maybe 3% can be classified as such. And they're not necessarily listening to music, certainly not Western music.

Pepsi has been making big moves in China with their nationally televised Battle of the Bands "Vox Rock" and launch of their music label QMusic. Is Pepsi really serious about supporting the independent Chinese music scene? And if so, is this a model that will have legs in China (i.e., might we someday listen to Tsingtao's latest buzz band)?

It is essential that corporate sponsors support the music industry. We are now seeing more of it focused on rock and hip-hop. But we also need local media to embrace those musical styles in order to build the consumer base. Otherwise, sponsors won't be able to quantify their investment in music that is outside of the mainstream.

Isn't QMusic much more than sponsorship? They're talking about developing and launching new bands, like Starbucks Hear Music.

Let's see what they do. It's still too early to make judgments as they have not yet started their operations.

I have one final question for you. Mogo is something of a 21st century MTV-like pioneer in China. You are creating original and professionally produced WebTV content (not user-generated), in support of the emerging independent scene (art, music...). That's difficult enough in the West. What are some of the unique challenges you face – the consumer, the government, advertisers?

It's China's own home-grown music TV station and all parties have been very supportive. The biggest challenge we are facing is finding qualified staff. Every company has problems finding experienced workers. Don't forget, the modern era of China is only 30 years old with most of the development coming in the past 10. The word of the day is "patience". It will all happen, but it will happen on China's terms.

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=> 2008: ROYALTY COLLECTIONS TOPPED 7BN
DESPITE DISMAL ECONOMY; Authors' Societies
Across The World Collected 7.035 Billion Euros
In Royalties In 2008
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=> BREAKTHROUGH YEAR FOR PAN-EUROPEAN
DEALS; 2009 Witnesses 12 Key Deals For UK
Collection Society
http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=126818

=> EUROPEAN MUSIC RIGHTS ORGANISATIONS
ANNOUNCE COMMITMENT TO DDEX MESSAGING
STANDARDS; Five Major European Music Rights
Organisations Have Announced Their Commitment
To Adopt The DDEX Messaging Standard
http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=126839

=> 8 PUBLISHERS SIGN UP TO PAN-EUROPEAN
LICENSING INITIATIVE; First Society In The
World To Offer A Multi-territory Solution For
Independent Publishers
http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=126829

=> GETTY IMAGES SIGNS DEALS WITH
PROMINENT PLAYERS IN DIGITAL MUSIC
INDUSTRY; Alliances Will Enhance Consumer
Music Experiences With Premium Artist And
Event Images
http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=126813

=> [PIAS] LAUNCH D2C SERVICES;
Launch Of [PIAS] D2C, A Range Of Services
That Provide [PIAS] Related Repertoire Owners
With Integrated E-commerce Capabilities
http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=126798

=> [PIAS] SELECTS RIGHTSFLOW FOR MECHANICAL
LICENSING AND ROYALTY SERVICES
http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=126637

=> RIGHTSFLOW BECOMES FIRST FULL MEMBER
UNDER NEW DIGITAL DATA EXCHANGE (DDEX)
MEMBERSHIP STRUCTURE
http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=126683

=> RIGHTSFLOW AND PRS FOR MUSIC AGREE
TO A DEAL TO SHARE DATA AND FACILITATE
MECHANICAL COMPULSORY LICENSING IN THE US
http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=126646

=> SIRE RECORDS FOUNDERS LAUNCH
BLUE HORIZON LABEL @ MIDEM; The Founders
Of Legendary Sire Records, Richard Gottehrer
And Seymour Stein, Announced The Relaunch Of
Legendary Record Label
http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=126779

=> MP3 PIONEERS REVEAL FUTURE OF
DIGITAL MUSIC: MUSICDNA; Bach Technology
Unveil Successor To MP3; Dynamically Updated
Smart File To Revolutionise Music Experience
http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=126787

=> EUROPEAN MUSIC COMPANIES VOTE
NEW FINANCIAL ACTION PLAN FOR SMES
IN CANNES; European Music Companies Are
Launching A Financial Blue Print For Music
http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=126785

=> IMPALA LAUNCHES NEW BUSINESS
AFFILIATE PROGRAMME; IMPALA Launched Its
New Friends Of IMPALA Programme At MIDEM
http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=126783

=> TAG STRATEGIC AND ONLY MUCH LOUDER
ANNOUNCE STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP AT MIDEM
2010; Only Much Louder, A Multi-level Music
Business In India, Active In Artist Management,
Live Event Management, Production And More
http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=126840

=> SX AND MYSPACE ANNOUNCE JOINT
PARTNERSHIP TO IDENTIFY AND REGISTER
THOUSANDS OF ARTISTS WITH UNCLAIMED
ROYALTIES; In A Surprise Announcement At
MIDEM, SoundExchange And MySpace Unveiled
The Partnership
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=> MUSIC DISCOVERY ENGINE MUFIN UNVEILS
FREE MUSIC MARKETING FOR UP-AND-COMING
ARTISTS AT MIDEM CONFERENCE; Music Discovery
Engine Mufin Helps Musicians And Bands Promote
Their Music Using Unique Acoustic Fingerprinting
Technology
http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=126828

=> SACEM AND WAT.TV ARE PROUD TO
ANNOUNCE AN AGREEMENT AT MIDEM 2010;
WAT.tv Will Remunerate SACEM For The Works
Of The Authors, Composers And Publishers The
Authors' Society Represents
http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=126824

=> TOPSPIN EXPANDS ECOSYSTEM WITH
MORE THAN 60 PARTNERS; Expansion Includes
Announcement Of First Annual Topspin Content
Partner Day In February And Opening Of
Topspin Offices In The United Kingdom
http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=126811

=> IODA STRENGTHENS POSITION AS
LARGEST INDEPENDENT DISTRIBUTOR
OF CLASSICAL MUSIC; IODA Strengthens
Position As Largest Independent Distributor
Of Classical Music With New Content And
Marketing Partnerships
http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=126807

=> IAEL RELEASES 2010 BOOK ON ISP
LICENSING AT HIGH LEVEL SEMINAR AT
MIDEM; The International Association Of
Entertainment Lawyers Release "Collective
Licensing At The ISP Level"
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=> CLEOPATRA RECORDS SELECTS
COUNTERPOINT SYSTEMS CRM FOR
ONLINE ROYALTY STATEMENTS; CRM Software
To Provide Its Clients With Access To
Royalty Statements Online
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=> LIVE NATION AND TICKETMASTER
ENTERTAINMENT COMPLETE MERGER;
As Of The Close Of Trading January 25,
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=> JUSTICE DEPARTMENT REQUIRES
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=> LED BY FACEBOOK, TWITTER, GLOBAL
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=> TUNE TRIBE LAUNCHES ARISING ARTIST;
Stellar Team Of Consultants Offer Music Industry
Insight From The Inside
http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=126665

=> HELLO MUSIC RAISES $4 MILLION
FROM KVG; A New Music Company That Combines
Technology Resources With The Art Of A&R To
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=> COPYRIGHT OFFICE ADOPTS INTERIM
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CERTAIN WORKS PUBLISHED ONLY ONLINE
http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=126791

=> UK FILE SHARER ARRESTED;
A 39 Yr Old Female, Who Was A Member Of
A UK DC Hub: UK-Rippers.DNS2GO, Has Been
Arrested
http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=126808

=> SESAC CELEBRATES 80TH ANNIVERSARY OF
PROVIDING SERVICE, TRADITION AND INNOVATION
http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=126832

=> IFPI DIGITAL MUSIC REPORT 2010
RELEASED; Digital Revenues Up, But Not
Offsetting Piracy Losses
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=> COLLECTING SOCIETIES AND
"BUNDESVERBAND COMPUTERHERSTELLER
E.V." REACH AGREEMENT ON PC REMUNERATION;
Agreement With The Manufacturers And Importers
Of PCs On The Level Of The Remuneration For
Private Copying For PCs
http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=126838

=> SAMSONITE SELECTS TRUSONIC TO
PROVIDE IN-STORE BACKGROUND MUSIC;
Fluid Music Canada's Trusonic, A Provider
Of Internet-delivered Music And Messaging
Services For Retail Stores
http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=126835

=> VODAFONE ANNOUNCES LARGEST BASE
OF PAYING MUSIC SUBSCRIBERS IN EUROPE;
Nearly 450,000 Vodafone Customers Have Signed
Up For Music Subscription Services
http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=126833

=> UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING GROUP
SIGNS PUBLISHING AGREEMENT WITH ALBERT
MUSIC, HOME OF AC/DC AND MANY OTHERS;
UMPG Signs Publishing Agreement With Albert
Music, Home Of AC/DC And Many Others
http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=126827

=> UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING GROUP
SIGNS EXCLUSIVE PUBLISHING AGREEMENT
WITH GRAMMY AWARD-WINNER KENNY LOGGINS;
UMPG Signs Exclusive Publishing Agreement With
GRAMMY Award-Winner Kenny Loggins
http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=126825

=> WE7 LAUNCHES UNLIMITED MUSIC
ACCESS AND 'MUSIC ON THE MOVE' WITH
NEW SUBSCRIPTION SERVICES; Building On
Its 'Play Button For The Internet' Strategy,
We7 Will Launch Two Premium Music Services
http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=126823

=> UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP AND
NETBISCUITS ANNOUNCE AGREEMENT
TO EXPAND UMG'S DIRECT-TO-CONSUMER
MOBILE OFFERINGS; UMG Will Leverage Netbiscuits'
Market-leading B2B Web Software Platform To
Launch Mobile Websites And Services
http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=126781

=> THRIVE RECORDS, #1 U.S. INDIE DANCE
LABEL, SIGNS EXCLUSIVE PRODUCTION &
DISTRIBUTION DEAL WITH ISLAND DEF JAM
MUSIC GROUP
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After 5 years, 9 LPs, and 4 EPs of completely free
music, Angus Maiden aka. The Peach Tree has released
his 10th self-titled concept album through his new net
label Tribal Dancing Kid. Over the years, Angus has
forged a distinctive path of genre-blurring,
tag-defying art complete with a cute out-of-tune voice
that either captivates or repels audiences.

Website: http://thepeachtree.bandcamp.com
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=> ERIC BAPTISTE NAMED CEO OF SOCAN
- SOCIETY OF COMPOSERS, AUTHORS AND
MUSIC PUBLISHERS OF CANADA; Eric Baptiste
Replaces Andre LeBel Who Announced His Plans
For Retirement Last Year
http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=126820

=> WARNER MUSIC UK NAMES NEW SVP,
COMMERCIAL; He Replaces Alan Young, Who
Left The Company To Pursue New Opportunities
In December
http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=126819

=> REALNETWORKS NAMES MIKE LUNSFORD
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, MUSIC, MEDIA,
AND TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS; Mr. Lunsford Will
Continue To Oversee Rhapsody America, The
Company's Digital Music Joint Venture With
MTV Networks
http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=126817

=> AMERICAN COMPOSERS ORCHESTRA
APPOINTS GEORGE MANAHAN MUSIC DIRECTOR;
Conductor George Manahan Will Join Orchestra
As Music Director
http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=126815

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=> ICONIC ROCK FIGURE AND LEGENDARY
GUITARIST SLASH IN RARE ONE-ON-ONE AT
CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK 2010; A Very Special
In-depth Celebrity Interview At Canadian Music
Week On Thursday, March 11, 2010
http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=126803

=> EVENT US 2010;
Event Us 2010, The Third Berlin Congress
On Event Management, Features Presentations
And Hands-on Experience
http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=126777

=> AUDIO ENGINEERING SOCIETY ANNOUNCES
NASHVILLE RECORDING WORKSHOP + EXPO 2010;
Two-day Conference And Trade Show Exposition
Set For March 5-6, 2010
http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=126657

=> NEW MUSIC SEMINAR COMES TO HOLLYWOOD;
The New Music Seminar Comes To Los Angeles,
Tuesday, February 2, 2010 At The Henry Fonda
Theater
http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=126651

=> METALLIANCE ACADEMY CONVENES
AT CAPITOL STUDIOS IN HOLLYWOOD;
The METAlliance Is Presenting The Inaugural
METAlliance Academy Event On March 20 & 21
In Hollywood At The Historic Studios In The
Capitol Records Tower
http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=126604

=> XANTECH PROVIDES FREE TRAINING
SEMINARS AT INTEGRATED SYSTEMS EUROPE
2010; Leader In A/V Control Offers Attendees
Training Seminars On Its Extensive Product
Line As Well As Discuss The Current And
Future Direction Of The Industry
http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=126673

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youtube favorite title track Whispering Pines.

Website: http://www.professorlouie.com
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=> ANDROID OUTPACES IPHONE USERS ON
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FOR 2009 ACCORDING TO BOOMBOX; Google's
Android Platform Is Already Gaining Significant
Traction With Consumers According To A New
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=> THE STR3EM TEAM LAUNCHES COMPACT
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http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=126664

=> DIVERSION MEDIA DEVELOPS GRAMMY
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=> NOKIA PREMIERES THE WONDERFUL WORLD
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LATEST MUSIC APPS; Wonderful World Of Ovi Music
Video By Hiro Murai
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=> MXP4 LAUNCHES MAX IT, DYNAMIC
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=> EXPLORE NEW MUSICAL HORIZONS WITH
VOCAL AVATAR "BIG AL"; PowerFX Release Big
AlBig Al's Vocals Come From A Real Singer Who
Was Recorded Extensively, Enabling PowerFX
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Vocal Sounds
http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=126721

=> CHICAGO'S ALA CARTE ENTERTAINMENT
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=> VOX AMPLIFICATION FEATURED IN THE
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http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=126727

=> WAVES AUDIO ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC
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Products For The Live Sound Industry
http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=126726

=> LENNON BUS ROLLS WITH INTEGRATED
MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES; One Of The Major Highlights
At This Year's Annual NAMM Show Gathering Of
Musicians And Music Industry Manufacturers
Was The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus
Celebration
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