Tony Koretz Rocks
Tony Koretz is a man with a mission: to bring rock
'n' roll back to the table. Since first picking up
the guitar at the age of 16, the New Zealand
musician, singer, songwriter, and audio engineer has
written and released music that just plain smokes
with rock'n'roll fervor and passion, the latest
collection of which can be heard on his 2004
release, Kicking Cans (Rocksure Soundz).
Snoop Dogg -
"The Puff Puff Pass Tour" [NEW]
Join Snoop, Nate Dogg, Warren G, Bishop Don "Majic"
Juan, and many more as they take their fans on the
legendary Puff Puff Pass Tour. Get a personal look
at Snoop as he takes his camera where no camera has
gone before. Debuting on DVD November 16th, Snoop
Dogg: The Puff Puff Pass Tour gives fans an
all-access, back stage pass to never before seen
footage catch a look at what REALLY happened
behind the scenes.
Download Certifications [NEW]
Interview With Andre Gray, Founder/CEO Of Digital
Electronic Music Organization Recording Industry
Association of America has officially launched its
RIAA Digital Award Program this month with a recent
reception in Miami as an expansion of its Gold and
Platinum program. This is obviously the natural
evolution of a growing new sales channel that is
becoming widely adopted. According to Clive Davis,
CEO of BMG North America, "even though U.S.
music sales are up +9 percent so far this year,
retailers are struggling to hold their ground in a
market where digital sales are growing."
According to recent reports by SoundScan,
"there were 54 million legal downloads in the
first half of 2004, compared to 19 million for the
last half of 2003."
Take Advantage Of An Opportunity, You Must First
Recognize It [NEW]
Although the major record companies, have frankly,
bastardized the business, the core of our industry
has not changed for hundreds of years; the core is
still ART and ARTISTRY. Be fast and flexible, but be
precise and have quality control at the forefront of
your business plan. The shrinking majors definitely
leave room for the independent scene to once again
be a lucrative industry. We have seen the European
markets use the CD single as an amazing marketing
tool to market and brand artists that go on to sell
albums. This is a cheap model to get your music
heard and to be seen on national charts.
Sherreece - An Inspired Singer/Songwriter!
Sherreece, a New Orleans-based singer and songwriter
whose fiery self-produced CD show that she has
something to say and all the tools she needs to say
it. In songs such as "When I Die,"
"Holy of Holies," "Change,"
"Where is the Love?", and
"Wings," Sherreece backs her powerful
contralto with expertly arranged and produced rock
tracks, featuring her collaborator Byron Santo. It's
a CD that demands to be heard.
The Story Behind 'The Fly Jefferson Airplane' DVD
by Jeff Tamarkin is the author of Got a
Revolution! The Turbulent Flight of Jefferson
While touring the United States for the first
time in 1966, the Scottish folk-rock singer Donovan
began hearing positive things about the vibrant San
Francisco rock scene and, in particular, the band
considered the city's most emblematic. Pen in hand,
he injected a new song with the lyric "Fly
Jefferson Airplane, gets you there on time."
Making Touring a Reality for Indie Bands, Booking
Agents and Labels!
Every performer reaches a stage where they have to
start booking their own gigs outside of their
local area, which means identify venues, booking
gigs, getting contracts signed, sending out press
releases, developing and maintaining contacts,
updating websites, etc.
The Future: Financial Projections And Budgets For
As we approach the final quarter, we should start
thinking about the coming year and all that it might
entail. Which means that not only should we be
thinking about what artists and recordings we hope
to release next year, but that we also should build
financial projections and budgets so see that we
remain fiscally healthy. This assumes you're already
fiscally healthy. How do you go about assembling
projections for the future?
Thorogood And The Destroyers - 30th Anniversary Tour
- Live In Europe - On DVD & CD
Recorded during the British leg of their European
Tour in 2003, 30th Anniversary Tour; Live In Europe
shows blues-rock guitarist Thorogood showcasing
tracks from his recent 'Ride 'Till I Die' (Eagle
Records 2003) album together with favorites such as
'One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer,' 'I Drink
Alone,' 'Bad To The Bone,' 'Who Do You Love' and
It's All About the
Music: Dancehall Reggae from Centron Music
Centron Music is a combination artist management and
publishing company and an independent record label.
It started as a touring sound system, a truck with
DJ turntables and booming system where DJ's spun new
records and instrumental backing tracks for live
performers from 1985 to 1989. The talent they worked
with included Ninja Man and Shabba Ranks, amongst
other giants of dancehall.
Perfect Marriage of Artist and Corporate Partner
A 'priority' At A Record Label
|How Do You 'Unleash'
Your Musical Talent?
for Indie Artists - The Cleavers and Computer
Cafebar 401: Just Rock 'n' Roll
Record Industry: The Times They Are A'
Marianne Kesler - The Acoustic Madonna
Neilly & G-Fire - Still Burning Bright
Yohany: The New Girl on
Rising in the East
Domination for Beginners
Marketing Plan Outline for Independent Record
Lahera and Fulvio Paredes - A Duet in One
McCabe is Cookin'
Design: Why Hire a Lighting Designer?
2004: The 'Creative' You and the 'Business You'
Marin Pronn Takes A Long Journey To Plastik Lies
Up Close with John Beecher -
Spotlight on Clarissa y Familia Latina
Sebastian Bach "Forever Wild"
Edwin McCain Catches A Second Honeymoon With A
'Scream and Whisper'
|Smoochy was Right - An Artist
Indictment of Clear Channel
Leiana - Kick Ass or Die Trying
Music Stores: Resurgence!
Busta Rhymes Everything Remains Raw
Rainmaker Publicity: Lessons From 8 Years In the
'Winners EP' - Where Love and Peace Surround Me
Moon And The 3 Big Lies Of Music Conferences
Stevens: Majikat: Earth Tour, 1976
Stevens Returns With Small Kindnesses
Store HitMusic Goes Beyond Mere Downloads
Close with John Beecher - President of Rollercoaster
A Record Deal All About?
By Christopher Knab,
Breaks the Sound Barrier Cruzin' the Music Highway