Wednesday, April 25, 2007

SaveNetRadio Coalition Gives a Damn

Talk to your government. Why?

The future of Internet radio is in immediate danger. The Copyright Royalty Board in Washington, DC has more than tripled the royalty rates for webcasters and left unchanged they will kill Internet radio. These exorbitant rates go into effect on May 15 (retroactive to Jan 1, 2006!). Without Congressional action the majority of webcasters will go bankrupt and silent on this date. We need your help. Please take a moment to send a letter to your member of Congress to keep Net radio from being silenced.

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RIAA Sucks, Judge Paraphrased

As far as I'm concerned, there can never be too many stories about the RIAA getting it right where they deserve. Techdirt has a sweet little tidbit on a judge not putting up with RIAA's shit.

It's worth a look and a laugh.


Saturday, April 21, 2007

Rocket City Riot Hits Magnatune

Last of the Pleasure Seekers

Magnatune just keeping drawing in the artist likes bears to honey. Or Indiefreaks to music. Whichever. Here's their scoop on Rocket City Riot:

Hooray for good old-fashioned butt-shaking rock-and-roll! Last of the Pleasure Seekers is a satisfying fistful of new tracks by Rocket City Riot. Lead vocalist John Mark King dares you to sit still throughout while Dave Seiden does his thing (and does it very well) on lead guitar. "All The Way Down" is a tasty piece of high energy hookiness that already makes us long for summertime, and "From This Day" has a graduation day wistfulness about it that'll make you feel all a tough, edgy kind of way of course. Includes a sexy acoustic version of Rocket City Riot's "Cut Me Out," available only on Magnatune.

Wow. Good job with the hooky-edgy.


Sunday, April 08, 2007

Winery Music Awards Festival

WooHoo! Check this out -

Where as the Sundance Film Festival showcases independent filmmakers in ski country, the Winery Music Awards Festival showcases unsigned, independent music artists in wine country.

Judged by celebrity talent and decision-makers from the music and entertainment business, the 2007 Winery Music Awards starts in June and runs through October. All concerts will take place in the Paso Robles wine country at select wineries chosen for their exquisite wine country surroundings and award-winning wines.

Indie fun for the ears and tongue. Visit Winery Music Awards.


Days Difference CD to Debut

New label Black Dog Recordings is slated to release its first CD by Virginia's alt/pop/rock band Days Difference titled "Numbers."

Days Difference believes music is about people with every song they write.

"Experience, conviction, and the passions and sorrows of life really define who people are," says vocalist Jeremy Smith. "Really, it's the things we and the people around us go through every day that inspire us to write and play. We want to create something tangible, something our audience can relate to. That's what we are about."

Drummer, Jonathan Smith, adds,
"Our band's name, Days Difference, is the idea that everyone should live each day like its their last. Live life to the fullest. Don't regret not pursuing what you really love. Take risks, jump at challenges."

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