ARCHIVE: November 2005

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November 30, 2005

Home Recording Studio History: Videos of Synth Greats

Music Thing posted a bunch of links to video clips of dudes using their synths, including Pete Townsend (The Who) and Dave Gilmour (Pink Floyd) and others, back in the day. Pretty cool clips, worth checking out to see a... Read More

November 29, 2005

Indie Music TV Show, The Echo, Launched by KCSG and UNSIGNED Music Mag

A new indie music TV Show, The Echo, will showcase music videos from hot independent and unsigned artists across the US. KCSG, a TV station in Utah, and UNSIGNED Music Magazine, the 'largest magazine dedicated to indie music', partnered to... Read More

November 28, 2005

Bud Light Battle of the Bands Online II (Submit Your Music!)

"Whazzaaaap???" "Drinkin' a Bud. Playin' in da Battle o' Da Bands." "True, true." Submit your music to "Bud Light Presents -- The Santa Cruz Live Battle of the Bands Online II" here, or listen to unsigned music here. Rap, rock,... Read More

November 23, 2005

Hit Song Science Offers Free Song Reports

Hit Song Science is giving away free song reports with referrals through December 20th. If you haven't heard of the service, great, let me "refer" you it so I can get a free report. :) Basically, Hit Song Science technology... Read More

November 18, 2005

The M-Audio Podcast Factory

M-Audio is one smart company. When GarageBand started generating a ton of buzz, they immediately answered with the M-Audio iControl, a controller built exclusively for GarageBand. They're doing it again, this time by customizing hardware and software for Podcasters. The... Read More

November 15, 2005

DIY-Only Label Launched

Simig Media, Inc. launched a new record label that differentiates itself by only publishing and distributing records that are wholly recorded and produced by the musicians themselves. I love love the concept, which is very much in the spirit of... Read More

November 11, 2005

Music Finalists Announced For DEMXPO 2005

Finalists for the Digital Entertainment & Media Excellence (DEMX) 2005 Awards were announted yesterday. Note the "Innovation" candidates -- they're all related to mobile and/or Wi-fi technology, confirming the fact that mobility in music was a hot topic this... Read More

November 10, 2005

Sign Up For Motorola iRadio's "Get Heard Network"

Motorola iRadio’s “Get Heard Network” launched last weekend. Independent artists, labels, and webcasters can now sign up with the iRadio network to: * Create radio programs * Reach a national audience * Add programming constantly, even via phone * Track... Read More

November 09, 2005

XM & Bon Jovi: “Have A Nice Gig” Contest

Unsigned bands will compete to open for Bon Jovi! XM Satellite Radio and Bon Jovi are co-sponsoring a contest where bands in select cities will be able open for a show on the Have A Nice Day Tour. 24 bands... Read More

November 07, 2005

Harvey Danger Experiments With Free Album Download

Harvey Danger hit gold with “FlagPole Sitta” in 1998, had less success with their 2000 release, was then dropped by their label, and broke up. Now they’re back sans label, experimenting with a promotion strategy including a free digital download... Read More

November 04, 2005

MySpace Launches Record Label

MySpace, an online community site that has become a top destination for music lovers and musicians sharing their music, has launched a record label in partnership with Interscope. I was initially excited by the news, imagining a new launch pad... Read More

November 01, 2005

Funky Roll Up Keyboard

This totally rocks the casbah. Keyboardists need no longer complain about dragging around bulky gear. All we need now is a “roll-up drumset.”... Read More