The US government shut down one of the world’s largest filesharing website Megaupload that received 50 million daily visitors, accounting 4% of total internet traffic.
According to prosecutors, Megaupload illegally cheated copyright holders out of $500m in revenue as part of a criminal enterprise spanning five years.
Buzz Man: Miracle Jet
Son of a Bad Man is a Southern/Pop band based out of Jacksonville, FL. Their dedicated fan-base raised over 4 thousand dollars via Kickstarter so that they could record a full-length album. With a release date of January 28th, 2012, “Here’s to the Falling In…” captures the band’s energetic live sound better than any previous attempt. Lead singer/songwriter Shawn Fisher currently is a writer with EMI Music Publishing’s NYC Office and was named one of BMI’s “Top Ten Songwriters to Watch in 2009.”
Buzz Track: Tonight
Singer-songwriter Tiffany Kuenzi who hails from Oregon just finished an EP which was recorded with Nashville’s premier songwriters and producers. Her first self released single Tonight is receiving spins on Oregon’s country stations including KWJJ and KUPL. Tiffany Kuenzi is an artist to keep on the lookout for. For fans of Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, etc.
Kings favorite singer-songwriter Tim Halperin will open for LeAnn Rimes with the Fort Worth Symphony on January 28th in Fort Worth Texas. Music labels will be in attendance.
Buzz Track: The Last Song
If you haven’t heard of singer-songwriter Tim Halperin, he has the #1 album on the iTunes singer-songwriter charts. Halperin also landed in the top 24 in last years American Idol and has shared the stage with Hot Chelle Ray, Cody Simpson, etc. The track The Last Song is a Kings favorite and it reminds us of The Fray.
Buzz Track: One on One
Daniel Rinaldi is an up and coming singer/songwriter based out of New York City and is set to release his debut solo EP and is off to a great start with the track One On One. Dan has toured with acts such as New Found Glory and Bedlight for Blue Eyes. For fans of Matt Nathanson, Maroon 5, One Republic, The Script, etc.