We receive new submissions every day here at KOAR, constantly in search of great bands with something to say. After listening to demo after demo after demo, weâ€™re forced to ask the question â€˜Are there just no great bands anymore? Or are the great ones not sending out demos?â€™ Nothing has stood out. Nothing has been great, or even noteworthy. Weâ€™re in search of the real deal but are bombarded with regurgitated mediocrity.
So what are we looking for then? Basically, we donâ€™t care about style and genre. We donâ€™t care about fads. We donâ€™t care about hype. We simply want great music. Weâ€™re looking for originality and a point of view. We arenâ€™t just looking for hit songs weâ€™re looking for hit bands. Weâ€™re looking for bands that have something to say, and say it in a way that makes us stop to listen. We donâ€™t help bands just because they exist; we help them because we support what theyâ€™re doing and feel this industry would be better if they were a part of it.
We listen to every submission we receive, and encourage artists who feel they honestly have what it takes to keep sending them in. However, we will not be arbitrarily supporting artists simply for something to talk about. Weâ€™d rather never promote bands than promote unworthy bands. Think you have what it takes to get past our critiques?Â send your press kits to KOARÂ or send website/myspace link to Dean@kingsofar.com
Sirius shares have sunk from $4.72Â to $3.75 on Monday, and XM shares dropped from $34.65 to $11.01 in the same time frame.
Since both shares are dropping the obvious next step is a merger.
“Mel, as CEO of Sirius Satellite Radio, it’s time to make your move on a merger. Right now.”
– Alternative rock band Breaking Benjamin opened up with 124,790k with the #2 spot on Billboard.
-Death metal act Slayer debuted with 62,449k.
– KOAR’s Alumn and Favorite Under the Influence of Giants recently released their debut on Island.
-Â Baton Rouge rock band Meriwether signed a deal with Suretone Records/Interscope.
– YouTube said Tuesday that it is talking with record labels to post thousands of music videos online, aiming to move beyond being a site for sharing home videos to being a provider of mainstream entertainment like Yahoo and others.
What we really want to do is in six to 12 months, maybe 18 months, to have every music video ever created up on YouTube,” cofounder Steve Chen told Reuters. “We’re trying to bring in as much of this content as we can onto the site.”
Warner Music and EMI said they are each trying to work out a business model with YouTube
YouTube, which hosts more than 100 million+ videos online a day, suffered a six-hour breakdown on Tuesday — its first-ever unplanned outage.
“We are experiencing a temporary site outage due to a database-related issue,” YouTube spokeswoman Julie Supan said in an e-mail to Reuters five hours after the outage began.
“To clarify and ensure accuracy, the site is not down for maintenance,” Supan said in a statement released shortly before the site recovered. “This was an unplanned outage.”
According to Internet audience measurement firm YouTube surged into the No. 40 ranking in July among U.S. Web sites, with 16 million visitors, up 20 percent just since June.
-Indie NYC act Interpol signs with Capitol. Majors are continuing to pick up indie bands with decent sales. Indie bands still believe in majors despite what anyone says. (Hits)
–Classic Case has signed with Fearless Records. This band has been slugging it out on the indie emo scene for some time. Great live show.