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10 Years – Wrapping up a national US tour with Korn. Scanning 10k-12k a week with 250k YTD. Strong video rotation on MTV2 and just recently hosted MTV’s T-Minus Rock Countdown that will air each day during the first week of April. New single Through The Iris was #1 most added to Active and #2 most added to Alternative.

Granian – Pop rock artist who has a strong underground cult following. Has been brought up in A&R meetings for the past several months. Will be entering the studio with producer Mike Shimshack to record more tracks.

AltSounds is an international alternative online music community. By ‘Alternative’ we don’t mean ‘Alt Rock,’ we mean it as its technical definition – Alternative to the mainstream. It’s about having a choice, both in music and where you go to hear it. At AltSounds, they have designed a community that gives listeners a place to find the best new music available in an environment that works for them and with them

Both Korn and All American Rejects are nearing platinum status record sales. Kid Rock’s live album “live Trucker” is stiffing. Cold Play is near the 3 million mark. Prince sold 183k right out of the box landing him the #1 position.

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James Blunt wrote a million dollar valentines pop ballad scanning 100K+Â this week.

It’s not that hard ladies and gentlemen. A good hook can still sell records. As KOAR always claimed, it’s not the technology that is sucking, it’s the songs that are sucking. Why these major labels hire 18 year olds and call them A&R scouts only to sign their local highschool bands remains a mystery…as much as a mystery as the hype over Arctic Monkeys. Maybe its not a mystery but mere stupidity. Is America being victimized by UK hype mere stupidity? I think so. Basically, we are looking at a 2 fold problem boys. Not only is it harder to find a great band that can write great songs, but hiring people who cannot indentify a great band with a great song is disasterouse. Its called a negative trend and a financial loss.

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