Orange County alt rock act Great Glass Elevator who we posted in KOAR’s Higher Learning has signed to Atlantic. They self released anÂ EP All In The Golden Afternoon in April 2005 which has sold over 1,200 CDâ€™s. This band strives for spontaneity, admirably pushing itself into new territory. This proves that some young bands still have original ideas within this generically boring music scene. Listen to the tribal influenced trackÂ Fike PhilophobiaÂ
Coolfer reports that Suzanne Vega has signed to Blue Note. She released Solitude Standing in 1987 which garnered critical and commercial success including two successful singles; “Tom’s Diner“, and “Luka“.
American Idol finalist Katharine McPhee signed with RCA Records and 19 Recording Limited. She will begin working with famed songwriter and producer Diane Warren who has worked with Heart and Cher. Each contestant signs a contract with one of Bertelsmann’s music labels because Bertelsmann owns half of Sony BMG. American Idol is managed by 19 Entertainment which is owned by the international joint venture CKX, Inc.