– The “A Million Ways” video featured on VH1’s “Best Week Ever”Â
– online views top 1 million.
– Ok Go performs on “Good Morning America”.
– “A Million Ways” tops MTVu’s countdown show “The Dean’s List.” Anyone seeing the signals yet?Â
– video has been streamed more than 3 million times.
– The band performs on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” then on DirecTV’s CDUSA the next day
– In its first week online, the “Here It Goes Again” video was streamed more than 1 million times; by late August, it had been viewed more than 3 million times.
We kept saying: ‘All signs point to the hit,”‘ Kitman says. “But there were questions: Do people love the song, or do they really just love the video? Do they even know it’s a band? We never really knew.”
The video has not resulted in meaningful sales for either the album or the single — even in markets like Boston where the song is getting spins.
What does this all mean? it means that a band with a gimmick with a mediocre song can’t sell alot of records.Â Right??
Lady Gaga – has been showcasing for majors. Supposedly La Reid and Stringer are all about her.
Facing Forward – is being repped by Nick Ferrera. Sounds like Incubus.
Alec Smith – has collaborated withÂ Marshall Altman (Marc Broussard, John Hiatt, Matt Nathanson), Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida (Avril Lavigne, Kelly Clarkson), Marc Swersky (Hilary Duff, Joe Cocker, Natalie Cole). For more information contact Karl Rybacki at 646-415-8379 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Warm Bodies – For fans of Radiohead/ My Morning Jacket.
Fever You Can’t Sweat Out
Panic! At The Disco
**Video of the Year
30 Seconds To Mars
Guns n Roses
Broken Boy Soldier
**People are losing faith in Jack. The black hat won’t sell records, great songs will.
Under the Iron Sea
Sufferer & The Witness
This is old news but its worth commenting on. What happened to MTV VMA’s? One word! Boring. What more do you need to realize that the mainstream is absolutely dead. If this doesn’t give an A&R guy motivation to seek new talent then nothing will. The audience was literally falling sleep.Â Christina Augleria was good. The Killers were good. The lil’ Kim entrance “I’m a tough bitch” ain’t working anymore. It’s time to let go. Lastly, The house band Jack White the Raconteurs were awful. Seriously, awful! This guy is done.
MTV. I dont even know where to begin. I agree with Saverio in the sense that e-videos are definetly bigger than TV videos, but I dont even see MTV in the picture. I’m 17 years old. MTV goes for my age group, but I cant remember the last time that I watched a video on MTV or on MTV.com. YouTube and Launch(yahoo) are the only 2 places that I ever watcha music video. In my opinion, I think that if MTV expanded their horizons of music more that they would increase their audience. Pop and Rap are not the only styles of music out there and most of what they show isnt good music anyway. They definetly have some stepping up to do especially if they want to get my crowd into them.
-Civilian has signed with Russ Rieger and Pipeline Management
and are getting love from Kat Corbett at KROQ, who said this about the band -Â Â â€œI can’t believe these guys haven’t been snatched up yet.Â The amount of crap SIGNED music I get sent to me is ridiculous – these guys are a no brainer.Â I handed over tracks directly to Lisa Worden and Rodney on the Roq.Â Now if these fu**s would only get a myspace page I could get my nephew off my back.â€? Legal is Chris Castle
–Universal Music Group has reached a tentative agreement with German media company Bertelsmann AG to acquire BMG Music Publishing for $2.05 billion (Ð‚1.6 billion).
–Robbie Williams has threatened to quit singing for good. The Angels singer says he no longer wants to be part of the “pop machine” because he feels it has turned him into a “monster”. The 32-year-old, who is believed to be worth around Â£100-million, said:Â Â
“I’ve got to take the view over the next 18 months and see if I want to be part of the machine any more, because I don’t see me singing again. “It’s a question of what I want and where I want to be. Can I live without the radio picking my song and putting it on the playlist? Or is this fame thing something I’m addicted to?”
–Major Labels are now embracing mobile technology
Warner Music Group recently introduced its first mobile videogame on T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless. Capitol Records is supporting the debut album by Dave Navarro’s new band the Panic Channel with a first-of-its-kind mobile-TV promotion in conjunction with Sprint and GoTV. Warner Music and Sony BMG have developed their own mobile-game publishing divisions, rather than licensing the rights to existing game developers