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  • Shows to check out:
    My Favorite Highway – Nov 17 Jammin Java, VA
  • Check out the new track Fire Away  from Kill the Alarm. For more information email Veken.
  • Poison The Well has signed with Ferret. Poison the Well released two albums with the label Trustkill and recently departed from Atlantic.
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Check out unsigned South Carolina act Leslie a three piece rock act in the lines of Jet, The Who, Wolfmother.  Currently getting some spins for their song “Sick” on 96.1 WAVF – program director Dave Rossi is a huge fan. Performed on Nov 1 @ Sin-E in NY, NY for the ASCAP showcase for CMJ and in October @ Atlantis Music Conference. Touring the southeast for the remainder of the Fall and into the Spring. Have toured with Blue Dogs, Will Hoge, Limbeck, and Valient Thorr among others. Just recorded 3 new songs with Eric Bass (The Working Title, Tyler Read) that are available for free download at www.myspace.com/leslierock.

Upcoming hometown show on Nov 18 @ Windjammer in Charleston, SC (show is sponsored by 96.1 WAVF). For more information contact manager Josh Terry -864.907.9523 or or Legal Reid Hunter – 212.245.7300.

 

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  • Clear Channel agrees to $19 billion takeover…
    Clear Channel has agreed to be acquired for about $18.7 billion by an investment group. Clear Channel also said it plans to sell 448 of its radio stations, all located outside the top 100 markets, as well as its 42-station television group, which are also located in smaller markets. Clear Channel has instituted several measures to try to win listeners back, including cutting back on the number of commercials.

Too late to win back listeners, many kids tuned out and too late to win them back. It’s amazing Clear Channel didn’t see the brick wall, so instead they ran into it head first.

  • Rock band Faktion has been dropped by Roadrunner.
  • Moby on CNN..
    The Scene: What do you love most about New York?
    Moby: New York without Central Park would be like some big terrifying Asian city thatdoesn’t breathe. No city planner would ever think of building it now – a park that’s five miles by one mile of the most expensive real estate in the world
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  • The Most Digitally Advanced Music Company?
    Control Room, a digital entertainment specialist, announced a deal with Universal Music Group, which would give Control Room the right to stream live concerts of UMG artists. The deal is the latest in a string of digital agreements involving Universal Music, which is challenging Warner Music Group for the not-yet-established Grammy category of Most Digitally Advanced Music Company.
  • Many insiders feel that Elton John’s anti religion speeches is severely effecting his carreer and fan base. His unsuccessful 2004 studio album, “Peachtree Road” is on of his lowest-selling albums of all time
  • UPDATE: Clear Channel sale auction down to the wire…
  • EMI Posts First Half Net Loss
    EMI Group has reported a first-half net loss of $57.9 million, which it says is due to a soft album release schedule in the first half of the fiscal year, ended September 30

Check out the new track Always Something from California alternative band
I Hate Kate. For more information contact Justin Maximov.

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  • Copeland signs to Columbia after a successful stint with Militia Group.
  • Kate Voegele from Cleveland who KOAR has featured in the past has signed with Myspace Records.
  • Six major airlines put iPod docks on passenger jets
  • Check out the article ‘Beware The Label Tax” in Forbes.
    Hardware manufacturers will have to pay flat per-unit royalties to labels (aka the “Label Tax”), whether or not the consumer purchaser ever buys a track from that label
  • With 30,000 CD releases within a year, its tough job to seek through the clutter. Hence, this is one of many reasons why people stopped buying music. No one is looking out for you. With that said, check out the new Incubus video for their track Anna Molly. If you were disappointed like we were by their last CD; this video and track may win you back. It won us back. The song is original and the video has a well executed story line that captured the band personality. Welcome Back.
  • Google has set aside more than $200 million in its just-completed takeover of YouTube Inc. as a financial cushion to cover losses or possible legal bills for the frequent copyright violations on YouTube’s video-sharing site. (AP)
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