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Virgin has signed Australian alternative act Sick Puppies. The video
‘All the Same’ created a viral buzz that resulted in 9 Million+ views to date and a record deal. Is the concept of the video a smash? or is the song a smash? Check them out on myspace, the rest of the material is pretty good, especially My World. If you want to be rock band, you need to write songs like My World.

In other news…….

Spiral Frog an ad-supported music service that caused a media frenzy may be falling apart. The CEO along with 6 other employees were fired. Sprial Frog was backed by Universal. According to the Times ‘A lack of deals with other major record labels, as well as a shortage of cash, may have been reasons why Mr Kent, the former chief executive of Universal McGann, the advertising agency, had been asked to leave.

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  • Apple CEO Steve Jobs was recently questioned by U.S. authorities
  • Google will run video ads from Sony BMG and Warner Music Group  over its AdSense online ad system to Web site publishers in a four-week test now underway.
  • Independent labels have recently signed a Myspace deal. Merlin, the new agency representing the independent music labels, has agreed a deal with digital music company Snocap which will allow its labels’ music to be sold from Web sites such as MySpace.
  • EMI has filed a $100 million lawsuit against InfoSpace, one of the world’s biggest ringtone providers. EMI alleges that InfoSpace and its subsidiaries Moviso and Premium Wireless Services have been underpaying royalties and selling ringtones.
  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs split with manager Asif Ahmed
  • Several rock acts including 10 Years have guest spots on Terror Normal a paranormal series.
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Be sure to attend BMI New Music Nights at Arlene Grocery January 31st. BMI is a performing rights society that is known to break new artists.

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