Check out new music from alternative rock act Copper hailing from TN. In 2005 Copper was selected from 3000 participants as the winner of J. D’Addario/Guitar.com/FUSE Were Listening contest. Epic flew out last night to catch the performance at Blue Cat (TN). Check out the trackÂ Broken SkyÂ .Â For more information contact Dan Friedman
Satellite Radio Holdings wouldn’t win approval of a merger under current U.S. Federal Communications Commission rules, agency Chairman Kevin Martin said. A ban on a single owner for both satellite services written into the regulations that authorized the two nationwide licenses, Martin said. (Palazzo)
Analysts and Industry experts worry that Nicoli the new CEO of EMIÂ won’t steer the mother ship to safety. Nicoli focused on food, with a stint at sweets group Rowntree Mackintosh and then almost 20 years at United Biscuits, eight of them as CEO. Nicoli’s expertise appears to be on the business side of EMI rather than in spotting new talent and managing artists.
V2 has cut the staff including President Andy Gershon. V2 will retain the White Stripes catalog, but will no longer issue new music from artist’s including Moby and the Raconteurs. The only genre the company plans to participate in the frontline going forward is gospel. The company is looking for ways to grow business digitally.
Again, we have a problem with new music. Labels cannot fund themselves and turn profit with new music. You will continue to see the labels downsize and disappear until people are excited to purchase music again. Rather than focusing on artist development and new platforms, music industry executives continueÂ toÂ preoccupy themselvesÂ over digital distribution. Distribution doesn’t work if you don’t have consumers buying anything.