So You Wanna Be A Rock And Roll Star?

February 26, 2007

Well then listen closely to what I say.

Don’t

yeah, I know you won’t listen. I didn’t. But the music world is alot different than it was – some for the better (the internet) and most for the worst. I’ve talked before on the subject, and ranted about the state of the music biz before.

However, If your still not disuaded, here a a great site called the “Indie Band Survival Guide“. It’s written from the bands perspective and is quite dead on. A great resource and a must read for anyone in the “Biz”.


Unsigned Bands Site

February 19, 2007

So this site has been around for a while. And you know my opinion of the music industry right? Well, say your in a New-Wave Band and actually WANT to try and get signed, this site allows you to set up an account ala myspace, and not only publish your music independently but also supposedly solicit it to label.

You can set up listening groups and also browse for unsigned artists to listen to and “Discover”. That latter part I think is great, and I think most bands should market themselves with these type of sites and NOT worry about career ending “Major Labels”.

M-Kay, soapbox is vacant.


Grammy Round-Up

February 12, 2007

So first off – THE POLICE ROCKED!

Second, the Dixie Chicks scored a buttload of awards including album of the year. It was well deserved.

Everyone who won a grammy please step forward…..not so fast Toby!

So, if you’re keeping score:

Free Speech = 5
Thoughless Patriotic Redneck Conservative Hate Speak = 0


Police to Reunite tonight

February 11, 2007

Well, the rumors are true and tonight is the night that the police reunite to play at the Grammys. I hope they also do a tour! It’s their 30 year anniversary and they will open the show.

Read more here


It’s Official! David Lee Roth to Rejoin Van Halen

February 11, 2007

Break out your spandex pants, start practicing your karate kicks; David Lee Roth is officially returning as the front man for Van Halen.

read more | digg story


Guitar Hero comes to the Wii!

February 8, 2007

That’s right, Guitar Hero on the Wii! The announcement has been transcribed from the Activision conference call from Wednesday. Straight from CEO Mike Griffith’s mouth also!

read more | digg story


State of the music bidness

February 5, 2007

I’ve ranted about this subject before, and also here, and an old letter written by Courtney Love is making the rounds again, so I thought I’d share some other less read articles on the subject.

Jeff Tweedy from Wilco has a great interview as does ex-music executive Chris Kathman.

Do the people still want something shiny, aluminum, plastic, and digital? Debacle or cage, something has got to give (pdf). Alternatively, you can just roll your own.