Wednesday, May 30, 2007
31-May - Quincy Coleman - Temple Bar
31-May - Cydney Robinson - Bordello
5-June - Elizabeth & The Catapult - Hotel Cafe
6-June - Buddy - Silverlake Lounge
7-June - Ingrid Michaelson - Hotel Cafe
7-June - Castledoor - Silverlake Lounge
8-June - A Fine Frenzy (Virgin) - Viper Room
12-June - White Rabbits - Cinespace
13-June - Meiko (album release) - Hotel Cafe
14-June - The Mother Hips - Echoplex
14-June - Simon Lynge - Hotel Cafe
21-June - Kate Walsh - Hotel Cafe
22-June - Britny Fox w/ Enuff Z'nuff (..HA!) - Troubadour
25-June - Barcelona - Troubadour
Thursday, May 24, 2007
TALENTFILTER ARTIST UPDATE -- LOS ANGELES ARTISTS A'BUZZIN'!
L.A. songstress Alison Sudol (A Fine Frenzy), signed to Virgin, has reportedly signed a publishing deal with Warner/Chappell...
L.A. singer/songwriter Andrew Paul Woodworth, has completed recording his debut album, titled Eddy Ate Dynamite -- he's licensed the album to indie Rodeostar in Germany, but he's available for signing worldwide ex-mainland Europe. Andrew is also available for publishing AND management...
L.A. singer/songwriter Meiko has completed recording her debut album, mixed by Bryan Cook (Inara George, Gary Jules) and the track "Piano Song" has been receiving radio support from Nic Harcourt on KCRW -- Meiko is available for signing and publishing...
Five-piece unsigned L.A. Rock act Maximillion hit #25 on FMQB's Alt Specialty chart this week...
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Scott splits his time between Portland, OR and Los Angeles. Four songs from his album, Step Into The Future, are featured on his MySpace page.
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
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Monday, May 14, 2007
How many of your signed artists have had placement success like that?
Her music is regularly played on major market AAA stations including WFUV New York, WXPN Philly, WUMB Boston, WYEP Pittsburgh, KBCO Denver and on XM's "Hear Music" channel and albums are on sale at iTunes and CD Baby.
All of this begs the question: What would an artist like this POSSIBLY get out of signing with a label or publisher at this point?
New York peeps should check her show out May 25 at the Knitting Factory ...L.A. folks can catch her at the Hotel Cafe on June 7.
Thursday, May 10, 2007
According to that website, Seazon wins a grand prize of: an "opportunity for a deal" with Universal Music Canada (huh?); 30 hours of studio time at Metalworks Studios; a $10,000 CDN scholarship to the Metalworks Institute, lots of new gear and $10,000 CDN cash. Check this out: "The potential winner will be required to sign a declaration and release form and correctly answer a mathematical skill testing question before being awarded the Grand Prize." Hmm. Anyway, here's the winning video:
Wednesday, May 9, 2007
According to MediaGuide, unsigned Boston-based five-piece The Everyday Visuals is the #3 most-played unsigned band on terrestrial radio this week (MC Lars and Clap Your Hands Say YeahThings Will Look Up LP, is the song gaining traction with the radio kids. If you're a fan of acts like REM, Wilco, The Jayhawks, Counting Crows, Soul Asylum, etc. (all listed as influences on the band's MySpace page), we think you'll dig these guys.
In case you're unaware of Mediaguide, they electronically monitor close to 2,500 radio stations (college, non-comm and commercial) across the
Monday, May 7, 2007
L.A.-based singer-songwriter Meiko (also tipped in Feb.) has been the topic of conversation at many a major label / publisher meeting as of late. The Georgia native is wrapping up the recording of what will be her debut nine-song LP with producer Will Golden. Bryan Cook is mixing. A little birdie tells us that one publishing deal is already on the table. DO NOT SLEEP on this one. Meiko will perform at the Hotel Cafe on May 18.
Sunday, May 6, 2007
File The Hampdens with Zero 7, Mazzy Star and the like. They're not really re-inventing the wheel, but there's always plenty of room for more of the 'sexy-time music' -- and a smart label will pick them up for the potential film/TV synchs alone! Check out the band's video for a song called "Croupier":
Friday, May 4, 2007
Thursday, May 3, 2007
(we only list 'cuz we love):
5-May - American Eyes - Key Club
7-May - Pan America - Troubadour
11-May - Jessie Baylin - Hotel Café
12-May - Everything Is Energy - Dragonfly
12-May - Dommin - Roxy
14-May - Dirty Little Secret - Viper Room
15-May - The Tender Box / Astra Heights - Key Club
17-May - Monte Negro - Knitting Factory
18-May - Meiko - Hotel Café
18-May - Brian Wright - Hotel Café
23-May - Anya Marina - Hotel Café
26-May - The Hero Factor - Knitting Factory
27-May - Meiko - Hotel Café
27-May - Sonia Leigh - Hotel Café
31-May - Quincy Coleman - Temple Bar
Wednesday, May 2, 2007
Skipped night #1 altogether, as it was Sunday and we were still in the desert at Coachella...
We did hear from friends that Bitter:Sweet was quite good (signed to the indie Quango in the States, but available for licensing ex-U.S., as well as publishing [hello synchable music!!] and booking)
Night #2 highlights: L.A. based songstress Alison Sudol and her band A Fine Frenzy played to a PACKED Viper Room... this girl is fantastic, and apparently Jason Flom's big priority for the year. We can only hope that they don't overwork this girl -- she's 22, this is her first album, she's got limited touring/live performance experience, and it'd be a shame to see her burn out. Best idea is to send her down to the O.C., or up to Santa Barbara, or out to (gag) Riverside, let her loosen up and have some fun onstage -- make her remember why she's doing this and that it's not all "you've gotta play for some industry douchebags again tonight". Our two cents, anyway. A Fine Frenzy's publishing is still available as far as we know (music supervisors love her already -- this one's a no-brainer).
Also playing to a packed Viper Room was Dublin, Ireland's Laura Izibor. Been following this girl's progress for quite some time. Signed to Jive, A&R guy left, got out of the deal, got re-signed by the same A&R guy (Steve Lunt) at Atlantic, readying a release. Laura is another great talent. Alicia Keys minus the bling. Fingers crossed that Atlantic works her album in the States --It'll connect. They WILL fuck it up, though, if they 'ghetto-ize' her. No need for a collab with T.I. here. This is raw, timeless talent. We predict big things.
Across at the Roxy, a seven-piece Danish band called Dune (dew-NAY) was quite impressive. All band members are teenagers and the singer Mattias Kolstrup is a little ROCK star! He looks (and sounds) as if he may not have hit puberty yet, which will obviously present a problem in a few years, but they were tight, and had songs that could certainly translate outside of their home country. Dune is available for signing, licensing and publishing.
Night #3: Not too impressed with much. Skybombers, from Australia, were decent -- like a sloppy, raw Jet. Four Day Hombre, from Leeds, were OK. The Honeys, who came in all the way from China, played in front of a smaller crowd than we're sure they had hoped, and the language barrier will turn out to be a bit of a problem. If they decide to spend some time on the road in the U.S. or even the UK, they could get the hang of how things work and do well.
Tonight is the final night -- we'll give a full report tomorrow!