Saturday, September 8, 2007
TALENTFILTER ARTIST UPADTES -- Miranda Lee Richards, once signed to Virgin, is reportedly thiiiis close to signing on the dotted line with Nettwerk...L.A.-based bilingual Rockers Monte Negro (formerly called Madrepore) are rumored to have signed with indie Adrenaline Music Group...Atlanta-based singer Sonia Leigh (first mentioned by TALENTfilter over seven months ago) is in L.A. recording a new album with Marshall Altman...Andrew Paul Woodworth, whose Eddy Ate Dynamite LP will be released in early '08 through Rodeostar Records in Europe, will travel from LaLa Land to Germany for a brief promo stint beginning Sept. 17. The buzz is so strong about this album that almost all of the major European publishers are lining up to talk with him (EMI is supposedly the front-runner in this derby). Woodworth is still without a U.S. deal and is actively searching for management...Unsigned Arizona band Obadiah Parker (first mentioned here in February), whose cover version of Outkast's "Hey Ya" is the #6 Folk song on iTunes, has been chosen to perform at the Alternative KEDJ Phoenix "EdgeFest" on Sept. 29...Unsigned/unpublished L.A.-based singer/songwriter Meiko is featured on the front page of iTunes this week -- she's currently got the #1 Folk album on iTunes U.S. and Canada, and she's a Top 20 Roots artist on iTunes Australia. Meiko is currently touring with Brett Dennen, and will have a song featured in the season premiere episode of "Grey's Anatomy".