Wednesday, September 30, 2009

PUB DEAL ALERT -- Spies tell us that Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros have locked in an extremely sweet publishing deal with Chrysalis. Shh.
SARAH SOLOVAY (unsigned, unpublished, no management) -- Go have a listen to "Gone" on Sarah Solovay's MySpace page. Big. Fat. Smash. Now, check out "Hearts Collide". Another. Big. Fat. Hit. It's also featured on the hotly-tipped 90210 soundtrack. Sarah wrote both of these songs herself (and the others she's posted on MySpace).

...and she's 15.

Most of Sarah's demos were produced by Kyle Kelso (Parachute, Tina Parol, Fefe Dobson) and there are more than a few labels already sniffing around (we've been sworn to secrecy so don't ask who). Check her out at the Bitter End in NYC on October 1.

This derby could get big. Stay tuned.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

AARON ANDERSON (unsigned, unpublished) -- Southern California-based singer-songwriter Aaron Anderson has been garnering airplay on San Diego Hot AC outlet Sophie @ 103.7's "New Now Next" program. For fans of Gavin DeGraw and Jason Mraz. "Green Sun Rising" and "Where Do I Begin" are solid radio-friendly tracks.

Monday, September 28, 2009

PAUL CASEY (unsigned, unpublished) -- Irish singer-songwriter Paul Casey recently self-released a new album called Scrapbook, and it will certainly appeal to fans of Dave Matthews and David Gray. In the past, Paul has had songs played on KROQ Los Angeles' "Rodney On the ROQ" program, and has shared the stage with artists including Van Morrison, Damien Rice, and the John Butler Trio (among others). Paul will tour Europe, the UK, Ireland and Scotland in support of multi-million album-selling blues guitarist Chris Rea through April 2010.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

TALENTFILTER ARTIST UPDATE -- A few of our early artist tips have recently released new material, and we're really excited to report some impressive numbers...

Five Finger Death Punch, first tipped as an unsigned, unpublished act in February 2007, has just released their second full-length titled War Is the Answer. Early reports say that the album will debut in the Top 10 and will more than likely sell 40-45,000 copies in its first week.

Ingrid Michaelson, the 450,000th TALENTfilter artist to be signed since February 2007 (wink, wink), had her latest album, Everybody, debut at No. 1 on the iTunes Album Chart. In its first week, it sold over 22,000 copies. Ingrid's album Girls And Boys, which was independently released, has sold 278,000 copies in the U.S., and the follow-up Be OK LP sold 98,000 units. We first tipped you to Ms. Michaelson in May 2007.

Other TALENTfilter artists with nice sales stories lately include A Fine Frenzy's new Bomb In A Birdcage LP (#1 iTunes Album) and Elizabeth & The Catapult's Taller Children (#1 iTunes Singer-Songwriter Album).

Sep 28 -- Dynamite Walls - Viper Room
Sep 29 -- Oh Darling - Spaxeland
Sep 30 -- Randy Coleman - Roxy
Oct 1 -- Katie Costello - Hotel Cafe
Oct 3 -- Pharcyde - Key Club
Oct 3 -- Holly Conlan - Hotel Cafe
Oct 4 -- Tina Dico - Roxy
Oct 6 -- The Parson Red Heads - Spaceland
Oct 6 -- Dommin - Key Club
Oct 7 -- Jack Penate/Miike Snow - Spaceland
Oct 8 -- Ke$ha - The Echo
Oct 11 -- Medusa - The Whisky
Oct 12 -- Obi Best - Spaceland
Oct 13 -- Stacy Clark - Viper Room
Oct 15 -- The Rust - Roxy
Oct 20 -- Noah & The Whale - Roxy
Oct 24 -- Kid Sister - The Echo
Oct 27 -- VV Brown - Spaceland
Oct 29 -- Eulogies - SPaceland
Oct 30 -- Amy Millan - Spaceland
Oct 31 -- The Rakes - Roxy
Nov 3 -- Katie Miller-Heidke - Hotel Cafe

RUTH-ANNE CUNNINGHAM (unsigned) - As an unsigned artist, Dublin, Ireland's Ruth-Anne Cunningham has received heavy airplay on her hometown radio outlet 2fm. As a writer, she's co-written some big songs for artists including Jojo, Leona Lewis and Katherine McPhee (among others) and she's currently writing for Toni Braxton and Pixie Lott. She's published by Shapiro Bernstein.
YIKES! Two months off. Who do we think we are, school teachers? Enough of that. New "Shows Of Note" posted soon, along with a few new artists to tip you to, and some impressive numbers to gloat...err ...share with you regarding TALENTfilter artists you should've signed.