SXSW – 2007
It’s another go around for KOAR at SXSW. Finding ‘New’ potential great artists can be challenging during this 5 day fiasco, but KOAR does its best. SXSW seems to be more popular than ever in the dying daze of the music business. I guess this means people who are inside the music biz or outside like to party, network and schmooze.
Meet some of the faces behind KOAR:
KOAR will be attending SXSW and will be talking on the Demo Listening Panel (4 Room 19A) Thursday, March 15th. 2:45 pm – 4:00 pm.
Program The Dead will be playing March 15th at Guero’s 5 pm.
Another panel to check out is ‘Making Hit Records‘ (March 17th) that includes A&R guys and producers including producer/mixer David Bendeth (Breaking Benjamin, Hawthorne Heights, Red Jump Suit), Brian Howes (Hinder), A&R Craig Aaronson (My Chemical Romance, HIM) among others.
Check out the BMI Showcase March 15th at Club Deville. Artists include Miracle Druge, The Envy Corps, among others.
In other news…
Metal Maniacs OTEP were handed the axe and apparently were the first victims of the Capitol and Virgin Merger. Check out the alternative act 650 North who hails from Indiana. Former Cold front man Scooter Ward has inked a deal with I Am: Wolfpack Records which is owned by producer Ross Robinson. Lastly, KOAR recently posted emerging artist Coleen Mcmahon, if you haven’t noticed this Oregonian has a legion of cultish fans. You will hear a lot about Coleen within the next year.
KOAR has talked about alternative rock act God or Julie in Higher Learning. They are currently finishing up their new CD “This Road Before”. They just got off the Van Wilder Tour playing with Everclear. The bands new guitarist Matt Hogan replaced Aaron Johnson who co-produced The Fray CD. Check out the new track
Check out the video “Say Your Last GoodBye” on YouTube and the new tracks
Performing tonight at Arlene’s Grocery in NYC show on Wed March 7th 10PM.
The U.S. Copyright Royalty Board known as the CRB has endorsed a plan by SoundExchange, the royalty-collections division of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), to raise the fees Internet radio broadcasters must pay to broadcast their music.
The royalty increases are high enough (.0008 per performance) to put Web-based radio stations out of business. They can’t afford to pay those royalty fees.
Lets look at it this way:
For a station with 2,000 listeners playing 15 songs per hour, the math looks like this:
15 x $.0007 = $.0105 per listener/hour
$.0105 x 2000 = $21 for 2000 listeners in an hour
$21 x 24 = $504 per day
$504 x 365.25 = $184,086 per year
This exceeds the gross revenues of most internet radio station today. (LinuxJournal)
“It’s the end of Internet radio as we know it,” one broadcaster fumed. “The RIAA wants to put us all out of business.”
In all honesty, I don’t listen to Internet Radio. I can’t find an internet radio station that suits my personal taste. It’s very fragmented. For those who do, start getting aquainted with FM again.
EMI a 260 pence-a-share takeover proposal from Warner Music Group said the offer was too low. The proposal was not in the best interests of the company’s shareholders, London-based EMI said in a PR Newswire statement today.
Back to the drawing board…..
New York-based band Fight Of Your Life have recently released their new album, The Phoenix EP. Although forming just last year, they have already landed shows and tours with Helmet, Blindside, 10 Years, The Warped Tour and Papa Roach. Jacoby Shaddix even lends some guest vocals to their track ‘The Phoenix and The Fall.’ For more information contact Dan Friedman. Check out the tracks Leave The Light On and
Labels will be attending tomorrows S.I.R Studio performance at 7:00PM.
KOAR doesn’t typically reserve its space for lunatic movie directors, but we couldn’t let this shameless marketing tactic slide. Disgraced movie director James Cameron who claimed to be ‘the king of the world’ when he won an Oscar for Titanic has no shame to push a script that he wanted to sell. He was set out to find the real Jesus and my GOD he came back with the goods. Golly Day, The King of the World found Jesus. The last time I picked up the yellow pages I found the name Jesus 75 times. But Nooo…He found the real one. This maniac human is actually going on the record making outlandish claims. Director Simcha Jacobovici told the press conference: “For millions of readers, the Da Vinci Code was a fantasy, a fiction. Here is a Judah, son of Jesus, next to a Jesus and a Mariamne.” Greed sees no boundaries. Some hollywood execs are concerned on how this could effect his career.
. After one listen you will be hooked. This track could be a smash.
UPDATE: One Less Reason just SOLD OUT the 800 capacity venue Hals N Mals in Jackson, MS. Now if it works in this market, by theory, it should translate in most markets.