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YouTube is preparing to set up a Merch Store that will allow artists to sell tickets, music, and t-shirts.

With 800 million people per month coming to YouTube, you have a pretty big stage to share your music, and now we’re adding features to also make YouTube your box office, merchandise table and music store,” YouTube announced.

“Fans will be able to buy artists’ merchandise, digital downloads, concert tickets and even unique experiences like meetups,” it added.

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Key Track: Stay On Me

The Story: The 7 Song EP released in July was produced by Marc Swersky and mixed by
Mark Needham (The Killers). The acoustic video has over 100,000 hits on YouTube and the band will perform tonight at Highline Ballroom in NYC.

Contact: mdswersky@gmail.com

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17 year old singer/song-writer Kourtney Heart just signed to Jive Records.

She has taken influence from artists like Brandy, Beyonce, Paramore, Keisha Cole, Leona Lewis, and Rihanna.

Her YouTube channel can be viewed here.

Contact: danielrfriedman@aol.com

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Check out the tracks You Will Never Be and Airliner by unsigned singer songwriter
Julia Sheer.

She is selling 1,000 singles a week on iTunes, has 70,000+ subscribers on YouTube and
6 million views, and 28,000+ fans on Facebook.

Taylor Swift fans will love her.

Contact: Lawyer – Dan Friedman or greg@controlny.com

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Kings favorite The Gallery will perform at the The Troubadour on Friday, August 27th.

Check out the track Life Is Strange.

The Gallery will record 5 new songs with Warren Huart (The Fray, Augustana) in September.

Contact: sara.schlievert@gmail.com

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Ready Set Go, profiled in May, just performed at Verizon Ampitheatre in California and signed with International Creative Management and is currently performing for labels.

They have over 900,000 plays and almost 100,000 views on their Youtube channel and will be featured on 7 million milk cartons in 2010 with “Milk Rocks”.

Contact: jdproducer@mac.com

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