Music Resources


Editor's Note: Some of these resources are offered free of charge, some sites charge a fee. No warranty or endorsement by Issues Magazine is made for any of the sites or information presented here! Go. Check out the sites. Make up your own mind if you want to invest in their services and do so at your own risk! When and where possible we annotate what we know about a given site.

Note: This page is a work in progress. Keep checking back as long as you see this particular notice as we are adding more things all the time!

Business Related Information

http://www.themusicbiz.com

Compilation CDs

www.buyindiemusic.com

Buy Indie Music Compilation

BuyIndieMusic.com is currently accepting submissions for the Buy Indie Music Compilation. This music compilation will be sent to colleges, record stores, radio stations, marketing companies and online vendors.

BENEFITS:

YOUR MUSIC INCLUDED ON 1000 COPIES OF OUR COMPILATION CD "Buy Indie Music Compilation"
YOUR MUSIC SENT TO COLLEGE AND INDEPENDENT STATIONS FOR AIRPLAY
YOUR MUSIC SENT TO INDEPENDENT MAGAZINES FOR REVIEW
YOUR MUSIC PROMOTED BY ALL THE OTHER BANDS WHEN THEIR COPIES ARE SOLD OR GIVEN AWAY
YOUR MUSIC PROMOTED THROUGH OUR CD GIVEAWAY CONTEST
YOUR MUSIC PROMOTED FROM THE BUY INDIE MUSIC WEB SITE
YOUR MUSIC PROMOTED ON ALL OUR PARTNER SITES
YOUR MUSIC PROMOTED THROUGH OVER 300 YAHOO GROUPS.

The artists on the compilation will also be featured in our newsletter that goes to over 250,00 music fans!

Once approved, there is a submission fee. This fee helps pay for the various marketing and radio promotion agencies that we will be using. You will also be required to sign a submission agreement that, among other things, you have the full rights to the music submitted.

We are asking that you submit one song. No song can be longer than 4 minutes and 20 seconds. All artists will retain all rights to their submissions. Each artist will have their album cover featured on this compilation. You will also be able to submit your links and credits on the inside cover. Radio edits only unless you don't want radio play.

BuyIndieMusic.com will ship 50 copies of this album to each artist featured on this CD.

Each submission is subject to approval and submission fees won't be applied unless your submission is approved.

Email us to submit your mp3s, bios, etc or to learn more about the compilation at music@blackdogpromotions.com You may also point us to a site were your song is hosted for submission approvals.

Terms, conditions and offer of compilation in any given year subject to discontinuation, change or modification without notice. Contact Buy Indie Music for current offer and availability.

Drum Resources


All drum work is based upon rudiments. These are set patterns of beats. A rudiment is to a drummer or percussionist what 1 - 4 - 5 is to a composer of music. It is said if you master all rudiments you can apply them to any musical situation. As an example, a paradiddle is a rudiment. A drum roll is a rudiment.

This is a free resource site that presents drum rudiments and other links to other sites of interest to the drummer. Very, very good site!

Drumming Web


The quasi-official site for NARD. Makes for interesting readings, with links to sources of books and other items. Contains copies from the now out of print NARD Rudiments books by Mr. Ludwig, who helped to found NARD.

National Association of Rudimental Drummers (NARD)



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Radio (Broadcast and Web Based)

If you are interested in finding out more or in submitting your material please visit w w w . e o r a d i o . c o m.

You are receiving this email because someone thought you might be interested in submitting your material for review. We aren't soliciting you to buy or pay for anything, we operate in the same manner as terrestrial radio in that we review submitted music and play the best music based solely on its quality.

We are currently in our pre-launch stage and are now reviewing music from unsigned and limited release (i.e. you might get some local airplay but not widespread) artists for inclusion in our launch playlist.

w w w . e o r a d i o . c o m

Genre Guide: The core genre for eoRadio is commercially bent (ie Alternative, Pop, Modern Rock, Electronica, etc.) however, if your an artist with at least a song or two that might have some crossover potential we're definitely interested. Extreme hard core, punk, folk, jazz, or country without strong crossover potential is unlikely to fit our current needs.

Link to eoRadio.com: Information can be obtained by clicking below:

www.eoradio.com



Showcases and Contests

Update For Immediate Release:

Music-Tech.Net Indie Artist Showcase

5/17/2004

“Music-Tech.Net announces the first round of showcase sponsors.”

"CD Baby, Sonicbids, Atlantis Music Conference and the Indie Bible join with Music-Tech.Net to sponsor the Showcase of the "era."

In an effort to send independent artist sales through the roof, Music-Tech.Net, your premier marketing engine for the retail of digital music products, has designed an incredible marketing approach. The Music-Tech.Net Indie Artist Showcase runs in twelve week cycles and will prove to be a revolutionary predictor of indie artist success. Independent artists are selected on the basis of talent and marketability to be the next major label contenders. There are eight slots or more per quarter. Music-Tech.Net will feature artists during each quarter in custom marketing campaigns.

A prestigious award is given to the artist in the Music-Tech.Net Indie Artist Showcase with the most units sold per quarter. In addition, the winner will receive a gift certificate up to $6,000.00. The winner will receive marketing support via our highly effective internet marketing team. The showcase will culminate in an event in the great city of Atlanta, GA where the Award of Distinction and gift certificate will be presented. To assure definitively that showcased artists are from a representative sample of the finest independent artists and because of the acquisition of additional sponsors, Music-Tech.Net is extending the deadline for submissions to the showcase. The final deadline is June 15, 2004. The first round of the showcase will launch June 30, 2004. Music-Tech.Net will begin taking submissions for the second round of the showcase on June 16, 2004 and the second round of the showcase is scheduled to launch October 4, 2004.

Music-Tech.Net is asking the artist to have a website, photo(s) for our newsletter, a short bio and a market ready CD product. Artists can submit online with an electronic press kit platform of their choice. Music-Tech.Net will review the artist's press kit to make selections for the Artist Showcase. All genres are accepted for review provided there is no explicit content on an artist website or in music samples.

Music-Tech.Net is keen to become a viable marketing arm for artists, record labels and promoters. We are dedicated to leveling the playing field by supporting the growth of the industry from the student of music through the independent artist and up.

To submit you press kit or website URL for review, please visit:

http://www.music-tech.net/artistshowcase.htm

If you are interested in being on the Music-Tech.Net Review Panel or if your company is interested in a sponsorship, please contact us:

artistshowcase@music-tech.net

Walter Boone
Music-Tech.Net
W595 Piedmont Avenue N.E.
Suite 320 Box 129
Atlanta, Georgia 30308
Phone 1 800 278 4931


USA SONGWRITING COMPETITION

http://www.songwriting.net

5/18/04
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***LAST MONTH TO ENTER USA SONGWRITING COMPETITION!

Yes, this is the last month to enter 2004 USA Songwriting Competition this year! Acoustic Café & XM Radio will provide radio airplay of the winners of the 2004 USA Songwriting Competition, giving winners great exposure for their work. Acoustic Café, is a nationally syndicated radio program serving over 60 cities in the US and Canada. Judges include A&R managers from Sony, Warner, BMG, EMI and Universal Music.

It is sponsored by Rollingstone.com, Roland, Sony, Audio Technica, Sam Ash Music Stores, Ibanez Guitars, D'Addario Strings, Steinberg, Electronic Musician, Superdups.com, Singer Magazine, Indie Bible, ASN, XM Radio, Loggins Promotion, New Music Weekly, Intellitouch Tuners, Recording magazine, LiveWireContacts.com and Acoustic Cafe radio show. Winning songs will receive radio airplay. Win cool gear from Roland, Sony, such as the top-of-the-line Roland VS2480CD digital audio recorders and more. Radio promotion is provided by Loggins Promotion.

All entries must be postmarked by May 28 '04 or earlier, so time is running out. For the entry form, please go to:

http://www.songwriting.net/entryform.html

BANDS TO SHOWCASE IN NEW YORK CITY!

Showcase in front of top A&R Executives at The Lion's Den in New York City and win up to $35,000 in prizes. No matter where you live or what type of music you play, you can compete for the chance of a lifetime. Billboard Magazine will choose the top six artists to perform at each showcase.

Sponsors include: Disc Makers, MP3.com, Billboard Magazine, Fender, Shure, Alesis, Sabian, DW, Numark, REMO, TAXI, Electronic Musician, The Aquarian, Music 123 and CD Baby.

Register now and get a FREE copy of Onstage and Remix Magazine!

Go to www.discmakers.com/mp3/imws for the complete details.

Video Resources


Our 2004 Music Special continues with these offerings...

Why Few Women Producers? | Picking A Studio | Drums | Drum Heads
Drum Pedals | Cymbals | Hammer Head Freeware | Omar Sosa
Drummers | Drum Books | Music Of The Tropics | Benchmark Records
Profile: Blind Lemon | Music Reviews | Resources | Poem: Music Of The Mind

Our Music Special Issues Continues With These Other Offerings from 2003:

Our Regular Music Reviews:
Featuring: Omar Sosa - Keith Jarrett - Melissa Gibson - G-Spot - Chronophonic

Articles and Information from the 2003 Music Special:
Grass Roots Music | US Copyright Extension | The Promo Pack | The ECD | The Music Video
The Birth of the Recording Industry | California Arts & Music Expo | Peformance Rights Organizations

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Ecelectic and Underground CD Reviews:
Jon Denzene/The Torrent | Distilled | Hook The Captain | Jesse Morgan
Tesknota | Living Space | JM Cruiz

Indiana Area Local Club Bands:
Sonus | The Mumble | Northern Kind | Archies Address

Articles and Information from the 2002 Music Special:
Learning Music | Promo Pictures | Booking Agents| Managers | Producers | Pressing CDs
Record Companies | Copyrights | Recording Software | Sound Cards | Guitar and Bass
Multi-Track Recorders | Live Sound Gear | Microphones | Recording Engineer | Bands in Texas
Teen Band: Y@nK | Gigs and Clubs | Music Theory | Radio Airplay







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