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Indie Bible 2007 - Get Your Music Heard!

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October 2, 2008

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Hi All,

Quick note: This is a news release from USA Songwriting Competition. More news to come soon.

MKOC Store
Find Books, Music, Videos, Software, Electronics, Website Hosts/Servers .... Don't pay the high prices you find in the stores. I've researched the links posted to give everyone an opportunity to buy great things at the best prices.

Artist Info
Artists, be sure to check out the "Info" section as it's been updated with even more info.. web links, sheet music, instruments and more.

MKOC Official Artists
Song Clips Added.. Just Click a Song Title to hear music in Real Audio
Narvel Felts
Narvel Felts
Until The End of Time
Joe Tinoco
Joe Tinoco
Five Cards on the Mantle
Red Johnson
Red Johnson
Veteran's Day
Tommy Riddle
Tommy Riddle
No Right to Cry
Tony Oliphant
Tony Oliphant
Can't Change Your Mind
Debbie Miles
Debbie Miles
You Ain't Been Worth A Dime
Hoyt Hughes
Hoyt Hughes
Tecia McKenna
Tecia McKenna
Goodbye's What You Got
Harold Hill
Harold Hill
San Antonio Sweetheart
The song collection above are some of my favorites of the MKOC Official Artists. Please take time to visit their web sites to hear all the music and choose your favorites. Write me, and maybe your favorite will be the next song showcased.




***IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards) ACCEPTING ENTRIES

The 5th Annual IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards) is now accepting
entries. IAMA promotes excellence in Acoustic Music Performance and
Artistry. Acoustic artists in various genres can gain exciting radio and
web exposure through this competition. Participating sponsors include
D'Addario Strings, New Music Weekly, Loggins Promotion, AirplayAccess.com,
Sonicbids.com, Acoustic Cafe Radio Show and XM Satellite Radio.

IAMA is open to all independent artists and labels. Unlike other music
industry competitions, IAMA focuses on developing new markets for Acoustic
artists, labels and with or without CD releases. Past year's winners
include Charlie Dore (UK), Randy Kohrs & The Lites (USA), Craig Bickhardt
(USA), etc.

Win prizes in 8 different categories: Folk/Americana/Roots,
AAA/Alternative, Instrumental, Open, Bluegrass, Best Male Artist, Best
Female Artist, Best Group/Duo. There will also be an Overall Grand Prize
winner awarded to the top winner worth over US$11,000, which includes
radio promotion to over 250 radio stations in US and Canada.  Winning
songs will be heard on radio! Winners and runner-ups will be featured on
our CD compilation. Also, we feature up to 10 different artists get
featured and promoted on IAMA website every month, which provides a
review, ratings, CD information and more (see details below). The sooner,
you enter, the sooner you get featured!

Judging is based on excellence in music performance,
songwriting/composition/song choice, Music Production and originality.
(Please note that IAMA is a different competition from USA Songwriting

All entries must be postmarked by November 10 or earlier. Ways to enter:

 ** For the regular entry form, please go to:

 ** Or enter online here to get the FREE Sonicbids subscription worth $18
here, *FREE EARLY ENTRY BONUS: First 1,000 entrants will each receive a
FREE subscription to Sonicbids worth $18.00 (first 1,000 entrants, must
be entered by Oct 31st or earlier, so hurry!) :

===[ Sponsored in part by IBANEZ Guitars ]========================
Ibanez Acoustic Guitars... Diversity in Size, Sound, and Style. Ibanez has
over 75 different acoustic guitar models in 12 very different body shapes to
help you FIND YOUR VOICE. http://www.ibanez.com/acoustics/

*Charlie Dore, 4th Annual IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards)
Overall Grand Prize winner has her song "Looking For My Own Lone Ranger"
aired this week on Acoustic Cafe Radio show (9/29/08 10/5/08). Charlie is
known for her Top 10 Billboard hit "Pilot of the Airwaves" in 1979/1980.
She has since reinvented herself as a Folk Singer-Songwriter. Hear winners
of IAMA in the entire month of October. Click here on details on how you
can listen to Acoustic Cafe radio program:

*Kate Voegele's winning song (2005 USA Songwriting Competition, 1st Prize,
Pop) "Only Fooling Myself" was featured in CBS' dramas Clubhouse and Ghost
Whisperer. Her winning song is on her album "Don't Look Away" which hit
#27 on the Billboard Album charts this year. Her song "Hallelujah" hit #68
on the Billboard Hot 100 charts this year. Kate Voegele performed several
songs from her debut album Don't Look Away on the The Early Show,
Saturday, February 2, 2008 on CBS television network nationally. Kate's
band member Sam provided backup vocals and beat box support while Mark
played the bass guitar. Click here to watch her video of her wining song
of USA Songwriting Competition (1st Prize Pop, 2005):

*Ari Gold (2007 USA Songwriting Competition Grand Prize Winner) has his
winning song "Where The Music Takes You" hit at #10 (on Billboard's HOT
DANCE/CLUB PLAY Charts). The song hit #1 on Sirius OutQ and #1 video on
Logo TV channel and won Overall Grand Prize as well as 1st Prize, Pop at
the 2007 USA Songwriting Competition. The song received airplay after his
win at the USA Songwriting Competition. The song is written by Ari Gold
and Joe Hogue 'JOJOHO' & Sean Petersen. The song is sung by Ari Gold,
featuring Ari Gold Featuring Sasha Allen. Ari Gold has written songs with
superstar songwriter Desmond Child. Ari's new CD also features a duet with
multi-platinum selling Capitol Records artist Dave Koz. Ari was also a
back-up singer for superstar diva Diana Ross. You can listen to his
winning song here:

*Jordan Zevon (2006 USA Songwriting Competition 1st Prize winner, Pop) had
his song "Studebaker" aired on Acoustic Cafe Radio show (Week of 8/18/08 -

*Ari Hest (2002 USA Songwriting Competition Honorable Mention Award) was
featured in the August issue of Electronic Musician magazine. He was
signed to Columbia Records.

 ~Were you a past winner or finalist of the USA Songwriting Competition
and have some interesting news on yourself? If so, please e-mail us at:

===[Sponsored in part by New Music Weekly]======================
NEW MUSIC WEEKLY covers the radio and music industry within its
weekly magazine, website, NMW-mail and fax services. NMW, built
by radio stations who "break" the hits first, has become the
standard for tracking radio airplay nationwide. For information
visit: www.newmusicweekly.com or call 310-325-9997


Listen to the past year's winners and finalists of IAMA (International
Acoustic Music Awards), such as Gord Matthews, Katy Pfaffl, Michael
Tiernan, Andy Hill, Renee Safier & Hard Rain, etc:

===[Sponsored in part by D'Addario]==============================
>From the D'Addario-pioneered phosphor bronze acoustic strings
to the world-famous XL electric strings, D'Addario has your
instruments covered. Quality, consistency, and innovation make
"The Player's Choice." http://www.daddario.com/

sponsored by SUPERDUPS.COM. USA Songwriting Competition's CD Compilation.
This CD is out and includes the 2007 winners such as Ari Gold, Carbon
Leaf, Jules Anna Jones, etc.

You can now purchase our cool USA Songwriting Competition T-shirts, Hats &
other stuff online:


Did you know each year, billions of CDs and DVDs are manufactured, while
millions of these discs end up in landfills and incinerators?  This is
harmful to our environment.

If you use, sell, promote, distribute, or manufacture compact discs, it is
important to know how and where to recycle them.

Compact Discs, when recycled properly, will stop unnecessary pollution,
conserve natural resources, and help slow global warming. Learn how at:

WOMEX is "The most important international professional market of world
music of every kind. This fair brings together professionals from the
worlds of folk, roots, ethnic and traditional music and includes concerts,
conferences and documentary films." UNESCO Alliance for Global Diversity.
If you're in the business of world or roots music, whether traditional,
modern or electronic, this is the event for you! Take advantage of our
Smart Rate offer - register before 27 June 2008 at


~M.E.A.N.Y. FEST 2008: Oct 8 - 18th 2008, Submit at www.meanyfest.com thru
sonicbids. Last year over 260 bands & 20 venues along with over 15,000

~CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival: October 21-25, 2008 - New York City

~WOMEX 08: 29 Oct - 2 Nov '08 in Sevilla, Spain

~Winter NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Expo: January 15 -
18, 2009, Anaheim, CA

~MIDEM (Marché International du Disque et de l'Edition Musicale) Expo:
January 17 - 22, 2009, Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, Cannes,

~Folk Alliance Conference: Feb 18 - 22, 2009 in Memphis, TN

===[Sponsored in part by Loggins Promotion]=================
LOGGINS PROMOTION is the leading radio promotion and marketing
firm providing services to all genres of music.  We operate at
the highest level of efficiency and integrity, so that you
receive maximum promotion, exposure, and attention. For further
info: 888-325-2901 or email: promo@logginspromotion.com

High Plains Morning - HPPR
101 W. 5th St. #100, Amarillo, TX 79101
PH: 806-367-9088
Johnny Black music@hppr.org
Singer/Songwriters, Bluegrass, Contemporary Folk, World, Jazz and much
more. Includes a performance studio.

XM Radio - XMU/The R.A.D.A.R. Report, airing Thursday 9pm USA eastern time

WFUV (90.7 FM and WFUV.org)
Feature established and emerging New York City-based indie rock and other

Samm Brown's "For The Record", a weekly radio program on KPFK 90.7 FM, is
seeking artists/bands for airplay and critique. Each Sunday, Brown hosts a
program that focuses on the entertainment industry in general and the
music business in particular. Send a package to Samm Brown's For The
Record, KPFK Radio, 90.7 FM, 11054 Ventura Blvd. No. 237, Studio City, CA.

KFJC 89.7 FM
19144 Brookview Dr. Saratoga, CA 95070
PH: 831-325-9013
Meat Hooks meathooks@unfunrecords.com
I have been a DJ at KFJC in Los Altos Hills, CA since 1999 and will get
any CDs or vinyl you send me to our music director. Please send to me
directly, or to the station ATTN: Meat Hooks.

Radio Rietveld
Frederik Roeskestraat 96, 1076 ED Amsterdam, The Netherlands
PH: 003120-5711600 FX: 003120-5711654
Hans Kuiper/ Gijs Muller radiorietveld@gmail.com
We feature independent music, originally produced programs, soundscapes,
radio plays, interviews and art specials. We are connected to the Gerrit
Rietveld Art Academy in Amsterdam.

WBMB Baruch College Radio, 87.9 FM The Biz
55 Lexington Ave. Ste. 3-280, New York, NY 10010
PH: 646-312-4720
Gina Alioto ginanalioto@gmail.com
Featuring all styles of music.

WNCW - Isothermal College
PO Box 804, Spindale, NC 28160
PH: 828-287-8000 x349 FX: 828-287-8012
Martin Anderson marting@wncw.org
We're always looking for new Americana, Rock, Singer/Songwriter and World
music to play.

WOJB - Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa College
13386 W. Trepania Rd. Hayward, WI 54843
PH: 715-634-2100 FX: 715-634-4070
Nicky Kellar programdirector@wojb.org
We're one of the most diverse and popular stations in Wisconsin.

KRCK-FM 97.7
73-733 Fred Waring Dr. #201, Palm Desert, CA 92260
PH: 760-341-0123 FX: 760-341-7455
The Big KC kc@krck.com
KRCK supports local talent and encourages independent artists. Rock &
Alternative format.

Hartwick College, 1 Hartwick Dr. Oneonta, NY, 13820O
PH: 607-431-4555 FX: 607-431-4064
Alex Cameron wrho@hartwick.edu
Please send us your promo CDs. We play all genres of music, however we
tend to lack in the Folk/Country/Jazz/Blues/ Classical/Spoken Word genres
- so more of those genres would be greatly appreciated!

4414 Lafayette Blvd. Ste #100, Fredericksburg, VA 22408
PH: 540-891-9696 FX: 540-891-1656
Stephanie Taylor staylor@thunder1045.com
A mainstream Country station that mixes in Americana and Southern Rock. We
air a two hour Americana/Bluegrass/Texas Country show on Sunday nights
that incorporates independent artists.

*The list of radio stations are brought to you by INDIE BIBLE. You can
find the Indie Bible in these stores: Borders Books & Music, Barnes &
Noble, Sam Ash, Virgin Records, Tower Records and Mars Music. All USA
Songwriting Competition subscribers can get the $5 discounted Indie Bible.
Go to:

*** IAMA Featured Performing Artists Spotlight

Featured Artists of the Month are:

 ~The Refugees  (USA)

 ~Doug Sandrini (AUSTRALIA)


For more details of the artists, please visit:

Details on winners and runners-up of the 4th Annual IAMA, please go to:

===[ REFER A MUSICIAN FRIEND TO US ]==============================
Tell a musician or songwriter to sign up for this FREE informative
e-mail newsletter of USA Songwriting Competition with chock full
of opportunities for the musician or songwriter, please e-mail
them on where to sign-up:

*IK Announces "Expand Your Rig!" Promotion
Buy StompIO and get your choice of an expression pedal or double switch,
and a free T-Shirt. From October 1st to November 30th 2008, customers who
purchase and register StompIO will receive their choice of either an
additional expression pedal or double stomp switch, plus a free StompIO

*Vintage FX & Keys
IK Multimedia is proud to announce the Vintage FX & Keys Promotion, where
customers may purchase and register any of the qualifying* IK Multimedia
plug-in based music production software: SampleTron, SampleMoog, AmpliTube
Jimi Hendrix or AmpliTube Metal and they will receive one FREE IK effect
plug-in download!

*Total Guitar & Bass Gear Bundle
The ultimate collection of guitar and bass gear models
5 analog modeled Amp & FX plug-ins - Over 150 gear models
Attention guitar gear junkies: IK's new Total Guitar & Bass Gear Bundle
delivers the ultimate collection of famous, collectible guitar and bass
gear. Mix and match from a massive selection of gear models, inside a
single interface!
The Total Guitar & Bass Gear Bundle includes: AmpliTube 2 - Guitar Amp &
FX, Ampeg SVX - Bass Amp & FX, AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix - Vintage Amp & FX,
AmpliTube Metal - High-Gain Amp & FX, AmpliTube X-GEAR - Expandable Rig

The most complete collection of "Trons" ever, IK Multimedia is proud to
announce that SampleTron, the second virtual instrument to be released
from the Sonik Instruments' range, is now shipping. Done in cooperation
with Sonic Reality, SampleTron is a virtual instrument workstation
featuring the most complete collection of authentic "Tron" and other
vintage keyboards instrument samples ever released in one product. These
were ingenious instruments; precursors of today's samplers that used tapes
to play back prerecorded sounds from the touch of the keys. SampleTron
include a massive library of 17 rare "Tron" instrument sounds, together
with a "Powered by SampleTank" engine, offering extremely powerful editing
features in an easy-to-use, sample-based virtual instrument plug-in for
every popular DAW and also as a standalone application for MAC and PC.

*Folk Alliance

*TheLessonRoom.com - For music students and teachers


*MyMusicSite.com - Your Music! Your Site! MyMusicSite.com Online music
community helping independent artists sell, promote and create ringtones
with their own music.

*Acoustic Guitar Magazine

*BerkleeMusic.com - online music courses such as Songwriting, Music
Production, etc.

*Indie Venue Bible - comprehensive directory that lists 26,000 live music
venues and 2,000 booking agents in the US and Canada. You'll find
thousands of bars, coffee shops, restaurants, house concerts, theaters,
clubs, halls, churches and book stores - any place you can land a gig!


*AirplayAccess.com - available to Program Directors, Music Directors,
Syndicate Radio, and Internet radio. Radio airplay is tracking using the
STS technology. AirplayAccess is the music industry's answer for fast,
secure music delivery, enabling registered industry professionals, records
labels, artist/bands to get their promotional music directly to radio as
broadcast quality digital files. Airplay Access is a complimentary service
to radio stations from a trusted name in radio airplay tracking...STS

*New Music Weekly

*Loggins Radio Promotion

*Songsinc.com is the new, ingenious online Music Company offering
songwriters, lyricist, poets and composers the opportunity to collaborate,
create, market, and promote songs through an amazing process called
TrackWriting - and they never ask for publishing or copyright

*Hal Leonard



*Livewire Contacts

*IK Multimedia

*Onlinegigs - Onlinegigs Version 4 fully automates the booking and
promotional process for bands, booking agents, record companies and music
managers. Onlinegigs will do it all for you, from finding the right venue
to automatically reminding your fans about upcoming performances right on
their cell phones.

*Intellitouch Tuners

*SongCast - world class music distribution company that delivers
independent music to iTunes USA, Australia, Canada, UK/Europe, Japan and
ALL of their other International Stores.

*Shari's Berries - The Unforgettable Gift. Shari's Berries originated in
1989 as a retail and local delivery business in the Sacramento area out of
the simple desire to create the world's greatest gourmet dipped


*want2bdiscovered.com - We help unsigned and indie music artists of all
genres get their music heard by thousands of new fans! Create your FREE
music profile and upload up to 10 MP3s, "LIVE" stream one of your
performances on our homepage, upload photos, videos, links and much more!

*FingertipsMusic.com - The intelligent guide to free and legal music,
Fingertips finds great songs every week that you can download legally and
for free.

*Indie Community - acts as a booking agent and mentor for Christian
artists and speakers who want to use their gifts to minister in their
communities. Christian bands, worship leaders, and speakers can sign up

*Christian Songwriter's Network
CSN is spreading the gospel through music by networking Christian
songwriters worldwide. CSN serves seasoned and new songwriters by
providing critique exchanges, a "Seeking Songs" service to connect artists
with new music, mixing and recording advice and more, 100% free.


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....Jessica Brandon, Artist Relations ~~

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