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May 26, 2005

Hi All,

Bet ya didn't think I could do it, did ya! LOL.. I wasn't sure either so don't feel bad! I often think... "if there were no spammers, how much work could I actually accomplish?" I mean, don't these folks EVER get tired? I have tons of blocks put up on my ISP mailbox, yet each time I log in, I have to delete 100s of spam.. there's the obvious ones that I can just go down the list and check mark for deletion.. then there's all the others that I'm never quite sure about; No Subject.. about 50% of these are spam, the rest from folks who either forget, or don't think it's necessary to put a subject header in. Trust me folks, when you deal with as much mail as I do, the subject header if VERY important. Then there's the emails that read off from my email addresses like Name That Tune. It's sad that I even have to check those before downloading, but once the spammers get an ID to use on ya, they just hammer ya to death with this junk. I used to report them, but it became a full time job in itself so I just delete, delete and delete more until I've narrowed the list down to real mail.. then I can download and start sorting it in my in box. Silly thing to gripe about, I guess but it's been plaguing me lately and I just had to get that out of my system.

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MKOC Official Artists
Song Clips Added.. Just Click a Song Title to hear music in Real Audio - Songs are rotated with each newsletter.
Debbie Miles
Debbie Miles
Your In Good Hands
Harold Hill
Harold Hill
Hard Times
Hoyt Hughes
Hoyt Hughes
I Thought She'd Never Leave
Joe Tinoco
Joe Tinoco
Siempre Manana/Always Tomorrow
Narvel Felts
Narvel Felts
Reconsider Me
Red Johnson
Red Johnson
Reconsider Me
Tecia McKenna
Tecia McKenna
Off The Beaten Path
Tony Oliphant
Tony Oliphant
Countrified Real Love

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.

Narvel Felts

2006 is Narvel's 50th Anniversary in the music buisness!
Happy Anniversary Narvel!

New show dates have been added to Narvel's site. Check the schedule so you won't miss the next show nearest you!



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Rhonda Vincent

January 26, 2006

RHONDA VINCENT TO APPEAR AT NEW YORK'S TIME WARNER CENTER

RhondaV061lr.jpg (3768 bytes)Nashville, TN - GRAMMY® Nominee, Rhonda Vincent will be in New York on January 26th to perform at the TIME WARNER CENTER as part of the Lincoln Center's "American Song Book" series. She and her band The Rage will perform songs from her GRAMMY nominated project, Ragin' Live - Rounder Records. Tickets are available at www.lincolncenter.org and also through Ticket Master.

Vincent has long been recognized for her innovative style as one of the most respected women in the bluegrass genre. In the fall of 2005, Vincent's vocal talents earned her the unprecedented honor of being awarded the title of "IBMA 'Female Vocalist of the Year'" for six consecutive years. Her impeccable mandolin playing has garnered her multiple nominations in the "Musician of the Year" category; and the "Wall Street Journal" deemed her "The NEW Queen of Bluegrass".

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UMG Nashville Artist News
January 2006
JoshTurner.jpg (1754 bytes) The follow-up to Josh Turner's platinum-selling debut Long Black Train, is now in stores. The new album features 11 new songs, including the title track, and lead-off single, “YOUR MAN.”
TrishaYearwood.jpg (1854 bytes) Trisha Yearwood has a new duet with Garth Brooks. “Love Will Always Win,” is set to hit country radio Jan 30th, and will be found on Trisha's Grammy- nominated CD, JASPER COUNTY, which she's re-releasing Feb 7th.
Sugarland-CD.jpg (1288 bytes) The Grammy nominations are in, and Sugarland is up for Best New Artist (all genres). Tune in to CBS Feb 8th to watch the awards, and see Sugarland perform! The band is already celebrating- their debut album, TWICE THE SPEED OF LIFE, has been certified Double Platinum, for sales over 2 Million.
BillyCurrington.jpg (1722 bytes) RIAA announced the Gold Certification of Billy Currington’s sophomore album DOIN’ SOMETHIN’ RIGHT. This is only weeks after capturing his first #1 single with the title track.
Reba.jpg (1538 bytes) REBA #1'S'S has become Reba McEntire’s 19th Platinum certification by the RIAA. Her new single, “Love Needs A Holiday,” is set for release to radio Jan 30th.
VinceGill.jpg (15227 bytes) Vince Gill is up for the Grammy's Best Country Collaboration With Vocals, along with Sheryl Crow and Brooks & Dunn, for "Building Bridges." Watch the Awards on CBS, Feb 8th, to see if he goes home a winner. For new music from Vince, stay tuned…
LeeAnnWomack-s.jpg (1716 bytes) The hit single, "I May Hate Myself in the Morning," from Lee Ann Womack's THERE'S MORE WHERE THAT CAME FROM, has been nominated for Best Female Country Vocal Performance and Best Country Song for this year's Grammy Awards. The winner will be announced on CBS Feb 8th.
GaryAllan.jpg (1648 bytes) Gary Allan's recent album, TOUGH ALL OVER, has been certified Gold by the RIAA for sales over 500,000 units! Listen to country radio for Gary's new single, “Life Ain’t Always Beautiful.”

 

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Executive Memo January 26, 2006
Cluster Synergy: What’s Not To Like About It?
By Tracy Queen, VP/Sales, Interep and Jaye Albright, Albright & O’Malley

synergy: [noun] a mutually advantageous conjunction of distinct elements

A fast Google search for the words “synergy” and “cluster synergy” reveals links to music industry marketing plans, presentations on the topic by IBM, Linux, United Devices, NASA and The European Space Agency, Blackwell Publishing, a research company called Synergy, a computer game company named Midnight Synergy and thousands more hits on the topic. Amazon.com lists 823 books on the subject.
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Music Industry Veteran
TED JOSEPH
Eyes The Future Of Independent Music As A Consultant In The
Ever-Burgeoning Realm Of Indie ‘Virtual Record Labels’

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“Brick And Mortar” Record Companies Are
Slowly Giving Way To Strategically Picked Teams Of
Music Industry Leaders From Across U.S.
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Longtime Warner Bros. Exec’s Marketing Approach
Incorporates Traditional Media (Radio, Print)
With Wide Range of Digital Media and Internet Promotions

While corporate owned major record labels scramble to keep up with all of the latest marketing angles available in the digital media and internet age, savvy indie artists and promotion teams are quickly taking advantage of every last medium available to push the hottest new sounds into the ipods, MP3s and hands of the discerning consumer.

Almost as quickly as a listener can download their favorite song, traditional brick and mortar record labels are giving way to “virtual record companies”--outfits which lack a single physical address, but boast a widespread gathering of strategically handpicked powerhouse executives to head up traditional promotions divisions (radio, print and TV publicity) and those created by the new media age (internet marketing and digital media).

And just who is putting together these teams?

Veteran industry execs like Ted Joseph, who have refashioned themselves as consultants, applying their many years of knowledge and experience to the modern age where the opportunities to sell music are limitless. Joseph spent twenty-one of his first 25 years in the business at Warner Bros., launching his career as a merchandiser in Detroit before holding positions in the company’s marketing, sales, radio promotion and distribution divisions over the years in New York and Los Angeles.

As a consultant for a growing number of labels in the realms of urban, pop, smooth jazz and country music, he’s working with less famous artists in addition to those of the caliber he dealt with in his corporate days—a roster that included Madonna, Fleetwood Mac, Prince, Rod Stewart, George Benson, David Sanborn and Al Jarreau. But helming such exciting and growing indie operations as upstart Alive Records, Joseph is setting the trend and showing his counterparts how things are being done, working with what he calls “the new model.”

“I fashioned my career at Warner Bros. to incorporate numerous departments because I felt knowing how every aspect worked would make me more effective at each task,” he says. “Since I’ve been consulting independent labels in the areas of my expertise, I’ve notice many of my former contemporaries have disappeared because they were not willing to keep up with the new model of today’s record business. Rather than run away, I’ve embraced it the reality that brick and mortar stores are diminishing drastically and music is being delivered in all these new, instantly gratifying ways.

“That’s not to say that standard retailers are going to be demolished soon, but are shifting to the big box retailers such as Wal-Mart, Best Buy, etc.,” Joseph adds. “Radio still plays a big part in establishing artists, but it’s not the only way. To be successful, a young label must implement alternative marketing techniques via the net and other important strategic technology.”

Joseph is especially proud of his involvement with Alive, which launched this last fall with the release of Labor Pains, the debut from charismatic, traditional minded singer Michael Lee Austin; the label dropped Deeper, the debut by cutting edge country crossover vocalist Brandi Valentine, in early 2006.

Traditional radio marketing, brick and mortar distribution and track availability via digital download sites like itunes, MSN, Napster and Yahoo! Music are just the start of the push to establish Alive Records as a viable new presence on the scene. Tapping into the unlimited marketing potential that the internet offers, Alive Records’ widescale online database driven strategies will radically change the way products reach targeted consumers for years to come.

“Our mission statement is to expose extremely good music to the traditional and nontraditional consumer of music products,” says Joseph. “The bottom line with any record company is high quality music. All of these ingenious marketing techniques are in the service of that bottom line. Major labels have been investigating these ideas for years, but they move very slowly to implement them. We believe that a small label like us has a tremendous advantage in an increasingly competitive marketplace.”

To achieve these aims, Joseph has assembled a strong team of radio promotion and publicity specialists (Luck Media), established a presence for Austin and Valentine on myspace.com and implemented a unique “branding program” for these artists which ranges from free promo discs and posters to web advertising, banners and an ongoing series of eblasts to consumers who have indicated an interest in these artists.

“The function I serve with Alive, as well as the other companies I work with, is as a quarterback,” he says. “I utilize the experience I had running all those departments at Warners, focusing on the company’s basic goal of penetrating the marketplace with the artists so that the most amount of people can hear their music. While we’re getting close to a global distribution deal with Alive, their music has long been available on Amazon, CD Baby, iTunes, MP3, Launch, Yahoo! Music, AOL Music and a host of other online sites.”

Joseph likens the 10-member team he’s assembled for Alive Records to a finely tuned watch, where all areas (A&R, Business Affairs, Internet Strategy) work independently but report to one another.

“I incorporate a bit of the traditional music business model with the new model,” Joseph continues. “While we’re always making deals to make sure the internet marketing is up and running on a daily basis, Alive’s radio team is penetrating stations and getting good accurate feedback on airplay. Our efforts ensured that Michael Lee Austin debuted at #30 (and is currently at #27) and Brandi Valentine debuted at #25 on the New Music Weekly Top Indie Chart. Also included in our task sheet are little things like making sure we always have ample stock on hand for shipping orders.”

While his passion for music has kept Joseph’s career thriving long after he left corporate America, he’s aware that over time, he will have to work diligently to stay one step ahead of the curve as more consultant formed indie companies emerge and conglomerate run record labels strive to catch up with the modern age.

“Today, most major music companies still market and promote music like they did 30 years ago, but a few are making inroads that show they’re catching on to the new model and type of consumer,” he says. “Warner Music Group has a web based label and myspace has a label deal through Universal. The great thing about independent music making and marketing is not having to sell 20 million units to show a profit. The key is spending more on clever marketing strategies than on recording. What’s most enjoyable for me now is gaining the trust of the many labels and projects I work with and being able to make quick decisions and implement my ideas without dealing with all the crazy bureaucracy. In the indie music world, the artists aren’t the only ones enjoying creative freedom.”

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For more information on ALIVE RECORDS, contact:
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Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan
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A review by Dan Michel
DJ and Program Director WPMB and WKRV-FM, Vandalia, Illinois

"'Molasses in the Moonlight'...the remix!...I love it!
... a fuller, richer sound for one of my favorite Jack and Misty songs.
The album version has been available for years,
but this new version is even better,
and very radio friendly.
If I need a smile...all I need is 'Molasses in the Moonlight'.
Thanks, Jack and Misty!"

Thank YOU, Dan!
Jack Banchard & Misty Morgan

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Country Cuts with Roger Ryan.

Farewell Tours are certainly in vogue this year. Don Williams will visit Ireland on his Farewell Tour and will appear at the Royal Theatre, Castlebar, on April 19, at the INEC Killarney, Co.Kerry, on April 20 and will play two dates at the Olympia Theatre, Dublin on April 21 and 22.

Don has decided to bring the curtain down on his hugely successful touring career and retire to his ranch in Nashville. After a career which has spaneed over 30 years I suppose he is entitled to take it a little easy and enjoy the fruits of his success. To celebrate Don's Farewell Tour, Universal Records will be releasing a special Greatest Hits Album.

The Eagles are also bringing their Farewell I tour to Ireland for a concert at Landsdowne Road, Dublin on Saturday June 10. The band- Glen Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B.Schmidt will be performing songs from their more than 30 year career including such hits as Hotel California, Desperado, Take It To The Limit, Life In The Fast Lane and Take It Easy. The band will also debut two new songs, One Day At A Time as well as No More Cloudy Days. The two new songs are featured on their current No.1 DVD, Farewell I Tour - Live From Melbourne, and it's the first time that a song available only on DVD has hit the radio Top 10 charts.

Paddy O'Brien celebrated the first of his weekends at Lawlors Hotel, Dungarvan, Co.Waterford, last weekend and will be back again this weekend with guest artists to entertain his loyal band of followers.The hotel has reported excellent business for the two weekends with fans travelling from all parts of Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales, where Paddy tours reularly, and is extremely popular. Paddy certainly is doing his bit for the tourist industry at a time of the year when tourists are normally thin on the ground. I wonder if our Tourist Board is aware of the business that people like Paddy, Daniel O'Donnell and others bring to this country and if they give them any credit for it. Paddy also has a brand new album out called Until The Next Time, and the good news for his fans is that it will also be available on DVD and contains no less than 16 tracks. Paddy also has his own website at www.paddyobrien.com where you can keep up to date on his career.

Daniel O'Donnell released a new album recently called From Daniel With Love, and as the title suggests it is a 20 song collection featuring Daniel's greatest performances about love and romance.Timeless classics such as Wonderful Tonight, Love Me tender and For The Good Times feature alongside contemporary numbers Wind Beneath My Wings and You Raise Me Up, which is a song that was first charted by Daniel in 2003 and recently became a massive UK hit for Westlife. On Sunday march 12, Daniel will be doing a special charity show for the Iontas Centre in Castleblaney, Co.Monaghan. Billed as Daniel's Tea Party, by organizer Sr. Celine, the show will be staged at the Glencarn Hotel, Castleblaney. Ring 042-9753407 for ticket prices etc.

Merle Haggard will receive the 2006 GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award for lifelong artistic contributions to the recording medium, at a ceremony during GRAMMY Week on Tuesday, February 7th, as well as during the annual GRAMMY Awards on February 8th.

The Country & Irish Entertainment Magazine 2nd Annual Gala Dinner, Awards and Dance will take place at the Setanta House Hotel, Cellbridge, Co. Kildare on Monday night Feb. 13th. Co-Hosts for the big night will be Louise Morrissey and Robert Mizzell, and appearing on the night will be a host of Irish country stars among them, Brendan Quinn, John Glenn, John Mc Nicholl,Colette, The Indians, The Conquerors, Fhiona Ennis and many more. A special package consisting of 5 Couse Dinner, Awards Show, Dance, and B&B is available for the night and full details can be had from the hotel at 01-6271111. Last year's event was a great success and complete sell-out, so if you intend going you will need to act fast.

Following on the success of his previous single Lay You Down, Eamonn McCann has come up with another surefire hit with his latest single, Tight Fittin' Jeans. This is just a forerunner to a new album Eamonn which should be available on the market shortly.

Gary Gamble has plans to release a new album soon and in the meantime he has released a new single called Night Of The Mardi Gras. Last year Gary achieved one of his ambitions when he appeared and sang on stage with his hero Daniel O'Donnell, in Daniel's hometown of Kincasslagh, Co. Donegal. Gary is now building up quite a reputation for himself on the Irish circuit, and has plans to tour England and Scotland later this year.

The film biopic on the life of Johnny Cash, "Walk The Line" will open in cinemas throughout Ireland today, Feb. 2. According to Rosanne Cash,daughter of Johhny, the film “Walk The Line” is not an accurate portrayal of what really happened in her family, adding, "I just don't have a need to see the Hollywood version of my father's drug addiction and my parents' breakup." Rosanne, 50, is the daughter of Johnny Cash and his first wife Vivian.

Roger Ryan
rogerryan@eircom.net

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Johnny Cash

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Country Star Justin McGurk Back From Nashville

Justin McGurk2..jpg (4781 bytes)Singer songwriter Justin McGurk from Kildress Co Tyrone has just returned from his third trip to Nashville in the space of just 12 months.

After an intensive week of meetings with record exec’s publisher’s and songwriters, he is now back in the studio recording new material for his third album.

Twelve months ago Justin visited Nashville for a holiday just to check out the world famous music city and ever since he’s had the bug to make a career out of country music.

In March of 2005 Justin won first prize with his version of the Colin Raye song ‘Love Me’ in the nationwide talent show “search for a new country star” and as first prize he got to go back to Nashville in June and represent Ireland in the global artists show, which took place during the country music festival where he got to perform his own material. He also performed on the main Riverfront Stage alongside the world’s top country stars. Dolly Parton, Alan Jackson, Kenny Rogers also performed during this, the ‘world’s biggest music festival.

As part of winning the ‘song contest’, Aristo Media in Nashville gave him a publicity contract. This enabled Justin’s material to be made available to all record, and major recording producers throughout the United States.

Whilst there this time he was co writing songs with some of the most sought after Songwriter’s in the business such as Kris Bergnes whose songs have sold more than 10 million copies for the likes of Tim McGraw. He was also co- writing with Josh Kear who has had songs recorded by Garth Brooks and who has written the next single for the current American Idol winner Carrie Underwood.

Working closely with big hitters like these and with a new album on the way, surely it’s only a matter of time before Justin’s material gets some major recognition.

Justin also met up with Keith Urban’s management and recording team and they are very interested in some of his original material. It is hoped that Keith will record at least one track, which will be included in his upcoming new release.
New album release anticipated for summer 06.

Justin will be touring with Paul Carrick of Mike and the Mechanics this coming March.

Current album “Girl Like You” and his single “Next Century “are now available from various outlets through out Ireland.

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"I cannot say enough good things about SongU.com. Joining was the best decision I've made. The coaching staff is incredible and I'm in awe of the support and camaraderie from the SU staff and membership." - quote submitted on 1/28/06 by SongU.com member, Linda F, GA

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"I think SongU.com is just fantastic." - quote submitted on 1/25/06 by SongU.com member, Noel A, Australia

Hi everyone,

I hope your new year is off to a great start! It's hard to believe January is almost over. But I'm excited because hardly a week went by when a SongU.com member didn't write to me and say that they've just signed a song agreement or been offered a contract or staff deal, or gotten a hold. Yes, I know that learning to write better songs and improve your craft isn't as sexy or glamorous as demoing or pitching songs. But it works. And it's cost effective. There are so many writers who waste thousands of dollars demoing songs that are poorly written or paying pitch services when their songs aren't ready to pitch, or investing in a CD project when their songs don't communicate what they intended. So I thought I'd take a moment to acknowledge some of our members who have started off the year with a bang. Thank you for showing the world that talent, dedication and education can go a long way.

Gold Stars
We love it when our members are out there slugging away against the music industry beast and winning some battles. It's only January, but SongU.com members are rocking and off to a great start!

* Congrats to Bob D. whose song which began as an assignment in our LYR250 class was chosen as the Grand Prize winner in the SDSG songwriting contest and Ronnie W. who is a finalist in the ISC songwriting competition. A big high-five to Lorna Flowers whose song, "I'm Not Ready Yet" was selected as the song of the month for the Unisong International Songwriting contest and is currently featured on their homepage at www.unisong.com.
* A big applause to our members who have recently signed single song agreements or staff writing deals in the past couple of months, including: Dolores S., Rebecca O., Keith J., Debbie P. and John C. (whom we paired to write in one of our co-writing challenges). A toast to Mark E. who is new staffwriter at Hyland Hills Music (making him the third SongU.com member in the past year to sign a staffwriting deal).
* A standing ovation for Anne M. who received offers for several of her songs from MTV for use in one of their TV/Network shows.
* High fives to our members who have gotten airplay or had their songs recorded including Ed W. and Sandra J., whom we paired up for the "Over and Under" challenge and had their song recently recorded by performing songwriter Melanie Johnson. Rebecca H. and Bo L. (another pair from the challenge) had their song "Just Like Lou" picked up by the ALS society (Lou Gehrig's Disease). On a related note, congrats to Paul C. who will be opening for Jeffrey Steele and who recently completed his debut CD, Homefront (proceeds benefit "Operation Homefront").
* Knock 'em dead Krystle-Blue whose performance at the recent UrbanFlowcase caught the ears of Universal Records A&R. Don't forget to cast your vote for Krystle to win at www.urbanflowcase.com/soulsearch. Krystle also found out this week that she'll be appearing on "Showtime: Live At The Apollo in February" -- You go girl!
* Take a bow Dale F. and Donna O. Their songs, "Today's your Day" (Dale) and "You're the World" (Donna) grabbed lots of attention (and some royalties too!) as their music was debuted at the IMAGING USA national photographers convention in Austin, TX. Both had signed contracts with The Slideshow Company recently using SongU.com Spin N' Pitch and are now going to see some royalties in the first part of this year.

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Debbie Miles http://www.mkoc.com/DebbieMiles/
Tony Oliphant http://www.tonyoliphant.com/
Joe Tinoco http://www.mkoc.com/JoeTinoco/
Boots 'n' Saddles Radio http://www.mkoc.com/Boots-n-Saddles/

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More Country!
Advisory Board Member (consultant) and webmaster of:
** Country Legends Association (CLA) http://www.clalonestar.com/
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Global Singers and Songwriters Association
http://globalsingersandsongwritersassociation.org/
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Terri Lynn http://www.mkoc.com/TerriLynn/
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Project Linus - Nashville Chapter http://www.projectlinus-nashville.org/
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Need a website? I'm available.
Yours By Design http://www.mkoc.com/SiteDesign/  

 

 

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