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January 30, 2006


The Kansas State Collegian discovers singer-songwriter Leslie Feist.

The Guardian examines the Arctic Monkeys' online marketing success.

"But what a good website repays a band and a label, in knowing who their audience are and where they are coming from, is incomparable in terms of any other marketing and research channel," says Danny Van Emden, the head of new media at EMI Records.

"Fundamentally, websites are an artist's ongoing communication with the audience between record releases and tours. The internet has fast-forwarded the importance of customer relations in the music industry and allows use to be more reactive."

Albert Hammond of the Strokes talks to Popmatters.

"We're always a band that doesn't really like long sets," Hammond says. "We're not going to be playing for two hours or whatever but we're playing an hour and 20 minutes, that's usually as long as our attention span."

NAMM Oddities lists odd guitars and other musical instruments.

The Neglected Books Page lists "thousands of books that have been neglected, overlooked, forgotten, or stranded by changing tides in critical or popular taste."

Small Dog Electronics is offering a "Hippod" iPod case/speaker.

Tunecore is a service that places your music on iTunes and Rhapsody for a small fee.


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