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Here are a few free acoustic guitar tips every beginner will probably learn sooner or later. Some are harder to learn than others; forewarned is forearmed.
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The Virgins and ASCAP: Did A Performance Rights Organization Do Anything For Us?
In 1995 I moved back to my hometown of Milwaukee with a group of college friends to start a band. We called ourselves The Virgins. Over the next five years this name would prove to be somewhat prescient. We played hundreds of shows throughout the Midwest, recorded one six-song cassette and two CDs, and made a lot of naive assumptions.
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Kieran Gives 'Sultry, Exotic Eye Candy' To File Sharers

R&B newcomer Kieran started 2006 with the launch of his debut music video for his Scott Storch produced single "Let's Get Away". The video is the latest released by the MusicDish Network through major file sharing networks such as Morpheus, Kazaa and eDonkey. In collaboration with INTENT Media, the MusicDish Network has successfully utilized search placement technology and web marketing campaign to deliver over a million downloads to its artists.

Fans can download and share Kieran's video "Let's Get Away" by clicking http://www.intentmediaworks.net/Kieran-LetsGetAway-OTP.wmv

Filmed on location in Caribe, Puerto Rico, Kieran gives viewers an impromtu "Get Away" to the exotic island with it's lush scenery,beautiful women and plenty of shots of the gorgeous R&B newcomer. Kieran is in high demand and must makea trip to the island with his publicist to meet with his label head.Kieran just wants to spend time with this one particular lady (his publicist) despite being surrounded by adoring fans. After Kieran cracks her ultra professional demeanor the fun begins. This stunning visual is guaranteed to please Kieran's fans, old and new.

Growing up on a steady diet of his parents' record collection, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Michael Jackson and Donny Hathaway, and his own Seal, R. Kelly and Usher, Kieran's music contains echoes of all those artists and more. He's skilled at dance-floor party anthems like "R U Awake" and "Keep It Cool", with mid tempo's such as "Let's Get Away" and sensuous quiet storm ballad's like "Hard Time" off of his debut album "Breathe"

Only 22 years old, a Brooklyn, NY native, Kieran has been performing for audiences since he was 10, when he soloed on "Bridge Over Troubled Water" and "R-E-S-P-E-C-T" for the Brooklyn Youth Chorus. He started recording his own demos when he was barely 16.

Kieran's fan base has been established and demonstrated through "R U Awake", the first single release off of his debut album "Breathe". With a listenership of over 52 million on radio, "R U Awake" sat at #1 across the board for most downloaded track on both iTunes and Real/Rhapsody. Kieran joined the ranks of superstars like Usher and Beyonce as his release rose to #1 on the "Soul/R&B," "Pop/Rock/R&B," and "Top Albums" charts on the Real/Rhapsody and iTunes digital music services resulting in over 26,000 internet sales. "R U Awake" was also added to AT&T, Cingular, and Sprint as a ringtone and to all Samsung phones rolled out in 2005.

"Keep It Cool" produced by Jazze Pha released in summer of 2005 left Kieran's fans wanting more. The video for his current release "Let's Get Away" produced by Scott Storch has given Kieran's fans an outstanding visual and a peek into his world.

Kieran's debut album "Breathe", released September 27, 2005, features collaborations with songwriters who penned songs for Mario, Ciara, Jaheim, Mary J.Blige/Wyclef, Aretha Franklin, J'Lo, LL Cool J, Joe and more. "Breathe" also features production from Scott Storch (Mario, 50 Cent, etc) Jazze Pha (Rueben Studdard, Dave Hollister, Ciara, etc), Jayd Daniels (SWV, Pink, D'Mello, etc) and Ced Solo (Kelly Rowland, Beyonce, Anthony Hamilton, etc). Kieran's debut effort delivers for his established fan base and will "Breathe" life into those new to his music.

Kieran's music speaks volumes; he is a true singer and entertainer.

Provided by the MusicDish Network. Copyright © Tag It 2005 - Republished with Permission

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MusicDish Network Promotes 60's Love Child Astrella-Celeste


MusicDish, an Internet music magazine publisher and artist marketing/development firm, is proud to announce the addition of Pop/Jazz singer Astrella Celeste to the MusicDish Network roster. Combining a variety of online viral marketing strategies, the MusicDish Network will be coordinating a broad campaign in support of her debut album "Blue Star" (the Spanish translation of Astrella Celeste).
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MusicDish At MIDEM: J-Music Distribution, France

J-Music Distribution describes itself as "the very first European distributor of Japanese music whose activities link Japanese artists and their management, Japanese record companies, and European distributors together to provide a stable framework of distribution from artists to music retail store."

Formed in December 2005, J-Music Distribution representatives brought their business vision to "MIDEM, The World Music Market's 40th Edition" conference in Cannes, France.

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Musicians Turn to Short Run DVD Production
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