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AOL’s Daily Finance debuts a commercial from Singer Songwriter Samantha Murphy about Limelight, a simple way for artists to clear any cover song in the world. Limelight‘s full press release is below.

We are very excited about the launch and debut of our new Limelight educational video with Internet pioneer and indie singer-songwriter Samantha Murphy (The Highway Girl). Samantha has written, produced and starred in this 2 minute and 19 second long video highlighting the recording of her new single, an amazing cover of the classic Johnny Cash song “Ring of Fire”. It also shows Samantha using Limelight to clear the necessary mechanical license for this song for her upcoming release.

Samantha is the rare combination of accomplished musician, technology advocate and champion for artists and songwriters. She has produced not only a compelling video that highlights Limelight’s ease-of-use, but has also delivered a memorable version of Johnny Cash’s classic Ring of Fire. We are extremely grateful for her talents, passion and vision for this incredible song. Ring of Fire is the first single from Samantha’s new album Some Assembly Required and will be available on September 15.

We hope that you enjoy it. For more about Samantha / The Highway Girl check out www.samanthamurphy.com and www.thehighwaygirl.com.

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The Highway Girl Presents @SXSW 2010 Prepare yourself for the madness that is SXSW by enjoying a glass of wine and listening to some incredible storytellers play live music!

We have two tickets up for grabs to our PRIVATE event. If you’d like a chance to win and hear live sets from Rob Giles, Rosi Golan, Samantha is The Highway Girl and more, send us an email with ‘SXSW Party’ in the subject line to enter.

Winner will be notified by email no later than 3/10/10. In honor of our new partnership with Roku, we will be giving away a Roku box at our party!

RSVP on Facebook >>

Featured Artists:

  • Rob Giles
  • Rosi Golan
  • Samantha Murphy
  • More Artists!


Sponsors:

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Happy Holidays from The Highway Girl!  It’s hard to believe another year is almost over. We hope you’ve enjoyed Season 2 of The Highway Girl as much as we did!

We’d like to thank you again for your continuing support and hope that you stay tuned in 2010. We have lots of exciting plans in the works–including a brand new website–that are sure to make Season 3 of The Highway Girl the best yet!

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Do Geeks Rock? Yes!Every once in awhile a cool event comes along and we wanna be involved! That’s why for the second year we’re proud to be media sponsors of Silicon Valley Rocks. Benefiting Music in Schools Today (MuST), SV Rocks is 7 bands comprised of at least one exec from the tech community.

Tech professionals by day, rockers by night – on December 9 at the Great American Music Hall, they’ll pick up their instruments and venture onto the big stage to let their alter egos shine… for a good cause and the love of music.

Silicon Valley Rocks 2009 will bring together the Valley’s tech community – from VCs and entrepreneurs to bloggers and software developers – to raise money for Music in Schools Today (MuST), a Bay Area non-profit that seeks to rescue music programs from budget cuts.

The second annual showcase will once again feature Silicon Valley bands and original rockers who will entertain and amuse your entire social graph.  Friends of the Highway Girl can save $5 off tickets at all pricing levels by clicking here.

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  • Rolling Stone (re)Discovers the Web: In an overdue move, Rolling Stone is taking back control of its flagship web site from RealNetworks, and will be relaunching it in January with new community and customization features. [Hypebot]
  • 20 Pre-Punk Gems: For this playlist I wanted to explore some of my favorite tracks from the pre-punk era. [Yahoo! Music]
  • Apple Admits Spotify Streaming Music App to iTunes: Spotify offers legal and free access to a library of music through its streaming music player. The company’s dream is to let everyone listen to whatever they want, whenever they want, and wherever they want. Getting its application into the iPhone App Store brings the company closer to that dream. [Yahoo! News]

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This week we’re dusting off our interview and live performance with Australia’s The Devoted Few.

I stumbled across this band when we were planning a trip Down Under and I have to say I’m completely blown away by them. The Devoted Few’s debut album, “Baby, You’re a Vampire” Kicks ass. It was mixed by the same guy who did Kings of Leon. You’ve gotta hear it and buy it!

Also check out our interview with the band’s manager, Stuart Coupe on our Industry Experts pages.

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