Musical Guest: Amy Petty [Manchester, NH]
Amy Petty is our first chosen artist for the new The Highway Girl Podcast series.
Amy has such an incredibly rich voice that I have to think of great singers like Joan Osborne and Ann Wilson. I literally never tire of listening to her sing.
Amy’s debut CD Mystery Keeps You was produced and engineered by Jacob Detering (Bonnie Raitt) and features performances by R. Scott Bryan (Sheryl Crow, Peter Mayer) and Eric Grossman (K’s Choice).
Calling All Artists: Wanna Be on The Show?
The Highway Girl has been viewed and downloaded millions of times and is available on video and podcast. In addition to widespread distribution on the Internet, the show airs and is watched by millions of people on Comcast on the ARC Channel.
Submit your music to be considered for the program. Selected artists will be interviewed by Samantha Murphy and will have three of their songs included in the program. Artists will be given their own page at TheHighwayGirl.com and will have the opportunity to sell their merchandise there as well.
Samantha will sit down with a music industry expert to discuss your music as well as ways artists can approach distributing and marketing in the digital world. Past guests include WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg, Nettwerk Records and Lilith Fair Founder Terry McBride, Senior VP of Yahoo! Music Michael Spiegelman, Hit Songwriters Tony Hatch and Allee Willis and many more.
THG Archives: Parthenon Huxley [D.C.]
This week we’re dusting off our podcast with Parthenon Huxley.
Parthenon Huxley’s music takes me back to highschool when I spent my weekends listening to bands like The Cars and The Beatles. His songs are infectious and tell great stories that make me feel understood.
Apart from being a solo artist and a latter-day member of ELO, Hux has written four top twenty hits: “Hello Cruel World” with moodmeister E (Mark Everett of eels), “You Don’t Have To Remind Me” with rock chanteuse Sass Jordan, “Wake Me Up” with pretty boy pop dude Kyle Vincent and “With Heaven On Our Side”, recorded by mainstream rock tyrants Foreigner.
A third of young people would not pay for music online, or videos: While the statistic appears to confirm the worst fears of TV, film, music and newspaper companies that it may be impossible to get the younger generation to pay online, the EC report did offer a glimmer of hope. [Guardian UK]
YouTube video case study:: One of our main goals at YouTube is to help content creators effectively make money from the distribution of their content online. That they can do so in a way that brings artists and our community together to create fun, spontaneous and inspiring works, is one of the best and most exciting things about YouTube. [Google Blog]
Spinning in the Grave: Why music magazines are dying: Late last month, Vibe magazine announced that it was ceasing publication. The next day, word arrived that Spin was laying off a half-dozen staffers. In late March, Blender folded outright, and a few months before that, Rolling Stone trimmed its masthead. [Slate]
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