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Monica Kenyon (from Joe & Buzz) – Firework Single

Here is a fantastic version of Katy Perry’s hit single Firework, produced by Mystefire Record’s our Sunshine Collective for the web-series, Joe and Buzz. Brian Arbuckle and Stephanie Richards (Sunshine Collective) brought in the authentic talents of Tammy Rogers (fiddle) and Richard Bailey (Banjo) who are members of the Grammy nominated band the SteelDrivers. [field name=iframe] If you like it share it. If you love it buy it...

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“…the most pleasing-to-the-whole-family album of the year”

Yes that was the closing line from the momfilter review of Sunshine Collective’s debut CD Wanna Play?  Read the review here.

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No, New Music Doesn’t Suck

This is a fantastic article by Jeff Pollack over at the Huffington Post. It has been striking how many of the comments to some of my recent blogs about the continued deterioration of the traditional music business, other than the greed of the labels, concern the low quality of new music today. But it’s simply not the case. This tired argument has been used by each succeeding generation after they pass through their primary music...

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Jeff Castalez of Dangerbird Records

“I don’t want to hear some guy chomping on a cigar in Beverly Hills telling me it’s all gone pear-shaped. The people who invented the paradigm and were trusted to run it let it run afoul. We have to fix it…There are going to be far fewer skyscrapers in the music business and many, many more squat buildings that are filled with purpose.” - Jeff Castalez, co-owner Dangerbird Records via “The people who...

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The Arcade Fire and indie record labels : The New Yorker

Maybe it is wishful thinking, with a tinge of regret, but this Sasha Frere-Jones article in The New Yorker points to the continued decline of the major label model.  In my humble opinion, this is a good thing however this leaves a void where the gatekeepers that once help us sort out what was worth listening to is filled with too many options. Now that the outsized profits of the CD era have disappeared, the music business is rapidly...

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