Archive for August, 2010

HEALTH SOUNDS

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on August 26, 2010 by damngoodtunes

Today we launch yet another new segment to damngoodtunes.com! Health Sounds is all about optimal health for musicians and those who are a a part of the music industry, but I believe there will be information that everyone needs to know and will be interested in. Over the coming weeks and months we will be inviting health industry and wellness practitioners who have an affinity for music, to submit articles and interviews and therefore to help educate all of us. Topics planned include: all drugs – pharmaceutical,herbal treatments and remedies and illicit street drugs. Their interactions, usages and possible side effects will all be discussed while health care practitioners will be invited for discussions and podcasts. We know that musicians, singers and those in the industry cannot afford to be sick and of course, no one likes to be. There’s so much confusing information out there but many good resources for answers. Come along with us at the DGT as we continue to do our best to help others and remember, ” It’s all about the music ” !

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NEW FEATURE: ” JUST DISCOVERED “

Posted in Female Vocalist, Independent Music, Indie Music, Interviews, Journalism, News, Reviews, songwriter with tags on August 25, 2010 by damngoodtunes

HELLO EVERYONE AND WOW! ARE WE EVER HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE OUR NEWEST LATEST FEATURE CALLED ” JUST DISCOVERED ” !

Kicking us off into full swing is new artist discovery, Alice Evans who hails from Seattle WashingtonAlice sings of love and pain and joy and creates a soundscape of emotions while accompanying herself on the piano quite well. I was most impressed by the well-written ” TANGO ” and would love to have you all check out Alice Evans today in damngoodtunes.com !

Internet Radio Equality Act

Posted in Independent Music, Indie Music, Internet Radio, Journalism with tags , , , , , , on August 21, 2010 by damngoodtunes

Have you heard of this? Do you understand it? What side of the fence should you be standing on? Read the text as it was written by Congress;

4/26/2007–Introduced.
Internet Radio Equality Act – Declares to be ineffective: (1) the March 2, 2007, Determination of Rates and Terms of the U.S. Copyright Royalty Judges regarding rates and terms for the digital performance of sound recordings and ephemeral recordings; (2) the April 17, 2007, modification of that determination by an order denying motions for rehearing; and (3) any subsequent modification by the Copyright Royalty Judges published in the Federal Register. Replaces standards for determining reasonable rates and terms of royalty payments for public performances of sound recordings by means of eligible nonsubscription transmission services and new subscription services with a requirement that such rates and terms be established in accordance with stated objectives of the Copyright Royalty Judges. (Currently, rates and terms are required to distinguish among different types of eligible nonsubscription transmission services and include a minimum fee for each type.) Allows a minimum annual royalty for each provider subject to such rates and terms. Provides a transition rule for payment of royalties by providers of digital audio transmissions that would have been subject to the rates and terms nullified by this Act. Revises royalty payment provisions concerning the use of certain works in noncommercial broadcasting to include: (1) sound recordings; and (2) performance or display by nonprofit organizations and public broadcasting entities. Provides a transition rule for the payment by a public broadcasting entity to owners of copyrights in sound recordings. Requires a report to the Copyright Royalty Judges by the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information on the competitiveness of the Internet radio marketplace and the effect on Internet radio providers of proposed rate determinations in proceedings concerning: (1) public performances of sound recordings by means of the services described above; or (2) the use of certain works in noncommercial broadcasting. Requires the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), upon publication of the commencement of proceedings of the Copyright Royalty Judges to determine rates and terms under the statutory license described in this Act, to report on the effect of such proposals on localism, diversity, and competition in the Internet radio marketplace (including in rural areas). Requires a report to Congress and the Copyright Royalty Judges by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) on the effect of such proposals upon public broadcasting licensees and permittees.

Ground Zero Faith

Posted in Journalism, Peace, survival, World News with tags , , , on August 18, 2010 by damngoodtunes

Thank you Eric Normand for the commentary about Ground Zero Mosque. I would like to share my comments with the world on this one:

Eric; That was one of the most moving and dynamic commentaries I have ever seen! I usually stay away from forums and comments in the web of gloom however, lately I have found myself speaking up more for America and peace, harmony for all citizens of the world. Should we ever have the time to sit down for a few hours I could go on and on about the oppression of good people throughout history, and whether it is acceptable to march into someone else’s continent and take all which they love and believe in from them in the name of our God. And now to see the attack on the Muslim people, their children in the schools by other youth who have learned from their elders to hate. This is shameful Eric and it must be stopped!
What I say now is we all have to ” engage ” in peace games, not war games. The more we talk about and act upon the idea of peace, the more prevalent peace will become. It matters not if you are in the mountains of Afghanistan or you are in command of western or Euro forces, our little wars need to end. There is evidence that the twisted leader of N. Korea is insane enough to fire off a few nukes in a mass-murder suicide attempt against the rest of the world. Radiation and environmental devastation would last for over a decade and will effect everyone and every living thing on this planet. We cannot let this happen, we must work toward peace. It is not right to advance into someone else’s land and take it from them or to try and change their ideologies in 2010 any more than it was acceptable in the 12th-18th Centuries. So we must not. But, we must reach out to the world and spread a message of peace, so that Buddhists, Hindu,Muslims, Christians, Jews and all faiths may live together and build the future of mankind together, not destroy it.
I am an optimist Eric. I believe we can do this and that we will. My grand-children drive my faith in mankind and my hopes for their future. We as parents and grand-parents must ” Teach your children well ” as Crosby, Stills and Nash once said, followed by ” All we are saying, Is give peace a chance “. Lennon

New PSA

Posted in Independent Music, Indie Music, Interviews, Journalism, Music City USA, News, recording, Reviews, Rock Band on August 5, 2010 by damngoodtunes