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Friday’s Music Industry Link Roundup

Posted by dockane On June - 20 - 2008

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For this week’s link round-up, we’re gonna’ hit music stories, but also look at a few other relevant things I thought were worth sharing that could help readers interested in other types of peripheral entertainment industry careers in film and television for example. So, here we go:

For some reason Billy Bragg has been popping up on my radar a lot lately, first as the songwriter/performer for a good number of tracks on the recent film, “Momma’s Boy, and then again this morning I was pleasantly surprised to read about his comments regarding the changing landscape of radio which tied in nicely to yesterday’s article about its supposed demise. You can read more about Billy’s comments on’s The Gazette. I found his mention of how people find out about him rather interesting, particularly since the only reason I knew it was his voice behind some of the tracks on “Momma’s Boy” was because of an old habit of reading the credits in films!

I guess the planets must have aligned in unique fashion yesterday, as my Friday stroll over to Glenn People’s Coolfer just now, revealed that, he too, thought it was a good idea to write about radio yesterday as well. Sweet. You can read more about his somewhat similar take on radio at the always relevant,

Now for some film and TV stuff!

Speaking of watching film credits, if you have an interest in sound and recording, you might want to consider a career as an ADR (Additional Dialog Recorder). One of my favorite ADR guys is the much more famous than me; academy award winning: Doc Kane. Same name, different guys, and my name was given to me many moons ago by a colleague of mine at M&M Mars. . .don’t know how he got his, do you?

If you’re at all interested in becoming a film scorer, than take a look-see at Lukas Kendell’s advice on how to break into the film scoring industry. His advice is rather timeless, so enjoy it and get movin’!

Lastly, two quick links:

If you’re a radio news junkie, or information junkie in general, you’ve got to take a look at A buddy of mine in the San Francisco radio world tipped me off to its awesomeness this week, so I’ve been checking it out to see what its about. They’re in Beta release at the moment, but you can still sign up and create your own stations right now in literally about 5 seconds. You’ll see my interview with the folks next week, but for now, there’s the exclusive breaking news if you will about this great new service that will blow your tiny little head off! Stay tuned.

Lastly, I stumbled upon an interesting promotion today from Academic Superstore, where you can

Have a brilliant weekend, enjoy it if you’re already in it, and hope you had a great time if you’re already out of it! Cheers, Doc

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