Thursday, December 27, 2007

Andy Zipf wants to be your pfriend

In case you haven't checked out the last post, don't forget that

"Jan. 22nd at 8:00 p.m, Zipf will be bringing the fruits of his most ambitious vision, the Pfriends on Pfilm Tour (Zipf, get it?) to Pour Cafe in Tuscaloosa."


I like the big red letters, don't you? If you want more information about Andy Zipf, you can also check out this interview with him at The Drop Online.

Here's a teaser: "Andy, you’ve always had a hugely engaging live show but is bringing video into the mix going to be too much for us to bear?"

What will Andy's answer be? I must find out by clicking on the link above!

The article also has a schedule of all venues and cities this tour will be hitting - including, of course, Pour Cafe, right here in our very own Tuscaloosa, AL.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

NEWSLETTER: Andy Zipf: Pfriends on Pfilm Coming to Tuscaloosa on January 22nd


You don't know me, but I want you to believe in Andy Zipf. You don't have to befriend him on Myspace, vote for him on MTV, or buy his album on iTunes just listen to him. It just takes a click, Zipf will let you listen, http://myspace.com/andyzipf , and then download, http://andyzipf.com , all without charging a dime.


"I believe that music isn't something that's meant to be encapsulated, homogenized and programmed into a commercially viable product," said Zipf. "Music transcends commercialism and is meant to be experienced live."


It would be easy to throw Zipf into the category of "performing singer/songwriter," but somehow that seems to understate the sound of the ballad belting sardonic singer from D.C. Never content with the traditional musical marketing formula, Zipf has continually sought ways to reach his audience and provide a different type of experience and on Jan. 22nd at 8:00 p.m, Zipf will be bringing the fruits of his most ambitious vision, the Pfriends on Pfilm Tour (Zipf, get it?) to Pour Cafe in Tuscaloosa.


With the help of a few friends, Zipf's created a 45 minute live concert experience that's a little different than most shoe gazing troubadours. Still images and old film fuse with live video shot during the concert are thematically projected onto a screen, while Zipf and his band providing a live soundtrack. Basically, think Sigur Ros meets Damien Rice and the Velvet Underground. You could also just watch this, http://youtube.com/watch?v=OC2mAo3Q7qo


It's not like Zipf's talent has never been recognized. He's toured across the nation, played SXSW, opened for numerous well respected bands, and been featured in PASTE, He's just never had that breakthrough taking him from clubs to arenas. Pfriends on Pfilm may not bring that widespread recognition, but that won't hold Zipf back at all.


"Pfriends on Pfilm will help to tell my story in a visually stimulating way, and enhance the musical experience for my audience," said Zipf. "I want to make this a unique show for each person that sees it, every night. It's going to be epic, or I'll go home."


Not many artists would attempt to independently take this type of sensory extravaganza on the road, but not many artists would try to pay for album production costs through the donations of fans. Zipf raised $45,000 to do just that in 2006, and in 2008, he'll try to make believers out of Tuscaloosa with Pfriends on Pfilm.

For further information contact Nathan at musicalhedonist@gmail.com

Friday, December 21, 2007

Happy, Happy! & UA at Oxford


Dear Honors College Students,

I hope you are having and will continue to have the most marvelous holiday! It is good to study, and it is good to cease from study!

I remind you of the Alabama at Oxford program in second term summer, which boasts two wonderful honors courses: UH 210 The Arts of Oxford, taught by Ms. Allen Jones and EN 216 Honors English Literature 2, taught by me. Also there is a linguistics course "The Queen's
English," taught by Dr. Catherine Davies, a history course on British Popular Music, taught by Dr. John Beeler, and a Shakespeare course, taught by me. As I've mentioned to you earlier, this is a truly wonderful program, and I thought it best to bring it back to your attention while you are in the presence of folks who might love to ship you out of the country for five weeks in England next summer.

You can find more information at: http://international.ua.edu/overseas-study/summer/Oxford.html. From that page click on Brochure.

I'd love to see the whole Oxford contingent made up of Honors College students!

Best wishes,

Bob Halli

--
Robert W. Halli, Jr., Ph.D.
Dean, Honors College
Director, University Fellows Experience
The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0169

Look Pink Search Invitation

I got this in my email box today. Don't forget that if you have any announcements (especially all you University of Alabama/faculty/staff) I'm happy to review them and post them (if posting is deemed possible).

I wanted to let you know that I'm helping the Look Pink Search Engine in its quest to get over 1,000,000 people searching LookPink.

If we can achieve this goal on any day before the New Year arrives, then over $100,000 will be generated by the Look Pink Search Engine in support of breast cancer prevention.

Act now by forwarding this message to 10 of your friends, so that we can reach our goal in time! We only have 10 days left.

In the meantime, please visit the Look Pink Search Engine to find out more:

http://www.lookpink.com/

Thanks for your support, Look Pink Search

Visit Jennifer Lopez's Official Online Store This Holiday!

Hi wvua!

Visit Jennifer Lopez's Official Online Store This Holiday!

Get the Jennifer Lopez fan on your list a holiday gift from the official online store! Shop here today!

Happy Holidays from Jennifer Lopez! Win a (Product) Red iPod Nano and JLO's latest CDs and DVDs now!
Enter Epic's Spectacular Holiday Giveaway for a chance to win! One lucky winner will receive a brand new iPod Nano as well as a special JLO goodie bag! 10 runners up will also have a chance to win a goodie bag which will include the Brave album and DVD Bonus Pack feauturing the making of the "Do It Well," as well as the Como Ama Una Mujer CD and miniseries DVD! Head over now to enter here. Check out Jennifer's latest video, "Hold It Don't Drop It" here!

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"Como Ama Une Mujer" Dramatic Miniseries out now!
The "Como Ama Una Mujer" DVD is out now! Click here to purchase! The DVD is a five-part dramatic mini-series produced by Lopez herself, inspired by the lyrics of her first Spanish-language album. At the end of each episode, Jennifer performs the theme song that inspired that episode. The five part mini-series tells the story of a woman's journey to find her true soul-mate, but with her glamorous life and professional success come heartbreak and betrayals that threaten to break her spirit. The perfect present for Jennifer fans this holiday season!


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Jennifer Lopez on Facebook!



Visit Jennifer's new profile on Facebook!

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Jennifer Lopez on VH1.com's Box Set!
Watch exclusive interviews and music videos from
Jennifer here on VH1.com's Box Set!

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BraveJennifer Lopez
the new album Brave
featuring the hit single "Do It Well"
available this NOW!


The new album is available in 2 formats!

Regular CD: Click here to order now!
Deluxe CD/DVD: This includes a bonus DVD with 4 music videos, an expanded CD booklet with bonus photos & lyrics, plus a free instrumental ringtone & mobile wallpaper. Click here to order the Deluxe version now!


You can also download / stream the album from iTunes | Rhapsody | Real | Napster | Walmart

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For all the latest on Jennifer Lopez, visit
www.jenniferlopez.com
www.myspace.com/jenniferlopez

NEWSLETTER: Send A Bon Jovi Greeting This Holiday

View The Bon Jovi Holiday ECard Now!

Send a Bon Jovi E-Card to your friends and family for the holidays! You can choose from 10 different designs. Just click on the image above, pick a design and send!

Happy Holidays,

Bon Jovi



NEWSLETTER: IMA Winners Announced

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Winners Announced For
The 7th Annual Independent Music Awards

As legends and superstars continue to defect from the majors to assert control over their careers, the IMAs and Music Resource Group announce more than 50 Winners in Music, Music Packaging,
Music Video and Design categories for the
7th Annual Independent Music Awards.

Read More...


Maximizing your XMAS Sales – Part 3

There’s still time for you to generate good will & beef up your sales for this critical 4th quarter, also known as XMAS to retailers and marketers. In this installment we talked to several artists about their final XMAS push.

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Help Is On The Way!

All of you on the front lines of the new music industry know that it’s been a bumpy road these past few years. While no one can predict where it will all lead it’s clear that the music industry is being re-built by mavericks and entrepreneurs.

Read More...


Expert Advice on International Touring

Leaving your native land to find fame and fortune overseas can be tricky, but worthwhile. This month we asked the experts what you should know before you go.

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MyScene:
The Economics of
Going Green

Musician, entrepreneur, label exec and political correspondent John Romano describes his eureka moment – the Internet and the Green Movement will save the planet and the music industry. And, going “Green” can save you a ton of $$$$$.

Read More...


AtlasPlugged's
Best of 2007

This year as we all look ahead to a brighter and more successful music industry, we ask our MRG family and friends to look back and consider the music that they couldn’t tune out in 2007. Here are our staff picks for top Album, top shows, etc. Do you agree?

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December/January Happenings

Check out this and next month's calendar for submission details for shows, festivals, events, compilations and other opportunities.

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RSVP To See Good Charlotte Live At MTV!


Hey, wvua --

MTV are casting fans for a performance this Friday!

We're going to be performing Friday in the MTV studios as part of their New Years Eve event. MTV needs real fans to be there and help show support. There will also be a special performance by Mary J Blige as well.

Since this is for New Years Eve we have a Masquerade theme, so you will need to dress up accordingly. For FREE tickets, please
send an e-mail to woodieawards@mtvstaff.com and include the following:

MUST INCLUDE IN EMAIL
-Name
-Age (have to be 18-24 years old to attend)
-Phone Number
-Where do you live?
-What is your favorite Good Charlotte song? Why?
-Have you seen them in concert before?"


"A Beautiful Place" on MTV's The Hills!
"A Beautiful Place" was used on MTV's The Hills! Click here to purchase Good Morning Revival with "A Beautiful Place" now!

Good Charlotte Fan Club
We have recently relaunched our fan club at
www.goodcharlotteworldwide.com
Fan club members will have the ability to create their own profile page, post blogs, build up their friend list & more! Plus new members will receive a membership package which will include a GC T-shirt, button and sticker. Come join us!


New Tour Dates!
Click here for new tourdates!


SEE YOU SOON!
GC



GOOD MORNING REVIVAL AVAILABLE NOW

ORDER GOOD MORNING REVIVAL AT ITUNES!
ORDER THE CD AT THE SONY BMG MUSIC STORE!

www.goodcharlotte.com
www.myspace.com/goodcharlotte

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Urgent! Southern Company positions for spring 2008

Reply to Naomi Powell or phone her at 205-348-8549.

Southern Company has called and stated they have six co-op positions open for the spring semester. They need to fill these positions immediately! If you have a 2.5 GPA and can start your co-op assignment in the spring 2008 semester, this is an excellent opportunity for you to obtain a position with an outstanding company that could lead to permanent employment.


The positions are as follows:
  • One position in the Research Planning Division in Birmingham (All Majors)
  • One position in the Transmission Division in Birmingham (All majors)

These are regular alternating co-op position, not internships.

If you are interested please call or e-mail me immediately so that I may send your nomination to them.



Regards,

Naomi Powell

Assistant Director

Cooperative Education Program

The University of Alabama

Phone 205/348-8549 Fax 205/205/348-2459

Website HTTP://coop.eng.ua.edu

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

NEWSLETTER: Shakira's 'Oral Fixation Tour' Live on Blu-ray Disc available today!

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Shakira Live DVD Shakira's 'Oral Fixation Tour' Live on Blu-ray Disc available today!
The Blu-ray features a full 1080p high definition picture and better-than-CD quality surround sound. Click here to order now! For more details on Blu-ray, visit www.sonybmg.com/blu-ray.

This release is a live music video and includes behind the scenes footage from Shakira's l40-city, 2006/07 world tour which was attended by more than 2.5 million fans in North America, South America, Europe, Africa and Southeast Asia. Directed by Nick Wickham, the Blu-ray Disc features Shakira in l7 thrilling performances (listing below) with guest performances from Alejandro Sanz and Wyclef Jean. Also included are three bonus video clips, a high definition photo gallery, behind the scenes footage and a documentary of Shakira's visit to Colombia in support of her Pies Descalzos foundation which builds schools in poor areas of the country. A bonus CD of the live songs is included with the Blu-ray.

Shakira's Oral Fixation tour sold out all around the world, and she made history when she performed in front of 200,000 fans at Mexico City's Plaza del Zocalo, the largest crowd in Mexican history. She played at the pyramids in Egypt and for the first time in Dubai. The ORAL FIXATION TOUR Blu-ray Disc includes behind the scenes footage of Shakira during her world travels, meeting with fans, friends and world leaders, and a triumphant hometown visit to Baranquilla.

TRACK LISTING
1. Intro/ Estoy Aquí
2. Te Dejo Madrid
3. Don't Bother
4. Antología
5. Hey You
6. Inevitable
7. Si Te Vas
8. La Tortura (featuring Alejandro Sanz)
9. NO
10. Whenever, Wherever
11. La Pared
12. Underneath Your Clothes
13. Pies Descalzos
14. Ciega, Sordomuda
15. Ojos Así
16. Hips Don't Lie (featuring Wyclef Jean)

Bonus Videos:
- Obtener Un Si (Live)
- La Pared (Live)
- Las De La Intuición

Bonus CD
1. Intro / Estoy Aquí
2. Don't Bother
3. Inevitable
4. La Pared
5. Hips Don't Lie

Bonus Footage- 2 documentaries
- Pies Descalzos/Barefoot—Filmed in Colombia, this short film focuses on Shakira's foundation, which is building schools in her home country.
- Around the World in 397 days—5 minute behind the scenes exclusive.

Happy Holidays from Shakira! Win a (Product) Red iPod Nano and the Oral Fixation Tour DVD now!
Enter Epic's Spectacular Holiday Giveaway for a chance to win! One lucky winner will receive a brand new iPod Nano as well as a special Epic goodie bag including Shakira's Oral Fixation Tour DVD! Head over now to enter here. Plus check out tons of clips from the DVD here!

Shakira gets Grammy nomination!
Congrats to Shakira on her Grammy nomination! Shakira is up for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals for her work with Beyonce on "Beautiful Liar". Tune in February 10th on CBS to find out the winner!

Shakira Original Songs appear in the "Love In The Time of Cholera" Soundtrack.
Two original songs from Shakira appear on the soundtrack to "Love In The Time of Cholera." The two songs are "Hay Amores" and "Despedida" and they will be available, along with Antonio Pinto's score, exclusively via iTunes now. The film is in theaters now across the nation.

Shakira's New Facebook Page
Click here to visit Shakira's brand new Facebook page!


For more information on Shakira, visit
www.shakira.com
www.myspace.com/shakira

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Shakira Live DVDEl Blu-ray de la Gira de Shakira, "Fijación Oral" En Vivo está Disponible Ya!

El Blu-ray de la Gira de Shakira, "Fijación Oral" En Vivo está Disponible Ya! Blu-ray presenta una imagen completa en alta definición de 1080p y una mejor calidad de sonido "surround" que el CD. Haga click aquí para ordenar el Blu-ray ya! Para más detalles sobre Blu-ray, visite www.sonybmg.com/blu-ray.

Este lanzamiento es el video de la presentación en vivo que incluye escenas detrás de cámaras de la gira mundial de Shakira, que entre el 2006 y 2007 recorrió 140 ciudades y reunió a más de 2.5 millones de fans en América del Norte, América del Sur, Europa, Africa y Sureste de Asia. Dirigido por Nick Wickham, el Blu-ray presenta a Shakira en 17 espectaculares actuaciones (lista anexa) con invitados especiales, desde Alejandro Sanz hasta Wyclef Jean. También se incluyen como bonus, tres videoclips, galería de fotos en alta definición, escenas de detrás del escenario y un documental de la visita de Shakira a Colombia en apoyo a su fundación Pies Descalzos, la cual se dedica a construir escuelas en áreas pobres. Otro bonus es un CD de canciones interpretadas en vivo que será incluido en el paquete del Blu-ray.

La gira Fijación Oral de Shakira, registró un lleno total alrededor del mundo, y la bella colombiana hizo historia cuando actuó ante más de 200,000 fans en el Zócalo de la Ciudad de México, la multitud jamás antes reunida en la historia mexicana. Shakira actuó en las pirámides de Egipto y por primera vez en Dubai. El Blu-ray del TOUR DE FIJACION ORAL, incluye escenas de detrás del escenario, videos de sus viajes alrededor del mundo, reuniones con sus admiradores, amigos y líderes del mundo, así como una triunfante visita de Shakira a su barrio natal en Baranquilla.

TRACK LISTING
1. Intro/ Estoy Aquí
2. Te Dejo Madrid
3. Don't Bother
4. Antología
5. Hey You
6. Inevitable
7. Si Te Vas
8. La Tortura (featuring Alejandro Sanz)
9. NO
10. Whenever, Wherever
11. La Pared
12. Underneath Your Clothes
13. Pies Descalzos
14. Ciega, Sordomuda
15. Ojos Así
16. Hips Don't Lie (featuring Wyclef Jean)

Bonus Videos:
- Obtener Un Si (Live)
- La Pared (Live)
- Las De La Intuición

Bonus CD
1. Intro / Estoy Aquí
2. Don't Bother
3. Inevitable
4. La Pared
5. Hips Don't Lie

Bonus Video - 2 documentales
- "Pies Descalzos"-Filmado en Colombia, este corto cinematográfico se enfoca en la fundación de Shakira, la cual se dedica a construir escuelas en su país natal.
- "Alrededor del Mundo en 397 días" -5 minutos de escenas exclusivas de detrás del escenario.

Felices Fiestas le desea Shakira! Gane un iPod Nano de "(Product) Red" y el DVD de la Gira "Oral Fixation'!
Participe en el Evento de Navidad de Epic y tendrá la oportunidad de ganar! El feliz ganador recibirá un iPod Nano, así como una sorpresa de Epic, que incuye el DVD de la gira de Shakira "Oral Fixation"! Voltee aquí para participar. Además, vea muchas de las escenas del DVD aquí!

"Beautiful Liar" ha sido nominada para Premio Grammy!
"Beautiful Liar", de Beyonce con Shakira, ha sido nominada para un Premio Grammy en la categoria de Mejor Colaboración Pop!

Canciones Originales de Shakira aparecerán en el disco de la película "El Amor en los Tiempos del Cólera"
Dos canciones originales de Shakira aparecen en el disco de la película "El Amor en los Tiempos del Cólera". Las dos canciones son "Hay Amores" y "Despedida" y están disponibles, junto con el puntaje de Antonio Pinto, exclusivamente a través de iTunes. La película está en teatros en todo el país.

Nueva Página de Shakira en Facebook
Haga click aquí para visitar la nueva página de Shakira en Facebook!

www.shakira.com
www.myspace.com/shakira


Drexel U Wins Independent Music Award

WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR
THE 7TH ANNUAL INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS

Drexel University, Florida State University, New York University
and University of Colorado/Denver Awarded Honors in College Label Category

December 18, 2007, Montclair, NJ – Music Resource Group, publisher of the best-selling music business contact database, The Musician’s Atlas and the interactive AtlasOnline, has announced the winners of the 7th Annual Independent Music Awards (IMA).

This year the IMAs, the awards program for the 'Indie Revolution,' honored more than 50 Winners in Music, Music packaging and Design categories. New categories added this year include College Label, Music For Children and Music Video categories.

Reflecting the breadth and diversity of the independent music community, IMA Winners and Finalists represent a mix of established artists such as Koko Taylor (Blues Album Winner), Miguel Migs (Dance/Electronica Album Winner), Ike Turner (Blues Album Finalist), Bob McGrath (Children’s Album Finalist) and Ernie Watts (Jazz Album Winner) alongside Indie favorites including The Apples In Stereo (Pop/Rock Song Winner), Johnny Dowd (Alt. Country Album Winner), Joan As Police Woman (Pop/Rock Album - Tie) and rising stars including No More Kings, Miko Marks (Country Song Winner), Girl In A Coma (Punk Song Winner) and The Silver Seas (Pop/Rock Finalist).

In addition to this year’s winners in various music and design categories, Drexel University’s Mad Dragon Records took the program’s top honors in the first College Record Label Award for the self-titled release for the band Hoots & Hellmouth. Another Mad Dragon release, Andrew Lipke’s “The Way Home,” was honored as a Finalist in the category along with the WVFS release, “Live At WVFS” from Florida State University; a Village Records release, “Banana Split” from New York University and “Put Your Ear To The Ground: Colorado Cuts Vol.2” from University of Colorado/Denver.

“More and more school programs are adapting to the changing realities of the industry and offering their students tangible, hands-on learning opportunities,” said Martin Folkman of Music Resource Group and the Independent Music Awards. “Many music business programs are putting out and marketing quality releases on their own labels; booking artists on national tours; signing artists to publishing deals, etc. The Musician’s Atlas and the Independent Music Awards supports all independent entrepreneurs in their pursuit of success,” said Folkman.

“Music Resource Group believes that the future of the music industry will be shaped by the mavericks who are currently enrolled in music and music business courses,” said Folkman “The Independent Music Awards is the only international program that is focused on promoting these students and their schools.”

About The IMAs

The IMAs is a unique, international program that helps vetted indie artists and releases overcome mainstream obstacles and reach wider audiences. IMA Winners are selected solely on the basis of artistic merit -marketing campaigns and sales figures have no impact on judges’ decisions.

IMA winners were selected from hundreds of Finalists from around the globe by a panel of celebrity and industry judges including Snoop Dogg, Suzanne Vega, Susan Tedeschi, Ray Davies, Chad Smith, Mavis Staples, Charlie Musselwhite, Martin Atkins, Judy Collins, Rolling Stone Contributor Anthony DeCurtis, DJ/Tastemaker Chris Douridas, Vans Warped Tour Founder Kevin Lyman, Activision Worldwide Music Executive Tim Riley and MTV Music Supervisor Carrie Hughes, among other artist and industry panelists.

Reflecting the realities of an increasingly fragmented marketplace, the IMAs eschew cash and prizes in favor of awarding Winners and Finalists with coveted marketing initiatives and exposure via yearlong print, online and radio promotion, distribution and performance opportunities.

IMA strategic partnerships with eMusic, Pure Volume, maniaTV, Havoc TV, World Space Satellite Radio, Burnside Distribution and the Planetary Group place Winners & Finalists in front of millions of music fans & industry decision makers.

7th Annual IMA Program Highlights include:

  • Winners & Finalists are featured in the 2008 10th Anniversary edition of The Musician’s Atlas – the best-selling guide for today's music industry. The publication is distributed throughout North America, Europe, Australia and Asia.
  • Winners & Finalists receive yearlong marketing support and distribution alliances that place them in front of millions of music fans and industry decision makers around the world.
  • Winners tracks are included on the IMA CD compilation, Now Hear This distributed at major music events such as SXSW, Folk Alliance, Popkomm, NXNE, Ozzfest, Warped Tour, MacRock, MTV Springbreak, London Calling and other industry and consumer events throughout 2008.
  • CD compilation serviced to 700+ USA & Canadian public & college radio stations by The Planetary Group.
  • CD compilation promoted to 4 million+ eMusic subscribers.
  • CD compilation promoted to 2 million+ Pure Volume customers.
  • Winners and Finalists will be featured on the maniaTV & HavocTV internet networks.
  • Winners to be featured on World Space satellite radio.
  • Winners & Finalists promoted to Social Networking communities such as MySpace, Trig.com, Facebook, etc.

“Vox Populi” Voting Determines IMA People’s Choice Winners

Additionally, music fans from around the world will have their say at the IMA Vox Populi Jukebox (www.IndependentMusicAwards.com/pages/IMAFinalist) by voting for their favorite artists and tracks from now through February 2008.

All IMA Winners and Vox Populi favorites will benefit from print, online, broadcast and related promotions throughout 2008.

See IMA winners in the Album and Song categories below:

For a complete list of winners and categories go to:

http://independentmusicawards.com/pages/jukebox2008.asp

Submissions for the upcoming 8th Annual Independent Music Awards are being accepted at Sonicbids.com and at IndependentMusicAwards.com. Deadline for entries is Friday, August 1, 2008.

IMA Music Winners Include

ALBUM CATEGORIES

ALT. COUNTRY – Johnny Dowd, ‘Cruel Words;’ AMERICANA – Hannah Blaylock & Eden’s Edge, ‘Lights Of Home;’ BLUES – Koko Taylor, ‘Old School;’ CHILDREN’S – Kira Willey, ‘Dance For The Sun;’ CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN – Sebastian Demrey, ‘Searching;’ COUNTRY – Chris Gray, ‘It’s All About Me;’ DANCE/ELECTRONICA – Miguel Migs, ‘Those Things;’ FOLK/ SINGER-SONGWRITER – Drew Pilgram, ‘Magnetic Sideways Pull;’ GOSPEL – The Minister John Butler, ‘The Tribute – Phase II;’ HARD ROCK/METAL – Ashes Are Nutritious, ‘Frustration +;’ JAM – Jason Seed Elixer Ensemble, ‘Where The Corners Meet;’ JAZZ – Ernie Watts, ‘Analog Man;’ LATIN – Jose Conde & Ola Fresca, ‘Revolucion;’ LIVE PERFORMANCE – Marco Benevento, ‘Live At Tonic;’ NEW AGE – Priscilla Hernandez, ‘Ancient Shadows;’ POP/ROCK (TIE) – Joan As Policewoman, ‘Real Life,’ – and - No More Kings, ‘No More Kings;’ R&B – Aja West & Friends, ‘Total Recall 2012;’ RAP/HIP-HOP – Zeph & Azeem, ‘Rise Up;’ WORLD FUSION – Cholo Soy – Jamie Cuadra, ‘Peruvian Waltz Chillout;’ WORLD TRADITIONAL – Alasdair White, ‘An Clàr Geal.’

SONG CATEGORIES

ALT. COUNTRY – Yarn, “No Future Together;” AMERICANA – Boulder Acoustic Society, “Does It Really Matter;” BLUES – Little Miss Higgins, “In The Middle Of Nowhere;” CHILDREN’S – Kira Willey, “Caterpillar, Caterpillar;” CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN – Vincent Joseph Manzo, “Only By Grace;” COUNTRY – Miko Marks, “It Feels Good;” DANCE/ELECTRONICA - Mudville, “Wicked;” FILM/TV & MULTIMEDIA – Jennifer Kreisberg, “Have Hope;” FOLK/ SINGER-SONGWRITER – Tannis Slimmon, “Ernest, Charlie & Allan;” GOSPEL – Robbin Thompson, “Move On Down The Line;” HARD ROCK/METAL - Pløk, “I Do Not Live In A Condo;” JAM – The Frequency, “Jim Gordon Part II;” JAZZ – Stanley Maxwell, “Mousetrap;” LATIN – Zoraida Santiago, “Canciones Por Todas Partes;” NEW AGE 9 6 Jeff Oster, “Saturn Calling;” POP/ROCK – The Apples In Stereo, “Same Old Drag;” PUNK – Girl In A Coma, “Clumsy Sky;” RAP/HIP-HOP – Animate Objects, “El Dorado;” R&B – Ari Gold, “Love Wasn’t Built In A Day;” SOCIAL ACTION – Kenny White, “How Long;” WORLD FUSION – Luca Mundaca, “Ha Dias;” WORLD TRADITIONAL – Lionel Loueke, “Kponnon Kpètè.”

To view the winners of the Independent Music Awards Design Categories for Best Album Packaging, Album Photography, Band & Label Website Design, Poster Art and Merchandising (Swag), visit the 7th Annual IMA Winners Jukebox at: http://musiciansatlas.com/pages/jukebox2008.asp

NEWSLETTER: Clash of the choirs


Clash of the Choirs!

If you missed Kelly Rowland on the premiere of Clash of the Choirs last night, don't worry. You can catch the 2nd day of the competition tonight, Tuesday, Dec. 18th at 8pm et on NBC.

Start voting for Kelly's choir at 9 pm et. Vote for Team Rowland by calling
1-877-624-6472 or voting onlıne at www.nbc.com


Be sure to join the Kelly Rowland Mob.

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Ms. Kelly in stores and online now! To purchase go to Sony Music Store

For more news on Kelly Rowland be sure to visit
www.kellyrowland.com

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Indepedent Music Awards winners


WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR
THE 7TH ANNUAL INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS

Awards Program For The “Indie Revolution”
Puts Major Muscle Behind Independent Releases

December 18, 2007, Montclair, NJ – Music Resource Group, publisher of The Musician’s Atlas and the interactive AtlasOnline, has announced the winners of the 7th Annual Independent Music Awards (IMA).

This year’s IMA program honors more than 50 Winners in Music, Music Packaging and Design categories. New categories added this year include Music Video, Music For Children and College Record Label release.

Reflecting the breadth and diversity of the independent music community, IMA Winners and Finalists represent a mix of established artists such as Koko Taylor (Blues Album Winner), Miguel Migs (Dance/Electronica Album Winner), Ike Turner (Blues Album Finalist), Bob McGrath (Children’s Album Finalist) and Ernie Watts (Jazz Album Winner) alongside Indie favorites including The Apples In Stereo (Pop/Rock Song Winner), Johnny Dowd (Alt. Country Album Winner), Joan As Police Woman (Pop/Rock Album - Tie) and rising stars including No More Kings, Miko Marks (Country Song Winner), Girl In A Coma (Punk Song Winner) and The Silver Seas (Pop/Rock Finalist).

IMA winners were selected from hundreds of Finalists from around the globe by a panel of celebrity and industry judges including Snoop Dogg, Suzanne Vega, Susan Tedeschi, Ray Davies, Chad Smith, Mavis Staples, Charlie Musselwhite, Martin Atkins, Judy Collins, Rolling Stone Contributor Anthony DeCurtis, DJ/Tastemaker Chris Douridas, Vans Warped Tour Founder Kevin Lyman, Activision Worldwide Music Executive Tim Riley and MTV Music Supervisor Carrie Hughes, among other artist and industry panelists.

In addition to this year’s winners in various music and design categories, Val Emmich’s video mix of live action and animation for his song ‘The Only One Lonely’ from the album ‘Sunlight Search Party' won the first IMA Music Video Award. And Drexel University’s Mad Dragon Label took the program’s top honors in the first College Record Label Award for the eponymous album release for the band Hoots & Hellmouth.

The IMAs is a unique, international program that helps vetted indie artists and releases overcome mainstream obstacles and reach wider audiences. IMA Winners are selected solely on the basis of artistic merit -marketing campaigns and sales figures have no impact on judges’ decisions.

Reflecting the realities of an increasingly fragmented marketplace, the IMAs eschew cash and prizes in favor of awarding Winners and Finalists with coveted marketing initiatives and exposure via yearlong print, online and radio promotion, distribution and performance opportunities. IMA strategic partnerships with eMusic, Pure Volume, maniaTV, Havoc TV, World Space Satellite Radio, Burnside Distribution and the Planetary Group place Winners & Finalists in front of millions of music fans & industry decision makers.

7th Annual IMA Program Highlights include:

  • Winners & Finalists are featured in the 2008 10th Anniversary edition of The Musician’s Atlas – the best-selling guide for the Indie and evolving music business. The publication is distributed throughout North America, Europe, Australia and Asia.
  • Winners & Finalists receive yearlong marketing support and distribution alliances that place them in front of millions of music fans and industry decision makers around the world.
  • Winners tracks are included on the IMA CD compilation, Now Hear This distributed at major music events such as SXSW, Folk Alliance, Popkomm, NXNE, Ozzfest, Warped Tour, MacRock, MTV Springbreak, London Calling and other industry and consumer events throughout 2008.
  • CD compilation serviced to 700+ USA & Canadian public & college radio stations by The Planetary Group.
  • CD compilation promoted to 4 million+ eMusic subscribers.
  • CD compilation promoted to 2 million+ Pure Volume customers.
  • Winners and Finalists will be featured on the maniaTV & HavocTV internet networks.
  • Winners to be featured on World Space satellite radio.
  • Winners & Finalists promoted to Social Networking communities such as MySpace, Trig.com, Facebook, etc.

“Vox Populi” Voting Determines IMA People’s Choice Winners

Additionally, music fans from around the world will have their say at the IMA Vox Populi Jukebox (www.IndependentMusicAwards.com/pages/IMAFinalist) by voting for their favorite artists and tracks from now through February 2008.

All IMA Winners and Vox Populi favorites will benefit from print, online, broadcast and related promotions throughout 2008.

See IMA winners in the Album and Song categories below:

For a complete list of winners and categories go to:

http://independentmusicawards.com/pages/jukebox2008.asp

IMA Music Winners Include


ALBUM CATEGORIES

ALT. COUNTRY – Johnny Dowd, ‘Cruel Words;’
AMERICANA –
Hannah Blaylock & Eden’s Edge, ‘Lights Of Home;’
BLUES –
Koko Taylor, ‘Old School;’
CHILDREN’S –
Kira Willey, ‘Dance For The Sun;’
CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN –
Sebastian Demrey, ‘Searching;’
COUNTRY –
Chris Gray, ‘It’s All About Me;’
DANCE/ELECTRONICA –
Miguel Migs, ‘Those Things;’
FOLK/ SINGER-SONGWRITER –
Drew Pilgram, ‘Magnetic Sideways Pull;’
GOSPEL –
The Minister John Butler, ‘The Tribute – Phase II;’
HARD ROCK/METAL –
Ashes Are Nutritious, ‘Frustration +;’
JAM – Jason Seed Elixer Ensemble, ‘Where The Corners Meet;’
JAZZ –
Ernie Watts, ‘Analog Man;’
LATIN – Jose Conde & Ola Fresca, ‘Revolucion;’
LIVE PERFORMA NCE –
Marco Benevento, ‘Live At Tonic;’
NEW AGE – Priscilla Hernandez, ‘Ancient Shadows;’
POP/ROCK (TIE) –
Joan As Policewoman, ‘Real Life,’ – and - No More Kings, ‘No More Kings;’
R&B –
Aja West & Friends, ‘Total Recall 2012;’
RAP/HIP-HOP –
Zeph & Azeem, ‘Rise Up;’
WORLD FUSION –
Cholo Soy – Jamie Cuadra, ‘Peruvian Waltz Chillout;’
WORLD TRADITIONAL –
Alasdair White, ‘An Clàr Geal.’


SONG CATEGORIES

ALT. COUNTRY – Yarn, “No Future Together;”
AMERICANA –
Boulder Acoustic Society, “Does It Really Matter;”
BLUES –
Little Miss Higgins, “In The Middle Of Nowhere;”
CHILDREN’S – Kira Willey, “Caterpillar, Caterpillar;”
CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN –
Vincent Joseph Manzo, “Only By Grace;”
COUNTRY –
Miko Marks, “It Feels Good;”
DANCE/ELECTRONICA -
Midville, “Wicked;”
FILM/TV & MULTIMEDIA –
Jennifer Kreisberg, “Have Hope;”
FOLK/ SINGER-SONGWRITER –
Tannis Slimmon, “Ernest, Charlie & Allan;”
GOSPEL – Robbin Thompson, “Move On Down The Line;”
HARD ROCK/METAL - Pløk, “I Do Not Live In A Condo;”
JAM –
The Frequency, “Jim Gordon Part II;”
JAZZ –
Stanley Maxwell, “Mousetrap;”
LATIN –
Zoraida Santiago, “Canciones Por Todas Partes;”
NEW AGE –
Jeff Oster, “Saturn Calling;”
POP/ROCK –
The Appl es In Stereo, “Same Old Drag;”
PUNK – Girl In A Coma, “Clumsy Sky;”
RAP/HIP-HOP –
Animate Objects, “El Dorado;”
R&B –
Ari Gold, “Love Wasn’t Built In A Day;”
SOCIAL ACTION –
Kenny White, “How Long;”
WORLD FUSION –
Luca Mundaca, “Ha Dias;”
WORLD TRADITIONAL –
Lionel Loueke, “Kponnon Kpètè.”


To view the winners of the Independent Music Awards Design Categories for Best Album Packaging, Album Photography, Band & Label Website Design, Poster Art and Merchandising (Swag), visit the 7th Annual IMA Winners Jukebox at: http://musiciansatlas.com/pages/jukebox2008_new.asp

Announcement: Additional Honors Course for Spring 2008

With almost 100% of the seats in our UH courses for Spring 2008 filled, we have created an additional seminar option for Honors students. The new course is:

The Limits of Human Knowledge
UH 300-027
TR 2:00-3:15
Dr. Philip Westbrook

Course Description:
The Limits of Human Knowledge
Are there limits to human knowledge? How do you know what you know? What does it mean to understand? Epistemology is the study of the origins, nature, limits, and validity of human knowledge. This discussion-based, interdisciplinary course will draw from philosophy, psychology, linguistics, and learning theory. Topics include cognition, thought processes, and interpretation of external reality. Questions? Contact pwestbrook@bamaed.ua.edu


Note: Seats are still available in some sections of IHP 105. IHP students are urged to take this required course this spring if your schedule allows. Also, some seats are still available in UH120-004, UH 155-001, UH 155-003, UH 210-023, UH 300-023, UH 300-026, and UH 400-002.

We hope you will find this information useful in perfecting your Spring 2008 schedule.


Fran Oneal

NEWSLETTER: Dashboard Confessional


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UA MIS department congratulates Computer Science mentors

To all MIS Faculty and Students:

Computer Science Mentoring is an MIS student-run program that provides assistance and resources to students in CS 114, 124, and 325 classes each semester. MIS students volunteer as mentors to instruct and guide current students in the fundamentals of these classes.

Mentoring sessions for a particular class are held twice a week for an hour each day.

Better programs, solid leaders, skilled problem-solvers, focused communicators and higher retention rates are created through the mentoring program each semester making it an important aspect of the professional and education careers of all involved students.

Not only are mentors giving back to their fellow students, but they are also perfecting their own computer science skills and learning valuable traits such as giving clear instructions, managing time and people, working with others, and improving interpersonal communication.

This email is meant to inform the MIS faculty and the student body of the CS mentors who have been active within the mentoring program throughout the Fall 2007 Semester.

The following students have been involved in the mentoring program this semester (* indicates strongly active mentors):

Adam Mitchell
Ashley Allen*
BJ Crump*
Blake Newman*
Brandon Cooly
Brennan Wheeler*
Brian Gregson
Charlie Williams*
Chris Osberry*
Cody Clark
Colby Crump
Corey Johnson
Cory Hayes
Ely Jones
Fiona Nguyen
Frank Burford
Geno Dykes
Ibrahim Alumairi*
Jason Benton*
Jeremy Threatt
JJ Foust
Jodi Handley*
Jonathan Houston
Jonathan Mooney*
Justin Graham*
Kimberlee Johnson
Louis Poskey
Lyndsey Tribble
Michael Jones
Ricky Webb
Robby Sanford*
Ryan Shaddix
Sam Baker*
Sonya Fowler*
Stephen Brooks
Wesley Eldridge*
Daniel Babin

Additionally, I would like to congratulate the following students for their outstanding effort towards the mentoring program:

Robby Sanford
Wesley Eldridge
Jodi Handley
BJ Crump
Jason Benton
Sam Baker
Brennan Wheeler
Ibrahim Alumairi
Sonya Fowler
Blake Newman

If you have been active in the mentoring program but do not see your name on this list, please let me know. Additionally, if you would like to become a mentor for the Spring 08 semester, please contact me at tmccrear@cba.ua.edu.

Thank you,

Reid McCreary
CS Mentoring Program Coordinator
Enterprise Integration Lab, Staff
tmccrear@cba.ua.edu