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May 2010 Blog Posts (16)

Write a song for Miri Ben-Ari's (Jay-Z, Kanye, Alicia Keys) next album

Pretty cool if you are a vocalist or songwriter:



Grammy Award-Winning violinist, Miri Ben-Ari has partnered with Talenthouse to find an amateur songwriter who would like to collaborate with Miri on her highly anticipated new album.



Having already worked with artist such as Jay Z, Kanye West and Alicia Keys, Miri now wants to help aspiring musicians and songwriters jumpstart their careers by inviting them to write and record lyrics to a one minute track that she is… Continue

Added by Steve Bishop on May 28, 2010 at 11:44am — No Comments

MFT Radio Show - Episode 2



LISTEN HERE - http://musicalfamilytree.com/band/mft_radio_show





The second installment of the MFT Radio Show is available for stream and download now!



Includes Pravada, Castle Oldchair, brand new Margot, Jookabox, Rodeo Ruby Love, DM Stith, Deadbeats, Honneycombs, Totally Michael, We Are Hex, Pop… Continue

Added by Daniel Fahrner on May 27, 2010 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Exclusive Listen: Rodeo Ruby Love - This is Why We Don't Have Nice Things





Zach Melton is pumped. He's got an incredibly fun new record to release, a seven piece band and about 2 months worth of national tour dates that begin next week. The best part is...he's accomplished all of this in-house.



The DIY movement was most popular amongst younger bands and promoters during the earlier part of the decade, but the concept is more vital than ever now that the industry is in a state of constant flux. We've all… Continue

Added by Daniel Fahrner on May 26, 2010 at 7:57am — No Comments

Interview w/ Kevin Seal - Pandora



Kevin Seal is the executive producer at Pandora and has been working with the Music Genome Project for the last 6 years. He lived in Bloomington for a while, where he played in Java and collaborated on the Bloomington Underground Music Sampler cassette series. Take a second to read about his adventures in the music industry (including playing…

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Added by Daniel Fahrner on May 20, 2010 at 10:00am — 27 Comments

Elizabeth Cook on ATC

Walked in the door from taking the dog out and about and I heard some pretty country on the radio with a lady singer. Hm, I thought, that sounds like Elizabeth Cook.



http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=126910286



At the end of the segment, I learned I was right. I have posted here previously about Elizabeth; she is married to songwriter and ex-Gizmo Tim Carroll. Generally Tim plays… Continue

Added by mike whybark on May 18, 2010 at 8:09pm — No Comments

Presenting MFT at Pecha Kucha this Friday 8pm



Hey MFT gang, I will be presenting at this Friday's Pecha Kucha here in Indy. If you aren't familiar with Pecha Kucha it's basically a series of topical 20 slide powerpoint presentations at 20 seconds a slide. So it's a very fast presentation. The topic for this installment is Libraries and since MFT is something of a library of sound recordings they invited me to present on the topic.



I'm telling you this since I hope you can come out… Continue

Added by Jeb Banner on May 18, 2010 at 1:28pm — 1 Comment

Wanna Play Oranje?



Odds are you've heard about Oranje or seen its marketing message "Indulge Your Senses" around town during the summer. If you haven't, I invite you to close your laptop, turn around, walk out the door and do something engaging.



Oranje is a super unique event, unlike anything I've ever seen. Part rave, art…

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Added by Daniel Fahrner on May 17, 2010 at 9:43am — 2 Comments

Band of the Month - Kaiser Cartel





When I set out to write this feature, 3 months ago, I planned on waiting until about last week to interview since, generally speaking, it's easiest for me to write with the interview fresh in my mind.



Instead, Courtney Kaiser called me up immediately. I could tell how excited she was about this record just from our brief pre-interview chat. It's always so pleasant and such a great sign when you don't have to call / email multiple… Continue

Added by Daniel Fahrner on May 11, 2010 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

A Copyright Violation??

Howdy gang,



One of the artists I manage, Elsinore, was slammed with a copyright notice a few weeks back. This is an amazing story:



This is the email we received two weeks ago from the Manager of Intellectual Property for the Estate of Roy Lichtenstein:



“Dear Elsinore Music,

You have adapted a Roy Lichtenstein image for the cover of your new album. This is a copyright…

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Added by Daniel Fahrner on May 10, 2010 at 4:30pm — 52 Comments

Attention Local Musicians: Last Chance to Apply for 2010 Rock the District

Carmel, IN – The Carmel Redevelopment Commission and Arts & Design District Office are currently seeking local and regional bands to be part of this year’s Rock the District event, and the application deadline is quickly approaching. Rock the District is a free community-wide music festival and shopping extravaganza scheduled for Saturday, July 24, 2010 from…

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Added by Tracey Maxson on May 10, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

MFT May Newsletter - Garage Sale / Mixtape / Mellencamp?

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Added by Daniel Fahrner on May 10, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Thin Fevers ist kaput.

After 5 years of distortion space dust and more shows in odd places than we will admit to, Thin Fevers is calling it quits.



Thanks for coming out to any of the shows. thanks for listening to any of our music. thanks if you danced at all.



If you want any of our music feel free to check…
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Added by benjamintraub on May 4, 2010 at 10:05pm — 3 Comments

MFT Mixtape - May 2010

Howdy gang,



Brought another rock solid mixtape together this month. Plenty of brand new stuff from Margot, Red Light Driver, Jookabox and some classics from bands of the past that may have been overlooked. Let's do this!



Download through the link below. Just unzip and drag the folder into itunes.



http://bit.ly/9Tkgcp…





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Added by Daniel Fahrner on May 4, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Band of the Month - Prizzy Prizzy Please





Many bands are loud, fun, and entertaining. But too few accomplish that while being dynamic, sincere, and exceptionally musical. Prizzy Prizzy Please is one of those few.



The band is made up of lead singer and saxophonist Mark…

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Added by Steve Trowbridge on May 3, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

A Letter To Lumpy

Hey Lumpy!

I thought I’d write you one last letter since I didn’t get a chance to say goodbye. I guess this might be more about me and my feelings then you and what you meant to people, but I still have to give it a go.…

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Added by Jbarge on May 2, 2010 at 7:19pm — 14 Comments

Keep Lumpy's Children in Your Prayers

For all who are Lumpy's friends, colleagues, mentors, etc., please consider a benefit for Lumpy's children, especially Opal. She is a bright, beautiful, 12 year old girl who will have a great future ahead of her with some additional help from those who loved Lumpy. If you have a musical tribute for him,please consider her as a beneficiary of a brighter educational future for her. Please contact Marta Hall (martahall@yahoo.com or Gale Hummel (Lumpy's…

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Added by Gale Humme on May 1, 2010 at 9:44pm — No Comments

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