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‘Idol’ Rocker Chris Daughtry Visits BMI L.A.

From News, posted 12.04.06. American Idol finalist Chris Daughtry, who ended up in fourth place during the popular show's fifth season, stopped by the BMI Los Angeles office to talk about his recently released CD Daughtry (19 Entertainment/RCA Recordings). The edgy singer's debut entered the Billboard 200 album chart at No. 2, beating out releases… Read more...


Robert Earl Keen Sings What He Means

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.21.05. Ask those who know legendary Texas troubadour Robert Earl Keen, and they’ll tell you he doesn’t mince words in real life. So it’s just a creative device when he explains himself in the title track of his newest Koch Records release, What I Really Mean .  It’s a postcard travelogue turned… Read more...


They Might Be Giants Thrive Through Songcraft, Lyrical Wit

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From MusicWorld, posted 4.20.05. In their 20-years-plus musical association, They Might Be Giants partners John Flansburgh and John Linnell have pursued a remarkably varied and adventurous path that's allowed them to evolve from charmingly homespun lo-fi novelty act into a prolific, accomplished two-man cottage industry. The pair's large and varied body… Read more...


For Kanye West, Fate Fuels the Fires of Creativity

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.11.04. Turning points mark every rising artist’s career, and while one often involves the industry “discovering” an artist, there’s another kind: the one in which the artist discovers himself. Sometimes it happens quietly, while alone penning lyrics, when out of nowhere something clicks and your whole creative perspective changes.… Read more...


No Sophomore Slump for Norah Jones

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.19.04. Authentic, warm, understated and old-fashioned aren’t adjectives that are often attached to top-selling recording artists in the “whoever shouts the loudest wins” world of contemporary music. Big production values and even bigger marketing campaigns usually help fuel top-selling artists in the digital age. What makes Norah Jones… Read more...


Kanyé West

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From MusicWorld, posted 5.20.04. Turning points mark every rising artist’s career, and while one often involves the industry “discovering” an artist, there’s another kind: the one in which the artist discovers himself. Sometimes it happens quietly, while alone penning lyrics, when out of nowhere something clicks and your whole creative perspective changes.… Read more...


Fuel

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From MusicWorld, posted 12.08.03. Fuel burns. It's the main ingredient of their sound: burning, blazing guitars. Comprising singer/guitarist Brett Scallions, guitarist Carl Bell, bassist Jeff Abercrombie and drummer Kevin Miller, they emerged from Pennsylvania, where they debuted in 1996 with an independently released EP, Porcelain . Its success was stellar: It sold over 10,000 copies… Read more...


Seal Sends His Songs Out Into The World

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.16.03. While Grammy-winning vocalist Seal named his current album Seal IV , it could just as easily have been called Seal V : the artist recorded an entire album before junking it and starting over. "When it was all said and done, it just wasn't good enough," the… Read more...


Gavin DeGraw

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From MusicWorld, posted 8.28.03. Upon his arrival in New York in 1998, Gavin DeGraw was anointed by Time Out magazine as of one the city’s best-kept musical secrets. Today, DeGraw is no longer a mystery to the masses, as Chariot, his J Records debut album, reveals to the world a compelling young… Read more...


Nickelback Rocks Its Way to the Top

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From MusicWorld, posted 3.26.02. You know their story: Nickelback's bassist Mike Kroeger, his younger brother Chad (the group's lead singer and writer), and their friends Ryan Vikedal (drums) and Ryan Peake (guitar) decided to rock their way out of Hanna, a lonely farm community in the province of Alberta, Canada. Their chances… Read more...


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