UMe Digital, World’s First All-Digital Download Label from a Major Music Company, Set for Debut; Label Announces Initial Releases; Offers Unprecedented Access and Exposure for Artists
SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov. 23, 2004–The evolution of digital downloads marks another milestone on November 23, 2004, with the debut of UMe Digital, the world’s first all-digital download label from a major music company. UMe Digital product — individual songs, EPs, and full-length albums — will be distributed exclusively online.
With its unparalleled music and video marketing capabilities and the power and scope of UMe to place songs in films and TV shows and commercials, UMe Digital offers unprecedented access and exposure for artists.
Read the article here.
Today on Rykodisc – the release contains two extra tracks, covers of “Never My Love” and “Down To The Wire.”
Set for release in late November on Not Lame – Jon covers the song “Misfit Kid.”
For information and sound clips, visit Not Lame’s page for the CD.
The Posies recorded a cover of the Beatles ‘I’m Looking Through You’ in 2002 and it is available on a CD that comes with this month’s issue of Mojo magazine (Beatles in the USA special). The song was originally recorded for the soundtrack for the movie The Royal Tenenbaums.
“just wanted to let those of you outside the u.s. and canada know that ken’s album will be coming out on ryko in late september. there are two bonus tracks (both covers). we’ll be attempting to line up shows around all the other activity ken’s got on his plate. i’ll keep you posted as details are confirmed.”
(posted by Barbara Mitchell to the dear23 list.)
This time Shatner has teamed up with Ben Folds (Ben Folds Five) for what he states are “…thoughts and experiences of mine that very few people have heard before.” He adds, “I wanted to share them with my loved ones.”
Recorded in Folds’ Nashville studio, Has Been features eleven tracks with select songs featuring Folds (also on piano), Henry Rollins on “I Can’t Get Behind That,” Aimee Mann, Brad Paisley, and Lemon Jelly. The band includes guitarist Jon Auer (The Posies), bassist Sebastian Steinberg (Soul Coughing), and drummer Matt Chamberlain (Tori Amos, Fiona Apple).
Click here for a tracklisting and more info.
Another Soft Commands review – ‘Stringfellow Avoids Soft Rock Stigma’
Ken’s new album Soft Commands is released today in the US and Canada on YepRoc.
All pre-orders placed before the street date of 7/13 will receive a handmade CD of Ken’s performance from this year’s South by Southwest. It was the debut of many of the songs from “Soft Commands” and a special night. While supplies last, order now!