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My Oh My, New Music from Tristan Prettyman!

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Tristan PrettymanI became a fan of San Diego born singer/songwriter Tristan Prettyman a few years ago.  At the time, she was promoting her second major label release, Hello…x, in 2008.  We bonded over the legendary shrimp cocktails of St. Elmo’s Steakhouse in Indianapolis, told dirty jokes, and discussed this new internet thing we both had recently joined called Twitter.  She’s back again with a new CD to be released September 25 on Capitol Records.  The first radio single from Cedar & Gold is “My Oh My,” a collaboration with Kevin Griffin of Better Than Ezra fame.

This is a great song!  It has a fun upbeat tempo, catchy hook, and definitely stands out from most songs on your playlist today.  She’s currently touring with Josh Radin and has already booked The Tonight Show with Jay Leno for 8/29.  Radio Impact on 7/30, single available from iTunes.  Early airplay from SiriusXM The Pulse, KLLC San Francisco, KWYE Fresno, KLLY Bakersfield, KCIX Boise, WSJO Atlantic City, KCDA Spokane, KSII El Paso, & more.  New adds this week from WZPL Indianapolis, WKRQ Cincinnati, WXMA Lousiville, among others.  Watch her cat on the prowl in the new music video below:

Tristan Prettyman:  Website | Twitter | Facebook | Radio (Airplay) MP3 | Video
Tristan Prettyman tour dates:  8/19 Nashville, 10/30 Philadelphia, 11/7 Durham, 11/8 Atlanta

Linkin Park - Living Things

Linkin Park released their latest CD, Living Things, which features the debut hit “Burn It Down.”  This marks the band’s return to more familiar musical territory according to vocalist Chester Bennington.  “We’ve incorporated a lot of guitar work with big choruses and the heavier electronic stuff to give it that really big wall of sound feeling without getting too metal,” he says.  The CD was titled Living Things, according to founding member Mike Shinoda, because the album is more about people, personal interactions, and it’s far more personal than previously.  UPDATE:  Living Things debuts at #1 Sales, the band’s fifth #1 selling album!

Stream -Living Things- On Spotify

The debut single from this new CD, “Burn It Down,” is a song I really don’t think you could go wrong playing … after all, we’re talking about a band with multi-format exposure, 50-million in CD sales, and two Grammy awards.  Their mainstream rock/alternative familiar sound will help balance the abundance of pop songs likely on your playlist now.  Plus, it’s got tempo!  “Burn It Down” has already hit #1 at Active Rock & Alternative Radio (Mediabase) and is on the verge of moving into the  Top 30 and Hot AC formats.

The video for “Burn It Down” was directed by the band’s Joe Hahn.  Shinoda told Co.Create about the creative art for this project saying it will “blow [the fans] aways; the average person is not going to be able to look at it and go, I understand that that’s completely new, like not just the image but the way they made the image is totally new; so, there’s going to be that.”  “Burn It Down” was performed live during the 2012 Billboard Music Awards.  “Powerless,” the last track of the album, is featured in the film Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

Linkin Park is touring with Incubus on the 2012 Honda Civic Tour:  Norfolk (8/11), Hartford (8/12), Boston (8/14), Wantagh NY (8/15), Camden NJ (8/17), Atlanta (8/19), Detroit (8/21), Cincinnati (8/22), Chicago (8/24), Indianapolis (8/25), Dallas (8/27), Houston (8/28), Denver (8/30), Tacoma WA (9/5), Mountain View CA (9/7), Carson CA (9/8), San Diego (9/10).

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Linkin Park - Living Things CD cover

Burn It Down! New Music from Linkin Park

Linkin Park - Living Things

Linkin Park released their fifth CD last week since forming 15 years ago in Agoura Hills, California.  Living Things, which features the debut hit “Burn It Down,” marks the band’s return to more familiar musical territory according to vocalist Chester Bennington.  “We’ve incorporated a lot of guitar work with big choruses and the heavier electronic stuff to give it that really big wall of sound feeling without getting too metal,” he says.  The CD was titled Living Things, according to founding member Mike Shinoda, because the album is more about people, personal interactions, and it’s far more personal than previously.

UPDATE:  Living Things debuts at #1 Sales, the band’s fifth #1 selling album!

Stream -Living Things- On Spotify

The debut single from this new CD, “Burn It Down,” is a song I really don’t think you could go wrong playing … after all, we’re talking about a band with multi-format exposure, 50-million in CD sales, and two Grammy awards.  Their mainstream rock/alternative familiar sound will help balance the abundance of pop songs likely on your playlist now.  Plus, it’s got tempo!  “Burn It Down” has already hit #1 at Active Rock & Alternative Radio (Mediabase) and is on the verge of charting at Top 40 and Hot AC formats.  Early believers at HAC already include:  KMXP Phoenix, WWMX Baltimore, KLTG Corpus Christie, KLLY Bakersfield, WPTE Norfolk, KQKQ Omaha, KCDU Monterey, WSTW Wilmington, WZPL Indianapolis, WRFY Reading, KHMX Houston, WWFS New York, KIMN Denver, WSJT Tampa, KBIG Los Angeles, KWYE Fresno, KCDA Spokane, KCIX Boise, WTIC Hartford, and more!

The video for “Burn It Down” was directed by the band’s Joe Hahn.  Shinoda told Co.Create about the creative art for this project saying it will “blow [the fans] aways; the average person is not going to be able to look at it and go, I understand that that’s completely new, like not just the image but the way they made the image is totally new; so, there’s going to be that.”  “Burn It Down” was performed live during the 2012 Billboard Music Awards.  “Powerless,” the last track of the album, is featured in the closing credits for the film Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

Linkin Park is touring with Incubus on the 2012 Honda Civic Tour:  Norfolk (8/11), Hartford (8/12), Boston (8/14), Wantagh NY (8/15), Camden NJ (8/17), Atlanta (8/19), Detroit (8/21), Cincinnati (8/22), Chicago (8/24), Indianapolis (8/25), Dallas (8/27), Houston (8/28), Denver (8/30), Tacoma WA (9/5), Mountain View CA (9/7), Carson CA (9/8), San Diego (9/10).

Facebook Changed Everyone’s Email to @Facebook.com; Here’s How to Fix It

Facebook just removed everyone’s email address from their profile and replaced it with an @facebook.com email address without asking you.  Oh, and by the way, you have an @facebook.com email address  …

If you want the email addresses you actually use to appear on your profile, here are the easy steps to modify your profile:

1) Click “About” on your profile and scroll down to the box with your personal information.
2) Click “Edit”.
3) Click the circle next to your @Facebook.com email address to change the setting to “Hidden from Timeline” (unless you want to keep it on your profile).
4) Click the circles next to the email addresses you would like shown and change the setting to “Shown on Timeline.”  You can also adjust privacy settings here so that your email addresses are public or visible only to friends or whatever custom setting you prefer.
5) Important – click the “Save” button at the bottom of the Edit popup.

Your @facebook.com email goes to your Facebook messages.

See more on lifehacker.com

Twitter offers advertisers more than 140 characters

Does this violate end-user expectations of the micro-blogging service, which might cause a drop in use?  Or is it the message size increase a smart business move to lure advertisers?

Twitter‘s basic ad unit is a tweet, which is why the company says it is having early success with mobile ads. But advertisers want more than just 140 characters, and Twitter is happy to help them out there, too.

That was the point of the TV ads Twitter bought Sunday — to showcase what marketers can do when they get their hands on an actual Twitter webpage. And that is what Twitter hopes to point out in high-profile ad campaigns to come.

Twitter’s NASCAR campaign shows what Twitter can do with a single keyword term — and, presumably, what an advertiser can do once they purchase that keyword for a day (or more?). But Twitter has been steadily amping up what advertisers can do on Twitter.com for a couple years.

See on www.myfoxdc.com

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Content Curation Informs, Engages Potential Customers

Both consumers and marketers are faced with an ever more fractured media landscape in which informative and engaging content can be hard to find. But enterprising marketers are taking the reins and curating their own content in the hopes of providing the material that their customers are searching for.

These days, almost all marketers are finding, filtering and sharing content, according to content curation services provider Curata. In a March 2012 poll of more than 400 US marketers and agencies that sold to business-to-business and business-to-consumer companies, Curata found that 95% had curated content in some way over the past six months by sharing a link, blog post or other content type with a potential customer.

The survey also found that 85% of respondents viewed the main objective of content creation as establishing thought leadership.

Read the full article by eMarketer.

Clear Channel & Big Machine Records Enter Rev-Share Agreement

CC Chairman/CEO John Hogan says “Today, 98% of our listening is terrestrial broadcasting and 2% digital, with record labels and artists only paid for the 2%.” He says “this new agreement expands label and artist participation from just digital to terrestrial, in one comprehensive framework that will give all of us a great incentive to drive the growth of the digital radio industry.” Nashville-based Big Machine has artists such as Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw and Rascal Flatts. Currently in the U.S., radio stations don’t pay a performance royalty to performing artists, although the industry does pay copyright holders through ASCAP, BMI and SESAC. This morning’s TRI Newsletter suggested that a breakthrough deal was immiment between America’s largest radio group and a record label – with an important House hearing on “The Future of Audio” scheduled tomorrow. About the Big Machine deal, Clear Channel CEO Bob Pittman says “This is a big step, but we think this investment is an opportunity worth taking.”

Read More here.

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