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Check out this random video i found a while back on youtube. It’s pretty entertaining..

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Posted by: Jonthecorner on June 22, 2007 @ 1:05 PM
Posted in: Music

Fellow Omies,

Welcome to the first edition of the friends and family dj charts and news update. I will be posting new charts every week from our artists and extended family members. This week, tastemaker and DJ Hakobo honors us with his top 10. Not only is he one of the only promoters pushing eclectic music here in the city, his dj selection is not to be missed. You can check out the Culprits every 4th friday at Pink in SF.

1. Erykah Badu “Real Thing” produced by Madlib (Mowtown CDR)

2. Jill Scott “Hate On Me” (Hidden Beach)

3. DJ Jazzy Jeff feat. Twone Gabz “Go See The Doctor 2K7” (BBE/Rapster Records)

4. Common Feat. Dwele “The People” (Universal)

5. Headhunters “I Remember I Made You Cry” Probe DMS Re-Edit (IM MP3 Transfer)

6. Seiji “Raspberries” (Sonar Kollektiv CDR)

7. Osunlade “Queen’s Battle” (Strictly Rhythm)

8. Darius Rashaud “It’s Going Down” U-Key Bugz Screaming Mix (In Phusion)

9. Alex Wizz "Drummin’ " Lost Heroes Edit (Manga Records)

10. Peven Everett “Heat Up” (Studio Confessions)

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Posted by: Jonthecorner on June 20, 2007 @ 7:34 PM
Posted in: News

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91.7 WHUS is a commercial-free college and community-based radio station
broadcasting from the University of Connecticut. It broadcasts 24 hours a
day and provides quality programs of informative and entertaining value for
people both in central New England through their FM radio dials and for
everyone else through live broadcast internet feeds.

They took their time to sit down with our boy Bassnectar— to catch up and see whats going on in his world…..

Cut and paste this url into your browser to check it out…

http://www.greenarrowradio.com/wp-content/bassnectar.mp3

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Posted by: Gunnar Hissam on June 20, 2007 @ 3:04 PM
Posted in: News

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Artists and Music Community Launch Campaign to Secure Royalties From Over-the-Air Radio

A group of organizations, including SoundExchange, that represent all facets of the music community, have banded together in a coalition called musicFIRST to encourage Congress to right a decades-old wrong in copyright law and grant artists the same performance right in over-the-air radio that they receive from digital platforms. The musicFIRST coalition consists of more than 100 founding artists and several music industry organizations. Find out more at Click here

Big corporate radio is the only medium that refuses to pay performers royalties for their hard work.

The United States is the only western, free-market nation that does not require radio stations to pay artists and labels when they broadcast performances on the terrestrial radio. In fact, when American music is played in foreign countries, they withhold royalties to protest that U.S. radio stations do not honor a performance right for foreign artists. That translates into lost royalties of between $80 million and $100 million annually for U.S. performers.

Next Step

We hope to have hearings in both Houses of Congress beginning in July. We expect this to be a long, hard fight with the National Association of Broadcasters doing everything possible to avoid radio having to pay performance royalties

START THE BUZZ

What you can do is talk to your friends, write letters to newspapers, blog, and contact Members of Congress (from where you live now and from where you grew up) and tell them how, in this age of multiple music platforms, it is important that wherever music is played, the creators of music need to be paid.

Please go to Visit www.musicFIRSTcoalition.org to find out more and get involved.

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Posted by: Gunnar Hissam on June 20, 2007 @ 2:35 PM
Posted in: News

MTV is showing some love with these new Bassnectar environments-

They feature “Select Frquency” by Bassnectar & J. Wikid feat Seasunz from his new album “Underground Communication”

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Posted by: Gunnar Hissam on June 13, 2007 @ 5:45 PM
Posted in: Music

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The Next 1000 is URB’s annual list of bands or artists that the magazine has predicted are
about to make it big. After being carefully screened by the editors and
staff, Samantha James has been chosen for the elite list.
This year, the legendary list has gone broadband, allowing readers to vote
for their favorites. Extended coverage and events are scheduled to follow
for the bands or artists with the highest votes.

Here is the link to view the profile….

And vote for Samantha, she deserves it!!

Click Here To Vote!
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Posted by: Gunnar Hissam on June 7, 2007 @ 5:36 PM
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Bassnectar’s video “Bomb the Blocks” is up on cravefest.com. Cravefest is an international music video awards festival that recognizes signed and unsigne artists. If you haven’t seen the video already, now is as good a time as ever to go check it out and show our boy Bassnectar some love. He worked hard on this video and you can tell! Its one of my faves!

The winners are determined by votes- and you are the voters!

Show your love and vote here!
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Posted by: Gunnar Hissam on May 31, 2007 @ 3:45 PM
Posted in: News

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For all you music lovers out there, our dedicated friends at Groove the Globe are bringing you an amazing trip into the world of house. In production now, “Global Groove Network- The Film” is a documentary of one man’s journey into examining the connection between DJ culture and the global community. For the past year, the producer has traveled all over the world to all the parties, interviewed your favorite DJ’s, as well as music lovers to find the meaning in this connection.

From the trailer, it already looks amazing. Your favorite DJ’s are interviewed front and center, and many of the parties this documentary were filmed at were parties that most of us went to! I personally can’t wait until the whole project is finished and we get to take the journey with them. Being a part of this film has been fun for us at Om as well, and we thank Groove the Globe for thinking of us.

Check out the trailer here

or Visit their myspace, and follow their journey here.

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Posted by: Gunnar Hissam on May 31, 2007 @ 2:00 PM
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Check out to see when they are coming to your town….

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Posted by: Gunnar Hissam on May 18, 2007 @ 2:55 PM
Posted in: Events

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This is the nation’s LARGEST Hip Hop conference, going down in Cincinnati, OH., August 9-12. For all the details check out www.scribblemagazine.com

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Posted by: Gunnar Hissam on May 15, 2007 @ 1:12 PM
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