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Music Dealers Event: Dewey Beach Music Conference

Music Dealers President Eric Sheinkop, along with Music Dealers Catalog Director Tim Lincoln, and Music Dealers C.A.R.E Rep Drake Illich will be attending the Dewey Beach Music Conference taking place October 1st through October 3rd in Dewey Beach, Delaware. Eric will be speaking on the “DIY/Artist & Managers” Panel on October 2nd from 11:30am-1:00pm. In addition, from 1:00pm-4:00pm Eric will also be taking part in “Mentoring Sessions” which allow artist the opportunity to get direct one on one meetings with the mentor of their choice to discuss any questions and/or concerns they may have in regards to the music business.

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Music Dealers Event: 5th Annual Global Mixx Music Retreat

Music Dealers VP/Dir. of Operations John Williamson will be speaking at the 5th Annual Global Mixx Music Retreat on October 3rd, 2009 at the Blackstone Rennaissance Hotel 636 South Michigan Avenue. John will be speaking on the panel “The New Deal Era-The Business of Songwriting, Publishing, & Licensing”. The Global Mixx Music Retreat is an exclusive music & marketing conference that educates and empowers the Urban Music community in a relaxed environment.

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Music Dealers Placement: The Providence Effect

Music Dealers recently placed "Toby's Blues" by Michael Mazochi in the new documentary "The Providence Effect." The film is about a small school on the west side of Chicago that for the last 30 consecutive years, has had a 100% graduation rate. In addition, every single student has been accepted to a four-year college or university. The question isn't "what is this school doing right?" but rather "what is every other school doing wrong?" Check out the trailer, and trust us, you will want to learn more...

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Music Dealers Placement: Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs

Music Dealers recently placed Darren Rahn's song "Tale Of Two Cities" in Sony's new feature animated film which opened #1 at the box office, "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs." Even if you are not a fan of animated films, this one looks very entertaining. The animation is ridiculous, the story line is funny and best yet, it's in 3-D. So grab your kids, your friends, your popcorn, and your 3-D glasses and check out "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs".

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Music Dealers Artist Spotlight: Grant Parks

GRANT PARKS Greetings good people, hope everyone is having a great Tuesday. This week’s featured artist comes from right here in Chicago (West Side stand up!); he’s a producer by the name of Grant Parks. I first came across Grant Parks’ music while on Myspace looking for artist, I always make it a point to look for talent here in Chicago. Grant Parks has worked with many artist over the span of his career, artist such as Grand Puba & Sadat X (Brand Nubian), Rhymefest, Crucial Conflict, KRS-One, QUE B.I.L.L.A.H, Pugs Atomz and many more.

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Music Licensing Success Stories With Unik

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Music Dealers Artist Spotlight: Kim DiVine

Kim DiVine Another wonderful Monday. Another Chicago Bears win. Another wonderful week here at Music Dealers. And best of all - another one of my Music Dealers featured artists. As I stated in my last featured artist post I am staying away from rappers for a week, or two, or three - we’ll see. This week I chose a pop artist from California - Kim DiVine. A lot of artists I come across these days seems like they are forcing themselves to sing for whatever reason.

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Music Dealers Artist Spotlight: P2thela

P2thela P2thela is a rapper from L.A. Ever since I first heard the track, "Im From Cali" I was hooked. He is very ambitious and he aims to be at the top of the music industry. While that is a lofty goal for any artist, I believe that he has the talent to do it. He is making a name for himself in California, and for good reason. Play loves his city and his fans.

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Music Dealers Artist Spotlight: St. Andrew

St Andrew Now days, its hard to find fresh, original music. You’re either finding people who are reaching back, trying to make retro sounding songs. Or people who just skim the surface and make what’s expected, “safe” songs. But every once in a while you come across an artist who’s work transcends all that should be or has been. My featured artist this week is St Andrew . Thick synth basses, laid back drum grooves, heavy use of effects and abrasive, abstract sounds create banging futuristic songs so hot, you’ll slap your momma (Disclaimer: Music Dealers does not condone the slapping of any mothers).

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Music Dealers Artist Spotlight: Blah Blah Blah

BLAH BLAH BLAH Happy Tuesday everyone, this week’s Featured Artist has a sound that would make one believe that they were born and raised in the era of British Rock’s heyday. However you would be surprised to know that Blah Blah Blah is a diverse group of musicians creating their music from right here in Chicago. The band is made up of Solomon (Guitar/Vocals), Dario (Drums), Byron (Bass), and Phillip (Guitar/Keyboards) what makes their sound so appealing is that while each band member is a very good at their respective instrument, there is no one that attempts to stand out.

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