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Update: Unfortunately, JJ's Internet just crashed so he will not be able to finish the chat tonight, so we will conclude it now. He thanks everyone who participated and wants you to know that if you have any further questions to e-mail him at jj@thevitalagency.com. We would like to thank JJ for taking the time out to do this chat.

JJ Cassiere
from The Vital Agency will be chatting in this thread tonight at approximately 9 p.m. EST under the username VitalJ. Come in to talk about what it takes to be a booking agent, what to look for as a talent buyer, or just to say hello. He has prepared a small bit about himself which you can see in the replies to refresh yourself on.
Anton Djamoos on 02/26/08 - 05:50 PM
Booking agent JJ Cassiere from The Vital Agency will be chatting on AP.net tomorrow, Feb. 26, at 9 p.m. EST to discuss booking/promoting shows, his work with bands such as Forever the Sickest Kids, Mychildren Mybride, and Versa Emerge, and the music industry in general. Feel free to stop by and say hello and ask any questions you have.
Anton Djamoos on 02/25/08 - 09:57 AM
Update: Dan (PlayRadioPlay!) has decided to call it quits for tonight. We here at AP.net thank him for his time and dedication to this very successful chat. Don't forget to pick up PRP's full-length debut, Texas, on March 18th.

At approximately 9 p.m. EST, PlayRadioPlay! will be chatting in this thread. Come in to talk about the upcoming Texas, ask why he likes to play instruments in the bathtub, or just say hello.
Anton Djamoos on 02/21/08 - 05:51 PM
PlayRadioPlay! will be chatting on AP.net tomorrow night at 9 p.m. EST. Be there to discuss the new album, Texas, the signing to Island Records, how Dan feels about Joe DeAndrea's huge crush on him, or just say hello.
Anton Djamoos on 02/20/08 - 07:04 PM
Update: The chat is now over. We'd like to thank Josh for taking part in this tonight. Be sure to check out the volunteer organization he works with, Camp Chesed, and show your support. If you ever have any questions for him in the future, feel free to contact him on this site through his username, Josh818.

At approximately 9 p.m. EST, Joshua Hay will be chatting in this thread. Come in and talk about his work with MTV, his charity work with Camp Chesed, his tenure with Hopeless Records, band management, or anything related to marketing. Heck, you can even talk about a shared love for Thursday. Or ask for love life advice. Or you can just say hello. This guy's got a lot going...
Anton Djamoos on 02/19/08 - 05:51 PM
Joshua Hay will be chatting tomorrow on AP.net at approximately 9 p.m. EST. He is currently employed by MTV but worked for Hopeless Records in the past and was responsible for the Take Action! compilation, among other duties. You can read more about him here. Bring questions about how to break into the music industry, the role of the Internet in marketing, or just stop by and say hello. He's a pretty nice guy.
Anton Djamoos on 02/18/08 - 02:59 PM
Update: The chat is now over. A HUGE thanks goes out to Jamie, Michael and Chris from TWLOHA for handling such a busy, loving thread tonight. They've had to say their goodbyes, but next week AP.net will feature another chat with TWLOHA. Anyone who didn't get their question this time around will have another chance. Please check back for more details.

For any of you single folk out there, Valentine's Day doesn't have to suck! At approximately 8 p.m. EST, Jamie Tworkowski, founder of To Write Love On Her Arms, will be chatting in this very thread under the username TWLOHAjamie. Come on in to ask questions or just to say to say hi.
Julia Conny on 02/14/08 - 04:52 PM
Don't forget that tonight at 8 p.m. EST, Jamie Tworkowski, founder of To Write Love On Her Arms, will be chatting on AP.net.
Julia Conny on 02/14/08 - 01:55 PM
Update: The chat is now over. We would like to thank Secret Lives! for being totally awesome and staying in this chat into the wee hours of the night. Be sure to pick up their new album, Weekend Warriors, in stores this Tuesday on Victory Records!

Secret Lives! of the Freemasons will be chatting in here starting at approximately 9 p.m. EST. They will be chatting under the names Tucker SL!, Brien SL!, Jim SL!, Travis SL!, and Josh SL!. Come in and talk to them about their new album, Weekend Warriors, their thoughts on having an exclamation point in their name, how much they love cake (see promo shot), or just say hello.
Anton Djamoos on 02/13/08 - 05:57 PM
Jamie Tworkowski, founder of To Write Love On Her Arms, will be chatting on AP.net this Thursday, Feb. 14th. The chat will start at 8 p.m. EST. Read the press release in the replies.
Julia Conny on 02/13/08 - 11:48 AM
Secret Lives! of the Freemasons will be chatting on AP.net later tonight at 9 p.m. EST. Their new album, Weekend Warriors, comes out next week, so be sure to stop by and ask them about it.
Anton Djamoos on 02/12/08 - 09:25 PM
Update: The chat is now over. We'd like to thank Four Year Strong for taking the time out and possibly delaying their set tonight to talk with all of us in here. For everyone who is not in FYS, be sure to download Rise or Die Trying for free here; see what all the fuss is about.

Four Year Strong will be chatting in this thread and via this webcam tonight at approximately 8 p.m. EST. Stop by and marvel at them in real time, congratulate them on their signing to Decaydance, or just say hello. Don't go running away.
Anton Djamoos on 02/12/08 - 04:51 PM
Ladies and gentlemen, open up your eyes and ears and listen up, listen up...Four Year Strong will be chatting tonight at 8 p.m. EST via web cam. Stop by to ask them about their signing to Decaydance Records, their thoughts on happy hardcore, or just admire the grizzly wonders that are their beards.
Anton Djamoos on 02/11/08 - 10:27 PM
Update: The chat is over. Thanks for participating! 2008 will be a big year for Eyeball Records, so stay tuned for new signings, releases and other projects.

The Eyeball Records staff will be chatting in this thread at approximately 8 p.m. EST. They will be chatting under the usernames Alex_Eyeball, MarcEyeball, JasonEyeball, Rocasek, JamesEyeball. They will also be using this opportunity to announce a new signing. If you don't know much about Eyeball, read up on the label here or see their full roster, past and present, here.
Julia Conny on 02/11/08 - 04:50 PM
Just to remind you, the staff of Eyeball Records will be chatting on AP.net tonight at 8 p.m. EST. Be sure to check in because they will be announcing a new signing.
Julia Conny on 02/11/08 - 12:51 PM
Update: Please help them select their set list for their upcoming tour. You can vote here.

The MAE chat has now come to a close. We want to thank Dave, Zach and Jacob for their participation in our little chat. I hope all of you enjoyed it. We will ask that you still help them by voting for which songs you would like to see on their upcoming tour. Thanks again!
Brad Streeter on 02/10/08 - 11:45 AM
Update: The chat is now over. We'd like to thank Four Letter Lie for joining us tonight and staying for so long. What A Terrible Thing to Say comes out February 19...be sure to pick it up!

Four Letter Lie will be chatting tonight in this thread at approximately 9 p.m. They will be posting under the names BrianFLL, JohnFLL, DerekFLL, and ConnorFLL. Come in and talk about their new album, What A Terrible Thing To Say, the recent Victory Records news, or just say hello. They're nice guys.
Anton Djamoos on 02/08/08 - 05:55 PM
MAE will be doing a chatting here on AP.net this Sunday, Feb 10th at 3:00p EST. You will also be helping them select their play list for their upcoming tour.
Brad Streeter on 02/08/08 - 02:43 PM
The Eyeball Records staff will be chatting here Monday, Feb. 11th at 8 p.m. EST. During the chat, they will be announcing a new signing.
Julia Conny on 02/08/08 - 12:31 PM
Four Letter Lie will be chatting tonight at 9 p.m. EST on AP.net.
Anton Djamoos on 02/08/08 - 06:06 AM
Update: Huge thank you to the band and everyone who participated in this chat. We have plenty more coming up.

Forever the Sickest Kids will be chatting in this thread starting at approximately 9PM EST. The entire band will be participating tonight and will be posting under the usernames JonathanFTSK, KentFTSK, MarcFTSK, KyleFTSK, CalebFTSK, and AustinFTSK. Come chat with them about their upcoming album, the AP tour, or Paris Hilton.
Joe DeAndrea on 02/07/08 - 05:56 PM
Reminder: Forever the Sickest Kids will be chatting here at AP.net tonight at 9PM EST.
Joe DeAndrea on 02/07/08 - 12:17 PM
Update: The chat is now over. Thanks to the band for taking their time to do this chat and make sure you go see them on their current tour with Just Surrender.

Farewell will be chatting in this thread starting at approximately 9PM EST. The guys will be under the names WilFarewell, MarshFarewell, BuddyFarewell, and JeffFarewell. Stop by and tell them how awesome their new album is or discuss Wil's sick Wii Tennis skills.
Joe DeAndrea on 02/06/08 - 05:57 PM
Don't forget that Farewell will be chatting here tonight at 9PM EST.
Joe DeAndrea on 02/06/08 - 12:32 PM
Update: The chat is now over. A huge thanks goes out to Kevin for taking time to answer questions from our users. If you missed the chat, don't be afraid to enter the tread and poke around; there may even be a Warped Tour band or two hidden within.

Kevin Lyman, creator of Vans Warped Tour and Rockstar Taste of Chaos, will be chatting in this thread at approximately 8 p.m. EST. Come in to find out more about the landmark festivals, what's in store for Kevin in the future, the music industry in general, or just to say hello.
Julia Conny on 02/05/08 - 04:53 PM
Don't forget that Kevin Lyman will be chatting tonight at 8 p.m. EST. Be there to talk about the Rockstar Taste of Chaos tour, Warped Tour, the music industry, or just to say hi.
Anton Djamoos on 02/05/08 - 06:12 AM
Ian Harrison of the Take Action! tour and Hopeless Records will be chatting in this thread at approximately 9:00 p.m. EST. Come on in to find out more about the Take Action! tour, how marketing in the music industry works, or just say hello.
Anton Djamoos on 02/04/08 - 05:55 PM
Ian Harrison, Marketing Director at Hopeless Records, will be chatting tonight at 9 p.m. EST on AP.net. Stop by to learn more about his role in the upcoming Take Action! tour, marketing in the music industry, or just to say hello.
Anton Djamoos on 02/04/08 - 12:45 PM
Update: The chat is now over. I'd like to thank the band for taking the time to come and talk with AP.net; it was a ton of fun. For the rest of you, if you haven't listened to Mutiny! yet, what are you waiting for? Get on that.

Set Your Goals will be chatting in this thread at approximately 9:00 p.m. EST. They will be under the names Jordan Brown, Mike Ambrose, and Mulberry4 (Matt). Come on in to talk about their views on the record industry, their thoughts on happy hardcore, or just say hello. Perhaps you'd like to do some gang posting? (Mutiny!!!)
Anton Djamoos on 02/02/08 - 05:54 PM
Don't forget that Set Your Goals will be chatting here tonight at 9:00 p.m. EST. Bring the rock. For a full list of upcoming chats, check out/bookmark our chat calendar.
Anton Djamoos on 02/02/08 - 07:18 AM
Update: The chat is now over. I would like to thank Joey and Lance for taking the time to do this and answer everyone's questions. Who is the lead singer of Escape the Fate?

Joey and Lance from One Moment Management will be chatting in this thread at approximately 9:00 p.m. EST. They have managed some of the most popular bands in our scene, so feel free to talk to them about that, getting into the business, what band management is like, or just say hi. They will be chatting under the names joeyonemoment and lanceonemoment.
Anton Djamoos on 01/31/08 - 05:53 PM
Interested in seeing what AP.net chats are coming up? Give a look to our new AP.net Chat Calendar and find out. Don't forget, tonight we will be chatting with One Moment Management, who have managed bands like Millencolin, Name Taken, and National Product.
Anton Djamoos on 01/31/08 - 04:54 PM
Update: The chat is now over. I would like to personally thank Jason for staying on for so long and for answering everyone's questions and to take the time to return to the music community, even if it was only for a few hours. For everyone that missed the chat, you can read everything Jason said here.

Jason Vena (ex-Acceptance) will be chatting in this thread at approximately 7 p.m. EST under the username jvena. Come in and ask him how life is, about his post-touring adjustment, or just say hello.
Anton Djamoos on 01/30/08 - 03:54 PM
Update: The chat is over Kevin Lyman is a failure at computers and thus was not able to figure out how to get this site to work, thus he has rescheduled for next Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 8:00 p.m. EST. We would like to thank John Reese for being a part of this and for taking the entire chat by himself.

At approximately 9:00 EST, John Reese and Kevin Lyman, founders of the Rockstar Taste of Chaos, will be chatting in this thread under the names JohnReese and KevinWarped. Go to the replies to talk about the industry, what it takes to do a tour like this, or just say hello.
Anton Djamoos on 01/29/08 - 05:53 PM
Tomorrow night around 7 p.m. EST, Jason Vena (ex-Acceptance) will be chatting on AP.net. We cannot guarantee an exact time at the moment, but it will be around that time, so be sure to check in to talk.
Anton Djamoos on 01/29/08 - 04:59 PM
Set Your Goals will be chatting on AP.net on Saturday, Feb. 2, at 9 p.m. EST. Stop by, say hi, maybe do some gang posting (sort of like gang vocals via Internet).
Anton Djamoos on 01/29/08 - 11:43 AM
Don't forget that on Tuesday at 9 p.m. EST, Kevin Lyman and John Reese from the Rockstar Taste of Chaos Tour will be chatting on AP.net.
Anton Djamoos on 01/28/08 - 08:41 PM
One Moment Management will be chatting on AP.net this Thursday at 6 p.m. PST/9 p.m. EST. You can ask them about anything involving the industry, what it takes to manage a band, or just say hello. For a list of the bands this group manages, check the replies.
Anton Djamoos on 01/28/08 - 09:02 AM
Kevin Lyman and John Reese, co-founders of the Taste of Chaos Tour (perhaps you know them from their other exploits as well), will be doing an AP.net Chat this coming Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 9:00 p.m. EST.
Anton Djamoos on 01/25/08 - 12:28 PM
Update: The chat is now over. We extend our sincerest thanks to The Graduate for chatting for so long and being so candid and fun with everything. If you haven't yet, do this band a favor and check out Anhedonia...you won't regret it.

The Graduate will be chatting in this thread starting at approximiately 9:00 p.m. EST. They will be chatting under the usernames ifelttheride (Corey), MAXGRAD (Max), jaredfromthegra (Jared), and mattfromthegrad (Matt). Stop in, say hello, talk about how awesome their latest album, Anhedonia, is, how it felt to be all sweaty in their music video for the title track, or whatever else you'd like to talk about.
Anton Djamoos on 01/24/08 - 05:55 PM
The Graduate will be chatting tonight at 9:00 p.m. EST. Be here and ask them about what they've been up to since the release of Anhedonia or just say hello and chat.
Anton Djamoos on 01/24/08 - 02:54 PM
CEO of Tragic Hero Records Tommy LaCombe finished answering all the questions in last night's chat. Read them all here. Thanks again to Mr. LaCombe for spending the extra effort and going above and beyond to provide insight on the music industry.
Anton Djamoos on 01/24/08 - 08:39 AM
Tommy LaCombe, CEO of Tragic Hero Records will be chatting in this thread at approximately 8:30 p.m. EST. He will be under the name tragicherotommy. Come on in and say hi and ask him about anything regarding the music industry, Tragic Hero Records, or anything you can think of.
Anton Djamoos on 01/23/08 - 05:22 PM
This Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 8:30, we will be having an AP chat with the CEO of Tragic Hero Records, Tommy LaCombe. This will be a great opportunity about the record industry and the inner workings of a label. Join in to ask any questions you have about the industry.
Anton Djamoos on 01/21/08 - 01:59 PM
Update: Not only has this been (and still is, as of this writing) an awesome chat, but the band has done the seemingly impossible and made this chat thread the most replied to news thread in AP history. Congrats to the band...they are truly Champions. How fitting. Pre-order Champion today!

The Audition will be chatting in this thread at approximately 8:30 p.m. EST. They will be under the names RyanAudizzle, joeaudizle, SethAudizzle, TimAudizzle, and dannydizzle. Come on in, say hello, and talk with the band about their new album, Champion, or anything else.
Anton Djamoos on 01/15/08 - 05:23 PM

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