MTV and Epic Records have teamed up for a "best music on campus" contest. The winner will receive a a record deal with a minimum of one album, two music videos, retail and radio support, marketing, video premieres on mtvU, booking on mtvU series, and a "Making Of" series on mtvU.
Attention all bands and labels: The time has come again. The year 2006 is drawing to a close and it's time for Absolutepunk to start compiling our "Best of 2006" lists. We're asking you all to submit to us your top 10 CDs of 2006. You can e-mail the lists to Melissa Johnson or Gabe Gross. You can do a collective list amongst the band or label or each submit your own individual lists. Please include band/label name and your name (if you choose to contribute an individual list). We're getting a headstart on this due to the response we got to last year's Best of 2005 lists, but the deadline to submit a list to Gabe or Melissa is December 17th, 2006.
In an article in this month's GQ magazine, Kevin Federline talks about his new album, making such claims as, "I'm gonna make so much fucking money on the back end, it's gonna be ridiculous" and "It's gonna be huge. I'm doing shit not even Eminem does."
For those of you worried about not being able to find The Format's new album, Dog Problems, in stores tomorrow, fret not! Every single Best Buy in the country will have many, many, many copies. The price might vary from store to store, but should be around $10. The CD is being featured on the new artist rack and if anyone there tries to tell you they don't have it in stock, make them go look for it in the back, because they definitely have it.
Third Eye Blind will be releaseing Third Eye Blind: A Collection, which will be a 19-track CD featuring: "Semi-Charmed Life," "How's It Going To Be," "Jumper," b-sides, bonus tracks and more. A DVD will also be included that will have all seven of the band's videos as well as two clips for their previously unreleased "Losing A Whole Year."
In case it wasn't made obvious (predictable) by the beautiful banner above, we're now streaming the first four tracks from Hit the Lights' new album, This Is a Stick Up... Don't Make It a Murder, on the band's AP.net profile.
AP.net's very own Scott Weber and his co-host Scott are looking for in-studio guests to be on their college radio show over the next few months. Their show is from 9-11pm (PST) on Tuesdays and is located at the University of Washington in Seattle. If you're a touring band and you're going to be in the area on a Tuesday, email Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dates for Motion City Soundtrack's upcoming tour are selling out left and right, and some shows are even being switched to bigger venues. For example, the Chicago date has been moved from The Vic Theatre to The Rivera Theatre, and the Salt Lake City show will now be at The Avalon Theatre. Get your tickets now before they're all gone and you get that sad puppy dog face.
You've seen each staff member's individual lists, but not one from the entire website. Rohan and I have spent several hours putting together a definitive best of 2005 list for the staff here AP, using a weighted points system, combining the rankings of all the staff members to create one list. Enjoy!
Because I'm not internet savvy enough to figure out all the quips of the site. I too will let Rohan get my picture and link up on the Best Of 2005 Forum. Until then, go here for my Best Of 2005. Cheers and I hope you all have a great holiday season.
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