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Honest question: When a band is going to push a song to digital outlets (like Paramore releasing their new single last night), is it really not possible to coordinate the launch so that it goes up all across the world at the same time? The song being up on YouTube and Tumblr before it's even available in the states because someone from another country was able to buy it early and post it ... just doesn't make much sense to me. I feel like there should be a better way to do something like this.
Jason Tate on 01/22/13 - 07:48 PM
I will be interviewing Sims this week. Leave any questions for him in the replies.
Jonathan Bautts on 04/17/11 - 11:00 PM
Back in June, Jason asked you guys what exclusives you wanted to see most. It helped us greatly in choosing features and I think we've done a good job of fulfilling a bunch of those requests. Now we'd like to ask for your suggestions once again: Which records coming out in the next six months or so would you like to get some early soundbites from?
Garett Press on 10/14/08 - 08:17 PM
Absolutepunk's on going video series Absolute Access has big plans for 2008, and we need your input! We plan on bringing you more video interviews, tour coverage and much more. But we have decided to branch out a little, and start highlighting up and coming bands that deserve the promotion. Therefore, we want to know what bands you think we should showcase. Leave your suggestions in the replies.
Brad Streeter on 01/07/08 - 11:42 AM
I will be interviewing The Secret Handshake this week. If you have any questions for Luis, leave them in the replies.
Jon Foucart on 10/17/06 - 06:53 PM
I will be interviewing Keith Buckley of Every Time I Die at the bands show here in Calgary. Leave any questions you have for him in the replies.
Jon Foucart on 09/21/06 - 08:34 PM
I will be interviewing He Is Legend at their stop in Calgary. Leave any questions you have in the replies.
Jon Foucart on 09/15/06 - 02:08 AM
I will be interviewing Robbie of Heavy Heavy Low Low soon. Leave any questions for him in the replies.
Jon Foucart on 08/31/06 - 08:06 PM
I will be interviewing Showbread sometime next week. If you have a question for the band, leave it in the replies.
Jon Foucart on 08/17/06 - 02:33 PM
The LA Times recently wrote an article on the promotion of Ron Fair to chairman at Geffen Records; the article explores the debate over whether it is better to have a musician running a record label or to have a "suit" running the business - chime in with your thoughts!
LA Times ArticleRon Fair, the new chairman of Geffen Records, is the rarest type of music chief: a musician.

The son of an opera singer, Fair has taught himself to play multiple instruments. He tried his hand as a wedding singer, jingle writer and pianist before eventually rising to prominence as the executive behind such acts as Christina Aguilera, the Black Eyed Peas and the Pussycat Dolls.

Now, as head of one of...
Rohan Kohli on 08/15/06 - 09:08 AM
Yesterday at the Warped Tour in Calgary, Emery announced that they will be re-releasing The Question. They said they were re-writing songs today and that there will be about 6 or 7 extra songs including acoustic and accapella versions of tracks from both The Question and The Weak's End. Also included will be a DVD and some "special content from the personal lives of the band members".

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Katie Schmitz on 07/21/06 - 05:42 AM
Emery's Devin Shelton will not be joining the band on their run on Warped Tour because he will be spending time with his new wife throughout the summer. Ben Tietz (ex-Number One Gun) will fill in for the summer. In other Emery news, The Question will be re-issued sometime this October. It is set to include brand new exclusive re-recordings of tracks from The Question and their debut, The Weak's End, a special DVD consisting of videos, behind the scenes footage, and a special video retrospective of the band.

Source: ForTheSound.com
Frank Giaramita on 06/17/06 - 07:09 AM
If you could play A&R for a day, what one band would you sign right now?
Rohan Kohli on 06/12/06 - 09:34 AM
What value do lyrics have in the music you listen to? Does it matter if they are political or religious?
Gabe Gross on 05/27/06 - 05:18 PM
So, some very anticipated albums came out today - what all did you buy and what are your thoughts on your purchases so far? Were your expectations met?
Rohan Kohli on 04/11/06 - 03:47 PM
Who will put out the better album: Brand New or Taking Back Sunday - and why?
Rohan Kohli on 04/02/06 - 01:10 PM
There's been a lot of discussion throughout the boards as of late about albums that get re-issued and re-released. Some of the time it's the label's doing, and not the band's; some bands have even been mute on their album when it's re-released and you can't find them make mention of it anywhere (website, MySpace, newsletters, etc.) because they don't agree with it. How do you feel about a label taking a band's music, which is their art just as much as an artist's painting is theirs, and tampering with it in order to make some extra money, especially when it's against their will?
Jared Kaufman on 02/16/06 - 10:44 AM
I will be interviewing Chris Sorensen of Vaux shortly. You know what to do if you've got a question.
Jon Foucart on 02/08/06 - 09:23 PM
Who do you think is the best unsigned band out there right now? It'd be swell if you could be a little objective (i.e. don't pimp your band or your friend's band unless you really do think they're the best unsigned band). Also, maybe try to talk a little bit about the band if you have any background information; reading a hundred band names is no fun.
Rohan Kohli on 01/30/06 - 04:53 PM
Seeing as tomorrow is the first day of the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs, I wondered what some of you thought about the match-ups. Predictions? Upsets? Thoughts? Please share in the replies.
Jared Kaufman on 01/13/06 - 10:42 AM
What is the best concert you have ever been to? What made it so special? What makes for a good concert? The sound quality? The energy? The passion? An intangible? Explain.
Rohan Kohli on 12/10/05 - 09:56 PM
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