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Hottest New Artist the Book!

Opportunity: http://www.musicxray.com/profiles/971

Hottest New Artist ® (PDS ENT LLC ASCAP), now title of upcoming book on the music business to feature new artists that are making strides in music. The book will be released by PDS worldwide as an eBook; then later published in hard-copy. QUALIFICATION / SUBMISSION REQUIREMENT Summary: Up-And-Coming artists who obtained any combination of achievements as radio play, artist-music reviews, MP3/CD sales, or social media buzz should submit to this gig for a chance to be featured in the book. IF SELECTED NO ADDITIONAL FEES – “JUST RAW TALENT WITH BUZZ.”

Distribution Opportunity from Mahoning Valley Records

Opportunity: http://www.musicxray.com/profiles/2876

Welcome to the Mahoning Valley Records. Home of Scott Savol one of the finalist of American Idol season 4. We are an international and independent record label. Our ultimate goal is make the dreams of talented artists come true.

We are looking for new artists for distribution opportunities. The artists should fall into the following genres: Acoustic, Adult Contemporary, Alternative, Classic Rock, Country, Electronic/Dance/DJ, Funk, Gospel, Hip-Hop/Rap, Jam Band, Jazz, Metal, Pop, Punk, Reggae, Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Soul, Urban/R&B, and World.

If your music matches these genres and you feel that it is radio ready please submit directly to this opportunity through Music Xray for consideration. We will listen to every submission and if we like your music we will contact you for the next steps.

Looking for Great Music to Publish

Opportunity: http://www.musicxray.com/profiles/2864

As a publishing company we are constantly pitching to film and TV directors. We are looking for new music with high production quality as it could be synced any time.

Avalanche Sound Publishing is one of Canada's leading music publishing companies. They've been placing songs in film, TV and ads in Canada and internationally for about 20 years.

Looking for Pop Songs for Male Vocal Band Neon

Opportunity: http://www.musicxray.com/profiles/2867

The team at Bold Management is currently developing the following project, a male vocal band – Neon. Songwriters / producers needed for a collaboration project for a new edgy boy band. Think flamboyant 80s anthemic electro-pop. Influences include The Horrors, Hurts, Patrick Wolf, and Frankie Goes To Hollywood. Previous collaborations have already included songwriters who have each had No. 1 singles in the past 12 months. High level execs already very interested.

Seeking Songs / Collaborations for Duo 2 Shoes

Opportunity: http://www.musicxray.com/profiles/2867

The team at Bold Management is currently developing the following project – 2 Shoes. We are seeking Songwriters / producers needed for complete songs and / or collaboration project with well-publicised X Factor duo. They already have a loyal fan following and are known for their perfect harmonies. Looking for strong ballads, upbeat pop / dance songs. Songs should be anthemic and chorus lead. A really fun project for the right writer with sure-fire pop hits.

New Success Story: Amely's Song on American Reunion Soundtrack

http://www.musicxray.com/success-stories#AmericanReunion

Who can forget American Pie? A movie set on the summer of 1999 about four small-town Michigan boys who began a quest to lose their virginity and the first film in the American Pie film series? And although the film received mixed to positive reviews from critics, this was the movie that launched a comedy legend. The film was a box-office hit and spawned two direct sequels: American Pie 2 (2001) and American Wedding (2003). Since the conclusion of the American Pie trilogy, featuring the courtship and marriage of the characters Jim Levenstein and Michelle Flaherty, American Pie has spawned four direct-to-DVD spin-off films bearing the title American Pie Presents: Band Camp(2005), The Naked Mile (2006), Beta House (2007) and The Book of Love (December 2009).

In American Reunion http://www.americanpiereunion.com/category/american-reunion-news/, the fourth in the series and set to hit theaters this April, all the American Pie characters we met a little more than a decade ago return to East Great Falls for their high-school reunion. In one long-overdue weekend, they will discover what has changed, who hasn’t and that time and distance can’t break the bonds of friendship.

And along with this, we at Music Xray are happy to announce that one of the bands on the site, Amely http://www.musicxray.com/artists/amely had their song pitched and placed in this latest installment of the American Pie Series.

An update from the music professional himself: Good news! We've received confirmation for a song placement for the band, Amely in the upcoming feature film "American Reunion". We signed Amely through Music Xray so thanks for the great music! - Music Licensing Firm based in LA http://www.musicxray.com/profiles/944

Amely has already been making their mark on the music scene despite only forming less than a year ago. Amely has completed three national tours, opened for All Time Low, played the Unsilent Night Festival with A Day to Remember, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and Breathe Carolina and performed on the Kevin Says Stage. Love for the band has stretched to American Samoa in the South Pacific where the band performed in front of 8,000 people for Blue Sky’s 10 Year Bash.

Check out Amely's music, a blend of spirited rock spiked with a healthy dose of power pop influence, in their full EPK here http://www.musicxray.com/artists/amely. Check out the LA based Music Licensing Firm's multiple opportunities here http://www.musicxray.com/profiles/944 as well and be a part of their next success story.

The 2012 Artists In Music Awards

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On Feb. 10, The 2012 Artists in Music Awards will be hosted at the famous Key Club located on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood, CA with live performances by Music Xray artists Katie Cole, Monks of Mellonwah, Dayda Bass and Nobody Gets Killed. Nominees include Reachback, Meru Matu, Aoede, Audrianna Cole, Spaceship Days, Laura Vall, Haster, Spencer Kane, DevonSol, The Cold Chills and many more. Tickets are still available online at http://bit.ly/waPgRz. Don't miss this awesome show!

New Success Story: Mike Goudreau Continues to Succeed

http://www.musicxray.com/success-stories#MikeGoudreau

Born in 1965 in Newport, Vermont into a musical family with an English mother and a French-Canadian father, Mike Goudreau http://www.musicxray.com/artists/mikegoudreau picked up his first guitar at age 14 and hasn't stopped playing since. And his diverse interests and influences when it comes to music is the reason why Mike is comfortable in so many musical genres, especially jazz and blues.

For the past four years, Mike has been working on getting his many songs published for Film/TV in the U.S. and Europe. His hard work has paid off with hundreds of songs signed to date and placements on such TV shows as: Everybody Hates Chris (CW), Dirty Sexy Money (ABC), Army Wives (Lifetime), Kath & Kim (NBC), George Lopez Show (TBS), Justified (FX), Scoundrels (ABC), Friday Night Lights (ABC), Let's Make A Deal (CBS), Memphis Beat (TNT) and Hung (HBO) most notable. In addition, 32 of his songs have been part of 6 Jazz CD box sets distributed in Europe and Asia with Sony/BMG and Universal.

But Mike's success doesn’t stop there though as he is the newest Blues Artist/Producer/Songwriter to join Charlie Mac's team with 48 new tracks accepted into their catalog. Aside from being considered for a feature film and distributing his tracks to their partners for external licensing, MAC A MILLION DOLLAR MAN MUSICK's Charlie Mac http://www.musicxray.com/profiles/2175 has pitched Mike's songs for placements. Here's an update straight from Charlie:

Mike Goudreau had 2 songs added to our playlist which is constantly reviewed by record labels, publishers, A&R's, music supervisors, film and TV producers, as well as many other music industry professionals.

Mike Goudreau had 29 tracks distributed to our #4 partner for external licensing. (Walt Disney, Universal, Google, Microsoft, Ubisoft, Discovery, Pixar, Reebok)

1 track from Mike is being strongly considered for a feature film looking for Acoustic Blues songs.

1 track from Mike is being pitched for placement in a network TV series.

Mike Goudreau had 29 tracks distributed to our #6 partner for external licensing. (MTV, Nickelodeon, Warner Brothers, several US and overseas radio stations)

Mike Goudreau had 29 tracks distributed to our #3 partner for external licensing. (Cox, Comcast, McDonald's, Applebees, Adidas, Gucci, Burberry, MGM, Hard Rock)

1 track from Mike is being pitched for placement in a film/video production.

Mike Goudreau had 18 additional tracks distributed to our #5 partner for external licensing. (Major Corporations, Video Games, TV and film production companies)

Mike Goudreau had 18 additional tracks distributed to our #6 partner for external licensing. (MTV, Nickelodeon, Warner Brothers, several US and overseas radio stations)

Mike Goudreau had 10 additional tracks distributed to our #4 partner for external ringtone distribution. (Walt Disney, Universal, Google, Microsoft, Ubisoft, Discovery, Pixar, Reebok)

1 track from Mike is being pitched for placement in a new TV show.

Mike Goudreau had 1 track distributed to our #12 distribution partner for external licensing. (distribution, downloads, ringtones, streaming, retail, China, Korea, Japan)

Mike Goudreau had 1 track distributed to our #11 distribution partner for external licensing. (Digital distribution, Streaming, Downloads, Album compilations)

Happy for Mike's continued success and we are positive that through Music Xray, he will have more in the future.

Take the time to listen to Mike's full EPK here http://www.musicxray.com/artists/mikegoudreau and find out what makes his music different from all the other songs you've heard before. Check out Charlie Mac's multiple opportunities here http://www.musicxray.com/profiles/2175 as well as you might be the next artist to join their team.

Unsigned Only is Seeking Great Music in Nine Separate Genres

Opportunity: http://www.musicxray.com/profiles/904

Unsigned Only, a unique international music competition designed for artists who are not signed to a major label record company, is seeking music: Pop/Top 40, Country, Rock, R&B/Hip-Hop, Adult Contemporary, Adult Album Alternative, Christian Song, Folk/Singer-Songwriter and Vocal Performance. The goal of Unsigned Only is to find an outstanding, talented performer - a band or solo artist, a newcomer or veteran, raw or polished... the "gem" that needs to be discovered. Unsigned Only is looking for the total package.

Hip Hop Artists Only

Opportunity: http://www.musicxray.com/profiles/2829

Only Hip Hop artists should submit music into this Dropbox. We are specifically interested in listening to finished demos from currently active Hip Hop artists.

Tommy Boy Entertainment (formerly known as Tommy Boy Records) is an independent record label started in 1981 by Tom Silverman.