Artist news and messages (Page 13)

ANNOUNCEMENT: Change in notifying artists about airplay

Posted by: Catself (CREW) (Crew of TalentCast)

We have decided to change the way we notify artists about airplay in TalentCast.

Till last week, we had posted public comments on SellaBand or MySpace, or both SellaBand AND MySpace profiles of all artists who got played in the programme. This system worked well in the early times of TalentCast, when TalentCast played only SellaBand artists and comments were very well visible on artists' pages, not only to the artists, but to all the visitors of their profiles.

Over time, we realised that posting on artists' profiles was not very effective any more. On SellaBand, after the changes, the comment section is not visible any more, so posting the comments didn't advertise our programme any more in any way. On MySpace, sometimes we were unable to post comments for many days because of technical difficulties. Also, a lot of artists do not check their comments often. We received more and more messages from artists who were sad that they had read the comment too late and were not able to ask their fans for Song of the Week votes. When we had time, we also posted comments on artists' Facebook profiles which they visit more often but in the end that was far too much work for our small and busy crew. Posting these comments on all the profiles on so many sites sometimes took a few hours, on top of all the other work involved in the project.

So, last week, after yet again running into technical problems on MySpace and spending about five hours trying to post comments (and failing), we decided that we had to handle this in a less time-consuming, more efficient way. From now on we will notify all artists who are on the playlist by email. This way artists will receive this information fast and almost at the same time and it will be up to them to invite their fans to take part in the voting. We hope that this system will work better and that artists will be happier with it too.

Dear Artists, please keep your email address that you use for your TalentCast account up-to-date so that we can reach you in time. We will only send you email concerning airplay or if there is a problem with your uploads. You will receive our newsletter (a few times a year) only if you subscribe to it (the default setting is "No", you can change it in Your settings after logging in).

Crew of Talent

The Slides

Posted by: Слайды (The Slides) (Artist on MySpace)

The Slides are 4 guys who do persistently struggle with crap that is happening around their band. This band recored its first long-time track over the tire shop's basement.There were hundreds of gallons of alcohol, and whole lots of cursing addressed to all of those cheesy looking indie-rockers during the recording process.Although the Slides probably did feel jealous of that idie thing coolness but they would've never admited that.What we can say for sure is that these guys' new record is supposed to be something great.The Slides' sound is inspired by such bands as Nirvana, Led Zeppelin and classy brit-pop music as well.It is obvious that it wont take them too long to get one of the leading positions among rock musicians in the world .We'll get to check out their music videos on MTV pretty soon also.Apparently there will be mountains of coke, wild sex orgies and an inevitable band's break up during the next 3 years. Thats why there's no surprise that all of the Moscow promoters and producer centers dont want to deal with this truly great rock&roll band after all.But we do know that the Slides is that kind of a band who's live perfomances were are and always be something that can make girls get naked and help guys come up with idea of starting to play rock&roll to make girls get naked of cours


Posted by: Ed the Cheesehead

OPHELIA SYNDROME .... band from Canada ... new (demo) songs up .... on their Sellaband profile ...


OPHELIA SYNDROME has a live gig at 24 july,2010 in Oakville ....Canada ....

... 54 Believers cannot be wrong ... check out their beautiful music .....


50K MUSIC Special Edition KONTRUST

Posted by: Kompis

Read 50K MUSIC Special Edition KONTRUST with a report about my interview with Stefan, singer of the Austrian crossover band.

Check it out here.





Debutant Disco & Jaume Balagueró

Posted by: Debutant Disco (Artist on MySpace)

Debutant Disco has been selected as one of 20 finalists (out of 600+ entries) to possibly contribute music to a short film by leading Spanish director Jaume Balagueró.

If you have a MySpace account, you can vote (every day until 23 May 2010) for the song Young Blood.

Just follow this link;

Since being short-listed a couple of days ago, the band has had over 2,000 song plays on MySpace over the weekend!

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OPHELIA SYNDROME ... mailing list ...

Posted by: Ed the Cheesehead

OPHELIA SYNDROME .... great band on Sellaband .. you can enjoy the mailing list of OPHELIA SYNDROME :

link mailing list:

European Jazz

Posted by: Michał Jaros (Artist on MySpace)

Hi! ^-^

Posted by: Laura

Hi everyone, I'm new here (I've just had an account created here, I'm a believer on SAB) and I think this is a great site! ;D Keep on the cool w

Thank you!

Posted by: Moovalya

Hey, Sean from Moovalya here, (you pronounced it right!) I wanted to say thank you for playing us on your station and was wondering if you ever have opportunities for more play, our new CD will be done in June and i want to get it on your station! Thanks again,


Dr. Potion

Posted by: Dr. Potion (Artist on MySpace)

Finnish rockband which blow your m

Calm Season Riot Releasing their first EP!!

Posted by: Calm Season Riot (Artist on MySpace)

Calm Season Riot are a 3 peice band comprised of Aaron Cutliffe (Vocals&Guitar), Rickey Fullerton (Drums&Vocals) and Conor McNamee (Bass&Vocals). A band spawned from a music course in Derry in Northern Ireland. Influenced by a wide range of music from Radiohead, Aphex Twin, Tool, ASIWYFA, QOTSA, Incubus and many more. Calm Season Riot have a well balanced sound from melodic & light to Heavy and rhythmic… With an impressive vocal range and tight intellectual structures and rhythm changes Calm Season Riot aim to make an impression on the music scene in 2010!! First EP to be released around May.

See who's IN THE MIX @ The Hog Farm

Posted by: Hogdaddee

Check out "IN THE MIX" at The Hog Farm on myspace

Featuring some of the best damn music you've probably never heard before, IN THE MIX is an eclectic selection of tunes from around the world hand picked by the internationally known Hogdaddee.

So come on by and check it out. Like what you hear or have a suggestion for a future IN THE MIX artist then leave a comment - it's fun and it's free.

Not yet a Hog Farm friend then please feel free to put a friend request

Please post gigs!

Posted by: MissY

Moderated by: Johan Jongerius (Crew of TalentCast)

Hey all,

We would like to ask your cooperation to inform us about independent artists that are playing live somewhere on this lovely globe in the time to come.

Soooo members, artists and fans/believers alike, keep us updated about what you or your heroes are up to in real life! Who knows, your/their music might be on the next play list of TalentCast...

Not a member yet? Check the FAQ, and find out how to join our proj

TalentCast stays on SellaBand

Posted by: Catself (CREW) (Crew of TalentCast)

From all TalentCast Crew:

We have been in doubt about the new Terms and Conditions of SellaBand, as you can read in one of the previous messages.

Our main problem was that there is no bankruptcy clause in the new Terms and Conditions. In yesterday's interview with SellaBand's new CEO, Michael Bogatzki (now available on our website), we were assured that in case of bankruptcy, the money invested by believers is still safe on the escrow account. We would like to see this confirmed in the new Terms and Conditions because such important statements need to be made in writing.

If this happens, we can live with the rest of the Terms and Conditions, which were quite well motivated in the interview. If the new Terms and Conditions give a better guarantee for the future of SellaBand, we are willing to agree to them.

In the meantime, TalentCast would like to express support for the new CEO of SellaBand. We wish you strength with taking over and rebuilding the company which is much more than the company, but also a social network and community.

Crew of Talent

new T&C

Posted by: Erwin Wijnen

Moderated by: Catself (CREW) (Crew of TalentCast)

Hi all

I know it is a bit last minute but still

Tonight Cylu (artist and Believer) and I (just a believer)

Will have a drink and discuss the new T&C

All who are able to join us are welcome.

Drinks will be at :

Kürhaus ( Bar in the big hall above entrance)

The Hague, Netherlands

@ 20.00 hour.

Love Erwin


You might want to listen to TalentCast before you meet up as we have just interviewed SellaBand's new CEO, Michael Bogatzki. The programme should be on our website in a couple of hours.