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MUSIC BIZ NEWS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Compiled by Sandy Serge

Music Morsels encourages all of you with opportunities for companies with opportunities for musicians to email your press releases to MusMorsels@aol.com for possible inclusion in this column. This column will be featured monthly. Deadline for inclusion is the 25th of the month for the upcoming issue.

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Musicians & Songwriters: You can now add your music to the new web site http://www.imovemusic.com. The site is still new and is seeking more musicians and songwriters to sign-up. Here is an introduction to the site by iMoveMusic's CEO Dan Nguyen: Introduction from CEO Dan Nguyen:
"The music industry is a mess. That’s why I started iMove Music. People have dreams to become rock stars and stand out among millions. Most musicians just want to make music and entertain people. Both are great dreams. My dream and passion is to help others through my vision of iMove Music.com. iMove Music is not made for money, fame, or anything of the sort. It’s just the feeling that I could be successful in something that I do. I am here trying to make iMove Music heard for independent artists, just like you are trying to have your music heard. iMove Music wants to make a relationship or partnership with every artist. If we all work together we can make something remarkable. We can make dreams become reality. You don’t need to sign to Major Corporation to promote your music for you, tell you what to do and how your music should sound! Why in the world would you want to be signed so that someone can tell you what to do with the music YOU made! If you take the following advice you can be your own label with no binding contract and get paid for selling your music. Your music should sound the way you want it to sound. I never plan on charging an artist to setup anything; iMove Music will prove itself to you. We will invest in you because we love to help people who are passionate achieving their dreams." iMoveMusic will also be actively involve in sponsoring events with musicians around the country. They also have contests and online radio plus much more on the site! So please visit  http://www.imovemusic.com and join today.

Demo submissions for the Takeover Records “Sign My Band” contest are being accepted all summer at the Takeover Records tent on any stop of the Vans Warped Tour, and the ten finalists will be selected by Takeover staffers. The finalists can expect to be promoted on PureVolume.com and receive prizes from Ambiguous Clothing, The Wedge Studios and Wonka Candy, as well as have one of their songs on the compilation to be released by Takeover. Oh, and a full recommendation by Takeover Records is also part of the deal. For more details and further updates on the “Sign My Band” contest, visit www.takeoverrock.com.

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