music morsels
March 2008

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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New magazine:
Yew Tree Report
Modern Arts & Crafts + the Life Handmade
http://www.yewtreereport.com


http://www.Wordofsouth.com is back online.


iTunes Now #2 Music Retailer In The U.S.
Has Sold Over 4-Billion Songs!
iTunes has advanced to become the number two music retailer in the US. Apple claims it has over 50 million customers who have bought over four billion songs--20-million of those songs sold on Christmas Day (2007) alone.
"We'd like to thank the over 50 million music lovers who have helped the iTUNES STORE reach this incredible milestone," said iTunes VP Eddy Cue.

"We continue to add great new features like iTunes Movie Rentals to give our customers even more reason to love iTunes." In the U.S., only Wal*Mart outsells iTunes.


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These groups were recently made to gather music publishers, to develop collaborations and obviously to gain more attention.
If you're an independent music publisher and/or record label owner,  please join us by following the links below.
Independent Music Publishers
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=7890039545
Independent Record Labels
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=7971264675


Do you reside in Cherokee County, GA? Check out the Cherokee County Music Society -
http://www.cherokeecountymusic.org


2008 USA Songwriting Competition is now accepting entries. Win a top prize
of $50,000 worth of cash and merchandise such as cool gear from Sony,
Ibanez Guitars, D'Addario Strings, Peavey, Audio-Technica and more. Also,
have your winning songs played on radio! Enter in Pop, Rock/Alt, Folk,
R&B, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Instrumental, etc.
FREE EARLY BONUS: First 1,000 entries will each receive a USA Songwriting
Competition Compilation CD. Hurry! The entry form can be found at:
http://www.songwriting.net/entryform.html
Or enter online here with your MP3 and/or lyrics:
http://online.songwriting.net
Or through Sonicbids at:
http://www.sonicbids.com/usasong



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