Find Musical Success With Sell-A-Band

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So you’re sure you have worked all the angles to get your band off the ground and on its way to mega fame? Have you tried hocking your musical wares on Sell-A-Band? No, you don’t have to sell your soul to some label douche in preparation of getting reemed at some later date, but you may meet the fan or fans who can put you on the musical map.
Sell-A-Band is a unique way to to propell your band into the ears of musical patrons from around the globe who can put their money where their feelings are. Members of the site become believers, not just simply a fan. Currently the band with the most support that also happens to be seeking the most funding is a blast from the yo yo yo musical past – Public Enemy.
Here’s how the site describes their operations.
“SellaBand is based in Amsterdam, the creative capital of Europe. Since its launch in August 2006, SellaBand has coordinated recording sessions for 37 artists or acts who had their albums funded by their fans. Over $3,000,000 has been invested in independent bands via www.sellaband.com. With SellaBand, artists retain complete ownership of the works created and have the flexibility to determine which incentives they will offer their fans who fund them…”

Weird Origins of 8 Popular Band Names

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There are some strange bands out there with some even weirder names. Here’s a collection of bands and the story of how they came up with their titles. Included are Pink Floyd, Porno For Pyros, Gogol Bordello and 4 others!

Black Sabbath

Ozzy’s band of mischief didn’t start off nearly as dark as it ended up. The group’s first name was “The Polka Tulk Blues Company,” which was soon shortened to just “Polka Tulk.” After a while, they renamed themselves “Earth,” but had to change their name again when they found out there was another British band with that name.

One day, bassist Geezer Butler saw a bunch of people lined up at the theater across the street from their rehearsal room. The movie showing was the Boris Karloff movie Black Sabbath. He noted how much money people spend to see scary films and used the film’s title for a song he wrote inspired by occult writer Dennis Wheatley. This song changed the entire music direction of the band and they started playing much darker songs than other musicians of the time. In 1969, the group decided to change their name to “Black Sabbath”…

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Guitarist To Use ‘Bionic Hand’ After Stroke

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Go Go Gadget Hand!

The 27-year-old guitarist in popular indie band The Long Blondes hopes to play again despite suffering a stroke, thanks to cutting-edge medical technology. Dorian Cox is currently unable to play his instrument after being left paralysed down the right side of his body.

But the musician is now undergoing neurological physiotherapy – including training sessions with a “revolutionary” mechanical glove – and is optimistic about regaining movement in his right hand.

The device, called a SaeboFlex, can benefit patients by supporting their wrists and helping them grasp and release objects. “It’s a fantastic service, it’s helping tremendously and I think it can work wonders for me and others – it’s almost like a gym for my hand,” Mr Cox, from York, said.

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Self Playing Robot Band

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 Kinda takes the emotion out of the music…

The technical and music worlds were taken by surprise when they heard about the robotic band from New Zealand a few months ago. The Trons consist of robots that are programmed to make and perform music. They were built using recycled and salvaged material. These humanoid robots are electrically powered and make use of computer parts and electronic circuits to make music.

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