Transmission: Music Industry News & Updates is a new feature on the Manitoba Music website that will offer a semi-regular summary of music industry news from across the country and around the globe. Below is the first installment and look forward to providing future roundups of relevant and interesting industry happenings. We hope you enjoy it.
The Daily Swarm outlines the promotional timeline leading up the release last week of Eminem's Relapse. Rather than magazine ads and radio promotion, Interscope had Slim Shady making viral videos, leaking info on twitter, and appearing on Family Guy.
I recently came across an adorable little amateur stop motion animation video. Made by someone named Amy, the narrative follows a stuffed giraffe navigating the perilous world of Amy's bedroom. The giraffe encounters a dangerous string thingee, an heroic elephant, and a frightening yet helpful pile of socks. The soundtrack? Christine Fellows' "What Makes the Cherry Red" off her acclaimed 2007 release, Nevertheless. Click here to watch the video.
What would happen if someone scoured YouTube for unrelated clips of people playing music and edited them together into one cohesive song? Click here to find out. Dude from Thru You has created seven videos this way.
My personal favourite is the Babylon Band, complete with church organ, a teenage bouzouki player, and techno beats. Madness!