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New York Independent Labels Declare War

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

New York (USA) had a record day last Saturday, the idea was that people were implored to support retailers, the independent music ones especially, and are encouraged to buy at least one album. More…

Canned Applause Records

Canned Applause Records, located in Johannesburg, South Africa, will be honouring the move this week by having a sale, and chopping the price of loads of international records in half.

From Wednesday the 23rd of April till Saturday the 26th, you pay 50% off all imported releases (cash) or 30% off if you pay by credit card. First come first serve, hurry to avoid disappointment.

Why?

“Just for the fun of it,” says Riaan Botha of Canned Applause Records.

  • One for the Record Books: NY Record Store Day

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    Free, Monthly Online Music Show For SA?

    Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

    Is South Africa ready for a free, online monthly music show? It’s kinda up to the users, and the members of sites like Overtone and the greater community of the music industry. Check out the proposal idea sent to us by hip, upcoming band-friendly Cape company Absolute Altitude, and let us know what you think below!

    Free monthly online show
    Click the image to see the proposal

    One of the techniques that sites utilise to big-up themselves is to claim that there’s a ‘hype’ or ‘something big’ is happening. We’re not offering any false pretenses, but we would like to hear your feedback on ideas like this, whether you’re a fan, band member or artist, or someone otherwise related to the industry. Take a look at these posts if you’d like to know more about where Overtone stands.

  • The Overtone Shmooze Rocked
  • Are South African Musicians Fulfilled?
  • Cape Town Bands: Get Shot!
  • Be A Part Of The Mobile Disco
  • Bands! Let Us Help You!
  • Jump The Music Scene Queue
  • Get With The Music

    For the record, we think this idea rocks, and we’re prepared to do what we can to keep you in the loop. Mail them on info@fullmoonproductions.co.za with info, comments and if you’d like to get involved.



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    MyCokeFest 2008: The Coke Side of Life

    Thursday, February 14th, 2008

    Only SA’s best can quench your music thirst, and that’s why Coca-Cola and 5FM are thrilled to announce the line up of local bands performing at MY COKE FEST 08. The festival, which kicks off in Johannesburg on Friday the 21st at the New Market Racecourse, and then hits Cape Town on Monday the 24th of March 2008, at Kenilworth Racecourse, is already set to be the biggest music festival this year!

    MyCokeFest

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    MyCokeFest: One From The Archives

    Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

    Check what we hauled out of the woodwork, dusted off and stuck in the blog: last year’s pre-event hype for the 2007 MyCokeFest! So what were you doing this time last year?

    MyCokeFest

    March 29th, 2007 | Overtone Blog Archives

    Coca-Cola has enjoyed great success in the past few years with very exciting music concepts, from Coca-Cola Popstars 1, 2 and 3, to the Coca-Cola Collaboration CD, Coca-Cola Colab Live-On-Tour and last year’s Coca-Cola Colab Massive Mix Festival.

    This year Coca-Cola and 5FM are proud to announce the coming of MY COKE FEST – 2007′s biggest music festival. This exciting music festival kicks off in Johannesburg on Friday the 27th of April at the New Market Racecourse, then moves to Kenilworth Racecourse in Cape Town on Tuesday the 1st of May.

    Twelve hours, Two Cities and ten bands performing live at each venue! So steal some sunshine, have some fun, grab a Coke and enjoy music on the Coke side of life.

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