Artist Development, and Music Production www.digitalbear.com The Motion Sick in Motion The Motion Sick are making strides again with their recent inclusion on Xbox 360's Dance Dance Revolution Universe 3 and the Playstation 3 Dance Dance Revolution X along with Devo and The Pet Shop Boys! The track is from their recent album, The Truth Will Catch You, Just Wait... produced in part by JT on Naked Ear Records. For more info click here. New Gear at DBE Studio The newest addition to the DBE studio is the oh, so glamorous Apple MacPro 2.8GHZ Octocore computer. This replaces our trusty G5 which has gone to LA to catch some rays in exchange for a brand new UAD-2 Quad card. Power to burn! New plugs include iZotope's iDrum, Toontrack's Superior 2.0, URS Saturation, Waves SSL 4000. Recent Acts at DBE The New Collisions cut three new tracks at DBE with producer Jordan Tishler: They Caged Us Kids and Constellations, and a cover of Blondie's Hanging On The Telephone. Finishing touches are being done now. Check them out here! Digital Bear Entertainment Studio For Sale DBE continues to offer this grand home/ facility for sale. Located in Boston MA (Jamaica Plain), this stunning condo comes complete with built in, David Moulton designed studio. Encompassing over 3000 sq feet on 3 levels with 3 bedrooms, two full baths with Jacuzzi, deck, private entrance/garden, stunning ceilings and period oak woodwork. The studio is over 1000 sq feet with stone-lined live room. For more info, email house@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Music Licensing (for TV and Film) www.dbemusic.com Site for Artists www.songsforsync.com Site for Supervisors Show Your Loyalties In an ongoing theme from last month when we talked about bringing humanity into the music business, this month let's talk a bit about loyalty. Loyalty is a pretty basic concept and is really the heart of all good, long-term human relationships. It is also the key to both personal and business success. It's a sadly lacking quality these days. If we are to fix the music industry, we're going to need more. In a study published last week, a California ethics institute surveyed approximately 30,000 high schoolers from across the United States and found that 65% admitted to having cheated on a test in the last year; 45% had plagiarized from the Internet; 35% had stolen physical items from a store! The conclusion of the ethics institute was that Americans are being raised with too permissive an attitude toward ethics; they are less and less able to tell what is right or wrong; or they simply see no reason to care. This mentality has a huge effect on what you're up against as an Artist or music industry professional. Consider your role as an Artist or professional: You too have to generate the goodwill and the connection to instill loyalty in your peeps. More... Lieutenant Booda On Patrol Last month we told you about Dave Booda, now signed to DBE for production and management, who stunned Jordan Tishler with his captivating hallway performance at SS Cape May last spring. Did we mention that Booda is a Lieutenant in the Navy. When he's not rocking, he's pitching and rolling as he pilots vast ships. Go figure! Right now Booda is somewhere out at sea, en route to his home base in San Diego. Booda's rare combination of eye-pleasing appearance, piercing songwriting, and captivating voice sets him apart. JT and the DBE staff are now working round the clock with Dave to refine his style and make him a household name. Check out his demos here. Your Music in TV and Film. You'd Like That, Wouldn't You? dbemusic.com, continues to recruit more wonderful songs. Particular opportunities exist for rhythmic hard rock/metal, hip hop, latin pop, and rhythmic/heavy electronica. Click the here for all the details. dBE.Music specializes in placement of music in TV, Film, Advertising and other sound for picture uses. dBE.Music takes a very hands-ons, boutique approach to selling your music to Producers and Music Supervisors. This means that they can trust that we bring them only the best music and the right music for their needs, and that your music is heard and taken seriously. Sign up @ dbemusic.com. Rew is persistent! Kudos. High marks. She not only sent me her demo package twice in 6 months, mistakenly assuming I'd forgotten her - I assume, but she hand personalizes each one. Points! Moreover, she had a great way of personalizing the package that leaves the recipient feeling very directly addressed. Her take on promotion is inspiring. Rew's music is pure, raw garage. Its got that New York attitude. Very dirty lyrics. Yay! Comparison to the very "in-this-week" Television are obvious in the understated playing and stripped production. [As I wrote this, I was unaware that Billy Ficca of Television actually drummed on the album - guess it really comes through.] As female vocalists, I hear equal parts Patti Smith (not Smyth) and Siouxsie. On the other hands, some of the lyrics and vocal melodies channel Jane's Addiction, of all things. Overall, not bad company (no pun intended). Stand out tracks include U Suck, and Megan. To add some constructive advice, I'd love to hear the arrangements fill out a bit. It doesn't have to become self-consciously over-produced, but this feels a bit "we just banged it out". I'd love to hear the vocals push a bit harder into the very sexy or very angry range, given the lyrical content. At the same time, a bit more technique might be a worthy goal. Because packaging and image matter, and I've raved about Rew's packaging so far, I would add that I was confused somewhat by it as well. All the cutesy handwritten notes, drawings, stickers, buttons, pink inserts and cover art had me expecting mynx-y bubblegum. The photos, on the other hand, look very scary psycho ex-girlfriend. As you can see, her music is much more the latter than the former. Although, in a weird and scary way, I can tie these images together. Eek! I'm not sure it works, however, as a professional might have been turned off by the initial image confusion. I really like Rew. Her music is very topical, often dirty, and very blunt. She says what we're all thinking. The rawness works in this context. I highly recommend that you all take a listen. Head over to www.luvrew.com Follow up from last month: Anya of Drumlin sent me a lovely thankyou note. Thank you, Anya! Way to connect the dots. Drumlin www.drumlin.ca Enter the Jordan's Picks Contest for a chance to have your music reviewed by veteran producer Jordan Tishler. You'll get to see your review in the space above and get a great industry quote. Winners also receive a free hour of our Music Consultation Service, a $49 value, to improve already great projects. To enter, download, fill out and sign this PDF, send it along with your latest and greatest (doesn't have to be a whole album) on CD (or CDR) to "Jordan's Picks" c/o DBE PO Box 301090 Boston MA 02130. For more info about our Music Consultation Service click here. About Digital Bear Entertainment Digital Bear Entertainment is devoted to the mission of Artist Development: finding gifted musical acts and helping them have a successful, sustainable career in Music. more... or call (888) 844-BEAR (2327). If you would like to be removed from this list, DO NOT reply to this message. Click here (or paste http://www.freelists.org/list/dbenews into your browser) and follow the instructions to be removed.