Managing Musicians Is a Good Career Choice

Are you tired of the job you are currently doing? If this is the case, you should look for a different career path. Life is too short to wake up every day and go to a job that does not leave you feeling fulfilled. Ideally, you should choose a profession that involves something that you have a passion for. For example, you might be a huge fan of music. However, you might not have any musical ability and you do not know how to play an instrument. You should not let this discourage you. There are many other careers in the music industry that you can select from. You could make a living managing musicians and guiding their careers. Here are some of the reasons why you might want to consider this particular career. 1. You can be around musicians on a daily basis and attend concerts regularly. Being a manager in the music business means that you will constantly be mingling with musicians. This would be a dream come true for music fans. You will obviously need to attend the concerts of the musicians of the bands you manage. Therefore, going to concerts will be something that you will […]

Side-Line introduces Omnimar – listen now to ‘Reason (Remix By Cutoff Sky)’ (Face The Beat profile series)

The 54th track on our free download compilation “Face The Beat: Session 4” (featuring 92 tracks) is by the female fronted Russian synthpop/futurepop act Omnimar. Omnimar consists of the trio Maria Mar, Alex Vrt and Oleg Xaler. Signed to the fine label darkTunes Music, the band officially launched in Moscow in 2011. So far the band released 2 albums and 5 singles. The original version of the Cutoff Sky remix we offer here of “Reason” was released on the 2015 album “Start”. Keep an eye and ear on this very promising act! Listen to “Reason (Remix By Cutoff Sky)” below and download it right here. Face The Beat: Session 4 by Omnimar Check our “Face The Beat: Session 4” page on Bandcamp to discover the other 91 bands. All donations will go to charity.

Das Ich sees ‘Lava’ album re-released with bonus tracks

Coming up in the next 2 weeks is a re-release of “Lava” by the German Goth / EBM act Das Ich. Originally released in 2004 on Massacre Records the album got licensed a bit of everywhere, incl. for release in the USA (Metropolis), Russia, France etc.. This new edition comes with 3 bonus-tracks: “Seele tanzt (Remix)”, “Uterus (Remix)”, “Hand an der Wiege”. You can order the release right here. Das Ice are currently working on an all new album.

Vote for your favourite Foretaste remix for the upcoming remix album ‘Alter/Egoes, the remixes selection’

You can now vote for your favourite remixes of the (excellent!) french synthpop band Foretaste and see them featured on the forthcoming Foretaste CD “Alter/Egoes, the remixes selection”. The album will feature a selection (which you will be able to decide on) of the Foretaste’s remixes that were originally released on digital singles and which have never been released on CD. To vote for your most favourite remixes, go right here! The most popular tracks will be selected for the final CD. Via the link you can also pre-order the release. Note also that a new edition of the since long time out-of-print album “Terrorist TV” by Foretaste is now available again from the BORDEOMproduct webstore, Amazon, Bandcamp etc… The CD now comes in a cardboard digisleeve format. FORETASTE is a french synthpop band composed by Creature_XX (aka Terrorist_XX or Lover_XX) and Creature_XY (aka Terrorist_XY or Lover_XY).

Ministry sees reissues of ‘Sphinctour’, ‘Houses of the Molé’ and ‘Animositisomina’ as ltd. digipaks

Out in a few weeks are brand new reissues of the following Ministry albums in limited edition digipaks: “Sphinctour”, “Houses of the Molé” and “Animositisomina”. You can order these very limited releases right here. Here’s a reminder what these albums are all about. “Sphinctour” is a live CD released in 2002 by the industrial act. It contains various tracks recorded on their 1996 world tour in support of the 7th album “Filth Pig”. “Animositisomina” was the band’s 8th studio album and originally released in 2003. It is notable for being the last album with Paul Barker, as well as being the last by Ministry album to play in their traditional industrial metal style before switching to a more thrash-oriented style with their next album, “Houses of the Molé”. “Houses of the Molé” was the band’s 9th studio album, originally released in 2004. The album is the first part of the band’s anti-Bush trilogy, followed by “Rio Grande Blood” (2006) and “The Last Sucker” (2007). It was released in the run up to the 2004 American presidential elections, with George W. Bush being president at the time of its release. Here’s a live track:

Centhron – Allvater

In the current album “Allvater” Centhron hails the old gods with an harsh electronic firework!
Provocatively, erotic, aggressive, dark, melodic, catchy, atmospheric and with a new Keyboardplayer and female voice Sandra Schmidt.
The may be most complete Centhron Album since 2001 is there. There will be two videoclips of the new album. The songs “Allvater” and “Deutsches Land” getting a furious optic view!
For the song “De Sade” they could own the voice of Melanie Neuhöfer, with her classic timbre she gives a beautiful atmosphere to the music!

Side-Line presents: Wave-Gotik-Treffen 26th edition – Leipzig (DE)

picture by dark.edge photography From 2nd-5th June 2017 the annual Wave-Gotik-Treffen takes place in the area of Leipzig, Germany. WGT focuses especially on the gothic, (steam)punk, new wave, electro, EBM, industrial and medieval music and (sub)culture. It is a total-concept world festival including exclusive concerts, renaissance fairs, viking and pagan markets, exhibitions, CD/DVD and film premieres, lectures, artist signing events, fetish events, and (late-night) parties. Approximately 200 artists are on the list, spread over 52 locations and the festival has about 20.000 visitors. At this moment the program is not complete yet, but as usual some great names in the black scene are already confirmed, like: Cabaret Voltaire, Skinny Puppy, Revolting Cocks, The Mission, VNV Nation, Noisuf-X, Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio, Peter Heppner, Pouppée Fabrikk, Amorphis, Rotersand, Sex Gang Children, Suicide Commando, The 69 Eyes, … A lot of pre- and after-parties are organised as well on different locations with DJ’s from all over the world! On 1st June for example there is the “Elektro All Stars meets Schwarzes Leipzig Tanzt! – WGT PreOpening Party” in Moritzbastei featuring Adrian Hates (Diary of Dreams), Daniel Myer (Covenant, Haujobb, Architect, DSTR) and more. The next day (2nd June) our own Side-Line collaborator DJ […]

Side-Line introduces Obvianiger – listen now to ‘Manipulacion’ (Face The Beat profile series)

The 53rd track on our free download compilation “Face The Beat: Session 4” (featuring 92 tracks) is by the Chile based dark metal electro act Obvianiger. Obvianiger was formed in late 2008 by Vergara Alejandro aka Androl. Nowadays the band also counts Sebastian (Deadskin) and Dave Kostenitsch among its members. The trio brings dark metal electro and should please all those looking for a melodic side in this electro subgenre. You can can find more about the band on their Facebook page. Listen to “Manipulacion” below and download it right here. Face The Beat: Session 4 by Obvianiger Check our “Face The Beat: Session 4” page on Bandcamp to discover the other 91 bands. All donations will go to charity.

Legendary Dutch electronic music composers packaged in a 4CD deluxe box (recorded in the Philips Research Laboratories in the period 1956-1963)

Out in the next 2 weeks is the 4CD set “Popular Electronics: Early Dutch electronic music from Philips Research Laboratories 1956-1963”. The four CDs of historical, long desired early electronic music from legendary Dutch composers (in association with Philips), comes packaged in a deluxe box with 7 individual booklets of liner notes and photos, etc. (180 total pages) and is available right here. The set also holds a series of fold-out posters of electronic scores, stickers, etc.. The multi-CD release gives a historic overview of Dutch popular and applied electronic music from 1956-63. The CD’s contain music from Henk Badings, Kid Baltan, and Tom Dissevelt. Besides tracks that have been released on vinyl in the late 50’s / early 60’s on Philips (Kain en Abel, Song of the Second Moon, Evolutionen, Electronic Movements, Contrasts, Mechanical Motions, Pianoforte, Intersection, Fanatasy in Orbit), many never before published material has been re-discovered and restored for this project. The set was produced by Kees Tazelaar and Dick Raaijmakers and can be ordered right here. Here’s a preview of what to expect:

The Charlatans return with new album ‘Different Days’ featuring Paul Weller, Johnny Marr, Stephen Morris of New Order, …

The English indie act The Charlatans are to release their new album on May 26th through BMG. “Different Days” is the bands’ 13th album and was self produced at the band’s studio in Crewe. For this new album, the core quartet of vocalist Tim Burgess, bassist Martin Blunt, guitarist Mark Collins and keyboard player Tony Rogers, opened their doors to allow contributions from an array of friends from Paul Weller and Johnny Marr to crime writer Ian Rankin and writer/actress Sharon Horgan. Also included are former Verve drummer Pete Salisbury, Anton Newcombe from Brian Jonestown Massacre and Stephen Morris of New Order. The album will be available on 12” vinyl, CD, cassette and limited edition clear 12” vinyl featuring five exclusive 7” singles. “Different Days” is the follow-up album to “Modern Nature” released in 2015.

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