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LOOP NEWS – 5 September 2006

LOOP NEWS – 5 September 2006

Twinset are set this weekend to set up their band gear and set the set of their new set performance alight! Are you set? Samuel Flynn Scott came home safely from his tour is now cuddled up with his dog (that makes noises like King Kong when he sleeps) beside the fire. Summer is coming and LOOP wants your designs on a LOOP T shirt...shoot out for it...we dare ya!

LOOP has found the back door to iTunes and is letting all the drafty independent labels and music in. Paul McLaney's new album is hitting stores NEXT WEEK, Tuesday to be exact! Have you found 'Edin'?

LOOP has formed an industrial engineering firm 'LOOPengineering' and the photo below was taken of the LOOPcrew at Leigh Sawmill Engineers Conference demonstrating the latest concepts in stadium construction being used for the next Soccor World Cup.

Direct Deal With Apple iTunes

Digital distribution of NZ music through iTunes has, until now, been limited to a few artists mostly signed to major labels but a recent deal between Wellington company LOOP Media Ltd and Apple iTunes Music Store has allowed this popular method of international music distribution to become available to all New Zealand bands.

The deal allows LOOPdigital a division of LOOP Recordings Aot(ear)oa to place New Zealand music directly into the iTunes Music Store territories eliminating the need for independent artists and labels to deal with international distribution companies.

LOOPdigital will act as a local independent iTunes aggregator and will provide service to other New Zealand independent labels or artists by getting their albums quickly into iTunes territories. LOOPdigital will collect and distribute associated royalties back to the artists.

If you are an independent label, artist or even unsigned and would like your music on iTunes then please contact LOOP digital (digital @ loop.co.nz) via email for more information.

'Edin' Out Next Week

Watch out Paul McLaney's solo album 'Edin' to be released on Loop Recordings in September. After successful albums with Gramsci and collaborations with the likes of SJD, Concord Dawn, Module and recently The Blush Response, 31 year old Paul McLaney now leaves the band environment and goes solo.

His new single 'Don't Want To Know' playing on a radio near you...if radios are too "old school" then check out his single on his MySpace site...

http://www.myspace.com/paulmclaneymusic

1st LOOP T-shirt Shootout

Each year LOOP will be releasing a limited edition line of LOOP t-shirts, to be sold through selected stockists and our on line shop. The design each year will be chosen from entries to the annual LOOP T shoot-out.
We're looking for a t-shirt design that that if you saw on someone walking down the street, you would shout, "DAMN, that is a HOT t-shirt!" then wolf whistle and run over and try to rip it from that person's body before being arrested by the police.
Easy!
The winning design will be printed on a limited run of LOOP t-shirts, for promotion and to be sold in shops and online.

ENTRY CLOSES AT 5PM 30TH SEPT 2006...

Click here for more details and to enter.

FIRST PRIZE:
• Three of your designed LOOP t-shirts
• $300 LOOP CD prize pack
• Artist Feature in the LOOP newsletter

Twinset - North Island, NZ

After a successful album release tour for 'Flavour Country', Twinset have packed up the Ute again and are heading your way soon.

Thurs 7th September
Khuja Lounge
Auckland, NZ

Fri 8th September
Sawmill Cafe
Leigh, NZ

Sat 9th September
Cabaret
Wellington, NZ

Shaping Up A Tour ...

Shapeshifter are celebrating the release of their new album Soulstice with a tour like no other. The month of September will see Shapeshifter tour throughout Aotearoa spreading their acclaimed drum and bass soul styles.

TOUR DATES

1 September Nelson Phat Club
2 September Greymouth Regent Theatre
5 & 6 September Queenstown Subculture
8 September Dunedin Union Hall
9 September Invercargill Working Mens Club
13 September Napier The Odeon
14 September Taupo The Spa Hotel, Taupo
16 September Auckland St James
with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra
20 September Hamilton Altitude
22 September Wellington Opera House
with the Vector Wellington Orchestra
23 September Palmerston North Mu Bar
29 September Christchurch Christchurch Town Hall
with the Christchurch Symphony

Tickets are available from usual outlets.
www.myspace.com/shapeshifterlive

Paul McLaney's New Video
Take a sneaky peak at Paul McLaney's new video for his single 'Don't Want To Know' coming off his forthcoming album 'Edin'.

Click here to watch 'Don't Want To Know' Music Video

Mana's Bounce Sweeps Awards

Wellington film makers Jeremy Mansford and Preston McNeill won 'Best Directors' at the New Zealand Kodak Music Clip Video Awards and won the 'Best Use of Visual Effects' Award at the BelowGround 4 Music Video Festival Awards in Sydney for their music video 'Mana. They took 927 photos at a summer barbarque then animated them with the help of nine additional animators and compositors.

Click here to watch TV3 News on Mana's Bounce


What are LOOPkasts?

Loopkasts are 15min internet mp3 radio shows dedicated to broadcasing the finest talent from New Zealand and beyond. Hosted by Mikee Tucker.

There are two ways for you to download the show. You can visit our LOOPkast page here: http://www.loop.co.nz/loopkast.php

OR

Getting the "RSS feed" to automatically update your iTunes with the new show. To do this follow these instructions:

1. Open your iTunes application on your computer.
2. Select 'Advanced' from the top menu bar.
3. Select 'Subscribe to podcast...'.
4. A window will open. In the window insert the URL below:

http://www.loop.co.nz/loopkast.xml

5. Click 'OK'.


ENDS

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