CONQUEST Launch Their Latest Single NEW AUGUST onto Sirius XM Satellite Radio

Dark Star Records artist CONQUEST are pleased to announce that they have just launched their latest single NEW AUGUST onto Sirius XM Satellite Radio, as well as iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and all available digital retailers.

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This song is one of the bands most radio friendly tracks and it has already been received very well by fans and critics alike. The song follows up the bands mega selling tribute to the Metal Gods album UNDER THE INFLUENCE. And, the band is currently in the studio working on their next full length album due out by the end of the year.

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Dark Star Records Signs International Pop Star Akçay Karaazmak to the Label

The New Album PARANOID STAR
Available Worldwide 06/03/16

Akcay Karaazmak

Dark Star Records is pleased to announce that they have signed International Pop Star Akçay Karaazmak to the Label. Akçay’s first album was distributed in more than ten countries, and he followed up with three more albums in the following years. Akçay is very popular in his home country of Turkey, and is now crossing over borders to bring us his new album PARANOID STAR. Akçay Karaazmak is also a Film Producer and Director, and had just released his Sci-fi Horror Film REMINISCENCE: THE BEGINNING in the USA and Canada this last year via SGL Entertainment, MVD Visual and Indie Rights Movies. The new album PARANOID STAR will be Available Worldwide on 06/03/16 via Dark Star Records and Sony Music Entertainment.

THE NEW ALBUM “PARANOID STAR” WILL BE
AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE ON 06/03/16

Paranoid Star by Akcay Karaazmak

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Akcay Karaazmak

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Uriah Duffy Previously with Whitesnake, Christina Aguilera and Alicia Keys Performs at the Art on the Main

Uriah Duffy

Uriah Duffy

Uriah Duffy is an American bassist. He is best known as the former bassist of Whitesnake. Uriah Duffy Has also played with some very well known pop artists like Christina Aguilera and Alicia Keys. Uriah moved the crowd with his Funky Bass Style. Also, at the festival was Stung, a tribute to the music of Sting & the Police. Other performers that weekend included: The Breedloves, Pandora’s Hammer, Allman Step Brothers and Many More!!! For more info on Uriah Duffy go to: www.uriahduffy.com

ART ON THE MAIN:

Art on the Main

Artist and Photographer Susan Taylor displayed her works at the Art on the Main Festival this past weekend. “Susan Taylor is by far one of the Best Natural Landscape Photographers in the Bay Area” quotes Jeffrey A. Swanson Editor and CEO of Movies Models and Music Magazine.

Susan Taylor Fine Art Photography

Susan Taylor Fine Art Photography

Internationally published and award winning photographer, Susan Taylor is San Francisco-based specializing in her distinctive and moving landscape photography. Her limited edition nature photography prints and canvas wraps are a blend of scenic photography, lively colors and artistic flair. Her passion and knowledge drives her to create attractive and deep visions of our natural environment. Susan’s goal for her work is to express her emotional response to the locations she photographs.

For More Info on Susan Taylor got to: www.susantaylorphoto.com

Susan Taylor Photography

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ARTISTS DISPLAY THEIR WORKS AT THE ART ON THE MAIN:

Art on the Main

Art on the Main

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“Not Human” World Premiere Music Video Featuring Jeff Swan and Slave Driver Featured at NME Magazine

NME Magazine

Jeff Swan from the band Slave Driver

Jeff Swan from the band Slave Driver

The World Premiere of “Not Human” a new music video featuring Jeff Swan and Slave Driver is featured at NME Magazine. NME Magazine is one of the most popular and successful rock magazines in the world, and has featured some of the Biggest Platinum Artists on it’s covers. The song Not Human was originaly featured in The Day of the Dead, a horror film Written, Directed and Produced by Ricardo Islas. The bands original lineup featured Jeff Swan, John Babila and Bill Gingrich. The song Not Human is featured on the Resurrection in Black Album. For this Album the Musicians included Jeff Swan, Blair Lehman, Phil Di Maso and Bill Gingrich. Check out the new music video NOT HUMAN at NME MAGAZINE. Click on the Link Below to Watch:

http://www.nme.com/musicvideos/slave-driver-not-human/2076524

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The Music Video “NOT HUMAN” was released by Dark Star Records and Sony Music Entertainment on
October 13, 2013 For More Info Go To:

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www.jeffswan.net

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6519 Worldwide and Dark Star Records Release “Strangers” by The Blushing Gun

The Blushing Gun

Dark Star Records in Association with Sony Music Entertainment have signed a deal with 6519 Worldwide to distribute the hot new single “Strangers” by The Blushing Gun. 6519 Worldwide is now an official label under the Dark Star Records, Sony Music group of labels. The new “Strangers” Single will include two killer Remixes that will go straight to Radio. Mike Hernandez of 6519 Worldwide has already landed many songs in the Top Ten on Billboard and is no stranger to the music business.

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The Blushing Gun is comprised of Ian Moore, Nicholas McClelland and Athan Mireles. Ian leads the band with his unique and captivating voice, and mature acoustic and electric guitar stylings. Nick gives the music a great foundation with his mixing and big bass lines. The smooth yet powerful beats from Athan on drums rounds out this trio. The band’s diversity has allowed them to share the stage with national acts such as Papa Roach, Chevelle, Hinder, In this Moment, Black Stone Cherry, The Venetia Fair, Boy Hits Car, Exotic Animal Petting Zoo, and many more.

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World Premiere Video Release of “Ballbreaker” by “Two Ton Anvil”

We are pleased to announce the world premiere video release of “Ballbreaker” from metal trio Two Ton Anvil. The band has been on a non stop rollercoaster ride for this last year, touring non stop in support of their sophomore release “Coming Home” now available worldwide on Dark Star Records and Sony Music Entertainment… The video was directed and produced by Mario Salazar who also directed Two Ton Anvil’s two previous videos “Corruption” and “Victims”… The song Ballbreaker will also be featured in the movie Jezebeth 2 Hour of the Gun, Directed by Damien Dante and starring Ana Santos.

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Naked and Stoned Music Videos Featuring Jeff Swan and Slam Bang Featured at NME Magazine

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Photo by Jimmy Barnes Photography

Photo by Jimmy Barnes Photography

Dark Star Records recently released two music videos for the song Naked and Stoned by Slam Bang. The two music videos feature Ashley UWish Stewart in a sexy photo shoot and have been receiving a lot of press. Both videos can now be seen on the NME Magazine Website.

Naked and Stoned on NME
(Band Version)

www.nme.com/musicvideos/-naked-and-stoned/1952959

Naked and Stoned on NME
(Photography Mix)

www.nme.com/musicvideos/-naked-and-stoned-photography-mix/1952939

Photo by Jimmy Barnes Photography

Photo by Jimmy Barnes Photography

Photo by Jimmy Barnes Photography

Photo by Jimmy Barnes Photography

Photo by Jimmy Barnes Photography

Photo by Jimmy Barnes Photography

Photo by Jimmy Barnes Photography

Photo by Jimmy Barnes Photography

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World Premiere of “Naked and Stoned” The New Music Video by Slam Bang Featuring Ashley UWish Stewart

Dark Star Records and SGL Entertainment are pleased to announce the release of not “one” but “two” music videos for the song Naked and Stoned performed by Slam Bang and featuring actress model Ashley UWish Stewart.

The song was written about the Hot Summer Nights in Chicago Illinois, and the music video features actress model Ashley UWish Stewart in a Sexy Hot Photo Shoot. The first video is with Slam Bang and includes live footage from their classic lineup: Jeff Swan, Frankie Lee, Bob Cozza, and Bill Gingrich. The New Album Everyday is a Party Featuring Naked and Stoned is Now Available on iTunes via Dark Star Records and Sony Music.

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The second video is a photo shoot montage. Ashley UWish Stewart was hired as a model for the new Slam Bang Album Cover. “We wanted this Album Cover to be Wild and Sexy” Quotes Photographer Jeffrey A. Swanson “and I think we achieved that”. “Ashley UWish stewart did an amazing job”. She is on both the Album Cover for “Everyday is a Party” and the Single “Naked and Stoned”. Ashley has since signed with SGL Entertainment and makes a cameo appearance in the movie “Jezebeth 2 Hour of the Gun” Written and Directed by Damien Dante and Produced by Damien Dante and Jeffrey A. Swanson. www.Jezebeth.com

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Ashley UWish Stewart

Ashley UWish Stewart

Photography by Jeffrey A. Swanson

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And The Winner is “Double Eyelid” for the Jezebeth 2 Hour of the Gun Ultimate Band Contest

We are pleased to announce that the winner of the Ultimate Band Contest for the Jezebeth 2 Hour of the Gun Movie and Soundtrack Deal is “Double Eyelid”. The bands song “Dead is Better” will be featured in the End Credits of the movie and will be played out in its entirety. The song will also be included on the Jezebeth 2 Hour of the Gun Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Distributed by Dark Star Records and Sony Music. “The Song Immediately hit me” quotes Executive Producer and Music Supervisor Jeffrey A. Swanson. “When I played the song for the movie Director “Damien Dante”, Damien said “No need to look any further, this song is perfect”. And, not only are we going to include “Dead is Better” the song in the movie and on the Soundtrack, but we are also going to feature the bands Award Winning HD Video “Dead is Better” on the DVD and Blu-Ray Release as a Bonus Feature. The music video won the Special Selection Committee award at the Hamilton Music Film Festival in Canada, and was also featured on MuchMusic, Canada’s answer to MTV. The video “Dead is Better” was Directed by Steven Cerritos and stars Lovina Yavari. We would like to thank Sonicbids for yet another Successful contest, and helping us find some great music. Double Eyelid is: Ian Revell, Karl Mohr and Benjamin Mueller-Heaslip. “Jezebeth 2 Hour of the Gun” starring “Ana Santos” was written, directed by Damien Dante and produced by Damien Dante, Jeffrey A. Swanson and will be available Worldwide on Blu-Ray and All Media via SGL Entertainment and R-Squared Films in the fall of 2013.

Double Eyelid

Double Eyelid

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Double Eyelid

Double Eyelid

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Major Label Artists at Dark Star Records Will Be Receiving Some of the Highest Royalty Rates on iTunes Radio

Major Label Artists at Dark Star Records will be receiving some of the Highest Royalty Rates for their music on iTunes Radio because of their Partnership with Sony Music Entertainment. Dark Star Records Artists included in the deal are: Black and White, Blackfinger, Bloodstream Parade, Bloody Mary, Conquest, Daisy Chain, DD Rand, Deepest Symphony, Drop, Grigori 3, Hammeron, Herman Ze German Rarebell, House Of Holland, Jeff Swan, Lords of Meat, Low Twelve, Lydian Sea, Matt Mercado, Metal Shop, Pist, Ript, Rival, Sacred Dawn, Shatter Their Illusion, Shooting Hemlock , Slam Bang, Slave Driver, Supermercado, The Projectionists, True Witness and Two Ton Anvil. “This is a Huge Deal for us”. Quotes Dark Star Records Label President ~Jeffrey A. Swanson. “As streaming music will most likely play a key role in the future of digital media”.

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iTunes Radio and Dark Star Records

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Ahead of its launch of an online radio service Apple AAPL -0.56% circulated terms to independent record labels last week, many of them more generous to the music companies than what rival Pandora Media P +2.14% currently pays.

Apple intends to pay royalties to labels based on a blend of how many times listeners hear their songs and how much advertising Apple sells, according to the terms, which were reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.

During iTunes Radio’s first year, Apple will pay a label 0.13 cents each time a song is played, as well as 15% of net advertising revenue, proportionate to a given label’s share of the music played on iTunes. In the second year, that bumps up to 0.14 cents per listen, plus 19% of ad revenue.

That compares to the 0.12 cents Pandora pays labels per listen on its free service. Apple is also offering music publishers more than twice as much in royalties than Pandora does.

Apple won’t have to pay royalties for some performances of songs that are already in listeners’ iTunes libraries, or songs that might be on an album that a listener owns just part of. Similarly, “Heat Seeker” tracks selected by iTunes for special promotions, are also exempted. Apple also doesn’t have to pay for songs listeners skip before 20 seconds have elapsed. The company only gets to avoid paying royalties for two songs per hour for any given user.

The terms for independent labels are similar but not identical to those given to the three major record companies – Vivendi SA VIV.FR +1.50%’s Universal Music Group, Access Industries Inc.’s Warner Music Group and Sony Corp. 6758.TO +1.70%’s Sony Music Entertainment – which are expected to receive cash advances against future royalties.

An Apple spokeswoman declined to comment.

iTunes Radio and Dark Star Records

Pandora was criticized by members of the band Pink Floyd in a recent USA Today opinion piece for complaining it pays too much in royalties to make a profit and asking artists to support its efforts to get a law passed that would cut the fees it pays.

Pandora founder Tim Westergren said Wednesday that it isn’t fair to compare Apple’s royalty rates with Pandora’s because the services work differently, and that different features on the two services could trigger different royalty payments.

“It’s apples and oranges,” said Mr. Westergren, referring to the two services.

The ad revenue iTunes Radio generates might not necessarily be more significant than Pandora’s. People familiar with Apple’s thinking said the company is primarily hoping that iTunes Radio will encourage listeners to buy the tracks they like at the iTunes Store and help the tech giant sell more iPhones, iPods and other hardware.

Though music sales are slipping fast across the industry with the growth of subscription streaming services that offer unlimited music for a monthly fee, Apple is likely to stick for now to its business model of selling songs on iTunes. That business has become marginally profitable in recent years, these people said – as long as that model remains sustainable.

The new radio service gives Apple a venue to develop its iAd system – a mobile advertising platform for Apple devices that allows third-party developers to embed their apps with ads, these people added.

The iTunes Radio licensing document also includes several references to terms for the use of music in talk, weather, sports and news programming on the new service. The agreement said Apple wouldn’t have to pay the independent labels royalties for snippets of music used in the background of those sorts of programs. But it’s unlikely Apple will invest much in creating such programming, given that it has long shied from creating its own content.

Clear Channel Communications Inc. Chief Executive Bob Pittman said recently that only a tiny fraction of the people who listen to iHeartRadio, Clear Channel’s digital service, listen online to such programming.

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