SOLAR NAVIGATOR'S MUSIC INDEX A - Z

 

HOME | BIOLOGY | BOOKS | FILMS | GEOGRAPHY | HISTORY | INDEX | INVESTORS | MUSIC | NEWS | SOLAR BOATS | SPORT

 

 

Music can make you want to dance or cry. It can be the difference between a hit film and a flop, and it can brighten your day immeasurably, relax you and make you smile, or tell a story. No wonder it is the food of love - it sets the mood.

 

If you are a musician or singer, you are very lucky to be able to express yourself, and entertain. So, don't waste all that talent. Get out your instruments and make songs - make everyone happy and share. Learn your art and make something beautiful to be proud of - let rip and let's rock.

 

On this site you can read about your favourite artists and hear new stars in the making. If you like what you hear, spread the word.

 

Jody, Abigail and Mandy - Kiss Off girl group

 

Kiss Off: Jody, Abigail and Mandy - lovely vibes

 

 

We have worked with numerous local groups and solo artists over 9 years in the Eastbourne, Brighton, Hastings (East Sussex); even one London group.  We have worked with and assisted three all male rock groups: Out of Focus; Tall Red Pine Trees; Mama Hoochie Bang. We have worked with two girl groups: The Sunshine Girls and Kismet Girls. We have recorded David Anthony, Dell & Melody, Dann, Juan Thyme, Max Mezzo, Tombo and many others, who have in return contributed to the sounds on this website.

 

To all those recording artists, we offer our thanks and best wishes for the future. Unfortunately, we can no longer offer this service.  So, use the internet to help make it. Check out the record set this year in May by Planet Solar (below). This proves what we're saying. If you try hard enough almost impossible things can be achieved. Persistence is the key. Stand up for what you believe in.

 

This week we heard a great song by Kiss Off, called Misfit. This girl group sound fantastic, or we need some cotton buds. The line up is: Jodie, Mandy and Abigail. We've no idea if that is the preferred order - but hey. We know Mandy from Kismet, she writes great little numbers - we suspect she's still at it. You can see more of them on our Kiss Off page, or why not check out their Facebook page or listen to the song below - believe us, it's worth it.

 

 

 

 

Kiss Off: No1 - Youtube video

 

 

Tom Fitzpatrick is an artist local to us now recording his first album of original material at the CMP recording studios in Commercial Road Eastbourne. We expect to hear great things about this artist. CMP studios offers a very personal professional service affordably. We recommend them to any serious musician. This video is a bit cheesy, but made us laugh. A good effort.

 

 

 

 

Tom Fitzpatrick - Kissing Youtube video

An up and coming artist from Eastbourne

 

 

 

 

MUSIC INDEX A - Z

 

 

Abba

AC-DC

Adele

Aerosmith

A H Rahman

A-ha

Alabama

Alanis Morisette

Alison Kraus

All Saints

American Idol

American Music Awards

Amy Macdonald

Amy Winehouse

Andrew Lloyd Webber

Annie Lennox

Aqua

Arctic Monkeys

Atlantis - Disco

Atomic Kitten

Avril Lavigne - Girlfriend Wedding

Bananarama

Band Aid

Backstreet Boys

Babra Streisand

Barry Manilow

Barry White

Bay City Rollers

Beach Boys

Beyonce

Billy Joel

Bing Crosby

Black Sabbath - Ozzy Osbourne

Blondie

Bob Dylan

Bob Geldof

Bob Marley & Wailers

Bon Jovi

Boney M

Books

Boyz II Men

Brenda Lee

Britney Spears - Shaved

Bruce Springsteen

Bryan Adams

Bucks Fizz

Buddy Holly

B'z

Cascada

Celine Dion

Charles Aznavour

Charlotte Church

Chacago

Cheeky Girls

Chemical Brothers

Childrens Songs

Christina Aguilera - Basics

Christina Milian

Chuck Berry

Cindy Lauper

Cliff Richard

Coldplay

Comic Relief

Dannii Minogue

David Bowie

Def Leoppard

Depeche Mode

Destiny's Child

Dire Straits

Discotheque

Dixie Chicks

Dolly Parton

Donna Summer

Duran Duran

Earth Wind and Fire

East Magazine - Eastbounre

Eddie Arnold

Elena Paparizou - Eurovision

Elkie Brooks

Elton John

Elvis Presley

Eminem

Enrique Iglesias

Enya

Eurovision Song Contest

Evanescence

Facebook

Farah Chikanya

Fergie

Fleetwood Mac

Flipp's - Pop Funk collection

Foreigner

Frank Sinatra

Frankie Goes to Hollywood

Frankie Laine

Garth Brooks

Gary Numan

Genesis

George Michael

Geri Halliwell

Girl Bands

Girl Groups

Girls Aloud

Glade alternative music festival

Glastonbury

Gloria Estefan

Grace Jones

Grammy Awards

Grant Navy Fireman

Groove Armada

Guns and Roses

Gunther + Sunshine Girls

Gwen Stefani

Hackney Empire theatre London

Haircut 100

Hank Thompson

Hellogoodbye

Her Name in Blood

History of Music

Hoosiers

Intraverse

Iron Maiden

James Asher

James Blunt

James Morrison

Janet Jackson

Jean Michel Jarre

Jennifer Lopez

Jesse J

Jessica Simpson

Jethro Tull

Jimi Hendrix

Joel White

John Denver

Johnny Cash

Johnny Mathis

Joni James

Joss Stone

Journey

Juan Thyme

Julia Figueroa

Julio Iglesias

Justin Bieber

Justin Timberlake

Karaoke    A - Z of UK venues

Kate Bush

Kate Nash

Katie Melua

Katy Perry

Kelly Rowland

Kenny Rogers

Kickers UMA sponsors

Kings Nightclub

Kismet Girls, London group

Kristina Bradford

Kylie Jenner

Kylie Minogue - cancer

Lady Gaga

Led Zeppelin

Leona Lewis

Lily Allen

Linda Ronstadt

Linkin Park

Lionel Richie

Live Aid

Live Earth Concerts

Live 8

Louis Walsh

Luciano Pavarotti

KISS

Madonna - Films and Video

Mama Hoochie Bang

Mando - Manto

Mariah Carey

Marillion

Max Jasper - Mezzowave

McFly

Meatloaf

Metallica

Michael Bolton

Michael Jackson

Mireille Mathieu

Modern Talking

MTV

My Chemical Romance

Myspace.com - Networking

Nat King Cole

Natasha Bedingfield

National Anthems

Neil Diamond

 

Nelly Furtado

Nirvana

Oasis

Olivia Newton-John

Paris Hilton

Patti Page

Pearl Jam

Perry Como

Peter Waterman

Petition the Prime Minister

Petula Clarke

Phil Collins

Photography

Pink - Pink Orchid Ltd

Pink Floyd

Pixie Lott

Pop Idol

Pop Music

Prince

Queen

Radio Head

Reading Music Festival

Record Companies

Record Producers

Ricky Nelson

Rihanna

Robbie Williams

Rod Pooley

Rod Stewart

Roxette

Roxy Music

Rule Britannia

Santana

Shakira

Shania Twain

Sharon Osbourne

Simon Cowell

Simply Red

Snoop Dog

Songwriting

Spice Girls

Stars in Their Eyes

Steps

Stevie Wonder

Sting - The Police

Stock Aitken Waterman SAW

Sugababes

Terry Wogan

The Bangles

The Beatles

The Bee Gees

The Brit Awards

The Carpenters

The Clash

The Doobie Brothers

The Doors

The Eagles

The Jacksons

The Pussycat Dolls

The Ramones

The Rolling Stones

The Royal Canadians

The Seekers

The Sunshine Girls

The Ventures

The Who

The X Factor

The X Factor 2005

The X Factor 2006

Three Dog Night

Timbaland

Tina Turner

TOP TEN - FORTY CHARTS

Tupac

Twitter - social networking

U2

UB40

UK Unsigned

Urban Music Awards - UMA

USA For Africa

Van Halen

Vibes From the Vine - Concert 06

Vicky Leandros

Victoria Beckham

VW tour bus - Sunshine Girls

Wei Wei

Westlife - Boy Band

Whitney Houston

Wicked New Year Party - Alps 07

Will i am

Woodstock

World Idol

X Factor Battle of Stars  XF 4th 2007

YouTube.com

ZZ Top

 

 

 

 

 

RECORD COMPANIES INDEX A - Z

 

 

APPLE RECORDS | BMG | CBS COLUMBIA | CHRYSALIS | EMI | MOTOWN | PARLOPHONE

 

RCA | SONY | UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP | VIRGIN MUSIC GROUP

 

WARNER MUSIC GROUP (AOL TIME WARNER)

 

 

 

The songs and pictures on this website are © 2000 & 2012 Max Energy Limited, 

Solar Cola Ltd & Electrick Publications, unless otherwise specified.  All rights reserved. 

 

 

Recording artists: All monies raised from this site is to be used to send a message to world leaders that there is an alternative to Petrol Wars, Nuclear Power, Poverty and Famine.

 

 

Recording Business

 

The object of recording companies is to get their share of 20,000 new titles each year on the shelves of retailers and in the hands of the public.

 

The music shelves are already very full with over 100,000 back-listed titles. So that the (local band) Intraverse are not only competing with Eminem for space, they are also fighting with five decades of predecessors from Chuck Berry and the Beatles through to Metallica and Aerosmith.

 

It costs several million dollars to record and launch any major new pop album these days. And audience tastes are unpredictable, hence many launches are doomed. Music companies must rely on the occasional big hit among the many flops.  Winning shelf space is harder than itís ever been with digital distribution via the Internet, where fans have been sharing recordings and avoiding buying recordings off the shelves.

 

Music then is in transition. Itís going from a tangible that you buy off the shelves to an intangible, something thatís on the Net and available to anyone who can in turn record them on tape or CD. This new situation has the big five companies worried with good reason as they adapt to remain competitive. NK

 

Big Five

 

In the last ten years the $40 billion music industry has been taken over by five companies, exerting vertical and horizontal control over almost every aspect of the industry. These five own virtually every record label you can name. Many of these labels with histories back to the Victrola days (like RCA Victor and Parlophone) are now under the control of a handful of international entertainment conglomerates that have learned to prolong shelf life and dominate shelf space ruthlessly. Although changes in the way music is delivered are a threat to the giants, they have the financial, legal, and technological muscle to minimize their losses and maximize their gains.

 

There are five major record label conglomerates, who control over 80% of all the titles produced in the United States and comparable percentages in the rest of the world. They are Warner Music, EMI Group, Universal Music Group (UMG), Bertelsmann Music Group (BMG) and Sony. These also own distribution companies that control over 80% of the wholesale market. They are also becoming a bigger presence in the retail sale of recordings. And it seems every time an independent begins to build new markets, it soon gets bought out by one of the big guys and the pace of consolidation is increasing. 

 

Here are descriptions of the Big Five (as currently constituted) with some notes.

 

 

Company

AOL-Time-Warner

Recording Group

Warner Music Group (WMG)

Market Share (2001)

12%

Labels (select)

Atlantic, Atco, Elektra, Asylum, Reprise, Maverick, Rhino, Sire, Warner Brothers

Publishing division

Warner/Chappell Music

Distribution division

 

Manufacturing division

WEA

Retail

Columbia House (part, 50%)

Artists under contract (select)

Faith Hill, Linkin Park, Madonna, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Seal

Other media holdings (select)

Warner Brothers (film), WB Network, Time Warner Cable(television), Time-Life (magazines) Warner Books (books)

 

 

AOL-Time-Warner says that this piece of their empire is not on the table, though so many others are. Warner/Chappell, with over a million titles, is a major money-maker.

 

 

 

Company

EMI

Recording Group

EMI

Market Share (2001)

13%

Labels (select)

Capitol, EMI, Blue Note, Parlophone, Angel, Chrysalis, Virgin

Publishing division

Capitol EMI Music Publishing

Distribution division

EMD

Manufacturing division

 

Retail

HMV Group, Columbia House (record club, 50%)

Artists under contract (select)

Sarah Brightman, Garth Brooks, Janet Jackson, Liz Phair, Rolling Stones

Other media holdings (select)

WEMI Television (television)

 

 

EMI is the only major music company that is not part of a conglomerate. For that reason, its declining sales and profits must hurt all the more. The bright point is the music publishing division, which is the largest in the world, with over a million song titles. 

 

 

 

Company

Sony

Recording Group

Sony Music

Market Share (2001)

15%

Labels (select)

Columbia, Epic, Sony, Arc of Light, Vivarte, Soho Square, Mambo, Dragnet, Harmony Records, Legacy Records, Loud Records

Publishing division

Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Distribution division

Sony Distribution

Manufacturing division

Sony Disk

Retail

Columbia House (part)

Artists under contract (select)

Aerosmith, Tori Amos, Placido Domingo, Ricky Martin, Pearl Jam

Other media holdings (select)

Columbia, Sony Studios (film)

 

 

Sony is the number two music company, but its growth has stagnated. Sony's ownership is a product of its its foray into the media world, a decision from which Sony never derived the hoped-for synergy.

 

 

 

Company

Vivendi Universal

Recording Group

Universal Music Group (UMG)

Market Share (2001)

24%

Labels (select)

MCA, Geffen, DGC, Mercury, Polydor, London, Vertigo, Verve, Wing, A&M, Island, Motown, Decca, Interscope, Deutsche Gramophone, Phillips, DefJam

Publishing division

 

Distribution division

Polygram Distribution

Manufacturing division

 

Retail

 

Artists under contract (select)

Andrea Bocelli, Warren G., Nelly, Willie Nelson, Shania Twain

Other media holdings (select)

Universal Studios (film) Canal Plus, USA Networks (television)

 

 

UMG is the world' largest music company, and its growth over the past year has far outstripped its rivals'. Yet it's parent company is in trouble, and it may yet be sold, if anyone wants it enough.

 

 

 

Company

Bertelsmann

Recording Group

Bertelsmann Music Group (BMG)

Market Share (2001)

10%

Labels (select)

RCA, Arista, Wyndham Hill, New Talents, Arte Nova, Zomba, Bluebird, Jive, Bad Boy

Publishing division

BMG Music Publishing

Distribution division

 

Manufacturing division

Sonopress

Retail

BMG Music Services (record club)

Artists under contract (select)

Denyce Graves, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Avril Lavigne, R. Kelly, Britney Spears

Other media holdings (select)

RTL (radio), magazines, newspapers, Random House and many others (books)

 

 

What does the future hold in store for 2013 - we'll just have to wait and see.

 

 

 

 

A taste for adventure

 

The $Billion Dollar whale, adventure story with John Storm

 

A heartwarming adventure: Pirate whalers V conservationists

 

 

 

This website is Copyright © 1999 & 2012  Electrick Publications and  Max Energy Limited an educational charity working hard to promote world peace.

 AUTOMOTIVE  |  BLUEPLANET  |  ELECTRIC CARS  |  ELECTRIC CYCLES  |  SOLAR CARS  SOLARNAVIGATOR