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The New Deal Launches

Peacework Music Net takes a bold initiative in cd pricing with the New Deal, an active effort to win back music fans who have turned to illegal downloads and counterfeit recordings.

Our unique cd on demand model allows us to reduce prices radically below those of a traditional label, distributor or retailer. We are pleased to offer customers cds for as little as $0.99c, while maintaining a 50% royalty to our distributed labels and artists.

We thank our labels and artists for their support and perception in addressing these issues. They will also benefit from using our worldwide, cost-free platform to release affordable cd singles, archive recordings, back catalog, or financially marginal material.

cd singles and EPs start at just $0.99c, albums from $2.99.

We hope other distributors and labels will follow our lead in undermining piracy through pricing.

99c cd, anyone?

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Violinist fiddles with the Devil's Music at Dragon Con

It was only a matter of time until a rebel reggae violinist went to the dark side and recorded heavy metal with iconic Hawaiian heavy metal band, Sacred Rite. His work there, dedicated to the memory of the late Kevin Lum, is done, and you can hear it on their latest album, "Resurrection."

Louis Lamp will perform in the evening September 1st, 2007 at Dragon Con, August 31st � September 3rd, in the Hyatt Regency Centennial Ballroom between Vainglory and Twisted Tower Dire. Look for those two bands, who also had to call agents of Heaven and Hell to get there, to catch the fiddler.

Sacred Rite's newest album, "Resurrection" will be available for purchase at the Heaven and Hell Records Table, where many musicians will be available to meet, or for autographs. Also available there will be Louis Lamp's debut album, "An Open Mind" will stand in stark contrast to all the metal available through Heaven and Hell Records. According to Jef Peace, An Open Mind is known to be smoother than fine sipping whiskey, without the nasty side effects. Louis Lamp is known for genre jumping more often than he changes his underwear.

Vainglory's storied history includes performances with Doro Pesch, the former lead singer in Warlock, taking over the cover of Flash Magazine. Bringing down the Hyatt Regency from the Centennial Ballroom is just a taste of what they're up to next.

Twisted Tower Dire was born in the mid 1990's when metal in the United States was perhaps at it's lowest. In their 11 year history, they give metal heads the medicinal music they need � music made for head banging. It is suggested that if you are in stage in front of them, show your support by banging thy head.

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1.4 Billion New Customers For PeaceWork Music Net

Hot on the heels of our groundbreaking distribution deal for the former Soviet Union, Peacework Music Net is thrilled to announce its expansion to the People�s Republic Of China.

International Director Fran Ashcroft explains -

"The opening of our office in mainland China is an unprecedented step forward in one-stop, worldwide music distribution. Our on-demand platform provides a new structure and genuine alternative to traditional distribution and international licensing methods. There are no manufacturing costs, long term commitments or complex and expensive import/export issues for labels. We deliver the highest quality legal product at prices on a par with the pirates, which is especially important in E.Europe and China. Peacework Music Net offers unique opportunities where no other music company can - and with declining cd sales in the West, it�s more important than ever to access a truly global marketplace. Our managers and staff in Eastern Europe and China are experts in their regions, and can implement full promotional support services to all our distributed labels. We are building a stable structure, and providing solutions to the problems associated with these challenging territories. There are 1.4 BILLION new customers for you - and we will help you reach them."

Our local Chinese language website, serving mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao, goes online in the next few weeks. We invite labels of all sizes and in all genres the opportunity to establish a foothold in China's rapidly developing music market, in a cost-free, no-risk, non-exclusive framework.

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New labels join Peacework Music Net

We're delighted to add Musindustria and tka43byk, Ukraininan labels whose catalogs are available for the first time in the West through our new services in the former Soviet Union. We're currently spotlighting all new artists from the region, and our catalog will be on sale in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova as of September.

We also welcome Grammy nominee James Kennedy at Heart Consort Music, splendid J-Pop from Japan's Vaudeville Park label, and our new assistant in the UK, Gemma Singh, who is working diligently on upcoming promotions there.

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PeaceWork Music Net Encompasses Former Soviet Union, Combats Piracy

On September 1, Peacework Music Net becomes the first cd on demand music network for Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova.

We are the only Western distributor providing access to former Soviet Union markets for independent labels, and a primary platform for domestic labels and artists to release their work both at home and abroad.

Our model allows us to take a radical and unprecedented approach in combating piracy, which accounts for over 90% of sales in that territory.

We believe piracy can be defeated if the customer is given a genuine alternative. Therefore, we are offering legal cds at the same price as the pirates.

With full quality audio, competitive pricing, and reliable services, we will boost consumer confidence in purchasing legal music online in the region.

In co-operation with Musindustria, we embark on a long term promotional campaign, with additional radio, TV, and media services/access available throughout the territory to all our distributed labels.

Pending our launch next month, we encourage labels of all sizes to contact us about our cost-free, risk-free P&D; deal for the former Soviet Union.

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International Services Launched With Producer Fran Ashcroft At The Helm.

Peacework Music Net is pleased to announce renowned British producer Fran Ashcroft has signed on as International Director. In addition to his long list of credits, which include Damon Albarn(Blur/Gorillaz) and Darling Nikkie(Lords of Acid), he was instrumental in launching the Vitaminic network in the USA.

Our international services begin in earnest on July 1, in 7 languages and 39 local currencies. We are the only online music distributor providing cd on demand with full audio and print resolution. There are no mp3s or freebies - our cds are as the labels and artists intend them to be. This model gives customers all over the world the best quality product available, without costly shipping or foreign exchange fees.

We offer an unprecedented opportunity for record labels, as Fran Ashcroft explains:

"Indie labels depend on niche markets to survive, and it has become increasingly difficult for them at a regional level. There's a real need to address a wider, global audience - but without the traditionally prohibitive costs of doing so. We offer a cost-free, risk-free solution, without compromising on quality. It's a P&D deal for the 21st century."

Peacework Music Net currently features releases from 20 countries, and is adding new catalog on a daily basis.

For more information:

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Big Meteor Publishing

The Indie Bible
A review - by - Jef Peace

I received a package from Big Meteor Publishing the other day. Inside was a very attractive 9" by 12" by 5/8" paperback book entitled "The Indie Bible." I had been looking forward to its arrival because I had heard nothing but good about it.

My expectations were quite high; I had read on more than one website that this was the definitive source guide for independent musicians and I expected a monumental work worthy of such lofty praise. I was not disappointed.

The Indie Bible boasts "2700 radio stations that will play your music," "2300 publictions that will review your music," and "440 Services that will help SELL your cds." Along with these listings are "33 Articles by Industry Experts That Will IGNITE Your Music career." Okay, so much for the cover, now let's open the book.

BAM! Everything promised is here, but what the cover can't prepare you for is just how easy the guide is to use. Also, it's hard to imagine 2700 radio stations until you actually see the listings . . . page after page of radio stations sorted by genre and country. Man! You've struck GOLD! It just keeps getting better. The listings are quite extensive, offering url's and emails and brief commentary/descriptions.

But that's not all . . .

Remember the "33 Articles by Industry Experts That Will IGNITE Your Music career" . . . yep, they're there, all 33 of 'em and I can almost guarantee if you read them and follow the advice given, you career will, indeed, IGNITE.

"So," you ask, "what do you think of the Indie Bible?" Let me put it this way . . . I don't know how I've gotten as far as I have without it!

The Indie Bible is a PeaceWork Music "MUST READ" . . . buy your copy today, you'll be thanking me just like I'm thanking Editor David Wimble for compiling it . . . not to mention sending it to me.

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SongSurf on the Horizon

Our Director of Services, Jef Peace, and his wife are putting together a radio show to plug to the industry. The show will be called "SongSurf" and will showcase music available on the internet in an effort to help promote this incredible resource.

Here's what Jef has to say about the project:

"SongSurf is going to be an hour or two hour show during which my wife, Cyd, and I play then briefly review mp3's harvested from the internet. "The pilot is coming along nicely and should be ready to submit to radio stations by the end of August."

"It's kind of a good cop bad cop kind of thing where I am commenting on the technical aspects and Cyd concentrates her commentary on the aesthetic. We don't intend to review songs which either of us has any negative feelings toward, though, the idea is to bring an artist's view and a fan's view to the audience; we intend to let the music speak for itself, for the most part."

"We will post the url's of the songs we use either here or will start another website for this purpose. If we decide to start a website for SongSurf, it will have a streaming audio internet radio channel which will play all the songs in regular rotation as well as having bios and links to the artist's websites where we downloaded the mp3 from."

"It's been a lot of fun so far, but I need to stress that the success of the show will depend largely on the cooperation of musicians . . . we need artists to send us their url's and permission to use their songs for the show."

If you have mp3's posted on a website and available for download (you need at least one full track) drop Jef an email and let him know the url where your song is posted. Also include the statement that he has permission to use your song in his show.

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Welcoming New Labels

We are thrilled to add Austria's Clou Records to the network this month, with a trilogy of albums by Murat Ses, progenitor of world music , and winner of the Grand Prix du Disque by the Charles Cros Academie in Paris.

We'd also like to extend a welcome to labels Extraordinaire (France), Documento (Philippines), Currach (Japan), Damn Fine (UK), Electrofi (USA), Kef (USA), and Risky Records (USA).

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How To Promote Your Music Successfully On The Internet

Yes, You Can Promote Yourself
A review - by - Jef Peace

How To Promote Your Music Successfully On The Internet
by David Nevue
Summer 2002 Edition

Almost immediately (the first page after the Table Of Contents) we see the question "Will You Make Millions?" The answer following the question is refreshing in this jaded world of get-rich-quick-schemes and scams . . . "The Internet is not a shortcut to success, it's simply another tool, and one that can be very effective in the hands of someone who knows how to use it." The author is up-front with the reality of internet self-promotion and that is commendable.

The rest of the book is filled with very useful information, including current links to the various tools and research that is used. I tested every single link in the book and every one was exactly what the author said it was. This, in itself, is quite unusual and again, commendable.

You will find sections on how to fine-tune your website and tailor it to meet the anticipated needs of your fans as well as optimize it for the search engines. You will find out what a press release is, how to write an effective one and where to send it. There's useful information regarding how to put samples of your music on your website and links to the free software needed for this task. There's an entire chapter devoted to mp3.com and even a chapter letting you know about promotional plans that DON'T work.

I will give my personal guarantee that if you follow the plan this book lays down, you will do exactly as the title indicates and successfully promote your music on the internet and I heartily endorse this book as the best manual on internet self-promotion that I've read to date. In fact, I picked a few valuable tips myself!

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