In Music Business on December 27, 2006 at 1:00 pm
It’s a little known fact that in August 2004 Epic Records/Sony talent scout Daniel Davis downloaded The Fray’s Vienna MP3 (demo version) on my old website DemoDiaries. He emailed me asking for the band’s contact. Three months later Epic signed The Fray to a recording contract. Now two years later, their debut CD has sold 1.5 million (on its way to 2x platinum in the U.S. alone). They are currently nominated for two Grammy awards. Joe King, The Fray’s guitarist, wrote me a letter back in the old days:
Gary, One of the [Epic] scouts in NY came across ‘Vienna’ on your site. He then played in a meeting in NY with the president. They loved it, and sent Mike [Flynn] out to the show. They didn’t have a press kit or CD it was just off that one song. – Joe King, August 18, 2004
In Music Business, Music News on December 27, 2006 at 12:26 pm
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In Music Business on December 23, 2006 at 4:14 pm
You ought check out this new track “Time” by the fellas from Haydock, UK. Lovely anthem suitable for American TV – any of the J.J. Abrams produced shows (‘What About Brian’, ‘Six Degrees’ – albeit rumor is this one is canceled). Use it for a series trailer or better yet season finale. EMI Publishing and Phonogenic/SonyBMG are already texting them to get a headstart prior to the new year holiday. This is up your alley if you like Stereophonics meets Coldplay meets Ryan Adams.