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Iowa's Music Industry on the Feb. 21 The Iowa Journal

February 21, 2008

Iowa’s Music Industry

On the Thursday, February 21 edition

of The Iowa Journal

(Johnston, Iowa) – Thursday’s episode of The Iowa Journal will examine the music industry in Iowa. The program airs Thursday, February 21 at 9 p.m. (note special time). It will be rebroadcast Friday, February 22 at 9:30 p.m. on statewide IPTV-Plus and will also be available online at Iptv.org.

New technologies may well shift power from music recording "moguls" to the artists, including the Iowa musicians who create what we want to hear. But no one has a clear view of the way to play the future. On the next The Iowa Journal we’ll examine the potential for growth in the state’s music industry.

The shores of the Mississippi have long been home to innovators in music. Adding their new-take on an old-industry, Daytrotter.com is a music Web site that is providing bands with an on-line venue and fans a place to hook-up to music in the form of free downloads. Catching bands between tour stops, Daytrotter records exclusive performances in the Quad Cities. Passionately devoted to supporting independent music, Daytrotter believes the free downloads they offer help promote bands rather then cut into potential CD-selling revenue. More than two million Daytrotter songs have been downloaded since the site first launched in February of 2006.

Guests on the program include Shawn Crahan of Slipknot and Dirty Little Rabbits, and Jason Walsmith of The Nadas.

For more information about The Iowa Journal, visit www.iptv.org/iowajournal or call
(515) 242-3146.


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For immediate release:
February 21, 2008

For information contact:
Tonya Weber Dusold
Communications Manager
(515) 725-9705

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