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    Welcome to EvO:R - The Goods Section.

    Many websites have been put up to warn people about scams and services that do not live up to expectations. As a result we have had a huge void in websites that list services that reach or exceed our expectations.

    Every March I send out emails to thousands of people requesting that if they had a great experience with any company, service, or website involved in the music business to please send me that information. Well, it seems as if it is much harder to get people to respond and share a good experience then a bad one so we will slowly build each of our sections based on the results of the March emails and we will continue to add more and more topics and compliments as we move forward.

    This is NOT a Glorified Links Section!
    The listings in this section came from people that emailed us about a wonderful experience they had while working with the companies and services within the music business..If all you want are links visit our Ultimate Links Pages with over 6,000 bands, and 5,000 individual companies and services..

    If you have had a good experience with any business or service that relates to music, please email us today and we will post your reply within 10 days...
    Bend'em, Don't Break'em
    Charlie Harrelson
    Founder of EvO:R

    EvO:R does not take responsibility for any site or service in this section. We are simply providing websites and services that have exceeded expectation in the past.

  • Marketing Suggestions
  • Sheheshe Music Services - has offered free radio station promotions and special discount offers to promote to radio stations. All as transpired with excellent efficiency, excellent reporting, and excellent results.
    Sheheshe Music Services has my recommendaton.

  • MusicDish Network - "After the personal phone conversation with Holly Day, I knew that I was on my way to having a successful story. The communication with Artist Express leaders couldn't have been any better. If you are a singer, songwriter, manager or song promoter this will be the best investment into the music business with results better that what you could ever do. To view what they did for me please go to Crissy Cummings

  • The Syndicate - I can't say enough great things about The Syndicate. They worked my Hit Me CD to college radio a few years ago and did a wonderful job. They're great people & well-loved in college radio circles. They're pretty advanced, and work mainly with artists and labels that are completely ready, with all the puzzle-pieces in place, ready for a serious radio campaign to compliment their marketing plan.
      More Marketing Suggestions Here
  • Legal Suggestions
  • LaPolt Law - Dina was a professional musician for years, and it shows. She's one of the most helpful people I've met, with a real specialty in helping artists with deals. She knows everyone in the industry, and puts herself out there at every music conference to help musicians as much as she can.

  • Davis Dixon Kirby LLP- contact: Anthony Davis. Representing several top snowboarders as well as multi-platinum act the Cherry Poppin' Daddies, Anthony Davis and his firm, Davis Dixon Kirby LLP, have become known for being one of the top Intellectual Property, Media and Technology, and Entertainment/Sports law firms on the West Coast.

  • Suzette Becker - I can't rave enough about Suzette Becker. After conferences and conversations with her I am SO impressed with her sharp attention for details, but broad overview of a situation. (Meaning: she knows how to drop the lawyer-talk, and look at a situation for what it is.) She's a tireless networker at every music conference, and a great person to have on your side, even if you never go to New Orleans.
      More Legal Suggestions Here
  • Publications & E-Zines
  • MusicDish Network - As an editor and webmaster of a small independent website, I have been depending on volunteer writers to help provide me with a steady stream of content for my monthly e-zine. The word 'volunteer' says it all. Some months I am turning down articles and other months I am starving for any real content. Almost every month I was spending the first half of the month trying to get articles from my volunteer providers and as a result many articles arrived on the final days before my deadline. I don't have to explain to you what a "rush" job looks like, and that was what I was dealing with until I teamed up with the MusicDish Network.

  • CMJ Network - If I want to know what is hot in the college market, or read about the new sounds of tomorrow today, I read CMJ. They've got two cool publications:
    CMJ's New Music Monthly (consumer based music publication) and New Music Report (weekly industry magazine with college radio charts, news, etc.) Since 1978, CMJ's mission has been to help lead the music industry's constant evolution and positively influence the economy and culture of music.
      More Publication Suggestions Here

  • Networking & Organizations
  • TAXI - An independent A&R company Taxi is great at getting songwriters placement in films and TV shows, and getting your songs heard by people in the industry who wouldn't hear them otherwise. They've gotten record deals and publishing deals for their clients, though don't go EXPECTING that, because not everyone can.

  • Indiegrrl - A forum for information, networking and conversation about independent music from a female perspective. Started as an email list. Turned into a movement. Indie Girl comes highly recommended.

  • Just Plain Folks - There's SO much to say about Just Plain folks that I'll let their website do the talking. :-)

  • Sonicbids - is a good service run by good people. If you sign up with their online service, they walk you through the creation of an electronic press kit, a simple easy-to-use presentation package about your act. (Bio, photos, music, dates, etc.) Then they can automatically submit this to music conferences on your behalf, for you to apply for showcases.
     More Networking Suggestions Here
  • CD Distribution
  • CD Baby - We were so glad you asked us to send more cd's to CD BABY. We did sell 21 copies just last month. Seems ZZ is well liked in Japan and California. We were ignoring the request for more when you strongly suggested we send them. Of course we're glad we did.
    Thank you AGAIN Charlie.

  • Guitar9.com - As a guitarist, I'm glad I have the opportunity to have distribution through Guitar 9. Dan MacAvinchey is another one who followed up with a request I had, promptly. Actions like this tell me that these people care about what they're doing. If more people really cared, this world would be a great place.

  • Peacework Music Network - This distribution outlet supports over 500 artists from around the world. Bands are listed in PWMN's easy to navigate genre section with audio samples available for every song. You can market full CD's and even EP's via their distribution system. All this without having to constantly send them new inventory as they sell on demand..Jef Peace runs the show and he always followed up with all my questions in a very timely manner.

      More CD Distribution Suggestions
  • Legal Suggestions
  • LaPolt Law - Dina was a professional musician for years, and it shows. She's one of the most helpful people I've met, with a real specialty in helping artists with deals. She knows everyone in the industry, and puts herself out there at every music conference to help musicians as much as she can.

  • Davis Dixon Kirby LLP- contact: Anthony Davis. Representing several top snowboarders as well as multi-platinum act the Cherry Poppin' Daddies, Anthony Davis and his firm, Davis Dixon Kirby LLP, have become known for being one of the top Intellectual Property, Media and Technology, and Entertainment/Sports law firms on the West Coast.

  • Suzette Becker - I can't rave enough about Suzette Becker. After conferences and conversations with her I am SO impressed with her sharp attention for details, but broad overview of a situation. (Meaning: she knows how to drop the lawyer-talk, and look at a situation for what it is.) She's a tireless networker at every music conference, and a great person to have on your side, even if you never go to New Orleans.
      More Legal Suggestions Here
  • Studio Suggestions
  • Bakehouse Studios - I can recommend Nigel Derricks at Bakehouse Studios in Fitzroy as being an excellent Engineer/Producer to work with- very professional, great approach, really into helping you get what you want out of your recording experience- not to mention a very talented engineer, too....Mark Hughes

  • Love Juice Laboratories Recording Studios - based in Riverside California with studios in La Habra California as well as new ones going up. I have recorded 2 albums with Dave Swanson Owner and President of Love Juice Studios and have only good things to say, Awesome Price, Awesome Experience, Awesome Technology in house, Full Service, Professionalism is Outstanding, oh and did I mention the price $175 per 8 hour day, Yes that's right!

  • Makeshift Studio - Ran by engineer Darron Burke, Makeshift Studios has done recordings for everyone from Folk Implosion/Sebadoh front man Lou Barlow, the Damn Personals, Mary Timony, and Troma Studios Films.

  • Smart Studios - Who has recorded at Smart Studios? Well, who hasn't! Everyone from Garbage, Son Volt, Rainer Maria, Beck, Hey Mercedes, U2, The Promise Ring, Smashing Pumpkins, Paris Texas, and Nirvana!! And tons of cool indie bands you've never heard of. Smart Studios is open to the public. They'll work with ANY budget and get you in - should you want to record there. Any why wouldn't you want to? Smart Studios in Madison, WI. Wow! That's all I can say.

      More Recording Studio Suggestions Here
  • Web Hosting
  • Free Webs.com - is where we parked our site and we have had great luck with them. It only costs $42 for a whole year of service, this price does not include the site name registration cost. Price includes, unlimited pages, unlimited text, unlimited photos, and much much more.

    This is a real value for the struggling band or musician who wants to put together a decent website without putting out a lot of cash, plus you don't need to have HTML skills to use it, so it's very musician friendly. Free Webs.com

      More Website Suggestions Here



    Radio Promotions and Stations Suggestions

  • KMA Entertainment - James Lowe produces shows that feature ONLY those artists that have CD's for sale through his outlet. By playing ONLY those artists KUBC Radiot can now say the show is simply a promotional stream that is available to all potential buyers! The whole idea has been embrassed by the EvO:R organization and many of their artists have seen great CD sales through this new format..

  • Kweevak - Many thanks for the review of UPROOTED and supporting independents. Your site is tops! P.S. I notice you’ve got fellow aussie Geoff Achison on your site also. Cool!! Thanks for supporting aussie independents also.

      More Radio Suggestions Here
  • General Suggestions
  • Derek Sivers - though I've never had the opportunity to speak with him on the phone, when I did have a specific question for him. He made it a point to answer me as soon as possible. That is basic customer service which is hard to find these days. I have had a good experience at CD Baby on both ends.(buying and selling)

  • Charlie Harrelson - Now here's a guy who's already two up on me and he won't let me do anything for him. Or maybe he's so busy thinking about everyone else he forgets to do things for himself. Not to mention, I would love to sit down and jam with him sometime. Evor is excellent!!

  • Eric de Fonteney - I've been in contact with Eric for a few months now and also had a pleasant convo with him a few weeks ago. So far so good. Music Dish Network is a great idea. I hope to see it continue to grow.
     General Suggestions
  • CD Manufacturing
  • Oasis CD - I would like to recommend OASIS CD & MFG. in Sperryville, VA. They offer great prices, a tools-of-promotion package that is second to none & they have very cooperative staff to help us little people get our music out. That's my first choice. Brian Priest...

  • Groove House - I first heard about Groove House from some of the projects they've done: Fisher, Jackson Browne, Buck-O-Nine, and the Mighty Mighty BossTones. Those records sounded great on my stereo, and everyone else that has used them and I've talked to agrees... each job is given the time and care it needs to make sure it looks and sounds great.

  • Springbound Music - A great short-run duplication company I use is Springbound Music. Brian White is the guy that runs it. Great guy, easy to work with. He's got good, quality product, decent prices and is in business because he loves the music.

      Additional CD Duplication Suggestions
  • Publicity Suggestions
  • Evolution Promotion - Artist development strategies using their years of experience at the major labels. Evolution Promotion's services include Radio Promotion, Tour Promotion, Online Marketing, Virtual Listening Parties, Web Design, Distribution and Consulting. I think they just moved from LA to the Boston area.

  • Foley Entertainment, Inc. - Gene Foley, head of Foley Entertainment Inc., comes with years of experience in career consulting, including major label experience, as well as clients that have gone on to earn gold and platinum records, and a few Grammys. He is offering a free CD evaluation to help you better understand your target market, and thus market your CD accordingly.

  • Baker/Northrop Media Group - Sheryl Northrop, Cary Baker, and their small office of experts are real top-of-the-line pros. They came recommended from a few different sources, and when I met with them, they seem like great people that are really into what they're doing.
      More Publicity Suggestions Here
  • Software/Hardware
  • MP3Trim - I have had great service from the makers of mp3Trim. A small, free and sweet little program to clean mp3's. When they first came out I requested a lot of info and they responded with a lot of personal care.. I have not had a chance to talk to the mp3Trim people for some time so don't know if they are still so personable. I do know that now they offer PRO versions and they now have WavTrim. In the past, they were great to deal with.

  • Rick Andrews Guitars -man, have you ever owned a custom made guitar? If you have been living off the rack you simply can not imagine what you are missing. If you are looking for a quality custom guitar builder let me suggest Rick Andrews Guitars.

  • Hollywood Pro Audio.com - A ray of light in the dismal corporate world ... You may not get special treatment by dropping my name, but you will let him know that he has at least one customer that appreciates his dedication to ethical business practices...Jef Peace- Peacework Music

      More Suggestions Here
  • Website and Graphics
  • Rock-n-Roll Designs - Audra & Co at Rock-n-Roll Designs did a great job designing a new website for me. Visitors love the site and they were very good to work with. I'd recommend them to anybody. Good luck with your work...Barry
    BTW - Here's the site they designed for me.

  • Brian Macarty - Brian's a starving artist. He is excellent at what he does. He revamped a concept of mine and turned it into a great CD package. visit my site to see the work he did for me. www.caterine-music.com

      More Web Builders Suggestions Here
  • MP3 Hosting
  • Funender - I have a page there. And the users tend to be very positive and upbeat. Isometimes wonder if they are a cult... but can't find the evidence of it. You can have a free page there that will generally fit three tunes. Or you can go premium and get more exposure, disk space, etc. The owner of the site is very approachable. The forums there are great for networking with other musicians.

  • RideOnMusic - The president is a guy called Alan Horvath whom I first met at mp3.com as an artist. So it's a new website model, built for artists by artists. They are currently planning a big public relaunch but I've been with them a couple of months and reasonably well established as a charting artist. I think this is a great little set-up with a lot of potential.

      More MP3 Hosting Site Suggestions Here
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