Buzzsonic Records has been a part-time project ever since I secured the recording rights to the two UK Top 40 pop hits by the 99th Floor Elevators, ‘Hooked‘ and ‘I’ll Be There’. It’s been a job of rights management more than anything and also securing licensing deals and remixes in Europe. Which has seen both tracks re-issued on 12 inch vinyl and various download platforms including key dance outlets like Beatport and TrackitDown.
Both Hooked and I’ll Be There were licensed to Toolbox Recordings in the UK and an acclaimed set of new mixes kept the fires burning on European dance floors, as did appearances on more compilation albums.
More recently ‘Hooked’ was licensed to Suesse Records in the UK for a new set of (four) house remixes for European floors which resulted in an appearance on Grammy nominated remixer, Stonebrige’s album, ‘The Flavour, the Vibe Vol:3‘ and some Ibiza aimed CD action too.
I’ve just finished building a home at Bandcamp that’ll be acting as the MP3 store for the 99th Floor Elevators various remixes. We decided to dump MySpace and are also currently working on porting everything over to the Rootmusic/Facebook/Soundcloud axis as well as beefing up profiles on Amazon Artist Central and Ping.
Buzzsonic.com blog has been running since 2004 and has survived three hurricanes, some name changes (from MusicBizHacks.com and MusicBizNews24.com/MBN24.com) and a few (many) barren periods! Still, of late the blog has found new life due to a respectable following of fellow music industry and technology fanatics via the Buzzsonic Twitter page and a daily Twitter roundup is published on the blog.
The whole site runs on WordPress and is 100% written designed and maintained by me, bar one guest post.
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