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System Of A Down Bassist's To Help Unsigned Bands

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Launch Radio Networks reports: SYSTEM OF A DOWN bassist Shavo Odadjian is launching a new online music initiative called urSession.com. According to a press release, the site is an "innovative digital community and record label designed to give independent and unsigned acts a promotional platform to showcase their talent, receive community feedback, monetize their art and land a record deal." The site will go live on June 14 and will be the first online label to sign artists based on audio and/or video performances uploaded by the artists themselves and voted on by members of the urSession community.

Odadjian said in a statement, "urSession will help revolutionize an artistically stagnant music industry and impact significant change. This isn't about a couple of suits in their ivory tower force-feeding the population a steady diet of bland and blander music. It's about the power of community pushing the envelope to help drive a more evolved level of talent."

Odadjian is named as the co-founder and president of the site, while its CEO and other co-founder is Narb Avedissian.

SYSTEM OF A DOWN has been on hiatus since last summer. Odadjian has also directed videos and played with members of the WU-TANG CLAN during the break. Singer Serj Tankian has overseen his Serjical Strike label, while guitarist Daron Malakian has started a new band called SCARS ON BROADWAY and drummer John Dolmayan is launching an online comic book store called Torpedo Comics this November.

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. 7dustrulesall writes:

Hell yeah, I think Im gonna have to sing my band up for this. Who knows what will happen. But this should be really good for all unsigned bands.

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2. iammetal writes:

so, basically another myspace or purevolume?
nothing new, there are hundreds of sites for bands

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3. metalneverdies writes:

yeah theres plenty of sites for unsigned bands i agree

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4. Alex.... writes:

That would be cool, to have a famous musician help you get started,

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5. CrawfordTexasJingoJango writes:

Fvck that. My band doesn't need the help of a sh**ty bass player. I'd just as soon hire MC Hammer to promote me. I'd rather air the band out under our own terms and attract whoever get caught in the wind. I don't want my band to attract people for the wrong reasons. I want to attract the people that relate to our music, not hawk it to Hot Topic.

It's true, it sounds almost like myspace or purevolume, only backed by someone whose band is the musical equivalent of getting fingered by your dad. I'd rather entrust my band to a pile of cat sh** than to Shavo. What a fvcking joke. Good luck to all that sign up, though. And remember, if someone doesn't like your band, fvck 'em. If they're meant to get it, they'll get it. And it'll be more worth it in the long run. I've been in a few bands, and there's a big difference between playing someone else's garbage and attracting the wrong people, and playing what YOU feel as a musician and just going with the flow. But honestly, if you want a "famous" musician to get you started, you'd probably be better off becoming famous yourself, rather than depending on the success of others. Especially a wash-out like Shavo.

http://www.myspace.com/bonesawtoledo

We're seeking a drummer. Know any?

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6. Your Mom writes:

Too funny

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7. RAPE-ME!!! writes:

DIG! BURY ME! UNDERNEATH! EVERYTHING THAT I AM! REARRANGING! DIG! BURY ME! UNDERNEATH! EVERYTHING THAT I WAS! SLOWLY CHANGING!!!

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8. CrawfordTexasJingoJango writes:

I! WOULD LOVE TO MEET THE FACE OFANYMOTHERf***ERTHAT'S THINKIN' THEY CAN CHANGE ME!

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9. slappy writes:

why everyone over here is so rude? no one is asking u to change! i've met shavo and he was sooo down to earth and sooo cool...actually, i felt like staying and talking to him instead of going to school! so get a life u ppl!
if u don't like it, then don't read about him or go onto his sites!

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