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ig-news-digest       sunday, september 10 2000       volume 03 : number 158


today's subjects:
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  [ig-news] more hte info and a question...  ["amy m." <indigrrl@selway.umt.]
  [ig-news] amy content...mr. lady compilation     [tomboy1969@cswebmail.com]
  [ig-news] article from womanrock.com  [robbin love <robbin_150@hotmail.com]
  [ig-news] sigc: rockrgrl conf plus my house concert :p  [lisa071573@aol.co]


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date: fri, 8 sep 2000 19:46:29 -0600
from: "amy m." <indigrrl@selway.umt.edu>
subject: [ig-news] more hte info and a question...


[sherlyn's note: this is an excerpt of a message which was
originally sent to the indigo girls mailing list at
netspace.org.]


hey y'all,


there's some new tour info at honorearth.com, if anyone's interested. it
gives a complete schedule of where they're going to be and is also pretty
informative about the issues they're dealing with.


[...]


thanks,
amy m.


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"we are not empty-headed celebrities."
                -the goddess, amy ray


"women together is a powerful thing, especially when you join it with
music."
                -the goddess, emily saliers

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date: fri, 8 sep 2000 17:59:53 -0700
from: tomboy1969@cswebmail.com
subject: [ig-news] amy content...mr. lady compilation


[sherlyn's note: this message was originally sent to the indigo
girls mailing list at netspace.org.]


from the mr. lady website...wonder what amy might be contributing????
d:)

we have a new compilation cd hopefully coming out either in december or
january. depends on how munch longer it takes us to deal with legal type
contract thing-a-ma-jigs as well as naming it and designing the art work.
there are ton of bands and solo performers on this comp including:
california lightning, le tigre, amy ray, the crowns, the sissies, kiki +
herb, darien brahms, sleater kinney, tracy and the plastics and lots more
that i'm forgetting because i don't have the list with me. we will post a
complete list and description on the catalog page soon.

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date: fri, 8 sep 2000 20:14:16 gmt
from: robbin love <robbin_150@hotmail.com>
subject: [ig-news] article from womanrock.com


[sherlyn's note: this is an excerpt of a message which was
originally sent to the indigo girls mailing list at
netspace.org.]


daemon comes of age:
amy ray and the birth of indie industry


by brenda kahn

when amy ray started daemon records, her aim was to stay connected to the
independent underground, a community that supported her early on. there are
few jobs more grass roots than running an independent record label, and amy
has managed to maintain a career as an indigo girl while spearheading daemon
for over a decade.


amy's personal experience with the atlanta music scene set the tone for her
philosophy at daemon. "i came from a community that was diverse musically.
people were really supportive of each other." the label is artist driven
(and artist run), set up to create "a not for profit entity, a vehicle for
discovering and nurturing underground talent that was, in amy's opinion,
ready for wider recognition." the bands signed to daemon are chosen solely
on the integrity of their music. the core of the label is a staff of three
including andrea white, the label manager, stacey singer, daemon's publicist
and carla scheri head of retail and promotion.


listening to the cds and reading through the bios of bands on the daemon
roster makes me realize the scope of a decade. the first signing was the
punk/pop rock outfit, ellen james society in 1990. "ejs" set the tone for
daemon as a supportive force in the atlanta underground. early signings
reflected the diversity of the southeastern sound. singer/songwriter kristen
hall, who later signed to high street records, was the second signing. james
hall's debut solo album, described as "bowie-esque glam-rock" was released
on daemon in 1993. hall later signed to geffen and put out the 1996 release,
pleasure club.


other artists under the daemon moniker include holly beth vincent, atlanta
singer michelle malone, singer/songwriter/performance artist grady cousins,
"reverb soaked art-a-billy" band the rock-a-teens, a live solo-acoustic
recording by danielle howle, pop/rock band lift, country/folk artist terri
binion, garage band three finger cowboy, dance-popsters ph balance,
power-pop quartet 6x, folksinger rose polenzani, the edgy atlanta hip-hop
stylings of justin hale on "in formation" and most recently an acid jazz,
neo-cabaret duo, mrs. fun.


the social consciousness of amy ray's philosophical journey has expressed
itself strongly in actions through daemon. a double album called honor
featured a collection of never-before-released tracks from artists like
bonnie raitt, indigo girls, toad the wet sprocket, soul asylum, bruce
cockburn and matthew sweet as well as native american artists. proceeds of
the album went to benefit the "honor the earth campaign" group started by
amy ray and emily saliers. "we created a board of indian activists. did a
tour every tour season [once every couple of years]. profits are presented
to the board then we give grants to the existing indigenous groups working
to create sustainable communities within the various indigenous cultures."
honor the earth has raised nearly half a million dollars and significant
political resources for native environmental groups since its inception. the
album, honor, sold over 10,000 copies.


the best selling album to date was a recording of jesus christ superstar
featuring a host of atlanta based artists. the album became a hit selling
over 25,000 copies. the cast of performers turned the recording into a live
stage show starring indigo girls amy and emily as jesus and mary magdalene,
respectively. this album was also a benefit project and raised over $60,000
for groups working to end handgun violence.


these days amy is looking closely at the business of running the label,
gauging what records will sell and then designing budgets to fit the scope
of the project. "i used to be a rich rockstar," she explained, "now i'm just
a working class rockstar." most of the releases on daemon sell between 3,000
and 6,000 copies and many of the higher profile albums have been benefit
projects. when asked if daemon was profitable she said, "not yet. but we're
closer than we've ever been."


amy is now working on a solo record to be released on daemon next year - a
chance to assert a somewhat edgier indigo girl. "it's not a departure for
me," she said, "it's me instead of me and emily. it's kind of the electric
side of the indigo girls without emily, so it's kind of lo-fi and a little
less musical."


[...]


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date: sat, 9 sep 2000 06:25:23 edt
from: lisa071573@aol.com
subject: [ig-news] sigc: rockrgrl conf plus my house concert :p


[sherlyn's note: this is an excerpt of a message which was
originally sent to the indigo girls mailing list at
netspace.org.]


[...]


hey did i already post the details of the rockrgrl conference? i can't
remember.. anyway, it's nov 2-4 (iirc) and there are ticket details on
www.rockrgrl.com. amy is one of the keynote speakers... i don't know if
she'll be performing also. the last i checked the rockrgrl site they did not
have a performance shedule listed but i spoke to melissa ferrick in sf on
sunday and she told me her and michelle malone are both playing and barbara
kessler is also playing :) yay! so i think i'm going :) there is a big jump
in price though to get into the whole thing (which includes amy's speech) vs.
just getting into the performances.. so that's the big bummer.


[...]


:) lisa

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