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Sep 18th, 2017

Halt And Catch Fire Adds Penguins To The Mix

Halt And Catch Fire Adds Penguins To The Mix

BEVERLY  HILLS, CA. September 18th, 2017 – CollegeBand today confirmed the sync of the Merv Speigel and the Penguins hit "All of Me" on AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire (www.amc.com/shows/halt-and-catch-fire).

“This being Halt and Catch Fire's Final Season, it's an honor to have a song included for the third year in a row," said CollegeBand Principal Reed Seerman. “The show is brilliant and the HAC...

Aug 27th, 2017

CollegeBand Refresh: Site Deploys As Single Page App With New Music Player, Sexy Design

CollegeBand Refresh: Site Deploys As Single Page App With New Music Player, Sexy Design

Beverly Hills, CA August 28th, 2017- CollegeBand® today announced the release of Chron Passion 1.8.5 (CP185), the highly anticipated new update of the world-renowned CollegeBand platform.

"I would caution against the idea that we’ve solved the music industry entirely," says project lead Dr. Geoff Abbott, the man most credited with bringing CP185 to the masses. “However, I will say the industry's problems are close to being resolved.”

Crucially, the CP185 update has moved C...

Jul 31st, 2017

101: Intro to Southbound

101: Intro to Southbound

By Mark, Brian, Ron and Perry

Like many college “garage bands” of its day, Southbound had very humble origins and a history that preceded a band that would, one day, fail to be recognized as a serious contender for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame.

In its first iteration, the pop band had its roots in a pep band that played in support of the C...

Jun 29th, 2017

CollegeBand and Fornaka Form Friendship

CollegeBand and Fornaka Form Friendship

BEVERLY HILLS, California, July 29th, 2017 - CollegeBand® (www.collegeband.com), the world’s first archival record label to release decades of previously unavailable music created on scores of college campuses, has just announced their friendship with Stanford University’s very own Fornaka.

"Being in this band was a really special part of our time at Stanford," said Fornaka drummer Jack Bowen. "Seeing these so...

Mar 22nd, 2017

CollegeBand In Relationship with Finding Jupiter

CollegeBand In Relationship with Finding Jupiter

BEVERLY HILLS, California, March 22nd, 2017 - CollegeBand® (www.collegeband.com), the world’s first archival record label to release decades of previously unavailable music created on scores of college campuses, has just announced the signing of Stanford University rock outfit Finding Jupiter.

“Finding Jupiter is a perfect addition to the CollegeBand roster” said CollegeBand CEO Reed Seerma...

Feb 23rd, 2017

CollegeBand Releases Sitewide Update: Features Free and Public Statistical Analysis of Artists On Site, Design Flourishes

CollegeBand Releases Sitewide Update: Features Free and Public Statistical Analysis of Artists On Site, Design Flourishes

Beverly Hills, CA - CollegeBand® today announced the release of Chron Passion 1.8.1 (CP181), the highly anticipated desktop update that’s simultaneously and anecdotally already being referred to as both “interesting” and “colorful.”

“CP181 is all about utilizing CollegeBand’s immense data pools to create a fun and self-perpetuating numerical engine,” said project lead Dr. Geoff Abbott. “Ultimately, data will enhance an artist's understanding of the CollegeBand ecosystem, leaving ...

Feb 7th, 2017

CollegeBand Mervs Into New Territory

CollegeBand Mervs Into New Territory

BEVERLY HILLS, California, February 7th, 2017 - CollegeBand® (www.collegeband.com), the world’s first archival record label to release decades of previously unavailable music created on scores of college campuses, has just announced a partnership with Stanford University’s very own Merv Spiegel and the Penguins.

“Merv is more than a legacy band” said CollegeBand CTO Geoff Abbott. “They're an i...

Feb 1st, 2017

CollegeBand Gets Gotcha

CollegeBand Gets Gotcha

BEVERLY HILLS, California, February 1st, 2017 - CollegeBand® (www.collegeband.com), the world’s first archival record label to release decades of previously unavailable music created on scores of college campuses, today announced the signing of late 70's bay area rock outfit Gotcha led by Steve Jubb, Stanford Rose Bowl ’71 football standout, singer and songwriter.

Gotcha is a masterful collection of original songs ...

Jan 31st, 2017

Reel Heroes Reely Signed to CollegeBand

Reel Heroes Reely Signed to CollegeBand

BEVERLY HILLS, California, January 30th, 2017 - CollegeBand® (www.collegeband.com), the world’s first archival record label to release decades of previously unavailable music created on scores of college campuses, has just gone live with Brown University’s very own Reel Heroes.

“Fearless and rhythmic rock” said CollegeBand’s star intern, Spencer Shefa, when asked to give his two cents on their sound. “It’s easy to appreciate the emphatic vocals, clean guita...

Jan 18th, 2017

Band Signed. Feels Some Type O Way.

Band Signed. Feels Some Type O Way.

BEVERLY HILLS, California, January 18th, 2017 - CollegeBand® (www.collegeband.com), the world’s first archival record label to release decades of previously unavailable music created on scores of college campuses, has just gone live with Brown University’s very own Type O. Providence’s diverse and dynamic musical baby that is Type O combined multiple styles of rock to form their iconic sound.

“Does it get any better?” asked CTO Geoffrey Abbot, an experienced entrepreneur. “Type O puts t...

Jun 28th, 2016

Skinned Knees Tune On AMC’s Halt And Catch Fire.

Skinned Knees Tune On AMC’s Halt And Catch Fire.

Beverly Hills, CA., June 28th, 2015 – CollegeBand today confirmed that Skinned Knees ’83 (Texas State University) will have their song “Freedom in Amerika” featured on tonight’s episode of AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire (www.amc.com/shows/halt-and-catch-fir...

Apr 2nd, 2016

A Not So Brief History Of Stained Rug Theory

A Not So Brief History Of Stained Rug Theory

I’ve Got a Theory… It’s a Stained, Stained, Stained Rug Theory

SRT began in the “City of Hills and Mills – Fall River Massachusetts – as art boy became Arthur Mann – a musician and techno geek living close to Providence and Boston, and not that far from NYC. Art started taking his music to venues in all three cities as soon as he could drive, making the haul in his VW microbus down to the Lower East Side to play Tuesday night CBGB’s while still in high school. Providence was cl...

Apr 12th, 2015

Music by Needle Dik on The Carrie Diaries!

Music by Needle Dik on The Carrie Diaries!

Recorded over 30 years ago, band jumps from shoebox to Network TV in under 6 months

Beverly Hills, CA. – CollegeBand today announced that Needle Dik ’80 (Columbia University) will have their music featured on The CW’s The Carrie Diaries (www.cwtv.com/the-carrie-diaries) Monday, March 18th at 8/7c.

“Even when ABC’s The Bachelor was in season, The Carrie Di...

Sep 20th, 2013

Old College Try: No-Hit Wonders Get Fresh Shot at Fame

Old College Try: No-Hit Wonders Get Fresh Shot at Fame

By HANNAH KARP, The Wall Street Journal 9/20/13

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.—Reed Seerman hurried out of his apartment here to meet the lead singer of a band he was hoping to sign to his record label.

Mr. Seerman was confident about his prospects, but he did have one concern. The punk band Raw Meat hadn’t been heard from since 1980, when they practiced in the dorms at Stanford University, in Palo Alto, where they were undergraduates.

“It was kind of an...

Jan 5th, 2011

CollegeBand® Launches Worldwide

CollegeBand® Launches Worldwide

Music Startup Revives Timeless Works Created on College Campuses, Providing Second Chance for Stickmen ’85 (Harvard University), Needle Dik ’80 (Columbia University) and Millions of Other Lost “Classics”

BEVERLY HILLS, California, June 4th, 2013 CollegeBand® (www.collegeband.com) today launched the world’s first archival record label releasing decades of previously unavailable music created on scores of college campuses. Now, alu...

Sep 24th, 2010

CollegeBand Confirms Halt and Catch Fire Extravaganza!

CollegeBand Confirms Halt and Catch Fire Extravaganza!

Beverly Hills, CA. – CollegeBand today confirmed three more CollegeBand artists have been licensed for AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire (www.amc.com/shows/halt-and-catch-fire). Stained Rug Theory, Fur Event, Raw Meat have all had songs tapped for the critically acclaimed series' third season.

“Even with all the drama of Marriage at First Sight's fourth season, Halt and Catch Fire is still one of the ho...

Nov 19th, 2017

CollegeBand Songs to Remember: "Won’t Go"

CollegeBand Songs to Remember: "Won’t Go"

By DAN MALOSSI, CollegeBand Senior Contributor

History

This striking synth and staccato-guitar romp was penned by Dave Dysart as his Gestures came off a successful cassette release and were considering returning to the studio to record an even-more-ambitious EP. Things were starting to take off for the band, as they started drawing big Seattle-area venues, sharing bills with the likes of The Allies, The Heats, and The Cowb...

Nov 19th, 2017

1984 Bozo For President Rally at Columbia

1984 Bozo For President Rally at Columbia

From saving Capitol Records to Running for President to popping peace signs from his limo, there is no doubt that Bozo the Clown hustled hard. This vibrant footage from Bozo’s 1984 presidential campaign run features The Nasty Bozos ’84 (Columbia University) performing a pro-Bozo jingleand maintaining tight security detail. Sprinkle in the remarkable interview techniques of Bryant Gumbel and a few name checks (Sinatra, Reagan, Garland) and you’ve got YouTube go...

Nov 19th, 2017

KCRW: Rediscovering College Bands

KCRW: Rediscovering College Bands

By CHRIS MUCKLEY @cmuckleyKCRW Music Blog

You probably never thought I’d say this, but it’s time to get the band back together!

Ok, maybe that’s taking it a step too far, but it’s at least time to dig out that record that you and your college band made, which has been lingering in obscurity for all these years.

There now exists an organization whose purpose is...

Nov 19th, 2017

CollegeBand Restores Long-Lost Music In Digital Era

CollegeBand Restores Long-Lost Music In Digital Era

Played with a band back in your college days? CollegeBand wants to help you restore and promote your music.

By MARK LIEBERMAN, USA Today 6/14/13

In 2013, college bands can easily distribute and preserve their music using the Internet. But what about bands who jammed when the Internet was mere science fiction?

CollegeBand, a new record label dedicated to restoring and promoting long-dormant music from past college artists, aims t...

Nov 19th, 2017

Aire Gets Aire Time on AMC

Aire Gets Aire Time on AMC

Beverly Hills, CA. – CollegeBand today confirmed that Aire ’80 (University of Pennsylvania) will have their song “Love Can Clear Up Your Head” featured on tonight’s two-hour season three premiere of AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire (www.amc.com/shows/halt-and-catch-fire).

“Even with The View still going strong, Halt and Catch Fire is still one of the best shows on TV,” said Coll...

Nov 19th, 2017

CollegeBand Blessed With Saint Booty Canon

CollegeBand Blessed With Saint Booty Canon

BEVERLY HILLS, California, May 31st, 2017 - CollegeBand® (www.collegeband.com), the world’s first archival record label to release decades of previously unavailable music created on scores of college campuses, has just announced the signing of Bard funk rock outfit Saint Booty.

"It's amazing to be able to share this music after so many years," said Saint Booty drummer Rob Brunner. "It w...

Nov 19th, 2017

CollegeBand "Engauges" with British Wire Gauge

CollegeBand "Engauges" with British Wire Gauge

BEVERLY HILLS, California, April 17th, 2017 - CollegeBand® (www.collegeband.com), the world’s first archival record label to release decades of previously unavailable music created on scores of college campuses, has just announced the signing of early 80’s Stanford University rockers British Wire Gauge.

Said British Wire Gauge’s lead guitarist, Steve Wolff, "It’s been over thirty years and we’re all super exc...

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