Alternative Rock Artist John Romano to Release New CD Free Over the Internet

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Ignoring the traditional battle between free and paid, John Romano's new CD "Evolution" is available free starting today, exclusively at http://www.johnnyrome.com/music.html.

Ignoring the traditional battle between free and paid, John Romano's new CD "Evolution" is available free starting today, exclusively at http://www.johnnyrome.com/music.html. "The reality of the new record business is the mp3, in most cases, is a free product whether we like it or not. In our view we want as many John Romano songs on ipods and Zune players as possible; if making the mp3's free helps that then we are all for it," said Avant Garde A Clue, Inc. vice president Laura Glendinning. Mr. Romano himself relates, "I'm operating in an uber-competitive market as an independent artist on a small label. I have no qualms with them giving the album away. It's quite a good CD and I encourage everyone to grab a copy."

Mp3's and file sharing have changed the face of the modern record business. Major record companies, while at first fighting the trend, have now embraced it fully; Apple's itunes service and ipod player have facilitated a revolution in how music is sold and listened to.

The album, recorded over a one month period this summer, reflects a maturation in Mr. Romano's music. "The first album was much more stylized. 'Evolution' is a much more direct, in-your-face and rhythmic album," Mr. Romano said. Produced by Canadian upstart Brian Irwin, (Jaime Paxton, Astra Heights, Ty Stone) and written entirely by Mr. Romano, "Evolution" is a special album indeed. John Romano's music has been compared to Beck, Lou Reed, David Gray, Jack Johnson and, occasionally, early David Bowie.

Mr. Romano started his career in music a week after the 9/11 tragedy and has been building a robust fan base ever since in New York and Los Angeles. His last single, "Green Girl," peaked at #21 on FMQB's Adult Alternative chart. "Evolution" can be downloaded free at http://www.johnnyrome.com/music.html and his record label Avant Garde a Clue, Inc. can be contacted at http://www.avantgardeaclue.com.

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