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Noisy Planet to Sponsor 2008 Girls Rock, Girls Rule Tour

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Noisy Planet has a similar mission to ours of helping independent artists get their music out there and to bring them more exposure

With the major record labels in financial turmoil, there has never been a better time for hip, young Indie upstarts to take on the foundering 'Big Boys' of the music industry… and who better to lead the charge than a female-led rock music tour and one of the hottest new music business portals!

The upcoming Girls Rock & Girls Rule Tour has joined forces with Noisy Planet to spread the word about the power of women in rock and to highlight the surge of quality independent music. Noisy Planet.net, led by Founder/President Kevin Petersen, is on a mission to "help artists in every corner of the world to connect with fans and colleagues" as they "create the easiest way for independent artists and bands to post and sell music on the worldwide web." Girls Rock & Girls Rule is led by Gail Silverman, herself a working musician and Founder of Revolutionary Records and the GRGR Tour.

Kevin and Gail met at Noisy Planet's sponsor exhibit at the ASCAP "I Create Music Expo 2008." They both say they had an instant musical connection. Gail was drawn to Noisy Planet's "I'm a Noisy Girl" tee shirts, but soon discovered a deeper synergy with Noisy Planet.

"Noisy Planet has a similar mission to ours of helping independent artists get their music out there and to bring them more exposure," she says. "As two companies that are still young and growing, it's mutually beneficial to be able to join forces to help each other out."

Noisy Planet is an official sponsor of the Girls Rock & Girls Rule Tour 2008 and will offer co-branded tee shirts for the tour as well as an opportunity for their artists to gain exposure through the site. The GRGR tour showcases more than 30 women-led rock bands in 13 cities from July through October each year closing with their Anniversary Showcase in their hometown of NYC in December.

"Our entire focus at Noisy Planet is on helping Indie artists to excel in whatever way possible, and this tour and sponsorship is a great way for us to demonstrate our reciprocal faith in the power of Indie women in rock," Kevin says. "I'm thrilled to have this unprecedented opportunity to empower artists everywhere, and I truly believe the future of Indie music is very bright."

About Girls Rock & Girls Rule:
Revolutionary Records launched Girls Rock & Girls Rule (GRGR) in NYC in December 2002 and is dedicated to increasing the exposure of awesome, female-infused rock bands - mostly in harder-than-folk genres like indie, punk, hardcore, mathrock, and metal. GRGR now in its 7th year continues to grow and expand. The showcases have featured some of the East Coast's best female independent rockers and serve as platform not only to showcase female rock musicians but to support women in general with a majority of the proceeds donated to female related charities, GRGR's current beneficiary is Willie Mae Rock Camp For Girls supporting the next generation of girls who rock. The 2008 GRGR Tour plans are well underway and it is set to be bigger and better and rock harder then ever with several preview shows in the tri-state area and a 9-city tour Oct. 3-11. For venues, cities and other details visit:
http://www.girlsrockgirlsrule.com
http://www.myspace.com/girlsrockgirlsrule

About Noisy Planet:
Noisy Planet is an online portal for independent musicians, artists and bands. Founded by indie artists, songwriters, and studio owners in 2007, Noisy Planet is dedicated to creating the easiest way for indie artists and bands to promote and sell their music. Its simple interface makes it easy for artists to connect with new and existing fans, as well as industry contacts, fellow musicians, and resource providers. Every Noisy Planet artist gets dedicated online space along with promotional tools and access to the Artist Control Room where they will find the goods and services they need most to manage their music careers - regardless of their experience level or goals. Noisy Planet will even help its artists set up their artist pages by converting their music files to MP3 from CD's, vinyl records and DAT's as needed, and then uploading their artist photos and biographies for them. Noisy Planet's mission is to help indie artists thrive in every corner of the world. For more information visit:
http://www.noisyplanet.net

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