Electric Effect turns 4 years old today (April 1, 2010)!!!! I can’t believe it has already been four years. Thank you to the bands who submit their music and thank you for listening.
~D*J*E

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I have had the privelege of knowing Ellis Hall for the last couple months. Ellis is a former member of Tower of Power and The California Raisins.  He currently has a successful solo career and has done music for many commercials.  If you are in Los Angeles, you can hear him singing the station ID [...]

BIG NEWS!
I passed the California Bar Exam and have been officially sworn in as an attorney. Thank you all for supporting me during this process, and for remaining loyal listeners to Electric Effect.
I am thrilled to now be able to represent artists as their attorney, help them protect their rights and further their careers.
Best,
D*J*E, [...]

P.S.  IMPORTANT FACT CORRECTION!  Regarding The Compulsions, Frank Ferrer and Richard Fortus are STILL members of Guns N’ Roses and Sami Yaffa is STILL a member of the New York Dolls.  I had some misinterpreted information on this, which I announced on the show.  Please be advised Ferrer, Fortus and Yaffa are CURRENT members of [...]

Hello all!
I am thrilled to let you know that Your Industry Insider, a great entertainment industry website, has written a profile on me! Please visit them and subscribe at www.YourIndustryInsider.com. You can view the profile on me here, or read the text below. Many thanks to Jenny at YII!

Rock on!
~D*J*E

from YourIndustryInsider.com:

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Joseph King and Isaac Slade of The Fray are suing their manager, Greg Latterman, claiming he got a piece of the copyright to their compositions when the band signed a publishing agreement.  The band accuses Latterman’s company of obtaining partial ownership of the copyrights to their compositions when the company was only supposed to receive [...]

You might remember this post I made back in December regarding the Joe Satriani v. Coldplay copyright infringement lawsuit, with The Satch claiming that Coldplay’s song “Viva La Vida” infringed on his song “If I Could Fly.”
The parties have now settled their suit, so we won’t get to see how it plays out at [...]

Last night I went to a great party sponsored by Virgin Australia to launch the Sunset Strip Music Festival.  The party was hosted by Chris Cornell and featured a performance by the great Ry Cuming (MySpace).  I had a great time hanging out with Ry and his manager, as well as talking with Derek Hough [...]

I now have a Photostream on the right sidebar. Under my Twitter widgets, you can see a tiny picture. The picture will enlarge if you click on it and a new photo will appear every time you refresh the page.
In addition to band shots and shots of me, I have decided to [...]

In addition to Electric Effect, I am now doing Music Industry Consulting to help bands and solo artist further their careers. Please see the Consulting page in the top menu for a more detailed description and email me if you are interested.
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