Every week on Live Musician Central we post up some of the top new music releases for you to download. Do we think these are the best releases of the week? Not necessarily, but they are the most heavily marketed new releases by the music industry. If you’re in a live band it’s a good idea to stay on top of what music is being pushed by the music industry. These are the songs that are going to be getting airplay in the clubs, music television and the radio. If you know what’s being pushed on the public you stay relevant in the clubs you play in by either learning these songs or having them on your MP3 player of iPod to play during your band breaks.
Since iTunes is the top music retailer in the U.S. we include links to albums that are being specially promoted on iTunes. We also include links to Amazon.com MP3 service. Amazon.com MP3’s are encoded at an excellent 256kbps and sound fantastic. They’re less expensive than iTunes and will play perfectly on all portable music players including iPods and iPhones. They’re also DRM free so you can load them on multiple players.