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News on Dave Matthews Band, 311, Filmmusicradio.com

DaveDave Matthews Band has snagged one of Hollywood's top actresses for “Dreamgirl,” the latest video from its new RCA album, “Stand Up.” Appearing in her first film role since the birth of her twins last year, Julia Roberts stars in the Dave Meyers-directed clip, which will premiere Wednesday (Aug. 17) on VH1.

In the video, Roberts finds her dreams graced with the presence of DMB's members. The clip was shot in the New York boroughs of Brooklyn and Harlem.

DMB's summer tour continues tomorrow (Aug. 12) at San Francisco's SBC Park.

-- Barry A. Jeckell, N.Y.






311311 has devised a few bonuses for fans who pre-order or rush to buy its
new album, "Don't Tread on Me," due Tuesday (Aug. 16) via Volcano/Jive. Some retailers are offering a limited edition 7" vinyl single featuring the album's title track and the bonus track "Little Brother" (click here for the full list).

Those who pre-order the disc at 311 shows will receive an exclusive EP that features live versions of "Freeze Time," "All Mixed Up," "Visit" and concert favorite "Summer of Love." Online pre-orders via Amazon.com, meanwhile, will give fans immediate access to streams of five songs from the album and the live takes of "All Mixed Up" and "Summer of Love."

At Apple's iTunes music store, "Don't Tread on Me" pre-orderers are rewarded with two live songs and "Little Brother," while those downloading the set there after Tuesday will get "Little Brother," but not the live tracks. Additionally, the full album is already available for streaming via 311's Myspace.com page.

-- Barry A. Jeckell, N.Y.






Earlier this week,
FilmMusicRadio.com began streaming a limited programming schedule in advance of its official Sept. 12 launch. Once fully operational, the Film Music Media Group outlet will program two-hour genre-based blocks (science fiction, drama, comedy, family, action, etc.) and other shows filled with film and television scores.

"We've combined the best of music from visual media, from the classics to the latest hits, with an incredible lineup of exclusive shows that explore the world of film music with composer interviews, insightful commentary and new perspectives on today's new 'classical' music," says Film Music Media Group founder Mark Northam.

Among the planned specialty shows are "On the Score," featuring composer interviews with film music journalist Daniel Schweiger, and the revival of "Soundtrack Cinema," a Ford A. Thaxton show that formerly aired on KING-FM Seattle.

-- Barry A. Jeckell, N.Y.