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Tune In to the Game - Forbes Magazine

The Dallas Cowboys will get more than a new stadium when football starts in September. The rock songs typically played to fire up fans during TV time-outs will be scrapped for a custom soundtrack written and recorded for the team. Forget Queen’s “We Will Rock You,” one popular crowd-pleasing song played at games. Now there is “Swing It Around (Cowboy Town)”–that’s the working title.

The team ballad was produced by Banshee Music, a Milwaukee company that pairs sports teams with songwriters and musicians, including former members of rock bands Arrested Development and the Foo Fighters. Banshee’s 25 clients include the nfl’s Green Bay Packers and Atlanta Falcons, the NBA’s Orlando Magic, Churchill Downs ‘ Kentucky Derby and the Bristol Motor Speedway, a Nascar venue in Bristol, Tenn. Banshee founder Gary Reynolds thinks that if he gets enough fans singing these ditties, they’ll buy CDs of them and/or pay for ringtones and future iPhone applications. Reynolds plans kitschy retail items, including musical key chains, bottle openers and videogames.
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Music Biz 2015 - Speaker

Kamaal Malak’s list of accomplishments as a musician and producer directly reflects his desire to create music with integrity without regard for convention and genre.

In 1993, his most notable success came when he joined Grammy award-winning music group, Arrested Development. His personal highlights while part of Arrested Development were the opportunities to perform with Peter Gabriel on his WOMAD Tour, at Woodstock 94’ and on The Late Show with David Letterman. The group also performed for Nelson Mandela in South Africa.
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