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This British quartet known as Coldplay, consists of Chris Martin (lead vocals, lead piano/keyboard, guitar), Jon Buckland (lead guitar, harmonica, backing vocals), Guy Berryman (bass guitar, synthesizer, harmonica, backing vocals), and Will Champion (drums/percussion, piano, backing vocals).

Maroon5 MAROON 5

Maroon 5 is a Grammy Award-winning pop band from Los Angeles, California composed of Adam Levine (vocals/guitar), Jesse Carmichael (keyboards/backup Vocals), Mickey Madden (bass), Ryan Dusick (drums), and James Valentine (guitar).


Origanally named Matchbox 20, this alternative rock band hails from Orlando, Florida. Matchbox Twenty's members are Rob Thomas (vocals), Brian Yale (bass), Paul Doucette (drums), Adam Gaynor (rhythm guitar), and Kyle Cook (lead guitar).


An American country music band called Rascal Flatts, is composed of second cousins Gary Levox and Jay DeMarcus, together with their good friend Joe Don Rooney.
Music for Film and TV:
A Report from the Hollywood Reporter/Billboard Conference

By Scott G (The G-Man)

"Forget the name of this thing," one audience member said of The Hollywood Reporter Billboard Film and TV Music Conference, "it's really all about the politics and money it takes to put your music in a flick." More than one attendee privately agreed.

The underlying truth of that position may explain the conflicting points made by the more than two dozen speakers. For example, Glen Ballard was optimistic while maintaining a healthy dose of pessimism. Mark Mothersbaugh was elated yet often reliant on quietly humorous sarcasm. Chris Douridas was excited while being realistic and determined. And so it went during the two-day event held at the Renaissance Hotel in Hollywood, with every panel member upbeat about many aspects of the industry while acknowledging that there are lots of problems.

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