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Alternative 02/08/2004

The Dammitheads & Pete Ganbarg of Pure Tone Music ink co-publishing deal

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NEW YORK ( - Independent rock duo, The Dammitheads, and A&R vetran, Pete Ganbarg, of Pure Tone Music have recently inked a Co-Publishing deal for three songs from The Dammitheads self-released/self-recoreded album, 'Freeze Motherstickers'.
The three songs are: Alright, Stop Engo and Gimme Blood.

The Dammitheads were invited to perform at a private showcase for Pete Ganbarg in March 2004 (the same day their debut album was released). Mr. Ganbarg contacted the band's management shortly afterward to propose a Co-Publishing deal for the song, Alright. Shortly thereafter, the band was contacted again by Mr. Ganbarg to propose a deal for Stop Engo and Gimme Blood.

The Dammitheads have garnered quite a bit of postive attention from the press since the announcement of the release of their debut album, Freeze Motherstickers. The duo was chosen to showcase at two national music conferences this year; MECA, which took place in Chicago, IL and MMC8, which took place in Harrisburg, PA. The band also licensed the song, Stop Engo to the Oxygen Network for their new TV series entitled, Good Girls Don't. Thus far the song has been used in 2 episodes of said show and has also been charting on internet radio stations in both France and The Netherlands.
For further information about The Dammitheads, visit

Pure Tone Music is a new New York-area based production company and record label formed by Pete Ganbarg. Pete has been a senior major label A&R executive since 1989. He started his career in A&R at SBK Records and continued at SBK and EMI Records (which merged in 1993) until 1997.
From 1997 – 2001, Pete worked as a senior A&R executive at Arista Records. From 2001 – 2003, Pete served as Senior Vice President, A&R at Epic Records. Some of the artists he has signed and/or A&R'd over the past 15 years include: Santana, Run-DMC, Adema, Blessid Union Of Souls, Revis, Rappin' 4-Tay, Shannon Curfman, Darrell Scott, Barrio Boyz, Black 47, Little Sister/Sister 7, Nona Gaye and Keb' Mo'.
For further information about Pure Tone Music, visit
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