New York, New York (PressExposure) January 21, 2012 -- Thunder Quest Records spokesperson, Sayaka Takeshita has confirmed that Chris Panaghi of DJG Productions will be representing the pop/rock band Cutting Edge and the band's two songwriters, Liza Pesnell and William Zimmerman at MIDEM 2012.
As an indie band, Cutting Edge was the first indie band in history to debut two songs the same week inside the Top 20 of the Billboard Hot Single Sales Charts in July and August of 2011. The song "Without You" peaked at #7, while the song "If The Walls Could Talk" peaked at #11. Cutting Edge had five songs chart in 2011 and had other songs chart in the past 10 years, including "Every Time I Try", "Love Police", "It's Time", "Your Love Is My Oxygen", "Judas of D.C." and others. The band and its two songwriters, Liza Pesnell and Wiliam Zimmerman are thrilled that Chris Panaghi has agreed to represent the band at MIDEM.
Representatives for Cutting Edge would not confirm or deny that the band has authorized Chris Panaghi to initiate negotiations with publishers, record labels and booking agents during MIDEM, but with the strong background that Chris Panaghi has in the music business, rumors are beginning to circulate that the band may be looking to leave their indie roots and consider other options.
Mr. Jeffrey Beals, a Former Partner of the William Morris Agency considers it amazing that without a manager, booking agent, public relations firm or money, Cutting Edge was still able to chart 5 songs on U.S. charts, including two songs inside the Top 20 of the Billboard Hot Single Sales Charts. Mr. Beals also stated, "Cutting Edge produced all of this success without any radio airplay by Clear Channel Radio Stations or any other major radio network in the U.S." "I wonder how big this band would have blown up with airplay from the major radio networks like Clear Channel, support from a major label or even having some dollars to actually promote the band's music.....it is amazing."
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