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Kronstudios releases Drake-inspired hip hop anthem “Dream”

Hip hop/r & b trio Kronstudios, from Kingston, Washington, is truly a family affair. Made up of two brothers who go by the aliases Kron Ron and Brotherman, and their sister Gela, the project has been going strong since 1997. That takes a lot of dedication, smarts, or possibly insanity, and that’s exactly what I like...

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Derisory, I Am – The Next Death Cab For Cutie?

Derisory, I Am is a somewhat mysterious independent solo artist from Dallas, Texas who shows an enormous amount of raw talent in the acoustic genre. I say that because there don’t appear to be pictures or bio info posted on the artist, but, contrary to many who think that you need to tweet every hour...

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“Mama Told Me Not To Come” Reimagined By Funky Indie Act Five Townz

Independent rock/soul band Five Townz recently released a high quality version of the classic “Mama Told Me Not To Come” by classic rockers Three Dog Night. The vocals are raspy and loose from the get go on the verses, as if Kid Rock and Pitbull wrote a track together. The chorus is really where the...

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3 Ways To Get Your Music Reviewed

I’m finding that many indie bands are disillusioned about how to get their music reviewed, and with all the options available in today’s music industry, I’m not sure why. Here I’ll go over a few simple ideas that you probably have not been trying in your music marketing efforts. 1) Sign up for the Indie...

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Baltimore Quartet Diefenbaker’s Pop Rocks

Baltimore-based garage rock/pop quartet Diefenbaker are currently promoting their new single “Got The Enzyme”. Right away the guitars are messy and thick – exactly the way they should be for a good indie rock act. The synth work is not only tasteful but it elevates the music by widening the soundscape. There is some subtle...

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Legendary Record Producer Stuart Epps On The Music Industry And What It Takes To Be Great

It was a true honour this week to have the chance to speak with the legendary record producer/engineer Stuart Epps, who has worked with artists such as Led Zeppelin, Elton John, George Harrison, Bill Wyman, Oasis, Twisted Sister, Robbie Williams, Jeff Beck, Paul Rodgers and many others. Starting his music career at the age of...

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Rick Rollin Has Chuck Sheen Swag And So Can You – The Interview

I respect any artist who embraces the entrepreneurial spirit and puts effort into promoting themselves. Recently I had the chance to check out the catchy “Chuck Sheen Swag” by Green Thumb Project and was surprised at the number of Youtube views it had gained (over 100,000). Read my article on controversy in music marketing for...

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The Best Party Song Of 2011 – “Sex, Drugs & Rock n’ Roll” by 4Q Rockband

                                                        “Sex, drugs and rock n’ roll” isn’t a term you hear very often anymore. Squares abound. The mainstream masses are more likely to indulge in reality tv,...

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Countless Thousands Are Happy To Be Here – Rock Revival pt 2

Countless Thousands are happy to be here, and it’s easy to imagine the world being equally happy to have them, starved as it is for genuine music and honesty without pretension. It`s rare to find lyrical prowess at all, let alone in a young band, but Danger Van Gorder of  Countless Thousands is truly a...

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Look Out Florence And The Machine! The Nameless Girl Is Here

I’d like to draw your attention to The Nameless Girl, who will probably be a household name within the year provided she gets the right kind of push. Jemma Crook, the lead singer of this emotionally driven “bi-polar pop rock monster”, has a stunningly unique voice. Eclectic, to be sure, yet extremely catchy and something...

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Rock Revival Series Featuring Death Valley High

                        Death Valley High are a gritty hard rock/death pop 4-piece band hailing from San Francisco. Their new single “Multiply” features creepy melodic vocals and squealing guitars – a perfect combination. It’s nice to hear grit seamlessly blended with groove and a strong dose...

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