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Musicians tip of the day – Try Totomerch.com for band merchandise

Band merchandise is usually a bone of contention for indie bands, or else they are simply over-excited about the prospect and end up with too much leftover product. Many independent bands and artists splurge on their boxes of 1,000 CD’s with deluxe booklets, set a date for their CD release party, and are stunned to...

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Tip of the day – The Daily Consciousness music blog

The Daily Consciousness is a new music blog that comes to us from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, although they most definitely cover independent artists from all over the world. We all know that promoting to music bloggers should be at the core of any serious marketing plan. I would encourage any indie artist to submit...

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Talk Like June shows country can rock with “Take That”

As most of you know, I’m a rock n’ roll fan. That being said, I’m a fan of all expressions and all genres of music. Electronic music or country music can exemplify the rock n’ roll spirit, for example. That’s because rock is freedom – freedom from conforming to expectations, whether it be radio, industry,...

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Pianist and Composer Kevin Mongelli stuns with “Unafraid”

Modern composer/pianist Kevin Mongelli has recently released his new album entitled “Fort Lonesome”, and from what I’ve heard thus far it contains some absolutely beautiful music. The word has been spreading steadily about Kevin’s music – he is number 1 on the classical charts for Tampa, Florida on Reverbnation with over 6,000 views on his...

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Album Review – SNAFU Kitties “Break Yo’ Back” EP

SNAFU Kitties “Break Yo Back” EP is the latest album to be sent my way, and it’s an impressive debut with a funky, jazzy take on pop/rock inspired by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, No Doubt, The Beatles and Fiona Apple. This combination makes for pop/rock that is both experimental and interesting. Lead singer Jessie...

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Small Words enter UK rock scene with “Play Me Off”

Small Words are a 5-piece independent rock band from Halifax, UK. Their latest offering “Play Me Off”, is a surprisingly soulful ballad with themes of disillusionment and isolation. My kind of music(What does that say about me exactly?)! While the musicianship and production both could use some extra sheen, this is indie music, and it...

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My chat with political punk rockers Last Shot Fired

  Today I connected with Mike & Roxy from the politically charged punk rock band Last Shot Fired. Don’t let the term “politically charged” scare you away, kids. This band is also catchy as hell, and they know how to write serious hooks. If more bands could infuse some intelligence in their writing, perhaps…well, there’s...

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Exclusive interview with synth pop indie rocker Ocean City Defender

Today I had the chance for an exclusive interview with the intriguing electronic solo artist K. Preston Merkly, an Ontario native who creates emotionally charged synth pop/indie rock soundscapes under the moniker Ocean City Defender. Welcome to Independent Music Promotions, Ocean City Defender. Can you talk about your new album “The Golden Hour” and the...

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A.L.Beatz releases “Go-Go-Girl”, hip hop and pop from Dallas, Texas

A.L.Beatz, also known as A.L.B, an up-and-coming hip hop/r & b/pop solo artist comes to us all the way from Dallas, Texas with one of his newly mastered club-ready creations, “Go-Go-Girl”. The man behind this project, Antonial Barnes, honed his skills by singing in the local church choir, a move that definitely seems to have...

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The Daily Hate – Edgy punk and ska with sharp pop sensibilities

The Daily Hate have certainly come up with an intelligent, fresh, and loose rock n’ roll/ska punk creation called “Four Alarm“. Fuzzy, distorted, dirty guitars are the first thing you hear, and you may initially wonder if this is a demo, until the bass, and then the crisp high hats enter the mix and you...

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How Indie Musicians sabotage themselves – My new article at Target Audience Magazine

I recently contributed an article called “The True Artist’s Major Marketing Dilemma” to Target Audience Magazine, thanks to the openness  and assistance of head editor Ellen Eldridge. The article addressed something I see in a lot of independent musicians today, including myself when I was younger, and if you haven’t read it, you should. Why...

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Five Townz celebrate Martin Luther King Day with “Black & White”

The funked-up party rockers Five Townz, whose boisterous track “Mama Told Me Not To Come” was previously reviewed on this blog, are back in action with another rowdy, cheerful single “Black & White”. The new version of this cover tune is much more amped and glam-inspired than it’s previous versions by Greyhound and Three Dog...

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