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The Times They Are a-Changin’ with Witch Mountain

I’d barely heard of Witch Mountain three months ago. Now I’ve seen them live three times and gotten into all sorts of hijinks with them. Yet, my sudden obsession with the band came at a strange time in their career, a time of great change, when the world that Witch Mountain had built up for...

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This is Hardcore 2014 on the Independent Music Promotions Blog

Cracking Skulls at This Is Hardcore Festival: Day 3

The following is a review of day 3 of 2014’s This Is Hardcore Festival. Read part 1 here and part 2 here. So now it was time for Saturday at This is Hardcore, what a day, perhaps the day where we might find that piece of the American dream that the festival had been hinting at for the...

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This is Hardcore 2014 on the Independent Music Promotions Blog

Cracking Skulls at This Is Hardcore Festival: Day 2

On the morning of this strange, but fine day at the 2014 This Is Hardcore Festival I used public transport in the United States for the first time on my own. This was an enlightening experience if nothing else, exposing me to the strange realities of a land where this sort of thing isn’t taken...

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Interview with Piqued Jacks

I recently had the chance to sit down with pop-rock luminaries Piqued Jacks. In our twenty minute interview I found these young Italians to be fun rock and rollers who really know what they’re on about. In the interview we discuss their lives and music in depth, getting a better grasp at what defines the...

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Pretty Lights on the Independent Music Promotions Blog

3 Things DIY Artists Can Learn From Pretty Lights

The following is a guest post by Billy Bones, a music marketing expert who works with record labels in improving their marketing strategies. He is also the founder of Booking Agent Info, the celebrity contact information database. Pretty Lights (interviewed here in Clash) has done what many DIY artists have strived to do: Achieve success not only in...

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The Problem With Band Biographies

The following article is an excerpt from “Your Band Is A Virus”. Many independent artists struggle with biographies, and it’s no wonder. For many artists, they know that they haven’t “done anything” yet, so they feel the best option is to over-compensate. This is not the case. Think of reading a biography as an equivalent experience to meeting someone....

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3 Critical Mistakes Independent Artists Make With Release Dates

How to release an album is a confusing topic for many musicians, and this article is not meant to answer every question or give a “one size fits all” template of any kind. However, I think it would be useful to go over a few general things I see happening very often among unsigned artists...

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5 Reasons Why You Should Finish Your Damn Album

Sorry for my bluntness. This is a quick point about the importance of finishing/releasing your album or EP. I often receive submissions from artists seeking promotion to music media. I’m always excited to take a close listen to new music, and sites like Soundcloud are an excellent way to preview an artist. They provide a...

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17 Ways To Self-Promote And Distribute Your Music Video (If You Must)

The following article is an excerpt from “Your Band Is A Virus – Expanded Edition”, and it covers 17 ways to self-promote and distribute your music video…if you must. I add in the “if you must” because if you’ve put in the time, energy, and funds usually required to create a professional music video, you...

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How To Promote Your Music Video; Exclusive Interview With HIP Video Promo CEO Andy Gesner

Planning on a music video but aren’t quite sure how to promote it effectively? If you think YouTube is your only option, you have some reading to do, my friends!  Andy Gesner is the CEO of the popular and successful music video distribution and promotion company HIP Video Promo (www.hipvideopromo.com). They’ve worked with clients both...

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Why Independent Artists Can Learn From Deftones

I’d like to talk about Deftones for a moment here while I’m inspired and the moment strikes me, and how independent artists can learn from them. I’ve been a fan of the band since “Around the Fur” when I heard the innovative onslaught that was “My Own Summer”, with it’s ever-so-strange and challenging out of...

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The Ultimate Music Marketing Guide for Independent Musicians

For Immediate Release: Nov 28, 2012 – A new “ultimate” independent musician’s marketing guide has been released with the intention of “cleaning up the music promotion game”; the newly released “Your Band Is A Virus – Expanded Edition” by Independent Music Promotions (www.indepedendentmusicpromotions.com) founder James Moore is available now at all digital outlets. A follow...

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