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Industry Interview with Crystal Lee from Vandala Concepts

Crystal Lee is the CEO of Vandala Concepts, a very ambitious entertainment company offering just about every service you could imagine to independent artists, not to mention a magazine, and she has the industry knowledge to make it all effective. Crystal, Please tell us about Vandala Concepts, how you got started with it and what...

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Exclusive Interview with Justin Wayne, Host of the Justin Wayne Show

While pursuing careers in everything from film production, video editing, secondary school teaching, s.o.m.a., and commercial radio, Justin Wayne stumbled upon the exciting new medium of podcasting. He now hosts and produces the very popular Justin Wayne Show, a podcast that seeks out the best independent music worldwide and introduces their picks to their listeners....

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My recent feature on Guitaristnation.com

The very gracious Todd Wales from Guitarist Nation recently interviewed me to get my thoughts on the current music industry and what independent artists can do to properly promote themselves. We spoke about everything from free downloads to some critical do’s and don’t s for indie bands.

Richard Kapp brings chamber pop to the mainstream

One of our exclusive’s today is with Vienna singer/songwriter Richard Kapp, whose band Richard Kapp & The Gowns have found success playing their own brand of “surprising chamber pop”. Welcome to Independent Music Promotions, Richard. Your music is quite unique. What inspired you to walk the less-beaten path with your original brand of “chamber pop”?...

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One man band Manolis Moumouzias creates pop masterpiece on his own terms

“I Know”, the newest single by solo artist and self-proclaimed “one man band” Manolis Moumouzias is much better than you’d expect, and much better than it should be. The only reason I say this is because, in general, expectations of independent artists tend to be low, and expectations of solo artists who post Youtube videos...

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“Black Rock Warrior Queen” Davina Robinson rocks hearts, wins minds

Artists who truly follow their own path and play the music they are most passionate about are rare. It may not seem to be the case, but it’s true. Many artists simply aim to have commercial appeal at any cost, losing their soul, their potential gift to the world in the process. Not Davina Robinson....

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Paul Y Justin talk about DIY and punk music marketing

Today I spoke with eccentric Sacramento rock duo Paul Y Justin, who are currently working on their debut album. Welcome to Independent Music Promotions. Tell us about Paul Y Justin and what you bring to the table. We started out in a punk band in high school, back then as members of “The Celery Stalkers”,...

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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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