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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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Joshua Smotherman on the Independent Music Promotions Blog

Exclusive Interview with Author, Musician & Music Marketer Joshua Smotherman

Joshua Smotherman, a musician and one of the men behind popular musician’s website Middle Tennessee Music, has been a colleague of mine for years now, and I can’t say enough good things about him. Not only has he been a huge help to my artists as well as hundreds, possibly thousands of others; he does...

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Monks of Mellonwah represented by alternative rock music promotions company Independent Music Promotions

9 Ways To Make Your Music Go Viral

Monks of Mellonwah are an example of an act who have, and are, covering all the bases while still being true to their artistic vision, and it’s paying off, with worldwide tour dates, licensing deals, radio play, a rapidly growing fanbase, and over 300 press pieces worldwide. Check out our social proof section for details....

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Concertgoers on the Independent Music Promotions Blog

Why Musicians Shouldn’t Rely On Blog Directories Or Major Media

(An excerpt from “Your Band Is A Virus”) Don’t Rely on Blog Directories or Major Media. Hit Everyone and Do Everything. The common thing for artists to do is look up a convenient list of the Top 50-100 music blogs, email them all and consider the job done. In fact, PR companies sell the same...

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Call Out To Underground & DIY Rock Groups Worldwide

Independent Music Promotions is opening it’s doors to quality underground and DIY rock groups worldwide. In my own small way, I want to create change, not for the “music industry”. That doesn’t matter. It’s just an imaginary structure. I simply want to support real music. It’s the reason why I don’t work with mainstream/Idol pop,...

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Vents Magazine Is The Place For Quality Independent Music

One thing I see consistently in the music business is independent artists becoming discouraged after contacting the “Top 50 music blogs”, or scouring Hype Machine, and getting no response. All I can say is that there’s a much bigger world out there and I can guarantee that there are more high quality publications supporting indies...

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EndAnd’s new Kickstarter campaign – REAL DIY punk rock is a worthwhile investment

EndAnd, members of the official Independent Music Promotions roster, and critically acclaimed because of their DIY ethics and extremely impressive CD “Adventures of Fi in Space”, have launched a Kickstarter campaign for their next full-length CD “Mechanics & Energetics of Stilt-Running”. This is going to be a monster of an album, and if you’re a...

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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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Independent Music Promotions Is Seeking Innovative Artists

Independent Music Promotions is currently seeking a few more innovative artists for it’s promotion roster. Most genres are accepted, although my expertise lies in rock, alternative, indie, metal, progressive, blues, americana, electronic, industrial, r & b and hip hop. Innovative pop artists will be considered but not Idol-types, adult contemporary or religious music. It’s best...

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Indie bands, writers and filmmakers should contact Ryan’s Reviews

Recently I came across a website called Ryan’s Reviews, and the name of the game for head honcho Ryan Mowry is content – independent content. He reviews independent music and movies primarily, and all genres are accepted provided that they are free of major label involvement and are a low budget project under 1 million....

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