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Puscifer gets my Song of the Year and Album of the Year

In my opinion, Puscifer‘s “Conditions of My Parole” was the best album of 2011, with Tom Waits and Charles Bradley being extremely close. Puscifer gets the edge because of how absolutely profound the release was. Maynard James Keenan’s lyrics, as always, were wise and charged with his own knowingness. The partnership with Carina Round proved...

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Singer Songwriter JJ Crowne Discusses “Songs of Innocence and Experience”

JJ Crowne is a soulful adult contemporary singer/songwriter from Miami, Florida with philosophical lyrics and inspired storytelling. Welcome to Independent Music Promotions, JJ. Congrats on the release of your new album “Songs of Innocence & Experience”. Now, you played everything on the release. Do you have a home studio where you do all this? It...

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A Few Words On How To Contact Music Bloggers

I’ve read some great material recently by Niall Byrne from Nialler9.com, who put together possibly the best, most succinct and comprehensive listing of advice for independent artists who wish to send their music to music bloggers for coverage. I myself learned a few things from his advice, and plan to implement more options like Dropbox...

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The Fabulous Downey Brothers stumble upon the best music video of 2011

Yes, I said it. This thing is weird. Very weird. Congrats to The Fabulous Downey Brothers for creating one of the most hilarious and brilliant music videos I’ve seen in a long time. Their video for “Fizz” has to be seen to be believed. This is a band who don’t take themselves too seriously, but...

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Matthias Sturm Talks about finding success with Blood and Thunder

German singer/songwriter Matthias Sturm is an Independent Music Awards nominee who has worked with Grammy-nominated songwriters Erin Alden and Dave Krusen among others. The music industry as a whole has been giving his recent work top reviews, and I was happy to have the chance to chat with him. Welcome to Independent Music Promotions, Matthias....

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