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Interview with The Lost Sounds

Recently I caught up with Kyle from indie acoustic/rock band The Lost Sounds. Tell us about The Lost Sounds and what you bring to the table. The Lost Sounds is a indie band that writes songs that aim to inspire and give people hope, to connect with people on a personal level and help them...

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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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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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3 Ways To Get Your Music Reviewed

I’m finding that many indie bands are disillusioned about how to get their music reviewed, and with all the options available in today’s music industry, I’m not sure why. Here I’ll go over a few simple ideas that you probably have not been trying in your music marketing efforts. 1) Sign up for the Indie...

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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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Countless Thousands Are Happy To Be Here – Rock Revival pt 2

Countless Thousands are happy to be here, and it’s easy to imagine the world being equally happy to have them, starved as it is for genuine music and honesty without pretension. It`s rare to find lyrical prowess at all, let alone in a young band, but Danger Van Gorder of  Countless Thousands is truly a...

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Digital Music Consumption – Dollars And Cents

Another very informative blog on the digital age of music consumption comes from Krzysztof Wiszniewski, The Cynical Musician. He goes over some great points and figures on music streaming websites (Spotify, Last.fm and Rhapsody) and debates the rosy picture we have culturally created for ourselves on the topics of music file sharing and consumption. The survival...

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Rebecca Black Vs Tyler The Creator – A Music Marketing Clash

Recently I posted a piece on my Hubpages blog about two radically different approaches to music marketing and two radically different cultural perceptions as a result – the rise to stardom of Rebecca Black and Tyler The Creator. Many outsiders and unsigned musicians alike tend to get stuck in the question of what will simply...

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