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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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Review of Piqued Jacks new Singles

I’ve only had this computer for a couple of weeks, already it’s starting to screw with me. I’m trying to download tracks for a record that seems genuinely interesting, and yet here I am, stuck in the stone age (or is it the stoned age?) a slave to a shoddy internet connection. But what about...

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Deerhunter’s new, “Monomania,” is a square fitting into circle speakers

Warning: Monomania by Deerhunter is not the album to listen to in the wake of a ratty hangover. It’s abrasive, snot-nosed, manic-depressive rock and as noisy as a traffic jam. There are few moments of calm. Your neighbors will not appreciate you blasting it, but their well- being is not of your concern and neither...

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How To Get More Press Than Other Bands

How do you get more press than other bands? It’s actually quite simple, and over half the work is accomplished by switching your mindset from one of an artist who is being “affected by the world” to a serious artist who is affecting the world with ease. The term serious implies you take the time...

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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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Promote Your Band For $5 on Fiverr.com

You can use Fiverr.com to promote your band. Most bands are unaware that Fiverr even exists, let alone aware that they can get their band valuable press coverage for $5. Why? I think it’s because it takes a lot of pull to get bands away from social media spamming (Facebook, Twitter, etc) and start to...

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