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More On Endorsement Deals And Your Indie Band

Have you ever noticed how some bands seem to have literally dozens of endorsements while others can barely get any? Oftentimes it’s not even a question of how big the band is. You can find bands on a similar level where some get everything they could ever want for free and the other is crying...

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Market Saturation And Your Indie Band

Markets are an interesting thing, and I’ve only ever gotten to learn about them through direct experience in the music industry, which I think gives me a very different perspective on the whole thing. That being said – I think there’s a lot to be said about market saturation that can only be properly derived...

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What Endorsement Deals Mean For Your Independent Band

One of the most fascinating aspects of the music industry to me is how much free stuff is readily available. And yet, despite this, no one seems to take it. Asides from the fact that many bands eat and drink for free for most of their touring lives, one thing that gets to frequently overlooked...

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Is Pop Punk The New Rock and Roll?

This week I was lucky enough to see the State Champs and Neck Deep co-headlining world tour twice. It was a very interesting experience and not just because the musicians were great and a lot of fun to watch. These shows showed me a world I never really got to partake in. It reminded me...

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David Bowie’s Gone: A Tribute To The Man Who Fell To Earth

David Bowie. Geez. While Lemmy seemed immortal, Bowie seemed indelible. Like a part of the landscape. I’d be lying if I said I was a huge fan, but I always admire his aesthetic and his sheer innovation. I, like so manyother young people in the West have memories of listening to him with my dad...

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Recovering from the Twenty First Century Hangover

I think that a lot of people, especially people in bands, seem to think that they have a strong understanding of the history of popular music. People have this weird notion that things were better back in ‘their day’ whenever that day might be, and as much as they might be right (Who am I...

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Mothership – The New Kings Of Rock And Roll

We’ve seen a resurgence in rock and roll lately, and it’s something that I’ve been lucky enough to write about extensively. That being said, there are some bands that are really making this new rock and roll revolution work. We live in a world where far too many people are just here for the hootenanny and...

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Independent Industry Figures – Stuart Epps

Independent Industry Figures is a weekly column at IMP where we do a feature on a different music industry figure every week and try to better understand what they’re all about. With each installment we try and get a better sense of what it means to make a living in the music industry and how...

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6 Great Music-Based Movies

Music based movies are popular with just about any music fan. 6 Great Music-Based Movies The Blues Brothers The classic ‘will they make enough money in time to save the local service’ movie, “The Blues Brothers” is a classic offering for this genre, managing to combine action, comedy and music for a perfect amalgamation. It’s a...

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Satan’s Satyrs and the Power of Rock and Roll

I remember when I first saw Satan’s Satyrs. I was a teenager – young and in love, going to shows every weekend and simply soaking up the vibes. I was utterly enamored (And still am) with Almost Famous and wondered what band could be my Stillwater. When I saw Satan’s Satyrs explode onto the stage with Thumper’s...

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New look indie legends Bloc Party return with fresh line-up, songs and tour dates

Ten years after their debut LP, “Silent Alarm”, shook up the indie rock world, Bloc Party have returned, with a new look, new songs and a batch of tour dates to fit. With past members Matt Tong and Gordon Moakes having left in 2013 and 2015 respectively, and rumours of the band having recorded a...

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Reading & Leeds Festivals 2015 Preview

It’s that time of year again, when the summer is gently coming to a close, and the entirety of the UK nation prepares for the August Bank Holiday; a time otherwise known as Reading & Leeds festival start date.  Let’s take a look at the highlights of this year’s festivals… Leeds Friday/Reading Sunday Friday’s offering...

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