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Essential New Music: Transgender Music Pioneer Shawna Virago Plugs In, Rocks Out On Electrified “Heaven Sent Delinquent” Single and Video

Essential New Music: Transgender Music Pioneer Shawna Virago Plugs In, Rocks Out On Electrified “Heaven Sent Delinquent” Single and Video TRANSGENDER MUSIC PIONEER and cult solo acoustic artist Shawna Virago has released her latest single, an electric version of her song ‘Heaven Sent Delinquent’ (Tranimal Records). Available at CDBaby, iTunes/Apple Music, Amazon mp3, Spotify and SoundCloud. ‘Heaven...

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The smart way to promote music OVERVIEW: The Husk is a free & easy to use download gate & fan link platform. The Husk is loaded with amazing features that allow users to connect with their fans and market their music successfully. What really makes it stand out from competitors is that you can monetize...

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Toronto Pop Hip Hop Artist Erich Mrak Releases “Riptide” Single

We’re pleased to announce the latest single from Toronto-based Indie Pop/Hip Hop artist Erich Mrak. “Riptide” marks the 4th audio release of a 7 month campaign & is part of a 6 song EP which is being released as singles from January until July. Accompanying each single is an alternate rendition of each song performed “off...

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Young Derbyshire band aiming to be next bright act from the East Midlands

The East Midlands is a pretty fruitful region in terms of music nowadays. Leicester has Kasabian, Nottingham Jake Bugg, Indiana and Sleaford Mods, but Derby? Not a lot comes from Derby. That’s not to say there isn’t a thriving music culture in the city, one of 2015’s biggest breakthrough act Slaves put part of their...

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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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3 Critical Mistakes Independent Artists Make With Release Dates

How to release an album is a confusing topic for many musicians, and this article is not meant to answer every question or give a “one size fits all” template of any kind. However, I think it would be useful to go over a few general things I see happening very often among unsigned artists...

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5 Reasons Why You Should Finish Your Damn Album

Sorry for my bluntness. This is a quick point about the importance of finishing/releasing your album or EP. I often receive submissions from artists seeking promotion to music media. I’m always excited to take a close listen to new music, and sites like Soundcloud are an excellent way to preview an artist. They provide a...

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DJ Trevor Simpson and Kosplay Pay Tribute to “Mad Men” With Dance Track

San Francisco-based DJ/electronic artist DJ Trevor Simpson has teamed up with fellow EDM artist Kosplay to pay tribute to one of the most popular shows ever to air; AMC’s Mad Men. Hats off to the artists for continually building their fanbase and engaging new listeners through networks like Soundcloud. Through a mixture of smart promotion...

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A Template To Use When Contacting Music Blogs – Excerpt from “Your Band Is A Virus”

Many artists are confused as to what to include when contacting music bloggers. Opinions vary, and everyone has their own style. One thing is for certain, though. You should make things as easy as possible for the bloggers. The way I like to do this is by providing complete information with everything at their fingertips...

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Ladies and Gentlemen, this is Chris Heist, baby…

“Ladies and Gentlemen, this is Chris Heist, baby…” Coming to us from Chicago is well-respected producer Chris Heist, whose work ranges from the epic to the grimy, covering just about every mood and intent in between, with beats aimed at the hip hop, r & b and pop genres primarily. Known for his anthems as...

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Pewee In The Garage Creates Angelic Soundscapes

Pewee In The Garage is a unique solo project from Jakarta, Indonesia – all the work of one woman who uses music as an escape from her daily life. The results are surprisingly good on tracks such as “Menage a Quatre”, where the groove soothes and the vocals sound like early Massive Attack on tracks...

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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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