Buzz Track: Requeim
Lily & The Parlour Tricks influences range from The Andrews Sisters and The Everly Brothers to Nine Inch Nails and The White Stripes. They have released two singles which were produced by Emery Dobyns (Sia, Patti Smith, Travis, Antony & The Johnsons). This indie act can be found gigging around NYC including Mercury Lounge, Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2, Cameo, and The Living Room. Highlights include their song “Belle Gunness” featured in a BMW commercial and they performed the Bonnaroo and Summerfest music festivals, as well as The Heartbreaker Banquet on Willie Nelson’s ranch during SXSW 2014. An artist to watch…
Buzz Track: Don’t Wanna Miss It
Over the past 4 1/2 years The Madison Letter has independently recorded and released two EP’s, in which they’ve toured the US and opened for acts including The Script, Owl City, and Secondhand Serenade. They were featured on MTV as one of the top 4 nominees in the country for MTV’s first ever College Artist Woodie Award and was also a part of Chevy Music Showcase, a TV series highlighting the top bands in four major Midwest cities. For fans of The Script, OneRupublic, Maroon5, and The Goo Goo Dolls.
Buzz Track: England Prevails
Matt Jaffe & The Distractions is an indie rock act based in San Francisco. The group formed after Talking Heads guitarist and keyboardist Jerry Harrison discovered Matt performing solo at an open mic and was compelled to produce the boy’s music. Together, and with contributions from Steve Ferrone (Tom Petty) on drums and Nathan East on bass, they are working on Matt’s first album. The band’s first video features the song ‘Backs of Our Eyelids,’ which was named a winner in the 2013 International Songwriting Competition. Other highlights include winning the Marin County Battle of the bands, ‘Best Music’ at the Mill Valley Memorial Day Parade, and debut performances in SoCal at the Roxy Theatre and in NYC at the CBGB and CMJ Fests.
Taylor Swift has written an optimistic article on the music industry for the Wall Street Journal. Read the article below via Taylor Swift.
Where will the music industry be in 20 years, 30 years, 50 years?
Before I tell you my thoughts on the matter, you should know that you’re reading the opinion of an enthusiastic optimist: one of the few living souls in the music industry who still believes that the music industry is not dying…it’s just coming alive.
There are many (many) people who predict the downfall of music sales and the irrelevancy of the album as an economic entity. I am not one of them. In my opinion, the value of an album is, and will continue to be, based on the amount of heart and soul an artist has bled into a body of work, and the financial value that artists (and their labels) place on their music when it goes out into the marketplace. Piracy, file sharing and streaming have shrunk the numbers of paid album sales drastically, and every artist has handled this blow differently. CONTINUE READING
Buzz Track: At Least I
Singer-songwriter Katie Buchanan just released her new single “At Least I”. The track comes off her forthcoming sophomore EP Go, out August 5th, 2014. Originally from Kansas, Katie explores a vein of subtle guitarpop steeped in Americana and heartbreak. She plays around New York rock clubs, drinks too much whiskey, and combines Midwest honesty with the directness that accompanies living in the city. She spent lots of time learning from producers such as Bob Power (The Roots, D’Angelo), Tony Visconti (David Bowie, T-Rex), Nick Sansano (Sonic Youth), and Joel Hamilton (Sparklehorse, BlakRoc). Amazingly, she self produced and engineered these batch of songs.
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Bad Suns who we featured and named a top 8 emerging artist just released a record that debuted at #24 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. The record was produced by Eric Palmquist (The Mars Volta, Wavves, Trash Talk). Bad Suns have performed their first single, ‘Cardiac Arrest,’ on Conan and the track has cracked Top 13 at Alt Radio, with a weekly audience of almost 5M and building. Watch the Conan performance here.
Buzz Track: Up In Smoke
Here is a new single from UK indie/folk outfit Volcanoes, called Up In Smoke. We featured them several months ago and have since released a successful campaign with their previous single When We Melodise, gaining attention from EMI, V2 and Fourteenth Floor Recordings, getting support from BBC 2 and BBC 6 Music, taking part in T4 Orange Unsigned, and having finished in the top 20 of the Glastonbury Emerging Talent contest.