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Buzz Track: Teenage Waste

Blackbear is an artist, songwriter, and producer signed to Universal Music Publishing, who most recently co-wrote Justin Bieber’s smash single “Boyfriend”. His recent collaborations have been with the likes of Machine Gun Kelly, Mike Posner, Pharrell Williams, and Relient K. He’s been promoting his self-released digital EP Foreplay, the first installation of a 4-part series, with a video coming out later this month for the single “Teenage Waste“.

Contact: Tabarif@gmail.com

Update/News: Performing tomorrow (May 7th) at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles.

Buzz Track: Sweater Weather

Big buzz from the indie/rock The Neighbourhood who hails from California. It’s been reported they’re being courted by several music labels. They will perform at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles on May 7th. For fans of The Black Keys, Broken Bells, etc.

Contact: kirkmtc@gmail.com

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Buzz Track: Everywhere

Check out newcomer Olivia Little. Although based in FL, she spend a lot of time in Nashville writing and recording songs. For fans of Taylor Swift and Carried Underwood.

Contact: tinasqwj2@aol.com

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Boston indie rocker Amanda Palmer has been called “the social media queen of rock and roll has raised $250,000 in one day on Kickstarter. In fact, she has surpassed $437,000 from 7,300 backers in just 72 hours. She has more funds for a record a release than a new artist on a major music label.

“Palmer asks people for money, “to promote, mix, manufacture and distribute” her new release. She offers fans incentives for contributing to her effort — like a $1 digital download of her album, limited editions, signed art books, special invites to “backer parties,” even dinner with Palmer and her band. Oh, and hand-written thank you notes, too”. (WBUR)

“Palmer launched her Kickstarter campaign Monday. In the first seven hours it brought in more than $100,000. By day’s end the total was a quarter million, making it the most funded music project on Kickstarter ever. And now the effort is approaching $500,000.”

“I don’t want people to just know me for my clever internet marketing skills and all that,” Palmer said. “I want to focus people back on the music and back on the art that these people are making.”

“The people Palmer is referring to include the members of her new band, the 30 artists who made original works for her world tour, and everyone it will take to pull it off. She has to pay all of them. The entire project will cost a ton, according to Palmer. Likely more than the $400,000-plus raised on Kickstarter so far. Then she added, “We probably haven’t broken even yet.”

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Buzz Track: Fire

Carson Henley, a 26 year old singer-songwriter from Seattle just released his debut EP. Carson worked and collaborated on this project with people including buzzing artist Allen Stone, Tess Henley (who is working with The Roots at Larry Gold’s “The Studio”), Grammy-winning engineer Kory Kruckenburg from Pickwick, Grammy-winning engineer Brian Lucey (who has worked with The Black Keys and The Shins), and James McCallister (who plays for Sufjan Stevens, Brandi Carlile, and Ivan & Alyosha). For fans of Allen Stone, Gavin DeGraw, and Matt Nathanson.

Contact: maggiejoy75@comcast.net

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