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Music Marketing And The Illusion Of Optimal

Music Marketing And The Illusion Of Optimal

James Moore March 2, 2014 Comments Off

When it comes to independent musicians planning an album release or any kind of promotion efforts for that matter, artists often ask me about what the optimal situation or timing would be. It’s typically

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Annie Clark does the hustle and bustle on St. Vincent

Annie Clark does the hustle and bustle on St. Vincent

Eli Jace February 25, 2014 Comments Off

Love an album that steps right into it. The self-titled fourth album from St. Vincent, or the girl also known as Annie Clark, picks up right where 2011′s Strange Mercy left off with opener,

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Chino Moreno puts the haze in the chamber for ††† debut

Chino Moreno puts the haze in the chamber for ††† debut

Eli Jace February 18, 2014 Comments Off

The ghosts of Chino Moreno’s new-wave past have floated into the present for his newest project dubbed, ††† (“crosses”). The Deftones frontman linked up with old friend Shaun Lopez, from Far, and Chuck Doom

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Has Prince revolutionized the way artists market their music?

Has Prince revolutionized the way artists market their music?

Conor Davies February 13, 2014 Comments Off

This time last week in a little flat in East London, something magical was in the works; the return of pop legend Prince. The 55-year-old had previously dropped hints of holding a press conference

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Girl from the North steps into the sun on “Little Sway”

Girl from the North steps into the sun on “Little Sway”

Eli Jace February 11, 2014 Comments Off

Little Sway, the newest album from Crissi Cochrane, could be named after the movement of early budding flowers in spring’s first breezes. The music is bright and eloquent, splashed with the colors of a

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The End Men Work It Off With “Toys”

The End Men Work It Off With “Toys”

Eli Jace February 2, 2014 Comments Off

Play With Your Toys by The End Men may have been recorded at Brooklyn’s Well Rounded Hoodlum Studios, but often, it sounds like it’s coming from the back room of a rickety old wooden

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The Top 5 Up-and-Coming Brooklyn Bands

The Top 5 Up-and-Coming Brooklyn Bands

James Moore January 31, 2014 Comments Off

The following article is a guest post by Nicolas White of Rukkus. Rukkus is a concert discovery platform that helps you better stay in touch with your local music scene. They provide personalized concert recommendations for

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The New Xiu Xiu Album is Hell (of course)

The New Xiu Xiu Album is Hell (of course)

Eli Jace January 30, 2014 Comments Off

Godhead of Xiu Xiu, Jamie Stewart, wants to bang on your eardrums with whatever scrap metal he’s got lying around and moan, closely, in your ear while he does it. Angel Guts: Red Classroom,

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Paying Tribute or Being a Parasite?

Paying Tribute or Being a Parasite?

Anne Iredale January 28, 2014 Comments Off

By Anne Iredale: I hate tribute bands – with a passion. Cover bands, I don’t have a problem with; I’ve seen some excellent ones, with accomplished musicians respectful of the music and bringing their

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Exclusive Interview with Author, Musician & Music Marketer Joshua Smotherman

Exclusive Interview with Author, Musician & Music Marketer Joshua Smotherman

James Moore January 24, 2014 Comments Off

Joshua Smotherman, a musician and one of the men behind popular musician’s website Middle Tennessee Music, has been a colleague of mine for years now, and I can’t say enough good things about him.

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