Indie music promotion

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     Over the past few weeks I watched with dismay and fascination as a number of things around me, being KB Radio and myself personally, developed and became more apparent to me.   One side of this began a few weeks ago with a conversation I had with two artists, Patrick (Ghostly Beard) and Erin (Erin at Eleven)  Patrick had a vision of indie artists working together more and more, not looking at the music industry as a competition between artists trying to succeed, but an opportunity to work with others in a way that mutually supports and promotes all.  It is a lofty goal but as it turns out from someone who has a drive and a spirit like so few others I have watched him quickly build many connections and quickly grow his network of contacts in and around the music industry.

There is both a simplicity and an…

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Music, Rotation, Additions, etc.. running a Radio Station Playlist and Rotation

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In this age of internet radio and corporate radio for AM FM and Satellite, the idea of music rotation is to me a lost art.  To run a radio station you don’t just throw 100 songs on and play whatever whenever.  This actually may be the case with some of the internet stations, but that’s okay for them.  Your typical FM station now has their music all programmed by a service.  Many stations use a preset format, like Virgin Radio, Jack FM, Froggy etc.  These stations for the most part are all playing the same music.  By that I mean if you turn on a Virgin Radio station in one city and then another city you will find they are playing the exact same music.  In some cases, with corporate giants like IHeart Radio, you can hear the same DJ’s or shows on multiple stations.  There was a report at…

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Bree Taylor is Just What You’re Looking For!

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21558562_10208951100528886_6192807761967904465_nCarla’s Country Mile is very excited that Bree Taylor, an upcoming artist in the Greater Toronto area, will be joining us for a live interview Thursday night 9PM Atlantic Time Zone. You will be the first to hear her new single! Here is a little bit on Bree. More to come on the show!

(CCM) Let’s start by where were you born and raised? Where do you hang your hat now?

(BREE) I was born and raised in the Toronto area my entire life. We moved around the city a lot growing up but we were always in the GTA. I currently live in the outskirts of Toronto but am living on my own.

(CCM) What instruments do you play? Which ones do you wish you could play?

(BREE) I play a bit of piano and guitar but not very well. I really wish I had spent more time over the…

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What’s In A Number: Can Streaming Really Be Worth $28 Billion? — Music Industry Blog

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Goldman Sachs just made some headlines with its assessment that Universal Music is worth $23.5 billion and that the paid streaming market will be worth $28 billion in 2030 (up from $3.5 billion in 2016 and close to double the size of the entire recorded music business in 2016). For a little bit of perspective, […]

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Sleep Signals – At the End of the World

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Founded in 2014, Sleep Signals have garnered a dedicated following through relentless touring, their explosive live performances, and their ability to blend catchy hooks with their high-energy songwriting style. When we say catchy hooks, they’ve got more than a fly fisherman’s tackle box.  Since hitting the road in early 2015, the band has played more than 175 shows in over twenty-five states, building a solid fan base across the USA

So it’s well worth checking out their album “At the End of the World”, (produced by Justin Rimer – Saving Abel, 12 Stones) which will be released on September 8, 2017 along with a scheduled “The Autumn Rebellion Tour” with “The Scars Heal In Time”.

Sleep SIgnals Tour

“At the End of the World” is something of a surprise as the band are touted as “rockers” but there’s a bit more to them than that.  True at their heart they are definitely rockers…

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Eliza Neals’ 10,000 Feet Below sails into music’s fourth quarter on high praise from media and radio

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She kneels before one of America’s truest art forms with an unconditional passion to give The Blues everything she’s got, Eliza Neals honors the gut wrenching, soul splitting intent the roots of contemporary blues represents with inspired songwriting
NEW YORKAug. 25, 2017 — “Another Lifetime,” “Cold Cold Night,” and “You Ain’t My Dog No More” from 10,000 Feet Below, have earned venerated praise from media across the US, the UK (and the world), as Sirius XM echoed music journalists’ opinions with chart-topping tenacity.
  • “Accomplished the near impossible,” American Blues Scene
  • “Simply breathtaking,” Blues Matters UK
  • “Blues-rock that’s powerful enough to knock you off your feet,” Blues Blast
  • “Album with imperceptible faults” Soul Bag France
  • “Tough-as-nails voice soars above the crowd,” Big City Blues
  • “We know she’s good and this album confirms it,” BluesNews Norway
  • “Should be tattooed on the soul of all you blues-rockers out there,” Blues…

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Singing in the Strain

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The crowd has arrived, the stage is set, the band is pumped. Meanwhile, behind the facade of the confident singer, nerves have begun to come unhinged. He/She has tried to down a couple drinks to relax and started doing some much needed warmups. To no avail they still just can not find that comfort zone. What to do…..

Nerves can get the best of any good singer and make them appear less of the vocal god that they really are. Here are a few tips to help get that confidence up and reduce the urgency to blow out your vocals in the first 3 songs of your set.


PROBLEM: Can’t relax and produce clean notes in your higher range.

Here are several ideas for you that have proven effective for me. 1st the obvious. STRETCH. Relax everything. Try raising your shoulders and then while doing tail up and tail…

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