Independent Artist, Rob Drabkin, has created a video for his single, “Melissa.” Drabkin is an upbeat and rhythmically driven acoustic guitar playing singer/songwriter backed by a very talented jam/rock band. The indie artist and the band fuse folk and rock to accompany Drabkin’s soothing vocals.
Grooveshark.com Offers Music Streaming Platform that Promotes Independent Artists
Have you been looking for a site that offers Pandora-like features with advanced promotional tools that benefits independent artists? Gooveshark.com is the site you are searching for.
GrooveShark provides a user-friendly platform for both music fans and artists. Fans can easily search for bands, view popular music on the site and search for artists under their favorite music category. The site offers an array of genres such as classical, rock, rap and electronica. Music fans are able to:
Check Out the Official Music Video for Matt and Kim’s Single “Cameras”
“Cameras” is off of Sidewalks, which is the independent artists‘ third full-length release. “Cameras” is the first single of their new album via Fader Label.
Independent Artist Stephanie Carcache Showcases New Video
The official music video from Stephanie Carcache – “In the Night” (C) 2010 Romdon Music Group, LLC.
Indie Artist Purple Kloud Romances Hearts in “Candle Cravingz” Video
Candle Cravingz from Djoser Garrison-Quick on Vimeo.
Independent Artist Purple Kloud sweet talks to hearts with his video for “Candle Cravingz.” The single is off the artist’s Tha Candle Cravingz EP.
The Downfall of Myspace Will Give Independent Artists One Less Marketing Outlet
The recent news about Myspace is affecting the user experience. We view social media profiles to discover news and updates about independent artists. We have run into artist’s Myspace profiles that have either been deleted, have broken links or have “error” messages.
Recently, we have had negative experiences when we try to even get into Myspace. Freezing occurs when we try to navigate through Myspace using Firefox. We are now having the same issue with Google’s Chrome.
With the layoff of 500 employees, News Corp. is trying to find a new buyer for the site. Myspace Music is obviously suffering because of their recent decisions.
Have You Thought About Investing in Independent Artists?
With common investment opportunities considered questionable moves these days, why not add the indie music industry to your portfolio?
Major labels can offer limited contracts to bands and fulfill their dream of being the next big thing. Actual profit numbers have said to be minimal. The costs of practice space, studio time, producing, mixing, etc., have been taking from artist’s payouts from the labels.
Home studios offer more affordable producing and mixing services and can provide greater profits for those involved.
Indie Artist Matt Lowell Set to Release Album in Spring, Plays NYC Shows
In support of his upcoming release, Matt Lowell will be playing Mercury Lounge on Jan. 8 and The Knitting Factory Brooklyn on Jan. 11.
Lowell will be showing off his new sound with songs from his soon to be released EP, co-written with Dead Oceans Recording artist John Vanderslice and produced by Joel Hamilton (Black Keys, Matisyahu, Sparklehorse) and John Davis. Lowell’s live band will be featured, including Joe Tomino on drums, from Matisyahu and Dub Trio, and John Davis on Bass, from JoJo Nayers NERVE.
Having been in the New York music scene for a while, the independent artist is looking forward for what the New Year has in store. After graduating Berklee College of Music and having two EP’s under his belt, there is no question this will be a highly anticipated release for 2011.