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Dedication to hip-hop from NC artist Tre-Dot that has been featured on blogs and web sites across the world. The single is off of his currently digitally available album Carolina Feel Good MusicDedication to hip-hop from NC artist Tre-Dot that has been featured on blogs and web... more
Single off of NC artist Tre-Dot's current album Carolina Feel Good Music. The album is available now online and the single is currently receiving spins on XM radio.Single off of NC artist Tre-Dot's current album Carolina Feel Good Music. The... more
Video preview of NC artist Tre-Dot's current album Carolina Feel Good Music featuring his models Tre's Angel's and filmed by Big Tyme VideoVideo preview of NC artist Tre-Dot's current album Carolina Feel Good Music... more
Indie film filmed in NC by GGN Films and focusing on choices and decisions of today's youth as it carries you through a tale of a young man from New Jersey who moves to the South with dreams of making fast money. These dreams have ways of becoming nightmares as the film reveals. The film features up and coming NC artist Tre-Dot and two of his songs. The film has received great reviews for its cinematography, acting, and soundtrack.Indie film filmed in NC by GGN Films and focusing on choices and decisions of... more
Some great bands descend upon Muncie, Indiana this weekend as Village Green Records welcomes the fall colors and returning students with a FREE musical onslaught of local and national indie goodness. Local faves like Rodeo Ruby Love, We Are Hex and Jookabox (formerly Grampall Jookabox) are playing alongside stellar touring acts like Mason Proper and Seedy Seeds.
The full list is below of what to expect but you’ll want to come out early to catch American History and Seedy Seeds early on. It’s a great day with FREE music (did we mention that already?), but donations will be accepted so if you appreciate it, feel free to give. The goal is to continue to develop a great musical community in Muncie so VGR can continue bringing great music to the area. If you’re out and about, come see us.
2:00pm – American History
2:30pm – Seedy Seeds
3:15pm – Bonesetters#
3:45pm – Secrets Between Sailors#
4:00pm – Jookabox#
4:45pm – Prayer Breakfast#
5:30pm – Native Young#
6:10pm – Selfish Whale#
6:55pm – Good Luck
7:35pm – Small Wonders#
8:15pm – Rodeo Ruby Love#
9:00pm – We Are Hex#
9:45pm – Mason Proper#Some great bands descend upon Muncie, Indiana this weekend as Village Green Records... more
The fourth installment of I AM Fest (Independent Arts & Music), Connecticut's largest indie music festival, takes place at Waterfront Park. This year's lineup is a who's who of hotly-tipped indie bands of the moment: from the newly crowned "it" post-punkers, The Drums to new DFA signings Free EnergySub Pop-signees Pretty & Nice and alt-country songsmith Tim Easton who will be performing with Ben Kweller's backing band. An already outstanding lineup is topped off with indie legends Deerhoof, who will headline.
There will also be an indie marketplace featuring vendors, labels and artists from Brooklyn, Providence, New Haven, New London and points in between selling apparel, art, music, food, jewelry and a smattering of other goods. Nonprofits including PETA2, WCNI 90.9, the NewLondon Green Party, Bike NL, Spokespeople and others will host booths as well.
When: September 12 : 12 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Event Phone Number: 860-447-5201The fourth installment of I AM Fest (Independent Arts & Music), Connecticut's... more
When most of us hear the phrase indie music, a few things might easily pop to mind. The thought that it's not pop, lacking glitz and glamour, is a given.
In fact, many of us might have our minds totally made up about the genre already "" picturing benign ballads strummed by horn-rimmed four-eyed guys.
The brains behind such thinking might maintain that the Capital Complex has come to epitomize that musical niche in Fredericton. And those minds might be a little blown by the establishment's recent line ups "" a Daft Punk tribute band, rappers like First Words and DJs like Jorun Bombay.
But booking agent Zach Atkinson said such acts should be no surprise for anyone that truly frequents the venue.
"People should realize by now that that's not what indie rock is all about," he said of anyone's preconceived notions about the genre's geek chicness.
"(Indie rock) is becoming a harder phrase to define as time goes on, and that's the whole point. It was never meant to be a single genre, a single look, or a static thing."
Coontinue reading here: http://herenb.canadaeast.com/music/article/787050When most of us hear the phrase indie music, a few things might easily pop to mind.... more
It's funny how things work. I got press creds to go to the Future of Music Conference and started reading up on community radio via that site
( http://futureofmusic.org/issues/campaigns/i-support-community-radio ). Based on what I was reading I wrote up an earlier blog/story. Than I ran across this movie which seems to be a fun portrayal of the whole counterculture atmosphere that surrounded indie music and rock n roll in general in the mid 1960's. It is about a radio station on a boat streaming music that the people want to hear into a country that doesn't want them to hear it....
The movie is set for a November release and I am looking forward to seeing it. :-)It's funny how things work. I got press creds to go to the Future of Music... more
So far we can see their is a worldwide broadcast network out there in the form of indie broadcasters just waiting to be utilized to as a channel for indie music and film/videos. The program content for such a network is nearly limitless in the form of music, music videos and independent film. All that really needed to be done was to tweak a few legalities in order for the content to be attractive to such broadcasters and the whole thing becomes viable.
In order to bring it all together I guess someone could create a website/service which would aggregate material that was properly licensed to enable free broadcast and make that content available to individual broadcasters via digital stream. That would give small broadcasters a wealth of content to augment the content that they create locally themselves. It would also allow them to sell more advertising locally. I think this content would have to be free to broadcasters to use which is a large part of what would make it attractive.
There could be genre specific streams, regional streams or whatever the broadcaster wanted to play by setting up their own playlists. The site could create their own hosted programs, etc. I mean the potential is really huge when you think about it.
The artists can make money by selling hard copies of their product on CD/DVD/mp3 or whatever and anticipate selling more of these things due to the potential exposure they will get from this service. The broadcasters can make money by selling advertising to local business. But how would the service itself make money?
The aggregator service/site could also sell advertising within the broadcast stream as well as charging artists a small ($20 or less) monthly fee to participate in the service. I know that isn't a lot but if all 600,000 indie bands/artists listed on myspace jumped on board that is a nice income for the site each month.
Will this be the next stage in the evolution of the indie music world? I don't know but I think it could be in some form.So far we can see their is a worldwide broadcast network out there in the form of... more
I first encountered the Future of Music Coalition ( http://futureofmusic.org/ ) the other day when I wrangled press credentials to attend their upcoming Future of Music Summit in Washington DC Oct 4-6. I'm pretty hyped about that as there will be some major players in the music industry in attendance and it will give me a firsthand look at the directions that the industry intends to take in the future. Thanks to Scott Macaulay (Editor) and Filmmaker Magazine for setting it up for me
( http://www.filmmakermagazine.com/ ).
In the video above The Indigo Girls talk about why they support community radio. When I read this story I started thinking about the importance of having these kind of small, local broadcasters. The Indigo Girls talk about how these stations gave them some of their first exposure as a band and it does seem to be a relatively untapped avenue by which indie music can get mainstream broadcast exposure (ie; outside the web).
One thought led to another and before you know it I had a full fledged plan concocted to rule the indie music world. That is just the way my mind works, I come across a subject and if it catches my interest I end up thinking about ways to improve it or make use of it in some larger way. In this case I think there are a lot of opportunities to make use of this nearly forgotten resource and I figured I would take the time to put my line of thought out there via this story and see if anyone agrees with me.
First off, think about the market potential, there are thousands of small, low power broadcast stations out there pretty much worldwide on AM and FM radio bands as well as shortwave and TV. Individually their reach is very small but as a whole they represent a broadcasting network that covers the entire world.
I started reading up on low power broadcasting on the FCC website and it seems that such stations are not that hard to set up and are free to broadcast whatever they want, including commercial broadcasts. If the power level used for the broadcast is low enough you don't even need to get a license (please read the rules before you try setting up your own station).
That opens up a world of possibilities. My first thought was that anyone could set up their own little radio station in conjunction with their online account on sites like blip.fm or grooveshark and broadcast to their neighborhood. That would be kinda cool and a low power transmitter doesn't cost very much so someone could get rich selling that system (suggestion: iRadio....hehe).
There are of course legalities involving music and what you can play over the airwaves without violating someones right to get paid. With that in mind I read an intro to how music royalties work ( http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/music-royalties.htm ) in order to see if indie music could be played on indie radio/tv stations. From what I read on that topic, combined with what I was reading yesterday about the Creative Commons License
( http://creativecommons.org/ ) it seems that the answer is a qualified yes.
In order for it to work the artist/band would ideally be the writer/composer/performer of the song and license it via Creative Commons giving up mechanical rights to the material permitting it to have unlimited radio/TV airplay for free. That really isn't that different that what we have now in the digital world where pretty much every band out there allows you to stream their music on your site and nothing stops you from making money from advertisemants on the site you stream the music through. In both cases the bands make money from CD sales, mp3 sales, band merchandise and live shows so it is a win/win for both the artists and the broadcaster/streamer. The artist gets exposure to a wider audience and the broadcaster/streamer gets content for their site/station which allows them to earn money via local advertising.
End Part 1, jump to part 2: http://current.com/items/90893661_community-broadcasting-and-the-indie-worldI first encountered the Future of Music Coalition ( http://futureofmusic.org/ ) the... more
I have been thinking about the challenges facing artists in bringing their music to a wide audience. While it is true that the internet has opened up many doors in this respect there are some new challenges that were created by this new promotion and distribution platform. One is being lost in a sea of literally millions of other musicians who all have essentially equal opportunity in the digital universe. Another is how to get your music to cross over between digital and traditional promotion avenues such as broadcast radio and TV.
I found this article last night and it offers some insight into using the Creative Commons license platform to promote music. While it does present some interesting ideas in relation to digital promotion and distribution via Creative Commons it doesn't really address opportunities that might be created to get indie music onto broadcast channels via Creative Commons and that might be the best possible use of the concept....
http://thefuturebuzz.com/2009/01/14/creative-commons-license-ultimate-music-promotion-tool/I have been thinking about the challenges facing artists in bringing their music to a... more
There’s a good chance you’ll talk to me
Even better, that you’ll know my name and not be a passerby
You appreciate/recognise individual supporters and interact with us closer
WE CAN ACTUALLY BUY TICKETS TO YOUR SHOWS
Sometimes you’ll come and play at ours because you can
Sometimes you’ll Tweet and say “I’m going to be playing here” and play there… FOR FREE
Sometimes you’ll spend four and a half hours playing all your songs back to back to say thank you
Sometimes you’ll send us emails or letters to individuals just to say ‘Hey, I like what you’ve been doing, thanks’
I get to be in your album notes and contribute in various shapes and forms
The music quality isn’t actually WORSE than the big bands, and in some cases, exceeds it
I don’t go out and like the unknown bands to be indie, cliche, cool or whatever. I do it because I really enjoy the music and get the chance to be a part of something.
So to Regina Spektor, who I will see in December, to Ingrid for November, to David Ford for tomorrow, for Amanda Palmer next week, to Alex Berger when you get your ass back in the UK, thanks.
To MUSE and Them Crooked Vultures who are breaking my heart with their over popular status that makes getting tickets impossible, especially when combined with ticket touts, POOP to you.
Oh and if Jenny Owen Youngs ever cares to read this, I’m still waiting for you to come back to England please. Fair’s fair, I did Chicago and New York and I don’t think you’re as commited to this make-believe relationship as I am.There’s a good chance you’ll talk to me Even better, that you’ll... more
Attention, all you hand-wringing hipsters out there, Jay-Z doesn't understand why you were so shocked to see him at the Grizzly Bear show on Sunday. After all, if his back catalog is proof of anything, it's that Jigga's taste in music isn't strictly limited to hip-hop.
"I don't understand why people are always surprised to see me at shows!" Jay told MTV News on Monday (August 31). "I've always said that I believe in good music and bad music, so I'm always at those type of events. I like music. The second Blueprint, the reason it was so all over the place was because I love music so much, so there's records on there with Lenny Kravitz and Sean Paul and Dr. Dre. I've done records with Chris Martin. I'm all over the place because of my taste in music."
More story here: http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1620444/20090831/jay_z.jhtmlAttention, all you hand-wringing hipsters out there, Jay-Z doesn't understand why... more
With so much going on at once in the evolution of the music industry it is going to be crucial to artists and fans alike to keep up on the latest developments in the industry as well as the projected future. The Future of Music Coalition is hosting a conference on the future of music Oct 4-6 in Washington DC and I will be there to bring you updates and insights from the movers and shakers of the music industry and other important players. More info to follow...
Confirmed Panelists for The Conference:
Ken Abdo Vice President and co-chair of Entertainment Law Department, Lommen Abdo Law Firm
Dave Allen Musician, Gang of Four
Tony Berman Founder, Berman Entertainment and Technology Law
Michael Bracy Policy Director, Future of Music Coalition
Helen Bruner Producer, Songwriter, and Grammy-nominated artist, Phil'erzy Productions
Jed Carlson Co-founder/COO, ReverbNation
David Carson General Counsel, U.S. Copyright Office
Ann Chaitovitz Owner, Ann Chaitovitz Consulting
Candace Clement Campaign Coordinator, Free Press
John Crigler Owner, Garvey Shubert Barer
Peter DiCola Assistant Professor of Law, Northwestern University
Daniel Ek Founder and CEO, Spotify
Harold Feld Legal Director, Public Knowledge
Senator Al Franken D-Minnesota
Brian Franklin Impact Politics
Duncan Freeman Founder and President, Band Metrics
Scott Goodstein Founder, Revolutionary Messaging
Jim Griffin Founder, Choruss
Jordan Hirsch Executive Director, Sweet Home New Orleans
Seth Hurwitz Chairman, IMP
Ariel Hyatt Founder and Owner, Ariel Cyber PR
Vijay Iyer Musician
Peter Jaszi Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Clinic, American University
Peter Jenner President Emeritus, IMMF
Maura Johnson Editor, Idolator
Roberta R. Katz Special Advisor, Technology, U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division
Rob Kaye Founder and Lead Developer, MusicBrainz
Greg Kot Columnist, Chicago Tribune
Wayne Kramer Musician, MC5
Damian Kulash Musician, OKGo
Alex Maiolo HINT Program Coordinator, Future of Music Coalition
Howard Mandel President, Jazz Journalists Association
Mac McCaughan Co-founder, Merge Records; Musician, Portastatic, Superchunk
Charlie McEnerney Founder and Producer, Well-Rounded Radio
Erin McKeown Musician
Kembrew McLeod Associate Professor, University of Iowa
Brian Message Partner, Courtyard Management (Radiohead, Supergrass, 22-20's)
Fiona Morgan Journalist, the Independent
David Oxenford Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Michael Petricone Senior VP, Government Affairs, Consumer Electronics Association
Hal Ponder Director of Government Relations, American Federation of Musicians
Erin Potts Executive Director, Air Traffic Control
Tim Quirk Vice President of Music Programming, Rhapsody
Paul Rapp Owner, The Law Offices of Paul C. Rapp
Todd C. Roberts Co-founder, The Daily Swarm; Artist Manager/Consultant, Truant Media
Ian Rogers CEO, TopSpin
Patrick Ross Executive Director, Copyright Alliance; Chairman, Copyright Alliance Education Foundation
Jim Selby CEO, Naxos of America
Johanna Shelton Senior Policy Counsel & Legislative Strategist, Google Inc.
Yancy Strickler Co-founder, Kickstarter
John Strohm Associate Attorney, Johnston Barton
Kristin Thomson Education Director, Future of Music Coalition
Paige Connor Totaro Interim Director, Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts; Co-founder, Misra Records
Tracy Tucker Vice President and Partner, Bracy Tucker Brown & Valanzano
Eliot van Buskirk Columnist, WIRED
Marcy Rauer Wagman Associate Professor, Drexel University; CEO and Founder, MAD Dragon UNLTD
Emily White Partner, Whitesmith Entertainment
Brian Zisk Co-founder, Collecta; Founder and Executive Producer, SanFran MusicTech Summit and Future of Money SummitWith so much going on at once in the evolution of the music industry it is going to be... more
This is a good article on the state of the music industry from the perspective of indie music. Definitely worth a read for indie fans.This is a good article on the state of the music industry from the perspective of... more
Anyone in New York City who has cause to use the 59th-street station and the trains that run there knows Mr. Desmond Ivy, who is a magnificent classical guitarist who plays there. This man is an artist.Anyone in New York City who has cause to use the 59th-street station and the trains... more
"Two Weeks" is a wonderfully imaginative, acclaimed animated short film created by Gabe Askew, set to the music of Grizzly Bear’s "Two Weeks." Describing his animated short, Askew says that he chose the song "Two Weeks" by his favorite indie band Grizzly Bear because it inspired him. Even though the video is about two men, the film's lyrics really should be viewed as relating to intimate relationships in general.
Askew described his short film as, “The story of a relationship where one person is uncertain of the other's loyalty. You get sucked up into the daily grind and forget to tell the one you love how you feel. They get insecure and worry that you aren’t committed. And the line ‘I told you I would stay’ is like a battle cry for fighting to keep your relationship together when it seems to be on the brink.”
This piece presents a number of color illustrations, as well as the beautiful animated short film, “Two Weeks.”"Two Weeks" is a wonderfully imaginative, acclaimed animated short film... more