Monday, 07 November 2016 03:56

Sam Robbins

One listen to Sam Robbins smooth and soulful voice, and we've become fans.  New England native, Sam’s voice is described as a blend between James Taylor and Jason Isbel, yet his acoustic vibe still sets him a part.  Serenating covers from Earth Wind & Fire, to Stevie Wonder, to Ed Sheeran, to Beyoncé and more, including his amazing rendition of Blackstreet's - No diggity No Doubt, plus originals, all can be found on his youtube and shows his versatility as a singer.  

 

Sam's recent album Up North featuring his single - Do You Remember Love? can be found on:

Apple Music

Spotify

iHeart Radio

Bandcamp 

and more

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Pandora, the online music streaming platform is great for music discovery and promotion, whether for advertisers, or independent musicians (and even comedians). However as good as that may sound for the independent artist, Pandora actually restricts its platform for users outside of the US due to, according to Slashdot, licensing issues. Nonetheless, according to Triphackr, there are ways to experience that platform if this affects you.  

Strategy 1:

For the independent artist who lives outside of the U.S interested in submitting their music to Pandora, work with someone who does live in the U.S or check out this link  from Pandora.

This strategy, working with a team within the U.S, Diversal, worked for versatile Venezuelan singer, Jonah Ramirez.  We were able to get him on Pandora and now can be found by either typing in his name or his single titled 'Vida'. Here is Jonah Ramirez's Pandora Station.

Strategy 2:

For the individual inside the U.S, follow these steps. After submission, you'll get an email letting you know about the next steps.   You may get another email several weeks to a few months after that letting you know where they are in the process, however the email letting you know that the station has been created and now searchable takes about 5 - 6 months.  Long wait time, but worth it! It may have took longer because the artist was located out of the U.S.  

CdBaby put out a great article to follow to get on Pandora.  

WikiHow also has a great article on the process that has images also to follow.  

Published in Resource
Thursday, 24 March 2016 23:55

Spring has Sprung

Whelp, you know what time it is! The weather is turning, the air is ripe with flower jizzum, even the birds are chirping: It's Festival time! 

Time to empty your wallets (quickly, quickly, tickets selling fast) in $100, $200, $300, even $400 increments in order to get the best "live music" experience as possible. By that I mean a drunk lead singer who sounds nothing like the album you have been playing on repeat more days of your year than not, bright LED lights sweeping over yourself like a multi-colored rainbow facial, and definitely the musk and weed smoke of your fellow mosh pitters.

With shows like Bonnaroo, Coachella, even the great Burning Man entering the mainstream atmosphere year after year, it's getting harder and harder for me to remember where the point of it all really lies. You go to a live show to support your favorite artists, as well as discover new sounds and vibes. That seems pretty sensible, right?

So what happens if the venue isn't paying artists as well as they could, or should? What happens if you're favorite festival-next-door is now sponsored by Heineken and Hooters? Now you're in the middle of 40,000 of your closest friends, eating $7 hot dogs and drinking $8 beers. I'm a young man, so forgive me for my ignorance of how times were before I came of age, but it appears to me that festivals have lost their soul. Sure, there are most definitely small festivals out there that hold true to themselves and do it with purpose. And I suppose that's where the purists flock to, escaping the false harbor of commercialism and consumption. The gigs I see plastered all over Facebook during the summer resemble an orgy of self-absorbed fools more preoccupied with making sure they have been seen than really seeing.

I don't mean to be cynical, and I recognize that I'm not offering any better alternatives here. But I swear to God if I have to watch the RHCP headline one more time I'm going to lose it.

What do you all think? 

M

Published in Festivals
Wednesday, 11 March 2015 00:00

Part 2 of Galaxy Dynamite video from VB

This is a longer segment, part 2 of the performance on March 16th, 2013 in Va Beach.  The memories, the vibes, the colors, the energy, the music! Gotta love some Galaxy Dynamite.  

Published in Live Performance
Sunday, 25 January 2015 04:00

Pindhurst Farms

Pindhurst Farms

"You probably have a lot of questions surrounding the name ‘Pindhurst Farms.’ Well, our answer to any of those would simply be, use your imagination. The Long Island based band was officially formed in spring 2011 by Jeff Johnson and Drew Pouliot as a jam/indie/pop project. The band was soon joined by Drummer Jenna Noe. After some time, bassist Pouliot, had stepped up to guitar and the band then obtained bassist Nicole Lovisa. By Taking inspiration from rock, pop, and ska music and mixing in a jam aspect, Pindhurst Farms has created a sound that sets them apart from other bands today" - Pindhurst Farms

Download on Itunes!

 

Published in Music
Tuesday, 09 December 2014 19:00

Jonah Ramirez

Jonah RamirezSinger/Songwriter 

Biography

"Jonah Ramirez is an emerging Singer-songwriter from Venezuela.
His debut album Mientras EstemosJuntos which in English translates to
while we're still together, had its digital release on December of 2014.
The album goes thru different styles like, Reggae, Rock, Electronica and Folk" - (Source: Bandcamp)

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Nacido en Araure, estado Portuguesa, en el año 1987, su vida cambió cuando en el principio del nuevo milenio se mudó con su madre a Orlando, Florida, en medio de este nuevo horizonte este cantautor se enamoró de la guitarra un amor que marcaría el rumbo que hoy recorre día a día.Luego de 8 años y muchas experiencias vividas Jonathan vuelve a su ciudad natal convertido en un cantante y compositor lleno de ideas y con ganas de mostrar su talento desde Venezuela para todo el mundo.

El estilo y la forma de afrontar la música de Jonathan se plantaron rápidamente en la escena musical local, luego de unos cuantos toques privados ya la gente empezó a conocer el talento de este portugueseño en su tierra.

La polifacética carrera de Jonah, como también se le conoce, pasó por géneros tan radicales como el metal, para luego de tantas metamorfosis bailar entre acordes de reaggae, R&B, la voz única de Jonathan es su carta de presentación sin duda alguna.

Trovador, productor, bohemio y con muy buena vibra Jonathan admite que detrás de los sombreros y las bufandas que marcan su atuendo quiere llevar un mensaje positivo a quién pueda disfrutar de su música.

Un mensaje cargado de toda esa paz y ese amor que tanto le hace falta al mundo, todo esto lo motivó a recopilar todo lo que había estado creando y de manera independiente se montó en el tren de su primer disco.

“Mientras estemos juntos” es el nombre de su ópera prima que viene cargada de toda la creatividad de Jonathan para él este trabajo es el néctar del esfuerzo que durante años le ha puesto a la composición, “Vida” es el primer sencillo que se desprende de la producción que consta de 11 canciones que se pasean por géneros con los que la gente ya asocia artista como el Reggae y el R&B, y experimentos con sonidos electrónicos de vanguardia.

Precisamente y en las palabras del cantante, esta canción Vida, “es un tributo a la felicidad que Dios me dio con la llegada de mi hija Vida Sophia”, la canción suena insistentemente en las radios nacionales y ha recibido muy buena crítica en toda Venezuela.

El disco se completa tanto con canciones compuestas en años anteriores por Jonah y que cuentan con nuevos arreglos como parte de lo que en estos momentos le ha dado la musa a este brillante músico emergente.

Jonathan asegura que sigue en busca del sonido como le fluye el viento y como le brota el sentimiento sin ataduras a una banda o a un género, y todos los que han escuchado las

diversas notas que da su guitarra pueden dar fe de la forma en que este artista ve la música, universalmente.

Published in Music
Tuesday, 28 October 2014 00:00

Location

-A chill atmosphere to vibe to, in any Location-

Continuously adding to his catalog of over 200 music compositions ranging for film purposes, music projects, markerting vids, Virtual-Reality/Mobile-App games, Location's sound is a blend of hip hop, alternative and electronic, with the majority of tracks spanning for a long period of time to give the listener enough time for brainstorm.  He calls the projects of this style, "Brainstorm Tracks".

Before finding the solution of adding original copyrighted work for collaborative purposes in a safe and project-oriented environement, the majority of projects Location was releasing were remixes.  Since creating his YouTube account a few years ago, this gained him 349 subscribers on Youtube and over 51k views on a total of 64 videos.  

National Anthem Remix (Lana Del Rey sample) - produced by Location 

 

Published in Music
Sunday, 04 May 2014 00:00

The Children of the 90's

The Children of the 90's

Hailing from Ukraine, The Children of the 90's takes us back to the 90's with that acoustic and classic 90's vibe.  Although native to Ukraine, the lead singer does a great job blending that alternative 90's voice with the grungy acoustics and percussions.  While the catalog of music may not be large, a few of their tracks were made into videos which can be seen here, on their YouTube page.

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Download their latest EP

The children of the 90s - one man band...created by singer,producer,musician and director Saint Andrew.the children of the 90s - one man band...created by singer,producer,musician and director Saint Andrew.

Published in Music
Thursday, 15 May 2014 20:00

Lena Klett

A singer-songwriter originally from Central New Jersey, Lena Klett can be heard singing at a local venue in the south east area of Virginia. Starting to play guitar and singing at an early age, her natural talent has driven her interest and success in writing her own contemporary-folk songs. Hear her smooth acoustic sound and melody below.  
 
 

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Tuesday, 13 May 2014 14:13

La Gholson

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