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You Can’t Outsource Authenticity:

For over 100 years the expectations of how bands and fans connected was relatively well defined.

Until the last few years, fans could bring a band into their lives in 2 direct ways:

1. Fans could buy music and feel an intimate connection with the bands they loved by purchasing records.… Read More

PANDA! gives away stems and wav files under Creative Commons Copyright Licenses

The Grateful Dead cracked a recorded music shell by allowing fans to tape their shows. Addresses were traded in parking lots and new friends mailed bootleg recordings to each other via the USPS. In 1971 A call for all freaks to unite was added into the liner notes of a dead album, and through physical mailings, concerts, paper, typewriters, etc- a movement formed.… Read More

Mailbox, Orchestra, Agenda, Pen, Paper.

#WriteItDownMakeCoolShitHappen

#1 Mailbox: mobile email app. Worth signing up to get on waiting list. There are about 420k people in line ahead of me and I signed up a few weeks ago. Likely it will take a month to get access to it, but the buzz on this is very large.… Read More

Pitching + Social Media Week DC Highlights

Pitching + Social Media Week DC Highlights
By Curtis Bergesen

Last Thursday I attended a Social Media Week event in Washington DC named “Social Media and the Local Music Scene: Engaging local audiences and re-envisioning social networks.” The event took place at VeraCruz Gallery and was hosted by Listen Local First and Metro Music Source.… Read More

This story is about Renee, a mother of five who connected nearly 1,000 fans all in support of bringing The Green to New Zealand.

Renee and her family with The Green in New Zealand.

For the last few years we have worked to build momentum for The Green in Aotearoa (New Zealand). Ranging from album distribution, to hiring radio pluggers and publicists, to sending promotional t-shirts, we have tried to spread The Green’s music and good energy around the country.… Read More

OnePageLink – Online Promo Kits

Dubbed “the new standard for online promo kits” OnePageLink provides a central hub for an artist’s bio, music, photos, videos, etc, all under a content focused minimalistic theme.

Carlo Santone of Australian record label and management company Lion House founded OnePageLink.… Read More

ROOTFIRE MIXTAPE 001

001 // Curated + Mixed by Seth Herman
Release Date: Oct 30, 2012
Length: 45:33

Tracklisting:

*Nils Frahm – Familiar (00:00)
*Salmonella Dub – Problems (01:27)
*Nicolas Jaar – Mi Mujer (06:50)
*Postiljonen – Rivers (13:13)
*Smoke City – Underwater Love (14:48)
*J.… Read More

∆ (alt-J) – Something Good

∆ (alt-J)’s sound contains expressive psychedelic elements with vocals suspended by distorted guitar strings, dancing like puppets on psychedelics inside of a serious Bollywood movie. The band forms intelligent arrangements by bringing together melodic guitar and piano accompanied by irregular drum rhythms.… Read More