What? You’re already releasing another mixtape? Have there even been enough IAtv Sessions this year to make up a proper mixtape? I’m Ron Burgundy?
iatv Archive: Aidan Rush
We talk to international tour managers Ben Hoffman and Ben Gram about declaring merchandise at customs, what your financial goals should be, securing backline and transportation, paperwork, passports, and more!
Anyone who’s read the story of Company of Thieves as told by lead singer Genevieve Schatz has an idea of the adversity she’s overcome throughout her lifetime. But hers is not a step and repeat tale of black and white triumph where tickets and albums sold are the only measuring sticks of success.
There was once a time when music business deals were made for the sake of music, not the other way around. When people worked predominantly on their word and did not place ultimate power in a signature on a contract.
Think of all the ways your favorite musicians try to break down the barrier between them and you. Some emphasize their personality in Direct to Fan interaction via social media, others make sure to meet their fans at concerts, and a good amount hold contests of some sort to give select fans a really special experience. Adam Arcuragi does a commendable job of connecting with his fan base, but in ways not mentioned above.
Watch Mirror Lady play unreleased track "For Good" live on Indie Ambassador TV. Raybans and brightly colored thrift-store sweaters and miniature keyboards and a mic’d boom box. OK, the tune might not stack up to Julie Andrews’ original or Coltrane’s saxxy interpretation, but these are a few of Mirror Lady’s Favorite Things.
This month, Ryan, along with panelists Michael Creamer (manager), Will Daily (musician), and David Day (editor), talked about topics like when to branch out of your hometown, social media’s place in the promotional puzzle, securing press, how to handle criticism, Bob Lefsetz and more.
“You gotta start crazy and then it’s easy.” One would expect that quote to come from the mouth of a deranged person, and probably expect it to refer to an activity that isn’t the least bit appealing, i.e. Ozzie Osborne explaining how to get into the bat-biting business.
Musicians are insanely devoted people – there’s no other explanation for the amount of will poured into their unpromising craft and equivocal pain felt and when the vehicle for that craft crashes and burns. After the implosion of his previous outfit left Brian disoriented and disillusioned, he migrated west to sunny Los Angeles to remedy his wounds and re-discover his appreciation for music.
The Boston Dig referred to them as a “DIY band’s wet dream come true.” The Phoenix branded them a “thinking man’s party-time band.” So what is it about Allston mainstays Love in Stockholm that stirs the loins of critics and fans alike?