It has never been the intention of this website to review or analyze music in writing, but in this instance I will go so far as to say that the strength of Brent Walsh’s voice in person almost knocked the camera out of my hands.
iatv Archive: Aidan Rush
It takes an especially ambitious songstress to step outside a comfortable, national market in which she is well established to search for legitimacy in the intimidating American music market.
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!
The Shills may not have used the same amount of electricity as Herra Terra, but they pulled off a great performance in our cramped BandWagon quarters nonetheless!
What started as a joke about an acoustic Herra Terra shoot consisting of the band drinking whiskey and breaking things on the bus quickly turned into us realizing that we could probably squeeze Herra Terra’s entire live rig and light show into the bus.
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.