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Choice Cuts In Depth: Chad Hollister
Sunday, September 13, 2009 @ 15:30:09 UTC
Topic: Industry News

Chad Hollister - Choice Cuts In Depth
Chad Hollister comes from the "it's-all-I’ve-ever-done" school of indie musicianship. He graduated from the University of Vermont and immediately went full-time. That sense of unapologetic freedom comes through in his plain-spoken and occasionally sardonic lyrics as well as the ebullience and resolute rock in his compositional approach. "I’d like to get across to listeners that they can do anything," he says.



Company Profile: ReverbNation
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 16:26:00 UTC
Topic: Interviews

Company Profile: ReverbNation
Writing these profile interviews every month for the past several years (read more), I've learned a lot about the people who run the businesses we musicians use everyday. Over time, more and more companies have been started by "serial entrepreneurs" and not music people. That's not always a bad thing, but it does make me look closer into any company's sincere desire to further the art of music versus other possible motives. A couple months back, we interviewed SellaBand, and while they had one "serial entrepreneur" onboard, my interaction with the company told my musician core they were a company with musicians' best interest at heart, along with trying to make a buck. Even Indie-Music has to make a buck, and we are about as "old school" music business as you can get.



Choice Cuts In Depth: Sue Menhart Band
Sunday, August 09, 2009 @ 19:38:42 UTC
Topic: Interviews

Sue Menhart Band - Choice Cuts In Depth
Sue Menhart has an ample portion of that indie wonderment at her success. A mere three years ago, the Connecticut-based singer-guitarist was a computer analyst moonlighting in cover bands. Today, she has a worldwide fan base and a curriculum vitae that includes two solid albums of her own material, live television and radio appearances and clubs that ask her to come back and play repeatedly.



Choice Cuts In Depth: Mr. Extasis
Saturday, June 06, 2009 @ 19:16:04 UTC
Topic: Interviews

Mr. Extasis - Choice Cuts In Depth
A truly indie approach to music involves more than just methods, strategy and scope of opportunities. At its core, it’s a spirit, a drive that can’t be extinguished. It persists whether one’s resources are great or meager, whether thousands are listening or one is knocking on doors for a chance to be heard. It’s embodied in artists like Mr. Extasis.



Company Profile: SellaBand
Saturday, June 06, 2009 @ 19:12:00 UTC
Topic: Interviews

Company Profile: SellaBand
It's as obvious as it is ingenious: let music fans invest directly in artists they believe in, taking a stake in the band's future profits. As part of the process, the artist earns the financial backing needed to record and promote a serious album. Welcome to SellaBand. Indie-Music recently spoke with Adam Sieff, Director of A&R, to find out how SellaBand started and where it's going from here.



Choice Cuts In Depth: Tiffany Thompson
Sunday, May 03, 2009 @ 12:42:49 UTC
Topic: Interviews

Tiffany Thompson - Choice Cuts In Depth
The Washington D.C. / northern Virginia area is known for its fast-paced, transient lifestyle and cacophonous atmosphere, but singer-songwriter Tiffany Thompson is imparting something quieter, more personal, and lasting to its character. While she fits right into eastern-seaboard society by virtue of being well-traveled and savvy, her essential groundedness comes through in her uplifting music and keenly insightful lyrics.



Company Profile: L2P Network
Sunday, May 03, 2009 @ 12:38:42 UTC
Topic: Interviews

Company Profile: L2P Network
Founded by two veterans in the area of musician publications (former publishers of Gig and Mobile Beat), the L2P Network takes advantage of technological advancements to offer a full spectrum of news and services to today's working and aspiring musician. Whether it's the latest on new musical gear or a chance to be heard, L2P Network is among the premiere providers on the web.



Choice Cuts In Depth: Matthew Mayfield
Sunday, March 08, 2009 @ 14:30:48 UTC
Topic: Interviews

Matthew Mayfield - Choice Cuts In Depth
The indie life often involves a lot of re-inventing one’s musical self, of rising phoenix-like from the ashes of some deal gone bad or some longtime association that fizzles. Both have happened to Matthew Mayfield, and he’s never been happier than he is rebuilding himself as a solo artist.



Company Profile: Stereofame
Sunday, March 08, 2009 @ 14:26:07 UTC
Topic: Interviews

Company Profile: Stereofame
One of the newest players in the online music world, Stereofame will be celebrating their one year anniversary in April 2009. The innovative, game-based site allows both musicians and fans to benefit - and to have fun while doing it. Founded by "serial entrepreneur" Ken Underwood, not by the usual music industry insiders, Stereofame offers a fresh approach to discovering and promoting music, and offers some nice perks for artists who participate. We recently spoke with Stereofame's Kristin Stancato to get the lowdown on the company's founding, current promotions, and future plans.



Choice Cuts In Depth: James Hurley
Monday, February 09, 2009 @ 23:02:20 UTC
Topic: Interviews

James Hurley - Choice Cuts In Depth
James Hurley is more inclined to use the word “friends” than “fans” in characterizing enthusiasts of his music. Of all the positive developments emanating from the new indie model for a musical career, he says “artists relating to the audience on a personal level” is the most exciting. That’s saying something, given how easily excitement comes to him.



Company Profile: The Buzz Factor
Monday, February 09, 2009 @ 22:53:32 UTC
Topic: Interviews

Company Profile: TheBuzzFactor.com
If you've been around the DIY music scene on the internet, you've probably already crossed paths with Bob Baker, founder of The Buzz Factor ezine & website. Baker's history in the music business gives him the credibility and knowledge to publish an excellent ezine, full of tips to help you earn more money as a musician, and get more satisfaction while doing it. In the past, he's published a print magazine and produced a regional music conference in his hometown of St. Louis, published numerous books and ebooks, and developed a career as a motivational and education speaker for both musicians and aspiring authors.



Choice Cuts In Depth: George Britt
Saturday, December 06, 2008 @ 21:18:17 UTC
Topic: Interviews

George Britt - Choice Cuts In Depth
If George Britt’s sole remarkable skill base were writing witty, insightful and poignant songs and fronting a first-rate country band, he would still be worth devoting ample press coverage to. The fact is that he is also a variety-show producer, business owner, airplane pilot and skilled tradesman, whose humble gratitude for the opportunities he’s had is his most outstanding trait.



Company Profile: Future of Music Coalition
Saturday, December 06, 2008 @ 21:12:44 UTC
Topic: Interviews

Company Profile: Future of Music Coalition
Future of Music Coalition is an advocacy group for musicians. The Washington-based 501(C)3 non-profit organization has been committed to paving the way for musicians to earn a fair living and have equal opportuntity in a rapidly-evolving technical landscape. Founded in 2000, FMC has addressed such important issues as Payola, Low-Power FM Radio, Net Neutrality, and Musician's Health Insurance. Indie-Music recently spoke with Communications Director Casey Rae-Hunter to find out about FMC's plans for 2009.



Choice Cuts In Depth: Woodfish
Saturday, October 04, 2008 @ 21:33:50 UTC
Topic: Interviews

Woodfsh - Choice Cuts In Depth
The Jersey shore is one of those American locales that is steeped in musical lore. Its clubs have been the spawning ground for a rich variety of rockers for decades. That vibe of cross-fertilization continues today, with seasoned veterans and newcomers sharing stages, exchanging ideas and electrifying crowds on any given night of the week. This is the scene that has given the world Woodfish.



Company Profile: The Muse's Muse
Saturday, October 04, 2008 @ 21:26:47 UTC
Topic: Interviews

Company Profile: The Muse's Muse
The Muse's Muse is one of the oldest and most respected websites aimed towards songwriters. Did you just begin writing songs? The Muse's Muse offers resources for you. A seasoned pro? You, too, can learn something here. The site, an obvious labor of love, is a fun and easy-to-use resource that offers loads of opportunity for songwriters of all levels. We recently spoke with founder and webmistress Jodi Krangle about what The Muse's Muse is all about and how it can help aspiring songwriters and musicians.



Choice Cuts In Depth: The North Lot
Monday, September 08, 2008 @ 00:37:48 UTC
Topic: Interviews

The North Lot - Choice Cuts In Depth
The North Lot’s approach to establishing itself is as indie as it gets. Publicity, booking, writing and arranging are all handled by the four members of the band.

The Boston-based group has made its music available on MySpace, Facebook, Purevolume and mtvU. Lead singer Nick Davis says that while pursuing radio airplay has its advantages, “it can go either way. For our type of music, building a fan base on the Internet has worked really well. We’ve seen people we didn’t even know mentioning us on message boards.”



Company Profile: International Songwriting Competition (ISC)
Monday, September 08, 2008 @ 00:33:48 UTC
Topic: Interviews

Company Profile: International Songwriting Competition (ISC)
The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) has become one of the major songwriting contests around the world each year, offering tons of cool prizes and a star-studded celebrity judging lineup. The ISC was founded by Candace Avery, who prior to this event also created the Boston Music Awards and the NEMO Music Festival & Conference before relocating to Nashville in 2004. ISC is accepting submissions in all genres through October 15, 2008.



Choice Cuts In Depth: Ascella Vega
Saturday, July 12, 2008 @ 21:56:45 UTC
Topic: Interviews

Ascella Vega - Choice Cuts In Depth
There are two basic models for how the modern pop-rock band comes together: either through seasoned road veterans hand-picking their peers for their reputed chops, or through the synergy of old friends turning the love of music that brought them together as youths into a sound that just naturally represents them all. Ascella Vega is emblematic of the latter model.



Company Profile: Crucial Music
Saturday, July 12, 2008 @ 21:52:43 UTC
Topic: Interviews

Company Profile: Crucial Music
Crucial Music was founded by music industry veterans Jim Long and Tanvi Patel in 2006. The Company places independent music in films, TV shows, soundtracks, trailers, and video games, as well as in advertising, ringtones, and other audio/visual featured and background use opportunities. Indie-Music recently spoke with Crucial Music partner Tanvi Patel about how artists benefit from the Company's services, as well as how to submit your music to Crucial for consideration.



Choice Cuts In Depth: Roby Mathew
Saturday, May 03, 2008 @ 17:55:41 UTC
Topic: Interviews

Roby Mathew - Choice Cuts In Depth
"Fully human" is the term that comes closest to encapsulating all facets of Roby Mathew into one phrase. Pop musician, theology student, software engineer, multilingual young man with experience living on three continents - these are just some of the elements that comprise this unique individual.