Category Archives: INDIE SCENE

NY Musician Releases ‘A Hole In The Head’ Documentary on Trepanation

The Love Kills Theory bandleader releases ‘A Hole In The Head,’ an hour long documentary about trepanation – the process of boring a hole in the skullRead More

Independent Musicians Discover The Secret To Success With New DVD

Millions of independent musicians are trying to achieve success in the music business. But the chances of them “making it big” are miniscule at best. What can they do to improve their odds? Singer Aneel asked the same question and in the process created a DVD called “411 On The Independent Music Movement” containing answers from a number of experts.Read More

Mambo Mariachi Rock turned into One World on Share My Love

The term “one world,” as it applies to music, makes one think of vapid New Age background sounds. This is where musicians take little exotic bits of music from Third World countries and turn rich cultural legacies into fast food sounds with no distinction and a wisp of the original flavor. It wasn’t always this way. Back in your crazy Uncle’s day – the 70’s, the decade that will never die – bands like War, Mandrill and Santana had no trouble mixing the music that they heard and loved with their own cultural roots. Mandrill, in particular, was consciously created – personnel-wise – to include members with Latin and Caribbean roots to go with as black Americans and one of their psychedelic, white, hippie friends. These artists took the beat of the streets – jazz, soul, Caribbean and Mexican music into their hearts, minds and souls – and came out as a nice hybrid that took the fire and guts of these different music strands and not just the surfaces.Read More

Exclaim! Magazine Selects Kobo Town’s Independence As Top 10 Album of 2007

Toronto-based, roots-calypso act Kobo Town is capping a pivotal year with their debut album ‘Independence’ being selected in Exclaim! Magazine “Year in Review 2007.” Voted a Top 10 “Groove” Album of 2007, following Amy Winehouse and M.I.A, Independence was the only album by an unsigned act in the category. The band was also recognized by the 2007 Toronto Exclusive Magazine Awards with a Best World Song Award for “Corbeaux Following.”Read More

Mambo Mariachi Rock turned into One World on Share My Love

The term “one world,” as it applies to music, makes one think of vapid New Age background sounds. This is where musicians take little exotic bits of music from Third World countries and turn rich cultural legacies into fast food sounds with no distinction and a wisp of the original flavor. It wasn’t always this way. Back in your crazy Uncle’s day – the 70’s, the decade that will never die – bands like War, Mandrill and Santana had no trouble mixing the music that they heard and loved with their own cultural roots. Mandrill, in particular, was consciously created – personnel-wise – to include members with Latin and Caribbean roots to go with as black Americans and one of their psychedelic, white, hippie friends. These artists took the beat of the streets – jazz, soul, Caribbean and Mexican music into their hearts, minds and souls – and came out as a nice hybrid that took the fire and guts of these different music strands and not just the surfaces.Read More

Carpool Returns With A Vengeance!

The L.A. Carpool website has already received over one million hits. But thats just one indication of the bands growing popularity. L.A. Carpool has been featured in a Salsa night club scene on the CBS television show First Monday, and the song Salsa Inferno was played. The band has performed live on LATV Live, KJLA which broadcasts to approximately 10 million bi-lingual households.Read More

Indie-Music.com Announces The Top 25 CDs And Top 25 MP3s Of 2007

Indie-Music.com, the online musician magazine and directory, has announced the results of its Top 25 CDs & MP3s of 2007, spotlighting the best indie talent in all genres and exposing these deserving artists to a larger audience hungry for new music.Read More

Independent Musicians Discover The Secret To Success With New DVD

Millions of independent musicians are trying to achieve success in the music business. But the chances of them “making it big” are miniscule at best. What can they do to improve their odds? Singer Aneel asked the same question and in the process created a DVD called “411 On The Independent Music Movement” containing answers from a number of experts.Read More

Music Business Conference Dos & Donts

Music Conferences today have become big business for the individuals and companies that put them on. Almost every conference created has an educational component, a seminar, panel discussion or technical workshop. Here lays the problem: Why pay good money to come to a conference with positive seminars and not attend? Every conference I have attended in the United States this year has had more nighttime attendees for parties and performances than daytime seminar attendees.Read More

How to Make Your Music Website a Click Magnet

Wouldn’t it be amazing if you poured all your passion and creativity into your website and fans flocked to it and spent lots of money? It can be done, but only if you know the magic spell that transforms an ordinary website into an irresistible click magnet.Read More