Alan Cross has an open letter for musicians who send him their music demos

Dear Aspiring Musician, Thank you for sending a sample of your music, even though it came in the form of 27 megabytes’ worth of 320 kbps MP3 files that gummed up the inbox across all my devices. I appreciate that you want me to hear everything in the highest quality audio — I mean, you did put a lot of effort into these recordings, right? But in the future, please send links to external sources like Spotify or SoundCloud so my data charges...

Judah & the Lion Interview – “Take It All Back,” Songwriting

JUDAH & THE LION (pictured l-r): Brian Macdonald, Nate Zuercher and Judah Akers.During the past five years, alternative folk/rock trio Judah & the Lion has emerged as a popular band that is building a large following, and having hit success. Led by singer & guitarist Judah Akers, the band uniquely features a mandolin player (Brian Macdonald) and a banjo player (Nate Zuercher) as the other key members. Judah & the Lion are known...

The Top Music Blogs of 2020 — According to Music Fans

Photo Credit: Sincerely Media Connecting fans, industry employees, and artists alike, blogs play a decidedly meaningful role in today’s quick-moving and tech-driven music landscape.  To help interested readers find the most personally appealing resources, here’re the top music blogs of 2020 – according to music fans.  1. Pitchfork Offering brief, artist-centered news stories and frequent music reviews, Pitchfork has developed a loyal...

Music Blogs That Actually Want D.I.Y. and Indie Music

(Hypebot) – We all know that getting your music into the ears of industry Powers-That-Be is incredibly difficult, but believe it or not, there are people out there actually looking for new music to promote. Here, we offer up a list of music blogs that, in fact, want your music. Guest post from Ditto Music Getting your music heard is hard. Getting your music heard by the right people is even harder. You hear so many blogs, journalists and...