Blockchain-Related Trends I’m Seeing Take Shape in the Music Industry

Opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of Rolling Stone editors or publishers. Over the past decade, the music industry has changed drastically, rocked by key technologies that seek to install the artist in the driver’s seat. Even so, it’s not been a smooth ride. The Benevolent Internet From the phonograph to the digitization of audio tracks in MP3 format, music has undergone several technological...

Inside ‘Pono,’ Cult Indie Trio A Great Big Pile Of Leaves’ First Album In 8 Years

July 4th didn’t quite live up to our national goal of an “Everybody Back To Normal” holiday, but hopefully you were lucky enough to spend the past weekend reconnecting with the concept of summer life in the Before Times: heading off to the beach, remembering the intoxicating scent of sunscreen and feeling the burning hot sand on your feet, delaying the return back home to sleep in the harsh chill of air conditioning or sweating through the...

Ten under-the-radar releases you may have missed in the last three months

MusicLists Featuring Time Cow’s ear worm melodies, Onelight’s future beats twists, and KG’s red-hot explorations of RnB and soul 5July 2021 We’re halfway through 2021, and despite a feeling of brief respite in recent months, it remains clear that we’ve still got some way to go with the pandemic. Depending on where you are in the world, vaccine programs may be rolling out, and your city or country may be reopening, or maybe not....

Get Up Sequences Part One – –

Midway through a podcast interview late last year, the Go! Team mastermind Ian Parton raised a tantalizing counterfactual. What if the groundswell around the collage-pop project’s brilliant debut album, 2004’s Thunder, Lightning, Strike, had been a bit less deafening? “It happened too quickly,” Parton said of the Go! Team’s initial flush of success. Noting that there will be a “a certain contingent” for whom the UK six-piece will...

Flava’s Groove Listening Party Vol.46

Welcome to Flava's Lounge for Flava's Groove Listening Party....1 hour of Great Indie Music from Around The World. Sit Back, Relax and Enjoy the flava of some wonderful indie artists. FCH Radio Network has been on BlogTalk Radio Supporting Indie Music Since November 2009. Flava's Lounge: http://flavaslounge.com Email: [email protected] I'm always looking for new music to play, maybe it will be yours... 1) Artist Name...2) Location...3)...

Indie band CYHSY are out with a new album

It was a trend that began around the mid-2000s. Instead of trying to get a break through conventional marketing and distribution of music, scores of small indie bands began using the internet to promote their songs and albums. It was around this time that MP3 websites and blogs, online music magazines and digital music stores started mushrooming and many indie bands, in true DIY spirit, began trying their luck in grabbing the attention of some...

Spatial Audio for indie artists inbound, how to prep your music – 9to5Mac

We have some new details today on Apple Lossless and Spatial Audio for indie artists. Apple’s recently announced Spatial Audio and Lossless audio formats for Apple Music are set to kick off next month. While we know it has partnered with big artists like Ariana Grande, Maroon 5, and Kacey Musgraves, among others, to bring the first 3D and hi-fi audio to its streaming service, what does this mean for the rest of us?  After code hinting at the...

BTS talk about their new single ‘Butter,’ a new album, and going for a GRAMMY

BTS have some exciting news coming up. Fresh from the release of their heart-melting (and record-breaking) single 'Butter', the global pop icons held a press conference where they shared the meaning and process behind their latest track, their upcoming album, and how they've been in the last year.  Butter로 돌아온 버터소년단! 아니고 방탄소년단🧈 아미들 벌써 지치긴 이르다구 ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)~💜 뻐터!...

4 Recorded Music Revenue Streams: Explained

Photo Credit: Alexey Ruban The below feature is powered by Amuse, a free and easy music distribution platform. Amuse is dedicated to helping independent musicians get their music to the masses with as few barriers to entry as possible. With a bevy of artist services, Amuse is the perfect partner for the independent artist looking to fast-track their career. Every record has two sides, and each generates a discrete set of revenue streams. In the...