Indie Music News

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...

COMMENTARY: 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...

Tonight Was Fun: The Quiet Odyssey of Creeper Lagoon

Tonight Was Fun: The Quiet Odyssey of Creeper Lagoon Building Beautiful Sandcastles May 10, 2021 By Austin Saalman Photography by Peter Ellenby Web Exclusive “In Cincinnati, Ohio, in the late-’80s, the thing to do was skip school, smoke pot, and trip a lot of acid,” former Creeper Lagoon frontman Ian Sefchick speaks of his formative years, adding, “We went to punk rock shows and read zines.” Sefchick, a far cry from his midwestern...

Suburban Indie Rock Star EP – –

Chicago singer-songwriter and filmmaker Eric Reyes knows he isn’t famous yet. “I thought I’d come so far/The world can make you feel small,” he sings on “to some i’m genius,” the opening track of suburban indie rock star, his debut EP as Snow Ellet. “Yeah, I guess I’m kinda cool/To some, I’m genius like I always knew,” he concludes, reminding himself that even the most self-assured among us sometimes require outside...

What indie artists need to know about data transformation – Hypebot

There is a fundamental disconnect between songwriting and the recordings that bring them to the world. That means that collecting all the money due to any creator can be a daunting task. Enter data transformation. By Chloe Johnson, Head of Client Relations and Strategic Partnerships, Verifi Media Data has never been a sexy topic, but like an engrossing Greek tragedy, it has layers of drama and intrigue if one examines the problem indie artists...

This week’s top stories: iOS 14.5.1 release, colorful MacBook rumors, more – 9to5Mac

In this week’s top stories: The Epic vs Apple case begins, new tidbits about AirTags, iPhone 13 design details, and more. Read on for all of this week’s top stories and more. The Epic vs Apple case This week marked the beginning of the Epic vs Apple legal trial over App Store policies. While we still have several weeks to go before any decision is made, week one included a variety of fascinating details about the inner-workings of the App...

First impressions after migrating from Apple Music to Spotify – 9to5Mac

For quite a while I’ve been thinking about switching from Apple Music to Spotify. I’ve been an Apple Music user since day one and rely on the Apple ecosystem for everything (from AirPods to HomePod and all other Apple devices), so I thought this would be a tough decision. In April, I decided that I’d finally give Spotify a chance, and I’ve got some initial thoughts: the good, the bad, and all the surprises along the way. A couple of...