This month's newsletter features the listings that were submitted to me this past month. |
The contacts listed are sorted into FIVE sections.
1. Publications that will REVIEW your music
SECTION ONE: SITES/PUBLICATIONS WHERE YOU CAN GET YOUR MUSIC REVIEWED|
BowlingStone.com | Indie Music Blog
A music-based blog that highlights artists, songs or albums that we find interesting or just cant get out of our head. We are always looking for new music so if you have something for us by all means fire us an email. We like Alternative, Rock, Soul and Indie music.
Jl.Kelinci No.2, Buah Batu-Bandung, Indonesia 40262
Eka Nugraha email@example.com
Not about music news and music reviews only, we also provide a space called "UC Indie" for those who want to introduce and display their music. We welcome any music that sent to our way. Please include your press release and a relevant picture.
We have reviewed thousands of independent artists and CDs since 1998. Get a professional screening of your MP3s online http://www.indie-music.com/join or a detailed, thoughtful CD review.
Cutting Edge Voices
PO Box 539, Lucas, OH 44843
Interviews with female artists in Pop, Rock, Alternative, Folk, Electronica, Ambient and Jazz.
2400 NW 80th St. #154, Seattle, WA 98117-4449
A paid service for those that want to get a professional review of their music. Every reviewer at GuaranteedReviews is in some way connected to the music business. Together we have a combined 250 years in the industry. Our advice to you is informed by decades worth of success, mistakes and solid industry connections. Please let us put that experience to work for you. REVIEWS ARE $15 EACH.
SECTION TWO: RADIO SHOWS AND PROMOTION
2.1 RADIO - STATIONS AND SHOWS
The Friday Morning Show with Host D'Anise
600 Bay St. #405, Toronto, ON M5G 1M6
www.thatchannel.com Friday's 11am-Noon
Join media host D'Anise as she gets up close & personal with some of the world's most notable & inspiring people of our time! Friday's 11am-Noon on Thatchannel.com.
Ul. PCK 5/20 24-100 Pulawy, Poland
Igor Wnuk firstname.lastname@example.org
Enabling artists to have their (home) concerts broadcast live + podcast available on the site.
ALL 4 THE MUSIC
PH: 323-284-8786 FX: 866-229-4507
Linda Bennett email@example.com
Interview and podcast with musicians, singers and songwriters talking about their music, where to buy it, what inspires them as well as their own personal music stories.
Pure Jazz Radio
A celebration of Jazz... featuring the "Founding Fathers", the current "Keepers of the Flame", and everyone in between.
Detroit Riot Radio
An independently syndicated radio show that promotes and provide an avenue for aspiring singers, producers, models, rappers, comedians, DJs, radio/TV personalities, promoters, dancers, authors & actors of all ages. The radio show also promotes major indie labels and independent international artists.
The SoupyGato Show
210 Fitzhugh, #419, Bay City, MI 48708
Daniel J. Harris firstname.lastname@example.org
Bands and artists can either send an MP3 or CD. I try to do more for bands that send a CD considering the time, money, and consideration it involves. All styles and flavors of music or sound are welcome. Please, no cover songs. No more than two MP3s please.
Kimmi & The Metal Deli
PO Box 851, Highland Park, IL 60035
I wanted to host a podcast that can showcase the metal and rock musicians out there who may not be signed to a major label but still deserve to be heard.
The Behind The Mike Show
Joel Michalec email@example.com
A radio program with an open format that always welcomes independent musicians, songwriters and producers to be interviewed on the show. Also, the show is part of the WBTM Radio Network and Reality One Radio and your music is always welcome to be played globally on both networks as well as used during premiere episodes of Behind The Mike. If you are looking for additional exposure, contact Joel Michalec to start making arrangements to be a guest on the show and/or to arrange to have your CD submitted for immediate airplay rotation. For more information on the show, please visit the website.
Soulful Radio Network
We put the Soul in internet radio. Presenting a wide variety of music from international, national, local and independent artists from all around the world.
We are looking for the next hot upcoming indie rock stars to play on our shows. Music must contain vocals. Submissions are done through SonicBids.
Ryan Smith firstname.lastname@example.org
The best free music from unsigned artists from around the globe. We require all artists to register online and sign a release form before submitting. Visit online for details.
2.2 RADIO - PROMOTERS
Bryan Farrish Radio Promotion
1828 Broadway, 2nd Fl, Santa Monica, CA 90404
PH: 310-998-8305 FX: 310-998-8323
Bryan Farrish email@example.com
Indie airplay promotion to commercial, commercial specialty, and college radio stations in the U.S. and Canada.
South Beach Marketing (SBMP)
7332 Erin Ct. Longmont, CO 80503
Amanda Alexandrakis info@MusicPromotion.com
Specializes in the Adult Contemporary radio format.Our expertise has helped many artists attain national radio airplay and has been highly successful in charting our clients on national radio charts. Helping our clients succeed in commercial radio is a top priority. SBMP utilizes our extensive network of individual and label relationships within the music industry to help elevate your project to the next level of promotion. From the established artist on a major label to the indie band, SBMP can work for you.
SECTION THREE: SERVICES/VENDORS/LABELS THAT WILL HELP SELL YOUR MUSIC
3.1 SERVICES - PROMOTION/PUBLICITY
Jerry Lembo Entertainment Group
96 Linwood Plaza, #470, Fort Lee, NJ 07024-3701
Jerry Lembo firstname.lastname@example.org
Music business consultant...promotion, management and music publishing.
Mantra Public Relations
110 W. 26th St., New York, NY 10001
Gaye Carleton email@example.com
A boutique agency with an impressive 22 year history of creating original, effective PR campaigns. Its generalist approach, Mantra’s primary distinction among thousands of PR firms, crosses typical media boundaries to identify a broader forum for its diverse entertainment, lifestyle, business and other industry-specific clients. Mantra’s inventive philosophy, customized method and staff of “senior only” specialists ensure crisp campaigns that produce measurable results with maximum benefits. Mantra is a member of the Public Relations Network (www.prn-network.biz), a collective of international agencies, fostering global PR opportunities for its clients.
Based in the UK, we are the leading experts in digital music promotion. The most complete and affordable solution for getting press coverage, radio airplay, DJ and tastemaker support, label exposure, bookings and of course boosting traffic to your website or Myspace page.
PO Box 273102, Fort Collins, CO 80527-3102
Marlene Palumbo firstname.lastname@example.org
Dedicated to the support of creative artists who need help in promoting their music. Together we can create a strategy to best fit your music and your band's needs...'getting the music heard!'
1598 Unionport Rd. Bronx, NY 10462
C. Pro email@example.com
We are a music production company dedicated to Hip Hop music and all the different aspects of it. Music production for artists, commercial productions (TV or radio) and films.
Our mission is to provide musicians with the services, products and resources they need with professionalism, integrity and an invested belief in the unlimited potential of our clients. Our vision is to offer a one stop artist’s services and products company with several departments under one parent corporation. We provide exceptional customer service and nurture each client relationship with personal dedication.
110 W. 26th St., New York, NY 10001-6805
PH: 212-645-3068 FX: 212-989-6459
James Citkovic firstname.lastname@example.org
Represents bands, groups, singers, songwriters, musicians, composers, music producers and music managers to independent music labels and major recording labels for record deals, music licensing deals, film music deals, TV music deals, record distribution and music publishing.
PO Box 2, Lake Geneva, WI 53147
Tony Bonyata email@example.com
Specializes in national and regional tour campaigns – offering artists the strongest support where and when they need it most– while on the road. In addition we offer national campaigns for CD releases, showcase shows and other special events.
PO Box 40701, Redford, MI 48240
Mike Warden firstname.lastname@example.org
We do MySpace promotion for labels, authors, bands and artists. Would you rather have your music profile blowing up daily or just sit there collecting dust?
EDGE Entertainment Distribution
11012 Aurora Hudson Rd. Streetsboro, OH 44241
Our main focus is the distribution of audio and video physical goods to college bookstores, public libraries, mass merchants, independent music stores and jukebox operators.
3.2 SERVICES - VENDORS AND LABELS
810 Charlotte Way #202, Enola, PA 17025
Scott Rudnick email@example.com
A label that features Country, Easy Listening and Oldies music. We are always looking for new artists that want to get some exposure in the music industry.
United Riot Records & Distribution
PO Box 640251, Oakland Gardens Flushing, NY 11364
PH: 347-558-5125 FX: 347-558-5258
Dennis Riot UNITEDRIOTREC@AOL.COM
A label dedicated to the underground music scene. Mainly Hardcore, Punk and Oi!
PH: +44 (0)2072660635
Eleonora Cutaia firstname.lastname@example.org
I chose the word Stilnovo to represent a positive “new style” for music. My goal is to roam the corners of the world for something stylish and innovative to share with you. There will be no barriers, however, my main focuses will remain on my favourite genres which span from Electronic to Soulful to Chillout to House and Techno.
PO Box 2570, San Francisco, CA 94126
PH: 503-616-3247 FX: 866-395-9752
John MacMurphy info@ApocryphaRecords.com
Metal only record company that provides label and distribution services for artists and other labels.
SECTION FOUR: SITES WHERE YOU CAN UPLOAD YOUR BAND'S MP3s OR VIDEOS
1818 NW 92nd Pl. Kansas City, MO 64155
Mike Daffron email@example.com
A free online tool that allows artists to upload and sell their music and also enables venues to promote their events. No contracts, entry/subscription fees or costs.
A website where you can view broadcast quality live gigs from new and emerging talent. Users can sign up for podcasts of the latest gigs plus BeatCast offers a social media network that allows users to create band profiles and user groups that follow and discuss bands.
PO Box 11188, Sutton Coldfield, B76 1WX UK
Where emerging artists can showcase and share their talent, grow their fanbase, sell music, photos, videos, blogs and lots more!
2926 State Rd. #111, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223
One of the World's largest distributors of independent music. We have deals with iTunes, Rhapsody, Amazon, Emusic and Napster, allowing us to put our artists' music in front of millions of music buying consumers. With SongCast, you can start selling your own music on these major retail sites right away. We also provide you with customized code to link your MySpace and other websites directly to the stores. Your fans will easily be able to find and purchase your music online. Combined with the power and social phenomenon of sites like MySpace and Facebook, it is no longer necessary to give away your musical freedom to a major record label.
339 5th Ave. #405, New York, NY 10016
Brad Turk firstname.lastname@example.org
An online music community helping independent artist sell, promote and create ringtones with their music.
12407 Mopac Expressway N. 100-312, Austin, TX 78758
PH: 512-918-8978 FX: 212-258-6394
Exposure to major labels, indie labels, film studios and publishers.
Level 6 220 Pacific Highway CrowsNest, NSW 2065 Australia
PH: +612-9460-1400 FX: +612-9460-0044
Graeme Logan email@example.com
MP3 music downloads store for independent & unsigned artists & bands to sell, host, promote & download all MP3 music online. A MP3 store to buy & sell all independent & unsigned music online
311 Montford Ave. Asheville, NC 28801
Will Cumberland firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Advanced Jukebox Player protects your music from being digitally downloaded, yet allows fans to hear your music online. This creates exciting possibilities for you to present yourself to new audiences without being ripped off.
SECTION FIVE: HELPFUL RESOURCES FOR YOUR BAND
5.1 RESOURCES - GENERAL
AcKean Music Publishing/Promotion/Critique
#208-5454 198th St., Langley, BC V3A 1G2
Pamela Royal or Kim MacLeod email@example.com
Offers a Critique service for a nominal fee, which can lead to a song publishing contract. Country or Instrumental music only! Once published, songs are pitched to artists, film/TV etc.
Trailer Park Avenue
A music licensing and custom composition production company that has placed music in TV and commercials. Previous placements include: Friends, C.S.I., Nip/Tuck, Gray's Anatomy, The Riches, Friday Night, Underworld, Mr. Woodcock, Spongebob Squarepants, etc. One of Trailer Park Avenue's larger clients is looking for a female artist (singer/songwriter) for its upcoming USA National Spring Television campaign for a large retailer, with a brand name product and world renowned photographer/director. The campaign calls for acoustic or other non-rock arrangements, positive lyrics a plus, family theme lyrics a possibility - fresh and beautiful. The musical style should be that of Joni Mitchell, Feist and Cat Power. The license is a standard sync license (50% master and 50% sync) worldwide for use on the commercial. If selected, artist will be paid $21 - $35k plus 100% mechanical royalties paid to the songwriter when it plays in all media through your affiliated Performing Rights Organization. Submission deadline: February 12. Submit through Sonicbids.
An ongoing series of international presentations designed to introduce songwriters to professionals for music placement.
Sienna Charles - Travel Concierge for the Music Industry
Committed to serving the Music Industry whether its a group, or individual traveling for business or pleasure. Our goal is to find you the best accommodations, for the best price. You always deal directly with the owner Sienna, for personal and customized service.
We are Australia’s premier music licensing company. We specialize in placing music in film, TV, radio and many other media outlets. We are now accepting submissions from artists for licensing representation. We are seeking artists from all genres and styles. Artists retain 100% of the royalties earned and 100% ownership of the submitted song. Kleenbeats charges half the synchronization fee as payment.
We are currently seeking Metal and Rock music for placement in our newest project "Chain Saw High School." This will be a full feature length film which will be distributed through both Netflix and Blockbuster online. Compensation for placed music is offered, however details are negotiated at the time of booking. This is a great opportunity to place your music in an independent horror film. Submission deadline: March 5. Submit through Sonicbids: http://www.sonicbids.com
MusicPro Insurance Agency
45 Crossways Park Dr. Woodbury, NY 11797-2002
PH: 800-605-3187 FX: 888-290-0302
Affordable and convenient insurance for musicians, including instruments, equipment, studio, tour, composer's liability, travel accident and health.
Festival Network Online
There's nothing like a live performance! FNO lists more than 7,000 events throughout the U.S. and Canada seeking performers, from local & regional to national & international. Search by 22 different music genres, event attendance, zip code radius & more. Plug in festival dates with club dates.
5.2 RESOURCES - CD DUPLICATION
7905 N. Rte 130, Pennsauken, NJ 08110-1402
PH: 856-663-9030 FX: 856-661-3458
The nation's leading CD / DVD duplicator, replicator and printer. When you're ready to make CDs, we're ready to make it happen. We're musicians too, so we know what you need to make it in this business: The best-looking product, the hottest-sounding audio and the most valuable (and free) promotional tools, including free distribution, a free UPC bar code and much more!
CD Poster Shop
PMB 349, 4676 Commercial St. SE, Salem, OR 97302-1902
We focus on providing quality CD duplication, CD inserts and posters at affordable prices. We have a CD release package, which includes 100 retail ready CDs, 50 posters, with a free UPC-A barcode and CD Baby setup starting at $230.
Vegas Disc / Hit Track
5320 Styers St., North Las Vegas, NV 89031
Provides CD and DVD manufacturing and duplication. Built by musicians for musicians!
Creative Sound Corp.
PH: 818-707-8986 FX: 818-707-8164 firstname.lastname@example.org
CD/DVD replication, special packages include graphics / high quality color printing. Full Guarantee for Competitive Pricing & Premium Quality. Plant Locations: California and North Carolina. Mention that you saw us in The Indie Bible and we will match or beat any advertised price.
712 Ontario Ave. W., Minneapolis, MN 55403
PH: 612-371-8008 Fx: 612-371-8011
For almost a decade, COPYCATS has helped clients produce professional DVD & CD Duplication and replication projects. Your single source solution, COPYCATS provides clients with a full suite of services: * CD/DVD Manufacturing * Short Run DVD & CD Duplication * Digital Download Cards - NEW! * CD Mastering * Graphic Design & Prepress Services * Silk Screen & Offset On-disc Printing * Print & Packaging Solutions * Assembly * Inventory & Fulfillment Services. Professional CD & DVD projects - delivered on time and in budget. Mention the Indie Bible or CODE "INDIE 08" when getting a quote.
412 NW Couch St., Portland, OR 97209
PH: 503-233-7284 FX: 503-234-5305
Over the years, Cravedog has developed an international reputation for excellent service, manufacturing millions of discs for our clients. Whether you are a long standing corporation, a small company, an independent artist or record label or a filmmaker, we know how to meet your needs.
855-A Kifer Rd. Sunnyvale, CA 94086
PH: 408-735-6800 FX: 408-735-6805
An award winning design and manufacturing company serving the creative and corporate community providing CD duplication, CD replication (stamping and manufacturing), DVD duplication and DVD replication (stamping and manufacturing) plus an entire suite of services including printing, packaging and fulfillment.
5.3 RESOURCES - MASTERING
Crazy Daisy Productions
4257 Barger Dr. #171, Eugene, OR 97402
PH: 541-517-1458 FX: 425-790-0630
Erik Veach email@example.com
Our state-of-the-art CD mastering provides high-quality professional sound at a price anyone can afford. Have all the tracks you can fit on a single audio CD (up to 80 min) mastered for only $279!
PO Box 217, Loveland, OH 45140-0217
Jim Mason firstname.lastname@example.org
I see songmastering.com as the final step in the recording process, it is a way to give yourself that extra bit of confidence before you post your tune on the net. I see my service as an audio Jiffy Lube, where you can get your song fine tuned for public consumption. I am an independent artist like you and know how important it can be to have the best sounding recordings possible.
Threshold Sound + Vision
2114 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90405
PH: 310-571-0500 FX: 310-571-0505
Peter A. Barker Peter@thresholdsound.com
A full service audio and video company. We provide mastering, recording, production, and video services for major and independent labels.
5.4 RESOURCES - MERCH
1867 E. Florida St., Springfield, MO 65803-4583
Quality publicity picture reproduction, posters, 8x10's, headshots & composites for the entertainment industry
Band Merch Canada
Chris Murphy email@example.com
Conceived to act as a central networking hub for musicians, artists, designers, producers and engineers working in the Canadian music industry. The core base of our company remains providing quality merchandise, graphic design, and production services for some of Canada’s hottest up-and-coming musicians.
4838 E. Baseline Rd. #121, Mesa, AZ 85206
PH: 602-334-4741 FX: 866-847-4508
Everything we do here at Ultra Entertainment is about artist development. Our mission is to provide bands affordable tools, products, and services. All of those tools, products, and services are designed to get your band to the next level. We talk about the “Next Level” a lot here at Ultra Entertainment. What this means is simply a development process of learning and growing as an artist while at the same time growing your fan base.
Imprint Indie Printing
3449 Technology Dr. #212, North Venice, FL 34275
PH: 941-484-5151 FX: 941-484-5154
Since 1994 we've been helping people create projects to be proud of. We understand every step in the process of putting out records and CD's... We know this because we have done this ourselves... From 7 inch covers to posters, CD replication to custom print work, we take as much pride in your project as you do. We are equipped to give you the best quality at great prices. No matter how big or small your project is, we handle them all with the same attention to detail and care.
Rock Star Promotions
PO Box 5867, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33310
PH: 954-739-9205 FX: 801-740-6554
Aaron Schimmel firstname.lastname@example.org
Dedicated to helping everyone live like a rock star, even if you can't play a note!
PH: 617-623-5581 FX: 617-623-5857
We are the US Distributor for the sE Electronics line of microphones and accessories as well as the new Ghost Acoustics line. Located just outside Boston, MA, we handle anything and everything for sE and Ghost in the USA and Canada. If you'd like to purchase any of our products, please consult the dealer section of our website.
PO Box 20692, Indianapolis, IN 46220
To say ChopSaver is "just another lip balm" is like saying a Ferrari is "just another car"! ChopSaver is an all-natural herbal lip care product created by me, Dan Gosling, a 20 year professional trumpet player. It helps deal with lip swelling, chapping and soreness better than any other product. Less discomfort and faster recovery time means it can actually help you play better.
Dot On Shaft Guitars
37 Livingstone St. W., Barrie, ON L4N 7J2
"The Dot On Shaft name is incredibly significant to us because it represents principles that are near and dear to our hearts and beliefs that we choose to live by. We strive to be independent from the rest, innovate in ideology, intelligent in thought and iconic in stature.
1508 Batavia Ave. Geneva, IL 60134-3302
PH: 630-232-8900 FX: 630-232-8905
Offers a line of innovative, easy-to-use music practice and recording tools for musicians and music educators worldwide. Superscope Technologies continues our legacy of providing high quality, reliable audio products under the Superscope brand. Superscope is rapidly gaining a reputation among a new generation of customers for providing high-quality products that address the needs of musicians and music educators. We like to think that today's Superscope embraces the best qualities of Superscope's rich 50-year heritage.
2841 Hickory Valley Rd. Chattanooga, TN 37421
PH: 888-987-6334 FX: 423-894-7281
Micah Boaz email@example.com
CD & DVD recordable media, CD & DVD duplicators, blank audio cassettes, video tapes, labels, professional audio/video recorders and a variety of pro-audio products WTS Media offers the very best. We carry a full line of well-known, professional-grade audio equipment including: Microboards, Shure, Graff, Fender Audio, Verbatim, Sennheiser, Nady, Tascam, Rimage, Marantz, Sony, and many others.
14 Chesler Sq. Succasunna, NJ 07876
We do full production Recording in a friendly, relaxed environment. Our Engineer is Pro-Tools certified and experienced in every phase of the recording and production process. Whether your project is ready to go or in pre-production; MuZik Studio will help you achieve your dream. In-house musicians available including drums and percussion. We are a modern equipped results oriented studio!
Pasadena Rehearsal Studios
2016 Lincoln Ave. Pasadena, CA 91103-1323
Our philosophy is simple, supply the best rooms, equipment and customer service possible so all you have to worry about is being creative.
PO Box 210 Hastings-On-Hudson, NY 10706
Joy Rose firstname.lastname@example.org
Connecting women, mothers and families through music, art, activism and education for cultural, economic & social awareness. MOMS ROCK!
c/o Poyel Music Entertainment, 499 N. Canon Dr. 4th Fl. Beverly Hills, CA 90210
An international online music consulting and coordination service that guides you through each step of the music business. Whether you are an artist, musician, engineer, producer, or if you are ready to launch your own venture, we have the proper tips and connections to assist you in reaching your goals in music.
North by Northeast Music and Film Festival
189 Church St. LL, Toronto, ON M5B 1Y7
PH: 416-863-6963 FX: 416-863-0828
Canada’s #1 showcase for new independent music, where fans can catch great local and international performers at intimate venues. An industry conference featuring celebrity interviews as well as panels and information exchanges for artists and music-biz professionals. NXNE has always been about the music. The festival gives 500 local, national and international artists the chance to rock the crowds and to showcase for agents, talent buyers, media, promoters, labels and management company heavies at a variety of essential downtown venues.
30 Compton Way, Hamilton Sq. NJ 08690
Scott Clark email@example.com
We manufacture our own line of CD boxes for artists to sell their music at shows or in stores.
1119 3rd Ave. SW, Carmel, IN 46032
PH: 317-846-7452 FX: 317-846-1676
If you spend time speaking, singing, lecturing, selling, teaching, presenting, cheering telephoning, preaching, performing, announcing or you just talk a lot...we can help! Especially if you have overdone it and particularly if annoying allergies or other respiratory problems bring on those inevitable episodes of dry, sore throat, stress and hoarseness. Others do judge you by your voice. You owe it to your listeners and to yourself to sound and feel your very best.
Create your own design! The industry's best update tools. Sell audio tracks from your site. Private, band-only pages. Plus: video, photos, press kit, merch, blog, mailing lists and more... starting at just $4.95!
5.9 RESOURCES - ONLINE COMMUNITIES
My Country Space
Our mission is to create a community of Country music fans, artists, songwriters, record labels, Venues, clubs, promoters that can interact in a Country specific environment.
Provides the online tools to match musicians, professional recording artists, indie artists, bands, music industry professionals, and hobbyists from all over the globe by giving them a FREE social space to develop customizable, content driven profiles to advertise themselves and their music and develop professional relationships amongst each other and music industry professionals.
Connecting musicians with the public through custom colab filtering, e-ticketing, media uploads and rating, social networking and more.