Don’t Risk A Catalog-Wide Takedown With Fake Streams

While physical media and mp3 sales are still a valid revenue stream for independent music artists, streaming has become the best — and easiest — way to get heard. Over 100 million music fans subscribe to services such as Spotify and Apple Music while hundreds of millions of others around the planet listen for free. That’s a huge audience to…

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How To Share Your SoundCloud Tracks On Instagram

SoundCloud is one of the largest music and audio platforms on the web, reaching more than 75 million users in the United States and 175 million users worldwide each month. In other words, it’s a must for any indie artist looking to maximize their exposure. Of course, with twelve hours of music uploaded to SoundCloud every minute, it can be…

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Nashville’s Howling Giant

Howling Giant is fuzzed out southern flavored metal from Nashville. Their albums Black Hole Space Wizard pt. 1 and pt. 2 should both be on your must-hear list. Check out the video for Dirtmouth here:

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Clay Melton – Wind & Wave

Clay Melton hails from Austin, TX and continues to make a name for himself nationally with his guitar-driven blues rock. Check out the video for his song Wind & Wave here:

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Ellis Dyson & The Shambles

Ellis Dyson & the Shambles play Appalachian folk with heavy jazz influence and explosive live performances. They hail from Chapel Hill, NC but they’ve been on the move playing shows around the east coast this fall. If you didn’t get a chance to see them, hit their website and stay in the loop for next time. In the meantime, here…

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We are really loving Avantist’s latest record. The Chicago-based act’s self-titled latest release is out now on Spotify, Itunes, and all the rest. Here’s a video from a recent live performance of their song Deep Red Love at Sofar Chicago:

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Tele & The Ghost of Our Lord – I’m New Here

Orlando, FL band Tele & The Ghost of Our Lord just did an amazing looking Cassette Store Day release of their latest album on Godless America Records. If you missed it, you can still pick up one of the few copies left at their website. And check out the video for their song I’m New Here too:

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Reverend Hylton’s latest release: Reba

Reverend Hylton from Atlanta distributed his latest release, Reba with us in follow-up to last year’s Stubborn Nail. This is some quality southern folk songwriting that you need to hear. Enjoy the video for the song Biscuits & Gravy here:

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Slumberjack – Grey Paper

Orlando, FL two-piece Slumberjack distributed their latest release Oddly Calm with us and we strongly suggest you hit your favorite digital music retailer and check it out! We love the local Orlando blog Shows I Go To so we had to share this feature that they did on Slumberjack as well:

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Van Gordon Martin – Let It Grow

Van Gordon Martin has been a veteran of the east coast music scene for over a decade, and is a part of Boston based Reggae collective Dub Apocalypse, Moroccan/Jazz/ Electronic group Club D’elf, Hip Hop Legend Big Daddy Kane’s Live band, Paul Wolstencroft of Slightly Stoopid’s Organically Good Trio, The Naya Rockers, and many others. We loved the animated video…

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