On “Prisoner” Ryan Adams Misses Her Like Candy

In reading some reviews of Ryan Adams’ new album, Prisoner, released last month on, I saw one writer describe the cover as a self-portrait. Could be. But, really, I see two people embracing, one face-forward, one back, with an emotional finality. These songs were written in the aftermath of Adams’ marriage to actress and singer [&hellipThe post On “Prisoner” Ryan Adams Misses Her Like Candy appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 23 March 2017 | 11:09 pm

Having Scene Cred And What It Means For You

One of the most important things that you can do in this scene to get real legitimacy is both simple and beautiful. It’s how countless people have won my respect and how I have been ale to keep doing this stupid thing no matter how hard or intimidating it can be. Though the music industry [&hellipThe post Having Scene Cred And What It Means For You appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 23 March 2017 | 3:05 pm

How To Handle Trainwrecks

Sometimes shit totally falls apart. Sometimes you find yourself watching a trainweck, sometimes you’re at the head of a trainwreck. These are the sort of things that cause me a lot of anxiety and that leave you struggling in the face of a world that is utterly punishing. This week I had to deal with [&hellipThe post How To Handle Trainwrecks appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 21 March 2017 | 3:04 pm

Copying Your Peers Best Ideas

You may have heard the saying, “A good band copies three or four other bands, a great band copies twenty.” This isn’t just true for the music though, it holds for the actual marketing of your band as well. I would say that in my whole career of doing this, I’ve had no original thoughts [&hellipThe post Copying Your Peers Best Ideas appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 16 March 2017 | 12:21 pm

South By Southwest And The Indie Scene

I’m in a plane right now headed to South By Southwest and since it’s a direct flight from New York to Austin at the beginning of the South By week there’s a ton of other industry people on my flight. However they fall into two types, the kind of people who are going to have [&hellipThe post South By Southwest And The Indie Scene appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 14 March 2017 | 12:09 pm

Dale Carnegie is, if you couldn’t already tell, one of my favorite authors. In his book How To Stop Worrying And Start Living he details a simple method to get ride of at least half of your concerns. It’s a method that’s been used countless times over the years by tons of musicians and industry [&hellipThe post appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 12 March 2017 | 3:07 pm

Competitor Analysis And Your Band

So one thing that has been teaching me a ridiculous amount lately has been competitor analysis. It’s shocking how this took me so long to properly codify but when it comes down to it competitor analysis has basically singlehandedly revolutionized how I approach music marketing. It’s one of those things that we all sort of [&hellipThe post Competitor Analysis And Your Band appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 8 March 2017 | 8:19 pm

The Biggest Problem In Music

So here’s the biggest threat against the music industry right now. It’s a simple one and one that we all run in to time and time again and get endlessly frustrated with. It’s all those goddamn out of touch motherfuckers. It’s the people who think “Oh well you’re just going to stumble into a $4000 [&hellipThe post The Biggest Problem In Music appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 4 March 2017 | 9:46 am

Life At The C Level

So this is a topic I’ve written about at length before but I think needs to be circled back to again, and I’m going to try and discuss it in a more generalized way because this seems to be the issue the bands are running into these days. So this is the question of targeting [&hellipThe post Life At The C Level appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 4 March 2017 | 9:42 am

Indie Bands – What Big Bands Do Doesn’t Apply To You!

So something you see regularly that I find frequently kind of wonderfully shocking is how after a certain point your band doesn’t need to give a shit about the ‘rules’ as long as you are popular enough. Now this is multifaceted and weird, because on the one hand you want to have your band give [&hellipThe post Indie Bands – What Big Bands Do Doesn’t Apply To You! appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 27 February 2017 | 10:57 am