ICYMI: A feature in Fast Company, The Watch List’s Newest Artist, and more

From to exciting features to synch placements, it's been a busy few weeks for us and our artists. Check out our news recap for stories you may have missed!

  • We were recently featured in Fast Company for our artist development initiatives. Read the article to find out how we’re using a mix of human curation and big data to identify talented artists!
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Artist Session: Josh Savage

Singer-songwriter Josh Savage recently released his music video for “Bella,” and we chatted with him over email about what it’s like to hold the record for playing the most SoFar shows, his bilingual writing process, and more.

You recently performed in Warsaw for a TED Talk! TED Talk is LEGIT! How did you land such a rad gig and tell us about your experience.

A Polish music promoter has been inviting me to play in Poland for a while, but I was never able to fit Poland on my tours. When I was asked to play TEDx Warsaw as a special guest after the promoter’s speech, I didn’t hesitate. I said “I’m there!”.

It all happened so quickly and I was stunned by the audience’s response at the end. Some people in Poland came up to me to say they’ve been listening to my music before I had even set foot there. It was very surreal!

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Success Story Update

Throughout the week, our ReverbNation CONNECT team keeps track of industry news and artist successes. We’ve got your weekly recap of the top stories you’ve missed, including features and premieres on The FADER, NPR, and more.

PureVolume premiered The Upset Victory’s new lyric video for “Don’t Give Up the Night.” PureVolume said, “The track has a spunky, dance punk vibe that recalls some of the strong characteristics of Panic! At the Disco, yet retains their unique flair and remains faithful to the sound they’ve carved out over the years. It’s a reenergized and triumphant return for the band.”

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Monogem by Dillon O’Neal

Monogem was announced as the newest artist to be featured in ReverbNation CONNECT’s The Watch List. The Los Angeles-based electro-pop goddess has attracted the attention from all corners of the music industry with her silky disco-tinged tunes.  This week, The FADER premiered Monogem’s sultry new single “Take It Slow.” 

NPR included Brooklyn-based folk singer Jaye Bartell in their weekly series “All Songs Considered,” a collection of new songs to fall in love with. NPR said, “Jaye Bartell’s voice has a deep resonance reminiscent of Leonard Cohen. His words combine storytelling and poetry into powerful songwriting.”

Following a residency at The Bootleg Theatre and then a slew of shows at SXSW, Lena Fayre premiered a soaring new single and a wintry music video titled, “Cry,” on Flaunt Magazine.

Allie & Ivy

Allie & Ivy

Following a three-album record deal with New West Records, 15-year-old Americana prodigy Sammy Brue, was featured in The New Yorker! Sammy Brue is featured in The New Yorker’s “The Teenagers Shaping Pop,” a list of under-twenty artists shaping the future of music

Australian popstress, Allie & Ivy unleashed her edgy new single, “Get Hi,” a bright little number on Project U.

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Sammy Brue Featured in The New Yorker’s List of “The Teenagers Shaping Pop”

How exciting is it to see a ReverbNation CONNECT artist in The New Yorker? This week Americana prodigy Sammy Brue, who was one of the first artists to join CONNECT and who recently signed with New West Records, was included in The New Yorker’s list of “The Teenagers Shaping Pop.” The impressive list highlighted under-twenty artists who are changing the music world and are shaping the future of pop. They described the 15-year-old as, “Brue, who is based in Utah, tackles such dark subjects as skipping a funeral and unresolved arguments: “The last time that we were fighting / I was thinking about the day that you’d be gone.“”

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The Watch List: Monogem Premieres “Take It Slow” On The Fader

The Watch List follows ReverbNation CONNECT artists as they travel from their hometown to cities like NYC and Nashville to record new music and hone their craft, documenting the journey along the way. This month’s featured Watch List Artist is Monogem, whose single "Take It Slow" premiered on The FADER.

We’re excited to announce the newest addition to The Watch List: Monogem. The L.A. songstress premiered her sultry new single “Take It Slow” on The FADER along with a mini-doc that takes you inside the captivating world of the electro-pop powerhouse. Monogem tells The FADER, “‘Take It Slow’ puts into words and music an impossible, fleeting love, so heightened and electric that you want to consume it whole and yet take it slow, all at once.” Head over to The FADER to fall in love with “Take It Slow.” 

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Success Story Update

Throughout the week, our ReverbNation CONNECT team keeps track of industry news and artist successes. We’ve got your weekly recap of the top stories you’ve missed, including features and premieres on Crave Online, Gorilla vs Bear, and more.

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Crave Online premiered New York rockers, Midnight Mob’s video to their soaring single “Ghosts.”

Atlanta duo, The Pheels dropped another hazy production titled, “The Heartbreaker,” and BULLETT Media said, “think Washed Out meets Allan Kingdom–a more organic approach to R&B that sets them apart from the pack.”

Gorilla vs Bear premiered Brooklyn producer, Carslon’s single “Purgatory,” a collaboration with the intensely haunting and captivating sounds of Autre Ne Veut. “Purgatory,” is the first track off Carlson’s EP Going South.

Following the release of their latest album ‘Anxious Utopia,’ My Gold Mask shared their music video to their soaring single, “Connect,” on The Wild Magazine. “‘Connect’ is a song about modern isolation in an era of being able to be connected to everyone all at once, and simultaneously not being connected to anyone,” the band told The Wild Magazine.

No Country For New Nashville premiered blues-rocker, Jack Berry’s single “Coal.” The gritty tune is Berry’s latest single from his upcoming EP Mean Machine, which has already gained the praise of Consequence of Sound, Crave Online, and Spill Machine.

Jack Berry

Jack Berry

The 405 premiered Norwegian artist, Gundelach’s latest single, ‘Fjernsynet,’ off his soon-to-be released debut EP. The 405 said “‘Fjernsynet,’ which is Norwegian for “television set” is “brimming with soft introspective lyrics, mellow falsetto and surging analog-electronic production, co-produced by Joel Ford.”

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ReverbNation CONNECT and American Songwriter Present “Discover” Concert Series on May 2

ReverbNation CONNECT and American Songwriter’s concert series, “Discover,” returns on May 2 in East Nashville. Read on to learn more about the exciting show.

We’re excited to announce the third installment of our emerging concert series with American Songwriter will be on May 2nd at The Family Wash in East Nashville. This show will feature emerging ReverbNation CONNECT act Ron Gallo (who you know from The Watch List), Thelma and the Sleaze, and Lilly Hiatt. Visit American Songwriter to meet the artists and don’t forget to RSVP at Do615.

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