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 Stereogum, The Line of The Best Fit, and more.

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KaiL Baxley

Say goodbye to your winter blues and start fresh this season with PURSUIT — the emerging concert curatedand sponsored by ReverbNation CONNECT and SHOUT IT OUT LOUD MUSIC, in association with FLOOD MAGAZINE and doNYC. ReverbNation CONNECT’s vibrant indie-rock band Silverbird and Kyle Forester (Crystal Stilts/The Ladybug Transistor) will be headlining the event. It’s a FREE event with RSVP at DoNYC.

The Line of The Best Fit featured Olso-based artist Gundelach in, “Ja Ja Ja club night: Get to know Norwegian producer Gundelach,” a Q&A  introducing a few of the artists on the bill. Gundelach opened up on how he got his music career started, the meaning behind “Spiders,” and more.

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TRACE

Goldmine Magazine shared an alternate video version of KaiL Baxley’s riveting  “Mirrors of Paradise,” off his sophomore LP, A Light That Never Dies. In the alternate version of the video, we see two parallel love stories, one happening in real time and the other in reverse. KaiL told Goldmine, “I was approached by a group of filmmakers here in Los Angeles. The director Orlando Rashid said he’d had a vision while listening to my song and asked if he could make it into a video. I was so honored by the gesture and of course said yes. He and his team did a really nice job and I thought they put a great spin on the video. It’s wild how one thing can inspire another and something completely brand new and different is born. That’s the beauty of art.”

Following last year’s impressive debut single, “Heavy Shoulders,” L.A-based singer TRACE unleashed her second single, “Honey,” on Stereogum.

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ReverbNation CONNECT and American Songwriter Present “Discover” Concert Series on April 4

ReverbNation CONNECT and American Songwriter’s concert series, “Discover,” returns on April 4 in East Nashville. Read on to learn more about the exciting show.

Join us on April 4th for the second edition of “Discover,” our new concert series in partnership with American Songwriter! The series, which aims to put the spotlight on emerging artists will feature ReverbNation CONNECT act Reuben Bidez along with Lucie Silas and Andrew Leahey & The Homestead. The free show will be held at The Family Wash in East Nashville, and we’d love to see you there! Head over to American Songwriter to meet the artists and RSVP at Do615.

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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 Gigwise, Brooklyn Vegan, and more.

Dublin singer-songwriter, Sample Answer shared his new single, “Collision,” off his forthcoming EP on Gigwise.

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Sample Answer

Shortly after premiering “Tuesdays” on FLOOD Magazine, folk artist Jaye Bartell shared another stunning and lonesome little number titled “Laundry Line,” on Brooklyn Vegan.

Are you in Austin? You won’t want to miss ReverbNation CONNECT and friends Shout It Out Loud Music Official Showcase, PURSUIT. We’re taking over Cheer Up Charlie’s on Friday with a lineup you definitely don’t want to miss. ReverbNation CONNECT acts Lena Fayre, Ron Gallo, New Myths, Monogem, Carlson, Thaddeus Anna Greene, AKW, Coral Bones, and Phebe Starr will take over along with Porches, Chad Valley, and more! Get all the deets on Do512 and get stoked for the showcase with the playlist here.Take some rad pics and share with us by using #PursuitATX.

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Lena Fayre

ReverbNation CONNECT and American Songwriter announce #DiscoverVolume2 on Monday, April 4 at The Family Wash/Garage Coffee featuring CONNECT artist Reuben Bidez! Discover is a new monthly music series curated by your friends at American Songwriter Magazine and ReverbNation CONNECT, which promises to bring you the best up and coming artists from Nashville and beyond. Head to American Songwriter for more details and meet the artists! Check out our photo gallery from #DiscoverVolume1 with Future Thieves, Warm Ryders, and Ryan Beaver.

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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, Billboard Magazine, and more.

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Ron Gallo

Philly-raised, recent Nashville transplant, and our fourth addition to The Watch List single series, Ron Gallo , premiered his new single “Kill The Medicine Man” and mini-doc on The FADER.

Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Jesse Ruben premiered his lyric video to the emotionally stirring track, “This Is Why I Need You” on Billboard Magazine! After two years of putting music on hold–due to Lyme Disease–Jesse Ruben bounced back with his heartwarming track “This Is Why I Need You,” a track dedicated to his longtime girlfriend.

Shortly after the release of her High Dreamer EP, singer/pianist Kylie Odetta’s track title got a dreamy rendition from LA producer’s, Free SliceEarmilk say “Free Slice manages to highlight her assets even more with their swirling melodies and heavy synths.

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Kylie Odetta

Nashville blues rocker Jack Berry shared his new gritty, electric song “Bad Dog” with CraveOnline.  CraveOnline says, “…we’ve got a feeling that this captivating firestarter won’t have much trouble carving out his own place on the wall alongside the greats in due time.”

NPR premiered Des Moines, Iowa-based singer/songwriter/pianist Max Jury’s video for his wistful, gospel-infused single “Numb.” The soulful song is off his upcoming self-titled debut album out June 3rd.

 

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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 Paste Magazine, Resident Advisor, Mass Appeal, and more.

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Max Jury

Singer/songwriter/pianist Max Jury chatted with The 405 about his upcoming self-titled debut album out June 3rd, his writing inspiration, experience at Electric Lady Studios, and more. Get a preview of the album with his gospel-infused song, “Numb.” 

Australian songstress Phebe Starr premiered her empowering single “Feel My Love” on Paste Magazine. She told Paste, “”Feel My Love” is a song about freedom from expectations to love perfectly and to be understood perfectly.”

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Phebe Starr

Resident Advisor caught up with GRAMMY®-nominated CFCF in a front-page feature that covered his “love of uncool sounds,” inspiration, and more.

Mass Appeal premiered Ogden Payne’s smooth new single “All Night.” With references to LL Cool J, Sean John, and Fubu in the effortlessly sexy track, Payne said, “If I could’ve lived my 20s in the 1990s, it would’ve sounded like this.”

Dark, electro-pop singer/songwriter Lena Fayre was awarded the 2015 Grand Prize – Session II in the “World Music” Category in The John Lennon Songwriting Contest. Her song “Ophelia” claimed the top spot.

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Artist Spotlight: Future Thieves, Ryan Beaver, Smooth Hound Smith, and The Rocketboys

Each week, ReverbNation CONNECT explores the site for great new music — this week get to know Future Thieves, Ryan Beaver, Smooth Hound Smith, and The Rocketboys.

Future Thieves

Nashville-based rock and roll band Future Thieves are kicking off the premiere of ReverbNation CONNECT and American Songwriter’s concert series on Monday night in Nashville. They released their debut album, Horizon Line, in 2015 and have played at major festivals including Bonnaroo and Summerfest.

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Should a New Band Go to SXSW?

ReverbNation CONNECT artist manager (and former booking agent with The Windish Agency) Sharyn Goldyn has already shared her essential tips for how emerging artists can make the most out of their first tours. Today she answers the big question, should a new band go to SXSW?

Should a new band go to SXSW?

There’s a lot to think about before you decide. The amount of bands that go each year is insane. The venues are hit or miss, shows are rushed and the sound can be compromised. Almost no shows are paid unless you’re a big name and there’s a big sponsor, so you’re going to lose money right out of the gate. BUT if you have a new release with anticipation around it, money to pay for it, and an agent or someone else helping you get on the right shows, it can be very worth it. Having at least one really good look like a Fader Fort or Spotify House can push the needle for a new artist.

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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 PAPER Magazine, THUMP, Flood Magazine, and more.

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KingKLA$$

Mark Roberts of We Are Temporary dropped a remix of Ke$ha’s 2012 massive hit, “Die Young,” and has removed all of Dr. Luke’s production, as a testament of unity with the singer after Friday’s ruling in favor of Sony. PAPER Magazine premiered We Are Temporary’s heavy-hitting and dark approach to “Die Young,” and a day later Refinery 29 featured the track saying “the result is a lot darker and weirder, but not less anthemic.”

Brooklyn native, D.C. living, hip-hop artist, KingKLA$$ shared his eerie new single “Rackson” on THUMP, giving us the first glimpse of his upcoming self-titled EP. The EP was initially brought to the attention of THUMP with blazing recommendations from CONNECT Manager, as well as artist and producer, Joel Ford AKA Airbird.

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The Honest Heart Collective

Folk artist Jaye Bartell shared a new song called “Tuesdays” on FLOOD Magazine. The song can be found in his upcoming album ‘Light Enough,’ which comes out 4/29 via Sinderlyn.

Nashville rising foot-stomping American roots duo Smooth Hound Smith premiered the video to their dance-worthy song “Stopgap Woman Blues” on Milk Crater

Cinema shared their new visually-appealing video for their addicting single “Move On” on EarMilk.

Canadian rockers The Honest Heart Collective honor the Man in Black on what would have been his 84th birthday with the premiere of their Cash EP on PureVolume.

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