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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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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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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Artist Spotlight: Max Jury, EchoDroides, Jude Shuma, Shah Jahan

Each week, ReverbNation CONNECT explores the site for great new music — this week get to know Max Jury, EchoDroides, Jude Shuma, and Shah Jahan.

Max Jury

A singer-songwriter with a mellow sort of swagger, Max Jury is busy at work finishing up his debut album due out on June 3rd. His newest track, “Numb,” premiered on The Line of Best Fit and perfectly layers Gospel-inspired vocals and unhurried riffs. If you’re in Europe, be sure to catch him on tour following his album release.

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ReverbNation CONNECT and American Songwriter Launch New Concert Series, “Discover”

ReverbNation CONNECT and American Songwriter aim to put the spotlight on emerging artists and bands with the launch of a new concert series, "Discover.” Read on to learn more about the exciting series.

We’re excited to announce that we’ve partnered with American Songwriter for a new concert series called “Discover.” The series will aim to put the spotlight on emerging artists, and will kick off on March 7th at The Family Wash in East Nashville. For the series premiere, #DiscoverVolume1 will showcase Nashville-based Warm Ryders and ReverbNation CONNECT acts Future Thieves and Ryan Beaver.The show is free for fans who 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 reviews and premieres from Under The Radar, Redbull, My Old Kentucky Blog, and more.

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LadyGunn premiered Monogem’s dreamy video to her empowering single, “Gone.”

Last night Silverbird and Ron Gallo had a show at Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn. Check out CONNECT’s photo gallery.

Under The Radar premiered Philly rocker, Ron Gallo’s explosive and gritty tune “Put the Kids to Bed,” a new track from his upcoming compilation due for release in April. Additionally, Ron shared some of his thoughts on the song, his own label,  American Diamond Recordings, relocating to Nashville, and his upcoming sophomore LP Heavy Meta.

Grammy-nominee CFCF made an album, On Vacation, for Balearic label International Feel’s mini-album series, which is out February 19. Redbull says On Vacation is “a smooth, dreamy trip that’s equal parts Balearic sunrise music, Phillip Gass neo-classical and 80’s quiet-storm jazz.”

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Sammy Brue

Following the release of their well-received album Pureland, indie rockers Silverbird shared their new video to their nostalgic track “Smile” on My Old Kentucky Blog.

Just announced, ReverbNation CONNECT The Watch List artist, Sammy Brue returns to the 2nd annual Music on the Mesa Festival, June 3-5th in Taos, New Mexico. Headlining the festival will be folk legend Steve Earle and Shawn Colvin.

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Bailiff Secures Synch Placement on FOX’s Cooper’s Guide to Surviving Life

Can you imagine watching a hit television show on one of the most popular networks and hearing your song play? That’s what happened to ReverbNation CONNECT band Bailiff this past Sunday as they watched FOX’s Cooper’s Guide to Surviving Life. “I haven’t sat that embarrassingly close the television since the Ninja Turtles were on,” said Josh Siegel of Bailiff.

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How to Book a Successful Tour: Tips from Former Booking Agent Sharyn Goldyn (Part I)

ReverbNation CONNECT artist manager (and former booking agent with The Windish Agency) Sharyn Goldyn lays out the ways that emerging artists can make the most out of their first tours. Read on for advice that will make your next (or first) tour a success.

What is the best way to begin planning a tour? What elements does a band need to consider?

It really depends on how much is going on with the artist and how much money they have to spend. Everyone has to start somewhere but to get the most out of your time on the road, it’s helpful for there to be some sort of story behind the artist: a new release, a few good reviews on blogs, a decent social media following, some sort of buzz like significant streams on Spotify, etc.

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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 song and video premieres on Brooklyn Vegan, Yahoo! Music, and more.

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Cleveland, OH’s Thaddeus Anna Greene

Brite Winter Festival — a winter artist showcase and community celebration of fire, arts, music, games, and snow in Cleveland, OH — featured ReverbNation CONNECT’s The Watch List band, Thaddeus Anna Greene in their “Artist Spotlight” feature.

TMRW Magazine premiered “Move On,” an infectious indie pop anthem by Birmingham five-piece band Cinema.

After Dark — an arts and music series presented by The Art Institute of Chicago and curated by ReverbNation — announced that ReverbNation CONNECT artists Ron Gallo and EchoDroides will perform on February 26.

The Deli’s Nashville Readers’ Poll Results are in, and Smooth Hound Smith snagged the number one spot for Artist of The Year. The rising Nashville

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Nashville’s Smooth Hound Smith

Americana roots duo have been making a name for themselves with the release of their second album, Sweet Tennessee Honey, which landed them a feature on The Bluegrass Station for their single, “Forever Cold.”

Following the release of his beautifully haunting single, “You Can Now Let Go,” which received praise from The Joy of Violent Movement, The 405, and Under The Radar, Mark Roberts of We Are Temporary shared his latest single, “Who’s Going To Love Me Now?” on Yahoo Music.

Last week, Ron Gallo debuted the music video to his first single, “Young Lady, You’re Killing Me,” on Brooklyn Vegan. The song is a bluesy tale that received praise from the likes of The Deli Magazine, who described it as “a wooly-as-a-mammoth, jittery-as-a-jumping-bean little number.”

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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 a video premiere by Thaddeus Anna Greene and an exclusive interview with Empathy Test.

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Thaddeus Anna Greene, video premiere on My Old Kentucky Blog

Shortly after debuting their single “Heart Out” on The FADER as a part of ReverbNation CONNECT’s The Watch List singles series, soulful rockers Thaddeus Anna Greene are bringing social awareness with the accompanying video, which debuted on My Old Kentucky Blog.

The FADER premiered CFCF’s funky new track “Sate Padang,” giving us the first feel of his upcoming mini-LP On Vacation, due to drop on February 19th as the second On Vacation album in International Feels’ series.

Shortly after being featured in Nylon Magazine and Bullet Media, and guest curating a ReverbNation Collection, Chicago’s dark synth-pop trio My Gold Mask dropped the video for their single “Dissipate” on Paste Magazine. Earlier this week, the band announced they will head to SXSW 2016 for an official showcase.

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Sammy Brue, performing at Sundance Film Festival

ReverbNation CONNECT act and The Watch List artist Sammy Brue will perform at the Studio Lounge Utah for one of the world’s largest arts and film festivals, Sundance Film Festival.

Music bloggers Indietronica and Tradiio have joined forces for an exclusive interview with rising London-based electronic pop act Empathy Test.

The Irish Times listed soul-pop singer/songwriter Sample Answer in “People to Know in 2016.”

 

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