Wouldn’t it be cool to have your music on TV? That recently happened for ReverbNation band The Eiffels! The LA-based indie-pop trio landed a placement on UK reality show The Only Way Is Essex through CONNECT Songs. Check out the clip below to hear their infectious song “City All Night” and learn more about CONNECT Songs here.
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!
Sammy Brue, one of the first artists to join ReverbNation CONNECT, was featured in The New Yorker. He made their list of teenagers who are shaping the future of pop music. Plus, he signed to New West Records earlier this month!
Our singles series, The Watch List, premiered electro-pop powerhouseMonogem’ssummery single “Take It Slow” on The FADER. The infectious single has since hit #5 on Hype Machine.
CONNECT Songs, our licensing partnership with Sentric Music, landed a synch placement for L.A.-based indie-pop trio The Eiffels on UK reality show, The Only Way Is Essex. Watch the clip here.
It’s easy to say that electro-pop babe, Monogem, will quickly become your new obsession. The LA-based songstress is the newest addition to ReverbNation CONNECT’s The Watch Listsingles series and recently premiered her dreamy single “Take It Slow” on The FADER. The FADER said, “it’s really the perfect sexy summer track.”
Watch the behind-the-scenes video to learn about Monogem’s background, where she draws inspiration from, and more.
Here at ReverbNation we're constantly discovering new music, sharing our fave songs with each other, and rocking out 24/7. So we figure, why not share some of our current picks with you? Get to know us in our Staff Picks: April Edition playlist.
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 Noisey, Brooklyn Vegan, and more.
Shortly after debuting “Won’t Go Crazy,” off his self-titled album, Kyle Forester shared his second single and accompanying video, “Didn’t Try To Run Away,” on Brooklyn Vegan. Kyle, also has some shows coming up, including ReverbNation CONNECT & SIOLM’s music series, PURSUIT on April 6 along with Silverbird and Erika Spring (Au Revoir Simone).
Norwegian artist Gundelach, is getting ready to drop his debut EP ‘Spiders’ in May, but in the meantime, enjoy a spectacular soul-drenched live performance of “Alone In The Night,” presented by NBHAP.
Little Tybee unleashed “More Like Jason,” a soaring indie-folk jam premiered by Noisey. Impressed by their unique and engaging sound Noisey said, “the group stands to create some of the most promising and truly original music of our generation.” Head to Noisey to learn more on Little Tybee plus check out their Q&A with each one of the members!
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 Answershared his new single, “Collision,” off his forthcoming EP on Gigwise.
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 AnnaGreene, 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.
ReverbNation CONNECT and American Songwriter announce #DiscoverVolume2on 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 galleryfrom #DiscoverVolume1 with Future Thieves, Warm Ryders, and Ryan Beaver.
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 Ron Gallo, whose single “Kill The Medicine Man” premiered on The FADER, and is available via all digital retailers today.
We’re excited to announce the newest artist to be featured in The Watch List: Ron Gallo. The Philly-raised, recent Nashville transplant just premiered his fuzzy garage anthem, “Kill The Medicine Man,” on The FADERalong with a behind-the-scenes mini-doc as a part of our single series. Ron tells The Fader, “‘Kill the Medicine Man’ is about my personal ideology that’s stemmed from the last couple years since I’ve removed alcohol and any kind of drugs from my life. I’m angry, saddened and fed up with how easily “medications” of all kind are just being handed out and creating a plague of addiction, disease, and keeping people in a daze.” Check out his new single on The FADERand if you’re going to Austin, be sure to catch him at our ReverbNation CONNECT and Shout It Out LoudOfficial Showcase!
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. Sometimes, smaller shows can be unexpectedly worth it. I had an artist play a really small show that about five people came to. She wasn’t excited about it but it happened to be the one show a journalist for the New York Times was at. She was the featured artist in his story, so the show turned out to be a success. International music industry people head to SXSW for discovering music and networking, so you just might end up playing in front of someone who books a huge festival in Europe. You just never know. I think its important to be strategic and remember that you don’t want to be the band who is at SXSW every year with nothing new going on and never making an impact.
Have you gone to SXSW? Share you experience in the comment section below.
Missed part one and two? Check it out here and here.
Sharyn started at the Windish Agency in Chicago at the front desk. After a year, she became the president’s personal assistant then his booking assistant, eventually working her way up to a full-blown agent with her own roster. In her six years at the agency, she has worked on tours for dozens of artist including The xx, alt-J, Hot Chip, Gotye, The Knife, and M83. Prior to Windish, Sharyn worked as an assistant talent buyer for two small venues in Chicago and did PR for a few artists. She now works in artist development for ReverbNation Connect and manages artists.