The Watch List: Ron Gallo Premieres “Kill The Medicine Man” 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 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 FADER along 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 FADER and if you’re going to Austin, be sure to catch him at our ReverbNation CONNECT and Shout It Out Loud Official Showcase

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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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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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How to Book a Successful Tour: Tips from Former Booking Agent Sharyn Goldyn (Part 2)

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.

How does an up-and-coming artist get on a festival bill?

It’s super difficult. Every band in the world wants a festival slot and festivals book much earlier than you would think, sometimes almost a year out. The best way to get one is to have either a really, really good agent pushing for the act or a really strong buzz that has caught the attention of the promoter and made them a fan of the act.

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Hard Rock Rising 2016 — ROCK LOCAL/WIN GLOBAL

In 2015, thousands of bands from around the world went head-to-head for a spot on the main stage at Hard Rock Rising in Barcelona, Spain. After a fierce competition and countless stellar performances, a panel of judges (including ReverbNation’s own Chief Creative Officer, Simon Perry), selected Minneapolis, MN’s Enemy Planes as the global winner.

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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 reviews and premieres from The New York Times, THUMP Magazine, and Red Bull Music Academy, and more.

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Singer-songwriter Max Jury

The Line of The Best Fit premiered singer/songwriter/pianist Max Jury’s new single, “Numb.” A Gospel-infused melancholic tale that the blog described as something that “could easily soundtrack the end credits of a boy-loses-girl coming of age flick, set somewhere in the upper midwest, perhaps.”

THUMP Magazine frequently looks to producer and ReverbNation Senior Curator Lauren Flax to weigh-in on the continuous relationship between musicians and their equipment in the series “Which Comes First in Contemporary Music Technology: The Musician or The Machine?”

The New York Times recently interviewed Mike Silver of CFCF, discussing both his GRAMMY®-nominated remix, the history of dance culture, what the Best Remixed category entails, and how remixing “Berlin by Overnight” posed some unusual challenges for him. The 58th Grammy Awards will take place Monday, February 15 at 8:00pm (EST) on CBS.

Ellie Herring shared some of her expert tips, advice,and insight on the art of crafting bass on Red Bull Music Academy’s series “Modern Approaches.”

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Jaye Bartell

Pitchfork announced singer-songwriter Kevin Morby’s upcoming tour, which will feature ReverbNation CONNECT’s Jaye Bartell as the opening support on close to 20 dates across the US.

The Deli Magazine featured Brooklyn indie-rock band Silverbird’s upbeat art-rock sound in “NYC Bands on The Rise.” The band’s self-released album Pureland (released in late 2015) was well-received by the likes of Brooklyn Magazine, XS Noize, and Vice, who noted how the band “tackle[s] nearly every place the genre can go, never better illustrated in their new video for “Running.”

Following the release of Cinema’s contagiously feel-good single, “Move On” (which premiered on TMRW Magazine and was featured by Indie Shuffle), the band is being featured by Wonderland, who called Cinema “one of the most musically dynamic and distinct bands that 2016 has to offer.”

New York-based musician Kyle Forester debuted the first single (“Won’t Go Crazy”) from his self-titled album on Stereogum.

PureVolume debuted Midnight Mob’s single “Ghost,” an anthemic high-powered jam off their upcoming Honest Brutal Glorious EP.

EarBuddy premiered synth pop duo Outsides’ intoxicating new single “Lost With You,” and they’re saying it’s “going to occupy all the space in your heart.”
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6 Ways to Build Your Music Career with YouTube

We spoke to YouTube stars Maddie Wilson, Noah Guthrie, and Ali Brustofski about how they used YouTube to build their career. For this post, we've compiled their 6 most essential tips on how to build a devoted fanbase using one of the world's most popular websites.

Quality and consistency are the two most important factors

This was far and away the most popular piece of advice we heard. You have to establish a consistent schedule when posting content for your fans — the more they can come to expect a new video at a certain time each day or week, the more likely you are the draw them back in. And always keep upping the quality of your videos, whether through better equipment or higher production value.

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