Staff Picks: April Edition

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.

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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 Noisey, Brooklyn Vegan, and more.

Kyle Forester

Kyle Forester

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

Little Tybee

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!

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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.

Sample Answer

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.

Lena Fayre

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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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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