ReverbNation CONNECT 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

Nashville's Smooth Hound Smith

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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ReverbNation CONNECT 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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ReverbNation CONNECT 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 who is featured in Nylon Magazine and what single made iTune’s Hot Tracks.

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Lena Fayre

Nylon Magazine feature Lena Fayre in this week’s “Band Crush.” Lena is currently working on a follow-up to her last EP, Is There Only One?, but took some time to chat with Nylon Magazine about her next project, her inspirations, and where she would like to see herself in five years.

ReverbNation CONNECT and The Watch List band, Thaddeus Anna Greene’s latest single “Heart Out” was featured in iTunes and Apple Music’s Hot Tracks.

Following a performance at Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, Nashville-based rising roots duo Smooth Hound Smith premiere their latest single “Forever Cold” on The Bluegrass Station. The single is off their soon-to-be released full-length album, Sweet Home Tennessee.

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Matt Kivel

Singer/Songwriter, Matt Kivel is gearing up to release his third full-length album Janus, but not before sharing his latest single, “Violets.” The track exclusively premiered on Interview Magazine and was later featured by Stereogum. According to Kivel, “Violets” was inspired by his ongoing thoughts after watching the dark and graphic documentary Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills.”

Consequence of Sound shares Nashville-based blues rocker Jack Berry’s first single, “The Bull,” off his forthcoming LP, Mean Machine.

 

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ReverbNation CONNECT Industry Recap

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 GRAMMY Nominations and what artist made it onto SPIN's "101 Best Songs of 2015."

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Industry News:

THE GRAMMYs: Nominations for the 2016 GRAMMY Awards were announced on Monday, with stars like Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift, and The Weeknd at the head of the pack. With 83 categories celebrating musicians, writers, producers, etc., ReverbNation artists grabbed 17 nominations in 14 different categories that cover the musical spectrum. From Best Rock Album to Best Instrumental Composition, view the full list here.

BILLBOARD DEBATE: Does Adele’s Historic Sales Performance Mark a Turning Point for the Music Industry? Billboard published a debate that explores Adele’s historic record sales and whether they mark a turning point for the music industry. They explore the the fact that “roughly half of Adele’s first-week sales were in physical form” and that maybe “soul never goes out of style” (also referencing former number 1 album, “Traveler” by Chris Stapleton). But does that really mean a change for the industry?

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17 ReverbNation Artists Nominated for the 2016 GRAMMY Awards

Nominations for the 2016 GRAMMY Awards were announced on Monday, and once again, we have a great number of ReverbNation artists joining the ranks of Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift, and The Weeknd as official GRAMMY nominees. With more than 17 nominations in 14 different categories, these ReverbNation artists cover a wide range of the musical spectrum. Check out the nominations, and then hear music from each nominated artist in our playlist below. And make sure you tune into CBS on February 15th for the main event!

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SXSBest — Gathering the Top #AustinSnapshots from South by Southwest

Did you miss South By Southwest in Austin last week? Or were you lucky enough to join thousands of other audiophiles and experience the annual festival and conference? Either way, we’ve got you covered.

Before SXSW began, we asked dozens of great ReverbNation Artists to help us document their time in Austin using #AustinSnapshot on Instagram and Twitter. You can see the whole #AustinSnapshot collage here, but we’ve also picked out some of our favorite shots that showcase everything from Texas BBQ to Game of Thrones pedicabs to all the great shows that happened during the week.

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Simon Perry Discusses Music & Artist Discovery

We sat down with Simon Perry — hit producer/writer, ReverbNation’s Chief Creative Officer, Head of A&R, and lifelong music fan — to hear how his music roots spread to embrace technology and point to a new music future.

Q. You’ve been working behind the scenes with ReverbNation for a few years now, but your recent efforts are paying off in a pretty public way. Before we talk more about that, tell us a little about your background.

A. I started out as an Artist in the UK, where I’m from. I got signed, but I didn’t become famous (insert self-deprecating British smile and shrug here), so I gave up my dream and went to law school. Then I went straight back to music, but this time I was writing and producing for other Artists. I was lucky enough to have a lot of success, but eventually I realized that I wanted to develop my own acts instead of writing for other people.

I co-founded a company called Archangel Media, and that’s what I was doing when I first heard about ReverbNation and met Mike (Doernberg, ReverbNation CEO and co-founder).

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49 ReverbNation Artists Nominated for the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards

Congratulations to the 49 ReverbNation Artists recognized by this year’s GRAMMY Awards, with nominations in 29 different categories. From genres as diverse as Best New Age Album, Best Alternative Music Album, and Best Recording Package, there are few areas where ReverbNation Artists were not recognized.

One Artist, Miami, Florida’s PALO! was nominated for the Best Latin Tropical Album, in addition to grabbing a Latin GRAMMY nomination for Best Contemporary Tropical Album of the Year. Keyboardist Steve Roitstein says that PALO!’s “Afro-Cuban Funk” was “never created to receive industry accolades, but the recognition from the Grammys is an amazing honor for us.”

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