Balancing Music And The Business: Meet Yardij

Yardij at Forecastle Festival in Louisville, KY

South Florida alt-rock band, Yardij recently caught the attention of the promoters at Forecastle Festival in Louisville, KY where they were selected to play through one of our opportunities.

We spoke to them about how they formed, their experience playing at Forecastle Festival, and what’s up next for them.

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How Empathy Test Signed To Old Flame Records

British electronic pop duo, Empathy Test, have been working non-stop putting out music and touring since they started in 2013.

With two stunning 4 track E.P.s under their belt, it’s no wonder they were signed by Old Flame Records through one of our opportunities.

Check out this interview with Empathy Test where they share how the band formed, how as an artist you should DIY from the outset, and what’s up next for them.

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How Tom Shawcroft Signed To Fierce Panda Records

Tom Shawcroft is an indie-electronica singer, songwriter, and producer from Nottingham, UK. Over the past several years, Tom’s sound evolved from predominantly acoustic when he started making music as a teenager to a now unique style of production influenced heavily by his love for electronic music.

It’s that unique style that caught the attention of fierce panda, who he signed to after submitting to one of our opportunities.

“What we really like about the whole ReverbNation talent-spotting process is that it gives us a chance to think outside the A&R box. The fierce panda label is generally renowned for peddling shambolic indie noises but Tom comes from a totally pop background, and his finger-clicking beats and soulful vocals really made him stand out from the alt.rock crowd. It’s a modern sound in a world gone mad.”

Check out this interview with Tom Shawcroft below where he shares how being diagnosed with an illness as a child ignited his spark for songwriting, how artists should make use of every tool available to them, and what’s up next for him.

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How Staying Positive Shaped Danny Starr As A Songwriter

Danny Starr is a 19-year-old singer-songwriter from London, UK. His music has been featured on BBC Introducing, Amazing Radio, and major blogs and radio worldwide. His exceptional songwriting and heartfelt vocal delivery have garnered him scores of high profile fans.

It’s that same exceptional songwriting that caught the attention of the promoters at Camden Rocks Festival where he was selected through one of our opportunities to headline the acoustic stage there.

Check out this interview with Danny Starr where he shares how his songwriting has evolved, how almost giving up actually helped him develop as an artist, and what’s up next for him including the release of his new single Double Red Line (listen below).

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Artist Interview: The Comstocks

The Comstocks (formerly Fresco Future), an alternative band from Dublin, Ireland, are one of the latest ReverbNation artists to get signed to End Of The Trail Records through one of our opportunities.

We spoke to them about how they got started, the pressures of being a DIY artist, how you don’t need a fancy studio to get a great recording, and lots more. Check out the interview below.

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The Importance Of Building Up Hype: Meet The Cheap Thrills

The Cheap Thrills are a garage/psych pop band from Liverpool, UK. Their sound is a combination of garage bands from the sixties and a resurgence of bands from the 2000s.

It’s that same sound that caught the attention of End Of The Trail Records, who they signed to after submitting to one of our opportunities. According to the label, what attracted them to the band were their songs.

“Pop psych at it’s best we think. At the time of writing they have just had their new single played on BBC Radio 6 by the mighty Steve Lamacq. Which is a great thing for any band in the UK!!!”

Check out this interview with The Cheap Thrills where they share the secret to getting promoters to book you, how to build up hype around your band, and what’s up next for them.

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Artist Interview: Mojave Nomads

Mojave Nomads hail from the Utah music scene, where pop music dominates. But with influences like Portugal. The Man, Broken Bells, and The 1975, it’s no wonder their indie, funk, 80’s tinged sound stood out when they submitted their song to one of our opportunities.

American Musical Supply picked them from thousands of submissions to play at the D’Angelico Showroom in New York in front of a hand-selected crowd of industry professionals.

We spoke to them about how they got started, the submission process, and what’s next for them.

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Label Interview: Pacific Records

California-based indie label Pacific Records is running an opportunity through us where they’ll be conducting A&R research to identify potential ReverbNation artists to add to its roster. The label is looking to expand its roster with exciting new bands covering all genres of music.

Pacific Records has evolved from its humble beginnings as a retail record store chain into a multi-dimensional entity that includes recording studios, engineering services, CD replication, screen printing, and talent buying services, while its primary focus remains as an independent record label and music publisher.

We spoke to Martin Guigui, Senior Vice President & Director of A&R, at Pacific Records about how they got started, what kind of artists they look for, advice for artists submitting to records labels, and lots more. Check out their interview!

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