The contacts listed are sorted into FIVE sections. |
1. Publications that will REVIEW your music
2. Radio Stations/Shows that will PLAY your songs
3. Labels, Vendors and Promotional Services that will help you to SELL your CD
4. Sites where you can UPLOAD your band's MP3s or videos
5. Helpful Resources for recording artists
2. SITES/PUBLICATIONS WHERE YOU CAN GET YOUR MUSIC REVIEWED|
PO Box 5041, Victoria, BC V8R 6N3
Jeremiah Sutherland email@example.com
Comprises reviews of indie releases in Jazz, Blues, Folk, Pop, Early Music and Opera. Affiliated with BullFrogMusic.com.
Box 20064, Stock Exchange RPO, Calgary AB T2P 4J2
Brian Rutherford firstname.lastname@example.org
An independently run music review community. We focus on independent labels and artists that fit into the Alternative music category. We publish music reviews of CDs on a daily basis as well as weekly interviews and biographies. MusicEmissions.com believes in independent music.
Ape Quake Music Freak
918 Lake Ct., Madison, WI 53715
PH: 608-250-2427 FX: 608-250-2427
Adam Mico email@example.com
A frequently updated blog devoted to getting your music heard and viewed. Check the site for additional details!
Whether we're giving you our insight into the latest in politics or introducing you to some of the best indie music out there, we're the place to be!
3. RADIO SHOWS THAT WILL PLAY YOUR MUSIC
Troy's Room Radio Show
137 E.Anaheim St., Wilmington, CA 90744
An internet Rock show featuring the best in unsigned Rock from around the world. Garage, Psychedelia, Indie, Punk, Metal submissions accepted only. Send press packages or MP3 attachments.
The Johnny Mack Gospel Music Show WNAH
44 Music Sq. E., Nashville, TN 37203
I also interview up and coming Singer/Songwriters in the Gospel genre.
A Place In The Dirt
I play Industrial, Gothic, Metal and all the other stuff you didn't know you had forgotten.
The Bush! Radio
Charlie Kole firstname.lastname@example.org
We are devoted entirely to local Michigan music!
Punk radio streaming Punk, Emo, Ska and Metal, 24/7. Forum, contests and more!
Local, Loud & Proud with Unkle Bonehead
3435 Dietz Rd. Williamston, MI 48895
Unkle Bonehead email@example.com
A show on The Bush Radio showcasing the best indie music that Michigan has to offer. With news, reviews, interviews contests and more!
4. SERVICES/VENDORS/LABELS THAT WILL HELP SELL YOUR MUSIC
1313 Racquet Club N. Dr. D, Indianapolis, IN 46260
PH: 317-536-5637 FX: 317-536-8416
Fred Demming firstname.lastname@example.org
Markets artist songs at the online digital media iTunes store and connects artist and bands and musicians to online music resources with a provided free electronic press kit.
609 Corona Ave. Corona, CA 92879
Anthony Pratt email@example.com
A growing record label that also utilizes digital media. The company hangs its hat on artist development.
Broken Window Production
3501 Block Dr. Irving TX 75038
Glendon Guttenfelder firstname.lastname@example.org
We are a multi-media promotional/marketing company that specializes in independent film and music.
Arizona University Recordings
10700 E. Prince Rd. Tucson, AZ 85749
PH: 520-749-9895 FX: 520-749-9893
A sophisticated catalog of music that is reflective through consistently high artistic quality and outstanding recording technology. It is intended that each release guarantees listeners that they have received a production that has been originally crafted and designed with painstaking, loving care. The seeds for the recordings are gathered from such widely varying sources as Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Swing, Blues, Bossa Nova, Latin Music, World Music, Sophisticated Pop, Classical Music and more.
Ploeglaan 28, 3755HT Eemnes, Holland
PH: +31 (0)35-523-0514 FX: +31 (0)35-533-6875
Tom Pearce email@example.com
Actively promotes new artists and composers in the entire media industry, including gaming and broadcast.
JETT FOX Promotions
Jett Fox firstname.lastname@example.org
Works with Alternative bands. We are PR/publicist affiliate of HollywoodMusic.tv.
Raptalk.net - Worldwide Rap and Hip Hop Music Network
Alberto Martinez Jr. email@example.com
We specialize in promoting independent music alongside of major acts. Hip Hop, Rap and R&B news, exclusive music and interviews.
Big Top Music
2801 Meadow Lark Trail, Duluth, GA 30096
Sean Owen firstname.lastname@example.org
20+ years of artist management, promotion and production, provides coaching to indie artists
We have been exposing recording artists to the world for over 15 years. We are an award-winning independent A&R firm specializing in artist development and music promotion & publicity.
Lucky 7 Records & Entertainment
An entertainment consulting firm for R&B artists.
160 Aztec Way SE. Acworth, GA 30102
A CD megastore that is dedicated solely to independent music and the artists that create this music. We've got room for all styles, genres and categories!
650 Pennsylvania #25, Miami Beach, FL 33139
PH: 888-476-8745 FX: 303-444-9122
Promotes your music to the decision makers at Internet radio stations, music blogs, online music magazines and more, AND we give you a full report of everything we do for you!
Nina Denny Public Relations
PO Box 1248, Ogdensburg, NY 13669
PH: 315-323-1058 FX: 877-349-0225
PR with a personal touch, affordable rates and music expertise.
5. SITES WHERE YOU CAN UPLOAD YOUR BAND'S MP3s
The Big Ugly Review
490 2nd St. 2nd Fl. San Francisco, CA 94107
Elizabeth Bernstein email@example.com
We accept songs for our online magazine that relate to that issue's theme. WE DO NOT REVIEW MUSIC. We have the actual music on the site. See www.biguglyreview.com/submissions.html for specific guidelines.
116C Hazelton Ave. Toronto, ON M5R 2E5
PH: 416-561-6536 FX: 416-944-3191
A national television channel devoted 100% to Canada's amazing music.
311 Montford Ave. Asheville, NC 28801
Will Cumberland firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Advanced Jukebox Player protects your music from being digitally downloaded, yet allows fans to hear your music online. This creates exciting possibilities for you to present yourself to new audiences without being ripped off.
6. HELPFUL RESOURCES FOR YOUR BAND
19049 Janisse Ln. Lake Elsinore, CA 92530-6212
Provides you with the tools you need in order to license your music from your own website, blog or other pages. Tap into the growing worldwide music licensing business with our professional tools. This widget provides you with a simple and effective means for providing standardized license price quotes, accepting quote requests or bids.
PH +44 (0) 20-8133-6475
I write, speak and consult on the topics of independent music business strategy, music entrepreneurship and music marketing. I?m a musician myself. I set up Inner Rhythm in 2004 so I could share with musicians music promotion ideas, how to get more gigs and how to get more music sales as independent musicians. I fused together my passion of results psychology (see wiki: ?NLP?) with the music business and I spent a lot of time working one-on-one with musicians from around the world by phone and in-person. Since then, the ideas, strategies and models have produced massive results and case studies that made other independent musicians sit up and listen.
PH: 514-227-8500 x201 FX: 309-424-9094
The world's largest online concert listing site that focuses on both mainstream shows and independent music. TiBconcerts.com receives over 500,000 unique visitors per month and powers the concert listing sites for AOL Canada, Yahoo, MSN Canada, dozens of websites, and even Mobile concert listings. This means when you add your shows to TiBconcerts.com, they will not only show up on TiB, but accross our entire network! Now that is exposure! Adding your concerts is easy and completely FREE. Our focus is getting more people to local shows, not nickel and diming bands. So visit our site today and get the word out!
Alex William email@example.com
A leading A&R tip sheet used by record labels, managers, booking agents, entertainment attorneys, publishers and various other people in the music industry to identify the best up and coming talent!
50-52 Paul St., London EC2A 4LB UK
PH: +442077491980 FX: +442077298951
Ged Malone firstname.lastname@example.org
Online and offline A&R and music business advice from music industry professionals
50 Cordova Ave. #2102, Toronto, ON M9A 2H5
Online community for Canadian artists where fans, bands and industry insiders meet.
Band's Eye View
222 Guideboard Rd. PMB 127, Clifton Park, NY 12065
Profiles and reviews music sales sites like CD baby, we music store etc. It's a great resource for bands and musicians looking to sell their music online. More sites are being added to it every week (it takes time to review them all!).
The CD Seller
I designed "The CD Seller" because I knew I could sell more CDs on my gigs if I could just present and display my CDs continuously before, during and after my performances and make it easy for my fans to purchase a CD without waiting to interact with me to complete the sale. I started The CD Seller business to share this powerful product with my fellow musicians.
Free Acid Loops
Download free acid loops, FL studio samples & more!
Lansing Indie Music Project
3435 Dietz Rd. Williamston, MI 48895
Ryan Ridenour email@example.com
An e-zine helping to bring Michigan artists to the world stage. Affiliated with The Insomnia Radio Network & The Bush Radio!
Sam Ash Music
PH: 800-472-6274 FX: 800-818-9050
The only online musical instrument website backed by over 80 years of experience servicing the needs of musicians - from beginners to professionals. Every one of our sales associates are pros that can answer any question about the gear we sell. Yes, we actually have musicians, producers and DJs working in our call centers.
An online networking and collaboration platform for musicians, engineers, producers, and all music professionals. Site members can connect with others in our international community and create online music projects - editing and mixing tracks recorded in different parts of the world using a custom online digital audio workstation. Join for free today to create your profile and host audio and unlimited photos.
PO Box 49266, Atlanta, GA 30359
PH: 404-329-9438 FX: 404-325-8401
Bill Tullis SoundsAtlanta@aol.com
Studio & remote recording - mastering.
3133 Chester Ave. Cleveland, OH 44114
PH: 216-622-6360 FX: 216-622-6361
We continually strive to help each and every customer big or small, to expand and promote their passion with the highest quality service and merchandise.
A user-friendly, feature-rich, online newsletter management program for novices and professionals alike.
1867 E. Florida St., Springfield, MO 65803-4583
Quality publicity picture reproduction, posters, 8x10's, headshots & composites for the entertainment industry
nobucks dot net
945 S. Glaspie St., Oxford, MI 48371
Our goal is to provide you with fast service and error-free duplications. Don't let our low prices fool you. We're able to keep our overhead low so we can get you the high quality you want at a price you can afford.
30 Compton Way, Hamilton Sq. NJ 08690
We manufacture our own line of CD boxes for artists to sell their music at shows or in stores.
Bandit A&R Newsletter
68-70 Lugley St., Newport, PO30 5ET UK
Helping ambitious bands target their demos to labels, publishers etc.
PO Box 1964, Salt Lake City, UT 84110-1964
Bands compete for visitor's votes in hopes of being named RiPPYFeST's best.
Crystal Clear Disc and Tape
10486 Brockwood Rd. Dallas, TX 75238
PH: 800-880-0073 FX: 214-349-3819
6520 Platt Ave. #729, West Hills, CA 91307-3218
Need CDs? For over 30 years, thousands of artists across the country have trusted Crystal Clear to take their Audio CD duplication, DVD replication and cassette tape manufacturing projects from concept to finished product. We can do it all - from full-color art design and digital mastering and editing to professional "retail-ready" duplication and packaging. 1000 CDs for $999. 1000 Promo CD Pack for $599. 1000 DVDs for $1499!
Rock Star Promotions
PO Box 5867, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33310
PH: 954-739-9205 FX: 801-740-6554
Dedicated to helping everyone live like a rock star, even if you can't play a note!
PO Box 3137, Bellingham, WA 98227
High-quality custom t-shirt screen printing and Rock n' Roll promotional items for your high-, medium-, low- or no-budget project.
7. CREATE YOUR UNIQUE SINGING STYLE
by Donna Flynn, vocalcoach.ca
? 2008 All Rights Reserved. Used By Permission
What does it mean to create a singing style that is unique
and distinct to you? We all attempt to develop a singing
voice that brings out all the ?best? qualities in our voice, but
how is that achieved? How do we take our ?best? vocal
qualities and develop them in a way that is different from
everyone else? How can we make our style engaging and
pleasing to the listener?
First, you need to understand the fundamentals of vocal
technique. Second, and more specific, you will need to learn
where tone is produced and how that tone is transformed
into a sound that radiates from the point a singer projects
the voice, to the point where it softens and eventually fades
out completely. This is referred to as resonance. It is the
result caused by air traveling through the vocal cords,
producing a tone and pitch that is carried outward on sound
waves. In other words, resonance is what you hear when
you sing using proper vocal co-ordination.
Resonance may be more easily understood when thinking of
the speaking voice rather then the singing voice. Public
speakers and business professionals, for example, will fall
into two categories. They will either speak from the throat
only where tone is produced resulting in a harsh shouting
sound for men and a shallow squeaky sound for women or
they will speak from a place that produces a slight
?humming?. This ?humming? combined with tone from the
vocal cords will project a firm and confident voice that
smoothly and warmly communicates each word. All great
speakers have learned to achieve a balance between tone
production and resonance.
When we produce tone only and do not modify it with
resonance, blending the deeper pitches from the chest with
the higher pitches from the head, the result is unbalanced
and unpleasant to listen too. Lack of resonance will result in
long-term vocal cord damage and will keep you from reaching
your potential. You will be unable to sing in a contemporary
manner and will limit the variety of styles you can sing.
Guidelines for Creating Resonance and your UNIQUE
? As tone is produced in the vocal cords, lifting the tone
above the vocal cords and placing the sound forward in
the front of the mouth will allow you to have creative
freedom and the ability to locate the exact spot where
you resonate your unique sound.
? Use proper breath control to move the tone upward and
? Keep your mental focus on the front of the mouth and
not on the throat to avoid unnecessary pressure around
the vocal cords.
? When practicing, work up the scale singing gently. Let
the feeling of singing the scale guide you. Do not
maneuver or impose the sound, as this will not give you
the results your need.
Once accomplished, you will be free to focus on creating your
unique singing style rather then being concerned about cracks,
breaks or pitch. You will be able to sing up and down your entire
range easily, without tension. Your larynx will stay seated, not
rising up to high notes. You will feel a vibration in the head
and/or chest. While similar for everyone, each person is slightly
different, so you will need to experiment.
It is very easy to fall into old habits. Don?t! Stay focused on the
long-term benefits and resist short-term thinking that will limit
and likely stunt your ability to develop your voice and grow
beyond your current limitations.
The point where you create resonance is the same place where
you create your singing voice, modify and amplify the sound, and
make any adjustments necessary to express a song in whatever
way you choose. This is where all of your training takes action.
Enjoy the process, push your creative boundaries and dare to be
who you are musically. Everyone will be glad you did.
Vocal Coach Donna Flynn teaches a training method designed to develop your best voice. The voice that is unique to you. She combines specific rhythms and music patterns along with exercises designed to build proper breath control while strengthening the entire vocal range, allowing the voice to reach its greatest potential. You can phone her at 416-436-8063, e-mail her at
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit
www.vocalcoach.ca for more information.
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