History of The Indie Bible Music Directory
The history of The Indie Bible is discussed at great length in an interview that editor David Wimble gave to The Princeton Songwriters Association founder (and mi2n correspondent) Anne Freeman
Anne: David, tell us about what inspired you to create the Indie Bible. What was your initial idea and how did it come about?
David: As is the case with a lot of things in life, the Indie Bible was created totally by accident. In 1999 I was in the process of recording my first CD. During the last months of recording, whenever I was away from the studio, I searched online for places that might help the CD to get some attention - radio stations that would play my songs, publications that would review the CD etc. I wanted to be prepared so that there would be a lot of places to send the CD to once it was pressed and ready to go.
The Faces of The Indie Bible
David Wimble - Editor
David began publishing The Indie Bible in 1999. It was created by accident as he searched for ways to promote the 1999 release of his "Wild River" CD. To date, songs from the Wild River CD have been heard on over 300 TV shows, documentaries, and made-for-TV movies.
While trying to promote the CD, David became frustrated with the wasted hours spent on the Internet searching through outdated sites and dead links... trying to find "the good stuff." Out of this frustration, The Indie Bible was born.
David has retired from music and dedicates all his time towards publishing The Indie Bible and the Indie Venue Bible.
He also publishes The Indie Contact Newsletter, a newsletter full of helpful articles, listings, and tips that goes out to 95 000 musicians each month.
David resides in Ottawa, Ontario with his wife Barb.
Herschel Lechcier-Kimel - Vice President, Director of Marketing
Hersch was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Music has always been a strong passion, and he enjoys a variety of genres and styles. Hersch actively joined Big Meteor Publishing in 2006. His current position is head of all Advertising, Marketing, and Business Development programs. By utilizing his extensive University degrees in Psychology and Criminology, and combining them with the knowledge gained from his legal education, Hersch has the unique ability to bring sophistication and a wide ranging perspective to all matters relating to our company. As an avid sports fan, any opportunity Hersch gets to sneak away from his desk, the courtroom, or the library is spent enjoying different sporting events nationwide. His favourite sports teams include the Toronto Maple Leafs, Los Angeles Lakers, and Dallas Cowboys. His varied hobbies included swimming, sports, traveling, and spending quality time with family and friends.
Jane Taylor-King - Graphics, Associate Editor
Jane worked in the printing industry for 35 years in Ottawa, Canada, before retiring from a major printing company which she helped found.
For the past ten years she has brought her creativity and fastidious eye to Big Meteor Publishing, ensuring that each new release of the Indie Bible is presented in a timely and professional manner. Every autumn, she pulls together the thousands of Indie Bible listings, as well as all of the ad graphics submitted by advertisers, and integrates them into a beautiful package.
Since moving to New Jersey six years ago, Jane spends her time with new found friends kayaking the rivers of the Pine Barrens and biking. She continues to pursue her love of travel and has also taken up new hobbies such as cooking, baking, gardening, and running a welcoming and hospitable destination for friends and family visiting the shore.
Jane resides in Wildwood Crest, New Jersey with her husband Captain Ernie.
Matthew Mincone – Sales / Distribution Coordinator
Matt joined Big Meteor Publishing in 2011 as the Sales and Distribution Coordinator for The Indie Bible. After graduating from James Madison University in 2011 with a degree in Finance and Business Administration, he is currently enrolled in a J.D./M.B.A. program in New York. Before joining Big Meteor Publishing, Matt has worked for top retail and mortgage banks in the fields of Analytics and IT. He has also been the Vice President of the Auxiliary Department of one of the biggest hospitals on Long Island.
Growing up on Long Island with four younger brothers, Matt has had many opportunities to attend sporting events and cheer on some of the best professional athletes on the planet. His favorite New York teams include the Giants, Rangers, and the Yankees (And no… he is not a bandwagon fan unlike some others out there!). Matt has played on many sports teams in the past including baseball, basketball, lacrosse and football. He also enjoys playing golf, racquetball and tennis.
Ever since he was young, Matt has had an affinity for all kinds of music. At the age of 5, he started taking piano lessons. He mostly enjoys playing pieces from the Romantic Era, of composers such as Chopin and Beethoven. Matt also likes listening to all other genres of music; from alternative to classic rock to rap to country music. Some of his other all-time favorite things include raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens… Well not really, but if you care to find out more please feel free to contact him!
Cori Chong - Web/Graphic Designer
Passion, integrity, and effectiveness are three words that resonate with the work of Cori Chong. As a graphic designer and web developer, Cori does her best to attain the perfect result for her clients. Through her dedication to her craft, she produces simple effective web and graphic solutions.
Originally hailing from Toronto, Cori currently resides in Montreal, QC. She studies full time at McGill University. Her ventures into art are not limited to graphic design; she is also interested in photography and film. She loves an array of music genres, including jazz, classical, rock, alternative, post-rock, indie rock, and much more.
Cori loves to spend time with friends, watching movies, going out. She is an avid fan of cat napping (power naps!) and relaxing.
To find out more about Cori, visit her portfolio at www.corichong.com.
Gilli Moon - Cover Design
Since 2005, Gilli has designed the cover of The Indie Bible, bringing its look and feel to a whole new level.
Gilli is a singer, songwriter, recording artist, pianist, actor, producer, author, painter, motivator, entrepreneur, visionary, and empowering community builder, and like her name, she is truly a Warrior Girl. Her restless creativity and rebellious nature continually urge the artist to push the envelope when writing a song, recording in the studio, on stage, in business and with whatever she touches. Gilli (pronounced as with a "J") is an illustrious, energetic poly-media artist, with mutlifaceted albums and dynamic live shows that have touched music lovers worldwide garnerning high praise from the most jaded of critics.
For the past 10 years, she has been one of Australia's most influential and iconic artists, forging an independent path before anyone knew what "indie" was. She has produced and released 5 studio music albums of her original music, to critical acclaim, released several EPs and singles, written hundreds of songs, winning songwriting and artist awards and licensing to film and television shows, and has performed around the world many times.
Gilli currently resides in Los Angeles