TBN's DIY work ethic is evident based on the band's accomplishments to date.
TBN has toured Canada. They have toured the U.K. twice, playing Liverpool's
Sound City Festival, recorded with producer Kato Khandwala (The Pretty Reckless,
Paramore, among others) resulting in their single "Slow Down", as they
continue to write and play clubs throughout the Northeast - delivering the goods
to their fans in personam and gaining momentum with each show, each recording,
each step and achievement along their path. While TBN draws influence from late
60's and 70's british invasion, make no mistake, TBN's style and sound is uniquely
all their own, and the band is out to prove it on their own terms.
Spotlight on Eric Deneen:
As a lead singer, Eric Deneen has a unique voice and is a definite talented wordsmith.
Deneen writes lyrics from his own perspective and a point of view which evokes provocative
mental imagery. As a vocalist, Deneen possesses an instantly identifiable voice. The way he
stretches, bends, and molds lyric & melody through his vocal phrasing creates a truly
interesting listening experience. In the end, Deneen's identifiable voice and vocal style
are his own which sets him apart. Robert Gilmore, Esq.,
is not really possible or proper to define "Chickens Pigs"
in terms of a musical genre because of its experimental nature in that
it is an "Acoustic "Play." In terms Brian Smalley's music
and style - it is Acoustic / Folk. The CD Release is better explained by Brian himself
in the Exclusive Soundwerkz Interview.
"Chickens Pigs" is an acoustic "Play" set in Florida
during the American Civil War - a work of historical fiction set to
story is of Confederate Calvaryman, Son Calaway, told through the original
songs and "Letters" read by a talented cast over original
music of old-time tunes interpreted / performed by Briand. In its entirety
"Chickens Pigs" reveals a plot reminiscent of a William Faulkner
(Left to Right): Justin Long (Guitar), Adrienne Osborn (Vocals/Bass
Guitar), Craig DeLeone (Drums, Keys, and Percussion).
band cites Florence + the Machine, MS MR, OneRepublic, and Haim, among
First Impressions: AdrienneO
recently released their debut EP - "Superchromatic." The
band's sound is a fusion of keyboard and synth-driven pop performed
by a real band (if that makes any sense?).
Bassist & front-woman Adrienne Osborn's voice is rich and powerful
with presence and range. The entire EP is well-written and well-performed,
but to me the standout track is "Two and Two" with
its undeniable melody and lyrical hooks.
shows the band at the beginning of their creative output and it is
definitely worth the price of admission. Given the strength of the
debut EP and the level of talent and skill of the musicians involved,
to believe the best is yet to come from AdrienneO.
Share the word: Discover
AdrienneO and help us spread the word on a cool new band:
McCoy (Washington, DC) Americana Roots Rock
formed just over a year ago, the members of Hatfield McCoy each bring
their own pedigree to the band. The recently released debut EP "Western
Skies" is a tastefully written and well performed set - rich with
hammond organ supporting multiple musical voices & Aaron Claxton's
vocal and lyrics - the EP is a slice of slow-burn Americana performed
with soul and craftmanship. Find out more about the band and help us
spread the word by heading over to Hatfield
McCoy On Facebook
Band Members ->
Aaron Claxton (vocals, electric/acoustic guitars); Jared Wilayto (lead
guitars); Jake Jarrard (organ, keys, vocals); Kraig Decker (bass/pedal
steel, vocals); Robert Cooke (drums); and Julz (Sax).
Independent American Rock & Roll Band & Grass Roots Challenge
for fans of rock and roll.
Twelve (12) years later and I felt it worthwhile to revisit perhaps
one of the most under-rated independent American rock bands of the early
2000's - self-described as "Neo-Rock and Roll/Soul Survivalists"
Boston's own Babystrange is an independent
American rock band who wrote and recorded some truly incredible rock
music that continues to stand the test of time. Influenced by the
British Invasion of the 60's and 70's Babystrange is straight-forward,
dirty, soulful, rock & roll.
recently reminded why I fell in love with Babystrange in 2001 and why
I remain a huge fan and supporter today when I came across Babystrange's
2003 independent album release (and then spent the next week with the
album on repeat in my CD player). Lead
singer Eric Deneen's voice and the way he phrases the song lyrics are
a defining element of the band's identity and sound. But importantly,
Deneen's partnership with equally talented musicians formed one of those
bands who were able to capture magic together as a band - a unique band
that was larger than the sum of the individual players.
of the magic I refer to can be heard on
Babystrange's songs like: "Put Out"; "Everybody Wants
You"; "Cynthia"; "Jukebox Queen"; "Suicide
Girl" among others.
would recommend and challenge fans of rock music to search out Babystrange
on the Internet - listen to the band's music - and if you like what
you hear - the challenge is to join in a grass-roots effort to share
the word about the band, to encourage the band directly to re-issue
their prior releases, and to let the band know their fans want more
Babystrange songs! And
maybe, just maybe, with the support of fans (old and new), we can encourage
the band to get back in the studio for some brand new material.
and for no other reason than I (as a fan) truly believe the band, their
music, and their story deserves to be heard. And given the means to
make it happen via
the online social networks - it's easier than ever to discover, listen
to, and spread the word on Babystrange.
To Start: For
those interested in joining the grass-roots challenge & efforts,
the below facebook page link is a good place to start (and
don't forget to tell the band you are reaching out and posting as part
of the Soundwerkz.com grass-roots fan challenge):
Deneen, Ryan Ennis, Tim
Horvath, and Kris
Motown, Stax, Lou Reed, Stooges, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, The
Who, Sly Stone, David Bowie, Elvis Costello.
JUNE 2013 ARTIST UPDATE - NEIL ALDAY & FURTHER
SOUTH have finished tracking their as yet untitled
Debut EP with multi-platinum producer John Kurzweg. John is currently
mixing the EP. We are hoping for a late-summer release date. Contact
TERRY CLARK for more information.
NEW VISUAL ARTS FEATURES:
Recognizing many musicians (including a few of our long-time friends)
possess talents in more than one art form (and for something a bit
different) we thought it would be cool to run a few "visual-art"
features showcasing the works of these talented artists
Lee "Leroy" Mullins
is lead guitarist and one quarter of the overgrown gypsies in the underground
southern rock band - SYRUP. Not
only can Leroy lay down riffs with the best of them, he is a talented
visual artist. Check out Lee on Facebook, and stay tuned for a little
sump'n sump'n we've been working on here at Soundwerkz.
DAVID LAREAU AND THE COPPERPOTS (Tallahassee, FL). A
sincere talent with mad songwriting skills. MEMBERS:
David Lareau, Kelly Chavers, Erik
Wutz, Tom Wilson. The Band's Website Cites - SOUNDS LIKE:
Snow Patrol, Augustana, Noel Gallagher, Coldplay,
off to David Lareau and the Copperpots for the robust, meaningful,
and beautiful songs. David Lareau's voice is honest without pretense.
Impressive is the band's lack of fear to deliver richly layered arrangements
that combine a multitude of instrumental and musical elements all mixed to
perfection with David Lareau's honest vocals & beautiful harmonies.
Combined, the band serves up a variety of sonic landscapes at
once creative, interesting, and infectious. The skill and songwriting
talent are obvious - from the americana meets britpop of "The
Rising" to the haunting nature of "Rainy Days"
and onward through "Black and Blue" where the band ventures
into a musical neighborhood closer to Jeff Lynn. Needless to say,
I am now a huge fan of David Lareau and the Copperpots. -
out: "Rainy Days"
(chosen for its artistic expression, beautiful melody, harmony,
arrangement, and its showcase of David Lareau's unique knack and
love for haunting distortion-filled sustained guitar swells),
and "The Rising"
(chosen for its radio-friendly infectious britpop melody and showcase
of David Lareau's voice. If I were a fly on a wall, I would guess
"The Rising" is the front runner for first single).
Help us spread the word about David Lareau
and the Copperpots!This is quality music the world needs
to hear and experience.
in 2007, The Revivalists are poised to reach a nationwide fanbase with
their new track "Criminal" in current rotation on Sirius/XM's
"Jam On" channel. The vocals, songwriting, obvious musical
skills, and their touring / festival schedule bear witness to band's
deserved status as a rising force in the jam band and rock world. The
band's songs have been featured on MTV, Paste Magazine's Music Sampler,
and as mentioned their new single "Criminal" is in rotation
on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio. Band Members:
David Shaw (Vocals), Ed Williams (Pedal Steel Guitar). Zack Feinberg
(Guitar), Rob Ingraham (Saxophone), George Gekas (Bass Guitar), Andrew
Campanelli (Drums), and Michael Girardot (Keyboards/Trumpet).
Press: The band was named "
Best Emerging Artist" (2011) and nominated for "
Best Rock Act" (2012) in Gambit Magazine's Big Easy Awards.
Rolling Stone Senior Editor, David Fricke, called the band's performance
at the legendary New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival "a Crescent
City-rhythm spin on jam-band jubilee" -
David Fricke, Rolling Stone Senior Editor
Soundwerkz Song Thoughts Re: "Criminal":
The distinctive ring of the snare drum during the intro first caught
my ear. But it was the groove, the lyrics, and the tone of David Shaw's
voice and vocal performance that really drew me into the song (particularly
during the chorus). All of the above combine to make a great song. Needless
to say - I was impressed! The song's chorus (which is much like a verse)
really stuck in my mind. The band is from New Orleans, so my gut feeling
is The Revivalists will bring some interesting flavors and influences
to create their own unique musical prism. I encourage everyone to
learn more about The Revivalists at
www.therevivalists.com & help spread the word on a cool band.
Management is Hardhead Management (Mgt Contact:
Notes" - 03/09/2013 - Club LA (Destin, FL). I sincerely appreciated
the invitation from the band to their Destin show. This was the first time for me to see the band.
The performance Neil and the band delivered rocked the club! I absolutely enjoyed the band's set.
It was inspiring to witness the re-emergence of Neil Alday as songwriter and frontman. The rhythm
section of Dale Shumate (bass) & Terry Clark (drums) was rock solid, and equally impressive was
Dave Lareau on lead guitar. Neil Alday is a young artist returning to the stage with renewed energy
and direction. Neil is an established songwriter and the new songs did not dissappoint. There were
some definite gems in the set and Neil's strong vocals, songs, and the band's performance definitely
won the crowd. Of the songs, one of my personal favorites is the ballad "Florida" with its
undeniable melody and rememberable chorus lyric. Band Members:
Neil Alday (Lead Vox, Rhythm Guitar); David Lareau (Lead Guitar/Vox), Dale Shumate (Bass Guitar/Vox),
Terry Clark (Drums/Vox) Album News: The band's debut album should
be released this summer. We've requested an advance copy in hopes of grabbing the scoop for Soundwerkz
as one of the first e-zine's to review the album. Learn more and spread the love for Neil and Farther
South - Visit Neil On Facebook
March 16, 2013 - Noiseheads' Update: The band
reports their debut album to be among the best selling albums on bandcamp.com.
The band released their debut album last week (March 8, 2013). More
updates to come.
Dec. 26, 2012 |
Noiseheads (Pensacola, FL). Soundwerkz is proud to
introduce a young (19-20 yr olds) aggressive and passionate Alt-Rock-Grunge
Trio at the starting line of their career. When major-label rock promotional
reps are calling about the first demo mp3 submitted - you gotta feel like
something good is happening. We've posted a couple of audio/video samples below -
the initial video of the song "Expectations"
and stream of "This Kind of Life"
Our gut feeling is the Noisheads have a real opportunity to become a
major success story - this young band has the potential to blow up at
alternative-rock radio. While there is no mistaking the band's influences,
the band also brings singles, songwriting, youth, passion, energy, musical
chops, and an intelligent writing style which is their own and which
will continue to develop. Yes - they are very young; Yes - they are
raw, aggressive, passionate, and energetic; Yes we love their sound
and songs; Yes - they will be compared to Nirvana and other 90's grunge/rock;
Yes - rock radio and listeners will love them. After two years in the
woodshed, the band is putting the finishing touches on their initial
independent release "1994" and the band continues to write,
write, and write more. Since the release of the "Expectations"
video a few weeks ago, several college and commercial radio stations
and press have taken notice. The band did a recent "live"
on-air radio interview with 91.9 FM in Quincy, CA and more are to follow
as word about the Noiseheads spreads.
THE REAL DEAL SERIES
is a new Soundwerkz Series of
articles or editorial features on artists who have stood the test of time, who are authentic, who have made
real and lasting contributions to music, regardless of their commercial success. The Real Deal contains artists
from ALL GENRES.
THE REAL DEAL - VOL II | GEORGE JONES ("The
JULY 5, 2013 | GEORGE JONES On
April 26, 2013 the world lost a legend of country music. Musician,
singer and songwriter George Glenn Jones (aka "the Possum").
The nickname "Possum" was first pinned to Jones (apparently
because of the shape of his nose and his facial features) by two old-time
country radio disc-jockeys doing all-night radio shows in the late
50's & early 60's.
I've always appreciated and been a fan of several of George Jones'
bigger hit songs, I must be honest that I've
never been a close fan of George Jones' and I am not that knowledgeable
with his larger body of work or career. However, I grew up listening
to George Jones because my parents were big fans. From a very young
age I grew familiar with George Jones' voice and songs of the time.
Having been indoctrinated with gospel and country music (not to mention
Elvis) from such a young age, George Jones and later the "Outlaw Country"
artists of the time all are part of my musical roots.
recently heard "Still Doin' Time"
(featured below) on XM/Sirius (about the only place one will still
hear music from this time period or genre). This song is one of my
favorite George Jones tracks (written by Michael Heeney and John Moffat).
It was a #1 radio hit for Jones in 1981 on the album "Still
the Same Ole Me" (Epic Records). Listening to this classic
late 70's era country track with its gospel overtones, classic country/gospel
melodies, "tear in my beer" lyrics, and Jones' distinctive
voice and vocal phrasing, I started thinking about how much George
Jones influenced country music and other country artists - from peers
like Johnny Cash (and a bit later, Waylon Jennings) to the group of
artists who would later form the core of the "Outlaw Country"
movement to current country artists like Jamey Johnson.
George Jones - "Still Doin' Time"
(Important Note: this is classic 1970's era country music.
It is NOT contemporary in any shape, form, or fashion. If you are
curious and want to hear what classic late 1970's era country music
sounds like, hit play and enjoy (or not) depending on your likes and
me, George Jones was best known (or will be remembered by me) for
a certain subtle "moan" in his voice and the way he used
it to accent the song lyrics and which formed the way he phrased the
lyrics (Jones likely picked up the technique from his own idol, Hank
Williams, Sr., and modified it to make it his own - just my speculation).
If you listen to certain country music, you will hear other artists
pay tribute to that "George Jones' Moan" and style of vocal
phrasing - but it's very subtle so if you are not familiar with George
Jones you probably won't recognize it or even recognize that the artist
is actually paying tribute to Jones.
Jones' first studio album "Grand Ole Opry's
New Star" (1957 | Starday Records) and his last studio
album "Burn Your Playhouse Down - The Unreleased
Duets" (2008 | Bandit Records), Jones recorded a staggering
(by today's standards) sixty (60) studio albums, two (2) "Live"
albums, six (6) compilations, countless other recordings, and along
the way scored fourteen (14) #1 Country Radio hits (according to Wikipedia).
Jones received about every honor and award a country musician can receive
including being given the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. There
can be no doubt that George Jones was a legend in and of Country Music.
short article is intended only as a brief tribute to a legendary country
musician, singer, and songwriter whose musical legacy and body of
work continues to influence country music. George Jones was the real
deal. For a more in-depth and informative review on George Jones check
out George Jones on Wikipedia.
P.S. I (Rob) realize the Real Deal Series
has thus far featured two country artists (Billy Joe Shaver and George
Jones). Perhaps this is because my earliest musical roots are steeped
in gospel and country music, but rest assured the rock is coming -
as Clay and I have a long list of rock artists who are the "Real
Deal." Be sure to read Clayz Corner's for Clay's in-depth and
thoughtful editorials on Jimi Hendrix, Rush, and others.
Rob Gilmore, Contributing Editor, Soundwerkz
Entertainment - a Music E-Zine and Independent A&R Website & Company.Review More Archived Artists.
25, 2012 | THE EAST VILLAGE VAMPIRE (Melbourne,
Australia). From Australia, indie artist The East Village Vampire brings
inspired songs and a testament to honesty and vulnerability in his writing
and vocal style. I was taken with how well crafted the songs, arrangements,
and performances are - not to mention how much I truly liked the musicality
and vocals. With over 1,500 followers on Soundcloud and growing each day,
many fellow musicians and fans alike have already discovered the Vampire.
READ THE FULL REVIEW IN CLAYZ
CORNER AND HELP SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT THE VAMP.
If you would like to submit your songs for potential review or feature on Soundwerkz,
please E-Mail Us The Link To Your
Material Online and include a brief bio. PLEASE
DO NOT E-MAIL MP3s. In the alternative you may send a compact
disc, photo, and bio to Soundwerkz at the address below.
PHYSICAL PROMO KITS PLEASE MAIL TO:
The Foothill Tribe
18, 2012 - THE FOOTHILL TRIBE (the "Tribe").
Alternative psychedelic progressive rock. Check out the band's sounds
and listener reviews at SOUNDCLOUD.COM/FOOTHILLTRIBE
Doing things on their own terms, The Tribe is steadily gaining followers
on SoundCloud (over 500 followers in 4 months) and expanding its online
presence and social media outlets. The feedback from fans is testimony
to the Band's unique sound and genre blending style. Check out the latest
upload "World Upside Down" and follower's comments below.
TO CLAYZ CORNER:Music and Entertainment
Editorial Features Produced Exclusively by: Clay Urquhart - gifted musican,
writer, composer, producer, recording artist, software engineer and Soundwerkz
contributing editor and columnist. Check out Clay's latest editorials
11, 2013: TAME IMPALA
CLAY URQUHART, Contributing Editor
Plunge head first into the psychedelic
hypno-groove melodic rock music of TAME IMPALA
24, 2012: WOLV3S (Portsmouth) Wolv3s caught
my ear by his performance of traditional "Country Blues." By
"Country Blues" I am referring to the field songs and call-and-response
style blues (with little or no instrumentation) throughout the rural south
at the turn of the 20th century prior to the mass migration of people
north seeking jobs in the growing industrialized cities of the North,
which resulted in development of "City Blues" and later jazz,
big band, etc. Check out the song "SHIVREN" which is
only harp and vocal. I found WOLV3S different, interesting, and thought
provoking and thought I would share the news because you just don't hear
any artist (especially a young artist) doing this style of blues music
anywhere. It is such a bygone style. MORE
INFO ON WOLV3S HERE
AUGUST 16, 2012: NEW ALTERNATIVE ARTIST COMMONZENZ ADDED.
In addition to the Add, we thought this video from CommonZenz was cool for both the
"live" performances by CommonZenz and the dance performance by the FAMU Strikers.
performs two original songs ("Revolution") and ("I Can't
Wait") as part of WORLD BALLET'S - "ROCK THE DIAMOND,"
with dance performances by THE FAMU STRIKERS. Video produced by Gainesville
Florida Dance-Filmmaker Salam Tims.
AUGUST 10, 2012: RSS FEED ADDED.
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AUGUST 9, 2012: NEW PROGRAMMING.
is programming and writing all of the code for some superb new upgrades
to soundwerkz' design, layout, and performance. Stay tuned as new
features come online over the next few months.
AUGUST 4, 2012, HEAVY MEDAL: Linkin
Park co-producer and co-lead vocalist Mike Shinoda has composed the original
in-game scores for Electronic Arts’ upcoming video game, MEDAL OF HONOR
WARFIGHTER, from Danger Close Games. In addition, the band’s warrior-inspired
“Castle of Glass,” is included on their recently released chart-topping
Warner Bros. album, Living Things. Consistent with the dramatic themes
and authentic action within the game, the song looks at the life of a
soldier, while the forthcoming video, which will debut in Oct., elaborates
on the many sacrifices they and their families make. The clip is the result
of direct collaboration between members of Linkin Park and Danger Close
Games. Produced by Digital Domain and Danger Close, it will feature a
mix of live action footage edited with gameplay recordings taken from
the Medal of Honor Warfighter, which comes out in North America Oct. 23.
27, 2012 - INDUSTRY NEWS ARTICLE: POP GOES
THE CUTTING EDGE: People are talking about how pop the Green Day,
Killers and No Doubt singles are—an apparent manifestation of the dramatic
revitalization of the Modern Rock format in recent months .... [m]any
believe Dualtone’s Lumineers or Republic’s Of Monsters and Men will be
the next alt-rock band to cross over and break wide open. (HitsDailyDouble
Reserved For Future Content
| UPDATE JUNE 2012
UPDATE JUNE 2012: Now
signed to eONE Music. Their second album “War Of Angels” (produced by
John Karkazis - Staind, Sevendust, Disturbed, Three Doors Down, more)
was released on last summer. The band is currently on tour with FIVE
FINGER DEATH PUNCH and they continue the road grind. Rock Radio is onboard
with their latest single. We also note the band co-wrote a track with
Mick Mars and the video can be viewed at POPEVIL.COM.
Reserved For Future Content
THE ELEPHANT (Formerly known as "Perfect
Confusion") signed to SONY ENTERTAINMENT. As "Perfect
Confusion" the band was featured on Soundwerkz (January, 2005). Reminiscent
of Beck meets Blind Melon, Joy Division, mix a little Jet and a pinch
of Sublime and it's a very hip thing. "BEAT YOUR EARDRUMS"
sounds like an IPOD Commercial waiting to happen (which, given the
power of that media, could launch the band into the stratoshere on its
own merit). "LIVE FOR THE DAY" is a fresh sound. Guitar
tones and musicianship are superb. The lyric and song are rather infectious
and both grow on you.
2011 UPDATE: The band's sophomore release is in stores and we will
be doing a bit of commentary (as a project of sorts) giving our opinions
on record label politics, radio airplay, sales numbers and the affect
of the foregoing on the artistry, vision, and writing of the band. These
guys are one of my favorite bands based on their original demos (which
never made their 1st record) as well as the tracks that made the first
record (simply a superb album!).
August 26, 2013 >
BABYSTRANGE FAN CHALLENGE - Check out the Babystrange Revisited
Editorial below, and join us in telling Babystrange we want to hear more material from the band!
(Update August 26, 2013) NEW MUSIC IS ON THE WAY!
We've received a lot of great submissions over the past couple of
months and we appreciate each of them. We've got new features and reviews coming
shortly. Examples include COMMONZENZ new album; and Clay has a couple
of new independent bands he's been listening to; as well as various other
cool musical pieces and reviews. Check back often and we will be posting
these and other new artists and music soon.
MAY 17, 2013: UPLUG.TV
VENTURE RADIO SHOW TOMORROW - FRIDAY, MAY 17 at 2.30pm (EDT) or 3:30 (CDT)
with Beckski from Planet Beckski. FEATURED BANDS: The Grenadiers,
The Foothill Tribe, Sonic Stereo Club, HypnoBeam, Mixfitz International, DJ Nunzio & Claudio Ciccone Bros.
BECKSKI (U.K.) Tune in online for "Beckski's Bonanza"
every Friday Night on Venture Radio (United Kingdom)
MAY 14 2013:
Uplug TV & Venture Radio (UK) Montse Perez
(of UPlug.TV) has teamed up with Beckski (from Planet Beckski) to broadcast unsigned
music on Venture Radio each Friday night @ 8.30mp (UK Time).
Venture Radio can be heard online and goes
out via FM on The Mill Radio across the Isle of Man as well as the App "Tunein Radio."
Venture Radio is based in the UK and fully licensed with an established listener base. Tune in this
coming Friday, May 17th at Venture Radio (Friday afternoon
at 2:30pm (CST) or 3:30pm (EST) for Beckski's show)
A DIFFERENT TYPE OF FEATURE COMING SOON. We
have a couple of new features that are different coming soon. The new
features will showcase drawings and paintings from two talented musicians
who are also talented painters (BOBBY SELVAGGIO & LEE MULLINS). Check
back as we will be featuring a few jpegs of these two artists paintings
and/or drawings. Cool stuff.
2013: THE GRAMMYS. I enjoyed the Grammys this year. It was
refreshing to see some new faces in the rock artist categories this year.
SAYS ROCK HAS FLED? Is rock returning to its beginnings
as a sub-culture? Or is it that rock is so far along in the life cycle of the genre
that it has become over-sold to the point that the labels who still invest in and
put out rock albums are approaching generic status in terms of putting out basically
the same brand/style of musical sound but with slightly different trim packaging?
any 15 - 25 year olds really care about the musicians in the new rock
bands, whose songs they download for free? Just asking silly questions
. . . we certainly have no answers, but somebody needs to ask these questions.
Perhaps a study should be funded.
is undeniable a cultural shift has occurred. Is there an upside to the
2013 Intellectual Property as we know it is no more.
A good friend of mine (and long time music producer, artist, musician,
and computer guru) said those words to me a few months back, and the more I think on his
position, the more I think he might just be right - at least in terms of protectng audio
20, 2013: I recently heard a comment on this issue by Mrs. Wilson the other
day during an interview with HEART about the band's selection to headline an upcoming
1st ever YOUTUBE "LIVE" Concert event with an expected viewership in the 100s
of Millions Online (that's insane). Anyway, Wilson was commenting on social media and how
it has changed the music business and the world artists must now navigate through and live
in. She commented that social media makes it harder to get paid as an artist, but also that
it causes the artists to work harder for a lot less pay, and perhaps that was not a bad thing
because it might separate those in it for the cash from those in it because they are true
artists and doing what they have a passion and desire to do - to create, record, and perform
think music that touches people, regardless of genre, will always survive
and prosper ... perhaps that's why some of the new artists on the Grammys
were actually on the show? Labels will always manufacture pop artists
and pop songs ... that's just the business of pop music, but does manufacturing
rock bands really work? Sometimes maybe. I can think of at least one band
that was manufactured and has enjoyed alot of success. But most times
this appropach probably does not work in the world of rock. Maybe new
rock bands should record some quality songs written by great songwriters
instead of making an album with 1 decent song followed by 11 or 12 turds?
But keep in mind, money and radio airply CAN polish a turd into a hit.
After a song is played 7,000 times ... people tend to learn the song and
start believing it to be a good song, even if it's not.
AUG. 21, 2012: LISTENER COMMENTS
- Check out what the "East Village Vampire" had to say
about The Foothill Tribe's track "World Upside Down" = "Listen
up people, I defy anyone to show me a better [Soundcloud] upload in recent
memory. I don't usual swear, but this is FUCKING brilliant!" Stream
the track below and read the rest of the comments.
If you enjoy authentic rootsy blues rock, check out Dan Auerbach (Black Keys)
to Soundwerkz by clicking the RSS image below.
SOUNDWERKZ: MUSIC IS OUR PASSION! Soundwerkz Entertainment
is owned and operated by life-long musician, songwriter, music fan,
and Entertainment Attorney Rob Gilmore. In the beginning (1999) Soundwerkz
was one of the original pioneers of online independent A&R work
and websites. Our goal is the discovery of new music, bands and artists
- and offering the selected artists a way and means (free of charge)
to get their songs heard and reviewed by the major label A&R Reps
and others in the music industry in positions to actually help the artists.
And we have been successful, but there's much work left to do!
Over the past 14 years, we have built our credibility, reputation,
and personal relationships in the music business through old-fashioned
dedication, persistence, hard work, mutual respect, and with our ears
and passion for music.
We have introduced recommended bands direct to the major label reps
who signed them. We've assisted in their record deals and watched with
pride as their albums were recorded and released and their singles achieved
top ten radio airplay success nationwide. We've opened doors for artists
and musicians with managers, producers, labels, studios, gigs, and in
alot of other ways. But there is much work left to do and we continue
to pursue our goal of helping expose bands and artists to realize their
dream of having a career in music. As musicians and music fans, we are
passionate about music - we love it, we live it, we share it. At the
end of the day, Soundwerkz is a labor of love and that passion shows.
INDEPENDENT ONLINE MUSIC MAGAZINE. We are expanding Soundwerkz
and moving toward an independent online music magazine (or E-Zine) status.
Robert A. Gilmore, Esq., Founder, Soundwerkz Ent.