Have you ever had an Australian tour to announce but you didn’t want to gum up the pages of all your Facebook friends that don’t live in Oz? No? Ok, well, have you ever wanted to make sure all your Facebook friends in New York know about your show at Pianos, but didn’t want everyone… Read more »
SoundCloud: So…About Just Sending Out That MP3?
Believe it or not, SoundCloud will be four years old this August. In less than five years the online audio distribution platform has exploded, facilitating collaboration, promotion, and syndication for all sorts of music. In the process, the service has created a community of over 4M deeply engaged users. Even so, I still get some perplexed looks when I… Read more »
VENUE MEDIA: Harnessing The Power Of TopSpin, Facebook & Rock Clubs
Let’s say you’re a band and you have a healthy Facebook following. You’ve messaged out your exclusive versions (iTunes bonus track, ya’ll — oh, don’t forget the PDF!), you pointed to various and sundry retailers (Shockhound in the house!), you set up a Facebook event for release date (who’s RSVPing to my record?). But you… Read more »
Cut Off Your Hands Cut A Video For Turn Cold
Catchy, catchy, catchy. Here’s an adorable video paired with one of the more adorable tracks on Cut Off Your Hands ‘ stateside debut, You & I .”Turn Cold” was produced by Smiths knob-man Stephen Street. Nice context for those tumbling Marr-esque guitar lines, eh? This DIY, PBS-ified clip was directed by Joel Kefali. Embed courtesy… Read more »
Black Lips In India: He Played His Guitar With WHAT?
Like the Sex Pistols’ January ’78 tour of the Deep South, The Black Lips’ recent expedition to India was marked by a series of fairly seismic culture shocks. Bottle-throwing fans at a gig in Pune? Check. Livid show promoters in Chennai? Check. All in response to a bunch of full-frontal punk rock provocateurs from Atlanta…. Read more »