Fresh on the scene Bianca Monica is a 21 year-old singer from New Jersey. Her music career began at 14 when she fronted an alternative rock band. They quickly gained recognition sharing the stage with The Voice’s Juliet Simms and playing venues throughout the tristate area. She co-wrote and released a Self-Titled EP which she had the opportunity of performing on Little Steven VanZandt’s Fuzztopia Show. Bianca has sung the National Anthem for the Mets four times, at both Shea and Citi Field. This past year she has been hard at work on her upcoming sophomore EP, as well as rehearsing with her band in Brooklyn. Her single “Lost” which was produced by Tommy Eichmann will be released November 5th.
Step Rockets, a Kings favorite, who we profiled several times just released the video for the track Kisser. The Step Rockets hail from Minneapolis and capture a unique vibe combing the elements of new wave and reggae.
Greta Svabo Bech who we featured before just released a new video for the track “Broken Bones“. The voice of Greta Svabo Bech captivated the Dance world when she worked with Deadmau5 on their Grammy Nominated “Raise Your Weapon”, and more recently with Bloody Beetroots on “Chronicles of a Fallen Love” (October 2012).
When we featured 17 year old country singer Kaylee Rutland her video Into The Circle had 200,000 YouTube views. Now it’s well over million. Kaylee is featured in this month’s StarCentral Magazine for being voted the YouTube Artist of the month by fans. Kaylee is returning to the American Airlines Center in Dallas to headline the Party on the Plaza Pregame Entertainment for the NHL Dallas Stars on December 29th. ReverbNation feature coming soon.
YouTube, the second largest search engine will soon introduce a paid subscription music service.
Subscriptions are said to be about $10 a month and will give users access to YouTube’s catalog of music videos without interruptions from advertising. The service will also let you temporarily store videos on smartphones and tablets to watch offline.
Music labels and publishers would earn higher royalties under the subscription plan. Music companies would also be able to tame somewhat the chaos of content on YouTube by organizing music in full albums and playlists. Music companies would also be able to tame somewhat the chaos of content on YouTube by organizing music in full albums and playlists.
Finding music on YouTube is simple enough already, I’m not sure adding a price tag will move browsers into buyers simply by removing 10 second ads.
Buzz Track: So Much More
A new five piece alternative act Pilot Rouge comes out Nashville taking cues from Radio Head and Coldplay. The band is just starting to attract local attention securing live performances in venues such as 12th and Porter and Smiths Olde Bar in Atlanta. Their debut EP comes out in January 2014 and upcoming show dates can be found here.
Buzz Track: How To Feel Right
Hollywood indie pop act Strangeheart has become a Kings favorite. They fall between Capital Cities and Bruno Mars leaving their own trademark sound. They will perform an October residency on Tuesday nights at Honeycut, a new venue located in downtown LA. The track “In Another Life” reached #24 on the Hype Machine popular charts and the band is currently working on their debut album.
10 Urgent Things Musicians Need To Do to Prepare for the Holiday Season
The holidays represent a lot of things: time with family, a break from work or school, food, gifts, and some more food. But something that may not be so obvious is that the holidays present great opportunities for musicians.
It may seem early to begin thinking about the holidays, but if you plan accordingly you will have a successful end to your year. We have the top ten things musicians need to do to prepare for a successful holiday season. If you start gearing up now, your music will be front and center when the holiday season is in full swing.
1. Create Something New for Your Fans
The holidays are the largest music-buying season, so distributing a new album or single gets your name in the game. If you don’t have time to release a holiday album, distributing a holiday single can help get your music out there. Think of it this way, someone may search for “Silent Night” and find your cover of it, and then want to check out the rest of your music.
Just keep in mind, that while holiday songs are great, they are seasonal, so it might make more sense to have a focused thematic release, and not to include a Christmas carol on an otherwise non-holiday album.
If holiday music isn’t your cup of cider, consider releasing a remixed single or deluxe version of an older album as a way to offer your fans new material.