5 Key Tips For Musicians Using Facebook Ads

21 Aug

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“The words ‘Facebook page’ and ‘music career’ tend to pop up in a lot of the same sentences these days, with the health of former typically being seen as vital to the success of the latter.

It’s easy to see why: many labels and promoters assume that a band with a lot of Facebook fans is genuinely popular (and thus worthy of attention), and many musicians assume that having a large Facebook following will ensure high turnout at gigs and lots of direct-to-fan album sales.

Whilst these assumptions are often misconceptions, Facebook can play a very important role in raising a band’s profile – so long as a few things are kept in mind.

We’re going to provide a few hacks to help ensure you get the most out of a music ad campaign on the platform.”

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Check out the great new NEVER SEVER EP by PAGGI, the latest release from Moo Moo Records!

18 Aug

Recorded and performed entirely by PAGGI, the new NEVER SEVER EP features four great original tracks from this multi-talented artist. Dan Paggi currently resides in Oregon after making a name for himself with the Northern California bands La Dolce Vita and Biv and the Mnemonics. The Never Sever EP represents the next phase in Paggi’s artistic evolution.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/never-sever-ep/id1267044120

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The drums were tracked at Brent Allen Studios in Sisters, Oregon in February of 2015. The guitars, keys, and voice were recorded at Paggi’s home in Bend, Oregon over the next two and a half years.

Mastered by Justin Weis at Trakworx in South San Francisco, CA.

Album artwork created by Cora Paggi and designed by John Calmeyer.

Please join Nowelo on August 26th at the Kona Wine Market! [NEW SINGLE OUT TODAY!]

18 Aug

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Kona Wine Market Presents: Raise The Bar with Chef Noah Hester, a food and beverage pairing event, featuring music from Grammy Award-nominated and winning artists ANN HOKU LYN and John Keawe. World renowned artist Robert Thomas will be creating an art piece in real time throughout the event. NOWELO will be headlining the entertainment with a full nine-piece band. Included in the band is Hip Hop pioneer Reggie Griffin, who has written, produced, and toured with music legends such as The Sugar Hill Gang, Chaka Khan, and The Isley Brothers, to name a few. Griffin is currently working with NOWELO and resides on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Please visit the Event Page on Facebook for more information:

https://www.facebook.com/events/329166264205843

To order the “PASSING DAYS” single on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/passingdays

To order the “PASSING DAYS” single on Bandcamp: https://nowelo.bandcamp.com/album/passing-days-feat-ann-hoku-lyn

For more information about NOWELO, please visit their social media pages or Mind Matters Music Website at http://www.mindmattersmusic.net

For Press and Interview inquiries, please contact Billy James at Glass Onyon PR: (828) 350-8158 or glassonyonpr@gmail.com

Keys and Chords Review: Indubious “From Zero” (translated)

17 Aug
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“Indubious is already on their fourth album. The brothers, ‘Skipwicked’ Spencer and ‘Evton B’ Evan Burton have furthered their musical composition skills and solidified their own reggae path. One might ask, how can two brothers with cystic fibrosis still deliver such high-quality sound? But, Indubious proves that one can also accomplish beautiful things regardless of a difficult background.
If you listen to ‘See Sharp,’ you will only hear the pure sounds. You will not hear irritated lungs, on the contrary,  you will hear pure music and vocals. Yes, this album can be labeled as reggae, but it’s more than just a Jamaican rhythm. It is beautiful in how it applies several modern layers to a classic reggae rhythm.
Indubious gets help from singers Sizzla Kalonji on ‘Golden Ones’ and Vaughn Benjamin in an immersive ‘Do not Lose Sleep’. Or Zahira’s contribution to the ingenious ‘Root Down’. These American gentlemen have played West Coast Reggae and various other festivals. With some good listening you will be able to immerse yourself in the music psychedelically and spiritually. With Indubious’ reggae-layers, one can see ‘From Zero’ as a starting point in a renewed genre.”

To purchase or previous “From Zero,” please visit: http://smarturl.it/fromzero

For more information about FROM ZERO or upcoming tour dates, please visit the INDUBIOUS website and social media pages via http://www.indubiousmusic.com/

For Booking inquiries please email booking@indubiousmusic.com

For Press and Interview inquiries please contact Billy James at Glass Onyon PR:  (828) 350-8158 or glassonyonpr@gmail.com 

For Reggae Marketing or Radio please contact King I-Vier at Independent Distribution Collective: kingivier@gmail.com

For Digital Marketing please contact Jerome Forney at Independent Distribution Collective: jerome@independentdistro.com

“Negotiating A Music Producer Agreement: 7 Key Issues”

17 Aug

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“Whether you’re a music producer, or a performing artist working with a producer, it’s important to discuss the terms of your arrangement with each other.

While it’s better late than never to formalize the artist-producer relationship, it’s easier to start the conversation before heading into the studio, and much easier before the music generates interest and money.

What does a producer do? They generally oversee the production of the song, record the artist’s performance and produce artistically, commercially, and technically viable masters.

On one end of the spectrum of formalizing the relationship is not talking about the relationship. On the other side is a producer agreement negotiated by a music lawyer for both the producer and artist. Many people land somewhere in between. The reasons why relying on a music agreement you found online are problematic could fit an entire other blog!

One purpose of this blog is to touch on some of the relevant issues when negotiating a producer agreement.”

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Music Industry News Network Press Release Feature: Nowelo “Passing Days”

16 Aug

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Blues Rap Duo NOWELO Celebrates the New “PASSING DAYS” Single Featuring Grammy Nominated ANN HOKU LYN with a KONA WINE MARKET Release Party

For Immediate Release – August 7th, 2017 – Kona, Hawaii – Blues Rap duo NOWELO (pronounced no-VEH-lo) is releasing their new single “PASSING DAYS” featuring ANN HOKU LYN on August 18th, and celebrating with a release party featuring a nine-piece band presented by KONA WINE MARKET at The Edible World on August 26th, 2017. “PASSING DAYS” is the first single from their EP of the same name releasing later this fall. The release party event will feature Chef Noah Hester and special guest performer Reggie Griffin, as well as live artwork by Robert Thomas.

NOWELO is a musical duo formed in 2015 consisting of guitarist and blues harmonica player Truth Musiq from East Palo Alto in California’s Bay Area, and Rapper/Singer Pana Jones from Kona, Hawaii. Although the group is based in Kona, they have a sound that connects with audiences from around the world. Their music resonates with a sonic inspiration that spans Hip Hop, Blues, Reggae and even some Island influences. Nowelo has created a unique series of releases that will start with the new “PASSING DAYS” single, featuring ANN HOKU LYN.

Pana Jones was born and raised in Kona, Hawaii, growing up exposed to both modern and ancient island music. He developed a love for melodic chants and Polynesian drumming, while also being influenced by a variety of Rap and Blues music, and started writing and rhyming his way around his island home. Truth Musiq was born and raised in Northern California. Truth spent years as a street musician in Santa Cruz with a wide variety of musical influences ranging from the Beastie Boys to Robert Johnson, and he eventually made his way across the country to Jacksonville, FL.

The two joined forces, and in middle of 2016 NOWELO released their debut single “Leave Me,” a blues rap song about coping with loss. The track was released under their own label which is aptly called Mind Matters Music, founded by NOWELO with Sterling Leatherman, also originally from Palo Alto, California. Sterling is God-Brother to Truth and an avid listener of Hip Hop who now lives in Hawaii and owns KONA WINE MARKET, a landmark business in Kona for over 25 years.

ANN HOKU LYN was raised in the Marshall Islands with a love of the trumpet. She spent ten years in NYC touring as a freelance trumpet player around the US, Asia, and in Europe. Ann continues to write and record with various jazz and pop artists, having played Madison Square Garden and Jazz at Lincoln Center. She is an integral part of the sound on NOWELO’S new “PASSING DAYS” single and EP.

The PASSING DAYS EP, set to release in November 2017, exercises elements of rap, jazz, folk, and island blues. With melodic hooks and storytelling about relationship issues past and present, the PASSING DAYS EP comes across as relatable to a wide range of music lovers. The first single and title track will be digitally released worldwide on August 18th, 2017, followed by the August 26th performance in downtown Kona. This concert will celebrate the release of the “PASSING DAYS” single and set the stage for the forthcoming EP later this fall. 

PASSING DAYS Single Release Party – August 26th, 2017 – Kona, Hawaii

 Kona Wine Market Presents: Raise The Bar with Chef Noah Hester is a food and beverage pairing event, featuring music from Grammy Award-nominated and winning artists ANN HOKU LYN and John Keawe. World renowned artist Robert Thomas will be creating an art piece in real time throughout the event. NOWELO will be headlining the entertainment with a full nine-piece band. Included in the band is Hip Hop pioneer Reggie Griffin, who has written, produced, and toured with music legends such as The Sugar Hill Gang, Chaka Khan, and The Isley Brothers, to name a few. Griffin is currently working with NOWELO and resides on the Big Island of Hawaii.

To pre-order the “PASSING DAYS” single on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/passingdays

To pre-order the “PASSING DAYS” single on Bandcamp: https://nowelo.bandcamp.com/album/passing-days-feat-ann-hoku-lyn

For more information about NOWELO, please visit their social media pages or Mind Matters Music Website at www.mindmattersmusic.net

For Press and Interview inquiries, please contact Billy James at Glass Onyon PR:  (828) 350-8158 or glassonyonpr@gmail.com

For Digital Marketing, please contact Jerome Forney at Independent Distribution Collective: jerome@independentdistro.com

For information on the August 26th, 2017 “PASSING DAYS” single release party, please visit https://www.konawinemarket.com/

Join Anthony B on his California Reggae Road Tour!

16 Aug

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Anthony B, the conscious Bobo Dread whose razor-sharp lyrics and entrancing performances have set ‘Fire Pon Rome’ and propelled him to the front lines of reggae music is touring Northern California this September.

Catch him at a venue near you:

Friday, September 1, 2017
Moe’s Alley
1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz, CA
(831) 479-1854
Buy Tix Here

Saturday, September 2, 2017
Sweetwater Music Hall
19 Corte Madera Avenue, Mill Valley, CA
(415) 388-3850
Buy Tix Here

Sunday, September 3, 2017
One Love, One Heart Reggae Festival
Yolo County Fairgrounds, Woodland, CA
(916) 607-6996
Buy Tix Here

Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Belly Up
143 S. Cedros Ave, Solana Beach, CA
(858) 481-8771
Buy Tix Here

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Dub Club @ Echoplex
1154 Glendale Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 
(213) 413-8200
Buy Tix Here

Thursday, September 7, 2017
New Parish
579 – 18th St, Oakland, CA
(510) 444-7474
Buy Tix Here

Saturday, September 9, 2017
Mateel Community Center
59 Rusk Lane, Redway, CA
(707) 923-3368
Buy Tix Here

Sunday, September 10, 2017
Sea Legs at the Beach
17851 PCH, Huntington Beach, CA
(714) 698-4188

For tour information contact Tullah Carter / Third World Music Group
(707) 332-0747Email
 
For publicity, contact Justine Ketola, (323) 251-0542Email
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