Check out the MENTOR MY MIX PODCAST with IDC President and Founder STEFFEN FRANZ – Hosted by Greg Gordon from Pyramind

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Steffen Franz: From CBGB’s to Jane’s Addiction to Mix Master Mike and Beyond

How much have you made from your music this year? Are you running a profitable business? What are the 44 possible revenue streams that can be derived from your music?

In order to transform from amateur to pro, you need to get paid for your work. This is a crucial change that takes place for everyone who “turns pro.”

Steffen Franz is our resident music business instructor, mentor and online course author of the Indie Artist Business Toolkit. In this week’s podcast, you’ll get to know him a whole lot better and he’ll get you thinking about the questions posed above.

These questions are easy to ignore because you want to focus on the creative process… namely your music! But if you truly want to earn a living then you have to pay attention to the changing trends in monetization.

Set aside some time to listen to this eye-opening podcast and maybe 2021 will be the year you advance to the next level musically AND financially.

Our goal is to increase the quality of your productions, the depth and breadth of your relationships, the frequency of your releases, and the money in your bank account. These things all work together to create a true professional.

Click the links below to hear the podcast and be sure to leave us a review on Apple HERE, we’d greatly appreciate your help getting this information into more hands.
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Belgium Review: THE WALK-A-BOUT “20/20”

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“A wonderful album to discover and cherish. Don’t hesitate to discover 20/20 with [its] beautiful dynamic complexity. Strong lyrics, compelling rhythms and cool melodies create a timeless album.”

-Marino Serdons, Keys and Chords

Produced by Andrew Michael Bertrand and mastered by Roger Lian, 20/20 is an incredibly diverse record that explores many genres, expanding the scope of band’s classic sound. There is something on the album for everyone. Whether it’s alternative rock, world music, funk, or the influence of prog rock, THE WALK-A-BOUT’s music is visceral, emotional, fun and socially conscious. 

To watch the official video premiere for “TALE OF THE VIBE RIDER” please visit:

https://www.antimusic.com/news/20/August/28Video_Premiere-_The_Walk-A-Bouts_Tale_Of_The_Vibe_Rider.shtml

For more information including tour dates or booking inquiries please visit:

www.walkaboutband.com

To purchase or stream the new full-length album 20/20 on digital services please visit:

https://smarturl.it/WalkABout2020

AVAILABLE NOW! – DR CHRISPY, Renowned Music Producer, Space Scientist, and Aerospace Engineer Presents his New TRANSITORY EP

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DR CHRISPY (aka Dr. Chris Boshuizen) is a music producer, songwriter, and award-winning aerospace engineer dedicated to sharing his love of both music and space exploration. Following the release of his 2018 debut album VHS, the 2019 singles Drive and Voyager at the Heliopause (with music video), and the subsequent VHS Remixed album, DR CHRISPY is now proud to announce the TRANSITORY EP, an exciting new release featuring collaborations with a diverse group of special guests and innovative producers from around the world.

The TRANSITORY EP is a collection of short stories, each one a first person narrative from a different speaker. With the stories woven over old school beats and instrumentation, every track features sampled monologues or dialogue with a mixture of live, sampled, and electronic instruments to create a nostalgic feeling that is simultaneously comforting yet unfamiliar. There’s a four-on-the-floor beat and some outside-the-box instrumentation for the dance genre, including saxophone!

With this new release, DR CHRISPY explores the unconventional, but presents it in a familiar and digestible format with mid-tempo dance beats. The three different tracks, each with distinct themes, cycle from morning, to afternoon, to evening, mirroring our own self-reflections as we move through our day. We are different people late at night than we are early in the morning; who we really are is TRANSITORY.

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In addition to his own original tracks, DR CHRISPY worked with contributing artists to bring their own unique perspectives to the TRANSITORY EP. The Stunt Man aka Greg Mindorff is a music producer, DJ, fellow space enthusiast, and Grammy-nominated mastering engineer from Vancouver who mastered the TRANSITORY EP. Haji Mike is a featured artist who contributed dub poetry vocals to the track “Transitory Evening (Afro Travel).” Haji Mike started DJ’ing music in 1979 and as a musician is known for his hybrid of Jamaican dancehall and Cypriot melodies which he calls “Vraggamuffin,” and he is also a dub poet and DJ playing on various radio stations around the world. The “Afro Jungle” remix is the creation of producer, composer, and arranger Med Dred, a roots, reggae, and dub melodica soloist and reggae music specialist.

Contributing a remix of the track “Transitory Evening,” Hadfes Oblivion is the man behind Synthapex. With a background in metal, Hadfes Oblivion has played in a number of bands and now, with Synthapex, is exploring the electronic and synthwave genres. The group recently released their breathtakingly cinematic music video “Gone This Night,” featuring a short cameo appearance by DR CHRISPY! Psybolord is a Moscow-based producer who has gone from deathcore to electronic music. Psybolord merges techno with Russian folk motifs, and classical music organically gets along with synthwave and French-electro, as heard on his remix “Transitory Afternoon.” Closing the EP is a remix of the track “Transitory Morning” from Aeronexus, a solo project by Harry Rowlands, who produces 80’s movie soundtrack-inspired tracks mixed in with synthwave.

After having worked at NASA inventing new kinds of spacecraft and co-founding the company Planet Labs, Chris Boshuizen decided to pursue his art full-time, adopting the nickname “Chrispy” that was given to him by his NASA co-workers. Unlike other notable “doctors” in the music industry, DR CHRISPY has a PhD in Physics, and in 2014 he won the Advance Global Australian of the Year Award for his contributions to Science and Advanced Manufacturing. Leveraging his years of experience with computer music, Chris will teach his fourth introductory workshop on electronic music production at this year’s annual Taxi Road Rally in Los Angeles. DR CHRISPY’s goal as an artist is to connect music and tech while bringing a message of hope and empowerment to his audience. DR CHRISPY runs his home studio in San Francisco where he is actively writing and recording new music.

 

The TRANSITORY EP released online August 7, 2020, everywhere music is streamed and sold. Also check out the “INFINITY RISING” single and TRANSITORY ECHOES remix EP.

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To order or pre-save the TRANSITORY EP on digital services please visit: http://drchrispy.com/transitory

For more information about DR CHRISPY please visit:

http://drchrispy.com/ or https://drchrispy.bandcamp.com

For more information about the TRANSITORY EP contributing artists and producers please visit: https://drchrispy.com/transitory-artists/

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NEW DAY EP from MADD SCIENTIST is an Edgy and Eclectic Collection of Hip Hop, Reggaeton, and Dancehall Music for the Night Club Setting

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For Immediate Release – Long Beach, CA – MADD SCIENTIST is a music producer, songwriter, recording artist, open format DJ, and proud gentleman bachelor. Using the professional production software Cubase, MADD SCIENTIST produces hip hop, reggaeton, dancehall, and deep house music specifically for the night club setting. He spent years as an MC and promoter at various night clubs in downtown Long Beach, and evolved into a recording artist and DJ with his debut release Mass Appeal EP in 2016. MADD SCIENTIST has since developed an intimate familiarity with open format night club music, which he showcases on his exhilarating new release NEW DAY EP, available in stores and online August 14, 2020.

The NEW DAY EP is music for people who enjoy night club venues, VIP bottle service, and weekend day parties, and features an exciting mix of West Coast hip hop, reggaeton, and dancehall. “I love the atmosphere and intimacy of night clubs,” says MADD SCIENTIST, which shines through on tracks like “Madd Krazy,” “Take Flight feat. JTLR,” “Grinding Me (Gucci Girl),” and the way too hot for radio “You Nasty.”

MADD SCIENTIST musical influences include A Tribe Called Quest, Redman, Method Man, Erik Serman, Calvin Harris, Lil Wayne, and Lil Jon. The 2016 Mass Appeal EP that introduced MADD SCIENTIST to the scene featured the groundbreaking singles “Vegas Pool Party” and “Move It.” Following the success of “Vegas Pool Party” as a college radio anthem and the various night club remixes of “Move It,” MADD SCIENTIST released a second EP in 2016 named Scientific Evolution, which included the singles “Kiss Me with a Sound” and “SLTB.”  Notably, the “SLTB (Reggaeton Remix)” was the first official reggaeton release for MADD SCIENTIST.

The next MADD SCIENTIST release Long Journey Home was a compilation of songs that cater directly to the Long Beach open format DJ style, a mix of West Coast hip hop, reggaeton, and dancehall music. The cultural diversity of the city of Long Beach requires that DJs and promoters know a wide mix of musical styles and club fans. MADD SCIENTIST is also a frequent patron of the underground Belizean After Hours Party scene, which gives him more exposure to dancehall, reggae, Soca, and Afro-beat music.

MADD SCIENTIST received his formal music training at Long Beach City College with classes in music theory and studio production, and other musical peers include Tyga, Kid Ink, French Montana, Nicki Minaj, City Girls, Megan Thee Stallion, J Balvin, Ozuna, Daddy Yankee, Bad Bunny, Becky G, Stefflon Don, Sean Paul, Beenie Man, Shaggy, Gyptian, DJ Marshmello, and DJ Mustard.

As a history junkie and Black Studies major at Long Beach State University, MADD SCIENTIST enjoys discovering the evolution of West African Music through the Caribbean, South America, and North America areas of the world (which he calls the “Music of the Enslaved” that has become the unofficial musical voice of the world), and bringing those influences and sounds to his music. MADD SCIENTIST maintains core beliefs in God, Pan-African Music, Hedonism, and the goodness of people.

MADD SCIENTIST plans to DJ and perform at night club venues around the world. “I specifically want to host a residency in a Las Vegas Night Club on a Friday Night,” he enthuses. “I consider Friday the night where you can truly be free to allow yourself to be hedonistic.” Ever the entrepreneur, MADD SCIENTIST also plans to create his own Fitness Brand. “I believe that fitness is the understanding and mastery of your physical body,” he says. “This is a lifelong endeavor towards understanding God’s creative process. I don’t consider myself religious, but I have a strong belief in spirituality, which starts with mastering the total extent of your personal physical body.”

The NEW DAY EP from MADD SCIENTIST released in stores and online August 14, 2020.

For more information please visit the official MADD SCIENTIST website: www.maddscientistmusic.com

To order NEW DAY EP on iTunes and other digital retailers please visit: https://smarturl.it/MaddScientistNewDay

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RIP Legendary Reggae Icon Toots Hibbert

Jamaican reggae singer and songwriter Toots Hibbert, of Toots And The Maytals, UK, 1974. (Photo by Michael Putland/Getty Images)

It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to one of IDC’s most amazing and legendary artists, Toots Hibbert of Toots and the Maytals. Toots was a huge force for 5 decades, spreading positive messages worldwide and introducing people all over the world to Reggae music. We wish his family condolences and support in this time. 

New Single Available Friday! – DR CHRISPY “TRANSITORY AFTERNOON (KEVIN OCHOA REMIX)”

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AVAILABLE FRIDAY! – DR CHRISPY “TRANSITORY AFTERNOON (PIONEER MATERIAL) (KEVIN OCHOA REMIX)”

TRANSITORY ECHOES Introduces Six Vibrant New Remixes from the Recently Released Transitory EP to the DR CHRISPY Universe

DR CHRISPY (aka Dr. Chris Boshuizen) is a music producer, songwriter, and award-winning aerospace engineer dedicated to sharing his love of both music and space exploration. Following the recent release of his exciting new Transitory EP, which included collaborations with a diverse group of special guests and innovative producers from around the world, DR CHRISPY is now proud to announce TRANSITORY ECHOES, featuring all new remixes of the Transitory EP tracks from Robert Peckyno, Kevin Ochoa, Contre-Attaque, T-ROM, On Being Human, and D-Noise. TRANSITORY ECHOES will release online everywhere music is streamed and sold on September 18, 2020.

Two singles from TRANSITORY ECHOES will be released in the lead up to the album, including a House remix from T-ROM dropping on the US Labor Day holiday weekend (the perfect party track for a late summer playlist), and a creative and innovative dance track from Kevin Ochoa the following week.

DR CHRISPY released his Transitory EP in July of 2020, presented as a collection of short stories, each one a first-person narrative from a different speaker. DR CHRISPY worked with contributing artists for that project including The Stunt Man, Haji Mike, Med Dred, Synthapex, Psybolord,and Aeronexus. The three different tracks on the Transitory EP, each with distinct themes, cycle from morning, to afternoon, to evening, mirroring our own self-reflections as we move through our day. This creative effort has been a huge success and immediately caught the attention of several other notable producers in DR CHRISPY’s orbit, which led to the creation of this new TRANSITORY ECHOES remix project.

TRANSITORY ECHOES will release online everywhere music is streamed and sold on September 18, 2020.

To order TRANSITORY ECHOES on digital services please visit: https://drchrispy.com/transitory-echoes

– T-ROM “Transitory Evening” Remix: https://drchrispy.com/transitory-evening-remix

– Kevin Ochoa “Transitory Afternoon” Remix: https://drchrispy.com/transitory-afternoon-remix

For more information about DR CHRISPY please visit:

http://drchrispy.com or https://drchrispy.bandcamp.com

For more information about the TRANSITORY ECHOES contributing artists and producers please visit: https://drchrispy.com/transitory-echoes-artists

Tonight at 8pm EST! – “THE WALK-A-BOUT LIVE IN 20/20” ONLINE ALBUM RELEASE CONCERT

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The concert will livestream for free on https://www.twitch.tv/srslive

“THE WALK-A-BOUT LIVE IN 20/20” is a two-set virtual album release concert that will broadcast on September 9th, 2020 at 8PM EST. In addition to showcasing the songs on 20/20, some of which will be performed live for the first time, the two-and-a-half-hour show will include performances that span the entire WALK-A-BOUT catalog, along with some familiar favorites.

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THE WALK-A-BOUT Stage Upcoming LIVESTREAM CONCERT and Premiere New Music Video “TALE OF THE VIBE RIDER” on antiMusic 

New Album 20/20 Receives Stellar Reviews and Chart-Topping Radio Success Worldwide!

For Immediate Release – Long Island, New York – Aussie-American alternative rock quintet THE WALK-A-BOUT hail from the artistic East End of Long Island, New York. On June 5, 2020, THE WALK-A-BOUT released their first full-length LP 20/20 worldwide in stores and online. The reviews are in and it’s clear that 20/20 is one of the best albums of the year, with the release climbing to #8 on the ROOTS MUSIC RADIO ALTERNATIVE ROCK CHART with an unprecedented SEVEN SINGLES SIMULTANEOUSLY IN THE TOP 50!

antiMusic.com will premiere the official new video from THE WALK-A-BOUT for their track “TALE OF THE VIBE RIDER” on August 28 at www.antimusic.com. Directed by THE WALK-A-BOUT drummer/producer Drew Bertrand and edited by Roger Lian, “TALE OF THE VIBE RIDER” captures the live WALK-A-BOUT energy in a beautiful natural setting. With exhilarating footage of the band playing live interspersed with moments of artistic flare, this is one fun video to watch.

On September 9th, 2020 at 8PM EST, the band will broadcast “THE WALK-A-BOUT LIVE IN 20/20,” a two-set virtual album release concert. In addition to showcasing the songs on 20/20, some of which will be performed live for the first time, the two-and-a-half-hour show will include performances that span the entire WALK-A-BOUT catalog, along with some familiar favorites. The concert will livestream for free on https://www.twitch.tv/srslive.

Produced by Andrew Michael Bertrand and mastered by Roger Lian, 20/20 is an incredibly diverse record that explores many genres, expanding the scope of band’s classic sound. There is something on the album for everyone. Whether it’s alternative rock, world music, funk, or the influence of prog rock, THE WALK-A-BOUT’s music is visceral, emotional, fun and socially conscious. Oasis Entertainment Blog calls the album “a multi-genre romp through musical styles such as funk, rock, world, Latin, and much more,” while Exclusive Magazine raves that the album is “Destined to be a classic,” and Keys and Chords in Belgium recognizes that 20/20 is “A beautiful album to discover and cherish.”

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To watch “THE WALK-A-BOUT LIVE IN 20/20” virtual album release concert please visit:

https://www.twitch.tv/srslive

To watch the official video premiere for “TALE OF THE VIBE RIDER” please visit:

https://www.antimusic.com/news/20/August/28Video_Premiere-_The_Walk-A-Bouts_Tale_Of_The_Vibe_Rider.shtml

For more information including tour dates or booking inquiries please visit:

www.walkaboutband.com

To purchase or stream the new full-length album 20/20 on digital services please visit:

https://smarturl.it/WalkABout2020

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From the STRICTLY YARD MUSIC label compilation LOVE RASTA RIDDIM, check out the video for the KING MAS track “AGE OF KNOWLEDGE”

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The Love Rasta Riddim features the vocal stylings of artists such as the Dancehall legend Michael “Lickshot” Palmer, K Vibes, King MAS, Tilly Beng, Jah Pilot, and dub poet Yabez. The riddim is sure to have you skanking in the dance, grooving in the car, and bouncing at home! Reggae fans worldwide, the Love Rasta Riddim is here to remind you how real reggae music sounds. Be sure to check it out! 

King MAS, a multi-talented youth carrying the torch of contemporary Reggae music, drops two tracks on the riddim. Both tracks feature his melodious singing style as well as an uncompromising message and call to action. Age of Knowledge” confronts our current age of empire and oppression, articulating his view of how technology will usher in a new era of unity and harmony. “MASterpiece” is a seductive lovers tune that is certain to have the ladies rocking in the dance!

 

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New Single Available Today – DR CHRISPY “TRANSITORY EVENING (T-ROM REMIX)”

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AVAILABLE NOW! – DR CHRISPY “TRANSITORY EVENING (AFRO TRAVEL) FEAT. HAJI MIKE (T-ROM REMIX)”

TRANSITORY ECHOES Introduces Six Vibrant New Remixes from the Recently Released Transitory EP to the DR CHRISPY Universe

DR CHRISPY (aka Dr. Chris Boshuizen) is a music producer, songwriter, and award-winning aerospace engineer dedicated to sharing his love of both music and space exploration. Following the recent release of his exciting new Transitory EP, which included collaborations with a diverse group of special guests and innovative producers from around the world, DR CHRISPY is now proud to announce TRANSITORY ECHOES, featuring all new remixes of the Transitory EP tracks from Robert Peckyno, Kevin Ochoa, Contre-Attaque, T-ROM, On Being Human, and D-Noise. TRANSITORY ECHOES will release online everywhere music is streamed and sold on September 18, 2020.

Two singles from TRANSITORY ECHOES will be released in the lead up to the album, including a House remix from T-ROM dropping on the US Labor Day holiday weekend (the perfect party track for a late summer playlist), and a creative and innovative dance track from Kevin Ochoa the following week.

DR CHRISPY released his Transitory EP in July of 2020, presented as a collection of short stories, each one a first-person narrative from a different speaker. DR CHRISPY worked with contributing artists for that project including The Stunt Man, Haji Mike, Med Dred, Synthapex, Psybolord,and Aeronexus. The three different tracks on the Transitory EP, each with distinct themes, cycle from morning, to afternoon, to evening, mirroring our own self-reflections as we move through our day. This creative effort has been a huge success and immediately caught the attention of several other notable producers in DR CHRISPY’s orbit, which led to the creation of this new TRANSITORY ECHOES remix project.

TRANSITORY ECHOES will release online everywhere music is streamed and sold on September 18, 2020.

To order TRANSITORY ECHOES on digital services please visit: https://drchrispy.com/transitory-echoes

– T-ROM “Transitory Evening” Remix: https://drchrispy.com/transitory-evening-remix

– Kevin Ochoa “Transitory Afternoon” Remix: https://drchrispy.com/transitory-afternoon-remix

For more information about DR CHRISPY please visit:

http://drchrispy.com or https://drchrispy.bandcamp.com

For more information about the TRANSITORY ECHOES contributing artists and producers please visit: https://drchrispy.com/transitory-echoes-artists