Take a look at this interesting article: “Ten Tips To Make You A Better Songwriter”

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“Songwriting is one of the more abstract parts of the music process, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have rules. Here are some tips to help you get better at writing songs. ” Click here to check it out!

In Case You Missed It, Watch IDC Founder Steffen Franz On How To Start Your Music Career

Pyramind music business instructors Jeff Straw and Steffen Franz are here to answer all your questions around the music industry and how to get your music career started. Click to watch the amazing Q&A session to help you with your career!

“Negotiating A Music Producer Agreement: 7 Key Issues”

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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.”

Click Here For The Full Article!

IDC: Your Music Deserves It.

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You might be wondering how IDC can help you and your music reach new levels of success. With personalized plans and customized strategies, IDC can give you what your music deserves. Read below to learn about our various services and how we can help you.

Independent Distribution Collective is a marketing and distribution company based in San Francisco that offers customized marketing campaigns, physical and digital distribution, music licensing, and other artist or brand development services. For the past 13 years, Independent Distribution Collective (IDC) has been a powerhouse in the world of independent distribution and marketing.

IDC provides a unique and valuable service that executes a customized, full-scale Marketing Campaign for a project combining Physical and Digital Distribution with a team of PR, Social Media, and other industry marketing professionals. With an IDC Promo campaign, IDC secures international distribution while a committed marketing team works together to grow the worldwide fan base and exposure.

IDC now offers a smaller scale version of this marketing campaign called IDC Promo Base Level, a new service that is designed to create an affordable, customized marketing campaign to increase awareness and demand for Single or EP-length releases. IDC Promo Base Level builds a simple but effective marketing campaign, including the creation and distribution of an industry standard press release, a limited social media marketing strategy, and inclusion in IDC’s digital and physical distribution catalogs.

Another new service offered is IDC Consultation, a comprehensive program designed to help you take control of your career while developing a wide-ranging knowledge of the music industry. The service includes three one-hour scheduled meetings. Tangible assets will be provided, which may include marketing plans and strategies, development of an industry standard press release, and various important forms and documents related to career planning and business structures. As the IDC Consultation program begins, clients fill out a simple questionnaire asking about all aspects of their career, including attainable goals and plans for the future. Once completed, IDC will better understand the client’s current career path and how to best guide them towards setting and achieving these goals.

For more information, please feel free to visit IDC’s website at http://www.independentdistro.com or call (415) 292-7007, M-F 9 am to 5 pm, or via email newmusic(at)independentdistro(dot)com.

Take a look at this interesting article: “Ten Tips To Make You A Better Songwriter”

Screen Shot 2017-03-13 at 12.13.25 AM

“Songwriting is one of the more abstract parts of the music process, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have rules. Here are some tips to help you get better at writing songs. ” Click here to check it out!

Midwest Record Review: Amanda Abizaid “Walking In Twos”

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AMANDA ABIZAID/Walking in Twos: A lite rocker with we are the world tendencies steps up the mic and steps up her game by having an admiring Steve Stills drop by and bend a string or two. Highly pleasing stuff for anyone that feels like a little passive resistance is a fine way to act out in these times.

-www.midwestrecord.com

Singer/songwriter Amanda Abizaid is releasing a new EP in support of HelpPhilippineSchools.org, a non-profit organization that helps children get the best education possible through the betterment of existing schools, working “from the inside out.” Walking In Twos, featuring the legendary Stephen Stills, is a 7-track EP including two diverse mixes of the titular song, which was inspired by Amanda’s experiences with the Aeta Filipino children. The EP also features other original songs and will release worldwide on all digital platforms March 3, 2017, along with a limited physical release. The project’s goal is to create a self-sufficient revenue stream using proceeds from the song’s downloads and streams to buy school supplies for the Aeta children of the Philippines.

To purchase Amanda Abizaid’s Walking In Twos EP, visit:
http://smarturl.it/walkingintwos

For more information about Amanda or this release, please visit: http://www.AmandaAbizaid.com

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

For Interviews contact Erin Cook at Jensen Communications: (626) 585-9575, erin@jensencom.com

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

 

IDC is Excited to Announce the Launch of Great New Services and Releases in 2017! Read about it here!

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Independent Marketing and Distribution Company, IDC, to launch two new services to further help independent labels and artists to strategize, market, and distribute their releases. 

Independent Distribution Collective is a marketing and distribution company based in San Francisco that offers customized marketing campaigns, physical and digital distribution, music licensing, and other artist or brand development services. For the past 13 years, Independent Distribution Collective (IDC) has been a powerhouse in the world of independent distribution and marketing. As of January 2017, the company has launched two new services to further help independent labels and artists to strategize, market, and distribute their releases.

IDC provides a unique and valuable service that executes a customized, full-scale Marketing Campaign for a project combining Physical and Digital Distribution with a team of PR, Social Media, and other industry marketing professionals. With an IDC Promo campaign, IDC secures international distribution while a committed marketing team works together to grow the worldwide fan base and exposure. Starting in January 2017, IDC will offer a smaller scale version of this marketing campaign called IDC Promo Base Level, a new service that is designed to create an affordable, customized marketing campaign to increase awareness and demand for Single or EP-length releases. IDC Promo Base Level builds a simple but effective marketing campaign, including the creation and distribution of an industry standard press release, a limited social media marketing strategy, and inclusion in IDC’s digital and physical distribution catalogs.

The second new service is IDC Consultation, a comprehensive program designed to help you take control of your career while developing a wide-ranging knowledge of the music industry. The service includes three one-hour scheduled meetings. Tangible assets will be provided, which may include marketing plans and strategies, development of an industry standard press release, and various important forms and documents related to career planning and business structures. As the IDC Consultation program begins, clients fill out a simple questionnaire asking about all aspects of their career, including attainable goals and plans for the future. Once completed, IDC will better understand the client’s current career path and how to best guide them towards setting and achieving these goals.

In 2016, IDC executed marketing and distribution campaigns for some amazing new releases from artists including a debut solo album from Tim Hockenberry (Mickey Hart Band, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, America’s Got Talent), R&B and Soul singer Cornell “C.C.” Carter, World/Latin/Reggae artist Razteria, San Francisco rocker Ray Vaughn, political singer-songwriter Pete Kronowitt, Reggae icon Rocker-T, local Bay Area artists Cure for Gravity and FloRocker, Oklahoma City rapper and producer J French, visionary composer, electronic musician and percussionist Charles Xavier, and many other incredible releases. IDC also continued their partnership with Narada Michael Walden (producer for Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Aretha Franklin) and his Tarpan Records, including the single “Wake Up” by Jennifer Saran featuring Carlos Santana, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and Narada Michael Walden.

IDC is fast out the gate with several successful releases already on track for 2017. In the first week of the new year, IDC and Dada Son Entertainment released the debut album from reggae artist Jemere Morgan, son of Grammy Winning super-group Morgan Heritage’s Gramps Morgan. The album charted at Number 2 on Billboard’s Reggae Chart upon release. Also, newly released from Anbessa Productions is the album Spellbound from Jamaican female reggae artist Kelissa, featured for 2 weeks in a row on the iTunes Reggae Page. Produced by roots revival Phenom Chronixx, Spellbound is also near the top of the iTunes charts.

Releasing March 3, 2017 is a project from long time IDC artist Amanda Abizaid. The new Walking In Twos EP, featuring the legendary Stephen Stills (Crosby, Stills and Nash, Buffalo Springfield), is a benefit album providing funds for underprivileged children in the Philippines, a cause with which Amanda is personally involved. IDC has also recently engaged a large-scale marketing campaign with Three 2 Go Music Alliance, an independent record label based in Western New York state, to simultaneously release and market three albums. These include releases from pop artist J-Bella All For Nothin, singer-songwriter Omeri Day Dream’n, and Jazz/R&B group E-Life 7 Miked Up, all releasing March 24, 2017.

For more information, please feel free to visit IDC’s website at http://www.independentdistro.com or call (415) 292-7007, M-F 9 am to 5 pm, or via email newmusic(at)independentdistro(dot)com.

For interview requests or media inquiries please contact:

Billy James at Glass Onyon PR
Email: glassonyonpr(at)gmail(dot)com
Phone: 828-350-8158