“Shelter” shared by S. Florida Country Music goes straight to IAS playlist

(Tour poster, Eleni Skiba and Jodi Gaines via @EleniSkibaMusic on Facebook)
(Tour poster, Eleni Skiba and Jodi Gaines via @EleniSkibaMusic on Facebook)

I’m building a Spotify playlist, Indie Art South Indie Selects. I’ve been wandering around Facebook and other sites in hopes of finding songs that stand out from the pack. My latest find is an original song titled “Shelter”. South Florida Country Music shared the song in a video featuring Jodi Gaines and Eleni Skiba. These talented musicians were new to me. Continue reading ““Shelter” shared by S. Florida Country Music goes straight to IAS playlist”

Hear the Crazy Daysies on Music Mafia Radio June 21

Music Mafia Radio schedule June 21
Music by Rebecca Day and The Crazy Daysies will be featured on Music Mafia Radio on June 21 a 8 pm. (Announcement musicmafiaradio.net)

Rebecca Day (The Crazy Daysies) has announced a special program featuring original music with her sister Jennifer Day Thompson. The sisters’ music will be featured on Friday, June 21, at 8 p.m. on Music Mafia Radio. Continue reading “Hear the Crazy Daysies on Music Mafia Radio June 21”

Gunboat Diplomats’ song picked for use in Shyamalan film ‘Glass’

Gunboat Diplomats Crazy About You
Jacksonville Beach recording group The Gunboat Diplomats’ song “Crazy About You” has been licensed for use in the upcoming Shyamalan film “Glass” starring Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson.

Indie Art South has followed recording group Gunboat Diplomats for quite some time, reporting favorably on their compositions. Now the Jacksonville Beach (FL) group has reasons to celebrate something besides Christmas. Keith Holmes, who does lead vocals on the song, “Crazy About You,” told IAS the song will be included in content for use in M. Night Shyamalan’s new film Glass.

Holmes isn’t shouting the news from the rooftops—he shared it as an aside in an email exchange in response to my mentioning song licensing opportunities.  Continue reading “Gunboat Diplomats’ song picked for use in Shyamalan film ‘Glass’”

Band Mom: I never envisioned this phase of motherhood

It’s almost Mother’s Day, so naturally I find myself reflecting on my own journey helping to raise our children. Thanks are due to my husband who set a great example for our daughters. They’re both adults now, and having dealt with everything from teething to teen angst, I find myself in a phase of motherhood I truly never expected. I am Band Mom, and it’s been a doozy of a journey.  Continue reading “Band Mom: I never envisioned this phase of motherhood”

AWAL requirements are actually a good blueprint for any working musician

AWAL is getting some attention for its royalty model and for the fact artists retain rights to their recordings. Kobalt Music Group has combined its recording assets under the AWAL umbrella, having acquired that company in 2012. The focus is on indie music.

So what does it take to get on board and what can an artist expect if that happens?  Continue reading “AWAL requirements are actually a good blueprint for any working musician”

CD Baby celebrates 20th birthday with sweet deal for musicians

CD Baby is a staple in the indie music community. When this company launched, it opened a bigger door for many indie musicians.

Now CD Baby is celebrating its 20th birthday with a sweet deal for musicians.  Continue reading “CD Baby celebrates 20th birthday with sweet deal for musicians”

Bandwagon Network Radio for indie music kicks off fundraiser

Bandwagon Network Radio
Image/snip from Bandwagon Network Radio

America is on the cusp of an indie arts movement, and one part of that movement is indie radio. Independent musicians looking for an outlet who will air their music should take a look at Bandwagon Network Radio. The network has kicked off a fundraiser in hopes of meeting revenue needs for 2017.  Continue reading “Bandwagon Network Radio for indie music kicks off fundraiser”