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Devon Gordon (The RoseCrumbs) is a featured guest on The Fierce Female Network hosted by Fierce Founder Adrienne F. Manson (AKA Fierce). NYC singer/songwriter Devon Gordon (The RoseCrumbs) has just released her debut single, entitled “Sunflower”, a prelude to her up and coming EP. The song features Devon on vocals, lead/rhythm guitars and bass, with Jane’s Addiction’s Stephen Perkins on drums. Devon wrote the song hoping to put psychedelic rock back into a modern mix and in doing so has successfully created a booming kaleidoscope of sound, energy, and musical color. Currently attending the Pratt Institute, Devon is a classically trained pianist and a self-taught bass and guitar player. As an accomplished visual artist, Devon’s work has been published in The NY Times and exhibited in the Katonah Museum. Devon also founded Noise Art Magazine, a digital publication that features interviews with NYC college artists and musicians as well as art gallery and concert reviews. Now she brings so much of this forward-thinking spirit to her musical vision, balancing a nod to the power pop and grunge of the past with a much-needed contemporary dose of rocking girl power. This is all taking shape in an age where so much cutting-edge musical work in rock (a genre that is supposedly fading if the press is to be believed) is being produced by women. Add Devon’s name to that growing list of uncompromising rockers.. Listen to Devon Gordon on Fierce Chats With Devon Gordon on iHeart Radio here: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-the-fierce-female-28991874/episode/fierce-chats-with-devon-gordon-83708108/
How To Spot A Bogus Record Deal Recently a few people have contacted me with concerns about a record contract that a “Record Label” offered up to them. They were all completely bogus and, I’m going to help you spot fakes. 1. This is the easiest one to check for. Get to the end of the contract where they ask you to sign. If there is no space made for a notary or an attorney. Don’t even bother reading it any further. Record contacts are a dig deal and you’ll often be talking about large sums of money. Record companies will not offer you $500,000 if there is ANY room for doubt that you, in fact signed the contract. 2. Multiple, grammatical errors. I’m not an English professor and, my grammar is off at times too. I’m a normal guy so, hey… I know enough to communicate. When a record contract is drawn up, it is usually done by an entertainment attorney with reviews completed by their team. No one is perfect of course, you may find something that isn’t spelled correctly but, if there are constants, this may be a time to walk away especially if there are mistakes made as far as money is concerned. For example, If they state that they are offering you a $340,000 signing bonus but it’s worded as Four Hundred Fifty Thousand, uhhhhhhh. No thank you. 3. Changing contracts. Contracts are usually up for revision and, as a [...]
When I was starting up the idea for the podcast, I met these guys on on a social media site from DistroKid called Slaps.com. I was instantly a fan of their music and, them, as human beings in general. Their particular music style is one of their own however, I would describe it as early (1980's) Metallica flared with some Pantera. Heavy guitars, heavy vocals and heavy drum beats. The earlier work that I was privy to was a song called "Far From The Abyss" which, I have to tell you that, if you're a fan of heavy metal, is a must hear jam. Following in those footsteps... they released a single called "Homeless Star" - You can read all about that in the full interview below. Welcome back guys. Just to refresh everyones memory. Tell us who you are and what you’re about. Wrath of Amari consists of Dan (guitar), Sal (Vocals) and Zahir (Bass & mixing). Our main goal is to create heavy music with a good groove and lyrics that provide motivation and encouragement towards positive mental health. We have had a few people say that our music has given them motivation when they were not feeling so great, this for us is priceless and gives us the motivation to carry on creating. We’ve featured Far From The Abyss and Test on the show already, tell us a bit more of what those songs are about. Far From the Abyss is about [...]
Everyone loves a good story about second-chances, and that’s exactly what Bill Abernathy’s story is all about. The Kansas City, Missouri resident began writing songs in his early teens. He played all through his school years, but then he stopped...Life took over. Bill went about getting married, building a business career, and raising his children. After his kids graduated from school and started their careers, Bill picked up the guitar again and began trying to rekindle his love of music. “Inspiration for my music comes from a variety of the many parts of my life,” Bill says. “Events and experiences of mine, my family, my friends, and sometimes even people I have never met all, contribute to the creativity of my music. I find it interesting and rewarding to let my imagination wander through the memory and spirit of life events and see where it takes me.” Bill is a pure "lyrics-first" writer...a bit of a storyteller. “I feel the story and lyrics talk to me and tell me what the rest of the song is supposed to sound like,” he says. His last album, 2017’s “Find A Way” reached #5 on the Roots Music Report Traditional Folk Album chart, and the single, “Goodbye Will Never Come Again” reached #1 on the singles chart. Bill’s last collection of songs, the Roots Music Report Americana chart-topping album, “Crossing Willow Creek” is available now. The first single, “Cry Wolf” reached the iTunes Top 100 Rock Songs chart, while hitting [...]
Indie artists are gaining a hold in the music industry these days. However, one artist might take more than a decade to achieve what they have now. It took a lot of marketing plans and tactics to make sure to get their message on the table. If you are trying to make a name in the industry, here are highly effective marketing strategies that independent artists can use to uphold their music. 1. Allot a good time for gigs Performing in gigs is one of the old but gold strategies that musicians enjoy and love. It has been an effective way of promoting music and exposure of a band or an up-and-coming artist. You can also monetize gigs in a couple of ways. Aside from that, it also helps artists build a strong connection with their fans. Most of the best gigs have other acts in your genre. Gigs can make you gain more fans in general because fans of other artists and the genre as a whole come together for outstanding performances. Make sure you have a good portion of your time for gigs and continue practicing for more shows. 2. Post online content regularly Exposure is not enough for you to promote yourself and your music. It is wise to keep your fans updated with a lot of great content regularly. Even if one appreciates your songs, but if you don’t support them entertained for a good time, there’s a possibility that you will be a passing [...]
Major Moment: The Flood @majormomentband The Flood - The Song Everyone Needs to Hear Credit: Victor Maristane Another moment in time brought to you by a major band. Major Moment has an award winning history of quality musical compositions and performances. IMB *(we) reviewed Major Moment's Living Your Life Like This in 2019. Their integrity continues into “The Flood” as they sing for us all to change humanity for the good of all people of the world. The wonderment of poems and lyrics are their ability to instill much feeling using few words. Major Moment is a master constructor. Inequality has been a part of humanity since the beginning of time. Major Moment reminds us that times haven’t changed, the time is now, and time is running out. The band's name inherently reflects their mission to educate the wrongs of this world in the current society through song and music. Listen up! The Flood lyrics describe the breaking down of society due to greed and hate, in a world where some people have no regard for the value of a human life. Those standing up for change far too often get beaten down, and that’s just the first stanza. The piece distinctly describes all cultures as perceiving themselves to be the ones to inherit the earth. It also describes the feelings of despair in the world, in this moment, felt by all, and wonders why we can’t all just get along. This flood [...]