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Artist of the Year - David Geftakys


David Geftakys has been voted Artist of the Year after careful consideration by our panel of judges. We are so very proud and honored to work with such a talented artist and to award him for his achievements and great music!

During our Artist of the Month promotion in Oct/2012, David's fans were extremely supportive. They shared everything that happened during that month on Facebook and Twitter and continue to do so today! Just goes to show you how much they actually believe in him!


About David


David Geftakys is a new artist/songwriter from Los Angeles. His first big splash in the music world came with the release of his first music video and single "Games We Play" which has been spreading all over social networks. Since it's release it has been on countless radio stations & has been nominated as Best Music Video by Artists in Music Awards.

He has several releases already under his belt. His first EP, 'Lines In My Hands', was met with strong reviews from both critics and fans. His single 'And You' was rated in the top 1% of song reviews by SoundOut, a partner of Fontana music, and his single 'Say It All' Was rated in the top 5%. David's close interaction with his fans on social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram & more show the deep connection his music has created with thousands without losing a unique personal touch.


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Indie Music Bus™ Interview Excerpt


Could you please describe your next record to the readers in terms of clothing?  I mean, is it a hoodie, a turtleneck, leather shorts & what colour is it?  When's it out and where can we all get one?
Ha ha ha ha I have to admit, I have never been asked to describe music in such a way. I mean, music for me is a sound that generates emotions, images, evokes memories etc. I rarely connect any of these with clothing. But to quote Forest Gump, "You can tell a lot about a person by their shoes. Where they are going, where they've been.. my music would definitely have worn-out shoes. ?? "I'm running, I'm running" ?? lol Read More



Review of David Geftakys Music via Tom Wardman's Music Reviews


"Games We Play" was indeed the first track I listened to, and I loved the acoustic, gentle intro. This was complimented well by the soft use of drums, which I found to be something different and a feature not used much in many pop songs of today. The tone of the vocals was beautiful and helped create a soothing atmosphere alongside the soft instrumentation. I particularly liked the use of backing vocals in the chorus and 2nd verse; some of these acted as a pedal at times, which I thought was fantastic, and they were also in perfect harmony with lead vocalist. I also loved the high notes of the lead vocalist. These were at perfect pitch and sounded beautiful. What I liked most of this song was the lyrics of "I'm Running" incorporated intertwined vocals. Furthermore, there was also polyphony incorporated with these vocals as the instrumentation dies away in middle section. Similarly, I thought it was fantastic when the instrumentation faded into nothing to end the song in a peaceful manner. Read More




Buy David Geftakys Music

Games We Play via iTunes




Music by David Geftakys




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Thanks to the sponsors below for awarding David for his hard work in 2012





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Butterflies Radio is proud to be a sponsor of the Indie Music Bus Act of the Year for 2012.

In our partnership with Indie Music Bus, we strive to provide the maximum exposure for indie artists.

This year's winner will receive an exclusive interview on our weekly show, The Butterflies Radio IndieView Artist Spotlight, which airs every Monday night at 8pm EDT.

Producer and host, Kiva Johns-Adkins, also a member of our A&R team, will dedicate one episode of her show to the winner.

In addition, one song from the winner will be featured on Butterflies Radio's weekly interactive show, Twitter Tuesday Live. Each week, this show has over 25,000 listeners from around the world. butterfliesradio.com



Krankit Radio is proud to sponsor the Indie Music Bus™ 2012 Act of the Year

Our Mission is to Introduce and showcase emerging, independent musicians from around the globe to an ever growing listener-ship.


Awarding to the winner:
- Front page showcase on Krankit Radio website (1 Month)
- Artist of the Year promo drop on Krankit Radio
- 1 hour Radio Broadcast exclusive to artist/band music

Krankit Indie ~ Krankit Loud! at krankitradio.com



Red Dragon Records will award the Indie Music Bus Act of the Year winner with:

- Radio and/or TV spots
- 2 Spots on "The Renaissance" compilation

The Renaissance brand was created back in October as an idea to allow and facilitate multiple bands fan bases to interact and discover each others music. Initially we plan two albums per year but this may increase to four.

The '1st Renaissance' Album which is to be released on the 7th January 2013 consists of 22 tracks from 22 artists. 10 of which where picked by the Red Dragon Records and its affiliates and the final 12 picked through a public voting competition. We received in excess of 2,000 submissions for the first album so choice was very difficult to narrow it down to the final 22.

The album is to be promoted through radio, TV, written and digital media for up to 3 months after the release date. All promotion international, our contacts span the globes media industry and grow daily to incorporate every means possible to acquire even one more fan somewhere in the world!

We were the first people to propose the idea of this album and will capitalize on our rapid growth to create a long lived and world recognized brand for the showcasing of the best independent musicians and labels products. Proceeds from any sales of the album through whole or part sale are split 50/50 with the label and the musician/band for as long as the album is available. Physical CD's are also produced and will be sold and distributed worldwide. The label takes no expenses prior to paying out and subject to payment from the distribution service, payments are made within 4 weeks of the label receiving the funds.

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