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5 06, 2018

Tom Proctor: “A Psychic Singing Mad Cowboy’s Incredible Journey from Guardians of the Galaxy and Backyard BBQ’s to Making of a ‘Working Man’, to Tom Proctor and The A-Listers” by Eileen Shapiro

By |2018-06-05T18:22:40-04:00June 5th, 2018|Categories: Artist Interview, Guest Author|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Actor, singer, songwriter, cage-fighter and stuntman, Tom Proctor is currently best known for his role as Horuz in Guardians of the Galaxy and the role of Bidee in 12 Years A Slave, however he will be acclaimed shortly for his superb and overwhelming singing and prolific songwriting artistry. Occasionally in life you come across a rare individual who shines above others for their kindness or unparalleled distinctiveness, such is that of Tom Proctor. With 70 IMDB credits to his name, Proctor has appeared in many films and television series including: Nashville, Lawless, Justified, Django Unchained, and Westworld. In 2014 he won Best Actor in a Short Film at the Northeast Film Festival. He also won Best Actor in a short film at the 2018 Chandler International Film Festival. Currently Tom is engaged in three unique projects. There's an album soon [...]

15 05, 2018

Paisley Fields: “OutLoud”

By |2018-05-14T19:04:43-04:00May 15th, 2018|Categories: Artist Interview, Guest Author|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Queer Country sensation Paisley Fields with frontman James Wilson will be presenting and performing "OutLoud" a Queer Music Festival on Saturday June 2nd from 6pm to 12 midnight at Drom (85th and Ave A) in New York City. James is co-producing the event with Emily from Hot Rabbit", and the artists and bands include: Mal Blum, Russell Elliott' Lavender Country, Karen & The Sorrows, Wang Newton, Julia Weldon, Aviva Jayne and Paisley Fields.... I spoke with James Wilson who has recently released his new album "Glitter and Sawdust," and is currently touring the nation, including a Detroit Pride appearance, about the event..... What does it mean to you to be a part of "OutLoud", and why? I'm planning OutLoud with my friend Emily from Hot Rabbit. She and I have been wanting to put on a festival like this for [...]

12 05, 2018

Paolo Fosso: “Armonite”

By |2018-05-10T18:03:42-04:00May 12th, 2018|Categories: Artist Interview, Guest Author|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

One of the most modern and prolific composers to arrive on the music scene is Paolo Fosso and , "Armonite", an audacious and vibrant electronic band consisting of keyboards and violin. A compelling duo, "Armonite" is about to unveil their newest release entitled: "And The Stars Above". The album is set to release this May via Cleopatra Records. The duo consists of Paolo Fosso, the mastermind of "Armonite", who has also composed the entire album, and is the keyboardist and Jacopo Bigi, on violin. The album is marked by a massive orgasmic rush of electronic instrumentals and some atmospheric vocals, and genre all it's own, although some would identify it as progressive rock. It's more of a sonic revelation, combined with an earthly sensibility. I spoke with keyboardist and composer, Paolo Fosso, who is based in Milan, Italy. He was [...]

11 05, 2018

American High: Rebel Activist

By |2018-05-12T05:32:24-04:00May 11th, 2018|Categories: Artist Interview, Guest Author|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

One of the most prolific, relevant, vibrant, and well-hidden activists is the mastermind of American High Doug Terry. American High is a band for the people! Their anti-war songs on their last album "Bones in the Attic, Flowers in the Basement" created a buzz before fans even realized it was a dedication to the war on war, as their orgasmic melodies and decadent harmonies resonated sonic pop culture at it's very best. Now the band's long and highly anticipated new single has just been released, as entitled "Cheye Calvo" another alt-rock/ pop phenomenon dedicated to the good of mankind. Caring only that their message be presented and their music be heard the band donates the proceeds from their music to food banks and their lives to being creative. American High is one of the centuries most important bands to arise, [...]

24 10, 2017

Interview: Yo Trane – @yotranemusic

By |2017-10-24T12:54:06-04:00October 24th, 2017|Categories: Artist Interview, Guest Author|Tags: , , , , , |

Innovative, French, Urban alternative, R&B singer/songwriter, Yo Trane has recently released "Alone", a soft sexy song, surrounded by mellow, warm tones, catchy lyrics, and a meaningful story. Already gathering a massive following, Yo Trane will be releasing a second project, "Waves in the Moonlight", later this year. His songs are authentic, his style unique and salacious, and his voice is one of the best I've ever heard. I had an in depth conversation with the 23 year old artist who's persona wasn't very different from his songs, calm, real, and wishing to tell a story. It's very easy to fall completely in love with Yo Trane and his music. I want to hear about your music, do you write it, and what inspires your music? Yeah, I definitely do. To me it's kind of weird to let somebody else speak [...]

7 09, 2017

#Interview – Revolushn @RevolushnBand

By |2017-09-07T09:10:41-04:00September 7th, 2017|Categories: Artist Interview, Guest Author|Tags: , , , , , |

With their own very special brand of psychedelic insanity, the San Francisco psych rock collective has just unleashed "Further!!", to the unsuspecting world, a sonically tasteful album, with darkened lyrics and happy endings. Members of this faction include: No, on guitar, keys and vocals. No first picked up a guitar at 5 years old, and had his first band at age 11. No spent several years as a sessions player and Revolushn is his first effort at creating a sound and style. Dekay (David Kendrick), is the real rock star as No describes him, and has been a professional musician all of his life. He's been a member of bands such as "Devo", "Sparks", and "Gleaming Spires", and writes most of the lyrics for the group while playing the drums. Guinevere Q NBFD, plays the bass and does vocals. She [...]

7 08, 2017

Interview with the King of Cool, Dr Jimmy Star

By |2017-08-31T09:33:01-04:00August 7th, 2017|Categories: Industry Interviews|Tags: , , , |

Interview with the King of Cool, Dr Jimmy Star   Hello Jimmy, how are you man? I am fantastic, thanks for asking and the interview.   IMB: We’ve known each other awhile now and even done a few projects together a couple of years back.  But for our readers who may not know you, tell us a bit about yourself and your interest’s in the music industry. Jimmy: I am a huge music lover and supporter of indie music, television and film. I host the #1 Webshow in the World called The Jimmy Star Show with Ron Russell, and we try to promote independent artists and filmmakers as one of our guests on every show, and we average 4 million weekly viewers/listeners. I am also the Director Of Operations for divisions of The Spectra Music Group, write a very popular [...]

1 08, 2017

Interview with Ari Herstand – Musician, Entrepreneur, Music Industry Friend

By |2017-08-31T09:53:01-04:00August 1st, 2017|Categories: Artist Interview, Industry Interviews, Musician Interviews|Tags: , , , , , , |

By CA Marshall Editor | Starlight Music Chronicles Ari Herstand is the author of How To Make it in the New Music Business, a Los Angeles based musician and the founder of Ari’s Take. Hello Ari! Thank you for taking the time for this interview for the Indie Music Bus and Starlight Music Chronicles Spotlight platforms. Let’s start at the beginning with your music career. I had a glimpse into your ‘style’ and I have to say it is really unique with the combo of looping, trumpet, keyboard….you are very multi faceted. For first time readers finding out about you via this interview will want to know how you came about with your musical journey….. My very first shows around the University of Minnesota campus were with my dorm roommate at the time who was a cellist, my floor RA, [...]

3 07, 2017

Daily #IndieGrowth Hour – Independent Music

By |2017-07-30T07:33:53-04:00July 3rd, 2017|Categories: Conceptual, Official, Opportunities, Promotion|Tags: , , , , |

Daily #IndieGrowth Hour What is #IndieGrowth you ask and why daily? It is something new that we will be testing out on Twitter. An hour long daily Twitter discussion or cross promotion event. The reason for a daily event is to give more people the chance to participate. Let's face it, not many will be there everyday if any. Topics could be: New music releases Discussion about new trends or services in the industry Ideas for social media and email marketing Here is how we think it will work: During a specified hour music, industry folks subscribe to the hashtag #IndieGrowth Each participant offer a well crafted relevant Tweet on a predetermined topic Participants should retweet and follow some of the tweets and music industry folks During these hour long sessions: Promote the concept of networking via social media events Cross [...]

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