Red Light Company. The epic rockers are an international bunch: bassist Shawn Day moved from Wyoming to London in order to join the band, while frontman Richard Frennaux spent his youth in Australia and New Zealand. Little Boots, aka Blackpool-based singer-songwriter Victoria Hesketh, is one of many synth-pop artists poised to break big in You can download a free Little Boots mix-tape from www. West London gloom-rockers White Lies combine the stern atmospherics of Interpol with the arena-ready hooks of The Killers. La Roux takes her name from the French for "red-haired one".
Make up a marketing plan on how to promote a band. Pick a band. You have zero dollars. Now go promote them. Although most bands would like to have the kind of budget to promote their latest album on TV, radio, and billboards, they are more likely to have just enough to print up posters for the next gig. And yet indie artists can get the kind of attention that major label acts get: you just need to plan appropriately and implement a few tried-and-true strategies. Here are seven effective strategies to get your music noticed.
Starting off in and considered by the Mexican music industry to have little commercial potential, Los De Abajo took it to the streets themselves. They put out two albums on cassette and travelled around the country playing where they could and arousing passion along the way. Having heard about the Luaka Bop label and its simpatico relationship with Latino music of the left, the band sent off their tapes. David Byrne liked what he heard so much that he got personally involved in mixing their album and with its design. The release of their self-titled CD increased their international profile.
We've spent the year tallying album sales figures and reviewing Hot song rankings. Now, at the end of 's road, look back at the 20 artists who traveled further and faster up the charts than all the others. These twenty stars were the best performers on the Hot and the Billboard over the course of the chart year, from Nov. I do a lot of reflecting. I'll be driving down the streets I used to drive down in Nashville and my song will come on the radio or I'll pass my high school and something will remind me of how my life was before all of these crazy dreams started coming true. We wished for this, my parents and I, every single day without actually believing it would come true.