• Congratulations to all the Nominees of the First Annual IANMA Awards

    Congratulations to all the Nominees of the First Annual IANMA Awards
    GiGhive Independent Artists - Our aim: to honor excellence in all areas of the Music Arts and to cultivate a higher standard, purpose, and awareness of the independent music brand.

    Winners to be announced Sunday, February 23 on IANMA.ORG
    Mon Feb-17 2:16am () rebuzz link linkedBuzz
  • StoryBook Love

    Laura McMillan - Shot on location in Seattle, Washington. Features McMillan playing a Steinway Hamburg nine-foot concert grand piano at Hotel 1000 and appearing at a variety of prominent landmarks in the city including Pike Place Market, King Street Station, Kerry Park, Pioneer Square and the Fountain Steps.
    Sun Feb-02 3:21am () rebuzz link linkedBuzz
  • Lost and Found - An interview with indie hitmakers Lost In Los Angeles (LiLA), a Californian trio with bite and melody

    Lost and Found - An interview with indie hitmakers Lost In Los Angeles (LiLA), a Californian trio with bite and melody
    Lost In Los Angeles - Lost In Los Angeles - LiLA are an alt dream pop band from, you guessed it, Los Angeles, with influences as diverse as David Bowie's spangly catsuit collection but a sound as succinct and insightful as a pocket collection of Oscar Wilde-isms, or Louise Brooks' iconic bob (I couldn't decide which simile was worse, so I opted to include both for any particularly fussy readers out there.)
    Mon Jan-13 4:43am () rebuzz link linkedBuzz
  • Singer/Songwriter Melanie Edwards Finding a New Normal in Barcelona

    Singer/Songwriter Melanie Edwards Finding a New Normal in Barcelona
    Melanie Edwards - Last time we caught up with musical scientist Melanie Edwards, she had just come back home to New York from Costa Rica, where she had taken her traveling lab to make her sixth album, “Las Rosas”. Melanie has the habit of trying out new locations with more or less every project, so it wasn’t necessarily a surprise to hear that Melanie had spent the last few weeks in Barcelona working on something new.
    Sun Dec-15 11:43pm () rebuzz link linkedBuzz
  • K Marie: Blue Eyes And Hip Hop

    K Marie: Blue Eyes And Hip Hop
    K Marie Music - There's a new artist making her moves in the hip-hop scene these days, and she is definitely outside the box for this musical genre. Her name is Kelsey Marie, (K Marie), and along with her blonde hair and blue eyes, she is bringing a different approach to her music.

    The young rapper scored a hit with her music video Bang Bang last summer, which quickly scored tens of thousands of YouTube views, and she has a new single on datpiff.com entitled Don’t Let The Blue Eyes Fool You.
    Mon Dec-02 2:44am () rebuzz link linkedBuzz
  • DAVID NIARI O VAMONOS FLY AWAY (Part I: El Despertar)

    David Niari - DAVID NIARI : The More You Pause The Louder It Plays "There is a war going on outside..." Crying is rhythm-less and sighing lacks melody. Perfect pitch is never required of a mourner. In what key does the hurt wail? Finding oneself lost in this kind of soliloquy is a universal destination; easily found by many not seeking it.
    Wed Nov-20 6:21am () rebuzz link linkedBuzz
  • Musical Integrity: Should Performers Only Be Creators?

    Musical Integrity: Should Performers Only Be Creators?
    GiGhive Independent Artists - The music industry has always looked down on musical faces who have nothing to do with music production or creation. Is this snobbery justified or are they different skills that should be treated with different forms of appreciation? Or should this distinction warrant a new kind of appreciation for creators one that's separate from admiration of the performer?
    Mon Sep-30 12:27am () rebuzz link linkedBuzz
  • Up-And-Coming: Freekstile

    Up-And-Coming: Freekstile
    Freekstile - Being inspired by Japanese culture and the streets of Brooklyn, Freekstile decided to combine the two influences in his music to help portray a picture of how he viewed life through his own eyes.
    Sun Aug-18 4:24pm () rebuzz link linkedBuzz
  • Pixies and their influence on the independent music scene

    Pixies and their influence on the independent music scene
    GiGhive Independent Artists - Pixies, in many respects, are the independent paradigm (if there can be such a thing): ahead of their time and whose songs discuss unsavoury topics (alien abduction, incest, Mexican prostitutes), completely unlike anybody else, completely ignored by the mainstream and only capable of finding an audience (albeit a small, niche one) on another continent, emphasising of a raw DIY ethic, totally unglamorous (not necessary for independent artists but often correlative) and of course, not only ignored by major labels, but actively shunned.
    Tue Jul-16 12:29pm () rebuzz link linkedBuzz
  • Alt-Rock Bluegrass Band Tornado Rose releases Dust in my Shadow EP

    Alt-Rock Bluegrass Band Tornado Rose releases Dust in my Shadow EP
    Tornado Rose - Dust in my Shadow EP embodies a full Parthenon of musical influences capturing aspects of Bluegrass, Rock, Folk, Blues, Red Dirt, Funk and Soul for a reverberant mix of substance and surprise.

    From melodic electric guitar riffs to the sweet sensibilities of an old time string band, Tornado Rose offers a fresh look at the evolutionary nature of music and transforms a wide spectrum of inspiration into pure musical fusion
    Wed Jun-26 4:24am () rebuzz link linkedBuzz
  • The close relationship between the hipster and independent music

    The close relationship between the hipster and independent music
    GiGhive Independent Artists - Hipsters: nobody knows what they are; nobody will ever self-identify as one, but still, everybody knows that they hate them. Well, I don't, and if you're a big fan of independent music, then neither should you.
    Tue Jun-25 3:12am () rebuzz link linkedBuzz
  • Kyron Leslie - Reverse

    Kyron Leslie - Last year, after I wrote “Reverse” and performed it for the first time. Being able to express what I was going through, accompanied by the arrangement, just felt good. So, I made a commitment to myself to make music that I wanted to hear and pursue it wholeheartedly. Kyron Leslie's debut single "Reverse" now available on iTunes:
    Mon Jun-10 1:53am () rebuzz link linkedBuzz
  • Kick-Ass Music Production for Films, Ads, TV by Sonicjar Music

    Sonicjar Music - We love music, we are passionate about it. We love music in any of its form. From a 30 second Ad Music, to an item number in a bollywood feature film to a unplugged acoustic music album. We love music because while we are making it, it does not seem like we are working. We love music because music has the power to connect with people emotionally, it has power to mend hearts and bring people closer. And that’s why we are here to help you out with any of your musical needs.
    Fri Jun-07 2:52am () rebuzz link linkedBuzz
  • Interview: Loose Screws

    Interview: Loose Screws
    Loose Screws - We recently got a chance to catch up with Loose Screws, a new rap trio from Muncie, IN with a sound different from anything you've heard on radio, etc. The group, which consist of three members are currently promoting their first single, “I’m A Star”(available on iTunes) and working on NEW music.
    Wed May-29 3:48am () rebuzz link linkedBuzz
  • Musical Scientist Melanie Edwards returns with her sixth solo album, Las Rosas

    Musical Scientist Melanie Edwards returns with her sixth solo album, Las Rosas
    Melanie Edwards - Las Rosas, releasing May 21st. Edwards once again pushes the envelope, combining natural sound chronicled during her travels through Costa Rican rain forests and beaches with her own intricate compositions. Las Rosas is available for purchase at www.melanieedwardslabs.com
    Wed May-22 4:18am () rebuzz link linkedBuzz
  • Jazz Piano / Accidental Tourists - Full Circle

    Markus Burger - from Album [The L.A. Sessions] Composed by Markus Burger Piano:"Full Circle," another of Burger's compositions, features him doing what he does best, a signature piano improvisational style that is equal parts, poignant and inventive, with an emotive take on a sound that is reminiscent of Keith Jarrett or John Taylor during ECM's musical apogee.
    Tue May-07 4:10am () rebuzz link linkedBuzz
  • Become A Big Fish In Your Local Pond

    Become A Big Fish In Your Local Pond
    GiGhive Independent Artists - Most amateur bands today will begin with an online presence, many do local pub circuits and gig nights, but most blogs will have you believe YouTube and Facebook are the best platforms for finding potential fans.

    YouTube and Facebook are great, and every band should take advantage of these free resources. But don't overlook what's worked in the past. After all, there's no place like home.
    Mon Apr-29 1:43am () rebuzz link linkedBuzz
  • Casey Weston Talks About Her New Album 'Find the Moon'

    Casey Weston Talks About Her New Album 'Find the Moon'
    Casey Weston - As we excitedly await Season 4 of NBC's The Voice, the performers from Season 1 are still going strong. Team Adam's Casey Weston, who advanced to the semifinals of the first cycle, is celebrating the release of her new album Find the Moon, which arrived on February 28.
    Tue Apr-16 3:37am () rebuzz link linkedBuzz
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