Welcome to the third week of 2018. We have enjoyed so much music already this year, and look forward to what is still to come. We’ve got some news for you today, as well as three new singles and three new music videos for you to check out. Here we go!
BANDSINTOWN ANNOUNCES “BIG BREAK” EMERGING ARTIST PROGRAM
The concert discovery app Bandsintown has announced a new data-driven program called “Big Break.” The first bands selected are Foxtrax from Los Angeles, Minke from London, Peach Pit from Vancouver and Sisters from Seattle.
Artists selected will receive promotion across Bandsintown’s digital newtwork, as well as customized editorial, in-app features, brand partnerships tour and special showcase opportunities, and social media promotion. The program will spotlight 50 artists during the coming year.
Artists will be selected from those using the Bandsintown app, so create your account today if you want to be considered.
DEADLINE APPROACHES FOR COMPETITION
The Unsignedonly.com competition, open to any indie artist not signed to a major label, is drawing to a close. The deadline for entry is this Wednesday, January 24, 2018. Prizes include a Grand Prize of $20,000, plus mentoring by record label executives, top industry managers, major booking agencies and more.
Categories include AAA (Adult Album Alternative), AC (Adult Contemporary), Americana, Christian, Country, EDM, Folk/Singer- Songwriter, R&B/Hip-Hop, Rock, Pop/Top 40, Screen Shot (songs suitable for placement in film/TV/advertising/gaming), Teen (artists 18 years old or younger) and Vocal Performance.
You can enter by clicking here.
First up today is “Warning Signs,” a single set to be released this Friday by Italian songwriter An Early Bird. Let us know what you think.
Our second single is actually a double release, “For You”/”Por Ti” and comes courtesy of Nina Diaz, the lead singer of punk rock trio Girl in a Coma. The first song is English and the second is the Spanish adaptation. We think you’ll like this one.
Our last new single for you today is from Santa Cruz based punk rock band Craig’s Brother, and is their first new song in seven years. Check out “Meilynn’s Song,” from their new IVM compilation Family & Friends Sampler.
NEW MUSIC VIDEOS
Moving on to some new videos, check out this amazing one from Scarlett Taylor for her song “I Can Fly.” It’s a dark tune with an impressive musical soundtrack. Let us know what you think.
Our second video is a lot more upbeat and features some stirring cinematography of the Calgary skyline. Check out “Follow Me” from The Raven and the Fox.
Our final video today is from the new Accomplice One album by Tommy Emmanuel, which we will be reviewing shortly. Here’s he joined by Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo on the song, “Djangology,” which was recorded at the Abdala Studio in Havana, Cuba. Have a great week!