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15-01-2018 15:15 GMT
[PROMOTIONAL FEATURES]


LIARS AND TRUTHS

"A sound that's far from ordinary" is what will be ringing in the back of your mind if nothing else after listening to Florida, US independent rapper, Charlee Bravo's latest single, "Liars And Truths".

One of the top songs off his latest EP, "Nowadays", it was released on the 13th of December, just in time for Christmas last year and is available to stream and download on top digital music services including iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, Soundcloud, Tidal, Deezer and Spotify.

If you are into rappers like Drake, Big Sean, Kendrick Lamar and A$AP Rocky then this will make a great addition to your music playlists.




Stream/download on iTunes|Apple Music and top digital music services/apps:
https://song.link/NowadaysEp


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14-01-2018 18:18 GMT


REMEMBER THE GIRL WITH THE FLOWER TATTOO?

Independent Music News - Discovering the new single by independent pop singer songwriter, Drew Sestito - Stream free and download on iTunes/Apple Music and Spotify

Philadelphia singer songwriter, Drew Sestito took Pennsylvania's pop scene by surprise just over a couple of years ago boasting one of the most authentic, original, distinctive and now in demand sounds in pop music for a very long time. Drew brought and continues to bring immense joy and reassurance to pop music fans not just in his home region but across the country as well with a series of deeply touching and hard to forget independent music releases, including but not limited to "Girl With The Flower Tattoo", "Hooked" and another crowd favorite, "Stitched".

His latest single, "T.O.O" was released on the 27th of December, just in time to treat fans to something special during the holiday season and prepare them for what's in store for 2018. "T.O.O" is available to stream and download on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music and top digital music services.


Stream free and download top independent music releases from iTunes' and Spotify's independent pop music categories and subgenres in the indie pop categories - Discover Drew Sestito


Stream "T.O.O" and download on iTunes|Apple Music:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/t-o-o-single/1329762635


Stream "T.O.O" and playlist it on Spotify:


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13-01-2018 03:33 GMT
[PROMOTIONAL FEATURE]


MI RAIZ (MY ROOTS)

Stream free and download independent world music songs and albums by Magda Garcia on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play Music, Spotify and top digital music services for independent music discovery, download and promotion

Soothing grooves, a slow bounce you can slow dance to, warm yet colorful tones and soulful vibrations that leave you no choice but to let go. It could only be another song by South America's favorite rising act.

Hailing from Guatemala, Magda Angelica is an independent world music artist with a sweet voice even angels would envy. Her pure, unspoiled pipes softly belt out sounds that caress the soul and make every moment spent listening to her worth so much more. Her song writing reflects the realities of the world as we know it in a light that makes the simple things seem even more special.

Her latest and one of her top releases to date, "Mi Raiz", (meaning "My Roots") was released just over a year ago. "Mi Raiz" is a song that celebrates life, the earth and the history that makes us all who we are today. It is available to stream and download on Amazon, CD Baby and top music streaming and download platforms and apps.


Music discovery - Discover independent world music artist, Magda Angelica from Guatemala - Listen and download on top music services and independent music discovery/download services


Stream "Mi Raiz" and download on Amazon music/Amazon mp3:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01HT405BI/ref=dm_ws_sp_ps_dp&_encodin...


Watch the music video for Mi Raiz on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHVobC7tUoo


Watch the lyric video for Mi Raiz on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YL-61mnI1H4
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11-01-2018 19:37 GMT
[PROMOTIONAL FEATURE]


DRAMA, THE NEW SINGLE BY TWAN100

With a goal to spread wisdom and knowlege, and foster the enlightenment of the new hip hop generation, emerging independent hip hop artist, Twan100 announced the release of his latest single, "Drama" under the Top Of The Hill Records imprint late 2017. Influenced by the likes of Nas, 2pac and Jadakiss, and with an extensive vocabulary to match, fans are holding on tight to their seats in anticipation of what's in store for 2018.




Stream and download "Drama" free and discover more songs by Twan100:
https://www.reverbnation.com/twan100mane


Genres:
Hip Hop Music




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11-01-2018 19:00 GMT


WHO IS KING DOE BOI?

Discover top new hip hop music artists emerging from the underground Miami hip hop music scene in 2018 - discover to new independent hip hop acts from Miami

Emerging with a fresh new urban sound from Miami's underground music scene in 2017 and cementing his name in the history books of cutting edge hip hop with the release of the independent hit single, "She On That" with Canadian hip hop artist, Tory Lanez and independent reggae artist, Honorebel, King Doe Boi is an independent hip hop DJ who is taking his career to the next level by stepping out from behind the scenes and putting his musical talents to work on the microphone.

Recently signed to independent Miami reggae music sensation, Honorebel's indie label, Phantom Music Group, the Bermuda born rapper quickly released his debut single, "Loose Lips" to critical acclaim and is already winning the hearts of hip hop fans far and wide. Offering a fresh innovative approach to lyricism like nothing that has been done in a long time, he is already on the watch list of many hip hop enthusiaths, advocates, critics and music industry insiders and has already secured a spot on the hotlist of top new artists to watch in 2018.






Genres:
Hip Hop Music




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11-01-2018 16:00 GMT
[WEEKLY SPECIAL FEATURE ARTICLE]


WHY MUSIC LOST ITS COMMERCIAL VALUE, PT. 3

Discover and explore the music industry with the ghost writer's weekly exploratory and analysis articles from a consumer's point of view - Why music lost its commercial value, PT. 3
A special feature article by indie writer, The Ghostwriter


"When it's my time to go, I'll wait for God with my Four Four."

 I wanted to kick off my first article of the year with something that would really raise a lot of eye brows and shock everybody. 

Yes, catchy, and yes, slick, witty, and all that good stuff, but above all, I wanted it to be something so controversial, unspeakable, and maybe even painfully or annoyingly true with the potential to get readers so pissed off they'll be looking for anyone nearby to slap in an uncontrollable moment of pure, deep felt fury and rage. Of course I also wanted it to be so bad they'd be too disgusted to stop reading. 

I wanted it to be something to let the world know I mean business as an emerging writer in 2018 but I also wanted it to be something that's not as cliche as most of the stuff I've been reading others write so far - mostly cheesy marketing stuff with only one goal - to make readers click the link at the end of the article and buy yet another new product for the new year that somehow we survived without last year but suddenly need with immediate effect this year. Cheeky salesmen! But that's another story.

Needless to say, if you've read this far, you are slowly realising I didn't succeed in coming up with a catchy headline. In a moment of shame after spending countless moments at my desk pondering arrogantly as a philosopher and coming up with absolutely nothing, I remembered the last rhyme that recently blew my mind, and instead started with that so we could get straight down to business in 2018 and explore the countless possibilities why music lost its commercial value and how to fix it before we all completely lose it.

Engulfed in a dark cloud of sadness and despair, I got to thinking again:

"Why don't artists blow my minds anymore?

Why is it that everytime I give MTV another chance the first thing I see is pool parties and drunk maniacs having a good time? Why do they all look so happy when nobody's buying their records?

Why is Rihanna's bottocks the first thing I look forward to seeing when news surfaces about a new release? Why is Beyonce still singing about boys in the club when she's got two kids? Does she still do that? I don't know, why have I stopped listening? 

Why the hell do all these rappers keep singing? Why are there so many amazing new songs out there, right at my finger tips, for free even, and I just don't want them? Is anything even real anymore? "

... I almost lost it there, before quickly snapping out of it.

Much like Christmas songs, many new songs on the radio or in the media seem to be for one thing and only one thing - partying and having a good time - and that's a good thing, except, I've got other stuff to do as well and there is whole a lot more than parties and orgies happening in the world today.

I listened to pop all Christmas and New Year while I was loaded on eggnog and spiked punch but I'm back to work and I do it all week - I can't be thinking about Rihanna or Beyonce right now, I'm focused. So once again I've taken it back to the old school - Listen here.

In the spirit of keeping to the initial agreement we made in the first installment of this collumn - to try to keep each article short, I'd like to finish here for now, and also take this moment to apologise for not delivering last week's article as usual - I was NOT parked by the toilet throwing up eggnog and punch all weekend, but I'm back now.

I'd also like to officially wish you a happy 2018, long life and prosperity, till we meet again next week, my honorable friend on the wild wild web.










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11-01-2018 12:27 GMT


SHE'S COMING!
2018 Christie Huff Style

Discovering the artist behind some of the most amazing independent (indie) country music hits of this decade. Discovering California girl, Christie Huff

Independent country pop singer, Christie Huff dedicated 2017 to making her fans very happy with loads of live appearances at venues across the US and loads of backstage access via behind the scenes footage, live music videos, and pics. It was an amazing year.

Kicking off with a new single, "Ten Tiny Toes", which was released just before the end of the previous year, and was indeed a refreshing song to kick off 2017 with, touching on the most natural and most important of all things human - childbirth, Christie set the tone for the year by reminding fans why they fell in love with her - which is her ability to not just put pen to pad and create a good or catchy song, but also to write something meaningful and relateable that adds value to life even in its most basic form. Christie has made a name for herself writing simple songs that mean the world in today's world of music and entertainment - she's not focused on making songs for the clubs or preoccupied with topping the charts, patting herself on the back for being so amazing or following trends - she's focused on making good music, and that's why her fans stay loyal as she continues to blaze a trail other artists can't follow or keep up with.

Christie kicked off 2018 with a warm message to fans, and a promise of new music and loads more live appearances to look forward to.

She released this statement:


"So ready for 2018! 

I have new music coming and more shows, I get to open for more artists I look up to, get to record music I’m proud of with producers I admire, and most importantly, I get to continue to learn and collaborate with great artists and songwriters in both Los Angeles and Nashville who I am lucky enough to be able to call my friends. 

Thank you so much for all the support over the years, thank you for listening to my music and coming to shows! Support means more to me than you know! I’m loving the journey and am excited for the future! 

Bring it on 2018 👊"


Discovering California's top independent country music singer songwriter, Christie Huff




Discover and Stream Songs by Christie:
http://christiehuffmusic.com/


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08-01-2018 13:39 GMT
[PROMOTIONAL FEATURE]


SONGS, BEFORE THE RADIO AND THE CHARTS


With a vast range of writing and production styles from pop and rock to cinematic, alternative, modal jazz, ballads, and everything in-between, songwriter Rikki Swin's unpublished music catalog is growing just as quickly as the demand for it is.

Stepping out from behind the scenes, Rikki has made her catalog public so that music fans and the world as a whole can experience music discovery in a whole new way - before it is even made, a very welcome idea for avid music discoverers, who are always looking for new ways to experience and discover new sounds.




Discover and Stream New Unpublished Songs by Rikki:
http://grikki.com/


Rikki's website:
http://grikki.com/


Genres:
Popular Music




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08-01-2018 02:47 GMT


JULIETTE ASHBY AT THE RIO CARNIVAL, 2018

Discovering the new reggae sound that's taking over London's underground and independent reggae music scenes

After wowing London's independent and underground reggae scenes for years with her distinctive blend of tropical afro-caribbean rhythms and R&B, many of Juliette Ashby's fans only recently discovered she was best friends with the late UK singer, Amy Winehouse since her childhood. That didn't make her sound any more amazing than she already does but it did well to help her fans get an idea of where her unique, deeply compelling sound, carefully crafted lyrics and captivating perfomance style could stem from or at least be influenced by, even if just mildly, and it also gave them a little insight into her personal life.

Gaining the attention of top entertainment industry executives right from her very first releases back in 2013, Juliette quickly claimed the title of the new "queen of UK reggae music" and has since released 6 independent albums, toured nationally and played at popular music festivals both nationally and internationally, including at the SXSW music and arts festival in Austin, Texas, USA.

Her next big international appearance will be in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where she'll be performing live at the annual Rio Carnival which is scheduled to take place from the 9th to the 14th of February, 2018.




Find out more about the Rio Carnival:
http://www.riocarnaval.org/carnival-date/rio-carnival-2018.html


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08-01-2018 01:01 GMT


HOTEL WITH MARIA

Stream free and download free on Spinrilla - Discover the latest music release by independent (underground) hip hop artist, Drevo Coolidge from Mississippi, USA

After an eventful 2017, Mississippi, US independent rapper, Coolidge, originally from Bermuda finished off the year with this - his fans wouldn't have had it any other way.

"Hotel With Maria", a new single, which features a sensual adult theme is available to stream and download completely free on Spinrilla and top digital mixtape promotion/download sites.

Features independent rapper, Drako J.

Explicit.




Stream free|download the new song on Spinrilla:
https://spinrilla.com/singles/1526036-drevocoolidge-hotel-with-maria-feat-drako-j




Genres:
Hip Hop Music




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08-01-2018 00:39 GMT
[PROMOTIONAL FEATURE]


THE REST OF MY LIFE


Influenced by musical acts like Third Day, Casting Crowns and Chris Tomlin, The Sent Forth is a Christian Rock band from Central New York, USA who were brought together by fate at the New Hope Community Fellowship church in Port Byron.

Playing an infectious blend of Rock and Christian Praise and Worship songs, the band has built a sizeable following of Christian music fans, has toured nationally, and is now on their third successful independent album.

Their first album, "The Rest Of My Life" is still a fan favorite and is a great place to start for anyone just discovering the band. "The Rest Of My Life" is available to stream and download on CD Baby.




Discover|stream free|download the album on CD Baby:
https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/thesentforth




Band Members:
Michael B - Vocals
Al Weaver - Guitar
Michael B - Vocals
Robbie Brown - Drums


Genres:
Christian Rock Music




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03-01-2018 18:18 GMT
[PROMOTIONAL FEATURE]


SOUNDS OF FREEDOM

Discover the new indie film series by independent (indie) music film scoring and production company, Eidetica Sound on Amazon and top digital movie streaming platforms online

Created by independent (indie) film composer and producer, Eidetica Sound, in 2017, "Sounds of Freedom" is and independent film series revolving around the life of Julia, a US service woman returning from Iraq only to begin a new battle, this time with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Boasting top notch production all the way through, and a captivating and moving cast, the storyline that is just as empathetic as it is compelling to watch. The series already received several high profile screenings and nominations since it began in 2017, and is now on its 6th episode.

"Sounds of Freedom" is available to stream on Amazon Prime. The official soundtrack album, "Julia" is available to stream and download directly from the official Eidetica Sound website.




Watch the on Amazon Prime:




Eidetica Sound's Website: 
http://eideticasound.com/


Genres:
Independent (Indie) Film | Soundtrack Music




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