Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Right Now by Chelsea Perkins



The AIM featured song today is "Right Now" by Chelsea Perkins

Chelsea Perkins is an American singer, songwriter and producer from California. She is known for her eclectic look, undeniably unique vocals mixed with her playful alt-pop sound.

Chelsea Perkins released her debut EP You’re Busy independently in 2015. She made her major label debut in 2016 by releasing EDM singles California Dreamin with producer Fontaine Ivory through Armada Music and Night & Day with music duo Bormin through ElektraFrance (Warner Music France).

Chelsea is currently working with Outasight and Cook Classics on a new EP that showcases her natural sing song flow over multiple genres. Chelsea’s songs are fierce, female empowered and full of energy. They are real, authentic anthems that only this girl from Cali could pull off.

Find more of Chelsea Perkins 

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Discover "Empirical Truth" by Mark Newman

From work with multiple bands and tours to his solo work, Mark Newman’s craftsmanship has never failed to disappoint. The proud winner of the Long Island Blues CD Challenge for Best Record of 2019, Empirical Truth is an extension of Newman’s capacity for phenomenal songwriting. The album is unafraid to embrace both the peppier and more somber sides of rock ’n’ roll, and takes the listener along for a dusty, gritty journey across a range of emotion.

The opening track to Empirical Truth conjures images of a hazy bar, beer on tap, and a sense of
camaraderie that only Newman’s musical style can offer. From “Mississippi Mile” to “Lycanthropy,” he never ceases to amaze with his storytelling capabilities. Additionally, “When I Aim My Gun” and “Pipeline” are not afraid to delve into the complicated sphere of U.S. politics, and his sense of daring in the writing encourages introspection.

Newman’s poetic yet grounded songwriting allows a sense of romanticism that can only be found in blues-based music—an integral component of Empirical Truth that cannot go unnoticed. He reminisces with the listener when it comes to rock ’n’ roll, and incorporates funk, folk, and soul to create the perfect sense of togetherness.

Empirical Truth’s rhythm-and-blues-esque approach to common life problems through nostalgic sounds beckons the listener to close their eyes and embrace the turmoil, the sound, and finally the resilience of Mark Newman. His voice alone evokes feelings of familiarity, and his toe-tapping, grin-inducing rhythms can soften any rock-hard heart.

A medium for soul and feeling, Mark Newman’s Empirical Truth has proved his quality as a songwriter, master multi-stringsman, and raconteur. Empirical Truth is proof that his experience in touring with some of the biggest names of rock ‘n’ roll has paid off—this album truly demonstrates his finesse and grasping of all the elements that make up a great blues-inspired album.

Find Mark Newman at:
www.MarkNewman.us
Facebook.com/MarkNewmanMusic
Instagram.com/MarkNewmanMusic

Monday, July 20, 2020

KGUP launches new Forum Community

Fasten your seatbelts! KGUP has just launched its brand new Forum Community!

For people needing to connect with like minded individuals within the Music and Entertainment community and beyond, this will become the place to connect!

Keep in mind, this is a brand new page, so it is very empty, which is why you play a vital role in making it successful.

How can you help the KGUP Forum Community grow? It's simple! Help the KGUP brand by helping yourself!  Post your own content in the Forum!
- Post about your Brand
- Post a video
- Post music content
- Post your website and/or social media links
- Post want ads seeking out talent, writers, content creators, and producers
- Post jobs
- Post For Sale ads as well!
- Post off topic discussions too!
- the sky is the limit!

And so much more... you'll just have to find out for yourself

And a huge thank you to everyone that jumps on board to us shoot this forum into orbit!

So, what do you think?? We wanna hear all your thoughts.
https://www.kgup1065.com/forum

We hope to see you there!

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Interview with Latin American model and aspiring actress Virginia Adams

Virginia Adams was born and raised in South Florida. When she was younger, she was on her
 school’s dance team, step team, and cheer-leading squad. She also ran track, played football and golf. After honing her modeling skills in various industries (amateur and professional) in South Florida, Ms. Adams decided to widen her options and opportunities by moving to New York. She has been working as a consultant while expanding her modeling skills. Keeping her love of dance and golf alive, and enjoying time with her beautiful family in New York. Ms. Adams is looking forward to expanding her career path in Latin America and all the wonderful potential that region has to offer along with the amazing culture, food, and people.

AIM: It's great to meet you Virginia. Where are you originally from?

Virginia Adams: Thank you so much for having me. I am originally from South Florida. Palm Beach County to be exact.

AIM: What led you to New York and what brought you to this great city?

Virginia Adams: Honestly, my significant other is originally from New York and the schools in NY are Blue Ribbon and the programs are much better and actually cater to kids with learning disabilities which my stepson has and since we relocated up here he has improved drastically. He is reading and writing very well. I also was excited to live in a state that you get to experience all four seasons. In Florida, we have 2 seasons, either extremely hot or monsoon raining, and if it does get cold its not until late evening when I am in bed sleeping.

AIM: Tell us about your career. What do you like to consider to be your profession?

Virginia Adams: Oh my, I do not even know how to explain my career. I guess to some it all up my career is a mix of brand ambassador, international ambassador, and modeling. A newbie social media influencer that has not reached that status quite yet.

AIM: What inspired your desire to become a model?

Virginia Adams: Looking at the Sports Illustrated magazines, seeing Billboards, watching the Victoria Secret Fashion Show, and America’s Next Top Model inspired me to become a model.

AIM: Have you done any professional modeling?

Virginia Adams: Professional Modeling, not really. When I was younger my mother worked for a modeling agency and I use to go and sit with her at work and watch all these gorgeous women walk through the door. When I got older, I did a photoshoot after giving birth to my first born but that was all for fun. I would love to do professional photoshoots; I see that they are a lot of fun!

AIM: There are many types of modeling careers, including runway modeling, photography modeling, range show modeling, lingerie, swimsuit, makeup, and hair modeling. What industry interests you the most and why? Virginia Adams: I would love to get into all industries. I do not want to be labeled as the model that only shoots these types of photos. I want to be versatile and go out of my comfort zone.

AIM: Are you considering acting as well?

Virginia Adams: I am considering acting, like I said, I want to be versatile.

AIM: Have you had any professional training in acting or are you naturally talented?

Virginia Adams: I have not had any professional training at all. I do love to act with my kids when were in the house or we repeat lines from movies that we have watched 1000 times. It is a lot of fun.

AIM: As a child, what model or actress figure has inspired you to enter this field?

Virginia Adams: Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Tyra Banks, and Iman all inspired me to enter the modeling world.

AIM: How is your favorite public figure today?

Virginia Adams: My absolute favorite public figure today is Michelle Obama. She oozes sophistication, elegance, class and can also kick back and relax.

AIM: If you could represent any clothing line or work on the set of any Television or movie production, what would your dream job be?

Virginia Adams: As far as clothing lines go, I would love the brands that are trying to get their name out there. As an entrepreneur I love to support other entrepreneurs. Now don’t get me wrong, the big names are great, I would love to represent the big name brands but I feel like the small businesses could really use that push and help to get them out there so they can become big. As for television sets and movie productions my dream would be to be on the Law and Order SVU set, I love that series and I would love to be in a Fast and Furious movie or one of their spin off movies or even in a movie with Charlize Theron and Kevin Hart. How sweet that would be!

AIM: What is your favorite country or countries?

Virginia Adams: Ok, now this is going to sound bad, but I have yet to travel outside of the US. I am 31 years of age and I am just now getting a passport. I know terrible. But I do have a list of places I cannot wait to visit such as, Ecuador, El Salvador, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Panama, Guatemala, Costa Rica, and the list goes on. AIM: You mentioned in your biography that you are very interested in Latin culture and want to expand your career in that field. What is it about Latin Culture that attracts you to this part of the world?

AIM: What is your favorite country or countries?

Virginia Adams: Ok, now this is going to sound bad, but I have yet to travel outside of the US. I am 31 years of age and I am just now getting a passport. I know terrible. But I do have a list of places I cannot wait to visit such as, Ecuador, El Salvador, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Panama, Guatemala, Costa Rica, and the list goes on.

AIM: Most people have ambitions to help their community to make it better. If you had the ability to make an impact, what would be your goal?

Virginia Adams: I personally would want the whole world to have filtration systems that will make the water extremely safe to drink. I want everyone to have education provided to them and I want the child to not forced into child labor. Let the children focus on their education so that can become a doctor, nurse, lawyer, and so on. Provide safe work environments for all. That is my dream and that is what I will work hard to do.

AIM: Thank you so much for your time with All Indie Magazine. We hope you have a fantastic career and we wish you all the best! We will be watching you every step of the way!

Virginia Adams: You are amazing and once again thank you for having me. This was a lot of fun. Looking forward to doing this again! Stay healthy and safe!

If you do not like a specific question and you'd like to replace it with your own question, feel free to make any changes you'd like. If you so desire, I can replace any question with something different until you are satisfied.  I have your 3 photos, but if you want to add anything else, you are more than welcome to send me those photos or videos as well.

For more information about Virginia Adams and for booking inquires, go to: virginiaadams.lat

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Featuring "The Shadow" by Pressure




Featuring "The Shadow" by Pressure

This weeks All Indie Magazine feature song is, "The Shadow" by the band Pressure. Pressure is a Swedish Melodic Rock band from Stockholm. Released on July 16th, "The Shadow" is the band's third single. Their first English release after two prior released in their native Swedish language. The band consists of Simon (guitar), Emil (guitar) and Olof (vocals). The song talks about always being connected to your shadow.

More about Pressure

With band leader and guitarist Simon Siirpo Forsell at the helm, vocalist Olof Jönsson and guitarist Emil Salling lead everyday people around the world to overcome and embrace the pressures felt from everyday existence. Their lyrics famously show that there are two sides to every story - the good and the bad. Every song has a double meaning.

The band began with Forsell and Salling creating Swedish metal covers of popular songs like “Chandelier” by Sia and Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky”. When Jönsson joined the band in 2018, new songs were adjusted for his voice and gave way to the unique Skanian dialect you hear in the original tunes you hear today.

In 2020 the band release their first Swedish singles and are translating each song to English, ready for world domination.

Find more of Pressure at:
pressure.band
facebook.com/pressuresweden
instagram.com/pressuresweden
Music video: https://youtu.be/ShaAjtf2pQs

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Addiction and Awakening: Tommy Botz True Tale of Relapse and Recovery

Songwriter’s Stories of Near Death and Songs of Rebirth Inspire All
Tommy Botz is bringing his own personal struggle with alcoholism and its consequences to light in song, with the Country/Gospel album “Family and Friends”.

With much of today’s country music glamorizing cold beers and whiskey as the way to deal with pain, Tommy is instead using his music and lyrics to heal others - as music has healed him from the specter of substance abuse. Tommy’s uplifting take on things is a welcome departure for many stuck in the cycle.

From broken marriages to lost jobs, no car, and no license – Tommy can relate; living to drink and drinking to live became his routine.

Tommy’s battle with the bottle and the lives that he impacted is discussed on the lead single “Maggie”:

LISTEN TO “MAGGIE” HERE:
MAGGIE

Singer Rose Marie, Tommy’s fiancé who has stood by his side for 30 years, sings on the powerful gospel song “He’s Coming Back”.

LISTEN TO “HE’S COMING BACK” HERE: HE'S COMIN BACK

Botz has also penned “Teddy Bear”, a song written for a fellow inmate while locked up in an Ohio penitentiary as well as others.

LISTEN TO “TEDDY BEAR” HERE: TEDDY BEAR

Botz early interest in music led him to become the lead singer in two bands - The Chevells and The Caesars 5 – who won an RCA recording contract in a Battle of the Bands. But his early interest in alcohol led him down the road to dependence. After the loss of their guitar player and their record contract being pulled, the band stalled but Botz’s drinking problems progressed, ultimately landing him behind bars. Soon, Jail and misery became a way of life.

Since finishing his incarceration, Tommy has been off the streets for good; sober for over 16 years and living quietly at The Ed Keating Center, a halfway house in Ohio - after having “crawled through the doors” on May 3rd, 2004 as a “homeless drunk with nowhere to go”.

With several years of sobriety and working under his belt - he made the decision to go for his dream and finally record some of the over 200+ songs he had written over the years, six of which became the album “Family & Friends”.

Hear the full record at www.adrunksdreamcomestrue.com

For More on Tommy Botz, VISIT:
MusikandFilm.com/Artists/Tommy-Botz
Reverbnation.com/TommyBotz
Tommy Botz Music Facebook Page

For Press Inquiries, Contact: Rick@RickEberleAgency.com

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How to Turn Your Songs into Opportunity Magnets – For Free

Written by Mike McCready 


Those of you who know me probably know I’ve been working for years trying to solve the quality music filtering problem. There is just so much talent and so many songs already out there (and millions more being created each year) that it can’t all be evaluated for commercial deals the way it should be.


What I’ve learned is that nothing replaces the expert human ear when it comes to A&R. However, technology has emerged that can enhance the music industry’s human skills in much the same way a medical doctor’s skills are enhanced by the X-ray machine and other modernities. The X-ray machine doesn’t do the job of the doctor. It just gives the doctor additional information upon which better decisions can be made. Today, no one would consider seeing a doctor that doesn’t use state of the art technology.

So whether it has been using computers to help predict hit songs or developing an A&R platform that harnesses state-of-the-art technology to help the industry perform better, solving the music filtering problem has been my passion for a long time.

I’ve been thinking about a clever way to describe Music Xray’s new Song to Opportunity (S₂O) Matching system and the best way I’ve come up with (so far) is that:

It turns your songs into opportunity magnets.

Or maybe it’s the match.com for songs and opportunities to find each other.

Maybe it’s the Pandora for A&R…

However we describe it, I think it’s pretty cool. You upload your songs for free and then sit back and wait to be alerted when an industry professional is seeking a song like yours. Give it a shot. The more songs you upload the more alerts you will get.

Here’s how it works:

1.Some of the hundreds of music industry professionals who use Music Xray to find songs and acts have given us a few “seed” songs. That is, songs that have a musical style and sound similar to what they would like to have submitted to them. For example, if they are seeking a new single for Britney Spears they might give us a few of her songs plus an additional song in the style and sound they are seeking.

2.Music Xray uses software to analyze the acoustic properties and underlying mathematical patterns of the “seed” songs and compares them to those in songs that have been uploaded for free into the company’s system by artists and rights holders.

3.Music Xray notifies the artists when there is a match between what professionals are seeking and the artists’ songs.

We’re not making any formal announcements nor really talking much about this while the service is in beta. Nevertheless, we’re thrilled that Music Xray is pushing the envelope. It’s the first enhanced A&R platform in the world. It harnesses cutting edge technology to enable the industry to filter through large quantities of music to find the most appropriate songs for each opportunity.

This is beyond predicting hits. This is A&R on steroids.

Need Song Ideas
Having trouble writing your song? Check out these song ideas now: www.gemtracks.com

Click here for more information.

Monday, June 8, 2020

Indie Music Notes: artist basic success secrets

Written by Michele McManmon

Artistic careers should be treated as a organized business from the very start. Having a solid foundation for you music career can be simple if you keep the basics in place. It takes hard work, self respect, and a passion to suceed no matter how many rejections come your way. Keep your ego in check, your eye on the prize and you will live your dream.

Musicains, PR people, Label owners, Club owners, Record producers, Dj's, Vj's, Record shop owners, Managers, and Agents. All of these individuals have opinions about what it takes to make it in the Industry. The truth sometimes is that no one really knows, and that's where luck, talent, and being at the right place at the right time comes in. Even The Beatles and Kurt Cobain had to hustle for years before making it big.

This bi-monthly series explores different perspectives from insiders in the industry on what it it takes to make it in the Music Industry. Tips, tricks, advice, and information will be presented to struggling musicians that read this column. The goal is to help those artists get a chance to live their dream.

Please comment and add on any thoughts, ideas, or opinions based on the writings. Any ideas may also help other musicains, so please, place your thoughts in the comment section below the articles.

Continue to read the rest of this article here

Read more about:
1. Write. Study. Learn.
2. Shameless Self-Promotion
3. Use of social media
4. Submitting your work to print media
5. Watch "Advice for Artists by Derek Sivers"

Need Song Ideas
Having trouble writing your song? Check out these song ideas now: www.gemtracks.com

Continue reading here

Friday, May 22, 2020

"The Draw" by WALLA



Featuring "The Draw" by WALLA

"The Draw" is a hopeful anthem for turbulent times,” said the band. “It is about loss and acceptance. When you’re dealt a bad hand in life… your choices are to be brought down by the situation, or to carry on. These are the moments where you feel like a stranger, even to yourself.”

WALLA have steadily grown their fanbase with performances at storied venues like The Satellite and Troubadour while making a serious impact online with over 33 million Spotify streams to date. Essential tastemakers ranging from MTV Buzzworthy to Hilly Dilly and Spotify’s New Music Friday have shown support for the band as well, not to mention a string of HypeM blogs that led to a #1 slot on the site’s popular chart.

WALLA continues to explore new directions sonically and visually. The band continues to re-invent themselves as they explore lo-fi, vintage sounds with introspective lyrics.

Ian Charlie, Alessio Balsemin, Mauricio Carcamo and Johnny Cisneros together are WALLA. “We feel like releasing it now would mean a lot to our fans given the current events. We will be releasing a home made, quarantine inspired music video for our fans as well as potentially touring when quarantine is lifted.” Written by CHF STAFF

Monday, May 4, 2020

"Same Song" by Beck Pete



Featuring "Same Song" by Beck Pete

Beck Pete is an artist who brings a staggering amount of emotion, authenticity, and talent to every performance. It doesn’t matter if she is doing a full set, acoustic, or anything in between her story telling is sure to hook you in. With vocals that make people’s skin goosebump and a level of passion that demands attention. Beck Pete is definitely somebody you should have on your playlists.