On this episode of the podcast, we interview indie artist Billy Edwards of the band Emo Empire, after a brief discussion of H.R. 4706 (The Music Modernization Act). Billy talks about his philosophy of music and life and we hear some of his music. The Music Modernization Act was introduced in Congress on December 21, 2017 with 35 Democratic co-sponsors and and 33 Republican co-sponsors. The bill just passed the House Judiciary committee unanimously on April 11 and will eventually be debated and voted on by the full house at a later date. The bill seeks to update how music rates are set and how songwriters and artists are paid. A synopsis of the bill can be found HERE and if you are interested in reading the full text of the bill, it can be found HERE.
On this episode of the podcast, we talk about social media as it relates to privacy in the 21st century and we hear some music from Ultra Violet Fever, Velvet & Stone, Lazyrevs and Rachel Rose
Find Ghostly Beard on the Interweb
On this episode of the podcast, we have a conversation with the elusive, enigmatic artist known as Ghostly Beard. Ghostly Beard is actually the artistic moniker of singer songwriter and virtuoso musician Patrick Talbot from Montreal Canada. We set the stage with his personal story and then talk about his music, social media strategies and some things younger artists need to be aware of in the evolving music industry. After the interview, Patrick contacted me and told us about a project he is working on which is an indie music "collective" if you will, or a platform for indie artists to communicate with each other, promote each other and generally help each other on their journey through the music business.
Patrick also mentioned that all proceeds from the sale of 'Inward' would go to benefit the MusiCounts Charitable organization. You can find out more about MusiCounts at their website www.musicounts.ca
Ghostly Beard Albums and EPs
On this episode of the podcast, we talk to Jason Grishkoff, the founder of The Indie Shuffle website and Submit Hub. We talked about indie music and how musicians can increase their profile. We also listen to some indie music from Birds of Chicago, Swim in the Wild, Just Like Fruit and Evil Creek.
On this episode of the podcast, we discuss earworms, music habits, email and we hear music from The Suitcase Junket, 2/3 Goat, Soda Pony and Max Jury. Please be sure to subscribe and if you listen on iTunes, leave us a review.
On this episode of the podcast, we will play the indie music we featured on last Sunday's Mad Music Asylum radio show. We'll hear music from two IMA nominees (Independent Music Awards) and from two other indie artists. I'll also talk about fame in the 21st century and what it means in this day and age to be famous. Tune in and hear some great music.
On this episode of the podcast, we are going to talk to and listen to some music from the Daytona Beach based band Greye. Greye was formed in 2012 when three of the members were still in High School. Their debut album 'Providence' was released in 2014 and the albums 'The Tube', 'The Worrier' and 'Windows' followed in quick succession. The band is set to record their fifth album this spring with a release date later this year. I will also discuss the state of terrestrial radio and where music streaming might be heading.
On this episode of the pod, we are featuring the four bands we highlighted on this past Sunday's radio show. The bands are Spiral Crush out of Michigan, Snake Anthony from New York, Black Paisley from Stockholm Sweden and The Blackwater Fever from Brisbane, Australia. We will also talk briefly about people who bug us and a little about how we choose the music we feature.
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On this episode of the podcast, we will hear music from Elijah Ocean, Dylan Leblanc and The Alabaster Stones. We will also speak with David Wimble from The Indie Bible about indie music and about his efforts to help musicians navigate the music industry in the 21st century.
In this, the inaugural episode of the podcast, we discuss the purpose and the genesis behind the Indie Spotlight. We'll hear music from Will Daily and we'll talk to Will about his new album 'Golden Walker' and his decision to leave a major label contract behind and become an indie artist. Please visit Will's website for more information www.willdailey.com/
Rob Penland (aka Uncle Duke) has produced and hosted The Mad Music Asylum since June of 2014. The podcast is designed to introduce listeners to new indie music and to explore the world of indie music in greater detail.