The Boys Of Summer will be giving away a FREE copy of their new LP What It’s All About every day until the end of June. Simply retweet the following – “@theboysofsummer just released their new record “What It’s All About” on iTunes, pick it up here: http://www.tinyurl.com/2awe6aa”
Meeting of Important People are offering fans a limited edition FREE download from their new LP. Click on the link below to download “Mothers Pay More” which comes from the new self-titled LP which drops on August 11th. Also be sure to follow the band on Twitter and stream new music on their iLike page.
Download “Mothers Pay More” HERE (limited 400 downloads only)
Authentik Artists is proud to announce the signing of Pittsburgh, PA band Meeting Of Important People.
MOIP delivers a unique and fun brand of folk rock that includes “Haunting melodies over garage pop, mod-folk, and even some dancy punk” according to frontman Josh Verbanets. Meeting Of Important People’s new self-titled LP will be released on August 11th and has 4 bonus tracks including previously unreleased material. Fans of The Shins will enjoy tracks such as “Brittney Lane Don’t Care” with a music video to follow in late August with director Thom Glunt (Anti-Flag) at the helm. The band has toured with The Secret Machines, Blonde Redhead and has enjoyed success with placements in major Film/TV spots. You can hear material from the upcoming release on iLike and Myspace, and don’t forget to follow the band on Twitter.
1. Brittney Lane Don’t Care
2. Hanky Church
4. One O’Clock
5. Dead Man
6. I Know Every Street
7. Mothers Pay More
8. Pretzel Rod Blues (Riff Song)
9. Down In The Hollow
10. Nothing’s Going On
11. Brittney Lane Don’t Care (laptop demo version)
12. Rest-Stop (previously unreleased acoustic demo)
13. Stop Seeming Like A Good Idea (previously unreleased demo)
14. One O’Clock (laptop demo version)
Below is a new question submitted to Authentik via our Twitter account.
@mattmichalowskiI I just graduated college and moved out to LA to pursue a career performing music. Any tips for someone starting from scratch in a new city? – Matt, congrats on your recent move to Los Angeles and commitment to being a performing musician. I’m not sure what your ultimate goal is as an artist but my initial advice would be to find a few focus points and put all your energy into that. If one is hoping to have success as a live performer I would recommend a.) building a strong network of fellow musicians and event promoters that can help guide and inspire you to make smart decisions b.) focus on being a confident performer that can give a strong live show and can stand out from the other emerging artists c.) place yourself in the mindset that you are a business and that your career should pan out like a small company looking to grow over time d.) utilize social-networks like Twitter, Eventful and Facebook to create awareness surrounding your new LA shows and recorded material. Best of luck with your new adventure and hopefully we will see you at a show in the near future. – Bob
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bennagel@authentikmusic“we started ‘pay what you want’ for our music rather then a set fee, and have already made way more than selling. why?” – There is a different mentality than in the past in relation to the value of music and how people like to attain new content. Many believe that music should be free and there are also those that have the means to purchase music they feel is worth their money. When presented with a “pay what you want” option like Radiohead recently tried it gave almost every fan on the planet the chance to hear their new album. This marketing technique will not always work the same for every artist, it really depends on the size of the band and the demand for their music. For an emerging artist it’s important have access to your music even if you have to give away a free song or two. The idea being that if the user likes what they hear, they are more likely to make an investment in more digital music, tickets to your live shows and merchandise. – Bob / Submitted by @bennagel
LaughyTaffy@authentikmusic“.. why have i never heard any of the songs in the BB Top 10 right now? ” – I assume you mean the Billboard Top 10? Artists appearing on the BB Top 10 are acts that have risen to a high level of profile at radio and retail, representing the most active artists in both those arenas for the period of time in question. These Artists have typically been building their profile over the course of several years through hard work, timing and a bit of luck, and almost ALL of them have taken a multi-pronged approach to getting to where they are. One of the reasons you may not recognize anything listed is that you are a fan of more ‘indie’ music and perhaps mainstream pop/rock/r&b/hip-hop isn’t quite your thing. These genres tend to spawn sometimes quicker hits, yet without building a loyal fanbase in the process. This of course makes the Artist only as good as their next single which is a tricky proposition at best. It always comes down to great songs, but remember that your work ethic can truly dictate whether or not your fans stay with you! – Bob / Submitted by @LaughyTaffy