What is the greatest struggle you find as independent musicians? The biggest struggle for us is probably promoting ourselves. There are so many aspects to being in a band that you don’t think of! It is really and truly a business…a really fun business. But it’s hard to get your music and image out there … Continue reading
Why we should care about Digital Rights Management (DRM) What is DRM? you may ask. Digital Rights Management is a series of technologies that limit your rights to do what you like with your digital media beyond copyright laws. Which is why, whenever you try to share your music with others on iTunes, it … Continue reading
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10 Reasons reKiosk is for Students 1) If you have english or philosophy, and you’re studying the classics, reKiosk will probably have your texts for free. Think of what you could do with the money you save from not having to buy Shakespeare’s collective works. 2) You can keep track of the books and music … Continue reading
If there’s one thing Paul Josephs and the Metrosonics’ Strong World isn’t, it’s your average background music self released indie album. Several tracks stand out from this fresh and contemporary—yet at the same time still beholden to classic sounds—record. From the smooth, bluesy “Mystics” to the reggae and brass laden “Heal Me,” Josephs makes his … Continue reading
Q&A: Ross Ufberg & Michael Wise Discuss Independent Publishing, The Need For Translations, and What You Can Do To Support Indie Publishing.
New Vessel Press is a very unique publishing house. Why do you think translations are so important to today’s reader? RU: There’s so much going on in the world – not just now, but always, it’s a shame to limit ourselves only to what we know. There are so many languages I don’t speak, … Continue reading
Coming up on top this week is Conveyor’s indie pop self-titled album. CoS called it “confident, intricate, and honest” which is clear from its Byzantine experimental nature. This is an album for anyone who is a fan of Animal Collective’s sound. Their ability to fill the ambient space with the huge assortment of different sounds … Continue reading