Indie Music Monday Interviews

Articles from Indie Music Bus

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Getting Started With Indie Music PR & Marketing ~ An interview with Janet Hanson of Scout66




We will start a bit of information about Janet Hanson of Scout66.com:


I've worked in music almost 28 years now. During that time I've been in-house PR for 7 years and a free lancer for nearly 21 years. I have 3 Grammy award-winning campaigns to my credit and contributions to the legacies of two of history's most popular songs. I've been very blessed working with legendary musicians...mostly guitarists.





Sunday, October 9, 2011

Interview with Jesse Abraham

2011 UMA Lyricist of the year Jesse Abraham was born in Manhattan as the first child to two public school teachers. He grew up in the downtown neighborhood of Tribeca, raised on the city’s hip-hop culture and the eight-track tapes his parents introduced him to as a youngster. At five years old, Jesse was writing and, by the time he was nine, recording demos on cassette tapes. The authenticity of his music now reflects his growing up in New York in the ‘80s, right alongside the groundbreaking hip-hop of Run-D.M.C. and the Beastie Boys. He quickly developed an affinity for rhyming, wordplay and rhythm, walking the halls of his Hebrew school reciting lyrics by KRS-1 or A Tribe Called Quest. Between the ages of 10-14 Jesse lost his father, an uncle and two of his best friends in unrelated incidents, turning towards writing to cope with the tragedies. A published poet at the age of 15, Jesse suddenly realized his true passion was for hip-hop, inspired by such artists as KRS-1, Kool G. Rap and OutKast. However, it wasn’t until he went to college at Atlanta’s Emory University as a philosophy major that he began to realize that he wasn’t just writing lyrics, he was composing songs.


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Friday, October 7, 2011

Interview With Ashley Noot

Ashley Noot was born in St Louis Missouri, prior to moving to Houston Texas, where unwittingly, her experiences as a young teenager began fueling the content of her music…
She has a fan in Texas blues artist, Bob Schneider, who encouraged her to pursue her clear musical talent. Shortly after recording her first demo, Ashley was introduced to UK producer John Ravenhall by her renowned vocal coach Debbie Beinhorn. John immediately signed Ashley to his UK label Johnny Boy Records.

Her debut album is an exciting partnership of commercial guitar pop, laced with dynamic melodies and poignant lyrics. Ashley delivers commanding and compelling vocal performances as she takes you through her journal of young relationships and continues to ask the question…Why? She has the uncanny ability to communicate that which she wants you to feel.



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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Interview With Amanda Ply

In this episode of Road Trip we are Interviewing the multi-talented and beautiful Amanda Ply.

"Amanda Ply was born December 19, 1986 and raised in Oak Park, California. A blonde haired blue-eyed beauty, Amanda’s parents took notice early on of her ability to play piano after she would hear songs at church, then come home and play them. With ten years of classical piano instruction, she graduated Oak Park High School and pursued a college education at the University of Southern California, where she earned an undergraduate degree in Communication from the Annenberg School."


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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Interview with WHY @WHY_music

In this episode of Road Trip we are interviewing a great band from Winnipeg, MB, CA  named WHY.  During the interview we asked why?  :) Hopefully the interview will offer you some interesting facts that you didn't know about them. OK, let's get on to the interview with WHY.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Interview with Broken Ride

Broken Ride
In this episode of Road Trip, we are going to be interviewing a band that was introduced to us by Leanne Harrison of  SIN Agency and we believe this would be the third great band she introduced to us. After a few days we noticed many of our followers where buzzing about "Broken Ride" and one of our busiest followers, @PHXisHOT suggested we do an interview and we agreed. So let's get on to the interview with "Broken Ride":



Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Interview with Order of Voices

I remember it well the first time listening to and watching a great video by Order of Voices ~ Don't Falter .  I asked our group to have a listen and we listened to it over and over! The animated video is totally cool. It does a great job of visualizing the story being told in the music. After listening to "Reaching Down" and others we decided we had to find out more about this very creative band and try to understand how something this great can even be created. In short we are totally blown away by this band And here begins our interview:

Monday, August 29, 2011

Interview with Back From Ashes

One day last week we were doing the Twitter thing and a band name came across the channel from one of our favorite promoters @The_MusicMuse. We checked them out and was in total awe! One of the greatest Metal bands we have heard all week and believe me, we have been looking. That band is Back From Ashes and today we will interview these totally awesome musicians and see what we can learn about them. As it is right now, we believe that they should have no problem continuing to gain fans!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Interview with I Will Break Thee

This fairly newly formed, Orlando, Florida based Metal Band, "I WILL BREAK THEE", will soon be setting the world on its side with an awesome EP "Welcome To My Kingdom".

Recorded, produced and released by Shane Bryant of Screamhouse Media, the bands label. Shane is also the lead singer and creator of IWBT, which is a rare occurrence in itself. Being endorsed by some fairly big named sponsors, musicians, internet radio, etc, seem to be in agreement with us on this point; They are destined for big things if they stay on this course of action with creative music and lyric writing.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Zoe Ann - Teen Rocker

We had the opportunity to hang out online with Zoe and Hunter on Butterflies Radio Show - "Twitter Tuesday Live". These 15 year old teen rockers blew us away with lyrics and music far beyond their ages. During the show we found out that Zoe is actually home schooled and that she learns from some CD learning program on her own! It must be working well because, like we said, she is wise far beyond her years. When we asked Zoe where she would like to play most, she paused a few seconds and said; "Not any particular place but every place would be good! We want to perform in front of a sea of people and experience that feeling."


We asked Zoe about her home schooling and to tell us a little about her backing band and also if she had any musical training.


Zoe Ann:

As far as training, I started Musical Theater at age 7 and piano a while before that. I began guitar just a couple years ago. All these years I have had the same vocal coach, I only see her on occasion or if I am having a problem, but she is the lady I began Musical Theater with. (Jill Lord)

I use a variety of Homeschool education materials. They include books and CD's but from multiple sources. I am fortunate to live in a state that allows me some freedom that way. We try to just pick and choose what will work best for my needs at the time.