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

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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