Author Archives: Dan Harr

3 Simple Analytics Stats That Will Help You Boost Your Web Traffic

You don’t have to be a Google Analytics wizard in order to put your web traffic data to good use. In fact, by looking at three fairly basic areas of Analytics, you’ll be able to create better content that resonates with more viewers. Just ask yourself these 3 questions: 1. What are the most popular pages or articles on my site? Google changes things pretty often, so specific terms and placement within the Analytics dashboard…
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Honeyblood Has Some Killer Bangs

From the vibrant and cultured cosmopolitan city of Glasgow comes the female, guitar and drum playing, indie rock duo Honeyblood. While EDM and dubstep-influenced bangers permeate our radio waves, the Honeyblood girls are bringing back guitar-centric garage rock that echoes the classic sounds of The Breeders, PJ Harvey andThe Throwing Muses.
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The Road to Becoming a Successful Songwriter

Ben Camp is a successful songwriter whose song “Gold” was a hit for Victoria Justice, tallying more than 14 million YouTube views. I met Ben when he joined the summer faculty of the Pacific Music Business Camp and demonstrated his teaching and songwriting savvy with high school age aspiring producers and songwriters. He’ll be spending the next year teaching songwriting at his alma mater…
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Rick Parma – Piece of Heaven

Musical energy and the exchange between audience and a song or band can be such a crucial lifeblood for a composer gathered in the name of fulfilling exhilarating music for music fans. Some of this applies to melodic Jazz absence of vocals. Some of it a combination of the two. Los Angeles based Sax player Rick Parma seems to have a firm hold on making a connection with listeners…
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Stephon Alexander and Rioux – Here Comes Now

If a mad scientist who had a solid taste in music decided to mix a Trinidadian-American astrophysicist, an electronic producer and a splash of saxophone together to create the ultimate electro-funk album it would be Here Comes Now. This little release is ten songs of organised chaos as each track surpasses the typical electronic sound and hits a level of psychedelic jungle grooves. If that description means…
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How One Indie Artist is Paying Her Rent with YouTube Money

Shannon Hurley thought she might make a little money when she opted in for CD Baby’s free Sync program a while back – she’s active on YouTube and has built an engaged fanbase through her years of writing and performing. But when the payments started showing up in her account, she was taken aback by the amounts she was earning, all from simply clicking a button to opt in. “It was like…
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Mike Campese New CD ‘Chameleon’ Out Now

The long awaited eighth studio release from Mike Campese is finally here! CHAMELEON embodies the entire essence and culmination of Mike’s years of experience as a composer, guitarist, songwriter, and of course includes plenty of serious guitar shredding. Mike Campese is …
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Introducing Flowertruck

by Daisy Clementine Based in Sydney’s inner-west, Flowertruck have bloomed pretty damn quickly and have just released their follow-up track to the hazy daydream that was Candide. I Wanna Be With You sounds like a totally different band – they’ve …
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Pretty City Premiere New Single ‘Flying’

by Alex Gordon Over the last few months, Pretty City have been busy little bees. They’ve popped out a trio of singles – from the beautifully noisy Falling In And Out Of Love to the groovy Humbug-era Roll On. While their …
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Lupa J Premieres Video for ‘Virus’

by Alex Gordon I’m not one for broad sweeping statements about social, ideological or technological change, but we may very well be on the brink of a huge worldwide change – not as major as the industrial revolution, splitting the atom or the cast of Seinfeld …
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Orphans Orphans Release New Video for ‘Lighten Up Your Day’

by Alex Gordon When Brisbane supergroup Orphans Orphans dropped their single Orphan, I was under a bit of an impression that these guys were either a little simple or marketing geniuses. Imagine if all bands just named their albums and their hit song …
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Selah to Headline ‘An Evening of Worship’ at the Historic Franklin Theatre October 6

Life:beautiful magazine presents “An Evening of Worship Featuring Selah” on Monday, October 6 at the historic Franklin Theatre in Franklin, Tennessee. Seating is limited and tickets can be purchased by visiting the Franklin Theatre’s online box office. Making a rare hometown …
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Lonesome River Band To Debut New Album at IBMA World of Bluegrass

Lonesome River Band is set to debut their new album, Turn On A Dime from Mountain Home Music Company, this week at the International Bluegrass Music Association’s World of Bluegrass in Raleigh, NC. The band will perform at their Pre-CD …
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Silver Snakes Announce West Coast Tour Dates with United Nations

Los Angeles-based Silver Snakes have been confirmed as direct support for the upcoming United Nations west coast tour dates in November.  The shows kick off on November 4th in LA, then route the bands up to Vancouver and back, and …
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Atlas Music Publishing Opens Nashville Offices

Atlas Music Publishing (Atlas) has acquired the catalog of one of Nashville music’s most successful independent music publishers, Combustion Music, it was announced today by Atlas CEO, Richard Stumpf and Combustion Music owner/President, Chris Farren. The highly sought after deal marks the opening …
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Kevin Lyttle Readies “Feel So Good” Feat. Shaggy

“Turn Me On,” Kevin Lyttle’s first single, reached multi-platinum level, landing on several countries Billboard charts in 2004, and is still played on the radio, performed in concerts, at music festivals and in nightclubs globally. Since then, has been touring …
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Happyness Premiere ‘Montreal Rock Band Somewhere’ Video On NOISEY

Happyness have unveiled the new video for their new single ‘Montreal Rock Band Somewhere’. It comes as they announce their CMJ showcases, including the Rough Trade NYC Showcase. Happyness just released their ‘Anything I do is All Right’ EP, in …
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Kenny Chesney Drops “Til It’s Gone”

Kenny Chesney heard “Til It’s Gone” and he knew he had the distillation of everything The Big Revival was destined to represent. Not about how far or how much, the surging midtempo David Lee Murphy/Rodney Clawson/Jimmy Yeary song was an …
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Aversions Crown Premiere Lyric Video & Announce New Album Details

Six-headed death machine AVERSIONS CROWN will unleash their Nuclear Blast Entertainment debut this November! Tyrant will be released on November 14 (Australia/Europe), November 17 (U.K.), and November 24 (North America) in digital and physical formats. Pre-order your copy from this location. …
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Kasey Lansdale Releases Official “Sorry Ain’t Enough” Music Video Today

Produced by Grammy Award-winner John Carter Cash, progeny of “The Man in Black,” Texas Country chanteuse Kasey Lansdale follows the release of her debut album, “Restless,” with the release of her first official music video for “Sorry Ain’t Enough,” to …
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