I consider myself very fortunate to have had the opportunity to travel to different places to hear and discover new music. I feel that even moreso in recent months, having been able to travel and have people from other areas discover me.
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It makes sense to us to start the week with a fresh batch of independent tunes of any genre, from any location. So, your UMC20 playlist will be updated every Monday from here on out!
Entertainment lawyer, musician, creator, and entrepreneur Bryan Tuk has seen a lot across his multiple, intertwining careers, and he is determined to be a resource for those on a quest for knowledge and creativity.
As announced yesterday, our goal is to connect the world’s many talented independent musicians to their peers and to the industry. What’s one way to do that?
Put them on a playlist together, 20 at a time!
Since January 2016, Lehigh Valley Underground has featured some of the best and brightest independent musicians, in our region and others. We have welcomed and reviewed submissions of all genres, covered hundreds of performances, and have built a stronger community around the art being created every day, in our own backyard.
As we continue forward, we are inspired to take what we’ve done in eastern Pennsylvania and use it as fuel to think bigger. We envision a platform that connects independent musicians with their peers in other markets, as well as with the larger music industry and its vast educational resources. This, we believe, will take everyone’s game to the next level. However, we realize that we must walk the same walk and do that ourselves.
Today, we announce the next phase of our evolution: We are now the Underground Music Collective (UMC).
We’ve all seen and known touring musicians whose music have seemed a bit out of place on the roads. In fact, many of us have been those musicians.
Think you’re “too old” to make it in music? Think “making it” is a one-time thing? Think “the business” ain’t quite what it used to be?
The other day, we showed you a brilliant case study from CD Baby and Canadian musician Braden Lam on how to get your music on official Spotify playlists.
Now, for the next question: how can you use your Spotify presence to make money?
A question that often arises from emerging independent artists is, “How do we get on official Spotify playlists?”
We scoured the internet to come up with an answer to that question, courtesy of CD Baby guest contributor Braden Lam.
Live performances are more than just a chance to play out and get your music in front of new audiences; they can also go a long way toward keeping your band’s business operation running smoothly.