Why Independent Artists Are Turning to Blockchain in Today’s Streaming World

The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of the editors or editors of Rolling Stone. While the Covid-19 pandemic has hit the entertainment industry hard, it has hit independent artists even harder, especially when it comes to protecting their income-dependent consumer fan base. When musicians and producers turned to social media to …

What do you really know about rock and indie music in 2021?

There are many who foolishly continue to claim that rock music is a dying art form, but emerging and dominant bands and artists in 2021 say otherwise. If you are more of a rocker than a fan of pop or hip-hop, this quiz will be for you. Or maybe it’ll be a bit of a reality check when you realize …

Independent film: Mainer returns home to shoot a movie in a state park

In the 11 years that I’ve been writing this column and getting to know the filmmakers of Maine, the question always arises: are you staying or are you going? Everyone has to start somewhere, but, for those aspiring filmmakers who aren’t fortunate enough to grow up in Los Angeles or New York (or maybe now Atlanta), there comes a time …

Sony music to support music and independent artists

Sony Music India launches ‘Day One’, a new label to support new emerging talent from South Asia Sony Music India has launched Day One, a new label to support emerging talent from South Asia that will also showcase the region’s linguistic diversity. In an effort to develop a roster of some of Southeast Asia’s creative and individualistic talents, the label …

K-Indie artists who will bring fresh air to your playlists

The leaders of the South Korean (and international) music world could be a certain group of seven members right now, but Korean music is as diverse and innovative as it is powerful, and you can’t look beyond the K-indie scene to attest to that. Originally, South Korean independent music referred to the independent music scene that developed in the 1990s …

Independent film festival calls on San Antonio creatives for spooky films

Creative San Antonians who embrace all that is monstrous, ghastly, and scary – and look to scare dumb people this Halloween season – now have their chance, thanks to a local independent film festival. Terror High Film Fest, a non-profit festival organized by the Association of Creative Multimedia Partners that celebrates shorts in the horror genre, calls on all filmmakers …

Meet Equasta White, CEO of independent music group Clarion

Meet Equasta White, CEO of The Clarion Group. She is a rising star in the next generation of music executives and the subject of the latest team profile for independent music business group A2IM. A2IM guest article Equasta White has been in the artist / label management services industry for over 5 years. CEO of The Clarion Group, she is …

My morning jacket, turnstile and more

Independent music has grown to include so much. It’s not just music that comes out on independent labels, but it caters to an aesthetic that deviates from the norm and follows its own bizarre heart. It can take the form of rock, pop or folk music. In a sense, that says as much about the people who are drawn to …

Independent film: Lisbon High grad turns heartache into first film

Lisbon filmmaker Alex Cole has already reached the modest crowdsourcing goal he has prepared his next short film “Grace”. But that doesn’t mean people should stop giving. “We’ve hit 100 percent,” Cole said of his $ 800 budget, “but that was just to rent the cameras and equipment. So any other funds will go to fuel. actors and crew and …