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June 9, 2015

Golden Age Review Interviews The City Sound’s Vocalist Dean Barry

The City Sound

“In this day and age it is so hard to make it. So many bands with a ton of talent produce great music that usually ends up staying underground. And that’s where our biggest frustration comes from.”

– Quote from Vocalist Dean Barry’s interview with Golden Age Review.

Check out the rest of it here.

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November 17, 2014

Changing It Up: Punk Bands Changing Genres

Our friend over at Anchor Music News (and former client of ours) brought up a really good topic: Why are punk bands ditching their genre? Our very own Angela Mastrogiacomo contributed to this discussion (alongside Kristen Baker of Third String Productions and Josh Flores from Shadow of Whales) with her reasoning as to why this is happening. Read all about it HERE. What do you think about it?

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June 18, 2014

Blurred Lines: Are Genres Necessary or Restrictive?

localhost_8000_index-html-2When it comes to genres, many new artists have commitment issues. View any aspiring musician’s page, and you will likely see a descriptive list of three or more genres.

Many bands view labeling as limiting. They might explore different genres to discover their strengths. The variety could attract a larger audience. Eventually, though, they might want to shrink their scope.

In a basic example, if you are an indie/pop/rock/electronic band, make a song under each genre. Which songs get more attention? Which songs did your band enjoy making the most? Answering these questions allows you to narrow your focus. Classify your music, and you become part of a community surrounding that genre.