Archive for the Independent Music Category

Backfire Band on the DGT!

Posted in Backfire Band, Country Music, down home, Drums, Guitars, Independent Music, Indie Music, Interviews, Journalism, New Country Music, southern rock, vocals on November 4, 2010 by damngoodtunes

Backfire Band Interview now online at our web magazine!
Hello everyone and thanks for stopping by! Our lady Firelyn is back after a little vacation…well I guess that’s not what a kidney transplant is now is it? Yes she was actually not well for a long time and was unable to concentrate on the writing for a while as you might imagine. However, Not only has Firelyn just completed and awesome interview and review of one the the Northwest’s premiere new bands, Backfire Band, but in between April 19th and now she has also earned her Washington state Real Estate License, gone back to college full time, and…. found time to go out and meet and listen to bands all over the place! We’re happy that Firelyn has returned and with this super great interview under her belt she seems determined to take on the world! We are happy to have her back and most pleased with this fine article she published tonight in the DGT.

End of October

Posted in airfare, airlines, Independent Music, Indie Music, Internet Radio, Interviews, Jamaica, News, recording, Rock Band, songwriter, Tribute with tags , , on October 31, 2010 by damngoodtunes

The Autumn season has brought us lots of great news and recaps of the past Summer’s events. Not all the news is fun to report as was the case this last month when the world lost two more artists who were either on the cutting edge or the head of their genre as we reported to you in the recent damngoodtunes.com. Eyedea, or Michael Larsen as known to those who knew him the most, a young American lost his life at a tragic early age while Gregory Isaacs of Jamaica who although had a good life with many records and world wide fans, was also way too young to die. But then, that’s not up for us to decide now is it? We never try to go into the preachy side of life or sway one way or another politically however we feel it is important to acknowledge the passing of artists and writers who have helped to shape our world with music and beats.
And so onward we must go and positive we shall be to bring you the news of all things music and particularly Indie.
Why you may ask should this matter? Why do we do this? What if not for money would we possibly call consideration in our mission. Simply the answer is that I had a vision saying there was a way to level the slanted playing field for songwriters and performing artists all over the world, and that was to provide free press and exposure for as many as we might. We began our journey in 2007 working in a small office slightly appointed , yet free from the hustle and bustle of Urban chaos. In that room we reached out to the world VIA this medium, our friend, the internet. And you responded. Bands, producers and engineers from all countries and all walks of life took notice of the fledgling DGT and found that we were real, accessible and ethical. We won your trust. Now we are read from all corners of the globe and you the fans and readers, the artists and bands and countless others who support the industry – you have given us the strength to carry on and take this publication to the next levels. And that we will do.
Watch this coming week of November when we bring you brand new articles and features. Peace to all!
Bruce J Maier
Publisher
damngoodtunes.com
Damngood Tunes

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NEW FEATURE: ” JUST DISCOVERED “

Posted in Female Vocalist, Independent Music, Indie Music, Interviews, Journalism, News, Reviews, songwriter with tags on August 25, 2010 by damngoodtunes

HELLO EVERYONE AND WOW! ARE WE EVER HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE OUR NEWEST LATEST FEATURE CALLED ” JUST DISCOVERED ” !

Kicking us off into full swing is new artist discovery, Alice Evans who hails from Seattle WashingtonAlice sings of love and pain and joy and creates a soundscape of emotions while accompanying herself on the piano quite well. I was most impressed by the well-written ” TANGO ” and would love to have you all check out Alice Evans today in damngoodtunes.com !

Internet Radio Equality Act

Posted in Independent Music, Indie Music, Internet Radio, Journalism with tags , , , , , , on August 21, 2010 by damngoodtunes

Have you heard of this? Do you understand it? What side of the fence should you be standing on? Read the text as it was written by Congress;

4/26/2007–Introduced.
Internet Radio Equality Act – Declares to be ineffective: (1) the March 2, 2007, Determination of Rates and Terms of the U.S. Copyright Royalty Judges regarding rates and terms for the digital performance of sound recordings and ephemeral recordings; (2) the April 17, 2007, modification of that determination by an order denying motions for rehearing; and (3) any subsequent modification by the Copyright Royalty Judges published in the Federal Register. Replaces standards for determining reasonable rates and terms of royalty payments for public performances of sound recordings by means of eligible nonsubscription transmission services and new subscription services with a requirement that such rates and terms be established in accordance with stated objectives of the Copyright Royalty Judges. (Currently, rates and terms are required to distinguish among different types of eligible nonsubscription transmission services and include a minimum fee for each type.) Allows a minimum annual royalty for each provider subject to such rates and terms. Provides a transition rule for payment of royalties by providers of digital audio transmissions that would have been subject to the rates and terms nullified by this Act. Revises royalty payment provisions concerning the use of certain works in noncommercial broadcasting to include: (1) sound recordings; and (2) performance or display by nonprofit organizations and public broadcasting entities. Provides a transition rule for the payment by a public broadcasting entity to owners of copyrights in sound recordings. Requires a report to the Copyright Royalty Judges by the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information on the competitiveness of the Internet radio marketplace and the effect on Internet radio providers of proposed rate determinations in proceedings concerning: (1) public performances of sound recordings by means of the services described above; or (2) the use of certain works in noncommercial broadcasting. Requires the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), upon publication of the commencement of proceedings of the Copyright Royalty Judges to determine rates and terms under the statutory license described in this Act, to report on the effect of such proposals on localism, diversity, and competition in the Internet radio marketplace (including in rural areas). Requires a report to Congress and the Copyright Royalty Judges by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) on the effect of such proposals upon public broadcasting licensees and permittees.

New PSA

Posted in Independent Music, Indie Music, Interviews, Journalism, Music City USA, News, recording, Reviews, Rock Band on August 5, 2010 by damngoodtunes

Two Great New Bands

Posted in Blues Band, Compound Blues Band, Guitar Player, Guitars, Independent Music, Indie Music, Interviews, Reviews, Rock Band, The Paul Keller Band on July 27, 2010 by damngoodtunes

Today we feature two excellent new bands from the Pacific Northwest and both are excellent!
From South Surrey BC just outside of Vancouver comes the Compound Blues Band, a hot Blues-Rock group that’s been around for a long time and still approaches the music with passion- as it should be!
Next we have The Paul Keller Band from Napavine Washington. Paul’s excellent vocals and stage presence is complimented not only by his guitar playing but also by the great original songs he produces and performs live, every night.Paul’s CD is already out and you can find out more about the record and The Paul Keller Band right now.Go to damngoodtunes.com for the whole story today!
THE PAUL KELLER BAND

Vancouver BC – The next Music Capital

Posted in Independent Music, Indie Music, Interviews, Journalism, Uncategorized, World News with tags , , on July 2, 2010 by damngoodtunes


I had the good fortune of being invited to the Vancouver British Columbia area for a weekend of Blues and fun a few days ago. As a guest of The Compound Blues Band, I was treated to two nights of the best jamming I have experienced in years! Once a year the CBB throws a rather elite RSVP party for the best musicians of the region which included recording artists who have released CDs or are currently in production.These were all top drawer players who have been around and who know how to play music together on the drop of a dime, without a single formal rehearsal, keeping it both fun and progressive.We will be covering the entire story in damngoodtunes.com and updating our posts on this event right here so please stay tuned. There’s much going on in Canada with music and we plan to be there to report on the talent of these kind and hearty people, our Brothers and Sisters to the North.