Oct 30, 2012

The 5 Basic Things For The Successful Submitting Your Music In The Podcast

The 5 Basic Things For The Successful Submitting Your Music In The Podcast

You’ve been invited to have your song featured on our podcast? Great!
This is a good opportunity for free promotion for your music that could lead to many new fans. However, simply getting on the podcast is not the only way to ensure that you will gain new listeners; follow these tips to increase interest in you and your songs.

Oct 29, 2012

Emergency Call: indie rock/post grunge quintet from Brighton, UK (E115)

About: Emergency Call

Emergency Call: indie rock/post grunge quintet from Brighton, UK played in E115 of the ArenaCast

"We couldn't really come up with a name for the band and we were having an exam at university that we needed a band name for, so everyone was going a bit mental until we saw an "Emergency Call" sign on the wall and thought it couldn't be better :) "

1. Is there a story behind your song "I Could Kill You"?
Unfortunately there is a story behind I could Kill You, it's about a boy and how annoying he was.

Oct 26, 2012

The 5 Reasons To Be Featured In The Podcasts

5 reasons to be featured in the podcast

I am a musician! How can I increase my audience?
Imagine that the long-awaited moment has come: your songs are recorded and mixed, and you decide to share them with potential listeners. As a result, the pages are already created in social media networks, your friends sign up for updates, listen, share and comment on your music. Thus, attracting the attention of other people and the chain starts. Sooner or later, you face the question: "How do I increase the number of listeners and followers?"

What about the audio podcast? Do they can help you to promote your music?
At least once in our live, we managed to listen to audio podcasts. Usually, we have an idea of what it is. Let’s have a look at audio podcasts and why they help you to promote your music.

Paul Winn Band: indie pop\rock trio from Sydney, NSW, AU (E115)

About: Paul Winn Band

Paul Winn Band: indie pop\rock trio from Sydney, NSW, AU played in E115 of the ArenaCast

"...Paul started the project as a solo thing at first and then created the band around him as time went on (similar to Dave Grohl I guess). And we all love Dave Matthews Band so decided to call it Paul Winn Band. "

1. Is there a story behind your song "Ends The Same"?
Yeah, this song is about the struggle to change yourself. Trying to change old patterns and centuries of ancestral conditioning. You think you’re making changes, but it just ends up the same and you fall back into your old ways.

ArenaCast Mini Reviews #7

ArenaCast Mini Reviews #7

Three bands, three different styles, three various countries are represented in today's issue of the ArenaCast Mini Reviews. Over the past two weeks our host Damien V listened to the self-titled debut EP of Swedish indie progressive metalists (with strong Jazz influence, huh?) Black Oak; got acquainted with creativity of alternative rockers someonElse (from Queens, NY, US) - precisely with their debut LP "The Doomed") and listened to the fresh single "Portis" by the Irish independent blues rockers KodaKid.
Exclusively for you - his review of these three releases - on our blog.

Oct 25, 2012

The Hudson Super 6: dark'n'dirty porno blues rock from Derby, UK (E115)

About: The Hudson Super 6

The Hudson Super 6: dark 'n' dirty porno blues rock from Derby, UK played in E115 of the ArenaCast

"It’s an old American car, The Hudson Super 6. It’s big, it’s loud and it drinks a lot of fuel. Just like us."

1. Is there a story behind your song "Heartbreakin'"?
Oh yes!!!! We don't write 'theoretical songs' about what it would like to... or how you would feel if.... All lyrics are based on real occurrences and actually happened.
I was working for a company on a site that 400+ people depended upon for their livelihood. This one particular ‘boss’ guy would occasionally visit to bask in the reflected glow of our excellent performance. He would tell us how great we were and how ‘safe’ we were and how he wanted us to grow. Then he stopped showing up and not long after that, over the phone, shut us down! He lied. He lied a lot, and was a complete tool to say the least. I guess I got the last laugh as a few years later a report I had to write about him (different job) got him fired as he was a shyster! It’s good to know that sometimes, just sometimes, bad things happen to bad people. What goes around...

Oct 24, 2012

Keep the Change: indie pop/rock band from Burlington, ON, CA (E115)

About: Keep the Change

Keep the Change: indie pop/rock five piece band from Burlington, ON, CA played in E115 of the ArenaCast

"...every time the single Homeless is downloaded on itunes we donate the profits to homeless shelters and food-banks..."

1. Is there a story behind your song "Homeless"?
Jake (our singer) had a friend who was homeless once.

Oct 23, 2012

Life Rules: someonElse

someonElse — unsigned alternative metal quintet from Queens, NY, US

someonElse

Great unsigned band someonElse continue our "Life Rules" section with their thoughts on independence, motivation and DIY!
Stay indie!

Oct 22, 2012

The Otherness — The Artist of the Month (September 2012)

The Otherness - likeable four piece indie band from Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina.

The Otherness: indie rockers from Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina

Gladly invite all of you, people, to read the interview with these awesome musicians from Argentina. We asked boys to answer some of the questions with photos, so check out what we have here.

What is your main goal as a band?
Our main goal is to affect people from all over the globe with our music and make a cool living out of it and keep on learning and sharing experiences with them; that is to become inspiring to our generation and make people sure that the legacy is far more important than the currency.

White Shag: stoner/glam rock band from Detroit, MI, US (E115)

About: White Shag

White Shag: stoner/glam rock band from Detroit, MI, US played in E115 of the ArenaCast

"...We were talking about sexy places to have sex, just as a joke really and then we mentioned a White Shag rug. We thought it could be a really cool band name so it stuck."

1. Is there a story behind your song "Die For Me"?
Yes, there is a story behind it, its very personal though.

Oct 19, 2012

ArenaCast Episode 115

October 3 - October 19

Welcome to ArenaCast Episode 115 with our host Damien V, featuring bands spanning across the planet from India to Australia and everywhere inbetween.
Also featuring some more fantastic acts fronted by female vocalists revisiting our previous episode.




# Artist Track
1. Keep the Change Homeless
2. Muzykoterapia Komedia
3. Paul Winn Band Ends The Same
4. Emergency Call I Could Kill You
5. Twinkle and The Sluts Sleaze
6. White Shag Die For Me
7. The Hudson Super 6 Heartbreakin'
8. Another Life Spared Cataclysm
9. Punkh Karmah
10. Temtris Your Time Has Come

Brief interviews with our featured artists are coming soon!

You can download E115 of the ArenaCast or subscribe to podcast via RSS or iTunes and get new episodes automatically.

Oct 15, 2012

Life Rules: Katherine W. Robichaud from The Design

About: The Design — indie rockers rom Raleigh, NC, US

Katherine W. Robichaud from The Design

Friends!
Gladly invite you to read the next entry of the ArenaCast "Life Rules" sections. Today we present you the "Life Rules" of Katherine W. Robichaud from the Raleigh, NC, US based indie rock band The Design.
So, read, watch the videos below, listen to The Design's songs on their R&R World profile and purchase their music on The Design's Official Site!

Oct 11, 2012

Eycromon: wave/goth act from Augsburg, Germany (E114)

About: Eycromon

Eycromon: synth pop\wave\goth act from Augsburg, Germany played in E114 of the ArenaCast

"Eycromon (EYe - CROss - MoON) emblematizes three coherent levels:
The Cross stands for the union of complementary extremes, may it be heaven and earth, life and death, beginning and end - cornerstones of every human's life.
But it also stands for the inside and outside (macrocosm and microcosm):
Beauteousness and truth, which we try to satisfy with our awareness of aesthetics and profundity.
The Moon mirrors this duality into every space of change and time. It stands for an infinity that we long for and that holds us in our duality.
The controlling glance of the observer (the Eye) rests on these two. It alone weighs the seen and gives eternity or expiration."

1. Is there a story behind your song "Faith and Failure"?
"Faith and Failure" describes the bittersweet moment in life, when you understand that you can't turn back time, that you won't get a second chance on some things and that you cannot influence other people's decisions.

ArenaCast Mini Reviews #6

ArenaCast Mini Reviews #5

Welcome to the sixth edition of the ArenaCast Mini Reviews. This time Damien listened to the LP of the Australasian indie rockers Teak; singles of the UK, London based alternative rockers Sleeper Effect as well as singles by Toronto, Canada based synth pop trio Great Deal of Noise.
So, have a closer look at our current guests, and enjoy reading the mini reviews!

Oct 9, 2012

The Artist of the Month (September 2012) Poll Winner!

Hey folks!
Yesterday we closed our The Artist of the Month (September 2012) Poll and we congratulate the winner!

Cathy Jewson: singer songwriter from Ludchurch, UK (E114)

About: Cathy Jewson

Cathy Jewson: singer songwriter from Ludchurch, UK played in E114 of the ArenaCast

"Superman is part of an EP I released October 2011, called "Woah". It's available to buy on iTunes and Amazon mp3, and available for streaming on Spotify.
I recently played the largest biker festival in Europe, The Bulldog Bash, and I'm currently looking for gigs. I have a facebook page, where people can contact me."

1. Is there a story behind your song "Superman"?
The song is basically about not having to be strong for yourself all the time, how having the courage to make an important choice sometimes takes time, and that it's ok to accept support from people if you need it.

Oct 8, 2012

SuBDuFuZe: hard rock/metal band from Brisbane, QLD, Australia (E114)

About: SuBDuFuZe

SuBDuFuZe: hard rock/metal band from Brisbane, QLD, Australia played in E114 of the ArenaCast

"The band name SuBDuFuZe came from the word subterfuge we changed the spelling for to make finding us online easier & so we had an original band name for people to remember...
...We have a big gig coming up Sunday November 4th fundraising for a friend who's son needs a wheelchair whom has muscular dystrophy. More info will be posted on our Facebook and Reverbnation page. "

1. Is there a story behind your song "Disaster Queen"?
Disaster Queen is a song about when life is throwing obstacles your way and having the strength to get by. Sometimes you can't find that strength in yourself but you always have the ones you care about in the back of your mind telling you to keep pushing. And so long as those people are around and ok you know you will be too.

Oct 7, 2012

Lindsay Ullmann: singer-songwriter from Hindhead, Surrey, UK (E114)

About: Lindsay Ullmann

Lindsay Ullmann: singer-songwriter from Hindhead, Surrey, UK played in E114 of the ArenaCast. Photo by Andy Bray

"In terms of stories, I have just written a book called "Teen Spirit" which is aimed to inspire young people , with a selection of interesting stories that come away from celebrity life style and focus more on individuality - I wrote this after going through a hard time myself at school - please see via this link."

1. Is there a story behind your song "My Affinity"?
Yes, My Affinity is about the acceptance of life after death and embracing the spirit on the earth plane.. It's about speaking my truth - the essence of the song is about my feeling "my affinity " for the universe.

Oct 5, 2012

Miss Joyce: R&B independent artist from Jackson, Tennessee, US (E114)

About: Miss Joyce

Miss Joyce: R&B independent artist from Jackson, Tennessee played in E114 of the ArenaCast

"Music is my passion and what God has blessed me to be able to do. I enjoy sharing the testimony of my own life and/or real life situations that others can relate too. I have been blessed to meet a lot of wonderful people that have showed continued support throughout my career as an Independent Artist."

1. Is there a story behind your song "Forever in Your Eyes"?
Forever In your Eyes was written when I was 13 years old. It was my first time trying to write a serious love song that everyone could relate to. Although I was young I didnt want to sound childish, I wanted to express myself freely with real emotion.

Oct 4, 2012

Lucid Fly: alternative/progressive rock band from Los Angeles, CA, US (E114)

About: Lucid Fly

Lucid Fly: alternative/progressive rock band from Los Angeles, CA, US played in E114 of the ArenaCast

"...The name Lucid Fly came from a headline in a newspaper "Lucid flies into the record book" - in reference to a female austronaut Shannon Lucid and her mission to space."

1. Is there a story behind your song "Alohum"?
Alohum is from our EP called "The Escape Stage" recorded at Glenwood Place Studios in Burbank, CA. Alohum is an introspective song, mainly about reflecting on loss and how memories allow you to always remember, no more goodbyes :)

Oct 3, 2012

ArenaCast Episode 114

September 20 - October 3

Episode 114 of the ArenaCast features another stunning line up of musical acts from all over the globe, this time with an enjoyable twist. All of the bands are fronted by female vocalists, coming from all genres of music to produce a truly special experience not to be missed!




# Artist Track
1. Michelle Lewis Paris
2. Miss Joyce Forever in Your Eyes
3. Cathy Jewson Superman
4. Eycromon Faith and Failure
5. Lily Shea Tickle My Body
6. SuBDuFuZe Disaster Queen
7. Lindsay Ullmann My Affinity
8. A Sound of Thunder Out of the Darkness
9. The Design Scream
10. Lucid Fly Alohum

Brief interviews with our featured artists are coming soon!

You can download E114 of the ArenaCast or subscribe to podcast via RSS or iTunes and get new episodes automatically.

Oct 1, 2012

The Artist Of The Month (September 2012)

[UPD] The poll is closed. Find out who is the winner!

The Artist Of The Month (September 2012)

Friends! We gladly invite you to cast your vote in The Artist Of The Month (September 2012) Poll which we've started today on our Facebook page.

The rules remain the same: You can vote for your favorite artist among 20 acts featured in the September ArenaCast episodes (E112 and E113). As a prize, the winner gets a big review of the LP or EP written by the ArenaCast host Damien V or a detailed interview which will be published in our blog, featured in the News section on R&R World and in the weekly Newsletter and posted on our Facebook and Twitter profiles.
Listen to the ArenaCast episodes E112 and E113 and vote for your favorite artist in The Artist Of The Month (September) Poll Part 1 and Part 2 on our Facebook page!

And don't forget to share – it`s going to be the best support for your favorite artist.

The Artist Of The Month (September 2012) Poll will be closed next Monday, October 8 at 12 am UK time.