New Artist, 21 from Long Island. I'm looking to get my name out there and get better at what I love to do. I am a vocalist, lyricist, songwriter, and instrumentalist https://twitter.com/LamoSic https://www.instagram.com/lamosic/ https://soundcloud.com/user-922224165
- indie rock
The mix and performance are fine. No critiques from me. Chili Peppers? Early Beck? Funky Beastie Boys? Primus? Groovy Rage? I hear all of those influences in this song. I see where you're going with this, but I'm wondering if this melting pot is a little esoteric for today's radio environment. But I'm wondering where this would find a home. Then again, you may be a little ahead of your time with this sound.
I appreciate the rock-rap style. It's been a while. Sounds like Beastie Boys meets Beck at a wild dinner party. Sound quality and mix is good. This would be airplay worthy with a clean edit (for terrestrial FM stations). And I'm a little curious what your other song sounds like. Feel free to shoot me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to talk more if you want insights into connecting with more media.
A couple of chord changes surprised me! That's good! I love those sorts of surprises. Nice work. The mix sounds good. I like the dry snare, which harkens back to some of the recordings we got at the end of the 90s ("Flagpole Sitta"/Harvey Danger and "Banditos" by The Refreshments.) There's also some 79-era New Wave in the verse structure. I also like the level of the bass in the mix. Now some questions: 1. What are your career goals? Radio play? Recording? Licensing and synchs? Income from a publishing deal? All these paths need to be investigated. 2. Your social media strategy will be key. Make sure that you reply to every comment that may come in. Turn early fans into evangelists, especially the ones who contributed to this video. Get them to spread the word. 3. If you don't already, get someone to handle getting your material on streaming music services, especially someone who knows how to get your songs on the best and music influential new music/new discovery playlists. They're becoming increasingly important. 4. If radio airplay is important to you, get a radio plugger. They know how to get to the right music directors. Work with both campus stations, public radio and commercial alternative/AAA radio. 5. Make friends with as many bloggers as possible. Even the smallest want to think that they can discover The Next Big Thing. Every little bit of coverage helps. 6. Play live as much as possible. Nothing is better than having a group of strangers giving you real feedback in real time. But I have a feeling you knew that, right? 7. If the budget allows it, get something up on YouTube, even if it's just a lyric video. YouTube is still the biggest source of music discovery, so you can't afford to ignore it. I'll post this on my social networks. That's good for at least 100,000 people. Let's see if that gets you any new fans.
Neat. You're obviously very versatile when it comes to working in different styles. A thought: have you ever considered getting into the business of music scoring? You know, interstitial music for TV and films. Another option is the creation of production music for radio, TV, the web and film. There's a good living to be made in this kind of composing. Look up a company called Music Gateway. They're all over that kind of thing--and you can make some decent money on the side while you're pursuing a music career. Then go over to Pond 5 and look at what some people are doing with stock music. This is NOT to say you should stop pursuing a career as a performer. But it could help with the cash situation--and it might lead you into a whole new direction.
This is really good, especially for a demo. Nice work. However--and it pains me as a drummer to say this--the double-bass bits might be too much in the chorus. I'd be interested in what another producer might say. My belief is that each player, each part must contribute to the good of the song, not for the good of the musician. What are your goals for this song and your career? A major label deal? Licensing? Both are not out of the question. 1. Your social media strategy will be key. Make sure that you reply to every comment that may come in. Turn early fans into evangelists, especially the ones who contributed to this video. Get them to spread the word. 2. If you don't already, get someone to handle getting your material on streaming music services, especially someone who knows how to get your songs on the best and music influential new music/new discovery playlists. They're becoming increasingly important. 3. If radio airplay is important to you, get a radio plugger. They know how to get to the right music directors. Work with both campus stations, public radio and commercial alternative/AAA radio. 4. Make friends with as many bloggers as possible. Even the smallest want to think that they can discover The Next Big Thing. Every little bit of coverage helps. 5. Play live as much as possible. Nothing is better than having a group of strangers giving you real feedback in real time. But I have a feeling you knew that, right? I'll share this with my social networks.
Solid song with a unique sound that I'm sure will sound great once it's properly recorded. I would def recommend putting your album on Bandcamp in addition to the major retailers if you haven't planned to already. If you're releasing the album independently, definitely consider hiring a publicist to work the record and any tour you plan on doing. You should also try to put out as much visual content as possible (music videos, lyric video, audio visualizers, etc.) and be sure to start building your presence on social media as that's key for a young artist. I would suggest including the social links in your fluence description too. Best of luck!
Thanks for sending this my way! When I saw "demo" I figured you just wanted mix advice. But then you say it's going into distribution. 🤔 I like the vocals and lyrics, and the performance (especially the drums), but the arrangement feels really repetitive, like hip hop over the same four-bar loop. Production-wise, the whole mix feels way overcompressed and bass-heavy. The bass, kick, and to a lesser degree, snare, are all really loud relative to the single guitar, which feels lonely and unbalanced out in left field (literally 😂). So I guess it really does sound like a demo. A promising one, but not ready for public consumption IMHO. At the very, very least you should lay down another take of the guitar and pan it opposite. That'll go a long way to thickening up your sound. I'm not sure this is a great fit for my electronic-loving audience, but at this point I can't share it regardless. I don't know if you've seen my music promotion blog (http://passivepromotion.com), but I suggest trying Crowd Review to get a feel for what others think. Honestly I think you'd be best of cancelling the release, and then releasing a track at a time, course-correcting as you go. If you release this as-is, it's not going to get listened to, and you won't have a compelling story to get people to listen in the first place. At least with a single song, you can give a little backstory, build and email list, and figure out what works. I doubt you'll do that, but for what it's worth, that's my honest-to-goodness best advice for you.
Lots to like here in the energy of this track. Would want to know what the difference is going to be between the 'demo' and the actual recording you will release at a later time? I appreciate the songwriting ('surfing on the sun' is a great image!), it's the most engaging part of the track. Don't love the reverb behind 'I'm surfing on the sun' chorus, for me that makes repeat listening challenging. Hope that's helpful, thanks for your submission, good luck with your music!