Mike Wells

Mike Wells

Mike Wells


Title
Artist
Bio
Long career as a musician and artist. Formal music education.  Journeyman for many years, moved onto a successful photography career.  But am now once again faithfully and fully engaged in music composition.  My approach is modeled after the Alan Parsons project, writing songs, lyrics, composing and inviting musicians to record in my studio on one or more of my songs.  My love is classic progressive rock and am pursuing it while Embracing the digital world  to capture my creativity.  I have a lot to learn and am flush with ideas.
Location
Flowery Branch Georgia

Recent Submissions

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Tessie by Wolfgressive

Bob Lugowe

Enjoyable, rockin' blues with excellent playing throughout. I also enjoyed the use of the keyboards and reverb effects on the vocals plus the harmonica playing was top notch. 

In terms of promo advice, I would start by suggesting you include a brief bio about the band and a link to hear more music as this is your chance to get in front of the right people so you want to make it as easy as possible for them to learn more about your band. 

If you're not already, be sure to use all of the available and FREE artist tools across the DSPs like Spotify for Artists, Apple Music for Artists, Amazon for Artists and Bandcamp's artist platform as these will provide great insight into your fanbase, how your music is performing and allow you to optimize your profiles and pitch for inclusion on playlists in certain instances. Also, I can't stress enough how imporant Bandcamp is for indie artists so make sure you build a presence there and put your music on there. I would suggest setting it up as a pay-what-you-want download to try to build some fans from the get-go. The other most important platforms for unsigned artists to focus on are YouTube and Soundcloud so be sure to build a presence there too. 

If you're looking for more promotion and building a fanbase you should consider hiring a publicist or a specialized music marketing firm that you feel you can trust and is a fan of your music to help with the release of your next single and/or album to help you get visibility on blogs, playlisting, print media, etc. If you're not already on a label, consider trying to get signed to one as they can help you with the promo and playlist pitching. Lastly, make sure you have a strong social media presence and that you're on all the right platforms (instagram, tik tok, twitter, Triller, etc) with a unique aesthetic as this will help you draw in listeners and hopefully stand out amongst a sea of performers. Having strong visual content and music videos can def help get your music out there more than just releasing it without any promotional effort. 

This type of music is also perfect in the live environment so make sure you're playing as many live shows as you can to build a local fanbase and try to get on shows with bigger touring bands coming through your area to expand your audience. 

Best of luck!

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White Shoes by Wolfgressive

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19 Radio Mix by Wolfgressive

Bob Lugowe

A heartfelt song with a good message (that I found out about on your youtube page, def include that info here too). The production is a bit quiet, not sure if that was intentional though. Def a sad but beautiful song with an important message. Nice work. 

In terms of promotional advice, I would start by suggesting that you include a brief bio, lyrics, links to hear more music and your social media in your Fluence submission. This is your elevator pitch in front of the right people so you want to make it as easy as possible for listeners to get the full picture of who you are and what you're about along with an easy way to find more of your music if they're interested. 

If you're not already, be sure to use all of the available and FREE artist tools across the DSPs like Spotify for Artists, Apple Music for Artists, Amazon Music for Artists and Bandcamp's artist platform as these will provide great insight into your fanbase, how your music is performing and allow you to optimize your profiles and pitch for inclusion on playlists in certain instances.

If you're looking for more promotion and building a fanbase you should consider hiring a publicist or a marketing firm that you feel you can trust and is a fan of your music to help with the release of your next single and/or album to help you get visibility on blogs, playlisting, print media, etc. If you're not already on a label, consider trying to get signed to one as they can help you with the promo and playlist pitching. Lastly, make sure you have a strong social media presence and that you're on all the right platforms (tik tok, instagram, triller, etc.) with a unique aesthetic as this will help you draw in listeners and hopefully stand out amongst a sea of performers. Having strong visual content and music videos can def help get your music out there more than just releasing it without any promotional effort. 

Lastly I said it above but can't stress enough how important it is to build your own fanbase on social media and really push your own personality across your channels and have it look and feel as pro as possible. Artists have more power than ever these days so take advantage of all the tools available! 

Best of luck!

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19 by Wolfgressive

Andrea Young

I very much like your musical and sound style on this track.  
The video is incredibly intense, very well done, but I’m not sure I would watch it more than once because of its intense subject matter (covid deaths).
The track as well would be tough to listen to over and over again (what I love to do) because of its subject matter of death and the circumstances surrounding it in such an overtly direct manner.  Not sure our culture can take this much directness about this subject matter!
But that is just my opinion, and the best thing to do is to take it to market and see what feedback you get on it.  And, at the same time, to participate in the streaming space, so that you begin to get your brand known, whatever that might be (your directness in your songs might be part of your brand).
Some other notes:
-The track is fairly long (5:48), and its tough to place longer tracks generally.  It sounds like you could easily make a shorter version if you cut the beginning and ending of the track (not sure the ending really has enough to do with the rest of it anyway), if that doesn’t put you off.  You can always release this ‘extended’ version of it (releasing it twice like that can be a plus).
Also, if you’re going to ‘play’ in the streaming space, I’d recommend filling out your streaming platform profile (for ex, Spotify) with your bio and photos and links to your socials (if you are on socials).
I’d also recommend adding your website, social and streaming links, and lyrics to your fluence submissions, it makes it easier to connect and follow through.  Thanks very much for your submission, good luck with your music!  I see your email to me on DPG and I’ll respond to that in a minute here!

Bob Lugowe

Heavy emotional song with an important message and music video. Kudos to the clear effort you put into this and since it has a couple thousand views, it appears some people are paying attention so that's great. 

In terms of promotion, I would start by suggesting that you include a brief bio + description of the song along with everything else. This is your elevator pitch in front of the right people so you want to make it as easy as possible for listeners to get the full picture of who you are and what you're about along with an easy way to find more of your music if they're interested.

If you're not already, be sure to use all of the available and FREE artist tools across the DSPs like Spotify for Artists, Apple Music for Artists, Amazon Music for Artists and Bandcamp's artist platform as these will provide great insight into your fanbase, how your music is performing and allow you to optimize your profiles and pitch for inclusion on playlists in certain instances.

If you're looking for more promotion and building a fanbase you should consider hiring a publicist or a marketing firm that you feel you can trust and is a fan of your music to help with the release of your next single and/or album to help you get visibility on blogs, playlisting, print media, etc. If you're not already on a label, consider trying to get signed to one as they can help you with the promo and playlist pitching. Lastly, make sure you have a strong social media presence and that you're on all the right platforms (tik tok, instagram, triller, etc.) with a unique aesthetic as this will help you draw in listeners and hopefully stand out amongst a sea of performers. 

Best of luck!


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