Spring is on the way, and with it a whole bunch of awesome concerts to help you shake off the cold. Come on out of that hibernation and check out one of these shows by Music Dealers’ very own artist community. There’s no better way to discover tomorrow’s hottest acts, today.
The songwriting gurus of the Bay area, Daniel Kempthorne and Reto Peter run the indie production company TinyTone Music and, just between the two of them, do on their own what major labels struggle to do.
Doug Herzog, president of Viacom Music, said it best in ’86 when he was vice president of MTV:
Born to Brazilian parents and raised in Paris, singer/songwriter/producer Yndi Ferreira weaves sonic cinematics under the moniker Dream Koala. Without ever receiving a formal music education, Yndi is nonetheless a talented multi-instrumentalist, having taught himself to play guitar, drums, piano, synth, bass and to sing by ear, all beginning at the young age of 14-years-old.
Over the years, Yndi has developed a signature sound for Dream Koala by blending his tranquil guitar melodies and atmospheric lyricism with electronic beats. The result is a poignant production reminiscent of a siren’s song reverberating against an underwater heartbeat. So powerful was his music, emcees as far away as Chicago sampled the young Parisian’s instrumentals, including Mick Jenkins on the song “Healer.” Dream Koala released his latest EP in December 2015, entitled Exodus, a three-song exploration of man’s spiritual relationship with machines and synthetic reality.
MD: Thank you for taking the time to bring us up to speed with you. First and foremost, congrats on hitting 40K likes on Facebook. How has your relationship with your fans grown since you first started making music?
In advertising, music can help attract viewers to the commercial and define the sonic identity of the brand. Music supervisors, brand managers, and post-production editors who understand the marketing power of music find creative ways to use music in advertising that surprises and engages viewers. Few things can accomplish this as well as music can.
Valentine’s Day, Chinese New Year, Mardi Gras – February is chock full of reasons to get out of the house, have some fun, and maybe even discover your next favorite band. Here’s the lineup of all the concerts played by our artists on the make across the country in February.
There’s more reason than just warmer temps for a Midwesterner to shove off to Los Angeles in January – recognizing your peers, colleagues, and mentors for mastering their craft tops escaping the cold any day.
With the end of January approaching, New Year’s resolutions begin to dissipate. Gym memberships are canceled, organic tofu expires, and newly-adopted marketing practices are abandoned.
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