Posts byKeith Pro

Key West Chris Brings Us ‘All The Best’

The surroundings of a songwriter can have a huge impact on the music they create. Not just the people you surround yourself with but also the actual location where you gain your influences. There is perhaps no better example of this than our recent find Key West Chris. Published songwriter Chris Rehm has spent the
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Erick Russek and Poets In Heat are Back

One of the joys of being a talented musician is the fun of experimenting with different sounds and genres. We get to soak in influences and experience and turn them into song. These can go in any direction that we see fit at the time. The music of Erick Russek and Poets In Heat has
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IBG Interview – 8 Questions With… 4unky

There is great music all over this world. The open borders (of the internet at least) offer us a chance to experience so much more than we used to. We recently discovered multi-national African artist 4unky and his distinct sound. We caught up with the talented artist for a chat about his experiences and new
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Science Fiction Leads Us Down ’73 Drive’

As the music industry continues to become more accessible, we are all exposed to much more music. This allows us to be influenced by many more artists and sounds. The genre lines of the past are much more blurred as a band can now borrow from multiple genres at once to create something that is
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IBG Interview – 7 Questions With B.Wize

There is a lot that goes into the mindset of a musician. Our recent discovery B.Wize has the open mind to explore the mental side of the music industry. He also brings us the College Takeover Tour to bring awareness to some issue many of us struggle with. We had the chance to chat with
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Canning Convinces Us To “Believe It”

Most times when a group of musicians form a band they have very similar influences and general tastes in music. This normally leads to a pretty standard sound that brings those influences to light. In the case of our recent discovery Canning, the 3 band members have been impacted by a pretty diverse group of
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Mandalan Shows Us ‘How We Live’ Happily

With the EDM sound becoming more prevalent in mainstream music there have been many variations to keep it fresh. More and more influences from other genres are being snuck in to create some truly original music. One artist that is taking that to new levels is Mandalan. Based out of Los Angeles, California, Mandalan is
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The Healing Power Of Music In Addiction Recovery

Renowned author Jodi Picoult said, “Music therapy, to me, is music performance without the ego. It’s not about entertainment as much as it’s about empathizing. If you can use music to slip past the pain and gather insight into the workings of someone else’s mind, you can begin to fix a problem.” At present, it
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Binary Drift Opens Up His ‘Pocket Tunes’

Many of us have tons of music inside of us but require the proper catalyst to get it all out. That could be a collection of experiences that opens up the mental flow of music and lyrics. Another push could come from meeting the right people that just seem to inspire you. For our recent
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Nudecolors Lead Us To Their ‘New Age’

Any band reaching for success must be willing to evolve. Use all the skills and creative tools available to experiment. Only then will a band find their true sound. Staying stagnant will result in going nowhere. Our recent discovery Nudecolors seems to understand this and has new music for us to enjoy. The 4-piece band
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Anna Cole Lets us Know “You Get To Me”

In today’s music world the artist needs to be more than just great music. The fans want an inside track to find out more about who you really are. What you believe in and support has to be on display right alongside your music. Our recent find Anna Cole is a rising star that hopes
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Temperature Falls Drops “Zuzu’s Petals”

Another chance meeting of musicians results in an amazing collaboration. This story seems to be more and more common in the independent music industry. I am a firm believer that there is a Musical Fate out there that leads artists to other artists that will complement each other to create something sonically pleasing. Our latest
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N2BLÜ Shares Thier ‘Neon Gold’

The power that is music will always find its way to make what it wants, happen. I have often referred to it as Musical Fate. Encounters and seemingly random meetings at perfectly specific times are not a coincidence. Music has stepped in to make a collaboration happen that will provide great music for the world.
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IBG Interview – 8 Questions With… Ateo Feo

Music allows us to speak our minds. Sometimes even that freedom can be restricted if ‘society’ considers we went over the line. Do not let this stifle your creativity. Be you! Our recent discovery Ateo Feo is most definitely being himself. That may ruffle some feathers but isn’t that what music is supposed to do?
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Dar.Ra is Back To ‘Rock Steady’

Staying power in this wild world we call the music industry is no easy feat. It moves fast and an artist must be willing to adjust with the punches. That does not imply just catering to trends, because those will come and go. But staying in the minds of the fans over time is paramount.
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Zane Faulhaber Shreds Our ‘Life Choices’

As a young aspiring musician, one of the best ways to gain experience is by joining a band. Working with a group lets you soak up some of the experiences of your bandmates. Also, getting to write songs as a team expands your influences. But on the other hand, for a songwriter, the confines within
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Pork Pie Hat Takes Jazz Trio To A New Level

The beauty of becoming a talented artist is having the freedom to break the rules. When the skills are present, there no longer needs to be a formal system of standard music that we need to follow. Our recent discovery Pork Pie Hat seems to have reached this level of artistic freedom and is more
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