Gus Walters

Gus Walters

Gus Walters


Title
Singer, Songwriter, Artist
Bio
Write, record, produce, music and video for multiple artists and projects.
Website
Expertise
music production, music videos, songwriting
Interests
punk, rock, alternative rock, folk rock, acoustic, pop music
Location
New York, USA

Recent Submissions

Gus Walters submitted media.

Alan Cross

Good work. Tell you what: Send me a high quality MP3 and I'll see what I can do about getting you a feature play on 102.1/GThe Edge Toronto. I will also need a three-line bio.

Use alan@edge.ca 

Gus Walters submitted media.

Angela Mastrogiacomo

Really love all the energy in this song! Great story as well in the bio you sent me, it really sets up the tone and mood—I'd use that story as much as possible. 

D Grant Smith

I love everything about this song and video. Brilliant and provocative! Well done. Makes me want to hear your album. How can I dive into it?
My radio show focuses on albums and not singles. If you'd like the opportunity to be heard by my audience, shoot me an email to dgrant@dgrantsmith.com and reference this Fluence submission. Looking forward to connecting with you.

Alan Cross

Nice stuff. No issues with the production or performance. Love the logo, too. Now comes the hard part: cutting through all the noise so you can be heard.  

If you don't already have a publicist, get one. You need to focus on the music, not the tiresome promo racket. A good publicist will have connections with blogs, streaming companies (you need to get your stuff on new release playlists!), print and radio.

Speaking of radio, a radio plugger is important if you want to break through on that level. This person will have connections with music directors across North America who can help land your stuff on alt-rock stations, both commercial and campus.

And then there's the matter of a social media strategy. This is probably the best thing you can do yourself to promote your work (outside of what the publicist does). Answer every comment. Give your early fans as much attention as you can. Turn them into evangelists for the cause.

I'll send this out on my social networks. That's good for about 100,000 people.

Leks Maltby

On "Black Mirror" by Wave the Flag, the pop-punters deliver a surprisingly upbeat pop song that subversively serves as a social commentary on the current state of affairs in the world, namely the crossroads of social media and real life concerns. It speaks to the surface-level vanity of a generation glued to Facebook and Instagram. The  black mirror itself may be the most reflective surface of all, the one that reveals the inherent flaws in our present society. Musically, the song is an accessible sing-along that is bound to go over well when performed live by Wave the Flag at their shows.