Bob Lugowe

Bob Lugowe


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Bob Lugowe

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Associate Director at Sony Legacy / Former Director of Marketing/Publicity at Relapse Records, Co-Founder of Brutal Panda Records, Artist Manager and Freelance Publicist / Consultant
Bio
I currently work at Sony Legacy on the catalog of artists such as Prince, Michael Jackson, Pink Floyd, Bruce Springsteen, Outkast, Beyonce, etc. I founded my label in 2008 and ran the marketing department at Relapse Records from 2010 - 2018.  During that time I worked on records from acts like Baroness, Mastodon, Death, Red Fang, Survive, Nothing, Obituary, The Album Leaf and countless others.  Additionally, I  manage a handful of artists, have run numerous successful crowdfunding campaigns for various international artists, written for major blogs, run international publicity campaigns and managed social media accounts for several artists including Kurt Vile.  Prince is my favorite artist of all time and should be yours too.
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a&r, artist management, music industry, digital marketing, diy music promotion, music promotion, diy, music marketing, social media, social media marketing, record labels, emerging artists, online advertising, promoting artists, promoting music, artist development
Interests
hip-hop, funk, soul, indie rock, metal, hard rock, heavy metal, hardcore, rock, classic rock, indie, alternative rock, ambient, post-hardcore, folk rock, psychedelic rock, noise, dark ambient, black metal, thrash metal, post punk, post-rock, metalcore
Location
Brooklyn, NY

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Will Peake submitted media.

patience by 404 not found

Bob Lugowe

Cool song, album art and name for the project. You're def off to a good start here and as you mentioned below, it's still in development so I'd focus on that first and foremost. Instagram can be a great platform for an artist to break and it looks like you're working on curating an image there. I think this music could lend itself well to some electronic beats or remixes too. I would also focus on perhaps finishing up an EP before launching with a publicist or putting it on streaming services as this isn't a hip-hop or pop song that is likely to take off on it's own and should be coupled with a few other tracks. Best of luck! 

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Baby Blue by The ocn

Bob Lugowe

Cool lo-fi dreamy and beachy sounding song with a really interesting break in the middle, nice work! I thought the lyric video you made for this was cool and would suggest submitting that instead of the soundcloud link for the future. For your first song, you're definitely off to a good start. Make sure to play gigs and work on building a local following and making the right contacts. Not sure what your plans are long term but consider working with a publicist if you're looking for more attention around this release. Def make sure to take good promo photos too. Best of luck!

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Break Of Dawn by David Allan and Dan Leal

Bob Lugowe

Good, honest song with nice guitar playing and solid song structure. I would start by suggesting including links to hear more music and a description of the project with your Fluence description. I googled your names and couldn't find any more info about this project and most people won't even do that, whether it's sending an email, handing out a flyer, or using Fluence, make sure to make it as easy for the potential listener as possible. Looks like you're still in the early stages of songwriting and developing this project so I'd just encourage you to keep at it for now then work on developing concepts for art, online presence, etc. You also might as well get your music on Spotify and all streaming services via Tunecore or a similar service. Best of luck!

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Say I Will (I Won't) by BigTreeBlueLake

Bob Lugowe

Song has a cool indie / post-punk vibe to it and it definitely made me want to hear more. I really dig the band name and the image on the album cover (the fonts and text look a bit too amateur IMO) too. I would start by suggesting including links to hear more music and a description of the project with your Fluence description. I had to google your band and find you on Bandcamp to find more and most people won't do that, whether it's sending an email, handing out a flyer, or using Fluence, make sure to make it as easy for the potential listener as possible. Looks like you're still in the early stages of songwriting and developing this project so I'd just encourage you to keep at it for now and maybe assemble a full band for the next one. You also might as well get your music on Spotify and all streaming services via Tunecore or a similar service. Best of luck!

Cara Pistorius submitted media.

Kissing Bottles by Cara Pistorius

Bob Lugowe

Another good here, I dig the lyrics, the thought process which you don't always hear from a female perspective. These songs are definitely infectious and you should consider collaborating with other more established songwriters or producers to see if they can lead you in new directions but again I think you're on the right track here. 

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Sugar Baby by Cara Pistorius

Bob Lugowe

Solid, catchy pop song here that def has a summer vibe and contemporary sound. I dig the beat a lot, especially the horns peppered in. It does sound more like a Europ pop hit than an American one to me but that's not a bad thing. The rap verse was the weakest point of this song in my opinion and should've been longer and more involved or not included at all as it was just there for a brief period then immediately forgotten. But overall I think you're going in the right direction!

Jake Hackett submitted media.

Fireworks by The Ripping Rivers

Bob Lugowe

This is definitely cool and very ambitious in its scope. You managed to capture a huge sound with the self-production so kudos there. I would start by suggesting including a bio about the group along with links to hear more music in the Fluence description. Also consider putting your music on Bandcamp as that's the #1 platform for independent artists. It reminds me a bit of Queen / Meat Loaf in the composition and structures. To be honest, I'm not a big fan of the name and don't think it represents what the music sounds like. I would also suggest considering making a music video and hiring a publicist for your next release. It's hard to push a release that's already been out for a bit so consider that for the next release. I dig the sound you're going for and am not sure if all of your songs are this long but definitely consider pitching shorter songs for a platform like this or at least something more immediate. Best of luck!

Michael Soiseth submitted media.

WRONG WAY by RAYGUN CARVER

Bob Lugowe

Well shot music video that complements the tragic sound.  I dig the sound too, seems like it could fit in a David Lynch movie at parts. I would start by suggesting including links to hear more music and a more detailed description of the project with your Fluence description. I googled your names and couldn't find any more info about this project and most people won't even do that, whether it's sending an email, handing out a flyer, or using Fluence, make sure to make it as easy for the potential listener as possible. I would also add your artist name to the title of the Youtube video to help with visibility and search results. 

I would also suggest putting your music on Bandcamp as it's the best platform for independent artists. Best of luck! 

Michael Schwartz submitted media.

I Believe by The Tale

Bob Lugowe

Really enjoyable song with a lot of energy and it was fun seeing you guys play it live. I would start by including a short bio and description of the song in your Fluence submission so listeners can get an idea of what you're about, your background etc. I think your website could definitely use an update as it looks pretty thrown together and outdated. This music is best heard live so make sure you're playing as many shows as possible and developing a local / regional audience. Everything depends on your goals as a band and whether it's a hobby or if you're looking to do it full time but consider hiring a publicist to help you push your next release or tour. Best of luck! 

Mathieu Morrison submitted media.

Bob Lugowe

This is cool though you still have a long way to go before the song is finished so I would suggest waiting until you have material properly mixed and mastered before pitching them to people who are usually only going to check out your band once. You're going in the right direction but keep at it and finish the song and your vision before sending it off to people is my best advice. 

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Fly in the Ointment by Bart Moore

Bob Lugowe

Fun song with original lyrics. Looks like you're already getting some press for your album so consider hiring a publicist if you want more attention. I would suggest maybe getting a more pro looking album art and artist photo as the pic on bandcamp is really pixelated and the cover looks like it was thrown together quickly. Image does matter as you have to get people to want to hit play on your profile pages. Depending on what your goals are, just continue to play live and build a local / regional following and put out music and see what sticks. Best of luck!

natalie bancroft submitted media.

Perfidia by Natalie Bancroft

Bob Lugowe

Beautiful rendition with great production that really puts the vocal talent on display. I think a visual piece would go well with this song to showcase the grandeur of the track. I would suggest hiring a publicist to get some local and national attention around your new single / album releases and to take advantage of your consistent output. Consider hiring a manager too who is connected who can help you get new opportunities with live shows, licensing deals, branded content, etc. best of luck!

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La Vie En Rose by Tiphanie Doucet

Bob Lugowe

A lovely, honest sounding tune with a beautiful voice and laid back vibe. Nice work! My advice would be to gig as much as possible and surround yourself with the right people and continue to network. It looks like you're working with a publicist and licensing agency now so that's a good start. Perhaps consider hiring the right manager to help connect you even more if you're looking to do this full time. Social media is of course really important these days so work on your online presence in an authentic way. The talent is definitely there, it's just about connecting the dots!

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Stuck in a Haze by Vetle Forsell

Bob Lugowe

Beautiful song and lyrics with a tragic yet triumphant story and lyrics attached to it (considering you made it out alive and turned it into art). Great job! You already seem to be getting some good attention in Norway for your music and I imagine that will hopefully spill out regionally and perhaps internationally. Try to play festivals like SXSW in the US and make sure you have a publicist working your album to garner it more attention. You should be signed up for Spotify for artists too so you can submit your songs to playlists on there. Apple music and Pandora are offering a similar tool as well which is worth looking into. best of luck!

natalie bancroft submitted media.

Bob Lugowe

Great song and the video perfectly captures the vibe of the track. I would suggest delivering your videos to Apple Music since you have a profile there for extra visibility. Consider using Vevo as well for a platform and boosting your videos on Facebook, instagram and twitter as a promotional tool. Target similar artists and you should see your fanbase grow a bit. Also consider hiring a publicist for your next video release to get a media partner or partners to support it. Best of luck!

Lee Wylding submitted media.

Runaway (Official Video) by The Fireflys

Bob Lugowe

Solid alternative rock/pop song with good hooks and accessibility. Video is very well shot too, nice work. I'm not as in tune with this style of rock that seemed to have peaked in the mid 90s but I'm sure there's still an audience for it. One of the most important thing is to get in front of people and build your own fanbase regionally with your live show.  Your Spotify #'s are decent and it seems you have a fanbase so if you have a new album coming out make sure that you have a publicist working the album to press. Not sure if you have any local radio that would play this song too but this seems like a song that could work there too. Lastly I'd highly suggest putting your music up on Bandcamp as it's the #1 tool for independent artists. Best of luck!

Dave McClain submitted media.

Get it Hype in Here Beats By Mixx and Dj dmc by Beats By Mixx and Dj dmc

Bob Lugowe

Cool, fun song that reminded me a lot of the old Jock Jams tracks. I'm not too sure how to go about marketing this to a sports team or college except for by getting the song played on streaming services, radio, etc. It looks like you have it up on Spotify and it has a decent amount of streams but you'd likely need more of a presence there to get noticed. Perhaps consider making extended versions, remixes etc. as the song is pretty short to begin with. Also include links to hear more music plus a short bio with your Fluence submission. Best of luck!

Becca Fox submitted media.

Journey Back (Work In Progress) by Gentleman Brawlers

Bob Lugowe

Cool song. Sounds like a bit of a throwback to the 80's Minneapolis sound pioneered by Prince with some nice psychedelic funk thrown in. I like the neo-funk feel with a bit of a 2000s era Daft Punk vibe thrown in and it's a fun jam for sure. Nice work! 

I would definitely suggest including links to hear more music / socials in your Fluence description, a short bio and lyrics as anyone listening here should easily be able to check out more about your artist. Also make sure to put your music on Bandcamp and all streaming services as I could only find you on soundcloud. This music is so colorful too you should consider making a music video for an upcoming single. 

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Bob Lugowe

Great lyrics and message set to a catchy tune with a driving, listenable beat. Nice work. 

I'm not sure the exact audience for this track as you brand yourself as an adult alternative act and I'm honestly not too sure what's happening with that genre these days. If you haven't already, definitely make sure to set up your music to be delivered on all streaming services as that's the best place for discovery these days. Consider hiring a publicist and shooting a music video for the lead single to try to get some attention online around the album if that's one of your goals. Otherwise, playing out live is crucial to build a fanbase so make sure to do that too. The talent is definitely there, it's just about reaching the right audience. Best of luck!

Michael Soiseth submitted media.

Bob Lugowe

Dig the art and vibe of this song. Very sad and melodramatic with great lyrics. I would definitely suggest including links to hear more music / socials in your Fluence description, a short bio and lyrics as anyone listening here should easily be able to check out more about your artist. Also make sure to put your music on Bandcamp and all streaming services as I could only find you on soundcloud. This music is so vivid too you should consider making a music video for an upcoming single. 

If you want promotion you should hire a publicist to get your new music out to the blogs / influencers that are writing about this kind of stuff or just do a paid campaign on Spotify, Instagram, Facebook, etc. for starters. Best of luck. 

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Oblivion by Natalie Bancroft

Bob Lugowe

Beautiful rendition of a great song. I really dig the artwork as well. This general sound really complements your voice and I think it's the right direction for your talents. Consider hiring a publicist to help you with your next single and perhaps making a music video for this track. I would also suggest including a short bio and more detailed description of the song (why you chose this song, any special instrumentation, etc.) and links to hear more of your music with your Fluence description. You should always make sure any pitches have as much info as possible in case people want to hear more. Best of luck!

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Up To D.C. by Mr. Dreem

Bob Lugowe

Good song, I'm enjoying this poppier direction that you're heading into. I'd stick with what I've said previously and say if you're trying to promote your music more you should hire a publicist to help you get media coverage which in turn can lead to better playlisting on the streaming services. I would definitely include links to any official sites and social media in your Fluence description too. Consider making a video for this track too to get more eyes on it than just a traditional stream. you need something to stand out from the pack. Best of luck!

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Unreliable by Asymmetrical

Bob Lugowe

I will echo what I said in the last submission which I've included again here: 

Reminds me of a poppy / alt-rock version of Blink 182. I dig the cover art and color scheme. I would definitely suggest including a brief bio about the band, links to hear more music and perhaps a description about the track along with lyrics. This is your chance to get important ears and eyes on your project so you need to pitch it in the best way possible. If you're looking to take the next step, make sure you have good promo photos and a cohesive visual aspect to your music including artwork (on the right track there), logo and music videos or motion graphics vids. Consider hiring a publicist to get your name out there more and most importantly since you're a rock band, you need to be playing live in front of people as much as possible. Try getting on shows with bands in your world that are bigger then you and don't discount building a local / regional fanbase as that's the key to building a buzz. Best of luck! 

Also, I checked you out on Spotify and it looks like these two songs you submitted on Fluence have a good amount of plays each but the rest of the album all have under 1k plays and you only have 50 followers which leads me to believe you may have paid for those plays. That strategy definitely doesn't work so I'd advise against that. You need to connect with people from the ground up, not pay to play so work on building your own audience from your live shows and grinding it out. 

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Take Me Over by Asymmetrical

Bob Lugowe

Reminds me of a poppy / alt-rock version of Blink 182. I dig the cover art and color scheme. I would definitely suggest including a brief bio about the band, links to hear more music and perhaps a description about the track along with lyrics. This is your chance to get important ears and eyes on your project so you need to pitch it in the best way possible. If you're looking to take the next step, make sure you have good promo photos and a cohesive visual aspect to your music including artwork (on the right track there), logo and music videos or motion graphics vids. Consider hiring a publicist to get your name out there more and most importantly since you're a rock band, you need to be playing live in front of people as much as possible. Try getting on shows with bands in your world that are bigger then you and don't discount building a local / regional fanbase as that's the key to building a buzz. Best of luck! 

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Not Your X by Dave Luke

Bob Lugowe

Catchy upbeat tune with fun lyrics and good songwriting chops. Not something I would personally listen to on the regular but your talent and writing ability definitely shine through. It does seem like you're still in the early stages of your career looking at your socials (even though you have a lot of facebook followers) so I would suggest hiring a publicist to work your EP if you haven't already and consider making a music video for the first single. You'll want to play live as much as possible to build a local and regional fanbase first and then hopefully go on a tour in Australia from there. Depending what your goals are, you should only expect to get noticed if you have a team around you of people willing to work as hard as you are whether that's a label, manager, publicist etc. I would work on the bio too so it's a bit more fluid and maybe don't air out your dirty laundry in the song description, just leave it to the lyrics next time. Best of luck

Jacob Bell submitted media.

Bob Lugowe

Good song, really dug the laid back production and the only verse in the track. You definitely have talents as a lyricist and rapper. The video looked super amateur which added to the charm in some ways and I liked the concept with the books but some parts dragged a bit for being a short song. Regardless, there's potential here just keep at it, build your network, and keep creating. Seems like you have a unique style so embrace that even more as it's what will get you noticed. 

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The Christmas Song by Natalie Bancroft

Bob Lugowe

Beautiful version of this classic. I'd suggest perhaps making a music video or some sort of visual to go with the track. You should also consider releasing an EP or album for digital services as right now you're getting a good amount of listeners on Spotify but everything is a single so it makes it harder for the listener to engage with your music. You should also look into hiring a publicist to help work your music to press and lastly include a short bio and links to hear more of your music in the description. Best of luck!

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Who's the Man? by Freeze Frame

Bob Lugowe

Cool song with a lot of different styles though I'm not too sure about the video. Some parts are cool but a lot of it comes across as a bit amateur (not sure if this is what you were going for). Regardless, I'd suggest including a short bio / write-up about the track with your Fluence description along with lyrics and links to hear more music. You definitely have a unique sound so keep dropping music, working on building a grassroots following and playing live as much as you can. Maybe consider hiring a publicist if you're looking to get the word out more. Best of luck!

G P submitted media.

Bob Lugowe

Enjoyable tune with a creative lyric video to go with it. For starters, I would suggest including a short bio about the artists along with links to hear more music, same goes with the description on your youtube video, at least make it easy for people to click a link to hear more music. Consider making your album pay-what-you want on bandcamp instead of charging for it so you can get as many people as possible to listen to it and become a potential fan. I def think you have talent but if you're looking to take things to the next level, make sure you're playing out live as much as possible and honing in on your songcraft and aesthetic as having the total package is important in order to get noticed. Best of luck!

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Fool With a Halo by Electric Honey

Bob Lugowe

For starters, I'd suggest including a short bio about yourself and links to hear more music in your Fluence description. You can't expect people to seek you out just because they've heard your music, you have to make it as easy as possible for them. Secondly, I'd suggest perhaps making a music video or some sort of visual to go with the track. Looking at your Facebook page, it looks like you're just starting out so my best advice would be to just keep grinding, establishing a fanbase in your city and then region, getting on as many high profile shows in the area as possible, making connections with local industry players (clubs, radio, bookers, etc.) and just grinding it out to create a buzz. it's a competitive world out there so you've got to look, sound and feel like you're the best around to get noticed. Best of luck

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Bob Lugowe

I really enjoyed this song and it remained stuck in my head awhile after listening! You have a beautiful voice, great delivery and a perfect mix of styles. I like your aesthetic too, based on this song's art and your instagram which reminds me of a modern day, holistic Stevie Nicks mixed with Smashing Pumpkins art for Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. You've clearly got a lot of talent here so stay on the right track, consider hiring a publicist for your debut EP and putting together visuals, whether motion graphics, studio footage, proper music video, etc. to help with the release. One other note, I think your website could use an update. It's a bit jumbled and hard to navigate through the sections. Something like a squarespace site would be perfect. Best of luck!

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Ridin' by GRUMP

Bob Lugowe

Cool track, I dig the artwork with the changing colors on the video too. Def a chill beat with a talent on display in terms of the MC. I would suggest for starters by including a short bio about yourself with the Fluence description along with links to hear more music. I would suggest continuing to record tracks, work with different producers and just get your style honed in on. Looks like you're still relatively new based on your social media so I would suggest focusing on the music and building your own unique aesthetic first and then putting together some mixtapes, music videos, etc. Best of luck

Ilya Shkipin submitted media.

Visions by Lost In The Attik

Bob Lugowe

Cool, dark and dissonant track that is both uncomfortable and enjoyable. I really dig the added instrumentation over the steady rhythm towards the end and spersed in throughout the track. The artwork is very fitting for the music and seems to follow the same themes. This kind of music is best heard live too so make sure you're playing out as much as possible and building a following in your scene. Play with bigger artists in the region and try to open bigger shows coming through to town. Making connections on the local level and building a buzz there is really step one for a traditional band. Consider making a music video for your strongest track and hiring a publicist for your next release to help build some buzz. Best of luck!

Riley Resa submitted media.

The Only One by Riley Resa

Bob Lugowe

Well-constructed, catchy pop song that sounds very contemporary and exactly what your target audience would want to hear. I'd suggest including links to an official site and more music with your Fluence description along with a short bio about the artist. If you have the budget, you might want to consider making a music video for this single or an upcoming one as that definitely has the potential to get more eyes on it. Also, since this is straight up bubblegum pop you definitely want the right team behind this artist and depending on what your goals are (being signed to a label, self-releasing, touring etc.) you need to have a publicist and ideally someone with radio or spotify / streaming connections along with a manager who knows the ins and outs of the industry. The song is def good so just work on the rest and you may get somewhere. best of luck!

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Party Life on Maui by Gera El Ruso - Kosmos Studios Maui

Bob Lugowe

I really enjoyed the beat and production here and you definitely have a lot of a lot of talent. The song is catchy and sounds pretty pro though the auto-tune on this track is a bit overdone in my opinion. Based on your description it sounds like you really need to figure out what your goals are and what you want to get out of music. Your description is a bit of a ramble and all over the place and not something that would make someone WANT to listen to the music. It's extremely honest and I give you credit for that but if you're trying to brand yourself as an artist, you need to have a story to tell and put together a narrative. If you want more people to hear your work it takes a lot of hard work and a professional approach. Sure anyone can get their music online but you need the right drive or team to get people to hear it. This means taking pro photos, having pro album art, cultivating an image and aesthetic, collaborating with other artists in your field, etc. Your talent is there so continue to hone on that and meet other people doing music who have a similar passion and continue to work on your goals from the ground up. Best of luck! 

Jason Coons submitted media.

Bob Lugowe

Very original music video concept, love the colors and the execution here. The song is really enjoyable too and definitely an earworm. For starters, I would suggest including a short bio in the Fluence description along with your official links. It looks like this video has done well on youtube and the Spotify #'s for this track are very impressive too but your two newest singles are quite low. Not sure what you did differently for this one but you should be applying the same principals to your new singles too as in pop music, there here and now is super important. Consider making a video for each track, hiring a publicist for your next album or single and really building your social media followings with original content that fits your style. Lots of talent on display here, just a matter of getting the right people behind it to execute. Best of luck!

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Lonesome On'ry And Mean by Jody Booth

Bob Lugowe

Good live performance of a classic song. The sound and video quality could be a bit better but there's obviously a lot of talent here. I would suggest including more info in your Fluence description about who you are as an artist (bio, why you covered this song, notable people you've worked with, etc.). Not sure what your goals are but for straight up country, this is really solid. This music is best experienced live so make sure you're playing out as much as possible. I would suggest getting a show pro-shot too so the quality is top notch. Best of luck!

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No Good by Hamish Anderson from Melbourne, Australia (ROCKWOOD SHOW 11/1)

Bob Lugowe

Well-shot music video with a lot of talent and catchy songwriting on display. Everything looks super pro and it seems like you're already well on your way to making a name for yourself. I don't have too many suggestions since the whole presentation looks great and you clearly have some sort of team behind you already. Perhaps put your music on Bandcamp as that's a great outlet for independent artists and consider hiring a publicist / college radio promo company to work the singles / upcoming album if you haven't already. Best of luck!

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Someone to Watch over Me by Natalie Bancroft

Bob Lugowe

Great voice and an original style. I'd suggest including links to hear more music with your Fluence description along with a brief description about what you as an artist and the song are about. Depending on what your goals are, you should consider hiring a publicist, making a music video for an upcoming single and make sure to play out live as much as possible. The talent is definitely there, it's just a matter of spreading the word! Best of luck!

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OBLIVION by RAYGUN CARVER

Bob Lugowe

Nice song with a chill, atmospheric vibe. If your goal is to sync your music to TV or film you should first make sure you have a publishing company set up and then see if you can work with a sync agency to pitch your music. Having a manager might help obtain that goal but before you get ahead of yourself you should work on perfecting your sound and music first and perhaps making a name for yourself as a musician. Put your music on all digital platforms including bandcamp and get your name out there with the music first. Best of luck!

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Juliet Varnedoe Jazz Band by Juliet Varnedoe

Bob Lugowe

Obvious talent on display here along with a well-shot music video accompaniment. I would suggest including the song title in the music video title so people who happen to search for the specific song (as with any cover) may come across yours. Depending on what your goals are, I would consider hiring a publicist to help push your next release whether its a single, album or tour. Also, this type of music should be experienced live as much as possible so make sure you're playing the right gigs and ideally with artists in your scene who are bigger. Lastly, make sure you're putting your music on all streaming services too as that's a great way to get discovered. It seems you only have one song on Spotify but if you have an album to promote (which is a bit unclear if you do from your website) make it as widely available as possible. Best of luck!

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Steps by Natalie Bancroft

Bob Lugowe

Lovely voice and a well-crafted song though usually not my style, there is definitely talent on display here. I'd suggest including a bit more info in your Fluence submission including your instagram and facebook pages instead of asking people to check you out there as people definitely need things spoonfed to them in this day and age. This song does have a soundtrack quality to it like you mentioned so I'd also suggest networking as much as possible and perhaps linking up with a producer to collaborate on some additional tracks. Based on your site, you work with a lot of styles so make sure to build as wide of a social network and business contacts as possible on your journey as who you know really does matter. Best of luck!

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Telephone Tag by Leila Sunier

Bob Lugowe

Enjoyable song with an infectious chorus, you definitely have a talent here. If you're looking to continue to grow I'd suggest making some visual accompaniments for your singles, whether a traditional music video, motion graphics video, or instagram snippets that you record yourself with the music playing. Also consider hiring a publicist for your next release to get your music in front of more people (blogs, local media, radio etc.). This type of  music is best experienced live too so make sure you're playing as much as possible with artists of similar sounds and see if you can get on bills with bigger artists in your space. It seems like you're off to a good start, you just have to grind online and in your local scene to start reaching the next steps. Best of luck!

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The Scarlet Cord by Strange Her

Bob Lugowe

Though normally not my style, this is definitely a well-written, well-executed song. For starters, I would suggest including a short bio about the project and info on the new album. If you're looking for more exposure, I'd suggest considering hiring a publicist to work on the new album for press and making a music video for an upcoming single. Since you're a rock band, make sure you're playing live as much as possible, especially building a regional / local fanbase and playing with bigger artists in your world when you can. I would also suggest looking into Spotify playlist services like Playlist Push to get more exposure on streaming services. Best of luck!

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HUSH by ELEON

Bob Lugowe

Enjoyable song with a modern sound and a bit of The Weeknd vibe. I would start by suggesting you include links to hear more of your music (official website, spotify, bandcamp, etc.) and include a short bio about the artist and longer description of the track (lyrics, inspiration, producer, etc.) so that those interested can get more of a pitch. If you're looking to get press coverage on Billboard or elsewhere you should definitely consider hiring a publicist who can help you with your next single or album. Consider making a music video for the track too or at least some sort of visual accompaniment to get more eyes on the song. Lastly hiring a Spotify playlist pitching company may be worthwhile for this genre at least try it out for a couple hundred bucks. Best of luck!

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Every Week Or So by C O S M I C O

Bob Lugowe

Well-written and executed song that has a good hook and mainstream appeal. The pitch / description is great too as are your artist photos. I would definitely make sure you put your music on Bandcamp in addition to streaming services and consider hiring a publicist to help work your first release along with making a music video or some sort of visual content for the singles. Touring is crucial so make sure to get out and play live as much as possible in a strategic manner and work on building a local fanbase so you can play the right regional shows too. The fact that you have a physical release is already a good start so work on pitching your upcoming singles to the proper press and streaming outlets (Spotify for Artists has a new feature) and best of luck! 

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Pajama Day by C O S M I C O

Bob Lugowe

I enjoyed this song even more than the previous single and liked that it was more subdued / mid-tempo. 

The same advice applies to this song as the last one and it's good to see that your songwriting has a diverse quality to it. I think you have a very unique story as an amputee and with the right publicist could get a good amount of press telling your story (if you're comfortable with it) about how you overcame the odds and have translated that adversity into something positive and artistic. 

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IDIOT by Mermaed

Bob Lugowe

Not normally my style but there's no denying this is a well-written song with infectious hooks and great production. The presentation (EPK, Fluence submission, social media, etc.) all looks super pro too so it looks like you're on the right track with everything. If you haven't already, you should def have a publicist working your debut EP and make sure you're supporting it with live performances, visuals (music videos, motion graphics vids, etc.). I think there's a lot of talent here so just surround yourself with the right team and hopefully it's off to the races!

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Do You Remember by Secret Treehouse

Bob Lugowe

I definitely dig the song and the name of the project. It would be cool if this song had some artwork attached to it as well that matched the grandiose sound. It reminds me of a more pop / song oriented Sigur Ros and definitely has that great ethereal, Scandinavian feel to it. 

I would suggest including a short bio about the project and a description of this song in particular (beyond what you already wrote though I do like the description) and links to hear more of your music / social media. Also you should make sure your project is on Bandcamp and all digital streaming services plus consider hiring a publicist to work your next single or release. You should also consider a visual accompaniment for this song or the next single as music videos still go a long way these days. Best of luck!

Wai Lana submitted media.

Bob Lugowe

Beautifully shot music video with a beautiful message, especially during these trying times. I would definitely suggest you release your music on Spotify and other digital service providers along with your youtube videos as they've become the most important platforms for getting your music out there. If you go through a distributor like Tunecore you can also get your music videos on services like Apple Music. Depending on what your goals are, if you're looking for more visibility in the music, new age or yoga worlds, I would definitely consider hiring a publicist who can help you reach a wider audience. You  might also want to consider putting up instructional yoga videos on your channel if you're not doing that already so you can establish a personal brand along with the music. Best of luck!