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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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!

Patrick minjeur submitted media.

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!

Jody Booth submitted media.

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. 

Jacob Brown submitted media.

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! 

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The Cutting Room Floor by Will Peake

Bob Lugowe

There's definitely some talent on display here. I thought the beat and production was really good though I wasn't crazy about the vocals. Since you're still early into your career, the best advice would be to keep making music, collaborating with other artists and honing your craft / own sound. I think this particular track could totally work as a hip-hop beat or even an instrumental trip-hop / ambient track. You should definitely work on building a social media following as well and include links to hear more of your music and follow you online with your fluence submission. Consider putting your music on bandcamp too if you haven't already. Best of luck and keep at it! 

William Kolter submitted media.

Bull Gator by The Electric Mud

Bob Lugowe

Well here's that music video I was talking about haha. Simple but fun video that does a good job of capturing the band in a live setting. I really like the logo at the beginning too. I'll repeat what I mentioned in the other submission too but it looks like you already added a lot more info to the submission: 

Love the album artwork and the sound is killer too. Great riffs, voice and hooks, reminds me a lot of Clutch. I would suggest including links to hear more music, a brief bio of the band and lyrics along with your Fluence submission. Consider putting this album on bandcamp and making a music video for one of your singles. If you haven't already consider hiring a publicist to get some more attention on your next release or single. Also, this is the type of music that is of course best heard live so be sure to play out as much as possible and with bands bigger than you are in your scene to get noticed. Establishing a local following is key to building a buzz as well. Best of luck! 

William Kolter submitted media.

J Train by The Electric Mud

Bob Lugowe

Love the album artwork and the sound is killer too. Great riffs, voice and hooks, reminds me a lot of Clutch. I would suggest including links to hear more music, a brief bio of the band and lyrics along with your Fluence submission. Consider putting this album on bandcamp and making a music video for one of your singles. If you haven't already consider hiring a publicist to get some more attention on your next release or single. Also, this is the type of music that is of course best heard live so be sure to play out as much as possible and with bands bigger than you are in your scene to get noticed. Establishing a local following is key to building a buzz as well. Best of luck! 

Arthur Lee submitted media.

Ariana by After The Mountain

Bob Lugowe

Very well shot music video and well produced song with a really infectious chorus. Not really my preferred style but it's definitely done right for this sound. I would suggest including links to hear more music, a brief band bio and lyrics to the song along with your Fluence submission. Also, it's worth putting your music on Bandcamp as it's the #1 platform for indie artists. Definitely consider running some facebook and instagram ads to promote this song and video too as it looks like you need to start getting a bigger following on facebook if you want to get noticed. Consider hiring a publicist for your next single or release too as there's def mainstream potential here. Best of luck!

William Thomson submitted media.

Bob Lugowe

Very well-shot video and catchy, original song. I really dug the instrumentation and the subdued, beautiful guitar playing. This is better than most alternative music coming out these days and it looks and sounds totally pro. I would suggest including a brief bio about the band and a description of the song with your Fluence submission along with links to hear more music for starters. The youtube video which seems to be doing well should also have links to hear more of your music. I would also suggest putting your music on Bandcamp as it's the best platform for diehard music fans and indie artists. Looks like you already have a good tour in the UK so just keep putting good music and content out there and hitting the road and you're on the right path. Best of luck!

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Gracias A La Vida by Natalie Bancroft

Bob Lugowe

I would suggest including lyrics, a brief bio and links to hear more music in the Fluence description. The song is beautifully sung and an excellent cover, would definitely be cool to see a music video or live video of this too. 
If you haven't already consider hiring a publicist to get some more attention on your next release or single and work on building your social media profiles and focusing on getting Spotify plays as well as that's the #1 place people are paying attention these days. Best of lucK!

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Hypnogagia by ghostRADIO

Bob Lugowe

This usually isn't my style of heavy rock music but there's no denying that this is well done and the song is catchy without a doubt. The vocalist is perhaps the biggest strength and it reminds me a lot of 90s alternative metal / rock. I really dig the artwork for the single too though the band photos look a bit cheesy / amateur and having them shot by a pro can go a long way. Image does matter for the mainstream radio rock world so you'll def want to hone your look and demeanor to help get attention. Same goes for a music video, if you have the budget, consider hiring a pro to help put a quality music video together for you. Besides that, your live show is going to be a major factor so make sure to build a strong local audience in your scene and play with as many established bigger bands as possible to reach new fans and see how the bigger bands perform and connect with an audience. I definitely think there's some musical potential here, just gotta get the whole package together. Best of luck!

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GO FIGURE (4-27) by Huxley Rittman

Bob Lugowe

Solid, infectious song with a driving beat, great production and an edgy vibe. I definitely see a lot of potential here. For starters I would suggest including links to hear more of your music / socials in your Fluence description along with a short bio about yourself so listeners can have more info. I would also use a photo that doesn't have a date for a local show on it as that looks a bit amateur and this song sounds pretty pro so you want to present yourself in the most professional way possible. Depending on what your goals are, consider putting your music on bandcamp and all streaming services plus getting a pro website instead of a wix website. I would suggest playing live as much as possible start to build a buzz in your local scene before taking it to the next level. Play shows with similar bands as much as you can who are more established in the genres and consider making a music video and other visual content to help get noticed. Best of luck! 

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Bob Lugowe

I would start by suggesting that you add a short bio, description of the track and links to hear more of your music with your Fluence entry. You can also consider adding the lyrics. I enjoyed the song, especially the instrumentation and psychedelic effects. The vocals sounded a bit too loud in the mix and distracted a bit from the overall song. I really dig the artwork for this track, it's a striking image that quickly catches your attention. I would suggest making the album a pay what you want on bandcamp instead of charging for it so you can appeal to more fans that way. Also consider making a music video for one of your singles on the new EP and perhaps hiring a publicist for your next release. I think you have talent and potential for sure so best of luck!

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Mine by Natalie Bancroft

Bob Lugowe

Love the cover art and the experimental vibe on this one. Great use of your voice and beautiful, haunting production in the track. I think this track would go great with a music video and you should def consider getting a publicist on board to help push these singles since you're so prolific. Lastly I'd highly recommend you include links and a bio in your fluence description along with more info about the track. Best of luck!

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On The Sun (Demo) by LamoSic

Bob Lugowe

Solid song with a unique sound that I'm sure will sound great once it's properly recorded. I would def recommend putting your album on Bandcamp in addition to the major retailers if you haven't planned to already. If you're releasing the album independently, definitely consider hiring a publicist to work the record and any tour you plan on doing. You should also try to put out as much visual content as possible (music videos, lyric video, audio visualizers, etc.) and be sure to start building your presence on social media as that's key for a young artist. I would suggest including the social links in your fluence description too. Best of luck!

Karli Forson submitted media.

Don't Have Whiskey No Mo by Karli Forson

Bob Lugowe

Fun, infectious song that has a memorable chorus, good production and solid instrumental backing. Definitely a lot of talent on display here so keep up the good work. For starters I would suggest including links to hear more of your music in your Fluence description along with the lyrics and/or a little writeup about what the song is about. It looks like you're just starting out considering you only have one song on Spotify so I would suggest really focusing on building your craft and honing in on your signature sound. Play live as much as possible in your region, try opening up for artists in your space who already have a following and focus on getting your songs to exactly where they want to be. It's important to develop your sound and image before you start pushing towards a bigger audience as you want to come out looking as pro as possible. Hire a photographer to take press pics of you, consider hiring a publicist for your next big release and even making a music video even if it's a live one for an upcoming single. Best of luck!

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Courageous by The Blind Stares

Bob Lugowe

Cool, honest song with a raw production and authentic vibe. Reminds me a bit of the black keys meets Wolfmother. I would suggest including links to hear more music in the description so people can easily find the full album though the rest of the description is spot on and def does a good job conveying the feeling of the track and the group. This type of music works best live so make sure you're playing live as much as possible, getting on the right shows with bigger bands in your region and touring smart when you can. If you haven't done a music video yet, def consider making one even if it's a live one or shot in your practice spot. Visual content is key to getting noticed. Also if you haven't hired a publicist, consider hiring one for your next tour / album release. Best of luck!

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Na Na Na Na Na Na by Critical Kitty

Bob Lugowe

Enjoyable song that has a lounge-y atmosphere and keeps your attention throughout. For starters, I'd suggest including a brief bio about your band and this particular song with the Fluence description (expand on the single sentence). If you're gearing up for a new album release you should consider hiring a publicist to help push the record and filming a music video to push a new single, even if it's just a live rendition. Definitely consider playing live as much as possible both in NYC and regionally with bands in your scene that are more established as this is crucial to build an audience for guitar driven music. Best of luck! 

Dotted Music submitted media.

Bob Lugowe

Beautifully shot, well produced music video and song. This isn't really my particular style but it's definitely well done. If you haven't already, you should def consider hiring a publicist for your next single and/or album release both in the UK and North America along with any other markets you're trying to reach. It looks like this video has a decent amount of views so you're off to a good start. Definitely be sure to play live as much as possible and aim to get on shows with bigger artists in similar styles. Lastly I would recommend putting your music on Bandcamp as that site is the #1 platform for independent music. 

natalie bancroft submitted media.

Ain't Got Nothing But The Blues by Natalie bancroft

Bob Lugowe

Beautiful sounding cover that is perfect for your vocal style. I dig the cover art as well and think this track would translate well as a music video or at least a live performance video. This is definitely the type of music that needs to be heard live so make sure you're playing out live as much as possible. I would also suggest including a short bio, more in depth song description and links to hear more of your music with your Fluence submission (or any pitch for that matter) so that anyone listening can get all of your info in one place. Best of luck! 

ANDREW Boles submitted media.

Bob Lugowe

Well-written catchy tune with a very professional sound. First off, I would suggest including a short bio about the artist with your submission instead of something like your advertising budget as you're looking for people to promote this so they should know as much about the artist as possible. It looks like you have a solid team set up already so definitely lean on them to help create opportunities across the board. I would suggest also submitting your lyric video or music video to Fluence as a visual piece of content is much more compelling than an audio stream and will likely catch more people's attention. You should consider putting your music on bandcamp too as that's the #1 platform for independent artists and they have a great editorial team there. You should also consider reaching out to social media influencers to place your music in their posts. Besides that, it looks like you're on the right track. 

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You Versus the World by Mr. Dreem

Bob Lugowe

Well-written, fun, smart song that is a great mix of genres with an original sound. Love the album art and it is a perfect complement to the music. You should definitely consider making a music video for a song from your new album for extra exposure and contact as many blogs / outlets as possible to cover it if you don't have a publicist working the record already. I imagine this is great live too so make sure to get out there in front of people as much as possible, submitting for fests like SXSW, Northside Festival and any local / regional showcases. Best of luck!

Carisa Bianca Mellado submitted media.

Nautical Heart by Night Tongue

Bob Lugowe

Cool song with a good, driving, dark vibe to it. If you're looking for press, I would highly recommend hiring a publicist to help work your upcoming EP. It's a bit unclear if your debut EP in September is the same one on Bandcamp or a different one but if it's never been released before, you should definitely look into getting a publicist to help spread the word. Make sure that you have good promo photos along with a narrative to go with the EP to help with press. I would suggest shooting a music video for your main single too for a good piece of content for blogs to post about. Your live show matters a lot too so you should focus on regional press in any markets you're touring in as well. If you're looking for radio play, perhaps start by hiring a college radio company to help work the album in the markets you'll be touring. Best of luck!  

natalie bancroft submitted media.

Bob Lugowe

Amazing video, expertly produced and directed and it perfectly matches the vibe of the song. Kudos. This video and song definitely showcases the diversity of your talent. This video at least has some more info to accompany the submission but I would still highly suggest including a short bio, description of the song plus video and links to more of your music with your Fluence descriptions otherwise listeners will not be able to find out more about you and your music. You should also look into having a manager if you don't already who can help get you even more exposure. I could easily see your music being used in film and television so also consider getting a publisher if you don't yet. 

Riley Jensen submitted media.

Bob Lugowe

Really enjoyable, intelligent song with an original sound and a compelling visual accompaniment. Since you're playing music within the rock world, it may be worth considering focusing on an EP or full-length instead of dropping singles each month as the electronic, pop and hip-hop worlds are more singles focused and you could likely get more attention with a strong debut release. Consider setting up a release with a publicist, music video, tour dates, etc. and I could see this getting some deserved attention. Best of luck!