Bob Lugowe

Bob Lugowe


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Bob Lugowe

Title
Associate Director of Sales + Streaming at Sony Legacy / Former Director of Marketing/Publicity at Relapse Records / Owner of Brutal Panda Records / Artist Manager / 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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Expertise
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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Jonathan Sohn submitted media.

Murder by The Mendozaz

Bob Lugowe

Simple, yet really enjoyable and well-written song with solid hooks, great tone / guitar crunch and a fun music video to accompany it. This reminds me of good mix of punk / noise rock from the 90s and I would def listen to more. 

In terms of promotion, I would start by suggesting that you include lyrics, a brief bio + a bit more of a description of the song and links to hear more music (Spotify, YT, Bandcamp, etc.) in your Fluence submission so people can find out more about you. This is your elevator pitch in front of the right people so you want to make it as easy as possible for listeners to get the full picture of who you are and what you're about along with an easy way to find more of your music if they're interested.

If you're not already, be sure to use all of the available and FREE artist tools across the DSPs like Spotify for Artists, Apple Music for Artists, Amazon Music for Artists and Bandcamp's artist platform as these will provide great insight into your fanbase, how your music is performing and allow you to optimize your profiles and pitch for inclusion on playlists in certain instances.

If you're looking for more promotion and building a fanbase you should consider hiring a publicist or a marketing firm that you feel you can trust and is a fan of your music to help with the release of your next single and/or album to help you get visibility on blogs, playlisting, print media, etc. If you're not already on a label, consider trying to get signed to one as they can help you with the promo and playlist pitching. For the music video, I would consider including a link to hear more above the description so anyone checking you out for the first time can easily find more instead of having to click "view full description" to find your links. Lastly, make sure you have a strong social media presence and that you're on all the right platforms with a unique aesthetic as this will help you draw in listeners and hopefully stand out amongst a sea of performers. 

Best of luck!

Asante Phenix submitted media.

Bob Lugowe

Really enjoyable song with light, breezy and danceable production that is also infectious. Cool music video to accompany the track. You def have a unique style and talent and it is on display in this video. 

In terms of promotion, I would start by suggesting that you include lyrics, a brief bio + description of the song and links to hear more music in your Fluence submission so people can find out more about you. This is your elevator pitch in front of the right people so you want to make it as easy as possible for listeners to get the full picture of who you are and what you're about along with an easy way to find more of your music if they're interested.

If you're not already, be sure to use all of the available and FREE artist tools across the DSPs like Spotify for Artists, Apple Music for Artists, Amazon Music for Artists and Bandcamp's artist platform as these will provide great insight into your fanbase, how your music is performing and allow you to optimize your profiles and pitch for inclusion on playlists in certain instances.

If you're looking for more promotion and building a fanbase you should consider hiring a publicist or a marketing firm that you feel you can trust and is a fan of your music to help with the release of your next single and/or album to help you get visibility on blogs, playlisting, print media, etc. If you're not already on a label, consider trying to get signed to one as they can help you with the promo and playlist pitching. Lastly, make sure you have a strong social media presence and that you're on all the right platforms (tik tok, instagram, triller, etc.) with a unique aesthetic as this will help you draw in listeners and hopefully stand out amongst a sea of performers. 

Best of luck!

Wax Theatrics submitted media.

Bob Lugowe

Well-written song that sounds like it could have been on the radio in the 90s. I dig the energy, the komodo and the mix of styles in the song. The music video left some to be desired as it's pretty low-budget and doesn't really add much to the song except for watching the band perform in their practice space. Definitely a lot of talent on display here though. 

In terms of promotion, I would start by suggesting that you include a brief bio + description of the song along with everything else. This is your elevator pitch in front of the right people so you want to make it as easy as possible for listeners to get the full picture of who you are and what you're about along with an easy way to find more of your music if they're interested.

If you're not already, be sure to use all of the available and FREE artist tools across the DSPs like Spotify for Artists, Apple Music for Artists, Amazon Music for Artists and Bandcamp's artist platform as these will provide great insight into your fanbase, how your music is performing and allow you to optimize your profiles and pitch for inclusion on playlists in certain instances.

If you're looking for more promotion and building a fanbase you should consider hiring a publicist or a marketing firm that you feel you can trust and is a fan of your music to help with the release of your next single and/or album to help you get visibility on blogs, playlisting, print media, etc. If you're not already on a label, consider trying to get signed to one as they can help you with the promo and playlist pitching. Lastly, make sure you have a strong social media presence and that you're on all the right platforms (tik tok, instagram, triller, etc.) with a unique aesthetic as this will help you draw in listeners and hopefully stand out amongst a sea of performers. 

Best of luck!

MIchael Onufrak submitted media.

Bob Lugowe

Solid song with a dark, quasi-western vibe and intriguing cover-art to boot. Cool instrumentation throughout the song. I especially dig the outro guitar solo. Nice work. 

In terms of promotion, I would staxrt by suggesting that you include lyrics, a brief bio + description of the song and links to hear more music / your social media in your Fluence submission so people can find out more about you. This is your elevator pitch in front of the right people so you want to make it as easy as possible for listeners to get the full picture and find more of your music if they're interested.

If you're not already, be sure to use all of the available and FREE artist tools across the DSPs like Spotify for Artists, Apple Music for Artists, Amazon Music for Artists and Bandcamp's artist platform as these will provide great insight into your fanbase, how your music is performing and allow you to optimize your profiles and pitch for inclusion on playlists in certain instances.

If you're looking for more promotion and building a fanbase you should consider hiring a publicist or a marketing firm that you feel you can trust and is a fan of your music to help with the release of your next single and/or album to help you get visibility on blogs, playlisting, print media, etc. If you're not already on a label, consider trying to get signed to one as they can help you with the promo and playlist pitching. Consider making a music video for your next single or any sort of visual accompaniment to quickly grab listeners attention. Lastly, make sure you have a strong social media presence and unique aesthetic as this will help you draw in listeners and hopefully stand out amongst a sea of performers. 

Best of luck!

Casey Conner submitted media.

Bob Lugowe

Solid, hard-rocking jam that definitely made me nostalgic for the glory days of GnR, Motley Crue, etc. The artwork and logo are fantastic too and represent this sound very well. Nice job. 

In terms of promotion, I would start by suggesting that you include lyrics, cleanup the bio so it's more about the band and less about the lineup as no one who reads this knows anything about the lineup. I'd also suggest you inlcude links to hear more music / your social media in your Fluence submission so people can find out more about you. This is your elevator pitch in front of the right people so you want to make it as easy as possible for listeners to get the full picture and find more of your music if they're interested.

If you're not already, be sure to use all of the available and FREE artist tools across the DSPs like Spotify for Artists, Apple Music for Artists, Amazon Music for Artists and Bandcamp's artist platform as these will provide great insight into your fanbase, how your music is performing and allow you to optimize your profiles and pitch for inclusion on playlists in certain instances.

If you're looking for more promotion and building a fanbase you should consider hiring a publicist or a marketing firm that you feel you can trust and is a fan of your music to help with the release of your next single and/or album to help you get visibility on blogs, playlisting, print media, etc. If you're not already on a label, consider trying to get signed to one as they can help you with the promo and playlist pitching. Also, consider making a music video or live video for this track or any upcoming singles. Lastly, make sure you have a strong social media presence and unique aesthetic as this will help you draw in listeners and hopefully stand out amongst a sea of performers. 

Best of luck!

Esa Mikkola submitted media.

Bob Lugowe

Great, pro-shot video with a fun story line that complements a solid, modern sounding pop song. Nice work.

In terms of promotion, I would start by suggesting that you include lyrics, a brief bio and links to hear more music  on DSPs / your social media in your Fluence submission so people can find out more about you. This is your elevator pitch in front of the right people so you want to make it as easy as possible for listeners to get the full picture and find more of your music if they're interested.

If you're not already, be sure to use all of the available and FREE artist tools across the DSPs like Spotify for Artists, Apple Music for Artists, Amazon Music for Artists and Bandcamp's artist platform as these will provide great insight into your fanbase, how your music is performing and allow you to optimize your profiles and pitch for inclusion on playlists in certain instances.

If you're looking for more promotion and building a fanbase you should consider hiring a publicist or a marketing firm that you feel you can trust and is a fan of your music to help with the release of your next single and/or album to help you get visibility on blogs, playlisting, print media, etc. If you're not already on a label, consider trying to get signed to one as they can help you with the promo and playlist pitching. Lastly, make sure you have a strong social media presence and unique aesthetic as this will help you draw in listeners and hopefully stand out amongst a sea of performers. I think everything looks really great here so you're off to a good start. 

Best of luck!

SideBar Management submitted media.

Ferragamo by BurnOne Breeze

Bob Lugowe

Good, poppy track with an infectious beat and Top 40 sound throughout. This sounds a lot like what is popular right now but it's well done and I would listen to more. The video is shot well but doesn't really add anything to the song and looks like more of a low budget video I've seen 1000 times. I think you def have talent and a good crew working with you, it may be worth taking some more risks and trying to find your own unique sound for future vids and songs. 

If you're not already, be sure to use all of the available and FREE artist tools across the DSPs like Spotify for Artists, Apple Music for Artists, Amazon Music for Artists and Bandcamp's artist platform as these will provide great insight into your fanbase, how your music is performing and allow you to optimize your profiles and pitch for inclusion on playlists in certain instances.

If you're looking for more promotion and building a fanbase you should consider hiring a publicist or a marketing firm that you feel you can trust and is a fan of your music to help with the release of your next single and/or album to help you get visibility on blogs, playlisting, print media, etc. If you're not already on a label, consider trying to get signed to one as they can help you with the promo and playlist pitching. Lastly, make sure you have a strong social media presence and that you're on all the right platforms (tik tok, instagram, triller, etc.) with a unique aesthetic as this will help you draw in listeners and hopefully stand out amongst a sea of performers. 

Best of luck!

Tropico Don submitted media.

Bob Lugowe

Beautiful song and visual accompaniment for the track which really helps tell the story of the music and made me feel quite nostalgic for the 90s! I got strong Lana Del Rey vibes from the song but that can only be a good thing as your influences are all top notch. Nice work. 

In terms of promotion, I would start by suggesting that you include lyrics, a brief bio and links to hear more music / your social media in your Fluence submission so people can find out more about you. This is your elevator pitch in front of the right people so you want to make it as easy as possible for listeners to get the full picture and find more of your music if they're interested.

If you're not already, be sure to use all of the available and FREE artist tools across the DSPs like Spotify for Artists, Apple Music for Artists, Amazon Music for Artists and Bandcamp's artist platform as these will provide great insight into your fanbase, how your music is performing and allow you to optimize your profiles and pitch for inclusion on playlists in certain instances.

If you're looking for more promotion and building a fanbase you should consider hiring a publicist or a marketing firm that you feel you can trust and is a fan of your music to help with the release of your next single and/or album to help you get visibility on blogs, playlisting, print media, etc. If you're not already on a label, consider trying to get signed to one as they can help you with the promo and playlist pitching. Lastly, make sure you have a strong social media presence and unique aesthetic as this will help you draw in listeners and hopefully stand out amongst a sea of performers. 

Best of luck!

Anubis submitted media.

Blue Throat by Anu]bis

Bob Lugowe

Awesome cosmic journey that transports the listener into another dimension. This is exactly how I like my electronic music and I knew I would enjoy it based on the artwork. Nice work, lots of layers and shifts in mood to keep the listener interested. 

In terms of promotion, I would start by suggesting that you include a short bio and links to hear more music / your social media in your Fluence submission so people can find out more about you. This is your elevator pitch in front of the right people so you want to make it as easy as possible for listeners to get the full picture and find more of your music if they're interested.

If you're not already, be sure to use all of the available and FREE artist tools across the DSPs like Spotify for Artists, Apple Music for Artists, Amazon Music for Artists and Bandcamp's artist platform as these will provide great insight into your fanbase, how your music is performing and allow you to optimize your profiles and pitch for inclusion on playlists in certain instances.

If you're looking for more promotion and building a fanbase you should consider hiring a publicist or a marketing firm that you feel you can trust and is a fan of your music to help with the release of your next single and/or album to help you get visibility on blogs, playlisting, etc. If you're not already on a label, consider trying to get signed to one as they can help you with the promo and playlist pitching. Lastly, I would suggest making music videos or visual content for any of your focus singles, ideally the more shareable the better. This song would go great with some psychedelic imagery for example. 

Best of luck!

Brian Walker submitted media.

Bob Lugowe

Well-written pop song with relatable lyrics, modern production and an infectious hook. Nice work. 

In terms of promotion, if you're not already, be sure to use all of the available and FREE artist tools across the DSPs like Spotify for Artists, Apple Music for Artists, Amazon Music for Artists and Bandcamp's artist platform as these will provide great insight into your fanbase, how your music is performing and allow you to optimize your profiles and pitch for inclusion on playlists in certain instances.

If you're looking for more promotion and building a fanbase you should consider hiring a publicist or a marketing firm, that you feel you can trust and is a fan of your music to help with the release of your next single and/or album to help you get visibility on blogs, playlisting, print media etc. If you're not already on a label, consider trying to get signed to one as they can help you with the promo and playlist pitching. 

When it comes to your online presence, I would consider giving it a makeover as your instagram for example has so many one-sided promotional posts without that much engagement or followers and your website looks a bit amateur. Image is very important for pop music and you want to look like you're already on top, not struggling to make it, if you're trying to impress fans, media, and industry folk. Consider going for simplicity and a common aesthetic across all of your platforms instead of just throwing as much out there as possible and seeing what sticks. 

Best of luck!

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Bob Lugowe

Good song with a solid hook, strong production and powerful vocals. It sounds like something that could be heard on modern rock radio or playlists, not necessarily my personal cup of tea but I can appreciate the songcraft. 

In terms of promotion, I would start by suggesting that you include a brief bio, lyrics and links to hear more music / your social media in your Fluence submission so people can find out more about you. This is your elevator pitch in front of the right people so you want to make it as easy as possible for listeners to get the full picture and find more of your music if they're interested.

If you're not already, be sure to use all of the available and FREE artist tools across the DSPs like Spotify for Artists, Apple Music for Artists, Amazon Music for Artists and Bandcamp's artist platform as these will provide great insight into your fanbase, how your music is performing and allow you to optimize your profiles and pitch for inclusion on playlists in certain instances.

If you're looking for more promotion and building a fanbase you should consider hiring a publicist or a marketing firm that you feel you can trust and is a fan of your music to help with the release of your next single and/or album to help you get visibility on blogs, playlisting, print media etc. If you're not already on a label, consider trying to get signed to one as they can help you with the promo and playlist pitching. Lastly, I would suggest making music videos or visual content for any of your focus singles, ideally the more shareable the better. This song having such a powerful message would be ideal to have a video to go with it. 

Best of luck!

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Gogo Wyne by LATASHA

Bob Lugowe

High energy track with a catchy chorus and great verses in between. Production and aesthetic are top notch too. 

Based on the below, it sounds like you've got a lot going on including major looks with Apple Music and the Netflix sync which should definitely help with visibility. 

If you're not already, be sure to use all of the available and FREE artist tools across the DSPs like Spotify for Artists, Apple Music for Artists, Amazon Music for Artists and Bandcamp's artist platform as these will provide great insight into your fanbase, how your music is performing and allow you to optimize your profiles and pitch for inclusion on playlists in certain instances.

If you're looking for more promotion and building a fanbase you should consider hiring a publicist or a marketing firm (if you haven't already) that you feel you can trust and is a fan of your music to help with the release of your next single and/or album to help you get visibility on blogs, playlisting, etc. If you're not already on a label, consider trying to get signed to one as they can help you with the promo and playlist pitching.  

Best of luck!

Femke Weidema submitted media.

Bring It On by We Are They

Bob Lugowe

Well-written song with an infectious chorus and urgent message in the lyrics. Sounds like a blend of 60's activism and 90s alt rock but with a modern flare. Nice work.  

In terms of promotion, I would start by suggesting that you include links to hear more music / your social media in your Fluence submission so people can find out more about you. This is your elevator pitch in front of the right people so you want to make it as easy as possible for listeners to get the full picture and find more of your music if they're interested.

If you're not already, be sure to use all of the available and FREE artist tools across the DSPs like Spotify for Artists, Apple Music for Artists, Amazon Music for Artists and Bandcamp's artist platform as these will provide great insight into your fanbase, how your music is performing and allow you to optimize your profiles and pitch for inclusion on playlists in certain instances.

If you're looking for more promotion and building a fanbase you should consider hiring a publicist or a marketing firm that you feel you can trust and is a fan of your music to help with the release of your next single and/or album to help you get visibility on blogs, playlisting, etc. If you're not already on a label, consider trying to get signed to one as they can help you with the promo and playlist pitching. Lastly, I would suggest making music videos or visual content for any of your focus singles, ideally the more shareable the better. This song having such a powerful message would be ideal to have a video to go with it. 

Best of luck!

The Gold Souls Group submitted media.

Got It (Official Music Video) by The Gold Souls

Bob Lugowe

Really fun, unique video with awesome animations and an enjoyable, song with standout drumming throughout. I particularly enjoyed all of the different animations for each band member, was a nice touch. 

In terms of promotion, I would start by suggesting that you include lyrics and a short bio about the group in your Fluence submission so people can find out more about you. This is your elevator pitch in front of the right people so you want to make it as easy as possible for listeners to get the full picture and find more of your music if they're interested.

If you're not already, be sure to use all of the available and FREE artist tools across the DSPs like Spotify for Artists, Apple Music for Artists, Amazon Music for Artists and Bandcamp's artist platform as these will provide great insight into your fanbase, how your music is performing and allow you to optimize your profiles and pitch for inclusion on playlists in certain instances.

If you're looking for more promotion and building a fanbase you should consider hiring a publicist or a marketing firm (if you haven't already) that you feel you can trust and is a fan of your music to help with the release of your next single and/or album to help you get visibility on blogs, playlisting, etc. If you're not already on a label, consider trying to get signed to one as they can help you with the promo and playlist pitching. Lastly, if you're trying to get more eyes on your video, consider running ads on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. It's hard to get outlets to cover a song that has been out for a few weeks unless they're small blogs so the best approach is to share the video with key outlets ahead of it's release via a trusted publicist if you're looking to get bigger exposure. 

Best of luck!

Joe Romersa submitted media.

Diamond Jockey by Joe Romersa Music

Bob Lugowe

Cool song and accompanying video. Reminds me of a heavier, synth driven latter day Leonard Cohen. 

In terms of promotion, I would start by suggesting that you include a short bio and links to hear more music / your social media in your Fluence submission so people can find out more about you. This is your elevator pitch in front of the right people so you want to make it as easy as possible for listeners to get the full picture and find more of your music if they're interested.

If you're not already, be sure to use all of the available and FREE artist tools across the DSPs like Spotify for Artists, Apple Music for Artists, Amazon Music for Artists and Bandcamp's artist platform as these will provide great insight into your fanbase, how your music is performing and allow you to optimize your profiles and pitch for inclusion on playlists in certain instances.

If you're looking for more promotion and building a fanbase you should consider hiring a publicist or a marketing firm that you feel you can trust and is a fan of your music to help with the release of your next single and/or album to help you get visibility on blogs, playlisting, etc. If you're not already on a label, consider trying to get signed to one as they can help you with the promo and playlist pitching. 

Best of luck!

Femke Weidema submitted media.

Tell Me It Ain't Over by Dancing on Tables

Bob Lugowe

Fun, catchy pop/rock song that I'm sure translates well in a live environment. 

In terms of promotion, I would start by suggesting that you include lyrics and links to hear more music / your social media in your Fluence submission so people can find out more about you. This is your elevator pitch in front of the right people so you want to make it as easy as possible for listeners to get the full picture and find more of your music if they're interested.

If you're not already, be sure to use all of the available and FREE artist tools across the DSPs like Spotify for Artists, Apple Music for Artists, Amazon Music for Artists and Bandcamp's artist platform as these will provide great insight into your fanbase, how your music is performing and allow you to optimize your profiles and pitch for inclusion on playlists in certain instances.

If you're looking for more promotion and building a fanbase you should consider hiring a publicist or a marketing firm that you feel you can trust and is a fan of your music to help with the release of your next single and/or album to help you get visibility on blogs, playlisting, etc. If you're not already on a label, consider trying to get signed to one as they can help you with the promo and playlist pitching. Lastly, I would suggest making music videos or visual content for any of your focus singles, ideally the more shareable the better. 

Best of luck!

yochay mocsari submitted media.

Petite Match Girl by Yod Mem

Bob Lugowe

Definitely a dark, sad song with unique production and a haunting atmospheric ambiance layered throughout the track. I liked the vocal effects you used around the 2 minute mark and the choral vocals are a great touch as is the instrumental break at around 2:30. Even though I don't understand the lyrics, I can feel the sorrow and pain throughout the track. 

In terms of promotion, I would start by suggesting that you include lyrics (both in Hebrew and english), a short bio and links to hear more music / your social media in your Fluence submission so people can find out more about you. This is your elevator pitch in front of the right people so you want to make it as easy as possible for listeners to get the full picture and find more of your music if they're interested. The same should apply when you're promoting your music to a fanbase so you should update your youtube video so it includes links to hear more ideally "above the fold" so people can see it without having to click "see more" on the description. 

If you're not already, be sure to use all of the available and FREE artist tools across the DSPs like Spotify for Artists, Apple Music for Artists, Amazon Music for Artists and Bandcamp's artist platform as these will provide great insight into your fanbase, how your music is performing and allow you to optimize your profiles and pitch for inclusion on playlists in certain instances. If you're looking for more promotion and building a fanbase you should consider hiring a publicist or a marketing firm that you feel you can trust and is a fan of your music to help with the release of your next single and/or album to help you get visibility on blogs, playlisting, etc. If you're not already on a label, consider trying to get signed to one as they can help you with the promo and playlist pitching. Once you're able to, you should also perform live or do online performances until then to build a fanbase. 

Best of luck!

Tevin Agnello submitted media.

The Deal by DapYP

Bob Lugowe

Good, unique production, cool minimalistic artwork, and a good flow over the track. Nice work. 

In terms of promotion, I would start by suggesting that you include a short bio, lyrics and links to hear more music / your social media in your Fluence submission so people can find out more about you instead of submitting a youtube auto-generated track.  This is your elevator pitch in front of the right people so you want to make it as easy as possible for listeners to get the full picture and find more of your music if they're interested. The same should apply when you're promoting your music to a fanbase so you should update your youtube video so it includes your artist name and links to hear more ideally "above the fold" so people can see it without having to click "see more" on the description. 

If you're not already, be sure to use all of the available and FREE artist tools across the DSPs like Spotify for Artists, Apple Music for Artists, Amazon Music for Artists and Bandcamp's artist platform as these will provide great insight into your fanbase, how your music is performing and allow you to optimize your profiles and pitch for inclusion on playlists in certain instances. If you're looking for more promotion and building a fanbase you should consider hiring a publicist or a marketing firm that you feel you can trust and is a fan of your music to help with the release of your next single and/or album to help you get visibility on blogs, playlisting, etc. If you're not already on a label, consider trying to get signed to one as they can help you with the promo and playlist pitching. Once you're able to, you should also perform live or do online performances until then to build a fanbase. 

Lastly, for this style of music you should definitely be building your social media presence and making sure you're utilizing tik-tok, soundcloud, triller and creating video content (music videos, short clips, animated clips, shareable content, etc.) to keep your fanbase engaged. 

Best of luck!

jay williams submitted media.

Got It Now by karter

Bob Lugowe

Well-produced, enjoyable song with a dark/melancholic vibe and good vocals over top. I def dug this and you do indeed have talent.  

In terms of promotion, I would start by suggesting that you include a short bio, lyrics and links to hear more music / your social media in your Fluence submission so people can find out more about you. This is your elevator pitch in front of the right people so you want to make it as easy as possible for listeners to get the full picture and find more of your music if they're interested. The same should apply when you're promoting your music to a fanbase. 

If you're not already, be sure to use all of the available and FREE artist tools across the DSPs like Spotify for Artists, Apple Music for Artists, Amazon Music for Artists and Bandcamp's artist platform as these will provide great insight into your fanbase, how your music is performing and allow you to optimize your profiles and pitch for inclusion on playlists in certain instances. If you're looking for more promotion and building a fanbase you should consider hiring a publicist or a marketing firm that you feel you can trust and is a fan of your music to help with the release of your next single and/or album to help you get visibility on blogs, playlisting, etc. If you're not already on a label, consider trying to get signed to one as they can help you with the promo and playlist pitching. Once you're able to, you should also perform live or do online performances until then to build a fanbase. 

Lastly, for this kind of music you should definitely be building your social media presence and making sure you're utilizing tik-tok, soundcloud, triller and creating video content (music videos, short clips, animated clips, shareable content, etc.) to keep your fanbase engaged. 

Best of luck!

Anthony Marzanek submitted media.

Bob Lugowe

Fun and laid-back / well-constructed catchy, pop/hip-hop song with great artwork to complement the track. I definitely dig the flute element as that instrument is quite uncommon for this style. 

In terms of promotion, I would start by suggesting that you include lyrics and links to hear more music / your social media in your Fluence submission so people can find out more about you. This is your elevator pitch in front of the right people so you want to make it as easy as possible for listeners to get the full picture and find more of your music if they're interested. The same should apply when you're promoting your music to a fanbase so you should update your youtube video so it includes links to hear more ideally "above the fold" so people can see it without having to click "see more" on the description. 

If you're not already, be sure to use all of the available and FREE artist tools across the DSPs like Spotify for Artists, Apple Music for Artists, Amazon Music for Artists and Bandcamp's artist platform as these will provide great insight into your fanbase, how your music is performing and allow you to optimize your profiles and pitch for inclusion on playlists in certain instances. If you're looking for more promotion and building a fanbase you should consider hiring a publicist or a marketing firm that you feel you can trust and is a fan of your music to help with the release of your next single and/or album to help you get visibility on blogs, playlisting, etc. If you're not already on a label, consider trying to get signed to one as they can help you with the promo and playlist pitching. Once you're able to, you should also perform live or do online performances until then to build a fanbase. 

Lastly, for this kind of music you should definitely be building your social media presence and making sure you're utilizing tik-tok, soundcloud, triller and creating video content (music videos, short clips, animated clips, shareable content, etc.) to keep your fanbase engaged. 

Best of luck!

Michael Soiseth submitted media.

SOMETHING GOING ON by Raygun Carver

Bob Lugowe

Solid, well-written track with a classic Tom Petty vibe, nice work. 

In terms of promotion, I would start by suggesting that you include a brief bio, lyrics and links to hear more music / your social media in your Fluence submission so people can find out more about you. This is your elevator pitch in front of the right people so you want to make it as easy as possible for listeners to get the full picture and find more of your music if they're interested.

If you're not already, be sure to use all of the available and FREE artist tools across the DSPs like Spotify for Artists, Apple Music for Artists, Amazon Music for Artists and Bandcamp's artist platform as these will provide great insight into your fanbase, how your music is performing and allow you to optimize your profiles and pitch for inclusion on playlists in certain instances.

If you're looking for more promotion and building a fanbase you should consider hiring a publicist or a marketing firm that you feel you can trust and is a fan of your music to help with the release of your next single and/or album to help you get visibility on blogs, playlisting, print media etc. If you're not already on a label, consider trying to get signed to one as they can help you with the promo and playlist pitching. Lastly, I would suggest making music videos or visual content for any of your focus singles, ideally the more shareable the better. This song having such a powerful message would be ideal to have a video to go with it. 

Best of luck!

Arthur Lee submitted media.

Weightless by After The Mountain

Bob Lugowe

Fun and well-constructed catchy, pop/rock song with a relatable message and an infectious groove. I wasn't crazy about the video as it left more to be desired and took away from the strength of the song IMO. Videos are important but you don't want to release one just because you can unless it is something that is really going to make people go "wow" and want to share it with their friends. 

In terms of promotion, I would start by suggesting that you include a brief bio, lyrics, and links to hear more music / your social media in your Fluence submission so people can find out more about you. This is your elevator pitch in front of the right people so you want to make it as easy as possible for listeners to get the full picture and find more of your music if they're interested. The same should apply when you're promoting your music to a fanbase so you should update your youtube video so it includes links to hear more and follow you online. Ideally you want a link displayed "above the fold" so people can see it without having to click "see more" on the description. 

If you're not already, be sure to use all of the available and FREE artist tools across the DSPs like Spotify for Artists, Apple Music for Artists, Amazon Music for Artists and Bandcamp's artist platform as these will provide great insight into your fanbase, how your music is performing and allow you to optimize your profiles and pitch for inclusion on playlists in certain instances. If you're looking for more promotion and building a fanbase you should consider hiring a publicist or a marketing firm that you feel you can trust and is a fan of your music to help with the release of your next single and/or album to help you get visibility on blogs, playlisting, etc. If you're not already on a label, consider trying to get signed to one as they can help you with the promo and playlist pitching. Once you're able to, you should also perform live or do online performances until then to build a fanbase. 

Best of luck!

Deshon Washington submitted media.

Slow Roll by Deshon Washington

Bob Lugowe

Catchy and well-written pop / r&B song with a unique, modern production that complements your voice quite well. I dig the video too as it's simple yet refined and full of color. 

I would start by suggesting that you include a brief bio, lyrics, a description of the track and links to your social media in your Fluence submission so people can find out more about you. This is your elevator pitch in front of the right people so you want to make it as easy as possible for listeners to get the full picture and find more of your music if they're interested. The same should apply when you're promoting your music to a fanbase. 

If you're not already, be sure to use all of the available and FREE artist tools across the DSPs like Spotify for Artists, Apple Music for Artists, Amazon Music for Artists and Bandcamp's artist platform as these will provide great insight into your fanbase, how your music is performing and allow you to optimize your profiles and pitch for inclusion on playlists in certain instances. If you're looking for more promotion and building a fanbase you should consider hiring a publicist or a marketing firm that you feel you can trust and is a fan of your music to help with the release of your next single and/or album to help you get visibility on blogs, playlisting, etc. If you're not already on a label, consider trying to get signed to one as they can help you with the promo and playlist pitching. Also, be sure to get on Tik Tok and Triller as so many labels and talent scouts are looking there for new artists. 

Best of luck!

Sean Waters submitted media.

Flexibility Blues by Sean Waters and the Sunrise Genius

Bob Lugowe

Good, catchy and well-written folk/alt-country song with great lyrics. Short and sweet and to the point. 

If you're not already, be sure to use all of the available and FREE artist tools across the DSPs like Spotify for Artists, Apple Music for Artists, Amazon Music for Artists and Bandcamp's artist platform as these will provide great insight into your fanbase, how your music is performing and allow you to optimize your profiles and pitch for inclusion on playlists in certain instances. 

If you're looking for more promotion and building a fanbase you should consider hiring a publicist or a marketing firm that you feel you can trust and is a fan of your music to help with the release of your next single and/or album to help you get visibility on blogs, playlisting, etc. If you're not already on a label, consider trying to get signed to one as they can help you with the promo and playlist pitching. Also, once you're able to, playing live is going to be the best way to build a fanbase and meet more like-minded folks, collaborators, industry people etc. Be sure to build a local fanbase first and then spread your wings from there. 

Best of luck!

FALSE NATIVE submitted media.

SATAN SALAD by FALSE NATIVE

Bob Lugowe

Cool dark vibes and lyrics. Definitely reminiscent of the artists you mention in the description below. I dig the music a lot but the vocals feel like they could be even more ominous and dark to fit with the themes and style. I'm not sure if it's the mix or if the song is unmastered but it almost sounds like someone talking over the track at parts. 

In terms of promotion, I would start by suggesting that you include a brief bio, lyrics, a description of the track and links to your social media in your Fluence submission so people can find out more about you. This is your elevator pitch in front of the right people so you want to make it as easy as possible for listeners to get the full picture and find more of your music if they're interested. The same should apply when you're promoting your music to a fanbase. 

If you're not already, be sure to use all of the available and FREE artist tools across the DSPs like Spotify for Artists, Apple Music for Artists, Amazon Music for Artists and Bandcamp's artist platform as these will provide great insight into your fanbase, how your music is performing and allow you to optimize your profiles and pitch for inclusion on playlists in certain instances. If you're looking for more promotion and building a fanbase you should consider hiring a publicist or a marketing firm that you feel you can trust and is a fan of your music to help with the release of your next single and/or album to help you get visibility on blogs, playlisting, etc. If you're not already on a label, consider trying to get signed to one as they can help you with the promo and playlist pitching. Once you're able to, you should also perform live or do online performances until then to build a fanbase. 

Best of luck!

Massimiliano Cims submitted media.

Quick Taste by Massimiliano Cims

Bob Lugowe

Nice, sensual track with a catchy hook and great vocals. I really enjoy the jazz elements and hand drums. The vocals do seem like they could be a bit higher in the mix but overall very enjoyable. 

I would start by suggesting that you include a brief bio, lyrics, a description of the track and links to your social media in your Fluence submission so people can find out more about you. This is your elevator pitch in front of the right people so you want to make it as easy as possible for listeners to get the full picture and find more of your music if they're interested. The same should apply when you're promoting your music to a fanbase. 

If you're not already, be sure to use all of the available and FREE artist tools across the DSPs like Spotify for Artists, Apple Music for Artists, Amazon Music for Artists and Bandcamp's artist platform as these will provide great insight into your fanbase, how your music is performing and allow you to optimize your profiles and pitch for inclusion on playlists in certain instances. If you're looking for more promotion and building a fanbase you should consider hiring a publicist or a marketing firm that you feel you can trust and is a fan of your music to help with the release of your next single and/or album to help you get visibility on blogs, playlisting, etc. If you're not already on a label, consider trying to get signed to one as they can help you with the promo and playlist pitching. 

Of course once you can start playing live too, I would def suggest doing that as much as possible to help build a fanbase. 

Best of luck!

Jon Dhama submitted media.

Hanging On A Dream by Former Child Stars (Jon Dhama)

Bob Lugowe

Cool song with a lo-fi, indie vibe. Not sure if this is mastered but I like the organic feel to the track as it seems to fit the personality on display well. Def a chill track with a great instrumental outro and good hooks that I could see a wider group of people digging. If you're working on a debut, don't be shy, just get it out there as it's easier now than ever to do that!

I would also suggest that you include a brief bio, lyrics, a description of the track and links to your social media / to hear more music in your Fluence submission so people can find out more about you. This is your elevator pitch in front of the right people so you want to make it as easy as possible for listeners to get the full picture and find more of your music if they're interested. The same should apply when you're promoting your music to a fanbase. 

If you're not already, be sure to use all of the available and FREE artist tools across the DSPs like Spotify for Artists, Apple Music for Artists, Amazon Music for Artists and Bandcamp's artist platform as these will provide great insight into your fanbase, how your music is performing and allow you to optimize your profiles and pitch for inclusion on playlists in certain instances. If you're looking for more promotion and building a fanbase you should consider hiring a publicist or a marketing firm that you feel you can trust and is a fan of your music to help with the release of your next single and/or album to help you get visibility on blogs, playlisting, etc. If you're not already on a label, consider trying to get signed to one as they can help you with the promo and playlist pitching. 

Best of luck!

Henry Alexander submitted media.

In My Shoes (official) by Henry Alexander

Bob Lugowe

Cool video and unique sound. Not something I would usually listen to but I appreciate the talent and originality here. The video has a very solid amount of views on youtube within a couple of weeks so you must be doing something right to promote it though I would try to encourage higher engagement considering there are a lot of views but only a few comments. 

I would suggest including links to your social media in your Fluence submission so people can find out more about you. Also, be sure to get on Tik Tok and Triller as so many labels and talent scouts are looking there for new artists. 

If you're not already, be sure to use all of the available and FREE artist tools across the DSPs like Spotify for Artists, Apple Music for Artists, Amazon Music for Artists and Bandcamp's artist platform as these will provide great insight into your fanbase, how your music is performing and allow you to optimize your profiles and pitch for inclusion on playlists in certain instances. If you're looking for more promotion and building a fanbase you should consider hiring a publicist or a marketing firm that you feel you can trust and is a fan of your music to help with the release of your next single and/or album to help you get visibility on blogs, playlisting, etc. If you're not already on a label, consider trying to get signed to one as they can help you with the promo and playlist pitching. Obviously touring isn't possible right now but when you can play shows again, def get out there as rock music is best experienced live. I'd encourage you to experiment with virtual shows and building your online following in the meantime. 

Best of luck!

Nicholas Jettmar submitted media.

Bob Lugowe

Great production on the track and the lyric video is unique and and also well-produced, fits the song really well. This def sounds like the current top 40 pop-rap which is what I'm sure you're going for though it's a very competitive scene so make sure you're setting yourself apart in some way. Your social media looks brand new but definitely focus on building your profile and image out on those sites to help build a fanbase as the music is good, you just got to do the work to promote it.  Also, be sure to get on Tik Tok and Triller as so many labels and talent scouts are looking there for new artists. Also, consider making a real music video for this track. 
Also, I would include a short bio about you as an artist along with a description of the track. This is your elevator pitch in front of the right people so you want to provide as much info as possible in a clear and concise manner and make it easy for anyone to hear more if they'd like. Also, be sure to use all of the available and FREE artist tools across the DSPs like Spotify for Artists, Apple Music for Artists, Amazon Music for Artists and Bandcamp's artist platform as these will provide great insight into your fanbase, how your music is performing and allow you to optimize your profiles and pitch for inclusion on playlists in certain instances. If you're looking for more promotion and building a fanbase you should consider hiring a publicist or a marketing firm to help with the release of your next single and/or album to help you get visibility on blogs, playlisting, etc. If you're not already on a label, consider trying to get signed to one as they can help you with the promo and playlist pitching. 

Best of luck!

Silas Price submitted media.

2AM [Official Video] by Silas Price

Bob Lugowe

Good production along with a chill, catchy song that I'm sure gets better with each listen. I appreciated the humor and DIY quality of the music video which kept me entertained throughout including the skits and the animations of "Meat cheese bread". You def have a unique sense of humor and the running with the mask scenes reminded me of Busta Rhymes' "Dangerous" video but with a scarier twist due to the reality of the current pandemic. 
For starters, I would include a short bio, description of the track and lyrics along with your social media links (actually hyperlinked not so people have to copy and paste them). This is your elevator pitch in front of the right people so you want to provide as much info as possible in a clear and concise manner and make it easy for anyone to hear more if they'd like. Also, be sure to use all of the available and FREE artist tools across the DSPs like Spotify for Artists, Apple Music for Artists, Amazon Music for Artists and Bandcamp's artist platform as these will provide great insight into your fanbase, how your music is performing and allow you to optimize your profiles and pitch for inclusion on playlists in certain instances. If you're looking for more promotion and building a fanbase you should consider hiring a publicist or a marketing firm to help with the release of your next single and/or album to help you get visibility on blogs, playlisting, etc. If you're not already on a label, consider trying to get signed to one as they can help you with the promo and playlist pitching. 
I would also make sure you have hyperlinks to hear more of your music in the description of the youtube video, especially "above the fold" where a viewer can see it before having to click "show more" as you want people to find you on streaming services or social media. 

You def have talent and a unique vibe so keep at it and keep creating content and music and see if something sticks. Also, be sure to get on Tik Tok and Triller as so many labels and talent scouts are looking there for new artists. Best of luck!

Eamonn Conor submitted media.

Like I Do by Eamonn Conor

Bob Lugowe

Nice, catchy and well-written pop song with a very chill production that def makes me think of the beach a la the cover art. I would start by suggesting that you include a brief bio, lyrics, a description of the track and links to your social media in your Fluence submission so people can find out more about you. This is your elevator pitch in front of the right people so you want to make it as easy as possible for listeners to get the full picture and find more of your music if they're interested. The same should apply when you're promoting your music to a fanbase. 

If you're not already, be sure to use all of the available and FREE artist tools across the DSPs like Spotify for Artists, Apple Music for Artists, Amazon Music for Artists and Bandcamp's artist platform as these will provide great insight into your fanbase, how your music is performing and allow you to optimize your profiles and pitch for inclusion on playlists in certain instances. If you're looking for more promotion and building a fanbase you should consider hiring a publicist or a marketing firm that you feel you can trust and is a fan of your music to help with the release of your next single and/or album to help you get visibility on blogs, playlisting, etc. If you're not already on a label, consider trying to get signed to one as they can help you with the promo and playlist pitching.Also, be sure to get on Tik Tok and Triller as so many labels and talent scouts are looking there for new artists. 

Best of luck!

The Gold Souls Group submitted media.

Got It (Official Audio) by The Gold Souls

Bob Lugowe

Catchy, well-written song with a solid groove. Sounds like it would be great in a live environment and I always appreciate modern groups keeping funk / soul alive. The look and feel of the group is very professional and you have a unique aesthetic too so kudos there. 

For starters, I would include a short bio, description of the track and lyrics along with your social media links (and actually have them hyperlink). This is your elevator pitch in front of the right people so you want to provide as much info as possible in a clear and concise manner and make it easy for anyone to hear more if they'd like. Also, be sure to use all of the available and FREE artist tools across the DSPs like Spotify for Artists, Apple Music for Artists, Amazon Music for Artists and Bandcamp's artist platform as these will provide great insight into your fanbase, how your music is performing and allow you to optimize your profiles and pitch for inclusion on playlists in certain instances. If you're looking for more promotion and building a fanbase you should consider hiring a publicist or a marketing firm to help with the release of your next single and/or album to help you get visibility on blogs, playlisting, etc. If you're not already on a label, consider trying to get signed to one as they can help you with the promo and playlist pitching. 

Also, this seems like a great track to have a music video for so if you have it in your means, def make as much visual content as possible around a release to help with promotion and getting noticed. This is 2020 so artists need to focus on aesthetics and visuals more than ever.  Best of luck!

Jay Bonaparte submitted media.

Lost Cause by PARAGⴲN CAUSE

Bob Lugowe

I dig the track and definitely hear the influences you mentioned below. This is def a song you should consider making a music video for or at least to consider for an upcoming single. Visuals are more important than ever in 2020 (and always have been) so make sure you have a strong aesthetic and visual component to match your music. 

You have a well organized presentation and onesheet laid out below and seem to be setting up things properly but if your main goal is getting publicity and having a PR strategy your two options are to either find an indie publicist who you can hire to push the next album who believes in your work and doesn't just want your money and/or a label who will get behind the release and help with PR, playlist pitching, marketing, etc. You can of course cold email labels with a link to your upcoming album and one sheet in the hopes someone may take note though this rarely has success or do things on your own and prove to a label that you have the drive and wherewithall to make it in this industry and then hope to get a label to reissue the album or sign you for the next one. Industry pros across all genres are looking for artists who have their identity, sound, social media presence, fanbase, aesthetic etc. as figured out as possible and then they just help them take it to the next step. It looks like you're off to a good start so it's just about connecting the dots. 

Once live music can start back up, of course playing shows is crucial for this kind of music but who knows when that will be. Best of luck in the meantime!

Keith Mosfet submitted media.

Breathe by Keith Mosfet

Bob Lugowe

Cool animated video and catchy song that fits well with the aesthetic. Has a strong indie vibe but with some elements of folk, garage rock and classic rock. Good unique sound. 

For starters, I would definitely include a short bio, description of the track and lyrics along with the links to your socials / places to hear more music. This is your elevator pitch in front of the right people so you want to provide as much info as possible in a clear and concise manner and make it easy for anyone to hear more if they'd like. Also, be sure to use all of the available and FREE artist tools across the DSPs like Spotify for Artists, Apple Music for Artists, Amazon Music for Artists and Bandcamp's artist platform as these will provide great insight into your fanbase, how your music is performing and allow you to optimize your profiles and pitch for inclusion on playlists in certain instances. If you're looking for more promotion and building a fanbase you should consider hiring a publicist or a marketing firm to help with the release of your next single and/or album. 

Once the pandemic ends too, make sure you play live as much as possible as this music sounds like it would do great in a live setting or at least for now perhaps you can participate in online streams and live concerts. Best of luck! 

Alex Nicol submitted media.

Two Times A Charm by Alex Nicol

Bob Lugowe

Catchy, well-written song with a great indie vibe and a fun music video to accompany the track. Reminded me a bit of Kurt Vile or Ariel Pink. For starters, I would definitely add a short bio and description of the track to your Fluence submission. This is your elevator pitch in front of the right people so you want to provide as much info as possible in a clear and concise manner and make it easy for anyone to hear more if they'd like. Also, be sure to use all of the available and FREE artist tools across the DSPs like Spotify for Artists, Apple Music for Artists, Amazon Music for Artists and Bandcamp's artist platform as these will provide great insight into your fanbase, how your music is performing and allow you to optimize your profiles and pitch for inclusion on playlists in certain instances. I would also suggest perhaps putting your music on Bandcamp as a pay-what-you-want model to gain fans and collect email addresses for anyone who doesn't want to pay the full amount for a digital download. If you do have a fanbase, consider releasing the album with some merch or on a physical format like a cassette even so fans can show their support and have a collectors item to go with the music. 

If you're looking for more promotion and building a fanbase you should consider hiring a publicist or a marketing firm to help with the release of your next single and/or album unless your label is doing that already. Of course playing live is essential for this genre but that is currently on hold giving the pandemic so consider taking part in as many existing live streams, charity events, etc. to continue to promote your new release while locked down. Best of luck! 

Sedrick McLean submitted media.

Show And Prove by SeddyMac

Bob Lugowe

Solid production and catchy, enjoyable song with a good mix of singing / rapping. I. would suggest by including a bio about you as an artist and why people should pay attention to you, not why you feel you're not getting the credit you deserve. It's a grind out there and the music biz is tough so present yourself with confidence not as someone who feels they're not getting a fair chance as that won't appeal to any blogs, playlist curators, labels, etc. If you do want more exposure in those outlets you should consider working with a publicist, marketing firm and/or label / distributor for your next singles as they can help you get placed around the web and streaming services but you need "drivers" as to why people should pay attention like what other big artists have you opened for, any accolades you've received, names of notable producers or artists you've collaborated with, tours you've done, social media #'s, etc. In hip-hop especially, these things matter a lot so make sure your social game is established and you're sending out a clear, cohesive message to fans with your own aesthetic if you want to get noticed. Music videos are also especially important in hip-hop so def make sure you're creating visual content. 

Regrading this submission, this is your elevator pitch in front of the right people so you want to provide as much info as possible in a clear and concise manner and make it easy for anyone to hear more if they'd like and follow you on social media via links, not having to google your name. Also, be sure to use all of the available and FREE artist tools across the DSPs like Spotify for Artists, Apple Music for Artists, Amazon Music for Artists and Bandcamp's artist platform as these will provide great insight into your fanbase, how your music is performing and allow you to optimize your profiles and pitch for inclusion on playlists in certain instances.. Also, being on Tik Tok is an obvious platform that is worth looking at along with Triller as so much music is blowing up there now too.  Best of luck!

CJ Ray submitted media.

Bob Lugowe

This isn't really something I would listen to but I can appreciate that this is a well-written song with a positive message and the second half of the song had some great classic rock vibes where you really showcased your vocals. 

 For starters, I think the description is good but you should also include a short bio about you as an artist along with lyrics and links to your socials / places to hear more music. This is your elevator pitch in front of the right people so you want to provide as much info as possible in a clear and concise manner and make it easy for anyone to hear more if they'd like. Also, be sure to use all of the available and FREE artist tools across the DSPs like Spotify for Artists, Apple Music for Artists, Amazon Music for Artists and Bandcamp's artist platform as these will provide great insight into your fanbase, how your music is performing and allow you to optimize your profiles and pitch for inclusion on playlists in certain instances. If you're looking for more promotion and building a fanbase you should consider hiring a publicist or a marketing firm to help with the release of your next single and/or album. Also, this seems like a great track to have a music video for so if you have it in your means, def make as much visual content as possible around a release to help with promotion and getting noticed. This is 2020 so artists need to focus on aesthetics and visuals more than ever. 

Lastly, of course you can't play live during the pandemic but once live music reopens this sounds like something that would translate well in a live environment so make sure to play regionally and locally to build a fanbase there as much as possible, ideally with bigger acts within your scene. Best of luck! 

Cipher submitted media.

Bob Lugowe

I'm a bit conflicted about this one because it's definitely a well-written hip-hop / pop song with really solid production that sounds very contemporary, but it's not something I would listen to on my own as it just sounds too much like the majority of artists dominating the charts these days. You absolutely have a clear talent though. The video is cool but also looks a bit amateur at parts which I imagine is due to limited budget. I'm def not trying to be harsh but seeing hundreds of pro-shot videos every week, you can easily spot the difference and I think the video takes away from the quality of the track a bit. For starters,I would suggest by including a bio about yourself along with lyrics, links to hear more music and links to your socials. This is your elevator pitch in front of the right people so you want to provide as much info as possible in a clear and concise manner and make it as easy as possible for anyone to hear more and dive deeper if they'd like.Also, be sure to use all of the available and FREE artist tools across the DSPs like Spotify for Artists, Apple Music for Artists, Amazon Music for Artists and Bandcamp's artist platform as these will provide great insight into your fanbase, how your music is performing and allow you to optimize your profiles and pitch for inclusion on playlists in certain instances. If you're looking for more promotion and coverage on blogs you should consider hiring a publicist or a marketing firm to help with the release of your next single and/or album. If you want radio play, you should look at hiring a radio promotions company. Def make as much visual content as possible around a release to help with promotion and getting noticed. This is 2020 so artists need to focus on finding your own voice, aesthetics and visuals more than ever. Best of luck!

Hamish Anderson submitted media.

You Give Me Something by Hamish Anderson

Bob Lugowe

Great tone and fuzz with a retro yet timeless songwriting quality to it. Catchy songwriting, good hooks and enjoyable guitar solo. Video is totally pro too so nice work all around. It looks like you're doing something right as the video has a decent amount of views and your Spotify plays / monthly listeners are all impressive. 

For starters,I would suggest by including lyrics and links to your socials as this is your elevator pitch in front of the right people so you want to provide as much info as possible in a clear and concise manner and make it as easy as possible for anyone to learn more if they'd like.  I would also suggest putting all of your music on bandcamp, perhaps as pay what you want to build a fanbase as that is the #1 site for indie music fans to discover and purchase music plus they pay artists the best rates. Also, be sure to use all of the available and FREE artist tools across the DSPs like Spotify for Artists, Apple Music for Artists, Amazon Music for Artists and Bandcamp's artist platform as these will provide great insight into your fanbase, how your music is performing and allow you to optimize your profiles and pitch for inclusion on playlists in certain instances. If you're looking for more promotion and coverage on blogs you should consider hiring a publicist or a marketing firm to help with the release of your next single and/or album. If you want to get signed to a label, you seem to have a lot of the right tools in place so make sure you're playing live as much as possible and with acts bigger than yourself to continue to grow and get noticed. Best of luck! 

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Bob Lugowe

First of all, mad props on getting a Delorean with a custom license plate to appear at the end of your video. Total cherry on top moment haha. I definitely dig the music and the video and you guys have a unique sound and vibe that I think would resonate well in the heavy community. I would start by suggesting cleaning up the bio a bit as it just reads as very cliche ("critically acclaimined" - by whom? - "pushing the envelope" "amazing live performances" etc.) and just sound boring at this point as every band uses that tactic. Find your own voice not just in your music but how you present yourself. Also, you've def played with some cool acts but I wouldn't start with Mushroomhead unless you want to be lumped into nu-metal, hot topic style bands, this music deserves better than that. 

You should also mention if you're working on new material or what your goal is along with your Fluence submission. If you have new music coming, are you trying to get signed to a label, tour, just have people hear it, etc? Music from 2019 is old news at this point so will likely not get any coverage on blogs, etc. 

This is your elevator pitch in front of the right people so you want to provide as much info as possible in a clear and concise manner and make it as easy as possible for anyone to digest everything in one place. Also, be sure to use all of the available and FREE artist tools across the DSPs like Spotify for Artists, Apple Music for Artists, Amazon Music for Artists and Bandcamp's artist platform as these will provide great insight into your fanbase, how your music is performing and allow you to optimize your profiles and pitch for inclusion on playlists in certain instances. If you're looking for more promotion and coverage on blogs you should consider hiring a publicist with the release of your next single and/or album to help get coverage on metal, punk and rock sites.  Best of luck!

Zeke Foster submitted media.

Trust Nobody by Zeke Foster

Bob Lugowe

Well-written song pop song with solid production that sounds very contemporary, nice work. I dig the artwork too and it represents your sound quite well. For starters,I would suggest by including a bio about yourself along with lyrics, links to hear more music and actual links to your socials as very few people will take the time to seek out your socials themselves unless they're floored by the music and even then, this is your elevator pitch in front of the right people so you want to provide as much info as possible in a clear and concise manner and make it as easy as possible for anyone to hear more if they'd like. I would also suggest putting all of your music on bandcamp, perhaps as pay what you want to build a fanbase as that is the #1 site for indie music fans to discover and purchase music plus they pay artists the best rates. Also, be sure to use all of the available and FREE artist tools across the DSPs like Spotify for Artists, Apple Music for Artists, Amazon Music for Artists and Bandcamp's artist platform as these will provide great insight into your fanbase, how your music is performing and allow you to optimize your profiles and pitch for inclusion on playlists in certain instances. If you're looking for more promotion and coverage on blogs you should consider hiring a publicist or a marketing firm to help with the release of your next single and/or album. If you want radio play, you should look at hiring a radio promotions company. Also, this seems like a great track to have a music video for so if you have it in your means, def make as much visual content as possible around a release to help with promotion and getting noticed. This is 2020 so artists need to focus on aesthetics and visuals more than ever. Best of luck!

Kayla DiVenere submitted media.

This Isn't Fun Anymore by Kayla DiVenere

Bob Lugowe

Catchy, well-written song with solid production and great lyrics, definitely a very modern sounding pop song, nice work. For starters, I think the bio is good but you should also include lyrics and links to your socials / places to hear more music. This is your elevator pitch in front of the right people so you want to provide as much info as possible in a clear and concise manner and make it easy for anyone to hear more if they'd like. Also, be sure to use all of the available and FREE artist tools across the DSPs like Spotify for Artists, Apple Music for Artists, Amazon Music for Artists and Bandcamp's artist platform as these will provide great insight into your fanbase, how your music is performing and allow you to optimize your profiles and pitch for inclusion on playlists in certain instances. If you're looking for more promotion and building a fanbase you should consider hiring a publicist or a marketing firm to help with the release of your next single and/or album. Also, this seems like a great track to have a music video for so if you have it in your means, def make as much visual content as possible around a release to help with promotion and getting noticed. This is 2020 so artists need to focus on aesthetics and visuals more than ever. Also, being that she is 16, Tik Tok is an obvious platform that she should be utilizing along with Triller. Social media is huge for young artists in the pop world and major labels are paying attention so definitely focus on that too. Best of luck!

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Bob Lugowe

Lots of talent on display here. A beautiful song and great performance. I would suggest including the lyrics with your fluence submission and making sure your hyperlinks below work as only a couple do. You want to make it as easy as possible for people to hear more music or check you out if they're interested as most people are only spending a few minutes if that looking at your submission (this is the case with any elevator pitch). I think the sound quality of the video is excellent as is the performance but the video quality could be a bit better. The edits are a bit awkard at times and there are moments where the camera is a bit shaky. This is just nit-picking but from a standpoint of seeing so many pro-shot videos every day, this one could use a bit of work. If you're interested in getting more exposure I'd consider hiring a publicist for your next release and of course playing live as much as possible. Sounds like you've had a good start so keep at it and best of luck. The talent and songwriting is def there it's just a matter of connecting the dots.  

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Jump by Electric City Underground

Bob Lugowe

Catchy, unique and well-written song with solid production that is danceable but also has an edge to it, definitely cool. For starters,I would suggest by cleaning up your bio to talk more about your project first instead of awards or nominations you received almost 10 years ago. It's cool that the song was played in six flags but that doesn't really have much to do with what you're about. The second paragraph is definitely more interesting and most people aren't going to read the whole thing so hit them with what counts. I'd also suggest including a short description of the track, and links to your socials. This is your elevator pitch in front of the right people so you want to provide as much info as possible in a clear and concise manner and make it easy for anyone to hear more if they'd like. I would also suggest putting all of your music on bandcamp, perhaps as pay what you want to build a fanbase as that is the #1 site for indie music fans to discover and purchase music plus they pay artists the best rates. Also, be sure to use all of the available and FREE artist tools across the DSPs like Spotify for Artists, Apple Music for Artists, Amazon Music for Artists and Bandcamp's artist platform as these will provide great insight into your fanbase, how your music is performing and allow you to optimize your profiles and pitch for inclusion on playlists in certain instances. If you're just looking for more promotion and building a fanbase you should consider hiring a publicist or a marketing firm to help with the release of your next single and/or album. If you want to get signed to a label, you seem to have a lot of the right tools in place so make sure you're playing live as much as possible and with acts bigger than yourself to continue to grow and get noticed. Best of luck! 

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Trouble Maker by Henry Alexander

Bob Lugowe

Catchy, slightly weird, unique and well-written song with solid production that is danceable but also has a fun nostalgic 80s / 90s vibe to it. For starters,I would suggest by cleaning up adding a bio about the project along with the short description of the track, and include links to all of your socials. and more importantly where to hear more music This is your elevator pitch in front of the right people so you want to provide as much info as possible in a clear and concise manner and make it easy for anyone to hear more if they'd like. I would also suggest putting all of your music on bandcamp, if you haven't already, perhaps as pay what you want to build a fanbase as that is the #1 site for indie music fans to discover and purchase music plus they pay artists the best rates. Also, be sure to use all of the available and FREE artist tools across the DSPs like Spotify for Artists, Apple Music for Artists, Amazon Music for Artists and Bandcamp's artist platform as these will provide great insight into your fanbase, how your music is performing and allow you to optimize your profiles and pitch for inclusion on playlists in certain instances. If you're looking for more promotion and building a fanbase you should consider hiring a publicist or a marketing firm to help with the release of your next single and/or album. Also, once you're able to get out and play shows, def take advantage as this is the type of music best experienced live. Best of luck!

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Make a Monster by Angela Sclafani

Bob Lugowe

Enjoyed the song, definitely made me nostalgic for some 90s singer/songwriter pop. I'd suggest maybe including the lyrics to the song with your fluence submission and making sure the links to hear more of your music are hyperlinked as right now they just look as text and people aren't likely going to search to hear more, they need it right in front of them. I'd also suggest putting your music on Bandcamp, perhaps as a pay-what-you-want model to build a fanbase and collect email addresses, as that's the #1 platform for indie artists and they pay artists the most. This is your elevator pitch in front of the right people so you want to provide as much info as possible in a clear and concise manner and make it easy for anyone to hear more if they'd like. I would also suggest putting all of your music on bandcamp, perhaps as pay what you want to build a fanbase as that is the #1 site for indie music fans to discover and purchase music plus they pay artists the best rates. Also, be sure to use all of the available and FREE artist tools across the DSPs like Spotify for Artists, Apple Music for Artists, Amazon Music for Artists and Bandcamp's artist platform as these will provide great insight into your fanbase, how your music is performing and allow you to optimize your profiles and pitch for inclusion on playlists in certain instances. If you're looking for more promotion and building a fanbase you should consider hiring a publicist or a marketing firm to help with the release of your next single and/or album. Also, this seems like a great track to have a music video for so if you have it in your means, def make as much visual content as possible around a release to help with promotion and getting noticed. This is 2020 so artists need to focus on aesthetics and visuals more than ever. Best of luck!

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Bob Lugowe

Catchy, unique and well-written song with solid production and a great music video to accompany it. Looks totally pro and you seem on the right track. I would suggest including a brief artist bio along with the rest of your info below as this is your elevator pitch in front of the right people so you want to provide as much info as possible in a clear and concise manner and make it easy for anyone to hear more if they'd like. I'd also clean it up to take out ticket links, hashtags, etc. so it doesn't just look like a reposting of a social media post. I would also suggest putting all of your music on bandcamp, perhaps as pay what you want to build a fanbase as that is the #1 site for indie music fans to discover and purchase music plus they pay artists the best rates. Also, be sure to use all of the available and FREE artist tools across the DSPs like Spotify for Artists, Apple Music for Artists, Amazon Music for Artists and Bandcamp's artist platform as these will provide great insight into your fanbase, how your music is performing and allow you to optimize your profiles and pitch for inclusion on playlists in certain instances. If you're looking for more promotion and building a fanbase you should consider hiring a publicist or a marketing firm to help with the release of your next single and/or album. Best of luck!

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Flux Amuck (Music Video) by Flux Amuck

Bob Lugowe

I'm very happy I watched this while stoned because this video was super psychedelic and matched perfectly with the weird, trippy, heavy music. You guys def have a unique sound so kudos there. For starters,I would suggest by including a brief bio about your project along with a short description of the track, lyrics and links to hear more music, not just your socials as this is your elevator pitch in front of the right people so you want to provide as much info as possible in a clear and concise manner and make it easy for anyone to hear more if they'd like. I would also suggest putting your music on bandcamp as a pay what you want to build a fanbase and collect email addresses instead of trying to charge for it as that is the #1 site for indie music fans to discover and purchase music so take advantage of the platform. Also, be sure to use all of the available and FREE artist tools across the DSPs like Spotify for Artists, Apple Music for Artists, Amazon Music for Artists and Bandcamp's artist platform as these will provide great insight into your fanbase, how your music is performing and allow you to optimize your profiles and pitch for inclusion on playlists in certain instances. If you're looking for more promotion and building a fanbase you should consider hiring a publicist or a marketing firm to help with the release of your next single and/or album. If you want to get signed, put together professional photos and a bio and make sure you're playing shows (when venues reopen) with other established acts and touring bands in the region as heavy music thrives on the live environment. Best of luck!

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Lead the Way by Billy Wild

Bob Lugowe

Catchy, well-written song with solid production, interesting instrumentation, a funky groove and seductive vibe. For starters,I would suggest by including a brief bio about your project along with a short description of the track, lyrics and links to hear more music plus your socials as this is your elevator pitch in front of the right people so you want to provide as much info as possible in a clear and concise manner and make it easy for anyone to hear more if they'd like. I would also suggest putting all of your music on bandcamp, perhaps as pay what you want to build a fanbase as that is the #1 site for indie music fans to discover and purchase music plus they pay artists the best rates. Also, be sure to use all of the available and FREE artist tools across the DSPs like Spotify for Artists, Apple Music for Artists, Amazon Music for Artists and Bandcamp's artist platform as these will provide great insight into your fanbase, how your music is performing and allow you to optimize your profiles and pitch for inclusion on playlists in certain instances. If you're looking for more promotion and building a fanbase you should consider hiring a publicist or a marketing firm to help with the release of your next single and/or album. Best of luck!

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Make A Monster by Angela Sclafani

Bob Lugowe

Enjoyed the song, definitely made me nostalgic for some 90s singer/songwriter pop. I'd suggest maybe including the lyrics to the song with your fluence submission and putting your music on Bandcamp as that's the #1 platform for indie artists. If you're looking to get signed / get more exposure you should consider finding a team of equally passionate people to help you with your career, be that a publicist, a manager, entertainment lawyer, or a trusted friend with some experience in the industry. So much about getting your music in front of the right people is based on your network so since you're in NYC take advantage of networking and meeting the right people. if you release your music independently you can still pitch to things like spotify playlists yourself, just make sure you have an overall strategy in place for the release as it's quite competitive out there. Definitely consider making a music video for an upcoming single that you can use for a potential premiere or to pitch to labels. The more you can do and establish on your own with your music, the more appealing you will be to a label or distributor. Part of this is having everything look as professional and cohesive as possible across your social media, having professional photos, a pro looking website, etc. Right now your site has A LOT of info and media on it and it's kind of overwhelming to look at and get a sense of who you are as an artist. Focus on the narrative you're trying to tell and what sets you apart from the thousands of other artists in the space and then take that to a wider audience. You def have the talent and drive, it's a matter of just connecting the dots. One piece of advice I always like to give is look at what other, more established artists in your space are doing both on the indie and major label level and get a sense of some ideas that way to help figure out a way to cut through all the noise. Best of luck!