Indie Mag

INDIE MAG - ISSUE #5 - JAN/FEB 2013

Indie Mag Jan/Feb 2013

By Give Me Liberty Press in Indie Mag

32 pages, published 1/30/2013

Indie Mag is a global magazine for independent musicians. Each issue is filled with interviews and features – from indie innovators to acclaimed songwriters, from producers to managers, from up-and-coming artists to label owners. It’s all about spotlighting the best independent musicians around the world and celebrating them. In our Jan/Feb 2013 issue, we talk to Cherie Currie (The Runaways), Martin Atkins (PiL, Pigface, Nine Inch Nails), John…

The Empowerment Issue

This month’s issue was inspired by empowerment – the ability to empower yourself and the hope to empower others. Cherie Currie would inspire an entire generation of young women as the lead singer of The Runaways. She created a space for women, which hadn’t existed before. Like a typical trailblazer, she would lend this ethos to every path she chose in life, eventually becoming a drug counselor and again, leading others to their personal empowerment and finding hers along the way. Martin Atkins is the backbreaking drumming behemoth behind some of the most hard-hitting songs in rock. (Think “Wish” by Nine Inch Nails). But stepping out from behind the kit, he’s taken his lessons to print and to the classroom, where he is empowering a whole generation of new musicians to seize the opportunities that stand before them. Chris Robley shares his empowerment with others. A highly-acclaimed musician in his own right, he encourages success and empowers millions of independent musicians with his thoughtful marketing insight through the DIY Musician’s Blog. Half the Sky is on a mission to empower women and girls all over the world by turning oppression into opportunity. We’re proud to be a part of their crusade. And finally, Kati O’Toole, Meghan Toohey and John Seymour. We decided to focus on producers because, when it comes to making records, they are the ultimate empowerers. With the right level of skill, care and honesty, they help artists around the world realize their musical visions. It doesn’t get more empowering than that.

As always, thank you for reading.

In this issue:

  • Cherie Currie (The Runaways)
  • Martin Atkins (PiL, Pigface, Killing Joke, Nine Inch Nails; author of “Tour:Smart”)
  • John Seymour (GRAMMY® Award-winning Mixing/Producer/Engineer – Dave Matthews Band, Alice In Chains, U2)
  • Kati O’Toole (Head of Production – Studio Pros)
  • Chris Robley (Editor of DIY Musician’s Blog/CD Baby)
  • Meghan Toohey (The Cold and Lovely)
  • Half the Sky Movement

…and much more.

We have partnered with NEMA

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We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve officially partnered up with the New England Music Awards and Artist Conference! Free submissions for all New England bands and performers closes on Dec. 31st, so make sure to submit yourself if you’re ‘New English”…. Check it out: www.nemusicawards.com

The Indie Music Movement

After much debate, we have finally agreed to save our delicious new issue for a January 2013 release. The decision comes on the heels of a whole lotta development & a whole lotta expansion. We are super stoked about the year ahead and we are super honored to be considered a rising publication of note. We are thrilled to be highlighting the best and the brightest of the international indie music movement! Thank you for being a part of it!

THE INDIE MAG PROJECT UPDATE - STILL PUBLISHING WITH A CONSCIENCE

We received positive feedback on the The INDIE MAG Project by the bucketful – which tells us we’re on the right track. So, although we didn’t reach our project goal, we’re still developing it. We’re now looking into ways of creating an organization that is completely self-sustaining and totally for/by musicians without a need for any type of costly operational infrastructure. It means that we will be busy at work on the upcoming issue of the magazine AND the next stage of development for ‘Publishing with a conscience’. We will continue to reach out to the indie community to find out what you really need and how we can help provide it.

We would also like to send out gargantuan amounts of good karma to some of INDIE MAG’s most steadfast supporters. They rock in all the right ways…

Eli T (http://www.tuneintoeli.com/)

The Bollands (http://www.thebollands.com/)

Grown Up Avenger Stuff (http://grownupavengerstuff.com/)

Sue Shearman (http://soundcloud.com/sueshearman/tracks)

Kimball Gallagher (http://www.kimballgallagher.com/)

Arthur Urquiola (Band: Tigerbombers/Founder of Artefracture)

http://www.tigerbombers.com/

David Harris (Purveyor of the Hong Kong Gig Guide)

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hong-Kong-Gig-Guide/168044539886895

Steve Bernstein (Co-President of Wear Your Music)

http://www.wearyourmusic.org/

Thanks to you from us.

The INDIE MAG team

The INDIE MAG Project - Publishing with a conscience.

Indie Mag is embarking on a mission to transform the magazine into a social enterprise that raises funds for the indie music community through its publication. With the support of Wear Your Music, we created: The INDIE MAG Project.

INDIE MAG - ISSUE #4 - JULY/AUG 2012

Indie Mag July/Aug 2012

By Give Me Liberty Press in Indie Mag

40 pages, published 8/10/2012

Indie Mag is a new magazine for independent musicians highlighting scenes, musicians, and music driven causes from around the world. Each issue is filled with interviews and features – from indie innovators to acclaimed songwriters, from producers to managers, from up-and-coming artists to label owners. It’s all about spotlighting the best independent musicians around the world and celebrating them. Indie Mag is also embarking on a mission to…

This month’s issue was inspired by equality – the hope of its existence and the movement towards it from all corners of the community. Derek Sivers shifted the focus of an entire industry because of a lack of distribution options for independent artists. Kevin Jennings took on the issue of bullying in schools and brought it onto a world stage because of his own experience with intolerance as a gay man. Patty Schemel subverted the male-dominated world of drumming to secure her place in rock history as one of the most powerful and important drummers of her generation. Alone, these three individuals have contributed something immeasurable to the equality movement – hope for change. But while their stories have been told, there are quieter battles being waged everyday. One of those is the story of Ryan Cassata, who took his inner gender battle public when he realized that others could benefit from his experience. Eastern Sunz, who use their music as a vehicle for spreading awareness about issues that matter to them. Amy Sutton, who refuses to conform to any stereotypes of how women in music should be. Kimball Gallagher, who has turned his passion for classical music into an adventure that is taking him around the world and reviving a lost salon culture. And of course, Maximum RNR, the Canadian road warriors who insist on cultivating every aspect of their career with a pure DIY ethic. The search for equality continues. But she has amassed an army of warriors along the way.

As always, thank you for reading.

In this issue:

  • Derek Sivers (founder of CD Baby/Author of “Anything You Want”)
  • Patty Schemel (Hole/The Cold and Lovely)
  • Kevin Jennings (CEO of Be the Change)
  • Lisa Papineau (Big Sir/Air/M83/Pet)
  • Maximum RNR
  • Kimball Gallagher (88-Key Tour)
  • Eastern Sunz
  • Ryan Cassata
  • Amy Sutton (Neon Choir)
  • Tony Ward (Program Director for Music Matters conference/Music marketing guru)
  • Rock n’ Roll Camp for Girls Los Angeles

Featured Artists/Bands:

  • BadKat (Germany)
  • Bella Clava (Canada)
  • Black Rock Revival (US)
  • Boys Without Toys (US)
  • Dark Himaya (Hong Kong)
  • Debbie Forrest (US)
  • Dirty Clergy (US)
  • Eastborough (Canada)
  • Eatliz (Israel)
  • Eli T. (Canada/Singapore)
  • Heather Green (Canada)
  • (i am) isis (US)
  • JOANovArc (UK)
  • Julia Massey & The Five Finger Discount (US)
  • Kentucky Knife Fight (US)
  • Paper Lights (US)
  • Razors of Ockham (Australia)
  • Streetz On Fire (US)
  • Taun (Australia)
  • That Noise (US)
  • The Bollands (New Zealand)
  • The Cranks (US)
  • The Slants (US)
  • The Statesmen (US)
  • Wetrobots <3 Bosaina (Egypt)

INDIE MAG is available by print on demand courtesy of Hp Magcloud. You can also download the e-version for FREE here: http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/424234

INDIE MAG & SONICBIDS

We are thrilled to announce that INDIE MAG has partnered up with SONICBIDS! This partnership is a direct result of the overwhelming number of bands that have contacted us for coverage in the magazine. We’re now at a stage where we need to see complete EPK’s before we can make a decision because there are so many ultra-cool indie bands out there that deserve attention. This is a FREE opportunity if you are a SONICBIDS band. You can click on the SONICBIDS logo below to take you to the opportunity listing. We’re accepting submissions for our July/Aug issue until 20-June-12. We’re really looking forward to hearing your stuff!

INDIE MAG - ISSUE #3 - MARCH 2012

Indie Mag March 2012

Indie Mag: Indie Mag March 2012

Indie Mag is a new magazine for independent musicians highlighting scenes, musicians, and music driven causes from around the world. Each issue is filled with interviews and features – from indie innovators to acclaimed songwriters, from producers to managers, from up-and-coming artists to label own…

Find out more on MagCloud

The internet is a powerful thing. It can be the platform for a call to action and a platform for change. It can spread messages of positivity and messages of hate. It can get you discovered and it can get you fired. This technological beast is the ultimate embodiment of the yin-yang energy that flows through our world. This issue is the direct result of the power of social networking. I embarked on a conversation with an 80’s icon (Corey Hart), re-fell in love with a band I originally discovered during my favourite summer (Concrete Blonde), received some beautiful insight about the way we see the world and our place in it (Handsome Furs) and contemplated the power of authenticity in music with a band of nomads (Tinariwen). But I learned something else. The internet can be an instrument of solace (the Layne Staley Memorial Fund), allowing Layne Staley’s mother, Nancy McCallum, to process her grief and channel it in a positive way even 10 years after her son’s death. It allowed me to tell her what Layne’s life had meant to me. And she listened. It allows the Animals Asia Foundation to work towards bringing an end to the cruel treatment of animals. These are the quiet triumphs of the digital age. It isn’t just about tweeting your next gig or constantly telling people to ‘like’ your facebook page. It’s about building human connections. Remember the old AT&T commercials beckoning you to ‘reach out and touch someone?’ Well, now you can reach out and touch just about anyone. So do it. If you want to build fans, then start building relationships. Trust me, it’s worth it.

Oh, and I received a truckload of brilliant music along the way J

As always, thank you for reading.

In this issue:

  • Corey Hart
  • Concrete Blonde
  • Handsome Furs
  • Tinariwen
  • The Layne Staley Memorial Fund
  • Animals Asia
  • The Art of Social Networking
  • Brands and Bands
  • Touring Tips
  • Classics of Love
  • Big Sir
  • Silver Thread Trio
  • PJ Harvey

Featured Artists/Bands:

  • Ana Egge (Canada/US)
  • Gescha (Canada)
  • Choo Choo Trains (UK)
  • Iveza (Serbia)
  • Jealous Creatures (US)
  • Anniversary Circle (UK)
  • Sharks (UK)
  • Versuchsanordnung (Germany)

INDIE MAG is available by print on demand courtesy of Hp MagCloud. You can also download the e-version for FREE here:http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/362669 

Indie Mag - Issue #2 - December 2011

Indie Mag Dec 2011

By Give Me Liberty Press in Indie Mag

26 pages, published 15 DEC 2011

Indie Mag is a new magazine for independent musicians highlighting scenes, musicians, and music driven causes from around the world. Each issue is filled with interviews and features – from indie innovators to acclaimed songwriters, from producers to managers, from up-and-coming artists to label owners. It’s all about spotlighting the best independent musicians around the world and celebrating them. In our second issue we talk to Frank Turner, Ju…

It’s that time of year again. To examine the year that’s past and look (with hope) to what lies ahead. The music industry is changing at such a rapid pace that we barely have time to get used to the rules before they are completely rewritten. So, what are we supposed to do? Complain? Quake in our boots with fear? I think not. This issue is dedicated to unsung heroes. Ok, some of them might not really be considered ‘unsung.’ But a hero, to me, is someone who changes the game and the way it’s played, all from operating in, around and outside of the system. That’s why you will come across people in this issue like Frank Turner and Juan Alderete. These are two of my musical heroes and you’ve probably heard their names before. But you’ll also come across a few names you don’t know. Despite that fact, their contribution to the world is gigantic. Louise Rogerson has made the bold decision to dedicate her life to saving the Asian elephant. Even as I write this, she is in Cambodia bringing awareness to the government about the degree of abuse these magnificent animals suffer in the name of entertainment. Lexi Burrows, whose battle with cancer inspired a musical movement. Finally, you will read about my biggest hero. My great-Uncle, Jimmy Lomax, who passed away in October. He dedicated his life to charity when he founded Operation Santa Claus in Hamilton, Ontario in the 1950’s. This beautiful man lived a simple existence, suffered devastating blows, yet never once gave up on what he felt was his call to duty. I’m very, very proud to share his DNA. This issue is dedicated to him. My hope for you this holiday season is that no matter where you are and what you believe, you will find your pocket of peace. Celebrate your victories and ignore defeat. Thank you for reading.

 

In this issue:

FRANK TURNER – Interview

JUAN ALDERETE (THE MARS VOLTA, RACER X) - Interview

DELI RADIO – (Indie Innovation – contextualized radio tool for musicians) - Interview

KITARA DIGITAL GUITAR – (Digital Innovation) - Interview

RUMSPRINGA – (Hot L.A. Band) – Interview, Review

LEXAPALOOZA – (Music driven charity for breast cancer awareness supported by Frank Turner)

EARS ASIA – (Elephant Asia Rescue and Survival Foundation – Charity founded by Louise Rogerson)

OPERATION SANTA CLAUS HAMILTON (Charity founded by Jimmy Lomax)

CHML/Y108 CHILDREN’S FUND

TOM WAITS – Review

THE LUNATICS – Review

NOAH AND THE WHALE – Live Review

LONDON VENUE GUIDE

TOURING TIPS

 

Featured Artists/Bands:

CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE (Canada)

GALAXY EXPRESS (S. Korea)

SUE SHEARMAN (Hong Kong)

SILVER THREAD TRIO (US)

THE DOLLYROTS (US)

THE LUNATICS (Poland)

SHOTGUN POLITICS (Hong Kong)

THE NOVOCAINES (Australia)

 

 

INDIE MAG is available by print on demand courtesy of Hp MagCloud. You can also download the e-version for FREE here: http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/314384

This is the face of independent music

Indie Mag

Indie Mag

By Give Me Liberty Press in Indie Mag

20 pages, published 31 AUG 2011

Indie Mag is a new magazine for independent musicians highlighting scenes, musicians, and music driven causes from around the world. Each issue is filled with interviews and features – from indie innovators to acclaimed songwriters, from producers to managers, from up-and-coming artists to label owners. It’s all about spotlighting the best independent musicians around the world and celebrating them. In our first issue we talk to Joseph Arthur, th… Find out more on MagCloud

This magazine started as a project about celebrating our independence. Not just as musicians, but as human beings. The independent spirit of music infuses everything from fundraising charities (Wear Your Music) to raising awareness about sex trafficking (SoundOut Singapore). It inspires innovation (Indie On the Move) and creativity (Joseph Arthur). It’s also about conversations. Every person in these pages is someone I’ve had a conversation with. Some of them I met while touring, but everyone I’ve met because of my life as a committed musician. It’s about discovering the undiscovered (Burkina Electric), respecting the talent of peers (Sushi Robot, Zelazowa, Ancient Spirit, Drawn From Bees, Miri), marveling at the maverick (Patti Maxine), the art of the protégé (Yuto) and the chutzpah of the young (FranKo). It’s about the managers who genuinely care (Steve Bernstein, Chris Craker) and the A-List producer who is searching the globe for the best undiscovered musicians (Manny Nieto). I’m honoured to know all of them. It’s about global scenes (Michael Pettis). It’s about us.

In this issue:

JOSEPH ARTHUR - Feature, Review

INDIE ON THE MOVE - (Music venue database and tour booking resource) - Interview

CHRIS CRAKER - (Artist manager, Craker Media Company, owner of Karma Sound Studios) - Interview

STEVE BERNSTEIN - (Artist manager, publisher of Relix Magazine, Metal Edge Magazine and Metal Maniacs Magazine, co-president of Wear Your Music) - Interview

WEAR YOUR MUSIC - (Music Driven Charity supported by everyone from Eric Clapton to Pete Townshend to Joan Jett) - Feature

SOUNDOUT SINGAPORE - (Music Driven Charity to spread awareness about sex trafficking) - Feature

MANNY NIETO - (Engineer, Producer of The Breeders, Rumspringa, HEALTH) - Interview

MICHAEL PETTIS - (Artist manager, live venue owner and owner of Maybe Mars independent record label) - Interview

HUNTER VALENTINE - Review

THE SIX - Live Review

A RIVER BLUE - (Arts empowerment project for the children of internally-displaced persons camps in Northern Uganda, supported by Joseph Arthur) - Feature

Featured Artists/Bands:

ZELAZOWA (US)

DRAWN FROM BEES (AUSTRALIA)

ANCIENT SPIRIT (HONG KONG)

PATTI MAXINE (US)

YUTO MIYAZAWA (JAPAN)

MIRI HERSH (UK)

SUSHI ROBOT (HK)

FRANKO (UK)

BURKINA ELECTRIC (W. AFRICA/US)

INDIE MAG is available by print on demand courtesy of Hp MagCloud. You can also download the e-version for FREE here: http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/263900

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